Visit the Beach for the Biggest Women’s Weekend in the Mid-Atlantic
Celebrating 19 years of music, speakers, sports, dancing, and fun, CAMP Rehoboth’s Women’s FEST is approaching.
Growing larger every year, FEST brings hundreds and hundreds of mid-Atlantic women together for the best in national and regional entertainment and special events.
This year FEST is anchored by a double-header of headliners, Ruthie Foster and BETTY. The young singing/songwriting duo, Mouths of Babes, take the stage along with one performance only by the hilarious comic Karen Williams. Presenting sponsor Olivia Travel—along with a long roster of generous local and regional sponsors—makes much of this possible.
For 2019 there are more exciting events than ever before. The Keynote Speaker is Pamela Stewart, Vice President of Retail Sales for Coca Cola North America and Board Chair for the non-profit GLAAD.
Noted historian and biographer Blanche Wiesen Cook will take part in a dialogue with author Marcia Gallo to discuss First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Roosevelt’s relationship with journalist Lenora Hickok. Added to the inspiring sessions will be young activist Mei-Ling Ho-Shing, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Both the hugely popular Thursday night Welcome Party and the Ladies 2000 dance party on Saturday night are at the Convention Center, for added lighting and sound, plus plenty of room.
Sunday is the Broadwalk on the Boardwalk to raise money to fight cancer. To end the weekend, author and humorist Fay Jacobs will bring her one woman show, STILL Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay, back to town for one performance only.
FEST Passes ($80 for at least a $107 value) are on sale now at camprehoboth.com, along with tickets to the individual events. Some sports activities are already sold out and other events are going fast!
Buy a FEST Pass
The FEST Pass includes a ticket for Friday night’s headliners, a ticket to the Mouths of Babes show, a Women’s FEST sweat shirt designed by Geri DiBiase, and—invaluable—guaranteed access and early seating to concerts, keynote, and events.
Take a Chance on Olivia!
Presenting sponsor Olivia Travel has generously donated a cruise for two: Gems of the Italian and French Riviera Luxury Cruise. FEST is raffling the trip, worth more than $11,000, with a $20 raffle ticket (six tickets for $100) and only 600 tickets will be sold for this October 5-12, 2019 cruise. The odds are excellent! And all of the money raised supports CAMP Rehoboth throughout the year. Raffle tickets are on sale NOW at camprehoboth.com and will be sold throughout the FEST. The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, April 14, at the Broadwalk on the Boardwalk. You need not be present to win!
Join the Broadwalk
It’s a grand event on the boardwalk—both tons of fun and very moving. The Broadwalk is a fundraiser for Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, hosted by CAMP Rehoboth, commemorating those lost to cancer, celebrating survivors, and educating others. Originally focused only on breast cancer (pink), it now includes people with any kind of cancer (lavender). Women, men, and well-behaved pups are welcome to join up; donations—tax deductible—are greatly appreciated. Sponsor: Karen Gustafson, Realtor, Move2Rehoboth. Coffee courtesy of Lori’s Oy Vey Café, signs courtesy of Signarama, music by DJ Sharon, photography by Geri Dibiase Photography, aerial photography by Sue Fortier Photography.
Check your Health
The Beebe Population Health Outreach Team will provide a health screening event on Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center.
Nursing staff will offer FREE health screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), and bone density, as well as memory screenings.
For blood tests, fasting for six hours prior to the screening is required for accuracy. A Beebe women’s health physician will be on site for information and questions. There will also be a poster display about Beebe’s LGBTQ-inclusive programs.
There will be no appointments; it’s first come, first served for this FREE health screening. For more information about population health events visit the Beebe Healthcare website. ▼