Lululemons are back in full force here in the Hamlet. Lithe creatures
trotting through the 'hood at 0600; Range Rovers at the Save Easy and
air kissing. Summer has arrived.
The Chester Playhouse
Galapalooza was a knock out last Saturday. Kudos to the organizers, the
hosts and the volunteers. All I saw was a sink full of dishes, but even
we, in the kitchen of Downton, had a great time.
This Week In Chester
Tonight, Wednesday, the Chester Playhouse
kicks off their Summer Festival lineup at 8 pm with The Marvelous
Wonderettes. This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958
Springfield High School prom where we meet four girls with hopes and
dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives
and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic '50s and
'60s songs as "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid," "Lipstick on
Your Collar," "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me," "It's My Party," and over
20 other classic hits. Marvelous Wonderettes runs from July 16th - 19th
and again from the 22nd-26th with a matinee performance at 2 pm on the
19th and 26th. On July 22rd there will be a pay what you can
performance. Wear your party dress !
Farmers are back on the market grounds at the Train Station on Friday
from10-2pm. While you're there, catch the final day of featured artist
Sharon Boyd displaying her nautical series of paintings. Open daily
Friday night wend your way to the Fo'c'sle Pub
and catch the tunes of the John Cole Porter Trio at 9 pm. Ribs, wings,
all sorts of delicious choices await you until 9 pm. Shane too !
On Saturday from 11-4pm the Chamber of Commerce
is hosting their Annual Garden Tour rain or shine. Participants may
pick up their info packages at the Train Station before starting the
tour. This tour features "Fox Hill" the home of Dr. Robert & Ann
Ernst. Oceanview Landscaping
designed their gazebo, pool house and surrounding area. Enjoy the views
as you stroll through the gardens.This self-guided tour also features
the outstanding gardens of Sherry Chandler, Jon Dimick, Nancy Guest,
Ross/ Stephanie McNeil, Leigh Milne/John Pece, and a tour of John
Risley's greenhouses. Contact the Chester VIC @ 275-4616 / info@ChesterAreaNS.ca for tickets.
on Saturday there is a celebration of Canada Parks Day at Graves
Island. The Department of Natural Resources invite you to celebrate
Canada's Parks. This event will take place at the Trailhead Building at
the park, 230 Graves Island Road, East Chester starting at 2 pm.
evening the Chester Brass band picks up their instruments to perform at
the Chester Bandstand at 7 pm. Don't miss this awarding winning
After the Brass Band performance, stroll up to the
Chester Playhouse for the 8 pm performance of Canadian legend and icon
VALDY. Singer, guitarist and songwriter - a piece of the fabric of
Canadian pop and folk music for over 34 years. Valdy is joined by Juno award winner Gary Fjellgaard. This duo will be a fantastic night of entertainment.
Next Tuesday is "Picnic in the Park" from 6-8 pm at Lordly Park with
entertainment by Darren Arsenault and George Barkhouse sponsored by
#Haven 5. Bring a blanket and get ready to dance. Rain date is Wednesday
The Lightfoot Tower "Super Moon" night
Housework won't kill you, but why take the chance?