September 21st, 2012

Happy Friday Kids!

Today’s edition is a bit of a monster.  As usual, once the weather starts to cool a little, more organised events start popping up.  Here’s what’s happening in Bermuda:


The Bermuda Rugby Football Union are raising funds and celebrating the end of summer at their BRFU Family Fun Day at Snorkel Park on Saturday, September 22nd. From 1pm until 7pm, they invite you to join them at the beach where there will be music by a DJ and a live steel pan band, drinks specials and food, and lots of family-friendly activities, such as team and individual games, volleyball, mixed touch rugby, a scavenger hunt for the kids and lots of prizes. Admission is $20 or free for kids under 12. To RSVP, contact


Ever wanted to be your own boss? Bermuda’s Emerging Professionals (BEPRO), in partnership with the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), present their 2012 Entrepreneurship Workshop, Building Your Business, on Saturday, September 22nd. This will be at Bermuda Chamber of Commerce from 10.30am until 12.30pm and topics covered will include stress testing your business idea (identifying if your idea can work), developing your Rocket Pitch (the components of your business plan – focusing on developing a sound business model and costing), and marketing your business and partnering for success (establishing a network and/or support team). Jamillah Lodge will facilitate and panel members include young entrepreneurs Patrice Morgan and David Zuill. The workshop is free with drinks and light refreshments available. To RSVP, contact Velina Wheatley at or 295-8932.

This weekend marks the final Bermuda Nights event of the season and the Department of Tourism plan to let it go out with a bang.  Their special line-up of entertainment for tomorrow night features Paradise, RockFire Bermuda, Jahstice, TROIKA, Prestege and a special guest performance by MJX and company, performing as Michael Jackson. I think it’s safe to say that immigration won’t be giving him any problems this time!  As usual, this event will be at Barr’s Bay Park from 8pm until 11pm and is free.



Ever received temporary relief from a massage only to be frustrated when pain returns? A postural assessment can locate the true source of pain within the body and La Serena Spa at the Reefs invite you to a free workshop on its importance on Tuesday, September 25th. Eliminate Pain for Good: The Importance of Postural Assessment Workshop will be presented by Greg Ozarowski from 7pm until 8pm. Greg is a sports and remedial massage therapist and all participants will receive 15% off their first sports massage treatment with him. To book your spot, contact 239-0184 or



Celtic Sisters would like to teach you how to access your inner abundance and embrace your potential for unlimited prosperity and abundance in your life! Abundance For All is a 3 week course on three consecutive Tuesdays (September 25th, October 2nd and 9th) from 6pm until 8pm. The cost of the course is $225 and a $50 deposit required to hold your space. To reserve your spot, contact 296-2114 or




Ever wondered what the wine equivalent of an Iron Chef is? According to Discovery Wines, they are Steel Sommeliers and colleagues Christian and Karen will be pitted against each other on Wednesday, September 26th. From 6.30pm, they will take on a 4 course menu at Mad Hatters with each sommelier choosing a different wine for each course. The diners will vote for whom they think should win the title of Steel Sommelier and that winner gets to be unbearably smug! The cost is $125 per person (does not include grats) and you can reserve your spot by calling 297-6231.



Ten Cafe & Bar are bringing you a little taste of the Land of the Rising Sun with their Bento Box and Sake Evening on Thursday, September 27th from 7pm.  Chef Mike Knight will prepare a dinner inspired by Japanese cuisine, including a special Japanese Cocktail called the Ginger Ninja, and Burrows Lightbourn will be providing a selection of sakes for sampling (try saying that 5 times fast).  The cost is $75 per person and reservations can be made by contacting 295-0857 or



A great opportunity to celebrate the diversity in Bermuda – after a couple of postponements this year, CultureFest: Unity in the Community will finally be taking place on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th from 1pm until 9pm each day. This free community event in Royal Naval Dockyard is dedicated to the things that unite us (music, food, art and entertainment) rather than the things that divide us, and includes live entertainment, the international food court, cultural and visual arts exhibit and a traditional Bermudian village. Saturday features a 10K Walk the Talk for men and their children followed by an official opening ceremony.  For more details of scheduled events, visit or contact Eugene Dean on 295-4917 or


In support of the Bermuda Heart Foundation, you are invited to sign up for the 5K Core Family Fun Walk on Sunday, September 30th. The walk starts at 9am from City Hall Car Park and the entry fee is $25 or free for under-13s. To sign up online, go to (giveaways for the first 400 people to register) or contact Sionna Barton at 232-2673 or for more information.





These are tough times for most of us but it’s important to remember those who are truly in need. Sunday, September 30th until Saturday, October 6th is the 2nd Annual Making Hunger History Week, an island-wide food collection for various charities who feed Bermuda’s hungry. All businesses, schools and interested groups are invited to participate by contacting the Eliza Dolittle Society on 333-4483 or to request a donation box. The box can then be used to collect donations of non-perishable food items which will be collected by Daily Bread drivers during the second week of October. All donated food will be distributed to charities who provide meals and/or food supplies year-round to Bermuda’s hungry and needy. These charities include the Salvation Army, Centre Against Abuse, St. Vincent DePaul Society, STAR, Coalition for the Protection of Children, FOCUS, Seventh Day Adventist Food Bank, St. John’s Food Bank.


In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre have organized a whole host of events throughout October, beginning with the Opening Ceremony at City Hall on Monday, October 1st. This will be at 12 noon and all are welcome to attend. Friday, October 5th is Wear it Pink Denim Day – get your organization involved, wear pink or denim and make a donation. To participate, email October 5th is also the Annual Friday Fish Fry at Christ Church, Warwick from 4.30pm until 8.30pm where you can either take out or eat in for $20 per person. Tickets are available for advance purchase from Keith’s Kitchen, BAA Parking Lot, Christ Church Warwick or Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre. The Just Between Us Fashion Show and Tea will be at 3pm on Sunday, October 7th at St. Paul’s Christian Education Hall in Paget. Wednesday, October 17th will be the 16th Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk at Barr’s Bay Park. The walk starts at 6pm and registration costs $30 with free walk packs while supplies last. Registration is available online at or from BF&M, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, Sportseller. For corporate or bulk orders, call 236-0949. Melange Life After Cancer Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser at the Dinghy Club will be on Saturday, October 20th from 7pm until 10pm. Tickets are $40, including a light dinner, guest speaker and silent auction. For more details, contact Thursday, October 25th will introduce Bermuda’s Breast Specialist at a Breast Health Talk Presentation by Dr. David Green at BUEI from 6pm until 7.30pm. This is all in addition to free mammogram screenings, donation boxes and more – see, told ya it was a whole host of events!


The Eliza Doolittle Society are busy this month as, in addition to Making Hunger History Week, they are also hosting a Golf Social on Monday, October 1st. This will be at the Fairmont Southampton with a 10am shotgun start. The cost per person is $100, which includes the round of golf, cart fees, BBQ lunch and one drink ticket. To register, contact by September 26th.




Chant artists David Newman (Durga Das) and Mira invite you to join them at Spirithouse for Kirtan College, an in-depth course on the ancient practice of Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan (chanting). All are welcome and no musical experience is required. The course will run from Thursday, October 4th until Saturday, October 7th and costs $450, which includes tuition, vegan meals, yoga and the Kirtan Concert on the Saturday evening. For the concert only, the price is $60. Doors open at 7.30pm and the concert begins at 8pm. For more details, see or contact or 505-5073.



Now in its 15th year of supporting women’s causes in Bermuda, the PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run & Walk for 2012 will be on Sunday, October 7th. This event is for women only and the Juniors 2K will begin at 8.30am with the 5K run beginning at 9am from the Botanical Gardens. Race awards include thousands of dollars in prizes for all age categories, plus draw prizes and five Grand Draw prizes. There are also gift bags and t-shirts available for the first 1000 registrants. The entry fee ranges between $5 and $30, depending on whether or not you are a MAAC member, whether you are a runner or a walker and your age. All entry fee proceeds will be matched by title sponsor PartnerRe Ltd. and given directly to the Women’s Resource Center. For further information, or to register, please see


I’m sure many of you will be aware of TED – not the recent Seth MacFarlane movie but the non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TEDxBermuda, from the TEDx programme of local, self-organised events, are having their next event at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday, October 13th. From 1pm until 6pm, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to inspirational local and international speakers, including Jessica Lewis (Bermuda Paralympian), Nerman Seeff (Understanding Creativity), Ross Stein (Defeating Earthquakes), Hanli Prinsloo (I Am Water), Sossina Haile (Fuel From The Air), Peter Bentley (embracing Chaos) and many more. Tickets are $50 if purchased before October 1st, $65 afterwards and available from    For more information, see


The Gilbert and Sullivan Society is continuing their mission to make us all more cultured by bringing the Metropolitan Opera to Bermuda in glorious HD. The next screening will be of L’Elisir d’Amore on Saturday, October 27th at 5pm in the usual venue of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. Formal dress is not required, but is also not discouraged, so feel free to dress up pretty. A cash bar will be available during all intermissions and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Future screenings are Verdi’s Otello on Saturday, November 10th, Adès’ The Tempest on November 24th, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus) on January 12th 19th, Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) on January 26th, Verdi’s Aida on February 9th, Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda on March 9th, Verdi’s Rigoletto on March 23rd, Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini on April 20th, Handel’s Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar) on May 4th. As usual, tickets are $35, available from and all ticket holders are entitled to a 10% discount at the Harbourfront restaurant following the performance upon presentation of their ticket stubs. If you purchse tickets to five or more shows, the price will be discounted to $30 each. For more information, see or contact Matt Nester at


Time to get back to working on those Susie Qs and box steps some more as Sabor Dance School have released their Fall Class Schedule.  Classes offered include zumba, salsa, hustle, tango and ballroom and run for 7 weeks from $100.   Some classes are also available through the Community Education Programme and these run for 8 weeks, starting October 1st.  For more details, see




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

Bermuda Summer of Love: John Lennon Tribute (Concert, Book Launch and Double CD Release) – September 21st

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

Bermuda National Gallery: Docent/Gallery Guide Training for Educators – September 22nd

Annual Gombey Festival 2012 – September 22nd

Chewstick Griot Session: Rachel Brown – September 22nd

BRFU Family Fun Day at Snorkel Park – September 22nd

BEPRO 2012 Entrepreneurship Workshop: Building Your Business – September 22nd

Let’s Move Day – September 23rd

Melissa Wishart Oil Painting Workshop – September 25th

Eliminate Pain for Good: The Importance of Postural Assessment Workshop – September 25th

Celtic Sisters: Abundance For All – starts September 25th

Schools To Know International Boarding Schools Fair – September 26th and 27th

Spark Launch Party – September 26th

Discovery Wines: Steel Sommeliers – September 26th

Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda Movie Screening: For the Bible Tells Me So – September 27th

Bento Box and Sake Evening at Ten – 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

CultureFest: Unity in the Community – September 29th and 30th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 30th

5K Core Family Fun Walk – September 30th

2nd Annual Making Hunger History Week – September 30th to October 6th

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Opening Ceremony – October 1st

Eliza Doolittle Society Golf Social – October 1st

Kirtan College – October 4th to 7th

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: The Producers – October 4th to 13th

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Wear it Pink Denim Day – October 5th

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Annual Friday Fish Fry – October 5th

Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation (KAF) Backyard Bash – October 6th

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Just Between Us Fashion Show and Tea – October 7th

PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run & Walk – October 7th

TEDxBermuda – October 13th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 14th

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 16th Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk – October 17th

Mount Saint Agnes Academy (MSA) Bazaar: Nursery Rhymes – October 19th and 20th

Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2012 Bermuda Dog Shows – October 20th to 21st

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Melange Life After Cancer Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser – October 20th

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Breast Health Talk – October 25th

G&S Opera: L’Elisir d’Amore – October 27th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 28th

G&S Opera: Verdi’s Otello – November 10th

Garden Club of Bermuda presents Christmas in November  – November 17th

G&S Opera: Adès’ The Tempest – November 24th

G&S Opera: Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus)  – January 12th 19th

G&S Opera: Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) – January 26th

G&S Opera: Verdi’s Aida – February 9th

G&S Opera: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda – March 9th

G&S Opera: Verdi’s Rigoletto – March 23rd

G&S Opera: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini – April 20th

G&S Opera: Handel’s Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar) – May 4th


Have a wonderful weekend!



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