Information subject to change.
Saturday, March 28: 28th Annual Business/Sports/Wellness Expo, Stroudsburg High School Gymnasium, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-4433. Presented by the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce this annual event offers the opportunity to checkout all the amazing professionals in the area from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 & under.
Saturday, March 28: Fly Fishing Program, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Join members of the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited for this 3-hour introductory program from 9 a.m. to noon. From equipment and casting to fly-tying and more with a film, slide program and raffles as well. Cost is $5 for EE members, as well as, kids under 12 and $8 for non-members with pre-registration required by March 27.
Saturday, March 28: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center’s Signs of Spring at Quiet Valley, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Celebrate spring with a walk through the farm from 2 to 4 p.m. Seek out early spring flowers, wildlife happenings and more! Contact KCEEC to pre-register. Cost is $3 for EE or QV members and $5 for non-members. Children under 12 are free.
Sunday, March 29: Tumbling Waters Hike, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) presents this free interpretive hike on their Tumbling Waters Trail boasting a beautiful waterfall and scenic overlook of the Delaware River Valley. Hike is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 29: Wild Edibles Walk, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) presents this hike from 10 a.m. to noon focused on wild edibles with a look at what nature provides as food in the form of many plants. No collecting will be done in the park. Cost is $5.
Wednesday, April 1: Woodcock Watch, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Join Brian Hardiman for this 1 1/2 hour program learning the life history and amazing courtship display of this entertaining bird. Brief classroom presentation begins 6:30 p.m. at the EE Center then heads out to Tannersville bog to observe. Cost is $5 for non-members, $3 for kids under 12 and free to EE Center members.
Thursday, April 2: Hide-n’ Seekers Program: Signs of Spring, Nescopeck State Park, Drums, (570) 403-2006. Meet 10 a.m. at the Nescopeck State Park office for this free program designed for ages 3-5 to get outside and about nature through stories, activities and crafts. Children should be dressed to be both inside and out. Register by calling.
Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5: Pocono Manor’s Carnival Midway, Pocono Manor, 1-800-233-8150. Egg and spoon races, egg hunts with games galore keep the festive fun flowing. Call for details.
Saturday, April 4: Country Junction’s Easter Egg-Stravaganza, Lehighton, www.countryjunction.com. Celebrate with festive Easter fun that includes egg hunts, egg decorating, hayrides, a bounce house and more from 11 to 4!
Saturday, April 4: Pocono Mountain Regional EMS 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt, (570) 839-8485. Join in the fun from 1 to 3 p.m. behind Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company’s station just off route 611 at 20 Murray Street in Mount Pocono. You can even grab a photo with the Easter Bunny for $5.
Saturday, April 4: Volunteer Day Spring Cleaning, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) invites all to lend a hand in cleaning up after winter to prepare for the spring from 9 a.m. to noon. All ages are welcome. Snacks provided.
Monday, April 6: Manchester Community Library Re-opens for the Season, Equinunk, (570) 224-4173, www.manchestercommunitylibrary.org. Ready to read? Make note that the Manchester Community Library is set to turn the page on another season of sensational books and more!
Tuesday, April 7: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Visitor Use Plan Input Session, Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, (570) 426-2452, www.nps.gov/dewa/getinvolved/index.htm. Lend a voice in planning for the future with this public listening session and focus group at the Terraview Event Facility from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 9: Wayne County Public Library Author Luncheon, Hotel Wayne in Honesdale, (570) 253-1220. Enjoy a noon luncheon with internationally recognized author Suzanne Fisher Staples. Tickets cost $20 for advance purchase at Wayne County Public Library. Deadline to purchase is April 6.
Saturday, April 11: Pocono Bazaar Flea Market hosts a Live Antique Auction, (570) 223-8640, www.poconobazaar.com. Take part in the excitement as PBFM features this live auction with amazing antique finds.
Saturday, April 11: Salamanders, Frogs and More!, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) sets out to find all these awesome amphibians stirring in the woods from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Be sure to wear boots and clothes that can get a little wet and muddy.
Saturday, April 11: Spring Peeper Search, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) sends an invitation to grab a flashlight and head out from 8 to 9 p.m. in search of these tiny tree frogs.
Saturday, April 11: Step into Spring with the Master Gardeners, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-6430 Penn State Extension Office, www.mcconservation.org. Join Penn State Monroe County’s Master Gardeners as they present this workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $20 if pre-registered and $25 at the door.
Saturday, April 11: The Art of Fish Prints, Nescopeck State Park, Drums, (570) 403-2006. Meet at Lake Frances for this free event celebrating mentored youth fishing day. Free loaner poles available to use for the program. A permit is required to participate. Visit fishandboat.com for information.
Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April12: Carbon County Art League is Calling All Artists, Lehighton, (570) 579-8303, email@example.com. Checkout CCAL’s Art Show the weekend of April 11 & 12. People’s Choice awards are planned with cash prizes of $25, $50, $75 and $150.
Saturday, April 18: 2nd Annual Spring Thaw Ice and Wine Festival, Lakeville, (570) 226-6246, www.sculptediceworks.com. Sculpted Ice Works Factory and Natural Ice Harvest Museum hosts this festive event with Antler Ridge Winery filled with local craft and artisan vendors. Enjoy ice carving demonstrations, live music and great BBQ eats from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Includes wine tasking from PA’s Premiere wineries and complimentary wine glass. There’s even a designated driver discount rate of $10!
Saturday, April 18: Kids Things Flea Market, Pocono United Methodist Church, Mount Pocono, (570) 839-1646, firstname.lastname@example.org. Children’s clothing, toys, furniture and more with homemade food concession takes this sale to the top from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission
Now through April 26: A Cool Look at the Ice Industry exhibit at Steamtown NHS, Scranton, (570) 340-5200, www.nps.gov/stea. Steamtown celebrates the winter and history of ice harvesting in the Pocono Mountains with this exhibit including artifacts and images tracing the path of ice from ponds and lakes to homes and businesses as “a resource that shaped a new America.”
Wednesday, May 20: A Tast of Tuscany Bus Trip to Woodloch Pines, Hawley, (570) 629-0509. Join The Ladie’s Guild of our Lady of Victory for this fun filled bus trip leaving their Tannersville parking lot at 9:30 a.m. returning 5 p.m. Cost is $55 and includes an Italian buffet, “Old Country” afternoon show, wine and chees tasting, bing and boat rides. Reservations with $35 deposit due by April 10.
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.