Pet Portraits on Tap at Aqua Bar & Grill
Visit Aqua Grill with your pet on Saturday, December 12, from noon to 4 p.m. Pets get a photo with Mrs. Claus (and her naughty elves) and pet parents have the opportunity to bring donations of pet food, supplies, and toys to benefit the Brandywine Valley SPCA.
It’s photo time at Aqua Grill, 57 Baltimore Avenue in downtown Rehoboth. You’ve heard of drag queen story time, but this is drag queen photo time. “Say cheese treats!”
Rehoboth Beach Main Street Says “Shop Small!”
Shopping at local small businesses helps protect the economic health of downtown Rehoboth Beach. Most downtown restaurants and merchants are offering gift cards for holiday shoppers. Gift cards make great gifts and stocking stuffers. Shop local: money spent with local businesses stays local. Help downtown restaurants and merchants survive the time of COVID.
Browseabout Has Private Shopping Hours
Nervous about shopping in large groups? Browseabout on Rehoboth Avenue is offering private shopping hours. The store will stay open an extra hour Sunday through Thursday nights for small group, private shopping by appointment. Shoppers from a household COVID bubble, a book club, or work family can have the store to themselves. Browseabout will offer personalized service, free gift wrapping, and surprises. Call the store at 302-226-2665 for more information and to reserve a special shopping experience.
Virtual Programs from Delaware Museums to Light Up the Holidays
The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will present several virtual programs in December 2020. These programs are free and open to the public.
Wreathmaking Saturday, December 12, 1 p.m.: Learn about “Season’s Greetings Wreath Making in New Castle.” This virtual presentation from the New Castle Court House Museum will feature members of the Arasapha Garden Club making some of their famous wreaths and garlands, displayed every year in Old New Castle during the holiday season. Participants will also learn about the club’s history and engage in a question-and-answer session with club members. Program streamed live via Zoom (registration required on the museum’s Facebook page, or at 302-323-4453).
Who was Elizabeth Battell? Wednesday, December 16, 3 p.m.: You can have “A Conversation with Elizabeth Battell.” It’s a virtual living-history program from Dover’s Old State House in which historic-site interpreter Susan Emory portrays Mrs. Elizabeth Battell, proprietrix of the Golden Fleece Tavern where Delaware representatives ratified the US Constitution on December 7, 1787. The program will be streamed live via Zoom. Registration required by calling 302-744-5054.
Historic Dining Friday, December 18, 6 p.m.: Check out “Seasons Eatings: A Taste of Holiday Dinners in the 1920s.” This is a virtual program from Dover’s Johnson Victrola Museum. It examines the savory, sweet, and odd holiday dishes of the past. Accompanied by 78-rpm recordings of holiday-related music played on authentic Victor Talking Machines, museum staff will also taste-test foods from real 1920s cookbooks. The program is streamed live via Zoom. Registration required at 302-739-3262.
It’s Peachy! Saturday, December 19, at 3:30 p.m.: Learn about “Preserving More than Peaches: Capturing Canning History Through Cooking.” Exploring Delaware’s canning history, this virtual cooking lesson comes complete with old recipes. The program is streamed live via Zoom from the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes. Register at 302-645-1148.