Our merchants are open until last man standing Christmas Eve. That said, best ring ahead lest they
succumbed to eggnog.
This Week in Chester
Tonight is the annual Sing Choirs ! at the St. Stephen's Anglican
Church. The evening features Chester United Baptist choir, St. Stephen's
Anglican choir, Studio Singers community choir, musicians from St.
Augustine's Catholic Church, Musical Friends youth choir, and audience
participation. Admission is free with a pay-what-you-will collection at
the door; the donations will go to PRO Kids and Musical Friends.
On Friday the Kiwi Café
is buzzing with all things foodie. In the afternoon from 12-4:30 there
will be a tasting of foods from "Taste of Mauritius." Friday evening
pizza is on the menu from 5:30-9pm. Call ahead to avoid disappointment.
Why not ring in the New Year at White Gate
featuring a 4 course Prix Fixe Dinner including bubbly for $95 per
person. Dinner kicks off at 8pm and there are still spaces available.
Make a night of it !
White Gate is offering a special New Year's Eve Promo - Stay at the Inn
and enjoy dinner - Double Occupancy in a Queen Size room - regular value
$355 - special promo price $295 + tax. To book either the Prix Fixe Dinner or the Dine & Stay Promo call on 902.275.4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ahead to New Year's, there are levees happening all over the village.
It's a great way to get started on your New Year's resolutions.
The Chester Playhouse
Board of Directors invite you to join them from 11am - 1pm. All are
welcome as they begin to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the
Chester Legion is throwing open their doors from 11 - 1 pm for members
and guests 19 years and older. For more info call the Legion
The Fo'c'sle is hosting their traditional levee starting at 12 noon and will run until 5 pm.
Three Classic Tales of the Sea. A RADIO PRESENTATION ON COVEFM with John Cowans and Stephen Booth, Cynthia Myers, Ellie Nightingale, Gavin Flinn and Scott Croucher *Programme 1: The Myth of the Sea: An Introduction Wed., Jan 16: 12:00 - 1:00PM & Sun, Jan. 20: 8:00-9:00 PM. *Programme 2: Homer: The Odyssey: A Greek Epic: 'One Man Alone.' Wed., Jan 23: 12:00 - 1:00 PM & Sun, Jan.27: 8:00-9:00 PM *Programme 3: Shakespeare, The Tempest: An English Drama:
'The Stuff of Dream's Wed., Jan 30: 12:00-1:00pm and Sun, Feb. 3:8-9pm *Programme 4: Melville, Moby Dick: An American Novel: 'Into the Maw of Hell'. Wed., Feb. 6: 12:00 - 1:00 PM & Sun, Feb. 10: 8:00-9:00 PM
We are on the homeward stretch to the fat man in the red suit.
big shout out to Sandy Morash and her team of elves who raised $875 for
the food bank in the annual cookie contest hosted by the Chester
This Week in Chester
Sales are happening at the Village Emporium
beginning this Saturday and running through until closing Christmas
Eve. 25% off jewellery and a huge selection of gift items including
winter woolies, POOK items, giftware, souvenir items, wallets, purses
and much more. 40% off most Christmas items. Hours are Monday to Saturday 10 - 4:30 and Sunday 12 - 4, Christmas Eve 10 - 2pm. Ho Ho Ho !
The Playhouse has gift certificate available for purchase in increments of $50 / $75 or $100 for anyone on your gift list. 902-275-3933
The Kiwi Café is brimming with all things Christmas. Stop by for a hot chocolate and cruise through the Pantry and see what's on the shelf.
"Our last Hurrah !!! Light My Fire Studio
will be closing the doors for good December 16th. We would like to
thank all our patrons who have supported us over the years. We will miss
your visits to the studio as much as you will miss us. Those that were
hoping to get a gift will be happy to know that we still have a
selection of pottery, glass and jewellery as well as our candles
available. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year." Judy Parsons and Bill
Trivia at the Fo'c'sle
is BACK with Erin Gore ! Next Tuesday at the Fo'c'sle it is Christmas
themed trivia with a few Chanukah questions thrown in. Get your team
together and brush up. 6:30 - 8pm.
Next Wednesday is the annual
Sing Choirs ! at the St. Stephen's Anglican Church. The evening features
Chester United Baptist choir, St. Stephen's Anglican choir, Studio
Singers community choir, musicians from St. Augustine's Catholic Church,
Musical Friends youth choir, and audience participation. Admission is
free with a pay-what-you-will collection at the door; the donations will
go to PRO Kids and Musical Friends.
We decided to roll out the Press Release a day early as there is so much going on in the village this week.
Kudos to all the organizers, volunteers and participants of the Chester Village Christmas celebrations over the weekend. It was raging success and plans are already underway for 2019.
Tree lighting Nancy Murray photo
This Week in Chester
Tomorrow night, Wednesday, the Chester Drama Society opens The Christmas Fund-raiser at the Chester Playhouse at 7:30 pm. This show runs until Saturday night and has something for the whole family. Lightly
pack an eclectic and dysfunctional group of townsfolk into a
small, sweltering space in the school basement for an emergency
Christmas Fund-raising meeting. Add equal and generous measures of
anxiety, impatience and competitiveness. Fold in a variety of
self-serving and less than savoury agendas. Stir in a pinch of paranoia,
a sprinkle of entitlement and equal dashes of emotional outburst and
bragging. Toss in a bag of fruit flavoured gummy bears. Let sit until
ingredients react. Mix thoroughly and watch the ideas bubble while
tempers simmer and craziness come to a full boil. It's the recipe for a
tasty comedy that takes the term "Christmas High" to a whole new
meaning. Opening Night tickets are $10 and only available at the
door. Proceeds from opening night go to the Lighthouse Food Bank. From
Thursday to Saturday tickets are $18 Adult, $15 Youth/Senior. Tickets are going fast ... 902-275-3933.
Playhouse is offering up some beautiful Lunenburg County fresh balsam
fir wreaths for $35 with complimentary delivery within the village. Get
'em while they're hot.
Zoé Vallé Library invites everyone for choir, carols, cider and cookies
at the Lightfoot Tower 63 Regent Street this Friday from 5-6pm. Carols
will be led by Vintage Voices and friends. There will be a donation box
for the food bank. In case of rain, the event is cancelled.
This Saturday is the Annual Cookie contest at the Chester Playhouse. You must register your entry before Thursday evening. See poster below for details. Gentlemen, start your ovens.