COMING EVENTS

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT                 December 17th

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THIS WEEK AT THE HALL 

Monday December 17th       CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT THE HALL                                             7:00 pm

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The Jazz Improv Group, the King Street Strummers and the Citizens' Choir will return in the new year.   Choir will resume on January 13th.   Watch here for the return dates of the other musical opportunities at The Hall.

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See Calendar of Events or  Other Events at The Hall for all activities coming up at The Hall

Call The Hall at 902 701 8951


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15 December 2018

FINAL OPEN MIC OF 2018 'DECKS THE HALL'

(The multi-talented Rob Bentley, "Mr Music" at The Hall, kicked off the evening with some help from some friends with a rendition of the Chipmunk song, and joined in the final act on keyboard and yes, the banjo!)

The music had a definite festive flair last night as The Hall hosted its' final open mic for 2018.    Some new, some old, some funny, some pensive:  most of the music helped celebrate the season.

(Apparently all Marg wants for Christmas is a hippopotomus!)
Of course other talents were demonstrated during the evening as the accessible washroom got inadvertently locked and some help from audience members to pick the lock had to be solicited.   A skill that is not generally bragged about so no names but a big thank you to the person who came to the rescue.

At the close of the evening a small 'reception' was held as the audience and entertainers were invited to stay after for some refreshments put on by the Band Association to thank them all for their support throughout the year.   Many lingered to enjoy the treats and chat with friends.
(Wayne Cormier add depth and talent to the 'house band' before and after performing)

Open Mic will return to The Hall in January 2019.   See you all then!

(Ron Byers' medley of carols had the audience singing along early)
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13 December 2018
THE HALL SUPPORTS SCCCC Foundation


Patricia Burke presented a cheque for $500 to Nancy Quinn of the SCCC Foundation on behalf of the Bernie Burke Memorial Golf Tournament and the Band Association which is held annually to raise funds for The Hall.    Part of the proceeds of the tournament is donated annually to assist with the purchase of equipment for the Care Centre.

Another way The Hal" gives back to the community.

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08 December 2018
SANTA VISITS THE HALL

The snow added magic to the parade, and the magic of Christmas continued at The Hall for many children when Santa stopped by to listen to their wishes, had out candy canes to each little visitor and to wish all a Merry Christmas.

While the numbers were down from previous years due to the difficult travel conditions all those who attended were treated to not just the joviality of Santa, but to hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and other treats served up by Santas helpers  (aka the volunteers from The Hall)
(How can one doubt the magic of the season when one sees smiles such as this)
Hosted jointly by the Lions Club and the Band Association this visit to The Hall by Santa has become, and will continue to be, a welcome addition to the festive season in Parrsboro

(Once again our wonderful volunteers step up to create a wonderful event.   With special thanks to David Beattie for getting seasonal music working)

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04 December 2018
COOP SPONSORS 50/50 FOR THE HALL


December is upon us and The Parrsboro Band Association is the recipient of the monthly 50/50 at our local Co-op in Parrsboro. When you are cashing out, just ask one of the wonderful staff to ring in a 50/50.  It is only $2 and it certainly helps us to continue to maintain our wonderful hall on King St.    Your support is truly appreciated.

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01 December 2018

OPEN MIC ANOTHER FUN EVENING

(Up Shore, Down Shore and Knot Sure opened the evening some seasonal, and almost seasonal, tunes)

The nasty nor'easter of Thursday was forgotten last night as laughter and song rocked The Hall at the Open Mic.   What a great evening of entertainment, with some seasonal music creeping in, getting the audience ready for the Christmas Open Mic to be held December 14th.
(Rob stepped out from behind the keyboard to lead two heartfelt and moving tunes)
The Open Mic nights have proved to be a source of regular entertainment for a wide ranging audience, who are regularly treated to a tremendous variety of music and frequently are rocked with laughter.   There is a family atmosphere about the evenings and everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy the fun.   
(It is always a pleasure to have Connie come out and make her wonderful contributions to the evening)
We hope to see you all on December 14th for the "Christmas" version of Open Mic Night.

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23 November 2018
TREE LIGHTING WELL ATTENDED


The annual tree lighting at the bandstand attracted a large crowd again this evening, all willing to brave the extreme cold to kick off the festive season here in town.   The Board of Trade is to be commended for organizing this terrific event which, brief though it might be, reflects a great deal of hard work and volunteer time in order to create a unique evening.


Once again the Parrsboro Citizens' Choir represented The Hall, leading children and adults alike in a selection of seasonal favourites and it was encouraging to hear many of those in attendance joining in with the singing.


To finish the evening off in grand style, it would appear that most who were at the tree lighting headed up to The Hall immediately afterward as 70+ people were in attendance for the free holiday movie presented by the Band Association making this truly a community event.   All enjoyed seeing "Home Alone", reported to be one of the funniest 'kids' movies for the holidays of all time.   

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17 November 2018
OPEN KITCHEN PARTY AT THE HALL

(Lloyd and Karen performed to the delight of all)

In spite of the poor weather and road conditions, a few hearty souls braved the weather and came out for the Open MIc last night.  Needless to say with the small numbers on hand, performing conditions were a little more.....relaxed than usual with very few formal introductions, lots of jokes coming out, and even several members of the audience pressed into service to perform much to the enjoyment of all.

(Shannon and Matt came out of the audience, borrowed a guitar and entertained)
The few, the proud and the brave all had a great time, enjoying the presentations thoroughly.

Our next Open Mic will be held in two weeks, November 30th and we hope to see you all there.

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