March 5th, 2014
Morning Ladies and Gents!
Hope you all managed to indulge in many delicious pancakes yesterday. It’s a new month already and there are plenty of things to do in Bermuda in March and beyond:
The faculty of the Bermuda School of Music will be performing in a free Lunchtime Concert on Friday, March 7th. This will be at the Wesley Methodist Church at noon and will feature viola, violin, piano and guitar music. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The New Testament Church of God, Miracle Temple in Devonshire is hosting a Women’s Discipleship Weekend from Friday, March 7th until Sunday, March 9th. This will commence at 7pm on the Friday with a one-night Impartation Service at Miracle Temple. On Saturday, March 8th, there will be a Fit & Full Fellowship Breakfast at 8.30am at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. The cost is $50 per person. Finally on Sunday, March 9th there will be two Worship Experience Services at Miracle Temple at 11.15am and 5pm. For more information, or to purchase breakfast tickets, contact Laurie Rayner at 747-5374 or Patricia Simons at 292-3948.
Parents, looking for ways to entertain and/or educate your little ones over the summer break? The Saltus Association are hosting a Summer Camp and Activities Mini Fair on Friday, March 7th. This will run from 5pm until 7pm in the Saltus Junior School Hall (enter from St. John’s Road) and aims to be a one-stop shop for parents trying to find out about the wide variety of summer programmes available to children in Bermuda. This year, over 30 local and international summer camp programmes will be represented at the fair. This event is open to the public with free admission. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cedarbridge Academy invite you to an evening of music, dance and skits at their Spirit of Love Benefit Concert at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts at 7pm on Saturday, March 8th. Titan and Thailon Pogson were born in December and are the grandsons of Patricia Nesbitt. They suffered medical issues and this concert will help with their hospital bills. Featured performers include Somerset Brigade Band, Cindy Smith, Gina Love, Jermaine Jeffers, Shine Hayward, Gina Spence, Improv Bermuda and many more. Tickets are $15 for students, $20 for adults and $50 for Patrons. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Rosemary Matthews or Gloria Francis at CedarBridge Academy on 296-5665.
If you have a supply of Barry’s tea, Club Orange and Tayto crisps at home, then you’ll probably already be aware that St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday, March 17th. To celebrate, Bermuda Folk Club are hosting a special Irish Night at Spanish Point Boat Club on Saturday, March 8th. Doors open at 7.30pm and music will be from 8pm, featuring talented local performers playing all styles of music, focusing on Irish music and artists. Admission is $10 for non-members, $8 for members and there will be a cash bar. For more information, contact 295-1030 or email@example.com or visit www.folkclub.bm.
Tying the knot in the near future? Demco, in collaboration with Bermuda’s premier wedding and event specialists, invite you to come out to an Exclusive Wedding Consultation and Exhibition, in the beautiful gardens of Vickers Bay on Sunday, March 9th. This will be from noon until 4pm and will showcase the best of wedding trends for 2014. For more information, or to RSVP by March 7th, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 234-7777.
If you have already completed the Level 1 Reiki Class offered at My Sereni-Tea, you are invited to take it to the next level by joining their Reiki Level 2 Class on Sunday, March 9th from 2pm until 6pm. The cost is $300, which includes the workbook, with a $50 deposit required to hold your space. For more information, or to register, contact 296-2114.
Test your proficiency in general knowledge, music, entertainment, current affairs and more at Trivia Quiz Night at the Swizzle Inn on South Shore from 8pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, with the next being on March 10th. Your host will be Quizmaster Mike Bishop and the cost is $5 per team member, with dinner specials created by Chef Johnny. For more information, or to book your table, call 236-7459.
Interested in trying out an ancient Egyptian system of yoga enlightenment and all its associated benefits? Then good news as Kemetic Yoga Classes are now available in Bermuda. Classes run every Tuesday from 6pm until April 22, with the next one being on March 11th. This class for both men and women will be at the C.A.R.E. Computer Centre and classes cost $20 each. For more information, contact Samuta Saa at email@example.com or 541-9999.
Looking for a new way to deal with stress? How to Live a Joyful Life: Inner Sanctuary Training is a 4 week class on Wednesdays, beginning March 12th, from 6pm until 8pm at My Sereni-Tea. The classes will contain an even mix of lecture, discussion, process work and meditation. This is a Delphi University Course and attendees will receive a certificate from Delphi after course completion. The cost of tuition is $245, which includes all course materials, and a deposit of $50 is required to secure your space. For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact 296-2114.
The next in the Historical Heartbeats Winter Lecture Series will be a Film Night on Thursday, March 13th, screening two 30 minute films at Bermuda National Library. This event is a collaboration with the Bermuda National Library and the Bermuda Historical Society and will begin at 6pm. Both films are from Brendan Hollis’ About Bermuda series. The first film, Bermuda Cedar, charts the ways this endemic plant played an important role in Bermuda’s history and social development, influencing architecture, lifestyle and commerce. The Easter Lily tells the fascinating story of the rise and fall of a major agricultural crop. It shows the lovely fields of lilies on St. David’s Island, before the land was given up for building the U.S. Bases in WWII. It also shows the extent and value of the industry, and its final decline. Dr. Walwyn Hughes will serve as moderator for the evening. This event is free to the public. For more details, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.communityandculture.bm.
Foodies, rejoice as Michelin Star Executive Chef Bruno Davaillon is joining Rosewood Tucker’s Point as guest chef in March! Chef Bruno will be joining forces with Tucker’s Point Executive Chef Guido Brambilla to take guests on a culinary journey for a weekend of entertainment as well as education from Thursday, March 13th to Sunday, March 16th. The Culinary Weekend Adventure Package will celebrate Bermuda lobster season and, during the weekend, participants will experience the differences in taste and preparation between Bermuda and Maine Lobsters while also sampling a variety of Bermudian cuisine. Additionally, guests will experience the traditional way local fishermen catch lobster and learn how to prepare the famous Lobster Tagliolini. The fun-filled weekend will culminate on Saturday evening with a five-course Gala Dinner prepared by Chef Bruno and the Rosewood Tucker’s Point culinary team. Spaces are extremely limited and reservations may be made by calling Brandon Bratcher directly at (214) 880-4259. The cost is $4500 per couple, which includes access to all culinary events, two spa treatments, two rounds of golf as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The full Schedule of Events can be viewed here. Can’t make the entire weekend? Guests can still experience Chef Bruno Davaillon’s Michelin Star cooking by attending the five-course Gala Dinner in The Point on Saturday, March 15th. The cost of the dinner is $250 per person, plus grats, and reservations can be made by calling 298-4070.
The public is invited to attend the Dedication of the Walter Maddocks Memorial Rotary Clock outside City Hall at noon on Friday, March 14th. This 4-faced Rotary clock is dedicated to the memory of the late Walter Maddocks who exemplified the work of Bermuda’s Rotarians with a lifetime of service at home and abroad. A 45 strong Salvation Army band and choir visiting from Peterborough, Ontario, will also provide music for the enjoyment of the public. This event is a joint effort of the Rotary Clubs of Hamilton, St.George’s, Sandys and Pembroke and the Corporation of Hamilton. The clock will serve hereafter as a public amenity.
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 Sunday, March 16th from 10.30am 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.
The March edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, March 16th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. Dear Mr. Watterson, a documentary about comic strip characters Calvin and Hobbes, will be showing at 3pm. This will be followed by On My Way, a French comedic drama starring Catherine Deneuve, at 5.15pm. 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.
As a greedy girl, I get very excited by this kind of thing – the City Food Festival will run from Monday, March 17th until Saturday, March 22nd. From 8am until 9am (or while supplies last) on the 17th, they will kick off the Food Festival with a complimentary continental breakfast in front of City Hall. Later that same afternoon, a lunchtime event will be hosted at International Imports – full details on this will follow. On the Tuesday to Thursday, there will be three rounds of Chef Competitions at Bermuda Gas from 5.30pm until 8.30pm. All Chefs will be tasked with preparing a three distinctly different canapés from a box of ingredients. Attendees will be able to sample each chef’s creation while enjoying complimentary signature beverages provided by Gosling’s, and entry into a raffle prize. Tickets to the competition are $20 per night or $50 for a passport to all three rounds. On the Friday, there will be a Wine Tasting event at Gosling’s Wine Cellar – full details on this will follow.
The finale event will be a Food Festival in Victoria Park on Saturday, March 22nd. From 2pm until 10pm, more than a dozen City restaurants and bars will be featured, offering a wide variety of foods and specialty drinks. This year, the focus is on the many cultures that help make Bermuda the melting pot that it is. They will have live cultural performances thoughout the day, competitions, demonstrations and a live band to lead into the night. Tickets for the Victoria Park Food Festival are $40 for 5 tickets, or $10 for single tickets. All tickets will be available in advance from www.pTix.bm or at the event. For more details, visit www.cityofhamilton.bm.
The last two have been so popular that the Trivia Quiz Night at Taste One Four One is now a regular event! This will be held on the first and third Monday of every month, with the next one being on March 17th. 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.
The monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Requiem pour une Tueuse (Requiem for a Killer) at 8pm on Tuesday March 18th. This French movie with English subtitles tells the story of a contract killer who accepts an assignment to pose as a soprano in a festival her target is singing in. Tickets cost $5 for members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students. Full details can be found at www.alliancefrancaise.bm.
Saturday, March 29th is the last Saturday of the month, which means that it’s Super Saturday at Masterworks in the Botanical Gardens! Each month has a different theme and this one will be Space and Beyond, where families can participate in free themed arts and craft activities from 10am until 2pm. There is no need to register so you can just turn up on the day. Full details can be found at www.bermudamasterworks.com. For more information, contact 299-4000.
Enjoy 6 Designers, 5 Performances, 3 Fashion Demos, bottle cap bikini girls, special giveaways/prizes, drink specials and much more as XoeTiqu presents Taste of Skin Cocktail Party & Fashion Show on Saturday, March 29th. This will take place from 7pm until 11pm at Beluga Bar in Washington Mall. The dress code is evening wear/Dress to Impress, so no hats, sneakers, tshirts or baggy clothes. This event is for over-18s and ID is required. General admission is $50 and tickets are available at: Beluga Bar, The Edge, Secrets, Jazzy Boutique, TK Hair Salon and Kit ‘N’ Caboodle. There are also limited VIP Experience tickets avaiable for $100 and these must be purchased by Saturday, March 22nd. This will include the Japanese Ambient Lounge, Exclusive Sushi Buffet, Private Bar, Glass of Champagne, Slice of Cake, Gift Bags, Special Photo Opps, Meet & Greet the Models, Designers, and Performers. This event is also designer James R. Lee’s 25th birthday and proceeds will go towards his university tuition fees for Fashion School. For more information, contact email@example.com or 704-0559.
Billed as a Big People Party, D’General presents Return Fete 2014 from 9pm on Saturday, March 29th. This event will take place at Jenny’s Car Park on the site of the Old Bermuda Bakery on Pitts Bay Road. The headliner will be Farmer Nappy, fresh from Trinidad Carnival and in Bermuda for the first time. Featured DJs will include D’General, Russell ‘Rusty G’ Griffith and Jugglin Jason. Tickets are $40 in advance, $35 for earlybirds who purchase before March16th, and are available from Kit N Caboodle, Mambo, Stefanel, The Edge, or online at www.pTix.bm. For more information, including details on group rates, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 300-1049.
As part of the Bermuda Yoga Festival, renowned Kirtan chant recording artists C.C. White and David Newman (Durga Das) are coming to Bermuda with their bands to perform at two separate Kirtan Chant Concerts in the Mid-Ocean Ampitheatre at the Fairmont Southampton on Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th. You are invited to join in and chant along with the live musicians and, if you don’t sing, fear not as Kirtan creates the ultimate space where you can sing as if no one can hear you, dance, or simply enjoy. David Newman’s (Durga Das) concert will be on April 4th and C.C. White’s concert will be on April 5th, with Bermuda’s own kirtan band and kirtan chant group opening each concert. Doors open at 6.30pm and showtime is at 7pm with the main act beginning at 8pm. Tickets are $55 per concert, $95 for both concerts, and free for under-12s. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pTix.bm. More information and a complete schedule of festival events can be found at www.bermudayogafestival.com.
Always a popular event on the Bermuda Calendar, Teachers Football Rugby Club (TRFC) presents Fight Night XVI: Relentless, an evening of both Boxing and Muay Thai, on Saturday, April 5th at Berkeley Institute Gym. Relentless was a common word spoken & lived by TRFC’s fallen soldier Devrae Noel- Simmons and so this event is a tribute to his Relentless spirit. Doors open at 6pm and the first fight starts at 7pm. The fight card will feature Bermudian boxer Andre Lambe against Canadian boxer Nick Hoover, Corey Boyce vs. Shannon Ford, Talia Iris in a kickboxing match against Canadian Muay Thai fighter Shelby Marchand, many more exciting amateur matches, and the main event of the night will be Bermuda’s World Wushu Silver Medalist Jermal Woolridge ” The Animal ” challenging Canadian WXC Warrior Joey Brozovich. Fightgoers can also expect ring girls from Alchemy Fitness, music courtesy of DJ Donnie, and sponsors Gorham’s, Burrows and Lightbourn and Dunkley’s. Tickets are $50 for general admission, $110 for VIPs (includes open bar served to your seat) and part proceeds will benefit the The Dante Noel-Simmons Education Fund. Tickets can be purchased from International Sports Shop, The Paraquet Restaurant, TRFC members or online at pTix.bm.
The Bermuda School of Music will present the 17th Annual Some Enchanted Evening with special guests Blazin’ Fiddles on Saturday, April 26th. As with rare Scotch single malts, the members of award winning Blazin’ Fiddles, a Scottish fiddle group, draw a distinct flavour of music from the Scottish Highlands and Islands. The Bermuda School of Music faculty and students will kick off this year’s event with the orchestra accompanying four classical concertos, leading the way for the members of the award winning Blazin’ Fiddles to deliver a musically intoxicating finale for all. The show begins at 7.30pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall. Tickets cost $40 for adults, $15 for children or $100 for Patrons and are available from www.pTix.bm. For more information, contact 296-5100 or email@example.com.
There’s a bit of March Madness going on at Tai Home Spa, who have released their specials for this month. Firstly, they have a 2.5 hour package which includes a 45 minute massage of your choice, 45 minute luxury facial, and a classic manicure for $159 (upgrade to a pedicure instead of a manicure for $15). From Monday to Friday, you can also enjoy a classic manicure and pedicure combo for $99. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact info@TaiHomeSpa.bm or 297-2347.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Men’s Yoga Seminar – starts March 5th
Nappy Hour and Product Swap – March 7th
**NEW Bermuda School of Music: Free Lunchtime Concert – March 7th
**NEW Miracle Temple Women’s Discipleship Weekend – March 7th to 9th
**NEW Summer Camp and Activities Mini Fair – March 7th
1st Annual Bermuda International Spring Masters Meet – March 7th to 9th
MAMA Car Boot Sale – March 8th
BPWA Candle Lighting Ceremony – March 8th
Bermuda Island Games Association Pub Quiz – March 8th
**NEW Spirit of Love Benefit Concert – March 8th
**NEW Bermuda Folk Club: Irish Night– March 8th
Lindo’s to Lindo’s 10k Run and 4 Mile Walk – March 9th
**NEW Exclusive Wedding Consultation and Exhibition – March 9th
**NEW Reiki 2 Class – March 9th
Bermuda Toastmaster’s Annual Speech Contest – March 11th
**NEW Kemetic Yoga Classes – from March 11th
**NEW How to Live a Joyful Life: Inner Sanctuary Training – starts March 12th
**NEW Rosewood Tucker’s Point Culinary Weekend Adventure – March 13th to 16th
**NEW Dedication of the Walter Maddocks Memorial Rotary Clock – March 14th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Falstaff – March 15th
Relay for Life: Kick Off Event – March 15th
Dolly Pop Up at CV Cafe – March 15th
The Sunshine League’s Agnes May Robinson Torch Relay – March 16th
KPMG Round the Grounds Race – March 16th
**NEW What Are You Feeling? Workshop – March 16th
**NEW Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Dear Mr. Watterson and On My Way – March 16th
**NEW City Food Festival – March 17th to 22nd
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Requiem pour une Tueuse – March 18th
Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Victorian Secrets – March 19th to 21st
Harvard in Hamilton for Children VIII – March 20th
17th Annual Bermuda International Film Festival – March 21st to 27th
BUEI presents Underwater Extravaganza – March 22nd
IDEA Dog Agility Show – March 22nd and 23rd
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Dvorák’s Rusalka – March 29th
The Cat’s Pyjamas – March 29th
**NEW Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Space and Beyond – March 29th
**NEW Taste of Skin Cocktail Party and Fashion Show: James’ 25th Birthday – March 29th
**NEW Return Fete 2014: Farmer Nappy Live from Trinidad – March 29th
BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in Sharks – starts March 31st
Bermuda Yoga Festival – April 3rd to 6th
**NEW 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
**NEW TRFC presents Fight Night XVI: Relentless – April 5th
Bermuda Triple Challenge: Royal Challenge – April 6th
BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts April 7th
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
Catlin End-to-End – May 3rd
St. George’s in Bloom Competition – May 11th to 18th
Relay for Life Bermuda – May 30th and 31st
British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th
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
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
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Enjoy the rest of the week!