A merry March in Jim Thorpe

Though the glorious St. Patrick’s Day Parade weekend is behind us, there’s still plenty of fun to be had this March in Jim Thorpe. (Scroll down for parade video.)

As always, the Mauch Chunk Opera House has a plethora of talent lined up to entertain us this month including MCOH favorites Steve Forbert on March 23 and Willy Porter on the 31st.

On Friday, Montana Skies will take the stage with their unique pairing of guitar and electric cello. With tickets at just $18 (Times House B&B guests get an additional discount), the evening is a sure hit. Check out videos of all the performers at www.mauchchunkoperahouse.com

For those who can name the tune and the bullfrog in just three notes, you’ll be excited to hear Three Dog Night will take the stage at Penns’ Peak on Saturday, March 31. A bite to eat at Roadies before the show will definitely get you in the mood for a stroll down 70s lane.

That’s the musical ticket for March in Jim Thorpe but with this early spring, much more amusement can be found in the great outdoors – hiking and biking the trails of Jim Thorpe. Check out this video from the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce for a preview of the Rail Trail that extends from Jim Thorpe to White Haven.

Bring your bike (the Times House has bike storage) or rent one from Blue Mountain Sports just down the street from us and enjoy.

Whether it’s an excursion at Mauch Chunk Lake Park, Glen Onoko or the Lehigh Gorge, hikers will enjoy views that full foliage would normally hide.

If you were lucky enough to get a now-sold-out passport to the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s March Madness event, you’ve got nice weather for winery-hopping. If you’re in Jim Thorpe, you can always sample what they’ll be tasting at Big Creek Winery’s Kresgeville location at the Race Street shop.

And if the warm weather has you wondering about your future, come on up to historic Race Street and Venus & the Moon on Saturday for a reading from medium extraordinaire David Miller.

Since Saturday is actually the feast of St. Patrick, here’s an encore from the Ancient Order of Hibernians. These Irish Eyes, these sons and daughters of Molly, Were Smiling. (The countdown is on until next’s years celebration and impromptu singing.)

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