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Stay Classy While You're Here

Municipality of Chester

‘Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.

Involve me and I learn.’

Benjamin Franklin

There's so much to see and experience here in the Municipality of Chester and that includes an incredible array of classes.  And whether you're here for just a few days or for months at a time - you'll find a great variety of sessions on the go to suit your schedule..  From drop in yoga to sailing programs, fibre art workshops to one on one golf lessons, and so much more.

Have a look at what's happening where and then be sure to click through for the latest news on class specifics, schedules and more.

ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS with Chester Art Centre - Chester

Throughout the year the Chester Art Centre offer classes and workshops taught by working professional artists in diverse mediums. They also exhibit the work of local, national and international artists and present the annual Donald Curley Lecture Series. Their programs encourage adults, youth and children to learn new skills, take risks and have fun. Through art they bring life, colour and vibrancy to our community. For a complete list of upcoming programs visit


BLACKSMITHING with Scotian Ironworks - New Ross

Learn the ancient trade of blacksmithing from professional blacksmith artisan Scott Hamlin. Your seven hour session includes theoretical and hands on training during which you’ll create your own piece to treasure forever. You’ll be treated to a ploughman’s picnic luncheon and a day you’re sure to remember always at Scotian Ironworks. For more information visit their website at


SAILING with the Hubbards Sailing Club - Hubbards

Hubbards Sailing Club offers a wide range of programs suitable for all ages. If you are new to the sport, returning or have years’ experience we have something for you. From summer long sessions for kids to the adult learn to sail weekend adventure to teach the basics of sailing, terminology and right-of-way rules for the absolute beginner to the sailor looking to get back into the water. For a complete list of programs and schedules visit


SAILING with Chester Yacht Club - Chester

Chester Yacht Club's Junior Sailing program is focused on providing instruction in a fun, safe and positive environment. Based on CANSail’s set of progressive learn to sail standards, we strive to teach practical theory and on-water skills while developing competent sailors with, hopefully, a life long love of the sport. Importantly, we want our sailors to have a safe and unforgettable summer on the beautiful waters of Mahone Bay. CYC's Adult Learn to Sail program is a great introduction to keelboat sailing for anyone interested in learning the basics (no experience required) and those wanting to become a little more comfortable on a bigger boat. For more on the programs visit


YOGA with Chester Yoga - Chester

Cultivate your inner joy, strength and peace with yoga - daily classes offered in the morning and evenings. Offered at the studio and at the bandstand - check the Facebook page fo this week's schedule.


JUNIOR GOLF LESSONS with the Chester Golf Club - Chester

The Junior Program at Chester Golf Club has a long and successful history. The goal of the program is to introduce new juniors to the game and create golfers for life. Our core values revolve around respect, honesty and fun. Chester Golf Club has numerous clinics for junior members throughout the summer along with 2 inhouse events called Top Guns. The schedule for Junior Clinics, and Top Guns will be released once we get closer to the opening of the golf season. For more information visit


TENNIS with Chester Tennis Club - Chester

Offering classes for begginners and juniors as well as private lessons during the summer season.  For more information on sessions and rates visit our Facebook page here.


AFTERNOON CRAFT SESSIONS with the Chester Municipal Heritage Society - Chester

If your looking for a hands-on experience then you’ll want to join the Chester Municipal Heritage Society for their Tuesday Afternoon Craft Circles and their Wednesday Afternoon Craft Demonstations. Everyone is invited to enjoy conversation, crafts and a cup of tea or coffee. For a full schedule visit their Facebook Page here.


CURLING with Chester Curling Club - Chester

This learn to curl program is a great way to learn one of Canada's best winter sports! The program is designed to teach the basic rules, strategies, and techniques of the game in a fun and safe environment. It is designed for beginners, and those with some experience who would like to expand their curling knowledge/skill. This is a great way to stay active in the Winter!  For more details visit their official site


DANCE, LEARN TO SKATE, TAEKWON-DO & MORE with En Pointe Performing Art Studio - Chester

En Pointe Performing Art Studio offesr a wide variety of programs including dance, cheerleading, learn to skate and power skate and taekwon-do for children in Chester including after school programs (Monday to Friday) for ages 4 and up. There goal is to provide quality programs with great instruction that are accessible for everyone. Competitive and recreational dance classes include Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Combo Classes, Mommy and Me) for ages 2 and up 7 days a week, as well as Tumbling class for ages 7+, Tumblebugs for ages 3-5; Competitive Cheerleading (senior, junior and mini teams); Musical Theatre and Voice; Intro Teen Dance classes; Taekwon-Do belted program (ages 5 to teen). For more information on schedules and fees visit their Facebook page here.