Thursday, November 16, 2023

Nov. 16th, 2023 Press Release

Chester Merchants Press Release


Well, it’s been a year. A year of wildfires, floods and hurricanes. Let’s move forward and look ahead to a fun holiday season.

It is our annual Chester Merchants’ Group “Chester Village Christmas” event next weekend!

Lots of good old-fashioned fun things for kids, families, youth and grown-ups to do, as well as free tastings, giveaways, samples and prizes! 

We could use a few more volunteers if you have a couple of hours to spare. 

Please contact Lorraine @ 902-209-9483 if you can help out.

It is Market Weekend next weekend!

1. Saturday, Nov 25th is the Christmas Craft Market at the Baptist Church @ 84 King Street from 9 am to 2 pm. Canteen and take-out are available.

2. Christmas Bazaar at St. Stephen’s Church Hall @54 Regent Street from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Sit-in or Take-out. Wreaths, book table, craft table, and bake table.

3. Sunday, November 26th is the Christmas Market at Chester Area Middle School @204 Duke Street Sunday from 9 am - 1pm. Hosted by Chester Farmers and Artisans. 30 local vendors and artisans. Baked goods, honey, soaps, treats, meats and maybe... a knitted hat.

Here's what's happening at the Chester Art Centre this month ...

The Chester Art Centre is kicking off the season with its Festive Mini Auction online fundraiser. Bid on your favourite pieces online starting next Thursday, November 23rd until December 1st. The artwork will also be displayed in the gallery to see it up close and personal.

Amazing artwork by local artists. Bid on your favourite piece online on the Chester Art Centre website. The closing reception and holiday party is from 5 - 7 pm Friday, December 1. Meet the artists, get help with last-minute bids and enjoy festive treats. 

Wednesday, December 6th is “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the Chester Playhouse, presented by the Chester Drama Society. This is holiday fun for all ages, directed by Cynthia Myers. 24 children and youth, plus 13 adults on stage. 65 people involved ranging in age from 5 to 90! The show runs until Saturday, December 9th. This is not to be missed!

Remember to relax this holiday season

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One question on the job application form asked for the reason for leaving his previous position. Jeffrey wrote,” The climate didn’t agree with me."

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants' Group