Farm Home & Field Day, Aug. 9
The University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources' annual
Farm and Home Field Day will be Wednesday, Aug. 9. A number of educational and
festive activities have been planned for this day, beginning at 8:30 a.m. A catered
luncheon will be served at noon. After lunch, festivities will include presentation
of the Sussex County Service to Agriculture Award, which is given each year to an
individual who has made outstanding contributions to and shown devoted service to
agriculture in the county, state and the Delmarva peninsula.
Activities during the morning will include departmental exhibits, agronomic and
vegetable field tours, Sussex Master Gardeners' demonstrations, 4-H animal display
and safe kids activities.
Schedule of events:
Agronomic and Vegetable Field Tours. Wagons will depart from the area located
behind the pesticide storage and handling facility from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Discussions will focus on: Cultural and mechanical systems for the production and
harvest of squash and pickling cucumbers; utilizing rye cover crops for weed
management; and maximizing the nutrient value of poultry litter.
Sick Plant Clinic: Bring your landscape and garden problems in for diagnosis from
8:30 a.m. to noon (located at the master Gardener area)
Weed Identification Area: Challenge your skills in identifying common troublesome
weeds found in field crops, gardens and lawns from 8:30 a.m.-noon (located near the
Master Gardener area)
Sussex Master Gardener Demonstrations: Exhibits and seminars open from 8:30 a.m. to
4-H Farm Animal Display: Located west of the grove area (near the Lasher Lab) from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sussex County Safe Kids Day Activities: Located in the tent west of the grove from
8:30 to 1 p.m. This year's Safe Kids Day, with support from the National Athletic
Trainers' Association, begins a major sports injury prevention initiative.
For more information call 856-7303.
Soccer for the young crowd
The Nanticoke Youth Soccer Association will hold a KinderKicks program for children
entering either kindergarten or first grade beginning Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. The
program will be held at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club and will continue on
Monday, Aug. 7, Wednesday, Aug. 9, and Thursday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5
and players may register at the start of any session. For additional information,
contact NYSA at 629-3530.
War reenactment planned
The second annual Civil War Living History Weekend will be Saturday, Aug. 5, and
Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford St., Georgetown.
Gates open at 9 a.m. both days. Admission is $1 for adults (age 12 and older) and
50 cents for children.
Possums to hold auditions
Possum Point Players will hold two auditions the second week of August. The first
audition is for the Bertolt Brecht classic, "Mother Courage." The cast call is for
10 adult actors, five men and five women. The audition will be held at Possum Hall
in Georgetown, on Sunday Aug. 6, at 2 p.m., and on Monday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Possum's Ad Hoc Touring Company will hold tryouts on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. for a radio
drama entitled "The Suspect." The cast requirements are five women, one boy and as
many as 12 men.
For details, call the Possum Point Players' office at 856-3460.
Arts festival is next week
Comedy, rock 'n roll, country and classical music are all part of the University of
Delaware's Annual Summer Arts Festival, Aug. 9-12 in Lewes. All festivities take
place on the grounds of UD's Hugh R. Sharp campus on Pilottown Road. All main
events begin at 8 p.m.
Comedy Night, scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 9, will feature the Capitol Steps.
This year's Rock, Roll 'n' Remember concert, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 10, will
feature Otis Day & the Knights and Peaches & Herb.
The annual Country Music Fest, sponsored in cooperation with the Boys and Girls
Clubs of Delaware, is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 11. It features Bryan White and
The Kinleys, twin sisters with irresistible harmonies.
The festival will close with the annual Cape Concert, featuring the Delaware
Symphony Orchestra and the Lancaster Cannon Company on Saturday, Aug. 12.
Ticket prices at all events, except the symphony, are $7.50 in advance for children
and $12.50 in advance for adults. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $10
for children and $15 for adults. Prices for the symphony are $7.50 in advance for
children and $15 in advance for adults. Symphony tickets purchased on the day of
the concert are $10 for children and $17.50 for adults.
Tickets may be purchased at UD offices in the Carter Partnership Building in
Georgetown. Tickets also are on sale at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, 120 Kings
Bike tour set for Sept. 3
The third annual Greenwood Trust Heritage Bike Tour will take place on Sunday,
Sept. 3, starting and ending at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Cyclists can
choose from 15-, 30- and 100-kilometer routes. The first 400 who register will
receive T-shirts and water bottles. Phone Ron MacArthur at 629-8740 to receive a
registration form or get more information.