THIS WEEK: July 5 to 11
Raptors Rule, meet a live falcon, owl and hawk and learn about their food chain, habitats and bird characteristics, 11 a.m. July 8 with Rebecca Lesko of the Endless Mountains Nature Center, at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, free but space is limited, 570-996-1500.
Saturday morning bicycle ride, 7:30 a.m. July 8, meet at Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 N. Main St., and meet other cyclists for weekly ride. There are stops for regrouping and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended. Info, atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.
Yoga at the River, 10 to 11 a.m. July 8, River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street, Wilkes-Barre. Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga and studio host Nearme Yoga. Free yoga session is planned every Saturday through Sept. 2. In case of rain, event will be cancelled. Bring a yoga mat, towel water and a friend. Info: facebook.com/JenniferCiarimboliYoga.
Frances Slocum State Park blueberry picking and cookout with a 6-mile hike. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Meet at Frances Slocum Park Office at 12:45 p.m. July 9, leave at 1 p.m. Leader Rich McNulty 570-239-8237.
Tannersville Bog Walk, 2.5-hour journey into the unique Tannersville Cranberry Bog with environmental educator explaining formation and plant and animal life. 552 Cherry Lane Road, East Stroudsburg. 1 p.m. July 9. $6 for non-members, $4 for members, free for children under 12. Pre-registration and information, 570-629-3061.
All About Monarchs, hosted by the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail inside the Fidelity Fishing Shack Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area, 213 S 7th Ave., Scranton. 10 a.m. July 12. Learn about the life cycle of Monarch butterflies and what you can do to help save them. With Cheryl Nolan, a Watershed Specialist for the Lackawanna County Conservation District. lhva.org.
Group Rides on the Trail, bring your own bike for an approximately one hour ride along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail to Jermyn and back. 6 p.m. July 12, 19 and 26. Meet in the parking lot of Valley Community Library, 739 River St., Peckville. No fee. lhva.org.
Levee Walk, easy 6-mile hike, meet at Church Street Parking Lot in Kingston at 12:45 p.m. July 16, leave at 1 p.m. . Bring snack and water. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Leader Tom Barnard 570-388-4060.
Tuscarora Sate Park hike, moderate seven miles, meet at the Park & Ride on Rt. 309 near Blackman St. (across from Kmart) at 11:45 a.m. July 23 and leave at noon. Bring snack and water. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Leader Rich McNulty, 570-239-8237.
Loyalsock Trail (Haystacks) hike, difficult 7.5-mile hike, meet at Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309 in Dallas at 9:45 a.m. July 30, leave at 10 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader Rich McNulty 570-239-8237.
Family Canoe Trip on the Delaware, a leisurely two day paddling trip on the Delaware River sponsored by Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center. Aug. 22 and 23. River interpretation, swimming, fishing, bird watching and more. Camping one night along the river. $120 for nonmembers, $110 for members. $40 for non-paddling children under 12. For more information, call 570-629-3061.