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Looking for Something To Do This Weekend?

Summer is in full swing!

The warm weather brings lots of opportunities for outdoor activities like barbecues, swimming, boating, tennis and golf. If you are looking for something special to do, here is just a small sampling of goings on in the area this weekend. Go out and have some fun!

Kayaking

Peddle and Paddle Festival       Friendsofprompton.com

Location: Prompton State Park

Time: Jun 28, 2014@9:00 AM to Jun 29, 2014@5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun filled day at the Prompton State Park, fun for the whole family. Music all day by DJ Nick, food and beverage concessions by Trackside Grill, wine tasting at Antler Ridge. Sawmill Cycles, Sickler's Bike Shop, Seaman's Marine will be there along with many others.

On Saturday, come on out and take a kayak or bicycle for a test ride. You know you've always wanted to try kayaking! Plus, here is your chance to try out different bikes to see which one is a good fit for you. It’s going to be a fun day!

On Sunday there will be guided hikes, disc golf, Geocaching, guided road and mountain bike rides, guided Kayak and Canoe tours on Prompton Lake.  Rentals available, call to reserve at Sawmill Cycles 570-352-3444 or Sickler's Bike Shop 570-390-4664.

For more information or to help support these events, be a friend of Prompton.  Visit Friendsofprompton.com

Prompton State Park is a 1500 acre tract of land shared by the Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers. It contains a 280-acre lake. The entire park is available to the public for various activities that include: hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, back country skiing, paddling, fishing, hunting, geo-caching, and disc golf. The Friends of Prompton State Park invite you to visit the park and enjoy the area.

1,500 acres of public land with 22.9 miles of multi-use trails

280 acre lake with 6.25 miles of shoreline for paddling, fishing, and birding

Picnic facilities and pavilion


Public Boat Launch

18 Hole Disc Golf Course

Radio Controlled Airstrip

Lacawac Sanctuary           lacawac.org

A hidden gem! Lacawac is a 545 acre nature preserve and scientific research field station located along Lake Wallenpaupack. In addition to the daily opportunities, special events the weekend of June 28 and June 29 include:

Time: Jun 28, 2014 from 1:00 PM to

S.E.E.D.S. Will present a Home Energy Efficiency Forum-a discussion of quick, easy, inexpensive home energy savings and energy reduction tricks and tips. We will also include an overview of our organization (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) to familiarize people with who we are and what we do.

 

Time: Jun 28, 2014 from 5:00 PM to

Join Bill Streeter of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center for Close Encounters with Birds of Prey, to meet and learn about these wild birds-and more! See six live raptors and spend a magical hour gaining greater knowledge and appreciation of these amazing birds of the Northeast. Streeter, a professional zoologist and biologist, will introduce you to his special birds and share what he’s learned during his 30 years of studying and rehabilitating raptors and through practicing the ancient art of falconry. $10 ($5 Members)

 

Time: Jun 29, 2014 from 1:00 PM to

 Join us for a short nature walk and introduction to the history of the preserve and its buildings. Registration for all programs is strongly recommended by calling 570-689-9494 or emailing info@lacawac.org

 

Time: Jun 29, 2014 from 2:00 PM to

Youth Fitness Walk Children 7 and over are welcome to get out in nature and get fit. A fun day out on the grounds of Lacawac hiking its trails with our Executive Director.

 

Comedians from Saturday Night Live​

Location: Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts, Lakeville http://www.covepoconoresorts.com/resorts/cove-haven

Time: Jun 29, 2014 from 8:45 PM to

Two legendary comedians from 'Saturday Night Live' are coming to the Land of Love!!! Rob Schneider is an emmy-nominated actor well known for his longtime relationship with Adam Sandler. Schneider has starred in countless Happy Madison projects like "The Benchwarmers," "Deuce Bigalow," "The Waterboy" and more! Jon Lovitz is also an emmy-nominated actor and is best known for that distinctive voice! His popular character is “Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous!” These guys know how to make people laugh!

Cast for Cash!

Now through September 30, 2014

Snag one of 49 tagged fish released in Lake Wallenpaupack, each with a prize valued at a minimum of $100 up to the grand prize of $5,000 in cash. You must preregister on the website.

http://wallenpaupackwatershed.org

 

‘All for Izzy' Fundraiser Sunday

This Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Hamlin, it's "All for Izzy." That's three-year-old Isabelle Tufano, and the all is a big fundraiser Sunday beginning at 12 noon to help her parents cover medical and other expenses.

Izzy has been diagnosed with pre-cancerous condition that requires a bone marrow transplant, says her mom, Jennifer Tufano.

"The younger sister, 20-month-old Genevieve, had a test to see if she could be the bone marrow donor and we got the call two days ago that she is a match," she said. "Monday we go for one-more round of blood work, and because it's so close to holiday and everything, so she's on a shot that stimulates the bone marrow to keep her functioning until we can do the transplant."

That's going keep Isabelle in the hospital for six weeks, her mother out of work and her father busy caring for her two siblings.

That's why family, friends, neighbors and their Church congregation planned Sunday's event featuring a barbecue, bake sale, Chinese auction and 50-50 raffle. There will also be a bounce house for the kids and face painting.

Learn more at http://www.gofundme.com/izzysstory

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