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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 04.12.19

Ball games and bike rides are sure signs of spring!

The smell of freshly roasted peanuts and the crack of the bat can only mean one thing: baseball season is back. Kick off the 2019 season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Their first home game is on Thursday against the Buffalo Bisons. They’ll play again at home on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Start fresh this spring and help out a good cause. On Saturday, hit the lanes for Bowl for Kids’ Sake, which raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Pull an all-nighter at Misericordia University for their Colleges Against Cancer Relay for Life. This walk-a-thon starts on Friday night and continues through Saturday morning.

Take time to soak up the spring sunshine this weekend. Show Mother Nature some love at Montage Mountain’s GROW Day on Saturday. They’ll plant hundreds of trees to help preserve the mountain. Join the Waterfall Photo Bike Tour on Saturday for a scenic trip down the Lehigh Gorge Trail.

The Easter Bunny will hop in to Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. He’ll hide over 7,000 eggs, so bring your biggest basket!

Mark your calendars for:

  • RailRiders Home Games

    It’s opening weekend at PNC Field. The RailRiders kick off their first home game on Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Buffalo Bisons. Stick around for fireworks after the game. The RailRiders will face off with the Bisons again on Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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  • Bowl for Kids' Sake

    Gather a team, slip on a pair of those silly bowling shoes, and throw a strike for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is holding two fundraiser events this Saturday. Head to Chacko’s in Wilkes-Barre at 9 a.m. or P-Nut Bowl in Bloomsburg at 1 p.m. Both locations will have refreshments and prizes.

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  • Colleges Against Cancer Relay for Life at Misericordia University

    Stay up late for a good cause. Misericordia University is hosting Colleges Against Cancer Relay for Life. This walk-a-thon starts at 7 p.m. on Friday and finishes at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning. All funds benefit the American Cancer Society.

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  • Montage Mountain GROW Day

    Do your part for Mother Earth at Montage Mountain’s GROW Day on Saturday. Volunteer to plant trees and help preserve the mountain’s natural beauty. GROW Day kicks off at 9 a.m.

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  • Waterfall Photo Bike Tour

    Travel off the beaten path with Pocono Biking’s Waterfall Photo Bike Tour on Saturday. Your guide will take you on a 25-mile ride down the Lehigh Gorge Trail. Along the way, you’ll stop for short hikes to waterfalls, vistas, and canal ruins. The tour includes your bike rental, helmet, shuttle service and water. It begins at 10 a.m.

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  • Easter Egg Hunt on Public Square

    Kids ages 10 and under can fill their baskets at the Wilkes-Barre Easter Egg Hunt on Public Square. Over 7,000 eggs will be up for grabs. After the hunt, take the kids to meet the Easter Bunny or enjoy storytime at Barnes & Noble. This Easter eggs-travaganza begins at 10 a.m.

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  • Buy Local Spring Fling Marketplace

    Time for a spring shopping spree! The Scranton Cultural Center is hosting the Buy Local Spring Fling Marketplace on Saturday. Over 75 vendors will set up shop, including local artists, businesses, and wineries. The first 1,000 visitors will receive a reusable shopping bag. Doors open at 11 a.m.

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  • Pittston City Art Turned Outside In

    The Pittston City Second Friday Art Walk is kicking off their 2019 season. They’re beating the April showers and holding this month’s event indoors at The Greater Pittston YMCA on Main Street. Check out local artwork and live music. The fun begins at 5 p.m.

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  • Vintage Outdoor Market Opening Weekend

    Go treasure hunting on Saturday morning at the Vintage Outdoor Market. Antique shops, crafters, and artists will set up booths at Vintage 61 Market in Orwigsburg. The market opens at 8 a.m. It will continue on the second Saturday of every month throughout spring and summer.

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  • The Wonder of Butterflies at the Lackawanna County Children's Library

    Bring the kids to meet caterpillars and butterflies at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library on Sunday. Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary will be there to teach the kids all about these winged wonders. They’ll also have songs and puppet shows. Admission is free, but advance registration is required. The event begins at 2 p.m.

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