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, October 28th
Jeans and Jewels Dinner Dance – Hear the ad!
Victims’ Intervention Program is hosting its annual Jeans and Jewels Dinner Dance with a silent auction on Friday, October 28th.  It will be held at Silver Birches Resort on Lake Wallenpaupack (formerly Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort).  Enjoy dinner, dancing, and auctions from 6-10 p.m.  Cost is $50 per person. 

Saturday, October 29th
Pork Roast Dinner and Dance – Hear the ad!
The Greeley Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite you to their annual Pork Roast Dinner and Dance.  Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the dancing will start at 8 p.m.  Your $16 meal will include coffee and dessert.  Also try your luck and purchase some 50/50 tickets!  You may purchase tickets at HNB’s Lackawaxen branch at 180 Scenic Drive.  For more information, call the Greeley Volunteer Fire Department at 570-685-7537.

Sunday, October 30th
Hero Haul 5K Run/Walk – Hear the ad!
You can run or walk, but most importantly, you’ll be supporting our troops!  The Hero Haul 5K Run/Walk is on Sunday, October 30th.  Register ahead of time at or from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on the day of the race.  The race will begin at 9 a.m.  It’s at the VFW Post 6520 at 846 Cortez Road in Jefferson Township, PA.  Anyone registered before October 16th is guaranteed a shirt.  The registration fee is $20 ($25 day of race).  Kids 12 and under may register for $10.  Awards will be given to female and male first, second, and third place winners in each age group.  Trophies will be awarded to the overall female and male winners.  All proceeds will be donated to Homes for Our Troops.  Homes for Our Troops’ mission is to build mortgage free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured post-911 veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.  The Ladies Auxiliary will also be holding a Basket Raffle on the day of the event.  Breakfast sandwiches will be available for purchase.  Donations may be made to Hero Haul, 2620 Aberdeen Road, Madison Township, PA 18444.  For more information, please contact Christine at

Monday, October 31st
Slime Time – Hear the ad!
Are you ready for Slime Time?  This kid-friendly Halloween event will be held on Monday, October 31st.  It’s from 5-7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Chapel on 10th Street in Honesdale.  Children 12 and under can dress in their favorite non-scary costume and start by visiting the “trunks” outside the chapel to receive a treat.  Inside the chapel, there will be numerous games and activities for kids and a live skit!  This is a free event – no tickets required.  For more information, call the church office at 570-253-5451.

Saturday, November 5th
International Flavors DinnerHear the ad!
Enjoy Mexican, French, Italian, Indian, and More at Honesdale Rotary’s International Flavors Dinner on Saturday, November 5th.  It’s from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Honesdale High School, 459 Terrace Street in Honesdale.  The meal is $15 for adults and $10 for children.  Tickets are available from all local Rotarians including Laurie Harrington at HNB’s 733 Main Street branch in Honesdale.  Honesdale Rotary charities include local girl and boy scout troops, the Honesdale Little Baseball Association, the Wayne County Emergency Food Pantry, and an international project to provide shelter boxes for victims of natural disasters.  Honesdale Rotary also contributes to the International Student Exchange program and to Rotary International’s global polio eradication effort, which has helped decrease the incidence of polio by 99% since 1988!

Tuesday, November 8th
Election Day Hoagie Sale
Hear the ad!
Our friends at the Lake Ariel United Methodist Church are selling hoagies on Election Day again this year!  Call Betty Davis at 570-698-6648 to order your $5 hoagies by Sunday, November 6th.  Then, pick them up between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. or between 5 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8th.  These hoagies are prepared to store with fixings and Italian dressing on the side so you can eat them right away or save them for later.

Wednesday, November 9th
The Chamber Gala & SAGE Awards
Glamour, entertainment, and suspense.  The greater Scranton chamber of commerce and Metroaction are once again rolling out the red carpet for the premiere networking event of the year on Wednesday, November 9th at The Theater at North (new location), 1539 North Main Avenue in Scranton.  Cocktails and gourmet cuisine will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The awards presentation will begin at 7 p.m.  Join them as they honor the recipients of the 2016 SAGE awards – Scranton’s awards for growth and excellence – and network with the top business professionals from across northeast PA.  Tickets start at $50.  Make your reservation today at  This Hollywood-style, black-tie optional event will feature live entertainment, gourmet cuisine stations, cocktails and presentation of the SAGE Awards.

Saturday, November 12th
Roast Beef Dinner
Boy Scout Troop 1 is hosting their Annual Roast Beef Dinner from 4:30 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th.  It’s at the First Presbyterian Church Chapel, 10th Street in Honesdale.  The menu includes roast beef from the Alpine, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, carrots, bread, and dessert.  Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under.  This dinner is dine in or take out.  Troop 1 parents will be preparing the meal, and it will be served by boy scouts from Troop 1.  Tickets are available from any Troop 1 Scout, Vicky Bryant at the HNB Corporate Center on Main Street in Honesdale, or Mike at The Lehutsky Law Office, 613 Main Street in Honesdale.  Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event.

Saturday, November 19th
Free Book Swap
This free book swap event sees that beloved treasures are reused locally or properly recycled.  It’s an event that supports global literacy efforts with a donation to Better World Books.  It’s from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 19th at the Wayne County Park Street Complex, 648 Park Street in Honesdale.  Book donations may be dropped off on Thursday, November 17th from 4-6 p.m. and Friday, November 18th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Larger quantities of 50 and more preferred.  It is appreciated for donations to be pre-counted in total or by each box/bag.  Many education, nonprofit and agency organizations have benefited from this free event, and are welcome to attend!  Families and individuals are welcome to browse a selection spanning from baby’s board books to adult science fiction novels, Amsterdam travel books to college textbooks on zoology.  There is a little bit of everything and guaranteed something for everyone!  For more information, please call Jenna Mauder at 610-392-7219 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Other Community Events

Tuesday, October 25th
Honesdale Halloween Parade
The Jaycees Annual Halloween Parade in Honesdale will take place on Main Street in Honesdale on Tuesday, October 25th.  Line up begins at 6 p.m.  The parade begins at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26th
Grand Reopening Celebration
Join Stephens Pharmacy Northeast Med-Equip for a celebration of their most recent improvements.  They have their customers in mind as they make changes and improvements.  Join them on Wednesday, October 26th during store hours for a celebration at 1101 Main Street in Honesdale.

Friday, October 28th
Spooky Night at the Museum
Friday, October 28th, from 6-8 p.m., the Wayne County Historical Society is hosting a Spooky Night at the Main Museum.  Wear your costume for a flashlight scavenger hunt in the museum.  Listen to spooky stories in the Eclipse train car, and enjoy some homemade treats and cider.  This event is for children ages 4-9.  Registration is required and seats are limited.  Call the museum for registration at 570-253-3240.  Fee is $8 per child.

Saturday, October 29th
Halloween “Bash” Costume Party
Tick-Tocks Restaurant & Lounge is hosting this fun costume party on Saturday, October 29th at the restaurant at 760 Terrace Street in Honesdale.  It all starts at 9 p.m. and will go until 1 a.m.  Enjoy entertainment by Tom Hannafin & Co.  Costume prizes will be $100 cash for first place, $100 Tick-Tocks gift card for second place, $50 cash for third place, $50 Tick-Tocks gift card for fourth place, and a 12 pack of beer with cooler for fifth place.  There will also be games for a wine basket, champagne bucket, and beer basket.  For more information, call 570-253-3733.

Monday, October 31st
Tick or Treat
Trick or treating in the Honesdale Borough will take place Monday, October 31st.  Please only visit houses with their front porch lights on!

Soups to Go Sale
The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library are having their Soups to Go Sale!  Orders must be submitted by Monday, October 31st.  Pick up date is Thursday, November 10th from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street in Honesdale.  Cost is $7 per quart.  Soups available are sweet potato chick pea, barley mushroom, minestrone, cajun corn crab, turkey kale brown rice, and butternut squash.  Checks may be made payable to “Friends of the WCPL”. 

Wednesday, November 2nd
Lunch and Learn
Register now for Lunch and Learn at the Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.  It’s coming up on Wednesday, November 2nd from Noon to 1 p.m.  The topic is: Preparing your Vehicle for Winter.  Nina Waskevich and Deanna Marcinko from AAA North Penn will be presenting.  Contact Elizabeth at 570-253-1220 or to register.  Lunch is provided.

Saturday, November 5th
Ham & Turkey Raffle
Have some fun and get a chance to win too at the Tafton Fire Company’s Ham & Turkey Raffle.  It’s on Saturday, November 5th.  Your support at this event will help them purchase new equipment!  More information will be posted when it is available.

Annual Dinner
The Wayne County Historical Society is hosting their Annual Dinner on Saturday, November 5th from 5 – 7 p.m. at Lukan’s Farm Resort, 539 Long Ridge Road in Hawley, PA.  Join them for a night of delicious food, great company, raffle baskets, and the naming of Richard Kreitner Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.  Call the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240 for more information and ticket prices.

Sunday, November 6th
Fabulous Fall Harvest
The Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 4th Annual Our Taste of the Town on Sunday, November 6th from 2-5 p.m.  Tickets are $30 per person at the door or $25 per person in advance.  This event will be held at the Carbondale Grand Hotel.  Enjoy delectable fare from some of our area’s favorite eateries!  There will be cooking demonstrations with:  Chef Robert Miller, Plate d’Azure; Chef Gregory M. Borosky, Fern Hall; Pastry Chef Debbie Travos, Little Nikki’s at the Ben Mar; and Mixologist Heather, Carbondale Grand Hotel.  Partial proceeds to benefit the women’s resource center.

Wednesday, November 9th
Around the World with Food
This culinary book club will enjoy food tastings, book discussions, demonstrations, and recipes!  Wednesday, November 9th is French Night!  To register or for more information, please contact Elizabeth at 570-253-1220 or

Saturday, November 12th
Craft Show
The Honesdale High School Marching Band is hosting a Craft Show on Saturday, November 12th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the High School and Middle School Gyms.  Over 80 vendors will have a large variety of items for sale, including holiday items.  Check out the wreaths, ceramics, jewelry, ornaments, candles, wood crafts, photography, pet items, and more!  Admission is a $3 donation to the High School Band.  Kids 12 and under enter for free.  Purchase lunch at the Hornet Cafe or snack on homemade cookies.  Also, check out the raffle baskets and door prizes.  See the flyer!

Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th
Honesdale for the Holidays
Visit the streets of downtown Honesdale for Honesdale for the Holidays.  More information will be posted when it is available.

Saturday, November 26th
A Contra Dance
Enjoy live music by Poison Love with caller Laurie B. from 7:30 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 26th.  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.

Annual Holiday Open House
The Wayne County Historical Society is hosting their Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 26th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Start your holiday right with this open house.  Walk through the museum to enjoy the holiday  music, author signings, light snacks, and gift shopping.  The Wayne County Historical Society is located at 810 Main Street in Honesdale, PA 18431.  Please call 570-253-3240 for more information.

St. Nicholas Faire
The Grace Episcopal Church in Honesdale is hosting this St. Nicholas Faire on Saturday, November 26th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Enjoy holiday goods, luncheon, sweets and treats, collectible dolls, toys, books, kids’ crafts, St. Nicholas, and more.  *Stourbridge Model Railroad Club display open part day, too!  For information, call Grace Church at 570-253-2760.

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.

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.