Bike Scranton, ongoing, the goal of the free bike share program hosted by Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area is to encourage people to adopt cycling as a form of regular exercise and explore the city of Scranton and Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Bicyclists can visit one of four share sites in the city (Lackawanna Heritage Valley headquarters, Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, Cedar Bike & Paddle, and the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton). Participants must be 18 or older, present a valid driver’s license or ID, and sign a liability waiver to borrow a bike. Helmets are provided. Bikes may be borrowed for a few hours or a full day.
AHEA Student Scholarship 5K Run/Walk, April 17, registration from 8-8:45 a.m. The run begins at 9 a.m., walk at 9:10. The race will start and finish at Abington Heights High School. All proceeds will benefit a graduating senior from the school district. Cost: $20 pre-registration, $25 same day registration. The first 125 runners receive a T-shirt. The top three male and female finishers revive a medal. Info/register: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/ClarksSummit/AHEA5K or mail a form to AHEA Student Scholarship Fund, Attention Alicia Vogel; 317 East Main Street, Dalton, PA 18414. To become a race sponsor email: [email protected]
5th Annual ‘Party with the Pros,’ 6 to 9 p.m. April 23 at the Mohegan Sun Club at PNC Field, Moosic. Presented by the KRW Foundation, Darryl Strawberry, Graig Nettles, and Ron Guidry will be featured. Proceeds will benefit the Dunmore, Green Ridge, East Scranton and West Scranton Little Leagues. Info/tickets: krwfoundation.org, facebook.com/krwfoundation or 570-903-2041.
2nd Annual Lackawanna Police Academy Protect and Defend 5K, registration 8 a.m., the race begins at 9:30 a.m. on April 23 on Courthouse Square in Scranton. All proceeds from this year’s race will benefit a fund established in honor of late Scranton Police Officer John J. Wilding. Register: https://runsignup.com/protectdefend5k. Cost: $25 before April 23 or $30 the day of the event. Participants who register before April 17 are guaranteed a race T-shirt. Info: (570) 961-7825 or www.lackawanna.edu/policeacademy.
Fred Loch Memorial Scholarship Shoot, May 1 at the Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club on Lake Winola Road. Shooting on the clay bird sporting clays course will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a steak dinner at 11:30 p.m. The shoot helps fund the club’s scholarship program for graduating seniors at Lackawanna Trail and Tunkhannock High School. Cost: $25 per shooter for 50 birds or $45 for 100 birds. Shooters will need to provide their own ammunition, but shotguns will be available. Info: Carl Tylutki at 570-945-3137, Fred Rose at 570-903-5755, or www.fscweb.org.
Free Fly Fishing Introduction Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 at Lake Eston Wilson at Hillside Park. The class, provided by the PA Fish and Boat Commission, is designed for families interested in learning the basics of fly fishing equipment, casting techniques or water skills. Participants must pre-register by 4 p.m. May 5 at www.gonefishingpa.com. Participants should dress for outdoor weather. Info: 570-477-2206.
Women’s Fly Fishing School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 in the pavilion at Hillside Park on Lake Eston Wilson, Winola Road, Clarks Summit. Representatives from Lackawanna Valley Trout Unlimited and the PA Fish and Boat Commission will host a one-day fly fishing class. The class is free and no equipment is required. Register: www.gonefishingpa.com Family Fishing Programs/Find Event/May 7th. Info: [email protected] or 570-954-5042.
Keystone/Trout Unlimited Teens Summer Conservation Camp, June 19-25 at Keystone College. Registration is open through May 27 for teens from 14-18 years of age. Students will reside in door rooms and eat in the college cafeteria while learning about conservation, the environment, and the art and sciences of fly fishing. Instructors from the DEP, DCNR, County Conservation Districts and PA Fish and Boat Commission will offer courses in watershed conservation, fish biology, aquatic insects are more. Trout Unlimited volunteers will teach casting, fly tying and matching hatches of insects. The camp will be restricted to 24 participants. Cost: $325, but scholarships are available. Info: [email protected] or 570-954-5042.
Heritage Explorer Golf Tournament, June 26 at Pine Hills Country Club in Taylor. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Tee-off at 8 a.m. Captain and crew format. Lunch will be served following an awards ceremony. In addition to 18 holes of golf, there will be live entertainment, contests and door prizes. Cost: $100, $50 for lunch only. Proceeds benefit projects and programs supporting the mission of Lackawanna Heritage Valley. Info/sponsorships/registration: [email protected] or 570-963-6730, ext. 8203.
Ninth annual D & H Distance and 5K Run, 9 a.m. Sept. 11 in Forest City. The fee will be $40 through Aug. 19. The race is a major fundraiser for the Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Info/register: dhdistancerun.com, GetMeRegistered.com or www.nepa-rail-trails.org.