Nature by Night Flashlight Tours

The best part of a slumber party is staying up at night! Wear your favorite jammies and roam the world’s habitats in an after-hours tour of the Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium.

One adult per family is required to remain throughout the visit. Event includes flashlight tour, planetarium film, craft, and goody bag. Flashlights are provided, but you may bring your own or use a cellphone. Ages 4-13. Non-member pricing: $20 per adult/child pair; $5 for each additional family member. Member pricing: $20 per family (choose adult/child at registration)

Schisler Museum
First Fridays: February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4,
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Dive-In Movies

Swim or bring your own inflatable to the pool and watch a movie at the same time! Families of all ages are invited. Visit Facebook or the Pocono Family YMCA for the movie lineup. $2 Members, $3 Program Members, $5 Non-Members

Pocono Family YMCA
Every other Friday, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Fresh Kids of Bel-Air

The Fresh Kids of Bel­-Air have come together to put on the dopest live ’90s show in the country and perform the ’90s hits you loved when you were still rocking butterfly clips and feeding your Furby. Seriously, they are all that and a bag of chips! 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, visit the website or call 866-605-PEAK.

Penn’s Peak
February 3, 7 p.m.

Winter Beer Festival

Tap into fun at our 2018 Winter Beer Festival! Join us on February 3rd to experience happiness in a glass and sample beers from breweries such as Rusty Nail, Nimble Hill, Yards, Fat Tire, Heavy Seas, and Victory. Tickets include a keepsake tasting glass, beer tastings, great food, ice skating on the lake, and live entertainment. Tickets are $55 per adult and $10 per child or designated driver

Skytop Lodge
February 3, 12 p.m.

Shawnee Mountain Super Scout Sunday

The 2nd Annual Super Scout Sunday offers prime snow conditions at discounted scout pricing. Lift ticket, equipment, “Learn To” ski/snowboard packages, meal discounts, and commemorative patches are available to all scouts and their immediate families. No minimum ticket purchase required. Online sales only; limited tickets available.

Shawnee Mountain
February 4, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mozzarella Madness Workshop

What a fun night this will be! Learn how to make mozzarella from scratch, then make your own mozzarella log with our selection of herbs, oils, and additives. You may not want to share when you get home! This workshop makes a great “date night” too! Ages 12+, $30/Person. Registration and prepayment is required (570) 730-4944

Kitchen Chemistry
February 4, 12 p.m.

Family Sleepovers @ The Da Vinci Science Center

Bring the entire family for an overnight adventure at the Da Vinci Science Center! Participate in labs, explore the exhibit floor, and witness an unforgettable Live Science Show! $12.95 for guests ages 3+

The Da Vinci Science Center
February 9, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Crystal Cabin Fever

Come one, come all to the greatest show on earth…IN ICE! Every year at Sculpted Ice Works, experiences are created that uplift the human soul and bring people together with beautiful displays of ice that are larger than life! This year the circus is coming to Lakeville, PA with the 12th annual Crystal Cabin Fever – Under the Big Top! Bring the whole family for a fun trip down the 50-foot ice slide and enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate. See you there!

Sculpted Ice Works, Lakeville
February 9 – 25, Recurring weekly Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

Featuring the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Wilkes-Barre fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized, high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks.

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
February 9 – 11

The Wonder of Butterflies

Witness “The Wonder of Butterflies” with The Butterfly Lady, Mari Gruber, from the Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary. Discover new things about all the marvelous species of butterfly. Learn about differences between the butterfly and the moth, the life cycle and anatomy of a butterfly, and more! Free children passes to the Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary available while supplies last!

The Da Vinci Science Center
February 10, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Sweetheart Ball

For girls and their heroes, join the Pocono Family YMCA for this awesome fundraiser. Create lifetime memories! Commemorative photo, ice cream sundae bar, dancing and refreshments provided. $25 per couple, $5 each additional girl

Pocono Family YMCA
February 10, 6 – 8 p.m.

Couples Night: Valentine Sip & Paint Party!

Join Country Home Learning & Art Center for a fun night with your special sweetie. Includes all supplies and materials, full instruction, music and candlelit tables, baked goods, desserts, a chocolate fondue station, and more. B.Y.O.B / 21+. Call today to reserve your spot; space is limited.

Country Home Learning & Art Center
February 10, 6 – 9 p.m.

Ecozone Discovery Room!

Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, 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. $2 per person

February 10, 1 – 4 p.m.

The Loft Demo Day

Continue celebrating the New Year at Camelback Mountain as they host The Loft’s Ski Demo Day! Tents will be set up in the base area featuring the latest ski equipment from top brands like Salomon, Atomic, Volkl, Rossignol, and K2. In order to demo equipment, guests must have a valid driver’s license and a valid credit card. Any guest under the age of 18 must have a parent signature to demo products.

Camelback Mountain
February 11, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award® – winning Broadway musical, from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific, that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream…
or a really great pair of shoes.

State Theatre for the Arts
February 16

Adventure Aquarium Live Science Shows

Travel to the North and South Pole with the Center for Aquatic Sciences at the Adventure Aquarium. During three live shows, see a real narwhal (a.k.a. unicorn of the sea!) tusk, touch a polar bear pelt, observe a live shark, and learn about everything in between! Included with admission or membership. Reservation not required.

The Da Vinci Science Center
February 17, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Winterfest in Downtown Stroudsburg

Come out and watch as Downtown Stroudsburg is transformed into a winter wonderland! Enjoy food and beverages at participating restaurants, cool discounts at downtown shops, ice sculptures, live ice carvings, and plenty of winter-themed activities.

Downtown Stroudsburg
February 17, 10 a.m.

Jim Thorpe Winterfest

Downtown Jim Thorpe hosts the 24th annual WinterFest on President’s Day Weekend, February 17 and 18, 2018. A mix of train rides, family activities, special shopping and dining promotions, and popular performances marks a weekend of winter fun in the Pocono Mountains.

Jim Thorpe
February 17 – 18

2018 Daddy/Daughter Safari Princess Gala

Presented by HJP Park & Open Space, the theme of this year’s 5th Annual Princess Gala fundraiser is “Safari Princess Gala.” Cost will be $22 per person. Formal attire is required (royal escorts need a tie). Doors will open for check-in and pre-gala pictures at 4:00 p.m. Gala doors will open at 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. No moms allowed. Every Princess will receive a tiara and be publicly announced as she enters the ball room. NO WALK-INS night of this event, you MUST be pre-registered. Registration forms are at or stop in our office. Deadline for signed registrations is Feb. 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. or when SOLD OUT. Princesses ages 3 – 14 yrs are welcome. There is no rain/snow date. No refunds.

Kalahari Resort
February 18, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

French Macaron Making Class

Learn how to make these exquisite French pastries! Each student will make a batch, learning all the tricks to a successful recipe! Space is limited so register early. $35 per student. Call the shop or stop in to register. Payment and registration must be done in advance. No cancellations 72 hours prior to the class. This class fills very fast!

Kitchen Chemistry
February 18, 12 p.m.

African Penguin & Friends from the Lehigh Valley Zoo

Learn about exotic animals with the Lehigh Valley Zoo. During two live shows, watch and learn about the African Penguin and what makes it different from its South Pole cousin. The penguin won’t be alone; the Lehigh Valley Zoo will bring some of its friends too! Included with admission or membership. Reservation not required.

The Da Vinci Science Center
February 18, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Live Sled Dogs from Arctic Paws Dog Sled Tours

Continue the tradition of bringing your family to see our furry friends from the Arctic Paws Dog Sled Tours! Learn how these adorable canines train, the different roles of the dog team and become a Musher during three live shows. Included with admission or membership. Reservation not required.

The Da Vinci Science Center
February 19, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Cavalier Voices Cabaret

Special Event: J.T. Lambert Cavalier Voices Fundraiser
Support this award winning small choir that has toured New York City, Pittsburgh, Disney World, Baltimore, New York City, Boston and the world choir games in Cincinnati, Ohio. Open seating, no tickets required. Suggested $8 donation at the door.

Shawnee Playhouse
February 22, 7 p.m.

Kids Indoor Triathlon

Come and participate with us in this fun, family-oriented fundraising event. Show your kids that supporting a charity can be fun and fulfilling! All events are timed activities.
Age 3-5: swim 5 minutes, bike 5 minutes, run 5 minutes
Age 6-9: swim 5 minutes, bike 5 minutes, run 5 minutes
Age 10-13: swim 5 minutes, bike 5 minutes, run 5 minutes

Pocono Family YMCA
February 24, 8 – 10 a.m.

Public Maple Sugaring Day

The 41st Public Maple Sugaring Day will feature a tour of the Sugarbush, including stops to learn about Native American and early pioneer methods of making maple syrup, our evaporator process, and methods of identifying and tapping a maple tree. After the tour, everyone will get a chance to taste some of our syrup on freshly made pancakes! The event runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is located at the Meesing Sugarbush outside of Marshall’s Creek. Cost: $6/adult and $4/children under 12; all members of the EE Center and all tree sponsors attend FREE of charge.

Meesing Sugarbush
March 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pinkalicious the Musical

Based on the popular children’s book, Pinkalicious is a story brought to life on stage. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Charming and funny, this show is always enjoyed by State Theatre audiences of all ages.

State Theatre for the Arts
February 25

Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic 2018

Join us on the tubing hill for all the Preston & Steve Cardboard Classic craziness! See the wonderment of creativity that YOU, our loyal listeners, produce out of cardboard, tape, string, and glue. Cheer on your favorites and enjoy the epic fails! Rules & registration: Prizes for Best Design: – 1st place: $1,000 – 2nd place: $500 – 3rd place: $250

Jack Frost Big Boulder
March 2, 10:30 a.m.

Ecozone Discovery Room!

Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, 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. $2 per person.

March 3, 1 – 4 p.m.

Cabin Fever Workshop

Looking for something “egg”-citing to jump start your spring? Join the Friends of Quiet Valley for a day filled with fun spring crafts, good food, and good times. This workshop provides the opportunity to make up to two crafts and enjoy a homemade lunch of soup, bread, and dessert! No prior experience is required!

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
March 10

Chili & Wing Cook-Off

Come taste the best Wings & Chili in NEPA as restaurants and individuals face off in this delicious cook-off! Proceeds Benefit The Chamber of the Northern Poconos. Tickets $20 at the door.

Silver Birches
March 4

Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade

Join us in downtown Scranton to celebrate the day when everyone is Irish!
If you like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or simply like to celebrate, come join us in Scranton. Since 1962, the St. Patrick’s Parade Day Association of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania has conducted this nationally acclaimed parade the weekend before the feast of St. Patrick. The “rite of spring” provides enormous stimulation for the young and young-at-heart. Parade Day Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral begins at 10 a.m. The Brian P Kelly memorial 2-mile footrace starts at 11 a.m. The parade steps off at 11:45 a.m.

Downtown Scranton
March 10

Military Appreciation Weekend at Shawnee Mountain

In an effort to honor the brave men and women defending our freedom and our great nation, Shawnee Mountain is pleased to announce Military Appreciation Weekend. As a special thank you, all active, retired, reservists, and their immediate families (spouses and children 18 years and under) will receive FREE lift tickets and FREE ski or snowboard rentals for any or all of the three days. Also, group lessons and SKIwee children’s lesson programs will be made available at a 50% discount. All military and their immediate families are welcome to enjoy any 2-hours of snow tubing for only $17 per session all weekend. Active military cardholder and/or valid dependent cardholders must be present for purchase. Veterans who possess a valid DD-214 or active driver’s license with veteran’s designation logo are eligible for the military discount. As a special bonus, those attending Military Appreciation Weekend are welcome to enjoy the Costume Carnival Day and Parade taking place at Shawnee Mountain on Sunday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. Military/photo ID required for all offers. Call 570-421-7231 ext. 229 for more info.

Shawnee Mountain
March 16 – 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Painting Day at Country Home Learning & Art Center:
Lucky Shamrock Plate & Mug

Join Country Home Learning & Art Center for this special workshop! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and create your own lucky shamrock plate and mug. Includes all supplies, materials, St. Patty’s snack and green refreshments, instructions, glazes, and firing. Learn how to clear glaze your items in Shamrock Green Gloss!

Country Home Learning
March 17, 12 – 2 p.m.

DIY Birdfeeders

Spend the morning putting together your own unique and custom birdfeeder, from a variety of recycled materials, just in time for spring. We’ll provide everything you need, but you are welcome to bring your own supplies. Cost: $5

March 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Costume Carnival Day

Join Shawnee Mountain Ski Area for the 34th Annual Costume Carnival Day. Those in full costume will receive a FREE same day lift ticket. You do not need to wear the costume skiing. A costume parade and judging will be held with great prizes in several categories. Full Costume must be worn to ticket window for FREE lift ticket.

Shawnee Mountain
March 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Little Eco Explorers: Frogs

A fun, hands-on program for young children! Join us for a story, craft, and activity focusing on frogs. Call for details. $5 per child.

March 24, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Salamanders, Frogs, and More!

Amphibians are stirring in the woods! Join us as we explore nearby breeding pools for salamanders, frogs, and egg masses. We’ll provide nets and collection jars for gentle, up-close study. Wear boots and clothes that can get muddy or wet. Cost: $5

March 24, 1 – 3 p.m.