Things to Do this Week in Carbon County


MUPPETS TAKE MAHONING, Annual Farm Animal Frolic, Jim Thorpe 137th Birthday Celebration, Wine and Song Festival, Food and Not Just Wine Festival 

Scouts Take Over The Mountain Weekend at Blue Mountain
Friday, May 17, 2024 - Sunday, May 19, 2024. Scouts are taking over the mountain! Get outside and conquer activities like ropes courses, ziplines, laser tag, and more. Your troop can camp with us throughout the weekend, Friday through Sunday or just visit for the day.

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11th Annual Economic Outlook Summit
Friday, May 17, 2024 | 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The Summit will feature presentations on the economic resurgence underway in the Poconos: Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties, a region that attracted more than 30 million visitors in 2023 with an economic impact of $4.3 billion. 
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Meet the Artists: Tricia Lowrey Lippert & Friends
Friday, May 17 - 31, 2024 | 11 AM to 1 PM. The month of May will feature local artists Tricia Lowrey Lippert, Peter Salmon, Joni Oye-Benintende and Marilyn Pastor in the art gallery.

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Monroe County Job Fair
Friday, May 17, 2024 | 2 PM. Monroe County offers affordable medial and dental benefits, no cost vision, life insurance and tele-med services.

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Art Show: ITSREEKY Bubbles
Friday, May 17 - Friday, May 31, 2024 | 6 - 8:30 PM. ITSREEKY Bubbles is a whimsical adventure into the mind of Reeky. Ricky Hasney, local Carbon County artist takes a break from plein air painting along the D&L trail to parade you through his silly and sarcastic outspoken animal friends. ITSREEKY Bubbles is the inaugural art show at Within Harmony in Lehighton.

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MUPPETS TAKE MAHONING II (35mm Henson Fan Event) w/ Labyrinth, Dark Crystal & More 
Friday, May 17 & Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 6 - 11:30 PM. Muppet News Flash! get on board the bus to the Happiness Hotel as The Mahoning Drive-In Theater, in association with THE BARRETTA BROTHERS VODCAST/PODCAST, proudly present MUPPETS TAKE MAHONING #2!  A two-night, four-film celebration of fleece, foam, and fandom with Jim Henson and The Muppets on 35mm! ON FRIDAY NIGHT, MAY 17th, hey, a movie! The Muppets get into all sorts of international intrigue when they pull off THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER (1981)! We follow that Caper with Jim Henson’s visionary dark fantasy, THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982). ON SATURDAY NIGHT, MAY 18th, a 10th Anniversary screening! The Muppets once again find themselves embroiled in European jewel thievery, in MUPPETS MOST WANTED (2014). Once the appropriate villains have been brought to justice, the party on the lot continues with Jim Henson’s musical fantasy LABYRINTH (1986)!

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DramaScream
Friday, May 17, 2024 | 8 PM. In the heart of the Upstate New York rock underground, DramaScream emerges as a sonic force to be reckoned with, seamlessly blending the raw power of alternative metal, the intricate melodies of melodic metalcore, and the relentless energy of active rock.

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The Weeklings - The Music of the Beatles & More
Friday, May 17, 2024 | 8 PM. THE WEEKLINGS, America’s most unique celebration of the music and muse of THE BEATLES, have recently released their 4th album on JEM, the brilliant Raspberry Park and are in the midst of their “Raspberry Park Tour”. THE WEEKLINGS bring their music to life through their extraordinary energy and musicianship, soaring vocals, cheeky stage presence and most importantly, their ability to look backwards and forwards, to synthesize decades of rock into something new and exciting, relevant and refreshing!

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Big Bad VooDoo Daddy With Lara Hope
Friday, May 17, 2024 | 8 PM. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's first phase of stardom featured an appearance in the 1996 indie film Swingers, a movie that not only launched the careers of Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, but introduced Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to an audience beyond their Los Angeles base. The band's music has appeared in countless films and television shows.

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Monroe Farmers Market
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 9 AM - 12 PM. The Monroe Farmers Market has been serving the Stroudsburg community for over 40 years and is still growing strong. The market offers quality produce, flowers, meats, baked goods, preserves, and much more from local farmers.

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May Dam Releases of 2024
Saturday, May 18, 2024. Join Whitewater Rafting Adventures for the First Dam Releases of 2024. Bigger rapids, higher water levels, and less crowding are some of the reasons to get on the river May 11 and 18! Visit their website for more information.

Big Day Out
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 9 AM. Three awesome adventures in one big day! Check-in at Pocono Whitewater and then hop on a Trek bike and embark on a 23-mile bike ride between the 1000 foot walls of the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail.

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Quiet Valley Annual Farm Animal Frolic
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 10 AM. Quiet Valley comes alive with new baby farm animals. Come and join this celebration of new life. This is a unique opportunity for children and the young-at-heart to see and touch a variety of baby farm animals. See baby chicks hatching from their eggs and feel the soft fur of the baby bunnies. Don't miss seeing the new lambs with their soft, woolly fleece, or the frisky baby goats.

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April Showers to May Flowers
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 10 AM. Come and explore the unique world of flowers by visiting those present here at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center. Weather permitting, you will spend time hunting for flowers on the trails.

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Jim Thorpe 137th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 10:30 AM. This event honors Jim Thorpe, a Native American athlete and the town's namesake. The celebration includes a Native American tribute at the Jim Thorpe Mausoleum followed by an Olympian Torch Run, opening ceremony, elementary track and field competition, birthday cake from CCTI, demonstrations, presentations, and vendors.

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Scenic Chairlift Rides
Saturday, May 18 - October 27, 2024 | 12 PM. Enjoy the best views of the Pocono Mountains atop PA's highest vertical! Ride up and down or take a hike over to Slopeside Pub and Grill for some lunch or dinner! This is a great activity that the entire family can enjoy!

7th Annual Wine and Song Festival
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 1 - 6 PM. Join us for one of the most fun weekends at Blue Ridge Winery, our 7th Annual Wine and Song Festival! It's a day of listening pleasure, great wine, food trucks and more!

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Bell Bottom Blues: Live Eric Clapton Experience
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 8 PM. The Bell Bottom Blues Live Eric Clapton Experience Show is a NJ based professional tribute show band in the true sense of the word, which only plays shows in Theaters, Casinos, High end supper clubs and outdoor concerts on the entire east coast.

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Boat House Row - Yacht Rock Experience
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 8 PM. In the musical sense, yacht rock refers to the highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California between 1976 and 1984. The term is meant to suggest the kind of smooth, mellow music that early yuppies likely enjoyed while sipping champagne on their yachts. Home of your ultimate guilty pleasures. Presenting Boat House Row; a Yacht Rock experience like no other. Bringing you the silky sounds of soft rock from the late 70s and early 80s.

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Hollywood Nights - The Bob Seger Experience
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 8 PM. Hollywood Nights - The Bob Seger Experience is the ultimate tribute to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. They are a 9-piece band based in New Jersey who continues to strive to recreate everything about Bob Seger and his music down to the core. They pride themselves on carrying on the legacy of Bob Seger’s unforgettable high-energy shows, roaring raspy vocals, and the groundwork Bob has laid over the past 30 years.

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Nick Tauer
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 8 PM. Originating from the coal region of Pottsville PA, Nick Tauer Band comes out swinging with a hard rock feel to the Country scene. They perform a high energy show with powerful tones and lyrics, but that’s not all. With the style and versatility of Brantley Gilbert, they provide an authentic, unique experience that they cannot wait to share with you all!

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Achilles Heart Rocks the House
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 9 PM. Achilles Heart returns to put on an all new show at The 80's Bar. These guys really rock and offer incredible entertainment.

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Kalahari Food and Not Just Wine Festival
Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 12 PM. Prepare yourself for a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure as you uncover the best of Kalahari dining. Indulge in one-of-a-kind bites from each of Kalahari’s signature restaurants, sip on wine, beer, and spirits from the Poconos' top brands, and experience the most exciting festivities around!

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FREAKS '32 (on 35mm) plus Halfway To Halloween Market!
Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 5 - 10:30 PM.  The Mahoning Drive-In Theater presents our annual “Halfway To Halloween” event, a 35mm screening of Tod Browning’s Pre-Code shocker FREAKS (1932), with a pre-show horror, Halloween and oddities vendor market! Presented in association with the Lehigh Valley Horror Community. Come celebrate the first horror film screening of our 75th anniversary season with the film that original audiences found so disturbing, it was censored, disowned by its studio, and banned in the UK for 30 years!  CAN YOU TAKE THE SHEER TERROR OF THE SIDESHOW?

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Still Surfin' - A Musical Tribute to the Beach Boys
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 1 PM. Still Surfin' is a professional Beach Boys Tribute Band. We have been performing the music of the Beach Boys for over 17 years. Our performances are as true to form as the originals did on their live tours. Still Surfin' features the incredible five part harmonies of the Beach Boys.

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Community Concert Series: Village Saxophone Quartet
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 7 PM. The Village Saxophone Quartet takes the stage for the community concert series. The Village Saxophone Quartet has established a reputation for musical excellence and versatility. Their styles vary from contemporary classical and jazz genres to refined sounds of a string quartet with rich harmonies of an organ prelude and the excitement of a Jazz Sax section.

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Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau Tourism Day Summit 2024
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 8 AM to 2:30 PM. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is excited to gather once again at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions for the 2024 Tourism Day Summit.

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Bill Haley Jr. & The Comets
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 1 PM. Bill Haley, Jr. and the Comets is a high-energy five-piece combo performing a rousing, crowd pleasing set of songs first recorded at the dawn of rock 'n' roll by the legendary Bill Haley and the Comets, and other popular tunes from the 1950s and '60s.

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Introduction to Wildlife Photography
Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 4 to 6 PM. Introduction to Wildlife Photography is designed to acquaint beginners with the essentials of wildlife photography, with a special focus on understanding animal behavior.

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ZOMBIE-FEST X w/ Ken Foree Live! (4 Nights. All 35mm*) 
Thursday, May 23 - Sunday, May 26, 2024. | 6 - 11:30 PM. Exhumed Films and the Mahoning Drive-In Theater are celebrating ten years of living dead mayhem on the giant drive-in screen with ZOMBIEFEST X! For this year’s program we can’t think of a better way to commemorate a decade of walking dead terror on the giant drive-in screen than with a tribute to the man responsible for the modern zombie horror film, George A. Romero! Join us for four nights of flesh eating fright featuring all six of Romero’s living dead films, plus CREEPSHOW, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE and the remakes of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and DAWN OF THE DEAD — all on 35mm!

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The Steepwater Band
Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Something primal lurks in their music, but always wrestling with emotions and stories that are everyday-ready ~ music at once strut-inducing sexy and brass knuckles honest, a sound evolved smartly & patiently through countless gigs, running the bulls whenever and wherever they’ve been welcomed since 1998. The Steepwater Band surely embodies this lip-smacking urge to get some in this mean old world, befitting the group’s Chicago roots and their earthy understanding of crackling city blues.

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Christone ”Kingfish” Ingram
Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 8 PM. GRAMMY-winning guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has quickly become the defining blues voice of his generation. From his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi to stages around the globe, the young blues star has already headlined multiple U.S. and European tours.

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