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The Eaton Calendar – February 25

The Eaton Calendar – February 25

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 25, 2020

  1. Hamilton-Gibson Summer Intern Applications Being Accepted Now Through April 15, 2020
  2. Free Planetarium Winter Night Sky Show is This Saturday, Feb. 29 at Mansfield University
  3. “A Romp Through The Complete History of Hamilton-Gibson, More Or Less” to Open This Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1
  4. WCCA Presents Robin Bullock & Sue Richards Performing Baroque and Celtic Music This Saturday, Feb. 29
  5. Auditions are This Sunday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 3 for Hamilton-Gibson’s Production of “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra”
  6. Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 to Meet Tuesday, March 3
  7. Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice Concert is Friday, March 6
  8. Winter Outings Continue on March 7 & 8
  9. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Fire in the Glen on Friday, March 13
  10. 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour to be on March 14 in Wellsboro

Diane Eaton
dianetn@ptd.net
(570) 724-3800

HAMILTON-GIBSON SUMMER INTERN APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH APRIL 15, 2020

Hamilton-Gibson Productions, the Wellsboro-based community theater arts group, is accepting applications for two summer intern positions now through Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

The internships begin in mid-May and continue until mid-August. Stipends are provided.

“Interns must be at least 18 years old, planning to study or already involved with some aspect of the performing arts or working or planning to work with a not-for-profit group,” said Thomas Putnam, HG artistic director. “Since the interns will be participating in all aspects of HG community theater 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 be planning and staffing our two-week summer theater arts camp for third through ninth graders in Elkland this June, and, in July, assist with ‘South Pacific,’ our major summer musical production, either performing, stage managing or house managing as well as set building and strike,” said Putnam. “They will also help with planning for ‘Tune in to Radio HG’ in August.”

The interns will spend a fair amount of time working in the H-G office at 29 Water Street in Wellsboro. “They will be involved with social media marketing and the ongoing coordination and organizing of our costume inventory. 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,” said Putnam.

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

FREE PLANETARIUM WINTER NIGHT SKY SHOW IS THIS SATURDAY, FEB. 29 AT MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY

This Saturday, Feb. 29 an Open House featuring a 45-minute exploration of the winter night sky, including Orion’s belt and distant galaxies presented by Dr. Elaine Farkas, MU physics professor, will be in the George B. Strait Planetarium under the gold dome in the Grant Science Center on the Mansfield University campus.

This program is free and open to all ages, children and adults. Preregistration is NOT required. The planetarium can seat up to 100 people. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Those planning to attend are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m., 15 minutes before the 7 p.m. start of the planetarium show. Afterward, Tim Morey will provide information about astronomy resources in this area. He is a natural resource specialist with the Hills Creek State Park Complex.

The Grant Science Center is located immediately behind North Hall in the middle of the campus in an area of one-way streets. Just look for the planetarium’s gold dome.

Parking is available in nearby employee lots, requiring a short walk. An interactive map of the campus and available parking can be found at https://www.mansfield.edu/maps-tours/.

For more information, call Dr. Farkas at (570) 662-4754, email her at efarkas@mansfield.edu or visit https://www.stepoutdoors.org.

“A ROMP THROUGH THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF HAMILTON-GIBSON, MORE OR LESS” TO OPEN THIS SATURDAY, FEB. 29 AND SUNDAY, MARCH 1

This weekend, the hilarious comedy “A Romp Through The Complete History of Hamilton-Gibson, More or Less” will take audiences on a laugh-out-loud adventure to revisit Hamilton-Gibson shows from the past 30 years.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 29, 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, March 1, and at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

Among the cast members is Ryan Dalton of Blossburg, the author of this original play. Between late August and around Christmas in December of 2019, Dalton researched, wrote and presented the final script for this special show to Clare Ritter who is co-directing it with Linda Young. “It was her Christmas present,” Dalton laughed.

“When I was asked to write a play for Hamilton-Gibson’s 30th anniversary, I was immediately interested,” said Dalton. “It was something I wanted to do. I’ve been involved with HG for more than two decades.

“My parents took me to several of the earliest shows. I saw 1991’s ‘Miracle Worker’ when Hamilton-Gibson was performing in a barn someplace. I love HG. I was HG’s first intern. I’ve acted in and directed HG plays. I love theatre. And a lot of that love grew out of my love of HG. I studied theatre at Messiah College, and at the Gaeity School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland.

“While working on ‘A Romp,’ I was questioning if it was even possible to include 30 years of HG shows into a single play and make it enjoyable and funny. I touched on the majority of them – dramas, comedies, musicals, one acts…

“The other challenge was to write a play that was well informed and well researched but funny. When I would sit down to write, I would spend most of my time doing research into the plays and only 20 to 30 minutes writing. The lines are in context, which adds to the humor.

“A complicating factor was it couldn’t be all inside jokes because there are so many plays and they are all so different. The way it’s written the audience will still have a good time even if they don’t get all of the references.

“I wrote the cast into this play. I’ve done multiple plays with them and know their voices and how they deliver their lines, so it helped in writing the script because I could ‘hear’ how it would sound.

“Samantha Coolidge, Coleen Evert, Rob Kathcart, Noyes Lawton and Jim Reifer are fantastic. They make this show fun to watch even when audience members may not recognize each and every play.

“The best part for me was finishing with a complete play that is a homage to all of these plays. ‘A Romp Through The Complete History of Hamilton-Gibson, More or Less’ is a light-hearted, sometimes silly show that will be fun for the audience.

“It is a tribute to everything Hamilton-Gibson has done and celebrates the love, emotion, talent and art that HG has brought to our area for 30 years now. I hope the audience laughs and most of all has a good time.”

Sponsors are the Wellsboro Electric Company, Indigo Wireless and Extreme Internet, and Ward Manufacturing.

Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for youth, 18 and under. For tickets, visit hamiltongibson.org, call (570) 724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.


Photo by John Eaton
In this scene from the show, Ryan Dalton (pictured) works “feverishly” on writing his original script to celebrate 30 years of Hamilton-Gibson.

WCCA PRESENTS ROBIN BULLOCK & SUE RICHARDS PERFORMING BAROQUE AND CELTIC MUSIC THIS SATURDAY, FEB. 29

Photos provided
Two award-winning American solo artists, now a duo, will perform Celtic music together at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 29 in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. This is the fourth concert being presented by the Wellsboro Community Concert Association. Pictured are Robin Bullock who plays the steel-string guitar along with the cittern and mandolin and Sue Richards who plays Celtic harp. Drawing on Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Breton traditions, they create something truly unique—beautiful and timeless, yet fresh and current. The magic of their combined artistic excellence and mastery of Celtic traditions is captured in their debut CD, “Highland Ramble” released on Dec. 1, 2018. Admission at the door is $20 for adults, $5 for students ages 13 to 18, and free for children 12 and under. For tickets, stop in at the Deane Center, visit www.wellsborocca.org or call (570) 724-6220.

AUDITIONS ARE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 1 AND TUESDAY, MARCH 3 FOR HAMILTON-GIBSON’S PRODUCTION OF “MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA”

Auditions are at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 3 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro for Hamilton-Gibson’s production of the play “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.”

Needed are men and women who are strong solo vocalists to sing songs Sinatra recorded. To audition, singers are asked to prepare two of the songs from a list that is now available on the Hamilton-Gibson website (www.hamiltongibson.org) and Facebook page.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 and 16 and May 22 and 23 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. For more information, call (570) 724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

TROUT UNLIMITED TIADAGHTON CHAPTER #688 TO MEET TUESDAY, MARCH 3

Tiadaghton Chapter #688 of Trout Unlimited will meet this coming Tuesday, March 3 at the Wellsboro Community Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro. Both the business and general meetings are free and open to the public. Participants do not have to be a member to attend.

At 7 p.m., featured speaker Phil Thomas will talk about four different stream restoration projects, two completed on Kettle Creek and two on one of its tributaries Hammersley Fork. Thomas, a stream restoration specialist for the PA Coldwater Habitat Program, has worked for Trout Unlimited for the past five years. He is based in the national TU office in Lock Haven. His job duties include instream habitat improvement and stabilization, culvert replacements to allow for the passage of aquatic organisms, dirt and gravel road projects to reduce sediment runoff, and riparian buffer plantings.

He came to TU bringing with him eight years of experience with the PA Fish and Boat Commission’s Habitat Management Division in Pleasant Gap where he assisted in the design, permitting, coordinating, and construction of fish habitat projects across the Commonwealth. Thomas received his B.S. degree in Biology from Waynesburg College in 2004.

The chapter’s regular business meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with members Jim Weaver and Jake Tomlinson giving an update on the Keystone Coldwater Conference: “Resiliency in a Changing Environment” being held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and 29 in State College. Upcoming events to be discussed will be the Fly Fishing Film Tour fundraiser at the Deane Center on Saturday, March 14, and the last free Flies and Lies Social on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wellsboro Community Center.

For more information, email President Jere White at whitesgordonsetters@gmail.com or call him at (570) 662-2167.

GREG PICCOLO & HEAVY JUICE CONCERT IS FRIDAY, MARCH 6

Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice will be on stage in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Fans of classic rhythm and blues in the 50s and 60s style, blues, rock and roll, traditional jazz, big fat honking tenor sax and breathy horn ballads won’t want to miss this show.

Piccolo is lead vocalist, tenor saxophonist and guitarist. Joining him are Shinichi Otsu playing piano, organ and left handed bass on keyboards and special guest Bob Ruggiero on drums.

“I first met Bob about 25 years ago in Las Vegas when he was drumming for Sam Butera, Louis Prima’s great sax player,” Piccolo said. “After listening that night, I knew I wanted to perform with him. A few years later, around 1998, he and I played together for the first time in San Francisco. After Butera retired, Van Morrison hired Bob to play with his band. He still does. I am bringing Bob out to play with us at the March 6 concert in Wellsboro and the March 7 concert in Williamsport,” Piccolo said.

“In 1999 after graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Shinichi joined my trio,” said Piccolo. “He came highly recommended and has been with me ever since.”

A typical Piccolo show includes singing rhythm and blues and rock and roll originals as well as playing tenor saxophone ballads. During each performance, Piccolo considers the audience’s response in making selections from his large musical repertoire. “What matters most to me is connecting with people through my music,” he said.

Piccolo’s history as a performer spans more than 55 years. He is credited on more than 50 releases and has recorded and shared the stage with Pat Benatar, Big Joe Turner, Stevie Ray Vaughan and countless others.

This Rhode Island native now resides in Connecticut, which borders his home state. “I’ve lived in this area my whole life,” he said.

On March 26, Piccolo will be among the first musicians to be inducted into the New England Hall of Fame during the inaugural ceremony in Connecticut. He is a founding member of Roomful of Blues, the best-known blues and swing revival band the region has ever seen.

This legend of American music began performing in Rhode Island in 1964 at age 13 when he became a member of a six-piece rock band. Two years later, he joined Duke Robillard as a singer for a British Invasion cover band.

In 1969, Piccolo rejoined Robillard to create the first incarnation of Roomful of Blues. They and other members worked to shape the band’s signature sound that lives on today. When Robillard left in 1979, Piccolo took on bandleader duties and served as songwriter, booking agent and lead vocalist. In 1984, Roomful of Blues released “Dressed Up To Get Messed Up,” It included seven of Piccolo’s original songs.

During his 25 years with Roomful of Blues, Piccolo’s musical life changed. When he first started, Piccolo began playing alto saxophone, then switched to tenor sax while also playing guitar and harp. He started writing his own original songs and released his first solo record “Heavy Juice” in 1990.

Piccolo’s passion for writing songs grew. Since his songs no longer matched the band’s signature sound, he struck out on his own in 1994. In 1995, Greg Piccolo formed a band and began touring in support of his CD, “Acid Blue.” In 1997, Piccolo released “Red Lights”, continued touring, was in demand as a session player, traveled with Jimmie Vaughan’s Tilt-A-Whirl tour and returned home in between.

Today, Piccolo is still busy but more selective about what he does and when. “I’m not retired from music and hope to perform the rest of my life. This is what I have always wanted for myself…to do what I love till the end,” he said.

Admission is $20 for this BYOB concert. Audience members are encouraged to bring their favorite beverages and snacks. For tickets and to reserve a table free, call (570) 724-6220 or visit deanecenter.com.

WINTER OUTINGS CONTINUE ON MARCH 7 & 8

Winter Outings continue in Potter County with free events on March 7 and 8, including an outdoor adventure at Sinnehmahoing State Park and Charter Day at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum.

Animal Tracks and Traces Hike is Saturday, March 7 at Sinnemahoning

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, meet in the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park at 4843 Park Drive in Austin, Potter County to go on a free Animal Tracks and Traces Hike. This two-hour program will begin indoors in the Wildlife Center classroom with a brief talk about the variety of mammals and birds that are active in the park. Participants will then head out for a two- to three-mile hike to practice locating and identifying signs of these animals. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and up. Preregistration is not required. FMI: Call the park office at (814) 647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk or email SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov.

Lumber Museum to Celebrate Charter Day with Free Admission on Sunday, March 8

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, admission to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is free in celebration of the Commonwealth’s 339th 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. Daylight saving time begins on March 8. For more information, call (814) 435-2652.

FMI:

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 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or visit https://www.stepoutdoors.org. Snow and ice updates are also posted on Facebook at Step Outdoors Tioga County PA.

CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH FIRE IN THE GLEN ON FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Friday, March 13 at 7:15 p.m., the doors will open in the Penn Wells Hotel dining room for a special St. Patrick’s Day show at 7:30 p.m. presented by the band Fire in the Glen, an energetic trio based in Pennsylvania’s York and Lancaster counties. Their lively performance of blistering fiddle tunes, mug-thumping pub songs and a few soulful ballads and airs will get the audience clapping, dancing and singing along.

Playing a blend of traditional Irish, Scottish and maritime tunes will be Mick Mullen, a native of Dublin, Ireland, on lead vocals and guitar; Megan Mullen on lead vocals and keyboard; and Tom Knapp on fiddle, bódhran drum and backing vocals.

From 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., the Penn Wells is offering dinner and drinks at menu prices. On the menu are Irish dishes and desserts plus green beer. There are also regular menu selections. Dinner reservations are required. For reservations, call 570-724-2111.

Tickets for the show are $30 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.

2020 FLY FISHING FILM TOUR TO BE ON MARCH 14 IN WELLSBORO

The Fly Fishing Film Tour, or F3T for short, has become the entertainment event of the year for anglers of all ages. In 2020, organizations in more than 150 big cities and small towns across the United States are showcasing the best fly-fishing films of the year 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 Oregon and Alaska to Colorado, Northern Canada, Australia, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Seychelles and to the corners of Cameroon, the Amazon jungle and almost everything in between. This remarkable evening of outdoor cinema will offer tales of conservation, education and adventure from local rivers to far-flung destinations that those attending won’t soon forget.

Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 based in Tioga County, Pa. is among the organizations hosting the 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour. On Saturday, March 14 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 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour Sweepstakes. The winner will receive a seven-night, six-day guided fishing package 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 $10,760. Meals and lodging onsite are included; airfare is not. Sponsoring this trip are Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures and the Alphonse Island Fishing Company.

In the Deane Center lobby between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and during intermission will be a bucket raffle with prizes, such as a Moonshine glass fly rod, Simms Taco wader bag, Vortex Viper binoculars, a Yeti LoadOut bucket, and a handcrafted reclaimed wood farmhouse table, to name a few. Also in the lobby will be a 50/50 raffle, conservation information, free first time memberships, door prizes to 50 lucky winners and a variety of swag freebies from stickers to fishing accessories.

Hors d’oeuvres catered by The Red Skillet, soft drinks and a cash 
bar will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and during intermission.

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 this March 14 event can be purchased now for $40 online at flyfilmtour.com, through the Deane Center’s website (deanecenter.com), in person at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro or by calling (570) 724-6220. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.

The day of the event, door prizes and registration will be in the Deane Center lobby. Those who purchased film tour tickets in advance for $40 must register in order to have a chance of winning the sweepstakes prize.

Sponsors of the 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour are: Slate Run Tackle Shop, The Steak House, Kettle Creek Adventures and B&B, Russell’s Guns, Tioga County Conservation District, Pine Creek Outfitters, Cooper’s Sporting Goods, Michael Haraschak, M.D., Ron Baltzley Hardwoods, Inc., Century 21 Gold Star Real Estate, Arnot Sportsman’s Club and Tackle Shack.


Photo provided
“Project Rainbow” is one of 11 films being showcased during the 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour on Saturday, March 14 at the Deane Center in Wellsboro. It is the story of how a dedicated group of anglers and researchers saved one of the west’s great fisheries, the Gunnison River from whirling disease. Pictured in this scene is one of the river’s thriving rainbow trout.

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