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April 24th
Books Appetit
Do you have a favorite local restaurant?  Maybe there’s one you’d like to try?  Here’s a great way to do that.  All in one place – all in one night.  On April 24th, many local restaurants are cooking for Books Appetit, a benefit for the Valley Community Library.  That means some of the best food in town will be served between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the library in Peckville.  From artful entrees to specialty desserts – We at HNB know it will be a feast!  Special guests for the evening will be Grant & Justin Genzlinger from the Settler’s Inn.  Get your tickets by calling the Valley Community Library at 570-489-1765.

April 25th
In Good Taste
If you’re looking for something fun and different, where you’ll have a good time … Kate Bryant has the ticket just for you!
Start with six incredible wines, each selected for its unique bouquet.  Pair these wines with food alive with vibrant flavors and it’s something very special.  You can probably tell I’m excited about In Good Taste, the Library’s wine and food tasting event on Friday, April 25th from 6:30-9 p.m. at Wayne County Ford.  Ehrhardts, The Alpine, Camp Umpys, Fiesta on Main, Hotel Wayne, and Settlers Inn are providing the food.  Also, there’s a beautiful collection of artwork in a silent auction.  Tickets are $35 each.  Call 253-1220 for details.  Contact Kate Bryant for tickets at the HNB Corporate Center, 570-253-3355.

April 26th & 27th
Home & Garden Festival
Join the Wayne County Builders Association for their Home & Garden Festival on April 26th or 27th at Ladore Camp & Conference Center, 287 Owego Turnpike Waymart, PA 18472.  April 26th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  April 27th, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  There will be fun for the whole family, and many new offerings you won’t want to miss at the incredible indoor and outdoor event.  In addition to top quality items and services for your home—like the latest in landscaping, windows, home decor, flooring, and more—this year’s festival will feature arts & crafts village, a silent auction, locally grown herbs, gardening supplies, food, and much, much more.  HNB’s Flower Pot Contest will take place on Saturday, April 26th.  Admission is free.  For more information call 570-226-4941.

April 26th
Maplewood Fire & Rescue Spring Dinner
It’s time for the ham and turkey dinner with all the fixin’s!  Time for all those freshly made pies in all sorts of flavors.  Time to join The Honesdale National Bank’s friends with the Maplewood Fire and Rescue Auxiliary.  It’s their annual Spring Dinner, Saturday April the 26th, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Maplewood Fire Hall.  Or you may take out between 3 and 4 p.m.  It’s only $9 for adults, $5 for children, and pre-schoolers are free.  Carolyn Black has details at 570-689-9113.

April 27th
Chicken or Spare Rib BBQ
Alert #2 Fire Company, 222 Willow Ave., Honesdale is holding their annual Chicken or Spare Rib BBQ on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 12-3 p.m.  Drive thru/Take outs only.  $10.00 for Chicken, or $12.00 for Spare Ribs (St. Louis Style).  For info/tickets email, or contact any #2 member.  Advance tickets are strongly encouraged as this event has sold out the last three years within the first hour!!  Tickets can be purchased at EDW. J. SCHWARZ INC – PARTS DEPT., FINS & FEATHERS, and KELLAM’S GARAGE.

Roast Beef Dinner
At breakfast, after church, Gary Brown is listing all the tickets he has to sell – including those to the White Mills Fire Department’s Roast Beef Dinner.  They are serving roast beef, done just the way you like it, with fluffy white mashed potatoes, gravy, and all the trimmings.  Add in some homemade desserts!  The folks at the White Mills Fire Department work especially hard to make sure you get great food and plenty of it – served family style.  This year it’s on Sunday, April 27th at the White Mills Community Hall from Noon to 4 p.m. Dine in or use the handy drive-through for take-out dinners.  Get advance tickets from Brownie, John Haggarty, or any of the Fire Department members. They’ll also have tickets at the door – unless they’re all sold in advance.

May 1st
The Other Shop Grand Re-Opening
Heather Holmes and Tony Komar have remodeled “The Other Shop.”  It’s the consignment store on Main Street in Honesdale which has been in business 37 years, donating profits to the Wayne Memorial Health System.  The Other Shop’s fresh new look will be ready to see May 1st at a Grand Re-Opening party.  Stop by between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. for refreshments, a big gift basket, and items for spring.  Have something you’d like to donate to the store?  Call 570-253-4931 for details.

May 4th
Pleasant Mount Fire Open House
It’s a great feeling – helping someone get into their new home.  And it’s even nicer when they invite you to the open house.  We’re always happy when we can help a local volunteer fire department upgrade their equipment or their facilities.  So when our friends in Pleasant Mount were looking for a new building, we, like much of the community said how can we help?  Their new fire house building at 161 on the Great Bend Turnpike will be open on Sunday, May 4th.  They invite you to stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for snacks, refreshments, an antique tractor display – and to check out their new digs. There’s no charge, just bring your family and friends – everyone’s welcome.  If you have any questions, give Roger or Kathy Dix a call at 570-448-2824.

May 18th
Live, Laugh, Love 4 Lisa
Lisa Plevyak is a living example of loving life to the fullest.  Even though she is dealing with colorectal cancer, she inspires and enthralls.  Sunday, May the 18th from 1 to 5 p.m., you, your family, and all your friends are most welcome at the Browndale Sportman’s Club in Forest City.  Great food, prizes, live music, and lots of hope for Lisa Plevyak Suchniak.  Get your tickets or donation information by calling Char Plevyak at 570-430-0834, Tiffany Roon at 570-677-6108, or Denise Fife at 570-575-4050.

May 31st
Trail to Hope
Hope Hill Ministry is hosting the Trail to Hope, a five-mile run and walk through Prompton State Park on May 31st at 9 a.m.  Whether you speed through the five miles or stroll leisurely with friends, everyone will be raising money for local kids of Wayne, Pike, and surrounding counties through the FREE day camps at Hope Hill Ministry.  Register through  Sign up before May 12th for a discounted rate ($15) and free t-shirt.  The day-of fee is $18 and no guarantee of a shirt.  For more information call 570-903-1133 or email

June 7th
In 1969 something very cool happened. The Woodstock Festival was three days of music and fun.  Well, KIDZSTOCK is only 1 day – this year it’s on June 7th – at the Honesdale High School football field on Terrace Street.  But they pack a lot between 11 & 4 p.m. There are over 30 events and activities planned – from music and dance to games and live entertainment – families will have the time of their lives.  It’s only $5 for kids – $3 for adults – and ages one and younger are free.  All the proceeds go to the Creative Beginnings Learning Center to help build an outdoor play area.  For details, call Susie Corbin at 570-253-1404.

Other Community Events

April 26th
Pasta Dinner
The Ledgedale  Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary is inviting you to their Pasta Dinner on April 26th from 4-7 p.m. at the Ledgedale Fire Hall, 529 Goosepond Rd., Lake Ariel, PA.  Enjoy an all you can eat pasta dinner served with several types of pasta including lasagna, baked ziti, stuffed shells, and pasta with broccoli – just to name a few.  Also included with your dinner are meatballs, salad, cold beverages, coffee, and homemade baked goods.  Adults eat for $9, children under 12 eat for $4, and kids under 5 eat for free.

Raise the Roof
Join the Wayne County YMCA and dance the night away on April 26, 2014 from 6-10 p.m.  Featuring your favorite music from the 50s through today!  There will be refreshments, raffles, prizes, and more!  Purchase your tickets at the Wayne County YMCA. $10 per person. 18+ only.  All proceeds benefits the YMCA Roof Repair Fund.

Open House
The Wayne County Historical Society welcomes you to their Spring Open House on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 4-7 p.m.  Enjoy refreshments, free admission, new exhibits, and music.  Donations of hot dishes or baked goods are needed and can be brought before or during the Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.  If you would like to donate a prepared food, please donate by Friday, April 25th.  Donations can be dropped off at the main museum during operating hours.  Donations are greatly appreciated!

Steak Dinner
VFW Post 531 is hosting a steak dinner on April 26, 2014 from 4-7 p.m.  Dinners are $14, and tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 570-253-8911 or 570-253-5373.  This dinner is open to the public.

Pike-Wayne Earth Day Festival
Learn. Act. Celebrate.  On April 26th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Rt. 6 in Hawley, PA, next to the High School, is hosting a rain or shine event.  It is free and great for all ages!  Events will include a Paupack Waves Recognition Ceremony, Rain Barrel Silent Auction, Recycle Your Old T-shirt, Tennis Shoe Recycling Station, Build an Eagle Nest, Edible Beaver Dam, Build-a-Bug, and so much more!  For more information, please visit

April 27th
Annual Lego Building Contest
Does your child love legos?  Then sign them up for the Lego Building Contest at Camp Ladore & Conference Center in Waymart, PA on Sunday, April 27th.  For children ages 5-12.  Registration is free but is required!
Registration Form

May 4th
Motorcycle Ride
“Send a boy to camp” by riding in the 2nd Annual Boy Scouts of America Motorcycle Ride!  Get a registration form on their website!  Pre-registered rider/passenger is $20/$15.  Day of event registration for rider/passenger is $25/$20.  Riders will receive lunch, a patch, and t-shirts for the first 200.  Start and registration locations are North American Warhorse (Dunmore) or Baer’s Sports Center (Honesdale).  The destination is Goose Pond Scout Reservation in Paupack Twp. with music by The Crackers.  Pre-register at either location, send registration to Motorcycle Ride, Boy Scouts of America, 72 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, PA 18507, or call 570-207-1227.  Proceeds will benefit the BSA Campership program for boys who require financial aid to attend summer camp.  For more information see the flyer.

May 9th
Big Brothers Big Sisters Open House
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Pike counties is hosting an Open House on Thursday, May 9, 2014 at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Community Room.  Guests are invited to join us from 12-1 p.m. for a light luncheon and to learn about the various ways to get involved with the program.  Becoming a big and joining the advisory council are just a few ways to get involved with the Wayne County program!  If you or someone you know would like to attend our open house, please RSVP by May 6th to Jackie Yamialkowski at or call 570-352-4228.

May 24th
Community Yard Sale
Reserve a table to sell or shop ’til you drop!  Sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Honesdale (FPCH), this yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. around Central Park in Honesdale.  It will be held rain or shine.  The proceeds will benefit the FPCH Mission Trips.  You can either keep your profit or donate it to the church.  Reserve your spot now by calling 570-470-8721.  One spot (which is 2 parking spaces) is $20.  Two spots is $30.  A table is $5.

June 1st
Chicken BBQ
On Sunday, June 1, 2014 the Troop 1 Boy Scouts will be having their chicken BBQ.  It’s noon to 2 p.m., drive thru pick up at the Fred Miller Pavilion, Main Street, Honesdale.  Tickets are $9.00 each.  The meal includes 1/2 BBQ chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, baked beans, dinner roll, and dessert.  You can purchase tickets from any Troop 1 scout or stop in at the Michael Lehutsky, Attorney & Counselor at Law office.

Ongoing Events

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  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.

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.