I’ve been a proponent of CBT for years. I know there’s a bunch of you guys out there who just raised your eyebrows and thought, “Doug’s into CBT?!?” (Those of you who didn’t raise your eyebrows may ignore the comment, or check the Urban Dictionary.) I’m talking about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy! CBT is a common “talk therapy” which allows the patient to become more aware of negative or inaccurate thinking and assists them in responding to situations in a more effective manner.
Surely you know someone (perhaps you!) who obsesses about plane crashes or hijackers and just decides to avoid plane travel. Or the friend who insists they’ve tried everything to give up cigarettes/drinking/sex/huffing airplane glue.…
So, Dr. Doug is here to suggest that when you start thinking, “That event is bound to be sold out. I’m just going to watch Food Network all night…” Stop being so negative! Be brave! Grab that cellphone and check the website or (perish the thought!) actually make a phone call and buy a ticket. Get out there and live! Remember what Auntie Mame said, “Life is a banquet, and most poor bastards are starving to death!” The buffet is now open. ▼
Are You a Senior and Do You Have Talent?
Auditions for Seniors Got Talent (April 28) are March 9 at 9 a.m.-noon at the Rehoboth Senior Center and March 23 at the Lewes Senior Center. Applicants must be over 50 years old; judges will select up to 20 acts for the show. Audition applications are available online at lewesseniorcenter.org. ▼
SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS at the CAMP Rehoboth Gallery
Inspiration, Vision, and Voice
Through March 30
Coastal Camera Club members have created a fantastic exhibition of their latest fine art photography through their inspiration, vision, and voice. What was the inspiration for the creation of these works? How did they achieve their artistic vision? What stories did they hope to tell through their own unique voice? Stop by the CAMP Rehoboth Gallery and see how each photographer explored these questions. Through March 30.
2019 Women’s FEST Art Show
April showers CAMP Rehoboth with this juried community art show featuring the work of women and area artists in a variety of mediums and styles. The juror—Liz Bradbury—holds an MFA in Fine Arts and Design from Indiana State University and is celebrating 50 years of exhibiting her art work in juried art shows and galleries. Join us for the Artists’ Reception on April 12 (3-5 p.m.). The exhibition may be viewed April 6-28.
In conjunction with Women’s FEST, Liz Bradbury will provide a FREE program—“10 Queer Women Artists Who Changed the World”—Friday, April 12 (1-2 p.m.) at the Atlantic Sands Hotel. Learn how Bradbury’s career as an artist, educator, and lesbian activist mixes with art, history, and comedy in this informative and hilarious overview. Should you find your knowledge of lesbians who made history lacking a bit, then this is for you!
Women’s FEST Entertainment Round-Up
Entertainment is always a huge part of the four-day event, and this year is no exception. The 2019 roster includes Olivia Travel favorite Ruthie Foster—six albums, nominated for a Grammy; BETTY! (Alyson Palmer and sisters Amy and Elizabeth Ziff)—known for their vibrant harmonies, energy, and pizazz, and stars of their own Off-Broadway show BETTY Rules; Mouths of Babes (Ty Greenstein and Ingrid Elizabeth)—have rocked festival main stages, toured with the Indigo Girls, and distilled their songwriting, musicianship, and humor into this unique contemporary folk duo; Karen Williams—one of the country’s hottest comedy stars, she’s played nightclubs from Hollywood to P-Town, on Olivia cruises, and on LOGO TV.
Add to the list some local favorites—Viki Dee, DJ Nan, and our own Fay Jacobs! Fay brings her one-woman show, STILL Aging Gracelessly, to CAMP Rehoboth for one show only—April 14 (3p.m.). If you haven’t seen this hilarious “sit-down comic,” this is your chance.
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Closed on Sundays in March.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus (37 Baltimore Ave.; 302-227-5620) invites you to a special encore presentation of "Seasons of Love"—celebrating their first decade of music—at Sussex Academy (21150 Airport Rd., Georgetown); Sunday, April 28. This retrospective concert features the 90-voice chorus, accompanied by the David Zipse Orchestra, performing medleys of Broadway hits, spirituals, rock, disco, love songs, a patriotic salute, and dueling Elvises!
CAMP Rehoboth Community Center (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) hosts Brotherly Love—the small ensemble of the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus—in an adult-themed cabaret entitled Risqué. Guaranteed to make you laugh, weep, and probably blush! Saturday, March 30 (4 & 8 p.m.). Don’t miss it!
Capital Ringers presents Oh, the Places You’ll Go—a journey round the world, here, there, and everywhere! Multiple shows, Saturday, April 3–Sunday, May 5. Check their website for locations.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) presents Meredith Willson’s 1957 Broadway smash, The Music Man, March 15-31. Just to whet your appetite, their Spotlight on Young Performers brings the creepy and kooky Addams’ Family to life April 12-14, followed by Sondheim’s Into the Woods, May 3-17.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes; 888-212-6458) has two awe-inspiring concerts remaining in their season—pianist Orion Weiss (March 16; 7 p.m.); and Time for Three with violinists Nick Kendall and Charles Yang, and Ranaan Meyer on the double bass (April 13; 8 p.m.).
Mid-Atlantic Symphony (P. O. Box 3381; Easton, MD. 21601; 888-846-8600) presents their spring concert featuring Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, and a performance by their Young Artist Competition winner, under the baton of guest conductor Andrews Sill. March 9 at Mariner’s Bethel Church and March 10 at Community Church of Ocean Pines. Check their website for details and times.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) opens Frank Loesser’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway comedy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, April 5-14.
The Milton Theater (110 Union St. in Milton; 302-684-3038) “keeps Milton weird”! March events: 8: Games with Magnolia Applebottom; 9: Fellow Travelers—Celebrating the Luck of the Irish; 10: Milton St. Patrick’s Parade Day Free Concerts; 10: Damn the Torpedoes—Tom Petty Tribute; 14: McQueen; 15: Welcome to the Land of Ozz—The Ultimate Ozzy Osborne Experience; 16: The Music of Simon and Garfunkle; 17: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; 17: 2nd Time Around featuring Vince Varrassi; 21: The Room; 22: Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?; 23: Shania TWIN—the ultimate tribute to Shania TWAIN; 24: The Mixed Blessings Cabaret; 28: Solo: A Star Wars Story; 29: Scythian: Old Time, Good Time Tour!; 30: Del Angels. April events: 5: Men in Motion (18+ only); 6: Comedy & Magic with Gemini; 11: Trainspotting; 12: Delaware Comedy Theatre; 13: The Rockstar and the Stand-Up Comic: Paul Cullen & Laurie Forster; 19 & 20: Jesus Christ Superstar—A Milton Theatre Production. Check their website for details.
Rehoboth Concert Band will be performing Tapestry—a fundraiser for the Cape Henlopen Senior Center featuring guest vocalists Jerry Birl and Lorraine Steinhoff—March 17 (3 p.m.) at Epworth UMC (19285 Holland Glade Rd.).
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (17701 Dartmouth Drive (Lewes), 302-313-4032) screens the best new Independent films at their Cinema Art Theatre. Met Live in HD: Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment (March 9, 11, 12); Wagner’s Die Walküre (April 6 & 8). The 4th Annual Jewish Film Festival (March 13-17) offers a diverse selection of ten films featuring stories of bravery, love, trauma, family, and reconciliation. Check their website for updates and show times.
Southern Delaware Chorale (P.O. Box 444; 302-260-7022) will present their Spring Concert May 5 (3 p.m.) at Epworth United Methodist (19285 Holland Glade Rd).
Abraxas Studio of Art (515 Federal Street, Lewes; 302-645-9119) features the oil portraits and landscape paintings of Abraxas, as he seeks to honor the beauty of this world through his own style of illuminated reality.
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, Lewes; 302-745-2229) houses a co-op for 50 local artisans and merchants. Furniture, art, clothing, antiques, sea glass, candles, herbs, and more.
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) features Inspiration, Vision, and Voice through March 30, and the 2019 Women’s FEST Art Show—April 6-28. (See listing elsewhere in this column).
Cape Artists Gallery (110 W. 3rd Street, Lewes; 302-644-7733) is a half block from the Zwaanendael Museum and represents two dozen artists, with much of their work focusing on beach scenes.
Delaware Art Gallery (239 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-853-5099) offers new and classic Delaware photographs by Kevin Fleming. If you don’t own at least one of Kevin’s 23 books of his photography, you should.
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) has beautiful and unique hand-made pieces (including wedding rings!) and offers classes in jewelry making. Check out the “Jewelry for a Cause” link on her website—fantastic pieces with a substantial percentage going to charities.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes; 302-645-0551) is one of the largest fine art galleries in the state, with over 3000 square feet of display and custom framing space. Spring Mix—an exhibition by The Washington Society of Landscape Artists—is on display April 6-30, with an Opening Reception April 6 (5-7 p.m.).
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) has a fantastic schedule of classes—pottery to pen-and-ink technique to jewelry making…something for everyone. Current exhibitions: Non-juried Members’ Exhibition in the Members’ Sales Gallery—through March 12; Recent Acquisitions: The Permanent Collection—through June 9; Animal Farm II—works by Laura Hickman and Wayne Weeks—through April 7.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) has new exhibits on their newly-renovated second floor for you to enjoy, as well as lots of Rehoboth Beach history on the first floor. I think they should open a third floor, but that would be another story.…
Tideline Gallery (111 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-4444) offers unique gifts, Judaica, jewelry, pottery, lamps, and art glass.
Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) features art in different mediums by abstract expressionist Ward Ellinger, and Sondra N. Arkin.
Zwaanendael Museum (102 Kings Highway, Lewes; 302-645-1148) commemorates Delaware’s first European colony, established by the Dutch in 1631, and serves as a showcase for the Lewes area’s maritime, military, and social history. ▼
Doug is the Artistic and Musical Director for CAMP Rehoboth Chorus, Director of Music Ministries at Epworth UMC, and co-founder and Artistic Director emeritus of the Clear Space Theater Company. Email Doug Yetter to add events to the calendar.
Images: Mysterious Island by Dick Snyder, Homage to Francis Perkins by Liz Bradbury, Kyoto Street Scene by Leslie Sinclair, Smoke Break by Marta Nammack
CAMP Rehoboth Arts Programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com