The Chester Farmers and Artisans Market is on this Friday at the Old Railway Station from 9 - 1pm rain or shine. Local fresh produce, meat and fish, artisan baking, tasty meals, flowers and plants, handmade crafts, jewelry and treats. For you, for your family, for Fido.
Two music venues happening Friday night...
Live music Friday night at the Rope Loft is kicking off at 8 pm. Come early to assure yourself a seat. Order up a plate of local mussels to share with friends before your main course. Tonight the Cynthetics present "Jazz with Pizzazz." Don't miss this. You never know who else might pop by to jam with them.
The Maes are performing Friday night at 8 pm in the red shed at 35 Union Street. From Australia, they are touring Canada again this summer and wanted to stop by and say "hey." $20 @ the door.
Next Tuesday's Picnic in the Park features a "Back to School Special" with a new time slot from 5 -7 pm featuring Jamie Junger and Friends - sponsored by the Fo'c'sle.
"And while the smooth sounds of the Lionel Richie's "All Night Long" and Christopher Cross' "Ride Like the Wind" are always just a teeth cleaning away, yacht rock really comes into full, Hawaiian-shirt flower in the summer.
Friday evening, Darren Arsenault will take you back with relaxing originals at the Rope Loft. Enjoy the last few days of August soaking up the sun with a cold cocktail in hand.
Chester Bandstand Summer Concert presents "Clas Larsson Quartet" starting 7pm. 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 Chester Arts Centre presents "Drawing a Line in the Paint" with Heather Sayeau next Monday and Tuesday from 9 am - 4 pm This workshop will explore the use of drawing as an integral part of the finished painted image. Staining, dripping and layering are all contingent to this method of working. The class will look at ways to reinterpret subject matter in order to move back from realism and move into expressionism. 140 clams. Bring lunch. Sign up here.
Get down to
the waterfront and see what all the buzz is about. The Chester Yacht
Club is open to all comers this week, so why not drop by and join in the
There is entertainment every afternoon and evening after the races.
This Week in Chester
Tonight, Wednesday, the Chester Playhouse Summer Theatre School
presents The Adventures of Pinocchio. Carved out of wood by the lonely
toy-maker Geppetto, Pinocchio tumbles from one disastrous situation to
another in search of adventure-only to discover that, in the end, all he
really needs is an unselfish heart and the love of his father.
show runs from today until Saturday with show times at 7pm each night
and a matinee on Saturday at 2pm. This is a 70 minute show with no
intermission. All proceeds from the shows and donations made this week to the Chester Playhouse will go directly to the Youth Programs of the Chester Playhouse. Dial up (902) 275-3933 for your tickets or stop by the box office (Open Wed-Sat from 12-showtime.)
has it the long awaited, eagerly anticipated "Il Ferramenta" Roman
style Pizza restaurant is opening TODAY ! at 59 Duke Street. Pizza al
taglio is street food from Rome and it is here in Chester ! Imported
Italian ingredients and local seasonal produce are the fare so get on
over there today !
councillor, Danielle Barkhouse, lost her home to fire last week. She
and her three children managed to escape the blaze but they lost
everything. A Go Fund Me page has been set up in her name. Imagine what it would be like to lose everything. Please visit this page and help if you can.
This week at White Gate Restaurant,
Dj Sunny Wilson will be spinning 'Yacht Rock' tunes on the deck during
Friday's Happy Hour so come along for a Happy Hour bevvie - buy one get
one half price - and take the Bar Snacks menu for a test drive or have
some oysters!!! To book a table for dinner this week call on
902.275.4400 Hours are Wed/Thurs. 5:00 - 8:30, Fri/Sat 5:00 -9:00 and
Sunday 5:00 - 8:00
Friday night Kevin Koloff is on stage at the Rope Loft at 8 pm. He is joined by Pam on vocals and Richard on bass. "Sherman, set the wayback machine to 1963."
Enter their Facebook Giveaway.
An awesome Corona bundle and $25 Rope Loft gift certificate! This will
set you up for a fun beach day followed by a relaxing dinner on the
water. Visit Corona Land on the upper deck!
The online fish guys
have been delivering the freshest of fishies all over Lunenburg County
this summer. Are you on their mailing list? If not, you should be.
have fresh fish right off the boat along with various frozen seafood
products ready to deliver to your door twice a week. Fresh fish - with a
click of the mouse. What are you waiting for?
Sunday night the Chester Bandstand Summer Concert presents the "Chester Brass Band" at 7 pm. Children are welcome to dance on the grass if there is any left after Race Week. For more information, contact Sue LeBlanc @ 902-299-0139.
The Chester Art Centre is hosting a workshop next Monday, August 19th from 10am - 4pm Paint with Paper - Up-cycling Newspapers into Works of Art The
instructor, Rhonda Barrett, will educate you about the medium of
newsprint, how to care and prepare it for use in collage, and how to use
it in a way similar to chigiri-e or kiri-e, cut or torn paper collage. Pull out yesterday's news and learn how to recycle it into art. Cost: $70.00 Bring lunch.
"Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl." The priest asks, "Is that you, little Joey Pagano?" "Yes, Father, it is." "And who was the girl you were with?" "I can't tell you, Father. I don't want to ruin her reputation." "Well, Joey, I'm sure to find out her name sooner or later so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?" "I cannot say." "Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?" "I'll never tell." "Was it Nina Capelli?" "I'm sorry, but I cannot name her." "Was it Cathy Piriano?" "My lips are sealed." "Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?" "Please, Father! I cannot tell you." The
priest sighs in frustration. "You're very tight lipped, and I admire
that. But you've sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy
now for 4 months. Now you go and behave yourself." Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, "What'd you get?" "Four months vacation and five good leads..."
are well and truly building to fever pitch here in the village...so
much going on and so much to do. Buckle up and strap on your party
togs... here we go!!
This Week in Chester
This week running from today, Wednesday, August 7th through Saturday August 10th
the Chester Playhouse is
presenting 'God is a Scottish Drag Queen". Billed as a cross between
Dame Edna and Billy Connolly, with a dollop of Eddie Izard, this show
looks hilarious!! Having won more that 18 'Best of the Fest' awards,
this show had broken records at festivals across the continent...so do
not miss this one!! Adult tickets are $35 Youth tickets are $15 and Matinee tickets are $20.
is POKER NIGHT at White Gate!! Play a game of chance and win your
dinner like this happy table of diners. Every Wednesday through the
summer the nice folks at White Gate, at 28 Pleasant Street, will give
you a chance to charm lady luck!! For more information or to make a
booking call on 902.275.4400 or visit www.whitegate.ca
This week the Chester Art Center are holding a 2 day course in SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY.
The Instructor is Alexa Cude and the course runs August 7 &
8 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. This two-day course will focus on using the
smartphone to its full potential as a camera including photography
fundamentals, settings, apps, editing and social media.
$150. Bring your Smartphone and phone charger. Bring a lunch. For
more information you can reach the Art Center on 902-275-5789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details
The lovely team at Amicus Gallery are
happy to welcome Arnaud Béghin as their featured artist. Arnaud is
originally from Le Havre, France and has been living in Hantsport, NS
since 2013. His show opens this Thursday, August 8th from 6 - 8:00pm and runs till the 24th. This is their final show for the 2019 summer so don't miss this one! You can preview the show at www.amicusgallery.ca
CHESTER FARMERS' & ARTISANS MARKET is open EVERY FRIDAYat
the Old Railway Station, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Rain or Shine.
Lovely local fresh produce, meat and fish, artisan baking, tasty meals,
flowers and plants, handmade crafts, jewelry and treats. For you, your
family and your dog!! Plus it is a great place to catch up with
everyone....a very social gathering! For more info www.chesterfarmersmarket.wordpress.com.
Friday night at the Rope Loft is groovy as always, with this week's live music
event featuring East Coast Vibe (formerly Blue Lane). This is a great
act, and the nosh at the Rope Loft on a Friday features Prime Rib....so
that's a 'twofer'!
On the water this weekend is the Chester Classic Series Regatta,
with racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is an amazing opportunity
to see some beautiful and unique boats participate in a series of
pursuit style racing. The boats will be starting and finishing in the
front harbour just after lunchtime, so come on down, open a cold one and
watch some fun sailing!
event is open to all handicap boats to encourage all types of sailors
to join the fun and get close up to the local classic fleet. The event
is a charity regatta with a group of Autism charities being the
beneficiaries, last year over $2000 was raised! For information and
On Saturday, August 10th there is Breakfast at the Chester Legion
from 7:30 to 10:30 am. Enjoy eggs (any way you like them), French
toast, hash browns, beans, bacon, sausage, toast, tea/coffee and juice.
Also on Saturday, Paint Off, Tea & Auction at Lordly Park in Chesterfrom
12:00 to 5:00 pm. The Paint Off runs 12:00 to 3:00 pm and the Tea
& Auction 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Enjoy sandwiches, desserts and tea.
Admission is $10. Come and watch Wesley Lowe, Beverly Hubley, Gary
Selig and Jayne Campbell paint. This unique fundraising event brings
local artists together in a friendly exhibition of talents as they paint
off against one another. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy an exciting
community event while mingling with the artists. Their works will then
be auctioned off at the Lordly Tea right after the event. A new painting
of Chester will be on display. Proceeds going to the artists and the
Chester Heritage Society.
On Sunday, August 11th, the Chester Bandstand Summer Concert series presents
"Tuesday Night Band" starting
at 7:00 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 performer(s). For more information, please
contact Sue LeBlanc 902-299-0139
Don't forget Picnic in the Park on Tuesdays, with live music each week form 6:00 - 8:00 at Lordly Park when its sunny!! Next Tuesday, the 13th features Amanda Riley, sponsored by the Chester Area Pharmasave. Meals for Musicians generously provided by the Stretch Diner.
admission...Donations for the band gratefully accepted...if it's
raining Tuesday, then you dance on Wednesday, if it's raining Wednesday,
you dance on Thursday!