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Date Event Description Time / Location
1/53/31

Stanley Becker Memorial Scholarship Applications Available

The Monroe County Conservation District and members of the Stanley Becker family are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the tenth annual Stanley Becker Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior in Monroe County who is planning on attending college and majoring in an environmental field. The recipient will be presented the $500 scholarship at our annual dinner on Friday, March 31, 2017. To receive an application or for more information, please contact our office. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 10, 2017.

For more information, call the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center at (570) 629-3061, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and most Saturdays from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.  For more information on other programs we offer visit our website at www.mcconservation.org.

INFO N/A, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
1/284/29

LCCC Offering Grant Writing Boot Camp

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a noncredit class teaching students the art of grant writing. Individuals such as board members, community volunteers and business managers will learn how to strengthen the impact of their business by researching and developing key grant proposals and examining types of funding sources, including private donations, and much more.

 

Classes are held Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Donley Center in Allentown and Saturday, April 29, at the main campus in Schnecksville. Both are held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and cost is $202.

 

To register or for more course information, visit www.lccc.edu, call 610-799-1197 or email ncregistrar@mymail.lccc.edu.

INFO 8:30am-12:30pm, Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Donley Center in Allentown and Saturday, April 29, at the main campus in Schnecksville
2/14/30

Lend a Helping Paw

Izabel is local Allentown, PA girl who could really use some help from the community.   Izabel has qualified for a service dog and the family has already raised $15,000 to pay for the cost of training of the dog. This is a family with two working parents but it is challenging to make ends meet all the time, especially with huge medical costs.  This is a wonderful family with two disabled children in the family but all the children are amazing! The agency located in Xenia, Ohio and the agency is 4Paws For Ability (http://4pawsforability.org/) Their belief is "They take out the 'dis' out of disability."

Belle is 14 year old young girl and she desperately needs a service dog.  Belle is an absolutely delightful young girl who is so appreciative of anything someone does to help her.   Now, the family needs help from the community because they need to raise funds for the trip and training to pick up the dog in Ohio.   This will truly be a life changing benefit in Izabel's life.  

Izabel has been diagnosed with autism, which is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication and restricted and repetitive behavior. 

She also has hypoglycemia, also known as low blood glucose or low blood sugar and this occurs when the level of glucose in your blood drops below normal and can cause clumsiness, trouble talking, confusion, loss of consciousness, seizures, or death. 

Another disorder for Belle is a mitochondrial disorder and this causes the cells throughout the body responsible for creating 90% of the energy needed to support organ function. When mitochondria  disorder malfunction, organs start to fail – people get sick, and even die. 

Ataxia is another trial for Belle because this is a neurological disorder consisting of lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements including an abnormal gait.  

Mild Mental Retardation is another challenge also known as general learning disability.   Mental retardation is a generalized neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significantly impaired intellectual and adaptive functioning.

You can definitely say Izabel has many health trials but although fighting all of these issues she is a happy and joyful child.   The dog Belle will be getting is going to have sensory capabilities.   This will truly be a blessing!  Her dog will detect a seizure or a hypoglycemia drop as much as 15 minutes in advance so the dog can alert Belle  and the family of the impending dangerous situation.

The trip to pick up Belle's dog will require two weeks in a hotel for a family of 6 in Xenia, Ohio.  This is an 8 hour drive for the family and they are required to train 3 people to work with the dog.  They will be eating in the hotel somewhat but part of the training requires they must take the dog out to restaurants and malls to make sure everyone can handle these situations.    They will need help with funds for food for the two week stay as well.  

The family is also going to incur ongoing cost for the service dog after the training because it may require grooming, food and veterinary care.    They are also require to carry insurance on the dog in case of a possible tragedy.  These expenses will make a tight budget even tighter.

We wanted to thank anyone in advance who can find it in their heart to help out the Izabel and the Ortiz family!  Any help no matter how small or great is so greatly appreciated! 

Sincerely
The Ortiz Family

Go Fund Me Account:  https://www.gofundme.com/a54v5ukc?ssid=799982525&pos=1

Facebook Link:
https://www.facebook.com/A-Service-Dog-For-Izabel-545106822346536/?ref=br_rs

INFO N/A, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 628 Twin Ponds Road Breingsville, PA 18031
3/13/31

Pocono Environmental Education Center March Events Calendar

March Events – 2017

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

538 Emery Road

Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

 

For Further Information: 570-828-2319, www.peec.org, peec@peec.org

Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.

 

Sugar Shack Scramble

Saturday, March 4 – 9:00am-12:30pm

$15

Join us for a hike through the woods out to the “Two Saps” Sugar Shack and enjoy hot cocoa and pancakes with fresh maple syrup!   Sign up for a 9am or 9:30am start time.  Spaces limited – this program sold out in 2015 & 2016!

 

Ecozone Discovery Room!

Saturday, March 4 – 1:00-4:00pm

$2 per person

Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, and dig in a fossil pit!  Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment.

 

Active Adventures: Healthy Hikes

Sunday, March 5 – 1:00-3:00pm

Free

Enjoy a guided hike on a PEEC trail.  This program is all about getting outside, exploring nature, and meeting new people. Funding for this program provided by the AllOne Foundation.

 

Active Adventures: Introduction to Orienteering

Sunday, March 12 – 1:00-3:00pm

Free

Come learn how to use a map & compass on our orienteering course. We’ll show you the basics before you try and find all the points. Space is limited – call early! Funding for this program provided by the AllOne Foundation.

 

Active Adventures: Intro to Mindfulness

Saturday, March 18 – 10:30am-12:00pm

Free

Experience the benefits of Mindfulness. Explore difference techniques to being more present day to day. Find yourself more focused, less stressed, and improve the quality of communication and relationships. We will focus on exercises including mindful eating, visualization and quieting the mind, and the power of being alert through being in nature. Funding for this program provided by the AllOne Foundation.

 

Active Adventures: Little Eco Explorers: Foxes

Sunday, March 19 – 10:00-11:30am

$5 per child

A fun hands-on program for young children!  Join us for a story, craft, and activity focusing on foxes. Call for details. Funding for this program is provided by the AllOne Foundation.

 

Ecozone Discovery Room!

Sunday, March 19 – 1:00-4:00pm

$2 per person

Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, and dig in a fossil pit!  Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment.

 

Active Adventures: Healthy Hikes

Saturday, March 25 – 1:00-3:00pm

Free

Enjoy a guided hike on a PEEC trail.  This program is all about getting outside, exploring nature, and meeting new people. Funding for this program provided by the AllOne Foundation.

 

Woodcock Walk

Saturday, March 25 – 6:30-8:00pm

Free

Join us for a walk to see the mysterious woodcock and its spectacular springtime mating display. Bring a flashlight for better searching! Ages 10+ please.

INFO Check Events For Times, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
3/74/3

LCCC Transfer Fairs

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host transfer fairs for students, alumni and the public at several of its sites this semester. Representatives from various colleges and universities will be on hand to answer questions about transferring from LCCC to a four-year school. The following transfer fairs are scheduled:

 

  • Tuesday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - main campus in Schnecksville in the Lisa Scheller and Wayne Woodman Community Services Center (CSC)
  • Wednesday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - LCCC Tamaqua at the Morgan Center
  • Monday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – LCCC Allentown at the Donley Center

 

For a complete list of colleges and universities that will be present, visit www.lccc.edu/transferfair. LCCC also offers a college visitation program where students interested in transferring can meet with college representatives on a “drop in” basis or by appointment.

 

Sponsored by the Academic Advising Services and LCCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, the transfer fairs are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Academic Advising Services at 610-799-1137 or transfer@lccc.edu.

INFO Check Events For Times, LCCC Campuses, Allentown, Tamaqua and Schnecksville
3/1612/31

Borgen Project

Over the past 20-years, the number of people who are malnourished has been reduced by 50 percent... And more children are in school today than at any time period in history. Global poverty can seem daunting, but success in alleviating suffering is occurring across the globe. To learn how you can volunteer at The Borgen Project and take action locally to help our global community, visit borgenproject.org.

INFO N/A, N/A
3/30

Food Drive Benefiting Second Harvest

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is hosting a food drive on March 30. The community is invited to join PSU-LV as they try to fill a truck with donations benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank. There will be a drive through donation station in the parking lot from 7:30-9am, 12-2pm & 4-6pm. Donations will be accepted at the campus all day until 6 Suggested items include: jelly (plastic containers only), tuna, canned pasta, Tuna Helper, Hamburger Helper and cereal.

INFO 7:30am-6:00pm, Penn State Lehigh Valley 2809 Saucon Valley Road Center Valley, PA 18034
3/30

LCCC Job Fair

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host a Spring Job Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, in the Lisa Scheller and Wayne Woodman Community Services Center at the college’s main campus in Schnecksville.

                                                                         

LCCC students and alumni are encouraged to attend. The public is also invited. Please bring resumes and wear professional attire as local and regional employers will be available to discuss full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship opportunities.

 

Employers may register through the LCCC Cougar Claw at https://lccc-csm.symplicity.com/employers.

 

This event is free. For more information, contact the Career Development Center at 610-799-1090 or cmoyer@lccc.edu.

INFO 10:00am-2:00pm, LCCC Campus, Schnecksville
3/30

Veterans Job Fair

DAV and RecruitMilitary will produce a Veterans Job Fair at Lincoln Financial Field on March 30, 2017 for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and spouses. The event is sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and features more than 54 Philadelphia-area exhibitors.

"DAV RecruitMilitary job fairs maintain a track record of helping veterans and their families find meaningful employment," said President Peter Gudmundsson. "Just last year, 52% of veteran job seekers expected to secure an interview following a DAV RecruitMilitary job fair. Employers were expected to extend as many as 40,300 interviews and more than 12,560 job offers."

Among the companies attending the upcoming Philadelphia event are Drug Enforcement Agency, Dunbar Armored, Inc., DuPont, Farmers Insurance, First Command Financial Planning, GardaWorld, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lowe's Companies, Inc., Philadelphia Gas Works, The Home Depot and Waste Management. An updated list of all exhibitors can be found athttps://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/philadelphia-veterans-job-fair-march-30-2017#event-exhibitors.

INFO 11:00am-3:00pm, Lincoln Financial Field, One Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, PA 19147
4/14/30

Pocono Environmental Education Center April Events Calendar

April Events – 2017

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

538 Emery Road

Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

 

For Further Information: 570-828-2319, www.peec.org, peec@peec.org

Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.

 

Boy Scout Badge Festival

Saturday, April 1 – 9:30am-4:00pm

$25 Full Day                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Attention all Bears, Webelos and Boy Scouts!  Join us for a fun day of badge work! Bears will work on the Bear Necessities adventure (pre-req 5 and 9). Webelos will work on Webelos Walkabout adventure. Boy Scouts will work towards the Wilderness Survival badge (pre-req #5, bring survival kit; scouts will need to spend a night in debris shelter). Scouts must be supervised at all times by a parent or troop leader.  Payment is required at registration.  Space is limited - call early!

 

Black & White Photography Tour

Sunday, April 2 – 9:00am-4:00pm

$35                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Grab your camera and join us for a tour of the historic buildings in the Park.  This is the perfect time of year to shoot black and white photos.  Pack a lunch and dress warm.  Call to reserve a seat in the van – Maximum of 18 spaces.

 

Geology Hike

Sunday, April 2 – 1:00-3:00pm

Free for members / $5 for non-members                                                                                                                                                         

Join Paul Kovalski, aka, Dr. Dinosaur, for a program based on the geology of the area. We’ll take a short hike and talk about rocks, fossils, glacial deposits, and what makes our park unique.

 

Girl Scout Badge Festival

Saturday, April 8 – 9:30am-4:00pm

$25 full day for Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes / $5 for Senior                                                                                                          

Attention all Girl Scouts!  Come to PEEC for a fun day of hands-on badge work.  Brownies will work on Outdoor Adventurer badge. Juniors will focus on the Flowers legacy badge and Gardener badge. Cadettes will work towards the Trailblazing badge.  Seniors will work on the Adventurer badge. Scouts must be supervised at all times by a parent or troop leader.  Payment is required at registration.  Space is limited - call early!

 

Farm to Table Dinner

Saturday, April 8 – 6:00-8:00pm

$25                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Welcome the coming of spring with PEEC’s 1st Farm to Table Dinner. This dinner features local produce perfect for the season! Bring your friends & family to enjoy this cozy evening.

 

Salamanders, Frogs and More!

Sunday, April 9 – 10:00am-12:00pm

$5 per person                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Amphibians are stirring in the woods!  Join us as we explore nearby breeding pools for salamanders, frogs, and egg masses.  We’ll provide nets and collection bins for gentle, up-close study.  Wear boots and clothes that can get a little muddy or wet.

 

Ecozone Discovery Room!

Sunday, April 9 – 1:00-4:00pm

$2 per person                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, and dig in a fossil pit!  Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment.

 

Bridge the Gap: Pond Explorers

Saturday, April 15 – 10:00am-12:00pm

Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Join us as we explore the ponds with nets!  We’ll collect fish, macro-invertebrates, amphibians, and anything else we find in collection bins for up-close study.  Wear boots and plan on getting a little wet and muddy! Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

 

Pocono Knit Camp

April 20-23

$70 per day / Call for commuter rates

Stretch your knitting skills to make cabled fingerless mitts, and knit or crochet a beaded bracelet. Pre-ordered kits are available or use your own materials. Includes lodging and meals!

 

Naturally Beautiful Beading

Saturday, April 22 – 10:00am-12:00pm

$20                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Learn to identify different stones such as jasper, geodes, agate, or turquoise and the process used to color enhance the stones. Instructions will also be given on how to create a bracelet & earrings, or a necklace to take home!

 

Ecozone Discovery Room!

Saturday, April 22 – 1:00-4:00pm

$2 per person                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, and dig in a fossil pit!  Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment.

 

Spring Peeper Search

Saturday, April 22 – 8:00-9:00pm

Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

These tiny tree frogs have thawed out and are active again in our forested wetlands.  Listen to the impressive choir made by these vocal amphibians as we carefully catch, study, and release them.  Bring a flashlight for better searching!

 

Active Adventures: Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk

Sunday, April 23 – 10:00am-12:00pm

Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Nature provides food & natural remedies for us in the form of many plants.  Join us on a hike focused on wild edible & medicinal plants. No collecting will be done in the Park. Funding for this program provided by the AllOne Foundation.

 

Bridge the Gap: Bike the McDade

Sunday, April 23 – 1:00-4:00pm

Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Join us for a bike ride along the McDade Trail! We will provide all equipment and transportation. Please bring a water bottle and lunch, and wear sturdy footwear. We will have extra water and snacks available. Registration begins March 23rd – Maximum of 25 spaces. Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

 

Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 29 – 10:00am-4:00pm

$5 per car                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Help us celebrate the Earth!  There will be hands-on learning stations, interpretive hikes, conservation exhibits, crafts, food, music, and much more!  Pre-registration is NOT required.

 

Tweets and Sweets

Sunday, April 30 – 9:00-11:00am

$5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Interested in learning more about birds?  Join us for a hike that focuses on bird ID and their unique natural history. We’ll be having breakfast snacks & beverages before we head out. We provide binoculars and field guides.

 

Bridge the Gap: Wildflower Walk

Sunday, April 30 – 1:00-4:00pm

Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Celebrate the blossoming of spring with a walk in the woods.  Join us as we share identification tips and discuss the natural history of local flowers. Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

INFO Check Events For Times, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
4/1

EACC Fundraiser

Saturday night, April 1, Easton Area Community Center has a fundraiser with a great evening of music and comedy.

Cabot & Cabot take the stage at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm at Hampton Inn, 3723 Easton Nazareth Hwy, Easton PA 18045.

Contact the EACC - Angel Kachline at (610) 390-5544 for tickets and additional information.

INFO 7:00pm, Hampton Inn, 3723 Easton Nazareth Hwy, Easton PA 18045
4/34/10

Garden of Petals

Phillipsburg Free Public Library presents Garden of Petals on April 3rd and April 10th at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn to make floral arrangements, fancy bows Easter and Spring arrangements. All materials are provided free of charge. Feel free to bring a floral craft you want to organize. Register by phone at 908.454.3712 or www.pburglib.org.

INFO 7:00pm-8:00pm, Phillipsburg Free Public Library, 200 Broubablow Way Phillipsburg, NJ
4/34/10

Garden of Petals

Phillipsburg Free Public Library presents Garden of Petals on April 3rd and April 10th at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn to make floral arrangements, fancy bows Easter and Spring arrangements. All materials are provided free of charge. Feel free to bring a floral craft you want to organize. Register by phone at 908.454.3712 or www.pburglib.org.

INFO 7:00pm-8:00pm, Phillipsburg Free Public Library, 200 Broubablow Way Phillipsburg, NJ
4/6

Diversity Awareness Program

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Diversity Committee and Multicultural Males of LCCC will host speaker Justin Brown, founder of the Diversity Awareness Program (D.A.P.), on Thursday, April 6, at 2 p.m. This event will be held in the Alumni Center Room 107, Rothrock Library, at main campus in Schnecksville, Pa.

 

D.A.P. was designed to bring a variety of different races, people and backgrounds together. The program offers sincere diversity training as well as the development programs that stimulate the mind as well as the soul. The purpose of D.A.P. is to promote diversity and cultural awareness in all aspects of life to the students, faculty and staff through active discussions on social issues and ideas.

 

Students will explore challenges that surface amidst interactions between people of different backgrounds, world view, environmental opportunities, and how social contexts exacerbate or diminish those challenges. They will engage in experiential learning in the domains of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation, language, age and social class towards an analysis of equity.

 

Justin Brown is a well-known speaker and diversity instructor in higher education. He currently works as a resident director at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. His passion for working with students developed while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Slippery Rock University, where he created the Diversity Awareness Program. He then continued nurturing D.A.P through his graduate studies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, while working towards earning his master’s degree in student affairs in higher education.

 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrew Johnson at ajohnson23@lccc.edu or 610-799-1155.

INFO 2:00pm, Rothrock Library, LCCC Schnecksville Campus
4/7

Paint and Sip

On Friday, April 7, join us for a special paint night at the Center from 6-9pm. We will be painting a natural landscape that is to be determined. Cost is $40 and includes one glass of wine, light finger food, all materials to complete and artist instruction.  Member discounts do not apply to this program.  Refunds will be given only if notification is made at least one week prior to the program.  Participants must be 21 and over. Pre-registration and payment due Monday, April 3rd.  Spaces are limited. 

 

For more information, call the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center at (570) 629-3061, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and some Saturdays from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.  For more information on other programs we offer visit our website at www.mcconservation.org.

INFO 6:00pm-9:00pm, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
4/9

The Entrance of Jesus and His Disciples

On Sunday, April 9th residents of Bethlehem will have the opportunity to welcome Jesus, riding on a donkey, and his disciples as they enter the city from Stefko Boulevard and Broad Street. A group of men from the El Shaddai Bethlehem Ministries, dressed in Biblical costumes, will dramatize the Biblical account of the event known as the Triumphal Entry. Memners of El Shaddai Bethlehem Minisrties will welcome the group by waving palm branches and shouting "Hosanna". The crowd will follow "Jesus" and "his disciples" until they enter the Welcome Center at 529 Broad Street. The community is being invited to participate.

INFO 9:30am, Stefko Blvd and Broad St, Bethlehem
4/9

Raise the Ruff Basket Social

Raise the Ruff Basket Social to benefit the Sanctuary at Haafsvlille New Shelter Building Project. Sunday, April 9th at the Schnecksville Fire Company. Doors open at 12, raffle begins at 3. Huge basket raffle, Super Basket Section, Door Prizes, Vendors, Entertainment, lunch & bake sale. Tickets available at the door, or for advance discount tickets call 610-965-9216 or visit the Sanctuary at 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville during adoption hours on Saturdays from 10-2 for advance ticket sales through April 1st.

INFO 12:00pm, Schnecksville Fire Company
4/124/22

Rain Barrel Sale

Monroe County Conservation District Holds Rain Barrel Sale
Are you interested in collecting rain water for outdoor uses around the home?  Whether used for watering plants, washing the car, or washing windows, roof runoff collected in rain barrels provides an ample supply of naturally soft water for a variety of outdoor uses.  This spring, the Monroe County Conservation District is holding a rain barrel sale on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  This Pennsylvania-made rain barrel features a screened lid, brass ball valve spigot, bottom drain, and overflow fittings, all installed on a repurposed barrel.  Rain barrels are $80 plus tax.

 

Ordering deadline is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 and pick-up day is Saturday, April 22, 2017 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Monroe County Earth Day, held at Monroe Campus of Northampton County Community College in Tannersville.  For more information about Earth Day, visit http://www.mcearthday.org For more information on the rain barrel, or for an order form, please call Annie at (570) 629-3060, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit our website at www.mcconservation.org.

INFO 11:00am-2:00pm, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
4/19

Modern Pop Art Experience

LML is excited to welcome the world renowned Pop Artist Michael Albert on Wednesday, April 19th at 6 PM! Best known for making collages from cereal boxes, he will be bringing his “Modern Pop Art Experience.” Mr. Albert will give a short presentation introducing himself and his art and then will lead a hands-on art workshop. Cost is $5 in advance and is open to all ages! Please register as space is limited. For more information contact Lower Macungie Library at 610-966-6864 or visit our website at www.lowermaclib.org.

INFO 6:00pm, Lower Macungie Library
4/23

Stateliner Spring Classic 5K

The Class of 2020 at Phillipsburg High School in New Jersey is holding a 5K Run/Walk race on April 23rd. The race will be held at the Phillipsburg Middle School and registration runs from 8:30am-9:30am with the Walk beginning at 9:45 and the 5K at 10am. For an application please contact James Bronico at 908-235-1634.

INFO 8:30am, Phillipsburg Middle School, 200 Hillcrest Blvd Phillipsburg, NJ
4/274/29

Rummage, Soup and Cookie Sale

Join the St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Riegelsville for their Rummage, Soup, and Cookie sale from April 27th through the 29th. For more information contact the church office at 610-749-0830.

INFO Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm, Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm, St. Peter's Lutheran Church 305 Delaware Road Riegelsville, PA
4/29

Conquer Chiari and Paint and Party

Conquer Chiari and Paint and Party April 29th from 3:30-6:00 Lehigh Valley Conquer Chiari and Paint And Party (19th Street Allentown) are teaming up for a fun afternoon for a great cause! This event is open for kids and adults to come together, have some snacks and drinks and to paint some beautiful artwork for a great cause. The cost is $35 and proceeds will go to the LV Conquer Chiari! Register online at: http://paintandpartystudios.com/event/conquer-chiari-fundraiser/

INFO 3:30pm-6:00pm, 19th Street Allentown
5/20

Pennsylvania Together Walk

Life-altering, chronic pain is REAL, and better treatments are needed TODAY! The Conquering Fibromyalgia Together Support Group, in collaboration with the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association is delighted to host a Together Walk. Come and meet others! Please invite your family, friends, colleagues, elected officials, and healthcare providers to a health and 1K/5K fun walk/run event to raise awareness and research funding for fibromyalgia. Together we can make a difference! Sponsorship, Volunteer, in-kind donation & advertising opportunities are available. To learn more or to register for our walk, go to http://www.crowdrise.com/PATogetherwalk/

INFO 9:00am-3:00pm, 245 N. 2nd Street, Coplay, PA 18037
5/21

Pip Strawn Hit-A-Thon

Join the Northwest Little League as they hold the Pip Strawn Hit-A-Thon on Sunday, May 21st at the Little League fields at 1500 Kaywin Ave in Bethlehem. The event will feature a homerun derby, pitching contest, a run-the-bases contest and other fun activities. Entries are $10 and all funds raised go to the family of Pip, their beloved coach who was lost too soon. Come out for food, raffles, and a great day of baseball!

INFO 12:00pm-4:00pm, Northwest Little League, 1500 Kaywin Ave, Bethlehem
5/22

John E. Walson, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament

Valley Youth House's John E. Walson, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Monday, May 22 2017 at Lehigh Country Club.  All proceeds will benefit the youth and families served by Valley Youth House.  The tournament has raised over $1.4 million dollars over 31 years.  This year's tournament is chaired by Matthew R. Sorrentino of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus P.A..  Sponsorship opportunities are available at ValleyYouthHouse.org/golf.  Golf reservations include 18 holes of golf with cart, driving range, lunch buffet, on-course refreshments, dinner reception, gift, and a chance for prizes, plus any sponsorship benefits.  Register at valleyyouthhouse.org/events/golf-tournament

Tournament Schedule of Events:

11:00 Registration

11:30 Lunch

1:00 Shotgun Start

6:00 Dinner Reception

INFO 11:00am, Lehigh Country Club
5/25

Freddy Awards Turn 15

29 SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2017 FREDDY© AWARDS PROGRAM

 

The State Theatre Center for the Arts announces the 2017 FREDDY© Awards, the 15th year of the program, recognizing and rewarding exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, New Jersey.

 

Lists of 2017 FREDDY© Awards participating schools, along with their productions, performance dates and ticket information, are attached. The list is also available at www.freddyawards.org. Please check web for updates and changes to ticket information.

Please use PDF versions of the schedule when uploading to websites.  Please do not upload word/excel documents to websites.

 

The 2017 FREDDY© Awards program will culminate in a 3-hour television awards ceremony on Thursday, May 25 from the State Theatre.  Produced in partnership with WFMZ Channel 69, the show will be broadcast live from 7 PM – 10 PM on WFMZ and on the web at www.wfmz.com.  Ed Hanna of WFMZ and Shelley Brown of the State Theatre will host the ceremony.

 

The FREDDY© Awards broadcast has been honored two regional EMMY Awards, in 2005 & 2011, and has also received 5 additional EMMY Nominations, 6 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards, including the 2008 Award for Outstanding Television Program Designed for Children, and 6 Associated Press Award for Public Affairs. The 2008 FREDDY© program was the subject of a feature-length film documentary, Most Valuable Players, by Canyon Back Films, Los Angeles. Released in 2010, the documentary is part of Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) documentary film club which premiered in 2011, and is available on DVD and streaming on Netflix.

 

Scholarships & Community Awards

Since 2003, over $800,000 in college scholarships, paid internships and community awards have been awarded to FREDDY© Award’s participating students. For a current list of opportunities visit http://freddyawards.org/scholarships-community-awards.  List will be updated as more 2017 offerings are confirmed.

 

Dress Rehearsal

CAPITAL BLUE presents the 2017 FREDDY© Awards Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday, May 24th. Catch all the performances live during the television dress rehearsal, including the Opening and Closing numbers, Lead Actor & Actress Medleys and Overall Musical Nominees! Tickets benefit the FREDDY© Awards Program.  http://statetheatre.org/2017-freddy-awards-dress-rehearsal

 

Tickets to the Ceremony on May 25th are made available to participating schools first.  If any tickets remain, they will go on sale to the public on Mon, May 22 at 10 am.

INFO 7:00pm, State Theatre-Easton
6/38/13

Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp

Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp is a camp for special needs children and adults. It is supported by the Lions, Lioness, and Leo Clubs of Pennsylvania. Our mission is to provide individuals with special needs the opportunity to enjoy a camping experience encompassing recreational, educational, and personal adjustment. Our 2017 camping season starts June 3, 2017 and ends August 13, 2017. For more information, contact us at Website: www.beaconlodge.com Email: beaconlodgecamp@verizon.net Phone: 814-542-2511

INFO Regular Business Hours, 114 State Route 103 S Mt Union, PA 17066
6/4

Caring For Kids Ride

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Bikers Againt Bullies have teamed up with St. Luke's for the Caring For Kids Ride to benefit St, Luke's Pediatrics. The ride will take place on Sunday, June 4th with registration running from 11am to 1pm. Registration is $20 per bike or classic car and will depart Keystone Harley Davidson in Parryville at 1pm and arrive at the St. Luke's Anderson Campus in Easton around 2:30pm. The event will also feature live entertainment, hot dogs and hamburgers, a 50/50 raffle and check presentation! All guests not participating in the ride are asked to provide a $20 donation. Children 12 and under are free. To RSVP please contact St. Luke's InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES.

INFO 11:00am, Keystone Harley Davidson, 770 State Rd Parryville, PA
6/12

Love Ran Red Golf Tournament

Join the Love Ran Red Foundation as they hold their inaugural Golf Tournament at Lehigh Country Club on Monday, June 12th! Registration starts at 10am, visit their website www.loveranredfoundation.org for more infromation and how to help support this event!

INFO 10:00am, Lehigh Country Club
7/157/22

Residential Camp Offered for Teens

The Monroe County Conservation District (MCCD) is currently accepting applications for the 43rd   Monroe County Conservation Camp, held at Stony Acres Wildlife Sanctuary/Recreational Facility.  Conservation Camp is a residential camp for teens ages 14 through this year’s high school graduate being held from Saturday, July 15, 2017 through Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

Camp is charitably supported by the Kettle Creek Environmental Fund and sponsored by MCCD and Monroe County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, as well as various service organizations.  Campers are given a unique opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on programs that will teach them about Pocono wildlife, out-door survival skills, and natural resource conservation and management.  Campers will also get to experience the wonders of the Delaware River first hand on a two-day, overnight canoe trip.  The programs on the 26-mile river trip will cover river ecology, water quality, and the history of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  Bald eagles, otters, deer, and other wildlife have been observed on this trip.

 

Cost: $200, which includes the $75 application fee and the $125 camp fee.  The application fee must be paid by the student and included with the application.  The camp fee may be paid by the student, a sponsoring organization, or by a scholarship.  A limited amount of scholarships are available by request.  For application forms and more information, contact the Monroe County Conservation District at 570-629-3061, visit our website at www.mcconservation.org or email us at monroecd@ptd.net.

INFO Check Events For Times, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
7/157/22

Conservation Camp

 

The Monroe County Conservation Camp is a residential camp being held from Saturday, July 15, 2017 through Saturday, July 22, 2017 at East Stroudsburg University’s Stony Acres Wildlife Sanctuary/Recreational Facility. Conservation Camp, available to teens ages 14 through this year’s high school graduate, provides campers with a unique opportunity to learn about the Pocono wildlife and natural resource conservation and management.

 

Sponsored by the Monroe County Conservation District and Monroe County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and supported by the Kettle Creek Environmental Fund and numerous service organizations, campers will spend a week participating in programs from stream and pond studies to archery and bee-keeping to trapshooting and firearm safety.  The campers will also get to utilize Stony Acres’ confidence/ropes course, teaching them to trust each other and to go to new heights.  The unique part about the Conservation Camp, and a camper favorite, is the two-day, overnight canoe trip on the Delaware River.

 

Cost: $200 per student, which includes a $75 application fee and $125 camp fee.  For application forms and more information, contact the Monroe County Conservation District at 570-629-3061, 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, visit our website at www.mcconservation.org or email us at monroecd@ptd.net.

 

For more information, call the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center at (570) 629-3061, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and some Saturdays from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.  For more information on other programs we offer visit our website at www.mcconservation.org.

INFO Check Events For Times, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
8/78/18

Getting in Touch with Nature

From Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 18, 2017 your child can spend one week or two with the experienced staff at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center “Getting in Touch with Nature”!  Campers will be split into age groups and will participate in age appropriate activities.  We’ll explore the trails at the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary; learn about the critters, plants and habitats of the Poconos; venture to other cool places in Monroe County; splash around in the puddles, ponds and creeks at Kettle Creek and so much more! It’s a camp that you don’t want to miss. 
Activities Include: creek snorkeling, tie-dying, bird banding, off-site hikes, fossils, cool critter activities, nature hikes, pond and stream study, scavenger hunt, tree and plant exploration, citizen science projects, and more...


In this time when children are spending less time outside this camp will provide a multitude of learning opportunities under the guidance of trained professionals with years of experience. Hands-on activities combined with the resources of the EE Center provide a safe environment for a child interested in “Getting in Touch With Nature”.  Camp is Monday - Friday from 8am - 3:30pm. Cost:  2 Weeks/EE Member/$250, Non-member/$275 or 1 Week EE Member/$160, Non-member/$175.  Late Pick-up 3:30 – 6pm Cost:  $50/week or $10/day. 

 
To pre-register for the program, please call the E. E. Center at (570) 629-3061, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For more information on other programs we offer visit our website at mcconservation.org.

INFO Check Events For Times, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
8/78/18

Summer Day Camp

From Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 18, 2017 your child can spend one week or two with the experienced staff at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center “Getting in Touch with Nature”!  Campers will be split into age groups and will participate in age appropriate activities.  We’ll explore the trails at the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary; learn about the critters, plants and habitats of the Poconos; venture to other cool places in Monroe County; splash around in the puddles, ponds and creeks at Kettle Creek and so much more! It’s a camp that you don’t want to miss. 
Activities Include: creek snorkeling, tie-dying, bird banding, off-site hikes, fossils, cool critter activities, nature hikes, pond and stream study, scavenger hunt, tree and plant exploration, citizen science projects, and more...


In this time when children are spending less time outside this camp will provide a multitude of learning opportunities under the guidance of trained professionals with years of experience. Hands-on activities combined with the resources of the EE Center provide a safe environment for a child interested in “Getting in Touch With Nature”.  Camp is Monday - Friday from 8am - 3:30pm. Cost:  2 Weeks/EE Member/$250, Non-member/$275 or 1 Week EE Member/$160, Non-member/$175.  Late Pick-up 3:30 – 6pm Cost:  $50/week or $10/day. 

 
To pre-register for the program, please call the E. E. Center at (570) 629-3061, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For more information on other programs we offer visit our website at mcconservation.org.

INFO Check Events For Times, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
8/19

Festif

Register at ValleyYouthHouse.org/Festif Held at Camp Fowler in Orefield, Pennsylvania, Festif is a family fun event that combines cycling, trail running, entertainment, food, and fun. Rides range from family friendly distances to a quad burning 40 miles or enjoy a 5K trail run through our beautiful 43 acre camp. Our Project U.S.E. certified ropes course instructors will also be on hand so that attendees can explore our climbing tower, ropes course, and zip line, as well as swimming in the Fleming Pool. The vision for Camp Fowler is based on the belief that at risk youth, as well as youth in our community, will benefit from therapeutic, challenge based recreation and adventure in a camp setting. Since 2011, Festif has raised over $65,000 to serve the youth who participate in Valley Youth House adventure programs at Camp Fowler. 

INFO 9:00am, Valley Youth House's Camp Fowler 5851 Horseshoe Rd., Orefield, PA 18069
9/16

Conquer Chiari Walk Across America

Conquer Chiari Walk Across America September 16th at Lone Lane Park. Registration starts at 9:00, the 1 mile walk starts at 11:00. There will be raffles, music, food and fun. Chiari Malformation is a serious neurological disorder affecting more than 300,000 people in the US. The Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is a series of local awareness and fundraising walks held in September, uniting patients and their families across the country. Join us on this special day to help support the thousands of people struggling with this life changing diagnosis. Proceeds will be used to fund Chiari research, education and awareness programs. Participation is free. T-shirts will be provided for pre-registered walkers with a minimum donation of $25 (deadline is 8/16). Register at: www.conquerchiari.org

INFO 9:00am, Lone Lane Park, Allentown

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