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The Eaton Calendar – June 4

The latest from the Eaton Calendar - Update June 4, 2019

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 4, 2019

  1. NEW – Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival is June 8-16, 2019
  2. REMINDER- Family Day and Children’s Health Fair is This Saturday, June 8
  3. REMINDER – Nick Kody and the Creek Road Band Concert is This Saturday, June 8
  4. NEW – Father/Daughter Duo to Open Laurel Concert Series on Monday, June 10
  5. NEW – Golden Afternoons with Donna Emmick is Tuesday, June 11
  6. REMINDER – Gathering Time Concert is Friday, June 14
  7. NEW – Hills Creek, Cherry Springs and Lyman Run State Park Programs June 14, 15 & 16
  8. NEW – Family Fishing Tournament is Saturday, June 22

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

PENNSYLVANIA STATE LAUREL FESTIVAL IS JUNE 8-16, 2019

The 78th Annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival with activities for all ages gets underway this Saturday, June 8 and continues through Sunday, June 16 in Wellsboro.

Kicking off the festival on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. is Family Day and the Children’s Health Fair on The Green, rain or shine. More than 35 organizations will have booths with information, activities and giveaways from helium balloons to free bike helmets in sizes toddler to large. A bounce house, a 15-foot inflatable slide and slack lines will all be part of the fun. Each youngster at Family Day can take home a free playground ball.

This Sunday, June 9 is the Pet Parade. Children with decorated bicycles and pets of all types from dogs to ducks will gather for judging at 12:25 p.m. in the Packer Park picnic area behind the Wellsboro Senior Center parking lot on Queen Street. At 1:30 p.m., the parade will leave the park, travel up Main Street to The Green where awards will be presented.

Every night, Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14, will be a concert with different entertainers. Donations are always appreciated.

For the annual Arts & Crafts Fair, 97 artisans, 20 of them new will be on The Green with unique, handcrafted items on Friday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The 28 vendors on the International Street of Foods on Pearl Street along The Green will offer delectable delights from gyros and tacos to strawberry shortcake and crepes.

Friday at noon is the welcome for the Laurel Queen candidates on the Tioga County Courthouse steps.

At 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, the band 3D will open the Pennsylvania Laurel Queen’s Preview on the Deane Center’s outdoor stage at 104 Main Street. The Laurel Queen candidates will be introduced at 5 p.m. and the band will close the event with musical fun that includes the audience and queen candidates joining in on spoons, shakers and drums.

The Laurel Festival 10K at 9 a.m. and Two-Mile Fun Run at 9:05 a.m. will start events on Saturday, June 15. Both will begin at Packer Park on Queen Street. Packet pick-up and registration for the 10K and Fun Run will be from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the park. The 10K entry fee is $25 and Fun Run, $5.

At 2 p.m., the Laurel Festival Parade, themed “Find Your Adventure” will reach Main Street. Waving to the crowd from floats will be Laurel Queen Katelyn Loss and the 28 Laurel Queen candidates. Top-notch drum and bugle corps, bagpipers and high school marching bands and special units, such as the Bucktails and the Jaffa Shrine Lil Vettes will perform during the parade.

Downbeat Percussion, the official drumline of the Buffalo Bills, will play at 3 p.m. on The Green.

Capping off Saturday will be the 6:30 p.m. coronation ceremonies during which the 2019 Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen will be crowned in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre.

On Sunday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m., the festival will end with the Union Church Service on The Green.

For more information about festival events, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce by stopping in at 114 Main Street in Wellsboro, by calling 570-724-1926, emailing info@wellsboropa.com or visiting wellsboropa.com.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE LAUREL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

78th Annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival
2019 Schedule of Events
June 8-16, 2019 in Wellsboro
Free unless stated otherwise

Saturday, June 8
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Family Day & Children’s Health Fair
The Green

Sunday, June 9
1:30 p.m.
Pet Parade
Main Street to The Green
(Judging: 12:25 p.m. at
Packer Park Picnic Area on Queen Street)

Monday, June 10
7 p.m.
Laurel Concert Series
Father-Daughter Duo
Chris and Megan McGarry
American Roots Music & Originals
Coolidge Theatre, Deane Center
$5 Donation Appreciated

Tuesday, June 11
7 p.m.
Laurel Concert Series
Drowsy Maggie – Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk
Coolidge Theatre, Deane Center
$5 Donation Appreciated

Wednesday, June 12
7 p.m.
Laurel Concert Series
Wellsboro Town Band
Outdoors on The Green
Rain location: Wellsboro High School Auditorium
Donations Appreciated

Thursday, June 13
7 p.m.
Laurel Concert Series
Wellsboro Men’s & Women’s Choruses
Broadway to Pop
First Presbyterian Church
130 Main Street
$5 Donation Appreciated

Friday, June 14
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Fair &
International Street of Foods
The Green

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jerry Brown & Django (capuchin monkey)
The Green

12 p.m.
Queen Candidates Welcome
Tioga County Courthouse Steps

4:30 p.m.
Queen’s Preview & Laurel Concert
with Band 3D
Deane Center Outdoor Stage
Rain location: Coolidge Theatre, Deane Center
$5 Donation Appreciated

7:30 p.m.
Gathering Time Salutes
Peter, Paul & Mary and Crosby, Stills & Nash
Coolidge Theatre, Deane Center
For ticket prices, call 570-724-6220
or visit www.deanecenter.com

Saturday, June 15
9 a.m.
10K Foot Race & 2-Mile Fun Run
Entry fee: 10K $25; Fun Run $5
Packer Park on Queen Street

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Fair &
International Street of Foods
The Green

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jerry Brown & Django (capuchin monkey)
The Green

12 p.m.
Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
Chamber Office Lawn

1 p.m.
Mansfield University SaxAlums
The Green

2 p.m.
Laurel Festival Parade
Nichols, Queen, Main, King, Walnut Streets

3 p.m.
Downbeat Percussion
The Green

6:30 p.m.
Coronation of 2019 Laurel Queen
Coolidge Theatre, Deane Center
Admission: $10

Sunday, June 16
10:30 a.m.
Union Church Service
The Green
Rain location: First Baptist Church
Freewill Offering

For more information about these events, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce by stopping in at 114 Main Street in Wellsboro, calling (570) 724-1926, emailing info@wellsboropa.com or visiting wellsboropa.com.


Photos by Dart
2018 Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen Katelyn Loss will crown her successor at this year’s Laurel Festival.

FAMILY DAY AND CHILDREN’S HEALTH FAIR IS THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 8

This Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family Day and Children’s Health Fair will be on The Green in downtown Wellsboro, rain or shine. There will be lots of free family fun for all ages with games, a slackline, a bounce house and an inflatable slide to try and 35 activity and information booths to visit. Cheri Heimbach (shown) of Baywings Falconry of Lewisburg will do demonstrations with her live birds of prey at 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. and be available to talk about where they come from, their role in maintaining the balance of nature and how they are trained. For more information, call the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at (570) 724-1926 or email info@wellsboropa.com.


Photo by John Eaton

NICK KODY AND THE CREEK ROAD BAND CONCERT IS THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Nick Kody and the Creek Road Band will perform original rock and roll, blues and country songs as well as cover tunes at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 8 in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Kody (shown, center) is the lead singer and plays guitar, harmonica and saxophone. The Creek Road Band includes (from left to right) Devin Erdmann on bass guitar and singers Lydia Herren on violin, Arron Peters on drums and Aimee Peters on keys and percussion. Admission is $15 and free for youth 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. This is BYOB. Bring your favorite snacks and beverages. For tickets and to reserve a table free of charge, call (570) 724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com.


Photo provided

FATHER/DAUGHTER DUO TO OPEN LAUREL CONCERT SERIES ON MONDAY, JUNE 10

Father/daughter duo, Chris and Megan McGarry will open the 2019 Laurel Concert Series at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. They will perform an engaging blend of Megan’s original songs and American roots music.

This July, she is moving to Hong Kong to teach music and continue writing songs and perform.

In May 2018, she graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston. At her commencement concert, McGarry was selected as a solo fiddler to perform with Rosanne Cash.

“Fiddle is my primary instrument. I also play clawhammer banjo, guitar and a little bit of mandolin. I’m a vocalist as well,” McGarry said.

This Pennsylvania girl was born and raised in Grampian, Clearfield County. “My dad put a fiddle in my hands when I was five. It was one-quarter size and super squeaky, almost a toy but not quite. I still have it,” she said.

By the time she was six, her dad was driving her an hour every other week for fiddle lessons. She continued taking lessons until she was 13. “I learned how to read and play American roots music and competed in Pennsylvania fiddle competitions.

McGarry comes from a musical family. “I think there are four or five banjo players in my immediate family. My dad, uncles and aunts are immersed in bluegrass.”

At 11 and 12, she won back-to-back Junior Division State Fiddle Champion titles. At 13 she wrote her first song and learned how to play guitar. At 16, she got her first banjo and learned to play it. Just after turning 19, she released her self-titled debut album in July 2015.

Since she was seven years old, McGarry has performed every summer with her dad at local, regional and state festivals throughout Pennsylvania and has taught several fiddle workshops. In the summer of 2017, they toured Pennsylvania to promote her self-titled debut album. Included were performances in Wellsboro at the Deane Center and Hickory Fest.

“When I was seven or eight and playing a half-size fiddle, my dad took me to Hickory Fest.” That’s where she met the late Sue Cunningham, Hickory Fest founder. “I saw her perform on stage and then she spent time with me during the fiddle workshop she was teaching. She was my first fiddle role model,” McGarry said.

On Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. Drowsy Maggie will take the Coolidge Theatre stage to sing and play a variety of new material and old standards that draw from bluegrass, old-time, country, folk and Americana traditions.

The Wellsboro Town Band will perform outdoors on The Green at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic supper and enjoy.

At 7 p.m., Thursday, June 13 at the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro be entertained by the talented Wellsboro Men’s and Women’s choruses as they present a range of styles from Broadway show tunes to American folk, spirituals, gospel and pop songs.

The band 3D will open the Pennsylvania Laurel Queen’s Preview at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 14 on the Deane Center’s outdoor stage at 104 Main Street. The Laurel Queen candidates will be introduced at 5 p.m. and the band will close the event with musical fun.

For more information, call the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at (570) 724-1926, email info@wellsboropa.com or visit www.wellsboropa.com.


Photo by Frank Serio
Megan and Chris McGarry perform.

GOLDEN AFTERNOONS IS TUESDAY, JUNE 11

This coming Tuesday, June 11 from 1 to 2 p.m., the Deane Center’s Golden Afternoons program will feature Donna Emmick of Wellsboro presenting a Chair PiYo spring workout in the Deane Center lobby at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. It is free and open to people ages 55 and up. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

“For this Golden Afternoons program, I will be showing participants how to do a modified version of PiYo, a Pilates and yoga fusion workout,” said Emmick. “We will do stretching and simple calisthenic moves while sitting and standing. During these exercises, we will use chairs on mats for stability. It is a great workout to improve balance, strength and flexibility and helps with blood circulation,” she added. Participants will learn moves they can do at home.

Emmick is certified and licensed in many different fitness formats since first becoming an instructor in 2010. She teaches PiYo Live, Boot Camp and Full Strength through the Wellsboro Department of Parks and Recreation. Classes she has taught in the past include Insanity, Zumba, Butts & Guts, Kettlebell, Indoor Cycling and Cardio Kickboxing.

“I love teaching fitness classes. It is a wonderful way to get fit, make new friends and show folks that working out can be fun,” said Emmick.

For information, call the Deane Center at (570) 724-6220.


Photo provided
Donna Emmick demonstrates exercises that can be done by seniors using a chair for balance.

GATHERING TIME CONCERT IS FRIDAY, JUNE 14

The 1960s songs made famous by the iconic trios of Peter, Paul & Mary and Crosby, Stills and Nash will be performed by Gathering Time (shown), an award-winning folk-rock harmony trio based in Long Island, N.Y. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14 in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Heavily influenced by both of these trios, Gathering Time not only plays and sings their songs but also provides background information about each one. Admission is $20. For tickets, call (570) 724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com.


Photo provided

HILLS CREEK, CHERRY SPRINGS AND LYMAN RUN STATE PARK PROGRAMS FOR JUNE 14,15 & 16, 2019

Free programs and activities are being offered at Hills Creek, Cherry Springs and Lyman Run State parks June 14-16.

At Hills Creek State Park
WELLSBORO – Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 is seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township via Charleston Street and Hills Creek Lake Road. One-hour programs will be in the park’s Nature Center area located in the campground between B and C loop. Registration is not required for any of these free programs.

Raptor Restoration is Friday, June 14
At 8:30 p.m. in the Nature Center area, learn about the status of the eagle, peregrine falcon and kestrel in Pennsylvania, the reasons for their decline and the efforts to restore these birds of prey. Video and mounts will be shown during the presentation.

Go on a Beaver Hike on Saturday, June 15
On Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. go on a short (.75-mile), guided hike along the Mid-State Trail in C Loop in the campground to see an active beaver lodge and a chance to see the lake’s beavers. Learn about this unique animal, its history, management and role in the park. Artifacts will be used to illustrate their story. It’s a great hike for the whole family. To park near the area where the hike will start, drive into the campground and go to C Loop to the Mid-State Trail sign and park along Campsite Road.

World of the Beaver on Saturday, June 15
The classic video “World of the Beaver” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 in the Nature Center area. It provides an amazing inside look at this nocturnal, semiaquatic, broad-tailed rodent”s world.

Return of the Fisher and Otter is Sunday, June 16
At 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16 in the Nature Center area will be a free, one-hour presentation about how the fun-loving fisher and otter were wiped out in Pennsylvania by logging and unregulated harvests and the successful efforts to return these two members of the weasel family to Pennsylvania. Hides, skulls, mounts and video will be used to help tell their story.

FMI:
Call the park office at 570-724-4246 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for more information.

At Cherry Springs State Park
COUDERSPORT – Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, Pa. 16915 is 12 miles from Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44. All stargazing and other programs will be cancelled if it rains or thunders.

Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs on his or her own without attending a stargazing program. All visitors should arrive before dark. Search for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions. Arrive early for a program, bring a picnic supper and use nearby picnic tables and charcoal grills.

Nature at Night is Friday and Saturday, June 14 & 15
Planning to attend the Friday or Saturday Full Moon Watch program? Arrive early at the Night Sky Viewing Area and join park staff from 8 to 8:45 p.m. on June 14 or 15 for Nature at Night, a free program on fascinating night critters, such as fireflies, bats, black bears, coyotes or others based on animal activity in the park. Registration is not required for Nature at Night programs or to picnic in the park.

Full Moon Watch is Friday and Saturday, June 14 & 15
From 9:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, the Full Moon Watch program is being offered free in the Night Sky Viewing Area. Join park staff to take a journey to the moon to explore some of its fascinating natural features from highlands to volcanic plains and to see where lunar landings took place. Afterwards, take an up close look at the moon using park telescopes. Preregistration is required.

To Preregister for Stargazing Program
Online preregistration for the Full Moon Watch stargazing program is required. Visit http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/cherry_springs_state_park. If there is a problem with registering online or for information about these free programs, call (814) 435-1037 or email cherryspringsee@pa.gov.

At Lyman Run State Park
GALETON – Lyman Run State Park (GPS address: 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, PA 16922) is 8.7 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road and Lyman Run Road.

Father’s Day Breakfast and Kayak Tour
At 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 16 – Father’s Day – bring dad for a breakfast at Lyman Run State Park and then enjoy a kayak tour of Lyman Lake. Preregistration closes three days before this event. To preregister visit http://bit.ly/2019FOLROutdoorFunandFood.

FMI:
If there is a problem with preregistering online or for information about this program, call (814) 435-1037 or email cherryspringsee@pa.gov.

FAMILY FISHING TOURNAMENT IS JUNE 22 AT HILLS CREEK STATE PARK

WELLSBORO – On Saturday, June 22, between noon and 8 p.m., a Family Fishing Tournament will be at Hills Creek Lake. The lake is in Hills Creek State Park, located about seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

One-hour weigh-ins will be at the beach area near the shore of Hills Creek Lake from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and from 7 to 8 p.m.

No registration is required prior to the weigh-ins.

Medallions will be presented after the 7-8 p.m. weigh-in to the winners in five categories: largest perch, largest bluegill, largest bass, largest crappie, and largest stringer of game fish by weight (one angler’s legal limit of game fish for the day).

A one-ounce bonus will be awarded for game fish that are caught and released. All fish must be caught by legal means. This is a no cull contest (no replacing a smaller fish with a heavier fish on the stringer).

In the event of a tie, the fish weighed the earliest will win.

Spectators are welcome to watch the fish being weighed for the tournament.

For more information, call the Hills Creek State Park office at (570) 724-4246 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

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