April 19th, 2011
So, maybe I shouldn't have made fun of the Doomsday Group last week after all – click here for articles on the earthquake which hit Bermuda yesterday from the Royal Gazette, Bermuda Sun and Bernews. And somehow I managed not to notice anything at all even though people just a few feet away from me felt it? Looks like my observational powers have reached a dazzling new low! Now for some upcoming Bermuda events:
- First up, a few familiar faces are back with us as Mickey's at the Elbow Beach Complex reopened for the season yesterday and Hubie's, the iconic jazz club that closed down last year, is reopening under new management this week. Here's an article from the Royal Gazette on Hubie's with more details
- A few of you have been asking about Easter brunch – here are flyers for Cambridge Beaches, Fairmont Southampton and Fairmont Hamilton Princess. The Hamilton Princess are also hosting an Easter Bunny Tea for kids from April 18th until the 24th. From 2.30pm until 5pm in Heritage Court, kids will enjoy crunchy peanut butter and jelly white bread pinwheels, glazed ham and cream cheese whole wheat triangles, fresh fruity skewer yogurt dipper, Easter bell cookies, meringue nest mini chocolate eggs, bunny cup cake and chocolate milk egg nog or choice of soda. Call 298-5720 for reservations.
- Hellooooo sailors, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is presenting a talk on Maritime Employment in the 21st Century by Jens Alers, Managing Director of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Bermuda) tomorrow evening. Jens is described as a notable and engaging speaker on the subject of "matters maritime" and a regular contributor of articles about the industry to various publications. Debunking some of the myths about the world of deep-sea shipping will be one aspect touched upon by Jens in his talk. He will also be informing the audience about what life aboard a ship is really like, earnings potential, fringe benefits and what career opportunities are open in today’s maritime industry, especially for young people. Tickets cost $25 per person or $15 for under-18s and this includes steamship & hors d’oeuvres. The cash bar will be offering cocktails from 5.30pm and the lecture begins at 7pm. The contact for reservations and further information is Audrey Pope at 294-6716 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's the flyer!
- This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Annual Young United Bermuda Good Friday Kite Festival at Horsehoe Bay Beach. Good Friday this year is on April 22nd and the Festival will run from 11am until 4pm. The kite competition is open to all and includes prizes for best homemade kite, biggest kite, smallest kite, best visitor's kite and several age categories too. There will also be the usual tug-of-war and a line-up of entertainment. Admission is free - here's the flyer!
- For anyone who wants to spend more time in/under the water this summer, the Bermuda Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) will be offering an Ocean Diver SCUBA Certification Course beginning on Wednesday, April 27th and will take a minimum of 9 weeks, dependant on student progress. Theory lessons will run weekly on Wednesday evenings at the clubhouse in Admiralty House park (for directions see www.bsac.bm). In-water training will take place at weekends on approximately 8 half-days, to be scheduled with instructor. The cost is $475 and includes the Scuba kit for use over course duration (Buoyancy Compensator, Regulator, Tanks – subject to security deposit $150 refundable on return), all written training material, log book, etc., Ocean Diver level certification on completion, Annual Membership to BSAC Bermuda (which includes free air refills, Wednesday nights at the club, bar with meals available, and access to all club events – normally $265 per year), monthly DIVE magazine and third party liability insurance on BSAC club dives through BSAC Home Office. Here's the leaflet with more information.
- Annoyed that most of the Royal Wedding Celebrations seem to be happening while you're at work? Fear not, Moon Nightclub and Lounge have come to the rescue with the Royal Wedding After-Party Reception, starting at 9pm on Friday, April 29th. They'll be showing the ceremony on 8 large TV screens, with featured royal cocktail drinks specials (gin-based Blushing Bride, The Newlyweds, Ying and Yang and Colour Me Royal), prizes for the best-dressed Prince or Princess and music from DJ Choice. Preferred entry will be for officially dressed Princes and Princesses. Here's the flyer!
- Another one to add to the list of family-friendly events is the Saltus Fair, this year with a Pirates of the Caribbean theme, from 1pm until 6pm on Saturday, April 30th. The Fair will feature face-painting, games, bake sale, uniform and book sale, hamburgers, pizze, veggie burgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, drinks, a Diablo contest, pirate costume contest and more. Admission is free and you have the option of free parking at the St. John’s Road entrance or VIP parking for $5 at the Woodlands Road entrance. Here's the flyer!
- Rugby fans, you are invited to come and show your support as the first home international in several years will be happening on Saturday, April 30th at National Sports Centre. Those eligible to represent Bermuda have been in intensive training sessions under the guidance of the National Team coach and assistant coaches and from this group will come the final select 22 players who will compete against Bahamas. The Training Squad includes Paul Dobinson, Devrae Noel-Simmons, Allan Steynor, Nick Chilvers, Ed Barnes, Jahan Cedenio, Thomas Greenslade, Pieter Erasmus, Jonny Peacock, Scott Brown, Aldo Campbell, David Rourke, Andrew Hook, Bobby Hurdle, Peter Dunkerley, Pete Dunlop, Conor McGlynn, Gareth Williams, Darren Richardson, Kris Furbert, Tom Healy, Tony Stott, Tom Edwards, Lachie Armour, Andy Boyce, Greg Fraser, Jack Ellison, Mark Dymond, Soniko Thomas, John Jackson, Neville Zuill, Shauntino Simons and Alun Thomas. The junior game starts at noon and the International Bermuda vs Bahamas match will be at 3pm. Entry is $10 and under 18s are free. Food, refreshments, a bar, bouncy castle and face-painting will all be available – here's the flyer!
- Summer Sundays in the Park is back! The first Sunday of the month, there will be a family-friendly entertainment in Victoria Park from 3pm until 8pm between now and September. The first is on May 1st and will have the theme Soulful Expressions, with Soul, Classics and R&B. Performing artist include Sia Spence, Saltus Jazz Band, Sheila Smith, Spoken Artistry and Shine Hayward, and there will also be a kids' area with fun castles, face-painting, cotton candy and popcorn. If you don't want to take your own picnic with you, there will be food and a light bar available. More details can be found at www.cityhall.bm/events/summer-sunday-park. Future Summer Sundays in the Park will be on June 5th (Island Rhythms), July 3rd (Rockin' de Rock), August 7th (Lift Your Voices) and September 4th (Reggae Vibes). Here's the flyer!
- Think you'll be in for a quiet time after the Easter festivities are done? Nah, Cinco de Mayo is hot on its heels and Latin and Rumba°r are celebrating from Wednesday, May 4th! On Wednesday and Thursday the party will be going from 9pm until midnight and on Friday and Saturday, it will be from 10pm until 1am, and will feature Bacardi rum, Cazadores tequila, Corona beer and Patron tequila, with music courtesy of Mohawk Radio (who surely must be Bermuda's hardest working band right now). With every $20 you spend on any night of Cinco de Mayo, you get one ticket entered into a raffle to win prizes. Best of all, there is no cover charge – here's the flyer!
- Taste Bermuda have a few offers on for their Facebook Fans – firstly, they invite you to share their Page with your friends and the person with the most entries will receive $100. This offer ends May 6th. Secondly, is their photo contest – simply eat at one of the participating restaurants (Silk or 64 Degrees) and take a picture of you and your friends at the table. You can upload one photo per meal before May 5th. The winner is the picture with the most Likes and wins $400. Here's the link to their Facebook Page with more information.
- Another Facebook offer, this time from Passion Paw Paws. Passion Paw Paws is a pet sitting service that allows your pet to stay at home while you are away on business, vacation or an extended day at the office. This alternative to boarding your animal at the vet or relying on friends/neighbours, also offer additional services such as Paw Time for 30-45 minutes play time, feeding and bathroom maintenance, Paw Sleepovers, webcam services so you can check up on your furry friends while you are away and more – full details at www.passionpawpaws.com. As for the Facebook competition, there are two prizes up for grabs. Simply Like their Facebook Page for a chance to win 2 free Paw Times or upload an image of your pet for a chance to win a free Paw Sleep Over. Or do both for a chance at winning both prizes! For full details, see their Facebook Page here.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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Masterworks Exhibit: Otto Trott - April 1st to 27th
Easter Bunny Tea at the Hamilton Princess – April 18th to 24th
Amnesty International Bermuda: John Teller Lecture - April 20th
BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: The Housemaid - April 20th
RBYC: Maritime Employment in the 21st Century by Jens Alers – April 20th
Renegades RFC Booze Cruise - April 21st
Dr. Erica James Lecture at BNG - April 21st
30th Annual Young United Bermuda Good Friday Kite Festival – April 22nd
Fight Night XIII: The Battle of Bermuda - April 23rd
Bermuda Breeze Concert Series (Theresa Hightower) - April 23rd
TEDx Bermuda - April 23rd
LMAO Easter Edition Comedy Show - April 23rd
TWO28 Afterparty - April 23rd
Castle Harbour: What place is this? - April 23rd
Claire gets to eat chocolate - April 24th
Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist - April 25th
Annual Peppercorn Ceremony - April 27th
BSAC Ocean Diver SCUBA Certification Course begins – April 27th
Special Needs Program Fair - April 28th
Bermuda Royal Wedding Reception High Tea - April 29th
Duke of Edinburgh Award Pot Luck Fundraiser - April 29th
Inner Sanctum Royal Wedding Celebration - April 29th
Royal Wedding After-Party Reception at Moon – April 29th
Bermuda Docs - April 29th to May 1st
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
BJSL Polynesian Triangle Gala Dinner - April 30th
BIFF: The World of Wine - April 30th
19th Annual Dasani Corporate Volleyball Tournament - April 30th
Docksiders Dirty Money Party - April 30th
Saltus Pirates of the Caribbean Fair – April 30th
International Bermuda vs Bahamas Match – April 30th
Sunsmart Accreditation Programme - May 1st to June 30th
Bermuda International Invitational Race Week - May 1st to 6th
Summer Sundays in the Park: Soulful Expressions – May 1st
RBYC Rock on the Dock - May 3rd
Cinco de Mayo at Latin and Rumba°r - May 4th to 7th
Osteoporosis – Are you at Risk? - May 5th
Jimmy Keys Show - May 6th and 7th
Catlin End-to-End 2011 - May 7th
Masterworks Exhibit: Jana Matusz - May 12th
Shamanic Yoga & Ecstatic Dance Playshop - May 15th
BMDS: A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody - May 16th to 21st
Harbour Nights restarts - May 18th
8th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival - May 26th to 29th
8th Annual Bishop’s Luncheon - June 3rd
Summer Sundays in the Park: Island Rhythms – June 5th
Pre-Father’s Day Captain’s Choice Tournament - June 11th
Miss Bermuda Pageant - June 12th
Tag Days 2011 - June 17th and 18th
1st Annual Colour the Sky Event - June 20th
Summer Sundays in the Park: Rockin' de Rock – July 3rd
Summer Music Camp - July 18th to 22nd
Summer Sundays in the Park: Lift Your Voices – August 7th
Summer Sundays in the Park: Reggae Vibes – September 4th
Ovarian Cancer - September 8th
15th Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk - October 12th
28th PGA Grand Slam of Golf - October 17th to 19th
Bermuda Interdenominational Women’s Conference - October 20th to 22nd
Taking Care of the Caregiver - December 8th