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The Eaton Calendar – January 21
- NEW – Hamilton-Gibson’s “Frozen Junior” Winter Theatre Arts Camp Opens at Elkland This Wednesday, Jan. 22; 55 Cast Members are Named
- Coffee & Conservation Session is This Friday, Jan. 24 in Tioga and Another is on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Liberty
- MU Kayak Club Open House is This Sunday, Jan. 26
- Driftwood Band Concert is Friday, Jan. 31
- NEW – “Almost, Maine” Auditions are Sunday, Feb. 2 and Tuesday, Feb. 4
HAMILTON-GIBSON’S “FROZEN JUNIOR” WINTER THEATRE ARTS CAMP OPENS THIS WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22 IN ELKLAND; 55 CAST MEMBERS ARE NAMED
Fifty-five third through ninth graders who live in Northern Tioga School District communities are participating in Hamilton-Gibson’s “Frozen Junior” Winter Theater Arts Camp in Elkland. Camp sponsor is the Deerfield Charitable Trust.
Selected for specific roles are: Braelynn Balada as Young Anna, Abygail Harlow as Middle Anna and Hannah Day as Anna; Jessalynne Erb-Jones as Young Elsa, Quinn Evans as Middle Elsa and Kyra Campbell as Elsa; Bryson Fuhrer as Hans; Carsyn Kemp as Kristoff; Darby Crance as Sven; Gabe Crance as Olaf; Eros Toombs as King Agnarr; Kendra Moises as Queen Iduna; Briceton Barber as Pabbie; Markenna Burdick as Bulda and Emma Walter as Oaken.
Other campers performing in the Disney musical are: Aiden Allen, Ellie Allen, Isabella Bressler, Taylor Bressler, Jana Butler, Jaylin Butler, Morgan Cilino, Almer Cruttenden III, Audriana Davis, Carolyne Dorn, Matthew Erb-Jones, Dalton Farnsworth, Kellan Freeman, Levi Geist, Lainey Hackett, Faith Houghtaling, Logan Huntington, Bailee Madison, Noah Mattison, Natalie Mitchell, Braden Moon, Lillian Moon, Lani Naylor, Aedan Odell, Sadie Plunkert, Coralyn Pritchett, Aubree Roe, Blaise Sargent, Ben Schoonover, Abbey Schwartz, Lexi Smalley, Bradyn Smith, Desirae Stickler, Jacob Stone, Johanna Terpstra, Alivia Townsend, Carter Tubbs, Kenedy VanGorden, Gabriella Walter and Katie Werner.
Announced on the first day of camp were those playing the roles of Bishop and Weselton as well as the one-liner soloists and members of four singing groups, including the Snow Chorus, Castle Staff, Hidden Folk and Oaken’s Family.
The after school camp opened on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Clark Wood Elementary School Auditorium at 110 Addison Hill Road in Elkland. Campers are learning about all things theatre arts, from vocal training and improvisational acting to mime, music, choreography, art, costuming, stage movement and more as they prepare for public performances of “Frozen Junior” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8.
The musical tells the story of Anna, a fearless princess who sets off on a journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal reindeer and a naive snowman to find Elsa, her sister whose icy powers have trapped their kingdom in eternal winter.
The 2013 film on which “Frozen Junior” is based is the first by Walt Disney Animation Studios to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and also won the Best Original Song award for “Let It Go.”
For more information, email email@example.com or call the H-G office at (570) 724-2079.
COFFEE & CONSERVATION SESSION IS THIS FRIDAY, JAN. 24 IN TIOGA AND ANOTHER IS ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5 IN LIBERTY
From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. this Friday, Jan. 24 a free Coffee and Conservation session for farmers and woodland property owners will be at Me-Ma’s Country Kitchen at 6 Wellsboro Street in Tioga, Pa.
Those attending will have a chance to connect individually with representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Tioga County Conservation District, and the Tioga County Planning Department to learn about available programs, funding sources, and educational opportunities.
Attendees can get answers to questions related to farm and woodland management projects, such as creating and supporting wildlife on their land or learning about ways to integrate trees with crops and livestock, about Farm Bill programs, and loan and grant opportunities to fund new or existing farming practices.
Another free session is being held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Landing Strip Family Restaurant at 8586 State Route 414 in Liberty.
For more information, call Barbara St. John White of the Tioga County Planning Department at (814) 933-6877 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MU KAYAK CLUB OPEN HOUSE IS THIS SUNDAY, JAN. 26
Photo by John Eaton
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 26, the Mansfield University Kayak Club is hosting a free open house in Decker Gymnasium on the MU campus. Adults and children, swimmers and non-swimmers are invited to try kayaking in the gym’s indoor warm water pool. All equipment is provided free. A responsible adult must accompany a child but does not have to get in the water. Those who plan to get in the pool should bring a towel and wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet. For more information about this Winter Outings event, call (570) 404-1219 or visit https://www.stepoutdoors.org.
DRIFTWOOD BAND CONCERT IS FRIDAY, JAN. 31
Photo by Tom Bush IV
At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31 in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro, Driftwood (shown) will perform Americana folk rock. On stage will be Joe Kollar on banjo and guitar, Dan Forsyth on guitar, Claire Byrne on violin, Joey Arcuri on upright bass and Greg Evans on drums. Called a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind, Driftwood’s unique sound is a nod to 1960s R&B, 1970s country rock, contemporary pop, folk and traditional Appalachian music. The band is known for its electrifying live performance skills. This concert is BYOB. Audience members are welcome to bring their favorite beverages and snacks. Tickets are $23. For tickets, call (570) 724-6220 or visit deanecenter.com.
WINTER OUTINGS CONTINUE ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, FEB. 1 & 2
Winter Outings continue with Family Climbing Day at the Kelchner Fitness Center in Mansfield, a hike or snowshoe hike at Lake Nessmuk, Thursday night runs and Sunday mountain or snow bike rides.
Family Climbing Day is Saturday Feb. 1 at Mansfield University
Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginners and families with children of all ages are invited to experience the climbing wall for free with guidance from trained staff at Mansfield University’s Kelchner Fitness Center at 80 Clinton Street in Mansfield. Family friendly climbing gear to get newcomers off the ground will be provided free. The climbing wall is 80 feet wide and 29 feet tall. For more information, call Director Amy DeLozier at (570) 662-4865.
Hike or Snowshoe and Go Sledding on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Lake Nessmuk
Go sledding or on a guided hike or, if there is enough snow, a snowshoe hike from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2 at the Nessmuk Recreation Area on Route 287, one mile south of Wellsboro. If conditions allow, Tom Oliver, Tioga State Forest recreation forester, will lead visitors on the hike to explore the trails around Lake Nessmuk. The free guided hike will begin at 1 p.m. in the parking area on the hill near the covered picnic pavilion overlooking the lake. Arrive by 12:30 p.m. to put on boots or snowshoes or, if conditions warrant, hiking traction devices. Those who have their own equipment should bring it. A limited number of snowshoes and hiking traction devices will be available for children and adults to borrow and use free. Youngsters who bring sleds, saucers, toboggans and tubes can go sledding down the hill behind the picnic pavilion if there is enough snow. For more information, call (570) 724-2868.
Free Mountain & Snow Bike Rides are on Sundays in February
On Sundays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23, Oswald Cycle Works is hosting a Mountain and Snow Bike Riding Series. Rides start at 9 a.m. and other times and are held at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Appalachian Research Branch at 176 Straight Run Road, eight miles west of Wellsboro off Route 6 or at other locations. Each ride lasts two to three hours. The routes are always different to keep the rides interesting. Equipment and clothing requirements vary depending on changing weather conditions. For information on where and when the Sunday rides will start, contact Tom Oswald at email@example.com, (570) 662-3097 or https://www.facebook.com/OswaldCycleWorks/.
Tyoga Running Club Hosts Free Night Runs on Thursdays in February
The Tyoga Running Club is hosting free Thursday Night Runs open to the public on Thursdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27. Meet at the Packer Park parking lot behind the Wellsboro Active Living Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro. The one-hour runs begin promptly 6 p.m. no matter what the weather conditions. Wearing a headlamp is recommended. There are different pace groups with varying distances for runners of all ages and ability levels. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/tyogarunningclub.
To learn more about all Winter Outings events, most of which are free, or for updates, trail conditions, directions and more, visit https://www.stepoutdoors.org or call (570) 724-0300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Snow and ice updates are also posted on Facebook at Step Outdoors Tioga County PA.
“ALMOST, MAINE” AUDITIONS ARE SUNDAY, FEB. 2 AND TUESDAY, FEB. 4
Auditions for Hamilton-Gibson’s production of “Almost, Maine” will be on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. No preparation is needed to audition and the auditions are open to all adult men and women.
“The cast calls for two men and two women, though it’s possible that we’ll cast more,” said Director Thomas Putnam. “‘Almost, Maine’ is an exploration of love lost, found, and confounded in 11 short playlets. All events transpire during the same 10 minutes from around 8:50 p.m. to a bit after 9 p.m. on a cold, clear, moonless, slightly surreal Friday night in the middle of the deepest part of a Northern Maine winter. The action is set in and around Almost, a small town that doesn’t quite exist.”
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, March 27 and 28, and April 3 and 4 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at the Warehouse Theatre.
For more information about the auditions, call (570) 724-2079 or email email@example.com.