Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend
Open Mic Night – Breaking Ground Poets: At 7 p.m. March 25, head to the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock and take over the mike. The event is open to audiences and performers of all ages. Musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types are invited to share their talents at the free event. For more information call 570-996-1500.
My Big Fat Night Out at the Movies, a 15th anniversary celebration with showings of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002) and the recently released “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” along with coffee, desserts and refillable gift bags of popcorn and soda. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 6 p.m. March 24. $25. Reservations: 570-996-1502.
Get Outdoors Poconos Hike, a 2.5-mile loop beginning at the Snow Shanty Boat Mooring Area, off Pickerel Point near the Promised Land State Park office, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown in Pike County. 10 a.m. March 26. Free but registration required. 570-839-1120 or brodheadwatershed.org.
Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens, a program on how to contain water to avoid flooding in your backyard by diverting storm water into rain gardens. With Penn State Master Gardener Roberta Troy. Wild Birds Unlimited, Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 6 to 7 p.m. March 31. Free. 570-675-9900.