WITH SCHOOL out, Dayton 4-H Club members are devoting free time to preparing for the Howard County Fair next month.
Club members are putting finishing touches on projects they plan to exhibit.
Look in the 4-H building for their work Aug. 7 when Dayton Club members will talk with fair visitors in the 4-H building.
The group also has been busy working on a community service project: a skit explaining what 4-H is all about.
The skit will be performed at area nursing homes and for other groups by request.
If you are interested in having the Dayton 4-H club visit your group, contact Melissa Simmens at 410-730-3658. Or, attend the Amateur Variety Show at the Howard County Fair at 7 p.m. Aug. 10.
Several members of the Dayton club have raised livestock to be sold at the Annual Livestock Sale during the Howard County Fair.
This is an important time for these members. Not only do they have to care for their animals and make sure they qualify to be sold, but they also must promote the 4-H livestock sale.
Several club members who did not raise livestock are pitching in to help fellow 4-Hers by writing and delivering letters to buyers and businesses in Howard County.
Watch the livestock sale at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the fairgrounds.
Information: Howard County Extension Office, 410-313-2707.
If you're looking for something a little different this summer, check out these two events at the Howard County Fairgrounds.
First, the AKC All Breed Dog Shows and Obedience Trials will be held tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.
About 2,500 dogs will be entered in 130 breeds. Canine supplies will be for sale, and plenty of people food will be available for purchase.
Judging of the breeds will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
Admission is free; parking is $2 a car.
A Native American Pow-Wow will be held at the fairgrounds July 15 and 16. Pow-Wow, an American Indian-owned company, will hold the event from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
You will be able to sample buffalo stew, explore a decorated tepee and buy Native American arts and crafts.
Native American dancers will compete daily for more than $6,000 in prize money.
Admission is $7; $4 for children age 12 and younger.
Glenelg Country School will present Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," at 8 p.m. July 13 to 16 at Manor House Gardens.
Professional tour veterans of Olney Theatre Center's National Players will act in this tale of lost love and mistaken identity. Before most performances, the troupe will conduct acting workshops for young people ages 12 to 18.
Between workshops and performances, those who attend can have a picnic, enjoy music and tour the campus.
Reservations are suggested for the workshops and performances.
Information: Deb DeVoe, 410-531-2229, Ext. 2120.
After being rained out twice last month, the Howard County Celestial Searchers will try again for a Summer Star Party at 9 p.m. July 24 at Bushy Park Elementary School.
If you would like to learn to guide yourself around the night sky with the constellation, contact Joel Goodman at StardocJG@aol.com.
At Larriland Farms, 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, blueberries will be available to pick for the next few weeks.
The farm also has red raspberries, and pickers may still be able to find black or purple raspberries.
Farm hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.