Community Events

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August 26th – September 1st
GDS Fair
Getting your family out the door can sometimes be a chore.  Mention this and they’ll be in the car, buckled and ready to go.  Set your GPS for the 97th Annual GDS Fair in Newfoundland – August 26th through September 1st.  Those who have been there before know there’s thousands of agricultural exhibits, amusements, entertainment, and rides … plus two Demolition Derbies, truck pulls, a kid’s pedal pull, and more.  Pay one price, $5 on weekdays, $8 on weekends and Labor Day, for all the rides and many of the shows.  Get fast cash from HNB’s mobile ATM truck by the school-side gate.  Visit for all the details.  Are you there yet?

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.

August 30th & 31st
St. Mary’s Parish (Waymart) Annual Picnic
Saturday, August 30th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, August 31st from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on  St. Mary’s Parish grounds, 232 Carbondale Road in Waymart.  Every tradition starts somewhere and we think Mike Cavage and Dave Murray have created a new one.  Last year they organized this church picnic and it was a huge success, so they’re doing it again.  Enjoy food stands with pierogies, halushki, potato pancakes, burgers, BBQ chicken, and more.  Old-fashioned carnival games, snap card bingo, hay wagon rides, a giant bouncy house, bake sale, and a chance to see longtime friends and maybe some new ones.  Need more details, or would like to make a donation?  Contact David Murray at 570-488-6533.

September 9th
Blood Drive
We and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive to be held at the Lemnitzer Armory on Tryon Street in Honesdale on September 9th from 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Please come donate if you are able, and if you are not able please send a friend!  All presenting donors will be entered to win a $100 VISA Gift Card, HNB Duffle Bag, and HNB Prize Bag!

September 27th
Runstar 5K
This year the 4th Annual Runstar 5K is on Saturday, September 27th.  Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Keen Lake Camp and cottage resort on Route 6 just west of Waymart, PA.  The 5K steps off at 9 a.m. and winds around scenic Keen Lake and the campground, with all the proceeds going to Ryan’s Run 5 benefitting Allied Services and the Wayne County Children’s Library – 2 agencies providing valuable services to those in need.  So run or walk in their 5K – or visit to cheer on those who do.  Get registration information and other details from Jeannie at 917-309-3992 or visit their website –

September 13th
Appraisal Fair
Some things are treasures in the eyes of the beholder, others the eyes of the appraiser.  Bring YOUR treasures to the Appraisal Fair on Saturday, September 13th at the Community Library of Lake Salem Townships.  For $5 each – or three for $12 – specialists from Savo Auctioneers will appraise them.  On Thursday and Friday there’s also themed baskets and Tricky Tray raffles, and on Saturday – shop the Vendor Fair and the homemade bread bar.  It all benefits the Library.  Call Carolyn at 570-689-0903 for details.

Kawasaki Disease Benefit 4D Horse Show
This benefit horse show has been planned to help the Kawasaki Disease Foundation’s 3-fold mission which is to support families, awareness, and research.  Kawasaki Disease is an illness that is characterized by the inflammation of the blood vessels and is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in infants and children, primarily under 5-years old.  The show will take place at Aberdeen Stables, 1175 Aberdeen Rd, Madison Township.  At the show, there will be a mounted shooting demo, performed by Nola of Ro-No Ranch, and pony rides will be provided for children thanks to the Jones family of Windy Hill Ranch.  There will also be face painting and a basket raffle with many gift cards/certificates from local businesses.  Everyone from the horse community is invited, as well as those who are not, to join for a day of fun, good food and horses, all for a great cause!  Open barrel class entry is $15, all other classes are $5.  Preregistration is available with 10% off total entry fee.  Tickets may be purchased ahead of time at Roadhouse Camper & RV, 196 Beach Lake Hwy, Honesdale.  For more information, please call Veronica Niles at  570-253-2553 or 570-352-5506.

Other Community Events

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 3rd
Lunch & Learn
Visit the Wayne County Public Library at noon (until 1 p.m.), September 3, 2014 for “Everything you wanted to know about medicare but were afraid to ask.”  The program will be hosted by Pat Perkins, APPRISE Coordinator & Senior Center Director.  APPRISE is a free, unbiased insurance counseling program.  To register, please contact Elizabeth at or call 570-253-1220. Lunch will be provided.

September 9th
Meet the Authors
The Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street, Honesdale, invites you to meet three authors. Hear a translation by Pearl Hochstadt.  “The Fables of La Fontaine: A Sampler” is a booking consisting of rhymed translations of 25 selections along with the original French versions.  Mort Malkin is the author of “Upper Delaware River in Verse and Image, a book of poetry that has been accepted by National Park Services.  Lastly, the book, “Escaping from Food Coma – The Literal Ups and Downs of Life with an Eating Disorder,” by Diana Worden Karmin, blends soul-bearing vignettes with healthy humor and sarcasm.

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.

September 13th
Walk To Prevent Suicide
The Pike and Wayne communities are invited to join together at Promised Land State Park for a walk to prevent suicide on September 13, 2014.  Check in begins at 8 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m.  Register online today at or call 215-746-7256.  Please bring a picture of your Loved One for the Memory Wall.  This event is hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

September 16th
High Fuel Efficiency Car Show
The Cooperage is hosting a High Fuel Efficiency Car Show in their courtyard before their annual membership meeting on Tuesday, September 16th at 7 p.m.  Look at and talk to the owners of a Chevy Volt Hybrid Plug-in, a Ford CMAX Energy hybrid plug-in, a Prius plug-in, a Volkswagen Jetta Diesel, a “grease” car and more!  At 7 p.m. they will hold their brief annual membership meeting, which all are welcome to join.  At 7:20 p.m. they will present: “What’s New in the Renewable World,” a top 10 list of sustainable innovations presented by SEEDS advisor Larry Reeger.  The Cooperage Cafe will be open at 6 p.m. for those wishing to purchase food.  You may also come early to view cars before the forum begins.  Please register by emailing or by calling 570-245-1256.  This event is free and open to the general public.

October 1st
Lunch & Learn
Visit the Wayne County Public Library at noon (until 1 p.m.), October 1, 2014 for “Ten tips for healthy weight.”  The program will be conducted by Barbara Griggs-Prat, MA, RDN, LDN, Kelly Ogden, DI, and Michelle Grader, DI.  To register, please contact Elizabeth at or call 570-253-1220. Lunch will be provided.

October 4th
Run to Read
The Hawley Public Library invites you to put on your running shoes to support reading!  They are holding a 5K Run-Walk to benefit the Hawley Public Library on October 4, 2014 beginning at Bingham Park in Hawley.  Registration takes place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.  Pre-registration (until Sept. 30th) is $15, and registration the day of the race is $15.  T-shirts will be given to 5K participants.  Trophies, metals, and ribbons will be awarded to top runners and walkers.  This event is rain or shine.  To register or for more information please visit the Hawley Public Library or call them at 570-226-4620 or visit their website at

October 11th
Indoor Flea Market & Bake Sale
This event will take place on Saturday, October 11th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hawley Fire House, 17 Columbus Ave., Hawley, PA.  Benefits Hawley Fire Dept. For more information call 570-226-9820 or email

October 12th
Model Train Show & Sale
Join the Hawley Fire Department on Sunday, October 12th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hawley Fire House, 17 Columbus Ave., Hawley, PA.  Admission is $3, children under 12 are FREE with paid adult admission.  Benefits Hawley Fire Dept. Fore more information call 570-226-9820 or

October 18th & 19th
Coats for Kids
EVERYONE is welcome to come and browse through a large assortment of items at The Northern Wayne Fire Hall on Saturday, October 18th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, October 19th from noon to 3 p.m.  To find out how to make a donation or arrange for a pickup please call Mike Milko at 570-798-2126 or Rick Hoff at 570-798-2618.  Leave a message if there is no answer.  All clothing and shoes must be in good condition, laundered, and not be torn, tattered, or stained.  To benefit the needy children and adults of northern Wayne & Hancock Counties.

November 5th
Lunch & Learn
Visit the Wayne County Public Library at noon (until 1 p.m.), November 5, 2014 for “9-1-1 Awareness.”  The presenter will be Betsy Turner, Shift Supervisor.  To register, please contact Elizabeth at or call 570-253-1220. Lunch will be provided.

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.