Coming Events by Date

Information subject to change.

Thursday, July 30: “Hug a Tree”, Pocono Mountain Public Library, Tobyhanna, (570) 894-8860, www.poconomountpl.org. Join us here at the library with Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center to learn what you need to do if you’re caught in the woods. Event goes from 10:30 am to 11 am. No cost but registration required.

Friday-Sunday, July 31 to August 02: Woman’s Weekend, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Get away from it all! Enjoy a relaxing weekend that includes a nature hike, canoeing, campfire, and more. This wonderful program includes two nights lodging in a yurt or cabin and six meals. Register early and admission is $199 per person.

Saturday, August 1: The Edible, Ecological, and Easier Garden, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Gardening can be a real chore, but there’s actually another way to do it! Join Nicole Luttrell at 10 am and learn techniques to make your landscape productive and beautiful with less work. Pre-registration is required by wednesdays and cost is $10/non-members and $8/EE Center Members.

Saturday, August 1: Wine in the Woods, Elmhurst Roaring Brook Vol Fire Company, Elmhurst, (570) 209-4273, www.erbfire.org. Come join us for Wine in the Woods at the Elmhurst Roaring Brook Picnic Grounds. Come for the wine, stay for the bonfire. Tickets in advance are $15, while tickets on the event day are $25 and Designated Driver is $5. Event goes from 3 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 1: “Rye Straw” Highlight, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Come and watch this wonderful demonstration. Rye straw is a practical material for storage baskets because it discourages rodents and other pests. In the hands of a craftsman, it also makes beautiful baskets as well as hats. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm and admission is $10/Adults and $5/kids ages 3-12.

Sunday, August 2: Bridge the Gap: Kayak Paddle, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Come join us for a free kayak paddle on our Pickerel Pond. Beginners are welcome, we’ll teach you everything you need to know! Dress appropriately – you may get wet. Spaces are limited so call to reserve a kayak! Event goes from 10 am to noon with no cost for admission!

Sunday, August 2: Frog Frenzy, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Join us for a fun afternoon at the ponds and streams! Learn about some of our frog friends as we gently catch and release these hopping amphibians. Dress appropriately with boots – you may get wet. Event goes from 1 to 3 pm with admission being $5 per person.

Tuesday, August 4: “Rope Making” Highlight, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Learn how rope was made in the 1800s. A simple seeming, but important item on any farm and traditionally made from hemp, rope was used for many different tasks. Help with this task while you are here for the tour. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm and admission is $10/Adults and $5/kids ages 3-12.

Tuesday, August 4: Blues Guitar, Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460 for registration, www.poconoarts.org. Join Spencer Reed in a practical, hands-on approach to jamming. No stage setting, peer pressure, or smoky club. Tuition is $20/members, $30/non-members, $15/Senior members, and $25/Senior non-members. Class is 6:30-8:30 pm.

Saturday, August 8: Life Under a Log, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Join Roger Spotts at 10 am as we explore the trails at Kettle Creek and investigate what lives underneath many things on the forest floor. Dress for outside and dirt digging. Cost: $5/non-members, $3/children under 12, and free for EE Center Members.

Saturday, August 08: 9th Annual Heritage Craft Day, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Come along for a demonstration on various heritage crafts, such as spinning, weaving, wheat weaving, rug braiding, basket making, pottery, broom making, and black smithing. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm and admission is $10/Adults and $5/kids ages 3-12.

Saturday, August 8: 19th Annual Faith Fair & Flea Market, Faith Lutheran Church, 550 Route 940, Blakeslee, (570) 643-6580, faithlutheranblakeslee.org. The Fair/ Flea Market begins at 8 am – rain or shine. There will be tables of treasures for bargain hunters of all ages, Be sure to come early so you don’t miss out on the baked goods made by the “best bakers” from Faith at our Church’s own table. 11 am begins lunch and pigroast tickets will be being sold from 4 pm to 6:30 pm. Ticket costs are $10/Adults and $5/Children 4-10. Overall admission is free.

Sunday, August 09: Pocono Chicken Wing-Off, Shawnee Mountain, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-7231, www.shawneemt.com. Sample 30 plus varieties of wing sauces while supporting Monroe County Meals on Wheels. Join several thousand wing lovers voting for the best wings in the Pocono Mountains at Shawnee Mountain! The event goes from noon to 4 pm and the only cost is for the wings you purchase!

Sunday, August 9: River Ramble on the Brodhead, Brodhead Watershed Association, Canadensis, (570) 839-1120, info@brodheadwatershed.org. From 1 to 4 p.m. visit the scenic and historical Brodhead Hunting abd Fishing Club and other land not always open to the public. These “Ramble Stops” include Targa Falls on Paradise-Price Preserve, Stony Run, Zimmer Wildlife sanctuary, and many more other beautiful locations. Afterwords enjoy good food and conversation at the After-Ramble party from 4 to 5 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers, with a $2 discount for pre-registration. Children under 12 participate for free.

Tuesday, August 11: Draw a Pet You Know and Love, Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460 for registration, www.poconoarts.org. Join Suzanne Werfelmen in this class focusing on drawing your pet with various techniques. Colored pencils will be used to bring out all the furry, feathery textures on your pet. Tuition is $20/members, $25/non-members. Class is 6-9 pm.

Saturday, August 15: Migration Mysteries, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Join Environmental Educator Karen N. Boyle at 10 am to learn all about migration in the area, what animals migrate and why exactly it is they do it. Cost: $5/non-members, $3/children under 12, and free for EE Center Members.

Saturday, August 15: Shawnee Mountain Mud Run, Shawnee Mountain, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-7231, www.shawneemt.com. The Shawnee Mountain Mud Run is a timed event, with emphasis on fun, teamwork, and helping each other to the finish. Costumes and fun team names are encouraged. A post race BBQ, live music, raffles, and awards will be held in the base area. Families and spectators welcome. Additional food vendors are available for non-runners.The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm and admission is TBD.

Sunday, August 16: Pocono Mountain Summer Concert Series, Lutheran Church, 550 Route 940, Blakeslee, (570) 643-6580, faithlutheranblakeslee.org. The Pocono Mountain Summer Concert Series at Faith Lutheran Church continues at 7 pm featuring the acoustical rhythms of Long Time Comin’. Come enjoy the eclectic mix of music from the 1950’s to the present day! Cost is free will general admission.

Tuesday, August 18: Drawing Basics, Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460 for registration, www.poconoarts.org. Join Suzanne Werfelmen in this class. Anyone can draw using these simple tips and tricks. Students will leave with a finished still life realy to frame. Tuition is $20/members, $25/non-members. Class is 6-9 pm.

Tuesday-Wednesday, August 18-19: Family Canoe Trip on the Delaware, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. This trip covers approx. 20 miles of the river from Dingman’s Ferry to Smithfield Beach. We’ll take time for river interpritation, swimming, fishing, bird watching, and more. We’ll camp one night and cook over a fire and partake in a night hike. Includes canoe rental, 4 meals, river interpritation and a good time! Cost: $110/non-members, $50/non-paddling children under 12, $100/EE Center Members.

Saturday-Sunday, August 22-23: 29th Annual Pocono State Craft Festival, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Come on down to the farm to see some distinctive crafts on display for your shopping pleasure. Enjoy fine jewelry to woodworking, clothing, metal work, stained glass, basketry, pottery, leather, furniture, and more. Enjoy craft demonstrations, and Dixieland and Bluegrass music while enjoying festival food. Free parking. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm and admission is $6/per person while kids under 12 are free.

Tuesday, August 25: Monoprinting is Fun, Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460 for registration, www.poconoarts.org. Join Suzanne Werfelmen in this class. Create a one of a kind print with ink, brayer, and line drawings on paper. Color will be added once dry. Tuition is $20/members, $25/non-members. Class is 6-9 pm..

Tuesday, August 26: Hike to the Center of the Bog, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. The center of the bog is a unique area with a “quaking mat” and several unsual plants. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to visit the center. Hike starts at 10 am and participants should be prepared to get their feet wet. Cost: $6/non-members, $4/children under 12, EE Center Members, and Nature Concervancy Members.

Saturday, August 29: Amphibian and Reptile Ramble, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Join Brian Hardiman from 10 am to noon for an educational morning searching for salamanders, frogs, turtles, and snakes. Cost: $5/non-members, $3/children under 12, and free for EE Center Members.

Ongoing: July 25 & 29 then August 5,8,12,16,19 & 26: Public Bog Walk, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Public walks begin at 10 a.m. and are open to anyone, while private walks for organizations and school groups are scheduled on request. Meet at the Bog parking lot. Cost is $6/non-members, $4/EE Center or Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Please wear appropriate footwear. Each walk lasts 2 1/2 hours. Pre-registration required.

Ongoing: August 6, 13, 20, 27: Oil Painting Classes, Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460 for registration, www.poconoarts.org. Join John McAllister in this class focusing on personal style and technique with the oil medium. Tuition is $75/members, $85/non-members, $65/Senior members, and $75/Senior non-members. Classes are 6:30-8:30 pm.

Ongoing: August 2, 9, 16, 23: Intermediate Watercolor, Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460 for registration, www.poconoarts.org. Join Joan Raushi in this class focusing on avoiding “making mud”, textures, and other various techniques with this medium. Tuition is $100/members, $110/non-members, $90/Senior members, and $100/Senior non-members. Classes are 1-4 pm.

Ongoing: August 3, 10, 17, 24: Costumed Figure Drawing, Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460 for registration, www.poconoarts.org. Join Ted Michalowski in this class focusing on drawing the theatrically costumed and fashionably dressed professional model. All skill levels welcomed! Tuition is $115/members, $125/non-members, $105/Senior members, and $115/Senior non-members. Classes are 1-9 pm.

Ongoing: August 5, 12, 19, 26: Pushing Color in Pastels, Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460 for registration, www.poconoarts.org. Join Iraina Caramelli in this class focusing on getting the creative juices flowing and inspiring creativity. Try a new way of working with color and learn confidence in your work. All skill levels welcomed! Tuition is $75/members, $85/non-members, $65/Senior members, and $75/Senior non-members. Classes are 6-8 pm.

Saturdays & Sundays through August: Summer Bash: Family Fun Fest, Country Junction “World’s Largest General Store”, Lehighton, (610) 377-8400, www.quietvalley.org. Join Olaf and his friends at the Summer Bash Family Fun Festival. Spend the day singing and dancing with Anna and Elsa, bouncing on bounce houses, having water balloon fun, and start a war with your friends at the all new Ballistic Battle Zone indoor Nerf arena. It’s all waiting for you at Country Junction’s Event Center the best place for great family fun. Hours are 11 am to 5 pm and admission is $5/adult and $10/children.

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.