Hope you're hungry! There are lots of yummy and fun events involving food in the upcoming week.
Maybe the most unusual is the Wild Edibles Program at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse on Wednesday, August 17 at 6 p.m. The first place my mind goes to when I hear "wild edibles" is mushrooms. But it turns out the forest -- and even your own backyard -- is full of possibilities. The free program will be led by naturalist Debbie Naha. A "class" in the clubhouse will be followed by a foraging hike. Naha may also provide a few wild edible recipes. For more information leave a message with your questions at 570-345-8952.
If you haven't had your fill of seafood yet this summer mark the Blue Moon Clambake on your calendar for Saturday, August 20. It will be held at Sweet Arrow Lake at 6 p.m. The $20 per person meal includes: one dozen clams with melted butter, bbq chicken leg, baked potato with butter and sour cream, corn on the cob, coleslaw, watermelon, dessert and drinks. Call Susan at 570-624-3018. Pre-registration is a must. There will be guided walk at 7:15 p.m. as well as the chance for a moonlit float. Bring your own boat (and flashlight) or reserve one for $5 an hour by calling 570-345-8952. Limited availability.
Peach Festivals have returned. Get your fill of peaches, ice cream, baked goods and beverages at St. John's Episcopal Church, 13th and Market Streets, Ashland on Wednesday, August 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. St. John's Lutheran Church, Hamburg will also be holding a peach festival at the Hamburg Fieldhouse on Saturday, August 20 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Music will be provided by Tommy Vollmer & Friends. In addition to peaches and ice cream there will be: baked goods, BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, soup and beverages. Rain or shine!
Something extra... it may not be food related but it's something we can all relate to: stress. "Stress = Dis-Ease: Identifying, Understanding and Handling Life's Challenges" will be held at the Mahanoy City Senior Center, 138 W. Centre Street, Mahanoy City on Tuesday, August 16 at 1 p.m. The presentation will be led by Jeanne Elberfeld, MD, LSW.