February 6th, 2013
Lots of love-themed events coming up in Bermuda – here are the latest:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or 300-0505, or Cambridge Beaches at firstname.lastname@example.org or 234-3636.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org between February 11th and 19th.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
3rd Annual Frog Race at Frog & Onion – 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
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 Celebration –
February March 16th
Keith Fitz-Gerald Book Signing at Brown and Co –
February 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
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
Enjoy the rest of the week!