Having never worked in an office (theaters, bars, casinos, and now a church), I only recently became aware of the CDP—the “Clean Desk Policy.” I operate under the theory that if a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, then what does that tell you about an empty desk?
For those of you who also have a desk that looks like post-war Berlin, you know that, despite appearances, we know exactly where to find anything. Okay, I was surprised to discover an unopened Christmas card lurking among my handbell catalogues in mid-April.…
Though not a well-known piece of local lore, the theatre on Baltimore Avenue is named after my desk. My partner at the time (and co-founder of the theater) nagged me endlessly about the condition of the desk we shared: “Can you please clear space for me?!?”
When we decided the aesthetic of the company would be focused on acting, costuming, and lighting but NOT on sets, I said, “We should call it Clear Space!”
It is time, however, for me to finally make a clean start and adhere to the CDP. I’m just going to shove it all in a drawer, but the desktop will be clean. Feel free to stop by my office and see for yourself.
(All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.)
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) has an event you don’t want to miss! Prom Remix will be held at the Atlantic Sands Ballroom, Friday, May 11 (8-11 p.m.) The evening will feature a dessert bar (included in your ticket price), a cash bar, Prom photos by Fortier photography, and music by Viki Dee and Dave Mattern.
Upcoming CAMP Rehoboth events are The Skivvies (a duo who actually perform in their skivvies!)—June 30—and the Gay Men’s Chorus of D.C.’s Cabaret: It Takes Two—July 14.
Capital Ringers are jingling thei rbells in It’s a Zoo Out There! This unique group tours their spring concert through May 6, and I do mean tours. Check their Events page for locations.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) has Fun Home—the 2015 Tony® winner for Best Musical—on the boards through May 20. Check out Baroque 2 Broadway on May 26! Now’s the time to sign up for one of their outstanding summer camps as well.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) has begun rehearsals for the classic farce Lend Me a Tenor—June 8-17.
Premier Centre for the Arts at Milton Theater (110 Union St in Milton; 302-684-3038) has something for everyone on their calendar! May 4: Swing Junction; May 5: Ted Vigil is John Denver; May 6: Christine Havrilla and Gypsy Fuzz Mama’s Black Sheep; May 10: LoDel Live; May 11: Grateful Dead Tribute; May 12: Men in Motion (Male Revue); May 17: Don’t Hassle Me I’m Local; May 19: Psychic Deanna Fitzpatrick; May 24: Transcendental Jam Session; May 25: Sail On Beach Boys Tribute.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) screens the best new Independent films at their Cinema Art Theatre, and provides the community with National Theatre Live: Macbeth (June 4-5) and Met Opera Live in HD: Massanet’s Cendrillon (May 5 & 7). Check their website for updates and show times.
Rehoboth Concert Band has concerts that should be on your calendar – Sunday, June 3—Concerts by the Sea in the gardens of All Saints Episcopal (18 Olive Avenue) and Sunday, June 24 at the Bandstand.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220) presents their Children’s Theatre production of The Frog Prince—May 11-13. Auditions for Shrek (opening July 13) will be May 13 & 15 (7p.m.).
Anna Hazzard Museum (17 Christian Street, 302-226-1119) is a captivating look at the early history of Rehoboth Beach as a religious retreat. The museum is housed in one of the original “tent” houses from Rehoboth’s 1870s camp-meeting era and is named for former owner and civic leader, Anna Hazzard.
The Brush Factory on Kings (830 Kings Highway. in Lewes; 302-703-7715) is a wonderful new addition to the arts scene in our area! Furniture, art, clothing, sea glass, decoys, home goods and more.
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) currently features the HeART on a String silent auction of intimate art with a closing reception Saturday, May 26 (4–7p.m.). Bidding online. No need to be present.
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art and Frame Shop (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) features the work of dozens of talented artists, as well as special events. Veg Fest 2018 has an opening reception—June 9— watch for further info!
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) has beautiful and unique hand-made pieces for purchase (including wedding rings) and offers classes in jewelry making. If you happen to be in Portland, Oregon May 24-26, you just may run into Heidi and her Earrings Galore Pop-up.
Painting With a Twist (17723 Coastal Highway; 302-313-5769) offers painting classes and “pARTies” for all occasions—days, evenings, weekdays, and weekends (age 7+). Visit their website for details.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Road in Lewes; 302-645-0551) is one of the largest Fine Art galleries in the area is currently showing The Artist Abroad—a selection of work by artists who travel abroad to paint. Featuring: Carole Boggemann Peirson, Roger Dellar, Lois Engberg, Heather Lynn Gibson, Laura Hickman, Martha Spak, Sharon Strine, and Meg Walsh. Whet your appetite with the virtual tour of the gallery online.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) always has a fantastic schedule of classes— everything from pottery to pen and ink technique to jewelry making… something for everyone and for every age and skill level. Exhibits include Putting It Two-Gether: Assemblage & Collage by Rose Minetti and Lee Wayne Mills in the Tubbs Gallery, Iria Chloe—Year One at the R.A.L. in the Ventures Gallery. Abstractions works from the Coastal Camera Club in the Corkran Gallery (all through May 7), and Fun in the Sun at the Rehoboth Beach Municipal Building (through June 20). Check their website for a complete schedule of exhibits, Salons, Gallery Talks, or even their Summer Camps.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) has a “history” of fun at the beach—vintage bathing suits, post cards, photos and maps. However… the Museum is currently closed for complete renovations to their second floor and revamping of the permanent collection exhibits and will reopen early summer.
Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) resides in the CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard and features art in different mediums by Ward Ellinger and Sondra N. Arkin.
Email Doug Yetter to add events to the calendar.