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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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04-18-2014 - 04-24-2014
TOUGH MUDDER
4/19/2014 - 4/20/2014
Recurring daily

Location: Pocono Raceway
Long Pond Road, Long Pond, PA 18334
Admission: Varies based on when you register
Special Event

Tough Mudder events are hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. You'll need all the brotherly love you can get on this excruciating course. Featuring some of the most badass obstacles in America, working as a team on this Keystone crusher is vital for survival. Dubbed the Tricky Triangle, navigating through the maze of obstacles in this Tough Mudder will leave your head spinning and your legs throbbing.

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PUSHING COLORS IN PASTELS
4/2/2014 - 4/23/2014
Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Times: 1-3pm
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

All artists get into a slump and at times are not inspired. You will be surprised how new ideas and challenges can get your creative juices flowing. In this class you will learn how to push color and put down bold, confident marks to enable you to turn a photo into an extraordinary painting. Feel free to work from your own personal, favorite photo. This class takes place every Wednesday with instructor Iraina Caramelli.

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BEGINNING WATERCOLOR PAINTING
4/3/2014 - 4/24/2014
Recurring weekly on Thursday

Times: 10:30am-12:30pm
Location: Pocono Arts Council
18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Email: carolyn@poconoarts.org
Phone: (570) 476-4460
Admission: $75/member; $85/non-member; $65/senior member; $70/senior non-member

This is a hands-on, creative workshop for those who want to learn how to produce impressive watercolor paintings. No previous drawing ability is required. You will learn to use your innate, fundamental drawing skills to sketch out a pleasing composition, which will be the basis for your painting. Learn to develop simple techniques that will result in exciting ways to express your artistic ideas. Thursdays until April 24.

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OIL PAINTING
4/3/2014 - 4/24/2014
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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LIVE MUSIC
4/4/2014 - 4/25/2014
Recurring weekly on Friday

Times: Fridays from 8pm-midnight
Location: Ehrhardt's Waterfront Restaurant & Banquet Center
201 Route 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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DISTILLERY TOURS
4/5/2014 - 4/27/2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

Times: Saturdays at 3pm
Location: Mountain View Vineyard Winery & Distillery
5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Email: info@mountainviewvineyard.com
Phone: (570) 619-0053
Admission: Free

Learn about the history of the vineyard, why distilling is a good fit for a vineyard and winery, how disitlled spirits are made, and why our spirits are different from the large disitllers.

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FREE TASTINGS AND DEMOS
4/5/2014 - 4/26/2014
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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LIVE MUSIC WITH DAN BRADLEY
4/5/2014 - 4/26/2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Times: 6-9pm
Location: The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park Restaurant
4 Main Ave, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: desk@thesettlersinn.com
Phone: (570) 226-2993
Admission: Free

Enjoy live music by Dan Bradley while dining at The Settlers Inn.  This event takes place every Saturday until April 26 except April 19.

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WHITEWATER DAM RELEASE
4/5/2014 - 4/30/2014
Recurring daily

Location: Adventure Center at Pocono Whitewater
1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania 18210
Email: info@poconowhitewater.com
Phone: (800) 944-8392

Whitewater raft the action packed Lehigh River Gorge and experience the best whitewater in the tri-state area! Surrounded by state park protected woodlands and mountains, you will enjoy 12 miles and five hours of Class III whitewater rafting and outstanding scenery. This is a fun, thrilling, and pristine trip that everyone from ages eight and up can do. While paddling over 17 rapids you'll scream, laugh, and have an amazing day. Call for pricing. This event also takes place on May 1-31; June 1-15, 21-22; July 5-6, 19-20, 26-27; August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31; October 11-12.

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INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR
4/6/2014 - 4/27/2014
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; $90senior 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 ever Sunday until April 27 with instructor Joan Raushi. 

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ACRYLIC PAINTING
4/7/2014 - 4/28/2014
Recurring weekly on Monday

Times: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Pocono Arts Council
18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 476-4460
Admission: $110/member; $120/non-member; $90senior member; $95/senior non-member

This class will focus on increasing fundamental painting skills, including composition, use of color and value, a basic understanding of the color wheel, and how to achieve desired effects using acrylic paints. Students may utilize photography, reproductions of other paintings or set-up their own still life. This class takes place on Mondays with instructor Will Daskal.

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BEGINNING OIL PAINTING
4/9/2014 - 4/30/2014
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

This class will guide you through all the essential steps necessary to create your own beautiful oil on canvas. Painting will begin during your first class. You will choose your own subject and work at your own pace. With hands-on experience you will learn about color, shadows, and technique as you create your unique work of art. This class will take place every Wednesday until April 30 with instructor Jill Swersie.

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EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA
4/12/2014 - 4/19/2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

Times: 11am-5pm
Location: Country Junction "World's Largest General Store"
6565 Interchange Road, Lehighton, PA 18235
Email: events@countryjunction.com
Phone: (610) 377-8440
Admission: Adults/free; $10/children

Bring the family to Country Junctions Easter Egg-Stravaganza. Enjoy free egg hunt and prizes for everyone. Wristband includes coloring contest, egg decorating, jelly bean scavenger hunt, 3D explosion, bunny games, moon bounces, and pirate ship fun. Don't forget to get your pictures with the Easter Bunny for only $8. There will also be paintball, egg chucking, face panting, and so much more. Free egg hunt for ages 0-12. This event will also take place on Saturday April 19.

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THE MIRACLE WORKER
4/18/2014 - 4/26/2014
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday

Times: 2pm and 8pm
Location: Shawnee Playhouse
552 River Road, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Email: request@theshawneeplayhouse.com
Phone: (570) 421-5093
Admission: $18/adults; $15/seniors; $10/children 12 and under

The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: water. This show will take place at 2pm on April 18, 25, and 27; 8pm on April 19 and 26.

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3RD ANNUAL HARVEST JAM WITH FREE RANGE FOLK & FRIENDS
4/19/2014  


Times: Doors 6:30pm; Showtime 7:30pm
Location: Mauch Chunk Opera House
14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: (570) 325-0249
Admission: $15/adults; $3/kids; $20adults and $5/kids day of show

Enjoy the bounty of the season with Free Range Folk and friends during this evening of good music and local organic food prepared by 14 Acre Farm. Dance with friends to the music and get yourself in the mood to give thanks the following day. Free Range music is Americana, Bluegrass, and Acoustic Rock, with the kind of Rockin' beat that makes you want to dance. The band brings all this together to create a campfire-jam-with-friends-under-the-stars type atmosphere. Check them out at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

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BIG DAY OUT
4/19/2014  


Location: Adventure Center at Pocono Whitewater
1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18210
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 May 17, 24, and 31; June 14 and 28; July 4, 6, 12, 20, 26, and 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 30; September 6, 13, and 20; October 11 and 25.

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EASTER EGG HUNT
4/19/2014  


Times: 11am-4pm
Location: Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Natural Ice Harvest Museum
311 Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville, PA 18438
Email: tour@sculptediceworks.com
Phone: (570) 226-6246
Admission: $7/adults; $5/children; under 3 free

Visit the Pocono Mountains coolest attraction. Kids bring your basket and collect six eggs hidden throughout the tour and turn them in for candy and prizes!

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EASTER WEEKEND
4/19/2014 - 4/20/2014
Recurring daily

Location: Skytop Lodge
One Skytop, Skytop, PA 18357
Phone: (570) 595-8924

Join Skytop for Easter Weekend and enjoy kids Easter party, egg hunt, the Easter Bunny, and Sunday brunch!

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ENTRANCE FEE-FREE WEEKEND
4/19/2014 - 4/20/2014
Recurring daily

Times: 9am-5pm
Location: Steamtown National Historic Site
Lackawanna Avenue and Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: (570) 340-5200
Admission: Entrance Fee Waived

The national parks get even better with several entrance fee-free days at Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, PA! Steamtown NHS will waive the daily entrance fee, which includes admission to the parking areas, park grounds, visitor center, history roundhouse and technology museums, theater, and scheduled interpretive tours.

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LEROY JUSTICE - CLASSIC ROCK FOR THE MODERN DAY
4/19/2014  


Times: 7:30-9:30pm
Location: Hawley Silk Mill
Venue: Harmony Presents
8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: jill@silkmillharmony.com
Phone: (570) 588-8077
Admission: $16/in advance; $20/at the door

Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill Leroy Justice. Leroy displays the kind of songwriting and arranging skills that have characterized great American rock bands from Neil Young and Crazy Horse to the Allman Brothers Band. Songs like Up On The Mountain, Blue-Eyed Blues, So Long, and Two Trees are destined to become staples of Leroy Justice's compelling live show, an emo-tion-packed thrill ride shared by musicians and listeners alike. Reminiscent of a present day Led Zeppelin, but with greater focus on storytelling and modern sensibilities. Songwriter and lead vocalist Jason Gallagher more closely helms Leroy Justice somewhere nearer to Dawes and Delta Spirit. It's classic rock for the modern day.

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LIVE MUSIC WITH JIM ROBERTI
4/19/2014  


Times: 8-11pm
Location: Barley Creek Brewing Company
1774 Sullivan Trail, Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone: (570) 629-9399
Admission: Free

Live music at Barley Creek Brewing Company, the Pocono Mountains Original Brewpub.

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LIVE MUSIC WITH PETER DANIEL
4/19/2014  


Times: 6-9pm
Location: The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park Restaurant
4 Main Ave, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: desk@thesettlersinn.com
Phone: (570) 226-2993
Admission: Free

Enjoy live music with Peter Daniel while dining at The Settlers Inn.

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NATIONAL PARK WEEK 2014
4/19/2014 - 4/27/2014
Recurring daily

Times: 9am-5pm
Location: Steamtown National Historic Site
Lackawanna Avenue and Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: (570) 340-5200
Admission: $7 all ages 16 and older

Steamtown National Historic Site will launch National Park Week with an entrance fee-free weekend. On Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20, all indoor and outdoor exhibit areas and park museum facilities, including guided tours and the park movie, and Steel and Steam are free.Additionally, the Scranton Limited short train rides will begin operating on April 19 and continue daily, except April 26, during National Park Week. This three -mile, 30-minute round-trip travels through the rail yards, crosses the Lackawanna River, passes the historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel and stops at the University of Scranton before returning to the Steamtown boarding area. Following National Park Week, the Scranton Limited will operate Wednesdays through Saturdays, with departure times at 10:30am and 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

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REOPENING CELEBRATION AND GRATEFUL DEAD NIGHT
4/19/2014  


Times: 9pm-midnight
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

Celebrate the reopening of Glass-wine.bar.kitchen. Live music by the five-piece ensemble Black Onion playing the music of The Grateful Dead. Cocktail service with emphasis on American spirits begins at 4:30pm, and the kitchen will serve small plates-style cuisine from 5-10pm. The celebration kicks off our spring season of entertainment and caps a period of renovations following a February fire, which caused smoke and water damage. Enjoy drink specials.

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SPRING FLING COMEDY SHOW
4/19/2014  


Times: 9pm
Location: Sherman Theater
524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 420-2808
Admission: $15/in advance; $20/day of show

The Spring Fling Comedy Show is coming to the Sherman Theater. Featuring up and coming comedians such as George Gallo, Terry McNeely, and Hugh Murray. This event will be hosted by Matt Richards. The group is known for enchanting their audiences with their massive charisma and charming personalities. Don't miss this night of comedic history in the making.

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SPRING WATERFALLS
4/19/2014  


Times: 1-3pm
Location: Pocono Environmental Education Center
538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
Email: peec@peec.org
Phone: (570) 828-2319
Admission: $12

The melting snow and spring rains have raised the water level. Join PEEC as they travel to some truly magnificent waterfalls. Dress in warm layers, wear sturdy footwear, and bring a camera! Call to reserve a seat in the van.

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EASTER AT THE BIG A GRILLEHOUSE
4/20/2014  


Times: 10am-1pm
Location: Big A Grillehouse
1 Fox Run Lane, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302
Email: bigagrillehouse@verizon.net
Phone: (570) 223-1700
Admission: $18.95/adults; $16.95/seniors; $8.95/children 10 and under; under 3 free

Big A Grillehouse will be serving their dinner menu all day along with the chefs Easter Specials

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EASTER DAY GRAND BUFFET
4/20/2014  


Times: noon-8pm
Location: SCI - The Restaurant at Stroudsmoor Country Inn
Venue: Main Inn
231 Stroudsmoor Road , Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (800) 955-8663
Admission: $33 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Meet Peter Cottontail and his friend the Easter Bunny. Children under ten receive a gift with dinner. Contact the Stroudsmoor Restaurant Concierge to make reservations for Easter Dinner. Reserve before April 1, 2014 and receive a bottle of champagne compliments of the Innkeepers (available for parties of four or more).

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EASTER DINNER AT THE SETTLERS INN
4/20/2014  


Times: Noon-6:30pm (last seating 6:15pm)
Location: The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park Restaurant
4 Main Ave, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: desk@thesettlersinn.com
Phone: (570) 226-2993
Admission: $55 per person

Join The Settlers Inn for Easter Dinner with last seating at 6:15pm.

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EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH
4/20/2014  


Times: 11am-2pm
Location: Chateau Resort & Conference Center
475 Camelback Road, Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone: (570) 629-5900
Admission: $27/adults, $13/children 4-11, kids under 3 free

Bring the whole family for Easter Sunday Brunch. The buffet will include an omelet station, elegant breakfast and dinner selections, ham, lamb, beef rib carving stations, and a grand dessert presentation. You can also create your own Bloody Mary. Call to make your reservations!

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DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS
4/24/2014  


Times: Doors 7:30pm; Showtime 8:30pm
Location: Mauch Chunk Opera House
14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: (570) 325-0249
Admission: $10

Dead Winter Carpenters are producing an ever-evolving style of music. The time spent, both in the studio in the woods, and criss-crossings the American countryside, has provided Dead Winter Carpenters with a ground-breaking sound that blends Americana roots-rock with a tinge of straightforward 'tell-it-like-it-is' alternative country that is as hard-hitting as it is whimsical. Check them out at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

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4/19/2014
Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder events are hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. You'll need all the brotherly love you can get on this excruciating course. Featuring some of the most badass obstacles in America, working as a team on this Keystone crusher is vital for survival. Dubbed the Tricky Triangle, navigating through the maze of obstacles in this Tough Mudder will leave your head spinning and your legs throbbing. More

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Hawley EarthFest

Hawley, PA invites you to join in the celebration of love for planet Earth! It's the one thing we all have in common, so let's come together and recognize all that makes it wonderful. Local businesses and conservation organizations will be offering programs, activities, and events for a weekend of celebrating, learning, and exploring. Bike rides, crafts, a parade, guest speakers, a farmers' market, and a festival are just a taste of what Hawley has to offer for the first Hawley EarthFest in 2014. More