March 28th, 2012
Morning Ladies and Gents!
Well, the sun is setting on the first quarter of 2012 and, despite the little blip this week, it seems like the good weather is finally coming back! Lots happening in Bermuda over the next few months so let's get right down to it:
- PRIDE Bermuda will be hosting their 4th Annual Celebrity Lock-Up on Friday, March 30th between 11am and 2pm in Washington Mall. Local celebrities, politicians and business leaders taking part this year include Bruce Barritt, Patrina "Power Girl" O'Connor, Senator Kim Wilson, Suzann Holshouser and Keival, The Captain, who will be publicly "arrested", transported to jail, and tried in a mock-courtroom for their knowledge (or lack thereof!) of the impact of drug use on the community. Each celebrity will then be sentenced to jail time accordingly. The fund-raising goal for this year's event is $50,000 and participants will only be able to get out of jail by raising sufficient bail from friends, family and business associates. More details can be found on their website at www.pridebermuda.bm
- The biggest cat I usually get to see in Bermuda is that fat, mangy creature who likes to hide under my car to frighten me – not this weekend though, as Libro Lion and friends will be prancing through the Youth Library to celebrate the Children's Reading Festival on Saturday, March 31st. From 9.30am until 4pm, the community mascots and human friends will host story times, music, face-painting, crafts, and games. This is for children of all ages with Book Babies at 9.30am, Stories, stories, stories… at 10.30am, Down By The Docks at noon, Libro Lion & Friends at 1pm, Storybook Parade at 2pm, Magic & Puppet show at 3pm. For more information, contact 295-0487 - here's the flyer!
- A new venue AND a new name – the Argus Healthy Living Expo, formerly known as the Argus Health Fair, will be this coming Saturday, March 31st at Cedarbridge Academy. The theme this year is Jump Start Your Heart, and from 10am until 3pm, you can visit over 48 health-related charities, professional associations, businesses and medical departments, as well as kids activities, giveaways, jump rope demonstrations from the Northlands Skippers and the opportunity to win grocery vouchers at the Argus Booth. Admission is free – here's the flyer!
- To raise funds for this year's Student Performance Team costumes and accessories, Sabor Dance School Studio invite you to Pictionary Games Night & Dance on Saturday, March 31st. You don't have to be an artist or a dancer to attend and both teams and individuals are welcome. Pictionary will be from 7pm until 11pm, followed by dancing until 1am. Admission is $5, which includes refreshments. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org – here's the flyer!
- The Bermuda National Trust and the Argus Group's legendary Annual Palm Sunday Walk will be on Sunday, April 1st. This is a walking tour through the hills of Smiths Parish and parts of the island you normally don't get to visit, taking in places of cultural interest and beauty. The distance is around 5 miles (2.5 hours) and so is not suitable for strollers. Cold refreshments, donated by John Barritt & Son Ltd. will be served at a rest area and at the finish – you just have to bring your own drink container. The walk starts at the Whitney Institute at 2pm and ends at the same place. Participation is free, although donations are appreciated. For more information, see www.bnt.bm.
- Masterworks Museum are offering Arts for All, free community art workshops for adults and kids alike. These will be from 10am until 2pm at various locations. The first is on Monday, April 2nd at Dellwood Middle School, Tuesday, April 3rd is at Elliott Primary School, Wednesday, April 4th at Sandy’s Middle School and Thursday, April 5th is at St. George’s Community Centre. These are drop-in sessions so no registration is required. For more information, call 236-2950 – here's the flyer!
- To mark Public Health Week, the Department of Health will be hosting a series of Nordic Walking and Motivation to Move Workshops presented by Robert Sweetgall on Tuesday, April 3rd and Wednesday, April 4th. On the Tuesday, there will be a Walking Expo from 11am until 4pm, a Seniors Longevity Workshop from 9am until 11am, Motivation to Move from 12.30pm until 1pm and a Teacher Workshop from 2pm until 4pm, all at City Hall. On the Wednesday, there will be a Nordic Walking and Motivation to Move workshop at Bermuda College from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. These workshops are free but spaces are limited so you can RSVP to 278-6504 or email@example.com. The first ten people to sign up for each will receive a pedometer kit – here's the flyer!
- Of interest to anyone who has a teenager with school failure or avoidance, behavioral issues, learning disabilities, substance abuse or a variety of psychiatric diagnoses, Schools to Know invites you to come to a Special Needs Reception on Wednesday, April 4th. Representatives from ten specialised programmes visiting from the USA will be available and the reception will be held in the cafeteria at Chartis Bermuda Limited (next to Robin Hood on Richmond Road) from 5pm until 7pm. This event is free and no reservations are needed. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org – here's the flyer!
- Coming to Bermuda for only the 4th time since it was founded, The CARIFTA Games will be at National Sports Centre from Saturday, April 7th to Monday, April 9th. This annual junior athletics competition, founded by Barbadian Austin Sealy in 1972, has its origins in the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) and some CARIFTA Games Alumni include Usain Bolt, Kim Collins, Darrel Brown, Pauline Davis-Thompson, Merlene Ottey, Obadele Thompson, Debbie Ferguson, Cydonie Mothersill, Kareen Streete-Thompson, Alleyne Francique, Veronica Campbell, Marie Jose-Perec and Meleanie Walker – over 30 Olympic medallists can trace their origins here so it is a great place to spot a future champion. With two age categories (under-17 and under-20), this event consists of track and field events including sprint races, hurdles, middle distance track events, jumping and throwing events, and relays. Morning sessions, from 9am until noon, are free and don't require tickets. Both reserved seating and general admission are available for the 4pm to 8.30pm sessions. General admission tickets are $12 per day ($27.50 for a 3 Day Pass), the Gold Section is $27 per day ($55 for a 3 Day Pass), the Silver Section is $22 per day ($44 for a 3 Day Pass) and the Bronze Section is $17 per day ($27.50 for a 3 Day Pass). For more information, see http://carifta2012.com or buy online at www.bdatix.com.
- The April edition of the Historical Hearbeats Lecture Series, An Evening with Earl Cameron, will be on Wednesday, April 11th at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI). From 6.30pm, there will be film excerpts and a talk by Bermuda’s most celebrated actor, as well as a musical solo by his granddaughter Siria Rutstein. Tickets are $10 and spaces are limited so, to secure your spot, contact the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs on 292-1681 or go directly to their office at #58 Court Street, 4th Floor - here's the flyer!
- Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation has released details of their Children's Art Classes for the Spring term. Catering to age groups from 18 months to Primary 6, classes offered include painting, mosaics, architecture and sculpture and run from the week of April 23rd to the week of June 18th. For more information, contact 542-9000 or email@example.com - here's the flyer with full details!
- L'Alliance Française des Bermudes present a French Evening with Dessert Demonstration by Chef Roland Mesnier, former executive pastry chef of the White House on Saturday, May 5th in the Gazebo Lounge of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. This event will be in support of the NephCure Foundation with cocktails from 7pm and dinner at 8pm. Tickets are $110 for members, $125 for non-members and are on sale at Pulp & Circumstance in Washington Lane. For more information, to advise of dietary requirements, or to book at table of 8 to 10, contact Alliance.FrancaiseBM@yahoo.com - here's the flyer!
- Why travel to London for the Olympics this summer when Bermuda will be hosting games of a different origin at its First Ever Highland Games? The Caledonian Society of Bermuda in conjunction with the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band and Highland Dancers will be hosting the event, supported by the Bermuda Regiment on Friday, June 8th. In addition to a host of ‘field’ events, such as tossing the caber, tug o’ war and the kilted dash race, the event will include Highland dancing competitions and bagpiping demonstrations. Special guests at the games will be members of the Scottish Infantry Regiment, the Atholl Highlanders, which is Europe’s only legal private army. The Games are expected to be an entertaining and highly colourful spectacle with lots of fun for the whole family. Events begin in the late afternoon, at 3.30pm and will continue into the evening, with closing ceremonies planned for 8.30pm which will include a march past by the participating bands. Food and drink will be available for purchase at a number of different food stalls (including traditional Scottish fare) and members of the public will be able to participate in some of the games. Admission price is $5 for adults and free for children under 12 – hospitality tents will also be available. On the following day, Saturday, June 9th, the 56-strong contingent of Atholl Highlanders will be taking part in the Queen’s Birthday parade along Front Street in Hamilton. For more details, visit www.CaledonianSocietyofBermuda.com or contact Elizabeth Ward at 704-0631 or firstname.lastname@example.org – here’s the flyer!
- Not sure what to do with your kids over the summer holidays yet? The Summer Camp at Somerset School of Dancing is extending the age range this year and will be welcoming students between 5 and 12 years old. The students will be divided into groups from Junior to Senior, allowing them to teach the dance classes more efficiently and provide the Senior students with more challenging/technical dance classes. The Camp will include activities such as ballet, jazz, arts & crafts, musical theatre, drama, singing and stage hair and makeup, and will be held at their Berkeley Road studio in Hamilton. The camp session runs for 2 weeks and will be offered from Monday, July 2nd to Friday, July 13th, Monday to Friday from 9am until 2pm (the studio will open at 8.45am for drop offs). If there is sufficient interest, they will also offer After-Camp Care until 5pm at an additional cost of $30 for 3 hours or $15 per single hour. The cost of camp is $500 for the 2 week session with a deposit of $200 required upon registration and the remaining balance due by June 25th. To register, complete and submit the the enrolment form application with your deposit. For more information, contact Mrs. Jayne on 292 0446 or email@example.com - here's the flyer and here's the enrolment form!
- The only thing better than a good vacation is a good vacation at half-price! The St. Georges Club is currently running a special offer to all Bermudians and local residents. For a limited time they are offering residents up to 50% off all of their membership prices. As if the 50% off wasn't enough on its own, if you buy a prime week of accommodations, you will receive a free additional week in their golf season – which means you are getting 4 times what you pay for! The accommodations are either a one or two-bedroom fully appointed cottage with fully fitted kitchens and full use of Club facilities, such as the pool and tennis courts, with dining options at Griffin's Bistro and Bar or Blackbeard's Hideout at Achilles Bay. If you don't want to use as a staycation for yourself, it's a great way to provide accommodation for visiting friends and family, or it can be exchanged for a vacation in over 5000 other RCI resorts around the world. For anyone leaving Bermuda, it's an economical way of retaining a base to return to on a regular basis. You don't have to jump right into a decision right away though, as they invite anyone interested to tour the Club for the day or take advantage of a discounted Trial Membership for a week. For more information, contact The St. Georges Club Membership office at 297-1222, firstname.lastname@example.org or see their website at www.stgeorgesclub.com - here's the flyer!
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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Re-Interpreting the European Collection - September 1st to May 31st, 2012
Artist in Residence Exhibit: Karen Leff - March 16th to 28th
BMDS: God of Carnage - March 23rd to March 31st
BSoA: Members' Spring Show - March 23rd to April 11th
BSoA: Art & Me - March 23rd to April 11th
BSoA: Island of My Eye - March 23rd to April 11th
BSoA: Everything But The Kitchen Sink - March 23rd to April 11th
Honouring the Heroes, Resistors and Survivors - March 25th to 31st
Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard presents The Art of Craft III - March 25th to April 20th
Bermuda Chamber Choir: Season of Passion and Special Music for a Royal Occasion - March 27th and 28th
Victor Flood Badminton Tournament: Seniors begin - March 27th
Advanced Leisure Seniors Club Baking Exhibition - March 28th
Riddell's Bay March Madness Dining Special - March 28th
Riddell's Bay Wine Tasting - March 28th
Spring Fever Wine & Cheese Tasting - March 30th
PRIDE Bermuda 4th Annual Celebrity Lock-Up – March 30th
Super Saturday at Masterworks: Shapes and Numbers - March 31st
Earth Hour at Heritage Court - March 31st
BEPRO Glo Party - March 31st
G&S Opera: Gounod's Faust - March 31st
Children's Reading Festival – March 31st
Argus Healthy Living Expo – March 31st
Pictionary Games Night & Dance – March 31st
Faux Finish & Special Paint Effects Workshop - March 31st and April 1st
Secrets Femme Fatale Lingerie Fashion Show - March 31st and April 1st
Easter Bunny Tea at Fairmont Hamilton Princess - April 1st to 8th
Annual Palm Sunday Walk – April 1st
Building Structure in your Paintings - April 2nd and 3rd
Masterworks Arts for All – April 2nd to 5th
Sandys 360 Easter Camp - April 2nd to 6th
Nordic Walking and Motivation to Move Workshops – April 3rd and 4th
Special Needs Reception – April 4th
Renegades RFC Booze Cruise - April 5th
Bermuda's Entertainers at Their Best - April 7th
The CARIFTA Games – April 7th to 9th
Easter Brunch at Fairmont Hamilton Princess - April 8th
Historical Hearbeats Lecture Series: An Evening with Earl Cameron – April 11th
Business Bermuda Seminars: Investing for Retirement - April 12th
Per Mare, Per Terram by Jonah Jones - April 13th to May 1st
G&S Opera: Enchanted Island - April 14th
Bliss Yoga guided by Kyria - April 23rd
Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation Children's Art Classes – begins April 23rd
Better Health Through Reflexology - April 25th
City Art Festival - April 26th to May 3rd
GG&S Opera: Puccini's Madame Butterfly - April 28th
French Evening with Dessert Demonstration by Chef Roland Mesnier – May 5th
Raw Food Talk - May 9th
G&S Opera: Verdi's La Traviata - May 12th
Raw Food Workshop - May 16th
Caledonian Society of Bermuda presents Bermuda's First Highland Games – June 8th
Summer Sundays in the Park: Rockin' de Rock - July 1st
Summer Camp at Somerset School of Dancing – July 2nd to July 13th
It's a Doll's World - July 22nd to August 4th
Summer Sundays in the Park: Lift Your Voices - August 5th
Summer Sundays in the Park: Island Vibes - September 2nd
Enjoy the rest of the week!