It is difficult to move forward without acknowledging the destruction caused by hurricanes Irma and Marie in the Caribbean.
Nova Scotia's ties with these islands go back well over two centuries.
They need our help.
consider the people and animals who have suffered from these
devastating hurricanes and find it in your heart to help them.
Tomorrow, Thursday, Alex Cuba will be bringing his "sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs" to the Chester Playhouse stage at 7:30 pm.
was born in Cuba and was immersed in music at a young age. He went on
to study guitar and bass and after moving to Vancouver, recorded his
first album. He then recorded his solo debut album Humo De Tobaco which
earned him his first Juno award for World Music Album of the Year.
latest album, Healer, takes him back to his roots, with guitars and
vocal harmonies - an upbeat, acoustic soul album full of optimism.
Chester Farmers and Artisans are on tap this Friday at the Chester
Visitor Information Centre at the old train station from 10 - 2 pm (rain
Musical Friends is offering four free programs to the community which will be held at the
St. Stephen's Anglican Church every Monday.
1pm: Vintage Voices
fun singalong for people who enjoy music from the 30s to the 60s. Words
are projected on a screen so that no one has to mess with any pages,
and requests are always taken!
2pm: Musical Friends choir
Youth from Chester Elementary are walked from school to Tuck Hall, provided with a snack, and then learn to sing.
3pm Musical Friends band
students from both elementary and middle school receive guitar, piano,
bass and drum lessons, learn songs to play together, and will learn how
to write music.
4pm Tuneful Tots
Babies and toddlers along with parents, grandparents or guardians enjoy nursery rhymes and other danceable music.
For further info contact firstname.lastname@example.org /email@example.com.
Next Saturday, September 30th at 7:30pm, Flamenco en Rouge will be onstage at The Chester Playhouse for a performance in support of their Barbados Raffle fundraiser.
Flamenco en Rouge is strongly committed a pure, authentic approach to flamenco, inspired by
the Gitano (gypsy) style from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
They bring a highly charged performance energy, with dramatic dancing, singing
and virtuosic instrumentals and colourful costumes.
Ticket prices, including taxes and fees for the show are $32 and include a $20 Barbados raffle ticket.
A big shout out to the Chester Art Centre and all the volunteers that made "Chester Creates" such a spectacular day.
was an unprecedented event and it was off the charts fantastic ! A huge
thank you to everyone who participated and to those that made it
This Week in Chester
"Canada, It's Complicated" is a brand new comedy production that
combines satirical sketches and songs that showcase the joys, foibles,
tragedies and triumphs of Canada and being Canadian.
show features a cast of seven Canadian comics created with a diverse
group of Canadian comedians, musicians and playwrights including Mary
Walsh, Derek Seguin, Quantum Tangle, Marie Clements and Mike Allison.
This show will be at the Chester Playhouse tomorrow night, Thursday, at 7:30pm. Dial them up to guarantee a seat for your bum 902-275-3933.
Chester Farmers' and Artisan Market is on this Friday at the Chester
Visitor Information Centre at the old train station from 10 - 2pm rain
or shine. Back off those tomatoes - they are all mine.
This Friday evening at 7:30pm Old Man Luedecke
will be performing and recording live on stage at the Chester
Playhouse. Chris is a multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter
who, we are proud to say, has chosen Chester as his home.
Luedecke is a young man with an old soul who tells stories through his music.
Chester will be buzzing this weekend ! This Saturday is the Chester Art Centre's 150 th "Chester Creates" extravaganza !
It's time to get in touch with the right side of your brain.
This Week in Chester
The farmers and artisans
are at the old train station this Friday from 10-2pm. It is open season
- they have everything available at this time of year. Shake out your
piggy bank and get over there this Friday.
There is so much going on here this Saturday you won't be able to do it all - but you can give it a shot. The Chester Art Centre
located at 60 Queen Street is hosting this huge and unprecedented event
throughout the village. There is something for everyone from painting
to pottery to having a photo of your mug in a Mona Lisa portrait. Yes,
you read that correctly. There will be a circus, sidewalk chalk drawing,
sand creations and workshops for all. There are also live music events
throughout the village. Downtown restaurants are also involved with
special 150 menu offerings. Make sure to be here in Chester at 10 am
Saturday. Don't miss one minute of this "Happy Birthday Canada" event.
It's going to be a corker !
This week the Restaurant at White Gate
launches their summer to autumn transitional menu to make the most of
the local seasonal produce. Highlights include braised lamb shanks,
shrimp and lobster tagliatelle and peach tarte tatin. Fall hours are
Wednesday through Sunday for dinner and Sunday for brunch.
Sunday is the annual Bonny Lea Farm benefit Golf Tournament hosted by
the Chester Golf Club. Dust off the Callaways and sign up for some fun.
To register or more info call 902-275-5622.
Senior's College of Nova Scotia (SCANS) is a non-profit organization
open to all seniors over 50. Anyone over 50 with a chequebook is invited
to join an information and registration session next Monday, September
11th at 2pm at Saint Stephen's Hall, 54 Regent St. Chester.
The annual membership fee is $155.50.
There, you will hear Daphna Levit and Peter Glenister describe their courses for the fall session which begin October 10th.
very interesting subjects covering the Seldom Heard Voices of
Contemporary Critics of Israel and a study of Glen Gould, the musical
ahead through the pitch-black night, a captain sees a light on a
collision course with his ship. Reaching for the radio, he says "Change
your course ten degrees east."
"Change yours ten degrees west," comes the reply.
The captain responds, "I'm a naval captain! Change your course sir!"
"I'm a seaman second class," the reply comes back. "Change your course, sir."
The captain is furious. "I'm a battleship! I'm not changing course!"
The man replies, "I'm in a lighthouse. Your call."