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July 12th
Zane Grey Festival
Zane Grey lived in Lackawaxen from 1908 through 1918.  It’s no wonder the Zane Grey Festival, July 12th, is a local treasure, perfect for someone like you.  Everyone is invited to the Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen on the 12th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  You’ll leave a Zane Grey expert.  Your children can take part in a scavenger hunt.  Maybe they’ll be named a Park Ranger!  Children’s book author Clara Gillow Clark will be there.  To find out more, call Ingrid Peterec at 570-685-4874.

July 19th
Hideout Car Show
When you have a Classic Ride you love these events.  And they’re even more special when they benefit emergency responders and EMTs.  On Saturday, July 20, 2014, you can see lots of cool cars, trucks, and bikes!  They’ll all be at the Hideout Campgrounds on Avoy Road in Lake Ariel from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Hideout’s annual classic car, truck, and cycle show.  It’s sponsored by and benefits the Hideout’s Emergency Response Team.  They’ll have food, door prizes, music, and of course, acres of great American ingenuity.  Rain or shine.  Plus – kids games and activities.  For more information call John Armato at 570-698-6227.

Chico’s Run
He loved coaching his daughter’s soccer team.  Even with terminal cancer, Hoang “Chico” Nguyen lived life to the fullest and made a difference in our community.  He leaves a great memory and the Chico’s Run event helps to honor just that!  Chico’s Run is a 5 and 10K run and a two-mile walk held on July 19, 2014 at the Blakely Borough Rec. Complex.  All ages and athletic abilities are welcome helping this kind man’s legacy live on.  Proceeds will fund scholarships awarded to a male and female Valley View varsity soccer senior.  Visit for race registration information.

Perkins Run
For many of us – even those who’ve never laced up a pair of spikes – running’s an important part of our lives.  Honesdale’s Friends of Track and Field and Cross Country will host the 29th annual Dr. Perkins Memorial Run at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on July 19th.  All ages and athletic abilities are invited to join the 5K run or walk at 8:30 a.m.  There’s also a one-mile run at 9:30 a.m. and the quarter-mile fun run at 9:45 a.m.  All the proceeds benefit Honesdale High School’s Track and Field and Cross Country teams.  Get all the details at or you can call Tammy Jensen at 570-253-1468.

Wildflower Concert
At 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 19th, at the Wildflower Music Festival in the Sanctuary’s outdoor amphitheater, HNB’s proud to sponsor one of today’s most entertaining Bluegrass groups – the Hillbenders.  This young, energetic quintet from Springfield, Missouri’s won the Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition, the national Single Microphone Championship and have played every major US bluegrass festival.  They’re fan favorites at traditional crossover festivals since their inception in ’08 – full of passion and energy.  We’ll have quite a group from HNB at the concert, so plan to join us.  For tickets or more information, call Joan Gilner at 570-253-5500.  Bring along your lawn chair, picnic lunch, favorite beverage, and of course some people who like to have fun!

July 21st – 26th
Christmas in July
The Other Shop 2 is hosting a Christmas in July Sale July 21st – 26th to benefit the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at 307 Main Avenue, Hawley.  For more information call Susan at the store between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 570-226-5361.

July 25th – 27th
Christ the King Parish Picnic
Once again it’s time for the Christ the King Parish Picnic.  It will take place July 25th, 26th, and 27th on the ground of Our Lady of Czestochowa church on the corner of Betty and Main Streets in Eynon.  Enjoy live entertainment, ethnic homemade food, beer, wine, pastries, kid’s activities, bingo, prizes, and more all three days!  Complete details are with the Parish.  Call Joe at 570-876-2423.

July 26th
Lackawaxen Firemen’s Field Day
You’ll have trouble keeping track of all the fun things to do and see during the annual Field Day, hosted by the Lackawaxen Township Volunteer Fire Department.  Ben Solowitz says they’ll have a huge antique and classic car show from 4-7 p.m.  Call Bob at 570-685-7302 or Chris at 570-226-8670 for car show information.  There will be amusement rides, fireworks, and live music with the Mickey Barnett Band at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  There will be good food, games of chance, and a full service bar.  Fore more information call 570-685-3450.

July 27th
Equinunk Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ & Day of Fun
The Fire Department stands ready to help you 24 hours each day, 7 days a week, so let’s support them and have some fun too!  The Equinunk Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ & Day of Fun will take place on July 27th at the Firehouse in the Lookout starting at noon (rain or shine).  There will be games and entertainment, music all afternoon, and plenty of great food including chicken, clams, sausage, ice cream, soda, and beer.  Take outs are available.  Come join in the fun and support your local fire company in this annual fund raising event.  Fore more information contact Ray at 570-224-4578.

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.

Other Community Events

July (various dates)
Noises Off
Visit the Ritz Company Playhouse for Michael Frayn’s SMASH comedy hit, “Noises Off!”  The curtain will open at 8 p.m. on July 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, and 19th, and the matinee show on Sunday, July 20th will begin at 2:30 p.m.  Comedy by Michael Frayn.  For more information call 570-226-9752.

July 12th
5k Run/Walk
Join the Lake Ariel Fire Co. for their first annual Penny House 5k Run/Walk in Lake Ariel on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 9 a.m.  To register visit  You can register online or print out your entry form.  Send request to  All proceeds go directly to the Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company.

Weekend of Chamber Music
WCM’s Summer Music Festival CROSSINGS brings a preview of its Summer Festival to The Cooperage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12th. The concert marks WCM’s debut at the Cooperage, and offers music for wind instruments.  The concert features flutist Judith Pearce, oboist Matt Sullivan, clarinetist Pavel Vinnitsky, hornist Adam Schommer and bassoonist Gina Cuffari who perform of music from the 1700s through this century in a variety of ensemble combinations.  Dubbed “Atlantic Crossing,” the program features folk-inspired music from the old and new worlds. Mixed in among the American and Klezmer tunes are Mozart’s Serenade in C, some of Bartok’s songs and melodies, and Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles. WCM heads to Jeffersonville the next day, at 3 p.m. Sunday July 13th at the Presbyterian Church lawn, for the official opening of its 21st WCM Summer Festival in the Catskills.  The two-week festival presents eight more events and runs through July 26th.  The Cooperage is located at 1030 Main St., Honesdale.  Admission on July 12 is a suggested donation of $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.  For advanced reservations, call 570-253-2020.  For more information on the WCM CROSSINGS Summer Festival, call 845-887-5803.

July 12th & 13th
Antiques Show & Sale
Brought to you by The Women’s Club of Honesdale, the 52nd Annual Wayne County Antiques Show & Sale will be held on July 12th & 13th at the Wayne Highlands Middle School, 482 Grove Street, Honesdale.  Admission is $6 both days.  The Show & Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  There will be 50+ dealers, on-site expert restoration specialists (bring your items with you), and “Attic Treasures,” a consignment sale by the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  O-site appraisals are $5 per item.  There will be homemade refreshments available.  All proceeds are donated to Community Services, Scholarships, and Charities.  Click here for a $1 off admission coupon!  For more information visit

July 15th
Learn for free as SEEDS presents “High Performance, Passive and Zero Net-Energy Homes at the Park Street Complex, 648 Park Street, Honesdale (near Wayne Memorial Hospital)!  This forum is for professional builders, and home owners who plan to build in the future.  It is also for home owners who want to bring their homes closer to Zero Net – Energy!  You will learn what Zero Net – Energy means, what Passive solar can do for your home, designing and constructing super-insulated and air tight walls, efficient HVAC and hot water systems and more.  Presenters include Rob Lewis, of Bakker & Lewis Architects in Shavertown, PA and Jack Barnett, an engineer, SEEDS board member, and owner of a solar home near Hawley.  The event is free, and coffee/tea and baked goods will be served.  Registration is encouraged, but not required.  Email or call 570-245-1256.  See the flyer!

July 18th & 19th
“Honesdale Goes Hollywood” 54th Annual Sidewalk Sales
Visit Hoensdale the weekend of July 18th & 19th for fabulous deals all over town, great food, and lodging!  The festivities will take place on Friday, July 18th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 19th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fun moves to Central Park on Saturday at 5 p.m. for the Classic Car Cruise, then at dusk a FREE family movie will play in the park under the stars.  In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Grace Episcopal Parish Hall on Church Street, next to the park.  On Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit the HNB Corporate Center for popcorn and the HNB Main Street Branch for lemonade.

July 19th
Ride for Tots
Join in the ride from Bennoco’s in Hamlin, PA to Renegades Saloon in Newfoundland, PA to benefit The Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bueau.  The ride departs at 12:30 p.m. and will tour scenic northern Wayne County.  It will end at the ROCK FOR TOTS 2014 event (below).  Cost is a $15 donation.  See the flyer.

It’s a Christmas in July Benefit Concert hosted by and Renegades Saloon on 1058 Main Street, Newfoundland, 570-252-4299.  Doors will open at 3 p.m.  The concert will begin at 4 p.m. and continue until close.  Entertainment includes 30 Pack Lite Trio, Jay Luke, Right Side Up, The Mess, Sucker, UMan ERA, and DJ Elektrix.  Cost is a $10 donation in advance or a $15 donation at the door.  Your donation includes entertainment, snacks, and a door prize drawing for those 21 and over to attend.  Proceeds will be donated to the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau.  Advance tickets are available at Renegade’s Saloon until July 18th.  Call Joe at 570-352-8543 or Carleen at 570-470-0012 for information and/or tickets. See the flyer.

July 20th – 24th
Northeast Woodcarvers Roundup
It’s the 12th Annual Northeast Woodcarvers Roundup in the Upper Pocono Mountains, Honesdale, PA at Cherry Ridge Campsites and Lodging.  Days will be filled with workshops.  Monday evening will be filled with a woodcarvers auction and music in Central Park, Honesdale.  Tuesday evening there will be an ice cream social with show and tell.  Then on Wednesday evening there will be a pot luck supper and ball carving & race.  For more information check out the flyer or contact Bob Muller at or 570-448-9017.  This event is sponsored by Cherry Ridge Carvers & Cherry Ridge Campsites.

July 22nd
Crafty Chemistry or The Happiest Hour at the Library Ever
The Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street, Honesdale, presents The Happiest Hour at the Library Ever on Tuesday, July 22nd at 5:30 p.m.  Karl Schloesser and Bill Gibney will memble and ramble for approximately an hour during which they will talk about beer.  They will try to focus on the science of brewing (because they are suppose to), but they’ll probably cover much more than that…or maybe not!  Expect to leave thirsty and curious.  Contact Elizabeth at 570-253-1220 or to register.

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.

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 & 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.