Community Events

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April 15th
Plant a seed and it grows, yes?  There are exciting seeds being planted in Wayne County… ones that could grow into something big for our community’s economy and job market.  Learn more at a Forum held April 15th at the Cooperage, 1030 Main Street in Honesdale.  Dinner is served at 6 p.m. followed by the Forum at 7 p.m.  Admission is free.  Hear from panelists who, just like you, are passionate about our home, its success and living well.  Get details by calling 570-245-1256, or visit The Honesdale National Bank.

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 form the Settler’s Inn.  Get your tickets by calling the Valley Community Library at 570-489-1765.

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.

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 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

Other Community Events

April 19th
Easter Egg Hunt
Head over to the Lake Ariel Fire House for their 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt from 1-3 p.m.  This event is for ages 1-12.  Activities will include an egg hunt, prizes, egg coloring, food, and drinks…and maybe a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet
On Saturday, April 19th, The Cooperage Project is proud to welcome back to the stage The Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet.  This evening will also serve as a celebration of their newly released CD, the Callicoon Sessions.  The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.  Donations will be collected at the door.  Lite fare will be available for purchase from The Willow River Cafe and Gallery.  Please note that this is not a BYOB event.  Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available through a cash bar by the Hotel Wayne.  The Cooperage is operated by the The Cooperage Project, is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that seeks to build community through performance, learning, and good times.  For more information visit or call 570-253-2020.

Ledges Hotel to Celebrate Reopening
Ledges Hotel, in Hawley, PA will host a special reopening event in its restaurant and lounge, Glass-wine. bar. kitchen., on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9:00 p.m. to midnight.  The celebration, which is open to the public, will include live music and drink specials as part of the hotel’s popular Grateful Dead Night festivities. There is no cover charge.  For lodging or dining reservations or more information visit or call 570-226-1337.

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.

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

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.