Community Events List

HNB is engaged in supporting the efforts of thousands of community volunteers who make our area a better place to live, work, and recreate and in helping them accomplish their missions.

Our support of these organizations is extremely gratifying, making a real difference in the happiness and success of the good people in the communities we serve.  We are sincerely interested in making their dreams a reality.

The following events are promoted with our radio advertising on these stations:
FM: 95.3, DNH; 105.3, Classic Hits; 106.9 Rock 107; 102.1, Thunder 102; 104.9, The River; 94.3, The Talker; 100.9 & 104.3, Wayne-Pike News; and 100.7 & 106.7, The GAME
AM: 1590, Wayne-Pike News and 1340, 1400, & 1440, The GAME

Wednesday, July 29th – Sunday, August 2nd
Old Home Dayz – Hear the ad!
It’s a block party, it’s a car show, it’s Bingo, it’s a light parade…it’s Forest City Old Home Dayz 2015!  This year it’s From Forest City to Radio City: A Tribute to Roxy Rothafel!  And it’s a theme of decades and each block will decorate in a different decade…we’re the 60s.  So stop in the HNB Forest City branch for some FREE popcorn and other psychedelic snacks.  We’re also excited to take our FAR OUT pig to the Light Parade on Main Street.  It’s on Thursday at 9 p.m.  What else is going on?  Check out the full schedule!  It will be groovy!  For more information, please visit the Facebook page!

Saturday, August 1st
Wildflower Music Festival – JIMMY WEBB: THE GLEN CAMPBELL YEARSHear the ad!
HNB is proud to sponsor the special concert at the 2015 Wildflower Music Festival.  It’s Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years on Saturday, August 1st in the Sanctuary’s outdoor amphitheater.  It’s on the grounds of the beautiful Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in White Mills.  Bring along your lawn chair, picnic lunch, favorite beverage, and of course some friends.  For tickets or more information, please call Joan Gilner at 570-253-5500 or visit the website.

Friday, August 7th – Saturday, August 15th
153rd Wayne County Fair
HNB is proud to sponsor the 153rd Wayne County Fair!  It’s on Route 191 North in Honesdale, PA.  Whether you’re looking for rides, games, fun, entertainments, 4-H exhibits and shows, or great food…you’ll find it at the Wayne County Fair!  And don’t miss Chase Rice, live in concert on Tuesday, August 11th at 8 p.m.  There’s also a demo derby, a horse pull, Rosaire’s Royal Racing Pigs, woodsmen’s competition, evening concerts on the small stage, a tractor pull and kids’ pedal pull, truck pulls, Sour Bridges in concert, fireworks, monster truck shows, and much more!  The midway opens at noon every day.  Need some fast cash while you’re there?  Our Mobile ATM truck will be at the main gate of the fair, and a second ATM will be available at the security office for your convenience!  Visit HNB’s Facebook page for daily schedules or check out their websiteClick here to see the entire schedule.

Saturday, August 8th
Big Dog Daddy Fest – Hear the ad!
Visit the Jefferson Township Fire Company, 405 Cortez Road, Lake Ariel, on Saturday, August 8th for Big Dog Daddy Fest!  This event will benefit the Gift of Life Donor Program and the National Kidney Foundation.  Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the music of Kartune and MC DJ Tim Murphy.  There will also be family fun, a car show, and flea market.  Food may be purchased from Big Dog Daddy’s at the Lakeside and Nicholsons Mountain BBQ.  This great family day starts at noon, rain or shine!  Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 on the day of the event.  Kids under 10 are FREE!  For more information visit www.bigdogdaddysatthelakeside.com or call Eddie at 570-906-9001. 

Sunday, August 9th
Annual V.F.W. Pork Barbecue – Hear the ad!
The V.F.W. Ecker Haupt Post is hosting their annual baby back and pork ribs barbecue in Lackawaxen on Route 590 on the second Sunday in August.  That’s Sunday, August 9th!  They will be serving from 1-4 p.m.  Meals are $16 for adults and $8 for children (under 12).  Call Tom Clark at 570-685-8873 for advance tickets or details.

Saturday, August 15th
Benefit for Lori Rowe Bovino – Hear the ad!
Lori is the daughter of Jim and Bonnie Rowe.  She and her husband, Charlie, have faced many hardships throughout their journey to parenthood.  The family of Lori is hosting the Lori Rowe Bovino Benefit Golf Tournament to aid with medical bills and if their goal can be met they will use the donations toward other procedures or adoption.  The tournament is on Saturday, August 15th at Lake Lorain Golf Course in Poyntelle, PA.  There will be two tournaments; you may choose to play in the 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. tournament.  It will be a captain and crew nine-hole tournament with four-person teams.  Cost is $60 per person.  The cost includes cart and dinner.  There will also be prizes and raffles.  Please register by August 14th by contacting Barbara Lukens at 570-561-5984 or Debbie Thompson at 570-851-7144.  You must be registered to play.  Donations also may be made at any HNB branch into the Lori Rowe Bovino Benefit account or on their GoFundMe page.

Rock Lake Picnic - Hear the ad!
Families like your have been enjoying this picnic for decades.  It’s St. Juliana’s World Famous Rock Lake Picnic.  This year you can get your ham and turkey on Saturday, August 15th.  As usual, there’s a giant flea market, bingo, games, prizes, and after Mass, there’s music and dancing with “Just Us.”  So head on over to St. Juliana’s on Creamton Drive (Route 247) in Rock Lake.  For more information, please call Rose at 570-798-2539.

Saturday, August 29th
Lakeville Fire Company Chicken BBQ
The Lakeville Fire Company only holds one fundraiser a year – and this is it!  It’s their annual chicken BBQ on Saturday, August 29th starting at 3 p.m.  Get ‘em early, because this is a sell out event!  The menu includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato, baked beans, beverage, and dessert.  You are welcome to eat in or take out.  Tickets are $10 per meal.  They may be purchased at the door of the event, at the HNB Lake Wallenpaupack branch, or by calling 570-226-3115.

Tuesday, September 1st
Blood Drive
Join HNB at an American Red Cross Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 1st.  Blood drives help to ensure patients get the lifesaving blood that they need.  Donating blood is a simple act of kindness, but can make a big difference in the lives of others.  It’s from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at the Lemnitzer Armory on Tryon Street in Honesdale.  For more information, please contact Claudia Schroeder by email at Claudia.schroeder@redcross.org or by phone at 845-856-0540 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Other Community Events

Sunday, August 2nd
Bethel School Open House & Program
Step inside this 1872 one room school and go back in time.  Located on Bethel School Road off of Route 652.  It’s open from 1-4 p.m., and the special programs begin at 2 p.m.  Dorothy Kieff will present “The One-Room Schools of Berlin Township”.  Dorothy was a student at Bethel when it closed in 1951.  Contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240.

Tuesday, August 4th
2nd Annual National Night Out at Indian Rocks
Visit Indian Rocks at 889 Ledgedale Road, Lake Ariel on Tuesday, August 4th for National Night Out!  There will be a fishing derby for kids from 1-3 p.m., and then from 3-10 p.m. learn about the community partnerships, crime awareness, and meet your neighbors.  This event is open to everyone. 

Wednesday, August 5th
Veteran’s Open House
The Salvation Army at Ladore Lodge, 398 South Street, Waymart, PA, is holding a Veteran’s Open House to honor all veterans.  It’s on Wednesday, August 5th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will be a motorcycle and classic car show, and trophies will be awarded!  Also enjoy music, pontoon boat rides, and a community lunch (donation and registration required).  Considering joining them as Veterans from the VA and surrounding communities come together for a day of fellowship and fun.  For more information or to register, please call 570-488-6129.

August 7th – 15th
J.B. Park Farm Museum
This event will take place at the Wayne County Fair Grounds during the fair.  Learn about Wayne County’s agriculture through the decades.  Contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240.

Saturday, August 8th
6th Annual Big Dog Daddy Fest
The 6th Annual Big Dog Daddy Fest benefits the National Kidney Foundation and the Gift of Life Donor Program.  The event features local band KARTUNE, food available by Big Dog Daddy’s at the Lakeside and Nicholsons Mountain BBQ, flea market, car show, face painting, magician, and so much more.  It’s a great family day, so bring your lawn chairs, listen to the music, and enjoy lunch or dinner, all for a great cause.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 on the day of the event.  For more information about being a flea market vendor or the car clubs and sponsors, please call Eddie V. at 570-906-9001.  It’s all at the Jefferson Township Fire Department Fair Grounds, 405 Cortez Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 from noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine!

Stourbridge Lion Anniversary
This event will take place at the Main Museum on the Wayne County Historical Society in Honesdale.  Contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240.

Old Stone Jail Open House
This open house will take place at the old stone jail in Honesdale, PA on Saturday, August 8th.  Experience this 1859 structure that was built to house Wayne County’s worst criminals.  Located just behind the Courthouse on the corner of 10th Street.  Contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240.

Sunday, August 9th
Big Day 2015
The First Baptist Church of Hollisterville invites you to “Big Day 2015″!  Join them and the Hinkle Family for gospel music and messages.  It’s on Sunday, August 9th.  Start at 10 a.m. with morning worship, and then music and message with a covered dish dinner at 11:30 a.m. at the church.  Then, from 4-7 p.m., enjoy an outdoor concert at NAPA/Locklin’s in Hamlin.  There will be free hot dogs for supper and activities for children.  There will be nightly services at the church on Monday, August 10th through Wednesday, August 12th at 7 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!  For more information, call 570-689-3071.  First Baptist Church of Hollisterville is located at 23 Pond Road, Moscow, PA 18444 (down the hill from the 590/690 intersection near Hamlin).  They are looking forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, August 16th
Gardenscape Tour
This tour will take place in Northern Wayne County. Contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240.

Saturday, August 22nd
3rd Annual Canal Festival
This event will take place at Lock 31, D&H Canal Park on Saturday, August 22nd.  Contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240.

Sunday, August 30th
Bethel School Open House
Step inside this 1872 one room school and go back in time.  Located on Bethel School Road off of Route 652.  It’s open from 1-4 p.m. for “Drop in and Chat”.  Contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240.

Saturday, September 12th
Old Stone Jail Open House
This open house will take place at the old stone jail in Honesdale, PA on Saturday, September 12th.  Experience this 1859 structure that was built to house Wayne County’s worst criminals.  Located just behind the Courthouse on the corner of 10th Street.  Contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240.

Saturday, September 19th
Honky Tonk
Join the Central Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary for their Honky Tonk on Saturday, September 19th!  It’s starts with a chicken dinner at 6 p.m., followed by line and square dancing with a live caller!

Saturday, September 26th
Pig Roast
Visit the Welcome Lake Fire Hall for their Pig Roast on Saturday, September 26th.

Saturday, October 10th
Old Stone Jail Open House
This open house will take place at the old stone jail in Honesdale, PA on Saturday, October 10th.  Experience this 1859 structure that was built to house Wayne County’s worst criminals.  Located just behind the Courthouse on the corner of 10th Street.  Contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240.

Saturday, October 10th & Sunday, October 11th
Harvest and Heritage Days
Enjoy the Fall celebration in downtown Honesdale.

Saturday, October 17th
Volunteer Thank You Potluck
The Wayne County Historical Society is hosting this potluck at Lock 31, D&H Canal Park on Saturday, October 17th.  Contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240.

Saturday, November 7th
Historical Society Annual Dinner
This annual dinner will take place at Lukan’s Farm Resort in Hawley.  Contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240.

Saturday, November 28th
Annual Holiday Open House
Visit the Main Museum in downtown Honesdale.  Contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240.

Ham & Turkey Party
Visit the Welcome Lake Fire Hall for their Ham & Turkey Party on Saturday, November 28th.

Saturday, December 19th
Christmas Party
Visit the Welcome Lake Fire Hall for their Christmas Party on Saturday, December 19th!

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 8 a.m.- 11:30 a.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.

Bingo
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.