Updated: Nov 1
Fall into Main Street
As Summer moves into Fall, and the shoulder season winds down, the annual autumn transformation of our landscape begins to unfold—going from a summer palate of green and blue to spectacular displays of color in red, purple, orange, gold, and brown. Fall into Main Street is a busy time here in Rehoboth Beach, as we transition to an off-season schedule full of activities celebrating both the season just past and prepare for the festivities on the horizon.
While our pockets remain full of an assortment of candies remaining from our Halloween adventures, it is time to prepare for all that November has to offer. Rehoboth in Bloom has replaced their summer plantings with an assortment of colorful pansies, dusty miller, and lavender that will be able to withstand the shorter days and cooler nights that have arrived as we turn back our clocks an hour to standard time on Sunday November 5th. We will celebrate Veterans Day on Saturday November 11th, when we honor all those who have served in the Military in defense of our nation. Thanksgiving follows on Thursday November 24th, as we gather with friends and family giving thanks for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us both collectively and individually throughout this year. And then, on Friday November 25th, it's time for the annual tree lighting at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, where we will sing along to our favorite Holiday carols while officially kicking off the holiday season.
Main Street will be busy helping Rehoboth Beach celebrate the holidays through this season of joy and giving, and we have spotlighted an array of our business partners who will be happy to assist you with your holiday planning—be it gifts or accommodations for family and friends. The Grateful Head Salon at 33B Baltimore Avenue is ideal for your next haircut. If it’s food you are looking for, Rigby's Bar and Grille at 404 Rehoboth Avenue is sure to please. For accommodations, Rehoboth Beach House Rentals will not disappoint. For custom design, CMD Interiors is ready to assist. And, buying or selling a home, Dave McCarthy & Associates is the place to go!
You can read more about each of these businesses later in this newsletter. When visiting these establishments be sure to let them know you read about them in this Newsletter. Also, visit our website at http://www.downtownrb.com to check out the off-season specials offered daily in Rehoboth Beach.
Be particularly mindful of the speed limits as you are out and about this holiday season.
Rehoboth Beach Main Street wishes everyone a very happy Thanksgiving Day 2023.
Current and past issues of the newsletter are available on the RBMS Website at Newsletter | Home | Rehoboth Beach Main Street (downtownrb.com)
New Businesses & Membership Renewals
RBMS welcomes the Rehoboth Beach Bears as a new member!
RBMS thanks Purple Parrot Grill for renewing at the Yellow Partner level!
RBMS thanks Thrasher’s French Fries for renewing as an RBMS member!
For information about levels and benefits of RBMS membership, go to Join | Rehoboth Beach Main Street (downtownrb.com)
Showcasing Rehoboth Beach Businesses
CMD Interiors, Inc.
CMD Interiors, Inc., in the heart of downtown Rehoboth Beach, is a full-service design firm specializing in residential design and providing their clients with white glove experiences. Their designers work with you through all phases of your project from initial development to completion to create a beautiful custom design plan. Call: (302) 426-2087. Email: email@example.com.
Dave McCarthy & Associates
Dave McCarthy & Associates is a locally owned and operated premier boutique real estate firm located in downtown Rehoboth Beach, with over 100 years of combined experience in the local marketplace. Dave McCarthy and his team strive to build lasting client relationships with strong foundations of trust, striving to ensure their clients are at the heart of everything they do. Call: (302) 426-2080. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehoboth Beach House Rentals
Rehoboth Beach House Rentals is your home away from home, and whether you’re looking to accommodate an extended family vacation or a special romantic interlude, one of Rehoboth Beach House Rentals’ beautiful residences is the perfect answer for your dream vacation. Each of these elegant properties combines the advantages of a beach resort with all the comforts of home. Rehoboth Beach House Rentals’ inventory includes homes, condos, townhouses, and quaint cottages for weekly or seasonal rental periods throughout the year—for beach bums in the summer to those who prefer a quieter beach town in the winter. Call: (302) 650-3789. Email: email@example.com.
I moved to Rehoboth Beach in January 2020, just in time for the pandemic that changed our lives in drastic ways. It's taken a while to make up for lost time and check out various places around town, but after hearing lots of great things from friends and neighbors about Rigby's Bar and Grill, I knew it was time to try it!
My neighbor Maria and I have become friends, and we enjoy going to different restaurants every few weeks. We chose to go to Rigby's on a Tuesday rather than other nights because when we get together, we always "dish" and chat for hours. It was a beautiful early October evening; at first, we thought about sitting outside on the charming outdoor patio in the back of the restaurant but thought it might get too chilly.
Rigby's has been a staple of the restaurant/pub scene for about 15 years and features simple, home-style food. For dinner, Maria enjoyed a delicious stuffed meatloaf, and I enjoyed the salmon. The special treat of the meal was the yummy cheesesteak egg rolls; they were scrumptious! Of course, we needed to enjoy some tasty drinks and share some splendid chocolate mousse: Ricky, the amiable bartender, explained that the mousse is homemade on-site!
You might wonder why Rigby's owners John Glenstrup and John Black named the restaurant Rigby’s. I surmised the name was in honor of someone's dog or Peter Pan-Cathy Rigby; however, it turns out there was no specific reason—the two Johns just liked the name!
By the way, Rigby's started their nightly winter dinner specials, which is especially tempting to us locals! Specials include Roast Beef on Tuesday, Burger Night on Wednesday, and Prime Rib on Fridays. Sunday brunch is especially fun, as a mimosa is included with the meal!
To make the place especially lively, they have Karaoke 3 nights a week: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday starting at 8:00pm. Every Sunday night, Ed Mills performs on guitar; he has been a regular weekly performer since the restaurant opened. Live music is also performed on Thursday nights.
Rigby’s is located at 404 Rehoboth Avenue. Phone: 302-227-6080. To learn more about menu options, special events, and entertainment, or to make a reservation, check out their website at https://www.rigbysrehoboth.com/
Grateful Head: Welcoming, Evolving, and Innovative
At Grateful Head your appearance and well-being are at the forefront of what they do, and they’ll help you find the perfect look to suit your style and personality in a relaxing environment where all are welcome.
Grateful Head is focused on providing consistent quality hair services and specializes in cutting, coloring, and blowouts. You’ll find owner Richard DeCore and color specialist/stylist Aaron Heller both creating seamlessly blended shades and cutting-edge styles, with quality products by Paul Mitchell, to help improve the health of your hair deeper than surface level.
This hair salon—tucked inside a cute 1960s beach retail space—is just a block from the beach. The salon is known about town for their sustainability practices and the products they use that are kind to your hair, your health, and the planet. Grateful Head is a seaside salon performing excellent services while doing its bit for mother nature.
“Aaron and I each have a wealth of knowledge in our field of expertise,” says owner Richard DeCore. “We create time for our guests to personalize their service requests. The environment here is a warm and welcoming one, with no egos and a great sense of humor.”
It’s not only the practical hands-on aspect of the job that the Grateful Head team enjoys; it’s meeting people, building relationships, building that trust. The salon is a space for clients to feel comfortable and relaxed, while offering a premium service and using the best quality products and colors. If an experienced hairstylist or colorist is what you’re looking for, this salon is where you want to go: A salon that does outstanding color and cut services in a small but cozy space.
“We love our ever-expanding clientele and the many local clients who have come to count on us. Operating in downtown Rehoboth Beach has been an absolute delight. I’m thrilled my original concept has created a welcoming place to come to work every day and engage with such kind people,” says DeCore.
Every day, Grateful Head meets new people coming into the shop, whether from surrounding towns or other states. “I think that’s great” says DeCore; “it leaves so much opportunity for growth. We are excited for the future and are looking forward to expanding our team and evolving our brand.”
So, arm yourself with Grateful Head talent who knows how to keep those locks in check and bring you only good vibes from here on out.
Grateful Head Salon is located at 33B Baltimore Avenue. Phone: 302-567-5126.
News from RBMS Members
Sassy Chic Sale!
Sassy Chic is offering a 10% discount on all REVO sunglasses--if you mention that you saw this ad in the RBMS newsletter or on the RBMS Facebook page or on Instagram.
Upcoming CAMP Rehoboth Events
CAMP Theatre Presents The Weir
o November 2–4, 7:30pm, November 5, 2:00pm
o Tickets now available for CAMP Rehoboth Theatre Company's next production, The Weir, a play by Conor McPherson, directed by Russell Stiles.
Wellness Wednesdays: Nutrition Series
o November 1, December 6, January 3
o Wellness Wednesdays kicks off with a nutrition series. Plan to attend workshops and presentations based on heart health, food labels, and kicking the sugar habit. Register here.
Wellness Wednesdays: Stress & Sleep
o November 8 & December 13, 6:00–7:30pm
o Attend two-week workshop on "How to Control Stress" and "How to Promote Sleep” with Steuart Martins.
o Saturday, November 11, 11:00am–4:00pm
o CAMP Rehoboth is partnering with the Blood Bank of Delmarva for a blood drive. This partnership follows the news of the FDA lifting its ban on the ability for men who have sex with men (MSMs) to donate blood.
Easy As Pie
o Pie Pickup: Tuesday, November 21, 1:00–5:00pm
o CAMP Rehoboth will again be a pie pickup site for the DE HIV Consortium and Ministry of Caring's "Easy As Pie" fundraiser.
News from Rehoboth Beach Main Street
Citizen or the Year and RBMS Champion Recipients Announced
Rehoboth Beach Main Street is proud to announce this year’s Citizen of the Year…Carol Everhart!!!! We are thrilled to honor Carol for her 30+ years of serving downtown Rehoboth Beach. Our champion of Rehoboth Beach Main Street this year is Jenny Sugrue Burton for her dedication to RBMS. We are so thankful for these two women who make a difference.
Please join us for the 29th annual Community Unity Dinner on Sunday, December 3rd from 4:30–7:00pm! Tickets are on sale at the RBMS office (509 Rehoboth Avenue) starting November 1st!!
New on the RBMS Webpage: Off-Season Specials
Each year, locals and visitors look for the off-season specials offered by Rehoboth Beach businesses. We’ve created a chart of the downtown restaurants’ specials, based on a chart created by Michael Moreland and posted on Facebook. RBMS members are identified with an asterisk on the chart. We will add to this chart as more specials are announced. Hours of operation are subject to change: Verify hours, prices, and particular terms of specials with the restaurants directly. Please be kind to servers and tip on the full bill before discount!
To access the chart, go to Off-Season Specials | Rehoboth Beach Main Street (downtownrb.com)
Looking for something to do on a November afternoon...
Rehoboth Beach Then and Now—Take a self-guided walking tour on the Built Story mobile app! Tour takers can explore downtown Rehoboth Beach and learn about the 19th century religious summer camp, how the fires and storms shaped the community, the transformative impact of the railroad, and the illustrious citizens who made Rehoboth Beach what it is today. The app is available from either Android or iPhone app stores for free. The 15-stop tour of downtown focuses on how the city evolved from its 19th century roots as a rural community, the arrival of the summer religious camp in the 1870s, the arrival of the railroad, and the “battles” between the “saints and sinners” that influenced the later development of the community.
The Built Story mobile app is free and tickets for each tour are $10.00. Tickets for individual tours are good for 30 days and may be viewed more than once. The Built Story app is also your gateway to other tours around the world. Half of the proceeds from this tour benefit Rehoboth Beach Main Street. For more information, call the RBMS office at 302-227-2772.
Check out the story on the RBMS Rehoboth Beach Then and Now in the August issue of Delaware Beach Life!
Rehoboth in Bloom
On Wednesday, October 25, Rehoboth in Bloom held its All Crew lunch and meeting. This year we were fortunate to hold it on the third floor of City Hall. Thank you, City of Rehoboth!! 51 of the Crew attended. Rehoboth in Bloom is wrapping up its 5th year: Hard to believe! Eighteen volunteers have been with the team for all 5 years. They were honored with a hat embroidered with the RIB logo and “5 Year Volunteer” (thank you Sassy Chic). Pizza and salad were enjoyed by all. Check out the beautiful new pansies (thank you Peppers Greenhouse) in all our 103 planters.
The Rehoboth in Bloom Crew is incredible!
Volunteer Recognition: Colleen Evans
Colleen Evans is a member of the RBMS Communications Committee and an RBMS newsletter reporter. Across the past 28 years, she has been a professional leader in the Greater Washington regional, as well as national public relations industry. Colleen joined The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in February 1999, as Director of Public Relations for The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC, where she successfully positioned the hotel in the forefront of the luxury market. Prior to that, Colleen served as Marriott’s Regional Director of Public Relations, overseeing the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, and the Renaissance Washington D.C.
In 2004 Colleen was appointed Area Director of Public Relations for The Ritz-Carlton Hotels in the Washington D.C. area, and in 2009 added The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia to her responsibilities. In addition to those duties, she continued working with Marriott International on the company’s various brand public relations projects, including repositioning the Renaissance brand following its acquisition and leading the media relations launch of the Ritz-Carlton Rewards program.
After 25 years with Marriott International, Colleen left to broaden her knowledge and experience in the hospitality, philanthropy, and publishing arena. She returned to Marriott International as a media consultant, assisting with the opening, rebranding, and public relations support of several Washington DC and New York area Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and St. Regis brand hotels, along with media relations consultant for The Invisible Hand Foundation and a best-selling book by Martha Humler, Why?: Because You Get Paid to Smile and Serve—a humorous look at customer service in the United States.
After vacationing in Coastal Delaware since her college days, Colleen moved full time to the Rehoboth Beach area with her husband in 2020, and soon thereafter began volunteering with Rehoboth Beach Main Street. During her free time, she embraces her love of cooking and recipe creations by putting together engaging and informative cooking demonstrations with local and national based chefs.
Colleen recently launched a small business in Coastal Delaware with her daughters—Panache Pets—custom-made luxury interior design crate and pillow covers for pets. Woman owned, woman made, in the First State, in the USA.
Through her strong media connections and relationships forged across several decades, Colleen continues to secure extensive local, regional, and national coverage in such prominent media as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, Robb Report, Times of London, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and on Fox News, CNN, CBS News, MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo, along with developing plans and executing strategies to build an ever-growing social media presence.
Spotlight on a Community Leader: Kim Leisey
I sat down on a beautiful fall day to chat with Dr. Kim Leisey, the new executive director at CAMP Rehoboth. Kim, who prefers to not be called Dr. Leisey, greeted me warmly and stated that she is quite excited about her new position and all the interesting friends she has made.
Kim started her duties as executive director in mid-summer and brings exciting new leadership skills to our city. She is the first woman executive director at CAMP Rehoboth; she comes to us from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she was the Senior Associate Vice President for student affairs. Over the years Kim held many positions at the university involving resident life and student affairs. She has made a lifetime commitment to nurturing others to develop better communication skills, which makes it evident that she is quite well qualified for her new position!
Kim is a Delaware native who was born in Dover, although she moved to Massachusetts at a young age. A music lover, she plays piano and cello and performs with the South Delaware Orchestra. Kim is a board member of Coastal Concerts. Other interests include reading non-fiction, hitting the ski slopes in Colorado and Montana, gardening, kayaking, swimming, and biking.
I wondered what brought Kim from Catonsville, Maryland, to our region. After she worked at Butler University in Indianapolis, Kim attended UMBC to earn her doctorate in human development—and never left! She worked there for 32 years, working closely with renowned college president Freeman A. Hrabowski for 31 of those years. Kim met her spouse (Kathy Solano) in the mid-90s. They started coming to Rehoboth together. When Kathy retired during the pandemic in 2020, she and Kim began to make plans to make Rehoboth their new home.
The mission statement of CAMP* Rehoboth is, "We seek to promote community well-being on all levels; to foster the development of community groups; to develop community space; to promote human and civil rights; to work against prejudice and discrimination; to lessen tensions among the community at large; and to help foster the economic growth of the area." When asked about any new initiatives she is planning to fulfill the mission statement, she explained that she was about to participate in a strategic planning retreat and that the retreat should result in new initiatives for CAMP Rehoboth.
After our chat, Kim gave me a personal tour of the CAMP Rehoboth facility, and we chatted about volunteer opportunities and a new support group for young professionals that will soon be starting. Kim has stated that "Education is the foundation of a healthy democracy." It will be exciting to see where her leadership is going to take CAMP Rehoboth and our town.
* “CAMP” is an acronym for Creating a More Positive Rehoboth.
The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) offers support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership. Look for funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities at Veteran-owned businesses | U.S. Small Business Administration (sba.gov).
The City of Rehoboth Beach has launched a new webpage: Reach Out Rehoboth. Residents and visitors can access this page to learn more about City of Rehoboth Beach projects. City officials want to hear from you and invite you to use this platform to share your thoughts, ideas, questions, and concerns. The goal is: Together, we can make an even better Rehoboth Beach.
Rehoboth Beach Main Street has included a link to the Reach Out Rehoboth page on the RBMS website home page.
Save the Date
Afternoon Jackpot Bingo
Wednesday, November 1. Doors open 11:30am; games start at 1:00pm
11 Christian Street
Cost $20 per person. Cookie Jar is $500. Anyone over the age of 18 may come. Call (302) 227-2055 for more information.
2023 Sussex Strong Gala & Auction
Thursday, November 2, 6:00–10:00pm
Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
229 Rehoboth Avenue
This year’s theme, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow: A Wizard of Oz Experience,” offers a whimsical and nostalgic journey into the magical world of Oz. While costumes inspired by “The Wizard of Oz” are encouraged, they are by no means required, as all are welcome to join in the festivities. The gala promises an unforgettable evening of enchantment, complete with a live performance by Kristen and The Noise. Guests will enjoy sumptuous food from top local restaurants, including Fins, Big Oyster Brewery, Big Fish, Grandpa Mac, Irish Eyes, The Rusty Rudder, Grotto Pizza, Lydia’s, The Lighthouse, and Ava’s Pizzeria. The event will feature both silent and live auctions, offering chances to win exciting items from local shops and unique travel experiences. There also will be a 50/50 raffle and the chance to win very special bottles of wine from the wine wall. A photo booth will provide opportunities to capture memories together with friends old and new. Live band, cash bar, live & silent auctions, 50/50 raffle. Dance the night away. Sponsored by Sussex County Association of Realtors. To purchase tickets and explore sponsorship opportunities, go to: https://sussexstrong.org/sussex-realtors-nov-17-gala-benefits-local-children-in-need/ or call Jenn Barrows at (302) 245-1730.
Victoria’s Dining to Benefit Read Aloud
Thursday, November 2, at 6:00pm
The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel
2 Olive Avenue and the Boardwalk
The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel and Victoria’s Restaurant will host the fourth wine-and-dine evening to benefit Read Aloud Delaware. The evening will feature a five-course dinner including an amuse-bouche, appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert. Wine pairings will be selected to complement each course.
Read Aloud Delaware is a children’s literacy program with the mission to create a lifelong impact through early childhood literacy. The vision is for every child in Delaware to have the fundamental literacy skills to succeed in school and life.
The price of the event is $75 per person, which includes the dinner, wine pairings, and gratuity. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call (302) 644-6886.
Rehoboth Art League 39th Annual Holiday Fair – Fine Craft Show
Friday, November 3, from 5:00 to 7:00pm
Special Preview Night: Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres
As always, this show will feature a variety of artisans exhibiting and selling their jewelry, glasswork, ceramics, mixed media, and decorative and wearable fiber creations. Patrons can stroll the campus and find artists throughout the historic Homestead, Chambers Studio, and the Corkran and Tubbs galleries to select the perfect gifts for family, friends, and themselves.
New this year, RAL is offering a special ticketed preview night from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Friday, November 3. For more information, go to https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E87719&id=119
As a fundraiser for the art league, this opportunity will give ticket holders early access to the artists’ booths to shop, as well as complimentary refreshments and drinks in each campus building. Preview tickets are good for return entry the entire weekend of the holiday fair.
Towers Comedy Festival
Wednesday, November 8, to Saturday, November 11,
Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
229 Rehoboth Avenue
The second annual Towers Comedy Festival will be held November 8–11, 2023 in the Rehoboth/Dewey Beach area. The comedy is geared to Age 18+. Comedians Michael Rapaport, Nikki Glaser, Hannah Einbinder, and Alonzo Bodden are among15 national touring stand-up comics who will participate in the Rehoboth/Dewey Beach area from November 8–11, 2023. Shows will take place at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and The Starboard in Dewey Beach. For tickets and information, please visit https://www.towerscomedy.com/services-9.
Dine and Donate – Mariachi Restaurant
Wednesday, November 8, from 9:00am to 6:15pm
14 Wilmington Avenue
Mariachi will donate a portion of the revenue generated for the day to the Community English as a Second Language (ESL) Program.
Godspell – A Spotlight on Young Performers
Friday, November 10, at 7:00pm, Saturday, November 11, at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, and Sunday, November 12, at 2:00pm
20 Baltimore Avenue
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man,” and “By My Side.” A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life. Boasting a score with chart topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak), and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences. Because of its small technical demands and minimal cast size, it has become a staple of theatre companies, large and small. For tickets, please visit https://clearspacetheatre.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/#/events/a0S2M00000OhlDlUAJ or call (302) 227-2270.
UNICO Rehoboth Area – Festa d’Autunno
Sunday, November 10, 2:00pm
Saint Edmond Parish Hall, King Charles Avenue
Italian dinner, beverages, raffles (wine, food baskets) and more! Proceeds to benefit Saint Vincent de Paul Society. Tickets - $25.00. For reservations, call (302) 226-0620.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Saturday, November 11, from 11:00am to Noon
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk
VFW Post 7447 hosts its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Bandstand.
Beebe Healthcare Flu Vaccine Clinic
Thursday, November 14, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
229 Rehoboth Avenue
Vaccines for adults ages 18-64 as well as the high dose vaccine for those 65 and older will be available.
Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, November 18, 10:00am to 3:00pm
11 Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
What a convenient and fun way to find something unique and special for everyone on your holiday list. Craft vendors include Artwork, Crafts, Avon, Baked Goods, Chess Sets, Designer Candles, Doll Clothes, Handcrafted items, Holiday Items, Homemade Scented Jar Candles, Jewelry for all ages, Knitted and Crocheted Items, Lavender Products, Aromatherapy Oils, NFL Throws, Pillows and Gift Baskets, Paintings of Birdhouses, Landscapes and Boats; Purses, Placemats, etc.; Stained Glass Items, Wire Charm Bracelets, Vera Bradley and more, and Vintage and Household Items.
Refreshments will be available for purchase. Open to the public. Come and start your early holiday shopping. For additional information or to sign up as a vendor, call the Cape Henlopen Senior Center at (302) 227-2055 and speak with Bernita Hackney, Program Director.
Cultured Pearl to Host ThanksLiving Plant-Based Feast
Sunday, November 19, 1:30–4:30pm
301 Rehoboth Avenue
The plant-based feast is offered to the community a week before Thanksgiving. For 10 years, local chefs have offered a wide range of plant-based dishes for ThanksLiving, showcasing their superb culinary styles.
ThanksLiving began in 2013 in the Elkins-Archibald Atrium at CAMP Rehoboth where a cadre of local chefs led by Hari Cameron heated and served their dishes personally. The feast changed venues each subsequent year, traveling to a(MUSE), Salero, Cilantro, and the Children’s Beach House, among others. Cost is $55. Seating is limited and will sell quickly. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to https://vegrehoboth.org/thanksliving-dinner.
Clear Space Theatre presents “Estella Scrooge”
Friday, 11/24, at 7:30pm, Saturday, 11/25, at 7:00pm, Sunday 11/26, at 2:00pm, and Thursday, 11/30, at 11:00am
20 Baltimore Avenue
We all know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, but now imagine his great-great-granddaughter reliving the same story in the world we live in today. Estella Scrooge is a modern retelling of A Christmas Carol and includes additional characters and plot lines from Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, Bleak House, and other great Dickens novels.
Estella is a Wall Street tycoon with a penchant for foreclosing. A hotelier in her hometown of Pickwick, Ohio, has defaulted on his mortgage and, as a Christmas gift to herself, Estella decides to deliver the sad news in person. For more information and tickets, go to ESTELLA SCROOGE - Clear Space Theatre.
Huffin’ for Pumpkin Pie 5K – A Benefit for Toys for Tots
Saturday, November 25, 9:00am to 10:30am.
Hosted by the Seashore Striders, this Rehoboth Thanksgiving weekend tradition begins and ends at Grove Park. A 5K run and one-mile walk are available. For information and to register, go to https://www.seashorestriders.com/race-schedule/14th-huffin-pumpkin-pie-5k-run-1m-walkrehoboth-beach-de
Mark Your Calendars: Early December Events
2nd Annual Rehoboth Beach Santa Bar Crawl
To Benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Saturday, December 2, beginning at 1:00pm
Dress as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, or one of his elves, and head to Rehoboth Beach to spread holiday cheer as you hop from bar to bar. Most importantly, don’t forget a new and unwrapped toy donation. All participating restaurants/bars will have official Marine Toys for Tots Foundation toy drop boxes for your convenience. Like last year, several Marines will be present to accept your toy donations and to pose for pictures.
The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a group photo at the Rehoboth Beach Christmas Tree (next to the bandstand) and wrap up around 7:30 p.m. at the last stop/closing party location. There is no entry fee or ticket. Simply bring at least one new and unwrapped toy for your donation to the USMC Toys for Tots Foundation.
This year, over 1,000 Santas are expected, and the organizers have a goal of 2,000 toys for the Toys for Tots Foundation. Below is a list of participating restaurant and bar locations. You are welcome to start and progress in any order and timeframe you prefer.
Above the Dunes – 101 S. Boardwalk @ Wilmington Avenue
Aqua Bar and Grill – 57 Baltimore Avenue
Arena’s Deli & Bar – 149 Rehoboth Avenue
Blackwall at the Beach – 52 Rehoboth Avenue
Blue Moon – 35 Baltimore Avenue
Freddie’s Beach Bar – 3 South 1st Street
Jam Bistro – 210 Second Street
Kiwi’s Kove @ the Atlantic Sands Hotel – 101 N. Boardwalk
Nalu Rehoboth Beach – 41 Rehoboth Avenue
The Pines – 56 Baltimore Avenue
The Purple Parrot Grill – 134 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Ale House – 15 Wilmington Avenue
Summer House – 228 Rehoboth Avenue
Tiki Jac’s Street Eats & Brews – 71 Rehoboth Avenue
Zogg’s Raw Bar & Grill – 1 Wilmington Avenue
Conch Island – Last Stop and Closing Party – 37169 Rehoboth Avenue – DJ Das Wuff - 5:30–7:30pm
Note: All new and unwrapped toys will go to Nassau DE LCO (Local Campaign Organization). Nassau DE LCO is sponsored by Marine Corps League Diamond State Detachment 704 for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in Central (Eastern – Western) & Northern Sussex County.
Rehoboth Beach Main Street Community Unity Dinner
Sunday, December 3,
Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
229 Rehoboth Avenue
Delicious pasta dinner generously provided by Big Fish Group and many other downtown restaurants.
Join Friends, Neighbors & Downtown Merchants for a Tradition Since 1994! Tickets sold at the door starting at 4:30pm.$20per person—all you can eat! Ages 8 & under free. $5 donation at the door for unlimited beer & wine.
Hometown Christmas Parade
Monday, December 4, 6:00–9:30pm
The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company's Hometown Christmas Parade will march, roll, and stroll down Rehoboth Avenue and welcome in the holiday season as well as the jolly ol' elf.
Estella Scrooge at Clear Space Theatre, through December 10
Holiday Stroll, December 10
Wreaths Across America, December 16
Estella Scrooge at Clear Space Theatre, through December 10