Farm & Home Field Day Aug. 11
The University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources annual Farm and Home Field Day will be Wednesday, Aug. 11. A number of educational and festive activities have been planned beginning at 8:30 a.m. followed by a catered luncheon and a brief program scheduled 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. The sounds of “Bunky and Dottie” Eye will entertain visitors in the grove area from 10 a.m.-noon.
Millsboro annual Big Thursday event in downtown
Automotive buffs will be attracted to the antique and classic car show, which is a featured activity of the Big Thursday Festival coming to Millsboro, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-14. The festival is co-sponsored by the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce and Town of Millsboro.
It is held mostly downtown, at the Sussex Central Middle School on State Street, a new festival location.
Now in its 13th year, the car show will be held at the school on Saturday, Aug. 14.
In addition to the car show, it features a local pageant and general auction of premium merchandise at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Festival hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday’s hours are 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., including the 21st annual DAM Mill 5K Run (8 a.m.), children’s entertainment, car and farm equipment show, horseshoe tournament, toy and train show, and more.
Saturday’s concerts feature The Funsters at 5 and 7 p.m., and Dakkota at 6 and 8 p.m.
Lots of food, craft and public service vendors are set up Friday night and Saturday. An art show and other arts activities will be held at the Millsboro Art League on Main Street all three days. Millsboro’s merchants offer sidewalk sales throughout the town. For all event information call the chamber at 934-6777; or e-mail Millsboro@intercom.net.
Dylan-Nelson in concert Aug. 14
For one night only, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson will appear at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 14, starting at 6:30 p.m.
This will be the duos first-ever tour together. Dylan and Nelson will tour throughout the Midwest and eastern United States with their very own Minor League Baseball Stadium Tour before arriving on the East Coast.
Tickets are on sale at the box office at Perdue Stadium or charge-by-phone at 1-877-639-3728. Tickets (starting at $48) can also be ordered online by visiting www.theshorebirds.com Special group and food packages are available by calling 410-219-3112. The concert will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 5:30 p.m. with opening act The Hot Club of Cowtown hitting the stage to kick the night off.
The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club will receive $1 for every ticket sold.
Eastern Shore Threshermen preparing for show Aug. 6-8
The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association, Inc., will be holding their 44th annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show, Aug. 6, 7, 8, at their show grounds located on Rt. 313 between Denton and Federalsburg, Md. The show features free admission and free parking and opens at 10 a.m. each day.
There will be steam engines, antique tractors, gas engines, antique cars and steam models in operation. Among the demonstrations will be wheat threshing, shingle sawing, sawing with a miniature and full-size sawmills, rock crushing and weather permitting, plowing with steam and gas tractors. A daily parade of all equipment will be at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Kids of all ages enjoy riding “Smokey Joe,” a miniature steam rain which is a replica of the Civil War era “General” locomotive.
There will be something for everyone in the large flea market with more than 125 dealers.
Annual Ride for… KIDSAKE
Laurel Police Department in conjunction with Harley Davidson of Seaford is in the process of organizing the 2nd Annual Ride For… KIDSAKE. The Ride is a benefit motorcycle ride to raise money for The Children’s Advocacy Center of Delaware, a non-profit organization dealing with children who have been the victims of sexual and physical abuse. Saturday, Aug. 28. All motorcycles welcome. Registration at Harley Davidson of Seaford, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Registration is $10 per person. Ride will start at Harley Shop, go 70-80 miles, then return to the Harley Shop for food and entertainment.
Spare the Kids Bowl-a-Thon
Teams and sponsors are needed to support the upcoming Bowl A Strike and Spare the Kids Bowl-a-Thon taking place on Friday, Aug. 13, at the Seaford Bowling Lanes at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Teams of five bowlers ($50 per bowler) are needed to participate in the event. Lane sponsors ($100) are also needed. There will be door prizes, music and a live auction at 8 p.m. For more information contact Karen Schreiber at 628-3789 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Basket Bingo on Aug. 19
Basket Bingo, benefiting Relay For Life, sponsored by The Bank of Delmarva, will be at the Salisbury Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 19. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, 50/50, raffles and refreshments will be available. Tickets can be purchased at any Bank of Delmarva location or by calling Lindsey Tressler at 410-896-9041 ext. 131.
Sussex Tech Yard Sale
On Saturday, Aug. 7, a yard sale at Sussex Technical High School, County Seat Highway, (Rt. 9), west of Georgetown, 7 a.m., to benefit PACTT Center.
The first annual Golf Tournament, hosted by Trinity Transport, Inc., on Sept. 12, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration at 8 a.m., shot gun start at 9 a.m., at Deer Run Golf Course, Berlin, Md., four-man scramble format, $60 per person. All proceeds go to the 2005 Relay For Life (Western Sussex County). Call 800-846-3400 (Lance Massey or Chris Cott).
Take My Hand Ministry sixth annual charity auction, Saturday, Aug. 7. Preview from 9-10 a.m., and bidders on the go may negotiate a price with auctioneer Tommy Tucker of Greenwood, at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post #7478 on Governors Avenue. Proceeds benefit TMHM’s needy client fund. All donations are tax-deductible since TMHM is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization. To make a donation contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220. Clothes, appliances, and sports equipment are not accepted. Checks should be made payable to: Take My Hand Ministry with “charity auction” on the memo line. Refreshments and baked goods available.
Delaware Equine Council
Delaware Equine Council meets Monday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m., at Exhibitor’s Hall, Harrington Fairgrounds to review 2004 fair and finalize activities for the balance of this year. All those interested in horses are welcome. Contact Brenda 875-7869 or Paula 629-5233.
Miller Family Reunion
The 20th reunion of Samuel James Miller and Elizabeth Ellen Hastings Miller family will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, at St. George’s United Methodist Hall, in Laurel, at noon. Each family should bring a meat and vegetable or salad dish. Call Agnes Truitt, 629-2111.
The annual Eastern Shore AFRAM festival will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13 and 14, as it celebrates the African-American heritage with entertainment, food vendors, information vendors, and lots of fun. AFRAM will be at Nutter Park, which is located between Norman Eskridge Highway and Collins Avenue next to Chandler Heights Apartments, Seaford. One of the main purposes of this event is to strengthen the African American community of the entire Eastern Shore through cultural awareness by exhibiting a heritage of unity, success, diversity, and pride. The AFRAM acronym actually comes from the words AFRican-AMerican and this year’s festival theme is “The Spirit of Being African-American.”
Bob Dylan-Willie Nelson Show
The Bob Dylan Show featuring Willie Nelson and Family and The Hot Club of Cowtown, Saturday, Aug. 14, Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $48, for information, 877-639-3728 or www.theshorebirds.com. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club.
Nanticoke River Bike Tour
Nanticoke River Bike Tour, Saturday, Sept. 4, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 15-35-metric century routes. Phone 629-9788 or on-line, email@example.com for more information.
Pre-Tour Fitness Clinic
Nanticoke Health Services, Human Motion Institute, and the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club are sponsoring the Pre-Tour Fitness Clinic (in conjunction with the Nanticoke Bike Tour on Sept. 4), Saturday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to noon at the Boys & Girls Club, 310 Va. Ave., Seaford. Bike repair and maintenance, fitness, bike safety and nutrition will be discussed. Giveaways, door prizes, light refreshments, games for children. Contact Rene Morris at 629-6611, ext. 2404.
Peach Festival in Wyoming
Wyoming Peach Festival, Wyoming, Saturday, Aug. 7. Activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. around the Old Railroad Station including crafts, entertainment and food vendors. Peach Dessert Contest winners announced at 2 p.m. Dessert contest applications available at Wyoming Town Hall, Witt’s Market and Fifer’s Orchards. No admission charge. Free shuttle buses from Simpson Elementary School parking lot. Parade at 9 a.m. Call 302-697-3587 or 697-7543.
Moving Wall Seeks Volunteers
The volunteers bringing The Moving Wall to Seaford have organizational meetings in Seaford. The 7 p.m. meetings will be held at the city annex building on High Street.
The meetings are open to the public and many volunteer opportunities remain. Volunteers are needed in many organizational areas as well as with duties at The Moving Wall, set for Sept. 14-20 in Seaford.
The Moving Wall is a 1/2 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. Many educational and community activities are schedule surrounding the visit of The Moving Wall and lots of help is needed.
If you would like more information on The Moving Wall, contact lead volunteer Benet McCormick at 410-620-1599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Antique Tractor Show
The First State Antique Tractor Club annual show at Yoder Farms in Greenwood on Sept. 24 and 25. Admission and parking are free. There will be antique tractors, cars and trucks, flea market, and entertainment on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday there will also be a petting zoo, tractor games, a kiddie pedal pull and an auction. As always there will be plenty of good food. Contact Rose Hastings at 875-3040 or email@example.com.
Woodland Ferry Festival
Food vendors and crafters for the 12th annual Woodland Ferry Association Festival to be held (rain or shine) Saturday, Sept. 11. For more information call Donna Angell, 629-8077.
Antique Fair Aug. 14
An Antique Fair will be Saturday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., sponsored by Delaware Avenue Antique Emporium, Laurel. Vendor spaces available for antiques, collectibles, and restoration specialists. Lunch will be available on site. Call Rhonda Tingle at 875-6833.
Adult Plus+ trips
Upcoming trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech’s Owens Campus give active seniors a variety of options for having a great time.
- On Tuesday, Aug. 10, experience a guided tour of historic Kent County. A stop at the Agricultural Museum & Village and a tasty lunch at Atwood’s Restaurant on Silver Lake are included.
- Take in a performance of “Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding” while you cruise aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia on Sunday, Aug. 22. Buffet dinner, live music, and interactive theater provide an evening of fun.
- On Sunday, Sept. 12, enjoy a brunch and informative lecture at the Women’s National Democratic Club mansion in our nation’s capital followed by a tour of several historic homes and the Woodrow Wilson House, D.C.’s only presidential museum. For complete information about these and other Adult Plus+ trips and activities, call 856-5618.
Trip to Gettysburg
On Thursday, Oct. 14, the Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a bus trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield. Dr. John Farquhar, who has extensive knowledge of the area and has presented two slide lectures on the subject, will lead the tour. The bus will leave the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 8 a.m. The first stop will be at the site of the birthplace and grave of Lt. William Fisher. Also included will be Union Mills, the GNMP Archives and the electric map.
The cost of the trip is $50 per person and covers the bus fare, lunch, dinner and an official tour guide book. Reservations are required and will be limited to 47 people. Reservations may be made by sending a check payable to Seaford Historical Society, to Anne Nesbitt, 26317 Craigs Mill Road, Seaford, DE 19973.
Trip to New York City
The Methodist Manor House will host a two-day, one-night trip to New York City on Dec. 15 and 16. Cost of the trip is $347 per double occupancy and includes round-trip transportation by deluxe motorcoach, accommodations at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, tickets to Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas show, one first-class dinner, baggage handling and tips plus services of a professional tour manager. A $100 deposit is required with registration. Call Dixie Carlisle, at 628-5631.
Nanticoke Senior Center
Christmas Spectacular at Three Little Bakers, Tuesday, Dec. 7, leaves at 10 a.m. from Nanticoke Senior Center. Cost $60 members, $65 non-members. Phone 629-4939. Price includes motor coach transportation, food, and desserts.