Dr. Bambi Lobdell, author of "A Strange Sort of Being," which examines the life of Wayne County historical figure Lucy Ann Lobdell, will be the speaker at a luncheon at the Hotel Wayne, 12:30 pm. Tickets: $20 and are available, in advance, at the Wayne County Public Library in Honesdale.
Texas No. 4 Fire Company chicken BBQ. Drive-thru takeouts only. Cost: $10.
St. Joseph Church's annual Penny Social at the Catholic Family Community Center, 329 Cliff St., opens at 1pm, calling starts at 2pm. Gift baskets, door prizes and gently-used items. Fun and prizes for the whole family. Light refreshments available for purchase. 570/792-7024.
Pet “pawrade” costume contest. Signup at 12noon in Central Park; parade kicks off 1pm with judging at 2pm at Fred Miller Pavilion on Main St. Donation of $5 per entry. Prizes in three categories: funniest, scariest and most original. Contact Marlene at 570/493-3377.
Souper Supper at the Vineyard Center, 761 Terrace St., 4:30-7pm. Tickets: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children under 5. Tickets available at the door. 570/253-5451, 570/352-3560.
Tenth annual corn shucking contest at Fred Mill Pavilion, Seventh and Main streets, 12:45pm. Three children’s heats (age 14 and under), plus three adult heats (age 15 and up). Call 570/253-5492 to pre-register.
Penny social at Aaron’s, 250 Grandview Ave., to benefit Dessin Animal Shelter, 11am-3pm. Food, 50/50 raffle and more; baskets will be called starting 2pm.
Rusty Palmer’s Riverview Restaurant, 105 Rusty’s Blvd. hosts “First Wednesday: A Taste of Wayne County” to benefit the Wayne County Historical Society. 570/253-4507.
Ellis w/ guest Honor Finnegan,presented by Riverfolk Concerts at the Cooperage, 1030 Main St., 4pm. Admission: $20 ($15 advance). Reservations: 845/252-6783.
Open electric jam at The Cooperage, 4-6pm. Hosted by Right Side Up. BYOB. This is a donation based event and contributions are appreciated. Visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.