THIS WEEK’s Events & More to Come

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WEDNESDAY MAY 22 thru TUESDAY MAY 28

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SAVINGS EVENT

Great time to buy that graduation present, and a little something special for yourself!

PANDORA Buy 1, Get 1 FREE – May 23 thru May 27
ALEX AND ANI Long Weekend Summer Sale – 15% OFF when you spend $50, 25% OFF when you spend $100, 30% OFF when you spend $200 – May 24 thru May 27
VERA BRADLEY Memorial Day Sale – 25% OFF your entire purchase – May 23 thru May 28
KENDRA SCOTT Spend $100 Get 15% OFF, Spend $200 Get 20% OFF, Spend $300 Get 25% OFF – May 22 thru May 28

THE SHOPPES AT AMERICAN CANDLE
Bartonsville – 3414 Rt. 611
(570) 629-3388   www.american-candle.com

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THURSDAY MAY 23

THE SCIENCE OF BEER with LACAWAC SANCTUARY   6:00PM

The popular Science on Tap series returns for 2019 at the Wallenpaupack Brewing Company. This is a monthly gathering in Wayne and Pike Counties featuring public discussion on engaging science topics with a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation. The goal is to promote enthusiasm for science in a fun, spirited, and accessible way, while also meeting new people. For each event, we tap an expert in a particular field to lead a presentation and lively discussion in an informal setting. Free, and no registration required. Arrive early for the best seating. The series is organized by a partnership of local conservation and environmental groups from Pike and Wayne Counties. This month’s Science on Tap program is The Science of Beer presented by Dr. Dennis Peterson. Dennis has undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biology and a doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota. He has been seriously brewing beer for the last 15 years (and drinking if for most of his life.) Dennis is a BJCP certified beer judge and a member of the American Home Brewers Association.

WALLENPAUPACK BREWING CO.
Hawley – 73 Welwood Avenue
(570) 689-9494  www.lacawac.org

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THURSDAY MAY 23

EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDIT LUNCHEON
11:30AM to 1:00PM

Join Pocono Chamber of Commerce for an informational luncheon, where you’ll hear from Jim O’Donnell, Director of the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, Tax Credit Division. Keep your tax dollars in Monroe County to help benefit the youth of our community for Pre-K through the 12th grade!

NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE – MONROE CAMPUS
KEYSTONE ROOM 202

Tannersville – 2411 PA-715
(570) 421-4433  www.greaterpoconochamber.com

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SATURDAY MAY 25

EGYPT MEADOW HIKE  1:00PM TO 3:00PM

Discover Egypt Meadow Lake in Forestry’s Bruce Lake Natural Area! Take a moderately difficult 2 mile hike back into the Natural Area, searching for Lady’s Slipper Orchids, River Otters and more. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

PROMISED LAND STATE PARK
Greentown – 100 Lower Lake Rd.
(570) 676-3428
dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PromisedLandStatePark

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SATURDAY MAY 25

TURTLES – HEROES ON THE HALF SHELL
10:00AM TO 11:00AM

Turtles need our help this time of year! After a short lecture about how YOU can be a hero for turtles, play a couple of games and then search for basking Painted Turtles and their nests.

PROMISED LAND STATE PARK
Greentown – 100 Lower Lake Rd.
(570) 676-3428
dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PromisedLandStatePark

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SATURDAY and SUNDAY MAY 25 & 26

FARM ANIMAL FROLIC
10:00AM TO 4:00PM Saturday, 12:00PM TO 4:00PM Sunday

Come enjoy baby farm animals, children’s show, games, hands-on activities, refreshments & more. Frolic offers two weekends of fun for the entire family as Quiet Valley comes alive with baby farm animals. This is a unique opportunity for children and the young-at-heart to see and touch a variety of baby farm animals. Watch baby chicks hatching from their eggs and feel the soft fur of the baby bunnies. Don’t miss seeing the new lambs with their woolly fleece and the frisky baby goats. The adorable baby piglets with their funny little noses charm everyone. Get to know workhorses Gunther and Wilhelm. Meet Janie, Quiet Valley’s mule. Children always love the hay jump in the barn, and they can play some of the traditional games enjoyed by past generations. There is a children’s show twice a day. The outdoor brick bake oven is in operation both weekends. Plenty of hearty homemade food and sweet treats for all!

QUIET VALLEY LIVING HISTORICAL FARM
Stroudsburg – 347 Quiet Valley Rd.
(570) 992-6161  www.quietvalley.org
Cost: $8/adults, $5/children 3-12

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SUNDAY MAY 26

EAGLES – MASTERS OF THE SKY 4:00PM TO 5:00PM

View eaglets through a spotting scope! After a short lecture, turn a youngster into an eagle. Binoculars & spotting scope provided.

PROMISED LAND STATE PARK
Greentown – 100 Lower Lake Rd.
(570) 676-3428
dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PromisedLandStatePark

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SUNDAY MAY 26

COYOTES – BAND OF BROTHERS  8:00PM TO 9:30PM

Discover how very much like us the Eastern Coyote is! After a short lecture and a coyote game, head out on the Kleinhans Trail with some coyote calls and see if any respond.

PROMISED LAND STATE PARK
Greentown – 100 Lower Lake Rd.
(570) 676-3428
dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PromisedLandStatePark

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MONDAY MAY 27

MUSIC ON MONDAYS AT THE HISTORIC DANSBURY DEPOT
Art Begins at 6:00PM, Music at 7:00PM

Come and enjoy music and art at the depot.  Art begins at 6:00 PM; music at 7:00 PM.  We will take an intermission then finish the concert at 8:30.

This week’s featured musician will be Bryan Wallie.  Bryan will entertain us with a collection of songs that range from oldies to goodies.  His guitar playing and his voice are a wonderful blend.  Bryan sings for many community events.  He is a lifetime resident of East Stroudsburg and has been a volunteer fireman for over 30 years.  A free will offering will be collected on behalf of the musician.

David Sandt, photographer, of Star Mountain Studio, is this evening’s featured artist!  David’s pictures are a visual testament to the beauty of the Poconos and nearby regions.  Dave has charmed many visitors with his shows and many beautiful pictures hang in a multitude of houses and businesses throughout the area. He has a real talent for showing the beauty in nature and in our area.  Dave will be showing and selling his artwork inside the depot.

THE HISTORIC DANSBURY DEPOT
East Stroudsburg – 5 S. Kistler Street

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TUESDAY MAY 28

COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES: J.T. LAMBERT CAVALIER VOICES
7:00PM TO 8:00PM

JTL Cavalier Voices are scheduled to perform at 7 pm on the Grand Lawn of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Concerts are family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Donations to the performers are gratefully accepted. Enjoy Shawnee’s gift to the community! Brought to you by the Shawnee Institute Ltd., a non-profit organization.

THE SHAWNEE INN & GOLF RESORT
Shawnee-on-Delaware – 100 Shawnee Inn Drive
(570) 424-4000   www.shawneeinn.com/events/

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THURSDAY MAY 30

CANOE/KAYAK TRIP AT THE BOG  10:00AM TO 1:00PM

Join MCCD on a paddling trip into the Bog Preserve on Cranberry Creek. Participants required to provide their own kayak or canoe. Meet at the Bog parking lot at 10am. Directions: Route 611, at the light at the Tannersville Inn turn onto Cherry Lane Rd. Bog parking lot is 1.9 miles from 611 on the right.

MONROE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER
Stroudsburg – 8050 Running Valley Rd.
(570) 629-3061  www.mcconservation.org

Cost: $6/non-members, $4/EE Center or Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Pre-registration required.

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FRIDAY MAY 31 thru SUNDAY JUNE 2

POCONO 400

Pocono Raceway hosts the Pocono 400 with a weekend of events leading up to the race. Action starts Saturday with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices, NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying and Pocono Green 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race; all getting you ready for the big excitement of Sunday’s race.

POCONO RACEWAY
Long Pond – 1234 Long Pond Rd.
(800) 722-3929  www.poconoraceway.com
Cost: See website for ticket pricing

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FRIDAY MAY 31 thru SUNDAY JUNE 2

GREAT PIKE COUNTY BIRDING WEEKEND  Begins at 2:00PM Friday

Explore Pike County with us to try and spot as many species of birds as possible. There are a number of secret birding locations that are fantastic for amateurs or visiting experts. We can guarantee that you’ll see at least 75 different species over the course of the weekend! Includes two nights of lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.

POCONO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER
Dingmans Ferry – 538 Emery Rd.
(570) 828-2319  www.peec.org
Cost: $215 (Call for commuter & day rates)

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SATURDAY JUNE 1

BRIDGE THE GAP: POND PADDLE 10:00AM TO 12:00PM

Paddle around the ponds at PEEC free of charge! Beginners welcome – instructors teach you everything you need to know. Call in advance to reserve a boat.

POCONO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER
Dingmans Ferry – 538 Emery Rd.
(570) 828-2319  www.peec.org

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SATURDAY JUNE 1

GIRL SCOUT DAY at CLAWS ‘N’ PAWS 10AM TO 6PM

Girl Scouts in uniform get $2.50 off admission. Activities include animal enrichment workshop, Quiz Quest, and free giraffe feeding. Special patch for scouts while supplies last.

CLAWS ‘N’ PAWS WILD ANIMAL PARK
Lake Ariel – 1475 Ledgedale Rd.
(570) 698-6154  www.clawsnpaws.com

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SATURDAY JUNE 1

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 9:00AM TO 1:00PM

MCCD is proud to host another Red Cross blood drive. To register visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

MONROE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER
Stroudsburg – 8050 Running Valley Rd.
(570) 629-3060 (Call Barbara for more info.)  www.mcconservation.org

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SATURDAY JUNE 1

ART OPENING: TERRY FLATT ‘NATURE’S MAGIC’   11:00AM TO 1:00PM

Includes beautiful nature photos from countries including Great Britain, Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Norway and more! Runs through July 1st.

MONROE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER
Stroudsburg – 8050 Running Valley Rd.
(570) 629-3060 (Call Barbara for more info.)  www.mcconservation.org

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TUESDAY JUNE 4

COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES: VILLAGE SAXOPHONE QUARTET
7:00PM TO 8:00PM

The quartet has established a reputation for musical excellence and versatility. Styles vary from contemporary classical and jazz, to refined sounds of a string quartet with rich harmonies of an organ prelude and the excitement of a Jazz Sax section. Family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Donations gratefully accepted. Brought to you by the Shawnee Institute Ltd.

THE SHAWNEE INN & GOLF RESORT
Shawnee-on-Delaware – 100 Shawnee Inn Drive
(570) 424-4000  www.shawneeinn.com/events/

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THURSDAY JUNE 6

GIRLS NIGHT OUT in MILFORD 5:00PM TO 8:00PM

Downtown shops, spas, studios & eateries stay open for one of the area’s most popular evening events! Celebrate a fun evening with friends as businesses extend their hours, staying open until 8PM to offer product samplings, complimentary refreshments, special sales and more.

DOWNTOWN MILFORD
Milford – 208 West Harford St.
(570) 832-1381  www.milfordpa.us

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SATURDAY JUNE 8

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR 9:00AM TO 4:00PM

Choose from nearly 100 artists and crafters with truly unique handcrafted items. Accomplished merchants travel from near and far to showcase their creative gift ideas for that special someone or yourself! Rain or shine.

BINGHAM PARK
Hawley – Main Ave., Route 6
(570) 226-3191  www.northernpoconoschamber.com

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SATURDAY JUNE 8

JETHRO GIRAFFE’S 3RD BIRTHDAY BASH 10AM TO 6PM

Kids who bring a hand-made birthday card get $1 off admission. There’s face painting and Jivin’ Jethro Game Show.

CLAWS ‘N’ PAWS WILD ANIMAL PARK
Lake Ariel – 1475 Ledgedale Rd.
(570) 698-6154  www.clawsnpaws.com

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SATURDAY JUNE 8

FROG FROLIC  1:00PM TO 3:00PM

Spend the afternoon at PEEC’s ponds & streams. Learn about frog friends and gently catch & release hopping amphibians. Wear boots and plan on getting wet and muddy.

POCONO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER
Dingmans Ferry – 538 Emery Rd.
(570) 828-2319  www.peec.org
Cost: $5 per person

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SUNDAY JUNE 9

“THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND PAUL” CONCERT  3:00PM

Kick off the Pocono Mountain Summer Concert Series with a journey back to the 60’s that’ll make you believe you are listening to The Beatles live! Familiar songs to every generation, like I Want to Hold Your Hand, Michelle, Yellow Submarine, and many more, are performed by the duo of Marty Trentacosta and Ken Dziuba. They’ll convince you you’re actually listening to John Lennon and Sir Paul in person!

Faith Lutheran Church
Blakeslee – 550 Rt. 940
(570) 646-0309  www.faithlutheranblakeslee.org

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SUNDAY JUNE 9

BLUEBERRY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
8:00AM TO 12:00PM

Menu consists of the usual breakfast fare, served buffet-style: orange juice, blueberry or plain pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns,  bacon, sausages, coffee or tea. Eat in or take out.

BLOOMING GROVE VOLUNTEER FIREHOUSE
Lords Valley (Hawley) – 484 Route 739 (one mile north of I-84, exit #34)
(570) 685-7178   www.shawneeinn.com/events/

Cost: Adults – $8; Children (10 & under) – $4; Children 3 & under – Free.

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SUNDAY JUNE 9

ECOLOGY OF AQUATIC PLANTS WORKSHOP
1:00PM to 3:00PM

Presented by Elizabeth Carroll, Holy Family University. Explore the diversity and importance of aquatic plants. Learn to identify and protect against invasive species.

LACWAC SANCTUARY
Lake Ariel – 94 Sanctuary Road
(570) 689-9494  www.lacawac.org

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THURSDAY JUNE 13

HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION OF TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP
JUNE PROGRAM
5:30PM

Maps, historic drawings and photographs will help tell the story of the Lehigh Navigation, a river and canal water transportation route. Martha Capwell-Fox from the National Canal Museum is the presenter. HATT’s Annual Picnic will follow.

BLANCHE D. PRICE PARK LODGE
Pocono Pines – 105 Government Way (from State Ave.)
(570) 580-5353  www.TobyhannaTwpHistory.org

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SATURDAY JUNE 15

AFTERNOON PADDLE ON LAKE LACAWAC
2:00PM to 4:00PM

Enjoy a scenic afternoon canoe paddle on Lake Lacawac. Boats, paddles and life jackets are all provided. Personal lifejackets may be used. All ages welcome. Reservations required, as spaces are limited.

LACWAC SANCTUARY
Lake Ariel – 94 Sanctuary Road
(570) 689-9494  www.lacawac.org

Cost: $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

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SATURDAY JUNE 15

GUIDED INTERPRETIVE HIKE   1:00PM TO 3:00PM

Take a hike with PEEC’s knowledgeable staff and learn a little bit more about our forests. Never know what exactly we’ll find out there, so don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions!

POCONO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER
Dingmans Ferry – 538 Emery Rd.
(570) 828-2319  www.peec.org
Cost: Free for PEEC Members/ $5 for Non-PEEC Members

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TUESDAY JULY 9

CONCERT IN THE PARK
presented by ROTARY CLUB OF THE POCONO MOUNTAINS
4:30PM TO 8:30PM  (Rain date July 10)

Come, join us to enjoy live music by Kartune & Joe O’Malley as well as great food from local Barrett & Paradise restaurants. Fun for all including music, face painting, crafts, food & drinks from local vendors and plenty of kids’ activities!  The event benefits the Rotary Club of the Pocono Mountains.

At the former BARRETT ELEMENTARY CENTER
Cresco – 1186 Route 390
(570) 807-6810  www.bpconcert.com
Cost: $5 (Kids 5 & under FREE)