LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth
|Rehoboth Adventuring Group Bike Ride - Sat., Oct. 1 10:30 a.m.
Indian River "Double Cross": Enjoy camaraderie, scenery, and good exercise on a 50 mile trek beginning and ending at CAMP Rehoboth. Riding at a civilized 12-15 mph pace, we pass through Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island, then turn inland to return to Rehoboth Beach via Dagsboro, Millsboro (lunch stop) and Angola. If 50 miles sounds far, remember, it's Delaware, so it's all flat!
For more info and to sign up, contact Craig at email@example.com.
Cruise with CAMP Rehoboth
Don't despair! Labor Day may be over but there can be a beach in your future. CAMP Rehoboth has partnered with RSVP Vacations and Coastal Cruise Club to provide a cruise from Fort Lauderdale to the Yucatan with a stop in Key West just in time for Mardi Gras. The ship, Holland America's ms Westerdam, will depart from Fort Lauderdale on Feb. 26 and return on Mar. 4, 2006. Staterooms start at $1,145 per person.
If you don't know RSVP Vacations already, check them out at www.rsvpvacations.com. They are a leader in gay and lesbian travel. Also, check out the ship they have chosen for this adventure. Holland America's ms Westerdam can be viewed at hollandamerica.com. You won't be disappointed in this five-star ship. Holland America Line offers the most extensive menus at sea plus lounges, pool, casino and spacious staterooms. By the way, this cruise will offer ASL interpreted events.
Talk to your partner, call your friends, and give Chet Elder at Coastal Cruise Club a call at 302-537-2986. He is looking forward to working with you to be sure your experience is simply fabulous!
The great news for CAMP Rehoboth is that the Founders' Circle will receive a total of at least $250 from RSVP and Coastal Cruise Club for each stateroom booked exclusively through Coastal Cruise Club. If we exceed 20 staterooms booked, we will receive a $1,000 bonus from RSVP.
Remember, call soon for the early booking rate. If you are planning the cruise with friends, let Chet know. He'll get you on the same deck or in adjacent staterooms, if that is your preference.
Epworth Breakfast for Christmas Joy
On Sunday, September 25 from 9 a.m.-noon, Epworth United Methodist Church will host a breakfast to benefit Christmas Joy, a program which provides gifts and food to needy area families during the holiday season. Last year Epworth helped over 90 families have a Merry Christmas.
Breakfast is $6 for adults, $2.50 for 6-12 year olds, and free for children 5 and under. Included in this delicious breakfast are pancakes, sausage, and coffee. Fees collected help fund Christmas Joy.
Epworth is located at 20 Baltimore Avenue. Pre-registration is not required, and all are welcome.
Cabaret at Atlantic Sands Hotel
Henlopen Theater Project and CAMP Rehoboth have teamed up to present Lost in his Arms a new cabaret entertainment by Ken Skrzesz and Doug Yetter at the Atlantic Sands Hotel on Fri. and Sat., Sept. 23-24. Dinner is included in the ticket price of $50. Seating is limited. A buffet style dinner will be served from 6:30 p.m. each night and the show will start at 8 p.m.
The concert will feature songs from the Broadway repertoire of gay composers like Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and William Finn. Ken Skrzesz and Doug Yetter, who both now live in Rehoboth Beach, are the creative partnership behind Clear Space Productions. They have worked together and separately for several years in musical theater with Ken performing in over 20 different professional roles and directing or choreographing more than 50 musicals and operas. Doug, meanwhile, has been in the musical theater business for 30 years as pianist, director, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, and composer for hundreds of theaters across the country.
The concert takes a fresh look at some individual classics like Can't Help Lovin' That Man, Old Fashioned Wedding, I'd Rather Be Sailing, (I'm in Love With) A Wonderful Guy, and, of course, I Got Lost in His Arms. There will also be tributes to Judy Garland. The idea for the concert came about in Baltimore when Ken and Doug were playing at cabarets there. "Occasionally we would take a love song about a man that audiences are used to hearing sung by a woman, and sing it from a man's perspective. For instance, Not A Day Goes By is heartbreaking when sung by a woman about her relationship with a man. It is profoundly different when sung by a man about another man. That simple shift of emphasis can deepen the meaning and certainly the audience truly enjoyed it," said Ken. "We have also included several duets that are completely hilarious when sung by two men as opposed to a man and a woman."
Tickets for dinner and the show are available by calling the HTP ticket hotline at 302-226-4103 or CAMP Rehoboth at 302-227-5620. Find out more on line at www.henlopentheaterproject.com.
Delaware Hosts Three AIDS Walks
Plan to walk on Sunday, September 25th in the 19th Annual Delaware AIDS Walk. Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb. The 5K walk through gorgeous Rockford Park in Wilmington will include the traditional memorial flower drop, food tent, music, face painting, balloon artists and participation of the Wilmington Zoo. The walk is followed by the Interfaith Service of Remembrance at the Cathedral Church of St. John.
The Second Annual Dover Walk is October 2 at the Silver Lake Recreation Area. This route is also 5K and is wheelchair-, stroller-, and pet-friendly.
A new Walk has been added this year in Georgetown on October 9th at the N. Bedford Park on Bedford and Edward by St. Michaels RC Church. This route too is 5K and is wheelchair-, stroller-, and pet-friendly.
Rain or shine, join family, co-workers and friends in coming together to fight this deadly disease. Registrations for all Walks will begin at 12 p.m. with step-offs at 2 p.m.
For information about the AIDS Walk in Wilmington, Dover or Georgetown visit www.aidsdelaware.org.
Volleyball's a Drag at Least on Poodle Beach The Delmarva Divas and the Harvey Milk High School cheerleaders pose for a photo before squaring off against each other at the annual Labor Day Poodle Beach Drag Volleyball Tournament.
Ari Gold Performs at the 2005 Delaware Pride Festival Recording artist Ari Gold was a featured performer at the annual Delaware Pride Festival in Cape Henlopen State Park on Sept. 10. See CAMP Sound for a review of his newest album.
Blue Moon Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary Congratulations are in order for Joyce Felton and the staff of the Blue Moon Restaurant as they celebrate their 25th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 18.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 15, No. 13 September 16, 2005