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German Christmas Service
Holiday traditions bring family and friends together. A holiday tradition at Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, on 107 Seventh Street in Honesdale is the annual German Christmas Service. This year it’s on December 15th. Everyone is welcome to the worship service beginning at 6 p.m., with festive carols and stories, all in German, and a cookie reception afterwards. Call the church office at 253-1444 for all the details.
Other Community Events
The Darker Side of Social Networking
This seminar will be presented by James Dill, retired Deputy Chief, PA Office of Attorney General at 9 a.m. It will be held at the Park Street Complex, 648 Park Street, Honesdale. Some topics he will cover include cyberbullying, blogs, peadophiles, bullying, stalking, suicide, and more. Attendance is free, but space is limited, please call to reserve your place at 570-253-5970, ext. 2225. This event is sponsored by the Wayne County Anti-Violence Task Force.
Holiday Light Spectacular
Tune your radio to 106.7 FM and watch as thousands of lights dance, fade, and chase to the songs of the holiday season! The event will take place at the Honesdale High School Parking Lot, 459 Terrace St., Honesdale. For more information call Shawn Garing at 570-253-2046. Donations will be accepted and will go towards local charities.
Children’s Ornament Hunt
The 19th annual Children’s Ornament Hunt will be held in Honesdale’s Central Park at 10 a.m. Children will have the opportunity to hunt for ornaments for a chance to win prizes donated by Honesdale businesses. The event is for children pre-K through fourth grade. No child leaves empty handed. The event is presented by the Greater Honesdale Partnership and co-sponsored by Apple Day Spa & Hair Restoration Salon and Connections Magazine.
Shower for Charity
Michael G. Stanton of Bold Gold Media will once again step into a claw foot tub and shower in public in an effort to raise money for the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau. This will be Michael’s 12th “shower” in public for charity. Please help the children of Wayne County have a Merry Christmas with your donation. His shower will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue until Michael raises $20,000.00 or gets hypothermia! The event will take place on Main St. at the Fred Miller Pavilion, Honesdale.
Benefit for Bobby Swingle & Sean Burnham
Bobby and Sean with involved in a head on collision on Oct. 25th. Shamrock Cycles is holding this benefit to aid with the accumulating medical expenses. They invite everyone to attend and support the cause. There will be a chinese auction, raffles, 50/50, beer, food, and bands! The benefit will be held at the Artisan Fire Company, 20 Maple St., Jermyn from 6-11 p.m. Donation is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Shamrock Cycles and Holt Lumber Co. For more information call Lawry at 570-2821666 or Stacey at 570-878-1590.
2nd Annual Holiday Artisans’ Market at the cooperage
Find some gifts on your list at the market! Everything is handmade and locally made! This is a juried event featuring talented regional artisans with unique holiday gifts, from affordable to dreamable. There will be fresh food from the kitchen, music, and caricatures by the amazing Ky Betts. Look for jewelry, toys, stone and wood products, pottery, paintings, prints, soap, teas, lip balm, cards, handmade chocolates, artisan pastries, and more! For more information please visit www.thecooperageproject.org or visit them at 1030 Main Street, Honesdale.
The Heart of Christmas
The Tabernacle Bible Church choir will present a musical and narrative cantata during the 11 a.m. service. The church is located at 455 Grove St., Honesdale. “The Heart of Christmas” tells the timeless story that we remember each year in a creative, profound way by probing the hearts of those most directly involved in St. Luke’s account of that first Christmas. This touching musical presentation is complimented by the author’s masterful use of a variety of musical styles from blues and bluegrass to the warmly melodic and chorally traditional. The result is a musically worshipful presentation. They invite you to embrace the courage, faithfulness, joy, and love of those who were there and live in “The Heart of Christmas.” An infant nursery is available. Everyone is welcome.
Holiday Artisans Market
This is a juried event that features well over two dozen local and regional artisans. Find a wide variety of unique, hand-made holiday gifts for your friends and family. Live music and demonstrations throughout the day. Caricature drawings by local illustrator Ky Betts. Hot, fresh food, prepared by The Anthill farm Kitchen will be available for purchase. Photos with Santa organized by theRotary’s Interact Club. The perfect pace to shop local, support local artisans and pick up unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. Honesdale. For more information call 570-253-2020.
The Christmas Stand-ins
“The Christmas Stand-Ins” will be presented by the children’s Sunday School Department of Tabernacle Bible Church 455 Grove St., Honesdale. at 6 p.m. The story is about a typical American family, who are in the throes of a minor crisis. The father, a bit of a pessimist, fears a layoff, while the mother, an optimist and meticulous organizer, has agreed to direct the children’s Christmas pageant this year. The entire family is at odds as they try to re-create the birth of the Savior which then becomes the turning point in their family crisis. The program incorporates songs, poems, Bible memory verses, and traditional Christmas carols. An infant nursery is available. Everyone is welcome.
The First Presbyterian Church invites you to join them in singing your favorite Christmas carols. Share the spirit of this blessed season! It will take place on Sunday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 Tenth Street Honesdale. For more information, please call 570-253-5451.
A Holiday Musical
The Acting Co. Playhouse presents A Holiday Musical featuring Joe and Maryanne DeMark. They will be singing songs of the season and the 50′s. It will take place only one night, Wednesday, December 18th at 510 Main Street, Forest City. Dinner will start at 6 p.m., and showtime is at 7 p.m. Call the box office at 570-785-9596 for reservations. BYOB.
Annual Chorus and Band Concert
The Honesdale High School Chorus and Band will perform holiday favorites both old and new. Sure to put you in the holiday spirit! The performance will take place on December 18 at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. The HHS Auditorium is located at 459 Terrace Street Honesdale. Please call Martha Curtis at 570-253-2046 for information.
Don’t be alone on Christmas! Join us for a delicious Christmas Dinner! Ham or turkey will be served, along with potatoes, veggies, and dessert. Come to the Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 827 Church Street Honesdale. There will be a half-hour service beginning at 11:30 a.m. Dinner is served at 12 p.m. There will be no charge, but free-will offerings are gladly accepted.
New Year’s Dinner
Don’t be alone on New Year’s Day. Join us for a delicious, traditional New Year’s dinner of pork, saurerkraut, potatoes, veggies, and dessert! The dinner will be served at the Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall 827 Church Street Honesdale. Dinner is served at noon. There is no charge, but free-will offerings are gladly accepted.
First Day Hike
Start the New Year off right! This is the 3rd year that PA State Parks is participating in the nationwide First Day Hike program. Join Promised Land State Park volunteers Ann Foster and Judy Arrison for the hike from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The hike will be easy to moderate and is appropriate for all ages. Please dress in layers, bring water, and wear sturdy footwear. If there is enough snow (6″ or more), it will be a snowshoe hike, and a limited amount of snowshoes will be available for loan. Program will be cancelled if weather is inclement. Pre-registration is suggested and required if you need to borrow snowshoes. Please email email@example.com or call 570-676-3428, ext. 0 to register.
All you can eat Breakfast
Every first Sunday of the month the VFW Post 531 Ladies Auxiliary will serve an all you can eat breakfast from 7 a.m.- 12 p.m. Adults are $8, children 6-12 are $5, seniors are $7, and kids under 5 are FREE!
Library Chess Hour
Every Tuesday witht the last day being November 12th. All levels and ages of players welcome, from beginner to advanced. Facilitated by: Carol Dunn. To register, please contact Elizabeth at 570-253-1220 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited to ten (10) players. Will take place at the Wayne County Public Library from 6-7 p.m.
Farmers’ Market Open in Hawley
The Farmers’ Market is open every Friday from 2 – 5:30 p.m. in Bingham Park, Hawley. Get farm fresh greens, eggs, poultry, ham, home baked goods, honey, maple syrup & more.
Indoor Farmer’s Market
Saturday mornings at The Cooperage, the farmers market will be open from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 1030 Main Street, Honesdale.
Thursdays at 10 a.m. Mike Hededus has offered to provide pool lessons to interested participants at the Honesdale Senior Community Center. Also he is looking for experienced pool players to challenge on Tuesdays & Fridays from 11:30 – 4 p.m. Call Kathy at 253-5540 for more info.
Tuesdays – Texas #4 Fire Company holds BINGO every Tuesday evening at the fire hall on Grove Street, Honesdale. Doors open at 5:30 with games starting at 6:30 p.m. Plenty of parking.