THIS WEEK AT THE HALL 

Tuesday January 15th           King Street Strummers                                                               7:30 pm

Wednesday January 16th       Parrsboro Citizens' Choir - Men's sectional                                10:00 am

                                            Film for All at The Hall                                                                7:30 pm


Monday January 21st            Jazz Ensemble                                                                            7:00 pm

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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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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 encouraged to join up and help support the ongoing revitalization of this iconic building and the exciting and expanding programmes. 
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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.

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11 January 2019
FIRST OPEN MIC OF THE YEAR AT THE HALL

Cheryl finally looked up and smiled while belting out a great country classic

A great open mic night at The Hall with a terrific variety of music, a lot of laughter and smiles.    The roads were not the best so some people chose to not risk the icey conditions however those who made it enjoyed the entertainment thoroughly .
Matt and Shannon were back again adding to the instrument mix and some great folk songs

Thank you to all the entertainers who came to provide such a wonderful evening    We will be back on January 25th under hopefully better weather and driving conditions.   Mark your calendar now and we'll see you all there

Lisa braved the roads from Macaan to join us this evening (of course she was not driving)
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06 January 2019
FILM SELECTIONS FOR FEBRUARY AT THE HALL ANNOUNCED

The Film Committee is pleased to announce their selections for movies this coming February.   Details of the films selected and trailers can be seen on the Films Page.
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02 January 2019
TREMENDOUS RESULT FROM COOP SPONSORED 50/50 FOR THE HALL


During December The Parrsboro Band Association was the recipient of the monthly 50/50 at our local Co-op in Parrsboro.   Every month the Co-op sponsors a selected local group to help support and when you are cashing out,  you can just ask one of the wonderful staff to ring in a 50/50.  It is only $2 and it certainly helps groups to continue their operations    Your support is truly appreciated and does make a difference as this month we received over $1000. as a result of your generosity.

Many many thanks to the Co-op for making this opportunity available, not just to ourselves but to community groups in our community.
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20 December 2018
JANUARY FILMS AT THE HALL ANNOUNCED

The Film Committee is pleased to announce the film selections for January.   Details of films and a Fifth Wednesday presentation can be seen here.

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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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14 December 2018
GUNNING AND CORMIER PACK, AND ROCK, THE HALL


What a fabulous evening of seasonal fun as JP Cormier and Dave Gunning took the stage for a full two hour concert of seasonal music.   From traditional songs and carols, to humorous new ones, coupled with stories of their reminiscences of their Christmases past, they entertained the full house of appreciative patrons with nonstop fun.


After the concert they mingled with audience members, autographing both posters and cd's and heard many requests to come back again next year with another Christmas special.

(Photographs courtesy of Tommy Strutz)
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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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