17 Ways to Get Active, Crafty, and Outdoorsy This Week in the Lehigh Valley (5/21-5/27)

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By Stephanie Eckelkamp

After a chilly, rainy weekend spent holed up with coffee and the latest issue of Bon Apetit (it's an Italian-inspired travel issue, and pretty epic), I'm personally quite ready for a solid week of 70- and 80-degree weather. There's something about temperature shifts that just inspires me to get off my butt and try new things, even if it's just trivia. 

Lucky for everyone in the LV, this week's got stuff for the outdoorsy types (star gazing and bird watching), natural beauty junkies (make your own coffee scrub!), those looking for a little movement and balance (loads of yoga and meditation, even some CrossFit), crafty types looking to develop new skills (hammered jewelry making), and anyone who needs a dose of fun (corn hole tournament, anyone?). 

Monday

Trivia at Two Rivers Brewing (8pm-10pm)
Put all those random ass facts you’ve acquired over the years to good use. Head over to Two Rivers in Easton for some trivia in teams of 1 to 8 people. Prizes awarded for first, second, and third place. 

Beginner Training Course at Freewill CrossFit  (7pm/$50)
Wanna pick things up and put them down? The right way, that is. Then get your butt over to Freewill CrossFit for a 1-hour session with a trained coach in which you’ll learn what CrossFit is and the correct technique for its core exercises.

Hoops & Hops Hula Hooping Workshop (6:45pm.-7:30pm/$5)
Grab a beer at the main bar and then join this laid-back hula hooping class where you’ll learn on- and off-body hoop tricks from instructor Ashley.

Tuesday

Brew Works “Yappy” Hour to Benefit Peaceable Kingdom (5:30pm-9:30pm)
Drink, raise money for pups in need, and maybe even adopt a doggo of your own!

Bird Walks at Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary (7:30am)
What better way to start the morning than with a crisp walk through a nature preserve. Preserve Manager Tim Burris will help you spot migratory and nesting birds. 

We CAN Yoga (7:15pm - 8:15pm / $20 cash)
Join instructor Jen for an outdoor sunset yoga class to benefit ProJect Easton’s food bank. Each item donated equals $1 toward the class cost. That means, if you bring 20 items to donate, your class will be free!

Wednesday

Mindfulness Meditation with Natural Vitality Healthcare Center (7:15pm-8pm/$15 cash or check)
Need to chill the eff out? Set aside 45 minutes this Wednesday for a meditation session where you can be quiet, be still, and just BE. This meditation session is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators interested in deepening their practice. 

Sip N Click with Dan’s Camera City at Easton Wine Project (6pm-8pm)
Want to sharpen your photography skills and meet people who share your passion? Dan’s Camera City gives you the opportunity to play with their demo cameras and lenses, and take practice shots on a pro model. Plus, wine. Always a selling point. 

Hammered Jewelry Workshop at House of Metalworks (6pm-8pm/ $25)
The folks at House of Metalworks in Emmaus will teach you how to hammer metal and use the skills you learn to make two pieces of jewelry. Choose from a cuff bracelet, earrings, or a pendant. Register here

Thursday

Classic Jazz & Cocktails at Social Still (7pm - 9pm / $35)
Want to feel cultured and just a little fancy? We’ve got your event for the week. Relive a time when Jazz was America's pop music, through original 78rpm recordings and artifacts. Ticket includes first cocktail and light refreshments. Buy tickets here.

Friday

Comedy Night at Triple Sun Spirits (7pm - 10pm / $12)
Come see 5 stand-up comedians coming from NYC, Philly, and the LV for 90 minutes of fun and laughs. Come for happy hour at 4pm and stay for the show. Buy tickets here

Easton Star Party with Nurture Nature Center (9pm-10:30pm)
The astronomy nerd in all of us just squealed! Join Nurture Nature Center for a Star Party at Scott Park in Easton. Astronomy experts and telescopes will be available. Bring your questions and your eyes to see the moon and the stars like never before. You’ll learn about the phases of the moon and how to identify constellations. 

Saturday

Meet N Keep: Make Your Own Coffee Scrub (10am-11am)
Learn how to make an antioxidant-rich coffee scrub at Khineder Creations in Emmaus. Fun fact: Caffeine is a vasodilator, meaning it allows blood to flow more easily, which improves the texture and appearance of your skin. 

Summer Slam Jam Corn Hole Tourney at Bell Hall (4pm-8:30pm)
Have a heart of a champion? Prove it! Evolution and Victory Brewing are coming to Bell Hall to host the first annual Memorial Weekend Summer-Slam Grill-Jam Corn Hole Tournament. Compete for beer, glory, and cash ($200 goes to the first place winners). Be sure to sign up soon. 

Yoga and Wine at Easton Wine Project (10am-11am/ $20)
Rise and wine! Join Stephanie Riggs in a weekly rejuvenating, strengthening, yoga class. After your practice, get experience a free wine tasting. Sit, relax, and regroup in Easton Wine Project’s historic building before starting your Saturday.

Sunday

Balance with Beans at South Mountain Cycle (8-9am/ $8)
Yoga, a morning snack, and SMC’s house blend coffee (harvest blend) is included. Bring your yoga mat!
 
If you like dogs and beer and poutine… (12pm-6pm)
Then you can’t miss this event! The Flying V food truck will be at Weyerbacher today and a portion of proceeds go the the NJ Boxer Rescue. Anything that involves supporting cute pups while eating fries smothered cheese curds and gravy is A-OK in our book. 

 

Photo by Natalie Collins via Unsplash.

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