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THIS WEEK: April 4 to 10, 2014


Women’s Weekend, a relaxing getaway with nature hikes, canoeing, yoga, campfires, astronomy and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Tonight through Sunday. $195 includes six meals, yurt accommodations and all activities. Reservations: 570-828-2319.


Susquehanna Warrior Trail 5K Run and Fun Walk, the 7th annual event along the west bank of the Susquehanna River in Shickshinny and Hunlock Creek. Saturday with registration 9 to 10 a.m. and event at 10:15 a.m. Meet at the playground pavilion, Oak and North Canal streets, Shickshinny. Applications available at susquehannawarriortrail.org or 570-542-7946.


Volunteer Trail Day, trail blazing and maintenance on the new 211-acre property. Refreshments and lunch provided. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Registration: 570-842-1506.


Ashley Planes Walk, a 3.5-mile roundtrip walk to observe the ruins of boiler, engine and drum houses, culverts, bridges, impoundments and dams of the engineering marvel designed to move railroad cars over steep inclines that ran from Ashley to Solomon’s Gap in Mountain Top. Sponsored by the North Branch Land Trust. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $15. Registration: 570-696-5545.


Small Wonders of Nature, indoor and outdoor sessions on on the tiniest living organisms in nature. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. $5. 570-629-3061.


Spring Waterfalls, a tour of Pocono waterfalls broadened by the spring rains and melting snow. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. $12. Van reservations: 570-828-2319.


Where in the Watershed Walk, the third hike in the series to “Where the Brodhead Doubles: Bertie’s Knob,” above the confluence of the Upper Brodhead and Paradise creeks. Broadhead Forest and Stream Association Clubhouse, Route 191, Stroud Township. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. $5. Registration: 570-424-1514.


Tumblin’ Timberdoodles, an indoor and outdoor program on the American woodcock including observing its incredible sky dance. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.


Scranton Half Marathon, a 13.1-mile race beginning and ending at the Scranton School District’s Memorial Stadium on Providence Road. Sunday with registration 7 to 8:30 a.m., race at 9 a.m. and Kids Quarter-Mile Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. $80 includes tee shirt, swag bag and post-race event. Info at scrantonhalf.com.


Pocono Environmental Education Center Hike, 8.5 moderate miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 315, Dupont. 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Bring lunch and water. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-457-0527.


Sunday for Singles. Explore nature while meeting new friends. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. $5. Van reservations: 570-828-2319.


EcoZone Discovery Room. Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave and dig in a fossil pit along with other hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $2. 570-828-2319.


Camouflage and Mimicry, survival techniques of local animals presented by naturalist Rick Koval. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.


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Safe Boating Classes, a certification course for ages 12 and older, presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla. American Legion, 4907 Memorial Highway, Harveys Lake. Select from one eight-hour session 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12; or four-hour sessions 6 to 10 p.m. May 13-14 and June 17-18. $25. Reservations: 570-815-0471.


Northeastern Pennsylvania Heart Walk, a non-competitive walk with prizes and activities for all ages. April 12 at Nay Aug Park in Scranton and May 31 at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre with registration at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. Registration at www.heart.org/northeastpawalk or 614-396-3507.


Salamanders, Frogs and More! Explore nearby breeding pools for salamanders, frog and egg masses to collect for up-close study. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. April 12. Wear boots and clothes that can get wet. $5. 570-828-2319.


Birding Tune-Up. Join the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society for a beginner birding program. Geared to all ages. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 12. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.


Wildlife on the 19th-Century Farm, area wildlife that farmers found locally in the 1800s and how they adapted their farms to the animal environment. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. April 12. $5. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Spring Peeper Search, a nighttime hike to catch, study and release these tiny tree frogs. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 8 to 9 p.m. April 12. $5. Bring a flashlight. 570-828-2319.


Spring into Health 5K Run and Walk, to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Mellow Center Gymnasium, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. April 13 with registration at 8 a.m. and event at 9 a.m. $20. 570-348-6211, ext. 2455.


River of Rocks Hike, seven moderate miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. 9:45 a.m. April 13. Bring lunch and water. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.


Earth Day Festival, with hands-on learning stations, interpretive hikes, conservation exhibits, animals, crafts, food and music. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13. $5 per car. 570-828-2319.


Full Moon Walk at the Tannersville Bog. Bring a flashlight and meet in the Bog parking lot, 166 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. 6:30 p.m. April 15. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Bog Mammals, exploring the habitats of bobcats, otters, bears and snowshoe hares at the Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 10 a.m. April 17. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Guided Bird Walk, a morning stroll to seek out spring songbirds. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 8 a.m. April 19. Free. 570-403-2006.


Spring Waterfalls, a tour of Pocono waterfalls broadened by the spring rains and melting snow. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. April 19. $12. Van reservations: 570-828-2319.


The Northern Saw-Whet Owl, a talk by Jim and Annette Logan, volunteers in the Saw-Whet Research Program. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. April 21. Free. 570-479-0400.


Reptile and Amphibian Survey Program, an introduction to the state-sponsored program that hopes to conserve reptiles and amphibians through citizen science. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 23. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.


Do It for the Kids Walk-a-Thon, the 22nd annual event with a 2.5-mile walk beginning and ending at the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, 1133 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. April 26 with registration at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m., followed by awards and post-walk events including face painting, food, moon bounce, crafts and more. 570-714-1246.


Iroquois Trail Birding, a leisurely, two-mile rail-trail walk overlooking Tunkhannock Creek to seek out migrating warblers. Meet at the Weis Market parking lot, 600 Hunter Highway, Tunkhannock. 7:30 a.m. April 26. Free. Registration: 570-856-3207.


Birding at Frances Slocum State Park, with Bruce Troy of Wild Birds Unlimited. Meet in the parking lot at the Environmental Education Center and Boat Rental, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 8:30 a.m. April 26. Free. 570-675-9900.


Spring into Action, a park cleanup session. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 9 a.m. to noon April 26. Registration: 570-403-2006.


Earth Day 5K Fun Walk and Run, held to promote environmental awareness. Begins at the Olive Street entrance to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. April 26 with registration at 10 a.m. and event at 11 a.m. Registration: 570-941-7520.


Salamander Search, a family-oriented program to seek out salamanders at the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. April 26. $5. 570-629-3061.


Cougars in Color 5K Race, a fundraising run to benefit the Lucy Fund that battles metastatic cancer. Meet at the Hafey-McCormick Science Building parking lot, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 11 a.m. April 26. $20. 570-674-6220.


Springtime Herpin! Learn the fascinating ecology of local reptiles and amphibians through an exploratory walk to locate and document found species. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. For age 8 and older. 1 to 4 p.m. April 26. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.


Ironmaster’s Challenge, with 50K, 25K and 15K races along woodland trails. Furnace Stack Pavilion, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, 1220 Pine Grove Road, Gardners. April 27 with 50K race at 7:30 a.m., 25K at 8:30 a.m. and 15K at 9:30 a.m. Followed by a finish-line picnic 11:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and awards ceremonies at 12:30 and 2 p.m. $70, $55, $50. 717-241-4360 or ironmasterschallenge.com.


Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area, with the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Meet at the parking lot near the Nesbitt Park boat launch in Wilkes-Barre. 8 a.m. April 27. Free. 570-542-5948.


Introduction to Fly Fishing, with lessons in knot tying and casting. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 9 a.m. to noon April 27. $15. 570-828-2319.


Max Fine Memorial 5K Race, the third annual event with a 3.1-mile timed run and a one-mile fun walk. Register at the Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Race begins at the corner of South River and West Northampton streets at 10:30 a.m. April 27. Proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 570-954-0124.


Bruce Lake Natural Area Hike, eight moderate miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 315, Dupont. 10:45 a.m. April 27. Bring lunch and water. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-814-2803.


Salamanders, Frogs and More! Explore nearby breeding pools for salamanders, frog and egg masses to collect for up-close study. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. April 27. Wear boots and clothes that can get wet. $5. 570-828-2319.


Wildflower Walk, to learn indentification tips and the natural history of local flowers. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 9 a.m. to noon May 4. Free. 570-828-2319.


Signs of Spring Walk along the trails of the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary with environmental educator Karen Boyle. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. May 3. $5. 570-629-3061.


Celebration of the Bluebells, with nature walks to the Virginia bluebells patch, dedication of the Native Plant Garden, crafts, treats, nature activities, music and more. Endless Mountain Nature Center, 280 Vosburg Neck Road, Tunkhannock. 1 to 4 p.m. May 4. 570-836-3835.


Birding at the Bog, an early-morning trek to seek out migrating birds. Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road, Stroudsburg. 7 a.m. May 6. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Cranberry Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour exploration of the northern boreal bog with novel plant and animal life. Meet at the Bog parking lot, Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. 1 p.m. Wednesdays from May 7 through June 5. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Milkweed, Monarchs and More, a program about the Monarch butterfly’s journey to its Mexico destination and how milkweed patches aid them along the way. Wild Birds Unlimited, Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 6 to 7 p.m. May 8. Free. 570-675-9900.


Warbler Weekend, with guided hikes and bird identification by sight, sound and habitat. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. May 9 to 11. $205 includes lodging and meals. 570-828-2319.


Birding at Frances Slocum State Park, with Bruce Troy of Wild Birds Unlimited. Meet in the parking lot at the Environmental Education Center and Boat Rental, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 8:30 a.m. May 10. Free. 570-675-9900.


Candy’s Place Rainbow Walk, the 17th annual event to benefit Candy’s Place: The Center for Cancer Wellness. Kirby Park, Market Street, Wilkes-Barre. May 10 with registration at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. $25 advance; $30 day of event. 570-714-8800.


Family Fishing. Learn the basics and then try your luck on the ponds. Equipment provided; no fishing licenses necessary. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 10. $10 children; $5 adults. 570-828-2319.


A Bounty of Wildflowers, a 1.5-hour stroll to observe spring wildflowers. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. May 10. $5. 570-629-3061.


Cranberry Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour exploration of the northern boreal bog with novel plant and animal life. Meet at the Bog parking lot, Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. 2 p.m. May 10. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society Annual Banquet, with a presentation on Pennsylvania’s indigenous birds of prey including live raptors. Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, off Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. 6 p.m. May 14. $35. Reservations: 570-479-0400.


Bird Walk, focusing on bird identification with Darryl Speicher of the Pocono Avian Research Center. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 8 to 10 a.m. May 17. $5. 570-828-2319.


Bluebird Walk, a hike along the Bluebird Trails to check the boxes for baby birds. Meet in the parking lot next to the pool area. Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 9 a.m. May 17. Free. 570-675-9900.


Northeast MS Walk, 3.75 miles around downtown Wilkes-Barre to raise awareness of MS. Martz Amphitheater, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. May 17 with registration at 10 a.m. and walk at 11 a.m. 800-227-2108.


Celebration of Life Walk, the annual event sponsored by the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross. Choose from a one-mile or five-mile route. Whispering Willows Park, Conyngham. May 17 beginning at 10:45 a.m. with a tribute to the Armed Forces followed by the walk and ending with a tribute to blood donors at 12:30 p.m. along with a picnic, music and prizes. $5. Registration: 570-455-9517.


Pro Series: Herpetology, an in-depth look at amphibians and reptiles of the area. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 4 p.m. May 17. $20. 570-828-2319.


Native Plant Gardening Weekend, with sessions on garden design to include native plants and pollinators. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. May 17 and 18. $150 includes lodging and meals. 570-828-2319.


Spring Fling Family Nature Getaway Weekend, with interpretive hikes, animal presentations, fishing, canoeing, crafts, campfires and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. May 23 to 26. $210 includes lodging and meals. 570-828-2319.


Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area, with the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Meet at the parking lot near the Nesbitt Park boat launch, Wilkes-Barre. 8 a.m. May 25. Free. 570-542-5948.


Reptiles and Snakes, close-up looks at the black rat, eastern ribbon and corn snakes. Wild Birds Unlimited, Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 1 p.m. June 7. Free. 570-675-9900.


Birding at Frances Slocum State Park, with Bruce Troy of Wild Birds Unlimited. Meet in the parking lot at the Environmental Education Center and Boat Rental, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 8:30 a.m. June 14. Free. 570-675-9900.


Heritage Explorer Bike Tour, the fifth annual ride with out-and-back routes of 5, 11, 22 and 44 miles from Blakely Borough Recreation Complex in Peckville, proceeding on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail through Archbald, Jermyn, Carbondale, Simpson and Union Dale. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14. Info at lhva.org.


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