Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August 17th, 2016 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release

                                                                                                   Heather McGuire Photography                                                                                                                                        


I am plagiarizing this - "To misquote Winston Churchill, 'Race Week is not the end but it is, perhaps, the beginning of the end.'"

My new MO for race week is no sailing to conserve the energy to party. Years ago, I had the stamina to do both.

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.


This Week in Chester 

Tonight, Wednesday, get to the Playhouse at 8pm for the opening of Here Lies Henry, featuring Rhys Bevan-John as an idyllic, sort of nightmarish, sort of storybook, sort of regular, sort of miserable, sort of a story: a man alone in a room with a mission to tell you something you don't already know. When a self-confessed liar, Henry Tom Gallery II is your only reliable source and conduit into this world, it's hard to know what is lie and what is truth; the lines are blurred and the choice is ours to make.Daniel MacIvor has defined this one one-man show and Rhys is just the actor to crack it.

Thursday evening from 7-9pm the Chester Legion is hosting part 2 of the ReVision meetings for the Hamlet. This one deals with Public Design for the Village. Get there and share your ideas.

This Thursday is Outdoor Movie Night @ 8:30 pm at Graves Island Park. It's the Minion movie! Dress your rugs rats appropriately. Popcorn and water will be provided by the Recreation crew free of charge or with a donation to PRO Kids. Rain date: Friday, August 19th. All ages welcome.

The Chester Farmers' and Artisan Market is back on Friday from 10 - 2 pm.

This Friday you are invited to tea with Mrs. Lordly from 2-4 pm at the Lordly House Museum at 133 Central Street. View the Blandford display and see how Lordly House has come alive this year. Free admission.

With a nod to our summer friends who are in town, here is a link to the American Connection that was compiled by the Chester Municipal Heritage Society.
"Sherman, set the way back machine."

On Saturday there is a cold plate dinner, silent auction and dance fundraiser at the Chester Legion for Harold Acker, long-time resident of East River, who lost his home and all belongings to a fire with no insurance. $10 includes salads, sliced ham and turkey, rolls and dessert from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Auction and dancing starts @ 9 pm. All items/donations happily accepted. For further info call Sheila or Tony at 902-275-5720

Looking ahead to next week and if you've ever been interested in portrait painting, Dawn Harwood-Jones has the class for you. Join her next Wednesday and Thursday at the Chester Art Centre from 10 - 4 pm. $140. Bring your lunch pail.

 Next Saturday, August 27th, the Chester Municipal Heritage Society presents its
"Harbour Tour and Tales" from 10am - 4pm. The tour begins at the Rope Loft Wharf and is
$30 / person rain or shine. See Chester from the water; listen to tales of privateers, ghosts and courageous women; explore Pleasant and Duke Streets circa 1920's and enjoy refreshing lemonade at Lordly House Museum.
Get your advance tickets here or dial up the after life at 902-275-3842.

Next Tuesday, Picnic in the Park presents "Amanda Riley" sponsored by All Outdoors Landscaping. Meals for the musicians are compliments of the Stretch Diner. Repairs to the venue were provided by Sales Beacon.

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