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Each season the Poconos lives up to its promise... the spring is fresh, lively and green; the summer fragrant, warm and inviting; the fall plentiful, colorful and sweet; and the winter pure, silent and majestic. Festivals, activities, indoor and outdoor life never slow.

Hundreds of events and activities take place in the Pocono Mountains each year. Music or ethnic festivals, holiday celebrations, sidewalk sales, whitewater rafting days and NASCAR are some of the exciting events that make the Poconos so popular. Be sure to take advantage the many day deals at area attractions that include water activities, outdoor adventures, golf, and dining!

In the meetings market? Considering planning your meeting around one of the Poconos' signature events? Or want to see what's going on during your meeting? Use the calendar to search for events on a specific day or week.

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09-01-2014 - 09-07-2014
GREENE DREHER STERLING FAIR
8/26/2014 - 9/1/2014
Recurring daily

Times: Varies by Day
Location: Greene Dreher Sterling Fair
Venue: Fairgrounds
Route 191, Newfoundland, PA 18445
Phone: (570) 676-4047
Admission: $8 per person (see details below)
Special Event

Community agricultural fair with midway, music, entertainment, food, fun, and much more. Parking is free. Price at the gate includes admission to exhibits, all musical shows, most arena events, and all the rides. Extra charges may apply for some special events.

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COTA JAZZ AND ARTS FESTIVAL
9/5/2014 - 9/7/2014
Recurring daily

Times: Times Vary By Day
Venue: Downtown Delaware Water Gap
Main Street, Delaware Water Gap , PA 18327
Phone: (570) 424-2210
Admission: $28/adults, $15/seniors over 65 and students, $10/children 5-12, children under 5 are free
Special Event

The 37th Annual Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts packs several sets of ensemble jazz performances, plus theater and arts, into a three-day festival in the scenic Borough of Delaware Water Gap.

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MILFORD FARMERS' MARKET
6/1/2014 - 11/2/2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday

Times: 11am-3pm
Venue: River Rock Inn Courtyard
210 Second Street (at E. Ann St), Milford, PA 18337
Phone: (973) 293-8383
Admission: Free

The first ever Milford Farmers Market hosted by environmental non-profit Air Soil Water in Milford, PA. The market will feature all local, all fresh, and nothing industrial. Produce, meats, dairy, and more from local farms. Enjoy live music and education. This event is kid friendly and will be held rain or shine. Air Soil Water helps communities achieve sustainability by supporting local farms. This event will take place every Sunday until November 2.

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SHAWNEE MARKET
6/3/2014 - 9/2/2014
Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Times: 5-8pm
Location: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Venue: Grand Lawn
100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Phone: (570) 595-2321

Locally grown and crafted. The Shawnee Market features home baked goods, pies, nut rolls, Greek pastries, fruits, herbs, woodcrafts, wood carvings, farm-fresh produce, handcrafted vegan soaps and deodorants, lotions, cosmetics, homemade jewelry, and much more. Enjoy live music from 7-8pm. This event will be held rain or shine. The Shawnee Market takes place every Tuesday until September 2, 2014.

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THE COOPERAGE FARMERS' MARKET
6/4/2014 - 10/29/2014
Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Times: 4-6pm
Location: The Cooperage Project
1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: (570) 253-2020

The Cooperage Farmers' Market strives to provide the greater Honesdale community with weekly access to superb local agricultural products. The Market is a vibrant and friendly gathering of exemplary local producers and enthusiastic consumers, connecting through a mutual appreciation for each other and for our regional foodshed. This event will take place every Wednesday until October 29, 2014.

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HAWLEY FARMERS' MARKET
6/6/2014 - 10/24/2014
Recurring weekly on Friday

Times: 2-5:30pm
Location: Downtown Hawley
Route 6, Hawley, PA 18428
Phone: (570) 226-4064

Stop by to get farm fresh greens, eggs, poultry, ham, home-baked goods, honey, maple syrup, and more. There are plenty of crafts and gifts just waiting to be purchased. Come meet the farmers, artists and craftsmen, and keep it local! This event takes place every Friday until October 24, 2014.

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MONROE FARMERS' MARKET - SATURDAY MORNINGS
6/7/2014 - 10/25/2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Times: 8am-noon
Location: Monroe Farmer’s Market
Venue: Courthouse Square
610 Monroe Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 595-2321

Serving Monroe county for over 28 years, the Monroe Farmer's Market offers quality produce, plants and flowers, eggs and dairy products, meats, raw natural honey, fresh baked goods, local wines, and more. The Monroe Farmer's Market is open every Saturday until October.

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND ON THE LAKE
8/30/2014 - 9/1/2014
Recurring daily

Times: 11am-6pm
Location: Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours
2487 Route 6, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: info@wallenpaupackboattours.com
Phone: (570) 226-3293
Admission: $14/regular, $13/seniors, $11/youth under 12

Enjoy Labor Day weekend with your family and get out on the lake. Take advantage of the last few days of summer and sit back and relax on a 50-minute cruise on Lake Wallenpaupack. Your tour guide will describe the area and the history behind this beautiful Lake region. Call or visit online for specific daily tour times.

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CAST FOR CASH
9/1/2014 - 9/30/2014
Recurring daily

Lake Wallenpaupack, Hawley, PA 18428
Phone: (570) 226-3865
Admission: Free, but you must register.

The Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District and Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau are thrilled to present Cast for Cash, a brand new fishing contest on Lake Wallenpaupack! This free contest has been designed to promote the great work being done by the Watershed District to protect and improve clean water in Lake Wallenpaupack. This summer, the BIG fish could also bring you some BIG prizes. Nearly 50 fish of varying sizes and species have been netted, tagged, and released into Lake Wallenpaupack at various locations. Each tagged fish has a great prize associated with it. There's no cost to participate, but you must register.

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COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES
9/2/2014  


Times: 7pm
Location: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Venue: Great Lawn
100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Phone: (800) 742-9633
Admission: Free; donations gratefully accepted

Enjoy community concerts on the Grand Lawn of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Concerts are family friendly and appropriate for all ages. Donations to the performers are gratefully accepted. Enjoy Shawnee's gift to the community! Brought to you by the Shawnee Institute Ltd, a non-profit foundation.

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QUIET VALLEY'S 51ST ANNUAL SUMMER TOUR SEASON
9/2/2014 - 9/6/2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm; Sundays noon-5pm
Location: Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Email: farm@quietvalley.org
Phone: (570) 992-6161
Admission: $10/adults; $5/ages 3-12

Tour a historic farm museum and see guides in period clothing recreate life on a 19th century PA German homestead. Enjoy 1760s farmhouse, demonstrations of heritage crafts, 1850 barn, farm animals, and much more. Quiet Valley is a working farm as well as a non-profit museum. Great for all ages.

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DRAWING FOUNDATIONS
9/3/2014 - 9/24/2014
Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Pocono Arts Council
18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 476-4460
Admission: $75/member; $85/non-member; $65/senior member; $70/senior non-member

The impulse to draw is as natural as the impulse to talk and many people find doodling as a need and as a fun way to get In touch with the line. This fun basic drawing class will expand your ability to draw lines that can truly represent everyday shapes and forms. This class takes place every Wednesday with instructor Suzanne Werfelman.

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ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
9/4/2014 - 9/4/2014
Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday

Times: 6:30pm
Location: Pocono Tranquil Gardens LLC
329 East Brown Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Admission: Free

Pocono Tranquil Gardens is proud to have aligned with the Alzheimer's Association to provide a monthly Alzheimer's Support Group. It is an excellent resource for caregivers and family members of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Light refreshments will be served. This event takes place the 1st Thursday of every month through December.

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JAZZ JAM WITH BILL GOODWIN & FRIENDS
9/4/2014 - 9/25/2014
Recurring weekly on Thursday

Times: 8-11pm
Location: Deer Head Inn
5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327
Email: jazz@deerheadinn.com
Phone: (570) 424-2000
Admission: Free

Jazz Jam with Bill Goodwin and Friends. Bill's quartet plays for the first hour and other musicians join throughout the evening. No cover charge. This event takes place every Thursday.

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LIVE MUSIC WITH JOHN CURTIN
9/4/2014 - 9/25/2014
Recurring weekly on Thursday

Times: 6-9pm
Location: Ledges Hotel
Venue: Glass-Wine. Bar. Kitchen.
119 Falls Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: info@ledgeshotel.com
Phone: (570) 226-1337
Admission: No Cover Charge

Enjoy the smooth sounds of John Curtin in the lounge overlooking the waterfalls.

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OIL PAINTING
9/4/2014 - 9/25/2014
Recurring weekly on Thursday

Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Pocono Arts Council
18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 476-4460
Admission: $75/member; $85/non-member; $65/senior member; $70/senior non-member

This ongoing workshop focuses on the individual, helping them to develop their own personal style and technique working with the oil medium. Learn how to develop your painting by understanding drawing and composition, light and shadow, color, preparation of materials, and the application of paint. Working at your own pace, you pick the subject while the instructor guides you through the painting process. This class takes place every Thursday with instructor John McAllister.

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BARLEY CREEK ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
9/5/2014  


Times: 8:30am
Location: Barley Creek Brewing Company
Venue: Buck Hill Golf Club
270 Golf Drive, Buck Hill Falls, PA 18323
Phone: (570) 629-9399
Admission: $99 per person

Barley Creek's annual golf tournament at the Buck Hill Golf Club. Four-person scramble, with dinner immediately following back at Barley Creek. Price includes golf, carts, dinner, and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation for spinal cord research.

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GOD OF CARNAGE
9/5/2014 - 9/14/2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Times: Showtimes 2pm and 7pm
Location: Shawnee Playhouse
552 River Road, Shawnee On Delaware, PA 18356
Email: becky_haskell@yahoo.com
Phone: (570) 421-5093
Admission: $18/adults; $15/seniors

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. The four of them agree to discuss the event civilly, but as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. Reza's play suggests that our civilized trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile. This show will take place at 2pm on September 5, 7, 12, and 14; 8pm on September 6 and 13.

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HAPPY HOUR
9/5/2014 - 9/26/2014
Recurring weekly on Friday

Times: 4-6pm
Location: Franklin Hill Vineyards - The Wine Shop
2942 Route 611 #101, Tannersville, PA 18372
Email: info@franklinhillvineyards.com
Phone: (570) 619-7260
Admission: Free

Join Franklin Hills Vineyards for Happy Hour! Stop by their location on route 611 in Tannersville for a creative cocktail made with their wines paired with a tasty treat! Can't make it Fridays? No worries, they offer complimentary tastings everyday of the week. Check out their website for hours and so much more!

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LIVE MUSIC
9/5/2014 - 9/26/2014
Recurring weekly on Friday

Times: Fridays from 8pm-midnight
Location: Ehrhardt's Waterfront Resort
205 Pennsylvania 507, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: waterfront@ehrhardts.com
Phone: (570) 226-2124

Join Ehrhardt's for great drink specials, delicious food and live music every Friday night!

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OPEN MIC NIGHT AT COCOON
9/5/2014  


Times: 7-9pm
Location: Cocoon Coffeehouse & Catering Company
230 Welwood Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: cocoonbarista@gmail.com
Phone: (570) 226-6130
Admission: Free

Organized by Harmony Presents with support from the Downtown Hawley Partnership. Sign-up begins at 6:40pm. Each performer gets two songs or seven minutes. If your strength is in watching and listening, we want you to come too! Everyone is welcome!

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THE JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE BY TED VIGIL BAND
9/5/2014  


Times: Doors 7pm; Showtime 8pm
Location: Mauch Chunk Opera House
14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: (570) 325-0249
Admission: $25

John Denver is alive and well with Ted Vigil! With his uncanny resemblance to John Denver, both physically and vocally, singer/songwriter Ted Vigil has stunned audiences across the country with his tribute performances. Vigil recreates the original concert experience in his tribute to John Denver. Check his tribute at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

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THE LIGHTEN UP DUO FEATURING ROSE AND RANDY LIGHT
9/5/2014  


Times: 8-11pm
Location: Ledges Hotel
Venue: Glass-Wine. Bar. Kitchen.
119 Falls Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: info@ledgeshotel.com
Phone: (570) 226-1337
Admission: No Cover Charge

Enjoy a rotating line-up of live music in the lounge overlooking the waterfalls. This Friday features The Lighten Up Duo with Rose and Randy Light.

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TIL BETH DO US PART
9/5/2014 - 9/6/2014
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday

Times: Curtain 7:30pm
Location: Ritz Company Playhouse
512 Keystone Street, Hawley, PA 18428
Phone: (570) 226-9752
Admission: $12/adults; $10/seniors and students

Marital Confection by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Janie Wooten.

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WINGER & FIREHOUSE
9/5/2014  


Times: Doors 6pm; Showtime 8pm
Location: Penn's Peak
325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Email: info@pennspeak.com
Phone: (866) 605-7325
Admission: $24/in advance; $29/day of show

This is a general admission show. There is a $3 per ticket transaction fee at the Penn's Peak Box Office. Tickets can be purchased at the Penn's Peak Box Office (walk-up only), Roadies Restaurant (walk-up only) or through Ticketmaster. For more information call 866-605-PEAK!

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ART EXHIBIT: TIM WEAVER
9/6/2014  


Times: 11am-1pm
Location: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center
Venue: Kettle Creek
8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Email: monroecd@ptd.net
Phone: (570) 629-3061
Admission: Free

Though his style has developed over years of painting, Tim Weaver credits several well-known artist/instructors for their influence. Since 1992, he has taught watercolor classes in Luzerne County, Northeast Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. Enjoy his art opening from 11am-1pm.

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BIG DAY OUT
9/6/2014 - 9/20/2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Location: Adventure Center at Pocono Whitewater
1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Email: info@poconowhitewater.com
Phone: (800) 944-8392
Admission: $94.99 per person (ages 12 & up)

If you're ready for a BIG adventure...a day you'll brag about with your friends and family...then Pocono Whitewater's BIG DAY OUT is for you! Bike, hike, and raft the Lehigh Gorge in one day! This is the ultimate adventure combination. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, guides, shuttles, and equipment included. This event will also take place on October 11 and 25.

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CYRANO THE MUSICAL
9/6/2014 - 9/27/2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Times: 10am
Location: Shawnee Playhouse
552 River Road, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Email: becky_haskell@yahoo.com
Phone: (570) 421-5093
Admission: $10 All Seats

Based on the classic story of Cyrano de Bergerac updated to contemporary times. The story still revolves around the original love triangle of Roxanne, Cyrano, and Christian, but with a few twists and turns along the way. Switching back and forth between 17th century France and the present, Cyrano the musical has a timeless story that is upbeat, humorous, and touching, paired with a musical score that ranges from classic rock to Motown to Broadway.

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ELECTRIC AMERICANA: SPUYTEN DUYVIL
9/6/2014  


Times: 7:30pm
Location: Hawley Silk Mill
Venue: Harmony Presents
8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: jill@silkmillharmony.com
Phone: (570) 588-8077
Admission: $15-$20

A barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of rootsty Americana. This electric band crackles with an energy that's both contemporary and downright irresistible. Check out this creative mash of Olde Time, Blues, Bluegrass and Folk-Rock at the Hawley Silk Mill.

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FALL WARBLERS
9/6/2014  


Times: 9:30-11:30am
Location: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center
Venue: Kettle Creek
8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Email: monroecd@ptd.net
Phone: (570) 629-3061
Admission: $5/non-members; $3/children under 12; EE Center members free

Environmental Educator, Darryl Speicher will present a brief lecture on the intricacies of identifying those confusing fall warblers before leading the group on a walk in search of birds embarking on the long journey back to the tropics. This two-hour program begins at 9:30am.

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FREE TASTINGS AND DEMOS
9/6/2014 - 9/27/2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Times: 11am-1pm
Location: Hawley Silk Mill
Venue: Mill Market
8 Silk Mill Drive Suite #111, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: info@MillMarketPA.com
Phone: (570) 390-4440
Admission: Free

Sample locally sourced food and beverage products every Saturday at the Hawley Silk Mill.

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INTERNATIONAL BIKINI TEAM
9/6/2014  


Times: 8pm
Location: Mount Airy Casino Resort
Venue: Get Wet Ultra Pool
312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono , PA 18344
Admission: $15

Party with the International Bikini Team at Get Wet Ultra Pool! The International Bikini Team Models come from all 50 states and several other countries. Their personality stands out as much as their gorgeous appearance, and the International Bikini Team Models are always eager to meet new people. The ladies will be participating in a Swim Suit Contest at the Pool! For non-hotel guest day passes, you must be 21 years or older. There will be no one under 21 allowed on Sundays. 21 and under will only be allowed from 8am -7pm the rest of the week.

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LIVE MUSIC IN THE DINING ROOM WITH DAN BRADLEY
9/6/2014 - 9/27/2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Times: 6-9:30pm
Location: The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park
4 Main Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: desk@thesettlersinn.com
Phone: (570) 226-2993
Admission: No Cover Charge

Enjoy fine dining while listening to the music of Dan Bradley.

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SEPTEMBER WEEKENDS ON THE LAKE
9/6/2014 - 9/21/2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

Times: Saturday noon-4pm; Sunday noon-3pm
Location: Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour & Boat Rentals
Venue: Lake Wallenpaupack
2487 Route 6, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: info@wallenpuapackboattour.com
Phone: (570) 226-3293
Admission: $14/regular; $13/senior; $11/youth under 12

Enjoy a September weekend and get out on the lake. Take advantage of Fall weather and sit back and relax on a 50-minute cruise on Lake Wallenpaupack. Your tour guide will describe the area and the history behind this beautiful Lake region. Call or visit online for specific daily tour times.

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SIMON & GARFUNKEL RETROSPECTIVE
9/6/2014  


Times: Doors 7pm; Showtime 8pm
Location: Mauch Chunk Opera House
14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: (570) 325-0249
Admission: $25

AJ Swearington and Jonathan Beedle have been performing this remarkable tribute to the music of Simon and Garfunkel for over two decades. A chance meeting in 1991, in a local club in Bethlehem, PA, brought these two talented and versatile artists together. With just a quiet stage and an acoustic guitar, AJ and Jonathan re-create the memories of the classic hits and obscure songs of Simon and Garfunkel. Sit back and relax in the unparalleled and intimate setting of the Mauch Chunk Opera House and listen (even close your eyes) to this duo as they recapture the magic.

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INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR
9/7/2014 - 9/28/2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday

Times: 1-4pm
Location: Pocono Arts Council
18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 476-4460
Admission: $110/member; $120/non-member; $100 senior member; $95/senior non-member

This class will cover composition, how to avoid making mud, rules of portraiture, using a photograph, and various textures, along with other varied techniques. This class with take place on Sundays with instructor Joan Raushi. 

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TREE IDENTIFICATION WALK
9/7/2014  


Times: 11:30am
Location: Grey Towers National Historic Landmark
151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, PA 18337
Email: info@greytowers.org
Phone: (570) 296-9630
Admission: Regular tour fees apply.

Join Grey Towers for this one-hour walk to learn about the trees that the Pinchot family planted.Participants will be given a new Trees of Grey Towers pamphlet. Regular tour fees apply. Space is limited; call to register.

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9/01/2014
Greene Dreher Sterling Fair

Community agricultural fair with midway, music, entertainment, food, fun, and much more. Parking is free. Price at the gate includes admission to exhibits, all musical shows, most arena events, and all the rides. Extra charges may apply for some special events. More

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COTA Jazz and Arts Festival

The 37th Annual Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts packs several sets of ensemble jazz performances, plus theater and arts, into a three-day festival in the scenic Borough of Delaware Water Gap. More