This Week in Chester
The Chester Playhouse Summer
Theater School is gearing up to present Mary Poppins JR. this week.
Over the past month these amazing young actors have been working hard to
bring the story of Mary Poppins to the Chester Playhouse stage. In the
last couple of weeks they have worked with Alumni Student Choreographer
Abby Blanchard, rehearsed musical arrangements with David Findlay and
developed acting skills with program director Cynthia Myers.
prices for the show are $17 for adults, $15 for youth and seniors, and
$8 for children under 8 years old. Tickets for this production and all
Summer Festival offerings are available online at
Playhouse also continues Happy Hour every Wednesday at 6 pm featuring
the musical stylings of local musician Kevin Koloff and $3.50 drinks.
The Chester Heritage Society along
with internationally renowned artist Raymond Chow, invite you to the
Lordly Park Paint-Off and Afternoon Tea with Raymond Chow on August 17.
Lordly Park "Paint-Off" runs from 12 - 2 PM at the Lordly Park gazebo.
The paint-Off features renowned painters who reside in Nova Scotia.
Raymond Chow, of Pleasantville competes against historical painter
Wesley Lowe, of Bridgewater. Chester Race Week yacht race painter
Beverly Hubley, of Halifax, faces off against Chester's own still life
painter Pat Christensen. Painters will be allotted the same amount of
time to paint a selected object(s). There will be a slight intermission
for painters to speak with on-lookers. After the intermission painters
will complete their works, which will be auctioned off at the end of the
the Paint-Off, "Afternoon Tea with Raymond Chow" runs between 2 - 4 PM
up the hill at the Lordly House Museum, located at 133 Central Street.
The afternoon tea hosted by the Chester Heritage Society is $8.00 per
person. Raymond Chow will graciously present for your viewing pleasure,
pieces from the "White Gown" series, the "Lisa" series, and a
pen-and-ink series of the "Chester area and buildings." Pleasantville
resident and society member Raymond Chow will also tell stories and
answer questions regarding his works, and life's experiences. This
intimate event is a must do while visiting Chester Village this summer.
continues to happen at Station 20 Craft Shop at the old Train Station
until August 18th from Monday - Saturday. Get your Christmas fix now. Ho
Friday the Farmers and Artisans are at the Old Train Station from 9 - 1 pm (rain or shine.)
fish, meat, breads, veggies, baked goods, jewelry, soaps, folk art,
flowers, sweet treats, hot food and more. For more info visit Chester Farmers Market.
Friday night Jamie Junger is the live entertainment at the Rope Loft from 8-11 pm playing original songs! Boats will be rafted up in the harbor so the place will be stomping!!
Get there early or you'll miss out. The kitchen is open until 10pm.
you haven't heard of Chester's Online Fish Guys, those enterprising
young men who will deliver beautiful fish to your doorstep, you are
really missing out. They have fresh fish directly off the boat along
with various frozen seafood products ready to deliver twice a week.
Check out their website at www.onlinefishguys.com
Chester Bandstand Summer Concert series presents Chester Brass for the
Race Week Sunday evening at 7 pm. Concerts may be moved or cancelled in
heavy rain at the discretion of the performers. For more information,
contact Sue LeBlanc 902-299-0139.
And speaking of Race Week.....for your detailed guide for the week's events, both on and off the water check out the official Helly Hansen Chester Race Week Event Guide!
The Chester Art Center still have some spaces for their August Art Camp.....
And if after all that you still have the energy to picnic in the park, check out Amanda Riley at Lordly Park on Tuesday!!