Community Events

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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 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 25th
Hickory Project at The Cooperage
On Friday, July 25th, Hickory Project will be at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale, PA as part of the ‘Concert in The Coop’ series.  Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.  Hickory Project is a revolutionary project that started out as a routine musical experiment.  Formed in 2001, the band features hard–driving traditional and original acoustic music deeply rooted in bluegrass.  Bluegrass Unlimited says, “Hickory Project is on the forefront of the contemporary bluegrass movement.”  This band is globally acclaimed.  Hickory Project has captivated audiences throughout Europe and the US, and even as far away as Australia.  As musical ambassadors Hickory Project is playing their music worldwide.  After taking the stage at The Cooperage Project, they will bring their show abroad to play for thousands at festivals in France and Hungary.  Hickory Project is a powerhouse of musical prowess with the expert licks of National Mandolin Champion Anthony Hannigan and banjo phenomenon Dave Cavage.  Joining them will be Steve Belcher on the acoustic bass, Mark Morris on guitar, Craig Vance on guitar, and Jillian Hannigan flute and penny whistle.  BYOB.  Donations collected at the door.  The “Concerts in the Coop” performances take place on the last Friday of each month between April and October.  The series is arranged by local artist John Kascht, who began the last friday tradition nearly a decade ago in his (honest to goodness) chicken coop.  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.

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 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 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.