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The Eaton Calendar – Feb 19

The Eaton Calendar – Feb 19

February and March events that are coming up in our region


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 19, 2019

  1. Last Two Performances of HG’s “You Can’t Take It With You” are This Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 & 23 press release REMINDER
  2. NEW Winter Outings Continue This Weekend and Next press release
  3. Wine 101 Registration Deadlines are on March 1 & 8 press release REMINDER
  4. NEW Outside Track Concert is Saturday, March 9 press release with photo and caption
  5. NEW “Miss Holmes” Cast is Announced press release with photo and caption

Diane Eaton
(570) 724-3800


The 17-member cast of “Miss Holmes” is rehearsing for upcoming performances of this riveting murder mystery by Christopher M. Walsh based on two iconic characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a British author best known for his detective fiction featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

Walsh, a Chicago-based actor and playwright for more than 20 years, wrote this two-act drama, which premiered in 2016 at the Lifeline Theatre where he is a member. He is also a member of the WildClaw Theatre, the Dramatists Guild and SAG-AFTRA.

The play takes place in 1881 in London in different locales, from a mental asylum to a back alley and 221B Baker Street. Miss Sherlock Holmes (Nikki York) meets Dr. Dorothy Watson (Sarah Duterte) for the first time as they begin working together to help Lizzie Chapman (Rachel Smith) a newlywed. She has come to them for help after receiving anonymous letters warning her that her life is in danger. Lizzie’s husband, corrupt police inspector Thomas Chapman (Sean Bartlett) has two former wives that died under mysterious circumstances. The letters warn that Lizzie will be next. Joining forces with Holmes and Watson is Inspector Lestrade (Michael Lavarnway) who has his own suspicions about Chapman’s past.

Holmes and Watson are on the case but have the added difficulty of overcoming attitudes toward them as Victorian women. People are shocked that Watson is an actual doctor and the pair aren’t taken seriously until they outwit everyone in the room.

The script has all the plot twists that fans would expect in a Sherlock Holmes story with the addition of a contemporary look at gender politics in the 1880s and some fun interludes.

Other cast members are: Lilace Guignard as Eudora Featherstone, Tina Eyer as Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Astrid Hakvaag as Peggy, Titus Himmelberger as Myrcroft Holmes, Louie Preston as Michael Stamford, Don Bennelli as Edwin Greener, Brian Burket as Reginald, Deb Sawyer as Mrs. Hudson, Thomas Walrath as the Superintendent, Herb Johnson as Orderly 1 and Tom Reindi as Orderly 2.

Director is Gabe Hakvaag. Costumer is Cindy Evans who is also playing the role of Martha.

Performances of “Miss Holmes” will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, March 15 and 16 and March 22 and 23 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Admission for adults of all ages is $12 and $6 for youth, 18 and under. A $60 FlexPass for admission to six shows is also available. Purchase tickets online at the HG website at or via links to TicketLeap on HG’s Facebook page or at the door. For more information, call (570) 724-2079 or email

Photos by Dart
Miss Sherlock Holmes (Nichole York, left) and Dr. Dorothy Watson (Sarah Duterte) talk to Inspector Lestrade (Michael Lavarnway) about a case in this scene from “Miss Holmes.”


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with The Outside Track, one of the top Celtic bands in the world.

This award-winning band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. They are currently on tour in Canada in support of their fifth studio album, “Rise Up,” will perform in the United States from March 8 to 17 and then in Germany from March 22 to April 13.

The Outside Track’s marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been well received.

The five members of The Outside Track perform Scots, Irish and Cape Breton songs and step dance. They are united by their love of traditional music and commitment to creating new music. They blend their vocals with fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute and whistle.

Ailie Robertson grew up in Edinburgh and is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s leading young traditional musicians. Not only is she a Celtic harp virtuoso but also a composer, arranger, teacher and improviser.

Fiona Black is from Evanton in the Highlands of Scotland. An accordionist with a distinctive rhythm and vibrancy, she is also an arranger, composer and teacher.

Mairi Rankin, a member of the Rankin Family – legends on the Canadian music scene – plays fiddle, sings and step-dances up a storm. Born in Mabou, Nova Scotia, she has been influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors on the island.

Teresa Horgan is from County Cork, Ireland. A singer and flautist, she has toured throughout Europe and North America with different bands.

Michael Ferrie is an award-winning guitarist and composer from Callander, Scotland.

This is the fifth of six concerts being hosted by the Wellsboro Community Concert Association during the organization’s 2018-2019 season.

Admission at the door is $20 for adults and free for accompanying children 12 and under and $5 for students, 13 to 18. Tickets are available by calling the Deane Center at (570) 724-6220 or visiting or

Photo provided
The Outside Track will perform traditional and new Celtic songs and step-dancing at the Deane Center in Wellsboro on Saturday, March 9.


The fun, interactive seminar “Wine 101: Learn to Select & Pair Wines Like a Pro” will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Presenter is Gene Losey.

Participants will be comfortably seated at tables as they sample a selection of wines from around the world along with light hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Covered will be selecting wines, food and chocolate pairings, how to decant and more. Each person will receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass to take home.

Losey worked for several distributors before being named the general manager for GCP Discount Liquors and Wines in Horseheads, New York 21 years ago. He has earned Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level 2 Certification.

Tickets are $25. Those who order tickets before 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1 will receive a $5 discount. Every person in a group of six or more who make a group reservation prior to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 8 will receive a $5 per person ticket discount. The two discounts cannot be combined.

Wine 101 tickets are available at the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. To pre-pay with a credit card, call the chamber at (570) 724-1926.


Winter Outings in Tioga and Potter counties continue with free events, including a hike on Saturday, Feb. 23, a Sunday mountain or snowbike ride, Thursday night run and an introduction to cross country skiing or snowshoeing on Saturday, March 2.

Lyman Run Winter Adventure Hike is Saturday, Feb. 23

On Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. leave the Day Use Area parking lot at Lyman Run State Park (GPS address: 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, PA 16922) to go on a one to two-hour hike with outdoorsmen Chip Harrison and John Halter to explore several areas that are off the beaten path. This free hike is considered moderate to difficult and is for more experienced hikers due to some climbing and off-trail travel. Participants should dress in layers and bring plenty of snacks, water and/or hot beverages and hiking staffs, trekking poles or walking sticks. The hike will be cancelled if the weather is severe. For information, call Harrison at (814) 435-2518 or the park at (814) 435-5010.

Mountain or Snow Bike Ride This Sunday Feb. 24 and Next, March 3 at Asaph

This Sunday, Feb. 24 and Sundays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, Oswald Cycle Works is sponsoring Mountain and Snow Bike Rides starting at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Appalachian Research Branch at 176 Straight Run Road in Asaph in Shippen Township, eight miles west of Wellsboro. For weekly updates on equipment and clothing requirements based on weather conditions, contact Tom Oswald at (570) 662-3097 or or visit

Tyoga Running Club is Hosting Runs on Thursdays, Feb. 28, March 7, 14 & 21 in Wellsboro

The Tyoga Running Club is holding free Thursday Night Runs open to the public on Feb. 28, March 7, 14 and 21. Meet at the Packer Park parking lot behind the Wellsboro Senior Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro. The one-hour runs will begin promptly 6 p.m. Wearing a headlamp is recommended. There are different pace groups with varying distances for runners of all ages and ability levels. For information, email or visit

Intro to Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing is March 2 at Sinnemahoning State Park

Join park staff at the Sinnemahoning State Park Office & Wildlife Center at 4843 Park Drive, Austin in Potter County for a free, fun introduction to the popular sport of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on Saturday, March 2 from noon to 2 p.m. This program is for first-timers as well as those with more experience. All equipment and instruction will be provided. A limited number of adult-sized skis and both adult and youth-sized snowshoes are available. Because equipment is limited, pre-registration is required by Wednesday, Feb. 27. The program will begin indoors in the classroom at the Park Office & Wildlife Center with a brief introduction and an overview of the equipment and then move outdoors where staff will teach basic techniques and give participants an opportunity to practice their skills before venturing out on the trail. All participants should dress for the weather, wearing layers of moisture-wicking fabrics. If there is not sufficient snow cover, park staff will offer a winter nature hike instead. Registered participants will be notified of the status of the program by Thursday Feb. 28. For more information or to register, call the park at 814-647-8401.


To learn more about all Winter Outings events, most of which are free, or for updates, trail conditions, directions and more, call (570) 724-0300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or visit Snow and ice updates are also posted on Facebook at Step Outdoors Tioga County PA.


The last two performance of Hamilton-Gibson’s production of “You Can’t Take It With You” are at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, Feb. 22 and 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 23 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

“The response to this show has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Director Thomas Putnam. “Audience members told us they haven’t laughed this hard in a long time and that this show is just what they needed during this gray winter. The cast is a real ensemble. Both our veteran actors and those new to the stage are thoroughly enjoying the experience and are one big happy family.”

This laugh out loud, madcap, comedic play is about sweet-natured Alice Sycamore who falls for Tony Kirby. But when she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice’s peculiar extended family appears to be too eccentric for the staid Kirbys.

The play is sponsored in part by the Wellsboro Electric Company. Admission for adults of all ages is $12 and $6 for youth, 18 and under. Purchase tickets online at the HG website at or via links to TicketLeap on HG’s Facebook page or at the door.

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