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

Saturday, December 10th
Pet Photos with Santa – Hear the ad!
The annual pre-holiday winter celebration of Hawley Winterfest will take place December 9th – 11th this year!  Along with all of the other activities, visit HNB’s Lake Wallenpaupack branch with your pet for a photo with Santa!  The man in the big red suit will be there from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 10th.  For $10, Danielle’s Photography will set up a professional photo of your pet and Santa and you will go home with a printed picture.  Five dollars from each photo will be donated to the Wayne/Pike Animal Response Team.  We’ll also have a cat and dog raffle basket.  For more information about Hawley Winterfest, please visit www.hawleywinterfest.com.

Black Sage Project Concert – Hear the ad!
The Vineyard Center welcomes the Black Sage Project on Saturday, December 10th at 7 p.m.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  There will be an intermission with snacks and beverages available.  A mixture of Celtic, Folk, Bluegrass, and Gospel become a story as the Black Sage Project brings local history to life through music, storytelling, and humor.  This will be an entertaining show for the whole family.  Tickets are $8 for adults.  Children under 18 are free when they come with a parent who has bought a ticket.  For more information, please call 570-253-5451.

Homemade Holiday Cookies and Poinsettia Sale – Hear the ad!
The FRIENDS of the Community Library are hosting their cookie and poinsettia sale again this year!  Pre-order NOW and pick up your cookies and poinsettia’s on Saturday, December 10th from 9-10 a.m.  Walk-ins may be picked up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out.  Cookies are $12 for a large box, $8 for a small box, or $5 for a sampler.  You may fill the by yourself or they can box them for you.  Poinsettias are in a 6″ pot, have at least three blooms, and are locally grown.  They are available in white, red, pink, or marble.  Poinsettias are $10 each.  They will also have a book sale with new and used holiday titles for children and adults this year!  For more information or to pre-order, please call 570-689-0903.

Sunday, December 11th
German Christmas Service – Hear the ad!
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is hosting a German Christmas Service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 11th.  The church is at the corner of 7th and Church Streets in Honesdale.  This will be a traditional Christmas Service of scripture, prayers, anthems, and hymns spoken mostly in German.  A cookie and punch reception will follow the service.  For more information, please call the church office Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 570-253-1444.

Friday, December 16th – Wednesday, December 21st
Honesdale High School Holiday Lights – Hear the ad!
The Honesdale High School Department of Lights and Sound is once again excited to present for the community the Holiday Lights program.  Students decorate the front of Honesdale High School with Christmas lights that flash, fade, and chase to your favorite songs of the holiday season.  Patrons can sit back and watch from the comfort of their car listening to the songs on their car radio at 107.7 FM.  The display will be open Friday, December 16th through Wednesday, December 21st from 6-9 p.m. each night.  Admission is free, but donations are accepted to support local charities and organizations in Wayne County.

Other Community Events

Friday, December 9th
Open House/Networking Event
Join the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and Stacey Cook of Soulshine Inner Wellness for an evening of networking and relaxation.  Enjoy group participation in a brief guided meditation with Jenn O’Neil, some light yogo with Lizz Smith, and they will also have chair massages too!  Throughout the night, they will be raffling off a 60 minute Swedish Massage, a 30 minute Indian Head Massage, and a 60 minute Reiki Session.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information or to make reservations, please call the Chamber at 570-282-1690.

Saturday, December 10th
Children’s Ornament Hunt
Bring the kids to the Children’s Ornament Hunt at Central Park in Honesdale.  It’s on Saturday, December 10th at 10 a.m., co-sponsored by Eye Spy Media and Connections Magazine.  This event is for pre-K through fourth graders.  No child will leave empty handed. 

Christmas Concert
The a cappella, Carbondale based, vocal ensemble, “Classic Voices” will celebrate their 9th yearly Christmas Concert this holiday season with the presentation of, “A Christmas Gift of Song,” on Saturday, December 10th, at 7:30 p.m.  It’s at the acoustic hall of The Chamber Gallery located in the historic Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Building, 27 North Main Street.

Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th
Journey Through Bethlehem
Come and celebrate the first Christmas as you travel to witness the birth of the blessed Savior.  Enjoy the vision of angels, the strength of kings and the humility of shepherds tending their flocks.  Refreshments will be served.  These outdoor walking tours are Bethany Presbyterian Church’s gift to the community they love.  Visit between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10th or Sunday, December 11th.  The church is located on Route 670 in Bethany, PA.  For more information, please call 570-253-6316.

Sunday, December 11th
Artisans’ Market
Visit the 5th annual holiday Artisans’ Market at the cooperage from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 11th.  There’s two floors to shop!  Enjoy everything handmade, everything locally made.  Shop unique holiday gifts, from affordable to dreamable.  Fresh food from the kitchen will be available for purchase.

Trinity Episcopal Church Community Christmas Sing-A-Long
Get in the spirit at the community Christmas sing-a-long at Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River Street, Carbondale, PA.  It’s from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 11th.  Enjoy listening to to sing along with Christmas carols and songs.  Also treat yourself to hot cocoa, coffee, tea, and cookies afterwards.  All are welcome!

Wednesday, December 14th
Holiday Open House
Gina Lenz Photography is hosting a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 14th from 6-8 p.m.  Enjoy live music, Santa, and a portrait raffle.

Friday, December 16th
The Night Before Christmas
The Wayne County Historical Society is hosting “The Night Before Christmas” reading for parents and children.  It’s on Friday, December 16th from 6-8 p.m.  Children can wear their favorite holiday garb and enjoy some holiday treats.  The night will include stories in the Eclipse train car, holiday crafts, letter writing to Santa, and yummy holiday treats.  Call the Museum for registration at 570-253-3240.  The fee is $8 per child.  The doors will open promptly at 6 p.m. for this event, and registration is required.

“Yucky” Sweater Christmas Party
Find that sweater and come join the fun at Tick Tocks Restaurant & Lounge, 760 Terrace Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.  It’s on Friday, December 16th starting at 9 p.m.  Enjoy entertainment with Tom Hannafin and Company.  Prizes include a $100 cash prize for “most creative”, and a $25 tick tocks gift card or gift basket for “yuckiest,” “most colorful,” and “silliest”

Saturday, December 17th
A Contra Dance
Enjoy live music by Poison Love with caller Laurie B. from 7:30 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 17th.  Band members include Roger Brinkerhoff, Joanne Wasserman Brinkerhoff, and Dan Brinkerhoff.  There will be a beginners workshop at 7 p.m., all new dancers are strongly encouraged to attend.  Suggested donation is $10 (kids under 15 attend for free)!  It’s all at The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.  For more information, please call 570-253-2020.

Sunday, December 18th
Go Sing It on the Mountain
You are cordially invited to join the Tabernacle Bible Church for an extended Worship Service including the musical and narrative cantata: Go Sing It on the Mountain.  This is presented by the Tabernacle Bible Church 25-voice choir on Sunday, December 18th at 10:30 a.m.  The church is located at 455 Grove Street, Honesdale.  For more information, please call 570-253-0720.

Tuesday, December 20th
Santa’s Elf “Glitter”
“Glitter” will be at Tick Tocks Restaurant on Tuesday, December 20th from 5-7 p.m. to greet you and the children.  “Glitter” loves Santa.  She dances, shares candy, and giggles.  Kids eat for free with the purchase of a dinner (choice of chicken fingers w/ fries or macaroni and cheese).  Holiday movies will be playing in all dining rooms.  Come see “Glitter,” dine, and watch a movie with Tick Tocks, 760 Terrace Street, Honesdale, PA.

Saturday, January 28th
Paupack Plunge
The 2017 Paupack Plunge will be held in conjunction with the first annual Wally Ice Fest!  The plunge will take place, weather permitting, on Saturday, January 28th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tanglewood Lodge on the north shore of the lake.  Please note that the location of the plunge has been changed so that plungers can more easily participate in one or more of the other events happening during the weekend.  Register and pay your $25 registration fee by visiting www.paupackplunge.com.  As always, you can also register by calling Lighthouse Harbor at 570-857-0220 or stop in.  It’s fun and a great way to raise funds for our local dive and rescue teams.  The Wally Ice Fest is a community based effort designed to bring people out and together to enjoy the winter season on Lake Wallenpaupack.  Events include the Ice Tee Golf tournament, the Ice Fest Pond Hockey Tournament, as well as the Paupack Plunge.  Many local businesses, restaurants, and bars will also be offering special deals throughout the weekend.

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.