The Damascus Township Historical Society holds the first program of its 2013 Speaker Series at Damascus Township Community Center, 7pm. Grace Johansen will share stories of Peggy Runway Lodge. 570/224-4535.
The Woodland Weavers and Spinners Guild hold June meeting at the Community Center, 10am. Bring a bag lunch; coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. The program will be a workshop on Kool-Aid dyeing with a shibori twist, presented by Buff McAllister. 570/226-4413.
A Memorial Day Program in honor of our nation's veterans is being sponsored by the Damascus Township Historical Society at the Veterans Memorial near the Society's Building, 11am. The speaker will be Joseph Davis. All are welcome. 570/224-4535.
Master Gardener Wildflower and Native Shrubs Garden Tour, 11am. Landscape designer Debra Myers will lead a tour of her wildflower and native shrub garden on the Upper Delaware River on River Road, Damascus across from Callicoon, NY. The garden incorporates Forrest Myers' large-scale sculptures into three main habitats: woodland, meadow-prairie and wetland. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. 570/253-5970, ext. 4110.
Master Gardener Container Gardening Workshop at the Damascus Community Center, 11am. Covers initial setup and maintenance of the thrill, the fill and the spill. Learn to think outside your average pot of geraniums. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. 570/253-5970, ext. 4110.
Craft fair at the Damascus Community Center, 9am-3pm. 50/50 raffle. Proceeds go to the community center. 570/729-8320, or 570/729-4217.
Penny social at Damascus Community Center, doors open 5:30pm, drawing at 7pm. Hot dogs, cold drinks, coffee and tea. Benefits the Conklin Hill Union Church maintenance fund.
The Damascus Township Board of Supervisors on February 18 voted unanimously to extend the employment of two township road workers who were appointed last month as foremen for 30 days. Supervisor chairman Jeffrey R. Dexter was absent from the meeting. Read more
The Damascus Area Pantry will be held at the Damascus Township Building, 1-3pm. For an emergency need, call 570/224-4217 or 224-4189.
Charles (Chuck) Grady, a supervisor in Damascus Township, resigned from his position as roadmaster but will remain a member of the township’s road crew. In Pennsylvania, a supervisor can also be the township’s roadmaster. Read more