February 22nd, 2011

Morning Kids!


Sooo, since a lot of you have been asking for this, I'm very happy to reveal the new Bermuda Events Calendar!  You can change the view to see events by Week, Month or Agenda-style.  Don't worry, I'm going to keep the Quick Recap Section below in addition to this as I know a lot of you find that the most simple way to see what's going on in Bermuda:


  • The Bermuda Reading Association are hosting a free Administrators' Seminar on The Literacy Administrator:   Sustaining Results in Challenging Times.  Presented by Dr. Linda Dorn, this will be on Friday, February 25th from 9.30am until 11am at BUEI. All administrators, deputies and board members are welcome and you can RSVP to info@bermudareading.org or 441-535-8035.  Here's the flyer!


  • The Chewstick Foundation is reintroducing its intimate artist performance series, Griot Sessions, in its brand new facility on Friday, February 25th at 8pm.  The main performer will be Kombat, presenting Hope for the Hood, an interview-themed performance that follows a young man on his journey to reacquaint himself with "home", after leaving the island to study at Clark Atlanta University. The opening act for the evening will be Candace Furbert, 2007 Bermuda Idol.  Tickets are $20 with part-proceeds in aid of The Chewstick Foundation. Advance payment can be made at Chewstick Headquarters between 9am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday and seating is limited. For more information call 292-2439 or email info@chewstick.org.  Here's the press release with full details, the link to the event on Facebook is here   and here's the flyer.


  • The next meeting of the Under the Moongate Supper Club will be this Saturday, February 26th at 7pm in Tom Moore's Tavern.  The cost is $95 for dinner with an extra $32 for the wine-pairing.  They need final numbers by tomorrow so if you're interested in attending, contact underthemoongatesupperclub@gmail.com.  Here's the menu!


  • On Sunday, February 27th, The Chewstick Foundation will be hosting auditions to fill six available spots with Bermuda’s most promising musicians, poets, singers and performers to join them on The Chewstick Foundation’s CHEWronto Tour, the second annual international performance tour. The tour is set to take place in Toronto, Canada on April 20th to the 24th and will feature a three-venue showcase of Bermudian talent.  Artists who would like to audition should send an email to info@chewstick.org with their name, genre and any other relevant details.  Full details can can be found in the press release here or their website here but for more information call 292-2439 or email info@chewstick.org.


  • Saltus Association are hosting their annual Summer Camp and Activities Fair on Friday, March 4th at the Saltus Junior Hall between 5pm and 7pm and will offer information on more than 20 summer camps for young people of all ages. Many camps begin accepting applications in March, with several offering lower rates if booked early and the Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet and speak with the people who run the camps.  Admission is free and this event is open to the public.  If you are a camp or programme that would like to have a resource table at the fair, please email pta@saltus.bm.  Here is the flyer and here is the press release with full details.


  • To recognise those who participated in the ISIS Trek for Kids 2010, raising over $232,000, KatKids will be hosting an event at BUEI on Friday, March 11th at 6pm, featuring presentations by a few of the trekkers, detailing their rigorous sixteen-week training programme, the intense conditions faced on the 8-day trek back in October, and the life-changing experiences they shared with the Nepali people. The team included a variety of people aged 21 to 63, from various backgrounds including education, reinsurance, and boat building and the team included seven Bermudians (Alex Conyers, Caitlin Conyers, Judith Landsberg Cash, Steve Thomson, Calista Todd, Steve Martin and Barrie Trimingham), five Bermudian residents (Derek Stapley, Nick Pritchard, Adam Powers, Neil McConnachie, and Jennie Lee O’Donnell), and three international members (David Pierson, United States; Iona D’Sousa, Dubai; and Mark Stapley, Scotland).  A celebratory reception and shopping opportunity, similar to the KatKids' Christmas Market will follow the presentations.  Tickets for the event are $40 for members, $45 for non-members and can be purchased from Nicola at nicolaj@kathmandukidsclub.com or from the ISIS offices at 35 Crow Lane, East Broadway.  The ticket price includes a complimentary glass of wine and Harbourfront canapés.  Here is the press release with full details.  **UPDATE: Tickets are now available online at www.premierticketsglobal.com and here's the flyer.


  • Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre have kindly sent me a list of their upcoming events, beginning with the 3rd Annual Cancer Forum on Saturday, March 12th from 9.30am until 3pm at City Hall.  The Forum will bring together Bermuda’s cancer partners and support organisations and vendors will provide information on Cancer prevention, which cancers have screening tests available and at what age you should be tested, Bermuda’s Breast Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment Programme what treatments are available in Bermuda,  support groups,  hospice care, and emotional/physical support for survivors and caregivers.  The following Saturday, March 19th, is the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre Open House from 9am until 1pm at 46 Point Finger Road, Paget.  This will give you an opportunity to visit the centre and learn about the numerous health resources available free to the general public.  On Thursday, May 5th at 5.45pm is a free health talk on Osteoporosis – Are you at Risk? Anyone who runs a Summer Camp or school for children may be interested in learning more about protecting the children in your care from the damaging rays of the sun, at the Sunsmart Accreditation Programme.  Registration is from May 1st to June 30th and is free to the public through the sponsorship of Allied World Assurance Company and Argus.  Contact Ashley DaCosta, Education Officer for more details on this one.  Tag Days 2011 will be on Friday, June 17th (City of Hamilton) and Saturday, June 18th (island-wide) and will be aiming to raise over $20,000 to go towards helping Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre upgrade equipment and patient support systems.  On Thursday, September 8th from 5.45pm, there will be a free health talk on Ovarian Cancer.  The 15TH Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk will be on Wednesday, October 12th from 6pm at Barr's Bay Park.  Finally on Thursday, December 8th there willl be a free health talk on Taking Care of the Caregiver at 5.45pm.  All of these talks will be at 46 Point Finger Road, Paget and you can register by calling 236-0949.



  • The Bermuda School of Music will be combining music and dance for Some Enchanted Evening 2011 on Saturday, April 30th at 8pm in the Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre, Fairmont Southampton.  This Masquerade evening will feature an array of live entertainment from the Bermuda School of Music and the Sabor Dance School, with acts including Bermuda School of Music’s Faculty String Ensemble (selections of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Waltzes by Strauss), Guitar and Violin Tango Duet (La Cumparsita and ‘Nightclub 1960) and Bermuda School of Music’s Faculty Jazz Quintet (selections by Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington). For more information e-mail musicschool@northrock.bm.  Here's the Save the Date flyer!  **UPDATE:  Tickets are now available from www.bdatix.com**


Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

Click on the event name to be taken to the original post with full details.  No link means that the details are in this current post.  For a Calendar view, see here:


Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts - January 18th to March 4th

Cambridge Beaches 2nd Annual Couples' Golf Tournament - February 20th to 27th

Boarding School & Camp Fair - February 22nd

The Magic of Rick Thomas 2011 – Ultimate Tiger Encounter and Show - February 25th to March 5th

The Literacy Administrator:  Sustaining Results in Challenging Times – February 25th

Chewstick Griot Session – Kombat: Hope for the Hood – February 25th

BIFF Academy Awards Celebration 2011 – And The Winner Is… - February 26th

Latin-Rumbar Winter Carnival Festival - February 26th March 12th

Under the Moongate Supper Club at Tom Moore's Tavern – February 26th

Argus Walk the Walk Charity 5K Walk - February 27th

Chewstick Foundation’s CHEWronto Tour Auditions – February 27th

Eliza Dolittle Society’s 5th Annual Soup-A-Bowl - February 28th

BMDS Fawlty Towers - February 28th to March 12th

Saltus Association Summer Camp and Activities Fair – March 4th

KatKids Event at BUEI – March 11th

Kids Music Fest - March 12th

3rd Annual Cancer Forum – March 12th

Hasty Pudding Theatricals HPT163 – Kashmir If You Can - March 17th to 19th

A Night Out with BOND: No Strings Attached - March 19th

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre Open House – March 19th

World Dancing Championships - March 19th and 20th

Second Annual Bacardi National Par-3 Championship - March 25th to 27th

Ross Blackie Talbot Charity Classic - April 1st to 8th

73nd Annual Bermuda Exhibition - April 14th to 16th

Renegades RFC Booze Cruise - April 21st

Fight Night XIII:  The Battle of Bermuda - April 23rd

Some Enchanted Evening 2011 – April 30th

Mariners RFC Annual Mad Hatter's Ball - April 16th 30th

Sunsmart Accreditation Programme – May 1st to June 30th

Osteoporosis – Are you at Risk? – May 5th

Catlin End-to-End 2011 - May 7th

Tag Days 2011 – June 17th and 18th

Ovarian Cancer – September 8th

15TH Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk – October 12th

Taking Care of the Caregiver – December 8th





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