February 5th, 2014
Morning Ladies and Gents!
Happy World Nutella Day – I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to celebrate this special and delicious holiday! Hope that perks up your Hump Day – if not, well, here’s the latest rundown of what’s happening in Bermuda:
Interested in a different type of happy hour which will develop both your creativity and your confidence? Improv Bermuda presents Friday Laffy Hour at CV Cafe on the first Friday of each month, starting this Friday, February 7th. Not just for quick-witted extroverts, teacher Toby Butterfield will guide the play session of facilitated improv games designed for total beginners, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. This will run from 6pm until 8pm and the cost is $5. CV Cafe will also have wine, beer and other goodies available for purchase. For more information, contact Toby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-7011.
All pregnant women, nursing mothers and babies are welcome at the next Monthly Series Meeting from La Leche League of Bermuda on Saturday, February 8th. This will start at 10.30am in the First Floor Conference Room of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and will be on the topic, Getting to Know your Baby. For more information, or for breastfeeding assistance, call 236-1120.
BUEI are hosting a Lionfish Dissection at 3pm on Saturday, February 8th. This will be an opportunity to see these beautiful creatures up close and learn about the threat they post to our oceans. This event is free for members and free with admission to non-members. For more information, contact 292-7219 or www.BUEI.org.
Calling all skateboard enthusiasts, you are invited to come out for some skateboarding fun and fundraising at Finn’s Birthday Fundraiser Skate Day on Sunday, February 9th. This will take place at #1 Car Park on Front Street and will run all day from 9am to 5pm, with the big guys on hand to help the little guys. Donations will be collected for entry fees and all funds collected will go to the building of the new skate park. Bermuda Urban Park Association Charity #921.
Immersing your child in the exciting world of the oceans and ocean exploration, BUEI are running a series of educational and fun Spring Camps for 7 to 13 year olds. Dabble in Frozen Seas will run from Monday, February 10th until Friday, February 14th and will explore global warming and global extremes. Dabble in the Deep 1 will run from Monday, February 17th until Friday, February 21st, with a focus on Bermuda’s bioluminescence, fluorescence, and Beebe’s denizens of the deep. From Monday, March 31st until Friday, April 4th, Dabble in Sharks will cover everything one needs to know about sharks from current shark research, shark conservation, shark attack behavior, sharks past and present and the importance of the Sargasso Sea to some sharks’ reproduction. Finally, Dabble in Prehistoric Seas from Monday, April 7th to Friday, April 11th, will start with the creation of the Earth and travelling through time to get up close and personal with the variety of life in the savage prehistoric seas. For each camp, many fun, learning activities and games have been developed and planned that incorporate Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Art and some Theatrics. Camp hours are 9am until 3pm, for $250, with after-camp supervision until 5pm, if required, for $325. Click here for the brochure and click here for the application form. For more information, contact Crystal Schultz, Education Coordinator at email@example.com or 294-0207.
Focusing on Bermuda’s cultural history, Bermuda National Trust’s Discover Our Unique History Camp will run from Monday, February 10th to Friday, February 14th at Waterville on Pomander Road in Paget. 8 to 11 year olds will have the opportunity to spend time at Bermuda’s historic sites such as Verdmont, Tucker House, the National Museum and Carter House. Afternoon activities will include talks about the wrecks around Bermuda, reenactment of the Sea Venture’s journey to Bermuda, fun arts and crafts, baking and games. The camp will run daily from 8.30am until 3pm at a cost of $245, or 5pm with aftercare at a cost of $325. For more information, contact 236-6483 ext. 212, firstname.lastname@example.org or view the brochure and application form here.
A chance to flex your mental muscle at the Trivia Quiz Night at Taste One Four One on Monday, February 10th. The fun starts at 8pm and your host for the evening will be Quizmaster Extraordinaire, Mike Bishop. The cost is $5 per team member. For more information, or to book your table, call 292-0777.
Part five of the Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club’s Winter Film Series will be screened at the BSAC Clubhouse in Admirality Park on Wednesday, February 12th at 7pm. My Backyard has a running time of 31 minutes and, since it is mostly filmed, it captures a world of Bermuda that many never see. In this documentary, biologist Choy Aming explores Bermuda’s underwater biodiversity. Get up close and personal with beautiful reef fish, unusual invertebrates, tiger sharks and humpback whales. BSAC has a full bar with lobster bisque and salad available at $10 per plate. Admission is free. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit www.bsac.bm.
Atelier Lounge, in association with Polished Nail Boutique, invite you relax and unwind in a lounge-like atmosphere at Shoot Me With Your Love on Friday, February 14th. From 9pm at 56 Reid Street, you and your significant other can enjoy the open bar, light refreshments, door prizes and giveaways, and the music of DJs specifically chosen to create the right mood. Tickets are $50 in advance from Polished Nail Boutique or $60 at the door. For more information, contact 599-5292
St. George’s Cricket Club invite you to hop aboard The Love Train on Friday, February 14th. Starring Bermuda’s own U-Fonics, the show will also feature music by ‘Malcolm Lethal’ Weapon Smith with Bootsie serving as MC. This event is sponsored by Gosling’s, so you can expect door prizes, special drink prices and more. Doors will open at 9pm and the show will start at 10.30pm. Tickets are $25, or $20 for members, and are available from Kit & Caboodle and St. George’s Cricket Club. For more information, contact Kenneth Simmons on 331-4396 or Bromwin Thomas on 705-5900, or view the Facebook event here.
World Thinking Day is celebrated on February 22nd each year and is a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world. To celebrate, there will be a special Girlguiding Thinking Day Service and Parade in Bermuda on Sunday, February 16th. The Girl Guide Units will parade along Church Street from City Hall to the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity at approximately 2.30pm for the service. After the service, at around 4pm, they will parade to the Flag Pole on Front Street for the lowering of the Guide World Flag and the playing of Taps. The Parade will be led by the Somerset Brigade Band and the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band back to City Hall for dismissal. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The February edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, February 16th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. Music for Mandela, a documentary about the role that music played in the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela. will be showing at 3pm. This will be followed by More Than Honey, a documentary tackling the vexing issue of why bees worldwide are dying off, at 5.15pm. After the screening, beekeeper Jenny Faries will provide an update on Bermuda’s bee population and take audience questions. More details on the films can be found at www.bermudadocs.com. Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 297-7314.
Interested in learning how to change your thoughts and feelings and change your life? My Sereni-Tea’s What Are You Feeling? Workshop promises to show you how to Identify thoughts and feelings that are blocking you in your life and how to change them in order to live a life being happy, joyous and free. This will be on Saturday, February 22nd from 10am and facilitators will be Bernice White DM Ph.D and Deryn Higgins DM Rohun Therapist. The workshop fee is $100 with $25 upfront to secure your space. To RSVP, contact 296-2114.
Bermuda High School are hosting a craft market featuring some of Bermuda’s most talented local artists on Saturday, February 22nd. The BHS Craft Market and Table Sale will run from 10am until 2pm in the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Vendors will include DanDesign’s art and gifts, Renee Hill’s handmade accessories, Ariel’s gingerbread houses, Aroma’s oil and candles, Rebecca Little’s hand-designed jewellery, Alan Murray’s cedar gifts, plus coffee, a nail bar and more. Remember to hit the ATM beforehand as this is a cash only sale. Extra parking will be available in the car park on Woodbourne Road. Proceeds will help fund the cost of materials needed to help provide a clean water supply for a remote village in Om Goi in the Thai province of Chiang Mai. For more information, contact Andrew Jones at 295-6153 or email@example.com.
Learn how to harness the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size at the Art of Hosting at the Willowbank Conference Centre from Thursday, February 27th to Saturday, March 1st. Attendees will be able to explore and practice several participatory methodologies and use them to explore our main question: what can we do now to create a community that future generations will thank us for? International guests/hosts include Jim Drescher, Susan Macleod, Maaianne Knuth and Margaret Drescher. Refreshments, snacks and lunch are provided. The cost is $375 with CV Zuill scholarships available. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.Facebook.com/AOHBermuda.
You are invited to grab your best walking shoes and your favourite canine for the Bermuda SPCA’s 17th Annual Paws to the Park Dog Charity Walk on Sunday, March 2nd. This sponsored 1 or 3 mile walk will start at St. Paul’s Church Field, on the corner of Middle Road and Valley Road at 2pm. After the walk, there will be a bake sale and an SPCA table. The registration fee is $35 and the first 75 people will receive a goodie bag. Dogs are not mandatory so non-owners can still participate. All money raised goes directly towards the shelter’s operating budget in supporting the community’s unwanted or neglected animals. For more information, contact 236-7333 or register online at https://spca.bm/donate/event.
Bermuda Toastmasters invite you to their Annual Speech Contest in the church hall of the Bermuda Cathedral, from 5.30pm until 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 11th. Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. The purpose of the event is to promote interest in public speaking, foster self confidence, provide an opportunity for contestants to enhance their speaking skills, and to recognize the best as an encouragement to everyone. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact email@example.com.
U.S. Consul General Bob Settje invites the public to a free concert featuring the Harvard Krokodiloes, the Radcliffe Pitches, the Harvard Din & Tonics, and Bermuda Institute’s own En Harmony. Harvard in Hamilton for Families VIII will be on Thursday, March 20th at the Anglican Cathedral, Church Street, from 12.15pm until 1.15pm. Voluntary donations will be gratefully accepted by Coalition for the Protection of Children. For more information, contact Astrid Black, U.S. Consulate at 278-7502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents the innovative works of award winning artists Jüliz Ritchie and Antoine Hunt in the show bioGraphy photoGraphy from Friday, March 28th. Expanding the field of biographical and photographic expressions into the medium of experimentation and intellectual inquiry, the artists creatively reassess the themes and process of making portraits. Conflated genres, carefully composed ‘mise un scene’ and conceptual process intertwine to generate the images that form the gateway into the complex worlds of their subjects and their narrative. The opening will be at 5.30pm on Friday, March 28th and the show will run until Wednesday, April 9th. For more information, contact 299-4000 or email@example.com.
Calling all green-fingered St. Georgians, the St. George’s in Bloom Competition will be returning for 2014. This will run from Sunday, May 11th to Sunday, May 18th and there are prizes to be won in nine different categories. Anyone in St. George’s can enter and everyone is welcome. All of Bermuda are invited to joint the fun on Sunday, May 18th in St. George’s to show off their best floral decorated bicycles and floral decorated hats while they stroll through the town to see the lovely gardens. The application deadline is March 15th. For application forms, or more information, contact Trudy Snaith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Wales at CV Cafe, 8 York Street, 297-0208.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 16th to March 1st
Bermuda Restaurant Week – January 17th to February 13th
BSOA Workshop: Digital Photography using an iPad & iPhone with Theresa Airey – starts February 1st
Bermuda Tourism Love Month – February 1st to 28th
Corange Science 2014 Public Forum – February 5th
BSAC Winter Film Series: Addicted to Plastic Film Screening – February 5th
Birds and Bars Wine Pairing Dinner at Ten –
January 29th February 6th
Bermuda’s Birds: You Don’t Know What You Are Missing – February 6th
**NEW Improv Bermuda presents Friday Laffy Hour – starts February 7th
Legend: Bob Marley Tribute – February 8th
Wine Tasting Evening for Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia – February 8th
Bermuda Folk Club Open Mic Night – February 8th
Faith, Hope, Love: A Gospel Concert – February 8th
Holistic Fair – February 8th
**NEW La Leche League Monthly Meeting – February 8th
**NEW Lionfish Dissection at BUEI – February 8th
**NEW Finn’s Birthday Fundraiser Skate Day – February 9th
**NEW BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in Frozen Seas – starts February 10th
**NEW Bermuda National Trust’s Discover Our Unique History Camp – starts February 10th
**NEW Trivia Quiz Night with Mike Bishop – February 10th
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society Show: Skin Flick – February 10th to 15th
**NEW BSAC Winter Film Series: My Backyard Film Screening – February 12th
Doula Speed Dating – February 13th
**NEW Shoot Me With Your Love – February 14th
**NEW The Love Train: Valentine’s Day Show – February 14th
Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Plant and Bake Sale – February 15th
Girls & Boys Brigades Valentine’s Fair & Car Wash – February 15th
Chakra Circle – February 15th
**NEW Girlguiding Thinking Day Service and Parade – February 16th
**NEW Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Music for Mandela and More Than Honey – February 16th
Firebird Half Term Ballet Camp – starts February 17th
February Midterm Camp – starts February 17th
**NEW BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in the Deep 1 – starts February 17th
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
Midshipman Dale Annual Commemorative Service and Dinner – February 22nd
**NEW What Are You Feeling? Workshop – February 22nd
**NEW BHS Craft Market and Table Sale – February 22nd
BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: The Great Beauty – February 23rd
Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy – February 23rd
**NEW The Art of Hosting Training – February 27th to March 1st
Bermuda National Trust Auction and Jumble Sale – February 27th to March 1st
**NEW Bermuda SPCA’s 17th Annual Paws to the Park Dog Charity Walk – March 2nd
1st Annual Bermuda International Spring Masters Meet – March 7th to 9th
**NEW Bermuda Toastmaster’s Annual Speech Contest – March 11th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Falstaff – March 15th
The Sunshine League’s Agnes May Robinson Torch Relay – March 16th
KPMG Round the Grounds Race – March 16th
**NEW Harvard in Hamilton for Children VIII – March 20th
BUEI presents Underwater Extravaganza – March 22nd
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Dvorák’s Rusalka – March 29th
**NEW BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in Sharks – starts March 31st
Bermuda Yoga Festival – April 3rd to 6th
**NEW BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts April 7th
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
**NEW St. George’s in Bloom Competition – May 11th to 18th
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
Homer’s Cafe Display: Radiant Joy by Robyn Hooper – February 28th to March 27th
Capri Trend – March 7th to 28th
**NEW bioGraphy photoGraphy – The Photographic Works of Antoine Hunt & Jüliz Ritchie – March 28th to April 9th
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
Check out the below award-winning short film by Bermudian film-maker Neysan Sobhani, now showing on Soul Pancake’s YouTube channel:
If you can’t view the above video, click here.
Enjoy the rest of the week!