This Week in Chester
Tonight, Wednesday, the Chester Playhouse
opens their Hank Williams Tribute show. Ryan Cook began performing as
Hank Williams in 2009 with "The Show He Never Gave" in Sackville, New
Brunswick. Along with band mates the Drifting Cowboys, this two-act
feature performance includes 22 songs from the great country music
singer and songwriter.
The show runs tonight until Saturday night
starting @ 7:30pm with a Saturday matinée @ 2pm. For more info call the
Koloff will be performing before the show in the Ondaatje Room from
6:15- 7:15 pm. They have reduced drink prices to limber you up for the
Thursday, the Chester Garden Club is hosting their annual Flower Show
and Tea at the Chester Legion from 1:30 - 5 pm. This years theme is
"Lest We Forget: A floral tribute." Stop in and tell them how you would
have done it.
Thursday night all those in the know will be heading down to Amicus Gallery
at 6 pm sharp for the eagerly anticipated opening of Malcolm Callaway's
annual art show. This evening's opening runs until 8pm and the show
runs for 2 weeks.
Friday the farmers and artisans
are at the Chester Train Station from 9 - 1pm (rain or shine) Fresh
fish, meat, breads, veggies, baked goods, jewelry, soaps, folk art,
flowers, sweet treats and hot food.
Friday night at the Chester Yacht Club there will be an auction of a 2017
x 36" original painting by José Antonio Valverde-Alcalde entitled
"Flowers in the Window at Parkland." This is an acrylic on canvas.
Retail value is $6,000
The Valverde Studio Gallery has provided this painting as in-kind sponsorship support of
Hansen Chester Race Week 2018.Organizers will donate 50% of proceeds to
CYC Junior Sailing. For anyone wishing to put a reserve bid on the
painting please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jazzettes will be on stage Friday night at the Rope Loft from
8-11pm. If you're on a boat, sail by and hang out for a few tunes. Land
lubbers can just walk on down! Evening meals will be served until 9:30
José Antonio Valverde-Alcalde
Stop by Light My Fire Studio, 59 Duke Street on Saturday and
let your creative juices flow in their 'Dip and Carve' workshop. Each
person will dip a 4" ball candle and then carve designs in the candle
which will be highlighted when you burn the candle. The workshop runs
from 11am - 3 pm and will be conducted on a first come - first served
basis. Cost is $20/person + HST. The workshop is open to all but
participants under 12 may need assistance from a parent or guardian. For
more info or to book a group for the workshop please call 902-275-5800.
evening the Chester Bandstand Summer Concert presents the "Dartmouth
Concert Band" starting at 7pm. Children are welcome to dance on the
grass. Adults may want to bring a lawn chair. Concerts may be moved or
cancelled in heavy rain at the discretion of the performers. For more
information, contact Sue LeBlanc 902-299-0139.
Chester Tennis Club on Pig Loop Road is running evening lessons for
intermediate players Mondays, from July 30th and running for 5 weeks
from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
They also have a class for beginners on Tuesdays,
from July 31st and running for 5 weeks from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is
in at the handicraft shop at the Old Chester Train Station. The shop
includes merchandise from local hand crafters and antique furniture
pieces. Open daily 10-4, Sunday 12-4, closed on Wednesdays. There is a
crocheting craft demonstration there next Tuesday from 1-3 pm.
Thermoforming Equipment is the sponsor. Meals for musicians are
generously provided by the Stretch Diner. Free admission...donations for
the band gratefully accepted...if it's raining Tuesday, then we dance
on Wednesday, if it's raining Wednesday, we dance on Thursday! Check
www.chester.ca for event cancellation.