October 10th, 2012

Morning Troops!

We’re lucky enough to still have blue skies for the most part so far this month.  It is getting very close to that inbetween time of year that makes it really difficult to choose what to wear in the morning though.  I’m already painfully slow in the mornings so anything that requires brain power before I’ve had my first caffeine of the day can be quite disastrous – good thing that there are lots of Bermuda events coming up to distract me:


Schools To Know invite you to their International Boarding Schools Fair  Featuring Schools That Offer Additional Academic Support on Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th. Over thirty well-known and respected boarding schools are coming to the Fairmont Hamilton Princess to share their programme information with you. Between 4.30pm and 7.30pm on each evening, you can learn what these schools have to offer and representatives will give you details on their programmes, facilities and financial aid opportunities. There will also be a parent workshop on Innovations in Learning: Research into Practice, led by Helen Waldron, Learning Specialist from The Forman School from 4.30pm until 5.30pm.  This event is free with no registration required.  For more information, contact tory@schoolstoknow.com or see http://schoolstoknow.com/.

Now in its 5th year, the Charman Prize in an annual art prize competition for local artists based in Bermuda. The winner will be revealed on Friday, October 12th with all entries displayed in the Butterfield Gallery at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art.  This event is open to the public from 5.30pm until 8.30pm and the awards ceremony will begin at 6.30pm. The show will run until January 3rd. Admission is free for members and under-12s and $5 for everyone else. For more information please contact Robyn De Silva on 299-4000.

A fundraiser with a difference as Dolphin Quest and the National Museum of Bermuda present a High Flying Dolphin Fundraiser Show on Sunday, October 14th.  This will be from noon until 4pm, with sign up for dolphin photos and dolphin feedings at 1pm and the show starting at 2pm.  In addition to this, there will be a bake sale and Bermudian Paralympian Jessica Lewis will be available for photos between noon and 2pm. The cost of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, with additional charges for photos and feeds.  All proceeds will benefit WindReach Bermuda’s Adaptive Sports Programme. For more information, contact 234-4464.


Expanding to 4 days instead of the usual three, the Fall edition of the Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) will be from Thursday, October 18th until Sunday, October 21st in the usual venue of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. This year’s line-up includes award-winners from other film festivals, such as Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Hot Docs, the African Movie Academy Awards, and more.  Tickets are $15 per film and available online from www.bdatix.bm or from All Wrapped Up or Fabulous Fashions. For more information, call 232-2255, email bermudadocs@northrock.bm or see the website at www.bermudadocs.com for film synopses and trailers – here’s the programme!

The Association of Canadians is holding Bermuda’s First Terry Fox Run on Sunday, October 21st. In 1980, after having lost a leg to cancer, Terry Fox embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. He ran halfway across Canada before he was forced to quit the race due to his illness. After he died in 1981, Canadians around the world held annual runs to raise money for cancer research. Registration is from 7am, with the run starting at Shelly Bay Park at 9am and continuing along the Railway Trail. To register or donate, please visit www.canadians.bm.

As you’ll all be aware, Bermuda has always sourced the majority of its fresh water supply from rainfall.  Have you given any thought to how sustainable this might be with the increase in population and per-unit use?  Bermuda Environmental & Sustainability Taskforce (BEST) present Bermuda’s Water Ways: Documentary Film and Panel Discussion on Tuesday, October 23rd.  This will be at BUEI from 7.30pm until 9pm and will feature a screening of Trusting Rain,  a documentary film by Kristin Alexander, followed by a panel discussion with  Carvel Van Putten, Mark Rowe, Francis Marshall, Stuart Hayward and moderated by Carol Dixon.  Tickets are $20 and available from The Music Box on 295-4839 or from the BEST office at 292-3782 or office@best.org.bm.


The Corporate Games are the worlds largest multi-sport festival since 1988 with 160 games held in 53 cities, 25 countries, on 5 continents, with over 1 million participants from 20,000 companies. Bermuda has been chosen as the Host Country to stage Inaugural Atlantic Region Corporate Games and this will be from Thursday, October 25th until Sunday, October 28th. The Games Village will be based on Front Street, Harbour Side with an Opening Reception & Registration on the 25th, a Parade of Athletes and Streetfest on the 27th and a Closing Awards Celebration on the 28th.  And this is all BEFORE we even mention the 18 sports which are included!  For full details on how to get involved, please visit www.bermudacorporategames.com.




La Serena Spa at the Reefs presents a 2 Part Stretching & Pain Relief Workshop with Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist, Greg Ozarowski on Tuesday, October 30th and Tuesday, November 6th, from 7pm until 8pm each evening.  The first workshop will teach you how to stretch your entire body in just 15 minutes (bring a yoga mat) and the second will cover emergency self massage for pain relief of the upper and lower body (bring a yoga mat, tennis ball and golf ball).  The cost is $120 for both workshops and all attendees will be offered a 15% discount for their next treatment with Greg.  There are only 10 spaces available but you can secure your spot by contacting 239-0184 or laserenaspa@thereefs.bm.


The last Bermuda Karate Institute (BKI) competition of 2012 will be the 25th Annual Skippy Kick, an open martial arts tournament on Sunday, November 4th.  This will be from 1pm at Pembroke Sunday School and will include forms, weapon forms, point sparring, full contact and 2011 winners Kent Bean and Jasmyn Renfroe.  The cost of entry is $10 for adults and $5 for under-12s.  For more information, contact 292-2157.


Cosmopolitan Nightclub, most recently known as Moon, are currently running a few special offers.  First up is their new Ibiza Lounge Happy Hour on Fridays.  This will be from 9pm until midnight and includes  $6 highballs, beers and wine as well as complimentary appetisers.  Work in the Hospitality Industry?  Then you’re in luck as they will also be offering 25% off for Hospitality workers on Sundays until midnight.

There are few things I like better than sugar.  Sugar in the name of charity?  That’s even better!  Mother’s Treat Gourmet Cupcakes are Cupcakes with a Cause as, if you purchase a minimum of 24 cupcakes, a portion will support the New Beginnings Education Trust’s $1 Million Campaign.  For more information, or to place an order, contact 536-5035 or info@motherstreats.com.




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

Oktoberfest at Newport, a Gastropub – October 1st to 15th

OctoberFeast at Pickled Onion – October 1st to 31st

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

Sugar Blues Lecture – October 10th

International Boarding Schools Fair  Featuring Schools That Offer Additional Academic Support – October 10th and 11th

Catena Wines Wine Tasting and Food Pairing at Waterlot – October 11th

The Kulture Loft – October 12th

5th Annual Charman Prize at Masterworks – October 12th to January 3rd

TEDxBermuda – October 13th

All or Nothing: WBC & WBA World Middleweight Championship – October 13th

Cambridge Beaches Reiki Level 1 Workshop – October 13th

Discovery Wines: Wine Paired Dinner Cruise – October 13th

Bermuda SPCA Animal Expo 2012 – October 13th

Anything is Possible – October 13th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 14th

Caledonian Society of Bermuda Film Screening: Local Hero – October 14th

High Flying Dolphin Fundraiser Show – October 14th

Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival – October 15th to 17th

Halloween at Newport, a Gastropub – October 16th to 31st

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

Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) – October 18th to 21st

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

Bermuda…More Than Meets The Eye: Photography Exhibition by Scott Gemmell – October 19th to November 6th

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

The Art of Music – October 20th

Bermuda’s First Terry Fox Run – October 21st

BEST present Bermuda’s Water Ways: Documentary Film and Panel Discussion – October 23rd

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

Bermuda Corporate Games – October 25th to 28th

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

BSoA Workshop with Margaret Best: Exciting New Techniques in Coloured Pencil – October 27th and 28th

Zombies From Dockyard – October 27th

Mariners RFC Annual Halloween Party – October 27th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 28th

Curling Leaves and Petals Perspective: A Drawing Workshop with Margaret Best – October 30th

2 Part Stretching & Pain Relief Workshop with Greg Ozarowski – October 30th and November 6th

Annual Teachers TRFC Halloween Party – November 3rd

BSoA Workshop with Margaret Best: Putting Light on the Subject – November 3rd and 4th

Bermuda Karate Institute: 25th Annual Skippy Kick – November 4th

Fruits, Forms and Fibonacci: A Studio Drawing Workshop with Margaret Best – November 7th

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

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



Enjoy the rest of the week!




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