PMAC presents Skytop Holiday Arts Festival The Pocono Mountain Arts Council (PMAC) will present the Ninth Annual Skytop Holiday Arts Festival on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 at the Executive Conference Center at Skytop Lodge. The tranquil, elegant venue is a delightful place for visitors to begin holiday shopping. More than 50 display booths will showcase the work of the local arts community, with artists standing by to present and discuss their hand-crafted wares. This year’s featured items include functional and artistic pottery, wood-turned pieces, furniture and functional wood accessories, fused and stained glass, jewelry in a variety of styles, handmade bags, totes and satchels, and hand-painted silks. The fine arts will be represented by photographers working in traditional and digitally-enhanced modes, and by painters whose work ranges over a wide variety of styles and mediums including watercolor, oils, acrylics and pastels. The Skytop Holiday Arts Festival will again showcase the artwork of area students. Exhibiting this year will be the Pocono Homeschoolers and students of the Evergreen School in Cresco, PA. Pocono Mountain West High School student Rocio Saavedra will be featured in this year’s Emerging Artist category. The Ninth Annual Skytop Holiday Arts Festival will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 1. Admission is free and facilities are handicap-accessible. The Executive Conference Center at Skytop Lodge is located off of Catherine Route 390 in Skytop. For additional information, call (570) 350-6512 or e-mail Schratt firstname.lastname@example.org. Will Daskal
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Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts, The J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 West Broad Street, Hazleton, (570) 454-5451, www.ptpashows.org. See Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical. A full dinner buffet will be served 90 minutes prior to curtain. See website for show times and information.
Saturday, November 9: The Seventh Annual Classic R&B Concert, Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, www.thesessomsgroup.com, (888) FERNWOOD. 6:45 p.m. See legends of classic R&B live in concert! Tickets: $49.95. See website for details.
Saturday, November 9: Winter Tree I.D., Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www. mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Learn how to identify trees without their leaves! A simple ID key will be used for this program. Appropriate for participants age 9 and older. Cost: $5 adults, $3 for children; EE Center members enter free. Call to register.
Saturday, November 9: Project One Step Benefit Concert, Stroudsburg High School, Stroudsburg, www. projectonestep.org. 7:30 p.m. The Project One Step Community Choir will perform six choral anthems as a part of Pepper Choplin’s concert at Stroudsburg High School. Five Monroe County food pantries and Pocono Alliance’s Bridges out of Poverty program are beneficiaries of the concert. Food pantries include Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church Food Pantry, Effort United Methodist Church Food Pantry, St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Smithfield Food Pantry, Top of the Mountain Ecumenical Food Pantry and Pocono Mountain Ecumenical Hunger Ministry (PMEHM). For details, contact Ann Super at (570) 421-4275 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, November 9: Storyteller and Musician John Porcino, PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley, (570) 253-9250, pplpreserves.com. 1 p.m. Celebrate the beauty of the natural world, explore our connection with that world, and be empowered to take small (or large) steps to care for the environment. Northeast PA Audubon Society and PPL are cosponsoring this playful participatory program of stories, songs and music for all
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The Great Stroudsburg Train Show On Sunday, November 24, the Pocono Chapter of the National Rail Historical Society presents its 32nd annual exhibition: The Great Stroudsburg Train Show! The model train show and sale will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Jackson Township Firehouse on Route 715 in Reeders. Railroad enthusiasts of all ages are invited to browse model trains from Lionel, MTH, Williams and others. There will be operating layouts in HO, N and O gauges, and displays from dealers in every category. Youâ€™ll find literature and railroadiana from rail historical societies, and be entered to win prize drawings every hour. A raffle drawing for a Lionel Thomas the Tank Engine set will take place at 1 p.m. Admission to the Great Stroudsburg Train Show is $4 per person. Children under 12 enter free with a paying adult. All proceeds go to the restoration and repair of the historic Tobyhanna Railroad Station. For information, contact Train Show Chairman Howard Dickinson, III at (570) 646-3269.
Coming Events (Continued from Page 4) Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11: Fee-Free Days, Steamtown National Historic Site, South Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 340-5200, www. nps.gov/stea. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Steamtown plans to honor military veterans and their families during an Entrance Fee-Free weekend November 9-11. This includes complimentary admission to the Park grounds, museum complex, exhibits and scheduled walking tours. Additionally, all active duty military members and their dependents will be able to obtain an Annual Park Pass ($80 value) at no cost. See website for details and directions. Sunday, November 10: River Ramble Fall Classic, River Road (Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area), Shawnee-on-Delaware, www. readysetrunpoconos.com. 9 a.m. Enjoy a fun two-mile trail walk on the McDade
Trail or a 5k run/walk or 10k road race along River Road! See website or stop into Ready Set Run in Stroudsburg for details. Sunday, November 10: Holiday Bows and Boughs, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www. peec.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Create your own holiday decorations using natural materials! PEEC provides evergreen boughs and supplies. Bring your own accents and add a personal touch! Preregistration is required. Cost: $12. Sunday, November 10: EcoZone! Afternoon, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www. peec.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Explore PEEC’s new hands-on Discovery Room! Crawl through the Bat Cave, sit in the Eagle’s Nest, and more! Cost: Free. See website for details. Sunday, November 10: Zoot Fest, East Stroudsburg University’s Keystone
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