September 19th, 2012
I can’t believe that we’re over halfway through September and I have only just found out that it is Save The Koala Month! I haven’t saved a single koala yet so I guess I had better get cracking. There are bound to be loads hanging around the Railway Trail or somewhere. Here are some other things to do in Bermuda during September:
The Botanical Society and the Bermuda Zoological Society are pleased to present a lecture entitled Conservation & Recovery of Endangered Plants, Including Bermuda’s Governor Laffan’s Fern by Marge From at 6pm on Thursday, September 20th in the Education Auditorium at BAMZ. Marge From is the Director of Plant Conservation at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and the presentation will cover her organization’s role in the effort to conserve this endemic fern and other plant conservation projects. The talk is free and is open to everyone (donations are welcome). For more information, contact Lisa Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Gombey Festival will be held on Saturday, September 22nd with the 2012 edition taking place at the W.E. Joell Tennis Stadium instead of the usual venue of City Hall Car Park. From 5pm until 9pm, all active Gombey Troupes will participate (this includes H&H Gombeys, Richardson Gombey Troupe, Places New Generation Gombeys, Warner Gombeys, Warwick Gombeys, Roots Gombeys and Gombey Warriors) and each troupe will dance for 15 to 20 minutes with the dancing interspersed with excerpts of Gombey tales and the history of the Gombey troupes. Each troupe will also be given space to display the uniqueness and the history of their particular troupe through an exhibition featuring fun treats and crafts of the Gombeys. A new addition this year will be two stilt-walkers, or Mock-a-Jumbie dancers, from St. Kitts who will share their tradition of dance with the Bermudian performers, highlighting the importance of appreciating traditions from other societies. For more details, see www.communityandculture.bm/pages/gombey-festival-2012.
The next Chewstick Griot Session will be on Saturday, September 22nd at 8pm with singer/songwriter Rachel Brown, who has been featured in a number of performances and projects both in Bermuda and overseas. Rachel is on-island as a featured act at the John Lennon Tribute Concert and is billed as a wonderful medley of talent, intelligence and a soul-wrenching voice and lyrics that should not be missed. If that isn’t enough incentive for you, the opening act will be Bailey Outerbridge who has been featured in the Ride the Wave compilation CD. Doors open at 7pm and the after-party will go until 1am. The cost of entry is $10, which is payable at the door or in advance on www.ptix.bm. For more information, call 292 2439 or visit www.chewstick.org.
As you’ll all probably be aware by now, people saying that there is nothing to do in Bermuda drives me CRAZY! Another common complaint is that it is hard for singles to meet new people – enter Spark Bermuda to save the day! The Spark Launch Party will be on Wednesday, September 26th aboard the UberVida and from 6pm until 8pm, you can cruise through Paradise Lakes with 150 singles in their 20s, 30s and early 40s. The boat boards at #1 Dock and will feature complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, prizes and giveaways, and music by DJ Siid James. Tickets are $10 and available from www.ptix.bm.
The next event from the newly-formed Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda will be on Thursday, September 27th as they present For the Bible Tells Me So at 6pm. This award-winning documentary deals with the topic of homosexuality and its perceived conflict with religion and will be screened at Chewstick HQ on the corner of Elliot Street and Court Street. The film will be followed by a brief discussion and the Rainbow Alliance will provide popcorn, with other snacks and drinks available. This is a free event (donations to Chewstick are appreciated) and everyone is welcome. For more details on the film, please see http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/indexb.htm.
Saturday, September 29th is the last Saturday of the month, which means that it’s Super Saturday at Masterworks! Each month has a different theme and this one will be At The Beach, where families can participate in free beach-themed arts and craft activities from 10am until 2pm. Full details can be found at www.bermudamasterworks.com!
Tomorrow’s Voices Bermuda Autism Early Intervention Centre will be hosting its 2nd Annual Bounce for Autism Fun Day at Southampton Rangers Sports Club on Saturday, September 29th from 2pm until 9pm. As with last year, this community fun day will have the focus of activities being bouncing and will include fun castles, bounce basketball, water tag, a Velcro wall, water slides, food and snack stalls, vendors, face painting and tattoos, bouncy raffles, a great door prize and a children’s dance competition. This event will raise funds for their Centre, which provides daily services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities in Bermuda. Entry is $10 for anyone over 2 (if you are reading this and are under 2, I am very impressed).
The Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beaches Resort are running a special from now until October 12th. Their Essence of the Orient relaxation massage is available for $99 with an option add-on of a Natural Salt Body Scrub for an additonal $40. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 234-3636 or email@example.com.
More spa specials, this time from the Spa at Elbow Beach who’d like to help your skin recover from summer with 5 different treatments, ranging in time from 50 minutes to 2 hours and 20 minutes, and ranging in price from $130 to $300. Full details of each treatment are on the flyer and this offer is valid until the end of September.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Bermuda Art – June 15th to November 24th
Death by Disco – June 28th to November 1st
BMDS Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth – September 20th to 29th
Conservation & Recovery of Endangered Plants, Including Bermuda’s Governor Laffan’s Fern by Marge From – September 20th
Melissa Wishart Oil Painting Workshop – September 21st
Bermuda Nights at Barr’s Bay Park – September 22nd
5th Annual Virgo Birthday Bash: I Did It My Way – September 22nd
L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Pétanque Tournament – September 22nd
Annual Gombey Festival 2012 – September 22nd
Chewstick Griot Session: Rachel Brown – September 22nd
Let’s Move Day – September 23rd
Melissa Wishart Oil Painting Workshop – September 25th
Schools To Know International Boarding Schools Fair – September 26th and 27th
Spark Launch Party – September 26th
Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda Movie Screening: For the Bible Tells Me So – September 27th
BEPRO Glow in the Dark Beach Volleyball, BBQ and Bonfire – September 29th
Bermuda National Gallery: Photography Workshop for Adults – September 29th
Super Saturday at Masterworks: At The Beach – September 29th
Tomorrow’s Voices: 2nd Annual Bounce for Autism Fun Day – September 29th
Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 30th
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: The Producers – October 4th to 13th
Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation (KAF) Backyard Bash – October 6th
Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 14th
Mount Saint Agnes Academy (MSA) Bazaar: Nursery Rhymes – October 19th and 20th
Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2012 Bermuda Dog Shows – October 20th to 21st
Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 28th
Garden Club of Bermuda presents Christmas in November – November 17th
Enoy the rest of the week!