Community Events

Events promoted with our radio advertising on these stations:

FM: 95.3, DNH; 105.3, Classic Hits; 102.1, Thunder 102; 104.9, The River; 106.9 Rock 107; 94.3 The Talker & 100.1 ESPN Radio
AM: 1590, All News (CNN) and 1340 & 1400, The Game Network

July 31st – August 1st
Dorm Sale
The Other Shop 2 is hosting a Dorm Sale from July 31st through August 2nd.  The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 307 Main Avenue, Hawley.  Assorted items will be for sale for students going back to school or away to college.  Proceeds will benefit the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  For more information call Susan at the store between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 570-226-5361.

August 9th
Holy Cow Flop BBQ
The St. John Vianney Parish is hosting a BBQ and Cow Flop Bingo on August 9th at Pius X in Royal, Route 106 Clifford, PA.  Join them from 1-8 p.m. for cash prizes, live music, silent auction, horse & carriage rides, pony rides, petting zoo, children’s games, basket raffles, and a bake sale.  Food includes Chicken BBQ, Pulled Pork, and Beef Brisket.  You can pick up your ticket at Clifford Supply, Main St. Clifford;  Endless Montains Pharmacy, Main St. Clifford;  Beer Express Pizza and More, CFM Plaza, Lenoxville; Boyarsky’s Bar, Exit 199 Scott Twp.; Justus Home & Garden, Justus Blvd, Scott Twp.  For more information contact Suzanne McCoy at 570-222-2331.

August 16th
St. Juliana’s (Famous) Rock Lake Picnic
Come celebrate St. Juliana’s 175th Anniversary on Route 247 (Creamton Drive) in Rock Lake, PA!   This annual event features their delicious turkey and ham dinner with homemade desserts from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Supper is served at 5 p.m. with take outs available.  Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m.  There will be a giant flea market (9 a.m.  – 7:30 p.m.), bingo, games, prizes, and square dancing with “Just Us” from 8 to 11 p.m.  Proceeds will benefit the church and parish.  For more information contact Rose Ignatovich at 570-798-2539.

August 30th
Herd the Curd
By joining a special event called Herd the Curd, we’ll make a difference in the lives of those with special needs.  The 5 and 10k is August 30, 2014 starting and finishing at Calkins Creamery, 288 Calkins Road, Honesdale, PA.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race starts at 9:00 a.m.  Registration for the 5k is $25 through August 10th, and $30 after.  Add $5 for 10k registration fees.  Walk or run the course traveling through cornfields, a cow path, meadows and woods.  The scenery will be beautiful, and proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Bryant Endowment Fund assisting people with developmental disabilities.  Race details are at 570-729-8103 and on Facebook – just search for Herd the Curd.

Other Community Events

July & August (various dates)
High School Musical, JR
The Ritz Theatre Junior Actors are putting on a production of Disney’s High School Musical, JR.  It is based on the book by David Simpatico and the Disney Channel Original Movie by Peter Barsocchini.  The curtain will open at 7:30 p.m. on July 25th, 26th, 27th, August 1st, and 2nd.  The matinee show will be on Sunday, August 3rd at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and children 5 and under are FREE.  For more information please call 570-226-9752.

July 31st
Special Kids Network Meeting
Special Kids Network Meetings are coordinated and facilitated by Regional Coordinators where individuals are brought together to collectively address an identified issue or need.  Join for refreshments, brain storming activities, and networking on July 31st from 1-4 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack High School Cafeteria (Rt. 6, Hawley, PA – across from Turkey Hill).  For more information or to register call 570-949-4152 or email  Please park and enter on football field side of school.  See the flyer!

August (various dates)
Merrily We Dance and Sing (“The Naughty Boy”)
Visit the Ritz Company Playhouse for a musical comedy.  Book and lyrics by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore.  Music by Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore, and Ed Alton.  The show starts at 8 p.m. on August 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, and 23rd.  The matinee show on Sunday, August 24th is at 2:30 p.m.  For more information call 570-226-9752.

August 2nd
Tricky Tray and Treats
The Ledgedale  Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary welcomes you to their Tricky Tray event on August 2nd at the Ledgedale  Fire Hall, 529  Goosepond  Road, Lake Ariel, PA .  The doors will open at 5 p.m. and calling with begin at 6:15 p.m.  Your $5 entrance fee includes homemade treats, drinks, and a starter strip of raffle tickets.

August 6th
Meet the Author
Joseph Caldwell, renowned author, will be at Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street, Honesdale, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 5 p.m.  He is the author of the Pig Trilogy: The Pig Did It, The Pig Comes to Dinner, and The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven.  Mr. Caldwell has been awarded the Rome Prize for Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  A playwright and novelist whose previous books include In Such Dark Places, The Deer at the River, Under the Dog Star, and more.  Published by Delphinum Books.  To register, contact Elizabeth at 570-253-1220 or at

August 14th
Save Our Shelter
Join Bold Gold Media Group’s Lake Region Office for a “Save Our Shelter” on-air fundraising event on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dave’s Super Duper.  The Olga and Dorothea Dessin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and its shelter is located on Miller Road, just North of the Wayne County Fairgrounds.  A drop in contributions and a glut of rescue animals have driven the Dessin Animal Shelter to the brink of closing its doors.  If you would like to assist in the fundraiser, please contact Joanne at the Honesdale Office at 570-253-1616 to make your pledge or if you would like to make you check presentation the day of the event.

August 17th
sPAWghetti Dinner
Help support Dessin Animal Shelter!  They are hosting an ALL YOU CAN EAT sPAWghetti Dinner on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from noon to 5 p.m. at Gravity Inn, 40 Gravity Planes Road in Waymart.  A cash bar will be available, indoor/outdoor seating, raffles, and a horseshoe pit is available.  Stay for the line dancing at 6 p.m.  Tickets are available at the door for $15.  Non attending tickets are available for $7 each at Cats Pajamas and Dessin Animal Shelter. Proceeds benefit Dessin Animal Shelter.

August & September (various dates)
Til Beth Do Us Part
The Ritz Company Playhouse is putting on “Til Beth Do Us Part,” a marital confection by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.  The show starts at 8 p.m. on August 29th and 30th and September 5th and 6th.  The matinee show is on Sunday, August 31st at 2:30 p.m.  For more information call 570-226-9752.

September (various dates)
First Things First
Get a good laugh at this comedy by Derek Benfield at the Ritz Company Playhouse.  Curtain opens at 8 p.m. on September 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th, and the matinee show is on Sunday, September 21st at 2:30 p.m.

Forest City 150th Anniversary Sesquicentennial Schedule of Events

July 27th – August 2nd
Historical Society Welcome Center Opens, Main Street, Forest City

Saturday, July 26th
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Christmas in July Sidewalk Sales, Flea Market, and Farmers Market, Main Street, Forest City

Sunday, July 27th
12 p.m. Faith of Our Father’s Ecumenical Service, Ascension Parish, Forest City
Forest City Family Portrait, Ascension Parish, Forest City, Immediately after Ecumenical Service

Monday, July 28th
1 p.m. Minute to Win It for Kids, Historical Society Welcome Center
6 p.m. Family Feud, Historical Society Welcome Center
7 p.m. Celebrity Look-A-Like, Historical Society Welcome Center

Tuesday, July 29th
All Day Honor Our Veteran’s Day, Historical Society Welcome Center
6:30 p.m. Historical Society Program, Historical Society Welcome Center

Thursday, July 31st
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. J & J Outlet Sales, Behind Kartri Building, 100 Delaware Street
6 p.m. Time Capsule and Planting of Anniversary Tree, Historical Society Welcome Center
6:30 p.m. Cash Bingo, American Legion Hall, Dundaff Street

Friday, August 1st
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Golf Tournament, Panorama Golf Course
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. J & J Outlet Sales, Behind Kartri Building, 100 Delaware Street
All Day Walking Tours of Downtown Forest City, Historical Society Welcome Center
2 p.m. Coal Miner’s Memorial program, Main Street, Forest City
3 p.m. Area Authors at Historical Society, Historical Society Welcome Center
3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wine Tasting – Local Wines, American Legion Hall, Dundaff Street
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Breathalyzer Demonstration, Forest City Police Dept., American Legion Hall, Dundaff Street
6:30 p.m. Little League Games, Kennedy Park, SR 247

Saturday, August 2nd
10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Togetherness Festival, Food Vendors, Crafts, Games, Entertainment, Main Street
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. J & J Outlet Sales, Behind Kartri Building, 100 Delaware Street
10 a.m. Rail Trail Bike Demonstration, Rail to Trails
10 a.m. Walking Tours of Main Street, Forest City, Historical Society Welcome Center
11 a.m. Hat Show, Forest City Borough Building
11:30 a.m. Pet Show, Forest City Borough Building
12 p.m. Pizza Eating Contest, Forest City Borough Building
1 p.m. Recognition of Oldest Forest City Resident, Forest City Borough Building
1:30 p.m. Peddling for Paws Bike Arrival, Forest City Borough Building
2 p.m. Distinguished Citizen Program, Forest City Borough Biulding
2:45 p.m. State Plaque Presentation, Forest City Borough Building
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Immigration to Pennsylvania Speaker, Historical Society Welcome Center
4 p.m. Town Sing-Along and Anniversary Cake, Forest City Borough Building
4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Car & Motorcycle Show, Horse & Carriage Rides, Main Street, Forest City
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Kids in a Sandbox Band, Forest City Borough Building
6 p.m. Miner’s Tale Play, Historical Society Welcome Center
6:45 p.m. Pierogie Eating Contest, Forest City Borough Building
7:30 p.m. Red Dragon Karate Demonstration, The Honesdale National Bank
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eye on Attraction Band, Forest City Borough Building
10 p.m. – 11 p.m. Eye on Attraction Band, Forest City Borough Building
9 p.m. Light Parade, Main Street, Forest City
10 p.m. Fireworks, Main Street, Forest City

Saturday, August 9th
12 p.m. – ? Pig Roast, DG’s Bar & Grill, Main Street, Forest City

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.

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.