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Fun Filled Days & Festive Nights Surround the Area…
Let’s look at a list some more exciting things for the week.
From camping to running and more, these awesome adventures offer something for everyone!
Now through Saturday, July 12: 6th Annual Olyphant Queen City Nights Picnic, Olyphant, (570) 383-0319, Bingo, basket raffles, bands and more are ready for this year’s annual festivities from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fireman’s parade on the 12th at 7 p.m. Free parking.
Saturday, July 12: 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk benefiting Linda Creed Breast Cancer.org, Pinecrest Swim Club in Pocono Pines, (570) 795-8022. Check-in 7-8:30 a.m. for this amazing trek through the beautiful Pinecrest Community at 9 a.m. Online registration up to 7/09 is at $23. Day of registration is $28. Bib & t-shirt pre-registered pickup set for 7/11 from 3-7 at VanGilder’s Jubilee on Route 940 in Pocono Pines.
Saturday, July 12: 8th Annual Music in the Valley at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Come rain or shine and join QVLHF enjoying melodies reminiscent of the 19th Century from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Try a featured instrument, enjoy sing-a-longs and learn how the music of our country developed. Admission is $10 for adults and kids 3-12 are $5.
Saturday, July 12: Aquatic Critter Exploration, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, (570) 629-3060, www.mcconservation.org. Swink Pond is the focus of this 10 a.m. pond study. Buckets & nets provided shoes not so wear the right footwear for muddy conditions and pre-register at $5 with Children under 12 $3.
Saturday, July 12: Basic Boating Safety Course, PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley, (570) 253-7001, email@example.com. This course from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. offers up important topics including boat terminology, legal requirements along with water safety and rescue with an exam for the boating education certificate required to operate a personal watercraft. Open to ages 12 & up with a $10 certificate fee due upon successfully completing the end of day exam. Registration required.
Saturday, July 12: Moonlit Drumming at PEEC, Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Slip into a drumming circle for an introductory lesson with master drummer Maxwell Kofi Donkorfrom 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call to reserve a drum at $30 Adults with kids $15.
Saturday, July 12: Pennsylvania Army National Guard Open House, East Stroudsburg, (570) 460-1345, The PANG extends an invitation for one and all to visit the Kemp Armory from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a free tour of the facility and a day filled with exploring opportunities for your future. From education and employment with local colleges and businesses to the benefits provided by the National Guard; your future is calling so answer with a visit.
Saturday, July 12: Tobyhanna Township Annual Community Day Celebration, Blanche Price Park in Pocono Pines, (570) 646-1212. Gearing up for a fantastic Community Day Celebration filled with fireworks, live music and tons of family friendly outdoor fun starting at 2 p.m. There’s still time to sign-up for the hotdog eating contest, along with Car & Bike Show from 2-5:00 p.m. so call the Township for a spot! See you there!
Saturday, July 12 through Sunday, July 13: Frog Frolic Frenzy, Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Hop on by for some froggy funtime gently catching and releasing these slippery critters Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to Noon. The cost is $5-prepare to get a bit wet and muddy.
Saturday, July 12 through Sunday, July 13: Joel Hill Saw Mill Open House, Lookout, (570) 224-6722. Take a free tour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and witness sawing demonstrations and see the wonders this Civil War Era water-powered mill has offered since the 1800′s. Call for more information.
Saturday, July 12 through Sunday, July 13: Shawnee Riverfest III & R2R Weekend, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort at Shawnee on Delaware, www.shawneeriverfest.com. Two days celebrating three years rockin’ the river- this festival kicks off Saturday evening with a pre-party at Sycamore Grille from 5-10 p.m. then it’s off to the Delaware River for some hot music mayhem Sunday with a Race 2 Riverfest canoe competition at Noon and Free concert at 1 p.m.
Sunday, July 13: Learn to Kayak with Kittatinny Canoes, Matamoras, 1-800-FLOAT-KC, www.kittatinny.com. Learn the essentials of kayaking from certified instructors then take a ten mile guided trip along the Delaware from Pond Eddy to Matamoras. Meet at 9 a.m. at Kittatinny’s River Base & be sure to call ahead for reservations & further details.
Sunday, July 13: Pancake Breakfast Invite from American Legion Post 765, Lookout, Come enjoy much more than pancakes like french toast, eggs, sausage, pastries, coffee, tea and orange juice from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Requested donation is $7 for adults & $3 for children. A morning of good food and friendly conversation with your neighbors is waiting!
Tuesday, July 15: Kettle Creek for Kids Explorer Pack Program, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, (570) 629-3060, www.mcconservation.org. 6-12 year olds get to borrow a backpack full of equipment and activities for kids to complete along the trail and receive an official Explorer certificate. Must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday, July 15: Nature Conservancy’s Hauser Nature Center hosts Live Reptiles & Amphibians, Long Pond, (570) 643-7922 ext310, www.nature.org/pennsylvania. Naturalist Rick Kovaloffers tidbits on these critters residing in the Poconos at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16: Mount Wismer Nature Preserve Hike, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, (570) 629-3060, www.mcconservation.org. Join Darryl Speicher 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a trek to the Pocono Plateau’s edge exploring the interesting “bald” habitat. Must be able to hike up and down hills without difficulty for this moderately strenuous adventure in sturdy hiking boots and water on standby. Pre-registration required for a fee of $15 includes transportation.
Friday, July 18 through Saturday, July 19: 56th Annual Antique Show & Sale at Mountainhome United Methodist Church, Mountainhome, (570) 595-7390.Feast your eyes on the wares of over 20 antique dealers then feed your appetite on homemade pies and goodies from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $4 Donation. Held Rain or Shine.
Wednesday, July 23- Home Tour benefitting Clymer Library, Pocono Pines, (570) Take a tour of some of the most magnificent homes in Lake Naomi, Timber Trails and Pocono Pines! A non-refundable ticket of $35 includes a scrumptious luncheon at the Lake Naomi Club to start off the day at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for the House Tour without the luncheon are $15 but why go on an empty stomach as this is one of the library’s top fundraisers; so grab yours on sale now at Clymer! Director Laura Laspee wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all that contribute including those who’ve made this event possible Rinehimer Construction, Printing Craftsmen along with Pinecrest Lake & Country Club-just to name a few. Call for more details.
Poconos Exhilarating Summer Months go on and on…
Ongoing: Wednesdays Now through September 10: 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 10 a.m. Pre-registration required at $4 for EE & Nature Conservancy Members with Non-members at $6
Ongoing: Fridays: FREE Friday Concerts at Mohegan Sun, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, 1 (888)WIN-IN-PA, www.mohegansunpocono.com. The racetrack apron is set to heat up with an outdoor free summer concert series every Friday night in June. Kicking off at 7:30 p.m.-the Sun gets down with some nighttime music mayhem. Check out website for each week’s feature artist.
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 Now through Labor Day: Sangria Saturdays at Mountain View Vineyard, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570)619-0053, www.mountainviewvineyard.com 12-5 p.m. Sold by the glass or carafe this is one Sensational Sangria! Purchase the carafe and enjoy free chips and salsa! Ages 21+ only.
Ongoing: Saturdays Now through August 30: Pocono Rodeo, 432 Grange Road, Mt. Pocono, (570) 839-1680, www.poconorodeo.com. Good ole’ barbeque starting at 2 then happy to oblige with FREE pony rides! All set to get ready for some exciting rodeo action at 6 p.m. Gates and concessions open at 4:30. Adults $18 with kids 12 & under $12 bucks. Under 3 comes in FREE.
Ongoing: Saturdays Now through September 13: Guided Downtown Walking Tours, Scranton, (570) 344-3841. Join Lackawanna Historical Society for a stroll through Downtown Scranton at 11 a.m. This tour focusing on the magnificent architecture of the city is FREE. Requires pre-reservation.
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 make 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 the facilities and see how your favorite spirits are made! Ages 21+ only.
Ongoing: Sundays: Strummin’ Slushy Sunday, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570)619-0053, www.mountainviewvineyard.com. Enjoy a refreshing Wine Slushie Noon to 4:00 p.m. while listening to live music to 3:00 p.m. Ages 21+ only.
Ongoing: FreeBrewery 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 webpage for frequent updates and features as the fun keeps on rolling in for your next Pocono Mountains adventure!