CROP Returns to Delaware Botanic Gardens
On Tuesday, November 16, a team of CROP volunteers will return to the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) to help staff and other volunteers plant bulbs. The goal is to plant 85,000 bulbs during the month of November. DBG is a world-class, inspirational, educational, and sustainable public botanic garden in southern Delaware, created for the benefit and enjoyment of all.
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CAMP Rehoboth Chorus
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus has appointed Jeff Buhrman as its new Assistant Director. In this role, Jeff will assist CAMP Rehoboth Chorus Musical and Artistic Director Doug Yetter in preparing for shows, rehearsals, and more. Jeff comes from DC, where he was the artistic director for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington for many years.
The chorus is very grateful for the work done by former Assistant Director Neil Frock over the years.
Elections were held at the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus’s Annual Meeting on September 19, and the chorus welcomes new Leadership Committee members Matt Brown and Dave Minges. They join Dave Scuccimarra, Judy Olson, Dianna Johnston, Bill Fuchs, and Sandra Skidmore.
Rehearsals have begun for the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus’s Presidents’ Day concert, February 18-20, 2022. Be on the lookout for a great show! ▼
Save the date
Tiny Beautiful Things, November 5-7
CAMP Rehoboth Theatre and the Robert Hoffer Theatre Fund present Tiny Beautiful Things, a stage adaptation by Nia Vardalos of the book by Cheryl Strayed. The play, directed by Russell Stiles, shares the real-life letters written to Sugar (portrayed by Gwen Osborne) and the vulnerable, empathetic ways in which she responds.
The play opens as the character agrees to take on the role of Sugar. The benefits? No pay or byline—just sincere communication between her and the people at the end of the notes in her inbox. The letters rush in and Sugar begins to read.
The stories are voiced by actors Matty Brown, Diana Counts, and Rick Welk. Some writers wonder, what is love and what’s it all about? Others ask, “Should I share my story of sexual assault?” The play culminates in a letter from Living Dead Dad, whose 22-year-old son was killed by a drunk driver.
Sugar doesn’t respond in the ways we might expect. She reaches into herself and shares intensely personal stories—the ones layered in pain and heartbreak—and reminds her audience that we aren’t alone in how we feel. And we never have been.
Performances are November 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m., and November 7 at 2:00 p.m. All performances are at the Elkins-Archibald Atrium, CAMP Rehoboth. Tickets are available online at camprehoboth.com. ▼
*COVID Safety: This event will follow whatever safety protocols are in place on performance dates. CAMP Rehoboth staff and volunteers supporting this event are fully vaccinated. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated and remind you that at present all attendees are required to wear masks indoors at CAMP Rehoboth. More stringent guidelines may be in effect at the time of this event.
Women’s FEST: April 2022
‘Cuz girls just wanna have fun! Cyndi Lauper may as well have been referring to CAMP Rehoboth’s Women’s FEST 2022, which is shaping up to be quite the extravaganza. With the dates set for April 7-10, newly announced talent for this annual Rehoboth Beach touchstone event includes LGBTQ activist and country music star Chely Wright, and comedy trio Funny Girlz. The opening night dance event and a singles dance are in the works, along with Pickleball, Golf, and Cornhole Tournaments. Some new events are in the works as well.
New volunteers are welcome and encouraged to get involved and be a part of making 2022 a great comeback year. Planning is being led by this year’s new Chairperson, Lisa Soens, with advisory support from previous chairs Nancy Hewish and Fay Jacobs. Here’s your chance to infuse new ideas and activities into the mix. Volunteers interested in participating in key leadership and/or supporting roles should email: email@example.com and include “WF 2022 Volunteer” in the subject line. ▼