March 1st, 2013
Happy Friday Troops!
Much as we needed our tanks filled, fingers crossed for a dry weekend! Here is a quick update of what’s coming up in Bermuda:
Bermuda’s newest fun spot is having its Grand Opening today. Bermuda Fun Golf is an 18-hole mini golf course at Royal Naval Dockyard, which promises as much fun for the avid golfer as it does for the whole family. Their winter hours will be 3pm until 10pm on Fridays and noon until 10pm on Saturdays and Sundays. More details are available on their website at www.fungolf.bm.
If you dream of your child playing in a future Cup Match, then you’ll be interested to know that Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) are offering free Pee Wee “Have-a-Go” Cricket for 5 to 7 year olds. The Pee Wee Cricket Program introduces the game of cricket in a fun, structured and safe environment and runs every Saturday from tomorrow, March 2nd until March 30th at Berkeley Gymnasium. 5 year olds will be shown the ropes from 2pm until 3pm and 6 to 7 year olds are from 3.15pm until 4.15pm. The BCB utilises internationally qualified level I and level II coaches and aims to provide a maximum of 1 to 10 coach/player ratio. The National U15s and U19s players volunteer as peer mentors to all Pee Wee Cricketers during the programme and there is a free skill-building session for parents too. For more information, or to register, contact 292-8958 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concierges are right on the front line in terms of interaction with our guests, so it’s vitally important that they have a good knowledge of all that Bermuda has to offer. For this reason, the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce are hosting the First Annual Concierge Day on Wednesday, March 6th. The day will start at 8.15pm, dock-side at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess where you will catch the Sea Taxi to Dockyard. At 9.30am, you will be welcomed by a WEDCO sponsored breakfast at Bonefish Grill before a tour of Dockyard. At 11.45am, participants will board a tour bus to St. George’s, where they will have lunch, followed by a tour of St. George’s. The tour will return to the Fairmont Hamilton Princess in time for the tradeshow reception from 4pm until 6pm. There is no fee to participate in this event and all are welcome. If you would like to be involved, either as a concierge/front desk/information centre representative or as a Tradeshow exhibitor, please contact Joanne MacPhee at email@example.com by Monday, March 4th.
Fans of characters such as the Grinch and the Cat in the Hat might already be aware that this weekend marks Dr. Seuss’ birthday. To celebrate, Cornerstone Day Care and Preschool are having daily events and stories all of next week, including one that the public can get involved in. On Wednesday, March 6th, between 11am and 2pm, they will be holding a special Dr. Seuss Bake Sale under the porch at the entrance to the Royal Gazette offices on Par-la-Ville. Seuss-themed goodies such as Green Eggs and Ham Cookies, Lorax Cupcakes, and more will be on offer. Aptly, proceeds will go towards updating the children’s library and to purchase some new equipment for the teachers and students.
The 8th edition of the Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) will be from Thursday, March 14th until Sunday, March 17th in the usual venue of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. This year’s line-up includes such varied subject matters as a look at the life and work of a gang reformer, the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of the global south, an interracial love story during the Civil Rights era, and more. Tickets are $15 per film and available online from www.bdatix.bm or from Sportseller or Fabulous Fashions. For more information, call 232-2255, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website at www.bermudadocs.com for film synopses and trailers.
Good news for anyone who likes the Vin Diesel look – over 40 brave Bermuda residents will have their heads shaved on Friday, March 15th to raise money for children’s cancer research! The St. Baldrick’s Foundation invite you to come and witness the shearing at Bermuda Athletic Association (BAA) Woodlands Road from 4.30pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information or to donate, please visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/eventid/961/eventyear/2013.
With a theme of Continent vs. Continent, Battle of the Grapes is the latest twist on a wine-tasting evening. Held at Gosling’s Wine Cellar, this event will be on Friday, March 15th from 6pm until 8pm and will be in support of the Bermuda Women’s National Volleyball Team competing in the 2013 Nat West Island Games. Tickets are $50 and available from www.pTix.bm.
Sorry adult runners, you’ll need to find something else to do that weekend as the 2013 KPMG Round the Grounds Race on Sunday, March 17th is for juniors ONLY! Held at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, this is for 4 to 18 year olds and the first race starts at 1pm. Masterworks will be providing children’s activities on the day and refreshments will be available. This race is sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNAA) in association with Mid-Atlantic Athletics Club. To register, visit www.racedayworld.com and contact the Race Director on 531-0303 for assistance.
As a greedy girl, I get very excited by this kind of thing – the City Food Festival will run from Monday, March 18th until Saturday, March 23rd. From 8am until 9am (or while supplies last) on the 18th, they will kick off the Food Festival with a complimentary continental breakfast in front of City Hall. The finale event will be a Food Festival in No. 1 Car Park on Saturday, March 23rd. From 2pm until 10pm, Bruce Barritt and Joe Gibbons will be hosting, with more than a dozen City restaurants and bars featured, offering a wide variety of foods and specialty drinks. Tickets are $40 for 5 tickets, or $10 for single tickets, and will be available in advance from www.pTix.bm or at the event. A full online program with multitudes of great dining specials for the entire week will be available online at www.cityofhamilton.bm from Monday, March 12th.
Sadly, this isn’t an event that I’m ever likely to need to attend but the 2013 Capital G Private Wealth Conference will be on Thursday, April 11th. This is the benchmark industry event for the wealth segment in Bermuda and provides an advice-based framework for addressing issues of topical relevance to Bermuda’s and the world’s high net worth segment. The Keynote Speaker is former Mexican president, Felipe Calderón, and the Conference will focus on the threats to wealth preservation in today’s economy and geographic segments, effective strategies for wealth protection and inter-generational wealth transfer. The Conference will host 250 delegates representing end clients and their respective agents at Fairmont Southampton for a one-day event. The cost of registration is $250 for a Full Day Pass or $100 for a Half Day Pass. For more information, see www.capitalgpwc.com.
The 75th Annual Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition (formerly known as the Ag Show) will be at the Botanical Gardens from Thursday, April 18th until Sunday, April 20th from 8am until 6pm. As well as the usual exhibits of flowers, vegetables and animals, the show will feature local bands, equestrian events, dance troupes, school choirs, storytelling, dog agility, community booths, decorated eggs and kites, craft vendors, food stalls, school exhibits and more. Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors or children under 16 and free for children under 5. Full details can be found in the 2013 catalogue at www.bdaexhibition.bm.
A new addition to the Regular/Recurring Events section, Salt Rock Grill have introduced a weekly way to have fun while helping local charities. Their Quiz Night will be every Tuesday night from 8pm, with prizes including restaurant vouchers and liquor. The cost is $10 for a team of up to 4 players or $15 for up to 6 players and all entry fees go to the participating team’s Bermuda registered charity of choice. Rounds include ‘Family Feuds’, General Knowledge, Current News, Music, Pictures and a mystery round that changes each week. For more information, see www.saltrockgrillbda.com or contact Quizmaster Paul on 541-0663.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
No link means that the details are in this current post. For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section:
Bermuda Department of Tourism: Love Month – until March 3rd
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – until March 5th
Onions Gallery: Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts: Festival Impressions
Studio A: A Dauber’s Journey by Edwin Mortimer
Studio B: Photography by Raleigh International
Edinburgh Gallery: Works by Seasons Learning Centre
Winterlicious Menu at Island Restaurant Group – until March 14th
Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until May 11th
Eyes on the World Exhibit
Women Artists in the Bermuda National Gallery Collection
Impressions of Bermuda: The David L. White Gift to the Bermuda National Gallery
Meredith Andrews: Portraits of Power Exhibit
Drawing with Light: Photography in Bermuda Exhibit at Masterworks – until September 1st
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 18th to March 2nd
Food & Drink Exhibition by William J. Gringley at Common Ground – February 14th to May 8th
Island Narrative: Land & Sea Exhibit at Masterworks – February 15th to March 6th
Yoga for the Five Elements Workshop with Todd Norian – March 1st to 3rd
Bermuda Rugby U19 Open Day – March 1st
Bermuda Nights at Cafe 4 – March 1st
Bermuda Fun Golf Grand Opening – March 1st
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 2nd
Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) Pee Wee “Have-a-Go” Cricket – begins March 2nd
Spring Break Bermuda – March 2nd to 8th
First Annual Concierge Day – March 6th
Cornerstone Day Care and Preschool Dr. Seuss Bake Sale – March 6th
Keep It Up – March 7th to 9th
Bermuda: An Everyday Life Exhibit at ACE Gallery – March 8th to 22nd
Bermuda Nights at Cafe 4 – March 8th
Spring Break Bermuda – March 9th to 15th
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
Grow Your Own Food Biointensive Gardening Course – starts March 9th
Island Challenge – March 9th
Puss N Boots 2013 – March 9th
7th Annual Lindo’s to Lindo’s Run and Walk – March 10th
For the Love of You – March 10th
Duke University Concert Chorale – March 10th
Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) – March 14th to 17th
Believe 2013, Comedy Hyposis Show – March 15th
St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser – March 15th
Battle of the Grapes: Continent vs. Continent Wine Tasting – March 15th
Artistic Phase – March 15th to 17th
Spring Break Bermuda – March 16th to 22nd
Easter Workshop For Children at Petals – March 16th
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 16th
Keith Fitz-Gerald Book Signing at Brown and Co – March 16th
MAMA Car Boot Sale – March 16th
TROIKA Bermuda Get into the Groove Dance Workshop – March 16th
Experimental Art Workshop with Dr. Charles Zuill – March 17th
KPMG Round the Grounds Race – March 17th
City Food Festival – March 18th to 23rd
Hasty Pudding Theatricals: There’s Something About Maui – March 20th to 22nd
Bermuda Beach Art Festival Workshops – March 20th to 22nd
Harvard in Hamilton for Families VII – March 21st
4th Annual Bacardi World Par-3 Championship – March 22nd to 24th
G&S Opera: Verdi’s Rigoletto – March 23rd
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 23rd
Bermuda Beach Art Festival – March 23rd
An Audience with Tony Jacklin, CBE – March 23rd
An Evening of Southern Hemisphere Wine Tasting – 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
BHI Hospitality Month (Central and City) – April 1st to 7th
BHI Hospitality Month (East End) – April 8th to 14th
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Calendar Girls – April 11th to 20th
BHI Hospitality Month (Sound & Shore) – April 15th to 21st
Capital G Private Wealth Conference – April 11th
75th Annual Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition (Ag Show) – April 18th to 20th
G&S Opera: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini – April 20th
Mariners RFC Annual Mad Hatter’s Party – April 20th
BHI Hospitality Month (West End) – April 22nd to 28th
Urban Foot Race – April 28th
Sir Stanley Burgess 5K – May 12th
Whisky Training and Tasting Sessions with Dewar’s Global Brand Ambassador – June 11th to 14th
2nd Annual Bermuda Highland Games – June 15th
Royal Challenge – October 12th
Whether you love or hate the current Harlem Shake phenomenon, you’ll surely want to see the Bermy version, courtesy of BerMemes:
Have a fantastic weekend!