Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend

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A night of music at the Peak: Listen to Melvin Seals & JGB with John Kadlecik of Furthur, Dark Star Orchestra and the Golden Gate Wingmen at 8 p.m. Friday, March 10 at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Tickets can be purchased at the Penn’s Peak Box Office or at Roadies Restaurant in person only, or through Ticketmaster. For more information, visit pennspeak.com or call 866-605-7325. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Doors open at 7 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Parade: If Scranton and Wilkes-Barre don’t fulfill the St. Patrick’s Day itch, visit Jim Thorpe for its St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Listen to marching bands, watch floats and marching units and of course enjoy plenty of Irish music. The parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the upper end of West Broadway and end at the county parking lot. The event will be held rain or shine.

Active Adventures: Introduction to Orienteering: This free event can help teach attendees how to use a map and compass during the course. Lean the basics and try to find all the designated points from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12. The Pocono Environmental Education Center’s event is free but space is limited so reservations are suggested. Call 570-828-2319 for more information or to reserve a spot. The center is located at 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry.

Wedding Showcase: Fromm 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 12, wedding coordinator professionals at Pocono Manor Resort & Spa will be waiting for you at the wedding showcase to help you plan your special day. Walk through the decorated ballrooms, speak with talented wedding coordinators, enjoy samples from the wedding menus including cakes and desserts, and possibly find the perfect wedding dress while watching our runway show. Attendees have a chance to win $5,000 toward a wedding at Pocono Manor Resort & Spa. Other prizes and giveaways will be awarded. The event is free at Pocono Manor, 1 Manor Drive.