Happy Halloween! Careful....all sorts of scary creatures will be on the prowl this evening....BOOOOOOSE!!
The autumn weather continues to charm with some mild temperatures, and before the clocks go back there are still some great events to take in before you think about hunkering down.
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The Llewelyn Chester Sea Cadets want you! If you are between the ages of 12-18, enjoy learning new things, making great friends, helping your community and going on an adventure, then check them out. They meet at Thursdays at the Chester Legion from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Call Bernadine Corkum on 902.857.1828 for more info.
My Time Square Quilt Group meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month during October and November at the Chester Baptist Church, 84 King Street from 10:30 tp 1:30pm. Welcoming all newcomers with or without quilting experience. Now might be the time to get your quilt on as we have seen the odd snowflake and they say that winter is on the horizon!! For more info call Sharon on 902.980.0345
Speaking of winter being on the horizon.....you still have time to enter this year's Gingerbread Competition...entrants must register by November 7th!!
Saturday, November 3rd the Chester Curling Club is holding a 'Day of Curling' from 1:00 - 6:00pm. They will showcase the many types of curling offered at the club, and they will be honouring the Canadian Under 18 Men's Champions and 2 new life time members. For more info visit www.chestercurlingclub.ca or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonspiel here we come!!
Sunday, November 4th is the final day at the Rope Loft for the 2018 season. Starting at 11:00am they are serving an "ALL YOU CAN EAT" buffet with a breakfast brunch, chowder, seafood bake, burgers, fish & chips and lots more!! This assumes you have room after scarfing your Halloween loot.
Seen while folk were getting in a last round of golf at the Chester Golf Club.....our intrepid Press Release writer Suzi managed to get in her last wind surf!!!
And now that the last of your summer toys are put away in your garages and sheds it is time to think about embracing your inner elf......on the horizon is the Chester Merchants 'Chester Village Christmas' event, which will see a weekend of merchant promos, activities for the whole family, contests and lots of surprises!! Watch this space in the run up to this event the weekend of November 30th, December 1st & December 2nd.
In the meantime, fire up your brooms, and enjoy your moment to be witching and bewitched!!!
final Big Garbage Day has come and gone. Lots of roadside gems found
new homes even before nightfall. Recycling at its best !
kitchen is closed at the Chester Golf Club but the greens are in tip top
shape. Why not pop by and play 9 holes for just $25. You can play
chicken with the geese.
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What's the best thing about the dropping temperatures outside? It's Italian pizza nights inside at the Kiwi Café
! Beginning this Friday from 5 until 9 pm and continuing every second
Friday. Giuseppe has a limited number of doughs so reserve your table
now to avoid disappointment.
This Saturday is youth Hallowe'en night for the short ones at the Chester Playhouse.
The evening opens with a village scavenger hunt, face painting and a costume contest from
6 - 7:30 pm followed by a screening of the animated movie "Coraline."
for adults are $20 which includes a drink (you'll need it), appetizers
and movie. Tickets for the rug rats are $10 which include the scavenger
hunt, treats and movie. Tickets for the movie only at 7:30 pm are adults
$10 and youth $5. 902-275-3933
Sunday evening there is Hallowe'en party at the Lightfoot Tower on Regent Street from
- 8 pm. Wear your costume and enjoy spooky Hallowe'en fun. Hosted by
the Municipality of Chester. Rain date: Tuesday, October 30th.
There's a first for everything, and Claire Stewart is it - the first Artist in Residence at the Chester Art Centre. Claire will be sharing her talent and ideas with the community at large. She'll be giving an open studio free workshop for kids called "Creating with Clay", from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm this Saturday, October 20th at the Art Centre on Queen St. Claire will give 10 children hands-on help and demonstrations as they learn to decorate a tile using tracing, engraving, paper cutting and slip application. All levels of skill are welcome, children 13 and under will need adult accompaniment. At the end of her residence, Claire will also be offering an exhibition of her latest works. For further information contact Karen Hooper at 902-275-5789 / email@example.com
This Saturday, the Chester Playhouse is thrilled to present Lennie Gallant in concert.
The tickets are sold out. Do we have scalpers in Chester?
If you missed your chance to hear Lennie, you can catch Kevin Kolloff on guitar for happy hour in the Ondaatje from 6-7 pm before the show. It's always happy hour in Chester !
This Sunday is a benefit concert for Musical Friends at St. Stephen's Anglican Church at 7 pm. They are delighted to showcase the wonderful talents of Morgan Cruikshank, Morgan Davis, Jim Henman, Jamie Junger, Old Man Luedecke, Laura Smith, Amy Vinnedge and Pat Watson along with Musical Friends and the Studio Singers. Pay What You Can. All proceeds go to the free Musical Friends programs. Charitable receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.
I trust you are over the turkey coma, got the soup made and are moving towards another food group.
Time to hit the beach ! The temps are due to hit 23 C today.
7 more days till the grass is greener on both sides of the fence.
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Tomorrow night, Thursday, at the St Stephen's Hall on Regent Street at 7 pm, the Friends of Nature will present the documentary "Burned" followed by a discussion moderated by Ray Plourde, the wilderness coordinator for the Ecology Action Centre on the devastating effects of biomass electrical generation. "Burned" exposes the farce, propped up by massive government subsidies, in a riveting film every citizen, taxpayer and electricity ratepayer should see - especially those who care about forests. The screening will follow the Friends of Nature AGM. All are welcome. 902-456-4772 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Saturday is the 4th annual OHC Harvest Jam at the Chester Legion. It's a family affair starting at 3:30pm. Lots of kid friendly ingredients including bracelet making, rock painting, face painting, story telling, DJ dancing and a drum circle. There will be a BBQ on site from 3:30-6 for grilling hotdogs and sausages. The evening entertainment starts off with Rob McInnis as Master of Ceremonies. There is a great line up including Mike Bremner's comedy on stage and local musicians till 10:30pm. There will be a silent auction with works of art, various gift certificates, boat cruises and several food items to bid on. There are also raffle tickets for wares donated by the vendors of the Chester Farmers Market. 3 more sleeps !
Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl
Next Saturday, October 20th, the Chester Playhouse is thrilled to present Lennie Gallant.
Lennie will be performing songs from his new album Time Travel. The album is an explorative and deeply evocative work that will be sure to move the listener on many levels. Gallant's rich vocals are brought to the fore on this recording and the often full orchestral arrangements provide the ideal setting for them to shine.
Tickets are $40 general and $100 patron. Patron ticket price includes a ticket to the show, after show meet and greet with Lennie and his band, complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres. A tax receipt will be provided for a portion of the ticket cost.
Shop now because this will sell out. To purchase tickets, call 902-275-3933
As if that wasn't enough excitement, the Playhouse will also be hosting a happy hour before the show from 6 - 7 pm with our favourite Kevin Koloff on guitar. Reason enough to get there early !
Thanksgiving weekend is on the horizon. We've jettisoned from 32 C and basting ourselves on the beach to basting turkey, seemingly overnight.
Time just seems to slip away more quickly as we age. You've never heard a 65 year old say "I'm 65 and a half."
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The Chester Merchants Group is indebted to our good friend and colleague George Evans. When the Visitor Information Centre was to be shuttered last year, George came to the rescue and volunteered to run it for FREE ! George has always been a 'doer' and as a cancer survivor his optimistic outlook on life has benefited many. There is not one facet of village life that he hasn't contributed to - always the first to put his hand up to volunteer. Overly generous with the little he has and always with a huge smile.
George had a large tumour removed from his brain at the QEII in Halifax. The surgery went well, however it will be months before he and his wife, Vicki, are back on track. Helping George and Vicki cover costs during this time of recovery is a gift we can give back. George has helped more people than we can name and now he needs our help. gofundme.com Type in "George Evans" in the upper left corner search button.
This week is the final Friday for the Farmers and Artisan Market. Farmers are bundling up their goodies and bringing the last hurrah to you. Be prompt : 9 am-1pm. Don't miss the last bushel of tomatoes before the first frost.
The Merchants are putting out a call for all old and unwanted Christmas Decorations. They will be used for the Christmas Village Tree Decorating Competition in December. The drop off point is at Amicus Gallery on Pleasant Street and their current hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11-4pm.
This is White Gate's final weekend of the regular season. They are open Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30 - 8:30pm for regular dinner, and Sunday for their Thanksgiving prix fixe of 3 courses for $42 from 4 - 7:45. Reservations are recommended and there is still space for Sunday's Thanksgiving feast. White Gate will then be closed but will be doing some holiday events as well as a New Year's Eve event. Anyone who would like notification of these events can send their email address to email@example.com
Next Saturday, October 13th is the 4th annual OHC Harvest Jam at the Chester Legion. It's a family affair starting at 3:30pm. Lots of kid friendly ingredients including bracelet making, rock painting, face painting, story telling, DJ dancing and a drum circle. There will be a BBQ on site from 3:30-6 for grilling hotdogs and sausages. The evening entertainment starts off with Rob McInnis as Master of Ceremonies. There is a great line up including Mike Bremner's comedy on stage and local musicians till 10:30pm. Also in the mix is a silent auction with works of art, various gift certificates, boat cruises and several food items to bid on. There are also raffle tickets for wares donated by the vendors of the Chester Farmers Market. Maybe more tomatoes ?? Put it on your calendar.