Kids go fish with the Pike County Commissioners and more

What's new with arts, leisure and the community April 14 to 20

Posted 4/15/22

Hiking under the full moon

LAKE ARIEL, PA — Nature is different at night.

On Saturday, April 16, Lacawac Sanctuary is holding an evening hike on its trails, under the full moon.

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Kids go fish with the Pike County Commissioners and more

What's new with arts, leisure and the community April 14 to 20


Hiking under the full moon

LAKE ARIEL, PA — Nature is different at night.

On Saturday, April 16, Lacawac Sanctuary is holding an evening hike on its trails, under the full moon.

The trek begins at 6:30 p.m. and hikers should meet at the Environmental Education Center. The hike is led by environmental educator Jamie Reeger.

Hikers will trek to the lakeshore to watch the full moon rise.

This is a strenuous three-mile hike; participants should dress accordingly.

There is no charge, but donations are suggested. Registration is required.

For more information, email or call 570/689.9494. To register, go to

‘Jesus Only Jesus’ by the Damascus Community Cantata Choir

ABRAHAMSVILLE, PA — The Damascus Community Cantata Choir presents “Jesus Only Jesus” beginning at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church.

The church is located at 623 Callicoon Rd.

A potluck fellowship luncheon will follow. All are welcome.

There is no charge to attend.

For more information, call the parsonage office at 570/224-4637 or leave a message on the church’s Facebook page at DamascusUMC.

Hike into Highland history

BARRYVILLE, NY — Celebrate trails with the Delaware Company with a Highland history hike, an afternoon saunter on the trails at the Minisink Battleground Park.

It takes place on Sunday, April 24 and begins at 2 p.m.; there is no charge.

The hike is led by Sullivan County Historian John Conway.

He’ll tell stories about the history of the region, going back to the Lenape, the Native Americans who revered the area for centuries before the arrival of the Europeans. There’s the Cushetunk settlement, the Battle of Minisink and its aftermath, how local events fit into national history and more.

The park is located at 58 County Road 168 in Barryville. It is owned and operated by Sullivan County, and historical programming is provided by the Delaware Company, a nonprofit education group.

For more information, visit the group on Facebook at TheDelCo.

An eggstravaganza in Bethany

BETHANY, PA — Are you aged 10 or under? Come hunt for eggs on Saturday, April 16, courtesy of the Bethany Public Library.

The annual Easter egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. and is held at the park at 8 Court St. in Bethany. There will be a special section for toddlers.

An Easter basket is the door prize, and a craft activity will be held in the library—one for preschoolers and one for elementary-aged children.

There is no charge for the craft sessions, but participation is limited to 15 children each.

To register, or for more information, call the library at 570/253-4349.

Kids go fish with the Pike County Commissioners

MILFORD, PA ― The Pike County Commissioners have scheduled the 24th annual fishing derby for Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.

It will be held at Lily Pond, off Route 6 on Schocopee Road.

This is the first time in since 2019 that the derby will be held. It was halted in both 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.

The derby will be held rain or shine. Lily Pond will be stocked at approximately 7 a.m. on the day of the derby.

The event is open, free of charge, to children under the age of 16. Prizes, donated by local sponsors, will be awarded for the largest trout caught among each age group. The prizes could include fishing poles, rods, reel kits and various other fishing accessories. Random drawing prizes will also be awarded to children in various age groups throughout the event.

To ensure a safe and fun event, a few rules will be enforced. PA fishing laws and regulations will apply, and participants must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing is permitted anywhere on the pond. Participants must provide their own tackle and bait and can only use one fishing pole. Each participant is allowed to enter only one trout to be measured for the contest.

Each child must have their own registration form completed and signed by a parent or guardian. Participants can register either online at or on the day of the event.

For more information on the fishing derby, contact the Pike County commissioners’ office at 570/296-3569.

Bowling for autism on April 23

HAWLEY, PA — The 11th annual Bowling for Autism will be held on Saturday, April 23 at the Wallenpaupack Bowling Center.

Come bowl for fun and bowl to support the Dyberry Day Camp, which gives developmentally delayed children in Wayne and Pike a month of fun. All proceeds from the event will benefit the camp.

Bowling for Autism will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 and include two games, shoes and a $5 food voucher.

There will also be live entertainment from the Guy Young Band. Michelle Lee Photography will take photos of the event.

Vaccination is encouraged and masks are required per COVID regulations.

Contact Kelly Davenport for information or to donate to the event (monetary or otherwise) at 315/708-8810 or

You can follow Bowling for Autism on social media.

Learn more about the Dyberry Day Camp on Facebook.

Exploring life-changing people and ideas in art

HONESDALE, PA — Mentors are transformative.

Wayne County artists have chronicled their mentors, guides and teachers in their art for the Wayne County Arts Alliance’s new exhibit.

It will run through Saturday, June 4 at the Main Street Gallery.

The gallery is located at 959 Main St. above Missing Pieces. The hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Masks are recommended in the gallery.

The artists submitted work inspired by or about a person in their past who influenced their artistic growth, or about an idea that led to innovative ideas and insights.

The artists included are Susan Cottle Alberto, D.C. Anderson, Kat Beisel, Jane Biron, Tom Biron, Barbara Briden, Barbara Carpenito, Elizabeth Castellano, Phyllis Chekenian, Janet Moody Gaglione, Sierra Gaglione, Lisa Glover, Jay Hostetler, Rena Hottinger, Mary Jasch, Joan Polishook, Debby Pollak, Matt Povse, Sandra Povse, Tina Rosinski, Sue Stephan Foster, Jenn Storm, Naomi Teppich, Stephanie Verity and Bill Westmoreland.

This exhibition was made possible with a donation by Happy Tattoo in Honesdale.

For more information, email

Lacawac Sanctuary, Damascus Community Cantata Choir, the Delaware Company, Bethany Public Library, Wallenpaupack Bowling Center, Bowling for Autism, Wayne County Arts Alliance, Pike County commissioners


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