Sometimes it's tough finding fun new things to do with your kids that don't break the bank -- even a matinee movie can empty your wallet pretty quickly. So I was thrilled when my girls were little to discover the Bear Creek Festival. On Sunday, May 15 the 15th annual Bear Creek Festival will be held at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds. This event, organized by the Schuylkill Conservation District, is free, free, free. There's fishing, walks in the woods, birdhouse making, flowerpot painting, live animal programs, music and plenty to learn. The program is from noon to 4 p.m. and I reccomend it to everyone! It's great fun and shouldn't be missed by anyone with young children.
If you're dying to get outdoors without the kids, consider the Photo Safari on Tuesday, May 17 at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. This is a fun event for shutterbugs to capture nature and get some tips from fellow photographers and Bob Evanchalk, who knows Sweet Arrow Lake like the back of his hand. The event begins at 6 p.m. and you'll need your digital camera, download cable and an empty card. For teens and adults this event goes on rain or shine. They also prefer preregistration so call 570-391-6400.
Have fun celebrating the mothers in your life this weekend!