Information subject to change.
Saturday, May 23: Container Garden Lecture & Potting Class, Ross&Ross Nursery, Paradise Valley, (570) 595-9760, www.rossandrossnursery.com. A wondrous escape to the relaxing world of gardening awaits as Ross&Ross hosts this free one hour lecture starting at 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 23: Pocono Rodeo at Memorytown USA, Grange Road, Mount Pocono, (570) 839-1680, www.poconorodeo.com. Start things off with a BBQ at noon then settle in for some rodeo action at 6 p.m. Tickets available online-remember to enter Promo code: TWP15
Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24: Farm Animal Frolic Returns to Quiet Valley, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Spring reawakens the farm with new life! Enjoy the adorable baby critters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3-12.
Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24: Shawnee Celtic Festival, Shawnee Mountain, Hollow Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 421-7231, www.shawneemt.com. Come rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Emerald Isles and Scottish Highlands. Foot stomping bagpipers, Irish step dancers, food, fun and more. Discount tickets available online.
Sunday, May 24: Great Stroudsburg Train Show of the Pocono Rail Historical Society, Jackson Township Firehouse, PA Rte 715 in Reeders, (570) 646-3269 Howard Dickinson. Come one come all and enjoy this popular event filled with models including: K-Line, Lionel, MTH, Williams and more! A donation of $4 gains adult admission with kids 12 & under free.
Monday, May 25: Memorial Day Parade, Pocono Pines. The American Legion Post 413 hosts this popular annual tradition starting 10 a.m. at Tobyhanna Township Elementary Center on Old Route 940. A memorial service is planned for immediately after.
Wednesdays, May 27 & June 3: Public Bog Walk, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Enjoy a guided walk through the bog starting at 1 p.m. Cost is $6 for non-members, $4 for children under 12 & EE Center or Nature Conservancy members. Don’t forget to wear appropriate footwear. Walk lasts about 2 1/2 hours.
Saturday, May 30: Bird Photography, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) presents wildlife photographer Bob Shank as he shows how to take great pictures of birds from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $15.
Saturday, May 30: Take a Dip in the Pond, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Join Brian Hardiman catching tadpoles, salamanders and other aquatic animals in the hands-on, family friendly two hour program starting at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for non-members, $3 for children under 12 and free for EE Center members. Closed footwear required.
Sunday, May 31: Bridge the Gap: Wild Edibles Walk, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) extends an invitation to all from 10 a.m. to noon for this free hike focused on wild edibles. No collecting will be done in the Park.
Ongoing: Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings, Barley Creek BrewingCompany, Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-9399, www.barleycreek.com. Free brewery tours are offered every day at 12:30 p.m. See the tanks and mills at the brewpub and learn how great beer is made! Tours are followed by free tastings of assorted Barley Creek brews. All ages welcome for tours; tastings restricted to participants 21 and older. Group tours by appointment.
Ongoing: Candle Making Demonstrations, House of Candles, Route 715, Henryville, (570) 629-1953, www.houseofcandles.com. See candles made at the Oldest Candle Shop of the Poconos! Dip your own “wax hand” between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. See website for details.