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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
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
5/2010/21

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
5/235/25

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
5/235/25

Area Service Men Honored on Memorial Day

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving and protecting our nation will be honored during the 5th-annual Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank at SteelStacks May 23-25.  The weekend-long event, which will also pay tribute to Veterans and active members of the U.S. military, will feature a memorial service on Memorial Day, as well as patriotic and family-focused programming throughout the weekend. More than 550 images of local Veterans and active military personnel will also be displayed at SteelStacks as part of the “Our Hometown Heroes” display.

On May 25, 6 p.m., the community will remember those who have lost their lives in battle during the “A Time to Remember” memorial service. The service, which will take place at the Levitt Pavilion, will include a moment of silence, taps by trumpeter Chris Nagy of Temple University and words of remembrance by ArtsQuest President & CEO Kassie Hilgert and Embassy Bank Board of Directors leader Elmer Gates. The National Anthem will be sung by Freedom High School senior Lydia Johnson and the names of local men and women who have lost their lives while serving our country will be read during the service.  Earlier in the afternoon, the local chapter of the American Gold Star Mothers will also hold a special Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The event will take place at 3 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion.

“The Memorial Day Celebration at SteelStacks is one small way our community can pay tribute to the many men and women who have given their lives while protecting and serving our great nation,” says Embassy Bank President/CEO Dave Lobach. “All of us at Embassy Bank are proud to be part of this weekend honoring the members of our Armed Forces and the sacrifices they make each and every day.”

INFO 6:00pm, SteelStacks
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
5/295/31

Festa Italiana

Parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church will hold their “Festa Italiana” community celebration and fundraising event on evenings of Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, at Holy Cross Park near Easton. Festa Italiana features food, fellowship and fun to commemorate the Easton-based parish’s patron, St. Anthony of Padua, whose feast falls on June 13. Information: 610-253-7188; www.stanthonyeaston.com

INFO Evenings, Holy Cross Park near Easton
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

2015 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Highmark Inc. and community members will come together again across Pennsylvania and Delaware to raise money for 213 local nonprofit organizations and take part in the annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Online registration for the walk is now open, so participants can take their first step in this year's walk by registering today.

Highmark organizes and underwrites all costs associated with the walk, while walkers select the participating nonprofit organization they wish to support. The nonprofits then keep 100 percent of the funds raised by their walkers. The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community has been held annually throughout the region since 2003, and has helped more than 200 organizations collectively raise more than $7.8 million.

"We invite community members to sign up to walk and become part of this important effort," said Dan Onorato, Highmark Health executive vice president. "The walks provide local nonprofits with a vital fundraising opportunity and offer walkers a scenic route for exercise. They also bring the community together to support the nonprofits that provide important services to us and our neighbors."

A 5K (3.1 mile) route and a one-mile fun walk (both handicap-accessible) are available, and pets on leashes are welcome. In addition to the walk, there will be entertainment, refreshments and prizes.

Walkers can register at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community website, where they can select their walk location and the nonprofit beneficiary of their choice:

The locations, dates and participating nonprofits include:

  • Pittsburgh — Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Stage AE on the North Shore 
    View the 75 nonprofits that will benefit in Pittsburgh.
  • Harrisburg — Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Harrisburg Area Community College
    View the 46 nonprofits that will benefit in Harrisburg.
  • Johnstown — Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Central Park in downtown Johnstown
    View the 20 nonprofits that will benefit in Johnstown.
  • Lehigh Valley — Saturday, May 30, 2015 at DeSales University, Center Valley
    View the 29 nonprofits that will benefit in Lehigh Valley.
  • Wilmington, Del. — Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Bellevue State Park
    View the 20 nonprofits that will benefit in Delaware.
  • Erie — Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Presque Isle State Park
    View the 23 nonprofits that will benefit in Erie.
INFO N/A, DeSales University 2755 Station Ave. Center Valley, PA
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

150th Celebration Block Party

Town of Clinton, NJ 's 150th Celebration Block Party! Family Fun day! Art exhibits, Magic, Music, NJ Hall of Fame Mobile Museum, Food and Drinks. Saturday May 30, 2015, 11am to dusk, Rain or Shine. Main Street and East Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809. Hope to see you there.

INFO 11:00am-Dusk, Main Street and East Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809
5/30

Organ Donation Awareness Tattoo Day

$60 Tattoos and $30 Basic Piercings 16 and 17 year olds welcome. Anyone 18 and under MUST have photo ID and a birth certificate, as well as a parent present with ID as well. Food, Give-Aways, Raffle, Donor Information, and more! A portion of each sale benefits the NJ Sharing Network, who is saving lives through organ and tissue donation. Help support The Happy Hearts in the 5th Annual NJ Sharing Network 5K Celebration of Life! To Honor, To Remember, To Give Hope.....Become and Organ Donor Today! www.Facebook.com/OrganDonationAwarenessTattooDayAtInkSplat13

INFO 12:00pm-8:00pm, Ink Splat 13 2583 Milford Road Marshalls Creek, PA 18301
5/30

Board Game Fun

Board game lovers take note! Join Lower Macungie Library on Saturday, May 30 from 1-3 pm, for a relaxing afternoon of board game fun. Bring along friends and family, or come alone and make some new friends. For more information contact Lower Macungie Library at 610-966-6864 or visit our website at www.lowermaclib.org. Please register in advance.

INFO 1:00pm-3:00pm, Lower Macungie Library
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
5/31

TSMA cruising Bear Rock Junction

No Rain Dates! Dash plaques, 50/50, Train rides, Music, Go cart Track, Mini Golf, Food, Ice cream, all vehicles & motorcycles welcome.

INFO 2:00pm-5:00pm, Bear Rock Junction - 8181 Route 309 New Tripoli
6/1

John E. Walson, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament

In partnership with Service Electric Cable Television, Valley Youth House proudly presents the John E. Walson, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament to be held Monday, June 1, 2015 at Lehigh Country Club. The club offers a challenging golf course presenting the finest tournament play in the region. Proceeds from the 30th annual golf tournament will benefit the children, youth and families served by Valley Youth House.

 

For over 40 years Valley Youth House has prided itself on being a leading private non-profit agency working to address the ever-changing needs of the children in our region.  Last year, Valley Youth House served over 37,000 children, youth, and families.  Our continuum of services includes:

  • School-based education programs in the Lehigh Valley designed to prevent destructive behavior, such as substance abuse, violence, and teen pregnancy.
  • School-based mental health intervention, counseling and referral programs in 62 schools in Lehigh and Northampton Counties.
  • Project Child, a coalition with the mission of eliminating child abuse in the Lehigh Valley.
  • Home-based child welfare and behavioral health services in the Lehigh Valley.
  • Therapeutic and adventure-based treatment and recreation at Camp Fowler, a 43-acre camp located in Orefield.
  • Two 12-bed emergency shelters with 24-hour hotlines and street outreach programs for runaway and homeless youth in the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County.
  • A community-based residential treatment program in Breinigsville with eight beds for sexually reactive boys.
  • Independent living programs in 10 Eastern Pennsylvania Counties for older youth who are transitioning from foster care or homelessness to self-sufficiency.  This includes Great Beginnings, a program for homeless young women and their babies and Pride, a housing program for homeless LGBTQIA youth.

 

Golfers are invited to a lunch buffet prior to registration. Tournament play will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 PM. The friendly competition promoted by the scramble format continues for 18-holes and is immediately followed by dinner and an awards ceremony on the patio. Sponsorship opportunities and playing positions are still available. Registrations and donations are now being accepted at valleyyouthhouse.org or by contacting the Valley Youth House Development Office at (610) 820-0166.

INFO 1:00pm, Lehigh Country Club
6/58/21

Concerts in the Park Series

Please help promote our Concerts in the Park series and support some great local bands:

UUU Band - June 5 (7:00pm)

Covered Bridge Park Aardvarks - June 26 (7:00pm)

Covered Bridge Park Mango Men - July 24 (7:00pm)

INFO 7:00pm, Covered Bridge Park
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
6/106/13

Lower Milford Fireman's Carnival

Visit the Lower Milford Fireman's Carnival June 10th through the 13th from 6-10:30pm. There will be fireworks, rides, games, live music, a silent auction, and food. On June 10 Next to None will be performing. On June 11 Michael James Group will be performing. On June 12 there will be fireworks and Uncle Smiley will be performing. June 13 will be a rain date for fireworks and Jean and American Dream will perform. For more information visit www.lowermilfordfire.org

INFO 6:00pm-10:30pm, 1601 Limeport Pike, Limeport
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
6/17

Marion Reigle Fund Raiser

Marion Reigle Fund Raiser Buffalo Wild Wings-3790 Dryland Way, Easton PA June 17, 2015. All day long 10% of your bill will be donated to our fund raiser for cancer patients. You must have a coupon from our office. Please come to 2571 Baglyos Circle Suite B34 in Bethlehem Twsp for your coupon. https://www.facebook.com/events/889361934453394/ or search facebook for buffalo wild wings event.

INFO Regular Business Hours, Buffalo Wild Wings, 3790 Dryland Way, Easton PA
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

Eastern Pennsylvania Stamp Show (EPASS)

The Allentown Philatelic Society will sponsor the Eastern Pennsylvania Stamp Show (EPASS) from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 at the Asbury Church, 1533 Springhouse Road in Allentown. There is free parking and no admission fee. The show will feature some 15 dealers, 25 tables, a kids’ area offering free stamps and collecting materials, and hundreds of dollars in door prizes. The club will also accept donations of stamps and supplies that will be provided to local veterans’ groups and other charitable organizations to promote the hobby. Food and drinks will be available in the facility’s kitchen throughout the show. For more information please contact Jerry Morrow, (610) 974-9415; sirjun@verizon.net; or visit the website: http://greatzvmer.wix.com/aps/#!eastern-pa-stamp-show-(epass). The Allentown club was founded in 1923 and meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the Sacred Heart Hospital Conference Center, 421 Chew Street, Allentown. Meetings include auctions, visual presentations and trading among members, as well a maintaining a library for its members. Contact Morrow for more information.

INFO 10:00am-3:30pm, Asbury Church, 1533 Springhouse Road in Allentown
6/27

Designer Purse Bingo

Doors open at 11:00 am Bingo starts at 1:00 pm $20.00 advance ticket purchase Contact Kristen for tickets 484-357-6024 20 games included in ticket purchase Additional bingo boards available for purchase Chinese Auction 50/50 Raffle Food available for purchase throughout the event Benefits Tatamy Fire Company Truck Fund.

INFO 11:00am, Tatamy Fire Company Social Hall 164 Bushkill St. Tatamy, Pa 18085
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

Strike Out Ovarian Cancer

INFO 8:00am-9:00pm, Parkland High School 2700 N Cedar Crest Blvd. Allentown, PA
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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