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May 22nd, 2014

Destination? Rehoboth Beach Museum, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Cruisin’, Exhibit Opens, Toys on Wheels, Saturday, May 24th, Activities, Events, Rehoboth Beach Museum Looks Forward To Meeting You, Let 2014 Summer Begin!!, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


And hello to you too!!  Welcome to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Have you seen the new mural that has been added to the front of the Rehoboth Beach Museum?  It is a dramatic “Dive Into History” mural…..A Mermaid!!!  Look at it….it is a bright red, vintage bathing-suited diver, with bathing cap and all.


Nancy Alexander is the Museum Executive Director and she states that “While we have always felt that the Museum needed better signage to attract visitors as they drive out Rehoboth Avenue, we’ve wanted to make sure that the images themselves match the history of Rehoboth Beach.  What could be more perfect than a large mural celebrating swimming at the beach, and promoting the idea of delving into the history of Rehoboth Beach.”

The Rehoboth Beach Museum is expecting a large turn-out of visitors for the upcoming seasons.  The mural stands as a visual icon of Rehoboth Beach’s past and present charm, Nancy mentioned.

I think that for many that have loved to come to Rehoboth Beach for so many years….a stop at the Museum will inform you about this coastal town’s past, and how it really has become a destination year-round.

Beginning Memorial Day week-end, the Museum will open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.   Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  It is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue, right by the roundabout and the Visitor Center.  Admission is by donation.  Parking is available.  More info.?  Please call 302-227-7310 or visit



Cruisin’ at the Rehoboth Beach Museum celebrates the historical perspective and joy of playing with toys on wheels.  You are invited to relive memories of recreational times of the past, and enjoy this exhibit of vintage bicycles and toys with wheels on loan from local collectors.

The photo above is of a cast iron motorcycle, most likely made by the Hubley toy company in the 1930’s and will be on display at the Cruisin’ exhibit.

And what further can you expect from this exhibit?

You will see a Scooter Skudder Ball Bearing Car, made around 1919 by the Janesville Products Co. in Janesville, WI, a 1950’s Ladybug Riding Toy, created by Margarete Steiff of Giengen, Germany, that has a seat cover made of Mohair stuffed with straw and was enjoyed by toddlers, and a Fire City Battalion #1 fire truck, made by the Murray Co. in Ohio.

Bicycles on display will include a Western Flyer Speedline Airflo Bicycle first manufactured in the 1930’s, and a 1953 Roadmaster.  Toys will include cast iron motorcycles, metal trucks and cars.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14th  –  The Wheelman, a national vintange bicycle organization will, in conjunction with the Cruizin’ exhibit, present a day-long demonstration of vintage bicycles in Grove Park located right by the Museum and Visitor Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Wheelman is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles manufactured prior to 1918, and encouraging cycling as part of modern living.  Mor info.?  Please visit

Have a great day!!

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April 24th, 2014

Rehoboth Beach Museum, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Exhibits, Events, A Must When Visiting The Nation’s Summer Capital, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Many come year after year to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, which is also known as The Nation’s Summer Capital.  This coastal town has grown so much.  It used to be just a summer resort….not anymore.  Rehoboth Beach is a vibrant year-round community, offering gorgeous beaches, an award winning boardwalk, tax free shopping, great restaurants….the boardwalk grub, entertainment, theater…The best place to start is with the Rehoboth Beach Museum.  The Museum is also the home of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society, whose mission is to preserve and showcase artifacts that illustrate the development of Rehoboth Beach.

The Rehoboth Beach Museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue, near the traffic circle and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.  Tel. 302-227-7310.  Website?

So, what’s going on at the Museum?

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Until the end of April – The Rehoboth Beach Museum partnered with The Cape Henlopen High School Photography Club and art teacher, Colleen Lowe, to create a window at the museum.  The effect of the glass-like painted sea creatures is especially vivid at night.  It pays homage to the art glass artist Dale Chihuly.


Through May 11th – The Rehoboth Beach Museum Hosts Fourth Annual Needlework Exhibit – This year’s exhibit will let stitchers choose to enter to be judged or just for fun.  A nationally certified judge will award ribbons to those who wish to have their work judged, and a Best in Show across all categories will be awarded.  All the entries will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award, voted on by visitors to the exhibit.


Saturday, May 3rd – My Doll and Me is a Tea Party hosted by the Rehoboth Beach Museum for girls ages 6 – 12.  Young ladies are invited for an afternoon to share with others their favorite dolls on Saturday, May 3rd, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Ice tea, lemonade and sweet treats will be served.  Girls will play and learn old-fashioned games such as hop scotch, marbles, cat’s cradle and hula hoop.  Each girls will be invited to tell a special story about her doll.  Girls are encouraged to dress up and, of course, to dress their dolls in their best outfits.

The cost of the tea party is $10 and includes admission to the Museum, refreshments and games.  The event is limited to 15 girls with one doll each. Please call 302-227-7310 to make a pre-paid reservation.

This is such a fun event.  I had the opportunity to help a few years ago and the girls were so sweet.

Have a good one!!

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March 22nd, 2014

The Rehoboth Art League, RAL, Teaching, Inspiring, Preserving the Arts, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Events, Monthly Salons, Art of Mixology, Dogfish Head, Thursday, March 27…Entertaining, Enlightening and Captivating Evening! Not to be Missed!!


It seems so long ago when I would take my two boys for art classes and summer camps at the Rehoboth Art League (RAL).  As a young mother I wanted them to be exposed to the arts.  No better place to enjoy, learn and be inspired than the setting of the RAL.

The Rehoboth Art League is located at 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  Tel. 302-227-8408.  Website?  htttp://

Pretty soon the azaleas will be in bloom and this historic campus will be transformed…the flowers will be incredible.  The campus serves as an outdoor classroom whenever possible.

The Homestead has a historic designation.  Until Sunday, March 23rd a Members Showcase: Juried Drawing.  You can visit until 4 p.m. on Sunday.



Also, until Sunday, March 23rd and exhibit called Young at Art.  This annual exhibition is an opportunity for over 25 private and public schools in Sussex County to join together and feature the amazing artwork created by local students.  You can visit the Gallery until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The RAL is celebrating and they have reason to:  75 Years!!  So many events are scheduled through 2014 so be sure to check the above mentioned website, whether you live here or you are visiting.

SALONS – “A Salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host.  It is held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.”

During the 17th century…it was a time when women or Salonnieres were a powerful influence in the Salon.  Many ambitious women used the Salon to pursue a form of higher education.

Last June and continuing through Mid 2014 the Monthly Salons began to take place.  These salons are an updated take on the fashionable Salons of 17th century Paris.  The Salons in Rehoboth Beach will feature a unique and vibrant art related topic followed by a discussion led by a leading professional on that particular month’s topic.  After June, the Salons will take place quarterly.

Salon #9 will take place on Thursday, March 27th at Dogfish Head located in Rehoboth Avenue.  It will be upstairs.  The topic will be Art of Mixology.  It will start at 6 p.m.  The Salonniere will be Mrs. Debra Killeen who is very excited about an evening of relaxation, learning the art of Mixology and the enjoyment of a few off centered drinks from the masters at Dogfish.  The cost is $25.00.  Please call 302-227-8408 for ticket information.

The evening will combine the art of the perfect drink.  It will be entertaining, enlightening and definitely a most captivating evening!!

Please note that when in town, stop at the the Rehoboth Art League Annex on The Avenue located in the old McQuay’s building on Rehoboth Avenue, across from the Visitors Center.


Have a good one!!

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August 8th, 2013

What’s Going On? Rehoboth Beach, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware…Visit & Stay Awhile!!


I could tell that it was August because Staples was packed…this is their Christmas when everyone is ready to go back to school.  Rehoboth Beach is open year-round and even though the summer of 2013 might be coming to an end, this town is just getting started.  There is still time to think about all the festivals and the comings and goings of this coastal town….stay tuned for that.

In the meantime…..What’s Going On?

Friday, 8/9 – Clear Space Theatre Company is inviting you to join them on Friday, 8/9, for 2 FREE matinee performances at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  WICKED will be presented by the talented students in their Musical Theatre Summer Intensive Program.  Location? 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-2270.  Website?

Until 2014 – If you love Rehoboth Beach, you should stop by and visit the Rehoboth Beach Museum.  It is an easy museum to navigate and you will still have plenty of time to hit the beach, shops, and restaurants.  You can learn how Rehoboth Beach was then and how it has developed during these years.  The present exhibit is “Beach Eats”.  Rehoboth Beach is a dining destination, as well, and the exhibit celebrates over 100 years of eating in Rehoboth Beach, from the grub to the fine dining.  For more information please visit


Saturday, 8/10, Sunday, 8/11, and Saturday, 8/17, and Sunday, 8/18 – The 40th Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Crafts Show…Two week-ends!!  Location?  Rehoboth Art League, 12 Doods Lane in Henlopen Acres.  Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.   Admission ? $5.00 Tel. 302-227-8404.  This show is a much awaited event every year in Rehoboth Beach.  And, this is a very special year as the Rehoboth Art League celebrates its 75th anniversary.  There will be plenty of activities, entertainment and food.  For more info., please visit


If you have been coming to the beach, you know that August is so busy….and parking can be a hair raising experience.  So, for the 40th Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Crafts Show this is what you should do:


Since the parking in Henlopen Acres is very limited, the Art League is suggesting you use the Jolly Trolley.  Two convenient locations:  Park your car at either the Kmart on Rt. 1 or at the Rehoboth Beach ElementarySchool at 500 Stockley Avenue.  The shuttle will begin running at 9:45 a.m. and will be making continuous loops to the Outdoor Show.  I have used it and recommend it.


If you decide to venture and park in Henlopen Acres, please be considerate of the residents.  Adhere to parking restrictions, including no parking on the street. Unless there is a “No Parking” sign, all vehicles must park on the grass with tires off the pavement.  Yes, you heard me right and I write this too from experience.


For the 2 week-ends of the show, Henlopen Acres’ Dodd’s Lane, beginning at the instersection of Rolling Rd. and Tidewaters, from Dodd’s Lane to Zwaanendael, will be  temporarily one way street.  Visitors will be entering Henlopen Acres by making a left off of Columbia Avenue and exiting Henlopen Acres across from Rehoboth Beach’s Surf Avenue.


Saturday, 8/10 –  Opening Reception for artist Michael Krausz from 6 – 9 p.m.  A benefit for AIDS DE, 6 p.m. until 8:45 p.m.  It is the 5th Annual Silent Art Auction at Gallery 50, located at 50B Wilmington Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-2050.  Website?

Have a great week-end!!

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February 24th, 2012

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



When looking for information regarding what’s going on at the Delaware Beaches, I look for activities, events and entertainment that really interest me.  There is so much going on.  If you really put your mind to it and your fingers to your computer or telephone keys you can probably find the same info.  I am just trying to make it a little easier for the visitors to find them, highlighting some of the fun things at our beaches.  Busy little towns, we are!!

Some of the events are for this week-end; others, you might want to come back for.

Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk - South

Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk - South


Friday, 2/24 – Monthly Screenings, presented by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society feature films and discussions about the various cultures in the world. 

Oscar Shorts for Award Consideration – Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Movies at Midway located on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach.  Admission is $4 for members and $6 for “future” members.  The screenings will be at their upstairs screening room.

Following the screenings, local film critic Rob Rector will lead a discussion about what makes each film eligible for award consideration and you will be able to vote for your favorite.

You can visit for more info and to check the trailers of the 5 Oscar Shorts.

Pentecost – A young Iris boy faced with a difficult choice between the duties at Church, and his love of football.

Raju – A German couple adopts an Indian orphan in Calcutta, only to have him disappear.

The Shore – Two boyhood friends reunite in Northern Ireland after 25 years.

Time Freak – A neurotic inventor who hopes to correct his past mistakes by creating a time machine, in this comic take on science fiction stereotypes.

Tuba Atlantic – With only 6 days to live, 70 year old Oskar wants to put things right with his brother.


Silver Lake - Almost that time of the Year!!

Silver Lake - Almost that time of the Year!!


Until, Sunday, March 4th – Exhibit at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Avenue inside Henlopen Acres.  “The Other Side of Howard Schroeder” Works rarely seen from the Family collection.  The exhibit is presently taking place at the Corkran Gallery.  There is something for everyone.  The League is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 until 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 until 4 p.m.  Visit the website because they have a lot going on


Saturday, 2/25 – Andy Warhol; A Documentary Part 1 (2006) – A Film by Eric Burns, at Gallery 50 located at 50-B Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-2050.  Reception at 6:30 p.m. with the screening starting at 7:00 p.m.  Website?

Gallery 50 opened in 2007.  In July, 2011 G-50 Fine Art Photography opened at 50-B Wilmington Ave., showcasing the work of Gallery 50’s photographers.  Tel. 302-227-2240. 


Friday, 2/24 and Saturday, 2/25 – Entertainment at the Cultured Pearl, located at 301 Rehoboth Ave.  Mike Garvilla from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.  Live Acoustic Music.

Sunday, 2/26 – Classic Dinner Specials at the Cultured Pearl for $14.95. Entertainment?  Bryan Clark from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.  More info?  Call 302-227-8493.  Website?


Thursday, 3/1 – Mario Rocco at the Big Fish Grill from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.  Reservations Only!!  Please call 302-227-9007, or 227-3474.

Seating is $15 per person.  Dinner is not included but will be available to order a la carte off the regular Big Fish Grill dinner menu.  Payment for the show must be made when you sign up.

Mario Rocco’s Parade of Stars with Images of Elvis.  Special guest Billy Logue and a tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra.  Big Fish Grill is located at20298 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach. Tel. 302-227-Fish.  Website?


Saturday, 3/3 – It is the 22nd Annual Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival from 11:30 until 3:30 p.m.  One Day Only!!  Taste hundreds of delectable chocolate recipes.  $2 entry fee includes one taste – children under 5 years of age are free!!  This is a very popular event.  Get there early!!

Last Year's Line to get into The Chocolate Festival

Last Year's Line to get into The Chocolate Festival

The line wrapped around the block on Rehoboth Ave.

The line wrapped around the block on Rehoboth Ave.


Additional tastings are .50 each.  Purchase tickets at the door or in advance at the Main Street Office, Aura, Carltons, Cake Break or Boardwalk Plaza Hotel.

Anyone can enter their best chocolate creation to be judged for free.  Download categories, rules and entry forms are at  

Enter your baked goods between 7 and 8:30 a.m. at the Convention Center in downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Great raffles prizes, games for kids, fantastic vendors and more chocolate in one place than you have ever dreamed possible.  You can call 302-227-2772 or 302-227-8259. 



Sunday, 3/4 – Cultured Pearl 20th Anniversary Buffet Extravaganza – One Day Only!!  2 hour seatings, starting at Noon. Cultured Pearl is located at 301 Rehoboth Ave.  Booked on the hour. Last seating is at 9 p.m.  $32 all you can eat.  Call 302-227-8493 for reservations.  Website?


Have a great week-end!!

Waiting for Spring!!

Waiting for Spring!!

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January 31st, 2012

What’s Going On? Delaware Beaches, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Lewes, Rehoboth, Bethany Beach, 2/1/12 – 2/5/12


No reason to stay indoors this winter. You can kick back and relax or do a little bit of this or a little bit of that. The beaches don’t seem to want to take a rest so if you are coming to the Delaware Beaches this week, this is what’s in store for you.



Wednesday, 2/1 – 2/28 – Exhibit – Art Treasures from the Delaware Historical Society. The Lewes Historical Society and Peninsula Gallery, at 520 E. Savannah Rd. will be hosting this exhibit. Saturday, 2/4 – Preview Party from 5 – 8 p.m. For more info., please visit


Saturday, 2/4 – Fundraising Event to Benefit Mike Jennings at Lazy Susan’s “Hot Fat Crabs”, right on Coastal Highway (Rt. 1). On January 9th, Mike Jennings was hit head on by an oncoming truck leaving him with serious medical injuries. The proceeds from this event will go directly to Mike to help cover major medical costs and future rehab needs. So, please join everyone for “Cheers to Jennings” at 5 p.m. for an all you can eat shrimp and beer event. $25 a ticket at the door. There will be a live auction, as well.



Saturday, 2/4 – Dr. Nancy Targett, Dean, College of Earth, Ocean & Environment will be presenting “UD’s Wind Turbine and Other Environmental Innovations” at the Zwaanendael Museum on Savannah Rd. & Third St. at 7 p.m.



Sunday, 2/5 – Fenwick Island Lighthouse will be presented by Jan Thompson. This is part of the Lighthouse Lecture Series at the Zwaanendael Museum, at 2 p.m. More info? Please visit


Rehoboth Beach

Wednesday, 2/1 – The Wednesday Business Mixer Returns to the Frogg Pond from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. They say that for the Business Mixer to be successful, they are seeking the participation of local businesses and entrepeneurs.

The Wednesday Business Mixer will give you the opportunity to meet with other local business people and develop your business network, enjoy a free buffet of light hors d’oeuvres, business-sponsored door prizes, entertainment by Viki Dee and enter to win an I-Pad.

On February 1st the business sponsor will be Seacoast Salon, February 8th, Clear Space Productions will be the sponsor, on the 29th of February, Amerispec Inspections will the one, February 15th and February 22nd are still open as of this writing. March 7th will be Geri DiBiase Photography and the 14th of March the SPCA will be the sponsor. March 21st and 28th are still open.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Business Mixer, please contact Pete Borsai at 302-227-2364, or e-mail him at

The Frogg Pond is located at 3 South First St. in downtown Rehoboth Beach. The website?


Wednesday, 2/1 – Around the World Series features critically acclaimed, award-winning international independent films. The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the Lewes Public Library and Movies at Midway are the proud sponsors. On Wednesday at Movies at Midway at 7 p.m. The Queen of Hearts will be the featured film. Location? Upstairs Screening Room at Movies at Midway. No charge.

This charming romantic comedy paints a light-hearted portrait of a young woman experiencing the ups and down of love in contemporary Paris. Thirty-something Adele is devastated after a painful breakup. With no close friends or family, her distant cousin, Rachel, takes her in. Rachel decides that Adele’s life needs a make-over. She gets her a new job and suggests that she begin dating as many different men as possible to get over her heartbreak…..French with English subtitles. To see the trailer go to



Friday 2/3 – 2/19 – Blithe Spirit at Clear Space Theatre Company – Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. A special matinee on Thursday, February 9th at 11 a.m. Tickest are priced $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students/children, are available at, by phone at 302-227-2270 or in person at the box office, located at 20 Baltimore Avenue.


It is the first production that required the construction of a completely functional interior, or unit, set. Blithe Spirit will usher in a good bit of theatrical spectacle along with other technical elements.



Saturday, 2/4 and Sunday, 2/5 is The 2012 Lewes Polar Bear Plunge in Rehoboth Beach – Week-End Festivities

On Saturday, 2/4 – There will be a 5K Run to the Plunge, Polar Bear Cake-Off, Ice Sculpting Demonstration, Restaurant Chili Contest, activities for children.

On Sunday, 2/5 – Brrrr….The Plunge at 1 p.m. on Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk. Please visit because there are entry deadlines that need to be met.


South of Dewey Beach/North of Bethany Beach


Wednesday, 2/1 – The Indian River Life-Saving Station, located at the Delaware Seashore State Park will be hosting Little Keepers: Heroes of the Beach at 10 a.m. Learn about the surfmen of the United States Life-Saving Service, who lived and worked in the Indian River Life-Saving Station. The location is south of Dewey Beach and north of Bethany Beach. This program is targetted for 3 to 5 years of age. $3 per child. For info. you can call 302-227-6991. I wrote a post on The Indian River Life-Saving Station on 8/29/10. If you would like to see it just click on the month of August, 2010 and scroll to the 29th.





Friday, 2/3 – The Venue? Mangoes located at Garfield parkway and The Boardwalk in Bethany Beach. 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Hosted by Alpha Alpha Sorority. It is their annual Fundraiser Dance, featuring live music by The Funsters. Light refreshments and dessert, Chinese auction and 50/50 cash drawing. Tickets? $20 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. You can purchase your tickets at Miller’s Creek on Rt. 26 in Millville, about 3 miles west of Bethany Beach or at Seaquels located at 4 Town Rd. in Ocean View, just a couple of miles west of Bethany Beach.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the local community. In the past Alpha Alpha Sorority has donated to needy families, Families in Crisis, Justin’s Beach House, Indian River School District, among others. Should be a fun event so be ready to party; it is a lively band.


As you can see the Beaches are busy….this is just a sample of the many things to do. As usual, favorite restaurants are open; some of them offering live entertainment….Enjoy your time at the beach, plenty of shopping; lots and lots of sales….

Monday's Sunset

Monday's Sunset

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January 26th, 2012

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


These pooches are at Seaquels in Ocean View, Delaware

These pooches are at Seaquels in Ocean View, Delaware


When I, actually thought that the Beaches were slowing down, taking that well deserved rest, then, all these events start popping up.  You really can do as little or as much at this time of the year.

There are a few events that will take place at venues which are a few miles inland, but believe, it is not far at all.

So, if you a local, a native, resident, or visitor this is what is going on….


From the Rehoboth Beach Film Society

Monthly Screenings feature films and discussions about the various cultures in the world, including diversity in our country.

The First Grader is an uplifting biographical drama that takes place in a small, remote primary school in the Kenyan bush, where hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government.  Maruge an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties struggles to gain admission so that he can learn to read at this late stage in his life.

Visit   Click under Film Events and you can check the Trailer.


Thursday, 1/26 at 7 p.m. at DiFebo’s at Bear Trap Dunes Clubhouse.  Doors open at 5 p.m. $4 for members, $6 for non-members.  Bear Trap Dunes is located at 7 Clubhouse Drive, Ocean View, Delaware.  Tel. 302-537-5600.  Website?

Or, you can go on Friday, 1/27 at 7 p.m. at the Movies at Midway-Upstairs Screening Room and see it in Rehoboth Beach.  The doors will open at 6 :30 p.m. $4 for member; $6 for non-members.


Friday, 1/27 and Saturday, 1/28 – THR’s Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow at Americinn, 36012 Airport Rd.  Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The focus of this event will be on gold and silver coins made before 1970, military items, toys and trains, musical instruments, pocket and wrist watches.  For more info., please call 217-787-7767.


Friday, 1/27 – MIXX Restaurant, 26 Baltimore Ave. in Rehoboth Beach is donating 20% of the total sales for the evening to benefit Safe Haven Sanctuary.  This is a no-kill sanctuary on Shingle Point Rd. between Georgetown and Milton.  5:30 – 10:00 p.m.  Reservations at 302-226-8700.  You can check MIXX at



Friday, 1/27 – Opening Reception at Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane. Tel. 302-227-8408.  Website?

Exhibit – The Other Side of Howard Schroeder – Rarely seen works from the Schroeder Family Collection.  January 27th until March 4th.

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception on Friday, 1/27 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  This is an exhibit of work not readily associated with this iconic artist of the Henlopen school of Delaware artists.  Please visit for more info. on Howard Schroeder.

The Rehoboth Art League is offering plenty of classes at this time of the year.  Maybe something you might have wanted to learn….pottery?, glass bead making?  Visit the website for the schedule and class price, but these are a few of the classes that are about to start.


Glass Bead Making will be on Wednesday starting 2/8 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

On Tuesdays, starting 2/28 through 4/3 from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Pottery Basics.  Hand building and wheel work.

On Wednesday, starting 2/29 until 2/4 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. another chance to learn Pottery Basics.  You can also attend the evening session from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m.


Friday, 1/27 – Fundraising Event at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center located on Rehoboth Avenue.  This event will benefit the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation (CHEF).  It is a Winter Jam with 2 party bands, The Funsters and The Bullbuckers; both Delaware bands.

Tickets in advance can be purchased at the Cape schools for $15; at the door? $20.  You can also get the tickets at Federal Street Gallery in Milton, and at Browseabout Books on Rehoboth Avenue.  For more info. contact Chris King at .


The Rehoboth Museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue near the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center and Grove Park.  I like to mention this museum because if you love Rehoboth Beach, it can show what it was then and what has become; a year-round destination.


The Exhibit Skimming the Surface; Surf, Skimming, and Floating off the Delaware Coast is one that should be seen for all those aficionados of water sports.  It will be there until the first week in March.  The Museum is open on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 to p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 to 3 p.m.  For more info, please call 302-227-7310 or visit


Saturday, 1/28 – 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Lewes – Cape Henlopen’s Battle of the Bands at the Cape Henlopen High School Theatre.  $10 (come and go).  Proceeds will benefit the theatre group’s spring production of Cats and for guest speakers.  Cape Henlopen Highway is located on Kings Highway, Lewes, Delaware.


Saturday 1/28 at 2 p.m. – Lewes –  Coastal Concerts presents Clancy Newman, Cello and Noreen Cassidy-Polera, Piano Bethel United Methodis Church Hall on 4th & Market Streets in Lewes, Delaware.

Coastal Concerts promotes classical music appreciation in Southern Delaware and surrounding areas.

Clancy Newman has ferocious technical ability, impeccable tonal mastery, and passionate commitment.  Noreen Cassidy-Polera is a highly regarded Julliard-trained pianist who has colaborated with Yo-Yo Ma among others.

For more info. please visit


Saturday, 1/28 – From 6 p.m. until midnight is SPCA Poker, Black Jack Night at Poker at the Beach located at Beach Plaza, Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-3760.


Sunday, 1/29 – First Annual Winter Wine Festival – Nage Rehoboth presents an evening of wine, beer, music and food!!  5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Festival will include wine tastings, beer tastings, specialty cocktails, open bar, live local music and food by Nage Chef Hari Cameron.  Tickets are $49 and you must be 21 to attend.  You can purchase tickets online by visiting   Nage is located at 19730 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-226-2037.


Have a great week-end!!



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January 2nd, 2012

American Visionary Art Museum, AVAM, The Official National Museum and Education Center for Intuitive, Self-Taught Artistry, Non-Traditional, Outside the Box, Charm City, Baltimore, Maryland


“Visionary Art begins by listening to the inner voices of the soul, and often may not even be thought of as “art” by its creator.”     american visionary art museum


The last time I was in Baltimore, just the buildings caught my attention; I wondered what surprises the inside would bring.  Not disappointed in the least.  I want to go back and see more of it; every piece of art regardless of its size has a story behind it.

American Visionary Art Museum, AVAM, started with a concept and its own visionary, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, in 1984 as she held the position of Development Director of People Encouraging People, which was a program of the Dept. of Psychiatry at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

There are several buildings, one of such the 1913 former offices of the Baltimore Copper Paint Co., other building is a historic whiskey factory, Four Roses Whiskey. 

AVAM opened in 1995.  The location is 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD, 21230.  Tel. 410-244-1900.  It is easy to find; at the base of Historic Federal Hill, adjacent to the Inner Harbor.

It has the neatest website with all this information and more,

AVAM is the largest of more than 40 museums and major art environments around the world.

What is Visionary Art?  AVAM’s Mission Statement is: “Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative art itself.”

This museum is for the whole family; kids would love it.  The main building is recycled mirror, glass and china chards.  It is 3 stories high.  This work is the product of a program started in 2000 by AVAM, which was America’s largest youth-at-risk and youth incarcerated, mosaic apprenticeship program, called “Shining Walls/Shining Youth”.


For obvious reasons, no photos were allowed inside the buildings.  Other exterior walls of buildings show you how “outside the box” AVAM is.



The Mosaic Bus is called “The Gallery A-Go-Go”.  It was created in 1996 by Nancy Josephson.  It is a beacon for visionary art lovers; has traveled from Chicago to Baltimore and it is a mobile mini-museum.


I really do want to go back and see it more in-depth; a tour might be the thing to do.  There is so much to see.  The Museum makes you feel so good inside; happy.

For info. on hours of operation, current exhibits, directions, history, etc. etc., please do visit  Oh, and guess what?  Over 70 weddings are held at AVAM every year!!

 Note:  Information for my post was taken from the American Visionary Art Museum’s website.

New Year….full of new experiences, expectations…looking forward to it, definitely!!

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