February 6th, 2013

Hi Kids!


Lots of love-themed events coming up in Bermuda – here are the latest:

Tree of Love

If you have been on the second floor of the new Washington Mall the past few days, you have probably noticed the outdoor garden which has suddenly appeared opposite Bermuda Gold Standard.  The Garden of Love, sponsored by the Washington Mall and Sousa’s Landscaping, is a Valentine’s promotion aiming to literally grow love in the Heart of Hamilton, with all proceeds going to the Bermuda Heart Foundation.  The garden will include a plethora of plants, benches for people to enjoy their lunch, water features, and a Love Tree where, by donating to charity, you can leave a message to a loved one. The message will be written on heart shaped biodegradable paper that has flower seeds pressed into it. At the end of February, the tree will be planted in a public park and the seeds from the paper will sprout flowers in the spring, creating a carpet of flowers around the Love Tree.  If you submit your love message or song of choice by February 7th, you will be entered into a  singing love-a-gram competition. On Valentines Day, several winners will have their love message sung to their sweetheart by a singing tell-a-gram.


Wine Tasting World Tour

A Wine Tasting Fundraiser for the Bermuda NatWest Island Games 2013 will be on Thursday, February 7th at Gosling’s Wine Cellar on Dundonald Street.  This will run from 5.30pm until 8.30pm and the evening will have an International Theme with 7 wines being sampled from the World Regions of South Africa, Spain, Chile, Australia, Washington state and Portugal. In addition to the wine tasting, there will also be light hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. Tickets are $50 and available at Island Embroidery at 117 Front Street or 295-4352.





BNL Pre Valentine's Ladies' Night

Sorry boys, but this one is not for you!  Bermuda National Library is hosting a Pre Valentine’s Ladies’ Night on Thursday, February 7th.  From 7.30pm until 9.30pm, you can pick up some tips on keeping your relationship spicy as Tracey Caswell reads from her book, Twelve Nights with Tracey, and learn some sensuous moves as Dy-Ann Simmons from Fusion Fitness teaches belly dancing. Light refreshments will be served and a variety of vendors will be available. The cover charge is $10 and space is limited, but you can confirm your spot by calling 295-2905.



Rett Fundraiser

On February 24th, a group from Bermuda will be participating in the Disney Princess Half Marathon for Girl Power 2 Cure, raising funds to find a cure for Rett Syndrome, a debilitating neurological disorder that predominantly affects girls. Before that though, a fundraiser will be held locally at a Cocktails and Auction at Muse Rooftop Skybar on Thursday, February 7th. From 6pm until 9pm, the evening will include a welcome cocktail and live auction with items including sailing, golf, paddle boarding, Segway tours, mini putting.  Tickets are $25 per person and available from www.pTix.bm.




Black History Month

To mark Black History Month, CV Cafe in St. George’s will be holding an evening of poetry, art and expression with the support of The Chewstick Foundation on Saturday, February 9th. The evening will start at 6pm, running until 9pm and will feature spoken word performances by Kim Dismont-Robinson, Vejay Steede and Alan Smith, with visual art displays by Vanese Gordon, Anne Kermode, John Manderson, Susan Thomas, Dejon “Flow” Simons, Calix Smith, Donna Smith, Ed Smith and Ami Zanders.  This is a free event but donations toward The Chewstick Foundation are appreciated. For more information, contact 297-0208 or misela1999@yahoo.com.




Both individuals and teams are encouraged to participate in the P.A.L.S. 25th Annual Sponsored Walk on Sunday, February 10th.  This event raises money for cancer care in Bermuda, enabling five nurses to make thousands of home visits annually at no charge.  Walkers leave Dockyard at 7.30am sharp (free ferry from Hamilton at 7am) and finish at Albuoy’s Point via the scenic Railway Trail.  All walkers will receive a medal and a certificate of participation. There will be no registration on the day so you need to register in advance at the P.A.L.S. office at 18 Point Finger Road or at Washington Mall.  For more information, contact 236-7257 or pals@northrock.bm.


LO Chinese New Year

Happy New Year!  Lunar Year, that is.  Chinese New Year 2013 falls on Sunday, February 10th and, to celebrate the Year of the Snake, L’Oriental are offering a special menu, available from Monday, February 11th until Wednesday, February 13th.  The menu is for a minimum of four people and costs $39.75 per person.  For reservations, call 296-4477.





Alliance Francaise

The monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing On Connait La Chanson on Tuesday, February 12th at 8pm at BUEI. Tickets are $5 for members, $8 for non-members and $3 students. Full details can be found at www.alliancefrancaise.bm.





Chakra Shamanic Yoga

All you yoga addicts out there will be happy to hear that Cambridge Beaches are hosting a Chakra Yoga & Shamanic Dance Journey on five consecutive Wednesdays, beginning February 13th.  Dr. Bianca Baudendistel will be helping you get in touch with your spiritual side through ecstatic spirit dance, chakra yoga, drum meditations, dreamcatcher-making and more from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.  The cost/Love Donation is $195 and includes workshop book, crystal beads and light refreshments. For more details or reservations, contact Bianca at bkomansky@yahoo.com or 300-0505, or Cambridge Beaches at oceanspa@cambeach.com or 234-3636.



Warwick Academy

Looking for some bargains on clothing, kitchen equipment, toys, games, linens, china, books or shoes?  The Warwick Academy Clothing Mart Public Sale, a Bermuda tradition for over 50 years, will be on from 11am until 5pm on Wednesday, February 13th, and from noon until 5pm on Thursday the 14th until Saturday the 16th with a $5 Clear-Up Day Bag Sale on Sunday the 17th from 3pm until 5pm.  This takes place in Warwick Academy’s Phoebe Purvis Memorial Hall (PPMH), next to the pool.  If you’d like to sell your own items, contact Lynne Fisher on 238-0434.  You receive 60% of the sale price, giving the other 40% to the school.  They are also looking for volunteers and anyone who has helped for 6 hours or more is eligible to shop at the Worker’s Sale one day prior to the public sale.



Kardias Club Heart to Heart

The Kardias Club are hosting a special Valentine’s Day fundraiser on Thursday, February 14th at the Gosling’s Wine Cellar on Dundonald Street. The Heart to Heart Wine Tasting event will run from 6pm until 9pm and will feature wines from around the world with catering by Carlos.  Tickets are $65 and are available from 500-2721 to purchase a ticket. Proceeds will benefit Tomorrow’s Voices whose centre provices daily services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities in Bermuda.





Valentines Day Whale Watching

Blue Water Divers and Watersports are now taking bookings for a Valentine’s Day expedition on Thursday, February 14th.  As with all boat trips, this is weather dependent, but they expect to depart from Robinson’s Marina at Somerset Bridge at 9.30pm, check-in at 9am an returning around 3pm, depending on sightings.  The cost is $85 per person or $65 for kids under 12.  To reserve, call 234-1034 or book online at www.DiveBermuda.com.



MEF Group Valentine

Several of the restaurants under the MEF Group umbrella are offering special menus for Valentine’s Day.  Little Venice’s Valentine’s Dinner Menu is $69.75.  For reservations, call 295-3503.  L’Oriental have a $49.75 menu which you can reserve by calling 296-4477.  La Trattoria have a $43.75 menu which you can reserve by calling 295-1877.  Blu Bar & Grill’s Valentine’s Dinner Menu costs $69.75 and can be reserved by calling 232-2323.  Fourways Inn have a $79 menu for Valentine’s Day and a special Valentine’s Family Brunch on Sunday, February 17th for $42.75.  For reservations, call 236-6517.  Harbourfront don’t have a specific menu for Valentine’s Day but will be offering their regular a la carte menu.



Melange Movie Event

Melange are hosting a special fundraising Movie Event for Children on Saturday, February 16th at Speciality Cinema & Grill.  From 10am until 1pm, kids can enjoy a special 3-D screening of the movie, Escape from Planet Earth, a magic show and balloon artist, G-Whiz.  Tickets are $25, which includes a kids popcorn, candy and a drink, and can be purchased in advance from Speciality Cinema.  All proceeds benefit P.A.L.S. and LCCA.





Winter Yoga Classes

Starting Saturday, February 16th, the Yoga Centre on Victoria Street are offering 6-week courses for yoga newbies. The courses promise to help you rediscover your body, how it works and what you can do with it by focusing on postures, alignment, breathing and relaxation.  Beginner’s Yoga I will be offered on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 7pm with Jeneba and Joanne.  The Beginners II course will be on Tuesdays from 5.30pm until 7pm with Frances or on Saturdays from 3pm until 4.30pm with Cinde, and walk-in students are welcome.  The Pre-Natal course is on Saturdays from 8am until 9.20am  with Joanne.  Each course costs $130 and you can register by contacting 295-7525 or yogacentrebermuda@gmail.com.



Bermuda Military Rarities

The Bermuda National Library are hosting a Book Launch and Lecture for Bermuda Military Rarities – Revisited by Andrew Berminghamon on Thursday, February 21st.  This will be from 7.30pm until 9pm and light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, contact the Local Studies Librarian, Ellen Jane Hollis, at ejhollis@gov.bm between February 11th and 19th.





Dale Graves

The Annual Commemorative Service for Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale, USN, will be on Saturday,  February 23rd. Midshipman Dale died on February 22nd, 1815, is said to be the last American casualty of the War of 1812.  The event will begin with an introduction at 5pm in King’s Square, St George’s, in front of the Butterfield Bank Building (former Stennett’s Hotel, where he died) and then will proceed to his grave in St. Peter’s historic graveyard. From 6pm, there will be a reception and then dinner in Griffin’s Bistro at the St. George’s Club.  The guest speaker is the Worshipful Garth Rothwell, the Mayor of St George’s, and dinner will be followed by an Art Auction to benefit the Friends. The cost for the reception and dinner is $60 per person and you can RSVP to St Peter’s Church Office at 297-2459 or friends@stpeters.bm.


LV Chefs Table

Little Venice have introduced a new dining concept for Friday nights.  Their Mix & Mingle Chef’s Table starts at 7.30pm, with 14 seats available weekly.  This is open to singles, couples and small groups, and the menu changes weekly, with wine specials also offered.  The cost is $49.75 for 4 courses or $58.75 for 5 courses.  For reservations, call 295-3503.





L'Oriental 20 Percent Off

Due to popular demand, L’Oriental has extended the special offer they were running.  For the month of February, they are offering 20% off the regular dinner menu if you dine before 7pm, Monday to Thursday.  For reservations, call 295-8977.







Ocean Spa Feb Offers

The Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beaches have released their special offers for February with selected 50-minute Aromatherapytreatments available for $99. You can choose from  five treatments including Revive Body, De-Stress Body, Rose Prescription Facial, Rose Anti-aging facial or Refining Balance Facial.   In addition, you will also receive a 10% discount on any Aromatherapy Associates facial skin care products when you book on of these treatments.  For reservations, contact 234-3636 or oceanspa@cambeach.bm.






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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Quenching Thirst Exhibit at Masterworks – until February 12th

Free Admission for Bermuda Residents to National Museum of Bermuda – until February 28th

The Garden of Love – until February 28th

Bermuda Department of Tourism: Love Month – until March 3rd

Winterlicious Menu at Island Restaurant Group – until March 14th

Eyes on the World Exhibit at Bermuda National Gallery – until May 11th

Women Artists in the Bermuda National Gallery Collection Exhibit – until May 11th

Impressions of Bermuda: The David L. White Gift to the Bermuda National Gallery – until May 11th

Meredith Andrews: Portraits of Power Exhibit at Bermuda National Gallery – until May 11th

Drawing with Light: Photography in Bermuda Exhibit at Masterworks – until September 1st

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 18th to March 2nd

Bermuda’s 2nd Annual Restaurant Week – January 21st to February 16th

An Introduction to Feng Shui – February 6th

Bermuda NatWest Island Games 2013 Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Gosling’s Wine Cellar – February 7th

Bermuda National Library Pre Valentine’s Ladies’ Night – February 7th

Cocktails and Auction Fundraiser for Rett Syndrome at Muse – February 7th

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Same Old Song – February 8th

Sandys 360 Annual Wet N Wild Swim-a-thon – February 8th

The Book Cellar’s Wine Tasting with Discovery Wines – February 8th

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

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – February 9th

Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau Catastic Valentine Frolic Fundraiser – February 9th

3rd Annual Frog Race at Frog & Onion – February 9th

Charity Quiz Night at the Docksider Pub: Major Chris Wheddon Fundraiser – February 9th

Secrets presents Intrigued – February 9th

Black History Month Celebration with CV Cafe and Chewstick – February 9th

Grow Your Own Food Biointensive Gardening Course – starts February 10th

P.A.L.S. 25th Annual Sponsored Walk – February 10th

Chinese New Year: Year of the Snake Menu at L’Oriental – February 11th to 13th

Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party at Dockies – February 12th

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: On Connait La Chanson – February 12th

Chakra Yoga & Shamanic Dance Journey at Cambridge Beaches – February 13th

Warwick Academy Clothing Mart Public Sale – February 13th to 17th

St. Valentine’s Day at Harry’s – February 14th

St. Valentine’s Day at Ocean Echo at The Reefs – February 14th

St. Valentine’s Day at The Point Restaurant at Rosewood Tucker’s Point – February 14th

Heart to Heart Wine Tasting – February 14th

Blue Water Divers and Watersports Valentine’s Day Expedition – February 14th

Valentine’s Day at MEF Group Restaurants – February 14th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society Show: Bouncers – February 14th to 16th

11th Annual Coldwell Banker Home Show – February 15th and 16th

Light My Fire Valentine’s Party at Cosmopolitan Nightclub – February 15th

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – February 16th

The Rotary Club of Sandys Bermuda 40th Anniversary CelebrationFebruary March 16th

Keith Fitz-Gerald Book Signing at Brown and CoFebruary March 16th

Melange Fundraising Movie Event for Children – February 16th

Beginner’s Yoga Course at the Yoga Centre – starts February 16th

2nd Annual Validus Re Running of the Bulls 5K – February 17th

Valentine’s Family Brunch at Fourways – February 17th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society Show: Bouncers – February 21st to 23rd

Bermuda Military Rarities – Revisited:  Book Launch and Lecture  – February 21st

Bermuda Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc and BermudaNightOut.com present Mint Condition – February 23rd

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – February 23rd

Annual Commemorative Service for Midshipman Dale – February 23rd

Argus Walks the Walk – February 24th

Eliza Dolittle Society’s 7th Annual Soup-A-Bowl – February 25th

Yoga for the Five Elements Workshop with Todd Norian – March 1st to 3rd

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 2nd

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

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 9th

Family Centre: Celebrate the Night – March 9th

Easter Workshop For Children at Petals – March 16th

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 16th

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

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 23rd

Easter Designs For Your Home Workshop at Petals – March 25th

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 30th

Bermuda SPCA Camp Ruffin’ It – starts April 1st

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Calendar Girls – April 11th to 20th

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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