June 12th, 2013

Morning Troops!


Here we are again, halfway through another Bermuda-ful week and another upcoming holiday weekend to look forward to.  Still don’t have plans yet?  Well, I guess that’s why I’m here – here are the latest Bermuda events:

Open Mic Night at Hog Penny

Open Mic Night at Hog Penny has now moved to Wednesdays to coincide with Harbour Nights. From 10pm, hosts Will Black and Tony Brannon will invite any musical performers up on stage to sing, jam and entertain. No cover charge.



Tales of Cocktails

City Hall invite you to Tales of Cocktails: Classic Cocktails Happy Hour on Thursday, June 13th. Whether you’re interested in corporate networking, casual socializing or just a little cocktail experimenting, from 5pm until 8pm, you can enjoy music by VIBE 103 DJs, cosmopolitans, mojitos, martinis and more, celebrity star models, and a business card draw for prizes. ​There is no cover charge so you just have to purchase drink tickets on the night.






The Reefs are supporting local charities in a unique way with their Guest Bartender events on Thursdays. From 7pm until 9pm, $1 from every beverage sold in their main lounge area/bar will be donated and for June, The Sunshine League has been chosen as the beneficiary. Each week, there will be a different guest bartender assisting Mike Pitt their Head Bartender. On Thursday, June 13th, it will be Rachel Sawden, on Thursday, June 27th, it will be me (my bartending skills are appalling so it will be good for a laugh if nothing else) and and on the other two Thursdays, it will be a member of the staff or the board of The Sunshine League. This is an easy and fun way to support Bermuda’s oldest charity while unwinding at the end of the day.


Essential Oils

My Sereni-Tea are offering a free introductory session on Essential Oils for Health on Thursday, June 13th. From 7pm until 9pm, you can learn how to manage asthma, migraines, exzema, migraines, arthritis, weight loss, depression, anxiety and more. To RSVP, contact myserenitea@logic.bm.





Crystal Auction Night

My Sereni-Tea invite you to join them at their Crystal Silent Auction Night and Tea Tasting on Friday, June 14th. This will be from 7pm until 8.30pm. The auction will include malachite, lapis lazuli, pyrite, aragonite, wolfenite, quartz record keepers, and more. The auction will close at 8pm. To RSVP, contact 296-2114.





Holistic Fair

Another opportunity to explore alternative therapies and lifestyles at the next Holistic Fair on Saturday, June 15th. From 10am until 5pm at My Sereni-Tea, you can enjoy mini sessions for $1 per minute, complimentary iced tea, draw prizes, discounts and more. Practitioners and vendors in attendance will be Alyson Tuxworth and Deryn Higgins from Celtic Sisters (Intuitive Development workshops, Angel Readings and holistic treatments), Carolynne Fuhrtz (Energy Medicine Practicioner), Margaret Best (Best Life Coaching), Bernice White Ph.D (Rainbow Ray Healing), Ruthanne Outerbridge (Reiki Master/Intuitive), John Fletcher (EFT and Midas Touch​), Jacqui Lewis (Reiki/Intuitive Readings), Naomi Schroater (Sunshine Healing Coaching/Energy Balancing), East End Organics (nuts, salt, organic food) , doTerra Oils, Kimberly Jennings CT (Crystal Medicine), Pikul Gibbons (Massage Therapist) and Readings. For more information, or to register, contact celticsisters@northrock.bm or 296-2114.


Bermuda National Gallery

Bermuda National Gallery invite you to the Members’ Opening of James Cooper: Contemporary Conversation at BNG East in St. George’s on Saturday, June 15th.  This will be from 2pm until 4pm and then the Gallery will be open to the public for the Summer Art Walk in the East.  For more information, contact 295-9428.



Jackson School of Performing Arts

Congratulations are in order for making such a significant milestones as Jackson School of Performing Arts present their 60th Annual Summer Dance Recital, Rewind 2013 – 1953. This will be at the Earl Cameron Theatre from June 19th until June 23rd, with shows at 7pm nightly. Tickets are $39 for adults, $33 for children under 12 and available from www.bdatix.com – for more details, please see www.jacksonsschool.com.



Black Bay Beach

Black Bay Beach & Park in Sandys will be transformed to a Sunset Paradise on Sunday, June 16th.  From 5.30pm until 9.30pm, a Special Guest DJ will be spinning all the old school island and party music.  Admission is free.  To RSVP or to book your sunset paddle board tour, email blackbaybermuda@gmail.com.  This will be every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday and all are welcome.




Melange Glow Boat Cruise

A chance to donate to charity while getting your drink on, Melange presents Glow, their first Cruising for the Cause aboard the Restless Native catamaran on Friday, June 21st. The boat will start boarding at 5.30pm and will depart Albuoy’s Point at 6pm sharp, returning at 8.30pm. Included is a light buffet, one complimentary drink ticket, a gift bag, a cash bar and entertainment by DJ Julz. Tickets are $65 and are available from melangebda2007@gmail.com.





Aneesahs Nursery PreSchool Fundraising Fair

Aneesah’s Nursery & PreSchool are hosting a Fundraising Fair at the Berkeley Institute on Saturday, June 22nd. From 1pm unti 10pm, you can expect food, games with prizes, fun castles and more. This event will raise funds for school equipment with part proceeds to Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust. Admission is $2.



Gr8 2 Sk8

A great event for skaters and skateboarders as the Bermuda Urban Park Association in conjunction with the City of Hamilton is hosting a free Skateboarding and Fun Day on Saturday, June 22nd. Gr8 2 Sk8 will be at #5 Car Park on Front Street from 2pm until 8pm and will feature ramps and rails, live performances, guest DJs, and refreshments and food on sale. There will also be a sneak preview of the official plans for Project 88, Bermuda’s first concrete BMX and skatepark as well as the chance to join the Skate Bermuda Youth Team. For more information, see www.skatebermuda.net.



Fashion Workshop

Ever wanted to create your own home decor, clothing or accessories? The Fashion Workshop are offering beginner level DIY fashion and art classes at CV Cafe in St. George’s. on June 22nd, 25th, 27th and July 2nd, 6th, 9th, and 11th. Specific classes are Place Mats and Coasters on Saturday, June 22nd at 2pm, Oversized Clutch Purse on Tuesday, June 25th at 3pm, Tab Curtains on Thursday, June 27th at 2pm, Tote Bag on Tuesday, July 2nd at 3pm, Make and Customise an Apron on Saturday, July 6th at 3pm, Sheer Caftan on Tuesday, July 9th at 2pm and Floral Bouquet on Thursday, July 11th at 2pm. All classes are $50 and notions and fabrics are supplied. You are asked to bring your own sewing machine and you will leave with a pattern and finished products. Online registration and the class schedules are available at www.patricemorgan.com, or you can contact morganmediainc@gmail.com.


Sandys 360 Summer Academy 2013

The Sandys 360 Summer Academy & Camp will be running from Thursday, June 27th until Friday, August 30th for kids aged between 5 and 13. This will run from 8am until 6pm on weekdays with a pick up/drop off at Warwick Post Office available for parents who register for this service. Activities include a glass bottom boat, Aquarium visit, St. George’s visit, Dockyard visit, Bermuda Clay Works visit and academics will be taught by Qualified Teachers using Summer Bridge Books to assist with your child’s transition from the grade completed in June 2013 to the grade they will enter in September.  Specialized Camps include Drumline, Soccer, Cooking, Cricket, Fishing, Rugby and Dance. The cost is $150 per week for one child ($180 for the Cooking camp) and then $130 per week for the 2nd child. If you register by June 14th and pay in full, you will receive a 10% discount. For more information, or to register, contact 234-6195 or ttankard@sandys360.bm.

Free Your Creative Spirit

What better way of connecting with your inner creative self than being at sea? Painter Jacqueline Alma, Singer/songwriter Heather Nova, and Singer/drummer Christina Frith will all be leading workshops in drawing, creative writing, singing and drumming for a very special weekend, Free Your Creative Spirit,  aboard the Spirit of Bermuda from Friday, June 28th. The weekend begins at 5pm on the Friday and ends at 3pm on Sunday, June 30th and is an opportunity to enjoy gentle sailing in the Great Sound and evenings under the stars at anchor, while having the chance to unlock your creativity. The cost is $895, which includes all workshops, 2 nights accommodation aboard the Spirit of Bermuda and all meals. The artists are donating their time and all proceeds will go to the Bermuda Sloop Foundation to enrich and educate Bermuda’s youth. For more information, or to reserve, contact 737-5667 or info@bermudasloop.org


I Remember Better When I Paint

Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia will be screening the documentary, I Remember Better When I Paint, on Sunday, June 30th. This is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease and will start at 4pm at BUEI. The film is narrated by Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland (of Gone with the Wind) and features an interview with Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of acclaimed American actress, and Alzheimer’s sufferer, Rita Hayworth, who took up painting while struggling with the disease and produced beautiful works of art also featured in the film. In addition, there will also be a display of artwork by residents of Matilda Smith and Westmeath Nursing homes. Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia introduced and funds Therapeutic Art at these homes on a weekly basis. Tickets are $10 and are available from alzbermuda@yahoo.com or elizabeth.stewart@markelcorp.com.

BHI Camp

Showcasing Bermuda’s hospitality industry by engaging kids in a fun and meaningful way, the Bermuda Hospitality Institute are offering their Miles of Smiles Summer Camp weekly from Monday, July 1st to Friday, August 30th. The camp is open to young people aged between 8 and 13 and participants will learn about and experience all the wonderful aspects of Bermuda that bring visitors to our shores. Each week focuses on a different part of the island (Eastern, Western, City & Central and Shore & Sound) and will run from 8.30am until 4pm daily.  Every day starts off with a lesson in hospitality at the Bermuda Hospitality Institute’s offices on King & Reid Street (across from the Tribe Road Kitchen) before heading off to off to explore, interact and have fun though a variety of special activities, as well as behind the scenes access that they otherwise would not have. Some highlights include a UNESCO treasure hunt, a guided eco tour of Tom Moore’s Jungle with swimming in the Caves, Power Snorkel Tour in Dockyard, a golfing and tennis lesson and more. The cost is $325 per week, all inclusive, and limited financial assistance may be available. For more details, call 295-5049 or visit http://www.bhi.bm/website/?p=1959.


City Fashion Festival Evolution

Fashionistas rejoice – the City Fashion Festival Evolution is back for 2013.  This annual, week-long fashion celebration will run from Monday, July 1st until  Saturday, July 6th.  The week commences with Mannequin Monday where participating retailers, salons and sponsors display live models in their windows and throughout their stores.  That same evening, the festival’s main events kick off with the Hair & Beauty Showcase in the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall.  This will feature Hamilton’s hair stylists and makeup artists at work displaying their creative creations.  The show starts at 6.30pm and tickets are $30.  On Thursday, July 4th, the Local Designer Showcase will be in the  Harbourview Ballroom at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. This new addition features the local talents of Bermuda’s young designers in a runway and reception style presentation. This starts at 6.30pm and tickets cost $30.  The grand finale of the week is the Evolution Fashion Show on Saturday, July 6th on the grounds of City Hall.  This is billed as a world class showcase displaying fashions from City retailers, boasting exciting choreography, stunning make-up collections, a variety of music, the latest in hair trends and 200 of Bermuda’s beautiful models.  The show starts at 7.30pm and general admission is free while VIP tickets are $50.  If you still want more after the fashion show, the Evolution After Party will be at Pier 6 on Front Street from 11pm.  Tickets are $20.  All tickets are available online from www.pTix.bm, where a limited number of Passports to Fashion are also available.  These include entry to all four events and cost $100.  For more information, contact events@cityhall.bm or visit www.facebook.com/evolutionbda.

Kiss Me Im Uber

UberVida are offering to take you to the game in style at their Kiss Me I’m Uber event on Friday, August 2nd. The boat will depart Front Street at 10am, returning at 6pm. The cost is $125, which includes catered food and an open bar, and tickets are available from www.pTix.bm.




Bermuda Kennel Club

The Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2013 Bermuda Dog Shows are coming to Somersfield Academy on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th. This will include Four International All Breed Championship Dog Shows which will be qualifiers for Crufts 2014 (contact Carole Havercroft at carole@adworks.bm), Four Licensed Obedience Trials (contact info@dogtrainingclubbda.org) and Rally Obedience Trials (contact Janice Moran at jmoran@logic.bm). These shows welcome dogs, handlers and owners, from Canada and the United States to compete with their Bermuda counterparts. Admission is free – for further details and entry forms, you can see their website at www.show.bkc.bm.




Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section:


Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until August 31st

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

Candle-Lite: Love’s Takin’ Over Exhibition by K. LaVonne at Common Ground – May 9th to September

The Red Thread: Jacqueline Alma Exhibit at Masterworks – May 22nd to June 12th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – June 7th to June 25th or 26th

Onions Gallery: Bloß, Bloom & Bliss by Joanna Stapff

Edinburgh Gallery: KAF Spring Showcase

Studio A: Works by Deondre Cumberbatch

Studio B: Peter Aldrich & Friends

Bermuda School of Music and Bermuda Chamber Choir presents Magnificat – June 11th and 12th

Meditation & Chanting Course – June 12th

**NEW  Open Mic Night at Hog Penny – June 12th

Whisky Training and Tasting Sessions with Dewar’s Global Brand Ambassador – June 11th to 14th

**NEW  Tales of Cocktails: Classic Cocktails Happy Hour – June 13th

**NEW  Guest Bartender at The Reefs – June 13th

**NEW  Essential Oils for Health – June 13th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Famous for Fifteen Minutes – June 13th to 15th

Pre-Highland Games Ceilidh at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess – June 14th

Fantasy Island Weekend: Freaks At The Beach – June 14th

Bermuda National Gallery & The Chewstick Foundation: Young Members Party – June 14th

**NEW  Crystal Silent Auction Night and Tea Tasting – June 14th

2nd Annual Bermuda Highland Games – June 15th

Adults: Fun with the Girls Floral Workshop – June 15th

Capital G 25th Annual Iron Kids Triathlon – June 15th

Fantasy Island: Paradis – June 15th

Fantasy Island Weekend: Fantasy Island – June 15th

Summer Art Walk in the East – June 15th

Blackout – June 15th

**NEW  Holistic Fair – June 15th

**NEW  BNG East Members’ Opening: Contemporary Comversation by James Cooper – June 15th

Fantasy Island Weekend: Atlantis B.Y.O. Booz Cruise – June 16th

Ain’t Misbehavin: Fathers’ Day Concert – June 16th

**NEW  Black Bay Beach &  Park Official Launch – June 16th

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Harbour Nights – June 19th

Bermuda Anthology of Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction Submission Deadline – June 19th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Famous for Fifteen Minutes – June 19th to 22nd

InterNations International Networking Event – June 20th

**NEW  Guest Bartender at The Reefs – June 20th

Inner Peace Training – starts June 21st

Male Cancer: Checked Out – June 21st

**NEW  Melange presents Glow: Cruising for the Cause – June 21st

Concepts In Motion Dance Company – June 21st and 22nd

BOM Goes Bollywood – June 22nd

Fond Recollections of Prospect Secondary School for Girls: Reception and Book Signing – June 22nd

**NEW  Gr8 2 Sk8 – June 22nd

**NEW  The Fashion Workshop – June 22nd, 25th, 27th, July 2nd, 6th, 9th and 11th

St. David’s Islanders and Native Community’s Biannual Pow Wow – June 22nd and 23rd

Miss Bermuda Pageant – June 23rd

Bermuda Karate Institute: 12th Lepercq Memorial Tournament – June 23rd

Saint Jean-Baptiste Beach Party – June 23rd

African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Bermuda Foundation: Taking It To The People – June 24th

Captives, Fronting Insurers, and Facultative Reinsurance: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly? – June 25th

**NEW  Guest Bartender at The Reefs – June 27th

**NEW  Sandys 360 Summer Academy & Camp 2013 – weekly slots from June 27th to August 30th

Neno Letu at CV Cafe – June 28th

**NEW  Free Your Creative Spirit – starts June 28th

Bermuda Billfish Release Cup 2013 – June 28th to 30th

Adults: Make the Most of a Vase: Contemporary Floral Design – June 29th

West Indian Association (Bermuda)’s Dine & Dance Around D Caribbean – June 29th

Canada Day Beach Party – June 29th

BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: The Reluctant Fundamentalist – June 29th

Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – June 29th

**NEW  I Remember Better When I Paint Documentary Screening – June 30th

Models’ Boot Camp and Finishing School Summer Camp – starts July 1st

Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club Junior Summer Sailing Programme – starts July 1st

**NEW  City Fashion Festival Evolution – July 1st to 6th

International Fitness Pros Summer Sport Performance Camp – weekly slots from July 1st to August 16th

**NEW  Bermuda Hospitality Institute: Miles of Smiles Summer Camp – weekly camps from July 1st to August 30th

Youth Camera Action Programme – weekly slots from July 1st to August 31st

18th Annual Portuguese Holy Spirit Festival – July 6th and 7th

Bermuda Glee Show –  July 7th

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony in St. George’s – July 10th

Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – July 13th

Bermuda NatWest Island Games XV – July 13th to 19th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society – Summer Shakespeare: All’s Well That Ends Well – July 19th and 20th

**NEW  Jackson School of Performing Arts 60th Annual Dance Recital: Rewind 2013 – 1953 – June 19th to 22nd

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society – Summer Shakespeare: All’s Well That Ends Well – July 23rd to 27th

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Harbour Nights – July 24th

Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – July 27th

**NEW  Kiss Me I’m Uber – August 2nd

Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – August 10th

6th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament – August 23rd to 25th

Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – August 24th

Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – September 7th

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Royal Naval Dockyard – September 16th

2nd Annual Lennon Bermuda Peace Day Concert – September 21st

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Harbour Nights – September 25th

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 25th and 26th

Royal Challenge – October 12th

**NEW  Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2013 Bermuda Dog Shows  – October 19th and 20th



Enjoy the rest of the week!




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