November 11th Remembrance Day service was fabulous. Not a breath of
wind, gorgeous, sunny and hot. I think I burnt my face ! It was jammed.
I've never seen so many souls at the parade square - not even at Race
Week.The fly by added a touch of excitement as well. Kudos to the
The Chester Playhouse
won a very special award last weekend down in Liverpool at "Music Nova
Scotia Week." This award goes to a non-profit community organization
that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to presenting musical
performances in the province.The recipient is chosen by the members of
Nova Scotia's music industry. Well done Chester Playhouse !
This Week in Chester
other Playhouse news, unless you already have a ticket for Jill
Barber's performance tonight, you can forget about getting tucked into
one of those lovely chairs because it's sold out ! I got the last one
(thank you Dolly) and am not giving it up.
VOCTADA is holding their AGM at the St Stephen's Hall Thursday @ 7pm. Kerry will be there.
Friday evening the Fo'c'sle Pub
has SWIG on stage at 9pm. This group is a house favourite so get there
early to assure yourself a seat.The kitchen is open until 10 pm. While
there are many goodies on the menu to chose from I always have the pan
fried haddock and am never disappointed.The staff no longer bother to
give me a menu.
Why not stop in at Chez Glass Lass on Duke Street and see their groovy dinner ware. This shop has something for everyone - so much more than just glass plates.
will be a Kohl Cannon supper at the Baptist Church from 4:30 to 6:30pm.
Love those south shore dining hours. Ham, baked beans, bread, rolls,
pies and dessert. Adults $10, Children $5. Take out available. A craft
and bake table will be on deck.
On Sunday there will be a gold
mine tour from 1:30 - 3:30pm (weather permitting.) A two hour guided
walking tour of the west side of Gold River gold mines, part of the Nova
Scotia gold rush of the 1860s. See intact gold mine shafts, trenches,
site of a dam for power generation and locations of old
stamping/processing mills. At the half way point, enjoy hot chocolate
and cookies inside a warm heritage log cabin. Adults $10. Proceeds to
the Chester Municipal Heritage Society. 275-3718 for information and
Monday evening at 6:30 for 7pm the Chester Garden
Club is holding their AGM at St Stephen's Hall."So, what am I? Native
or Cultivar?" Funny, I ask myself that question occasionally but had
never entertained those 2 options. Master gardener Brenda Hiltz will
preside over an interactive presentation and discussion about local
plants.Refreshments to follow. New members and guests welcome.
I've held off - but here it is.... Chester's annual Gingerbread
Festival is just around the corner. It will be held December 1st-16th.
Gingerbread House entry forms must be received by November 21st either
by mailing them to Box 181 Chester, or by dropping off the form at the
Village Emporium on Pleasant Street. Forms may be downloaded at Chester Art Centre. The physical Gingerbread Houses must be delivered to the Chester Arts Centre on Queen Street between 2-4 pm, Nov 24th or 25th.
this year: We are having an outdoor Gingerbread Man competition. Nude
Gingerbread Men may be purchased at Chester Building Supplies. Do with
them what you will. Create a gingerbread man or theme to display,
photograph it and submit your photo to
firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be posted to our "Gingerbread Festival Chester,NS"
facebook page where you may vote for your favourite by "liking" it.
This competition is open to residents of the Municipality of
Chester.There are two categories: business and residential. Voting will
end midnight December 15th.
In other Gingerbread news the Chester
District School is holding a Gingerbread Fair on December 1st from
9am-1pm.There will be lots of crafts, food, live music, gift wrapping
service, a candy cane pull and some fantastic prizes supplied by
vendors. They have a facebook page which is "CDS Gingerbread Fair" so please tell all your friends to "like" them.
making your December plans remember to mark your calendar and save
Sunday, December 9th. At 6pm the Annual Chester Brass Band Christmas
Dinner will be held at the Atlantica Hotel and Marina in Western Shore.
For tickets and info dial up Gregor @ 275-3453.
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing noise they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams.