June 19th, 2013

Happy Hump Day, Troops!


Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend with only the good kind of mischief! I could definitely get used to a four-day working week, although catching up with all of Monday’s work on a Tuesday is pretty tough.  Here is the latest rundown of Bermuda events to get your through to the next weekend:


Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaign Quiz

Calling all 13 to 19 year olds – you are invited to visit the Teen Services Information Booth on Front Street at Harbour Nights on Wednesday, June 19th to take their Prevent Teen Pregnancy Quiz.  This will be running from 6.30pm until 9pm and teens who complete the  questionnaire will be entered into a draw to win one of two iPod shuffles and a $50 iTunes card.  All entries will receive an instant prize.  This is part of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaign and winners will be announced on Monday, June 24th.  For more information, contact 292-1175 or teenservices@northrock.bm.



Dancers Delight

Dancer’s Delight, a night of Latin music courtesy of DJ Derek, awaits you at Margarita’s Grill on Thursday, June 20th.  From 9pm until midnight, you  can expect salsa and bachata all night with no cover charge. For more details, visit www.SalsaGoddess.me.





Beau Rivage Happy Hour

Another good reason to leave your bike or car at home on Fridays as Beau Rivage at Newstead’s Happy Hour will continue throughout the summer.  As well as the view of Hamilton Harbour and Front Street from Beau Rivage’s Pool Bar, you can also enjoy cocktails, a BBQ and music courtesy of the DJs from VIBE 103.  Drinks cost $6, the BBQ costs $12 and the first 50 ladies will receive 2 free drink tickets.  The complimentary shuttle ferry will be running every 30 minutes from 5pm until 9pm.  In the event of bad weather, Happy Hour will be moved to L’eau Bar across from the main dining room.  For more information, contact 232-8686.


Opti-K Seminar

Interested in finding out how you can reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses for reading?  Opti-K is a pain free, non-invasive, advanced breakthrough in eye laser technology being offered by doctors at the Center for Vision Rejuvenation in Bermuda.  The Center for Vision Rejuvenation in association with NTK Enterprises are hosting a free information session at 5.30pm at BUEI on Friday, June 21st so that you can learn more about this ground-breaking procedure.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, or to register, contact visionrejuvenation@bermudavision.com or 516-6739.


Becoming Doctor Dolittle

The Dog Training Club of Bermuda is bringing world-renowned animal trainer and behaviorist Kathy Sdao to Bermuda this month for two separate events. Firstly, the lecture, Becoming Doctor Dolittle, will be on Friday, June 21st at Somerfield Academy. From 6.30pm until 8pm, Kathy will introduce you to the basics of animal learning and how to develop willing partners in the training process. The cost is $20 for members or $25 for non-members. The second event will be a weekend seminar on Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd at the Visitor Center in the Botanical Gardens. So Many Choices: Understanding the Training Process will run from 9am until 5pm each day and aims to teach you the mechanical skills of marker training, how to get your dog to offer behaviours, and effectively reward your dog to train any behaviour from basic to complex. The cost is $80 for members and $100 for non-members. For more information, or to register, contact info@dogtrainingclubbda.org or visit www.dogtrainingclubbda.org.


Yellow Brick Road Band

Bermuda’s newest contemporary reggae band will complete their six-week Spring tour on Friday June 21st.  The Yellow Brick Road Band will be performing live at the Devonshire Rec.  Door open at 8pm and admission is $10.  For more information visit www.yellowbrickroadband.com.







Barbados Summer Cruise

The Barbados Association of Bermuda invite you to go ‘Out ta sea wid de Bajans’ at their Summer Cruise aboard the Uber Vida on Saturday, June 22nd.  Boarding begins at 7.30pm for a prompt departure from #1 Car Park at 8pm, returning at midnight.  Tickets cost $50, which includes food and music from DJ Rusty G, and a cash bar will be available.  For tickets, contact barbados.association@gmail.com.





Paget Suzuki Strings

Local violin studio, Paget Suzuki Strings, is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with their Summer Time Strings on the Stage Concert on Sunday, June 23rd.  This will be at 2pm in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Church Street and admission is free.  For more information, contact teacher Jyrki Pietila at 232-1812, jyrkipietila@logic.bm or visit  www.stringsinn.com.  There are a limited number of student spaces available for September 2013.




Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series

The June edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be at BUEI on Sunday, June 23rd with the documentary Birders: The Central Park Effect, showing at 3pm.  After the film, Andrew Dobson, president of the Bermuda Audubon Society will talk about birds in Bermuda and take audience questions.  This will be followed by French drama, Renoir, at 5.15pm. More details on the films can be found at www.BermudaDocs.com. Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 294-0204.



Heatwave Part III

Now in its third year, Heatwave Part III promises to be an unforgettable event as Gombey’s is transformed to an open-air beach nightclub with disco lights from 10pm on Saturday, July 6th.   As well as last year’s Bodyguard and Renaissance Discos, Immortal Stone Love will be added to the lineup for 2013.  Tickets are $30 in advance from Kit ‘n’ Caboodle , Fish ‘n’ Tings, The Cave in St. George’s or you can call 705-2109 or 505-4449 for delivery.



STEM Summer Camp

If you’re a student aged between 12 and 14 who is interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), then Ascendant Group Limited have just launched a summer camp which could be perfect for you.  The STEM Summer Camp will alllow students to explore these disciplines through robotics and HTML design and take related field trips.  The camp will run the weeks of July 8th and July 15th and will be conducted by qualified STEM education professionals and engineers from BELCO and iEPC Limited.  Early drop off and after-camp programmes available and students are invited to bring their own lunch or buy for $8 from the Ascendant Group Canteen.  The cost is $200 per student and students may attend one week.  For details, please visit www.ascendantgroup.bm or www.belco.bm or  contact Diane McCallum at 299-2835 or dmccallum@ascendant.bm.








Bermuda Folklife Documenary Launch

As part of the Bermuda Folklife Documentary Series, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will be launching two new films on Thursday, July 11th.   Woodworking will be screened at 6pm, followed by Building at 7.30pm.   Both films will be shown at BUEI and the launch night special price for the DVDs will be $15.  Entry is free.  DVDs will be on on sale at retailers island-wide from July 15th at a cost of $20.  For more details, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or see www.communityandculture.bm.


Soca vs Reggae

After the cricket is done, Team Soca and Team Reggae will face each other in the other big Cup Match clash! The 7th Annual Soca vs Reggae Official Cup Match After-Party will be at Tiger Bay in St. Georges on Friday, August 2nd, from 9pm (doors open at 8pm) until 3am. In the Soca Corner will be Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, DJ Rusty G and DJ Chubb with Demarco, King Jyrus and Prezidential Elite in Reggae Corner. Regular tickets are $60 and available from www.bdatix.com, Secrets and Kit ‘n’ Caboodle. VIP tickets are $125 before July 20th, $145 after, and available from Secrets.



Sand Sculpture

A great opportunity to unleash your creativity as the Bermuda Department of Tourism presents the 18th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition on Saturday, August 31st.   This will be at the usual location of beautiful Horseshoe Bay. Sculpting begins at 10am and finishes at 4pm, followed by judging and an awards presentation. Available categories, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, are Families, Children 12 and Under, Teenagers 13 – 19, Open, Company/Organisation and Tourist.   Not sure where to start?  Well, you’re in luck as on Thursday, August 29th and Friday, August 30th, you can learn the tips, tricks, tools and techniques from 6pm until 7pm at the free Sand Sculpting Clinics.  Admission is free for both spectators and participants, however you will need to submit an entry form to participate – contact bermudasandsculpture@bermudatourism.com if interested.


Cambridge Beach Spa Offers

The Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beaches have released their special offers for June with selected 50-minute treatments available for 20% off when you purchase two. You can choose from seven treatments including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Thai Yoga Massage, Detoxifying Back or Phytomer Essential Facial. In addition, you will also receive a 20% discount on selected 80-minute treatments, including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy, Thai Yoga Massage, Essential Indulgence or Gentleman’s Focus. For reservations, contact 234-3636 or oceanspa@cambeach.bm.



2 for 1 Margaritas

A few specials from Rosa’s Cantina – firstly, Margarita Mayhem will be running daily from 4pm until 6pm, with 2-for-1 margaritas.







Crazy Pizza Party Hour

Also from Rosa’s is the Crazy Pizza Party Hour. Every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm until 11pm, when buying a specialty pitcher (includes cocktails, frozen drinks or Casa Specialties off the menu in Pitcher size) , you will receive a free Rosa’s or Mexican pizza and the option of ordering an extra pizza for $10.  For reservations, call 295-1912.






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

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

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

**NEW  Teen Pregnanacy Prevention Camapign Quiz – June 19th

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

InterNations International Networking Event – June 20th

Guest Bartender at The Reefs – June 20th

**NEW  Dancer’s Delight – June 20th

Inner Peace Training – starts June 21st

Male Cancer: Checked Out – June 21st

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

**NEW  Opti-K Seminar – June 21st

**NEW  Becoming Doctor Dolittle – June 21st

**NEW  Yellow Brick Road Spring Tour – 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

Gr8 2 Sk8 – June 22nd

**NEW  Barbados Association of Bermuda Summer Cruise – June 22nd

**NEW  So Many Choices: Understanding the Training Process – June 22nd and 23rd

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

**NEW  Paget Suzuki Strings Celebration Concert  – June 23rd

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Birders: The Central Park Effect and Renoir – 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

Guest Bartender at The Reefs – June 27th

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

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

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

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

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

Neno Letu at CV Cafe – June 28th July 6th

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

Bermuda Glee Show –  July 7th

**NEW  Heatwave Part III – July 7th

**NEW  STEM Summer Camp – weekly slots on July 8th and 15th

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

**NEW  Bermuda Folklife Documentary Series: Woodworking and Building – July 11th

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

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

Kiss Me I’m Uber – August 2nd

**NEW  7th Annual Soca vs Reggae Cup Match After-Party – 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

**NEW  18th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition: Sand Sculpting Clinics – August 29th and 30th

**NEW  18th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – August 31st

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

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



Enjoy the rest of the week!




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