Delaware Beach Happenings July 7-13

by Dave on July 6, 2008

Home tours. Live music. Sea Turtles. Alumni Gatherings.

From Rehoboth Beach to Dewey Beach to Lewes to Bethany Beach, there is a lot happening at the Delaware Beaches this week.

The 59th annual Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour will help you fill your Tuesday and Wednesday with beauty. From 10am to 3pm, explore the more unique and captivating homes and gardens of Rehoboth Beach. Tickets are $20, and are sold at the Rehoboth Art League or at area merchants.

From Thursday through Sunday, a bit of the Ol’ White Way comes to Rehoboth Beach as the Rehoboth Beach Theater of the Arts presents “Broadway Fever,” which they say “taps into the exciting repertoire of Tony award winning Broadway shows including: 42nd Street, No No Nanette, Jekyll & Hyde, Footloose, Chicago & Wicked, honoring the composers and choreographers who have made their mark in Broadway history.” Tickets are $35 and the show starts at 8pm nightly at the theate, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach.

The Avett Brothers light up the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach on Thursday night with their bluegrass-twinged, pop-rock Americana punkiness. The show is slated for 8pm at the Bottle & Cork and tickets are $20. Meanwhile, Love Seed Mama Jump can be found at the Rusty Rudder on Thursday night.

If live music isn’t your thing, perhaps you can grab the family and head to the Villages of Five Points for their “Movie on the Green” at sundown on Thursday. This week’s fare is “Shrek the Third.” Free popcorn is provided, and you can even start off the evening with dinner at Java Beach (now open for dinner).

You say you’re a nature lover? Then head up to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge’s Refuge Auditorium Thursday for a presentation by Suzanne Thurman, director of the Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, on “Sea Turtle & Marine Mammal Strandings on Delmarva Beaches.” Seating is limited and the presentation starts at 7pm.

With plenty to fill your evenings, there is also plenty to fill your days. From Thursday to Saturday, you can find a rarity at the Antique Show and Flea Market in Lewes at Bethel UMC. The Show runs from 10-5 each day.

Friday night’s live music lineup includes Carbon Leaf at the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach, the Chris Sharp Trio at Arena’s in Rehoboth Beach, Nothin’ But Trouble at Dogfish Head in Rehoboth Beach and Go Go Gadget at Dewey Beach’s Rusty Rudder.

On Saturday, Millville By The Sea kicks off their VIP Sales event at their outstanding new community, featuring new homes as low as $184,900, just 4 miles from Bethany.

From 12-4 on Saturday, northbeach restaurant in Dewey Beach hosts University of Delaware Alumni Day, so go reconnect with some of your fellow Blue Hens at northbeach.

You can close out your Saturday with live music by Shadow Puppets at Arena’s, Kristen and the Noise at the Rusty Rudder or Loretta Bilieux at Dogfish Head.

And you can pick yourself right up on Sunday and head to the world-famous Starboard in Dewey Beach for Suicide Sundays!

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