October 23rd, 2013

Morning Ladies and Gents!

Hope you’re all having a lovely week so far.  If you’re looking for the latest round up of things to do in Bermuda, then you’ve come to the right place:

Greenrock Volunteer and Member Event

Greenrock is hosting a Volunteer and Member Event on Wednesday, October 23rd at Tribe Road Kitchen.  From 5.30pm until 7.30pm, you will have the opportunity to hear about what Greenrock is doing, talk to other like-minded people and find out which project needs your support and skills, all while enjoying drinks and nibbles.  To RSVP, visit www.Facebook.com/greenrock/events or email angelo@greenrock.org.



Golf Clinic and BBQ

A chance for future Tiger Woods to hone their golf skills as the Family Centre presents its Junior Golf Clinic and BBQ on Thursday, October 24th.  This will take place at Bermuda Golf Academy in Southampton with the clinic running from 5.30pm until the BBQ starts at 7.30pm.  This is open to children aged between 5 to 16 years old and all must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  There is no skill level required to participate. Registration forms are available from the Family Centre, the Bermuda Golf Academy or contact golfclinic@tfc.prevention.bm.



Amnesty International1

Amnesty International Bermuda are celebrating their 30th anniversary at Wesley Methodist Church’s Dyer Hall with cake and their annual Colin Horsfield Lecture Series from 6.30pm on Thursday, October 24th.  The lecture topic will be What It Means to be Stateless? and will be followed by a panel discussion.  Special guests will be Ablikim Turahun, Khalil Mamut, Absulla Abdulqadir and Salahidin Andulahad.  All are welcome and donations will be accepted.  For more information, contact director@amnestybermuda.org or visit www.amnestybermuda.org.




InterNations National Costume Party

InterNations Bermuda’s next International Networking Party will be their Fall Celebration on Friday, October 25th at Coconut Rock.  As a special treat, this event will be a National Costume Party where everyone is encouraged to wear a traditional costume representing your nationality, country colours or even a country you may have visited.  The cover charge is $20 which includes a complimentary drink and appetizers. There will also be a business card raffle for a chance to win great prizes.  To RSVP and see photos of their previous events, visit www.Facebook.com/InternationsBermuda or www.internations.org/events/view/54688.  For more information, contact 704-7555 or InterNationsBda@logic.bm.

BUEI Lecture

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) and LookBermuda invite you to the second talk in the Behind the Scenes series  of the award winning BBC Documentaries, Nature’s Great Events and Africa, with producer, Hugh Pearson on Friday, October 25th.  Hugh is currently in Bermuda filming a segment for an upcoming BBC documentary with LookBermuda.  Doors open at 6.45pm with Happy Hour prices on drinks at Harbourfront from 6pm.  The lecture itself will start at 7pm and afterwards, Harbourfront are offering a 15% discount to anyone dining there before or after the event.  Dinner reservations should be made as soon as possible on 295-420, since Harbourfront can get very busy on Friday nights.  Please mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount.   Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.

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Cosmopolitan Nightclub are running some special offers on Friday nights.  Cosmo Fridays will offer special drink prices on selected brands with Bermuda’s best DJs, YGS, DJ Scoobay, DJ Big D and DJ Silva, mixing Top 40 RnB, Reggae and Soca until 3am.  Doors open at 10pm and earlybirds can enjoy 2 for 1 and $5.50 drinks before 11pm.  Anyone who takes a copy of this flyer will receive a free shot.  Dress code is smart casual, with no hats or hoods allowed.  Admission is free all night.




Intro to Improv Bermuda

Interested in developing both your creativity and your confidence?  Improv Bermuda is running an 8 week Introduction to Improv Theatre Class on Sundays evenings from October 27th.   From 5pm until 7pm, These adult classes will be held at the Bermuda School of Music at the old Berkeley Institute and have been designed to provides a safe space for total beginners, allowing for natural fears and shyness, with exercises are used that allow students to gradually tap their creativity.  Improv is not about being funny as much as it is about listening and supporting other people’s ideas, so is not just for quick-witted extroverts, and is great for stage skills as well as life skills.  The cost is $160, or $90 for starving artists or students.  For more information, or to register, contact 505-7011 or improvtoby@yahoo.com.


Two mid-term camps will be running at St. John’s Church in Pembroke from Monday, October 28th.  Camp Look at Me for 4 to 6 years olds and Camp K.I.D.S. for 7 to 12 year old will both run from 8am until 5.30pm daily with fun and stimulating activities including science experiments, nature exploration, scavenger hunts, athletics, arts and crafts, and group activities.  The cost is $80 per per child, with a sibling rate of $10 off. The contact for Camp Look at Me is Camp Counsellor Kennysha Simons who can be contacted at kennysha.simons@outlook.com or 531-1991.  The contact for Camp K.I.D.S. is Camp Counsellor Anshawna Wilsons who can be contacted at aswilson8828@hotmail.com or 516-2505.

Couples Reggae Bowling

A date night with a difference is on offer as Mondays and Tuesdays are Pure Lovers Couples Reggae Bowling Nights at Strykz Bowling Lounge.  From 4pm until 10pm, you can journey back to the Old School 80s and 90s reggae mix.  On Mondays, the cost is $6 per person per game and on Tuesdays, the cost is $8 per game per couple.  Shoe rental is not included.  For more information, or to book, call 297-2727.






Ghost Stories at Verdmont

The Bermuda National Trust (BNT) has announced two events to their popular Trust Talks programme.  Ghost Stories at Verdmont will take place on Monday, October 28th and Thursday, October 31st at 6pm. Bermuda’s favourite ghost whisperer, John Cox will be hosting this eerie experience and will tell tales of the many who have encountered the other side with the background of creaks and groans that can only be heard in such an authentic historic home, Verdmont.  It is one of Bermuda’s best preserved historical sites and was inhabited continuously only until very recently in its history. Or…is it still?  You will also have the opportunity to meet Museums’ Manager, Peter Frith, as well as the team of dedicated volunteers who provide their time and talent to put on these informative and fun events.  The cost is $20 for BNT members and $25 for non-members.   Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Peter Frith at pfrith@bnt.bm or 236-6483.

CURB Mary Prince

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda (CURB) is hosting a lecture by visiting expert Mary Maddison-MacFadyen on Tuesday, October 29th.  Authenticating The History Of Mary Prince, Bermudian Hero & Storyteller will take place from 5.45pm until 7.15pm at Cathedral Hall on Church Street.  Mary Prince is the subject of Ms. Maddison-MacFadyen’s PhD thesis and she has investigated and authenticated her history since 2008.  During the presentation​, she will share her Grand Turk Island and Antigua research findings (the two territories where Mary Prince was enslaved for half of her known life) and will also address the importance of bringing the past forward from memory for healing and reconciliation.  Admission is free, although donations are welcome.  For more details, contact the CURB office at 542-2872 or admin@uprootingracism.org.




Strykz Halloween Party

Strykz Bowling Lounge is hosting its first annual Halloween Party for families on Thursday, October 31st.  From 5pm until 10pm, you can expect a candy buffet, cosmic bowling, scary movies on the big screens and a prize for the best costume.  Admission is free with costs of $8 a game for adults and $6 a game for kids under 12.  For more information, or to book, contact 297-2727.





Saving Our Sons

Sandys 360 Sports, Aquatic & Enrichment Centre presents an all day conference with a focus on Bermuda’s gang issue on Friday, November 1st.  From 9am until 4pm, Saving Our Sons, will feature local and international presenters with seminars, workshops, presentations, discussions, strategies.  This event is aimed at all stakeholders, including parents, educators, community leaders, youth/corporate & business personnel, civil servants, union leaders and members, prison officials, and church leaders and members.  Registration costs $35 per person, which includes coffee/juice breaks, and lunch.  Some scholarships are also available.  Tickets are available for purchase at Sandys 360 Centre, The Money Shop, Robertson’s Drug Store or Caesar’s Pharmacy.  For more information contact Sandys 360 at 234-6195 or info@sandys360.bm.



Zin Din

Back by popular demand, Discovery Wines invite you to their newly-decorated warehouse on Bakery Lane to celebrate “Purple Love in a Bottle” as they host their 2nd Annual Zin Din on Saturday, November 2nd.  From 6pm, they promise a stellar line up to celebrate Zinfandel wines with some serious Old Vines to be tasted.  In order to encourage guests to bust out their own bottles of Zin, there will also be a draw for hundreds of dollars worth of wine and wine associated gifts. The number of dollars you spent on the bottle of Zin you bring to share at the dinner will determine how many tickets you get in the draw. Every guest in attendance will also automatically receive one ticket in the draw.  Tickets cost $95 per person.  For more information, or to book, contact 296-9463.

United Holy Church1

The United Holy Church of Bermuda Inc. will be celebrating their Annual District Convocation  from Wednesday, November 6th until Sunday, November 10th.   This will be at Beulah Tabernacle in Sandys, nightly at 8pm.  For more information, contact 234-0633.





Discover Your Passions

Learn what your passions are and how to align your life with them during an evening of fun and enlightenment at Bermuda College on Wednesday, November 6th.   The Discover Your Passions Workshop will be presented by certified passion test facilitator,  Lynne Wade, and will take place in Hallett Hall H270 between 6pm and 9pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  Tickets cost $50 and are available from www.bdatix.bm.   For more information, contact info@purposeandpassions.com or 599-1232.


Jessica Regan at BNG

Intertwining: Where Fashion & Art Meet, the next in the PartnerRe Art Lecture Series at Bermuda National Gallery will be on Friday, November 8th.  The guest speaker will be Jessica Regan of the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, who will discuss the role of fashion in 18th century portraiture.  The reception takes place in the Bermuda National Gallery at 5.30pm, while the lecture starts at 6pm.  Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact Lisa Howie at director@bng.bm or 295-9428.


Ronald Lightbourne

Poetry fans are in for a treat as St Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell is hosting a Poetry Reading by Ronald Lightbourne at 5pm on Sunday, November 10th.  Bermudian Ronald Lightbourne, the son of missionaries, grew up travelling the entire Caribbean and Belize, returning to Bermuda aged 17 and attended the Berkeley Institute.   Ronald says “Folk tales, the Bible, hymns and pop songs all fed my interest in how words worked with the imagination”.  Following the reading, refreshments will be served in the Edith Clair Spencer Church Hall.  Admission is free.   For more information, contact office@stpeters.bm.



HH Film Night

The next in the Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series will be a Film Night on Thursday, November 14th, screening two 30 minute films from Brendan Hollis’ About Bermuda Series.  The first film at 6pm, Law and Order, explores the policing of the Island, from the duties of a 17th century parish constable to the sophisticated police service of the 1990s.  The second film, The Bermuda Railway, tells the story of perhaps the most expensive railway, per mile, ever built. The last spike was driven in on 31 October 1931. Just 17 years later that same spike was ceremoniously removed as the Bermuda Railway was dismantled.  This event is free to the public.  For more details, or to secure your spot, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or kdrobinson@gov.bm, or visit www.communityandculture.bm.

BSOA Fashion Collective

Promoting fashion as art, the Bermuda Fashion Collective Show, presented by Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) on Thursday, November 14th, will feature ten of Bermuda’s top fashion designers, showcasing their eclectic style and unique energy.  Designers featured in the show include Amethyst, Celine Morton, Dana Cooper, Dean Williams, Edith Rookes, Julan, Nicole Iris, Rene Hill and Tabitha Simmons.  Doors open at 5.30pm and the show starts at 6pm. Tickets are $40 or $70 for front row seats and the price includes a pre-show glass of bubbly and after-show reception to meet the designers.  Children over 10 are welcome to attend as long as they have a ticket.  Tickets are available from BSoA or online at www.bdatix.com. For more information, contact 292-3824 or bsoa@ibl.bm.

TN Tatem Community Fair

Expect fun for all the family at the T.N. Tatem Middle School Community Fun Fair on Saturday, November 16th (rain date is November 23rd).  From 11am until 8pm, you can expect food, games, a Senior’s Tent, a White Elephant sale and a raffle draw at 7pm.  Parking is free and admission is $3 or $10 for a family of 4, and free for children under 5.



Kwanzaa Storytime and Craft

Kwanzaa is a week long celebration beginning on Thursday, December 26th and aims to bring African-American communities together through a holiday that includes aspects of various harvest celebrations.  Children aged three and over can join the Kwanzaa celebrations by participating in Storytime and Craft activities at the Bermuda Youth Library Auditorium from 2.30pm until 4.30pm on Saturday, December 14th.  Registration is required and costs $3.  For more information, contact kwanzaatrain@ymail.com.


October Special - La Serena

A couple of spa offers for October, firstly from La Serena at The Reefs.  The Elemis Visible Brilliance Facial and Frangipani Glow treatment is available for $199, a saving of $49.  For appointments, call 239-0184.






October Special - Express

La Serena Express at A.S. Cooper & Sons Limited are also running a special for October.  If you book any Elemis Express Facial, you will also receive a free shape up and polish.  For appointments, call 239-0184.







Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Ladies Luncheon Gala at Red – October 23rd

SCARS Prevent Now Presentation – October 23rd

Cows & Cabs Dinner at Ten – October 23rd

**NEW  Greenrock Volunteer & Member Event – October 23rd

Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition Semi-Finals – October 23rd and 24th

Bermuda Folklife Documentary Series: Medicinal Use of Plants – October 24th

Bermuda Hauntings – October 24th

**NEW  Junior Golf Clinic and BBQ – October 24th

**NEW  Amnesty International Bermuda: Colin Horsfield Memorial Lecture – October 24th

Haunted Youth Library – October 25th

BHS Halloween Fair – October 25th

Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – October 25th

**NEW  InterNations National Costume Party – October 25th

**NEW  BUEI Behind the Scenes Series: BBC’s Africa & Nature’s Great Events – October 25th

Bermuda Nights – October 26th

Bermuda Long Drive Championship – October 26th

Scary Party Halloween Bash at Cosmopolitan – October 26th

Bermuda Botanical Society’s Annual Plant Sale – October 26th

Mariners RFC Annual Halloween Party – October 26th

Yart Sale – October 26th

Zombie Walk – October 26th

Teen Scream High School Halloween Dance – October 26th

TRFC Haunted Mansion Party – October 26th

Celebrity Lookalike Pre-Halloween Party – October 26th

4th Annual Pick Your Own Pumpkins – October 26th

BUEI Underwater Underworld Halloween Party – October 26th

Friends of Hospice Walk to Remember – October 27th

14th Martial Arts Tournament and Demonstrations – October 27th

Royal Challenge – October 27th

**NEW  Introduction to Improv Theatre Class – begins October 27th

Passion Paw Paws Children’s Halloween Drawing Contest Deadline – October 28th

Camp Pioneers – starts October 28th

**NEW  Camp K.I.D.S. & Camp Look at Me Mid Term Camps – start October 28th

**NEW  Ghost Stories at Verdmont – October 28th

Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition Semi-Finals – October 28th and 29th

IFPROS Youth Training Academy Mid-Term Camp – October 28th to November 1st

Fighting the Atrocities of Human Trafficking – October 29th

Karma & Reincarnation Explained – October 29th

**NEW  CURB Lecture: Authenticating The History Of Mary Prince, Bermudian Hero & Storyteller – October 29th

TechArt 2013 Submission Deadline – October 30th

Lijah’s Journey Trick Or Treat – October 31st

Freaks & Geeks Halloween Party – October 31st

*NEW  Strykz First Annual Halloween Party for Families – October 31st

**NEW  Ghost Stories at Verdmont – October 31st

The Haunting of Messina Manor – October 31st to November 2nd

Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition Final – November 1st

UberVida Yelloween – November 1st

A Nightmare on Queen Street – November 1st

Loco Halloween Party – November 1st

**NEW  SOS: Saving Our Sons Conference – November 1st

Caravan to Cuba: Command Performance – November 2nd

Jamais Productions present A Tribute to Legendary Divas – November 2nd

**NEW  Discovery Wines 2nd Annual Zin Din – November 2nd

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

Olde Towne Market – restarts November 3rd

Art Walk in the East – November 3rd

**NEW  Discover Your Passions Workshop – November 6th

**NEW  The United Holy Church Annual Convocation – November 6th to 10th

Senior Students Computer & Technology Quiz – November 7th

**NEW  Bermuda National Gallery: PartnerRe Art Lecture Series with Jessica Regan – November 8th

Masterworks Young Friends Dinner – November 9th

Kids Music Fest – November 9th

La Leche League Monthly Series Meeting – November 9th

Veterans in Action: Half Pint, Admiral Tibet and Courtney Melody Live in Bermuda – November 10th

**NEW  Poetry Reading by Ronald Lightbourne – November 10th

**NEW  Bermuda Fashion Collective Show – November 14th

**NEW  Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Film Night – November 14th

The West Market – November 16th

**NEW  T.N. Tatem Middle School Community Fun Fair – November 16th

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

Bermuda National Gallery Student Art Competition Deadline – November 21st

Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – November 22nd

Bermuda Nights – November 23rd

Thanksgiving Buffet at Grotto Bay – November 28th

CashforNash Mission Fundraiser – November 29th

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

Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout in St. George’s – December 6th

Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade – December 7th

Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – December 13th

**NEW  Kwanzaa Storytime & Craft – December 14th

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)

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

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

6th Annual Charman Prize at Masterworks – October 11th

Ground Control Exhibit at Masterworks – October 11th to November 20th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – October 11th to 29th

Onions Gallery and Studios A, B and C/D: MindFrame & PhotoVoice
Edinburgh Gallery: BSoA’s Art in Motion Video Competition

SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing

Oil, Water and Wood at Bermuda Arts Centre – October 20th to November 15th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – November 1st to 19th

Edinburgh Gallery:  Kok Wan Lee and Chikako
Onions Gallery and Studios A, B and C/D: TechArt 2013



I thought this was appropriate since we’re starting the Halloween celebrations this weekend:



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Enjoy the rest of the week!




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