|Bear Hugs for Babies Outreach Bear Hugs for Babies, a local nonrofit group staffed by volunteers, assembles and delivers baskets of essential items to newborns in need.
These cheery baskets, filled with approximately $70 worth of donated items, can include diapers, blankets, bibs, clothes, wipes, and bottles.
Within hours after a referral is made by a case worker, shelter or hospital, someone from the Bear Hugs group drops off a basket to help the family until other resources can be found.
Donations are urgently needed, as Bear Hugs has already helped three times more babies than they had at this same time last year.
To find out more about Bear Hugs for Babies, or to make a donation, call 302-226-5523 or visit www.bearhugsforbabies.org.
Come to "The Works!" Party for Fireworks! Reservations are coming in and plans are being made for the party that's already become a Rehoboth tradition the Annual Main Street Fireworks party. It will be held fireworks night, Sunday July 3rd at the Atlantic Sands Ballroom.
This party sells out every year and is one of the hottest tickets in town. From 7-10 p.m. on July 3rd, the party features great food and beverages, casual dress, a D.J. with beach party music, and then that special invitation for party guests to watch the 9:30 fireworks display from the rooftop viewing area at the Atlantic Sands.
Tickets for "The Works!" are $50 per person for an all-you-can-eat beach party buffet featuring red, white and blue favorites like picnic food, fried chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and more. Two beer and wine tickets are included, along with celebrity bartenders. Bring a group or come and make new friends at this fireworks tradition!
Tickets for "The Works!" are first-come first served and limited to only 150so everyone can have a rooftop view. Checks are already coming in! You can make checks out to Rehoboth Beach Main Street and mail to Rehoboth Beach Main Street, P.O. Box 50, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Please include names of attendees, address and phone numbers for confirmation.
Specifically note that the check is for "The Works!" tickets. There will be a list of names at the door on July 3rd.
Hurry, tickets sales are taking off like firecrackers! Main Street can be reached at 302-227-2772, but don't delay your checks, or this will be sold out!
West Rehoboth Seeks Sponsors Organizers of West Rehoboth's summer youth program are seeking sponsors to help fund this year's effort.
"A donation of $50 will sponsor a child for a week in this special program," said Brenda Kelley, program director. "The program will provide seven activity-filled weeks for approximately 45 underprivileged students from kindergarten through middle school, ages five through 15.
Kelley said a number of area residents contributed to the success of last year's program. Anyone wishing to sponsor a child is asked to make checks payable to WSNB Youth Program, and send them to West Side New Beginnings, Inc. Community Center, 100 Norwood Street, Rehoboth Beach 19971.
Open Auditions Scheduled David Warick, founder of Delaware Comedy Theatre (DCT), a new Rehoboth Beach-based improvisational theater group and school, is happy to announce the first open auditions for its THEATRESPORTS performing troupe. The auditions are open to experienced comic performers and improvisers who are able to rehearse and perform in Rehoboth and the surrounding areas on a weekly basis this summer and fall.
The auditions will be held on June 4 and 5, Saturday and Sunday, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. both days. The auditions will be at Quest Fitness, in Lewes, at 17252 N. Village Main Blvd., The Villages Of Five Points (around the corner from the Food Lion market). Auditioners should be dressed comfortably and be ready to work in teams.
To schedule an audition, e-mail, David Warick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor Minner Hosts Meals on Wheels Benefit On Tuesday May 17th, Governor Ruth Ann Minner hosted a dinner at the Governor's mansion to support Meals on Wheels Delaware. Gov. Minner donated the evening last fall as part of a charity auction during the "Brunch with the Masters Event" in Dewey Beach. Caf Zeus of Rehoboth Beach was invited to cater the event.
"Each year the Governor has donated an evening to support Meals on Wheels and we couldn't be happier that she has" said James Thornton, Executive Director, Meals On Wheels Delaware
"Further we are so glad that Caf Zeus so graciously donated their services for the evening."
"I always enjoy this evening in that it allows me to promote two issues of great importance, giving a helping hand to the elderly and promoting independently owned businesses in Delaware" said Governor Minner. "Every year Meals on Wheels, Delaware helps thousands of people in our state. This evening allows us to raise awareness of their work and I am pleased that Caf Zeus was willing to help us in these efforts."
"We try to do whatever we can to support charities in our region" said John Mank, Owner of Caf Zeus. "The work Meals on Wheels performs is so important that we are happy to do anything we can."
Caf Zeus, located in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware prepared a six-course meal including Lobster Bisque, Ahi Tuna and Beef Wellington. Executive chef, Charles Davidson said, "It is such an honor to cook in the Governor's mansion especially to support such a worthy cause."
The evening was won by Mr. Jim Prettyman of Rehoboth Beach and was enjoyed by 5 of his guests as well.
Caf Zeus, gay owned and operated, is located at 37 Wilmington Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and is open from March until New Year's every year.
Powercolor at Peninsula Gallery A newly released book titled Powercolor by Caroline Jasper, and an exhibit of some of her most recent paintings is available in the Peninsula Gallery in Lewes.
Powercolor is an invaluable learning resource and reference for artists who want to expand their knowledge about and invigorate their use of color. Rather than promote a particular theory, method, or use of materials, Powercolor offers readers the freedom and spontaneity to develop their own creative path.
The Peninsula Gallery is located at 520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes, just across the canal bridge. It is open 7 days a week. Call 302-645-0551 for more information. On the Internet at www.peninsula-gallery.com.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 15, No. 5 May 20, 2005