A sample of some of the main events this coming week in the Wayne/Pike county area, which are open to the public.

DARRYL STRAWBERRY - Former New York Met and New York Yankee, Darryl Strawberry, will be speaking at Wallenpaupack Area High School in the gym 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 brought to you by C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Advocacy, Recovery, Education, & Support); a non-profit drug and alcohol awareness group in Wayne County, PA. The two-hour event will begin at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are free, and can be ordered in advance by phoning Jim Simpson at 570-253-5970 ext: 3434 and picked up at Wayne County Drug & Alcohol at 318 Tenth Street in Honesdale. For more information and for Premium seating and “Meet and Greet” tickets for individual and business sponsors can be found at www.caresrecovery.org.

RELAY FOR LIFE of the Greater Lake Region takes place 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20 through 10 a.m. Sunday May 21 at the Wallenpaupack Area High School track. Support the American Cancer Society. Anyone is welcome to come anytime and walk on the track, whether you are a cancer survivor, battling cancer, you are supporting a loved one or in memory of someone taken by cancer. Open ceremony is at noon on Saturday. For info contact Cindy Delaney at 570-562-9749 or email candy.delaney@cancer.org. Visit online (and donate) at http://relay.acsevents.org.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - Memorial Day Parade is set for Sunday, May 28 at 1 p.m. Mayor Kevin Hawk has reported that the Grand Marshal this year will be Walter Louis “Scottie” Ogden, a 91-year old veteran of World War II and resident of Hawley. Following an American Legion ceremony on Park Place by Bingham Park, the parade will commence, going down Main Avenue to Church Street, then down Church Street to the bridge to drop a wreath in the river. The parade will then continue up Hudson Street, back to the park.