The Eaton Calendar – Feb 26

The Eaton Calendar – Feb 26

Excerpts from The Eaton Calendar - Update


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 27, 2019

  1. Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 to Meet Tuesday, March 5 press release with photo and caption
  2. Winter Outings are on March 9, 10 & 14 press release
  3. Outside Track Concert is Saturday, March 9 photo and caption
  4. Deadline to Sign Up for Shaw Festival Trip is Friday, March 15 press release with photo and caption
  5. Celebrate St. Patty’s Day With Dinner and Dancing on Saturday, March 16 press release with photo and caption
  6. History Comes Alive First Show is Wednesday, March 20 press release with photo and caption
  7. Nessmuk Rod and Club Indoor Range Shoots to End on Tuesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 28 press release
  8. Fly Fishing Film Tour 2019 to be on Saturday, March 30 in Wellsboro press release with photo and caption
  9. Hamilton-Gibson is Accepting Summer Intern Applications Through Monday, April 1 press release

Diane Eaton
(570) 724-3800

Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 to Meet Tuesday, March 5

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 will meet at the Wellsboro Community Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro. The meeting is free and open to the public. Participants do not have to be a member to attend.

Beginning at 7 p.m., Dan Collins, a senior at Mansfield University majoring in Fisheries Biology, will give a PowerPoint presentation about his internship with Trout Unlimited’s Pennsylvania Coldwater Habitat Restoration Program and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Unassessed Waters Initiative. He did wild trout electroshocking in small streams. For the internship, he worked out of Trout Unlimited’s Lock Haven office in the summer of 2017. Four interns, including Collins were selected from 80 applicants. Collins is also treasurer of the MU Fish Club. He will graduate from MU this coming fall with a B.S. degree in Fisheries Biology.

The meeting, led by President Jere White, will open at 6 p.m. with a discussion of upcoming events and updates on various projects. Club members are being asked to assist with the chapter’s Fly Fishing Film Tour 2019 fundraiser at the Deane Center in Wellsboro on Saturday, March 30. Those who volunteer will be given a pre-showing of the outdoor films being screened at the film tour. Also to be discussed will be club representation at the Morris Gun and Sportsman Show on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10 and chapter participation in Springfest 2019.

Shared will be information about the fly tying classes for beginners being given by chapter members on five consecutive Thursday nights, from Feb. 21 to March 21 at the Tioga County Conservation District office; the last free Flies and Lies Social on March 16 at the Wellsboro Community Center; Pine Creek Watershed Council projects and an update on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Women’s Initiative.

The next Chapter #688 meeting will be on Tuesday, April 2 at the Wellsboro Community Center.

For more information, email Jere White at or call him at (570) 662-2167.


Winter Outings in Tioga and Potter counties continue with free events on March 9, 10 and 14, including a snowshoe or foot hike at Mill Cove near Mansfield, Charter Day at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum midway between Galeton and Coudersport on Route 6 in Potter County, a mountain or snow bike ride in Asaph, near Wellsboro and a Thursday night run in Wellsboro.

Snowshoe or Foot Hike at Mill Cove on March 9

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, a two-mile, family-oriented, 1.5-hour guided hike to explore the lowland trails at Mill Cove in winter will start and end at the main pavilion. It will either be a guided snowshoe hike or a hike on foot. A limited number of snowshoes will be available free of charge for people to use if there is enough snow. Those who have snowshoes are encouraged to bring them. The Mill Cove Environmental Area can be accessed by traveling to North Main Street in Mansfield, turning onto Decker Street, traveling on Pickle Hill for approximately five miles, turning left onto Mill Creek Road and continuing west through the gate into Mill Cove. The main pavilion is on the right, about one-quarter of a mile from the gate.

Lumber Museum to Celebrate Charter Day on Sunday, March 10

On Sunday, March 10, admission to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is free in celebration of the Commonwealth’s 338th birthday. The museum is located midway between Galeton and Coudersport on Route 6 (GPS address: 5660 US Route 6, Ulysses, PA 16948). Charter Day commemorates the land grant made to William Penn by England’s King Charles II to settle a debt owed to Penn’s father. The land granted to Penn in 1681 eventually became the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Charter Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in March. For more information, call (814) 435-2652.

Mountain or Snow Bike Ride on March 10 at Asaph

On Sundays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31, Oswald Cycle Works is sponsoring Mountain and Snow Bike Rides starting at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Appalachian Research Branch at 176 Straight Run Road in Asaph in Shippen Township, eight miles west of Wellsboro. For weekly updates on equipment and clothing requirements based on weather conditions, contact Tom Oswald at (570) 662-3097 or or visit

Tyoga Running Club is Hosting Runs on Thursdays, March 14 & 21 in Wellsboro

The Tyoga Running Club is holding free Thursday Night Runs open to the public on March 14 and 21. Meet at the Packer Park parking lot behind the Wellsboro Senior Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro. The one-hour runs will begin promptly 6 p.m. Wearing a headlamp is recommended. There are different pace groups with varying distances for runners of all ages and ability levels. For information, email or visit


To learn more about all Winter Outings events, most of which are free, or for updates, trail conditions, directions and more, call (570) 724-0300 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or visit Snow and ice updates are also posted on Facebook at Step Outdoors Tioga County PA.


The five members of The Outside Track, one of the top Celtic bands in the world, will perform Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton songs and step dance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. These musicians are united by their love of traditional music and commitment to creating new music and blend their vocals with fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute and whistle. This is the fifth concert hosted by the Wellsboro Community Concert Association. Admission at the door is $20 for adults and free for accompanying children 12 and under and $5 for students, 13 to 18. Tickets are available by calling the Deane Center at (570) 724-6220 or visiting or

Photo by Archie MacFarlane


Those who go on Hamilton-Gibson’s 15th annual Shaw Festival Day Trip on Saturday, May 11 will see “Brigadoon,” a musical about an enchanted Scottish village that seems protected from the growing corruption of the outside world by magically living in the past. This show is suitable for all ages. The performance will be given in the 856-seat Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Spending a Saturday afternoon in the “loveliest town in Ontario, Canada” can inspire Twin Tiers residents to begin “thinking spring” as they experience this historic village’s floral parks and walkways, period homes, and fine shops and restaurants.

What would you give up for love? Tommy, a modern man, stumbles upon Brigadoon, a village that appears out of the Scottish mist for one day every 100 years, and falls in love with Fiona. Should he stay with her in Brigadoon or return to the world he knows and never see her again?

“Brigadoon” features a feast of song and dance that has been entrancing audiences for more than seven decades. The music was composed by Frederick Loewe with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, the team behind “My Fair Lady” and “Camelot.” It first opened on Broadway in 1947. Among the show’s well-loved classic songs are “Come To Me, Bend To Me,” “Almost Like Being in Love,” and of course, “Brigadoon.”

Coordinators Craig Devenport and his wife, April conducted this one-day trip for the first time last year on behalf of the Hamilton-Gibson community theatre arts group. “When Larry Biddison announced he was willing to mentor anyone interested in serving as coordinator, my wife and I jumped at the opportunity to continue this valuable contribution to HG’s offerings,” Craid said. “April and I had gone on the Shaw Festival day trip for a number of years with Larry as coordinator. What we enjoy about it is the bus leaves and returns at a reasonable hour, sharing the experience with friends of HG, revisiting the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and seeing a quality play,” he added.

“By taking advantage of group rates, we are able to keep the cost reasonably low while supporting Hamilton-Gibson’s ongoing educational and cultural outreach mission,” said Craig. “The cost of this year’s trip is a bargain at $130 per person. That is less than half the price of a single ticket,” he said. Included is round trip bus fare and a reserved seat to see “Brigadoon” at 2 p.m. on May 11. Hearing devices are provided free for those who request them. Meals are not included.

The Shaw Festival Day Trip is open to adults and to children accompanied by adults. All must have valid passports. “It can take four to six weeks to get a passport,” Craig noted. “Between now and May 11, the day of the trip, nine weeks remain so there is still plenty of time to get one.”

Benedict’s Bus Service will provide transportation for Hamilton-Gibson’s professional theatrical outing. The bus will leave the Whitneyville terminal at 6:40 a.m. on May 11 and return by 9:30 p.m. People can also get on and off the bus in Mansfield, Pa. and Painted Post, N.Y. en route to Canada and back to Whitneyville.

Eighteen seats are still available. Reservations and full payment will be accepted on a first-come basis through Friday, March 15.

For information about the HG trip or for reservation forms, contact Craig Devenport at (570) 971-2455 or To learn more about the Shaw Festival, visit

Photo provided
Brigadoon is an enchanted Scottish village that appears out of the mist one day every century so it can be seen and even visited by outsiders.


Celebrate St. Patty’s Day on Saturday, March 16 with music by 3D and dancing, Irish food and green beer at the Penn Wells Hotel, 62 Main Street in Wellsboro.

The Penn Wells is offering dinner and drinks at menu prices from 5 to 7:15 p.m. On the menu are Irish dishes, including Shepherd’s Pie made with beef; Corned Beef and Cabbage; and Irish Stew with beef served in a bread bowl. There will also be a limited number of regular selections on the menu. Desserts will include: a Guinness Brownie with ice cream and caramel; Baileys Irish Cream Pot de crème with chocolate sauce and a baked Oreo crisp; and Grasshopper Cheesecake. Reservations are required. For reservations, call 570-724-2111.

At 7:15 p.m., the doors will open for the show. Included in the band are Wellsboro area musicians David Milano on guitar, Daria Lin-Guelig on hammered dulcimer and concertina, and David Driskell on clarinet, flute and whistle. 3D will also introduce Mansfield University student Veronica Philip as guest vocalist.

For their performance, 3D will do plenty of traditional Irish whistle and concertina tunes. Also look for rollicking jigs and reels, plus several of 3D’s signature varietal mixes including rags, blues, and for couples romantically inclined, even a waltz or two.

In late 2016, 3D came into being when these three local musicians, wondered what might emerge if they attempted to synthesize their distinctly varied musical backgrounds. Lin-Guelig’s hammered dulcimer delivered traditional Old-Time and Celtic music. Multi-instrumentalist Driskell added jazz and ragtime, and Milano’s finger-style guitar fetched in folk, pop, and Americana. Their genre-blending experiment gave each of the three an opportunity to stretch their musical legs, and happily resulted in a unique ensemble with an uncommonly engaging and diverse musical repertoire.

Tickets for the show are $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Endless Mountain Music Festival, a not-for-profit 501c3 registered in Pennsylvania and New York. For tickets, call (570) 787-7800.

Photo provided
The band 3D will perform at the Penn Wells Hotel on St. Patty’s Day, Saturday, March 16. Members are: (from left) David Milano, Daria Lin-Guelig and David Driskell.

History Comes Alive First Show is Wednesday, March 20

WELLSBORO— “The focus of the 2019 History Comes Alive series is on Pennsylvania history,” said Kevin Connelly, executive director of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts.

“We are exploring how at various times, Pennsylvania was literally a world power; the impact that had on our land and water; and how that led to the birth of the conservation movement,” Connelly said.

Each of the six shows will be on a Wednesday and begin at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. “Audience members will get to ask questions, meet the presenters in person and take photos with them and of them,” said Connelly.

The series will open on Wednesday, March 20 with the discovery of oil in Pennsylvania. Bill Stumpf of Titusville, Pa. is portraying Gib Morgan who traveled throughout the Allegheny and Ohio River valleys working as a driller, tool dresser and notorious storyteller. His tall tales chronicle his adventures in and out of the oil industry, both real and imaginary. Stumpf will recreate the dry, subtle humor of those outlandish tales, which were Morgan’s trademark. He equates Morgan to a cross between Daniel Boone and Mark Twain.

Morgan lived from 1842 to 1909. He grew up in Western, Pennsylvania, fought in the Union Army and with the end of the Civil War returned home to an oil boom in Pennsylvania. He married and had three children. After the death of his wife, Morgan became a roving driller, spreading tall tales about himself across the northern oil industry for two decades before retiring in the 1890s. What Pecos Bill was to cowboys and Paul Bunyan was to lumber, Morgan was to oil – only he was a real person.

“I’ve been telling stories since 1976,” Stumpf said. He retired from the Titusville Area School District in 2006 after 35 years of teaching.

In 1986, Stumpf began working with the Drake Well Museum in Titusville after a former museum educator asked him to come and tell stories. “That’s when I discovered Morgan and his stories and just fell in love with the guy,” he said. Stumpf has been portraying Morgan ever since. He is the featured storyteller at the museum as well as a tour guide and operates the Drake Well replica’s steam engine.

The Wednesday, April 10 History Comes Alive program will be Carole Hall as Ida Tarbell, a pioneer investigative journalist who took on Standard Oil; Wednesday, May 8, find out about the lives of early coal miners from Fred “Powerhouse” Powers, a retired coal miner and teacher; Wednesday, May 29, Rich Pawling will tell about wood hicks, bark peelers and lumbering in the PA Wilds; Wednesday, June 26 Kenneth Wolenski will portray Pennsylvania Conservationist and Governor Gifford Pinchot; and on Wednesday, Sept. 11, Charles Sacavage will be outdoorsman and conservationist Teddy Roosevelt.

Tickets are $15 per show or $90 total and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. Being offered is a discounted package price of $75 for the six shows, a $15 savings.

For information or to purchase a ticket package or tickets for individual shows, call (570) 724-6220 or visit


The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club handgun and .22 caliber rifle shoots will continue through the end of March in the club’s heated seven-station indoor range at 4646 Route 287 in Delmar Township, 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro. All shoots are open to club members and the public.

Friendly scored competitions for any caliber handgun with lead or cast bullets will be at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26. No brass or jacketed ammunition is allowed. Each shooter will be given five targets for 10 rounds each.

Shoots for .22 caliber rifles will be at 6:15 p.m. on Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Each shooter will be given one target with 10 bull’s-eyes. 

The fee is $3 for members and $5 fee for non-members.

For information, call Kyle Knowlton at (570) 439-1809.


The Fly Fishing Film Tour has become the entertainment event of the year for anglers of all ages. In 2019, organizations in more than 150 big cities and small towns across the United States will showcase the best outdoor films from around the world.

This year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour is packed with topnotch stories and imagery that will fuel anglers’ dreams for months to come. With an emphasis on people, places and fisheries, the films being screened will take anglers from Alaska to Florida, South Dakota to French Polynesia, British Columbia to the coast of Australia and hot spots in Idaho. This remarkable evening of outdoor cinema will offer adventures that those attending won’t soon forget.

Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 based in Tioga County, Pa. is among the organizations hosting the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour. On Saturday, March 30 at 4 p.m. the doors will open at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Registered ticket-holders will be entered in the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour Sweepstakes.
 The winner will receive a seven-night, six-day fishing package for two people at the Alphonse Island Resort in the Seychelles, a group of coral and granite islands in the Indian Ocean that lie 575 miles northeast of Madagascar and 934 miles from Kenya, East Africa. This trip has a retail value of $19,680. Meals and lodging are included; airfare is not. The trip is sponsored by Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures and the Alphonse Island Fishing Company.
 The winner will be announced on Aug. 15. For details, visit the Fly Fishing Film Tour website and click on “more information” then “press room.”

In the Deane Center lobby between 4 and 6 p.m. and during intermission will be a bucket raffle with prizes, such as a Thomas & Thomas fly rod, a Ross reel, a Yeti cooler, a Yeti LoadOut bucket, Corsa sunglasses and a handcrafted Parsons table, to name a few. Also in the lobby will be vendors, conservation information, door prizes and a variety of freebies in swag buckets.

The hospitality suite featuring hors d’oeuvres catered by The Red Skillet, soft drinks, a cash 
bar, and more fishing and conservation information will be available to VIPs any time from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. VIPs will also get preferred seating for the film screening. Because VIP tickets are limited, reserve them now by calling the Deane Center at 570-724-6220. VIPs will pay $15 per ticket at registration on March 30 in addition to $20 or $25 for a film tour ticket.

Screening of the first group of films will begin at 6 p.m. with intermission at 7 p.m. The showing of the second group will start at 7:20 p.m. and end by 8:30 p.m.

Tickets for the showing of the films and events in the lobby can be purchased in advance for $20 online at or at or by calling the Deane Center at (570) 724-6220.

On March 30, registration will be in the Deane Center lobby. Those who purchased film tour tickets in advance for $20 and those who purchase them that day for $25 must register in order to have a chance of winning the sweepstakes prize. Those who reserved $15 VIP tickets will pay for them at registration on top of their tickets for the film screenings.

Sponsors of the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour are: Cooper’s Sporting Goods, Titan Sports and Graphics, Tackle Shack, Patterson’s Lumber Company, Ron Baltzley Hardwoods, Inc., Kettle Creek Adventures Lodge and B&B, and the Steak House.

Photo provided
The film “Where It All Started” is one of nine being showcased during the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour on Saturday, March 30 at the Deane Center in Wellsboro. This film offers a glimpse into the fishing lives of Karlie Roland and four generations of the Roland family who have fished Henry’s Fork since the early 1980s. Karlie is continuing that tradition. Henry’s Fork, a Snake River tributary in Idaho, offers world- renowned fly fishing.


Hamilton-Gibson Productions, the Wellsboro-based community theater arts group, is accepting applications now through Monday, April 1 for two summer intern positions. The three-month internships begin in mid-May and continue into mid-August. Stipends will be provided.

“Applicants must be at least 18 years old, planning to study or already be involved with some aspect of the performing arts or working or planning to work with a not-for-profit group,” said Thomas Putnam, artistic director. “Since the interns will be participating in all aspects of HG community theatre programming, they must be willing and able to pass the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check. These are required by Pennsylvania for anyone working with children,” he said. HG pays for the clearances.

“To give our interns a true feel for what is involved in community theater, they will assist with ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ in May; plan and staff our ‘The Little Mermaid’ Summer Theatre Arts Camp June 7-14 in Elkland, assist with ‘Mamma Mia’ our major summer musical production in July, either performing, stage managing or house managing as well as set building and strike; and planning and assisting with our Radio HG production in August,” said Putnam.

The interns will spend a fair amount of time working in the H-G office at 29 Water Street in Wellsboro. “They will help with social media marketing and the ongoing coordination and organizing of our costume inventory,” Putnam said. “There is mundane work that needs to be done as well but it’s all part of the flurry of activities in a performing arts group.”

To apply to be a summer intern, write to Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 29 Water Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, call (570) 724-2079 or email

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