is big news : The Chester Art Centre received a very nice grant from
ACOA yesterday. Congratulations to the board and the volunteers for
their hard work to make this happen. Yippeee !!!
news...my cat, Jet, slipped into the toilet this morning. No, that is
not a euphemism for his demise, he literally slid, front paws leading
the way, into the American Standard. Apparently the bowl of water I have for him is not big enough.
This Week in Chester
The Chester Playhouse
presents the hilarious comedy "God of Carnage" opening tonight at 8 pm
and running till Saturday with two matinée performances on Saturday and
Sunday at 2 pm. God of Carnage follows the meeting of a pair of
parents following a scuffle between their sons. The parents meet to
discuss the issue and while the overtures are polite and civilized, the
underpinnings suggest something far less so. As the evening progresses,
the discussion deconstructs, resulting in a wickedly funny comedy where
the gloves come off.
Malcolm Callaway is painting - right now- as you read this. His show opens tomorrow night, Thursday, at Amicus Gallery,
20 Pleasant Street from 6 - 8 pm and runs until August 5th when you may
pick up your new piece. The paint should be dry by then. Drop down and
see what delights Malcolm has created for us this summer. Did someone
Tomorrow, Thursday, Alfred and Zoe Lightfoot invite you
to their annual Garden Party in the Zoe Valle Library grounds from 5-7
pm. Refreshments, games and merriment. Dig deep in your closet for
something pink to wear.
The farmers, fisherman and well, just
about everyone, will be at the Market at the Train Station this Friday
from 10-2 pm. The fish swam up there themselves.
the Mahone Bay Legion Swing Band takes the stage at the Chester
Bandstand at 7 pm. Get "In the Mood" for some old jazz and swing tunes
and "Get Down" with your bad self.
CBC's "Madly Off" Lorne
Elliott graces the stage of the Chester Playhouse at 8 pm Sunday night.
His performance "The Upside of the Downturn" is a selection of his
current monologues and songs dealing with life experiences. Redefining
priorities in view of life events, Lorne enjoys shaking the perceived
wisdom of the world around him. His one-man show is delightfully
foolish, witty and thought-provoking, combining dry humor with musical
parodies and skits. I got a ticket and you can too @ 902-275-3933
opening of "Underneath it All" was a huge success last Sunday and the
exhibit of early undergarments is on display until September at the
Lordly House Museum,133 Central Street. Stop in from Tuesday to Saturday
to see what "lies beneath."
Chester Gold & Silver located
under the Tradewinds conglomerate on Queen Street now features a
selection of jewelry and other small treasures from around the world,
including an 18 karat gold, diamond crested, custom made pin and pendant
sailboat. They're also accepting select jewelry on consignment,
offering watch battery changes and other repair services. Stop by and
see Diana, your local gold and silver expert.
"Picnic in the Park" presents Kevin and the Gypsy Minstrels from 6-8pm
sponsored by GN Thermoforming Equipment. This promises to be a great
evening of entertainment.
Are you interested in getting the most
out of your smart phone video app? Thanks to a grant from the
Provincial Government (your tax dollars) the Chester Municipal Heritage
Society in collaboration with Pink Dog Productions is offering a two
hour workshop on the latest techniques for great videos. The program is
free but participants are encouraged to record some oral history of an
elder in the region for the Heritage Society's archives. The workshop
takes place from 3 - 5pm next Thursday, July 30th. To register, contact
Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also an editing workshop this Friday
with limited seating at Maple Cottage on Regent Street. Contact Dawn for
that as well.
How does your garden look this year? Got anything
worthy of a blue ribbon? The Chester Garden Club's annual Flower Show
and Tea will be held next Thursday, July 30th, at the Chester Legion
from 1:30- 5 pm. Tea will be served from 2- 4 pm. This competition is
open to all. To enter your prize winning pansy go here.