Thursday January 6, Learn A Snow Sport Day. One hundred introductory learn to ski packages (beginner lift, lesson & rental) at a cost of $15 each. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. Phone: (570) 421-7231; 24 Hour Snow Report: 800-233-4218
Saturday January 8, 9:30 am, Allentown Hiking Club Lehigh Gorge Hike
Hike Distance: 7.4 miles, Hike the Lehigh Gorge between Rockport and the Tannery.
No Pets. Meeting Place: The parking lot of Rite Aid Drug store in Walnutport.
Leader: Jim Gabovitz 610-262-3578 firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Leader: Barbara Wiemann 610-262-6977 email@example.com
The PA Farm Show January 8th through January 15th. The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in America. The Farm Show Complex is 24 acres under roof, spread throughout 11 buildings including three arenas. The hours of operation are 8 am to 9 pm daily, with the exception of the last day ending at 5 pm. The PA Farm Show charges no admission fee. The show has something for everyone, farmers and non-farmers. It provides an atmosphere for everyone to walk through, observe and educate themselves about different areas of agriculture, the Commonwealth’s largest industry, and what the industry provides to them. The PA Farm Show includes approximately 300 Commercial Exhibitors and includes over 13,000 Competitive Exhibits. Several of the arena events are: Champion Horse and Pony Pulling Contests, Draft Horse Competition, the Annual Sheep-to-Shawl Contest (the shawls are then auctioned off), Square Dance Contest & Exhibition, Arena Carriage Racing, Tractor Square Dance, PA Equine Showcase, Equine Demo, Cow Milking Contest, Irish Dance Demo, PA Preferred Best Chef of Pennsylvania Competition, Livestock judging–Horses, Cattle, Swine, Sheep, and Goat Judging.
The show is held in the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, North Cameron and Maclay Streets, Harrisburg. Directions: Take 78 West to I-81 South towards Harrisburg. Take Exit 67A for Cameron Street. Follow signs to Spectator or Exhibitor Parking.
Family ice fishing at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, main building and pond. Pre-registration required Saturday January 16, 9 am to 11 am. Contact: Molly Check, firstname.lastname@example.org 570-828-2319 Family Fishing Program is an educational program designed for families with little or no fishing experience. Families will learn basic fishing skills and have an opportunity to practice those skills while fishing together during the program. The first half of the program is instructional. You will learn about fishing safety and manners, how to cast your line and tie knots (and practice both of these skills), basic fishing tackle, laws and regulations, etc. The second half of the program will provide your family with the opportunity to fish together. The fishing license requirement is waived for participants 16 and older. The program is open to all ages; however, the program is designed for children ages 5 and up.
Eagles of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area 1/15/20118 am – 4 pm sponsored by the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, 835 Jacobsburg Rd. Nazareth 610-746-2801. The upper Delaware River is one of the best locations in the eastern U.S. to see eagles during the winter. Join eagle enthusiast Steve Boyce for this day trip along the Delaware River in search of wintering Bald Eagles. Other possibilities include Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, waterfowl, and songbirds. Dress for the weather; bring lunch, camera and binoculars. Registration is required. To register, contact Rick Wiltraut at email@example.com or click here. (610) 746-2810. Hurry, only a few openings are still available.
2011 Forks of the Delaware Shad Tournament; Saturday April 23, 2011thru Saturday April 30th. Early bird registration runs through January 31, 2011. (Cost $30, save $5), regular registration is $35 from February 1st until midnight April 21st. 610-597-shad.