March 28th – Dance Benefit

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Saturday, March 28th
Dance Benefit
The Jeremy J. Hiller Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Jeremy, and since then scholarships have been handed out to over 60 graduating high school seniors.  Let’s keep this going by attending a dance benefit on Saturday, March 28th from 7-11 p.m. at the Seelyville Fire Department.  There will be raffles, a 50/50, and BYOB.  Get up and dance to the music of “Stand Bac” featuring Kelly Lord, formerly of 30 PCK Joe.  Admission is $10 per person. The scholarship is given out every year to individuals who show fire and determination to succeed, as well as a strong dedication and commitment to family and friends.  For tickets, call Heather at 570-251-7906 or Jim and Lori at 570-253-4167.

Booklovers’ Bash
Don’t you just love a good book that can take you on all sorts of adventures and to far away places?  And where better to get one than the Hawley Public Library on Main Avenue in Hawley?  The library’s major fundraiser this year will be on March 28th.  It’s the Booklovers’ Bash and it’s at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center.  The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and Hors D’Oeuvres – followed by an international buffet featuring foods from Italy, Spain, Scotland, and Mexico!  They’re promising good food, great company, beautiful music, and lots of laughter!  Tickets are $45 a person or $80 a couple.  Or you can be a sponsor if you’d like!  For reservations or more information call the library at 570-226-4620 or you can just stop by!

Soup Supper
On March 28th, our friends at Lake Ariel United Methodist Church invite you to their Soup Supper.  Enjoy a variety of homemade soups – including, but not limited to, chicken rice, ham & potato, chili, hamburger, split pea, fish chowder, cheddar broccoli, minestrone, and turkey vegetable.  You’ll also get bread and dessert.  Just visit Lake Ariel United Methodist Church on Maple Avenue, right off Route 191 to get yours between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on March 28th.  Cost is simply a free-will offering with the proceeds benefiting the repair and replacement of the church sidewalks.  To order ahead for pick up call Judy at 570-698-6376.

Sunday, March 29th
Harlem Wizards!
Get your tickets to see the show!  The Harlem Wizards take on the Honesdale Super Stars (Wayne Highlands School District faculty) for an exhibition game in the Honesdale Middle School Gym on Sunday, March 29th from 1-3 p.m.  Expect to see amazing basketball talent, wizard-like tricks, ball-handling, wild dunks, and humor.  Advance tickets are $10 and are available at the schools (Stourbridge, Lakeside, Middle School, Damascus, and Preston) and at Meagher Nationwide Insurance and ReMax Wayne in Honesdale.  Tickets are $12 at the door.  Ticket sales will benefit the children and teachers in the Honesdale community.  For more information, visit

Thursday, April 9th
Book Signing
At noon on Thursday, April 9th, enjoy a buffet lunch at Hotel Wayne, and then hear an account from Suzanne Fisher Staples about her novels set in Afghanistan and Pakistan, her time in those countries, and why she wrote them.  She’s one of the first to share the beauty and complexity of these cultures as well as the social constraints, especially as they affect women.  Copies of her books will be available for signing and purchase after the talk.  Tickets are for sale at the Wayne County Public Library on Main Street in Honesdale for $20 each – they will not be available at the door.  All the proceeds will benefit the library.  For more information call the library at 570-253-1220.

Saturday, April 11th
Bowling for Autism
As you make plans for Saturday, April 11th, consider attending the 4th “Annual Bowling for Autism” event – this year benefiting Fair Hill Farm Riding Academy.  It’s from 12-4 p.m., hosted by our friends at Gravity Alley on 6th Street in Honesdale – and everyone’s invited.  For $20, you get bowling, shoe rental, and refreshments – plus there will be music by DJ Dennis and drawings for prizes – like the $300 Pittsburgh Steelers Grill from Honesdale Agway.  Call Kelly Waters at 570-766-5554 for tickets – you can also get them at the door.  And if you can’t attend, consider making a donation.  You can make one at any HNB office.  The Fair Hill Farm Riding Academy offers therapeutic riding for children and adults.  You can check out the riding academy and Bowling for Autism on Facebook.

Sunday, April 12th
Spaghetti Dinner
Imagine if your child was diagnosed with a disorder with no cure.  Wouldn’t you want to help find one?  Alyssa Czekai was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 2, and her friends and family are determined to help find a cure.  You can help too by attending a Spaghetti Dinner in honor of Alyssa!  It’s on Sunday, April 12th from 1-4 p.m. at Bennoco’s in Hamlin!  Make it a family dinner and the kids can enjoy face painting and crafts while you try to win some prizes!  Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for kids six to ten, and kids five and under eat for free!  Get your tickets by calling Shanna Bodine at 570-647-9595 or you can get them right at the door!  Let’s pull together to raise awareness and funds to fight this disease in hopes of there one day being a cure.

Other Community Events

Friday, February 20th – Friday, April 3rd
Lenten Dinners
VFW Post 531 will host Lenten Dinners every Friday during Lent, 5-7 p.m.  Dinners are $10.  Take out is available by calling 570-253-5373.  Dinners start on Friday, February 20, 2015 and end on Friday, April 3, 2015.  Lenten dinners are open to the public.

Friday, February 20th – Friday, April 3rd
Youth Group Pizza Sale
Support the youth group of St. John the Evangelist Parish!  They are selling $10 pizzas every Friday during lent.  The pizzas are large uncooked rectangular pies which include baking directions.  To order complete the order form and fax it to 570-253-2469 by Thursday morning.  Payment will take place at pick-up at St. Mary’s Church, corner of 5th and Church Streets.  Pick-up times are 3-5:30 p.m. on Friday.  For more information, please call 570-470-6881.  All the proceeds benefit the Youth Group’s retreats and mission trips.

Wednesday, April 1st – Friday, April 3rd
The First Presbyterian Church of Honesdale will present, for the first time, a spectacular and innovative reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  This dramatic production will be performed at no charge at The Vineyard Center, 761 Terrace St. Honesdale, at 7 p.m. each night.  The audience will be drawn into this compelling portrayal of the events preceding and including the death of Christ through a shadow performance, special effects, and music.  TORN cannot be called a play.  More accurately, it is a creative depiction that is fueled by visual potency and powerful accounts from those who witnessed the events.  Families are invited to make TORN an integral and memorable part of their Easter celebration.  Admission is free, though they will have a free-will offering box.  No need to dress up – come as you are, and experience the real meaning of Easter!  For more information, please call 570-253-5451 or visit

Saturday, April 4th
Easter Egg Hunt
Bring your children to an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4th at 2 p.m.  It’s at Fern Hall Inn, Rte 247 Crystal Lake, Clifford, PA.  A donation is made in the name of each child to “Make-A-Wish.”  Call 570-222-3676 to register.

Family Fun Day
This Family Fun Day is in honor of the Christopher G. Duda Scholarship Fund.  Visit the Honesdale Middle School from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, April 4th for the kids to enjoy the bounce house and kids’ games.  You can enjoy a penny social with baskets and gift certificates.  There will also be a bake sale and food and drink.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Morgenstern at 570-352-5672.

Sunday, April 12th
Chicken BBQ
The Browndale Fire Company will conduct its annual Chicken BBQ on Sunday, April 12th at the Browndale Fire Station located on Route 247, 620 Marion Street, Browndale.  The menu includes half a chicken, baked potato, Browndale green beans, homemade cole slaw, roll & butter, and dessert.  The “drive-through only” hours for serving are from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Tickets are $9 and are available from any member or by calling the fire station at 570-785-5300 (just leave a message).  You can visit their website at or find them on Facebook.  Tickets are advance sales only or until sold out.  Proceeds from the BBQ benefit the Browndale Fire Company. 

Saturday, April 18th
Ladies Afternoon Tea
You are cordially invited to a Ladies Afternoon Tea on Saturday, April 18th from 1-3 p.m. at the Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street, Honesdale.  Bring your own cup and saucer, and don’t forget to wear a hat!  There will be limited space, so please contact Elizabeth at 570-253-1220 or to register.

Thursday, May 7th
SEEDS invites you to bring any item in good/working condition to this event and take home another Swapapalooza item for FREE!  What better way to recycle those spring cleaning finds you no longer use!  Save your stuff and save the date – May 7th – and meet them in The Cooperage (2nd floor).  The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the Swapapalooza begins at 7 p.m.  There will also be a silent auction which will end at 8 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) is seeking corporate and personal donations for the silent auction that evening.  Please donate a gift basket, gift card, or merchandise to help SEEDS continue to grow.  Please call 570-245-1256 or email

Tuesday, May 19th
Square Dance
Come on out to the Election Night Square Dance on Tuesday, May 19th from 5– 11:30 p.m. in Carousel Hall at Ladore Lodge, 287 Owego Tpk. Waymart, PA.  Enjoy live music by local, old fashioned, old-time, and bluegrass musicians with square dance callers Roger Furman from 5-8 p.m. and “Just Us” – Ray and Carol Rockwell from 8-11:30 p.m.  Admission cost is a free-will donation at door.  Light fare and beverages will be available.  Donated snacks, finger foods, and/or desserts will be appreciated at the door as well.

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.