the summer heat of June...OK- not so much. The fog bank off the coast
prompted me fire up the wood stove the other day. Yup, decided to get it
cleaned after that chimney fire back in February. Nothing like a call
to 911 to get Chester's finest on your doorstep. Much faster results
than "Plenty of Fish."
The upside of June is the vibrant sky both
morning and night. The bright lights of "Haven" filming down the street
makes things even that much brighter.
This Week in Chester
Lordly House is now open for the season. Open Tuesday, Thursday &
Saturday from 9 to 5 pm; Wednesday from 9 to 3 pm and Sunday from 1 to 4
The Chester Playhouse
is accepting registrations from short ones aged 9-16 for the Summer
Theatre School production of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web which opens
July 25th. They have space for 25 budding thespians so get your little
Christopher Plummer on down there.
Tonight is the summer solstice open house from 5-7 pm at the Sadhana Centre
on Duke Street.There will be Indian food, refreshments, a yoga demo and
door prizes. You don't need to be a pretzel to attend. Drop by anytime
during event hours. RSVP @ 273-YOGA
On Friday the Chester Seaside
and Farmer's and Artisan's Market is at the Parade Square by the Yacht
Club from 2-5:30 pm. Veggies, fish right off the boat, meat, baking,
plants, soaps and more.The lemonade is delicious and pairs nicely with
The Shawn Hebb Trio is on stage at the Fo'c'sle Pub on Friday night @ 8 pm. The kitchen is serving up until 10 pm.
The very talented Kate Church is back at the Chester Arts Centre on Queen Street with her hugely popular Basic Fairy Doll Making class on Saturday, June 23rd and Monday June 25th.
The Lido Pool will be up and running for the first Red Cross swim classes on Monday June 25th. Brrrr. villageofchester.org. Public swim is from 12-1:30pm and 5-8pm Monday-Friday and from 12 - 8 pm on weekends.
is invited to attend the official opening of the "Explore Oak Island"
display at the old Chester Train Station, 20 Smith Road, Chester,
starting 10 am. There will be guest speakers, cake, refreshments and
costumed animators.Have your picture taken with a pirate, monk, Templar
Knight, Spanish Conquistador, British Soldier or René. It's free! Info @
Why not stop by Jim Smith's Fine Studio Pottery
shop,a delightful studio that was a penny candy store in it's former
life - I was their best customer. Jim's work is showcased
internationally and there is not enough space on this page to list his
Maybe drop by the Rope Loft and have an adult beverage on the wharf and watch the waterfront ebb and flow.
Saturday evening the Chester Playhouse
has award winning Ian Sherwood and Coco Love Alcorn. They have been
performing together for four years and are set to release their new EP,
"Attic Music." Is that the new vinyl? The evening promises to be full of
harmonies and humour with a sense of adventure created by these two
Sat night the Fo'c'sle Pub is showcasing the
acoustic duo Vinny and Gary from the band "Cover up." Think Danny
Devito. Order up the man sized ribs and sit back and enjoy the show, or
dance your happy feet the night away.
The Chester Yacht Club
will be hosting a Women's Sailing Seminar beginning this Sunday evening
@ 7 pm. Both Advanced and Basic Sailing Course are offered to members
and non members. Classes will be held over 5 nights next week at the
CYC. For more info email Barkhouse.email@example.com
Sunday evening is the launch of the Chester Brass Band
summer concert series at the Bandstand @7 pm. Thirty musicians of
Chester Brass return under the direction of Commander (Retired) George
Morrison. The concert will feature a variety of popular music, light
classical pieces, stirring marches and well-known hymns. Bring Mildred,
a lawn chair, a flask and a bag of cheezies and tell her it's date
was driving down the 103 when his wife called. "Herman, I just heard on
CBC that there's a car going the wrong way on the 103. Be careful!"
"It's not just one car," said Herman. "It's hundreds of them!"
Take the Lighthouse Route 3 to come visit us in Chester, it's much more scenic.