March 26th, 2014

Morning Troops!


There seems to be a holiday for every occasion, no matter how strange or random.  For example, National Gorilla Suit Day is on January 31st, Bad Poetry Day is on August 18th, and Cookie Monster Day is on November 2nd. Your favourite thing is not celebrated?!  Then great news as today, March 26th is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! Hmmm…wonder if there’s already a Grilled Cheese Appreciation Day..  Anyway, here are the latest Bermuda events for Spring:

0326 Javon Johnson Slam Poet

If you are interested in writing or performing poetry, this is a literary experience not to be missed!  The Bermuda College Literary Society and Division of Liberal Arts presents Javon Johnson, Slam Poet on Wednesday, March 26th and Thursday, March 27th.  Not only is Javon Johnson an award-winning poet, he holds a PhD in Performance and Communication and is also a Professor at San Francisco State University. Teachers of English should find him especially interesting.  Javon will be hosting a Spoken Word Performance/Workshop in the Bermuda College Library at 5.30pm on Wednesday, March 26th.  The following day, there will also be a Spoken Word Performance and Q&A Session from 2pm until 4pm at the Bermuda College lecture theatre G301 in North Hall.  Both events are free and open to the public.  For more information, contact


0327 HOP Society

If you were born before 1964 and consider yourself a Hip Old Person (HOP) then you may be interested in attending some of the events organised by the newly-formed HOP Society.  This social club aims to focus is on information, entertainment and socialising and their first event will be the HOP Society Party at Ocean View Golf Club on Thursday, March 27th.  The fun will begin at 5.30pm and attendees can enjoy a complimentary drink, hor d’oeurves, prizes, dancing and music courtesy of DJ Travis Gilbert.  Tickets are $50 and are on sale at V, 2nd Floor of the Phase 1 Building in Smiths or call 232-6324.  Their first day event will be at Lodge Somers Isle 1503, Hog Bay Level (next to Maxi Mart in Sandys) on Monday, March 31st.  At each event from 11am until 3pm,  there will be a speaker, lunch, entertainer and time to mingle.  On Monday, March 31st, Pink Salon will describe the treatment of Baldness, whether male pattern baldness or baldness as a result of cancer treatment, and then after lunch, you can enjoy comedy from well-known and loved Bermudian comedian Nadanja Bailey.  On Tuesday, April 1st, Dr. Christopher Johnson-Plastic Surgeon will give a presentation on Secret Weapons of Beauty, with tips on how to stay young and fit over 50, and then after lunch, you can enjoy a performance from Bermudian singer Joy Barnum. Joy was a Bermuda Idol 2005 runner up, has international experience and has performed several years in the Bermuda Festival.  On Wednesday, April 2nd, Marshall’s Maintenance will be on hand to discuss how to treat mold and mildew and then after lunch, you can enjoy a ball room dancing demonstration by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ingham.  The cost of the day events is $40 and attendees must register by the day before to secure their spot.  For more information, or to register, contact 232-6324 or visit


0328 Beyond Rugby

An opportunity to support youth rugby at Beyond Rugby Bermuda’s 3rd Annual Play For Success Rugby Championship Day at the National Sports Centre on Friday, March 28th.  This will run from 4pm until 6pm at the North Field and will include young people from the middle and secondary school levels as well as the Aspen vs. Validus touch rugby game and the presentation of the 3rd Annual Malcolm K. Outerbridge, Jr Memorial Trophy for the Most Valuable Player.  The Beyond Rugby programme helps young people to develop good character and succeed in school while having fun and staying fit to reach their full potential on and off the pitch. The group offers daily homework support and a meal after practice to make it all work.  This is a rain or shine event and entry is free and open to the public.


0329 Bermuda Hospital Variety Show

The Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust and the Bermuda Hospital Board (BHB ) promise an evening of entertainment for a good cause at the Why It Matters Variety Show at Ruth Seaton James Auditorium on Saturday, March 29th.  Showtime is at 7pm and will feature 18 acts signed up with everything from song, dance, poetry, comedy and dance, including the U-fonics and BHB Talent.  Tickets are $20 and available from Kenneth ‘Pop’ Simmons ext. 2068, Beverly Marshall x 2402, Rosemarie Phillips x1553, Tina Dillas x1499, Dona Stowe x 1404, Dee Lacy & Carol Wade.  For more information, visit or



0330 Reiki 2 Class

If you have already completed the Level 1 Reiki Class offered at My Sereni-Tea, you are invited to double the amount of energy you can hold and channel by joining their Reiki 2 Certification Course on Sunday, March 30th from 1pm until 5pm.  The cost is $300, with a $50 deposit required to hold your space.  For more information, or to register, contact 296-2114 or




0403 Dr Yemini

Are you suffering with fertility issues? Paperwhites, a peer-led infertility support group, would like to invite you to a free information session, Interested in IVF?, with fertility specialist Dr. Matan Yemini from the Diamond Institute in New Jersey on Thursday, April 3rd.  This will be in the first floor conference room of King Edward Memorial Hospital from 6pm until 7.30pm and Dr. Yemini, a reproductive endocrinologist, will be talking about all that is involved with In Vitro Fertilization.  For more information, contact or visit



0401 Life and Teachings of a Modern Yoga Master

2014 marks the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of Sri Swami Satchidananda, world-renowned spiritual leader and founder of Integral Yoga International.  Swami Asokananda and Nischala Joy Devi, presenters at the Bermuda Yoga Festival, with Bhaskar Deva and longtime local students will be hosting The Life & Teachings of a Modern Yoga Master at The Yoga Centre on Victoria Street on Tuesday, April 1st.  From 5.30pm to 7.30pm, there will be a showing of LivingYoga and personal sharings of his life and influence on modern Yoga today.  This event is free with light refreshments.  For more information, contact 295-7525 or




0404 Wet Paint and Auction

The St. George’s Foundation invite you to join them and special guests, World Heritage Watercolour, for a Wet Paint Auction and Reception at the World Heritage Centre, Penno’s Wharf, St. George’s on Saturday, April 5th.  World Heritage Watercolor is a Rhode Island-based group that provides artists with the opportunity to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the world and capture the extraordinary beauty and culture through plein air painting. This is their first tour, and they have chosen to visit Bermuda and specifically, our World Heritage Site, the Historic Town of St. George’s and Related Fortifications.  On April 4th and 5th, this group of 12 artists, including celebrated Newport watercolorist Richard Grosvenor and local artists will set up all around the town to paint the beauty of the cobbled alleys, historic properties and spectacular landscapes.  From 6pm until 8pm, the works of art will be auctioned off at the Wet Paint Auction and Reception to raise funds for the St. George’s Foundation.  The evening will also include music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Tickets are $20 for St. George’s Foundation members, $25 for non-members and available from  For more information, or to RSVP, contact or 297-3686.

0405 Denim Diamonds Dinner and Dessert

As part of their Sexual Assault Awareness Month observances in April, the Women’s Resource Centre will be holding the Ladies Only event Denim, Diamonds, Dinner and Dessert on Saturday, April 5th.  This will be from 7pm at the Police Recreation Club in Devonshire and attendees are encouraged to bring at least one young lady aged 15 years and older (although this is not mandatory) for a Reaching Back to our Future open discussion regarding self respect, relationship etiquette and what to accept and expect in life.  Optional attire is Denim and Diamonds and this event is sponsored in part by Magic 102.7.  Tickets are $40 per person and available from Mystiques and Touche` Accessories, Bermudiana Arcade or contact the WRC on 295-3882 or


0411 Black Women's Mini Video Film Fest

Celebrating black women in film, Moja Co. Productions in conjunction with the Chewstick Foundation proudly presents the inaugural Black Woman’s Mini Video/Film Fest 2014 at Chewstick on Friday, April 11th, Saturday, April 19th, and Saturday, April 26th.  **UPDATE:  April 25th has been removed** This dynamic Fest will highlight two black female writer/directors with a double feature from 7.30pm.  Bermudian filmmaker Rosheena Beek will debut her powerful and enlightening film, Before We Were Man, posing the question, what if you had the power to choose your mama?  The second film will be Daughters of the Dust, written, directed and produced by American filmmaker, Julie Dash.  This film is the first feature film by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United States and was the 1991 Cinematography Award Winner at the Sundance Film Festival.  In addition, on the very first screening night on April 11th, three Bermudian women, who were trailblazers in the filmmaking Industry, will be honoured.  To accent these events, there will be an Art Show from 6pm on screening nights, with featured artists including local phenom Kendra Earls, talented art student Zianna Rubaine, who has already had her first solo show at Bermuda College Student Art Gallery, and international artist Patrick-Earl Barnes, who has dedicated a great part of his repertoire to the upliftment of women.  Tickets are $17 and available from

0412 Bubbles and Bunnies

Discovery Wines are once again adding a little twist to one of the usual traditional family Easter activities at their annual Bubbles and Bunnies event on Saturday, April 12th.  From 10am until noon, there will be a children’s Easter Egg hunt at Windreach in Warwick.  While the kids are having good time, you can enjoy some adult fun by relaxing with a few glasses of bubbly.  The cost is $25 per adult and $5 per child.    For more information, or to secure your spot, contact 296-9463 or




0412 NVCC Trivia and Quest

The North Village Community Club (NVCC) invite you to come out to their Trivia and Quest Night at Place’s Place, Dundonald Street on Saturday, April 12th.  Hosted by Quiz Master Nadanja Bailey, the evening will begin at 7pm and will include NVCC trivia, Bermuda trivia, world trivia, fun prizes, free hors d’oeuvres, drinks on sale, and for the finale, a mini scavenger hunt that is sure to be unlike any scavenger hunt you’ve ever participated in.  No need worry about scurrying around this island for this scavenger hunt though as you won’t need to leave the premises. NVCC promise that all you need to bring is a good attitude and a willingness to let your hair down and have some fun for a few hours.  They also mysteriously hint that the hunt will be very similar to the ole NVCC Cruise motto – what happens at the hunt, stays at the hunt.  The cost is $20 per person for teams of 5 and is for adults only. There are a limited number of teams so you are invited to book your spot early to avoid disappointment.  This event is a fundraiser for the Junior Netball Team’s tour to Disney’s International Youth Netball Tournament in Orlando, Florida in October 2014.  For more information, or to book your team, contact 505-0027.

0419 Echo Launch Party

Looking for somewhere to send your teen for a night of safe entertainment?  Echo Entertainment is calling all young people aged 14 to 17 to the Echo Launch Party at Muse Skybar on Saturday, April 19th.  MarkieT of After Shock Radio103 will be dj’ing all night long, from 9pm, with a special guest appearance by UGR.  Non-alcoholic mocktails will be available for $5 each, and plates of food for $10. This event is sponsored by Muse, inkVIRGIN and Choices Menswear and security will be tight.  Admission is $20 at the door. For more information, contact Theresa on 737-2581 or


0416 Paget Parish Council AGM

Are you a resident of Paget?  If so, then you are encouraged to attend the Paget Parish Council 2014 AGM on Wednesday, April 16th at the Gilbert Institute.  This will be from 7pm until 8pm and provides an opportunity to meet with Council members and raise any concerns about activities and businesses in the parish.  One of the topics for discussion will be Safety on our Roads.  For more information, contact Paget Parish Council Secretary Anne Hyde on, 704-7300 or 777-2772, or visit



0516 Myriad of Birds

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents the works of Fran Giffard in the show A Myriad of Birds from Friday, May 16th.  Fran Giffard is an awarding winning emerging artist based in London. Her recent exhibit, A Parliament of Drawings, saw her drawing images of birds with graphite pencil and Aquarelle over the pages of her old Moleskin diary. Fran is looking forward to being inspired by Bermuda and exhibiting the work she creates while here.  The opening will be at 5.30pm on Friday, May 16th and the show will run until Wednesday, May 28th.  For more information, contact 299-4000 or






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


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

Beach Art Festival Workshops – March 25th to 27th

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

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

**NEW  Javon Johnson, Slam Poet: Spoken Word Performance/Workshop – March 26th

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

**NEW  Javon Johnson, Slam Poet: Spoken Word Performance and Q&A Session – March 27th

**NEW  HOP Society Party – March 27th

Festival of Hope Fundraising Dinner – March 28th

**NEW  Beyond Rugby Bermuda’s 3rd Annual Play For Success Rugby Championship Day – 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

Team Spritz Car Boot Sale – March 29th

Grow Biointensive Gardening Course – March 29th

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

ADHT Charity Celebrity Football Game – March 29th

**NEW  Why It Matters Variety Show by Bermuda Hospitals Board – March 29th

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

Validus Running of the Bulls 5k – March 30th

**NEW  Reiki 2 Certification Course – March 30th

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

**NEW  HOP Society Event – March 31st

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

**NEW  HOP Society Event – April 1st

**NEW  The Life & Teachings of a Modern Yoga Master – April 1st

**NEW  HOP Society Event – April 2nd

**NEW  Interested in In Vitro Fertilization? – April 3rd

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

WRC Charity Family Fun Walk – April 5th

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

**NEW  Wet Paint Auction and Reception – April 5th

**NEW  Denim, Diamonds, Dinner and Dessert – 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  Black Woman’s Mini Video/Film Fest 2014 – April 11th, 19th, 25th and 26th

Bee Fair – April 12th

**NEW  Discovery Wines presents Bubbles and Bunnies – April 12th

**NEW  NVCC Trivia and Quest Night – April 12th

**NEW  Paget Parish Council 2014 AGM – April 16th

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

**NEW  Echo Launch Party – 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

**NEW  A Myriad of Birds by Fran Giffard – May 16th – May 28th

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


Ever wondered what happens when you crack open a raw egg 60 feet underwater?  Me neither, but our friends at BIOS did and it turns out to be pretty cool:



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Enjoy the rest of the week!



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