COMING EVENTS                           

DECEMBER 16TH      CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT THE HALL                 7:00 PM

DECEMBER 19TH        JIMMY RANKIN IN CONCERT                  8:00 pm

See Calendar of Events or  Other Events at The Hall for all activities coming up at The Hall
                            
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THIS WEEK AT THE HALL 
  
MONDAY DECEMBER 16th      ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT              7:00 pm

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The Jazz Improv Group, the King Street Strummers and the Parrsboro Citizens' Choir will be taking a break between now and the New Year but will return in January.   New members are always welcome to join in making music at The Hall.  Start your new year with music and come out and join the fun.

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Call The Hall at 902 701 8951

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT THE HALL

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BAND ASSOCIATION TO PARTICIPATE IN GIVINGTUESDAY

What is GivingTuesday?

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday ... now we have GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019.   It is a global movement for giving and voluntering, taking place each year after Black Friday.   The "opening day of the giving season, it is a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes.   In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together on GivingTuesday.

The Hall is participating in GivingTuesday this year in an effort to raise funds to support a variety of music performances during 2020.   Check out the link on the Giving Tuesday page at https://givingtuesday.ca/partners/the-parrsboro-band-association.

The campaign to support music performances at The Hall will run from December 3 to December 31 and our goal is to raise $1,000.   Help The Hall to continue to provide quality music entertainment and receive a tax receipt as well.   Any amount is appreciated!


You can also find us on The Hall’s Canada Helps page at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/parrsboro-band-association/campaign/parrsboro-band-association-the-hall/.

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CHRISTMAS GIVING CONTINUES AT THE CO-OP


The Band Association is the recipient for the proceeds of the December 50/50 draw coordinated at the Co-op.  Be sure to ask for your entry each week when you shop.

The Association would like to express their appreciation to the Co-op for this generous opportunity.

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06 December 2019
SANTA VISITS THE HALL


Once again this year after the Santa Claus parade, children had the opportunity to come to The Hall and visit with Santa and share some Christmas treats and hot chocolate.   Over 100 parents and children stopped by to pay some time with Santa.   The excitement, and noise built until he made his arrival.

But it was the magic on the faces of the children that made the evening special.   Special thanks to all who make this event possible every year. 

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03 December 2019
JANUARY FILMS ANNOUNCED

The film committee is pleased to announce the selections for screening at The Hall for the month of January.   See here for all the details on these two terrific films,

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30 November 2019
A GREAT EVENING AT OPEN MIC TO CLOSE THE SEASON

(Marg and Andrew braved the roads and winds to provide some wonderful music, enjoyed by all)

Everyone got into the holiday spirit last night at the final open mic of 2019.  With plenty of seasonal music, a lot of audience participation singing along with old favourites and a small celebration with snacks and eggnog to finish up it was a fun evening all 'round.    The Band Association served up the snacks as a thank you to the entertainers and audience who have supported the open mic nights and The Hall throughout the year.

(David Brown joined us for the first time and all present are hoping he returns again and again in the new year)
Open mic will return to The Hall in the new year.

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28 November 2019
SHEREE FITCH READING AND BOOKSIGNING A GREAT SUCCESS

(Sheree discusses her latest work with Lori Lynch)

It was an appreciative and receptive audience which gathered at The Hall to meet renowned author Sheree Fitch, hear her read exerpts from her book "You Won't Always Feel This Sad" and discuss some of the issues raised by this intensely personal work and her other writings.

(Sheree and her husband were thrilled with the warm reception at The Hall)

it was a privilege to host this remarkable author and have the opportunity to meet and chat with her in a relaxed and friendly environment.   Many thanks to Lori Lynch who managed to arrange this marvellous evening.

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23 November 2019
BAND ASSOCIATION ADDS TO TREE LIGHTING


A little magic happened last night at the bandstand. Thanks to the efforts of the Board of Trade, Parrsboro's Christmas tree is now illuminated. A great crowd gathered to sing along with the Parrsboro Citizens' Choir, enjoy the hot chocolate and cookies and then watch as the tree sprang into brilliant light.
(What better reason can one have when children sing along to their favourite Christmas songs)

Best of all was the children, who moved closer and closer so they too could join in the singing. Such fun. And that was not all. Many trooped up the hill to The Hall to enjoy a free screening of a family film, and of course fill up on fresh popcorn and other treats. A great evening and well done to all who contributed.

(The Hall was filled almost to capacity with families out to see the free film after the tree lighting)
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16 November 2019    
ANOTHER GREAT OPEN MIC AT THE HALL

(The multi talented Ron Byers had the audience singing along with his rendition of "I'll Fly Away" on the mandolin)

Friday night had The Hall alive with music as once again the doors opened on the open mic night.   Great entertainment and lots of laughter along with some audience participation in support of a great group of musicians who willing donate their time and talent to support the ongoing restoration of The Hall.


(The amazingly talented a cappella foursome "4 Fun" from Oxford area performed to the delight of all)

There will be one final open mic on November 29th before the Christmas season takes over.   So of course it will be a seasonal themed offering with everyone encouraged to bring their festive favourites along to help kick off the season.   And rumour has it that there just might be some 'treats' to help celebrate.   Hope to see you all there.

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AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY FROM THE HALL
Yes, you can win two tickets to any scheduled WestJet destination courtesy of The Hall and WestJet.    Tickets will be available at all events at The Hall, from board members and will be on sale occasionally at the Co-op.    And the draw will take place just in time for Christmas!   The gift of a lifetime!
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ADVANCE NOTICE:   THE CANADIAN CHAMBER CHOIR WILL BE VISITING PARRSBORO IN MARCH


The Canadian Chamber Choir will be making The Hall one of their stops during their East Coast tour in March 2020.   This amazing opportunity has been arranged through the efforts of Beth Peterkin, a member of our Citizens' Choir and the current Chair of the Chamber Choir and who accompanied them on their recent tour in Western Canada.

The choir will be offering a full concert on Sunday evening, March 22nd.    Details of ticket availability will coming soon.
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