|Bingo-A-Go-Go Returns to Rehoboth Head on over to the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Saturday, February 15 to play Sweetheart Bingo-A-Go-Go!
The event, which benefits AIDS Delaware, Delaware Pride and the Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth, features bingo games galore, each culminating in a fabulous prize!
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first game will be called at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance ($15 at the door) and can be purchased at Pelican Loft and CAMP Rehoboth on Baltimore Avenue, and The Beacon Thrift Store in the Midway Shopping Center.
I Do! I Do! to light up Rehoboth Art League Not only will there be a musical wedding at the Chambers Studio on the Rehoboth Art League grounds this Feb-ruary, but audiences will be able to enjoy a loving look at an entire 50-year marriage.
The Art League, in conjunction with Fay J. Productions will present the legendary Broadway musical I Do! I Do! starring Eloise Ullman and Eric C. Peterson.
The show will be presented for four performances only on Feb.14, 15 and 16. Tickets are $12 ($10 for Art League members). Tickets are on sale now by calling the Art League at 227-8408. It is suggested that reservations be made early, since last year's winter production sold out completely.
This production of I Do! I Do! will be staged to suit the uniquely intimate setting of the Chambers Studio. Not quite a fully-staged production, but more complex than a concert version, the show will blend the two styles to produce a fast-paced, prop-filled, hilarious performance, featuring two of the best musical comedy voices in the region.
Under the direction of Fay Jacobs, I Do! I Do! will feature a familiar musical score by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (who also wrote The Fantas-tiks), including the tune "My Cup Runneth Over."
The show follows the marriage of a young couple at the first part of the 20th century through their golden years together. It is by turns romantic, humorous and very universal when it comes to human relationships.
Director Jacobs has more than 25 years of professional theatrical experience in the Washington, D.C. area, plus Rehoboth productions of Love Letters , Shirley Valentine, 2001's Stage Door Canteen and last season's Adam & Eve. Veteran performer Eloise Ullman has had lead roles in most of the classic Broadway musicals. In the Washington D.C. area, she teamed with director Jacobs as Marian the Librarian in Music Man and Maria in The Sound of Music. Eloise recently appeared in the wildly comical Nunsense.
Peterson, a professional actor and playwright appeared in the 2000 Art League production of Love Letters, in 2001's Stage Door Canteen, and as Adam in last season's Adam & Eve. His resume includes everything from Neil Simon comedy to Shakespeare. In 2002, his adaptation of The House of Seven Gables had a New York reading.
Turning the Chambers Studio into a theatre will be the task of scenic designer Don Gardiner; Technical Direction will be by Bonnie Quesenberry.
Tickets are $12 and can be reserved by calling 227-8408. The Art League is located on Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres.
Beach House Rush and Reunion Feb. 23 In DC Shake the sand out of those shorts and get the dust off those flip flops, it's time once again to put yourself in that beach state of mind! The weather outside may be less than hospitable this time of year in Washington, but that won't stop several hundred partygoers from celebrating a seasonal rite of passage by attending this year's annual "Beach House Rush & Reunion Party," Sunday, February 23, from 5-8 p.m. at Lizard Lounge, 1223 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
Always entertaining, this year's event is planned to help participants shed those big city winter blues and get ready for another exciting summer in Rehoboth Beach, "America's Gay Summer Capitol."
"We are looking forward to hosting this year's Rush Party event, and we anticipate a great crowd as always," says the Love Benefit Committee's Bill Alldredge, one of the major sponsoring organizations. "Mark Lee at Lizard has once again donated use of a great space for the event at their new venue near Dupont Circle. It should be a wonderful evening."
What started years ago as a way for the many Washington area beach goers heading to Rehoboth for the Summer season to meet, greet, and collectively make shared beach house living arrangements, has evolved into an annual gay beach community reunion of sorts.
"This is the perfect way to meet people who you'll spend a great summer at the shore with, or catch up with friends from here or Philly or Baltimore that you may only see at the beach," Alldredge said, keeping with the reunion theme for this year. "Some of the best friends I have ever made have been because of the Rehoboth experience."
The event usually draws a crowd of several hundred participants eager to make beach plans and catch up with old friends, and the beach theme door prizes seem to be a hit with attendees as well.
There are some great new sponsors supporting the event this year who will add a new twist to the all important prize give-a-ways. New major sponsors, including US Airways and Centaur Music, along with many familiar Rehoboth area merchants, are making donations for prizes, in appreciation for the loyal beach following in the area.
While the Beach House Rush tries to fulfill its overall mission with a party atmosphere, the event actually performs a very important community service. The practical premise is very simple. People who own or rent beach houses in the Rehoboth area are able to meet and interview prospective tenants or summer roommates to help fill their houses for the summer beach and party season. That season typically runs from mid May through mid September, so beach house plans are typically made by February or March of each year, perfect timing for such an event.
Not interested in your own summer place at the beach? The party is a great place to make friends that just might invite you down for a well-deserved weekend vacation at the shore.
The event is coordinated and produced by CAMP Rehoboth, and the Love Benefit Committee, which also produces the annual Love Weekend charity dance events Independence Holiday weekend in Rehoboth Beach. This is the Love Committee's first year as a major sponsor.
Proceeds from the eventa five dollar requested door donationare contributed to the Love Benefit Committee's Events Fund.
For more information log onto www.BeachHouseRush.org, or call CAMP Rehoboth at 302-227-5620
Cast Your Vote for Best Kids at the Beach Atlantic Color Lab is holding their "Best Kids at the Beach" Photo Contest to benefit the Children's Beach House.
Stop by Atlantic Color Lab by March 1 to vote for your favorite photo. Each vote requires a $1 donation to the Children's Beach House. The Children's Beach House, located in Lewes, provides programs to serve Delaware children with special needs. Prizes from local merchants will be awarded on March 5.
Atlantic Color Lab is located at 149 Rehoboth Avenue in the Village by the Sea pass-through between Rehoboth and Baltimore Avenues. 302-226-3415.
Renowned Cabaret Performer Coming to Sea Witch Manor Inn Liz DuFour, pianist, vocalist and composer is bringing her special cabaret magic to the Sea Witch Manor Inn and Spa in Rehoboth Beach for one night only, Saturday, March 8.
A veteran performer who has been entertaining audiences recently in New York City, and at Odette's and The Cartwheel in New Hope, Pennsylvania for the past 12 years, DuFour has been invited to Rehoboth by the Friends of the CAMP Rehoboth Women's Project and WomenHeart.
DuFour will be at the handsome baby grand piano in the great room at the Sea Witch from 7:30 until 11:00 p.m. Along with what the music critics have called "a smooth and smoky voice, penetrating the heart and soul," there will be a coffee and dessert buffet and plenty of opportunity to socialize with friends.
Tickets for the evening are $20, with proceeds going to benefit both the CAMP Rehoboth Women's Project and WomenHeart, a nonprofit organization educating women about heart disease.
DuFour studied classical music for years. She performed numerous times at Carnegie Hall before pursuing a career as a contemporary singer and songwriter. As a contributing musical director at Odette's in New Hope, she saw the venue named one of 2001's Top Ten Cabaret Rooms in the nation by USA Today.
Her debut CD, "Liz DuFour: The Corner of My Room" has been well received. Liz will be signing CDs at her March 8 performance.
Tickets to this one-night cabaret performance are limited. Call 302-227-3437 to be a part of this wonderful evening with Liz DuFour at the warm and inviting Sea Witch Manor Inn and Spa.
The Sea Witch Manor Inn and Spa is located at 71 Lake Ave in Rehoboth Beach. Accommodations, including a ticket, are available by calling 302-227-9482.
Upcoming Workshops in Rehoboth Focus on Grief Management A local Certified Grief Therapist, Dianna Jarosch, is holding eight workshops on grief throughout February and March.
Each week will focus on a specific topic, ending with a memorial service on March 25. Workshop topics include: stages and reactions of grief; dealing with the outside world; loss of partner; and what can I do now? Participants may attend any or all workshops.
The workshops, open to all, will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Avenue. The cost for all eight workshops is $35; scholarships are available. For reservations and information, please contact Dianna at 302-226-1555.
Verizon Grant Funds New Computer at CAMP Rehoboth A grant from the Verizon Foundation provided funds for a new computer at CAMP Rehoboth. The $4000 grant allowed for the purchase of a new computer station designated for public use at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center.
Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, is committed to helping Verizon employees, customers, and the communities in which they work and live make progress every day. The foundation supports a variety of programs that focus on improving basic and computer literacy, bridging the digital divide, enriching communities through technology and creating a skilled work force. The foundation promotes partnerships in technology with organizations serving the needs of diverse communities, people with disabilities, and the economically and socially disadvantaged. For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizon.com/foundation.
The new computer station is located in the front room of the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, and is available for public use when the office is open. For more information, call CAMP Rehoboth at 302-227-5620.
Women Invited to Learn about Breast Cancer at Home Parties Taking Care of Ourselves, a program of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) for lesbians and women who partner with women introduces a new, innovative approach to teach women about the importance of early detection of breast cancer: Breast Health House Parties!
With games such as: Truths and Myths, Breast Health Bingo, Breast Health Jeopardy, Acting Up!, and Bouncing Around Ideas, women learn important information about breast health, early detection methods, and ways to overcome barriers to accessing health care, such as fears about coming out to a health care professional.
A trained facilitator will come to a woman's home, youth group, or other women's group in Delaware to teach friends friends and family about the three essential components of early detection: breast self-exam, clinical breast exam, and mammography.
The facilitator teaches women this important, potentially life saving information in a relaxed social setting among friends and family who can support each other with their health questions and concerns.
The house parties include games, activities, discussion, a video, and breast self-exam instruction using practice breast models. For more information, or to host a party, please call Sandra Hoy at 302-778-1102, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.This project is supported by a grant from the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer assisted in the development of the house party activities. DBCC was established in 1991 by a small group of community volunteers to raise awareness of breast cancer by providing information, education and support in a caring and responsive manner on the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. DBCC is an affiliate member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and supports the national organization's efforts to research the causes of breast cancer and pursue optimal treatments and cures. DBCC is located at 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 1115 in Wilmington, DE 19801, with a Resource Center located in Dover, DE. For additional information about the organization, please call 302-778-1102 or visit our website at www.debreastcancer.org.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 13, No. 1, February 7, 2003