Bulletin Board
Thursday, August 3rd, 2000
 
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 1:30 p.m.

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 Highway.

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.