This week’s Back Mountain events

First Posted: 7/25/2008

This week’s Back Mountain events:


Celebrate Our River Day, the annual festival with conservation displays, boat demos, kayak sprint races, nature walks, food and live music by bluegrass group Hickory Project, the Sadie Green Sales Jug Band, percussive music and clogging with FiddleKicks and singer-songwriter Lorne Clarke. Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. Saturday, 3 to 8 p.m. Followed by a Kayak Race Sunday at 11 a.m. 996-1500 or 836-4585.

Harveys Lake Fire Company Dance, a benefit event reminiscent of the 1960s dances at Hansen’s Amusement Park. Music by veteran bands Eddie Day & the Starfires and Tom Slick & the Converted Thunderbolt Grease Slappers along with beer, soda and Grotto pizza. Irem Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Saturday, 8 p.m. to midnight. $25. Tickets available at Gallery of Sound stores and Hoss Garden Hut in Dallas. 639-1919.

Geocaching 101, learn how to use a GPS unit as guidance to a cache. Pavilion Three, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. Sunday at 10 a.m. 696-9105.

Star Gazing, a guided tour of the heavens at the Campus Observatory, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, off Old Route 115, Lehman. Monday at 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Generation to Generation. Reservations: 674-3324.

For kids:
Rock Out with Rock Art!
Decorate your own rock and use your imagination to turn it into something else. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. Saturday at 5 p.m. 696-9105.

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