HONESDALE, PA — There will be a reading of the holiday classic “The Night Before Christmas,” along with some new favorites, on Friday, December 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wayne County Historical Society Museum on Main Street. Children can wear their favorite holiday garb.
Arts & Leisure
I know it’s a little early to start reciting “The Night Before Christmas,” but it’s been difficult not to for the last week or so because (unlike the charming poem), there has indeed, been a creature stirring in my house.
Suburbia may bring to mind many things, but what you might not think of is that we can thank the creation of suburbs for holiday light displays on houses. In the 1960s, tract housing came into existence.
I’m fascinated by commercials featuring celebrities lending their names to a wide variety of products and services, understanding that advertisers are under the impression that those endorsements will influence the public.
Thomas Edison invented the first practical electric light bulb, so it only seems fitting that an associate at his company invented the Christmas light. Edison was known for unveiling his creations in extravagant ways; putting on a show to dazzle the audience. The presentation of Christmas lights was no different.
“Before We Eat: From Farm to Table,” by Pat Brisson, PA Farm Bureau’s State Women’s Leadership Committee, $10. Orders by calling Bonnie LaTourette at 570/729-8499 by December 30.
“Tusten’s Colorful History,” book by Grace Johansen. Tusten Historical Society, $14.99.
HAWLEY, PA — Hawley’s Winterfest will take place on December 9 to 11. Events on Friday include a beer tour (pick up a beer tour card at one of nine participating bars, including the Boathouse Restaurant, Cocoon Coffee House, The Dock on Wallenpaupack, Glass Wine Bar & Kitchen and more). The tour will continue throughout the three days.
MILFORD, PA — The Upper Delaware GLBT Center, Inc. (UDGLBT) will hold its inaugural Milford Holiday House Tour on Saturday, December 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. It is a self-guided tour of eight distinctive Milford homes, whose owners have graciously opened their doors to allow visitors to peek inside and see how each interprets the holidays.
HONESDALE, PA —The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main St., will host Romping Radishes, a healthy living class for kids, on Saturday, December 10 at 11 a.m. It will be held upstairs during the Main Street Farmers’ Market.