Hannah ! It MUST be summer. All of Chester's residents are walking
around like deer in the headlights. They are volunteering, fundraising,
helping others and just trying to keep it all together. If you have
some time on your hands and would like to volunteer, there are a myriad
of organizations in the village that could use your help. Reply to this
email and we can put you in touch with them.
It was also BIG garbage yesterday. That is a whole day of organization in it's own right.
This Week in Chester
The Marvelous Wonderettes continues it's run at the Chester Playhouse tonight until Saturday @ 8 pm with a Saturday matinée at 2 pm. Don't miss this show. It's upbeat and fun. Simon loved it.
new artist is being featured at the Train Station Gallery until August
3rd. Come see the scenic works of Ernest Gardiner. The gallery is open
daily from 10-4.
Haven t-shirts have arrived! They may be
purchased at Light My Fire Candle Studio, the Visitor Information Centre
and the Village Emporium. $30 including tax at all locations. Charcoal
gray with the Haven logo in white print - men's and women's sizing. We
thank the powers that be in the Haven establishment for making these
t-shirts available for us.
Light My Fire Studio present "OMG!!...look at the candles I made" workshops. Join
them for a two hour candle workshop any Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday
this summer where you will learn to make three different types of
candles. Workshops are 1- 3pm and cost $60/ person. For groups of four
or more the price is $50/ person. Maximum of 8 / workshop for those 12
and older. (No rug rats.) Please reserve your space @275-5800. Walk-ins
will be accommodated as space allows.
The Chester Garden Club is
holding their 75th Anniversary Flower Show and Tea Thursday, July 24th
from 1:30 - 5pm at the Chester Legion with tea served from 2 -4pm. Get your prize winning lily over there STAT. Wear your best bonnet as the girls will be dressed in period costume. www.chestergardenclub.wordpress.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
the Farmer's Market is back at the Train Station from 10-2pm. This is a
great space for the vendors to spread out and sell their wares. Stock
up for the week - this produce is straight from the garden so it lasts
for ages. There is also a groovy food truck. I saw an excellent sausage
on naan bread roll out of their kitchen last week.
Friday evening is the opening of Malcolm Callaway's art show at Amicus Gallery at 6 pm. In addition to the fabulous paintings, the icing on the cake is...wine. It's the lubricant of the village.
The Chester Art Centre presents "Writing a Mystery" Saturday from 1- 4 pm. Join
Anne Emery, award winning author of the Collins-Burke mystery series as
she guides you to be the latest Agatha Christie. The class will cover
character, setting, dialogue, plot, planting clues, choosing the point
of view, research, maintaining timelines, and what to expect from an
Next up at the Art Centre is George Hoskins on
July 28th/ 29th from 9 - 4:30 pm. He will teach you how to carve a
stylized sperm whale. Using simple hand tools you will carve, sand and
finish an interpretive sperm whale. The cost of the class includes a
flexcut roughing knife, template and wood for carving. Cost:
$135.00 Bring lunch and a flask.
Sunday night the Mahone Bay
Legion Swing Band will be playing at the Chester Bandstand at 7pm. These
guys are great. Get your best "swing" skirt on for the event.
on Sunday night at 8pm the Chester Playhouse presents Cloudburst, a
2011 Canadian-American film by writer and director Thom Fitzgerald,
starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker along with our own John
Dunsworth. Dot and Stella, a crackerjack lesbian couple now in their
seventies are on the run from a nursing home. You'll laugh so hard
you'll cry. This won all sorts of ribbons so you better not miss this.
Tuesday the "Picnic in the Park" at Lordly Park on Central Street
presents the Parsons Brothers from 6-8pm. Bring your dancing shoes. Rain
date is Wednesday. Donations gratefully received.
A man spoke frantically into the phone: "My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart." "Is this her first child?" the doctor asked. "No!" the man shouted, "This is her husband!"