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Date Event Description Time / Location
1/112/31

Masonic Lodge Sunday Breakfast

 $7.00 per adult- all you can eat scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, toast, coffee,juice and  tea.  All profits go back into the community.  

INFO 2nd Sunday of every month, 8am to noon., Phillipsburg Masonic Lodge, 400 Hillcrest Blvd, Phillipsburg NJ 08865
2/811/14

Kettle Creek Environmental Center 2015 Bog Walks

The Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center is proud to invite you to attend a guided publicwalk into the unique Tannersville Bog. Along the way, our Environmental Educators will explain the Bog’s formation, its interestingplant and animal life, and
the role the local Preserve Committee and the Nature Conservancy play in its continued protection. 

INFO Dates and times vary., Tannersville Bog 552 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville, PA
2/82/7

ProJeCt of Easton - FREE Adult Basic Education Classes.

Learn to read, write, speak in English, solve problems and more. Prepare for the GED. Day and evening classes. Free pre-school for children aged 3 months to 5 years to children of parents attending ProJeCt’s adult education classes. All classes free to those who qualify. Classes  at 200 Ferry Street ,in Easton every 8 weeks throughout the year. Call 610-258-1100 ext. 13 or visit www.projecteaston.org to learn more.

INFO 8 week seesions throughout the year., 200 Ferry Street in Easton
2/2512/31

Free GED, ESL Family Classes

Free GED, ESL Family class with pre-school day/evening, every 8 wks

Held at ProJeCt, on 200 Ferry St., Easton, PA

For more informtation call 610-258-1100 ext. 13 or visit www.projecteaston.org

INFO N/A, ProJeCt, 200 Ferry St., Easton, PA
4/225/6

Brandon's Homes 4 Hope

Halterman's Toyota and Scion is partnering with Brandon's Homes 4 Hope Charity this spring to assist a special family in need. 

Brandon's Homes 4 Hope Charity is in honor of "Brandon Lee Kelso," a kind man who loved the Lord and was determined to help everyone he could in his path. Brandon's Homes 4 Hope Charity is keeping his memory and passion alive. It is about people coming together as one and making a difference in someone's life, one home at a time.

Beginning Thursday, April 2 through Wednesday, May 6, 2015, click here to submit a letter whether it be yourself or a loved one from Monroe County who is struggling to make repairs to an unsafe home or maybe a home that has been struck by storm damage.  One lucky family in Monroe will receive a spring home makeover of improvements.

Duties limited to...

1. Light Painting

2. Light Landscaping

3. Organizing

4. Small Deck Repair

5. Small Home Repairs that Do Not Require a Permit (Only Projects that can be completed in One Day )

Halterman's Toyota and Scion is teaming up with Brandon's Homes 4 Hope to make a difference in someone's life, and this is just the beginning!

INFO Now Through May 6th, Halterman's Toyota Scion & Mitsubishi - East Stroudsburg
5/68/28

2015 Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival

Area filmmakers are invited to submit works for the 2015 Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival (GLVFF), which will take place Oct.19 at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas of the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

The early submission deadline is July 2, and those who submit by this time can do so for free. The late deadline is Aug. 28, and submissions sent between July 3 and Aug. 28 must be sent with a $10 fee per submission; fee will be waived for high school and college students. Submissions must be dropped off or mailed to ArtsQuest Manager for Cinema and Comedy Ryan Hill’s attention at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks,101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

For the GLVFF, ArtsQuest is looking for new and seasoned filmmakers from the Lehigh Valley region to submit their work; however, filmmakers from throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and Central/Western New Jersey are also encouraged to send submissions.

Submission guidelines are:

  • Films must be submitted with a completed submission form, which can be found online at steelstacks.org/film.
  • Entries must have been filmed no earlier than Jan. 1  2012, and must abide by all copyright laws.
  • Films can be submitted in Data-DVDs (for shorts), BluRays (Data or .M2TS BD file architecture [no DRMI]), FTP downloads (must include the URL, username and password), flash drives or portable hard drives.
  • Films must be submitted by either the project’s director, producer or other authorized representative.
  • Filmmakers wishing to submit multiple entries for consideration must send a separate submission form for each entry.
  • Films that were submitted to previous Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festivals (GLVFF) but not screened may be resubmitted; films screened at previous GLVFFs are not eligible.

The 2015 GLVFF is a juried festival (jury will be announced at a later date). All works submitted will be eligible for consideration for this year’s festival awards, which include Best Feature, Best Short (15-50min), Best Short (<15min), Best Commercial/Viral Video, Best TV Pilot/Web Series, Best Documentary and Audience Award. The winner of Best Overall Film will also receive a $500 reward.

The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas are a two-screen independent, foreign and arthouse cinema located in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way in Bethlehem, PA. For questions regarding this release, please contact Ryan Hill at rhill@artsquest.org or 610-297-7110.

INFO N/A, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
5/66/3

Public Bog Walk

Guided walks in the bog are held each Wednesday through June 3 and begin at 1 p.m. Public walks are open to anyone, while private walks for organizations and school groups are scheduled on request. Meet at the Bog parking lot. Cost: $6/non-member, $4/EE Center or Nature Conservancy members and children under 12.  Please wear appropriate footwear.  Each walk lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours and explores the floating boardwalk and surrounding area. Pre-registration is required for all walks. Directions:  Route 611, at the light at the Tannersville Inn turn onto Cherry Lane Road.  The parking lot is 1.9 miles on your right from Route 611.

INFO 1:00pm, Bog Parking lot off Route 611
5/7

Home School Program - Topic: Spring Migration

From 2 - 4 p.m. our Environmental Education staff is offering a hands-on environmental education experience for any interested home school students.  Activities will include classroom instruction and hands-on outdoor learning opportunities for all ages with participants divided into three age groups:  Kindergarten through 2nd grade (parent accompaniment required), 3rd through 6th grade, and 7th through 12th grade.  Cost:  $6/non-members, $3/EE Center members.   Pre-registration and payment are required and limited by the Monday preceding the program date. Refunds given only if notification is made at least three days prior to the program date.   For more information and to pre-register, please call 570-629-3061.

INFO 2:00pm-4:00pm, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
5/8

Miller-Keystone Blood Center "Cruise Aboard the LifeLine"

Be a part of the 21st annual signature fundraiser to benefit MKBC. This year, passengers will "Cruise to Woodstock," enjoying fabulous food, wonderful entertainment, exciting live/silent auctions. For more information visit the website.

INFO 6pm to 10pm, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem
5/9

Spring Bird Migration at the Quiet Valley Farm

This early morning walk from 7 - 9am will provide the opportunity to experience the annual spring migration of birds in all its’  splendor.  Join a Kettle Creek Environmental Educator as we walk the trails and listen to and look at the wide variety of birds passing through on their annual journey. Please dress to be outside and bring binoculars. The walk will begin in front of the Gift Shop at the Quiet Valley Farm.   Cost: $5/non-members, $3/EE Center, Quiet Valley members and children under 12.  

INFO 7:00am-9:00am, Gift Shop at the Quiet Valley Farm
5/9

Spring Surprises

Join Environmental Educator Karen N. Boyle for a spring walk at 10 a.m. on the trails at Kettle Creek.  We’ll investigate all of the spring “happenings”. Cost:  $5/non-member,  $3/children under 12. EE Center members free.

INFO 10:00am, Trails at Kettle Creek
5/9

Pappy's Pride 5 on 5 Flag Football

INFO 10:00am, Moore Township Recreation Center
5/9

Spring Surprises Program

Join Environmental Educator Karen N. Boyle on Saturday, May 9 for a spring walk at 10 a.m. on the trails at Kettle Creek.  We’ll investigate all of the spring “happenings”. Cost:  $5/non-member, $3/children under 12. EE Center members free.

To pre-register, 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 www.mcconservation.org.

INFO 10:00am, The Trails at Kettle Creek
5/9

Public Bog Walk

Join an Environmental  Educator at 2 p.m. at the Bog parking lot for a 2 ½ hour journey into the Bog. Please wear appropriate footwear. Cost: $6/non-member, $4/EE and Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Pre-registration is required.  Directions:  Route 611, at the light at the Tannersville Inn turn onto Cherry Lane Road.  The parking lot is 1.9 miles on your right from Route 611.  

INFO 2:00pm, Bog Parking lot off Route 611
5/12

Birding the Bog

Combine one of the most unique natural settings with one of the most spectacular natural phenomenon’s and you get a morning of migration birding at the Bog. Cost: $6/non-member, $4/EE Center or Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Pre-registration is required. Directions:  Route 611, at the light at the Tannersville Inn turn onto Cherry Lane Road.  The parking lot is 1.9 miles on your right from Route 611.

INFO 7:00am, Bog Parking lot off Route 611
5/13

Lehigh Valley Covered Bridges Past and Present

Lehigh Valley Covered Bridges Past and Present Wednesday, May 13 at 6:00 PM Lower Macungie Library To celebrate these local landmarks during “See Pennsylvania’s Covered Bridges Week,” the Lower Macungie Library will host an event on the history of local bridges, presented by Ray Finkelstein of the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society.

INFO 6:00pm, Lower Macungie Library
5/135/16

Christ Lutheran Church Family Festival

Wednesday May 13th through Saturday May16th the Christ Lutheran Church Family Festival will be held on the church grounds at 69 Main St, Hellertown. Festival hours are weekdays 6pm-10pm and Saturday 5pm-10pm. Ride specials will be conducted Wednesdsay and Thursday from 6pm-9:30pm. For more information call 610-838-0400.

INFO 6:00pm-10:00pm Weekdays, 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday, 69 Main St, Hellertown, PA
5/16

Century Day

Roger Spotts and Darryl Speicher are teaming up to run the annual Century Day birding extravaganza, as they take the Kettle Creek EE Center bus all over Monroe County in search of 100 species of birds. The bus will leave the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary at 7 a.m. and will not return until 7 p.m. In between they will visit birding hotspots from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to the Cherry Valley and the Pocono Plateau, all in an attempt to find as many birds as possible. Cost:  $65/non-member, $50/EE Center member.  In addition to the opportunity to spend all day with Roger and Darryl, the fee includes lunch, beverages and snacks throughout the day. Pre-registration deadline is Friday, May 8. Pre-registration and payment are required and limited. Refunds given only if notification is made at least three days prior to the program date.   

INFO 7:00am, Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary
5/16

Rock N' Run 4 Kids

INFO 8:30am, Coca-Cola Park
5/16

Ride For ONE We Ride For All

Join I Ride for One as they will be holding a Bike Ride honoring Wounded Warriors and benefitting the PA National Guard Foundation. Registaration for riders opens at 9:00am at the starting location at the Allentown Fairgrounds Infield and will be $25 per bike. The riders will leave the fairgrounds at 12pm and follow Old Route 22 through to Cabela's and onto Route 78. The ride will conclude at Fort Indiantown Gap where all procceds we be delivered to the PA Wounded Warrior fund on behalf of Lt. Col. Richard L. Werkheiser. Please join this awesome cause and help honor the men and women who serve our country present and past. Please make all donations to: "Ride for One" PNGF (Pennsylvania National Guard Foundation). For more information on the ride contact Leo Werkheiser by phone at 610-432-5618.

INFO 9:00am, Allentown Fairgrounds
5/16

Salamander Hunt

Join Environmental Educator Brittney Colemen as we search the grounds of Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary on our quest to find salamanders.  Learn about these complex and elusive amphibians and where they like to hide out.  This family oriented program will run from 10-11:30 a.m.  Dress to be outside!  Cost: $5/non-member, $3/children under 12.  EE Center members free. 

INFO 10:00am-11:30am, Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary
5/16

Digitizing Fundraiser

On May 16, 11:00-1:00, the Memorial Library of Digitizing Fundraiser at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity Nazareth and Vicinity will host a digitizing fundraiser. Have your 8mm and 16mm movies, slides, VHS tapes, photo albums, and more professionally and confidentially transferred to DVDs. Preregistration is not required. The Library is at 295 East Center Street, Nazareth. For questions call the Library at 610-759-4932 or visit its website, www.nazarethlibrary.org.

INFO 11:00am-1:00pm, Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity Nazareth and Vicinity
5/16

"Amp up the Art!"

On May 16, 2015, Forks Area Art Society will hold its second annual Art in the Park, "Amp up the Art!" event. This outdoor event will be at Forks Township Community Center Amphitheater. Local artists and crafters will sell and display their work under tents, with food vendors, and music by Inch and The Echoes. A chainsaw-carving demo will be done by Allan O'Keefe. Also featured are Kids Corner and activities for children to have fun. For a $3.00 donation the public may join in painting a 12 passenger Bus, which is being provided by Easton Coach. A small amount of paint will be supplied in a disposal cup, along with a disposal brush. This bus will then be driven for a year to raise appreciation for art and highlight the society. Building on lasts years’ inaugural event, Art in the Park is designed to promote awareness of Forks Area Art Society and foster relationship with the community. The society recently celebrated the fifth-year of its founding. FAAS has been growing ever since. From its inception, the group's motto has been to have fun with art. Members utilize conventional mediums such as oils, watercolors, and acrylics, as well as mediums like colored pencils, wood turning, poetry, writing, stained glass, wax art, and jewelry making. Original Art and handmade crafts will be available for sale. A selection of artists will be demonstrating their mediums, including a very popular wood turning demo. Enjoy a spring day of art, with food and music to add to the fun. Forks Area Art Society's Art in the Park, “Amp Up The Art!” 2015 Featuring local artists, crafters, Kids Corner, and food. Music by Inch and the Echoes, 1 - 4 pm. Chainsaw carving demo by Allan O'Keefe, 12 - 1 pm. Saturday May 16, 2015 Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (Rain date: May 17) Forks Township Community Center Amphitheater 500 Zucksville Road, Easton PA 18040 

INFO 11:00am-5:00pm, Forks Township Community Center Amphitheater 500 Zucksville Road, Easton PA 18040
5/16

Autism Community Charity Walk and Community Fun Day

The Branching Out Foundation, in partnership with Lopatcong Township, will be hosting the First Annual Autism Community Charity Walk and Community Fun Day on Saturday May 16 from 10am until 4pm. (Rain date Sunday May 17) Located at the Lopatcong Township Park. Face Painting, Autism Resource Tables, Vendors and Much More!! FREE general admission. Donations welcomed from those wishing to participate in the fundraiser charity walk. Proceeds benefit Autism Speaks in New Jersey.

INFO 1:00pm-4:00pm, Lopatcong Township Park
5/16

Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team

INFO 5:00pm-10:00pm, Patriots Park in Allentown, PA
5/17

Tricky Tray

On May 17, 2015 the Green & White Youth Association will be having a tricky tray at the Wind Gap Fire Hall to raise money to help cover costs our facilities incurr. Please consider helping our organization continue providing young athletes the opportunity they deserve. We are looking for donations for the auction and would greatly appreciate any donation you may be able to provide. For more information please contact Treasurer Jennifer Spearmint at cartsmom@rcn.com or by phone at 570-688-5353.

INFO N/A, Wind Gap Fire Hall
5/17

Basket Social

The Diamond Fire Company will be hosting a Basket Social on May 17th at 12pm. Tickets are $5 for the first set and additional tickets are 3 sets for $10. For tickets call 610-767-8476.

INFO 12:00pm, Diamond Fire Company, 120 Main St, Walnutport, PA 18088
5/17

Public Bog Walk

Join an Environmental  Educator  at 1 p.m. at the Bog parking lot and take a 2 ½ hour journey into the Bog environment. Please wear appropriate footwear. Cost: $6/non-member, $4/EE and Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Pre-registration is required.  Directions:  Route 611, at the light at the Tannersville Inn turn onto Cherry Lane Road.  The parking lot is 1.9 miles on your right from Route 611.  

INFO 1:00pm, Bog Parking lot off Route 611
5/19

Birding the Bog

Combine one of the most unique natural settings with one of the most spectacular natural phenomenon’s and you get a morning of migration birding at the Bog. Cost: $6/non-member, $4/EE Center or Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Pre-registration is required. Directions:  Route 611, at the light at the Tannersville Inn turn onto Cherry Lane Road.  The parking lot is 1.9 miles on your right from Route 611.

INFO 7:00am, Bog Parking lot off Route 611
5/19

The Volunteer Challenge

Every year the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley hosts a Volunteer Challenge event where local companies form teams and select a non-profit agency to work with and complete a sustainable and impactful project for them. As an attendee of the event, you can vote for the project winners of both small and large companies.  In 2014 over 225 volunteers committed over 2,300 hours of service benefiting 15 non-profit agencies. This year we have 22 teams signed up to make a difference in our communities.  

The Volunteer Challenge is synonymous with the Volunteer Center's mission which is:  "To engage the community to care for one another through volunteerism in the Greater Lehigh Valley".

May 19th; 5:00-7:00 PM @ Coca-Cola Park

For more info or to vote for your team or project visit  www.volunteerlv.org or find us on Twitter @VolunteerLV

INFO 5:00pm-7:00pm, Coca-Cola Park
5/2010/21

Josie Porter Farm Meanderings - “Spring Wildflowers”

Things are blooming everywhere as we focus on the many wildflowers on the property. The Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center in cooperation with the Josie Porter Farm are sponsoring a series of outdoor interpretive walks exploring the Josie Porter Farm property.  The walks are open to the public and will focus on the flora and fauna that live on the property.  Each walk will meet at the Farm parking lot on Cherry Valley Rd. and will be held the third Wednesday of the month May-October from 4-6 pm rain or shine. Cost: $5/non-members, $3/EE Center or Community Supported Agriculture program members, children under 12 free.  Pre-registration is suggested.  All participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and should dress to be outside.  For more information or to pre-register please call the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center at 570-629-3061 or the Josie Porter Farm at 570-992-0899.

INFO 4:00pm-6:00pm, Josie Porter Farm
5/20

Open House, Art Show & Multi-Cultural Fair

Wescosville ES presents a night starring their students & faculty – Open House (celebrating their academic achievements); 5th Grade Wax Museum; Art Show (showcasing the students creative talents); 11th Annual Multi-Cultural Fair (celebrating the world; embracing diversity) and much more!

INFO 6:00pm-7:30pm, Wescosville ES, 1064 Liberty Lane, Wescosville, PA
5/235/25

Our Hometown Heroes

Embassy Bank is inviting the community to submit photos of family members, neighbors and friends who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces for the fifth-annual ‘Our Hometown Heroes’ display at SteelStacks Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25. The display will include hundreds of images of local servicemen and women from all branches of the military. 

Submissions for Our Hometown Heroes are being accepted at www.steelstacks.org/memorial-day/ from April 1-30. Photos should be high-resolution images in one of the following file formats: jpeg, tiff, bitmap or PDF file. Color and black & white photographs may also be dropped off at any Lehigh Valley Embassy Bank branch; all print photos will be returned and may be picked up at the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, from May 1-14. Each submitted photo will be displayed on one of the Our Hometown Heroes banners on the SteelStacks campus and include the soldier’s rank, branch, dates of service and hometown.

“Our Hometown Heroes is just one small way that we can say ‘Thank You’ to all of our local Armed Forces members who have given so much over the years,” says Embassy Bank CEO, President and Chairman Dave Lobach Jr. “There are now more than 450 images of servicemen and women on display at SteelStacks, which really highlights the incredible support from our community for this project. Embassy Bank is so proud to be part of the Memorial Day weekend at SteelStacks, and we hope everyone will join us May 23-25 to show their support for our troops.”

The Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank includes three days of music, family activities and programming designed to salute all past and current members of the military. The weekend will conclude with a Memorial Service on May 25 honoring those who have lost their lives while serving and protecting our nation. Additional details on the 2015 Memorial Day events and activities at SteelStacks are available at www.steelstacks.org/memorial-day/

INFO Monday: 3:00pm-7:00pm, SteelStacks
5/23

Dieruff Huskies Football 3rd Annual Golf Outing

Dieruff Huskies Football 3rd Annual Golf Outing, Saturday May 23rd at 8:00 a.m. with a Shotgun Start. The outing will be held at Allentown Municipal Golf Course and will be $80/per person or $320/per foursome. For more information contact Lynn Beller at dieruff_football@yahoo.com

INFO 8:00am, Allentown Municipal Golf Course
5/27

A Nightjar Evening

For many people the song of the whippoorwill is just a memory from the distant past.  Join Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman on this search for the mysterious whippoorwill and its relative, the common nighthawk.  Meet at KC at 7 p.m. for an introduction on these members of the nightjar family before traveling to locations where these birds may be seen and heard.  Cost: $15/non-member, $10/EE Center member, and includes bus transportation.  Return time is approximately 10 p.m.  Pre-registration and payment is required and limited.  Refunds will be given only if notification is made at least one week in advance.

INFO 7:00pm, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
5/29

KCEF Dinner/Auction

You’re invited to the 24th Annual Kettle Creek Environmental Fund Dinner/Auction at Camelback starting at 6pm. The Kettle Creek Environmental Fund (KCEF), an organization of individuals interested in supporting the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center (KCEEC), are pleased to invite members of the community to their Annual fundraising event. During the cocktail hour and dinner you may place bids on silent auction items while being serenaded by Cold Springs. After dinner you will have the opportunity to bid on items at a live auction featuring Bob Teel, Auctioneer. Auction items are donated by area residents and businesses which include artwork, unique hand-crafted items, dinner outings, golf packages, fishing gear, landscape packages, sporting goods and much more.  Cost: $40/per person and tickets must be purchased in advance by Friday, May 15, 2015.  Dinner is served at 7pm and the live auction with Bob Teel begins at 8pm. For more information, to purchase dinner tickets or to donate auction items, please call the KCEF at (570) 629-3060 between 8am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. All proceeds directly benefit the programs of the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center.

INFO 6:00pm, Camelback
5/30

Church Yard Sale

On Saturday May 30th, 2015 the East Hills Moravian Church will be holding a yard sale from 8am-2pm to benefit kids going to camp. Contact Wayne Gruver at 610-867-7818 to drop off any items except clothes and electronics, we are accepting them on the 2nd Saturday of the month and on Tuesday April 26th, Wednesday April 27, and Thursday April 28th from 10am-6pm. Please bring all drop-off items to the back of the church. Food will also be served.

INFO 8:00am-2:00pm, East Hills Moravian Church, 1830 Butztown Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18017
5/30

Take a Dip in the Pond

Join Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman for a dip in the Kettle Creek pond - using dip nets, that is.  We’ll be catching and learning about tadpoles, salamanders, and other interesting aquatic animals in this hands-on, fun-for-the-entire-family program…and be prepared to get wet and muddy!   This 2-hour program starts at 10 am. Cost: $5/non-member, $3/children under 12.  EE Center members free.   Closed-toe footwear required.  

INFO 10:00am-12:00pm, Kettle Creek pond
5/30

Comedy Night

Featuring JJ Ramirez opening Mark Riccadonna. Refreshments sold 6-10pm. Tickets $20 must be over 21. 610-982-5710 or 267 733 3157 firehouse@ubefire.com www.ubefire.com

INFO 6:00pm, Bridgeton AA 1340 Bridgeton Hill Rd Upper Black Eddy PA 18972
6/6

LUNG FORCE Run/Walk

Join the LUNG FORCE Run/Walk in Allentown on June 6, 2015 8:30am at the Lehigh Parkway 2050 Park Drive Allentown, PA 18104 at Kline’s Bridge. Every day, we rely on our lungs to breathe, speak, sing and laugh. At the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Run/Walk, we’ll use our lungs to do all these things, and to power our bodies along the scenic course of the Lehigh Parkway. Our voices will soar as we rally our friends, neighbors and colleagues to stand together, and walk together, against lung cancer—and for lung health for all. We’ll also raise funds for research, advocacy, education and awareness. The more money we raise and the harder we work, the more we can help improve the quality of life for people living with lung cancer and other lung diseases, discover more successful treatments—and save lives. Join us for a morning of fitness, health education and fun! To register to participate or volunteer, visit: http://www.lungforce.org/runwalk Questions? Email LVrunwalk@lunginfo.org or call 610-253-5060

INFO 8:30am, Lehigh Parkway 2050 Park Drive Allentown, PA 18104 at Kline’s Bridge
6/6

Volunteer Day – National Trails Day

Join us for a fun morning of trail work.  Everyone is welcome and appreciated!  Snacks provided.

INFO 9:00am-12:00pm, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
6/6

Little Eco Explorers: Fish

$5 per child

It’s a new program for 3-6 year olds!  Join us for a story, craft, and activity focusing on a particular critter.

INFO 1:00pm-3:00pm, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
6/6

Do It Yourself Day

$5

Join us for an afternoon of fun DIY projects! We’ll be making everything from candles and pinecone bird feeders, to homemade fire-starters.

INFO 1:00pm-3:00pm, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
6/7

Lauren's First and Goal

The 12th annual Lauren's First and Goal football camp will be held Sunday, June 7th from 9am to 3pm (registration 7:30am-8:30am) at the Lafayette College Metzgar Field complex in Easton, PA. This is a non-contact camp for players 8th through 12th grade. Players are coached all day by college coaches who donate their time. The event raises money for the research into the cause and potential cures for pediatric brain tumors and for cancer services which help cancer stricken families. The all volunteer organization is named for Lauren Loose of Easton, PA who is an 18 year old survivor of inoperable brain tumors. Since 2004 this organization has raised over 1.7 million dollars for the causes they support. Register on-line at www.lfgf.org. Walk-ups are permitted on the day of the camp.

INFO 9:00am-3:00pm, Lafayette College Metzgar Field Complex
6/13

Bridge the Gap: Day Paddle

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. Please register by 6/7 as space is limited. Call for details.

INFO 9:00am-3:00pm, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
6/13

Flea Market and Craft Frair

Join Centeral Pocono Ambulance for their Flea Market and Craft Fair on June 13th. The event will run from 9am-3pm, the kitchen will be open. The event is rain or shine, for more information please call 570-629-2620.

INFO 9:00am-3:00pm, Centeral Pocono Ambulance Building, 2884 Route 611, Tannersville, PA
6/13

Open House

Please come join the Phillipsburg Emergency Squad for our open house 924 1st Ave in Alpha, NJ 08865 on Saturday June 13th from 11am to 4pm. We would so appreciate your appearance!

INFO 11:00am-4:00pm, 924 1st Ave, Alpha, NJ 08865
6/14

Wild Edibles Walk

$5

Nature provides food for us in the form of many plants.  Join us on a hike focused on wild edibles.  No collecting will be done within the Park.

INFO 10:00am-12:00pm, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
6/20

Sunrays Pit Bull Rescue/LVPAC 5K Run/Walk

Sunrays Pit Bull Rescue/LVPAC 5K Run/Walk June 20, 2015 River St, Sand Island Park, Bethlehem PA Sunray's Pit Bull Rescue and Lehigh Valley Pit Bull Awareness Club have teamed up to host their first ever 5K Run/Walk. Both are non profit organizations that operate by the hard work and dedication of the volunteers. Our goal for this event is to raise monies that will be used towards rescue efforts, educating the community on the bully breed and responsible pet ownership. www.facebook.com/sunrayslvpac5k

INFO N/A, River St, Sand Island Park, Bethlehem PA
6/20

Bridge the Gap: Kayak Paddle

Free

Come join us for a free kayak paddle on our Pickerel Pond. 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 kayak!

Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

INFO 10:00am-12:00pm, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
6/20

PRO SERIES: Small Mammals

$20

Learn from the experts.  Join Dr. Howard Whidden, professor at East Stroudsburg University, for a workshop on the identification of Pennsylvania’s mammals, including bats, mice, and shrews.  Use live mammals, prepared specimens, and skulls to learn the key characteristics used for identification.

 

INFO 1:00pm-4:00pm, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
6/21

Pond Explorers

$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 some buckets, for up-close study.  Wear boots and plan on getting a little wet and muddy!   Register early!

INFO 1:00pm-3:00pm, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
6/228/14

2015 Summer Educational Camps

Our summer camps at the EE Center offer a unique opportunity for kids to learn more about their natural world.  In this time when children are spending less time outside these camps 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 learning more about the Poconos.

Nature Discovery (ages 7 - 8) – Monday – Friday, August 10 – 14, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  $60/non-member, $45/EE member. Explore all of the wonders that Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary has to offer. 

World Around Us Day Camp (ages 9 -11) – Monday – Friday, July 13 – 17 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and includes one day beginning at 3:30pm with evening activities with a campfire! (Includes 1 meal) $105/non-member, $85/EE member.  Lessons and activities ranging from animal adaptations to identification and classification of plants. 

Nature Scientists Camp (ages 11 – 13) – Monday – Friday, August 3 – 7 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $105/non-member, $85/EE member.  Campers will engage in citizen science projects while in the field learning about the ways scientists studying natural history collect and analyze data. Topics will focus on forest, field and pond ecology, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, watershed monitoring and weather.

Cycles of Life Day Camp (ages 12-13) – Monday – Friday, July 6 – 10 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. except Thursday and includes an overnight at the EE Center! (Includes 3 meals)  $125/non-member, $105/EE member.  Learn in detail about ecosystems, how everything is connected and go off site for a field trip. 

Kettle Creek Adventure Camp (ages 12 - 14) – Monday – Friday, June 22 - 26 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Includes 4 meals). $130/non-member, $115/EE member.  Five days learning outdoor skills, participating in activities and going on day trips.  Camp concludes with a two-day backpacking and camping trip in the Delaware State Forest. 

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 Varying, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
6/226/26

Kettle Creek Adventure Camp (ages 12 - 14)

Monday – Friday, June 22 - 26 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Includes 4 meals). $130/non-member, $115/EE member.  Five days learning outdoor skills, participating in activities and going on day trips.  Camp concludes with a two-day backpacking and camping trip in the Delaware State Forest.  

INFO 8:00am-3:30pm, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
6/22

15th Annual Golf Outing

$115 / Golfer

Join us for a great day of golf at the Lords Valley Country Club at Hemlock Farms.

INFO 8:00am, Lords Valley Country Club at Hemlock Farms
6/27

Jr. Firefighter Day Camp

It is that time of year again! Time for the Jr. Firefighter Day Camp! Please sign up early so you can have a great time as everyone did last year! We will be having some of the same stations such as the foam, an agility course and more. Some new and exciting stations (which you will get hints about along the way). Ages 5 - 13, Registration is $25.00 per child with a non-refundable payment. Registration includes camp, T-shirt, Lunch, and a picture in front of the antique fire truck. For more information please contact Charlie Barker at (267) 374-0592, visit www.mtfd5775.com or at cbarker@mtfd5775.com

INFO N/A, Milford Township Fire Department
6/27

Bridge the Gap: Hike and Bike

Free

Join us for a bike ride along the McDade Trail, followed by a hike back at PEEC. 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. Please register by 6/21 as space is limited. Call for details.

INFO 9:00am-3:00pm, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
6/27

Summer Canoe Paddle

$5 per person

Start summer off the right way!  Paddle a canoe…and try out our new kayaks!  Beginners are welcome – we teach you everything you need to know.  Dress appropriately – you may get wet.  Call to reserve a canoe.

INFO 1:00pm-3:00pm, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
6/27

4th Annual Iron Horse Bike Show

The 4th Annual Iron Horse Bike Show will be held on June 27, 2015, from 4-9pm in Pottstown, PA. The show will be located on High St. from Hanover St. to Manatawny St. The street will be full of show bikes, vendors and live music. The live music will be provided by Craig Moore and Heaven’s Thunder. Registration will be 4-6pm. There will be 15 classes of bikes. With 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies being awarded. There will also be a “Judge’s Choice Award”. This is the first leg of the “King Daddy Award”, with Glenside being the second, and Lansdale being the final leg. So come see some sharp bikes, enjoy he wide streets of an old “iron” town! Also that same weekend is the “Pottstown Rumble”! You can take in some volleyball! The proceeds of the how will be given to a needy Veteran!

INFO 4:00pm-9:00pm, High St. from Hanover St. to Manatawny St in Pottstown, PA
6/28

Ecozone Discovery Room!

$2 per person

Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, and dig in a fossil pit!  Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment.  No registration required.

INFO 1:00pm-4:00pm, Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
7/67/10

Cycles of Life Day Camp (ages 12-13)

Monday – Friday, July 6 – 10 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. except Thursday and includes an overnight at the EE Center! (Includes 3 meals)  $125/non-member, $105/EE member.  Learn in detail about ecosystems, how everything is connected and go off site for a field trip.  

INFO 8:00am-3:30pm, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
7/11

Ride for Hope

INFO 9:00am, Bicentennial Park, 5351 Park West Lane, Bethlehem, PA 18017
7/187/25

Monroe County Conservation Camp

Are you interested in Pocono Wildlife, how about archery or fishing?  If you enjoy the out-of-doors then Conservation Camp is for you!

The 2015 Monroe County Conservation Camp is being held from Saturday, July 18, 2015 through Saturday, July 25, 2015.  Generously supported by the Kettle Creek Environmental Fund and numerous service organizations, conservation camp is a residential camp for students ages 14 through this year’s high school graduate.  The intensive schedule of classroom and hands-on instruction covers many aspects of the conservation and natural resource fields.  One highlight of the week is an overnight canoe trip on the Delaware River.

Conservation Camp is held at Stony Acres, a 119-acre Wildlife Sanctuary/Recreational Facility owned by the students of East Stroudsburg University in Marshalls Creek.  Cost: $200 per student, which includes a $75 application fee and $125 camp fee.  The application fee must be paid by the student and must accompany a completed application form.  The $125 camp fee may be paid by either the student, a sponsoring organization, or through a scholarship.  Scholarships are available each year upon request.

For application forms and more information, contact the Monroe County Conservation District at 570-629-3061, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or visit our website at www.mcconservation.org.

INFO N/A, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
7/187/25

Residential Camp

The Monroe County Conservation District (MCCD) is currently accepting applications for the 41st 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 18, 2015 through Saturday, July 25, 2015.

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 N/A, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
7/187/25

Conservation Camp

Generously supported by the Kettle Creek Environmental Fund and numerous service organizations Conservation Camp will be held Saturday, July 18, 2015 through Saturday, July 25, 2015.  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 per student, which includes a $75 application fee and $125 camp fee.  The application fee must be paid by the student and must accompany a completed application form.  The $125 camp fee may be paid by either the student, a sponsoring organization, or through a scholarship.  Scholarships are available each year upon request.  For application forms and more information, contact the Monroe County Conservation District at 570-629-3061, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or visit our website at www.mcconservation.org

INFO N/A, Stony Acres, a 119-acre Wildlife Sanctuary/Recreational Facility
7/22

Dario Belardi Memorial Golf Tournament

The United Way of Monroe County's 4th Annual Dario Belardi Memorial Golf Tournament has been set for Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Hideaway Hills Golf Club, Kresgeville, PA, has donated their course for the event. Hideway Hills Golf Club provides a beautiful setting for golfers at this popular tournament. The tournament is a four-person team scramble and costs $125 per golfer. You can register/sponsor at www.unitedwaymonroe.org/golf. For additional questions, contact the United Way of Monroe County office at (570)629-5657. To get more information on how to volunteer or get involved in helping those in need in our community, visit www.unitedwaymonroe.org or call the United Way of Monroe County at 570-629-5657.

INFO N/A, Hideaway Hills Golf Club
8/38/7

World Around Us Day Camp (ages 9 -11)

Monday – Friday, July 13 – 17 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and includes one day beginning at 3:30pm with evening activities with a campfire! (Includes 1 meal) $105/non-member, $85/EE member.  Lessons and activities ranging from animal adaptations to identification and classification of plants.

INFO 8:00am-3:30pm, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
8/38/7

Nature Scientists Camp (ages 11 – 13)

Monday – Friday, August 3 – 7 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $105/non-member, $85/EE member.  Campers will engage in citizen science projects while in the field learning about the ways scientists studying natural history collect and analyze data. Topics will focus on forest, field and pond ecology, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, watershed monitoring and weather. 

INFO 8:00am-3:30pm, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
8/3

Happy Together Tour 2015

It’s a flash back to the ‘60s as the Happy Together Tour 2015 stops by the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $49-$59 and go on sale April 28, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and May 1, 10 a.m., to the public at steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.

The Happy Together Tour 2015 brings together some of the 1960s most memorable acts including the Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Association, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and The Cowsills. From chart toppers like “Happy Together” and “Windy” to classics like “Kicks” and “Midnight Confessions” it’s a trip down memory lane that’s packed with hit after hit.

The ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling is located at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. For the complete list of upcoming shows, visit steelstacks.org.

INFO 7:30pm, Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
8/8

Color Me Rad 5k Bethlehem

At the Color Me Rad 5K, participants run and walk through the Musikfest grounds while being doused with blasts of brilliant color as they visit sites such as Festplatz, Plaza Tropical and the SteelStacks arts campus.  Race registrations begin Feb. 4 at Color Me Rad and www.musikfest.org, and registrants can use promo code MFCMR2015 to save 10 percent off their entry fee. The 2013 Color Me Rad at Musikfest, which attracted 7,500 participants, sold out weeks before the race, so individuals are encouraged to register in advance.
INFO 8am, Steelstax Bethlehem
8/108/14

Nature Discovery (ages 7 - 8)

Monday – Friday, August 10 – 14, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  $60/non-member, $45/EE member. Explore all of the wonders that Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary has to offer.

INFO 9:00am-12:30pm, Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary
9/19

The Conquer Chiari Walk Across America

The Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is a series of local awareness and fundraising walks held on the same day, 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, register at: www.conquerchiari.org to join us at Louise Moore Park on September 19th!

INFO N/A, Louise Moore Park

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