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Upcoming: • Feb. 16: Father Gus's Chili Dinner: 6 - 8 p.m. St. Joseph’s Church, 307 Avenue F in Matamoras. sponsored by the Knights of Columbus John Paul II Council #13935 of St. Joseph’s and St. Patrick’s. $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Take out available, bring your container. Starting January 19th, tickets will be sold at St. Joseph’s and St. Patrick’s after all masses. Or call Benny Marasa at 570-296-5564. NO tickets will be sold at the door.
• SAT Test Date: Mar. 9: Last day to Register Feb. 8th. Test held at Honesdale High School. Juniors who plan to apply for a four year college or university should consider these date. Applications avail online at www.collegeboard.com
ONGOING: • Al-Anon Meeting: "There is Always Hope": 12:30 p.m. Every Thursday. Bethel Lutheran Church, 193 Church Rd., (off Tow Path Rd. between Hawley and Rowland), Rowland. If your life is being affected by someone's drinking, please come and let us share our strength, hope and experience. It could change your life. Info 718-219-2543. • Bible Study: Noon, Every Wednesday. Bethany Presbyterian Church, 431 Wayne St. (Rt. 670) Bethany. All are welcome. •Breaking the Code - Understanding the Book of Revelations: 11:15 a.m. Bethany Presbyterian Church. Book written by Dr. Metzger, a free overview study to be held the 4th Sunday of each month. All are welcome. • Canasta: 6:30 p.m. Second Wednesday. Foundation Room, Column's Museum, 608 Broad St., Milford. Beginners and veterans are welcome to join. $5 donation get you in the game and lite refreshments provided. • Cash Bingo: Door open 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. Every Tuesday. Texas #4 Fire Co., Grove St., Honesdale. $1100 Progressive Jackpot. Refreshments avail, plenty of parking. Tear-offs. Bonanza and much more. The more that play, the more we pay. Questions call 253-0782. • Fellowship Dinner: 6 p.m. Every Thursday. Abraham House, 861 Maple Ave., Honesdale. Also avail, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Clothing room. Info 253-0390. • Free Lunch and Fellowship: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Hawley, 815 Church St., 2nd & 4th Saturdays. For info call 226-4835. • Free Luncheon: Noon - 1 p.m. Hawley United Methodist Church. First and third Saturday of the month. • Honesdale Head Start Pre-K Registration: 2 Center’s Open at St. Vincent's School Building: Honesdale Head Start, 329 Cliff St., Honesdale is currently taking application for the 2012/2012 school year. We are also starting to take applications for the 2013/2014 School Year as well. For more info about this free program for families that meet income requirements and individualized learning, developmental and health screenings, nutritional assessments, parents involvement and social services, please call Helen 253-0496. Integrated services are also avail for children with disabilities. Lunch and snacks provide daily. Classes are held 5 days a week and we offer morning and afternoon sessions, and classes do fill very fast. Transportation will be avail in some areas. To register your child you will need proof of income (Four current pay stubs or W-2 form and the child's birth certificate. Please call today. •Honesdale Saturday Free Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - Noon. Every Saturday at either St. John's Lutheran or Grace Episcopal Church. Free to the community. For info call Laura at 687-6436. • Mah Jongg: Monday afternoons. Call 570-224-4048 to find out where the game will be located. Beginners and experienced players invited. No fee. Learn and play the game in a non-competitive atmosphere. • Save Energy & Money: Whole Energy Auditing Program - Rebates Avail. DEP grant funded program. Please call Green Field Energy Solutions at 876-0537 or visit www.greenfieldenergysolutions.com • Shutterbug Program: Thursday’s 3:30 - 5 p.m. Carbondale Senior Center. A free youth (12-18) Photography Program. Learn camera basics, photo taking, building a portfolio, development techniques and editing. For info call Tomara Wilding at 961-1592 ext. 108. • Story Time and Play Groups: Community Library, Hamlin. Registration is now open for children ages 6 months - 5 years. For info, 689-0903. • Teachers - Tutoring and or Coaching: Call the Manchester Community Library, at 570-224-4173 and leave a message, someone will get back to you. •Tuesday Night Bingo: Weekly. Shohola Twp. Vol. Fire & Rescue. For info call Jean at 559-7525 or 296-4436. • Wayne County Library January Artist of the Month: David Koepke: 1406 Main St., Honesdale. Dave’s artwork is made from paper and acrylic on board. His work is for sale and will be hanging at the library until the end of January. Dave has generously offered to split any proceeds of his sales during his January display with the library. This is Dave’s first art display. • Wayne County Library New Programs: 1406 Main St., Honesdale. Book Clubbing with Ms. Betty - Tues. 4 - 5 p.m. For children ages 9 - 12. Horrible Harry Book Club - Wed. 4:30-5:30 p.m. For children ages 6 - 8. Family Story Time - Sat. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. All ages welcome. For more info call the library at 253-1220 or e-mail email@example.com. • Winter coats available at The Other Shop: 1036 Main St., Honesdale. New and gently-used winter coats/ jackets avail. Many of the items cost less than $10. Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers operate the consignment shop to benefit the local hospital. Volunteers are always needed. For more info, call Co-chair Sheila Davis 253-0845. •Winter Farmer’s Market: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday’s - Through May. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. Produce, dairy, meats, bread, baked goods, granola, maple syrup, soaps, teas, coffee and more. For info visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call The Cooperage Project at 253-2020. • Women Seeking Serenity Through the 12 Steps: Friday's, 7 p.m. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7th and Church St., side entrance, Honesdale. Sisterhood of women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problems and help others recover from addictions and painful relationships. For info visit womenseekingserenity.org. • Yoga: Moravian Church, Mondays, 6, Moravian Church, downtown Newfoundland. Everyone is welcome, by donation. Proceeds benefit the church. For info e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-848-3930. Do not call the church. •Yoga & Meditation: Thursdays and Friday evenings - yoga at 5:30 p.m. Friday meditation at 6:45 p.m. Mt. Cobb Wellness Ctr/Vital Links Chiropractic Ctr. For info e-mail email@example.com or call 603-848-3930.
JAN 18 (FRI) • Blood Drive: 1 - 6 p.m. Hamlin Bingo, Rt. 590, Hamlin. For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
JAN. 19 (SAT) • Book Sale: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Community Library, Hamlin. Used books most $1 each. Children's books 4 for $1. Snow date Jan 20. Info 689-0903. • Climate Change Eagle Trip: 10 A.M. - 1 P.M. Delaware Highlands Conservancy Winter Field Office in Lackawaxen. Enjoy eagle viewing while becoming educated about the impacts of climate change on regional wildlife, including eagles, and their habitats. Reservations required: $12.50 per person. Call the Conservancy 226-3164 or 845-583-1010 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, snacks, and a bagged lunch. Snow date: January 20th. • Herbal Medicine Making Class & Workshop: 1 p.m. Northern Light Natural Foods, Hawley. With Herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore. Learn about herb selection and formulating, dosage and safety. For info call 226-5858 or visit www.nathaniewhitmore.com • Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet: Doors open 6:30 p.m. show at 7 p.m. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. Featuring an evening of jazz standards and original composition. For information visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570.253.2020 • Open Heart Cafe Monthly Community Lunch: Noon - 1 p.m. Beach Lake UMC, across from the Beach Lake Vol. Fire Co. Free and open to all.
JAN 21. (MON) • All Senior Centers Closed: In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
JAN. 22 (TUES) • Blood Drive: 4 - 8 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 111 Old Salem Pike, Honesdale. For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop #475. • CPR PRO Class: 6:30 p.m. Central Firehouse Station 27, Lackawaxen Twp., Pike County. Cost $25 per student. Instructors by Lackawaxen EMS Instruction Team. Please respond by e-mail with number of students you may be sending. • India: Exploration of Geography, Religion and Culture (Third part of three): 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Wayne Co. Public Library. Our presenter Sheila Vaswani will begin a a new 4 part series on Japan: An Exploration of Geography, Culture, History and Modernity in February. It is not necessary to attend all.
JAN. 23 (WED) • Post Sandy Disaster Seminar for Pocono Private Communities: 6 - 8 p.m. Sycamore Grill, Delaware Water Gap. The program will cover issues including insurance, planning and preparation for disasters, clean up, communication with residents and related topics. The session, which costs $30 for CAI members and $50 for non-members (discounts apply for registering early). The session includes dinner and advanced registration is suggested. Individuals can register online at www.cai-padelval.org or call 877-608-9777.
JAN. 24 (THUR) • Childbirth Classes: 6 - 8 p.m. Wayne Memorial Hospital. Presented by Certified Childbirth Educator Kristine Price, RN. Many topics to be explored. Tour of New Beginnings, Wayne Memorial Hospital’s maternity unit. A one-day condensed class will be offered on Sat, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee for the comprehensive class is $75; the condensed class is $60. The cost of the classes are covered for women belonging to PA Healthy Beginnings Plus Program. To register/info, call Women’s Health Center at 253-3005. Space is limited. • Women's Club of Honesdale Meeting: 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center, Commercial St., Honesdale. Speaker - Greg Little, Editor of the Wayne Independent, speaking on "Publishing the Wayne Independent". Refreshments will be served, all are invited to attend. Collection for the Community Pantry will be conducted. Inclement weather potential cancellation call 224-6240.
JAN. 26 (SAT) • Brew Shoe: Prompton State Park. Snowshoeing sponsored by Northeast Wilderness Experience followed by a beer tasting at the Wayne Hotel. For additional details or to find out how you can get involved, call (570) 253-5744, visit www.friendsofprompton.com, e-mail email@example.com • Square Dance: 7 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church, 827 Church St., Honesdale. Light refreshments will be avail. $8 per person or $15 per family. 4th Sat of the month through May 2013. • Winter Eagle Viewing Trip: 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Ctr. 126 PPL Drive, Hawley. Presenter: Katie Lester, PPL. Learn about the bald eagle in the Lake Wallenpaupack area. Explore eagle biology, habitat needs and proper eagle-viewing etiquette. Free program begins at the center, followed by a guided eagle-viewing bus tour of the Lackawaxen River. Transportation provided. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Space is very limited. Registration required at 253-7001 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JAN 28 (MON) • Waymart Area Historical Society Meeting: 5 p.m. Waymart Borough Bldg., 128 South St. This is a workshop to prepare mass mailings for 2013, followed by a pizza party. Call or e-mail President Jane Varcoe at 488-6750 if you can attend. email@example.com
JAN 29 (TUES) • Tuesdays with Nellie: 5 - 6:45 p.m. A mystery book club for the months of Jan. - Mar. with Annelle Snyder. Come to one. Come to all. Each month will be a different theme. January the group will read a “gritty crime” novel. Contact the Wayne Co Public Library by phone 253-1220 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop at the library with any questions or to register.
JAN 30 (WED) • Self Defense Seminars: 6 p.m. Community Library of Lake and Salem Twp., Hamlin. Pre-registration mandatory. Free. Call Carrie Martine at 499-4786 for info/registration.
JAN. 31 (THUR) • Childbirth Classes: Jan 24 & 31. 6 - 8 p.m. Wayne Memorial Hospital. Presented by Certified Childbirth Educator Kristine Price, RN. Many topics to be explored. Tour of New Beginnings, Wayne Memorial Hospital’s maternity unit. A one-day condensed class will be offered on Sat, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee for the comprehensive class is $75; the condensed class is $60. The cost of the classes are covered for women belonging to PA Healthy Beginnings Plus Program. To register/info, call Women’s Health Center at 253-3005. Space is limited. • GHP Business Owner's and Employees Get Together: 7:30 a.m. Fins and Feathers, 222 Willow Ave., Honesdale. Brian Batton is excited to show off all the recent renovations he’s made to better serve you and your pets. All local area business owners and their employees are invited and encouraged to attend. You do not need to be a GHP member. • Small Business Healthcare Seminar: 9 a.m. The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, 222 Mulberry St. Scranton. “How Will the Affordable Health Care Act Affect My Small Business?” This seminar can be accessed directly from your office, all you need is an internet connection or a phone line. Please contact Alicia Tompkins at 342-7711 for more info. A free event, registration required. To register visit www.ScrantonChamber.com or call.
FEB. 2 (SAT) • Eagle Tour with the NEPA Audubon Society: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.. Lackawaxen Field Office. The guide will focus on eagle biology, our unique habitat, and how the eagles recovered from the brink of extinction. Reservations required; $13 per person. Call BOB 676-9969 or e-mail email@example.com for reservations and info. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, snacks, and a bagged lunch. Snow date: February 3rd. • WB/Scranton Penguins Thanks 4 Fighting Awareness Night: 7:05 p.m. Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Playing against the Adirondack Phantoms. Fans who purchase a ticket receive a Penguins hat, food voucher and $4 of every tickets goes to the LLS. For info/tickets call Chris Sipsky at 970-3607 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org • Zumba Fitness Event: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dingmans Ferry UMC, 115 Myck Rd. Benefits those affected by Hurricane Sandy church Conference Area. Featuring Zumba/Gold/Toning/Zumbatomic, Kickboxing/Yoga/Belly Dancing/Hula hoops, Piloxing and more. Home-made soup avail for purchase. Cost is $25, $15 per child. Early registration save $5 or if you bring food for the food pantry. Questions call 201-400-7098 or 828-2288.
FEB. 3 (SUN) • "All You Can Eat Breakfast": 7 a.m. - Noon. VFW Post 531, 736 Main St., Honesdale. The breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, pancakes, French toast, bagels, rolls, cookies, coffee, juice. Cost is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5.00 for kids over 5 and kids 5 and under free. Questions, call 253-5373 or e-mail email@example.com
FEB. 6 (WED) • Self Defense Seminars: 10:30 a.m. Community Library of Lake and Salem Twp., Hamlin. Pre-registration mandatory. Free. Call Carrie Martine at 499-4786 for info/registration. • Taste of Wayne: The Red Schoolhouse, intersection of Rt. 670 & 247 Mt. Pleasant Twp. The Wayne County Historical Society will receive a generous donation for each meal served on Feb. 6. For more information about the "Tastes of Wayne: First Wednesdays" program, visit the Wayne County Historical Society's website at WayneHistoryPA.org.
FEB. 8 (FRI) • Cookie Pick: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. The Dime Bank, Damascus. Proceeds benefit Damascus United Methodist Charge Mission Projects. For info call 224-4217. • Winter Youth Retreat: Feb. 8 - 10: Pocono Mountain Bible Conference, 191 Clifton Beach Rd. Clifton Twp./Gouldsboro. Open to children 12 - 18 years of age. $90, scholarships are avail. RSVP requested by Feb. 1. Lodging and all meals included. For more info re: Registration and scholarship, visit www.camppmbc.com/connected
FEB. 9 (SAT) • Cookie Pick: 9 a.m. - Noon.. The Dime Bank, Damascus. Proceeds benefit Damascus United Methodist Charge Mission Projects. For info call 224-4217. • Eagle Tours: Two trips: 9 am-12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sullivan County, Lackawaxen Field Office. Learn specifically about Sullivan County, NY eagle habitat, including a history of the region's largest and most critical area, the Mongaup Valley Wildlife Management Area. Reservations required: $12.50 per person. Call the Conservancy 226-3164 or 845-583-1010 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Please specify AM or PM trip. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, snacks, and a bagged lunch. Snow date: February 10th. • Snowshoe Hike: 10 a.m. - Noon. Bushkill Wildlife Management Area, Wurtsboro, NY. The Snowshoe Hike will begin at the South Road Boat Launch along the Bushkill O & W trail in Wurtsboro, NY, directly across from the Bushkill Vineyards, 1131 South Road, Wurtsboro. Visit www.TrailKeeper.org to learn more about the trail, view a map, and print directions. Dress warmly and bring water for this hike. All family members are welcome, but all participants must provide their own snowshoes. If we don’t have snow, we will simply enjoy a nice winter hike. The Snowshoe Hike and Wine Tasting is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Contact the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, • Valentine' s Day Dinner/Dance: 7 - 11 p.m. American Legion Ladies Aux., SR 1001, Milford. Music by Side FX. Menu: Chicken Francaise, tortellini Alfredo florentine, salad, rolls/butter, dessert and beverages. $20 per person. Cash Bar. For info call 296-34515.