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

Friday, August 28th – Monday, September 7th
GDS Fair – Hear the ad!
Agricultural and craft exhibits, rides, live entertainment, a demolition derby, truck, tractor, and big rig pulls – even a RODEO!  Finish off the summer at the GDS Fair!  It’s from Friday, August 28th to Monday, September 7th.  Pay one price daily deals include a “midweek special” August 31st, September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for $5 per day (includes all rides and most shows).  Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day are $8 per day (includes all rides and most shows).  Visit The Honesdale National Bank Facebook page for daily event lists or visit www.gdsfair.com for more information.

Tuesday, September 1st
Blood Drive – Hear the ad!
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.

Saturday, September 5th
Annual Craft Fair – Hear the ad!
The Beach Lake Fire Company and Auxiliary is hosting their annual craft fair on Saturday, September 5th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  It’s at the Beach Lake Fire Hall, Route 652, Beach Lake, PA.  Your admission is a $1 donation at the door.  Find many handcrafted items including painted glass items, wooden items, rugs, doll clothes, jewelry, painted feathers, candles, and lots of other items to purchase.  Enter to win some door prizes too!  Food and beverages available for purchase. 

Thursday, September 10th – Saturday, September 12th
Appraisal Fair, Basket Raffle, & More
Visit the Community Library in Hamlin (518 Easton Turnpike) downstairs in the Community Room for an appraisal fair, basket raffle, and more!  This event is sponsored by the “Friends” of the Community Library.  The three-day basket raffle will take place on Thursday, September 10th (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.), Friday, September 11th (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.), and Saturday, September 12th (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.).  Winners will be called on Saturday after 1 p.m.  The chrysanthemum sale will also take place during the basket raffles times.  Various colors are available.  Mums may be pre-ordered by coming into the library in advance.  The 9-inch pots are $5 each.  There will be a bread bar/bake sale on September 12th from 9 a.m. until they’re sold out!  Come check out the variety of homemade loaves, rolls, biscuits, dessert breads, cookies, brownies, and cakes available for purchase.  Also on Saturday, September 12th, Savo Auctioneers will appraise your treasures from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  It’s $5 per item or three for $12.  For more information, please call the library at 570-689-0903 or stop by and visit.

Tuesday, September 15th
Warmth in the Night – Hear the ad!
The Honesdale Cross Country team is collecting items for the local emergency shelter from now through Tuesday, September 15th.  They are looking for:  gallon size zip lock bags, hygiene products, thermal clothing, socks, men’s winter gloves, pillows, pillow cases, twin size bed sheets, winter hats, slipper socks, adult sweatpants, boots, sneakers, non-perishable foods, homemade baked goods, monetary donations, and hand warmers.  All clothing should be new or lightly used.  Any homemade foods should be labeled with date and ingredients.  Items may be dropped off in the yellow donation boxes at every school in the Wayne Highlands School District or at the Grace Episcopal Church (827 Church St., Honesdale).  Items may also be dropped off at their home meet on September 15th at the track complex.  If you have any questions regarding donations or volunteer opportunities at the emergency shelter, please contact Reverend Edward Erb or Sue Erb at 570-253-2760, 570-241-2684, or 570-241-2685.

Sunday, September 20th
Tom Sadge as Neil Diamond Tribute Concert
This is a fundraiser to support Wayne Memorial Hospital.  Enjoy an eventing at Woodloch Pines Night Club from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 20th.  Tickets may be purchased at the Gift Box Gift Shop in the Wayne Memorial Hospital lobby.  For more information, please call Lonnie at 570-2530637 or Joan at 570-226-9750.  The projects this event will especially support is the mobile mammography and a cardiac catheterization laboratory.  Mobile mammography will help bring important cancer-detection screenings to people who may not be able to get to the hospital to have them.  The cardiac catheterization laboratory, expected to open next year, will offer life-saving interventional cardiology procedures closer to home for many people in our area.

Support Our Shelter
Everyone had such a great time at this event last year, so they decided to have it again!  You can help support Dessin Animal Shelter on Sunday, September 20th at The KCPepper Bar & Grille & Lake Wanoka Resort (182 Ski Run Road, Honesdale).  It’s from noon to 4 p.m.  The event includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, hiking trails, splash park, playground, pavilion, celebrity dunk tank, arcade, bounce house, full-service bar, DJ, wine and beer tasting, door prizes, and raffles.  All will benefit the Dessin Animal Shelter.  Tickets are $30 for adults and children under 12 can attend for FREE.  Tickets are available at Cat’s Pajamas and Dessin Animal Shelter.  For more information, call Annelle Snyder at 570-253-4037.

Saturday, September 26th
Basket Raffle Fundraiser for Athlete: Mike Minor
Three years ago, at the age of 22, Mike Minor packed up his prize possessions (his dog, snowboard, clothing, and other items of personal value), cashed his final pay check, and left his lifelong home in Waymart, PA and headed on the long drive across country to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  He set out to follow his dream of “becoming noticed” in the snowboarding industry.  Since that time he has been working and snowboarding for the past couple of winters.  His dream finally became a reality this past April when he took the U.S. National Championships in the Upper Amputee Division of adaptive snowboarding.  Mike currently leads the fastest speed in the whole world in his division!  He is currently training for a spot on the U.S. Paralympic Team to compete in Korea in 2018!  This fundraiser is being held to help support Mike’s Training and Travel expenses as he trains for a spot on the U.S. Paralympics Team to compete in the 2018 Paralympic Winter Sports in Korea.  Come out to the Waymart Hotel, 2015 Carbondale Road, Waymart, PA, on Saturday, September 26th for this Basket Raffle Fundraiser from 2-7 p.m.  But it’s more than that!  Your $25 admission includes food, drink, dessert, live music, and a chance at door prizes.  Basket raffle tickets will be an additional charge at the event.  Checks may be made payable to “Friends of Mike Minor” and the tax identification number is available upon request.  You may purchase tickets at Visible Changes Salon on Main Street in Honesdale, Waymart Milling, or by contacting Kim Minor by text or phone at 570-335-6646 or email at kminor@hotmail.com.

Runstar 5K
The Runstar 5k and Family Fun Event will be held at the beautiful scenic Keen Lake on Saturday,  September 26, 2015 at 9 a.m.  This is a rain or shine event which courses through the Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort and The Lodge at Keen Lake, a privately owned 90-acre spring fed mountain lake.  This scenic 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) run finishes with fun and festivities for the whole family.  There is a playground and picnic tables.  There will be music and a mini expo with tasters, samples and goodies, and a playground for the children!  Registration and packet pick-up will take place from 7:30-8:45 a.m.  Depending on weather they will hold registration at the basketball court or the in-door facility (red barn) next to the parking lot at The Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort.  Call to Starting line will be at 8:50 a.m., and the race, run and walk starting time is 9 a.m.  Parking is provided onsite or at The Lodge at Keen Lake.  Directions and volunteers will be on hand to guide registrants to the registration area.  Medals will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in specific age groups.  Please visit www.runstar5k.com for more information or to register.

Sunday, October 4th
Fill the Sleigh Motorcycle Toy Run
The Honesdale Harley Riders invite you to join them at their Fill the Sleigh Motorcycle Toy Run to benefit Toys for Tots of Wayne County.  It’s on Sunday, October 4th.  Registration starts at 9 a.m. at Baer’s Sport Center in Honesdale.  Entry fee is a new unwrapped toy or $20 per rider.  The ride will kick off from Baer’s Sport Center with a police escort through town and ends at the Scott Township Hose Company in Montdale with a picnic.  This third annual benefit motorcycle ride is fun for participants and spectators.  Two-wheeled “reindeer” ride ahead of Santa’s sleigh, which is pulled by a trike along the course of the ride.  Last year’s toy drive collected over 300 toys, and over $2,800 was donated to Toys for Tots of Wayne County to buy additional gifts for needy children and teens.  For more information, please call Diane at Baer’s Sport Center at 570-253-2000 or Skip and Deb at 570-254-6003.

Friday, October 16th
Annual Pizza Night and Silent Auction
Canaan Christian Academy is hosting their 12th annual pizza night and silent auction at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 16th.  The money raised goes into a general fund account which helps run the school throughout the year.  Admission to the pizza night and silent auction is $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Other Community Events

Friday, September 4th
Lunch & Learn
Visit the Wayne County Public Library (1406 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431) for Lunch & Learn!  From noon until 1 p.m., they will discuss oral hygiene and how it affects the health of your body.  Lori Wood, Senior Dental Hygienist of Together for Health Dental Center, will speak.  Register with Elizabeth at 570-253-1220 or ewilson@waynelibraries.org.  

Saturday, September 5th
Folk First: Black Roots Music
The cooperage project proudly presents Folk First: Black Roots Music Vienna Carroll, featuring Keith Johnston.  It’s on Saturday, September 5th at 7 p.m.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Donations will be collected at the door.  For more information, please call 570-253-2020.  The cooperage project seeks to build community through performance events, learning opportunities, and good times and good works.

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.

Conservation Day
Join the “Friends of Varden Conservation Area” for their 6th annual day of learning about history, environment, and community organizations at Conservation Day on Saturday, September 12th.  Events will include guided hikes, children’s fishing tournament, displays by local organizations, a silent auction, Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation, 1.5 hour program, food, live music, homemade ice cream, and prizes.  It’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine) at Tannery Access off of Route 296.  For more information, please contact Promised Land State Park by phone at 570-676-3428 x 0 or by email at promisedlandsp@pa.gov.  

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!

Thursday, September 24th
“Managing Chaos” – A free business seminar
As Bob Dylan said, “the times they are a changing”.  Are you keeping up?  Are you ready to pull your hair out?  Learn to be productive!  This FREE business seminar is sponsored by the Greater Honesdale Partnership and The Honesdale National Bank.  It’s on Thursday, September 24th from 6-8 p.m. at the HNB Corporate Center, 724 Main Street, Honesdale, in the third floor training room.  This informative seminar will be presented by the Small Business Development Center of The University of Scranton.  In this seminar, Donna Simpson, Consultant Manager of The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, will help participants consider ways to increase productivity by using time management techniques, set priorities and goals for success, and explore ways to reduce stress.  Attend this seminar to keep up with your busy, ever-changing small business.  Pre-registration is required and seating is limited.  To register, please complete the registration form and mail to: Greater Honesdale Partnership, 32 Commercial Street – Suite 3, Honesdale, PA 18431 OR FAX to 570-253-5491.  Deadline for registration is September 18, 2015.

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

Wednesday, October 7th
Lunch & Learn
Visit the Wayne County Public Library (1406 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431) for Lunch & Learn!  From noon until 1 p.m., they will discuss men’s health and women’s health: “Stay Strong, Live Healthy” and “Tips for Healthy Living”.  Jane Oswald of Ameri-Health Northeast will speak. Register with Elizabeth at 570-253-1220 or ewilson@waynelibraries.org.  

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.

Harvest and Heritage Days at the Wayne County Historical Society
The Wayne County Historical Society invites children of all ages to stop by for a hands-on look at some American Indian artifacts, and to get a chance to make their own Lenape headband or beaded necklace.  It’s on Saturday, October 10th from noon to 2 p.m. at the Main Museum of the Wayne County Historical Society.  This is a FREE event; no registration necessary.

Emergency Preparedness Fair and Open House
Visit the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 111 Old Salem Pike, Honesdale for a FREE BBQ!  You can also tour the church and visit with emergency personnel.  They’ll help you learn to prepare for an emergency and explain the 72-hour kit.  It’s from noon to 6 p.m. on October 10th.

Saturday, October 10th & Sunday, October 11th
Harvest and Heritage Days
Enjoy the Fall celebration in downtown Honesdale.  You can take part in events such as children’s pumpkin painting, hayrides, demonstrations, pets on pawrade, scarecrow decorating contest, and the soup ‘r chili taste-off.  Also visit with craft vendors while listening to the music from the DJ.  For more information, please call the Greater Honesdale Partnership at 570-253-5492.

Friday, October 16th
Jean & Jewels Dinner Dance
Jeans & Jewels is a dinner dance with a basket raffle to benefit Victims’ Intervention Program in Wayne County.  Attire is anything from jeans to dresses and suits.  The event will be held on October 16, 2015 at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort and Banquet Center.  For more information, please call VIP at 570-253-4401.

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.

Friday, October 23rd
Spooky Night at the Museum
Wear your costume for a flashlight scavenger hunt in the museum!  It’s Spooky Night at the Museum of the Wayne County Historical Society.  You can listen to spooky stories in the Eclipse train car, and enjoy some homemade treats and cider.  This event is for children ages six to nine.  Registration is required, and seats are limited.  Please call the museum at 570-253-3240 to register.  The fee is $7 per child.

Wednesday, November 4th
Lunch & Learn
Visit the Wayne County Public Library (1406 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431) for Lunch & Learn!  From noon until 1 p.m., they will discuss Health Insurance Needs: Federally Qualified Health Center Requirements and Medicaid Eligibility.  Laura Resti, Outreach Enrollment Coordinator, will speak.  Register with Elizabeth at 570-253-1220 or ewilson@waynelibraries.org

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.

Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th
Honesdale for the Holidays
It’s time for the holiday season in Honesdale…start your shopping right here in your home town!

Saturday, November 28th
Annual Holiday Open House
Visit the Main Museum of the Wayne County Historical Society in downtown Honesdale.  Children and adults are all welcome to join for an afternoon of Victorian cinnamon ornament and holiday card decorating.  Listen to holiday music and enjoy some holiday snacks while creating.  It’s from noon to 2 p.m. at the Main Museum.  No registration is necessary.  There is a fee of $2 per child.  For more information, please 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.

Friday, December 18th
The Night Before Christmas at the Main Museum
Wear your pajamas for a night of stories, crafts, homemade yummy treats, and prizes at the Wayne County Historical Society’s Main Museum in Honesdale.  Climb aboard the North Pole train car and deposit your letters to Santa!  Call the museum for registration at 570-253-3240; it’s $7 per child.

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.