COMING EVENTS                           

JUN 28 - 30th                  CLASSICS BY THE BAY CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

JULY 5th/6th                  SPECIAL SCREENING - THE HANDLEY-PAGE

JULY 9th                    GREATER WINDSOR CONCERT BAND IN CONCERT

JUL 12 - 14th                   SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

JUL 28th                       BAND DAY

SEP 20 - 21st                   A CAPELLA BOOT CAMP WORKSHOP


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 

Thursday June 27th       Parrsboro Citizens' Choir                                                                      7:00 pm

June 28 - 30th               Classics By the Bay Classical Music Festival
                                            Friday 7:00 pm, Saturday/Sunday 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
                                                           See details here

Sunday June 30th          Concert in the Park - Carl Cameron                                                       7:00 pm


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Call The Hall at 902 701 8951


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WORKSHOPS AT THE HALL


Coming next in July in the Workshop Series at The Hall is this exciting opportunity to engage with a well known screenwriter and investigate the entire process of screenwriting, from an initial conception to the completion of a script.


For more information call 902-728-2144 or email culturalcampus@thehall.ca.   To register for future workshops you can pick up a registration form and drop off payment at The Hall during any event at The Hall, you can print off a registration form here and mail it along with payment to The Hall, 44 King Street, PO Box 712 , Parsboro, NS, B0M 1S0, or you can register online at www.parrsborocreative.com.

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23 June 2019
GOOD WEEKEND FOR THE HALL

It was a good weekend for The Hall as it hosted the exhibit for the finalists in the competition from the Plein Air Festival.  The gala to announce the winning selections was held on Saturday night and Sunday morning the doors opened to admit the public for a viewing of all the entries.    This was a 'no charge for admission' event and a steady flow of people came through to see just what was produced by these incredible artists, in spite of Parrsboro being on the receiving end of no less than 115.1 mm of rain on Friday.

An estimated 250 -300 people came to view the works before the doors closed at 4:00 pm.

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HOOLIGAN'S RUFF ENTERTAINS

The Concerts in the Park series also continued as Hooligan's Ruff took to the band stand and entertained an appreciative crowd from 7:00 - 8:00 on an absolutely perfect summer's evening (if not completely bug free).   The crowd slowly swelled as the sound of the entertaining music rolled out of the park.


Concerts in the Park will continue next Sunday, June 30th with Carl Cameron.   Hope to see you all there.

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21 June 2019
BAND DAY ANNOUNCED

The 47th annual Band Day has now been confirmed and there is the possibility of more groups joining to perform.   So far the day will feature the Parrsboro Citizens' Choir, Sackville Citizens' Band  and Elastic Big Band.  

Along with a full day of music there will be a bar-b-que featuring sausage and hot dogs and the best strawberry shortcake in Nova Scotia, with free coffee available all day.

Plan on bringing a chair, sunscreen, cool clothes because of course perfect weather has been ordered.    See more details here.

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18 June 2019
SMALL THINGS IMPROVE THE HALL


While many major projects have been, and will be completed at The Hall in the course of the restoration, it is the constant efforts by small groups, working far too often unheralded, that continues to maintain the appearance of the structure.
Today was no exception as Glen and Kathy Levy saw the call for volunteers and came out to help Trish touch up the paintwork on the ramp and steps.

(Apparently Trish took great delight in "supervising")
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17 June 2019
A NEW ATMOSPHERE AT THE HALL


The Parrsboro Band Association is pleased to announce that they have just installed 3 heat pumps at The Hall on King Street. The project has been going on for the last week and there is also a new fuse panel being installed.

Tenders for this installation were made public in early May and of the two bids received, that from Advanced Heating Solutions was selected.   The work is now complete and NNSP will be at The Hall on Friday to inspect the electrical work.   The pumps will then be turned on and used to control the climate inside The Hall for all occasions.

Funding for this project came from fundraising and donations from the members and the community at large.   The Board of Directors wishes to thank all those who supported this, and all the other projects which have been completed on the restoration of The Hall.


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14 June 2019
CITIZEN'S CHOIR PART OF A MUSICAL CELEBRATION


The Parrsboro Citizen's Choir was one again pleased to be part of a celebration of Spring into Summer in Springhill on Thursday evening, June 13th.  

In what is becoming an annual event the choir was one of three choirs and a men's vocal group, along with several solo and duet performances to celebrate an evening of song.    The evening was capped with all the voices joining together for two songs being performed by close to 80 voices, and of course the audience joining in with pleasure and enthusiasm.
(See one of the performances by the massed choir here.)


Many thanks to Jim Scopie for once again inviting us to participate and enjoy this wonderful evening of music.
(Photos courtesy of Rick Sylvester)
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10 June 2019
CONCERTS IN THE PARK OFF TO A GREAT START


Rob Bentley, Morris Canning and Patrick Hanlon of WAZOO opened up the Sunday night Bandstand series "Concerts in the Park" hosted by Parrsboro Citizen's Band Association on Sunday, June 9 in Parrsboro.


A great warm evening, with terrific musical entertainment and a great crowd turn out! Be sure and catch the free Parrsboro Bandstand concerts every Sunday night at 7:00pm. Going to be another awesome musical summer! Please enjoy these photos of WAZOO and be sure and catch them live at a venue near you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Text and photos courtesy of Tommy Strutz)

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08 June 2019
WILLOW ST JUNCTION ROCKS THE HALL

What a tremendous night of music last night when Parrsboros own Ryan Willigar with Sam Reid, Will Van Hansolo, Ivan Annandale, & Connor Booth. Willow St. Station performed at The Hall.   Each incredible musicians in their own right, who took it to a whole other level as a Band.

Back home last night they played to approximately 80 people and no one went away disappointed. The band played many songs that will be on their new EPA which was recorded a few weeks ago here in the hall with the help of Rob Bentley. They performed many originals and plenty of familiar favourites which had the audience clapping and singing along. Ryan is the son of Myles and Lynda Willigar of Parrsboro.   Welcome home and well done.
(Photo courtesy Colleen Jones, text by Tommy Strutz and Patricia Burke)
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01 June 2019
PLANT, BOOK AND BAKE SALE A GREAT SUCCESS FOR THE HALL


The weather more than cooperated and the turnout started early as once again Parrsboro turned out for 'the' plant sale of the year.   A flood of people poured through the doors right at opening and by ten minutes past the hour the first armloads of plants were heading to their new homes.



Thanks to everyone who donated book, baking and plants;  we cannot thank you enough.   To the volunteers who came to help out thank you so much.    None of this would be possible without our wonderful volunteers.    Many hands make light work and it proved it this morning.

The winner of the Armillary was Barb Amon.  There is still a small selection of plants left and are at 49 Pier Rd. Donations appreciated.  They will be replanted soon so stop by soon to get the best selection.

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