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Date Event Description Time / Location
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
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
6/68/22

Free Sensory-Friendly Children’s Film Series

This summer, the nonprofit ArtsQuest is offering a free Sensory-Friendly Kids Film Series, geared toward children with autism, Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m., in the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas of the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. The film series, which kicks off June 6 with “The Secret Life of Pets,” is designed to provide a welcoming environment and afternoon of entertainment for families with children who have special needs.

As part of the film screenings, talking and walking are permitted, while stimming (self-regulation behavior) is encouraged. The theater’s house lights are dimmed but remain on, while the film volume is lowered and previews are eliminated, all in an effort to provide a comfortable viewing experience for attendees. Additionally, families with special dietary needs are allowed to bring food from home.

The Sensory-Friendly Kids Film Series lineup is:

 

The Secret Life of Pets | June 6

The Jungle Book | June 13

Kubo and the Two Strings | June 20

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | June 27

Up | July 11

Moana | July 18

Finding Dory | July 25

The LEGO Batman Movie | August 1

Toy Story | August 15

Mary Poppins | August 22

 

Tickets for each film can be reserved for free by calling the ArtsQuest box office at 610-332-3378 or visiting the ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem (Tickets cannot be reserved online). For more information, please visit www.steelstacks.org.

INFO 1:30pm, Frank Banko Ale House Cinema, ArtsQuest Center
7/17/31

Pocono Environmental Education Center July Events Calendar

July Events – 2017

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

538 Emery Road

Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

www.peec.org, peec@peec.org, 570-828-2319

 

“Celebration with a Bang” Family Nature Getaway Weekend

July 4th Weekend: June 30-July 3

Adults $225 / Child, Commuter, Day Rates Available

Bring your friends and family to experience the best of what PEEC has to offer.  Nature hikes, animal presentations, swimming, canoeing, fireworks, campfire and more!  Price includes three nights lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Monday lunch.

 

Little Eco Explorers: Fish

Saturday, July 8 – 1:00-2:30pm

$5 per child                                                                                                                                                                                                             

A fun hands-on program for young children!  Join us for a story, craft, and activity focusing on fish.  Call for details.

 

Moonlit Drumming

Saturday, July 8 – 6:30-9:30pm

$30 adult / $20 child                                                                                                                                                                                       

Master drummer, Maxwell Kofi Donkor, is back for another unforgettable experience.  Enjoy an introductory lesson and a drumming circle under the moonlit sky around a campfire.  Don’t miss this great event!  No experience necessary.  Program requires a minimum of 15 preregistrations to run.

 

Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle

Sunday, July 9 – 10:00am-12:00pm

Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Come join us for a free paddle on our ponds! 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 canoe or kayak! Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

 

Frog Frolic

Sunday, July 9 – 1:00-3:00pm

$5 per person                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Join us for a fun afternoon at the ponds and streams!  Learn about some of our frog friends as we gently catch and release these hopping amphibians.  Wear boots and plan on getting a little wet and muddy!

 

Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle

Saturday, July 15 – 1:00-3:00pm

Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Come join us for a free paddle on our ponds! 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 canoe or kayak! Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

 

Ecozone Discovery Room!

Saturday, July 15 – 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.

 

Gardening with Rain Barrels

Sunday, July 16 – 1:00-3:00pm

Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Come out and learn all about rain gardens and how to incorporate the use of rain barrels into your own garden with the Pike County Master Gardeners!

 

Dragonfly Walk

Saturday, July 22 – 1:00-3:00pm

$5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Learn about the wonderful world of dragonflies!  Join David Trently on a search through the fields and around the ponds for dragonflies and butterflies.  Call early – spaces fill up fast.

 

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk

Sunday, July 23 – 1:00-3:00pm

$5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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 within the Park.

 

Bridge the Gap: Day Paddle

Saturday, July 29 – 9:00am-3:00pm

Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Join us for this free paddle down the Delaware! Bring a lunch and a water bottle and dress for the weather. We will provide extra water and snacks. Choose between a canoe or kayak. Registration begins June 29th – Maximum of 25 spaces. Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

 

Frog Frolic

Sunday, July 30 – 10:00am-12:00pm

$5 per person                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Join us for a fun afternoon at the ponds and streams!  Learn about some of our frog friends as we gently catch and release these hopping amphibians.  Wear boots and plan on getting a little wet and muddy!

 

Ecozone Discovery Room!

Sunday, July 30 – 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. 

INFO Check Event for Times, Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
7/118/1

Summer Programs

Interested in having your child learn about the critters and plants that live in the Poconos?  Come to our  Kettle Creek for Kids program this summer!  Experienced Environmental Educators will spend an hour with you and your child engaging them in fun, safe and exciting programs. 


July 11  - Hoot Hoot Hooray for Owls - Owls are a hoot!

 

July 18 - Sounds of Summer - Learn about animal sounds.

 

July 25 - Solar Art - Join us for a walk to find beautiful objects in nature, then make an art project out of them using the power of the sun!

 

August 1 - Show ‘N Tell - Share treasures from nature


The Summer Kettle Creek for Kids program begins Tuesday, June 20, through Tuesday, August 1, 2017. This Program is from 10 - 11 a.m. (Parents must attend with their child.) Cost: $5/Non-member, $3/EE member. Pre-registration is required and limited to 25 kids per program and will only be accepted one week in advance online (www.mcconservation.org/calendar) or by calling (570) 629-3061.

INFO Check Event for Times, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Rd, Stroudsburg, PA
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
7/157/22

Conservation Camp

Generously supported by the Kettle Creek Environmental Fund and numerous service organizations Conservation Camp will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 through Saturday, July 22, 2017.  Conservation Camp is a week-long residential program held at Stony Acres, a 119-acre Wildlife Sanctuary/Recreational Facility owned by the students of East Stroudsburg University in Marshalls Creek.  Conservation Camp is open to students 14 years old to this year's high school graduates and provides young people with hands-on classroom and field instruction covering many aspects of natural resource conservation and management.

           

A wide range of programs are scheduled for camp week.   Topics include reptiles and amphibians, forestry, trapshooting and firearm safety, stream study, archery, wetlands study, soils and land use, and many others.  Presenters include the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Tobyhanna Conservation Association, Blue Ridge/Cherry Valley Rod and Gun Club, National Park Service, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, and Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

 

Campers will also have the opportunity to experience the Delaware River during a two-day, overnight canoe trip.  Programs covering river ecology, water quality, and history of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will be presented during this 26-mile river journey.  Bald eagles, otters, deer, and other wildlife have been observed on this trip.   Another camp highlight is the confidence course where campers are challenged on a series of high ropes elements.  This exciting camp concludes with Family Day on Saturday afternoon when campers and their families gather for lunch and a ceremony to recognize the achievements of the campers.

 

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 rspotts@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 Event For Hours, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
7/157/22

Conservation Camps

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 Event for Times, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Rd, Stroudsburg, PA
7/157/29

31st series of Summer Gala Concerts

As July approaches, Bucks County audiences can look forward to three spectacular Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., as the Lenape Chamber Ensemble begins its 31st series of Summer Gala Concerts July 15th, 22nd, and 29th

            Top-flight musicians from New York and Philadelphia will return to the Lenape stage, including the Wister Quartet’s violinist Nancy Bean and cellist Lloyd Smith; Violinist Emily Daggett Smith of the Seattle Chamber Music Society, violist Danielle Farina from the Mostly Mozart Festival; and clarinetist Alan R. Kay from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. The first concert July 15th will include Mendelssohn’s energetic String Quartet in G.Major, led by violinist Cyrus Beroukhim, touring artist and professor at New York University. Clarinetist Alan R Kay will be featured in the suite from Stravinsky’s witty and humorous “The Soldier’s Tale”. Lenape’s own favorite pianist Marcantonio Barone and cellist Arash Amini will join Emily Daggett Smith and Daniella Farina in Chausson’s romantic Piano Quartet in A Major.

            The next concert July 22nd  will present distinguished horn player David Jolley, performing  in Mozart’s Horn Quintet in E flat major; a Piano Trio by Barcelona-born Caspar Cassado; and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, written in 1890 in memory of his pleasant days there.

            Rounding out the season July 29 will be Beethoven’s Serenade in D Major, featuring Brett Duebner, solo violist with the New Jersey Symphony; a Sonatina by Antonin Dvorak, often named “Indian Lament” for its wistful, soft mood and native American themes; and the- Piano Quintet by the English composer Arnold Bax.    

            Lenape’s exciting and varied programs of chamber music, both familiar and new, are enhanced by the fine acoustics and visibility of the Life Sciences Building auditorium at Delaware Valley University.  Audiences can meet and chat with the musicians at a champagne reception following each concert.  

            Delaware Valley University is located at 700 East Butler Avenue on business Route 202, off the 611 by-pass at the State Street exit.  There is free parking at the entrance to the campus, and train service on the R5 from Philadelphia is available with a stop at the college parking area. 

Tickets at $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, are available at the door, or by calling (610) 294-9361.        

INFO 8:00pm, Life Sciences Building auditorium at Delaware Valley University
7/177/22

Tannersville Fire Department Carnival

This family-friendly event features midway rides, fair food, raffles, games and prizes. Parking and admission are free. Unlimited ride wristbands are $25. Visit the website for ride ticket prices and coupon savings. For more information, call 866-666-3247. The event benefits the Pocono Township Volunteer Fire Co. http://dreamlandamusements.com/upcoming-events-amusement-carnival/#tannersville (or just http://dreamlandamusements.com)

INFO 5:00pm-11:00pm, Pocono Township Fire Station 114 Route 611 Tannersville, PA 18372
7/188/1

Summer Programs

Interested in having your child learn about the critters and plants that live in the Poconos?  Come to our  Kettle Creek for Kids program this summer!  Experienced Environmental Educators will spend an hour with you and your child engaging them in fun, safe and exciting programs. 


July 18 - Sounds of Summer - Learn about animal sounds.

 

July 25 - Solar Art - Join us for a walk to find beautiful objects in nature, then make an art project out of them using the power of the sun!

 

August 1 - Show ‘N Tell - Share treasures from nature


The Summer Kettle Creek for Kids program begins Tuesday, June 20, through Tuesday, August 1, 2017. This Program is from 10 - 11 a.m. (Parents must attend with their child.) Cost: $5/Non-member, $3/EE member. Pre-registration is required and limited to 25 kids per program and will only be accepted one week in advance online (www.mcconservation.org/calendar) or by calling (570) 629-3061.

INFO Check Event for Times, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Rd, Stroudsburg, PA
7/227/23

Family Canoe Trip

On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 22nd and 23rd, join Kettle Creek EE staff for a fun and relaxing two-day paddling trip on the Delaware River!  The trip will cover approx. 20 miles of the river from Dingman’s Ferry to Smithfield Beach.  We’ll float at a leisurely pace and take time for river interpretation, swimming, fishing, bird watching and more.  We’ll camp one night along the river in a designated campsite where we will cook over a campfire and explore the area with a night hike.  Great for individuals, couples, and small family groups.  Trip includes canoe or kayak rental, four meals, transportation, river interpretation, and a good time!  Camping gear and dry bags are also available.  Cost: $120/non-member, $110/EE Center member, $40/non-paddling children under 12.  Pre-registration and payment due by Tuesday, August 8th. Refunds will be given only if notification is made at least one week prior to the trip. Call and register today! 

INFO Check Event for Times, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Rd, Stroudsburg, PA
7/227/30

Quakertown Farmers Market Concert Series

Join the Quakertown Farmers Market for their free Concert Series. A.C. Mitchell performs on Saturday, July 22nd from 11am-1pm. William J. Bausch Jr. performs on Sunday, July 23rd from 11am-1pm. Kara Hartzell performs on Saturday, July 29th from 12pm-2pm. Country Jades perform from 11am-2pm on Sunday, July 30th!

INFO Check Event for Times, Quakertown Farmers Market
7/227/23

Dorney Park Summer Culinary Series

Join Dorney Park for the last of their Summer Culinary Series, a Tex Mex Festival from 5:30pm until 8pm on Saturday and Sunday July 22nd and 23rd! The event will be held at the park's catering facility, Parkside Pavilion. Tickets for admission start at $53 and can be purchased online at https://www.dorneypark.com/play/events/summer-culinary-series or the day of your visit. 

INFO 5:30pm-8:00pm, Dorney Park, Allentown
7/22

Summer Gala Concert

Lenape Chamber Ensemble’s series of Summer Gala Concerts at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown continues on July 22nd with music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and the Spanish composer Gaspar Cassado, performed by a lineup of noted artists, coming to Bucks County from orchestras and ensembles throughout the country.  This is the second of three Saturday concerts held at 8 pm, in Delaware Valley University’s air-conditioned Life Sciences Building Auditorium.

The July 22nd program begins with Mozart’s Horn Quintet in E flat Major, featuring the celebrated horn player David Jolley of the Windscape Quintet. Mozart wrote this and other music for the horn while living in the same lodging house in Vienna as Joseph Leitgeb a noted horn player, who frequently performed Mozart’s works.  This quintet is described as having a blend of “harmonic and contrapuntal styles”, with the horn and violin playing more soloistic parts. Returning to the Lenape summer stage are the Colorado Symphony’s violist Catherine Beeson, violist Brett Duebner of the New Jersey Symphony, along with Nancy Bean and Lloyd Smith of the distinguished Wister Quartet.

Gaspar Cassado’s Piano Trio in C Major, an intriguing work in Spanish style, is performed by the noted pianist Marcantonio Barone;  Cyrus Beroukhim, violinist with the New York City Ballet, and Arash Amini, cellist of America’s Dream Chamber Artists.  Cassado was a leading cello student of Pablo Casals, and studied composition with Maurice Ravel and Manuel DeFalla.  This is Cassado’s only piano trio, as most of his works are cello arrangements of other music.

Tchaikovski’s sextet “Souvenir de Florence” written in 1891-92, barely a year before his death, recalls some of his happiest days in Florence many years earlier. In a letter to his patroness, Mme. Von Meck, he explains that “emotions, sad or joyful, can only be expressed retrospectively. Thus, at a time when I have no special reason for rejoicing, I may be moved by the most cheerful, creative mood.”  This work is not only lyrical but symphonic in nature and was chosen for this program with violinist Nancy Bean, the former Assistant Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the lead with her full symphonic tone.

Outdoor tables on the Delaware Valley University lawn are available for pre-concert picnics, and a champagne punch reception following each concert will enable the audience to meet the performers.  The University’s Life Science Auditorium is located at 700 E. Butler Avenue (Business Route 202) in Doylestown, near the State Street exit of Route 611, with free parking at the entrance to the campus.

Tickets at $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, are available at the door, or by calling (610) 294-9361.

INFO 8:00pm, Delaware Valley University’s air-conditioned Life Sciences Building Auditorium
7/237/29

Pocono Mountain Carnival

Enjoy rides for all ages, games under the Big Top and along the midway, fair food, nightly cash bingo, raffles and Wednesday night fireworks while showing support for the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Co. Free parking and admission. Visit http://dreamlandamusements.com/upcoming-events-amusement-carnival/#mtpocono for ride ticket prices and special discount nights or call 866-666-3247.

INFO Check Event for Times, Pocono Mountain Fire Station No. 1, 20 Murray Street, Mount Pocono, PA 18344
8/18/31

Pocono Environmental Education Center August Events Calendar

August 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.

 

Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle

Saturday, August 5 – 1:00-3:00pm

Free

Come join us for a free paddle on our ponds! 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 canoe or kayak! Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

 

Nature at Night

Saturday, August 5 – 7:30-9:00pm

$5

A pleasant summer evening is the perfect time to head outside.  Take a walk in the woods to listen for owls, look at stars, and enjoy the music of the night.  Enjoy fun activities that test your night vision.

 

Pocono Quilt Camp

August 11-18

$70 per day / Call for commuter rates

Quilters of all skill levels welcome to a week of fabric fun. Activities include: fabric covered umbrella, how to use selected sewing machine feet, Jelly Roll bed runner, Quilt Block Challenge, and Fabric-Strip Poker game. Includes lodging and meals!

 

Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle

Saturday, August 12 – 10:00am-12:00pm

Free

Come join us for a free paddle on our ponds! 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 canoe or kayak! Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

 

Pond Explorers

Saturday, August 12 – 1:00-3:00pm

$5 per person

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!   Register early!

 

Naturally Beautiful Beading

Sunday, August 13 – 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!

 

Tie-Dye Day!

Saturday, August 19 – 10:00am-12:00pm

$5

Join us for a fun morning of tie-dyeing! We’ll have a variety of colors available and help you come up with some creative designs! Bring whatever you’d like to dye or purchase a shirt in our bookstore beforehand.

 

Ecozone Discovery Room!

Saturday, August 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.

 

Frog Frolic

Sunday, August 20 – 1:00-3:00pm

$5 per person

Join us for a fun afternoon at the ponds and streams!  Learn about some of our frog friends as we gently catch and release these hopping amphibians.  Wear boots and plan on getting a little wet and muddy!

 

Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle

Saturday, August 26 – 1:00-3:00pm

Free

Come join us for a free paddle on our ponds! 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 canoe or kayak! Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

 

Butterfly Walk

Sunday, August 27 – 10:00am-12:00pm

$5

Learn about the wonderful world of butterflies!  Join David Trently on a search through the fields and around the ponds for butterflies and dragonflies.  Call early – spaces fill up fast!

INFO Check Event for Times, Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
8/5

Family Fun Day/Touch a Truck

Join the Quakertown Farmers Market for their Family Fun Day/Touch a Truck event on Saturday, August 5th from 11am-3pm. The day includes fire trucks from Quakertown, Haycock, and Milford Township fire companies. Police cruisers from Quakertown Borough, several large trucks and tractos along with games, prizes, crafts, face painting, henna tattos, a ballon artists and a DJ will also all be present. Stop out to the market for great family fun!

INFO 11:00am-3:00pm, Quakertown Farmers Market
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
8/12

2nd Annual Laughing for Change Comedy Spectacular

Stonekeep Meadery and Wine Cellars is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Laughing for Change Comedy Spectacular for Charity benefiting Turn To Us, a local charity designed to fill in the holes that other charity services can't always cover. You can find out more about them on their website http://turntousinc.org/. Cost: $15 Tickets prior to July 15th Then the tickets go to $20 starting July 16th. Must call 570-369-0573 to purchase tickets or you can stop in to our Jim Thorpe Tasting room at 77 Broadway, 1st Floor. Our Headliner is Chris Smith. He Headlined last year and completely tore the house down! He's back because his heart is as big as his comedic talent! He has his own DVD from his "Outside the Box" Tour and has toured the west coast with his very successful "No Risk Comedy Tour." You can usually find him performing around Philadelphia, but that didn't stop him from debuting in Manhattan at the Metropolitan Room last year. Feel free to check him out on Instagram @ comedianchrissmith. This is a show for ADULTS only. Please leave your children at home.

INFO 8:00pm, Mauch Chunk Ballroom 41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
8/18

Special Olympics 27th Annual Golf Tournament

Join the Special Olympics of Lancaster County for their 27th Annual on Friday, August 18th at the Fox Chase Golf Club in Stevens, PA. Groups must register by Firday, August 4th. Registration day of the event will begin at 12pm followed by a bag lunch and shotgun start at 1pm. An awards ceremony and dinner will take place at 5:30pm or directly following the conclusion of the tournament. Entry includes 18 holes of golf, use of the practice range, and a bbq chicken and ribs dinner. This is a scramble format and the event will be held rain or shine. Awards will be given for team with lowest gross, closest to the pin, longest drive, highest team score, and mixed team, low gorss. For more information on this event or to register a team please contact Phil Clemmer at 717-629-2812.

INFO 12:00pm, Fox Chase Golf Club, Stevens, PA
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
8/19

Motorcycles for Mikey Benefit

Join Motorcycles for Mikey as they hold their 2nd annual benefit ride on Saturday, August 19th! Mikey is a 3-year-old boy who was diagnosed with B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in March of 2016. This ride is run to help provide finacial relief as well as needed support of all kinds for this little boy and his family as they go through this struggle.

 

This years' benefit will be held at the Schnecksville Community Fire Department Pavilion on 4550 Old Packhouse Rd in Schnecksville. Registration for the ride is open from 10am through 11:30am and the ride will begin promptly at Noon. The ride will be police-escorted and non-stop. Following the ride there will be a family-style picnic from 2pm until 8pm. This event is free for children under 12 and $25 for adults. ($20 if pre-purchased) Donations of all kinds are accepted and apprecaited. To make a donation, offer support of any kind, or for any questions please contact Tammy Conklin by phone 610-417-0224 or visit their Facebook page "Motorcycles for Mikey". You can also email motorcycles4mikey@gmail.com.

INFO 10:00am, Schnecksville Community Fire Department Pavilion, 4550 Old Packhouse Rd, Schnecksville, PA
8/27

Poker Run

Join the Rolling Thunder, Inc Chapter 3 of New Jersey as they hold their Poker Run on Sunday, August 27th. The event will be held at Tramontin Harley Davidson in Hope, NJ, registration runs from 9am-11am and the ride starts at 11:30am sharp. The ride will begin and end at Tramontin Harley Davidson and will be $20 per rider, $20 per passenger and $20 for walk-in food. There will also be music and prizes with the ride helping to promote POW, MIA awareness and veteran's rights. For more information please visit their website, http://rollingthundernj3.wixsite.com/rtnj3.

INFO 9:00am, Tramontin Harley Davidson, Route 80 Exit 12 Hope, NJ
8/29

Lehigh Valley PurseNalities

Join the American Heart Association for Lehigh Valley PurseNalities, an evening of wine, small bites, music and a silent purse auction to benefit women’s heart health. Women of the Lehigh Valley donate purses/bags that represent their “PurseNalities.” It is a silent auction of bags and purses filled with other gifts, along with the profiles of unique local individuals involved in the community. Tickets are $35 per person, or $100 for four. Reserve your tickets by Aug. 4. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.heart.org/LVpurse or contact Dawn Fernandez at 614-396-3506. PurseNalities is sponsored by 99.9 The Hawk and Capital BlueCross. Berks County Heart Walk Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 Time: 9 a.m. – Noon (registration begins at 9 a.m.; walk begins at 10 a.m.) Place: Gring’s Mill Recreation Area 2083 Tulpehocken Rd. Reading, Pa. 19610 Contact: Sara Dickey, 215-527-1712, sara.dickey@heart.org Website: www.heart.org/berkspawalk About: Take steps to be Healthy For Good by supporting the 2017 Berks County Heart Walk. As the signature fundraising event for the American Heart Association, the Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun family environment. More than 1 million walkers will participate in some 350 events nationwide, raising funds to support research and education about this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. The Berks County Heart Walk includes a 1-mile or 3-mile fitness walk through the beautiful Gring’s Mill Recreation Area. Join us and help make a difference. Lehigh Valley Heart Walk Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017 Time: 1:30 – 5 p.m. (registration begins at 1:30 p.m.; walk begins at 3 p.m.) Place: SteelStacks 101 Founders Way Bethlehem, Pa. Contact: Sara Dickey, 215-527-1712, sara.dickey@heart.org Website: www.heart.org/lehighvalleywalk About: Take steps to be Healthy For Good by supporting the 2017 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk. As the signature fundraising event for the American Heart Association, the Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun family environment. More than 1 million walkers will participate in some 350 events nationwide, raising funds to support research and education about this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. The Lehigh Valley Heart Walk includes 1-mile or 3-mile fitness walk through the South Side of Bethlehem. Join us and help make a difference.

INFO 5:30pm-7:30pm, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Blast Furnace Room 101 Founders Way Bethlehem, Pa. 18015
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
9/22

3rd Annual Memorial Neucrue Cancer Fight Golf Tournament

Join the Neucrue Cancer Fight organization as they hold their 3rd Annual Memorial Neucrue Cancer Fight Golf Tournament on Friday, September 22nd at the Willow Brook Golf Course in Catasaqua. The tournament is in memory of their close friend, Chris Neuhard. They are approaching a year since Chris passed away. For 10 years Chris endured an epic battle against a rare form of liver cancer called Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Treatment for this type of cancer is rarely successful. As a result his friends and family formed the non-profit organization, Neucrue Cancer Fight, with the purpose of continuing to fight. http://www.neucruecancerfight.org/.

INFO Check Event for Times, Willow Brook Golf Course, Catasauqua
9/24

Tricky Tray

Join Team Cure, a part of thr Relay for Life in Phillipsburg as they hold a Tricky Tray fundraiser on Sunday, September 24th at the Palmer Township Fire Department Social Hall in Palmer Township. Doors open at Noon and drawings begin at 2pm. All funds generated will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

INFO 12:00pm, Palmer Fire Department Social Hall, Palmer Township

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