March 7th – Chicken Barbeque

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Saturday, March 7th
Chicken Barbeque
Would a nice Chicken Barbecue help take your mind off this winter weather?  On March 7th, our friends at the Bethany United Methodist Church are holding their 3rd annual Taste of the Summer in the Middle of the Winter barbecue.  For only $9 a dinner, it’s a very welcome midwinter treat.  You get a half of a baked chicken, a baked potato, baked beans, applesauce, a roll, and a cookie for dessert!  Tickets are sold by church members like Terry Campbell and Ruth Dunn.  You can also get them at Motion Physical Therapy, Dirlam Brothers Lumber, or Stanton Office Equipment in Honesdale or call the church office at 570-253-6682 and leave a message.  The barbecue benefits the Missions of the Church.

Saturday, March 14th
Troop 1, Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
On Saturday, March 14th, plan to be at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Honesdale between 4:30 and 7 p.m. for Boy Scout Troop One’s Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner.  The Corned Beef is from the Alpine, cooked by Billy O’Neill, with potatoes, cabbage, glazed carrots, Irish Soda Bread, and dessert.  The parents prepare the meal and the scouts serve it up.  Get advance tickets from Vicky Bryant at the HNB Corporate Center in Honesdale, any scout, call Marie LaTourette at 570-352-7890, or if you feel lucky, you can hope to buy them at the door.

Saturday, March 14th
Murder Mystery Theatre and Silent Auction
“It’s a Cabaret, Ol’ Chum” is the title of the Murder Myster Theatre where you will be taken to the night of a reunion of alumnus.  They will be gathering to sing and dance the night away while reminiscing on their life after Penn State.  Before the evening draws to an end, one of the guests will have had just about enough of all the deceptions, and mayhem will abound!  Come and enjoy a light buffet, bid on the silent auction items, and test your detective skills as the mystery unfolds.  It all takes place at Ehrhardt’s Banquet Center on Saturday, March 14th at 6 p.m.  Pre-order tickets are $30 per person or $35 at the door.

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

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.

Monday, March 23rd
Abie’s Irish Rose
The Community Library of Lake and Salem Townships presents a bus trip to see “Abie’s Irish Rose” at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse on Monday, March 23, 2015.  (Young Abraham Levy tries to fool his strict Jewish father by introducing his new bride, Rosemary Murphy, as “Rosie Murphyski.”  The plan actually seems to work at first until Rosemary’s strict Irish-Catholic father arrives on the scene, and a hilarious tug-of-war erupts.)  Price is $75 per person and includes full-course meal, show, desserts, tips, taxes and bus.  Meal choices are:  Yankee Pot Roast, Jumbo Shrimp Platter, Stuffed Breast of Chicken, Lemon Pepper Cod, Baked Vegetable Lasagna, or Roasted Vegetable Kabobs.  The bus will leave at 8:45 a.m. from the Community Library of Lake and Salem Townships, 518 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin.  You MUST register and pre-pay in advance – limited seating.  Please call Carolyn at 570-689-9113, the library at 570-689-0903, or stop by the library to reserve your seat.

Tuesday, March 24th
Painting with Suzanne
Let spring fever attack your senses with a painting class!  On Tuesday, March 24th, join Suzanne at 5:30 p.m. at the Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street, Honesdale, PA.  Bring one (1) item to paint on – either a terra cotta flower pot (any size) or a flat rock (no larger than five inches by 5 inches).  Beginner to advanced painters are welcome.  Enjoy fun with flowers, ferns, birds, and more.  For more information, please contact Elizabeth at 570-253-1220 or  Supplies will be provided.

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. 

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.