Sons of Norway Bernt Balchen Lodge sponsors annual Viking Fest, a traditional Norwegian stuffed pork roast with all the trimmings, homemade desserts, coffee and tea, at Central Fire House, Westcolang Rd., 6pm. Live music. Cost: $18 per person, $8 for children under 12. Reservations: 570/685-7086.
The Wayne County Tourism Committee invites all businesses that entail lodging, attractions, and event venue organizers to a Tourism Meet and Greet event at the Silk Mill, 5-7:30pm.
Harmony Presents hosts the bluegrass band “Coal Town Rounders” at the Silk Mill, 7:30pm. Tickets: $16 advance, $20 door. Visit www.silkmillharmony.com, 570/588-8077.
Penn State Extension in Pike County will hold the first of 5 weekly sessions of a free Quit Smoking Course, Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 3-4pm. The group will meet for 5 consecutive Wednesdays. Pre-registration is required. Nicotine patches available while supplies last. Individual counseling and group sessions available by appointment; call 570/296-3400 or 570/253-5970, ext. 4110 or email PikeExt@psu.edu.
In celebration of National Trails Day, join naturalist Sue Thompson for a day-tour of our area’s waterfalls. Meet at and return to PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 9am-5pm. Fee: adults, $5; children 5-12, $3. Registration required. 570/253-4006.
"What’s happening with native honeybees?" at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 10am. Presenter: Dr. Anita M. Collins. 570/253-7001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 12-2pm.
Presenter: Nick Spinelli, Executive Director of the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District. Registration is limited to the first 25 people. 570/253-7001 or email@example.com.
Basic Boating Safety Course at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 9am-4pm. Presenter: Waterways Conservation Officer Bob Plumb, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Registration is required. 570/253-7001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pike County ALS (Advanced Life Support) received some good news at the April 10 meeting of Hawley Borough Council. The Milford-based emergency agency will remain the borough’s primary ALS provider after the council turned down a suggestion by Wayne Ambulance to designate the closest available paramedic service as the primary provider. Read more
The Lackawanna College Lake Region Center conducts a Program Information Session, 3pm. Program directors from the Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Ecological Sustainability programs will be available. Interactive Species Exhibit in science lab, all ages are invited to see, touch and experience native animal specimens. 570/226-4625 ext. 2601.