November 14th, 2012

Morning Kids!

Wow, so many decorations seem to have sprung up suddenly over the past week! Spare a thought for those in other parts of the world who have to put up with yuletide music and decorations from September/October and are already Christmassed-out by November.  I am vehemently against Santa hats before Halloween is over but am happy for all the mulled wine, eggnog and mince pies to start appearing now.  Other than fairylights, here’s what else is going on in Bermuda:


In the mood for dancing?  Salsero Marshall Weller is having a Pre-Birthday Salsa Party tonight at Cafe Continental.  The evening begins at 8.15pm with an intermediate turn pattern/styling class, followed by dancing from 8.45pm until 11pm.  There is no cover charge and there will be drinks specials all night.




November is Diabetes Month and, as something that affects many in Bermuda, the Bermuda Diabetes Association is asking you to donate and participate in events that are being organised to highlight and bring awareness to diabetes education and prevention.  At Washington Mall today and on Wednesday, November 21st, there will be Free Health Screenings from 11.30am until 2pm.  The Esso Step by Step Walk for Diabetes will be on Sunday, November 18th and participants will leave Warwick Gas Station at 3pm, heading to Victoria Park.  Registration is $20 which includes a goodie bag with tee shirt and you can sign up at any Esso station.  Know Your Numbers is a free lunchtime seminar on Thursday, November 22nd.  This will be from 12.15pm until 1.30pm in the Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, near Albuoys Point and is for diabetes patients to learn more about glucose levels.  On Friday, November 30th, watch for volunteers in Hamilton for Diabetes Bermuda Tag Day and also Denim Day for Diabetes on the same day. Funds raised will support the many services and health education events that benefit the diabetes community.  Lindo’s in Devonshire and Buzz Restaurants will be supporting the diabetic community all month long.  Lindo’s will be offering specially-prepared meal choices at the takeout deli counter and Buzz Restaurants will be offering a specially-priced healthy meal deal all month, which will be available at all of their locations. Look for signage.  For more information on any of these, contact the Bermuda Diabetes Association on 297-8427.

Marks & Spencer and Angelo’s Bistro in Walker Arcade are teaming up to offer a special Wine Pairing Dinner event tomorrow at 7pm.  The evening will include a prosecco and canapés reception, a four course gourmet dinner, six wine pairings and coffee.  Attendees will also receive a 15% discount on M&S Wines.  Tickets cost $99 per person, which includes gratuity, and you can reserve your spot by contacting Lorraine on 295-0031 or

As part of a worldwide event of storytelling, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs presents Tellabration: An Evening of Bermuda Storytelling on Friday, November 16th. This event is for over-14s/adults and will be from 7pm in the Bermuda Room, Elbow Beach Hotel featuring storytellers include Florenz Webbe Maxwell, Penny Fowkes, Sara Westhead and Shurnette Caines.  Tickets are $5 and available at the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs in the Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building, 4th Floor, 58 Court Street.  For more information, contact Folklife Officer, Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson, on 292-1681 or

Need a good reason to get out of bed on Saturday mornings during the winter months?  The City Market (Farmers’ Market) at Washington Street (rain venue is Bull’s Head Car Park) will restart this Saturday, November 17th. This goes from 8am until noon every Saturday until June and features local vendors selling items grown or made by them, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, baked goods, preserves and crafts. Definitely worth a wander!



Another opportunity to purchase unique items crafted by local artists, the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents the 5th Annual One Stop Shopping event on Saturday November 17th.  From 10am until 4pm, you can browse a selection of ceramics, jewellery, cake balls, artwork, handbags, cedar crafts and children’s ware items. For more information, call the museum on 299-4000.





As part of the Historical Heartbeats Winter Series, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs are hosting a film night on Saturday, November 17th.  About Bermuda: The Life and Times of William Sayle will start at 6pm at Bermuda National Library with moderator James E. Smith.  Captain William Sayle of Smith’s Parish was the Governor of Bermuda on three separate occasions, as well as the first Governor of the Bahamas and of South Carolina and the film follows the trail of hardy settlers, intent on finding a better life for themselves. This event is free to the public.  For more information, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or see

Team ONI Racing Club (TORC) presents their Grand Auto-Moto Saloon on Sunday, November 18th from 1pm until 5pm at the Bermuda Motorsport Facility in St. David’s. This event is a ten category car, truck, bike and SUV show that features live local entertainment, moto duke-outs and a kids’ fun park, including TORC’s Electric Ride-on Supercars, where your child will have the opportunity to test drive electric replicas of Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi & F1 Racecraft.  Admission fee is $5 for kids aged 12 and under, $10 for adults and the vehicle participation fee is $20 for 2 wheels or $30 for 4 wheels.  All drivers will receive a sponsors gift pack, car show dash badge, two free tickets, soft drinks and snacks.  For tickets or more information, contact 517-9788 or


Saltus and the Menuhin Foundation are hosting a concert on Sunday, November 18th.  This will be from 6pm in John’s Church, Pembroke with featured performers including Steve Crawford, Caroline Davis, Suzanne Dunkerley, Margaret Fox, Kerry Haslam, Andrea Hodson, Alison Johnstone, Jonathan Kightley, Charles Knights, Lisa Maule, Steve Miles, Kate Ross and Lionel Thomas.  Tickets are on sale at the door and cost $10 adults and $5 for seniors/students with proceeds to the Menuhin Foundation.

How well do you remember the decade of the Spice Girls, Seinfeld, Monica Lewinsky and Dolly the Cloned Sheep?  Robin Hood Netball Team are giving you the chance to prove it at their I Love the 90s Pub Quiz at Robin Hood on Wednesday, November 21st at 8pm.  The cost is $10 per person (maximum of 6 per team) and there are prizes to be won.  There is no need to book your team spot in advance, just show up early enough to grab a table.



The 6th Annual Bacardi 8K Road Race and Walk will take place on Sunday, November 25th. Well-known within Bermuda’s running community, both for being a unique distance race and for having all the festivity of a Bacardi event, the Bacardi 8K begins at the Bacardi World Headquarters building, turns onto Pitt’s Bay Road towards Spanish Point, and ends at Bacardi. Walkers start at 8.30am, runners start at 9am and post-race, they are treated to a complimentary light breakfast, draw prizes and prizes to the top male and female finishers in several categories. The race is open to entrants 18 years or older and costs $20 for MAAC members, $25 for non-members and $35 for late entries. For more information, or to sign up, see

The Saint James Greater Anglican Church with The Giant Steps Group presents Christmas in Silver City Gospel Jazz on Saturday, December 8th.  This will be in Saint James Church Parish Hall from 7pm with featured artists including the Giant Steps Jazz Band, Keith Lee, the Allen Temple Liturgical Dancers, the Stage Group Quartette and the St. James Men’s Fellowship Choir.  Tickets are $20 for general admission, $50 for Patrons and are available at the door or from the church office.

Some of you may have noticed a new business springing up on Par La Ville Road, between International Imports and Otto Wurz.  Orchid Nail Spa has six pedicure spas and manicure stations, catering to male and female clients, as well as private group events.  To celebrate their soft opening, they are giving you 20% off your first service before November 18th as a sneak peak. Their services are outlined on their website and include  manicures, pedicures, shellac, acrylic and gel.  To book an appointment, call 296-8696.



Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Bermuda Art – June 15th to November 24th

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

BSoA Exhibition: TechArt 2012 – October 19th to November 28th

Get Steeped with Fairmont – November 1st to 30th

World Rugby Classic Week – November 10th to 17th

Diwali, the Festival of Lights at Indigo – November 13th and 14th

Bobbi Brown Consultations at A.S. Coopers – November 14th to 17th

Marshall’s Pre-Birthday Salsa Party – November 14th

Diabetes Month: Free Health Screenings – November 14th

M&S and Angelo’s Bistro Wine Pairing Dinner – November 15th

St. Peter’s Church 400th Anniversary Gala Banquet – November 16th

Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club Indian Buffet Dinner – November 16th

Tellabration: An Evening of Bermuda Storytelling – November 16th

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

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – begins November 17th

St. Peter’s Church 400th Anniversary – Why Am I Still An Anglican?: Coffee with Mrs. Caroline Chartres – November 17th

City Market (Farmers’ Market) – restarts November 17th

Masterworks 5th Annual One Stop Shopping – November 17th

Historical Hearbeats – About Bermuda: The Life and Times of William Sayle – November 17th

St. Peter’s Church 400th Anniversary Communion Service – November 18th

Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series – Italy: Love It Or Leave It and The Imposter – November 18th

Esso Step by Step Walk for Diabetes – November 18th

Team ONI Racing Club (TORC) Grand Auto-Moto Saloon – November 18th

Saltus and the Menuhin Foundation Concert – November 18th

PwC Parent Reception – November 19th

Create Your own Floral Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece Workshop – November 19th

Diabetes Month: Free Health Screenings – November 21st

Robin Hood Netball Team’s I Love the 90s Pub Quiz – November 21st

Fairmont Hamilton Princess: Thanksgiving All American Buffet – November 22nd

Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner at Beau Rivage – November 22nd

Diabetes Month: Know Your Numbers – November 22nd

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

The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball – November 24th

Barbados Association of Bermuda: Baja Men Can Cook – November 24th

Peddlers Porch at Somersfield Academy – November 24th

Barbados Association of Bermuda: Special Church Service at St. Mary’s Anglican Church – November 25th

Marketplace Santa Parade – November 25th

6th Annual Bacardi 8K Road Race and Walk – November 25th

MAMA Annual Fundraiser Wine Tasting Evening – November 29th

TechAwards Presentation Reception – November 29th

Barbados Association of Bermuda: Independence Day Cultural Night – November 30th

Diabetes Bermuda Tag Day – November 30th

Denim Day for Diabetes – November 30th

Fairmont Annual Teddy Bear Tea – December 1st to 24th

Bermuda Chamber Choir: A Ceremony of Carols – December 1st and 2nd

Barbados Association of Bermuda: Independence Dinner at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess – December 1st

Design Your Own Advent Wreath Workshop – December 1st

Masterworks Artist in Residence Exhibit: Suzanne Dickson Albert – December 5th to 19th

Construct Your Own Holiday Door Wreath – December 5th

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Pantomime: Aladdin – December 6th to 15th

Fairmont Hamilton Princess: Snow Ball Party – December 7th

Christmas in Silver City Gospel Jazz – December 8th

Fairmont Southampton Snowball Party – December 14th

Christmas Day Brunch at Hamilton Princess – December 25th

Traditional Gala Buffet at Hamilton Princess – December 25th

Spectacular Six Course Dinner at Harley’s Restaurant – December 31st

Jimmy Keys’ New Year’s Eve Dinner & Show (Fairmont Hamilton Princess) – December 31st

Brunch at Harley’s Restaurant – January 1st

Just For Laughs: Double Threat – January 9th

Just for Laughs Bermuda – January 10th to 12th

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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