You have won the lottery!

March 17, 2019

When people ask each other why they chose to retire to the Delaware coast, there seems to be one standard combination answer. Lower taxes, proximity to the beach, and often within reach of extended family. Another great answer would be that there is something of interest to do every day in our community.

You don’t have to take a Viking Cruise or fly to Florida, just read the Community Calendar in the Cape Gazette.

Let me highlight a few options you might have missed just in the window of one week, March 8-14.

You had a choice of four films at the Cinema Art Theater. I watched “The Last Resort,” featuring the work of two photographers, Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe. They fixated on the bronzed paradise of 1970s Miami Beach and its community of Jewish retirees. The film captured an era I knew little about, and I was grateful for an education.

On Friday, you might have preferred the Garden Club of Millsboro meeting. They welcome new members. Simply call 934-1113 and focus on crocus.

Saturday, you didn’t need to stay indoors even if it was raining.

Chesapeake College in Ocean City held a writing conference. DNREC offered a basic boating course on Pilottown Road for a cost of $10. There were auditions at Cape Henlopen Senior Center for a talent show to be be held on April 28. Go to for more information.

Last Saturday could have been your day to attend Intro to Meditation at Turning Point Yoga & Meditation as they welcomed guest teacher Rukmini (Maria) Abbruzzi to speak. Contact Chelsea at to learn about future opportunities.

After meditation, you could have tasted Oreos at the Lewes library and voted on your favorites. How did I miss this one?

Other options were leprechaun parades, a lecture at the Bethel Heritage Museum, an Ocean View history talk and tour, a Shakespeare reading by the Possum Point Players, an Alzheimer’s support group, a Sorrow Circle group and a birding field trip.

There is a section marked Recurring Events, too. Listings include line dancing, poetry Free Writes, Scrabble Board Game Group, AARP Tax-Aide, Walk Aerobics, Mahjong, wood carving, pinochle, weight management and Memory Café.

I might need this last one.

The Community Calendar does list events for the following weekend so you can plan ahead. Today, Friday, March 15, the Beebe Healthcare Auxiliary Thrift Shop is having a sale at the hospital gift shop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit a friend in the hospital and bring them a little present.

One of my friends is having some back issues, so I just phoned her to say there is a Lower Back Pain and Sciatica workshop at the Lewes library March 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. Contact 381-7651 to register or go to for more information. Hope there is still space for you!

Finally, as one snowbird I know named Larre arrives back from Florida, he can catch the Model Train Open House in Dagsboro March 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., which is sponsored by the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club. Contact 448-5654. Or he can take his wife to the Cherry Blossom Beach Fest at the Cultured Pearl from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both are free!

If you are looking for something to do in the Cape Region, turn to the Cape Gazette Community Calendar and marvel at your opportunities. If you retired to the Cape Region, you have won the lottery!