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Thursday, July 2: Cast for Cash, Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District, Hawley, (570) 226-3865, www.wallenpaupackwatershed.org. Cast for Cash is a fishing contest on Lake Wallenpaupack! Snag one of 80 tagged fish released with cash prizes! No cost to join the fun but registration is required.
Friday, July 3 thru Sunday, July 5: BUILDING ANTICIPATION FOR The Pocono Mountains to Elevate Independence Weekend Festivities! Break free from single-day celebrations! Checkout page 5 of This Week in the Poconos magazine on stands and digital starting July 1st for a stellar weekend lineup of fireworks festivities to set sights to the stars at TWIP’s top picks for holiday hoorah!
Saturday, July 04: Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Honesdale, (570) 253-5500, www.dorflinger.org. This free event is held on the grounds of Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary. Please bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Picnics and beverages of your choice are permitted.
Sunday, July 05: Summer Canoe Paddle, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Enjoy summer outdoors on the water! Paddle a canoe of try out our new kayaks! Beginners are welcome with PEEC points on the needs to know. Dress appropriately as you may get wet. Call to reserve a canoe.
Monday, July 06: Architectural Walking Tour, Lackawanna Historical Society, Scranton, (570) 344-3841, email@example.com. The Lackawanna Historical Society will offer free guided walking tours of Downtown Scranton at 11 a.m. These free tours focus on the architecture of some of the city’s most beautiful buildings and its rich history!
Tuesday, July 07: “A History of Monroe County Natural Resources”, The Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township (HATT), Pocono Pines, (570) 646-7235, www.tobyhannatwphistory.org. Presented by Roger Spotts, Environmental Education Coordinator for the Monroe County Conservation District, this program will be held at the Clymer Library in Pocono Pines starting 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 12: Patrick Abrams Memorial Scholarship Tricky Tray, Wallenpaupack High School, Hawley, (570) 775-7377, firstname.lastname@example.org. A day of fun and prizes galore all benefitting the Patrick Abrams Memorial Scholarship fund with doors opening at noon and prize calling at 2 p.m. There will be a children’s table, concession stand, 50/50 raffle and loads of gift baskets! Your $5 admission includes 1 sheet of tickets FREE. Children are admitted free.
Thursday, July 16: “Wash Day” Highlight, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Before the modern day washing machine, dryer and the local dry cleaner laundry day was an all day affair. Come see the advances made in the 1800s from having to scrub your clothes on rocks by the river. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, July 17: “Food Preservation” Highlight, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. In the time before modern transportation and refrigeration, survival depended upon putting by enough food to last from one harvest to the next and keeping it from spoiling. Learn how drying, smoking, pickling and canning were used in the past to preserve food stuffs. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, July 17 & 18: 57th Annual Antique Show & Sale, Mountainhome United Methodist Church, Junction of RTE 191 & 390, Mountainhome, (570) 595-7046. Over 20 antique dealers offering a wide variety of antiques and collectibles. Homemade lunches, pies, and snacks offered as well. Event goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.
Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19: Poconos’ Wurst Festival, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, East Stroudsburg, (570) 421-7231. The Poconos’ Wurst Festival is back with even more wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and brews! With both Polish and German themes, the event will feature 3 stages of music, traditional costumed dance performances, pig and “hot dog” races, and plenty more! Event goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets at the gate are $15/Adults 1-Day, $12/Children 5-12 1-Day, and $24 for all 2-Day tickets. Children 4 and under are free. Discount tickets are available online until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 17.
Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19: 30th Annual Art & Craft Festival, Audubon, Wallenpaupack Area High School, Hawley, (484) 256-4485, www.audubonfestival.com. Known regionally as the finest art and craft show in the Poconos, the Audubon Art and Craft Festival combines entertaining and educational live wildlife shows featuring animals native to the area with close to 100 juried artists and artisans. Add live ice sculpting and activities for the kids and you have a wonderful experience awaiting you in the Poconos! Admission is $5 per person and children 12 and under are free. Event goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Saturday, July 18: Sssnakes Alive!, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Learn about the identification and biological roles of the snakes of our area with Brian Hardiman. Designed for all ages, this 1 ½ hour program begins at 10 am and focuses on local species and includes live snakes and a slide-illustrated talk. Cost: $5/non-members, $3/children under 12, and EE Center members free.
Saturday, July 18: 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 will teach you everything you need to know! Dress appropriately – you may get wet. Spaces are limited; call to reserve a kayak! Event goes from 5 to 7 p.m. No cost!
Saturday, July 18: Nature at Night, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. A summer evening is the perfect time to head outside. Take a walk in the woods, listen for frogs and look at the stars. Join us from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Free for members and $5 for non-members.
Sunday, July 19: Devil’s Hole Creek “Wet Foot” Walk, Brodhead Watershed Association, Henryville, (570) 424-1514, www.brodheadwatershed.org. Dip your toes into a natural adventure as you explore state Gamelands 221. Naturalists Don Miller and Bill Sweeney will lead the hike. These walks are $5 for members, $10 for non-members, and children 12 and under walk for free.
Sunday, July 19: Summer Canoe Paddle, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Enjoy the summer out on the water! Paddle a canoe and try out our new kayaks! Beginners are welcome, we’ll teach you everything you need to know. Dress appropriately – you may get wet. Event goes from 10 a.m. to noon and admission is $5. Call to reserve a canoe.
Wednesday, July 22: 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 approximately 2 1/2 hours. Pre-registration is required. Directions: Route 611, at the light at the Tannersville Inn turn onto Cherry Lane Road. The parking lot is 1.9 miles on your right from Route 611.
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.