March 19th, 2014

Morning Boys and Girls!


I’m just giving you a heads-up that tomorrow is the International Day of Happiness in case you’d like to make an extra effort to spread happiness, especially to those who need it most. Hope that this will make some of you happy – here’s the latest rundown of things to do in Bermuda:

0319 Lets Play

Tomorrow’s Voices will host its first Training Institute Workshop in a series of workshops for 2014 on Wednesday, March 19th.  The workshop entitled, Let’s Play! The Importance of Play in the Development of Children, will be held from 6pm to 8pm at Tomorrow’s Voices located in the Sunshine League Building on King Street in Hamilton.  The workshop will highlight the importance of play in the development of children and its increased recognition world-wide.  During the workshop, attendees will examine the importance of play, learn various techniques to teach play, discover tools to engage in play, find out how to effectively incorporate peers, and assess their effectiveness, as a parent, teacher or other professional, engaging children in this area.  Admission is $25 for attendees and they will be provided with a Professional Development Certificate upon completion of the workshop.  All proceeds benefit the Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre and the families it supports.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact Thea Furbert at 297-4342 or email


0321 Ferrari Carano Winery

Bristol Cellar Ltd are hosting their first Winemaker’s Dinner of the year featuring Ferrari Carano Winery to be held at Coral Beach Club on Friday, March 21st.  From 7pm, this will be an evening with an Ambassador from the critically acclaimed Ferrari-Carano winery from Sonoma, CA, who who will discuss the history of their wines and vineyards while enjoying a thoughtfully paired menu, featuring beautifully prepared Lobster, Duck and Lamb, created by Chef Patrick.  Dinner will include 7 Ferrari-Carano wines including their premier meritage, Tresor, and Black Muscat, Eldorado Noir.  The cost is $140 per person.  Only 80 spaces are available and you can reserve your place by contacting Kevin at Bristol Cellar on 238-8076.



0321 Kappa Classic2

The Bermuda Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. present the annual Kappa Classic, Bermuda’s largest youth football tournament, at the National Sports Centre from Friday, March 21st to Sunday, March 23rd.  This is for both boys and girls with U8, U10, U12 and U14 divisions and, to add a new level of excitement for this year, they will also be hosting two teams from New England.  Preliminary games will be from 5.30pm until 8pm on the Friday and from 8am until 6pm on the Saturday.  The finals will be from 8am until 3pm on the Sunday.  In additional to the tournament itself, there will also be food concessions and fun castles to add to the day of family fun.  This event is free to the public.  For more information, including the full schedule, visit



0322 Amnesty Bermuda

As part of a global campaign, Amnesty International Bermuda will be promoting My Body My Rights and its local relevance at Washington Mall between noon and 4pm on Saturday, March 22nd.  Governments have an obligation to ensure that everyone can enjoy these rights freely, without fear, coercion, or discrimination.  To learn more, stop by their table or contact


0323 St Johns Ambulance Century Ride

St. John Ambulance Bermuda is hosting its first Century Ride on Sunday, March 23rd.  This event will be a fundraiser as well as a celebration of 120 years of service.  It will consist of 4 laps of 25 miles (teams are available) and is not a race so riders do not have to complete every lap.  The start will between 6.30am and 9am and will begin and end at St. John Ambulance on Point Finger Road.  The entry fee is $25 per rider.  Following the Century Ride, there will be a BBQ, which will be free to riders, $20 to spectators and $10 for kids aged 5 to 12.  To register, contact 236-7831 or, or sign up on the day of the event from 6am.



0325 ADHT Remembrance

In honour of The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on Tuesday, March 25th, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) have organised a variety of events between March 23rd and March 29th.  Firstly, you are invited to worship at the ADHT Day of Remembrance Commemorative Service at Cobb’s Hill Methodist Church as they honour and remember, with song, puppet ministry and liturgical dance, those who died during the transatlantic slave trade on Sunday, March 23rd at 4pm.  From Tuesday, March 35th until Thursday, March 27th, there will be a Day of Remembrance Lecture Series daily at 6.30pm in St. Paul’s Centennial Hall.  The first lecture will be Liverpool – The Trade and The Traders presented by Dr. Mark Christian, Dept. Chair at Lehman College, CUNY on Tuesday, March 25th.  The following day, Dr. Femi Bada will present Africa – Capture and Enslavement.  The final lecture on the Thursday will be The Americas – The Middle Passage and Beyond by Dr. Clarence Maxwell, Assistant Professor at Millersville University, Pennsylvania.  Entry to each lecture is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and free for children under 16.  On Saturday, March 29th, you are invited to come out and honour two great football legends, Clyde Best and Cyrille Regis, at the ADHT Charity Celebrity Football Game. Team Best will be playing against Team Regis on March 29th at the Somerset Cricket Club.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 16, with proceeds going towards the Sites of Memory Plaque Replacement Fund.  Tickets for all events are available fro Sidekicks in Washington Mall, It’s Only Natural or from the ADHT office at 236-2266.  For further information, contact 236-2266 or


0324 Mothers Parenting Sons Workshop

The Women’s Resource Centre invites you to attend a Mothers Parenting Sons Workshop: Lessons to Empower and Educate Mothers at Charities House on Point Finger Road on Monday, March 24th from 6pm until 8pm.  The workshop will be presented by Denise Carey and topics include making room for your son’s father, helping Mom understand the value of all relationships – father, mother and son, and the consequences for not being the best mother you can be.  This Workshop is for you if your man-child still lives at home, your idea of date night is hanging out with your son, you don’t know how to tell you son no, your son’s father is not involved in his life, or technology has overtaken your ability to parent.  The fee is $25 and spaces are limited.  To register, or for more information, contact 295-3882 or


0326 Our Natural Connection

Washington Mall presents Our Natural Connection, a Nutrition and Holistic Health event on Wednesday, March 26th.  From 6pm until 8pm, this event will cover a wide variety of topics.  Dr. Kuni Frith-Black will teach you about the benefits of natural herbs and organic teas, while Caroline Tee will give you an introduction to Horizon Health and their holistic approach to health and posture.  Jacquie Lohan from Atlantic Jewellery will explain the spiritual, emotional and physical healing of gemstones while Jocelyn and Marlie Powell from Kingston House B&B will explain the healthy benefits of a vegan lifestyle.  Alison Williams from Headway will discuss the power of massage and Sharon Fenn from Sportseller will explain how to improve your workout experience with the correct clothing and footwear.  Debi Ray Rivers from Saving Children and Revealing Secrets (S.C.A.R.S.) will present the work of the first organisation in Bermuda to specifically address child sex abuse.  Registration is a minimum donation of $10 to S.C.A.R.S.  Attendees will be eligible for the tea and food sampling, and the raffle draw between 7pm and 8pm. If dining at La Trattoria afterwards, simply present your voucher to receive a complimentary glass of prosecco.  For more information, contact


0329 Team Spritz Car Boot Sale

Whether you’re interested in buying or selling, CedarBridge Academy invite you to their Team Spritz Car Boot Sale on Saturday, March 29th.  This will run from 8am until 4pm and the booths will have various items for sale, including second-hand clothes, shoes and toys, shades, and much more, as well as face-painting, a fun castle, DJ King Star, a bake sale, and hotdog sales.  Entry is free to the public and the cost of renting a booth is $25.  All proceeds from the car boot sale go towards CedarBridge Academy’s first ever Hair Show for students.  For more information, contact or 532-1868.



0329 Grow Your Own Food

If you’ve ever been interested in growing your own food to eat healthier and lower food costs, then you may be interested in learning how to maximise your hard work.  Frances Eddy’s Grow Your Own Food Biointensive Gardening Course starts on Saturday, March 29th and runs for 4 consecutive Saturdays from 9am until noon.  This course will get you started on growing some of your own food and is designed for beginner adults who have a minimum of 3ft x 3ft sunny garden space at home or you can join a community garden in Warwick. Basic tools can be purchased after the course.  Frances has been teaching this course for 11 years and the cost is $125, which includes the course book. Registration is open until March 22nd and you can secure your spot by contacting or 238-0059.


0329 Discovery Wines Green

Discovery Wines will be hosting their next Wine Class, entitled We’re Goin’ Green!, on Saturday, March 29th.  From 1pm until 2.30pm, attendees will receive a sample of 6 wines made in an organic style (also available for purchase), a charcuterie sampling, a greater appreciation of wine, and a plethora of knowledge that you can then show off to of your friends.  The cost is $55 per person.  To reserve your spot, contact 296-9463 or



Validus Bulls

The 3rd Annual Validus Re Running of the Bulls 5K, inspired by the traditional event in Pamplona, Spain will be at the West Parking Lot at the AIG Building on Sunday, March 30th.  No bovine will be harmed in this race though as the Bulls will be elite runners with a delayed start who will try to catch up to the rest of the runners before the finish line. There is an 8.40am start for walkers and recreational runners and a 9am start for competitive runners.  Entry fees are $37 for competitive runners/walkers and $30 for recreational runners/walkers.  For more information, contact the race directors at, or register online at


0401 WRC Opening Ceremony

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Women’s Resource Centre will observe with a month long calendar of events with the theme, Sexual Assault… It IS your Business – Do Something!  The Opening Ceremony and Proclamation will be on Tuesday, April 1st on the steps of City Hall at noon, and will feature speakers and a school choir.  This event is free to the public.  For more information, contact the WRC on 295-3882 or



0405 WRC Charity Fun Walk

As part of their Sexual Assault Awareness Month observances, the Women’s Resource Centre will be holding a Charity Family Fun Walk on Saturday, April 5th.  Sign-in time is 8am and start time is 9am from Charities House on Point Finger Road.  Registration is available at SportsSeller in Washington Mall until April 2nd or online at until April 3rd and costs $20 for adults or $15 for students.  Late Registration will be available at a cost of $25.  The first 100 people to register will receive a free goodie bag and there will be prizes for those who raise the most funds.  All proceeds to The Women’s Resource Centre.  For more information, contact 295-3882.



0405 Jacob Latimore in Concert

The JD Lewis Group presents What Are You Waiting For: Jacob Latimore In Concert on Saturday, April 5th at 7pm, at the Berkeley Institute Cafetorium.  Jacob Latimore is an RCA recording artists who has also appeared in the movies Black Nativity and Ride Along amongst others.  Ticket prices are $65 for regular, $85 for VIP and are available from Kit n Caboodle, 27th Century Boutique or  VIP tickets include a private meet and greet with Jacob Latimore and Askia Fountain (CEO of Timeless Entertainment), reserved seating, no line waiting, photo opportunities and backstage passes.  Part proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda and the Developing Artists Program.  For more information, visit


0412 BEE Fair

It is estimated that, since 2008, our bee hives have decreased by 65% – what is happening to our little buzzing buddies?  The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce (BEST) are hosting a Bee Fair at BUEI on Saturday, April,12th from 11am to 3.45pm.  There will be a Short Film and Panel Discussion from 2.30pm until 3.30pm, with Claire Jessey (Entomologist, Department of Environmental Protection) Tommy Sinclair (Bee Keeper), Carlos Amaral (Farmer), and Thad Murdoch (Scientist).  There will also be stalls displaying bee keeping techniques and equipment, bee-­friendly plants and products, school projects and activities for children, and fun merchandise.  This event is free and open to the public.   For more information, contact



0419 WRC Golf Tournament

Under the Distinguished Patronage of Jekon Edness (Somerset Cup Match Captain) and Lionel Cann (former St. Georges Cup Match Captain), The Women’s Resource Centre invite you to participate in their Inaugural Golf Tournament, ‘Like’ Cup Match on the Greens at Port Royal Golf Course on Saturday, April 19th.  This is a Captain’s Choice tournament with a 12.30pm shot-gun start and the prize-giving reception will begin at 4.45pm with catering by Bella Vista Grill.  The cost is $150 per golfer with 4 golfers per team and the price includes green and golf cart fees, reception, food and prizes.  The registration deadline is March 31st.  Proceeds will benefit The Women’s Resource Centre.  For more information, or to register your team, contact 295-3882 or


Oganics Bermuda

Health and Beauty junkies, you’ll be pleased to know that Organics is a brand new kiosk in Washington Mall offering organic natural products and health supplements.  They also offer a variety of treatments through their Organics Spa Mobile.  For more information, contact 533-2515, or visit






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


City Food Festival – March 17th to 22nd

**NEW  Tomorrow’s Voices Training Institute Workshop: Let’s Play! The Importance of Play in the Development of Children – March 19th

Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Victorian Secrets – March 19th to 21st

Harvard in Hamilton for Children VIII – March 20th

Bermuda Botanical Society: Propagation of Roses & Slide Show featuring the Roses of England – March 20th

Bermuda National Trust’s 22nd Annual Open Calcutta Tennis Tournament – March 20th to 23rd

**NEW  Ferrari Carano Winemaker’s Dinner – March 21st

**NEW  2014 Kappa Classic – March 21st to 23rd

17th Annual Bermuda International Film Festival – March 21st to 27th

BUEI presents Underwater Extravaganza – March 22nd

WindReach Walk & Roll – March 22nd

SCARS:  Stewards of Children Training – March 22nd

**NEW  Amnesty International Bermuda Campaign – March 22nd

IDEA Dog Agility Show – March 22nd and 23rd

**NEW  St. John Ambulance’s Century Ride – March 23rd

**NEW  Mothers Parenting Sons Workshop – March 24th

**NEW  ADHT Day of Remembrance Lecture Series: Liverpool – The Trade and The Traders – March 25th

Beach Art Festival Workshops – March 25th to 27th

**NEW  Our Natural Connection: Nutrition and Holistic Health – March 26th

**NEW  ADHT Day of Remembrance Lecture Series: Africa – Capture and Enslavement – March 26th

**NEW  ADHT Day of Remembrance Lecture Series: The Americas – The Middle Passage and Beyond – March 27th

Festival of Hope Fundraising Dinner – March 28th

Grey Goose World Par 3 Championships – March 28th to 30th

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

The Cat’s Pyjamas – March 29th

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Space and Beyond – March 29th

Taste of Skin Cocktail Party and Fashion Show: James’ 25th Birthday – March 29th

Return Fete 2014: Farmer Nappy Live from Trinidad – March 29th

3rd Annual Beach Art Festival – March 29th

Earth Hour 2014 – March 29th

Dream Big: Trent Shelton Live In Bermuda – March 29th

**NEW  Team Spritz Car Boot Sale – March 29th

**NEW  Grow Biointensive Gardening Course – March 29th

**NEW  Discovery Wines’ Wine Class: We’re Goin’ Green! – March 29th

**NEW  ADHT Charity Celebrity Football Game – March 29th

The Deep Bay Music Festival featuring Cool Jade Minors – March 30th

**NEW  Validus Running of the Bulls 5k – March 30th

BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in Sharks – starts March 31st

**NEW  WRC Sexual Assault Awareness Month Opening Ceremony and Proclamation – April 1st

Bermuda Yoga Festival – April 3rd to 6th

Bermuda Yoga Festival: Kirtan Chant Concerts – April 4th and 5th

Bermuda Triple Challenge: Urban Foot Race – April 4th

Bermuda Triple Challenge: Island Challenge – April 5th

TRFC presents Fight Night XVI: Relentless – April 5th

Megan Piphus & Friends – April 5th

**NEW  WRC Charity Family Fun Walk – April 5th

**NEW  What Are You Waiting For: Jacob Latimore In Concert – April 5th

Bermuda Triple Challenge: Royal Challenge – April 6th

BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts April 7th

Randall & Quilter Legends of Squash 2014 – April 8th to 12th

**NEW  Bee Fair – April 12th

**NEW  ‘Like’ Cup Match on the Greens: Golf Tournament – April 19th

Easter Brunch at Beau Rivage – April 20th

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 23rd

76th Annual Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition (Ag Show) – April 24th to 27th

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

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

Bermuda School of Music: 17th Annual Some Enchanted Evening with Blazin’ Fiddles – April 26th

CMS 5K Walk/Run – April 27th

Catlin End-to-End – May 3rd

St. George’s in Bloom Competition – May 11th to 18th

Relay for Life Bermuda – May 30th and 31st

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

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

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th


Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Ever The Twain Shall Meet – January 17th to June

Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September

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

Capri Trend – March 7th to 28th

bioGraphy photoGraphy – The Photographic Works of Antoine Hunt & Jüliz Ritchie – March 28th to April 9th

It’s About Time by Steve Conway – April 11th to 23rd

Water WaysApril 25th May 2nd to May 14th

SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing

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

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

Current Exhibit at Bermuda Society of Arts – February 28th to April 1st

49th Annual Schools Show: Primary Schools – February 28th to March 11th

49th Annual Schools Show: Middle and Senior Schools – March 14th to April 1st

March Open Exhibit at Bermuda Arts Centre – March 2nd to 22nd

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


I have images of Bart Simpson calling up to make this request:



If you can’t see the above link, please click here.


Enjoy the rest of the week!



xx or


Leave a comment


email* (not published)