Coming Events

Places to BE

While we’ve shared a few area features focused on events and places to be, here’s a bit more to see while enjoy all the Pocono Mountains has to offer:

 

MONDAY – FEBRUARY 20

SCRANTON

STEAMTOWN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

PRESIDENTS DAY ENTRANCE FEE-FREE ADMISSION10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 150 South Washington Avenue, 570.340.5200, nps.gov/stea. Whether a first-time or repeat visitor enjoy free admission to explore Steamtown. While entrance fee waiver does not cover train rides or excursions, there’s plenty of diversions to enjoy in the park visitor center and museum complex featuring history & more!

 

SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 25

STROUDSBURG

KETTLE CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

WHO LIVES WHERE? – 10 a.m. – 8050 Running Valley Road, 570.629.3060, mcconservation.org. Join Environmental Educator Karen N. Boyle to learn where animals spend their time in the winter months and search for some of them. Cost: $6 with kids under 12 $4

 

SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 25

DINGMANS FERRY

POCONO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

ANIMAL TRACKING – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – 538 Emery Road, 570.828.2319, peec.org. Animals leave behind clues that give us glimpses into their lives. Explore PEEC’s natural areas for tracks, trails, territory marks and other signs animals leave behind through the fields and forests of the Pocono Mountains. Cost: $5

 

SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 26

EAST STROUDSBURG

SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN SKI AREA

WINTER CARNIVAL401 Hollow Road, 570.421.7231, shawneemt.com.  Sponsored by Shawnee Mountain and Coca-Cola, this event will include fun activities and is open to all. Skiing demonstrations, several food vendors, giveaways, outdoor BBQ, entertainment and après ski party are scheduled.

 

SATURDAY – MARCH 4

DINGMANS FERRY

POCONO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

SUGAR SHACK SCRAMBLE – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – 538 Emery Road, 570.828.2319, peec.org. Join PEEC for a hike through the woods out to the “Two Saps” Sugar Shack & enjoy hot cocoa and pancakes with fresh maple syrup. Spaces is limited sign-up early for a 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. start time. Cost: $15

 

SATURDAY – MARCH 4

PALMERTON

BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT

CARDBOARD BOX DERBY   Noon Registration with 1 p.m. Race – 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, 610.826.7700, skibluemt.com. Proceeds benefitting Boyscouts of America, this exciting event is fun to watch and even more fun to participate in! Sign up to make your cardboard sled held together by glue, tape or string the thing that surpasses all the rest with prizes including Longest Run, Most Creative Sled and more! Participants must register beforehand by calling 610.826.7700 x 1206 or emailing specialevents@skibluemt.com and to learn what it takes to join in. Rain Date March 5

 

SATURDAY – MARCH 4

SWIFTWATER

POCONO MOUNTAIN EAST HIGH SCHOOL

Character Pancake Breakfast to preview this year’s show, The Wizard of Oz – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Includes breakfast, musical performances, character meet-and-greet, and autographs. Tickets available at the door. Cost $7 for adults and $5 for children

 

SUNDAY – MARCH 5

DINGMANS FERRY

POCONO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: HEALTHY HIKES – 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – 538 Emery Road, 570.828.2319, peec.org. Enjoy a guided hike on along the trail. It’s all about getting outside, exploring nature and meeting new people. Cost: FREE

 

SUNDAY – MARCH 5

HAWLEY – LAKE WALLENPAUPACK

THE WATERFRONT AT SILVER BIRCHES

THE LAKE REGION’S CHILI & WING COOKOFF – Noon to 4 p.m.- Enjoy an array of vendors, live music and more as judges decide the who takes first, second or third place prize from over 20 participants. Cost $20 per person

 

TUESDAY – MARCH 7

STROUDSBURG

KETTLE CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

MIDDLE CREEK BIRDING FIELD TRIP – 8:30 a.m. return 6 p.m. – 8050 Running Valley Road, 570.629.3060, mcconservation.org.  Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area is a major stop-over for tremendous numbers of Snow Geese—their huge flocks in flight sometimes create a “blizzard” of birds. Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman will lead this trip to observe this stunning spectacle of nature.  In addition, a variety of waterfowl, raptors, and other birds should be seen. Cost: $30/non-member, $24/EE Center member, and includes bus transportation. Participants should pack a lunch and binoculars and dress for the weather. Pre-registration required by and payment is required by February 28th and limited.

 

SUNDAY – APRIL 23

MOUNTAINHOME

THE POURHOUSE

Night at the Races4:00 p.m. start / 5:30 p.m. post – The PourHouse Neighborhood Bar & Grille, 1014 Route 390, Mountainhome. Come enjoy a fun and exciting night of horse racing and raffles. Come out and play! It’s easy…no experience needed! $5 suggested donation at the door. Benefits the Rotary Club of the Pocono Mountains. For more info on sponsoring a race or buying a horse, contact Amanda Kuhn at 570.807.6810 or visit us at rotaryclubofthepoconomountains.com.

allWAYS onGOING 

Barley Creek2Free 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.

 

HouseofCandles_fbCandle 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.