Unity Festival Planned at Local Vineyard
On Sunday, September 30th there will be a day long festival to be held on the grounds of Nassau Valley Vineyards, 36 Nassau Commons, in Lewes to benefit the American Red Cross and the New York Firefighter's 911 Disaster relief fund. Aside from simply having a fundraiser it is important that we do something to bolster the sense of unity among all people in the wake of the September 11th tragedies.
"It has already become apparent that there are many people who are ignorant of people's faiths and cultures and would seek to lump all ethnic people together, fostering a sentiment of hate and intolerance," says vineyard owner Peggy Raley. "We at Nassau Vineyards wish to bring people together to dispel these feelings, especially focusing on the children of our communities. The start of our festivities will be an All Faith prayer service. Muslim, Gentile, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, Native American can come together side by side."
Following the call to worship will be live entertainment all day. Already slated to play are Cape region notables Ed Shockley and Friends, the SOS Band, and Nick Wayne. More entertainment will be announced. There will be many children's activities including hay rides, grape stomping, clowns, a magician and a petting zoo. Counselors will be present to help children understand the events of the past weeks and to talk about the wonderful diversity that makes up America.
Several mural boards will be set up for children and adults alike to express their sentiments to the families of the victims, the rescue squads, members of the military at the Pentagon, and our military at Dover Air Base. There will be a silent auction and food and beverage.
For ticket info call 645-9463 or 644-4469. To volunteer your time or donate auction items call 644-4469 or 226-2695. Tickets are $10 for adults, seniors and students $5. Kids 12 and under are free. Gates open at noon, service is at 1 p.m, and entertainment until 6 p.m.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Taking Care of Ourselves will sponsor Claiming Our Lives, Telling Our Stories: Lesbians Talk about Cancer, a film and discussion about lesbian health. This event will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Services Building at 100 W. 10th Street in Wilmington, DE. Refreshments will be served.
In Delaware, approximately 600 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and 100 will die from the disease. The sad fact is that the lesbian community experiences a concentration of risk factors for breast cancer not seen in any other group. While not unique to lesbians, risk factors such as not having children or having children after age 30, and not receiving regular health care, are more common in the lesbian community.
Taking Care of Ourselves is a program of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC), providing breast health information to lesbian and bisexual women, and support for lesbians with breast cancer and their partners. DBCC also provides training to health care providers about lesbian health care needs.
In this, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, DBCC reminds everyone to do monthly breast self-exams, get regular clinical breast exams and mammograms, and know your family's medical history. However, most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have no known risk factors for the disease, and women and men can develop breast cancer at any age. Breast cancer cannot be prevented, but if diagnosed early, survivors can lead full, active lives.
DBCC is located at 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 1115 in Wilmington, DE 19801, and has a branch office at the Women's Center at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover. For more information, contact Sandra Hoy, Program Coordinator, at 302-778-1102 or 302-778-1756, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relive Rehoboth's Past Month by Month
A new 16 month calendar is the first in a series depicting the history of Rehoboth Beach. Each year, a new calendar will depict thirteen different scenes from the book, Rehoboth Beach Memoirs by James D. Meehan (Harold E. Dukes, Publisher).
The calendar highlights significant dates in Rehoboth's past and also shows dates of major upcoming events in Rehoboth Beach for the year 2002.
For each calendar sold through CAMP Rehoboth, the publisher is once again donating a generous 35% of the $12 selling price to the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center Project.Stop by the CAMP Rehoboth office at 39 Baltimore Avenue and pick-up a calendar today. Or call 302-227-5620 to order by phone.
The Colors of Fall V in Virginia's Horse Country
Craig Schwartz and Jason Smith have announced plans for The Colors of Fall V, Saturday, October 20th from 2 8 p.m. at the Marriott Ranch in the Virginia horse country.
Over the years this event has evolved from a small afternoon gathering at a friend's private home to a major dance event that this year will attract over 700 people. What hasn't changed is their formula for success: a spectacular countryside, good friends, and great music.
Colors is pleased that Warren Gluck, the legendary DJ who creates musical magic party after party in city after city, has agreed to perform this year.
For more information about The Colors of Fall V, please visit the site at www.thecolorsoffall.com.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 11, No. 13, September 21, 2001.