TODAY


Get cooking at PEEC


Pocono Environmental Education Center will offer a new cooking class “Into the Kitchen.” This is class will offer participants a peek into the PEEC Dining Hall’s Kitchen for a fun and creative cooking experience with Chef Erin Taylor. Participants will learn basic kitchen skills, tips and tricks of the trade, and make easy, delicious, family-friendly meals. Class will include an informational hands-on cooking demonstration, recipes and a family-style meal.


PEEC is located at . For information,


When: 1-3 p.m., today.


Where: PEEC, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry


Cost: $10 per person.


Info: Email peec@peec.org or call 570-828-2319.


THIS WEEK


Bring the pups to Upper Paradise Preserve


The Wildlands Conservancy will lead a hike along Pocono Heritage Land Trust's Henry's Crossing and Upper Paradise Preserves, following an old fire road for 3.5 - 4 miles total, at one point crossing Cranberry Creek. Leashed dogs welcome, no bathrooms available.


When: 1-3 p.m., Sunday, March 8


Where: Upper Paradise Preserve, at the Paradise-Price Preserve's trailhead across Henry's Crossing Road. GPS: 41.132417, -75.263500


Cost: Free


Info: Register online at wildlandspa.org.


ADVANCE NOTICE


Learn the art of turkey calling


Hunters will have the opportunity to prep for turkey season in Pennsylvania and take their turkey calling skills and tactics to the next level with seminars by some of the best in the industry. Learn turkey calling tips from World Turkey Calling Champion Matt Morrett and Petersen’s Bowhunting Editor Christian Berg, as well as other presentations from experts. Proceeds from The Art of Turkey Calling benefit ArtsQuest’s free Step Outdoors festival for families May 30-31, as well as the conservation work of the Jerry Zimmerman Memorial & Walking Purchase Chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation.


When: Presentations begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 18.


Where: The SteelStacks


Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door


Info: Visit bit.ly/2P8i0ZC or call 610-332-3378.


Make your own Adirondack Pack Basket


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary has again teamed up with The Country Seat and renowned basket maker Linda Scherz to offer an Adirondack Pack Basket Workshop this spring. Adirondack Pack Baskets are a part of the Hawk Mountain tradition, and all Hawk Mountain “Hawk Counters” use them to transport gear to lookouts daily. Pack baskets are not only traditional but are also very lightweight, strong and functional. Four sizes to choose from, Junior Basket only takes one day to complete.


When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 21 and Sunday March 22


Where: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Education Building, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd, Kempton, Pa.


Cost: $160 - 290, depending on basket size and strap. Price includes all materials.


Info: Go to bit.ly/2wW9MgR.