breezy days, the scent of flowers and sound of lawnmowers..... Some
tropical downpours.......Waiting for more than 10 seconds to turn left
from Valley Road on to Hwy 3. Numerous start guns and finishing horns
from the yacht racing on the water. Double-booked on an evening.
Summer in full force.....
This Week in Chester
Wednesday, July 30 - come rain or shine (well, it'll be in St Stephen's
Hall if the weather doesn't cooperate) - Join us at the annual
LIGHTFOOT TOWER GARDEN PARTY in the gardens of the Zoë Vallé Library, 63
Regent St, Chester from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Hosted by The Chester Trust,
you can get 'up close and personal' with the newly restored Lightfoot Tower.
There will be sangria and tea, sandwiches, a silent auction, general
frivolity, grateful thank yous and the official 'sealing' of the
Lightfoot Tower Time Capsule. A unique piece of Chester's history will
stand another 100+ years.
Later that evening, LUCKY STIFF, featuring
the actors of the Chester Summer Theatre School is playing at the
Playhouse, 7pm curtain. This murder mystery farce propels
a mild-mannered English shoe clerk into a lunatic mix of a
murdered Atlantic City gambler, his nearsighted jilted mistress,
her hen-pecked brother and several hundred (off-stage) dogs...... The
show runs through August 2nd at 7pm, with a matinee at 2pm on Saturday.
Tickets are $16.00 Adult, $12.00 Youth/Senior and $8.00 under eight
years old. Contact the Playhouse or call 275-3933 for tickets.
to take at least two bags to the FARMERS & ARTISANS MARKET on
Friday, 10-2pm at the Chester Train Station. There's a plethora of
produce and products to be purchased and maybe even some pickled
consider heading over to Tancook to meet the colourful, talented queen
of knitting, Lucy Neatby, who is running a course called 'A Duet of Knitted Scarves', August 1 10:20 a.m. - 4:10 p.m through the Chester Art Centre. Cost: $78.00 Includes patterns and ferry trip. Full details and registration obtainable at the Art Centre 275-5789.
Saturday treat yourself to brunch or a coffee in the village. Peruse
the shops and maybe stroll over to Freda's beach and flop on the sand.
Watch the racing, read a book....... take it easy because:
On Sunday it's the BONNY LEA FARM'S ANNUAL
LOBSTER SUPPER from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Take-out service 3:00 to 6:00
pm. Enjoy a 1 ¼ lb. hard shell lobster, salads, dessert and beverage for
$30. Steak alternative available for $30. Try your luck and buy a
ticket to win a trip for 2 anywhere Porter Airlines flies in US/Canada.
Draw date TBA. For more info call 275-5622.
you have your lobster fix, run over to the Chester Bandstand where the
Halifax-based, 20 member, "TUESDAY NIGHT SHOW BAND" will be playing at
7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome. Dress for the weather and bring a lawn
chair or blanket. For more info call Evelyn Ernst 634-4435.
Or, for a more tropical fare, The Chester Playhouse
presents the fantastic Cuban jazz arrangement of HAVANAFAX at 8pm.
Augusto Enrique, Silvio Pupo, Jeff Goodspeed, Jorge Chicoy, Avi Garcia
are making a return visit to the Playhouse after a sold out show in
2012. Tickets are $24 for adults and $18 for youth +HST. Visit their
website or call 275-3933 for tickets.
Tuesday, PICNIC IN THE PARK this week features 'KLUNKERS'. Roots music
at its best! The Klunkers perform a classic blend of old time folk,
blues, country and Celtic. Seek out Lordly Park (hint: the block bounded
by Central/Regent/Prince/Union Streets) bring a blanket, picnic, chair
and dancing shoes. 6-8pm. Free admission but donations for the band
Another concert happening Tuesday night is 'LAURA SMITH. SHE'S BACK!' at The Galley Restaurant & Lounge.
Live music never tasted so good!.... as a ticket for $75 will get you a
three course meal, with Laura's enchanting vocals as you eat dessert
(tax & tip incl). Mix and Mingle starts at 6pm. Call the Galley at
273 -3463 for more info and to reserve your ticket.