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Welcome reception for writers at bookstore
On Friday, March 4, Booksandcoffee in Dewey Beach will be filled not only with books, but also with the authors of many of those books, as well as lots of enthusiastic and avid readers. The Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild, in partnership with Booksandcoffee, will be hosting a welcome reception for the writers, volunteers, and participants of “Writers at the Beach: Pure Sea Glass,” a one-day conference to be held at Crabber’s Cove in Ruddertowne on Saturday.
“Writers at the Beach: Pure Sea Glass” is the first conference presented by the newly formed non-profit Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild. All net profits from the conference benefit UMDF.

For more information on the Friday night reception, contact Booksandcoffee at (302) 226-9959.

The Rehoboth Acoustic Revue donates talent
The Rehoboth Acoustic Revue, the newest musical group in the area, was conceived by Stuart Vining and Peter Slayer of the popular duo Slayer & Vining. The Revue will perform at Booksandcoffee in Dewey Beach on Friday, March 4 from 6:30 until 8 p.m. in support of the Writers At The Beach: Pure Sea Glass conference, a non-profit event sponsored by The Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild. Proceeds from the conference go to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

The Revue is a unique group featuring a varying line-up of nearly a dozen of the best local musicians in an “unplugged” format. Always unscripted, performances include solos, duos, trios, and sometimes the entire band, which may include piano, guitar, bass, drums, dobra, and vocals. Each show is different, offering a real listening treat for both audiences and musicians who surprise even themselves with first-rate interpretations of a wide variety of songs ranging from standards, folk and country to jazz, show tunes and rock.

PPP to get soulful in new production
The Possum Point Players will be sponsoring the production of Songs From The Soul. This multi-cultural musical celebration is a revue of African American music beginning with the early 1900’s through Motown and jazz to blues to rap.

Not only toe-tapping entertainment, it is also a vital history lesson that teaches pride, responsibility and respect. It is recommended for grades 3 through adult. Performances will be presented at Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown on Monday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 22 for two performances each day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The show is approximately one hour long with a question and answer session following each performance.

Tickets are $5.50 each. To reserve your tickets today, call the Possum Point Players Ticket Line at (302) 856-4560, ext. 2.

Broadway comes to Bear Trap
The Village Players will present an evening of Broadway on Saturday, March 5 at the Den at Bear Trap Dunes (Ocean View).

Baritone Ken Skrzesz and pianist Doug Yetter perform their “American Songbook” repertoire — songs by Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein and others — with a dramatic flair.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., following dinner at 6 p.m.

The cost is $30 per person, and includes dinner, concert and gratuities.

For tickets, call 537-5600, ext. 3.

Vols needed to help with rape crisis
Volunteers are needed in Kent and Sussex counties for Contact Delaware’s Rape Crisis Program.

Volunteers work with people who call the 24-hour hour crisis hotline (1-800-262-9800), providing services to support the victim and significant others, including escorting them to the hospital.

They must be prepared to be on-call for 12-hour shifts and have a reliable means of ready transportation. A comprehensive, 50-hour, 10-week training program begins in the Milford office at the end of March.

There are two sessions: one in the daytime and another in the evening. Interested people should call Tina Buckingham, Rape Crisis Program Director at (302) 442-1154.