September 25th, 2013

Morning Boys and Girls!


Blood Cancer Health Talk

The Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre are hosting a free talk on the topic of Blood Cancers on Wednesday, September 25th.  Unravelling the Mysteries of Leukaemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma will begin at 5.45pm and will cover the causes, signs and symptoms, as well as innovative treatments in use today.  This event is free to the public.  For more information, or to register, please contact or 236-1001.




BEPRO Quiz Night

Another opportunity to prove how smart you are as BEPRO (Bermuda’s Emerging Professionals) are hosting another edition of their Quiz Night, Let’s Get Quizzical  Part 2 on Thursday, September 26th at the Robin Hood Pub & Restaurant.   Hosted by Nadanja Bailey, this quiz will start at 7.45pm, featuring prizes and drinks specials.  The cost is $10 per person for teams of four, although individuals are welcome as they can be grouped at the event. You can also turn up on the night but they ask that you sign up before 7.30pm if you haven’t pre-registered.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact



ISACA Bermuda  (previously the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) promise a day of fascinating presentations at their Annual Conference on Friday, September 27th at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. From 8am until 5pm, experts from Bermuda Regulatory Authority, Bermuda Monetary Authority, E-Commerce, Government of Bermuda, Blue Coat Systems, BCS-­IBM Global Business Services, Bermuda Police Service Financial Crime Unit, and Ernst & Young will all be on hand hare their knowledge about emerging regulations and technologies in the world of security and IT audit. In addition to this, you can earn 7.5 CPE credits and be in with a chance to win an iPad Mini, sponsored by Blue Coat Systems. The cost is $225 for ISACA members or $250 for non­‐members.  To register, submit your registration form to $225 for ISACA members or $250 for non­‐members.


Fashion Night Out

Expect a buzz throughout the City of Hamilton on Friday, September 27th as the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce will once again be hosting their Fashion Night Out event. As well as Hamilton’s most fashionable retailers, showcasing the season’s latest trends, you can also enjoy cocktails, wine tastings, hair demonstrations, makeup applications, music and many other in-store promotions and discounts from 5pm until 8.30pm. Participating stores, include A.S. Coopers, Brown & Co., Gibbons Company Store, MAC, Marks & Spencer, Nine West, The English Sports Shop, The Irish Linen Shop, Twenty5Reid, Accessory Box, Alexandra Mosher, Atelerie, Beluga Bar, Gibbons Home Store , Jazzy, Jazzy Plus, La Trattoria, Pulp & Circumstance, and The Booth.  For more information, contact Paula Clarke on 294-5049 or, or visit

Latin Night For Planet Earth

The Bermuda Environmental Alliance (BEA) is hosting A Latin Night for Planet Earth on Friday, September 27th at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort. The evening will begin at 5.30pm with the children’s dinner and games, before the adult cocktail fun begins at 6.30pm when the cash bar opens.  This will be followed by a latin buffet with wine service from 7.30pm. Entertainment will be by, BermudaSalsaMagic, Rockfire Bermuda, Warner’s Gombeys and the BEA’s short film, Ripple Effects…From the Arctic to Bermuda.  Guests of Honour include the Governor of Bermuda, George Fergusson and Mrs. Fergusson, and Paul Lewis, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel Canada.  This curtain call fund raiser will enable the BEA to complete its current projects/commitments and sponsors with the opportunity for brand recognition on their commemorative legacy brochure, Bermuda – Nature’s Jewel, that will be distributed at the gala.  The cost is $200 per person/$1800 per table of ten, or $180 per person/$1650 per table for BEA members and sponsors.   For more information, or to RSVP, contact

La Serena ASCoopers Opening

As part of the Fashion Night Out festivities, La Serena Express will be hosting its Opening Event on Friday, September 27th.  This will be in their brand new location on the 3rd floor of A.S. Cooper’s on Reid/Front Street and from 6pm until 8pm, you can enjoy prize draws for free treatments, 20% off all services booked at La Serena and La Serena Express, a complimentary gift bag when purchasing a gift card over $100, and complimentary skin consultations.  The treatment list can be found here.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact



InterNations Networking Party

InterNations is a global network with communities in 360+ cities worldwide. At monthly events, InterNations members meet in major cities around the world to get to know other global minds.  Bermuda is one of the newest InterNations communities and their next International Networking Party will be from 6pm until 10pm at Margarita’s Grill on Saturday, September 28th.  The cover charge is $20, which includes appetisers, drinks specials, international music and access to great prizes.  You can RSVP online at  For more information, contact 704-7555 or


SCARS Quiz Night

Docksider Pub and Restaurant is hosting a Quiz Night on Saturday September 28th to benefit Saving Children And Revealing Secrets (SCARS), the first organisation in Bermuda to specifically address child sexual abuse.  Tickets are $60 per person, with a maximum of 5 members in a team.  The price includes dinner at 6.30pm, a drink and the quiz at 8pm.  The host for the evening will be Mike Bishop and there will also be an auction and raffle.  To register your team, contact or  You can also buy tickets and book a team directly at Docksider.  For more information, contact


NFL Game Day

Coco Reef invite you to tailgate with them on Sundays between now and the Super Bowl, the next being on September 29th.  From 2pm, you can relax on the terrace and watch your favourite NFL Football team on their 50 inch TVs (If your team aren’t playing well, you can always look at the beautiful views instead).  In addition to the usual favourites, like wings, burgers and more, you can also enjoy Happy Hour beer and drinks specials.   Games are selected on a first come, first served basis.  For more information, contact 236-5416.



BHS Oktoberfest

Bermuda High School for Girls (BHS) invite you to dust off your lederhosen as they are bringing back their version of world’s biggest fair on Friday, October 4th. The 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Beer and Bavarian Food Tasting Fundraiser will be from 5.30pm until 9pm and the Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) will be transformed into a traditional Bavarian Beer Hall for the night. This event is for over-18s only and, in addition to a variety of beers (including specially brewed Oktoberfest craft beers) to sample, festival-goers will also enjoy traditional Bavarian food.   Tickets are $50 which includes unlimited beer and Bavarian food tasting. Tickets are also available for beer or food tasting only at a cost of $30 and $25, respectively. Tickets are available for online at or by calling 278-3004. All proceeds will go to the BHS Charitable Trust.


BNG Docent Workshop

Bermuda National Gallery are hosting a Docent/Gallery Guide Training for Educators on Saturday, October 5th.  From 10am until noon, you can learn more about the current exhibitions and strategies to incorporate art into every classroom.  Through the Eyes on the World exhibition, educators will learn about the social issues of the Bermuda Daily Food Bread, child brides in India, domestic violence as an invisible crime, conditions and hardships in Bangladesh, the Israeli security wall and Maine adoption placement services.  They will also explore the concept of family in 21st Century Bermuda through Meredith Andrews’ Fathers exhibit.  Teachers will receive professional development hours upon participation.  There is no cost and light refreshments will be served.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact Dany Pen at or 295-9428.

Kaleidoscopic Jamboree

Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation (KAF) invite you to their Kaleidoscopic Jamboree, a special family art event and fundraiser on Saturday, October 5th.  From 2pm until 5pm, this family fun-filled afternoon will feature games for children, story telling, baked goods, a sensory play area for toddlers, music, a Pink Elephant sale and more.  Entry is $2 per person and all proceeds will go toward funding KAF’s bursary programmes.  For more information, contact 542-9000 or, or visit




Bounce for Autism

Tomorrow’s Voices will be hosting its 3rd Annual Bounce for Autism Fun Day at Southampton Rangers Sports Club on Saturday, October 5th.  From 2pm until 9pm, this community fun day will have bouncing as the focus of activities and will include fun castles, bounce basketball, water tag, a Velcro wall, water slides, food and snack stalls, vendors, face painting and tattoos, bouncy raffles, a great door prize and a children’s dance competition. This event will raise funds for their Autism Early Intervention Centre, which provides daily services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities in Bermuda. Entry is $10 for anyone over 2 (if you are reading this and are under 2, I am very impressed).  For more information, contact 297-4342 or



Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda (CURB) are hosting a Fundraising BBQ on Saturday, October 5th.  This will be at the Police Headquarters in Prospect from 5pm until 7.30pm.  Admission is a minimum donation of $20 and proceeds will support two CURB Members heading to the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Conference in October.  For more information, contact 542-2872 or at



Melange Invitation 2013

Melange’s Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club will be on Saturday, October 12th from 7pm until 10pm. Tickets cost a minimum donation of $40, which includes a complimentary drink, light buffet and a gift.  A cash bar will also be available. For more details, contact






Bermuda Folk Club

If you like your fries to be topped with cheese curds then you’ll probably already be aware that Canadian Thanksgiving is on Monday, October 14th.  To celebrate, Bermuda Folk Club are hosting a special Canadian-themed Open Mic Night at Spanish Point Boat Club on Saturday, October 12th.  Doors open at 7.30pm and music will be from 8pm, featuring talented local performers focusing on Canadian music and artists.  Admission is $10 for non-members, $8 for members and there will be a cash bar.  For more information, contact 295-1030 or or visit


Pembroke Rotary Club Cocktail Party

Pembroke Rotary Club is hosting a Cocktail Party on Thursday,  October 17th from 5.30pm until 7.30pm at Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club.  This event is a fundraiser for Bermuda and a silent auction will also be held.  Tickets cost $50 and are available from





TED, the non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, is well known for its conferences with insightful and entertaining presentations on a wide range of topics from some of the world’s leading thinkers. Now Bermudians can share this experience without having to get on a plane as TEDxBermuda, from the TEDx programme of local, self-organised events, is having its 4th annual event at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday, October 19th.  From 1pm until 6.30pm, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to inspirational local and international speakers.  Confirmed speakers so far include Jinichi Kawakami (The Last Ninja: The Art of Ninjutsu and the Spirit of the Ninja), Dr Robert Lustig (Sugar: The Elephant in the Kitchen), Bren Smith (Farming the Oceans: Toward a Blue/Green Economy), Andrew Park (Making Visual Confectionery), Dr Natalie Kuldell (Synthesizing Change:  Garage Genomics), Steve “Believe” Lunger and Bermudian Mark “Metal” Wong (Hip Hop Fundamentals: Teaching Physics Through Breakdance),  and Rafael Grossmann (“OK, Glass, Get Me a Surgeon”: Using wearable and mobile technology like Google Glass and iPods to save lives) .  Tickets are $65 if purchased before October 1st, $75 afterwards and available from   **UPDATE:  Organisers have also added a free-entry wrap party for attendees and speakers after the event at Wickets in the Fairmont Southampton. There is a cash bar, live music from Bones with a buffet style dinner at $50 per head.  Tickets for the dinner are bookable until October 15 through**  For more information, see

Walk to Remember

Friends of Hospice, the charity supporting Agape House, present their annual Walk to Remember on Sunday, October 27th. This is a pledge walk of around 3K,  to remember those we have loved and lost, and there will be a prize for the most money raised for Bermuda’s only in-patient hospice facility. Registration starts at 8.30am in the Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre, with the walk starting at 9am and finishing at Agape House with refreshments and prizes. Pledge forms are available online at  For more information, contact


Allan Carrs Easyway to Stop Smoking

As well as the health risks, it’s also becoming less and less socially acceptable so, if you are ready to quit smoking, now is the perfect time as Open Airways Bermuda are bringing Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking to the island on Sunday, November 17th.  The Easyway seminar, running from 1pm until 7pm, boasts the highest recorded success rate of any quit smoking method, having helped more than 10 people since 1983.  The cost is $300 per person and registration is open now.  Spaces are limited.  For more information, or to register, contact Mary on 238-3261 or




BNG Student Art

When you look at Bermuda, what do you see?  This is the question that Bermuda National Gallery (BNG) would like young artists to ask themselves when designing a poster for the 2013 BNG Student Art Competition.  This year’s competition is in collaboration with the Human Rights Commission and the theme is My Community: My Bermuda.   Along with the artwork, artists should submit a typed paragraph of explanation before the deadline of 4pm on Thursday, November 21st.  Free school tours are available for anyone who wants to be inspired by the 2013 Eyes on the World exhibition currently on show at the Gallery.  Participating artworks will also have an opportunity to be featured in a Human Rights Commission publication.  For more information, contact Dany Pen at or 295-9428.

SPArt on Sabbatical

Select Palette Art (SPArt) is currently showcasing a brand-new exhibit at Common Ground.  SPArt on Sabbatical celebrates SPArt’s 7th year by featuring the work of seven different artists.  Lexy Correia, William Gringley, Cathyann Hansey, Antoine Hunt, Kendra LaVonne, Susan A. Pearson and Peter Schindel will all have work on show.  For more information, contact





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Beating of the Retreat Ceremony – September 25th

Jen’s Birthday Zumbathon – September 25th

Tomorrow’s Voices – Workshop on Encouraging Positive Behaviour – September 25th

**NEW DATE  Celebrating WellnessSeptember 11th September 25th

**NEW Blood Cancer: Free Health Presentation – September 25th

International Schools Fair Bermuda – September 25th and 26th

**NEW  BEPRO Quiz Night: Let’s Get Quizzical Part 2 – September 26th

P.A.L.S. Mad Hair Day – September 27th

Soul Mate: Documentary Screening and Discussion – September 27th

**NEW  ISACA Bermuda Annual Conference – September 27th

**NEW  Fashion Night Out – September 27th

**NEW  Bermuda Environmental Alliance: A Latin Night for Planet Earth – September 27th

**NEW  La Serena Express Opening Event – September 27th

Tiaras and Bow Ties Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance – September 28th

Bermuda Nights – September 28th

Haiti Village Health’s First Annual Golf Tournament – September 28th

Discovery Wines BBQ – September 28th

**NEW  InterNations International Networking Party – September 28th

**NEW  SCARS Quiz Night at Docksider – September 28th

2013 ANCOP Walk – September 29th

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Fundraising Luncheon – September 29th

Marsden First United Methodist Church Organ and Violin Concert – September 29th

Sedgwick’s 11th Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market – October 2nd

The Family Centre’s Beach Bash – October 4th

**NEW  BHS 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Beer and Bavarian Food Tasting Fundraiser – October 4th

Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Bold, Beautiful Bermudians – October 5th

**NEW  Bermuda National Gallery: Docent Workshop for Educators – October 5th

**NEW  Kaleidoscopic Jamboree – October 5th

**NEW  Tomorrow’s Voices 3rd Annual Bounce for Autism Fun Day – October 5th

**NEW  CURB Fundraiser BBQ – October 5th

2013 Bacardi Seniors Open Tennis Tournament – October 5th to 12th

The Bermuda Calypso Festival – October 6th

PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run & Walk – October 6th

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Paris-Manhattan – October 8th

DNUG Quiz Night – October 9th

Oktoberfest at Frog & Onion – October 10th to 13th

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: South Pacific – October 10th to 19th

6th Annual Charman Prize at Masterworks – October 11th

**NEW DATE Lemon Tree’s Turkey in the Park PartySeptember 20th October 11th

Nourish Your Body, Mind and Soul through Yoga with Sianna Sherman – October 11th to 13th

Royal Challenge – October 12th

Free Your Creative Spirit – starts October 12th

The West Market – October 12th

Lord Make Me Laugh – October 12th

**NEW  Melange’s Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser – October 12th

**NEW  Bermuda Folk Club: Canadian Open Mic Night – October 12th

23rd Annual Bermuda Round-the-Sound Open Water Charity Swimathon – October 13th

The Bermuda Comedy Masters Festival – October 13th

17th Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk – October 16th

**NEW  Pembroke Rotary Club Cocktail Party – October 17th

**NEW  TEDx Bermuda – October 19th

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

Bermuda Nights – October 26th

Bermuda Long Drive Championship – October 26th

Scary Party Halloween Bash at Cosmopolitan – October 26th

**NEW  Friends of Hospice Walk to Remember – October 27th

Caravan to Cuba: Command Performance – November 2nd

Bermuda Karate Institute: 26th Annual Skippy Kick – November 3rd

The West Market – November 16th

**NEW  Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – November 17th

**NEW  Bermuda National Gallery Student Art Competition Deadline – November 21st

Bermuda Nights – November 23rd

Thanksgiving Buffet at Grotto Bay – November 28th

Application Deadline for Bermuda National Gallery: 2014 Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Bermuda Art – December 6th

Christmas Eve Menu at Grotto Bay – December 24th

Christmas Champagne Brunch at Grotto Bay – December 25th

Boxing Day Menu at Grotto Bay – December 26th

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing at Grotto Bay – December 31st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin – January 11th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Shostakovich’s The Nose – February 1st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Tosca – February 22nd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Falstaff – March 15th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Dvorák’s Rusalka – March 29th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Borodin’s Prince Igor – April 26th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Così fan tutte – May 31st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Cenerentola – June 14th


Art Exhibits

BNG East: Contemporary Conversation by James Cooper – June 15th to November 23rd

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – September 13th to November 23rd

Charlotte Anna Lefroy Botanicals from the Bermuda National Trust Collection
Meredith Andrews: Fathers
Eyes on the World Extension (new work)

Homer’s Cafe Display: Jill Raine – September 14th to October 17th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – September 20th to October 8th

Onions Gallery:  Members’ Fall Show
Studio A:  Exhibit A: Plan B Dreamers by Hannah Strang and Erika Mattatall
Studio B: Commonplace Beauty by Vanessa Turner
Studio C: The National Office for Seniors and the Physically Challenged (NOSPC): The Art of Opportunity Showcase
Edinburgh Gallery: KAF

**NEW  SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing



I defy anyone to keep a straight face while watching this, especially at the 3.55 mark:


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Enjoy the rest of the week!



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