January 17th – 74th Annual Mistletoe Ball: “A Pink Tie Affair”

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Saturday, January 17th
74th Annual Mistletoe Ball – “A Pink Tie Affair”
Get ready for dinner, dancing, and prizes for the most creative tie and accessory!  The 74th Annual Mistletoe Ball will be at The Waterfront at Ehrhardt’s on Saturday, January 17th.  Cocktails will start at 5:30 p.m., dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m., and dancing to the music of Groove Train will start at 8 p.m.  Black or pink tie is optional.  Proceeds from the Ball will benefit the mobile mammography program at the Wayne Memorial Hospital.  Tickets are $80 per person.  To request an invitation, please call 570-226-3394.  Dinner choices at herb encrusted beef medallions, chicken medallions, and seared salmon.

Other Community Events

Thursday, December 25th
Christmas Lunch
Don’t be alone on Christmas!  Join those at the Grace Episcopal Church for a delicious Christmas Dinner!  Ham or Turkey will be served, along with potatoes, veggies, & dessert.  The Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall is located at 827 Church Street, Honesdale.  There will be a half-hour service beginning at 11:30 a.m. and dinner is served at noon.  There is no charge – free will offering gladly accepted.

Thursday, January 1st
New Year’s Lunch
Don’t be alone on New Year’s Day.  Join those at the Grace Episcopal Church for a delicious, traditional New Year’s dinner of pork, sauerkraut, potatoes, veggies, and dessert!  The Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall is located at 827 Church Street, Honesdale.  Dinner is served at Noon.  There is no charge – free will offering gladly accepted.

Tuesday, January 13th
Free Diabetes Self Management Classes
This is a free Diabetes Self Management Program (DSMP) consisting of three consecutive classes – January 13th, 20th, and 27th.  Classes will be held at The Community Library of Lake and Salem Townships from 5-7 p.m.  This comprehensive program, instructed by Wayne Memorial’s Certified Diabetes Educator, Carol Kneier, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, covers medications, meal planning, glucose monitoring, and exercise benefits.  Classes, based on the National Standards of the American Diabetes Association, are ideal for individuals newly diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or pre-existing diabetes in need of tighter control.  All classes are free and open to the public.  Patients are encouraged to bring a support person.  Pre-registration is required by calling 570-253-8149 or emailing kneier@wmh.org.  The DSMP is presented with support from The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Two more classes will be held on January 20th and 27th.

Friday, January 16th
Community Blood Drive
Hamlin Assembly of God, on Route 191 in Hamlin, is hosting a Community Blood Drive from 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 16th.  This event is sponsored by The Chamber of the Northern Poconos.

Thursday, January 22nd
Lacawac Sanctuary Fire & Ice Cocktail Event & Fundraiser
Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station is hosting a new fun event.  There will be beautiful people, smart people, and interesting people (often the same people), food and drinks, and all things in support of environmental and science outreach K-12 school programs in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, and Wayne Counties.  The Fire and Ice Event is a fundraiser to support Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station, a nonprofit organization that offers a diverse set of natural areas, facilities, and programs for K-12 and post-secondary educators and students, area residents, scientific researchers, and summer visitors to the region.  The event is open to the public and is a 21+ event.  Attire is completely your choice but weather appropriate. That means, if you want to wear your cute party dress or cool new shirt – fantastic.  But if it’s cold and blizzard-y out and you can’t imagine wearing anything but flannel-lined jeans and a big sweater, that’s fine with us!  It all takes place on Thursday, January 22nd from 6-8 p.m. at The Colonnade, 401 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton PA 18510.  There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.  For more information contact Craig Lukatch, President, at 570-689-9494, craig.lukatch@lacawac.org, or info@lacawac.orgPurchase Tickets HERE!

Sunday, January 25th
24th Annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament
Die-hard golfers of all abilities are invited to the upcoming Annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament, sponsored by and taking place at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, on Rt. 507, atop frozen Lake Wallenpaupack, with cooperation from Mother Nature!  The popular event is presented by The Chamber of the Northern Poconos.  Two 9-hole challenging courses will be created, complete with tree-lined fairways, greens, water traps, obstacles, and roughs.  Golfers will receive a colored golf ball plus a scorecard and map illustrating the course layout, and each participant is restricted to playing with two clubs and one putter.  Tee times will begin at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 25th.  “Green Fees” are a non-refundable donation of $20 per person in advance; $25 on the day of the event.  The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront at approximately 3 p.m., complete with prizes, 50/50’s, music, and giveaways.  Golfers may also participate in the “Closest to Wally” driving contest on the ice!  Prizes will be awarded to the golfers who land the closest drive to “Wally Paupack,” the snowman-mascot of the Pocono Mountains’ Lake Region, as well as the “craziest” sled and “wackiest” hat.  Don’t want to golf?  Spectators are welcome!  Also, if you have a tree that you would like to recycle after Christmas, please drop it off at the designated area towards the rear of Ehrhardt’s parking lot.  The trees will be used to line the courses and will then be chipped and recycled!  Please email maureen@northernpoconoschamber.com with any questions regarding this fun and unique event or call 570-226-3191.  FORE!!!

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.