Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June 19th Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release

I was at a meeting for Gingerbread Festival this week. Yes it's coming. November 30th - mark your calendar. A friend very kindly brought coffees for all of us at the meeting. I declined as I don't drink caffeine.Trudi from the Bluenose Coast looked up from her notes and without missing a beat said "Why not, it seems you can drink everything else."

We Chesterites are revving up for the season and here's what's in store for you this week.
This Week in Chester

Tonight (Wednesday) the Chester Playhouse After School Drama Program presents "Word," a new play written by Cynthia Myers. If you watch Glee, High School Musical, or if you are a student of any age - you will relate! It's a cast of cheerleaders, and hockey players, exchange students, geeks and band-tards all under the guidance of one very disturbed principal with a dark secret. The actors are in the 10-13 year age bracket - a hormonal symphony to be sure. Shows are at 6pm and 7:30 pm.

Why not stop by the train station gallery and check out the latest paintings by south shore artists. They are on display from 10-4 pm daily.

The Chester Municipal Relay For Life will take place at the Chester Area Middle School from 7:00 pm Friday to 7:00 am Saturday.  Join the fun and help make a difference!  For info call Sheila @ 275-5720 or Lynn Hatt @ 275-3263.

Summer solstice is Friday, June 21st when the tilt of a planet's semi-axis in the northern hemisphere, is most inclined towards the sun. Earth's maximum axial tilt toward the sun is 23° 26'. So that elusive yellow ball will be at it's highest point in the sky and, while I hate to point out the hard, cold's all downhill from here.
Head on down to the Fo'c'sle Pub and celebrate your own axial tilt with Memphis Knights. The band fires up at 9pm, but the kitchen extinguishes their fire at 9, so get there earlier to assure yourself some ribs.
Check in with Light My Fire studio on Duke Street and see what they've pulled out of the wax vats over the winter. More than just candles here: a delightful array of a variety of artisans work and other groovy goodies.
Remember the green bins are now a weekly celebration of compost relocation, so drive your little green gremlin to the curb every week until September.
Saturday night has Kevin Koloff and his Gypsy Minstrels on stage at the Fo'c'sle Pub. John Lennon will be there.
There will be a gospel concert at the Baptist Church, 84 King Street @ 7 pm with the Son's of Thunder from Bridgewater Baptist Church. Get out your best "Sunday goin' to meetin' hat" and sing along.
Monday the vampires are back in town at the Chester Legion from 1-3 pm and 5-8pm.  For info call 1-888-236-6283. Lose a pound while giving the gift of life.
Summer kicks off at the Chester Art Centre June 25th with Nancy Dunaway, past chair of the art department at Henderson State University in Arkansas, doing a three-day multi-media workshop called Artist's Soup. Explore a number of techniques including collage, layering, stamping, stenciling and using found objects. Nancy will also chronicle her artistic life in a lecture called "Without a Map... Following the Heart" on Wednesday, June 26th. 
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A huge thank you to Angela at the Village Emporium for making this seamless. Angela does all the "behind the scenes" work from entering emails, feeding me information, editing releases and ohhh so much more....

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.

Suzi Fraser
for the Chester Merchants Group