Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 21st, 2012 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release

American turkey weekend is looming. Don't call your friends south of the border this weekend as they are either a) expanding at the table b) making a sandwich for further expansion c) yelling at the box like it is going to reply d) horizontal on the couch. This is not a good weekend to reach out and be touchy feely with Ma Bell. Wait till Tuesday when the turkey tryptophan coma has worn off.

I am not pointing fingers - we got a jump on our American friends and did the same thing a month ago.
This Week in Chester

Your gingerbread house entry form must be delivered today to the Village Emporium. See the Gingerbread Festival facebook page for updates and breaking news.The physical gingerbread house entries must be delivered to the Chester Arts Centre on Queen Street this weekend, Saturday or Sunday from 2-4pm either day. Winners will be announced next Wednesday.

From Thursday to Sunday the Chester Municipal Heritage Society is hosting a Victorian Christmas Craft Sale at the Lordly House Museum, 133 Central Street from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Thursday evening the Chester Playhouse is wrapping up their Judi Dench run with the screening of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" @ 7:30 pm. This is pay what you can night. This movie is exceptional - don't miss it. Check out this trailer. A fabulous cast with a lot of laughs. You must see this one.

Friday evening Memphis Knights is on stage at the Fo'c'sle Pub @ 9 pm. I hear rumor the gingerbread band will be back on the upper deck this year but with some new players added to the mix. Bob knocked it out of the park last year with his gingerbread display and I know this year will be equally spectacular.

Saturday afternoon there will be a Roast Pork Dinner with all the trimmings at the Chester Legion from 4- 6 pm.  Adults $12.  Bake table and tickets on a gift basket. The Gingerbread Festival folks will be selling their 4' Gingerbread Men cutouts for $20 and tickets on a gingerbread quilt.  No, you can't eat it. Hosted by Shoreham Ladies Auxiliary.  For tickets call Gerri Allen 275-3817.

Sunday is the last time to catch the Gold River gold mine tour @ 1:30.  A two hour guided walking tour of the west side of the Gold River gold mines, part of the Nova Scotia gold rush of the 1860s.  See intact gold mine shafts, trenches, site of a dam for power generation and locations of old stamping/processing mills.  At the half way point, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies inside a warm heritage log cabin. Adults $10. All proceeds to the Chester Municipal Heritage Society. 275-3718 for info and reservations.

Nicki is heading to Beverly Hills for Christmas. Swimmin' pools, movie stars. Get your bib on and get to Nicki's Inn before December 9th or you will miss out.

There is a Gospel Concert at the Baptist Church, 84 King Street, @7 pm with Heart in Action Ministries, Jeffrey & Charmaine Haines and the Singing Moms. I've heard the "Singing Moms" before....

The Chester Brass will be presenting "Santa's Jolly Jukebox" - a Bonny Lea Farm fundraiser at the Chester Area Middle School @ 7:30 pm with Laura Smith and the South Shore Chorale.  Admission $15/ rug rats under 12 gratis.
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 Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants Group