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

Sunday, February 26th
Soup-er Sunday Soup Sale – Hear the ad!
The Bethany Collective (comprised of Bethany Public Library, Bethany Historical Society & Bethany Central Park Band Shell Restoration Project) invites you to their Soup-er Sunday Soup Sale on Sunday, February 26th from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (or until sold out) in the Bethany Borough Building community room (upstairs from the library) at 8 Court Street, Bethany, just off Route 670.  Pick up or eat in!  Soup offerings include Creamy Mushroom, Senate Navy Bean, Chicken Noodle with Vegetables, Butternut Squash, Golden Harvest Sausage, Italian Wedding, or Potato Leek.  Or choose chili, thick and creamy chicken vegetable, homemade Ramen, or a special Paleo-diet soup.  Visit Bethany Public Library’s Facebook Page for a complete list. Homemade baked goods also available for sale include cornbread, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread, and more.  Take out is $10 for a quart of soup provided in a Mason jar.  It’s best to order ahead by calling Janet Heinly at 570-253-5573.  Leave leave your name, phone number, which soup choice you want, and how many quarts. Please list a first, second, and third choice.  Feel free to eat in!  It’s $3 for a full-size bowl or $5 for two bowls.  See the flyer!

Saturday, March 4th
“A Taste of Summer in the Winter” Chicken Barbecue – Hear the ad!
Bethany United Methodist Church is ready for their fifth year hosting this event!  The hearty meal consists of a large half chicken, baked potato, baked beans, special applesauce, baked roll, and homemade cookies.  Pick up will take place at the Bethany Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 4th.  Those with pre-paid tickets can go through the convenient drive thru at the church.  Tickets can be purchased from any church member, Motion Physical Therapy, Dirlam Bros. Lumber Company, and Stanton Office Equipment until Friday, March 3rd.  If roads are unsafe on Saturday, meal pick-up will take place on Sunday, March 5th from 9 a.m. to noon.  For questions or more information, please call the church at 570-253-6682.

Saturday, March 4th
Boy Scout Troop 1 Corned Beef Dinner – Hear the ad!
Troop 1 parents will be preparing the meal, and it will be served by scouts from Troop 1!  It’s on Saturday, March 4th at the First Presbyterian Church Chapel on 10th Street in Honesdale from 4:30-7 p.m.  The menu includes corned beef from the Alpine, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, traditional Irish soda bread, and dessert.  Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under.  Feel free to dine in or take out.  Tickets are available from any Troop 1 Scout; Vicky Bryant at the HNB Corporate Center, 724 Main Street, Honesdale; or Mike Lehutsky at The Lehutsky Law Office, 613 Main Street, Honesdale.  You may also buy tickets at the door the day of the dinner.

Saturday, March 11th
FurrBall 2017 – Hear the ad!
This “pawsh” fundraising event benefits the Dessin Animal Shelter.  It’s on Saturday, March 11th at the Inn at Woodloch beginning at 6 p.m.  Enjoy fine dining, dancing, basket raffles, music, and a live auction.  Tickets are $50 per person and are available beginning February 4th at Cat’s Pajamas, Dessin Animal Shelter, and the HNB Lake Wallenpaupack Branch.  For more information, please contact Jan Grote at 570-576-0738 or

Other Community Events

Saturday, February 25th & Sunday, February 26th
Wally Ice Fest
Wally Ice Fest celebrates the best of winter fun in the Pocono Mountains.  Tourists and community members alike can enjoy many events.  The festivities take place on February 25th & 26th.  The Annual Paupack Plunge will take place at Lighthouse Harbor Marina, 969 Route 507, Greentown on Saturday, Feb. 25th.  You still have time to help our area dive teams and take a plunge in the frigid waters of Lake Wallenpaupack!   Find out more at

Saturday, March 4th
Main Street Farmers Market
Enjoy fresh bread, locally grown produce, and more!  Or purchase a meal with friends at the Market Cafe.  It’s more than just a market!  It’s at The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main Street Honesdale, PA 18431.  For more information, please call 570-253-2020.

Saturday, March 4th
Romping Radishes
This event is presented by The Cooperage Project – Donations make this happening possible.  On Saturday, February 4th, at 11 a.m., The Cooperage Project will host Romping Radishes, a healthy living class for kids, upstairs during the Main Street Farmers’ Market.  This month’s topic is: Special visit from the Catskill Dance Company.  This program is geared toward kids K-2, but all ages are most welcome.  This class is made possible by a grant from the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation and support from our community.  The Cooperage Project is located at 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.  For more information, please call 570-253-2020.

Wednesday, March 8th
Caregivers Support Group Meeting
The March 2017 meeting will be held at the Early J. Simons Senior Center on Wednesday, March 8th from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  The group meeting is informal but informational.  For more information call 570-253-4262.

Saturday, March 11th
Soup Supper
The Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a Soup Supper on Wednesday on Saturday, March 11th from 5-7:30 p.m.  100% of proceeds go to the fire company.  The Lake Ariel Fire Station is located at 1381 Lake Ariel Highway.

Big Lake Hike
From 10 a.m. to 1p.m., explore their longest trail on a guided hike and learn about the natural and cultural history of Lacawac Sanctuary and Lake Wallenpaupack.  Dress warm, and bring a snack and water.  All ages are welcome.  Registration appreciated.  This event is free.

Tuesday, March 14th
Adult Coloring Night
Spend an evening coloring away the stress and tension and return to those childhood days of relaxation at the Wayne Co. Public Library, 1406 Main Street, Honesdale, PA.  It’s on March 14th at 5:30 p.m.  Supplies will be furnished, and snacks will be provided.  Contact Elizabeth at 570-253-1220 or for more information.

Thursday, March 16th
Game Night
Game Night at The Cooperage is every 3rd Thursday of the month!  It’s from 6-9 p.m.  Enjoy board games, card games brain games, and so many more!  Or, bring your own favorite game!  The Cooperage Project is located at 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA  18431.  For more information, please call 570-253-2020.

Saturday, March 18th
Main Street Farmers Market
Enjoy fresh bread, locally grown produce, and more!  Or purchase a meal with friends at the Market Cafe.  It’s more than just a market!  Romping Radishes, a healthy living class for kids, will also take place upstairs during the Main Street Farmers’ Market.  It’s at The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main Street Honesdale, PA 18431.  For more information, please call 570-253-2020.

Sunday, April 9th
Lake Ariel Fire Company Breakfast Buffet
Enjoy a breakfast buffet benefiting the Lake Ariel Fire Company.  It’s at the Lake Ariel Fire Station on Route 191 Lake Ariel from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 22nd
Indoor Flea Market and Bake Sale
This Flea Market is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hawley Fire House, 17 Columbus Ave., Hawley, PA.  It benefits the Hawley Fire Department.  Admission is $3 for adults and children 12 and under are free with paid adult admission.  For information, please call 570-226-3206 or 570-226-9820.  Refreshments available.

Sunday, April 23rd
Spring Sketch and Stretch
No art experience necessary!  Relax and have fun on a guided hike where you’ll learn about Lacawac and some basics of how to sketch what’s around you.  It’s from noon to 1:30 p.m.  Ages 14+.  Registration appreciated.  Cost $10 – Members $5.

Sunday, April 30th
Pennies from Heaven Tricky Tray
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN will hold their 8th Annual Tricky Tray fundraiser on Sunday, April 30th from noon to 2:30 p.m. at The Dock on Wallenpaupack (formerly Ehrhardts).  Admission is free, cash bar available, and door prizes and desserts will be given out during basket drawing.  Regular tickets are $8 for a sheet of 25.  Tickets for baskets valued higher than $250 are sold for $1 and $5 a chance.  Value packs will be sold for $50.  *New this year: Bring a brand new Crayola craft item and receive a free raffle ticket.  All Crayola products will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  PENNIES FROM HEAVEN Caleb’s Foundation provides financial assistance to families with a critically ill child by covering rent, mortgage, electric, medical bills, and more.  Over $51,000 was raised at last year’s event and more than 500 families have been given aid!  For more information, please email or visit for more information on how you can support Caleb’s Pennies.

Saturday, May 6th
8K Run and Walk
This 8K Run and Walk is on Saturday, May 6th at the Grey Towers National Historic Site.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the Run and Walk starts at 9 a.m.  This is a rain or shine event and the course is USATF Certified course.  Register online at  100% of the proceeds from the 2017 Run/Walk will be used for public programs and projects that support the GTHA mission at Grey Towers.  For more information, please contact Grey Towers Heritage Association, PO Box 188, Milford, PA 18337, visit, or call 570-296-9630.

Salamander Search
Join Northeast Regional Coordinator, Larry Lubach, to catch, photo document, and release species for the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey (PARS).  It’s on Saturday, MAy 6th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This citizen science effort is best suited for ages 8 to adult.  After the workshop, join them on a guided hike of the Lake Lacawac Trail and learn more about the lake and bog that make Lacawac so unique.  Bring a lunch and water.  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.  Registration is appreciated.  This is a free event.

Friday, May 19th
Lake Ariel Fire Company Auxiliary Penny Social
The Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary Penny Social is on Friday May 19th.  For more information, please Call Linda Pontosky at 570-878-9699.

Saturday, May 20th
Darryl Strawberry Event
Former New York Met and New York Yankee, Darryl Strawberry, will be speaking at Wallenpaupack Area High School in the gymnasium on Saturday, May 20th.  Strawberry will be sharing his inspirational story of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction that plagued the 9-time All-Star’s 17-year career.  This event is sponsored by C.A.R.E.S. (Community Advocacy Recovery Education & Support), a non-profit drug and alcohol awareness group in Wayne County.  The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 20th.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets for the event are free, and can be picked up at Wayne County Drug & Alcohol at 318 Tenth Street in Honesdale.  Information for premium seating and “Meet and Greet” tickets for individual and business sponsors can be found at or by calling Jim Simpson at 570-253-5970 x 3434.  To view event poster, click here.

Sunday, May 21st
Lake Ariel Fire Company Breakfast Buffet
Enjoy a breakfast buffet benefiting the Lake Ariel Fire Company.  It’s at the Lake Ariel Fire Station on Route 191, Lake Ariel from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Afternoon Paddle
Enjoy a Sunday Afternoon canoe paddle on Lake Lacawac.  Learn about the scientific research being done at Lacawac Sanctuary and what makes it such an ideal place for ecological study.  It’s on Sunday, May 21st from 2-4 p.m.  All ages are welcome.  Boats, paddles, and life jackets are provided.  Personal life jackets may be used.  Reservations required as spaces are limited.  Cost is $15 – $10 for members.

Saturday, June 10th
Lake Ariel Fire Company Gun Raffle
This Gun Raffle is benefiting the Lake Ariel Fire Company.  It’s located at the Lake Fire Station on Route 191, Lake Ariel.

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.
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.