June 21st, 2010
Happy Holiday Monday for those of you lucky enough to have it off. Looks like the next little while is going to be busy with lots of Bermuda events. This summer is going by so fast – it'll be Cup Match before we know it:
- Well, the big event this week is obviously the sailor invasion in the form of the Newport Race. The competitors left on Friday and the first of the 183 boats are expected to arrive here today. Including the sailors, return crews and supporting friends and family, it is estimated that an extra 6000 people will be here – so it's safe to say that town will be pretty busy! Details are on www.bermudarace.com but the main party will be the Anniversary Regatta Party Post Race Party from 6pm onwards in Barr's Bay Park on Friday, June 25th. I'm trying to find out where to get tickets and the cost and will let you know. The schedule of event is here and there is good information on Bermuda.com as well, including info on their exclusive discount card, see http://www.bermuda.com/onlinegangway/racenews/ for details.
- Coming up tomorrow night, Tuesday, June 22nd from 7pm at the Anglican Cathedral on Church Street, The Bermuda Chamber Choir present Music of the British Isles. Directed by Ryan Ellis and featuring the Bermuda School of Music Treble Choir, this show will shocase six centuries of vocal tradition in the British Isles from the Renaissance madrigal and sacred works on prohibited Latin texts of the Elizabethan era to living composers and The Beatles. Admission is by donation - here's the flyer.
- Sad news for anyone like me who loves fresh local veggies, herbs, etc. – the last Bull's Head Farmers' Market of the season will be this Saturday, June 26th but it will be back in November, as usual.
- Also this Saturday, Canada Day celebrations at Chaplin Bay. This is being organised by The Association of Canadians in Bermuda. Membership is $10 and includes lunch and beverages (I'm assuming it's not all you can drink for that price!). There will be the National Anthem, cake, tug-of-war games, and of course, volleyball. Can Canadians ever go to the beach WITHOUT playing volleyball? Here's the flyer or see www.canadians.bm for details.
- More North American celebrations coming as 441 Productions and The Corporation of Hamilton present Rockin' de Rock from 3pm until 8pm in Victoria Park on Sunday, July 4th. This will be both a tribute to Paul Sofianos and an Independence Day celebration. Admission is free and there will be face-painting, fun castles, cotton candy and popcorn, the Mistress of Ceremonies will be Power Girl and music will be by Secret Popo, Joy Barnum and The Channel, Mohawk Radio, The Narrows, Bonnie and The Secrets, and The Kennel Boys. Here's the flyer.
That's What Friends Are 4 Raffle Draw - June 21st
Music of the British Isles - June 22nd
Jackson School of Performing Arts Dance Recital – June 23rd to 26th
7th Annual Bishop’s Luncheon – June 24th
Anniversary Regatta Party Post Race Party – June 25th
Rubber Duck Derby – June 26th
2nd Annual Swizzle King Final - June 26th
The Three Cantors Concert – June 26th
Last Bull's Head Farmers' Market – June 26th
Canada Day Beach Party – June 26th
Rockin' de Rock – July 4th
Hamilton Princess History Tour - July 17th
Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series – July 28th
12th Annual College Students Networking Event – July 22nd
Hamilton Princess History Tour - August 14th
Mambo Nights "Latin Beats: The Evolution of Mambo" – August 11th to 17th
Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series – September 30th
Bermuda Music Festival - September 30th to October 2nd
SheROX Bermuda Triathalon – November 14th
Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series – December 2nd
Enjoy what's left of the holiday weekend!