March 22nd, 2011

Morning Kids!


  • Last chance for anyone who wants to give feedback for the Best of Bermuda Awards!  A few of you have asked for the list of categories in Excel format because it’s easier to fill in, so here it is!  Please email your nominations to me at for them to be considered in the judging.  Hurry though, the deadline is TODAY!


  • Bermuda Reading Association (juvenile moment, this abbreviates to BRA – tee-hee) invites educators, parents, community members and students to attend Literacy Partnerships with Dr. Richard Allington.  The first session is on Wednesday, March 23rd from 6pm until 8pm  and is on the subject of effective reading instruction and summer voluntary reading.  Session 2 is on Thursday, March 24th from 6pm until 8pm and is entitled Is Response to Intervention (RTI) our last, best hope? This forum will take place in the Poinciana Room at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel and tickets are available from or on the door at a cost of $40 for both sessions.  For further information, contact – here’s the flyer!


  • Love golfing but end up having other things to do on a sunny day?  Then you’re in luck because Bermuda’s Emerging Professionals (BEPRO) invite you to join them for some Neon Night Golfing at the Fairmont Southampton Golf Club on Friday, April 1st.  This is a rain or shine event and they ask that you arrive by 7.30pm for an 8pm shotgun start. Just come up with a team name and neon outfit theme for your team of 4.  Bacci have a three-course dinner special for $30 at 6pm or 6.30pm – call 239-6966 to reserve.   Glow-in-the-dark balls will be provided, you just need to bring four clubs (i.e. a putter, 5 & 7 irons and a pitching wedge).  The cost is $40 per person and you need to RSVP By March 28th to  Here’s the link to the Facebook event and here’s the flyer!


  • Bermuda will be hosting The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 12th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-12) from Sunday, April 3rd to Wednesday, April 6th at the Fairmont Southampton. The theme will be “Sustainable Tourism – Rising Above the Numbers” and the Conference will use a mix of workshop and panel discussion sessions with leading local, regional and international tourism experts and practitioners to address critical issues such as understanding the next generation of experiential travellers, attracting and developing adequate regional human resource capacity to manage the industry efficiently and provide excellent service as well as strategies to marry profitability with sustainability in the new green economy.  The registration rate for local delegates is $150 for one day, or $375 for full registration.  For more details, see their website at, or email


  • The Bermuda Volleyball Association is hosting the Bermuda Open 2011 Indoor Volleyball Tournament from Thursday, April 7th until Saturday, April 9th at Warwick Academy and MSA.  This is an international tournament and local teams will be competing in both the men’s and women’s division.  Admission is free and more details can be found at their website at or by emailing – here’s the flyer!


  • The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs have released the schedule of events for their Historical Heartbeat Lecture Series.  The next one is Farming Bermuda Style: Food Tasting and Tour of Wadson’s Farm on Sunday, April 10th at 2pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from their office at the new Dame Lois Brown-Evans Building, 58 Court Street, 4th Floor.  Further details can be found at  or by calling Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 for more information. Here is the full schedule of events for the Historical Heartbeats lectures and here is the Wadson’s Tour flyer!


  • Amnesty International Bermuda are hosting a public forum on Wednesday, April 20th at Bermuda College’s Hallett Hall at 6pm as part of their annual Colin Horsfield Lecture Series. The speaker will be John Teller who is an educator and a former tribal leader of the Menominee Tribe in Wisconsin. He will be speaking on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples and the struggles to maintain indigenous cultures. The lecture will be free for paid members and $10 for non-members. For lapsed members, if you renew that evening, admission will be deducted from the membership fee of $30.  For more details on Amnesty in Bermuda, see their website at – here’s the flyer



Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF)  – March 18th to 24th

G&S Show: Animal Farm – March 23rd to March 26th

BNG Curator Sophie Cressall Tour of Current Exhibitions – March 23rd

Bermuda Reading Association: Literacy Partnerships – March 23rd to 24th

Bereolaesque Seminar – March 24th

M.R. Onions F.C. Race Night – March 25th

The Great Wine War – March 25th

A Taste of Spring Wine-Tasting Event – March 25th

Lemon Tree Happy Hour returns – March 25th

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

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Under the Big Top – March 26th

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

Masterworks Exhibit: Otto Trott – April 1st to 27th

BEPRO Neon Night Golfing – April 1st

12th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-12) – April 3rd to 6th

Meet the Artist with William Collieson – April 6th

Bermuda Open 2011 Indoor Volleyball Tournament – April 7th to 9th 

Farming Bermuda Style: Food Tasting and Tour of Wadson’s Farm – April 10th 

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

Franklin Hill Perrell Lecture at BNG – April 14th

BNG Curator Sophie Cressall Tour of Current Exhibition – April 20th

Amnesty International Bermuda: John Teller Lecture – April 20th

Renegades RFC Booze Cruise – April 21st

Dr. Erica James Lecture at BNG – April 21st

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

Claire gets to eat chocolate – April 24th

Some Enchanted Evening 2011 – April 30th

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Out of This World – April 30th

Mariners RFC Annual Mad Hatter’s Ball – April 30th

Sunsmart Accreditation Programme – May 1st to June 30th

Osteoporosis – Are you at Risk? – May 5th

Catlin End-to-End 2011 – May 7th

Masterworks Exhibit: Jana Matusz – May 12th

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: From Strength to Strength – May 28th

Tag Days 2011 – June 17th and 18th

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: All Hands on Deck – June 25th

Summer Music Camp – July 18th to 22nd

Ovarian Cancer – September 8th

15th Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk – October 12th

Taking Care of the Caregiver – December 8th




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