Chester Merchants Press Release
Victoria McGregor photo
The July 2nd Canada Day sail past/parade of lights/ fireworks was fantastic !
huge thank you to the organizers and participants and a big shout out
to all the spectators who lined the shores of the waterfront.
We have all reflected this past week on what it means to us to be Canadian. Here is another nod to
This Week in Chester
The Starfish Refugee Project has some amazing artists
performing tonight at the Baptist Church at 7pm. The Project is fund
raising for Fatima and Abdulaziz's daughter, her husband and three
children who are in Turkey. The line up includes Ramy Essam AKA "Bob
Dylan of the Middle East" and Grammy nominated HuDost, from Montreal/
For further info please contact Sue LeBlanc @ 902-299-0139
You may now wheel your green bins out weekly. Peel your potatoes with wild abandon.
The Chester Farmers' and Artisan Market is on this Friday at the old train station from 10- 2pm.
All the usual green gear and more.
Just in time for date night Light My Fire
studio on Duke Street is having a beeswax candle making workshop this
Saturday from 11- 3 pm. Learn the top secret method of rolling beeswax
Allow 45 minutes to make your candles. For groups call Candle Central @ 902-275-5800.
This weekend is the Chester Heritage Society
Annual Auction at the Train Station. Friday is the auction preview with
reserve bids from 6-8 pm. Saturday the flea market opens at 9 am and
the auction begins at 9:30 am.You may drop off your donations for the
auction at Maple Cottage, 75 Regent Street today, Wednesday, and
tomorrow between 10-4 pm.
For pick up call 902-275-3842 /
902-275-3826. Rain date is Sunday, July 9th at 1 pm after church and the
first caesar of the day. "Help preserve our past, so we can ensure our
The Chester Playhouse
annual Galapolooza is at the Captain's House this Saturday from 6-9 pm.
This year's theme is PINK; pink flamingos, pink ladies, pink champagne.
When you venture into your closet for this event - think pink.
on hors d'oeuvres by Cocoa Pesto and enjoy the music of Jeff Goodspeed
and his band, Los Primos. "Chester Dines," the exciting food
extravaganza returns. If you are the successful bidder, you will be
wined and dined by local Chester Playhouse patrons and supporters.
items this year include artwork by Jose Valverde, ScotiaBank Centre
skybox seats to see TLC's Long Island Medium at large, Theresa Caputo on
August 6th, or perhaps a luxurious stay at Oceanstone Resort in Peggy's
Cove. Get your tickets now and see what else is on the block.
Call the Playhouse today to ensure you don't miss out. 902-275-3933
Chester Playhouse is hosting their 3rd annual Family Dun day at the
Captain's House from 2-5 pm. Families can play games, make crafts, have
their faces painted, eat hot-dogs and other food and drinks, enjoy fun
activities like hula hooping, bocce ball, ball and scoop, and all
while relaxing on the beautiful Captain's House property for the
This is a non-ticketed, pay what you will event.
I wonder if there is a drop off charge to leave the rug rats there?
evening the Chester Bandstand Summer Concert presents the "Mahone Bay
Legion Swing Band" at 7 pm. If you like swing, you will love this band.
The Chester Art Centre is buzzing next week with fun classes for the short ones.
There are 2 workshops which run next Monday
to Friday from 9 until noon daily and 1:30 - 4:30 pm daily. The morning
sessions are watercolour and the afternoon sessions are architectural
Either way, this frees up your day nicely. Call now to avoid disappointment.
The Oak Island Visitor Centre, display and gift shop is now open from 10- 5 pm daily.
It is located on Crandall Road, Highway 3 in Martin's Point 902-298-9007.
Next Tuesday, July 11th, is Picnic in the Park at Lordly Park. The
Hupman Brothers will be on deck and the evening's event is sponsored by
the Mecklenburgh Inn and Dolly Hancock.
Many thanks to the Stretch Diner for providing meals for the musicians.
admission - donations for the band gratefully accepted. If it's raining
Tuesday, we dance on Wednesday. If it's raining Wednesday, we dance on
And what's more Canadian than this? Winnie the Pooh.
Dictionary: A Zephyr is a warm, pleasant breeze named after the
mythical Greek god of wishful thinking, false hopes, and unreliable
for the Chester Merchants Group