COMING EVENTS

FEBRUARY 16th         LOCAL CRAFT, ARTISAN AND BAKERS SALE AT THE HALL                   
            

THIS WEEK AT THE HALL 

Thursday February 14th    Parrsboro Citizens' Choir                                                                7:00 pm

Saturday February 16th     Crafter and Baker Sale                                                                   10:00 am

Monday February 18th       Jazz Ensemble                                                                               7:00 pm

Tuesday February 19th      King Street Strummers                                                                   7:30 pm

Wednesday February 20th Parrsboro Citizens' Choir - men's sectional                                    10:00 am

* * * * * * * * * *
                          
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


* * * * * * *
CRAFTERS AND BAKERS COMING TO THE HALL


Saturday, February 16th come out to The Hall when the area's crafters and bakers assemble to present their works, talents and gifts all in one location.

Local crafters, artist and bakers in affiliation with The Band Hall Association, are hosting a sale, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, which will include a variety of local natural handmade crafts and art such as: jewelry, soaps, beeswax products, photography art, fiber arts, hand spun wool, wooden personalized signs and glass ware, homemade sewn items, hooked rugs, knitting, handmade moccasins, art, ready to make herbal tea and soup blends, local maple syrup products, a variety of breads, sweets, loaves, preserves, tourtieres and cheesecakes. Shop, and have some hot herbal teas, and coffee to warm your spirits. For booking and table information call Margie   902 348 2900.

Come and join us for a fun filled day.

Tickets will be sold on a large basket of goodies, contents of which will donated by each of the participating vendors.   The draw for this basket will take place at the end of the Craft and Bakers Fair, approximately 3:00 pm

Tickets $2 each or 3 for $5
Drawing: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Lottery License # AGD-100808-19
Sponsor: Parrsboro Band Association

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
09 February 2019    
FUN NIGHT AT THE HALL
(Carl Cameron started the evening off with some rainy day music)

Friday night had The Hall filled with the sounds of music and laughter once again as the Open Mic rolled out with a tremendous variety of music.  For two and a half hours the crowd was singing along, tapping their toes and clapping their hands as many old familiar favourite tunes rang in the rafters.

(Marg performed some soul searching songs which touched everyone present)

Open Mics at The Hall have become a regular feature of the winter entertainment in the county and the Band Association wishes to thank all of the entertainers who give so generously of their time and talent to support this ongoing fundraiser for The Hall, which assist in the completion of so many projects in the ongoing restoration of this iconic structure and helping make it a growing entertainment and community meeting center.

(Sandy and Garnet almost gave the audience the most moving moment of the evening)

The next Open Mic will be held on February 22nd.   We hope to see you all there.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
04 February 2019
WORKSHOPS AT THE HALL ANNOUNCED

The Parrsboro Band Association is excited to announce a new line-up of workshops taking place during 2019. These workshops present a variety of learning opportunities and a chance for our residents and visitors to explore new creative outlets in a safe and welcoming environment.

The Hall is located at 44 King Street in beautiful downtown Parrsboro and is home to a wide variety of entertainment, choral and music groups, film nights, concerts, festivals and Open Mics throughout the year. Through our “Workshops at The Hall”, we are partnering with Parrsboro Creative’s Cultural Campus program to further enhance the use of this historic facility.

Lori Lynch, Chair of The Hall says “This workshop series provides an opportunity for us to share our cultural diversity with all Nova Scotians. We are pleased to present the “Workshops at The Hall” series for 2019 and look forward to continuing this programming in the years ahead.”

Workshops to be offered this year include Song-Writing (Thinking Outside the Genre Box), Songs from the Heart (a choral workshop), A Capella Boot Camp and Screen-Writing, with several others under development. Watch the media for further details about dates and times or visit Parrsboro Creative at www.parrsborocreative.com/culturalcampus  or our Calendar of Events..  Further details are available by following this link.

Registration for any of the workshops to be held at The Hall can be done on line at Parrsboro Creative, or by picking up a registration form at The Hall.   Payment can be made by cheque or cash to the Parrsboro Band Association.


The Parrsboro Band Association (The Hall) recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
26 January 2019
FULL HOUSE FOR OPEN MIC AT THE HALL

(Up Shore, Down Shore and Knot Sure got the night off to a great start)

The weather cooperated, the ice (mostly) dissipated and Open Mic rocked The Hall with a great turnout and over two dozen entertainers.  For over three hours the audience cheered, laughed, applauded and sang along to a great range of music from country to rock, blues to folk.

(Our newest, youngest and by far the cutest entertainer of the night won the hearts of everyone present)

Open Mic at The Hall has become a favourite source of entertainment and has helped to support the continued restoration of The Hall.  Many, many thanks go out to all our supporters and especially to the entertainers who give so generously of their time and talent.
(Rob closed the night with a couple of terrific tunes on the guitar)
See you all next time on February 8th

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
IT IS MEMBERSHIP TIME

Yes it is that time of the year again.   Time to renew your membership in the Band Association and continue to enjoy the perks of membership in this vibrant organization.   Membership is only $15, or $25 for the whole family.   Membership forms are available at The Hall at every event being held there...movies, practices, open mic nights etc or from any Board Member.

Not a member yet?    Everyone is welcome to join up and help support the ongoing revitalization of this iconic building and the exciting and expanding programmes. 
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
14 January 2019
WATCH FOR 'KNITTING BOMBERS' AT THE HALL

Feeling the winter blues?    Fed up with the ice, cold and snow?   Then plan on getting out and celebrating winter with the Municipality of Cumberland’s winter carnival “Warm up to Winter” from February 14th – 18th, 2019.    As part of the fun everyone is being encouraged to build a snowman.   Be creative. be active and build a snowman on your lawn.

Can’t build a snowman?   Can’t dress your snowman?    Then you too can participate by donating old yarn and/or large knitting needles to the ‘knitting bomb’ groups who will be knitting scarves for the snowmen.   

If you have some yarn and /or large needles you could contribute, you can drop them off at select locations in town.   A bin will be placed at The Hall which will be emptied daily  (by the side door) or you can drop off at Ken’s Laundromat, The Co-op, and the Geological Museum.    Then watch for events at The Hall in which ‘knitting bombers’ show up to knit … during practices, in the middle of open mic, at choir practice, at the movies..who knows you may see someone sitting there madly knitting a scarf!

Be part of this fun event.   Drop off your old yarn and needles at The Hall and watch for bombed events at The Hall during the “Warm up to Winter” event in February.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~