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September 27th
Runstar 5K
This year the 4th Annual Runstar 5K is on Saturday, September 27th.  Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Keen Lake Camp and cottage resort on Route 6 just west of Waymart, PA.  The 5K steps off at 9 a.m. and winds around scenic Keen Lake and the campground, with all the proceeds going to Ryan’s Run 5 benefitting Allied Services and the Wayne County Children’s Library – 2 agencies providing valuable services to those in need.  So run or walk in their 5K – or visit to cheer on those who do.  Get registration information and other details from Jeannie at 917-309-3992 or visit their website – www.teamrunstar.com.

Pig Roast
Fire Departments have mutual aid agreements to help each other in times of emergencies.  Imagine what it’ll be like when they work together to run a pig roast.  The Beach Lake and Welcome Lake Fire Companies are working together to REALLY serve you.  From noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014 they’re holding a Pig Roast at the Welcome Lake Pavilion, 99 Cosgrove Road.  Dinner tickets are $12 each.  They’ll also have burgers, dogs, and chili, with a bounce house and games for the kids and archery, horseshoes, and other games for the adults.  Call Robert at Estemerwalt Lumber at 570-729-8572 or Bill Case Polaris at 570-729-7402 for tickets or details.

Apple Fest
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, you should be well protected with this event.  Attend Apple Fest on September 27th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central United Methodist Church, in Honesdale.  General admission is free, with games, contests, and activities for all ages – including a craft fair, a scarecrow contest, and a silent auction.  Enter the baking contest – open to all with apples as the main ingredient.  For kids, there’s Jo Jo the clown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., magic from Illusions by Jeremy at 1 p.m., and plenty of games all day long.  Apple Fest promotes and supports the church’s Mission team, serving people affected by poverty and disaster in the U S. and abroad.  For more information, call Johnna Eldred at 570-251-9667.

“Let It Ride”
Feeling lucky?  Get your advance tickets and “Let It Ride” at a fun fundraiser to benefit the Wayne County Historical Society on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  It will be held at the Beach Lake Fire Hall on Rt. 652, and the doors will open at 7:30 p.m.  The fire hall will be transformed into a 3,500 square foot professional gaming floor featuring Roulette, Craps, Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em, and Wayne County Steeplechase Racetrack.  Play to win loads of valuable prizes.  Advance tickets are $50 per person with only a limited number possibly being sold at the door.  Your ticket will include light fare and two beverages – plus, loads of Lion Loot to play.  Additional a la carte beverages and Lion Loot will also be available for purchase.  For ticket, details, advertising, or sponsorship information please contact the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main Street, Honesdale (570-253-3240 – www.waynehistorypa.org) or by calling 570-503-0417.

September 28th
Save Our Shelter
S-O-S! S-O-S!  Save our Shelter!  Ships use S-O-S as a distress signal, but don’t worry…you won’t have to jump from a helicopter to help. You can just go out for dinner! Join Dessin Animal Shelter on Sunday, September 28th at the KC Pepper Bar & Grille off Route 191 south of Honesdale from noon to 6 p.m. for an all-you-can-eat outdoor buffet!  It’s outdoors so your furry friends can attend too! There’s hiking trails, a dog park, and a splash park for the kids.  Or hang out in the pavilion for door prizes, a DJ, cash bar, and a chance to drop a local celebrity into the dunk tank – you never know who might be in there!  Tickets are $35 each – children under 12 are free.  Get yours at the shelter, the Cat’s Pajamas, or at the HNB Corporate Center.  So respond to our S-O-S and help save our shelter. You’re a life saver.

October 5th
Fill the Sleigh Motorcycle Toy Run
On October 5th, get ready to shine up that motorcycle one more time for a good cause…the 2nd Annual “Fill the Sleigh Motorcycle Toy Run!”  Your entry fee is simple…a new, unwrapped toy, or you can make monetary donations to Honesdale Harley Riders Benefit Fund.  All net proceeds will be used to buy additional toys.  The ride starts at Baer Sport Center in Honesdale and will wrap up at Scott Township Hose Company in Montdale with food and door prizes for the riders.  Donations will be in the care of Catholic Social Services of Honesdale.  Donations can also be sent to Diane Helferich, Baer Sport Center, 330 Grandview Avenue, Honesdale, PA 18431.  Local businesses are being asked to donate food, door prizes, or money to defray the cost of holding the event.  For more information, visit our friends at Baer Sport Center in Honesdale.

October 10th
Pink Zumbathon
On Friday, October 10th, the Central United Methodist Church is hosting their 2nd Annual Party in Pink Zumbathon Charity Event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  The money raised will go toward the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention through Susan G. Komen. Several local Zumba Instructors will be there to lead the party in numerous international dance rhythms!  There will also be a silent auction, light refreshments, and Zumbawear for sale!  For more information call Melissa Monte at 201-401-5242.  She can also get you tickets to the Party!

October 11th
Barbershop Show
On October 11th, the Honesdale Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will host their annual show.  This year the theme is Girls.  All the songs will feature girls’ names or reference girls – like Georgia on my mind, Sweet Caroline, or Light a Rose – you get the idea.  This year they invited a special guest quartet – “Up All Night” – to join in the fun.  It will be an evening filled with lots of fun and good music.  It all starts at 7 p.m. at the Honesdale High School auditorium.  You can call Crooner Clyde Kreider for more details at 570-493-1153.  Get advance tickets from Clyde or from Brian Wilken at the HNB Corporate Center.

October 12th
Pancake Breakfast
Join the Seelyville Fire Company for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on October 12th from 7-11 a.m.  Yes, that’s right ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT!  You can get tickets from any fire company member or from Christina Smith at the HNB branch on Main Street in Honesdale.  Breakfast is buffet style.  Adults eat for $8, and children under ten are $6!

October 18th
2014 Craft Fair
The Western Wayne Band Parents Association invites you to their craft fair to support the Western Wayne Band and Color Guard students.  The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Western Wayne Middle School.  Admission is a $3 donation at the door.  There will be over 100 craft vendors, food, and a raffle.  And if you need some fast cash, the HNB Mobile ATM will be right outside!

Other Community Events

September 28th
Save Our Shelter
The KCPetter Bar & Grille and Lake Wanoka Resort (182 Ski Run Road, Honesdale, PA) is hosting a Save Our Shelter event on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from noon until 6 p.m.  Your $35 ticket lets you enjoy an all you can eat buffet along with hiking trails, splash park, playground, celebrity dunk tank, and pavilion – all of which are pet friendly.  There will also be a full-service cash bar, DJ, raffles, and arcade.  Proceeds will benefit Dessin Animal Shelter.  Tickets are available for purchase at Cat’s Pajamas and Dessin Animal Shelter.  For more information call 570-253-4037.

October 1st
Lunch & Learn
Visit the Wayne County Public Library at noon (until 1 p.m.), October 1, 2014 for “Ten tips for healthy weight.”  The program will be conducted by Barbara Griggs-Prat, MA, RDN, LDN, Kelly Ogden, DI, and Michelle Grader, DI.  To register, please contact Elizabeth at ewilson@waynelibraries.org or call 570-253-1220. Lunch will be provided.

October 4th
Run to Read
The Hawley Public Library invites you to put on your running shoes to support reading!  They are holding a 5K Run-Walk to benefit the Hawley Public Library on October 4, 2014 beginning at Bingham Park in Hawley.  Registration takes place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.  Pre-registration (until Sept. 30th) is $15, and registration the day of the race is $15.  T-shirts will be given to 5K participants.  Trophies, metals, and ribbons will be awarded to top runners and walkers.  This event is rain or shine.  To register or for more information please visit the Hawley Public Library or call them at 570-226-4620 or visit their website at www.waynelibraries.org/hawley.

“Quarternity” CD Release Party
The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance begins a series with a concert and CD release party on Saturday, October 4th at 8 p.m.  Featuring the Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet, made up of Jaxen on piano, Charlie Krachy on tenor sax, Don Messina on double bass, and Bill Chattin on drums, the quartet will highlight some of the tunes on their new release “Quarternity,” which include works by Hammerstien/Kern, Lennie Tristano and Cole Porter.  Following the concert, the audience is invited to a reception to celebrate the CD and meet the artists.   A special rate of $10 for the new CD will be offered to concert goers.  Admission is $20 ($18 on advanced sales for DVAA members).  Tusten Theatre is located at 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY.  Tickets and reservations  are available by calling 845-252-7272 or by dropping by the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.

October 11th
Indoor Flea Market & Bake Sale
This event will take place on Saturday, October 11th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hawley Fire House, 17 Columbus Ave., Hawley, PA.  Benefits Hawley Fire Dept. For more information call 570-226-9820 or email hawleyfd@ptd.net.

Corn Shucking Contest
Gather ’round the Fred Miller Pavilion in Honesdale on Saturday, October 11th for the 10th Annual Corn Shucking Contest!  Registration starts at 12:45 p.m. and the contest begins at 1 p.m.  How many ears of corn (feed corn) can you shuck in two minutes?  There will be 3 children’s hears (14 and under) and 3 adult heats (15 and up).  Call the GHP at 570-253-5492 for more information or to pre-register.  Challenge a friend, relative, or fellow businessperson!  Trophies and bragging rights awarded at 3 p.m.

DVAA Plays
The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance invites you to three new plays, all set in New York, make up “Ah, New York – Fortitude, Frustration, Fantasy,” an Act Underground Readers Theatre production directed by Wendy Kaufman, on Saturday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m.  “They Come and Come” by John J. Kelly, is set in the East Village during the Great Migration and explores the immigrant life of neighbors trying to make their way in this new world of hope and promise; “A Good Stiff One,” by John Backe, is set in a bar and grill somewhere in New York and three people with different motives try to solve a “problem” that exists in the restroom; and J. Paul Porter’s “Every Pair of Blue Jeans Was Like a Bullet,” looks at Wall Street through the eyes of three unlikely newcomers to the street. Admission is $15 ($12 on advanced sales for DVAA members).  Tusten Theatre is located at 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY.  Tickets and reservations  are available by calling 845-252-7272 or by dropping by the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.

October 12th
Model Train Show & Sale
Join the Hawley Fire Department on Sunday, October 12th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hawley Fire House, 17 Columbus Ave., Hawley, PA.  Admission is $3, children under 12 are FREE with paid adult admission.  Benefits Hawley Fire Dept. Fore more information call 570-226-9820 or hawleyfd@ptd.net.

Wing & Chili Taste-Off
Do you make the best wings or chili this side of the Lackawaxen? Here’s your chance to prove it!  Pre-registration is required.  Call the GHP at 570-253-5492 to register or for more details.  Everything kicks off at noon on Sunday, October 12th.  Participants keep all proceeds or participate and donate proceeds to charity.

DVAA Plays
The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance invites you to three new plays, all set in New York, make up “Ah, New York – Fortitude, Frustration, Fantasy,” an Act Underground Readers Theatre production directed by Wendy Kaufman, on Sunday, October 12th at 2 p.m.  “They Come and Come” by John J. Kelly, is set in the East Village during the Great Migration and explores the immigrant life of neighbors trying to make their way in this new world of hope and promise; “A Good Stiff One,” by John Backe, is set in a bar and grill somewhere in New York and three people with different motives try to solve a “problem” that exists in the restroom; and J. Paul Porter’s “Every Pair of Blue Jeans Was Like a Bullet,” looks at Wall Street through the eyes of three unlikely newcomers to the street. Admission is $15 ($12 on advanced sales for DVAA members).  Tusten Theatre is located at 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY.  Tickets and reservations  are available by calling 845-252-7272 or by dropping by the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.

October 17th
Long Time Courting Concert
On Friday, October 17th at 7:30 p.m., the Boston-based band, Long Time Courting will perform thanks to the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.  This all-women supergroup features Shannon Heaton (flute, accordion, vocals), Liz Simmons (guitar, vocals), Valerie Thompson (cello, vocals) and Katie McNally (fiddle, vocals).  These four talented women offer an extraordinary blend of neo-traditional Irish, Scottish, and American music that showcases each musician’s versatility, creativity, and mastery.  Exquisite vocal harmonies combine with instrumental prowess to create music that is both playful and richly satisfying.  The members of the group are all seasoned performers, having toured with such notable acts as The John Whelan Band, Childsplay, Robbie O’Connell, Aoife Clancy, and Carlos Núñez.  Tusten Theatre is located at 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY.  Tickets and reservations  are available by calling 845-252-7272 or by dropping by the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.

October 18th & 19th
Coats for Kids
EVERYONE is welcome to come and browse through a large assortment of items at The Northern Wayne Fire Hall on Saturday, October 18th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, October 19th from noon to 3 p.m.  To find out how to make a donation or arrange for a pickup please call Mike Milko at 570-798-2126 or Rick Hoff at 570-798-2618.  Leave a message if there is no answer.  All clothing and shoes must be in good condition, laundered, and not be torn, tattered, or stained.  To benefit the needy children and adults of northern Wayne & Hancock Counties.

November 5th
Lunch & Learn
Visit the Wayne County Public Library at noon (until 1 p.m.), November 5, 2014 for “9-1-1 Awareness.”  The presenter will be Betsy Turner, Shift Supervisor.  To register, please contact Elizabeth at ewilson@waynelibraries.org or call 570-253-1220. Lunch will be provided.

November 7th – 9th
Masque of the Red Death
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance’s season continues with “Masque of the Red Death,” an original musical drama written and composed by Gladys Smuckler Moskowitz, based on Edgar Allen Poe’s famous story.  Co-produced by Sullivan County Dramatic workshop and Delaware Valley Opera, “Masque” will be performed at Tusten Theatre on November 7th,8th, and 9th.  Tusten Theatre is located at 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY.  Tickets and reservations  are available by calling 845-252-7272 or by dropping by the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.

December 13th
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Delaware Valley Opera concludes the Tusten season with a full production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” a story of the Three Kings, on Saturday, December 13th at 7 p.m.  Admission is $20 ($15 advance/children under 10 free).  Tusten Theatre is located at 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY.  Tickets and reservations  are available by calling 845-252-7272 or by dropping by the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.

Ongoing Events

Wayne County Farmers Market
The Wayne County Farmers Market will take place next to Dave’s Super Duper Supermarket on Route 6, Willow Avenue in Honesdale every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Fresh picked vegetables, herbs and fruits, lush plants, homemade jams, jellies and baked goods, artisan crafts, and much more.

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. 

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.

Pool Lessons
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.


Bingo
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.