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Homemade Jam From A Winner’s Point of View

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Homemade Jam From A Winner&...

For the newish summer festivial called HOMEMADE JAM held at Esli Dodge Conservation  Park in Forest, we in conjunction with the organizer had a Facebook contest for 2 FREE tickets and shuttle bus ride.  The winner was Stef Smalls.  She has graciously consented to take pictures for me to post here for your viewing. So let the fun begin... Sound check on the Second Stage.                                             Graham Nichols - first act on the Main stage.                                           Homemade Jam is definately a family friendly Festival located in Elsi Dodge Consertvation Park where there is plenty of room for  the music stages, vendors, audience and even kite flyers!                         The Betty's performed on the Second Stage.  According to Stef  "if you are not here you are missing out!" Sounds like Stef enjoyed the Festival.  In a very short time, the 3rd Annual Homemade Jam Music Festival has made great strides in making this 'must go to' summer event.  Can't wait to ...

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Hidden Talents Children Theatre Program

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June 26, 2012 - HIDDEN TALENTS - Childrens Musical Theatre July-August Program www.hiddentalents.ca - For full details All of us at Hidden Talents would like to invite you to join us for an exciting summer. Please note that we have rearranged our calendar to help accommodate summer vacations. The following are a list of programs we will be offering this year: Hidden Talents Since 1995 A musical theatre program for children ages 7 – 15. Hidden Talents was founded to provide a creative outlet for children with an interest in musical theatre. The camp will be packed with fun and educational activities and will end with three live stage productions at the Imperial Theatre. Tiny H. T.’S Since 2003 (We will offer two different sessions this year. You can sign up for both if you wish) A musical theatre program for children ages 4 – 7. This program is ...

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Cheeky Charlie’s Fun in the Sun

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Cheeky Charlie’s Fun in...

Saturday, June 23rd was a beautiful sunny summer day.  The kind that is perfect for grooving to some cool music and Cheeky Charlie knew just the band to fill the need - STEADFAST. Scott, the bass player arrived first and helped set up the Red Carpet Stage outside in front of Cheeky Monkey.  Early afternoon is the perfect time for live music outside the store.  The tree gives just the right amount of shade to those stopping to enjoy the band.  Sometimes the band gets to work on their tan though. Once drummer Gerry and singer/guitairist Leigh arrived, they were set up and entertaining passers-by in no time at all.  Since it was such a beautiful day, many of the people who lingered to listen were riding bikes of one kind or another. STEADFAST played mostly original songs with a few cover tunes thrown in for variety.  Leigh's distinctive vocals are always standout ...

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School Comes To Cheeky Charlie

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School Comes To Cheeky Charlie

Cheeky Charlie has been on pins and needles for a week anticipating the annual tour of Sarnia's downtown by the Grade 1 class from P.E. McGibbon Elementary School.  He got extremely excited when Mrs. Poore, their teacher, lead the group into the front door of Cheeky Monkey for a tour of the store. He got even more excited when the kids all sat on the floor to have their picture taken with him and instead of saying "cheese" like most people do when they have a photo taken, they all hollered out  "CHEEKY MONKEY"!  It was awesome.  Cheeky Charlie had never heard the name of his home said so loudly - and with so many giggles after it too. As the kids left the store on their way to discover another downtown business, Cheeky Charlie helped Mary Anne and Roland hand out Cheeky Monkey stickers to each and every student and volunteer in ...

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June 2012 Gallery Walls

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June 2012 Gallery Walls

It has become a tradtion for the month of June to have the artwork of the RE-Generation Gap Collective adorned the back walls of Cheeky Monkey.  2012 marks the third year running. The exhibit  spans the decades of creativity with artists of all ages on display.  Each year, there have been new members added to the Collective under the guidance of mentoring elder Jessie. JESSIE J. Rabbitt  has been painting and creating wonderful art pieces for over 50 years.  Her inspirations come from all directions of the country with her main talent being the ability to see and capture colours where most only see bleakness. BRENDAN SCHIEMAN is a  self-taught polymath fromSarnia,Ontario, Brendan has painstakingly crafted a regimented style influenced by analogous greats like Pushead, Arthur Rackham, Glenn Fabry, Ed Repka, and Caitlin Hackett. With his works frequenting record sleeves and other band related memorabilia, Brendan's medium consists of pen, ink and water-colour. Fuelled ...

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FATHER’S DAY Ideas…

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FATHER’S DAY Ideas…...

Dad's are soooo difficult to buy for. Let us help you with a few suggestions... more added each day - so check back often. 1) DVD or BluRay Gift Box Set of Band of Brothes/The Pacific - HBO's 2001 miniseries "Band of Brothers" and the 2010 offering "The Pacific" are two of the most significant narrative works to emerge on the contemporary entertainment scene. Spearheaded by the powerhouse collective of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, these two massive enterprises showcase different aspects of the Great War.   The two actual miniseries, with all previously released bonus material, are carried over from the prior individual releases. Each disc houses two episodes (both Band of Brothers and The Pacific run ten episodes or five discs). Each miniseries then has a Bonus disc.  This makes up 12 DVDs and a thirteenth has a new documentary feature. Principle bonus features carried over for Band of Brothers: "We Stand Alone ...

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OLD MUSIC @ NEW PRICES

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OLD MUSIC @ NEW PRICES

Have you ever noticed our GREAT DEALS WALL where we have Old Music at New Prices?  It is an ever changing wall of classic CD's that we get a good deal on and pass the savings on to you!  The wall is located just past the NEW MUSIC @ OLD PRICES (New Releases) wall and the magazine rack when you walk in the front door.  If you get to the bins of records, you have to back track a little. CD's by Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music, Bob Dylan, Beach Boys, Jesse Cook, Creedence Clearwater Revival,  Iron Maiden and many many more can be found at low, while supplies last prices. The newest addition to the GREAT DEALS WALL is Ozzy Osbourne.  Get the deals while you can - do not delay!!

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Cheeky Charlie Meets Daylight for Deadeyes

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Cheeky Charlie Meets Daylight...

What busy boys Andy, Matt and Chris are.  They are the members of the Toronto based band DAYLIGHT FOR DEADEYES.  They stopped into shop and drop off some of their CD's between local gigs.  Paddy Flaherty's on Friday June 8 and the Corunna Firefighters Field Days on Saturday June 9. While at Cheeky Monkey they bought themselves several Beatles gear admitting they are big fans and very influenced by them.  They handed Cheeky Charlie copies of all three of their CD's to sell at Cheeky Monkey.  So if you miss seeing them live, you can pick up their CD's to own. (See tab above for MUSIC BAZAAR) They also mentioned they would like to play in store when they are booked in the area again.  You should have seen how excited Cheeky Charlie was about that possibility!  Of course we would love to have them in here on a Saturday afternoon.  Cheeky ...

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Roller Derby Queens Stop In

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Roller Derby Queens Stop In

Cheeky Charlie was so excited to meet 2 of the members of the Lambton Crude Oil Crushers today.  Caitlin MacSwain AKA  Anita Cold One and Francie Fortier AKA Franarchist, were in the downtown area promoting their upcoming bouts.  Their home rink is in Port Edward with an upcoming bout on June 23.  The doors open at 5:00 pm and the wheels roll at 6:00 pm.  For only $5.00 each you can have tons of family entertainment watching this sport.

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Cheeky Charlie Meets Sean Hogan

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Cheeky Charlie Meets Sean...

Cheeky Charlie felt very honoured to have a chance to meet and chat with Sean Hogan recently when he stopped in to drop off some of his CD's for us to sell  and buy a CD for himself. Sean is back in his home town of Sarnia to  perform at The Stubborn Mule on Saturday June 9th with opening act Whiskey Rain.  Advance tickets are only $12.00 - so get them while you can at Cheeky Monkey.  They will be more at the door. We here in Sarnia are very proud of Sean and all he has accomplished to this point in his career.  He is the winner of  multiple Country music awards, nominated almost every year since his first CD came out.  His uniquely authentic blend of “alt-country” and “modern rustic pop” immediately caught the attention of country radio and music fans across Canada, leading to his first Canadian Country Music ...

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