Hi Steve Try removing the keyword static from the declaration of your method, as follows: public void addComponentsToPane(Container pane). I am realtively new to java myself, I hope a more experienced person will post a reply to your question.
Use static sparingly. "Real" programs use it very little. Removing the "static"s all over the place was a good thing.
As far as the other error goes: it's not enough to define the actionPerformed() method -- the class this appears in must also explain that it's an action listener by declaring that it implements the ActionListener interface; i.e.,