Let the Music Play!
Wahoo! CAMP Rehoboth’s Women’s FEST tickets are now on sale. This event just gets bigger and better every year with festivities beginning Thursday, April 9 all the way through Sunday, April 12. Highlights include the free FEST Welcome Party with DJ Nan and Viki Dee at the Atlantic Sands; book signings and readings at Proud Bookstore; the Queer Queens of Qomedy Show; fabulous workshops; the artisans EXPO; performances by Julie Clark, SheWho, Christine Havrilla, and Nedra Johnson; the Ladies 2000 Dance Party; Broadwalk on the Boardwalk, and so much more! For a complete listing of all events, go to the Women's FEST pages on the CAMP Rehoboth website.
Music lovers—have I got options for you! Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago, a Metropolitan Opera Live in HD event is at the Cape Henlopen High School Theater March 14; The Rehoboth Concert Band presents their first concert of the season on March 15; Coastal Concerts features the Borealis Wind Quartet March 21; And the Winner Is...a concert by the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus showcasing their favorite award-winning songs, will return March 29 to the Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown, Delaware. Tickets are available online or at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center.
On a bigger scale, Paul McCartney has been confirmed as the headliner for the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, June 18-21; Milford will mix craft beer with bluegrass music at its new Brewgrass Festival, June 14; and Well-Strung will be back July 25 for CAMP Rehoboth’s 25th Anniversary.
Delaware has added two new country music festivals this year: the Big Barrel Country Music Festival, June 26-28 with Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and Carrie Underwood, and the Delaware Junction Country Music Festival with Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Toby Keith, August 14-16.
Cruising through downtown Lewes, I noticed that Kevin Fleming has a new gallery next to Touch of Italy; construction is continuing on the new space, and Agave is once again open for the season. The fabulous Nectar Café will soon be serving dinner with favorites like chicken pot pie, turkey sandwiches, and pot roast, in addition to seasonal pasta dishes. Breakfast and lunch items will be available at dinner time as well.
Flowers on Savannah, a new area florist, has opened on Savannah Road (near the Auto Gallery) and the Rehoboth Art League is expanding class offerings to include several introductory glass classes, i.e. blown glass art, kiln-formed art glass, and lamp work glass art.
Big Sissies will change hands later this month and reopen as The Swell with a surfer/beach theme. Dewey Beach visitors can now use the popular Parkmobile app at all metered spots during the 2015 season.
This year the Rehoboth Art League is featuring salons in the homes of inspiring hosts. The next one, April 16, features the Art of the Aboriginal Culture. Diana Beebe will talk about Aboriginal art and background at her converted barn (which houses her collection) in Shipcarpenter Square in Lewes.
The Milton Historical Society’s new Speakers Series, Milton Collects features local residents sharing their collections. The next one is in May and will showcase trains and automobiles.
The Lewes Historical Society hosts a series of presentations called Lewes Lunch and Learns, led by local history buffs and museum professionals. Lectures take place the second Friday of each month, through May, in the downstairs meeting room of the Hotel Rodney. These events are free and open to the public.
Deb Griffin is a real estate agent living full time at the beach with her honey bunny, Greer, and three rescued doggies.