January 29th, 2014

Morning Troops!


Somehow, we’re already halfway through the last working week in January..  Does anyone else feel like they blinked and missed this whole month? Not to worry, here’s the latest Bermuda fun to make great memories with:

0129 BSAC Bermuda Mystical Caves

Part three of the Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club’s Winter Film Series will be screened at the BSAC Clubhouse in Admirality Park on Wednesday, January 29th at 7.30pm.  This week’s screening will explore a form of SCUBA diving that only highly trained divers are able to experience – cave diving.  Bermuda’s Mystical Caves is a 28 minute local documentary, directed and produced by Sangita Iyer and featuring Dr. Tom Iliffe, Dr. Annie Glasspool and divers Bruce Williams, Leon Kempe and Gil Nolan.  After the film, there will be a discussion with local cave divers.  BSAC has a full bar with pizza and salad available at $10 per plate.  Admission is free.  For more information, contact chairman@bsac.bm or visit www.bsac.bm.



0130 BUEI Hour of Victory

BUEI are hosting a special screening of an award-winning documentary on Thursday, January 30th.  In the Hour of Victory is the story of Major Anthony F. Smith (1907-1944), a Bermudian, who fought in WWII. This true story is a classic love and war story with strong US, UK and Bermuda interests. The research and the book were completed by Major Smith’s grandson, former Commissioner of Police in Bermuda, Jonathan D. Smith, OBE.  The film will be followed by a Q&A with Mr. Smith and Bermudian film producer, Lucinda Spurling.  Doors open at 6.30pm with Happy Hour prices on drinks at Harbourfront. The film itself will start at 7.30pm.   Ticket holders are entitled to 20% off dinner at Harbourfront either before the lecture from 6pm, or afterwards. For dinner reservations, call 295-4207 and mention the lecture. This cannot be combined with any other special offer.  Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available from the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or from 294-0204.


0131 Outta Bounds at Taste 141

Promising both old and new tunes, Taste 141 invite you to spend Friday Night with live music from Outta Bounds on Friday, January 31st.  The band will be performing from 6pm until 9pm and there is no cover charge.  For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.




0131 Unscrew the Resolution

The last Friday in January is just around the corner and the Mariners RFC invite you to fall off the wagon in style at their Unscrew the Resolution Wine Tasting at Gosling’s Wine Cellar on Friday, January 31st.  From 6pm until 8pm, you can sample 6 different wines, accompanied by some nibbles.  Tickets are $50 and available from tonyisward@gmail.com or hwearmouth@hotmail.com.




0131 West Indian Association

The West Indian Association (Bermuda) presents an Evening of Caribbean Flavour at Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club on Friday, January 31st.  The evening will begin with cocktails from 7pm, followed by dinner and entertainment at 8pm.  You can then dance the night away to music by DJ LaMontagne until 1am.  Admisssion is $100 and part proceeds will benefit Caribbean Flood Relief Efforts.










0202 Coco Reef Super Bowl

Coco Reef invite you to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday with them in La Vista Bar on Sunday, February 2nd.  From 7pm, you can watch the Denver Broncos battle the Seattle Seahawks 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.  For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9766.



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As part of Bermuda College Science Week, the Division of Liberal Arts presents Corange Science 2014 Public Forum on Wednesday, February 5th.  This will be at the North Hall G301 at Bermuda College at 6.30pm and the forum, The Life History of a Native Pond Turtle on the Remote Oceanic Islands of Bermuda, will feature Dr. Mark Outerbridge.  This is an opportunity to follow Dr. Outerbridge’s research journey to fill in the considerable gaps in our knowledge about this cryptic and rare reptile, their life history in Bermuda, and local efforts to include their listing on Bermuda Protected Species Act.  For more information, contact Jeanne Anderson at 236-9000 ext 4442 or janderson@college.bm.




0205 BSAC Addicted to Plastic

Part four of the Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club’s Winter Film Series will be screened at the BSAC Clubhouse in Admirality Park on Wednesday, February 5th at 7.30pm.  Addicted to Plastic is an 85 minute global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses and why there’s so darn much of it. On the way we discover a toxic legacy, and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up.  BSAC has a full bar with pizza and salad available at $10 per plate.  Admission is free.  For more information, contact chairman@bsac.bm or visit www.bsac.bm.



0206 HH Film Night

The next in the Historical Heartbeats Winter Lecture Series will be a Film Night on Thursday, February 6th, screening one 11 minute film and one 30 minute film in the Youth Library Auditorium. The first film at 6pm, The Enterprise, is an excerpt from The Lion and the Mouse. Bermudian Lucinda Spurling’s film The Lion and the Mouse is a three-part film series about the intertwined history of Bermuda and the United States of America. The excerpt is an historically-based re-enactment of the Enterprise slaves and how their fate was determined in a Bermuda court, making international history years before the similar case and better-known story of the Amistad.  The second film, Catch a Fire, tells the story of Deacon Paul Bogle, a national hero often described as a 19th century Malcolm X.  This event is free to the public. For more details, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or kdrobinson@gov.bm, or visit www.communityandculture.bm.


0206 Bermudas Birds

Back by popular demand after the last one sold out, Bermuda’s Birds: You Don’t Know What You Are Missing will return to BUEI on Thursday, February 6th.  This illustrated lecture is in celebration of the Audubon Society’s 60th anniversary, and will be presented by Audubon Society President, Andrew Dobson.  Andrew Dobson has been recording and photographing Bermuda’s birds for the past 24 years and in this lecture will describe the reasons why Bermuda has such an impressive variety of birds, one of the largest bird lists compared to those of Caribbean islands.  Doors open at 6.30pm with Happy Hour prices on drinks at Harbourfront. The lecture itself will start at 7.30pm.  Ticket holders are entitled to 20% off dinner at Harbourfront either before the lecture from 6pm, or afterwards. For dinner reservations, call 295-4207 and mention the lecture. This cannot be combined with any other special offer.  Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members  and available from the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or from 294-0204.


0208 Holistic Fair

Another opportunity to explore alternative therapies and lifestyles at the next Holistic Fair on Saturday, February 8th.  From 10am until 5pm at My Sereni-Tea, you can enjoy mini sessions from local practitioners for $1 per minute, as well as discounts in the shop and draw prizes.  For more information, contact myserenitea@logic.bm.





0208 Faith Hope Love Gospel Concert

An evening of praise and worship is in store at CedarBridge Academy’s Faith, Hope and Love Gospel concert at the Ruth Seaton James Centre on Saturday, February 8th.  Doors open at 6.30pm and from 7pm, you can enjoy a variety of solos, liturgical dancing and choirs from performers including the CBA Alumni Choir, Tricray Astwood, Annointed for Praise Warriors, Lloyd Holder, Larrita Adderley and others.  Tickets are are $20 for adults, $10 for students and available from Peoples Pharmacy and Cedarbridge Academy.




Bermuda Folk Club

Bermuda Folk Club are giving you singers and musicians out there a chance to shine as they are hosting their first Open Mic Night of the year at Spanish Point Boat Club on Saturday, February 8th.  Doors open at 7.30pm and music will be from 8pm, featuring the Band of Joe’s and many other local performers. Admission is $10 for non-members, $8 for members and there will be a cash bar.  For more information, contact 295-1030 or info@folkclub.bm or visit www.folkclub.bm.



0214 WIA Give from the Heart

The West Indian Association (Bermuda) invite you to spread the love for a good cause at their Give From The Heart Valentine’s Night Caribbean Party at the Police Recreation Club on Friday, February 14th.  From 9pm until 2am, you can enjoy music from DJ Ragin Bajan with a cash bar and light edibles for sale. General admission is $30 with proceeds in aid of Caribbean Flood Relief Efforts in St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica. Tickets are available from all members of the WIA Executive and Philippa Burke on 535-1944.  For more information, contact westindianber@yahoo.com.



0215 BNT Plant and Bake Sale

A diverse assortment of unusual native and exotic plants, local veggies, and home-made goodies and preserves will all be on offer at the Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Plant and Bake Sale at Waterville on Pomander Road in Paget on Saturday, February 15th.  This will run from 8.30am until noon and they suggest you come and get your morning coffee there early as everything goes quickly.  BNT reusable bags will also be available for purchase.  For more information, contact 236-6483.



0215 Fair and Car Wash

The Church Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade are holding their popular fundraising Valentine’s Fair and Car Wash at St. Paul’s Church Hall on Saturday, February 15th.  From 10am until 4pm, you can browse stalls with books, plants, White Elephant, As New, and more, with a bouncy castle, Take A Chance, fresh baked goods and refreshments including soups, chilli, codfish balls and hot dogs.





0215 Chakra Circle

My Sereni-Tea are introducing a monthly Chakra Circle from Satuday, February 15th.  From 3pm until 4.30pm, you are invited to come and learn about the Chakras, or energy centres, that affect your overall wellbeing.  Each month will cover two chakras and the February edition will cover the root and sacral chakra.  The cost is $20 per person.  For more information, contact 296-2114.




Little People Big Voices are hosting a February Midterm Camp at Sandys Secondary Middle School Trustee Building from Monday, February 17th to Friday, February 21st.  Running from 7.30am until 6pm each day, there are several different camps to choose from.  The Explorers Camp offers a fun, exciting, way to explore the island, while the All Girls Camp for middle school aged girls will focus on facial mask making, make-up making, revamping old clothes (fashion), dance, and much more, with only 20 spots available.  Little Rock Star Camp is a reading party for preschoolers aged 4 to 5 while the Creative Arts Camp will have some Valentine-themed crafts to make for the ones they love.  The All Boys Camp is for 6th grade to M3 boys only and will engage young boys in team building activities, establish ongoing relationships with caring and building up leaders, while Learners Zone is ideal for children who are struggling in school and needs that extra attention and push.  The camp cost is $135 per child with sibling rates available. A pick up and drop off at Warwick Post Office are also available for an additional fee.  Spaces are limited.  For more information, contact lpbvsandys@gmail.com or 504-0484.


0218 BNT Childrens Nature Walk

A great way to connect your kids with the natural world around them, the Bermuda National Trust presents its Annual Children’s Nature Walk at Spittal Pond on Tuesday, February 18th.  This is for parents and children aged between 5 and 12, running from 9.30am until noon, with groups leaving the eastern parking lot every 15 minutes.  The walk takes approximately 90 minutes and you should wear suitable clothes and shoes for rugged terrain.  Light snacks are available and you are invited to bring your own bottle for a trash-free event.  The walk is not suitable for dogs, baby prams or very young children. Parking is available in the field behind Harrington Hundreds grocery store.  Groups of more than three should pre-register by contacting BNT Director of Education Cindy Corday at ccorday@bnt.bm or 236-6483 ext. 214.


0222 Midshipman Dale

The Annual Commemorative Service for Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale, USN, will be on Saturday, February 22nd.  Midshipman Dale died on February 22nd, 1815, is said to be the last American casualty of the War of 1812.  The event will begin with an introduction at 5pm in King’s Square, St George’s, in front of the Butterfield Bank Building (former Stennett’s Hotel, where he died) and then will proceed to his grave in St. Peter’s historic graveyard.  From 6pm, there will be a reception and then dinner in Griffin’s Bistro at the St. George’s Club. The guest speaker is Edward Morgan Dale, the fourth great grand-nephew of Midshipman Dale. Dinner will be followed by an Art Auction to benefit the Friends of St. Peter’s Church. The cost for the reception and dinner is $70 per person, with a cash bar. For more information, or to RSVP, contact St Peter’s Church Office at 297-2459 or friends@stpeters.bm.


0223 Argus Walks the Walk

Registration is now open for Argus Walks the Walk. This charity 5K Walk, organised by the Centre on Philanthropy and sponsored by the Argus Group, will be on Sunday, February 23rd with warm-up at 8.15am for an 8.30am start.  The Walk will start and finish in front of the Argus Building on Wesley Street. The registration fee is $25 and $20 goes to the charity of your choice with the other $5 going to support www.volunteer.bm, Bermuda’s only volunteer recruitment website. The first 1200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt and prizes will be given for the largest corporate, youth and non-profit teams, the best coordinated outfits, the best choreography, and the best cheer. To register go to www.racedayworld.com. For more information, contact 236-7706 or jpitcher@centreonphilanthropy.org.



0227 BNT Auction_Jumble_Sale

The Bermuda National Trust invite you to join them at the Jack Kind & JJ Outerbridge Buildings in the Botanical Gardens for their Annual Auction and Jumble Sale from Thursday, February 27th to Saturday, March 1st.  Jumble and treasure drop-off is from the 23rd until the 25th (times on the flyer) and the Jumble Sale and Auction Preview will be on Thursday, February 27th from 8.30am until 6.30pm and on Friday, February 28th from 8.30am until 2pm.  The Auction itself is on Saturday, March 1st from 10am until completion.  For more information, contact 236‐6483 or palmetto@bnt.bm.




0228 Robyn Hooper

Robyn Hooper will be showcasing her latest collection of work, under the title Radiant Joy, in Homer’s Café at Masterworks from Friday, February 28th.  In her artistic statement Mrs. Hooper penned: “T.S. Elliot believed “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” This show is an exploration, just as life is. Learning the most as I go along, making mistakes and discovering the beauty in them. Life is so stunning, abundant and joyful each day. It’s as though I am seeing colours for the first time. I am grateful to be living on our island, our jubilant, radiant Bermuda.”  The show will run until Thursday, March 27th and artwork is available for purchase.  For more information, contact 299-4000 or artmworks@logic.bm.


0307 IWC Art Show

Raising funds for Chewstick, the International Women’s Club of Bermuda (IWC) presents Bermuda: An Everyday Life, an exhibit of works of art donated by IWC members and friends on display at ACE Gallery on Woodbourne Avenue.   The opening reception will be on Friday, March 7th from 5.30pm until 7.30pm and all works will be available for purchase.  The gallery hours are 11am until 2pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays and the exhibit will run until March 20th.  For more information, or to purchase works after the reception, contact philanthropy@IWCBermuda.com or treasurer@IWCBermuda.com.



0307 Capri Trend at Masterworks1

Masterworks along with Fondazione Capri (Capri Foundation) will be hosting Capri Trend, an exhibition of photographers who will show our Bermudian art lovers the beauty of Capri through the artist’s contemporary view.  Masterworks is the first host in a series of exhibitions as their artwork will be in various cities across the world, such as Hong Kong, Baku, Mumbai and Cape Town.  The opening will be at 6pm on Friday, March 7th and the show will run until Wednesday, March 26th.  For more information, contact 299-4000 or artmworks@logic.bm.



0316 KPMG Race Around the Grounds

Sorry adult runners, you’ll need to find something else to do that weekend as the 2014 KPMG Round the Grounds Race on Sunday, March 16th is for junior atheletes 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 from Flying Chef.  Parking will be available in the Lagoon area opposite Botanical Gardens on South Road.  This race is sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNAA) in association with Mid-Atlantic Athletics Club.  To register online, visit www.racedayworld.com or download the entry form here, or collect from your child’s school , Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art or Sportseller. The entry deadline is Wednesday, March 12th for paper entry forms or March 14th for online.





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 16th to March 1st

Bermuda Restaurant Week – January 17th to February 13th

Bermuda Regional Bridge Tournament – January 25th to 31st

**NEW  BSAC Winter Film Series: Bermuda’s Mystical Caves Screening – January 29th

Amnesty International Bermuda AGM 2014 – January 30th

Beginner’s Yoga I Course at the Yoga Centre – starts January 30th

Derby Baby Documentary Screening – January 30th

**NEW  BUEI presents In the Hour of Victory – January 30th

Miss Bermuda Pageant Contestant Application Deadline – January 31st

**NEW  Outta Bounds Live at Taste 141 – January 31st

**NEW  Unscrew the Resolution Wine Tasting – January 31st

**NEW  West Indian Association (Bermuda) Caribbean Flavor – January 31st

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

DirtySexySoca – February 1st

BSOA Workshop: Digital Photography using an iPad & iPhone with Theresa Airey – starts February 1st

Bermuda Tourism Love Month – February 1st to 28th

Anthony’s Annual Bridal Fair and Fashion Show – February 2nd

Strykz Super Bowl and AfterParty – February 2nd

Super Bowl Tailgate on the Terrace – February 2nd

**NEW  Super Bowl Sunday at Coco Reef – February 2nd

Think Well: The Natural Way to Good Health – February 3rd

**NEW  Corange Science 2014 Public Forum – February 5th

**NEW  BSAC Winter Film Series: Addicted to Plastic Film Screening – February 5th

Birds and Bars Wine Pairing Dinner at Ten – January 29th February 6th

**NEW  Historical Heartbeats Winter Lecture Series: The Enterprise and Catch a Fire – February 6th

**NEW  Bermuda’s Birds: You Don’t Know What You Are Missing – February 6th

Legend: Bob Marley Tribute – February 8th

Wine Tasting Evening for Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia – February 8th

**NEW  Bermuda Folk Club Open Mic Night – February 8th

**NEW  Faith, Hope, Love: A Gospel Concert – February 8th

**NEW  Holistic Fair – February 8th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society Show: Skin Flick – February 10th to 15th

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Associés Contre le Crime – February 11th

Doula Speed Dating – February 13th

**NEW  West Indian Association (Bermuda): Give From The Heart Valentine’s Night Caribbean Party – February 14th

**NEW  Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Plant and Bake Sale – February 15th

**NEW  Girls & Boys Brigades Valentine’s Fair & Car Wash – February 15th

**NEW  Chakra Circle – February 15th

Firebird Half Term Ballet Camp – starts February 17th

**NEW  February Midterm Camp – starts February 17th

**NEW  Bermuda National Trust: Annual Children’s Nature Walk – February 18th

13th Annual Coldwell Banker Home Show – February 21st and 22nd

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

City Car and Bike Show – February 22nd

**NEW  Midshipman Dale Annual Commemorative Service and Dinner – February 22nd

BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: The Great Beauty – February 23rd

**NEW  Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy – February 23rd

**NEW  Bermuda National Trust Auction and Jumble Sale – February 27th to March 1st

1st Annual Bermuda International Spring Masters Meet – March 7th to 9th

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

The Sunshine League’s Agnes May Robinson Torch Relay – March 16th

**NEW  KPMG Round the Grounds Race – March 16th

BUEI presents Underwater Extravaganza – March 22nd

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

Bermuda Yoga Festival – April 3rd to 6th

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 23rd

Big Guns and Bermuda Roses Tour – April 24th to 27th

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

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Homer’s Cafe Display: Rebecca Martin – December 28th to January 30th

Ever The Twain Shall Meet – January 17th to June

Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September

Paint it Black – February 2nd to 26th

**NEW  Homer’s Cafe Display: Radiant Joy by Robyn Hooper – February 28th to March 27th

**NEW  Capri Trend – March 7th to 28th

SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing

BNG East: A Sense of Place – December 6th to March 31st

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – January 10th to 28th

Onions Gallery: Celebrating Bermuda: Photojournalism by the Royal Gazette
Edinburgh Gallery: Eastern Exposure by Mark Tatem and Ally Lusher
Studio A: Urban Light Show by Sue Rebello
Studio B: Down Under Show by Anne Kermode

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – January 24th to May 31st

Michael Walsh: Contemporary Conversation
Highlights from the BNG Collection
Book Launch of Bermuda National Gallery: An Introduction

International Women’s Club of Bermuda presents Bermuda: An Everyday Life Art Exhibition Fundraiser – March 7th to 20th



Enjoy the rest of the week!




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