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January 20th, 2012

What’s Going On?, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Delaware Beaches


Not so quick to think we are hibernating at the Delaware Beaches.  Usually the week following a holiday week-end is quiet at the Delaware Beaches; more so this time of the year.  If you are visiting Lewes, Rehoboth, Milton, Clarksville (west of Bethany Beach), then check what’s going on…

Friday, 1/20 – Lewes -  Star Gazing Starry Night at the Cape Henlopen State Park.  Learn how to find the familiar star patterns known as constellations and learn the stories they tell as we go outside and explore the night skies.  Ages 10 and older with an adult.  $2/person.  At 6:30 p.m.  This program is led by a naturalist and will meet at the Seaside Nature Center inside the Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes.  Follow the signs.  Call to pre-register 302-645-6852 and remember to dress for the weather.


Friday, 1/20 – Milton, DE – Documentary – An Evolving Legacy:  Delaware’s Coastal Act.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Venue?  The Milton Fire Hall located at 116 Front St., Milton, Delaware.  Admission $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 11 and under.  You can purchase tickets online, today, until Noon, by visiting  Or, you can just purchase them at the door.

Delmarva Roots is a series of films about the rich history of the Delmarva region.  If you missed it at the Film Festival then here is another chance.

Forty years ago, Governor Russell W. Peterson championed Delaware’s landmark Coastal Zone Act to preserve the Delaware shoreline.  Before Peterson’s death last February at the age of 94, he was interviewed.  He recounted the dramatic struggle to craft and pass this visionary legislation.  In addition to reporting his story, the film explores the 40 year history of the Coastal Zone Act, and presents the ongoing challenges all Delawareans face in the struggle to balance the desire for industrial development with a love for unspoiled natural habitats.  After the screening, Director Michael Oates will lead a question and answer session about the production of the film.


Friday, 1/20 – Lewes – The Lewes Historical Society Presents Jim Horn “Remembering Rehoboth Beach’s Glory Days” – at the Lewes Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, Kings Highway in Lewes.  7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Rehoboth native, Jim Horn, will be the featured speaker on the history of Rehoboth Beach.  He will share his family’s collection of photos taken over time, recording much of the history of Rehoboth’s development and growth.  His family’s enterprises in the early 1900’s included the Rehoboth dance pavilion, roller rink, stores, the Auditorium Theater in Lewes, the Del-Reho Casino and the Blue Hen Theater.  His last presentation was over 8 years ago.  He is currently a Delaware Magistrate and serves as a judge in the state’s judicial system.  For more info., please call Michael DiPaolo at 302-645-7670.

Friday, 1/20 – Rehoboth – Jakes Seafood has Danny Shivers, Vocalist/Electrical and Acoustic Guitarist entertaining diners on Friday evening.  On Saturday, 1/22 – Decades Dance Party starting at 9 p.m.  Dance the night away to the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.  No cover.  More info? Just call them up at 302-644-7711 or visit their website,

Friday, 1/20 – Lewes – Music & Entertainment at Bethany Blues, Lewes – Big Hat, No Cattle; a little rock, a little “Billy”.  Always great entertainment as Sydney’s Music Revival at Bethany Blu7es continues every Friday.  Big Hat provides foot stomping joyful country gospel and soulful music.  Bethany Blues is located right on Rt. 1 at 18385 Coastal Highway.  Tel. 302-644-2500.  Entertainment begins at 8 p.m.

Friday, 1/20 – Rehoboth Beach -  Nage Bistro in Rehoboth Beach – Live Entertainment starting at 7 p.m. at the Wine Bar.  Local musicians. Nage is located at 19730 Coastal Highway.

If you love to cook and want to learn more please visit and click on their Healthy and Flavorful Cooking Class which will be Saturday, 1/21.  The chefs at Nage are going to give your diet a post-holiday tune up.  The class will be immediately followed by a special lunch with the instructor.  The lunch is included in the price of the class.  It will start at 10 a.m. until Noon.  For more info., please call 302-226-2037.

Another interesting event offered by Nage Bistro is their Meatless Mondays at Nage, serving extraordinary vegetarian dishes in order to promote good health and also help the environment.  Meatless Mondays is a national campaign to promote healthier eating and a healthier planet.  The menus will be featuring meat free cuisine designed to prove that vegetarian cuisine does not have to be boring.  Call for reservations at 302-226-2037.

Saturday, 1/21 – Clarksville,  4 miles west of Bethany Beach – Good Earth Market & Organic Farm is located on Rt. 26 at 31806 Good Earth Lane, Clarksville, DE.  Tel. 302-537-7100.  Website?  At Noon.  Get Ready for Your Super Bowl Feast!!  Join Cape Seasonings from Lewes, Delaware as they show you how to prepare 5 Simple Super Bowl Party Snacks.  Try their Soul Blend Seasons, Gourmet Pretzels & Chips and Kaldi Organic EVOO.

Good Earth Market makes sandwiches and salads to order daily from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Just give them a call with your order and they will have it ready for pick up.  302-537-7100.

Saturday, 1/21 – Lewes – Battery 519 Museum Tour at 2 p.m. at Fort Miles inside the Cape Henlopen State Park.  Join a historical interpreter for a guided tour of a WWII coastal defense gun battery.  See the updates and renovations.  Ft. Miles was a key part of the nation’s coastal defense during and after WWII.  In April of 2005 it was added to the National Register of  Historic Places.  Meet at the Orientation Building in the Fort Miles Historic area.  Follow “Fort Miles” signs to the parking lot.  Walk the paved road through the Cantonment area to the orientation building; it will be the largest one on your right.  Please call 302-645-6852 to pre-register.  $5/person.  This program is for ages 7 and older with an adult.

Sunday, 1/22 – Rehoboth Beach – 9th Annual Championship Sunday at 2 p.m.  Venue?  Rehoboth Beach Convention Center right on Rehoboth Avenue.  Bring family and friends and watch and cheer the NFC and AFC Championship Games.  Silent auction, kids room and more.  $20/adult and $5 for children under 12.  For tickets call 302-226-8750, 302-645-9344 or 302-226-2230.  You can purchase tickets in advance at MX Physical Therapy at Safeway Plaza, Trader’s Jewelry & Gifts at 116 Second St., Lewes, or at the door.  Non-perishable food items will be accepted in support of Casa San Francisco’s Food Pantry.


I guess….not so quiet, afterall….Have a good week-end.  Chilly but it does feel soooo nice.

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