The Chester Village Christmas kicks off Friday evening!
We hope you can join us.
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This Week in Chester
You can't hide from the Christmas season !
is the Chester Heritage Society's Victorian Christmas Craft Sale at the
Lordly House Museum. The sale runs from 10 am - 5 pm daily until
Sunday. For more details, contact Hilary 902-273-2176
Friday kicks off the Chester Village Christmas
festival weekend with the tree lighting at the bandstand by the Yacht
Club at 6:30 pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive to light the Christmas
tree. It takes a Village to celebrate such a wonderful event. The
evening will feature the CAMS Christmas Carolers, CDS Choir Sings,
Freeze Dance Fun with EnPointe Studio, and the Treat Truck with hot
chocolate and a cookie for $2.
Celebrate the Chester Village Christmas with
family oriented events and activities that will span the entire weekend
as well as many fundraising events with all proceeds going to the
Lighthouse Food Bank. Merchants and restaurants are extending their
hours and tailoring their offerings to embrace all things Christmas. The
weekend event dates and times are here.
will be crafts, cookie workshops and friendly competitions such as
Mystery Tree Decorating and Christmas Wreath Tossing along with a
village wide Elf Selfie Scavenger hunt, a Christmas Tree Festival, local
street vendors, a 'Village Festival of Trees', a Family Christmas Pet
Parade and Costume Competition, Christmas movies and so much more ! The
annual Gingerbread House Competition will be on display at White Gate
Inn and Restaurant Saturday and Sunday. For more info contact Nicola
Boyd 902-275-7712 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oceanview Garden Centre is hosting a fun and festive make-and-take wreath class this Saturday
from 1-11 am. They will use a variety of fresh seasonal greens to make a
lush textural wreath to hang on your door for the holidays. A variety
of berries and other natural elements can be layered on to create your
own unique design. Demonstration, guidance, materials, and refreshments
will be provided. Please call the store to register- payment required in
full at time of booking. Cost: $35 902-275-2505
Luna Salon is having a tax free sale this Saturday from 10 - 5 pm. Load up on hair fluff products for the year !
from 9-2 pm at the Chester United Baptist Church is having their annual
Christmas fair. Felting, tatting (?) jewelry, knitted items, sewn
garments, hand painted glassware, wood crafts, Emu oil products, hand
painted tree and window ornaments, Mary Kay products and bake table.
St Stephen's is hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday
from 10:30 - 1:30 pm. Lunch commences at 11 am with a variety of soups,
rolls and homemade pies. There will be a baked goods table,Christmas
items, crafts and decorated wreaths. 902-275-4219 for info.
Sunday the Chester Farmers' and Artisan Christmas
Market will be at the Chester Legion from 9 - 2 pm. Unique gift ideas,
baked goods, meat & eggs, home decor, bath & beauty products,
jewelry, jam, honey, frozen meat pies and so much more.
Next Wednesday, December 4th Jeremy Dutcher will be performing at the Chester Playhouse
at 7:30 pm. Performer, composer, activist, musicologist - these roles
are all infused into his art and way of life. His music, too, transcends
boundaries: playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full
of reverence for the traditional songs of his home, and teeming with the
urgency of modern-day struggles of resistance. Tickets $35
The Chester Playhouse
presentation of "Rocketman" last weekend was a resounding success. Stay
tuned for upcoming movies at the Playhouse in the weeks ahead. You
won't want to miss any of them.
Season 3 of "The Crown" just
dropped on Netflix. Judging by the weather forecast, this may be the
week to lay back and do a little binge watching.
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This Week in Chester
This Saturday is Christmas at the Barn in Hubbards
from 8am till noon. Over 40 local vendors will be at the Hubbards Barn
for your Christmas list. Fresh produce, meats, eggs, cheese, wine,
spirits, soaps, ornaments, pottery, cards, salts, wood carvings,
wreaths, beer, spirits, hats, authors, woodwork, jewelry and more.
evening at 7 pm at the St Stephen's Anglican Church Chester there is a
benefit concert for "Musical Friends'," a free after school music
Chester Brass will be playing some of their greatest hits from this past year.
They will also be accompanying the studio singers on a couple of numbers as well as them doing some of their own selections.
night Dance with band "Hog the Covers" at the Chester Legion starting
9:00 pm for everyone 19 years and older. For more info call the Legion
The Chester Heritage Society's annual Victorian Craft Show & Sale starts next Thursday at the
Lordly House Museum. It runs from 10 am-5pm until Sunday, December 1st.
For more details contact Hilary 902-273-2176
elderly gentleman finally gets the sports car of his dreams and decides
to go for a drive and see what his new car can do. He's letting loose
on the highway, when police lights and sirens turn on right behind him.
He looks at his speed and notices he's doing 100, so he presses on the
gas increasing it to 110, presses a little harder increasing his speed
to 120. Finally he decides "I'm to old for this" and pulls over. When
the cop reaches his window he says "look old man, I've got 30 minutes
left in my shift and it's Friday, if you give me a good excuse I've
never heard before, I'll give you a warning". The old man thinks for a
sec, and replies "3 years ago my wife left me for a police officer, I
thought you were bringing her back", to which the cop replied, "Have a
good day sir!"
The "watering pond"
should be filling up nicely after yesterday's monsoon. We bid Myrtle
and Harold, two of the many resident Canadian Geese, bon voyage.
Jusqu'à l'année prochaine.
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This Week in Chester
Oceanview Home and Garden Centre is having a "Ladies Night"
tomorrow, Thursday, from 6-8pm. Get ready for an evening filled with
great deals and great company.
Bring a minimum of five food bank
items or a $5.00 donation for the Lighthouse Food Bank to receive 20%
off regular priced merchandise. Be generous with your donations. Every food item you bring equates to a ticket for gift card draws. They will be drawing for a $25 gift card every 15 minutes.
Sunday at 4 pm the Chester Playhouse is screening a very special movie. "Rocketman"
is the story of Elton John's life. This film follows the journey from
the beginnings of a shy piano prodigy to an international superstar.
Sunday at the Chester Basin
Legion there is a Country Christmas Music Concert with Matt Balsor from
2:30 - 4:30pm ( doors open at 1:30)
Proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society's The Lodge that Gives
Remember, every Tuesday is Trivia Tuesday at the Fo'c'sle Pub. It also happens to be burger night!
Next Saturday, November 23rd,
at 7 pm at the St Stephen's Anglican Church Chester there is a benefit
concert for "Musical Friends'," a free after school music program. Chester Brass will be playing some of their greatest hits from this past year. They
will also showcase a few of their wonderful musicians with numbers from
Ted 'Mangione' Blackbourne, Patricia 'you devil you' Gauci and John
'DeCrooner' DeWolfe. They will accompany the Studio Singers on a couple of numbers who will do a few of their own selections.
Looking ahead, the weekend of Nov 29/30/Dec 1 is the Chester Merchants' Association "Chester Village Christmas."
The long running and very popular Chester Gingerbread Festival and the
Merchant's 'Shop Under the Lights' event have been added to with a wide
variety of family oriented events and activities spanning from the
arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus to light the Chester Christmas tree,
extended merchant and restaurant hours, to crafts and cookie workshops
and friendly competitions such as Mystery Tree Decorating and the
Christmas Wreath Toss along with a village wide Elf Selfie Scavenger
hunt, a Christmas Tree Festival, local street vendors, a 'Village
Festival of Trees', a Family Christmas Pet Parade and Costume
Competition, Christmas movies and so much more!! There will be
plenty of fun and activities for kids of all ages as the village gets
festive and lit up for the holiday season. The Chester Village Christmas
weekend will be a destination for all those who are ready to get in the
Keep your radio dial tuned to 88.7 Cove FM, Hubbards Radio Society. Stephanie Beaumont has created a few truly adorable ads for the Merchants Group. Don't miss them!