Join PPL Lake Wallenpaupack Preserve for this freezin' fundraiser to support the local dive teams at Lighthouse Harbor Marina, 11am-3pm. Register for a time slot and take the plunge, or sponsor a diver. Team PPL will dive at 2pm. Visit www.paupackplunge.com.
Learn about Basha Kill ecosystem to volunteer with Nature Watch Program observing bald eagles through spotting scope at the Mamakating Library, 9:30-noon. After training, sign up for three shifts (three hours each) on Saturdays and Sundays, April 26-June 29. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. 845/888-0261.
Enjoy a guided hike on a trail at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 1-3pm. This program is all about exploring nature and meeting new people. Free. Call to register. 570/828-2319.
Learn primitive fire making skills at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, 10am-12 noon. Try your hand at a flint and steel fire, a bow drill fire, and more. Ages 10+; call to register. Cost: $5. 570/828-2319.
Learn the basics of ice fishing at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, 1-3:30pm. They provide all of the equipment. Dress in warm layers. No fishing licenses required. Spaces limited. Call to reserve your spot. $10 child/$5 adult. 570/828-2319.
Fly tyers from all over the Northeastern USA will gather at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum for the 9th annual Flyfest, 10am-4pm. This annual event draws over 30 flytyers to demonstrate their fly tying skills an innovative patterns, while telling wild stories of the fish that got away. 845/439-4810.
Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons at the Pocono Environmental Educational Center, 9-11am. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice on an old logging road loop. You decide how many loops to ski. Skis, poles & boots provided. Register w/shoe size to guarantee a spot. $20 adult/$10 child. 570/828-2319.
Hearts in the Snow at Glass—wine.bar.kitchen., daytime snowshoe or hike with Northeast Wilderness Experience, dinner at Glass from 5-10pm. $75 fixed price 5-course menu including welcome charcuterie, tapas, farm-to-table offerings, seafood, and dessert sampling. Romantic décor; complimentary bottle of wine. email@example.com or 570-226-1337.
The Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce will meet and greet at Junction Pool and see celebrity caster Nashville country music star Ryan Broshear cast out the first cast for the season, 7am. A reception at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center will follow. 845/439-4039.
The Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce will meet and greet all anglers on opening day of fishing season at Junction Pool, 7am. Free refreshments will be served to all that attend.