Run! Walk! Sign Up for the SUNFESTIVAL 5K!
It’s the lucky 13th year! On Sunday, August 28, join the 13th SUNFESTIVAL 5K & 1 Mile Walk, starting at 8:00 a.m. The race will start and finish at the Rehoboth Beach bandstand, with a post-race party at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. Special thanks to the Seashore Striders for once again hosting the race to kickoff CAMP Rehoboth’s festivities ahead of SUNFESTIVAL on Labor Day weekend.
The SUNFESTIVAL 5K/1M is a flat and fast course from the boardwalk to Gordons Pond & back in Rehoboth Beach. Awards will be presented to the Overall Male and Female Champions, Overall Male and Female Masters (40+ years), as well as the top three male and female finishers in the following age categories: nine and under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-24, then 5-year age groups through 80+ years. Register for the event now—prices increase on August 21—or make a donation to the cause at seashorestriders.com.
Questions? For information, contact Tim Bamforth, Seashore Strider Race Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. ▼
save the date
The Elkins-Archibald Atrium Dedication
WHEN: Saturday, October 8,
WHERE: CAMP Rehoboth Community Center
• A Taste of Baltimore Avenue: Treats from Baltimore Avenue’s finest dining establishments
• CAMP Rehoboth Chorus Ensemble
• Crooner Peggy Raley-Ward
• Federal, state, and local dignitaries and representatives
RSVP: No later than September 20: RSVP@camprehoboth.com
Monkeypox FAQs with DPH
On Wednesday, August 3, CAMP Rehoboth spoke with Camille Moreno-Gorrín, a senior epidemiologist with the Delaware Division of Public Health, for the latest updates on the monkeypox virus. We posed some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from the community. See page 26 for a summary of our conversation, which ranged from risk factors to prevention, testing, treatment—and more. ▼
Fay Jacobs Has a NEW Show!
Rehoboth writer and sit-down comic Fay Jacobs will be at CAMP Rehoboth on Friday, September 23, with a whole-new show, new stories, new advocacy, and new laughs. She will premier Aging Gracelessly: Still Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me in the Elkins-Archibald Atrium at CAMP Rehoboth at 7:00 p.m. on September 23. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at camprehoboth.com. Sales are open now; there is limited seating and one date only.
Fay has toured in the US and Canada since 2015, updating her original show several times. But now it’s time for a whole new script, still hilarious and heartfelt, but a fresh look at our Rehoboth lives and her latest take on aging, gay rights, and dystopian current events. Once again, hear the proof of the author’s assertion that nothing is ever so horrible if it’s worth the story you can tell. ▼
Join CAMP Rehoboth’s AIDS Walk Team
On Saturday, September 17, join CAMP Rehoboth’s AIDS Walk Delaware team in Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Presented by AIDS Delaware and the Delaware HIV Consortium, AIDS Walk Delaware is the state’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising and awareness event. Hundreds of people will walk in solidarity to support Delawareans living with HIV/AIDS. This year’s theme is “Step Up, Step Out.”
There will be two walks: one in Wilmington, and one in Rehoboth. Check-in for the Rehoboth walk will be at Columbia Avenue and Grove Street, near the Visitor’s Center and Rehoboth Beach Museum.
Please consider joining our team’s efforts to address this important community-wide health issue and help make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in Delaware. This year AIDS Delaware hopes to raise $100,000 in support of free HIV testing, education, and prevention programs, case management services, HIV-specific mental health counseling, and housing services.
In addition to AIDS Delaware and Delaware HIV Consortium, other HIV service organizations benefit financially from the walk, including: Ministry of Caring, Beautiful Gate Outreach Center, Latin American Community Center, William J. Holloway Community Program, and CAMP Rehoboth.
Please also consider volunteering for the event. For more information, visit camprehoboth.com/events/aids-walk-delaware-2022. ▼
Travels with Letters
Having fun in Sitges, Spain
L-R: Kaye Sullivan, Alexandra Armijo, Debbie Webber, Terry McQuaid
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On Saturday, August 6, the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, stopped by the CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard at her favorite lunch spot: Lori’s Oy Vey Café! The Bidens have been longtime patrons of Lori’s.
Ever since President Biden took office in January 2021, the Secret Service’s presence in the courtyard has been a surefire way to tell if the First Family is in town. Last year, Lori Kline even introduced a new sandwich to the menu in their honor: The Bidens, which combines Lori’s famous chicken salad (Jill’s favorite) with tuna salad (Joe’s favorite) for a delectable treat.
“It’s always such a pleasure to serve and see the Bidens,” said Lori. “They’ve been such great supporters over the years, and we are such big supporters of them!” ▼
Pictured (l-r): Sarah Hermann, Sharon Conover, Lori Kline, First Lady Jill Biden, Kathy Dillon, and Monica Chmielewski
Delaware Shakespeare Show
This fall the Delaware Shakespeare Community Tour will bring the premiere of its Spanish-English musical Twelfth Night, O Lo Que Quieras to CAMP Rehoboth’s Elkins-Archibald Atrium. This new version reimagines Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy as a story about a Latina immigrant experience. Violeta is shipwrecked and separated from her family and must find her way in a strange new land. This bilingual musical will explore immigration rights and ask the question, “Can you survive through love?”
The Community Tour plays in non-theatrical venues such as multipurpose rooms, cafeterias, and gymnasiums. The production values are scaled for those spaces, with live music, minimal sets, and whatever lighting is available. Audience sizes vary based on location and capacity, ranging from about 60 to 100 people. The production utilizes the talents of nine seasoned, professional, diverse performers and a live musician.
Admission to this event is free, but registration is required. The date for the performance is still being finalized; stay tuned to camprehoboth.com for the latest updates and to register. ▼
Mark Your Calendars
Women’s FEST 2023 Sets the Date
Next year’s Women’s FEST is scheduled for April 27-30. After a triumphant return in April 2022, FEST is already shaping up to offer lots of Fun, Entertainment, Spring, and Tradition in 2023. Mark those calendars now!