Out & About is a weekly listing of places to go and things to do in Pike and Wayne counties and the surrounding areas. It appears in each edition of The News Eagle and in The Pike Penny$aver.



If you have an event or activity that you would like us to include in Out & About you can send it to us by phone, 570-226-4547/570-296-4547, ext. 108; fax, 570-226-4548 or 570-296-4548; e-mail, news@neagle.com.


Out & About is a weekly listing of places to go and things to do in Pike and Wayne counties and the surrounding areas. It appears in each edition of The News Eagle and in The Pike Penny$aver.

If you have an event or activity that you would like us to include in Out & About you can send it to us by phone, 570-226-4547/570-296-4547, ext. 108; fax, 570-226-4548 or 570-296-4548; e-mail, news@neagle.com.

Saturday Nov. 22

• St. Joseph’s Holiday Bazaar. 9-3 pm St. Joseph’s Church, 307 Ave. F, Matamoras, PA. Many craft vendors, bake sale, & flea market. Raffle drawing for grand prize of 32” HDTV and 2nd prize of $50 Cash. Picture with Santa & Mrs. Claus from 10 am -1 pm. Breakfast and lunch concessions available.

• Salsa Dance Party at St. Vincent de Paul Parish Hall Rt. 739 at 7 pm. Proceeds to Benefit Lou Gehrig Disease Fundraiser for The Contreras Family. Your support makes a difference. RSVP 686-1392.

• Full Gospel Businessmen, Pocono Mountain Chapter, will host a banquet at 6 pm at Cordaro's Restaurant, Route 6 east, Honesdale. Rich D'Adamo, a Gospel composer, will tell his story. Everyone is welcome. For information call 253-6948.

Sunday, Nov. 23

• The American Legion Auxiliary Post 311 of Hawley will host a Free Seniors’ Thanksgiving Dinner. All Seniors aged 55 and over are invited to attend. There will be two seatings: Noon and 2 pm. In order to properly accommodate all wishing to attend please call the Post at 226-9998 to reserve a seating time.

• Roast Pork Dinner 2 pm - 6 pm $9/$5, Blooming Grove Twp. Vol. Fire Dept.

• Casino Fundraiser, Wayne County Business & Professional Women at Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre, $25 per person. Bus leaves 10 am from Honesdale McDonald’s Parking lot. Must bring valid Driver’s License. For res. call Joanne 470-4102.

• Port Jervis, NY - The Broome Street Traveling All Star Band, a volunteer marching/concert band, will perform a Halloween/Thanksgiving Concert at the Drew Methodist Church, located at 49-51 Sussex Street, Port Jervis NY. The music will include The Wizard of Oz, Hall of The Mountain King and many other fine selections. The concert is free of charge and will begin at 4:30 pm in the Church Hall.

• A concert by the Scranton University String Orchestra will take place at 3 pm in the Houlihan-McLean Center on Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street. Event is free and open to the public.

• ESU University Jazz Ensemble and the Pop-Jazz Singers Autumn Jazz Concert at 7pm in the Cecilia Cohen Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center at Normal and Margeurite Sts. E. Stroudsburg.  Admission $3- ESU students with a current ID and children under 12 are free.  For info call Fine and Performing Arts events line at 422-3483

MONDAY, Nov. 24

• The next Regular Meeting of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission will be held in the Directors' Room at the New Hope headquarters and Administration Building, 2492 River Road, New Hope. 10:30 am. For additional information please contact Frank G. McCartney, Executive Director, at 267-790-1002.

• A representative of the Governor’s Veteran’s Outreach Center will be at Westfall Twp. Municipal Building From 10 am-2:30 pm to help veterans with questions about state and federal VA benefits and related issues. All vets welcome, please bring your Form DD-214 with you. The Municipal Building is located at Delaware Dr. and Labarr Ave. in Matamoras. Call Ronald Faust at 654-9589 or 800-432-9735 for further information.

• Beginner Mah Jongg continues every Monday at the Manchester Library from 1 to 3 pm. The library is located at 3879 Hancock Highway, Equinunk. Call 224-8500 for information.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

• Bingo Nights The Shohola Fire Department, Route 434. Every Tuesday night the doors and kitchen open at 5 pm, and Early Bird starts at 7 pm. For any questions contact the Shohola Fire Department at: 570-559-7525.

• Single Seniors meeting, from 5 pm to 7 pm in the private banquet room at Cordaro’s Family Restaurant on Route in Honesdale. For more information call 253-6428.

• General membership meeting, Honesdale American Legion Post 254, 7 pm at the Chamber of Commerce Building on Commerce Street in Honesdale. Every fourth Tuesday. Call Jim Bruck 570-881-0592.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

 • Seizure Support Group at the John Heinz Institute in Wilkes-Barre beginning at 7 pm. For more info call 570-830-2039.

• Wayne/Pike Counties monthly Lupus Support Group Meeting, every fourth Wednesday at 4 pm, at Wallenpaupack Area High School, SR 6, Wilsonville. Free and reservations are not required. For more information, call 1-888 995-8787, 570 226 4557 x3016 or visit www.lupuspa.org.

• The Kiwanis Club of Delaware Valley meets at 5:15 pm at the Cliff Park Inn in Milford. For more information, contact Jill Gamboni at 570-390-9102 or e-mail kiwanisdv@yahoo.com.

Thursday, Nov. 27

• The Hawley United Methodist Church annual turkey dinner on the corner of Church Street and Maple Avenue at 12 noon. Take-out meals available for the homebound, but folks are encouraged to join together and enjoy the fellowship if possible. Open to the public at no cost. Call 226-3875 for reservations.

• Bingo every Thursday evening, 7 pm at The Dingman Township Volunteer Fire Dept. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Children under the age of 15 are not permitted.

• A.B.A.T.E of PA, Pike County Chapter 41, ‘Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education’, meets 7:30 pm, The Grill, Matamoras. Dedicated to protection of individual rights of motorcyclists through political change, charitable works and public education. Visit www.abatepa.org. Call Ed 570-676-3570.

• The Blooming Grove Twp. Volunteer Fire Department #25 in Lords Valley will be hosting a Roast Pork Dinner from 4 pm to 7 pm.

• The Honesdale Ministerium will hold its annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 7pm at the First Baptist Church at the corner of Church and 12th Streets in Honesdale. Worshipers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food, household and personal items for the Wayne County Food Pantry. Parking is available in the United Methodist Church's 11th Street parking lot.

Friday, Nov. 28

• Greeley Vol. Fire Dept. Bingo, every Friday of the month, SR 434, Greeley. Doors open at 5 pm, Bingo begins at 6:45 pm. Refreshments served.

Saturday, Nov. 29

• Play Bingo for American Legion Post 851 in Dingmans Ferry, every Wednesday. Doors open at 10:30 am and games begin at 12 noon.

• Annual Holiday Open House 4 pm - 7 pm. Refreshments, 810 Main St., Honesdale.

• The regular monthly meeting of HOST -Historians Of Sterling Township - at 7 pm at the HOST Hall at 709 Spring Hill Rd. in Sterling. Refreshments after the meeting.

• 2nd Annual “Rock for Tots” Holiday Benefit Concert featuring The Erie Heights Band and Glen Scandur (Player’s Row, Hawley) on acoustic guitar and DJ Mike Saylor. Non-stop music with door prizes starting at 8 pm until closing. 21 and over admission is $8 in advance/$10 at the door and includes the entertainment, food, and soft drinks. Admission proceeds to be donated to the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau. For info contact Bennoco’s at 570-689-9083, Joe Longo at 570-499-4610 or Carleen at 570-470-0012.

Sunday, Nov. 30

• Super holiday bingo at Promised Land Fire Hall, Rt. 390, Promised Land. 2-5 pm doors open at 1:30. Progressive jackpot, special and door prizes, food and drinks avail. Call Amy at 676-3818 for info.

• Join Naturalist John Serrao for a free Nature Program entitled “Signs of Winter Nature Walk” at Tobyhanna State Park. Meet at Beach parking lot at 2 pm. Tobyhanna State Park is located on Rt. 423, which is exit 8 off I-380.

Monday, Dec. 1

• The Greene-Dreher Historical Society holiday luncheon will be held at The Rainetree Restaurant, South Sterling at 12 noon. Contact Bernadine Lennon, 857-0882 for reservations. We are now accepting 2009 membership dues ($20).

• “Grab and Go” early breakfast at Manchester Library from 6 am until 12 noon (or until sold out.), serving baked goods, doughnuts, muffins, rolls, etc. and beverages. The Library is located at 3879 Hancock Highway, Equinunk. Call 224-8500.

• Beginner Mah Jongg continues every Monday at the Manchester Library from 1 to 3 pm. The library is located at 3879 Hancock Highway, Equinunk. Call 224-8500 for information.

Saturday, Dec. 6

• Holiday Concert presented by Pike County Choral Society at 7 pm at United Methodist Church, 206 E. Ann St, Milford. Presenting Vivaldi’s Gloria and various Holiday music. Tickets $10. Contact Lorna at  570-775-9436 for info.

• Annual holiday cookie and poinsettia sale 9 am - 2 pm in the Community Room (lower level) of the Lake Salem Library. Cookies and poinsettias may be pre-ordered. Forms are available in the Library. Information: 570-689-0903.

• Wreath Making, 9 am to 11 am. Join Gerry Janus of Vileniki Herb Farm and create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind wreath . All supplies will be provided for this hands-on workshop. There is a fee of $5 per person. Pre-registration is required. For more info, contact the Lackawanna College Environmental Institute at 570-842-1506.

• Great crafts, delicious food, and homemade soups today at the Lackawaxen Fire Dept. Craft Fair from 10 am - 3 pm on Rt. 590 in Lackawaxen. Call 685-7330 for details. 

Saturday, Dec. 13

• The Hawley United Methodist Church Presents “The Road To Bethlehem.” Seven live scenes from Joseph and Mary’s journey. 6 - 7:30 pm. Dress warmly for this outside walk. Refreshments and crafts for the kids following walk.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

• Today is the last day Allen Crothamel’s nature inspired artwork will be displayed at the Lackawanna College Environmental Institute at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Institute at 570-842-1506.

Friday, Dec. 19

• The St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble will be at the Hawley United Methodist Church beginning at 8 pm.

Wednesday, Dec. 24

• Family Christmas Eve Service including the Children’s Choir and the Christmas Story at the Hawley United Methodist Church at 5 pm.

• The Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Service including Chancel Choir and the English Handbell Choir at the Hawley United Methodist Church starts at 7:30 pm.