First Friday Wine Tasting: 6:30 to 8 p.m., The Harry Packer Mansion Inn, 19 Packer Ave., Jim Thorpe. Enjoy four selected wines as a wine expert guides you through the tasting process. Light fare will be served. This is a casual event. Must be over 21. Reservations are required. Cost: $35 per person. Information: murdermansion.com or 570-325-8566.
Sip & Paint: Bring a piece of furniture for this painting class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Bubba’s Liquidation & Country Store, 2756 Route 611, Tannersville. Learn how to bring furniture back to life. Wine and snacks will be served, but feel free to BYOB. Cost: $49.99. Registration is due in advance. Information: 570-664-8020 or bit.ly/3aeSrOC.
The Underground Experience: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Winery, 239 Blue Ridge Road, Saylorsburg. Enjoy wines paired with not only light and sound, pumpkin seeds and chocolate. Must be 21 or older to attend. Cost: $25 to $35. Information: bit.ly/3a9oyPq or 610-895-4205.
Monroe Winter Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to noon, The Renegade Winery, 600 Main St., Stroudsburg. Enjoy a variety of vendors offering quality produce, fresh baked goods, artisan breads, cheeses, chocolates, honey, soaps, natural berbal remedies, teas and more. Eat fresh all winter long. Information: monroefarmersmarket.com.
Maple Sugaring Day: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Meesing Outdoor Site on Creek Road, Marshalls Creek. Take a 90-minute tour of the sugar bush focusing on the history of maple syrup from the Native Americans to the early settlers in this region. Learn how to tap a maple tree to obtain sap, and watch as we demonstrate how to cook the sap until it is sweet maple syrup. You’ll complete the tour at the pancake station where the finished product is served over freshly made pancakes. Cost: $6, adults, $4, children under 12 and free for members of Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center. Dress appropriately for the weather. Information: 570-629-3061or mcconservation.org.
Sugar Shack Scramble: 9 a.m. to noon March 7 and 8 at Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Join PEEC for a hike through the woods to the “Two Saps” Sugar Shack and enjoy hot cocoa and pancakes with fresh maple syrup. Cost: $15 per person. Information: peec.org or 570-828-2319.
Soup Cook Off: 2 to 4 p.m., Cinder Inn, 91 Mill Creek Road, East Stroudsburg. Cost is $10 to taste. Information: bit.ly/385vUlB or 570-421-1425.
Glass Paint & Sip: 1 to 3 p.m., Tolino Vineyards, 39 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. Paint a bouquet on a glass. Guided instruction and a glass of wine. Cost: $25. Information: bit.ly/32xWnay.