Join us here in Chester for what's left of summer.
This Week in Chester
Lordly House Museum this year features the volunteer efforts on the
home front during the Second World War in Chester. It identifies the
women, the houses, and some of the activities that were offered to over
2000 fighting men (!) You are invited to visit the admirals dinner and
learn about the rear and vice admirals that lived in our area and about
the vessels they sailed on. Explore the connection the Sea Cadet core
has to these admirals. Learn about the Norwegian connection here and why
we have the monument in the Parade Square. Lordly House is open Tuesday
to Saturday from 10 - 4 at 133 Central Street.
Tonight the Chester Playhouse
debuts The Pleasant Street Kitchen Party, an authentically Nova
Scotian experience. Full of singing, dancing, and fun, it's the perfect
opportunity to grab your friends, bring your family, raise a glass and
share a laugh or two!
restaurant is now operating full summer hours - open Wednesdays through
Sundays for dinner. They are hosting their new happy hour Wednesdays
through Sundays on the deck, 5 -6 pm. Buy one drink get the second one
half price (terms and conditions apply). Bar snacks menu available for
the sociable hour.
Friday is the weekly Farmer's and Artisan
market at the Train Station. Lots of delicious fruit and vegetables
along with great home cooked food and the new picnic tables under the
shade of the trees.
The Rope Loft
is celebrating Taco Tuesday! A different taco each week! Check their
Facebook page for the flavour of the week. They also have New Ross made
Solas Kombucha on the drinks list. A refreshing local, non-alcoholic
beverage! Rope Loft hats are now on sale at the bar. Get your lid before
Race Week. Friday night Kevin Koloff and Pam are on stage at 8 pm. Arrive early to get a seat and to order up some prime rib.
the Chester Bandstand summer concert series presents the "Dartmouth
Concert Band" @ 7 pm. Children are welcome to dance on the grass.
Adults may want to bring a lawn chair. Concerts may be moved or
cancelled in heavy rain at the discretion of the performers. For more
information, please contact Sue LeBlanc 902-299-0139.
The Zoe Valle Library is hosting an evening of Magic at the Playhouse this Sunday evening.
passion for magic was ignited at the age of seven, while watching Doug
Henning perform on the Muppet Show - Michael's journey through magic
has since taken him from his childhood home in Newfoundland Canada, to
Southern California, where he studied sleight of hand with Dale Salwak
at the prestigious Chavez Studio of Magic.
exquisitely combines his finely developed sleight of hand with a sense
of mystery and unique wit to create a highly energized experience that
is sure to astound!
Someone very exciting is coming to town ! No, it's not Mel Gibson.
is considered one of the most prominent human rights defenders and
social justice voices of today. His music is rock with Egyptian flavour
and hip hop influences, inspired by hard rock and grunge. He sings in
both Egyptian Arabic and English. He is passionate and loud (be
warned.) His song, Irhal, was listed as "#3 Song that Changed History"
by Time Out Magazine.
"I couldn't possibly recommend Ramy Essam
with more enthusiasm. His lyrics pierce the heart and his music is
explosive. I thought he was going to blow the doors off the Baptist
Church during his performance two years ago - in a good way." Julia
So why is Ramy in Chester ? Business. He's visiting his agent who lives here. The concert is a "Pay What You Will" benefit for the Starfish Refugee Project.
a part of an exclusive meet and greet before the concert. Syrian
munchies and conversation with this amazing artist and human rights
activist 6:30 pm. Only 30 tickets available @ $30 each. Contact Sue
LeBlanc @ 902-299-0139 for yours. It appears Sue has a lot on her plate this summer (!)
The Chester Arts Centre
is hosting painting workshops, botanical art,
photography, up-cycling paper art, creative writing, mixed media, kids
camps and so much more!
Drawing a Line in the Paint with Heather Sayeau
July 18 & 19 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
August 26 & 27 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Smartphone Photography with Alexa Cude
August 7 & 8 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plein Air Watercolour on Little Tancook with Lynda Shalagan
August 14 (Rain Day August 15),10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Paint with Paper - Up-cycling Newspapers into Works of Art
with Rhonda Barrett August 19 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
902-275-5789 to register
Next Wednesday is the Chester
Arts Centre's annual fundraising bash. Lots of goodies on the auction
block: a night at the historic Algonquin Inn; a week's stay for six
people at a fabulous home in New Mexico, a guided tour with meals and
accommodation at the renowned Philadelphia flower show and several
pieces of art are also up for grabs.
Don't delay. Get your ticket today.
Heritage Society is once again offering picnic baskets as a fund raiser
on July 27th. It includes pate with baguette, salmon with green
goddess dressing or tenderloin with a mustard sauce (done to your
taste), 3 sides, choice of blueberry or apple desert. Also table cloths,
napkins, cutlery, wine and glasses. Contact Station 20 Shoppe
902-275-2592 or Lordly Museum 902-275-3842. (closed Sunday and Monday.)
Your fare also includes a membership to the Heritage Society for the