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The Eaton Calendar – July 8
- July Hunt for Totally Ninja Raccoons is Underway in Wellsboro
- NEW — Wellsboro Growers Market is This Thursday, July 9
- NEW — Gabe Stillman Band Concert This Friday, July 10 is Changed from Indoors to Outdoors at New Time
- First Performance of “Almost, Maine” is This Friday, July 10 With Others on July 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19
- Register by This Friday, July 10 to Audition for Radio Plays This Saturday, July 11 and This Sunday, July 12
- NEW — Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is Hosting Skeet Shoots on Sundays Starting This Sunday, July 12
- NEW — Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. to Meet on July 30, Not July 16
- NEW — Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group Meetings, Including on Thursday, July 16, are Canceled Until Further Notice
- Register by Thursday, July 16 for HG Special Effects Workshop on Zoom
JULY HUNT FOR TOTALLY NINJA RACCOONS IS UNDERWAY IN WELLSBORO
Photo by John Eaton
Picking up a free passport at From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro is an unidentified masked young man (shown). The search is on with both locals and tourists of all ages joining in the daily hunt to find the three ninja raccoon brothers in 22 Wellsboro area businesses. It ends at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. The drawing for prizes will be at the Ninja Party on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Winners need not be present to win. For more information, call Kasey Coolidge at From My Shelf Books & Gifts at (570) 724-5793 or stop in.
WELLSBORO GROWERS MARKETS IS THURSDAY, JULY 9
The Wellsboro Growers Market is from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday through October 8 on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church at 130 Main Street in Wellsboro, next to the Green Free Library, weather permitting.
Blueberries and a variety of goodies are highlights of this Thursday’s July 9 market.
Chuck and Kate Gilligan of Pinafore Run Farm are bringing their raw wildflower honey and freshly picked blueberries.
Kathy Siegrist of Bakery 303 makes 21 different flavors of pound cake. At the Thursday market she is offering five of them, including chocolate, pecan streusel, classic butter, coconut and lemon glaze pound cakes.
Liz McLelland of Yorkshire Meadows will have blueberry crunch desserts, caramel shortbread, lemon curd, assorted scones and cookies, carrot cake, chocolate zucchini cake and a host of other yummy desserts. She is also bringing her new jam she calls Summer Fruits comprised of strawberries, mangoes and peaches.
Linda Sweely of New View Farm is bringing her freshly made artisan breads, such as Focaccia and Italian herb, everything bagels, beer bread, cinnamon buns, maple syrup, honey, jams and jellies, homemade sauerkraut, ground horseradish and sprouts.
Frank Maffei will be offering wine tastings and Staggering Unicorn wines sold by the bottle and Justina Swartwood and Boki Cvetkovski are bringing their Scentillating Creations, a selection of candles, soaps and other products.
Jeff and Sally Jones will have their Between Two Rivers maple products, including syrup, cream, sugar and candy, and Todd Webster will be bringing ground beef, New York strip and rib eye steaks, pork chops, ham roast, spare ribs and breakfast sausage.
Among the other vendors at the market are the Shortsville Green Grower, Aunt Lulu’s Embroidery and WindStone Landing Farms with non-GMO and chemical-free foods.
Customers are asked to wear face masks and maintain six feet of distance between themselves and others.
Vendors who want to participate are asked to call Thomas Putnam at (570) 439-2000 or email him at email@example.com.
GABE STILLMAN BAND CONCERT THIS FRIDAY, JULY 10 IS CHANGED FROM INDOORS TO OUTDOORS AT NEW TIME
The Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro has made the decision to move six concerts originally scheduled indoors in the Coolidge Theatre to the outdoor stage and make them free with requests for donations, according to an announcement by Executive Director Kevin Connelly.
The Deane Center has been running a free series of seven concerts on the outdoor stage featuring local musicians. The first three were held on June 6 and 26 and July 3 with the fourth planned on July 17.
This Friday, July 10, the Gabe Stillman Band, based in Williamsport, was to open the series of six indoor BYOB concerts featuring regional musicians at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street.
Instead, that Stillman concert will begin this Friday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. on the outdoor stage rather than in the Coolidge Theatre.
“We have successfully operated the Deane Center by listening to and trying to meet the needs and desires of the community,” Connelly said. “Based on people’s response to the three, free concerts we’ve held outdoors we know there is a pent up demand for live music. We also realize that under the present circumstances, even with coronavirus guidelines in place, many people are not prepared to enjoy a show within a confined space, like the Coolidge Theatre. With that in mind I feel it is in the best interest of our community, and the best way for the Deane Center to exercise its mission, to move the other concert series completely outside. This means there will be live entertainment every Friday with a mix of local and regional talent and all of the shows will be free. We are hoping that those who attend will support us by making a donation,” said Connelly.
“We are excited to be coming back to the Deane Center this Friday, July 10 and look forward to playing hard stomping blues, both fan favorites and new music, on the outdoor stage,” said Gabe Stillman, ace guitarist and singer who leads the band and is the 2019 Gibson Guitar Award-winner. “Hopefully the weather will be nice,” he added.
The band with Colin Beatty on bass guitar and Joel Vincent on drums will be performing fan favorites along with some brand new original songs from Stillman’s album “Flying High”, which is set to be released this summer. Stillman recorded “Flying High” with the legendary Washington, D.C. blues band, The Nighthawks. The title track, “Flying High” and “Shame Shame”, two of the new originals from the upcoming CD, can now be downloaded or streamed on all digital platforms.
While the trio’s electrifying sound is unmistakably rooted in American blues, the group draws deeply from influences of soul, R&B, funk, and New Orleans jazz and blues music.
For this concert, bring lawn chairs and sit on the grass in front of the outdoor stage or sit on lawn chairs on Central Avenue, which will be closed to traffic between Main Street and the Warehouse Theatre to provide space for social distancing. All donations are appreciated.
Photo by Oren B. Helbok
FIRST PERFORMANCE OF “ALMOST, MAINE” IS THIS FRIDAY, JULY 10 WITH OTHERS ON JULY 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19
The first performance of Hamilton-Gibson’s production of “Almost, Maine” is this Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Other performances will be at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 11 and 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 12 and at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 19.
Each scene is a love story of one kind or another happening at exactly the same time but in different locations in and around the mythical town of Almost during the deepest part of a Northern Maine winter.
Cast members are: Barbara Biddison, Terry Babb, Sean Bartlett, Michelle Lockwood, Noyes Lawton, Sarah Brion, Taylor Nickerson, Sarah Duterte, Josh Allen, Kacy Hagan, Zach Putnam, Ryan Mullins, Laura Mullins, Linda Iseri, Ramon Duterte, Samantha Coolidge and Ryan Dalton.
Admission is $14 for adults and $6 for youth, 18 and under. All tickets must be purchased in advance and prepaid so all seats can be reserved to ensure social distancing. For tickets online visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call (570) 724-2079 and prepay using a credit card.
Photo by John Eaton
In this scene from “Almost, Maine”, a play about love lost, love found and confounded, Sarah Duterte who plays Marvalyn is holding an ironing board after striking Steve played by Josh Allen as she seeks to find out just exactly what causes pain.
REGISTER BY FRIDAY, JULY 10 TO AUDITION FOR RADIO PLAYS THIS SATURDAY, JULY 11 AND THIS SUNDAY, JULY 12
This Friday, July 10 is the deadline for people of all ages to schedule a time to audition in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro for radio plays being performed in August during the Fourth Annual Tune In To Radio HG Festival. Short sections of scripts known as sides will be provided to registered participants in advance.
Auditions are being scheduled in one-hour increments between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 11 and between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. this Sunday, July 12 so that not more than eight individuals will be in the theater at any given time. This will help ensure participants’ safety by providing space to follow CDC social distancing guidelines and time to disinfect all surfaces between each audition.
“Voice acting is a great way to try acting without the worry of memorizing lines or learning blocking for a stage performance,” said Gabe Hakvaag, festival producer.
The festival will be online this year so the audience can hear the performances in their homes. Each day of the festival a new slate of classic and contemporary audio dramas and comedies performed by voice actors with live music and sound effects will be posted to Hamilton-Gibson’s website for the public.
To schedule an audition time and receive a script section, call Hamilton-Gibson Productions at (570) 724-2079 or email WBFRHG@gmail.com.
NESSMUK ROD AND GUN CLUB IS HOSTING SKEET SHOOTS ON SUNDAYS STARTING THIS SUNDAY, JULY 12
Beginning this Sunday, July 12, the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting skeet shoots on the second, third and fourth Sundays in July, August and September, weather permitting, at its outdoor range at 4646 Route 287 in Delmar Township, 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro.
Skeet shooting is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, July 12, 19 and 26, August 9, 16, and 23, and September 13, 20 and 27.
The fee to shoot skeet for members and non-members 18 years of age and older is $6 per round of 25 clays and $3 for youth ages 12 to 17. Shooters must provide their own shotguns and ammunition and wear eye and ear protection.
For more information, contact Skeet Shoot Coordinator John Davis at email@example.com or (570) 439-1300.
WELL ARMED WOMAN SHOOTING CHAPTER, TIOGA COUNTY, PA TO MEET ON THURSDAY, JULY 30, NOT JULY 16
The date of the regular meeting of the Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. has been changed from Thursday, July 16 to Thursday, July 30 due to a scheduling conflict. Information will be released to the public just prior to the meeting. Those with questions are invited to contact Co-Leader Marilyn Jones at (570) 549-2794 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIOGA COUNTY LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS, INCLUDING THURSDAY, JULY 16, ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group will not meet on the third Thursday of each month until further notice, according to Co-leaders Luke Dunham and Thomas Putnam. “We have canceled all upcoming support group meetings, including the one on Thursday, July 16, ” said Dunham.
The group has been holding meetings that are free and open to the public since January of 2018. They did not meet this March, April or May due to the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines initiated by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to slow the spread of COVID-19. The June meeting was held after Tioga County went into the green phase of Gov. Wolf’s reopening plan.
“Both Thomas and I are also the Tioga County regional co-leaders for the Pennsylvania Lyme Resource Network,” Dunham said. “After discussing the ongoing coronavirus crisis with the network, we decided against holding indoor meetings for the time being,” Dunham said. “We will publicly announce when the support group will begin meeting again.”
The Pennsylvania Resource Network is a non-profit 501©(3) organization that has been the resource for Lyme disease prevention, education, patient support and advocacy. The network was founded in 2012 by individuals with personal experiences with Lyme, Lyme co-infections and other tick-borne diseases, which can be contracted from a tick bite at the same time as Lyme.
The network helps Pennsylvanians navigate Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses and also supports regional and independent all-volunteer Lyme support groups across the state that hold local meetings to provide support, education, and resources to their local communities.
Both Dunham and Putnam have been diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease and live in the Wellsboro area. Those with questions about Lyme are welcome to contact either one by email at email@example.com or by calling Putnam at (570) 439-2000.
REGISTER BY THURSDAY, JULY 16 FOR SPECIAL EFFECTS WORKSHOP ON ZOOM
Photo by John Eaton
Gabe Hakvaag (shown) uses coconut shells to make the sound of galloping horses. Register by Thursday, July 16 for the free Hamilton-Gibson Sound Effects Workshop being held on Zoom on Saturday, July 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will explore designing and performing special sound effects for audio dramas. Presenters are Sean Bartlett who is creating and performing sound effects for this year’s Tune In To Radio HG Festival and Hakvaag, festival founder and producer. Learn the surprising ways sound effects performers create sounds. “We’ve popped balloons for gunfire, crinkled newspaper for bonfires, and stretched cellophane across clothes hangers to mimic swarming hornets,” Bartlett said. To register for the Sound Effects Workshop, email Hamilton-Gibson Productions at WBFRHG@gmail.com or call (570) 724-2079 on or before July 16.