Thursday, July 21: Golf History & Memorabilia, Clymer Library, Pocono Pines, 570-646-0826. Enjoy a presentation with former Golf Collectors Society president, Bob Gettis as he shares the history of golf, evolution of golf equipment, and famous golfers who have had some history in PA. Bob will bring examples from his collection of memorabilia and encourages attendees to bring a golf item to share. Starts 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, Art History Workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., Pocono Arts Council, Stroudsburg, 570-476-4460, poconoarts.org. Join instructor Susan Field for this workshop and name that style (all about isms). It’s a Show and Tell of examples of work and conversation on the time periods and artists and their peers that created competition. Materials Supplied. Tuition: $30.00
Saturday, July 23rd from 1:30 to 3:30pm, Tobyhanna Train Station Visit at Tobyhanna Train Station, Tobyhanna, 570-894-8860. Meet Miss Sue at the Tobyhanna Train Station to see a display of trains and items used in the early period of our town of Tobyhanna. Children will see a diesel locomotive that makes excursions from Scranton to Tobyhanna and back. Take pictures with Thomas the Tank Engine and enjoy a snack for a small fee. All ages welcome. Please register for this event! Free.
Sundays, July 24 & 31 from 1-4 pm, Intermediate Watercolor, Pocono Arts Council, Stroudsburg, 570-476-4460, poconoarts.org. Instructor Joan Raushi will cover composition, how to avoid “making mud”, rules of portraiture, using a photograph and various textures, along with other varied techniques. Tuition: Member $100/Non-Member $110: Senior Member $90/Non-Member $100
Thursday, July 28 from 6:30-8:30pm, Pocono Arts Council, Stroudsburg, 570-476-4460, poconoarts.org. Oil Painting with John McAllister-This ongoing workshop focuses on the individual, helping them to develop their own personal style and technique working with the oil medium. Learn how to develop your painting by understanding drawing and composition, light and shadow, color, preparation of materials and the application of paint. Working at your own pace, you pick the subject while the instructor guides you through the painting process. Tuition: Member $75/Non-Member $85: Senior Member $65/Non-Member $75
Wednesday, August 3: Clymer Library presents its 2016 Fundraising House Tour & Brunch, Pocono Pines, 570-646-0826. This year’s tour will feature unique and elegant homes in Pinecrest Lake Golf & Country Club and Lake Naomi Club, including the Timber Trails community. Many different themes of design and fashion will be seen, from rustic mountain themes to fashionable and informal residences. These homes will provide hundreds of decorating and renovation ideas for your next home décor project. Spend a relaxing day with friends while touring these exceptional homes, each within a short distance of one another. Start the day by joining a Brunch Buffet at 10:30 AM at the Lake Naomi Club prior to the tours, which begin at Noon. Tickets for the Brunch and Tours are $38.00; for just the House Tour tickets are $18 and tickets for just the Brunch are $20.00. All proceeds benefit the Clymer Library.
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 by appointment.
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.
The Market at The Ice House, Lakeville, (570) 226-6246, Open Sunday’s May-October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or Shine. Located in a rustic barn setting you’ll find a collection of vendors featuring foods, crafts, flowers & more!