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The Eaton Calendar – March 3
- Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice to Perform This Friday, March 6
- Don’t Miss “A Romp Through The Complete History of Hamilton-Gibson, More Or Less”; Last Two Performances are This Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7
- Irish Food, Green Beer, Music and Dancing to Highlight St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Friday, March 13
- NEW — Winter Outings Series Continues on Saturday, March 14 with Introduction to Night Sky Photography at Lumber Museum
- Eleven Films to be Shown at Fly Fishing Film Tour 2020 Event on Saturday, March 14
- NEW — Wine 101 Early Bird Ticket Special to End on Monday, March 16
GREG PICCOLO & HEAVY JUICE CONCERT IS THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 6
At 7:30 p.m. this Friday, March 6, Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice will take the Deane Center Coolidge Theatre stage at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro to play and sing rhythm and blues 50s and 60s style, rock and roll originals as well as play tenor saxophone ballads. Pictured are (standing from left) Shinichi Otsu who will play piano, organ and left handed bass on keyboards and lead singer Greg Piccolo who will perform on tenor saxophone and guitar and special guest Bob Ruggiero (foreground) on drums.
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. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
DON’T MISS “A ROMP THROUGH THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF HAMILTON-GIBSON, MORE OR LESS”; LAST TWO PERFORMANCES ARE THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MARCH 6 & 7
Photo by John Eaton
How many plays – comedies, dramas, musicals – did Hamilton-Gibson produce in 30 seasons and how many are referenced in the original comedy Ryan Dalton wrote in celebration of those 30 seasons? Among the comments made by audience members: “I can’t believe how much HG has done and how many shows get a nod in thia production!” “My face hurts from.laughing and smiling the whole time.” “I haven’t lived here that long but this show was completely a blast.” The last two performances of “A Romp Through The Complete History of Hamilton-Gibson, More or Less” are at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud show. Join in the celebration and the fun by seeing members of this talented community theatre arts group on stage. Pictured in this “I don’t know? What did we hit Sammy?” scene are Coleen Evert (left) and Samantha Coolidge. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for youth, 18 and under. For tickets, visit hamiltongibson.org, call (570) 724-2079 or email email@example.com.
IRISH FOOD, GREEN BEER, MUSIC AND DANCING TO HIGHLIGHT ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 13 with music by Fire in the Glen, Irish food and green beer at the Penn Wells Hotel, 62 Main Street in Wellsboro. The doors for the show will open at 7:15 p.m.
This energetic trio will get the audience clapping, singing along and dancing with a performance of blistering fiddle tunes, mug-thumping pub songs and a few soulful ballads and airs.
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.
Tickets for the show are $30 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Endless Mountain Music Festival, a not-for-profit 501c3 organization registered in Pennsylvania and New York. For tickets, call (570) 787-7800.
The Penn Wells is offering dinner and drinks at menu prices from 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. On the menu are Irish dishes, including Shepherd’s Pie made with beef; Corned Beef and Cabbage; and a special Irish sandwich with sautéed cabbage and onions on corned beef with a Guinness cheese sauce on a Brioche bun. There are also regular menu selections, including fish fry. Reservations are required. For reservations, call (570) 724-2111.
WINTER OUTINGS SERIES CONTINUES ON SATURDAY, MARCH 14
The Winter Outings Series continues with a free event in Potter County.
At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, Curt Weinhold, a professional photographer and PA Wilds Juried Artisan, will present Introduction to Night Sky Photography, a free two-hour program at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum located midway between Galeton and Coudersport on Route 6 (GPS address: 5660 US Route 6, Ulysses, PA 16948).
“There is a big difference between taking photos in the daytime versus at night,” said Weinhold. “I will explain the basics of night sky photography from the equipment to the knowledge people need to get started. Discussed will be the type of camera, lenses and other specialty items people should have, as well as techniques, composition and the importance of editing.”
During his presentation, Weinhold will show a number of night sky photographs he has taken, mainly at Cherry Springs State Park, along with some at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, near Wellsboro and other locations in the area.
“Cherry Springs State Park is an internationally recognized dark skies destination, due in large part to the legacy of the lumber industry ‘boom’ in this part of Pennsylvania at the turn of the 20th century,” said Weinhold a Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates board member. Well-versed in photographing the starry sky, Weinhold regularly offers a three-hour Nightscapes Photography Workshop at Cherry Springs for $60. To register online visit https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/cherry_springs_state_park.
Following Weinhold’s presentation, there will be an opportunity for participants to practice night sky photography on museum grounds, if weather permits.
Admission to the museum is free to those who attend this program; donations are appreciated. Preregistration is NOT required.
For more information about this program, call the museum at (814) 435-2652 or visit https://www.stepoutdoors.org.
Photo by Curt Weinhold
This photograph, taken by Curt Weinhold at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, near Wellsboro, is titled “Red Pine meets Milky Way.”
ELEVEN FILMS TO BE SHOWN AT TU TIADAGHTON CHAPTER #688 FLY FISHING FILM TOUR 2020 EVENT ON SATURDAY, MARCH 14
On Saturday, March 14, Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 is hosting a “remarkable” evening of outdoor cinema for anglers of all ages in the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. The doors will open at 4 p.m. with registration in the lobby.
“The 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour is the entertainment event of the year,” said Dave Cahill, organizer. “Included in the 11 best outdoor fly fishing films from around the world are topnotch stories about people, places and fisheries and unforgettable images.”
Opening activities will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and during intermission. Included are hors d’oeuvres catered by The Red Skillet, soft drinks and a cash bar; a bucket raffle with prizes, such as a Moonshine glass fly rod, Vortex Viper binoculars, and a handcrafted reclaimed wood farmhouse table; a 50/50 raffle, conservation information, free first time memberships, a variety of swag freebies and door prizes to 50 lucky winners.
The film screenings will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. with a 20-minute intermission at 7 p.m.
Many of this year’s films are adventures, some focus on conservation and others are about the importance of fly fishing in people’s lives. In “Common Threads” for example, fly fishing is the glue that holds several generations together through the loss of a beloved member of a Texas family.
“Machaca – A Botanical Tale” introduces a unique new species – a vegetarian fish found in Costa Rica – to the global fly fishing community in a light, fun and adventurous way.
In “Baja Lines”, childhood friends stumble upon an untapped Mecca for two dissimilar passions – stalking striped marlin and freeride mountain biking – but soon realize that nothing comes easily in remote Baja, Mexico.
“Expectations” follows four Alaskan fishing guides and their mentor on an exploratory trip to an island in the Bahamas reportedly not fished for two decades and reveals the bonds the five share.
An Aussie fly fisher uncovers a treasure trove of Australian species from trout, giant trevally and permit to Murray cod on a fly fishing adventure from Tasmania to Cape York in “Downunder.”
“Project Rainbow” is the story of how a dedicated group of anglers and researchers saved Colorado’s Gunnison River from whirling disease and are seeing the comeback of its rainbows.
In “Whitewater”, husband and wife fishing guides are living the dream of a never-ending season of chasing trout, steelhead and salmon by splitting their time between Oregon and Alaska. But, they are faced with the stark reality that many of the rivers and wild places they love, require a fight to survive.
Tickets to see the films and enjoy the other events can be purchased in advance for $40 online at flyfilmtour.com or at deanecenter.com or in person at the Deane Center (570-724-6220). Admission is free for children 12 and under. If available, tickets will be sold at the door starting at 4 p.m. on March 14.
Those with film tour tickets must register in the Deane Center lobby to have a chance to win the 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour Sweepstakes prize, a seven-night, six-day fishing package at the Alphonse Island Resort in the Seychelles valued of $10,760.
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.
In “Relentless Pursuit”, one of the official Fly Fishing Film Tour selections, Jako Lucas of Capt. Jack Productions spent 2019 traveling 125,000 miles exploring the corners of Cameroon to the Amazon jungle. Filming took place in Guyana, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Brazil, the Seychelles, and United States. In this scene, Lucas holds a freshwater, air-breathing arapaima.
WINE 101 IS SATURDAY, MARCH 28; REGISTER BY MARCH 16 FOR DISCOUNT
Gene Losey is presenting Wine 101: Learn to Select & Pair Wines Like a Pro” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Each person will receive a complimentary wine glass to take home.
During this fun, interactive seminar, participants will be comfortably seated at tables as they sample a selection of six different wines from around the world along with light hors d’oeuvres. Those attending will taste wines as they learn about choosing and preserving them, how and when to decant a wine, and pairing wines with food. They will also learn to appreciate the aromas and flavors of different types of wines, their history and the regions they are from.
Losey has Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level 2 Certification and is the general manager for GCP Discount Liquors and Wines in Horseheads, New York. “I think of myself as a wine enthusiast and a wine realist rather than a wine expert,” he said. “I think of an expert as someone who knows everything there is to know about a particular subject. I am learning new things about wine all the time. I can tell you what wines to buy that are close in taste to more expensive brands but cost a lot less,” he said. “I use my experience to focus on what wines would go best with the type of dinners people are planning.”
Seating is limited to 30 people. Tickets are $25 per person. Early birds who purchase tickets before 4 p.m. on Monday, March 16 will receive a $5 discount. There is also special discount pricing for groups of six or more who purchase tickets by March 16. The two discounts cannot be combined.
Wine 101 tickets are available at the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street. To pre-pay with a credit card or for more information, call the chamber at (570) 724-1926 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. If available, tickets will be sold at the door.
Photo by Zach Smith
Gene Losey hosts a wine tasting in Horseheads, New York.