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A season filled with phenomenal views and entertaining options…
Friday, October 31: Forevermore: A Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe at Grey Towers, Milford, (570) 296-9625, www.greytowers.org. A Halloween treat indeed as these dramatic readings at 6 and 8 p.m. of select works by the legendary author is sure to send chills. Appropriate for high school age and older. Tickets are $20.
Friday, October 31: Murder Mystery Dinner at the Big A Grillhouse! (570) 223-1700. Seeking a little mature festive fun? Enjoy a three course dinner participating in this interactive show for $29.95. Book your reservation ASAP by calling the Big A!
Friday, October 31: HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT
Times to Divide & Conquer…Sweeeet:
> Coolbaugh Township 5 to 8 p.m.
> Smithfield Township 5 to 8 p.m.
> Tunkhannock Township 5 to 8 p.m.
> The Borough of Mount Pocono 6 to 8 p.m.
> Tobyhanna Township 6 to 8 p.m.
> Ross Township 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 1: HALLOWEEN Fun Spills into November with TEC’s Annual Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat! Tobyhanna Elementary Center off Old Route 940 in Pocono Pines hosts these popular festivities including a parade, costume and Trunk or Treat judging starting at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Saturday, November 1: 2nd Annual RSVP Antiques Appraisal Event, Pocono Summit, (570) 629-1756. Pocono Auction Gallery hosts this fun-draiser benefitting the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) with first item appraisals starting at $10 and up to three more at $5 each so grab your family heirlooms and garage sale finds then head on out from noon to 4 p.m. PAG is at 212 Summit Avenue in Pocono Summit.
Saturday, November 1: KC “Disco” Hike, Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman takes you on a leisurely tour through the Sanctuary trails of this Discovery Hike. Cost is $5 for Non-EE members with children under 12 $3 and EE members free.
Saturday, November 1: Pumpkin Madness at Roba Farm, North Abington Township, (570)563-2904, www.robafamilyfarms.com. What a way to celebrate the season finale than a pumpkin massacre! For $8.95 per person, there promises to be “smashin’, mashin’ and bashin’ pumpkins galore from noon to 5:00 p.m. or while pumpkin supplies last.
Saturday, November 8: Appalachian Trail Bike & Hike, Jim Thorpe, (800) 944-8392, firstname.lastname@example.org. Swing by the Adventure Center at Pocono Whitewater and signup for this exhilarating scenic ride. Cost is $69 per person.
Saturday, November 8: Bird Feeding Basics, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Karen Boyle dishes the dirt on feeding the birds in this hour long program starting at 10 a.m. Cost is $5/non-members, $3 for kids under 12 and free for EE Center members.
Saturday, November 8: Public Bog Walk, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour journey through the bog world starting at 2 p.m. Pre-registration required. Cost is $6/non-members, $4 for kids under 12 and EE Center members.
Saturday, November 8: Monroe Animal League Christmas Bazaar, Stroud Township Arlington Fire House, (570) 476-8444. Gift items for everyone on your list including your pets! Running 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 returning November 15 and 16: The Outsider Perspective Art Show and Sale, East Stroudsburg, (570) 424-7540, www.eastburgalliance.com. Witness an vast display of art with all exhibits for sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A portion of the proceeds benefit Historic Dansbury Dept and the Sterling Strauser Gallery at ESU.
Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9: Wildlife Art Expo, PPL Montour Environmental Education Center in Danville, (570) 437-3131, www.pplpreserves.com. Enjoy the photos, oils, pen and ink displays, as well as, meet the talented wildlife artists behind them from noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 9: River Ramble Run Fall Classic, Shawnee on the Delaware, (570)424-6431. Join this 5K and 10K Road Race with a 2 mile walk included out of Smithfield Beach north of Delaware Water Gap. Prizes and festivities planned for after.
Sunday, November 9: Veterans Day Parade, Stroudsburg. Parade lovers get set to lineup along Main Street in Downtown Stroudsburg for festivities honoring our military servicemen and women starting at noon. Route runs from Stroudsburg High School to Dansbury Park.
Sunday, November 9: Zoot Fest at ESU, East Stroudsburg, (570) 422-3828. The 4th annual day of jazz entertainment includes gigs and discussions all around jazz musicians, with a look at its history. Cost of $50 per person and $25 for students with ID includes admission, refreshments and a luncheon.
Tuesday, November 11: Steamtown National Historic Site Entrance Fee Free Day Honoring Veterans, Scranton, (570) 340-5200. Enjoy Veterans Day with Steamtown with admission to the park grounds, visitor center, roundhouse, tech museums and theater from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, November 15: America Recycles Day Annual Book Swap, PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, PPL Drive, Hawley, (570) 253-7001, email@example.com. See your old books get reused and maybe find a few that’ll peak your interest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 15: Electric City Brew Fest at Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre, www.mohegansunpocono.com. Geared toward the over 21 crowd, this popular event features a stellar selection of craft brews from the area’s top brewers. $60 VIP Session runs 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. General Admission Session runs 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for $40.
Saturday, November 15: Free Book Swap, PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center in Hawley, (570) 253-7001, firstname.lastname@example.org. Your beloved old go to book can be scooped up by eager readers while you take a tour through someone else’s literary treasure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16: Wallenpaupack Area High School Band Parents Craft Fair, Hawley, (570) 226-5815, Check out area artisans, crafters and holiday entertainment with tons of food to stroll along and enjoy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 with proceeds benefitting the Buckhorn Band.
Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16: Art on the Mountain returns to Shawnee, Shawnee Mountain Resort , (800) 233-4218. Enjoy Free Parking and Free Admission to this 4th annual gathering of talented artists from near and far. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. over 60 artists will present paintings, photographs, sculptures and more!
Sunday, November 16: Pennsylvania Lyric Opera Theater Fundraising Performance at Trinity Episcopal Church, Mount Pocono, (570) 328-5864, www.griceartists.com. A performance of Death By Arial is slated for 3 p.m. benefitting the 2015 season of the PA Lyric Opera. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 with kids age 6 and under free.
Sunday, November 16: Lenape of the Eastern Woodlands, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Traditional Earth Skills’ Mike Dennis explore the day-to-day activities of the Lenape culture from the food and clothing to shelter used by the local hunter gatherers. Ages 10 and up. Cost is $20.
Saturday, November 22: Craft and Vendor Show, Mount Pocono United Methodist Church, (570)839-1646. Jewelry, accessories and hand crafted decorative items await from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Concession food joins the mix. Free admission.
Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30: Holiday Arts Festival at Skytop Lodge, (570) 350-6512. Pocono Mountain Arts Council presents this two celebration of the fine arts and crafts show and sale running 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
POCONOS EXCITEMENT GOES ON & ON………
Ongoing: Wednesdays Now through November 12: Guided Bog Walks,Tannersville, (570) 629-3060, www.mcconservation.org. Join an Environmental Educator from the Center for a 2 1/2 hour walk through Tannersville Bog each Wednesday morning at 1 p.m. Pre-registration required at $4 for EE & Nature Conservancy Members with Non-members at $6
Ongoing: Saturdays and Sundays: Now through November 23. Daily: November 28 through December 24: A Christmas Shop in the Christmas Spirit at The Briar Patch, Thornhurst, (570) 842-8072, www.briarpatchthornhurst.com. What a wonderful time of the year…Shopping Season! With wreaths, folk art, primitive crafts and more this is one stop you won’t want to miss! Checkout the website for hours.
Ongoing: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Now through November 2: Nightmare on Grange Road Haunted House and Trail, (570) 839-1680, www.nightmareongrange.com. Frightfully fun nights are in store from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. then 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays. Check out their ad in TWIP for some sane savings to prepare you for chilling chaos!
Ongoing: Saturdays and Sundays, Now through November 2: Bushkill Falls Haunted Miner’s Maze Returns! Bushkill, (570) 588-6682, www.visitbushkillfalls.com. Bushkill’s maze has been transformed inviting all to “get your boo on” for Halloween. This family oriented attraction filled with spooks, ghosts and zombies around any turn is considered appropriate for all ages. $5 per person.
Ongoing: Fridays: Friday Happy Hour, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery and Distillery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 619-0053, www.mountainviewvineyard.com. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy $1 off a glass of your favorite wine, savor a signature drink, and indulge in complimentary snacks! Featured items vary. Ages 21+ only. See website for details.
Ongoing: Saturdays and Sundays: Vineyard & Distillery Tours, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 619-0053, www.mountainveiwvineyard.com. Saturdays and Sundays. Vineyard Tours at 1 p.m. & Distillery Tours at 2 p.m. Mountain View Vineyard, Join Randy & Linda as they talk about MV’s history, how the wine is made and the types of grapes that grow in our area. MV’s Winery and Distillery is one of only two winery-distilleries in the state! So take a tour of the facilities and see how your favorite wine and spirits are made! Ages 21+ only.
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.
Keep an eye on this site for frequent updates & features as the fun’s just begun for your next Pocono Mountains adventure!