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Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day! Honor Mother Nature today!
Tuesday, April 22: Tots and Toddlers Music Time, Waverly Community House, North Abington Road, Waverly, (570)586-8191, www.waverlycomm.org. Each 30 minute class spins melody into the customary Mommy (or any loved one) and Me classes. A tiered schedule takes children from one month up to age five on their own unique journey into the world of music alongside instructor Cheryl Mozdian. At $48 per class, advanced registration suggested.
Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27: The First Annual Hawley Earth Fest, Hawley, www.hawleyearthfest.com. Enjoy three fun-filled days in historic Hawley! Highlights include the return of the Hawley Farmers’ Market, children’s activities, a photo exhibit, a Species Parade, environmental education programs, entertainment and more! See website for complete details.
Saturday, April 26: 8K Walk/Run, Grey Towers, Milford, (570) 296-9625, firstname.lastname@example.org. Runners take your marks and get ready to trot as you absorb the scenery including parts of the Pinchot Greenway and Milford Beach in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area. Proceeds benefit Grey Towers in its efforts of conserving history in the region.
Saturday, April 26: Pike-Wayne Earth Day Festival, PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, PPL Drive, Hawley, (570) 253-7001, email@example.com, www.pikewayneearthday.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day during this exciting annual event! PPL and local conservation groups join forces to bring you hands-on activities, games and events for all ages! Admission is free. See website for details.
Saturday, April 26: Free Give and Take Day, Chestnuthill Township Park, Route 715, Brodheadsville, (570) 629-8414, www.closetheloop.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Give and Take Days are a great way to reuse items that are too good to throw away! Just bring along reusable items between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and take away anything you want from 1 to 4 p.m. It’s free! Acceptable items include furniture and household goods, books and entertainment items, tools and gently used clothes. Unacceptable items include electronics, TVs, computer monitors and tires; township residents can take electronics to the Township Recycling Center at no charge. Call for more information.
Saturday, April 26: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort’s 11th Annual River Road Cleanup, River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 424-4050 ext. 1405, firstname.lastname@example.org. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Help volunteers from the Shawnee Inn as they clean up a 10-mile stretch of River Road! This year’s cleanup will be limited to 70 community volunteers. The first 50 participants to pre-register are guaranteed a complimentary 11th Annual River Road Cleanup t-shirt. A Volunteer Appreciation Lunch will be held after the cleanup at the Gem and Keystone Brewpub. Pre-registration is required. Call for more information.
Saturday, April 26: Springtime Herpin’, Nescopeck State Park, Honey Hole Road, Drums, (570) 403-2006. 1 to 4 p.m. Ages 8 and up will take a dip in the ecological education pool as they explore the world of reptiles and amphibians. Join biologist John Jose for a presentation then walk to track down these local herps. Registration for this free afternoon of fun is required.
Saturday and Sunday, April 26 & 27: Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA)’s Annual Home and Garden Festival, Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat and Conference Center, Waymart, (570) 226-4941, www.waynecountybuilders.com. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t miss this free family-friendly festival! Highlights include indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Electronic Recycling Drop-off, the Flower Pot Contest, Children’s LEGO Building Contest, a silent auction and the new Spectacular Outdoor Living Raffle. See website for details.
Sunday, April 27: Monroe County Historical Association’s 22nd Annual Victorian Tea and Luncheon, The Chateau Resort and Conference Center, Tannersville, (570) 421-7703, email@example.com, www.monroehistorical.org. 1 p.m. This year’s program is titled “Curves, Carpets and Color: A Lecture on Romantic and Victorian Gardening in America.” The price for the Victorian Tea and Luncheon is $30 for MCHA members and $35 for the public. Reservations are required by Saturday, April 19. Reservations, with payment, should be made at the Monroe County Historical Association Main Street, Stroudsburg. Proceeds benefit the Monroe County Historical Association.
Sunday, April 27: Pancake Breakfast, Pine Mill Community Hall, Pine Mill Road, Equinunk (570)224-8500. Serving up some flapjacks with an assortment of breakfast delights from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, April 27: Boomer’s Angels Dog Adoption Day, Pet Supplies Plus, Route 611, Stroudsburg, (570)350-4977, www.boomersangels.com. Adopt a fine furry friend.
Saturday, May 3: Senior Softball Slates 2014 Season, Keiper Field, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-6600, 1p.m. Warmup with 2 p.m. Start. Pocono Mountain Sports & Recreation Group is ready to rip into the softball season with games slated well into August. Catch a game: May 3, 17 & 31, June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23. Players over the age of 50 are invited to register for $45 and join in the season of fun. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 3: Monroe County Conservation District’s Signs of Spring Walk, Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, (570)629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Environmental Educator Karen Boyle takes you on a leisurely tour through the trails of this 166 acre refuge in search of a glimpse into the wonders of spring. Cost is $5 for Non-MCCD members with children under 12 $3.
Sunday, May 4: High Acres Park celebrates Earth Day, Canadensis, Brodhead Watershed Association invites all to “Go Native” and learn the benefits of using native foliage while preparing your Spring garden. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. see how planned planting preserves the watershed and protects the habitat.
Sunday, May 4: Community Women’s Club of Greentown and Newfoundland holds 13th Annual Victorian Tea and Chinese Auction, Wallenpaupack South Elementary School, Newfoundland, (570)857-7051 or (570)676-3711. Doors open at 1 p.m. as this festive event returns benefitting the area and its surrounding communities. Calling planned to commence at 2 p.m. with adult admission at $10 and children under 12 $5.
Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4: Yard Sale Fundraiser, Dotta Auction Company, Nazareth/Bushkill Township, (267)217-DOBE,www.doberinc.com. Rain or shine this clean out your closet inspired event benefitting Dober Inc., a local rescue for Doberman Pinschers, runs from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday with Sunday 8-Noon.
Sunday, May 4: Wildflower Walk with PEEC, Dingmans Ferry, (570)828-2319, www.peec.org. Join this free stroll through Delaware Water Gap as it comes alive with colorful flora with guide Josie D’Alessandro tossing tips about local greenery from 9 a.m. to Noon.
Friday, May 9: Mother’s Appreciation Day at Amazon Art Studio, Pocono Pines, www.amazonartstudio.com. Bring mom in from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a canvas painting party, makeup demo and more as the perfect prelude to Mother’s Day. At $40 for Mother with Child and $10 each additional child, reservations will fill fast so contact AAS today.
Saturday, May 10 through Sunday, May 11: Aquatic Cruisin’ Mother’s Day Weekend, Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours, Hawley, (570)226-3293, email@example.com. How do you fit all mom deserves into one day? Make it count! This boat tour on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack fills fun for everyone in just under an hour giving mom some time to relax and soak up the scenery. Plan ahead with times running from Noon to 3 p.m. and admission at $14 for Adults, $13 for Seniors and Kids under 12 $11.
Ongoing: Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings, Barley Creek Brewing Company, 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 available by appointment.
Ongoing: Fridays: Friday Happy Hour, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery and Distillery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 619-0053, www.mountainviewvineyard.com. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy $1 off a glass of your favorite wine, savor a signature drink, and indulge in complimentary snacks! Featured items vary. Ages 21+ only. See website for details.
Ongoing: Saturdays and Sundays: Distillery Tours, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 619-0053, www.mountainveiwvineyard.com. Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. Mountain View Vineyard, Winery and Distillery is one of only two winery-distilleries in the state! Tour the facilities and see how your favorite spirits are made! Ages 21+ only.
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.
Ongoing: Wednesdays starting May 7 through June 5: Public Bog Walk, Monroe County Conservation District, Meet at lot on Cherry Lane Road off Route 611, Tannersville, (570)629-306, www.mcconservation.org. Strap on some sturdy footwear for a 2 1/ trek where you’ll check out the floating boardwalk and other wonders that fill the bog. All are welcome with pre-registration required at $4 for children under 12 along with EE members and $6 for Non-members.