Wednesday, July 20, 2022

July 20th, 2022 Press Release!

 Chester Merchants Press Release

Rae Smith photo

Hump Day.

Six more weeks of summer.

Don’t miss any of it !
P. Jenkins photo
Tuesday night’s Picnic in the Park is on tonight, Wednesday, from 6-8pm.
Jamie and the Jungernauts are on stage at Lordly Park.
Free admission - donations for the band appreciated.

Flinn Market Linen on Pleasant Street is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10-4 pm. Linen and cashmere for the soul. Ahhhh.

Tomorrow, Thursday, is the Chester Garden Club Flower Show “Sunflowers To Buttercups” at the Chester Legion at 14 Union Street from 2 - 4 pm. Stop by to see who gets the blue ribbon ! Free admission. Donations appreciated.

The Chester Farmers and Artisans market is on Friday at the Old Railway Station, from 9 am - 12:30 pm. Rain or Shine. Local fresh produce, meat and fish, artisan baking, tasty meals, flowers and plants, handmade crafts, jewelry, and treats.
The Chester Playhouse continues their “Playhouse without Walls “ summer series.
Join them for their first summer theatre offering “COARSE” by Sarah Deller and the Villain’s Theatre. It plays this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Chester Legion.
They are offering a promo code “Chester” which is redeemable for two free tickets /person for this production….1845, Yorkshire: When three ambitious sisters struggle against the lives expected of them, they write some of the strangest and most successful novels of the 19th century. Join us on a whirlwind journey into the minds of the Brontë Sisters! At times hilarious and moving, blending physical theatre, and real writing from the lives and writings of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, this is an inspiring, moving and exciting story of courage, sisterhood, and pursuing your dreams.

The show runs approximately 75 minutes.

Show times:

Friday July 22nd 7:30pm
Saturday, July 23 2pm
Saturday, July 23 7:30pm
Sunday, July 24 2pm
**Masks are required for this performance**
The Captain’s House Gallery at 33 Central Street is having an open house this Saturday until August 13th showcasing several talents.
Gwen Dueck is exhibiting her abstract paintings. Come meet Gwen this Saturday from 2-4 pm.
Deborah Toogood is having a book launch and signing on from 2-4pm. ”Wild Ghost Chase" is the sequel to "Chasing the Phantom Ship.” It is a middle grade reader, ideal for ages 8-12.
Joan Doherty is showing her painted floorcloths as well.
Artist Carol Hansen is exhibiting her “Shoreline Paintings” too.
The gallery is open from 11am -4 pm daily.
This Saturday is the Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Lordly Park from 11am to 2 pm. All ages welcome. Short ones must be accompanied by an adult. Bring along your favourite teddy and join the summer Rec team for a cupcake walk, fun lawn games, face painting, balloon animals and more! Hot-dogs and hamburgers will be for sale but feel free to bring your own picnic and blanket for you and teddy to sit on! This event is free, but are accepting donations to PRO Kids at the entrance.
The Chester Brass Band is performing at 7 pm at the bandstand by the Yacht Club. Get there early to assure yourself front row seating on the grass.

The Chester Art Centre has a LOT going on ! See above for workshops -
see below for their Art Festival.
New crosswalk guard seen on the road in Barrington

A bit of BBC animal fun.

How bad is inflation?
The value of my car now depends on if the gas tank is full or empty.

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants' Group