the words of George Evans... It was the "Clam before the Storm." We are
now IN the storm. Race Week starts today. The lid is coming off the
blender ! Sailing : When it's perfectly respectable to get wet with a total stranger.
Not into Race Week? The Tancook ferry leaves the dock every morning at 10:20 am.
We are a blend (or clash) of culture and sailing this week. Scroll down...
This Week in Chester
Tonight is the opening of Norm Foster's "The Melville Boys" at the Chester Playhouse.
A relaxing weekend trip of fishing, football, and beer is on the
agenda. A wrench is thrown in the works when the boys meet two
attractive sisters who inadvertently change more than their weekend
plans. In this modern Canadian romp, Foster offers a tender, vigorous
comedy of brotherhood and the unexpected. The four characters rediscover
themselves over two days of beers, tears, fights and laughs. The
show runs from tonight until Saturday and again from August 19th-23rd at
8 p.m. with a matinee performance at 2 pm on the Saturdays. Next
Tuesday is a pay what you can performance.
The Fo'c'sle has entertainment on stage tonight through to Friday. Tonight, Wednesday, at 9pm is the "Market Boys," Thursday has the George Carter Jr trio and Friday night SWIG! will be onstage.
They will be offering breakfast until Saturday from 9-11am. Breakfast
choices will be bacon and eggs, Octoberfest sausage and eggs, fish
cakes, bangers and mash. Their regular menu runs from 11am onwards. Wing nut night will run as per usual from 5pm Thursday and Ribs are the special for Friday evening.
Rosi Robinson's show at Amicus Gallery continues this week. Stop in and check out her superb batiks. BYO.
The Art Centre
continues their festival this week at 60 Queen Street. The exhibition
"A Work in Progress" runs from 10 - 4pm daily. For more info / 275-5789
Friday is the Farmers Market at the Train Station from 10-2 pm. I was
too late last week and missed the sour dough bread, but got some great
spinach and arugula tied up with lovely twine from a nice boy who wanted
to buy my car.
the Chester Brass Band is on their home turf at the Bandstand at 7pm.
Will the Reefer trucks be gone by then? Everyone is welcome. Meet
Colonel Bogey, Mary Poppins and El Capitan, along with many other catchy
is the launch of the 50/50 draw for "Our Health Centre." 20 retailers
throughout the Municipality will be selling tickets. For info/
Tuesday evening is the continuing series of "Picnic in
the Park" with Jamie Junger and guests Andy and Ariana. The evening is
sponsored by the Fo'c'sle Pub. Rain date is Wednesday. Free, but
donations gratefully accepted.
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.
Let it not rain this week
You never realize what you have until it's gone. Toilet paper is a good example. Suzi Fraser for the Chester Merchants Group