January 3rd, 2011
Happy New Year Everyone!
I have already heard some grumbling about there being nothing to do here at this time of year. “Pah!” is what I say to you! There’s loads on! More than you’ll even be able to do!!
- Want to burn off a little of that post-holiday flab? The Fairmont to Fairmont Road Race is this coming Sunday, January 9th. The Adult Race will begin at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess at 9am and will end at the Fairmont Southampton, a route of 7.2 miles. The 3K Junior Race will begin at Heron Bay Marketplace at 8.30am. Registration is available until 5pm on Thursday, January 6th. There are a variety of prizes in different categories and age groups and other incentives include mugs and hanteens to all finishers as well as several prize draws, including a weekend stay at The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston. Number Pickup will be on Saturday, January 8th between 12 noon and 2pm at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Late entries will be accepted on Saturday at number pick-up but no late entries will be allowed on Race Day. For more details, please see the event website here or contact race directors April Vesey (232-2312 or email@example.com) or Chris Page (236-7142 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The 36th Bermuda International Race Weekend is on from Friday, January 14th until Sunday the 16th. This event is where athletes like me(!) from all over the world come together for their choice of the marathon or half-marathon on Sunday or the 10K on Saturday. If you are insane, you can also participate in the 2nd Bermuda Triangle Challenge where you run the Front Street Mile on Friday evening, the 10K on Saturday and the full or half-marathon on Sunday. You will receive a special T-shirt and medal so that other people will know that you’re insane too. After the Front Street Mile on the Friday, the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band & Highland Dancers and the Bermuda Regiment Band will be performing at the flagpole. More details at www.bermudaraceweekend.com.
- The Caledonian Society of Bermuda's Annual Burns Supper for 2011 will be at Tucker's Point Hotel and Spa on Saturday, January 29th. A Burns Supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, author of many famous poems and songs. A few examples include Auld Lang Syne (yes, the one we all sing at New Year), To a Mouse (the phrase "the best laid schemes o' mice and men gang aft agley" comes from this poem) and Tam O' Shanter (considered by many to be one of the best examples of the narrative poem in European literature). You do NOT have to be a literary buff to enjoy this (Burns himself was a renowned drunken womaniser), you just have to enjoy cocktails, dinner, poetry and entertaining toasts and speeches. Tickets are $75 per person and available from IHind@becl.bm. Here's the link to the Facebook event - poster and menu to follow! **UPDATE: The menu for this evening features Cock-a-Leekie Soup (chicken and leek), Haggis with Clapshot (potatoes and turnips/swedes), Steak and Ale Pie or Chargrilled Salmon Fillet and Tipsy Laird (Scottish trifle) followed by tea and coffee. Here is a copy of the poster.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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Fairmont to Fairmont Road Race – January 9th
Alonzo Bodden One-Man Show Double Threat Comedy Show - January 12th
Just for Laughs Bermuda - January 13th to 15th
36th Bermuda International Race Weekend – January 14th to 16th
Weekend Film Series – January 16th
Chewstick Seminar II: How to Protect your Hit Song - January 16th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts - January 18th to March 4th
Caledonian Society of Bermuda's Annual Burns Supper – January 29th
Weekend Film Series – February 20th
Chewstick Seminar III: Songwriting Workshop - February 20th
The Magic of Rick Thomas 2011 – Ultimate Tiger Encounter and Show - February 25th to March 5th
BMDS Fawlty Towers - February 28th to March 12th
A Night Out with BOND: No Strings Attached - March 19th
Second Annual Bacardi National Par-3 Championship - March 25th to 27th