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The Eaton Calendar – March 10, 2021

The Eaton Calendar – March 10, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 10, 2021

  1. Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 in Wellsboro to Benefit from Virtual Fly Fishing Film Tour That Begins at 7 p.m. Tonight, March 10 and Ends on Sunday, April 4
  2. Worthington Campaign is Within $3,300 of Hitting Goal
  3. Hamilton-Gibson to Present Free Staged Readings of Two Short Plays This Saturday and Sunday, March 13 & 14
  4. Free Sweet Happenings on Maple Weekend Virtual Program is Wednesday, March 17
  5. Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter Tioga County, Pa. to Meet Thursday, March 18
  6. Refuse To Be A Victim® Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Class is Saturday, March 20
  7. Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club Trap Shoot Practices to Begin Tuesday, March 23; Northern Tier Trap League Competitions to Start Sunday, April 25

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

TROUT UNLIMITED TIADAGHTON CHAPTER #688 IN WELLSBORO TO BENEFIT FROM VIRTUAL FLY FISHING FILM TOUR THAT BEGINS AT 7 P.M. TONIGHT, MARCH 10 AND ENDS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 4

This year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour is a virtual event sponsored by Trout Unlimited. Tune in for unforgettable storytelling, premium free giveaways, swag, trips and more.

“Rather than being offered in-person at the Deane Center in Wellsboro, this year’s F3T is being offered online,” said Dave Cahill of Wellsboro, a member of the local TU chapter.

“By purchasing a ticket, anglers of all ages can view the 12 best outdoor fly fishing films from around the world any time at their convenience between 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, March 10 and Sunday, April 4,” said Cahill. “Featured are topnotch stories about people, places and fisheries and unforgettable images,” he said.

The 2021 selected films span the globe from the remote wilds of Eastern Russia to the Guyana rainforest and the flats of French Polynesia all the way to Utah’s Flaming Gorge and the downtown waters of Wisconsin.

Included are: “A Journey Upstream” about the Braker brothers’ love for their home watershed – the Chesapeake Bay and the tale of two seemingly unrelated fish; “Escape”, the story of a fly fisherman who lives in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area; “Hardlined” about the peril facing Striped Bass, America’s most iconic gamefish; “Tetiaroa” in French Polynesia, which offers a promised land of giant bonefish, GTs and Trigger fish; “River Tigers”, a journey to Russia’s Tugur River, one of the last truly wild places on Earth, in the hunt for the Siberian taimen, the world’s largest trout; “Rewa Rodeo”, the story of a small village in the heart of Guyana that created the finest arapaima fishery on the planet; “Dropped in the Pacific” about seven women who fish the famous Christmas Island coral atoll; “Leap Year”, spey fishing for steelhead in British Columbia’s famed Bulkley-Skeena Valley; “Mighty Waters” about Ansil Saunders visit to an island in the Bahamas to remember; “Soul Cleansing Spot Burn”, an uncrowded river with big smallmouth threatened by sulfide mines; “Denny’s Fly Box”, the story of unknown legend Denny Waln and “Just Like Mac”, about a fly fishing mentorship.

In addition to amazing films, ticketholders can enter the online Trout Unlimited COSTA 5 Rivers Sweepstakes with the drawing to be held on April 15.

“Area residents can support Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688, which is based in Tioga County, Pa. by using this link to purchase tickets,” said Cahill. The link is https://flyfilmtour.myeventscenter.com/event/46736?aid=b8ac9a1a-9cd7-42d9-9151-56abb9eeb0e5. “Those who do will ensure the TU Tiadaghton Chapter will receive $2 for each ticket purchased. That will help us continue our conservation efforts,” Cahill said.

Trout Unlimited is an American non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of freshwater streams, rivers, and associated upland habitats for trout, salmon, other aquatic species, and people.

For more information, contact Dave Cahill at (570) 439-5276 or lapdoc2000@yahoo.com.

WORTHINGTON CAMPAIGN IS WITHIN $3,300 OF HITTING GOAL

As of Monday night, March 8, Kacy Hagan reported that $6,700 had been raised toward the public phase goal of $10,000 for the Stephen Worthington Memorial Theatre Technology Fund campaign.

“We still need to raise about $3,300 more,” said Hagan. She is the chair of the HG Fundraising Committee, which is responsible for the public phase. “It would be fantastic if we could exceed the overall campaign goal of $50,000. We welcome and appreciate donations of any amount,” she said.

During the campaign’s silent phase, $41,000 has been raised in pledges and cash donations made by corporations and individuals.

The seven-day public fundraiser began on March 5, Worthington’s birthday, and is being conducted on Hamilton-Gibson’s Facebook page and website. A daily notice about the campaign’s progress is posted along with a different short video to highlight Worthington’s involvement with the community theatre arts group.

The money will allow Hamilton-Gibson Productions to purchase much needed high tech equipment to upgrade the sound and lighting systems at the Warehouse Theatre in Wellsboro.

Worthington was 55 years old when he died on Nov. 26, 2016. “On the Friday he died, Steve had texted that he had the whole plan laid out and itemized to upgrade the sound and lighting systems in the Warehouse Theatre for Hamilton-Gibson. He texted that he would go through it with us on Monday,” said HG Artistic Director Thomas Putnam. “We plan to accomplish what Steve had devoted his attention and energies to and encourage the public to help us make this a truly remarkable memorial to him,” Putnam said.

To donate or for more information, visit the HG Facebook page or website (https://www.hamiltongibson.org) or call (570) 724-2079 or emailhamgib@gmail.com.

HAMILTON-GIBSON TO PRESENT FREE STAGED READINGS OF TWO SHORT PLAYS THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, MARCH 13 & 14

This Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. and this Sunday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m., Hamilton-Gibson Productions is presenting performances of a staged reading of two one act plays. The performances are free.

“Whitman v. the United States: Case 36 (on Zoom)” by James Still and “Do Not Go, My Love” by Enid Graham each run about 15 minutes.

This is the fourth in HG’s free series of eight 30-minute staged readings of short plays via Zoom.
Part fever dream and part digital trial, “Whitman” is about a writer battling some very particular demons while the world shelters in place due to the pandemic. “With all the arts shuttered in the U.S., many of us are wandering around not sure why we’re writing and whether or not any of it will ever see the light of day,” said Still. “With anxiety and uncertainty as a writer’s primary companions, this play takes things a bit further as a writer imagines being on trial for writing stories that have no plot.”

In “Whitman” are HG veteran actors, Karin Knaus of Westfield as the writer and Nikki York of Mainesburg as the judge. Knaus has been in numerous HG shows. She was the lead in “Mamma Mia” and performed in “Quilters”, “The Music Man” and most recently “The View From Here.” York had the title role in HG’s “Miss Holmes”, was in “James and The Giant Peach”, “The Crucible” and numerous HG Women’s Project productions.

Graham was asked to write a play for a project called “Alone, Together.” “I thought ‘I can’t do that…Our life had been turned upside down and our beautiful city (New York) was beginning the horrible upward climb on the now all too familiar COVID-19 new cases graph,” she said.

After thinking about the college students she had worked with on an earlier project and feeling sorry for the disruption they were going through, she wrote “Do Not Go” and contributed it to “Alone, Together.” “In helping to keep the students’ creative spark alive through this crisis, I was able to reconnect with my own creative life,” she said.

“’Do Not Go, My Love’ is about humans connecting in hard times and the hopeful dream of a better future when we can all be together again,” said Graham. HG’s Sarah Duterte plays a woman who has been desperately trying to get in touch with a real human being on a financial help website. She finally talks to a young man played by Tim Wilbourn who has heard the woes of those frustrated with online processes that don’t go smoothly. In the course of the call, they make a connection. Duterte and Wilbourn are both from Wellsboro.

Duterte was Watson in HG’s “Miss Holmes”, the sister in “Proof” and last summer was in “Almost, Maine.” She has also performed in many radio plays. Tim Wilbourn was seen in HG’s “James and The Giant Peach” and last year’s courtroom spoof “A Pound of Flesh.”

At the end of the 30-minute performance, audience members will be invited to stay on Zoom to talk about what they saw and heard with Director Thomas Putnam and cast members.

Go to the Zoom website at https://zoom.us, click on “joint meeting” and for the Saturday, March 13 performance enter the access code 839 2536 6867 and the passcode 902173. For the Sunday, March 14 performance, enter the access code 873 9936 8164 and the passcode 420146.

Audience members will find the Zoom information on the HG website at https://www.hamiltongibson.org or Facebook page or can contact the HG office at 570-724-2079 or hamgib@gmail.com.

Donations are appreciated. Go to the HG website at www.hamiltongibson.org or send a contribution to Hamilton-Gibson, 29 Water Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Please include “Staged Readings” in the check memo line.

FREE SWEET HAPPENINGS ON MAPLE WEEKEND VIRTUAL PROGRAM IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

For the latest information about everything maple, register now for the free Sweet Happenings on Maple Weekend Virtual Program at events.dcnr.pa.gov under Hills Creek State Park and get the Microsoft Teams link to the program.

Sharing information and answering questions about the upcoming in-person Maple Weekend during this online program will be Potter-Tioga Maple Producers Association members Terri Patterson of Patterson Farms in Westfield, Dale Miller of Miller’s Purely Maple in Charleston Township, Larry Hamilton of Hamilton’s Maple Products in Ulysses, Jen Butler of Butler Family Maple in Tioga and Joey VanDergrift of the Grand Canyon FFA. Other producers may join in.

Hear how the season is going and what to expect when visiting one or more of the 22 producers on Maple Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.

If the sap run is good, there will be a wide variety of maple products available from maple syrup to maple lollipops, maple candy, maple cotton candy, maple mustard, maple barbecue sauce, maple sundaes, maple sausages, maple hot dogs, maple lemonade, maple peanut butter topping, maple desserts, mulled maple tea and even maple dog treats.

Although listed on the Maple Weekend brochure, Hills Creek State Park will NOT be hosting visitors for Maple Weekend this year. No in-person programs can be held in any state park through March 31 due to COVID-19. Hills Creek State Park is open for those who want to go on a self-guided hike or run on park trails, or fish on Hills Creek Lake.

Visit http://www.pamaple.com/ for details about Maple Weekend.

For more information about the March 17 online program, call Tim Morey at (570) 724-8561 or email tmorey@pa.gov.

WELL ARMED WOMAN SHOOTING CHAPTER, TIOGA COUNTY, PA TO MEET THURSDAY, MARCH 18

The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 18 in the upper portion of the parking lot in front of QQ Buffet in the CVS Plaza at 191 North Main Street in Mansfield.

The women will travel from Mansfield to the National Range and Armory at 531 Washington Boulevard in Williamsport, Pa. “We did not get to the national range in February because of a snow and ice storm,” said Jones. She and Pat Butts are chapter co-leaders.

After shooting for a few hours, the group will go to lunch and hold a brief meeting during which the women will discuss training classes to be held this spring and a four-hour training class in the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to be given by Mansfield University Police Academy instructors.

Those attending are asked to bring with them their donations for Asa’s Place in Wellsboro and Wellspring Community Support Services in Mansfield. “For these organizations, we are collecting clothes and diapers for babies born prematurely and clothes for adults, blankets and personal hygiene items,” Jones said.

The group is following Pennsylvania COVID-19 protocols.

For more information, contact Jones at (570) 549-2794 or jones_mk@yahoo.com.

REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM® CRIME PREVENTION AND PERSONAL SAFETY CLASS IS SATURDAY, MARCH 20

There is still time to register for the Refuse To Be A Victim® crime prevention and personal safety class being held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 20 at the Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club at 339 Sportsman’s Club Road, Mansfield, Pa. Certified course instructors are Marilyn Jones and Pat Butts.

Created by the women of the National Rifle Association, this course covers personal safety while at home, driving or traveling. “This is not a course on shooting a gun,” Jones said.

Those attending will learn common sense techniques on how to minimize the risk of becoming a victim at home, in the workplace and in other situations, such as while shopping. Also taught will be an array of personal safety strategies and tips on how to create a personalized safety plan before it is needed.

There is a fee to cover the cost of the book and classroom time.

To register or for more information, contact Marilyn Jones at jones_mk@yahoo.com or (570) 549-2794.

NESSMUK ROD AND GUN CLUB TRAP SHOOT PRACTICES TO BEGIN TUESDAY, MARCH 23; NORTHERN TIER TRAP LEAGUE COMPETITIONS TO START SUNDAY, APRIL 25

The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting trap shoot practices for beginners and experienced shooters from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. every Tuesday through October, weather permitting. The practices will begin on Tuesday, March 23 at the club’s outdoor range at 4646 Route 287 in Delmar Township, 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro.

“The Tuesday trap shoot practices are open to members and the public,” said Rick Niles, Nessmuk’s trap shoot organizer. The fee is $6 per adult per round of 25 clays and $3 for those under 18. Eye and ear protection must be worn. Shooters are asked to provide their own shotguns and ammunition.

“Any shooter interested in competing in the Northern Tier Trap League as a member of the Nessmuk Trap Team can contact me,” Niles said.

Teams from five area gun clubs, including Canton, Hillside, Nessmuk, South Creek and Troy, compete in the Northern Tier Trap League. Each of the five clubs will host two Sunday shoots during the six-month season and one will host the final shoot out.

The competition schedule is as follows: Sunday, April 25 at South Creek, May 9 at Hillside, May 23 at Troy, June 6 at Nessmuk, July 11 at Canton, July 18 at Troy, Aug. 1 at South Creek, Aug. 15 at Nessmuk, Aug. 29 at Hillside, Sept. 5 at Canton with the league final shoot out at Troy on Sept. 26.

For more information about Nessmuk’s Tuesday trap shoot practices and the trap team, call Niles at (570) 439-0187.