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COMING EVENTS                           

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

APRIL 25th       SOCIAL-DISTANCE CONCERT                                                   7:00 pm      

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Call The Hall at 902 701 8951

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NOTICE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Parrsboro Band Association in consultation with health authorities has decided to resume the screening of films at The Hall on a limited basis.   Not only will Wednesday screenings resume, a new Sunday matinee series has been added.  Full details of times, schedule and health protocols which will be in place for all screenings are available on the Film page.   Rehearsals for the jazz combo, strummers and choir and other activities such as Open Mic nights will still not be held until further notice.  

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20 April 2021


THERE WILL BE ANOTHER PLANT SALE

The Parrsboro Band Association is pleased to announce that The Plant / Book and Bake sale will return to The Hall this year on Saturday, June 5, 2021 beginning at 9 am.   Due to COVID-19 protocols we had to cancel the event last year.

This year with the loosening of the gathering limits we feel we can hold this safely.   Social Distancing and wearing of masks is expected and will be enforced. There will be a limited number of people permitted in The Hall at one time.   You will be given a number when you get to the door and will be able to enter as numbers permit.   Everyone is asked to respect the protocols and take care of your neighbours.  Hand sanitizer will be available.   However if the situation with the pandemic deteriorates, we will not hold the event but will attempt to advise everyone as expeditiously as possible. 

We are will not be renting tables this year.   We would appreciate donations of plants, especially peonies and/or bleeding hearts.   If you can dig them out and label them, we will pick up and pot if necessary.    Contact Patricia Burke at 902-297-4845 or e-mail Patricia.burke.parrsboro@gmail.com.

Donations of book or baking items can be dropped of at the hall the day before.   Memberships will also be available that day.  We will be selling tickets on a garden box .   Tickets will be sold at the movies as well as periodically at the Co-op in Parrsboro.   Drawing will take place Sat. June 5, 2021.   All proceeds from this event will go to keeping music available at The Hall and in the community.

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18 April 2021


VIRTUAL OPEN MIC XXIII ANOTHER GREAT EVENING

This week's virtual open mic marked the beginning of the end for the weekly Social-Distance concert series.   Featuring great local entertainment and music, we hope these concerts have managed to keep music going during this past most difficult year.
This evening presented a wide variety of music, and a number of 'backdrops' by Rob Bentley who has been so instrumental in putting these all together.

Tune in again next week for the next in the Social-Distance concert series.

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11 April 2021

SOCIAL-DISTANCE CONCERTS MOVE INTO SECOND YEAR

As hard as it is to believe, the Social-Distance Concert series from The Hall, sponsored by The Hall, the Parrsboro Lions Club and CICR radio stepped into its' second year of broadcasts with a retrospective of the Spring Concert at The Hall of 2018, videoed at the time by Tommy Strutz and used here with his kind permission.
The evening started with a new recording by the Parrsboro Citizens' Choir which featured in the background a series of photos of ships built by Rob Bentley's great-grandfather Captain George E Bentley or his brother, Captain Thomas K Bentley between 1905 and 1920.   They were all built in Port Greville with the exception of the TK Bentley which was built in Advocate Harbour. 
So with this link to Rob we would once again like to thank him for coming up with the concept of the Social-Distance Concert series and the virtual open mic nights which have done so much to keep participation in and the enjoyment of music going through this past difficult year.
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04 April 2021

VIRTUAL OPEN MIC XXII MARKS FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF REMOTE BROADCASTS


This evening marked the 52nd broadcast in the Social-Distance concert series. Open Mic XXII was a highly entertaining evening of music with a wide range of musical genres offered. A wonderful hour made possible only with the cooperation and talents of many people from all around the area, from Advocate to Sackville, NB.
We would like to thank all who continue to contribute to these evenings. Without you they would not be possible. Tune in next week as we begin year two.

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28 March 2021

COVID SEXTET ENTERTAINS FROM THE HALL

What happens when six talented musicians get together to make music?   At least an hour of magic from The Hall.   Featuring soft, rich sounds, interwoven harmonies and a genuine 'feel' for the music, this concert was a treat for all.
If you missed it, check it out on the Live Web Events page and enjoy a terrific concert.   Be sure to tune in next week for the virtual open mic from The Hall.

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21 March 2021


VIRTUAL OPEN MIC XXI MARKS 50th BROADCAST

Virtual Open Mic XXI, broadcast this evening, marks the 50th broadcast from The Hall since the beginning of the restrictions on gathering and performing were implemented almost a year ago.   We cannot thank Rob Bentley enough for coming up with the concept of the Social-Distance concerts, and then the virtual open mic nights, which have permitted us to keep music alive in our area.
And this evening's performance did not disappoint.  A terrific variety of music and a bit of musical history all came together for a very entertaining evening.   Over an hour of music was presented, featuring a variety of music from all genres.

Tune in again next week for the Social-Distance Concert from The Hall.

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TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Even in this time of uncertainty and with most activities at The Hall unable to be held, including concerts, music lessons, and fundraising you can still renew or start your membership in the Association and help us keep things moving ahead.   We are proud of our members and how they have helped pitch in and continue to support The Hall and look forward to a productive year, and hopefully a resumption of activities on a more normal basis.

So renew, or join now and help us move forward.   You can renew on line here or contact any Board member to make arrangements for renewing or joining.   Those who attend the AGM coming up on March 24th can renew at that time.

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