skies cleared and the champagne flowed at the annual Chester Playhouse
Gala last Saturday evening at the Captain's House. Who knew there was
that much pink lurking in the closets of Chester.
was the Full Thunder Moon. The traditional full moon names, like Thunder
Moon, reflect the seasons in many temperate Northern Hemisphere
climates. In many parts of the continental U.S., thunderstorms are more
frequent in July as the weather heats up, so Thunder Moon was an apt
name for some Native American cultures. Yet there was and is a lot of
variety in the associations Native Americans made. Algonquin speakers
called it the Buck Moon, for the period when the antlers on deer start
growing. In the Pacific Northwest, the Tlingit called it the Salmon
Moon. Probably more than you needed to know but there it is.
This Week in Chester
Today and every Wednesday afternoon this summer at the Lordly House
from 1:30 - 3:30 pm, enjoy a glass of lemonade or iced tea, help with
handcraft projects, stories and conversation.
Stop by and see how you can help.
restaurant at the corner of King and Pleasant streets is now open
evenings from Wednesday through Sunday. Wednesday and Thursday evening
hours are 5:30- 8:30pm, Friday and Saturday hours are 5:30- 9:00pm. They
also offer a delicious midday lunch on Sunday from 11:30am - 2:30pm and
their Sunday hours are 5:00 - 8:00pm. Call now to book your table
The comedic thriller "The 39 Steps" is set to open at the Chester Playhouse
tonight, Wednesday, at 8 pm. 39 Steps is a Tony Award winning melodrama
adapted from the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. One actor plays the
hero, another plays the three women with whom he has romantic
entanglements, and only two other actors play every other character in
the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional
Tickets are available online, at the box office, or by phone at 902-275-3933.
is "Ladies Little Black Dress" at the Yacht Club from 6- 9 pm. Tickets
are $25 which includes glass of vino, some nosh, live music, a bit of
shopping and lots of laughs. All monies raised goes to Junior Sailing.
For info/tickets 902-275-3747. Call now. You have only 5 hours left to
find the perfect dress - I suggest Frenchy's.
is opening a new show by William Downey tomorrow night, Thursday, from 6
- 8 pm. The show portrays a bit of abstract and realism which showcases
his wide range of talent. The show will be on display until Wednesday,
The farmers are parked at their usual spot at the Chester Train Station this Friday from 10-2 pm.
vendors and artisan vendors selling fresh fish, meat, breads, veggies,
baked goods, jewelry, soaps, folk art, flowers, sweet treats, hot food
Friday evening at 7:30 pm the St Stephen's Anglican Church is hosting the production
"About The Door You Came In."
writer visits his dying mother and brings a book that he'd written
twenty-five years ago to read to her. It is about her family, but it's
also about the terrible battle - Beaumont Hamel - that sits at the heart
of both Newfoundland's and her family's history. The songs and music of
this show showcase Douglas Cameron's talent playing banjola, mandolin,
ukulele, and harmonica. The Door You Came In isn't quite a play and it
isn't quite a concert. It's a musical story - sometimes funny, sometimes
tragic - that tells the tales of family, memory, and war.
are $20 adult/$10 student available by reservation from: the box office
at 902-634-9994; firstname.lastname@example.org;
email@example.com and also at the door.
This is a brilliant show - put in on your "must see" short list.
Saturday Going Coastal
at 41 Queen Street is opening a new show by 15 artists from 1- 4
pm.Stop by and check out the new pieces and also their lovely collection
of reclaimed wood works.
Why not drop in at the Rope Loft this weekend for a frosty bevvie on the waterfront. If you were any closer to the sea you would be in it.
evening the Chester Bandstand Summer Concert series presents the
Chester Brass Band at 7 pm. Children are welcome to dance on the grass.
Adults may want to bring a lawn chair and a flask. 902- 529-0016 for
Monday at 6:30 pm St. Stephens' Hall is the venue to express your
artistic flair. The Chester Garden Club members will show you how to
prepare your entry for the Big flower show "Celebrating Canada's 150." I
think 150 pansies in a milk jug and you're good to go. New members
Next Tuesday, July 18th, the Chester Art Centre is hosting an introduction to memoir writing from
- 4pm. Mary Fowke will share techniques that will help you get your
story down on paper. This is a creative and transformative process with
writing exercises to get the brain moving. Bring your Snoopy pail for
Next Tuesday is Picnic in the Park at Lordly Park - Amanda
Riley is on stage. The evening is sponsored by Chester Building
Supplies. Free admission - donations for the band gratefully accepted.
it's raining Tuesday, then we dance on Wednesday, if it's raining
Wednesday, we dance on Thursday. Meals for the musicians are generously
provided by the Stretch Diner. They have a new ice cream truck on site.
Go check it out !
Blue Shutters Art Gallery and Antiques
is open for the season. There are two delightfully bright rooms filled
with art by local artists; Gwen Dueck, Maria Kuttner, Diane Robertson,
George Théorêt, and Dolly Hancock. This two storey old barn is filled to
the rafters with antiques and collectibles. It is located at the
entrance to Graves Island and they are open daily from 10 - 4.30pm.