Community Events List
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AM: 1590, Wayne-Pike News and 1340, 1400, & 1440, The GAME
Friday, November 27th
Cram the Cruiser – Hear the ad!
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department is hosting an event on Black Friday, November 27th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You’re invited to their Cram the Cruiser Toy Drive! Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for children ages newborn to 16. Donations will be accepted at the Honesdale CVS, K-Mart, and Walmart. The toys will be donated to the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau.
Friday, November 27th – 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! Many of Honesdale’s fine stores and businesses will host “open houses” with seasonal warmth for their shoppers, clients, and visitors. You’re invited to browse through the great variety of shops, learn about the wonderful local services, and dine at one of the many area restaurants and cafes. The Fred Miller Pavilion on Honesdale’s historic Main Street will be alive with holiday music on both days. Plan to stop and enjoy DJ Tom Emanski on Friday from Noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, November 27 will also feature Honesdale’s Annual Santa Parade. The parade, which kicks off at 6:00 p.m., starts at Main and Fourth Streets, proceeds up Main Street, turns right on tenth Street, and proceeds to Honesdale’s Central Park. Activities in Central Park immediately after the parade will include the lighting of the Star on Irving Cliff, the lighting of the Christmas Tree in the park, and Christmas Carols. There will be time for the children to visit with Santa after the festivities. On Saturday, November 28, craft vendors will dot Main Street near the pavilion. Make sure to look for Santa and his buddies Rudolph and Frosty as you stroll the streets. They may have a special treat for that good little boy or girl. Beautifully clad Victorian strollers will promenade the historic streets while the joyful voices of the Honesdale High School Chorus offer carols as they stroll down on Main Street. Vendors interested in participating should contact the GHP at 570-253-5492. Also on Saturday, enjoy a free trolley ride to get from store to store. It will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Santa Parades – Hear the ad!
Join us for the Honesdale Santa Parade at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 27th and the Carbondale Parade at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 28th. We’ll be there with our float towed by our famous, white HNB Dodge truck. Enjoy time after the parades as Santa takes the time to light each tree and meet with children
Saturday, November 28th
Small Business Saturday in Eynon – Hear the ad!
Infants thru 12 years can follow the map of Santa’s way to do fun things and collect all sorts of treats. Decorate your goody bag and get a map from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Triple J Jewelry on Betty Street or Mane Identity on Route 6 in the Trapp Plaza. Then follow the map to do fun things and collect your treats while supplies last. Visit our Eynon branch at 202 Betty Street along the way for a gift and treat! Activities will include a book reading, putting challenge, photos with Santa at the Romar Plaza, kid-friendly fitness station, cast a rod/shoot a bow, make an ornament, face painting, and treats galore! The map will tell you where to go for each activity.
Holiday Craft Show – Hear the ad!
The Beach Lake Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary invites you to their Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, November 28th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This craft show brings over 40 vendors together for your shopping! All items are handmade – such as floral arrangements, wooden items, doll clothes, painted feathers, tree skirts, jewelry, rugs, and more! You will find something for everyone on your Christmas list! Your $1 admission benefits the Beach Lake Volunteer Fair Company Ladies Auxiliary. There will also be food and beverages available for purchase and door prizes to enter. For more information, please call Debbie Franklin at 570-729-8981.
Sunday, November 29th
Fall Pancake Breakfast – Hear the ad!
Pleasant Mount Emergency Services will be serving up breakfast on Sunday, November 29th from 8 a.m. until noon. It’s at the Pleasant Mount Emergency Services Dining Hall. This all-you-can-eat breakfast includes a buffet of pancakes, eggs, sausage, applesauce, and potato cakes. Cost is $9 per person. For more information, please contact Roger Dix at 570-448-2963.
Saturday, December 5th
Christmas Craft Fair – Hear the ad!
The Lackawaxen Township Volunteer Fire Department wants to help you with your holiday shopping with their Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 5th. It’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lackawaxen Fire House on Route 590. Admission is only $1. There will be many vendors, hourly door prizes, homemade soups and food available for purchase, and lots of free parking. Snow date: Dec. 12th.
Hunters Bingo – Hear the ad!
The Ecker-Haupt VFW Post No. 5635, located on Rt. 590 in Lackawaxen, will be holding their annual hunters bingo on Saturday, December 5th starting at 7 p.m. All proceeds from this bingo will be used to support the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase. For more information or to donate a prize, contact Frank Impastato at 570-685-4940.
Homemade Holiday Cookies and Poinsettia Sale – Hear the ad!
The FRIENDS of the Community Library of Lake and Salem Townships are hosting their Homemade Holiday Cookies and Poinsettia Sale again this year! Pre-order NOW to pick everything up on Saturday, December 5th! Cookies are $12 for a large box, $8 for a small box, and $5 for a sampler. You can either fill your own or get them pre-boxed. The poinsettias are white, red, pink, or marble plants in a 6″ pot. They have at least three blooms and are locally grown. They are $10 each. Order your cookies and poinsettias today by calling 570-689-0903. Pre-paid orders may be picked up at the library on December 5th from 9-10 a.m. Walk-ins are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out.
Friday, December 11th – Sunday, December 13th
Hawley Winterfest – Hear the ad!
Winterfest 2015, “A Weekend in a Winter Wonderland” is scheduled for December 11th, 12th, and 13th. This year will feature the Ritz Playhouse Children’s Show, tours of historic Hawley houses, the Winterfest Beer Tour, musical entertainment, art shows and more! Visit HNB’s Lake Wallenpaupack branch for Pet Photos with Santa from Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 12th. The $10 photos will be taken by Danielle’s Photography with $5 going directly to benefit the Wayne and Pike County Animal Response Team. For a full list of events, please visit Downtown Hawley Partnership’s Hawley Winterfest website.
Sunday, December 13th
Helping Hands for Cindy Sherman Pasta Dinner
Cindy Sherman graduated from high school in 1977. Three years later, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. This disease has been quite progressive and has confined Cindy to a wheelchair for the past two and a half years. Cindy’s home is in need of significant modifications for safer independent living. The family is holding this pasta dinner fundraiser. Visit the Facebook page – “Helping Hands for Cindy Sherman Pasta Dinner”. People can meet Cindy and donate through uymcharitiesfundraising.org. The event will be held at The Regal Room, 216 Lackawanna Ave, Olyphant on December 13th from 6-10 p.m. Cost is a $10 donation for dinner and a $5 donation to stay for the band performance (The Violent Rutabagas). There will be basket raffles and a cash bar. Contact Chrissy Corby (570-903-4868), Michelle Wittig, or Dave Willson to purchase your ticket. Their goal is to raise an estimated $35,000 to fund this project and ultimately change Cindy’s life for the better. Every donation to UYM in Cindy’s name is a 100% tax deductible. Should funds exceed the goal, extra funds will be given to Cindy to help her to continue living comfortably and independently in her home.
German Christmas Service – Hear the ad!
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, at the corner of 7th and Church Streets in Honesdale, will host their German Christmas Service again this year. This Weinachtszeit is a service of scripture, prayers, anthem, and hymns spoken mostly in German. It’s on Sunday, December 13th at 4 p.m. A cookie and punch reception will follow the service. Call the church office at 570-253-1444 for all the details.
Monday, December 14th
The 3.5 Stories of Christmas (a Christmas Program) – Hear the ad!
St. Tomas More Parish in Lake Ariel will be sharing The 3.5 Stories of Christmas (a Christmas Program) with the public on Monday, December 14th at 7 p.m. Children and adults will be delighted as all the parts of the Christmas story are tied together for the first time. From the light of Creation to the manger in Bethleham, from the origin of Saint Nicholas to the secret of the Christmas Angel himself! The event will take place at St. Thomas More Church, 105 Gravity Road in Lake Ariel. Tickets are required for this event due to limited seating, and a free-will offering will be accepted at the door. Proceeds will benefit Catholic Social Services of Wayne County Nativity Place Homeless Shelter. For tickets, call 570-698-7150.
Other Community Events
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.
The Greater Carbondale YMCA’s Christmas Festival will be held on Saturday, November 28th from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy family fun activities at family friendly prices. There will be a basket raffle, pictures with Santa, carnival games, elf school, crafts, bounce houses, face painting, open swim, and a free gift from ministerium. There will also be refreshments for purchase and a bake sale.
Spirit of Christmas Pub Crawl
This seasonal pub crawl will take place on Saturday, November 28th from 2-11 p.m. Participating venues are: 3 Guys and a Beer’d, AJ’s, Beer Guy Pizza, Lyric’s, Manhattan Manor, Moran’s, and Sisko’s. Van service will be available from 6-11 p.m. to: The Coach, Champions Lounge, and Peanut Bar. Receive your pub crawl button and map for $10 by contacting the Chamber at 570-282-1690 or at any of the participating bars.
Wednesday, December 9th
Culinary Book Club
It’s Around the World with Food at 5:30 p.m. on October 14th. It’s at the Wayne County Public Library (1406 Main Street, Honesdale, PA). And it’s German Night! Contact Elizabeth at 570-253-1220 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, December 11th – Sunday, December 13th
Festive Holiday Craft Fair Weekend
Still have shopping to do and don’t know what to get for the folks on your list? Let Ladore make this easy and get a mini vacation as well! Check in on Friday evening and enjoy a great dinner with some evening entertainment. Then start Saturday with a hearty breakfast and then off to the craft fair! Enjoy lunch and take the afternoon and explore the neighboring towns – great shopping and bargains there as well. Come back to Ladore for dinner and a relaxing evening. End the weekend with Sunday breakfast and service. Single Occupancy: $166 per person; Double Occupancy: $105.00 per person; Child rate: $80.00 per child (4-12). For more information, please call 570-488-6129
Saturday, December 12th
21st Annual Children’s Ornament Hunt
The holiday tradition of our annual children’s ornament hunt will take place in Honesdale’s Central Park on December 12th, starting at 10 a.m. There is no need to pre-register. The event is brought to you by the Greater Honesdale Partnership and co-sponsored by Apple Day Spa & Hair Restoration Salon and Connections Magazine. Children from grades 0 to fourth participate and each receives “a goodie bag” no matter how they do in the hunt. No child goes home empty handed. Ornaments are scattered throughout Central Park and the children are invited to “hunt” for them by age group. The prizes that the children can win are all donated by the very generous Honesdale business community. Get into the Christmas spirit early and mark your calendars for this very special, fun event!
Holiday Craft Fair
Join together for a fun Holiday Craft Fair! It’s on Saturday, December 12th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ladore Pavilion, Carousel & Staff Lounge Buildings, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart, PA. There will be all sorts of handmade items, baked goods, maple products, handmade soap, jewelry, and much, much more! Refreshments will be available for sale. Learn about Christmas around the world! For more information, please call 570-488-6129.
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. Feel free to wear your pajamas and climb aboard the North Pole train car and deposit your letters to Santa! It’s on Friday, December 18th from 6-8 p.m. Call the museum for registration at 570-253-3240; it’s $7 per child.
Saturday, December 19th
Visit the Welcome Lake Fire Hall for their Christmas Party on Saturday, December 19th!
Sunday, January 31st
Ice Tee Golf Tournament
This event is sponsored by the Chamber of the Northern Poconos. Test your golf game with a round of golf…on ice! Alternate date of Feb. 21st. More information will be posted when it becomes available.
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.
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.