September 17th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Troops!


I’m loving this time of year – not only has the humidity started to drop but there are so many Bermuda events to choose from on the calendar:


0914 Autumn Open

Autumn Open, a members’ juried show including work of all media, is currently open at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard.

The show will remain open until Saturday, October 19th and admission is free.

For more information, contact 234-2809 or



0917 Bermuda Biennial Artist Panel Discussion

Learn more about Bermuda National Gallery’s current exhibition, Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge, at an Artist Panel Discussion on Wednesday, September 17th.

On the topic of Memory and Meaning-Making, the session will run from 12.30pm until 1.30pm, including featured artists William Collieson and Russell de Moura, with BNG Curator Sophie Cressall serving as moderator.

Admission is free although donations are encouraged.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact or 295-9428.


0918 Moringa Project Presentation

As part of Daisy and Mac’s transition to better health and wellness, they would like to invite you to discover Moringa at The Moringa Project Presentation on Thursday, September 18th from 6pm until 8pm.

Known around the world as the Miracle Tree, this will be an opportunity for you to find out how it vitalizes your body and mind, and learn about the multiple health benefits and uses.

Samples of each Moringa drink will be available to try as well as great information on how to become a part of The Moringa Project.

The guest speaker for this event will be Donna Karaz.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact or 295-7477.


0606 Marina Nights

You thought that Marina Nights was over for the season?  Then great news as summer has been extended with Marina Nights at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess continuing until the end of September.

As before, this will take place on their new harbourside patio from 5pm until 9pm and promises spectacular views of Hamilton Harbour with drinks and appetisers available for purchase through waiter service.

For more information, contact 295-3000.


0919 Big Chill at Sea Breeze extended

Great news for fans of Bermuda’s hottest and coolest evening, as the Big Chill at Sea Breeze, originally scheduled to have finished up on September 12th, has been extended into October.

Running from 6pm until 11pm, you can enjoy the outdoor chill out sounds of the Ibiza summertime, featuring the cool deep house beats from DJ Felix Tod, acoustic guitar from Tony Brannon and vocals from local legend Joy T. Barnum.

Sushi, tapas, cocktails and sangria will also be available to order.

Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 236-9884.

For more information, contact or visit


0919 Outta Bounds at Taste 141

Taste 141 invite you to start off your weekend with live music from Outta Bounds on Friday, September 19th.

The band will be performing from 7pm until 10pm and there is no cover charge.

For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.





0919 Rising Chef of the Year

Do you have what it takes to win the title of Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year? If so, then BHI wants you!

The Bermuda Hospitality Institute (BHI) is calling all rising professional chefs, 18 years of age or older, to showcase their talent. 12 Chefs will be selected to compete in the 3rd Annual Rising Chef of the Year Competition & Fundraiser, being held over five nights from Monday, October 20th until Sunday, October 28th, at the International Imports (The Chef’s Shop).

The competition consists of four semi-final rounds with three competitors each night, leading to one final round of four competitors. Dishes will be judged based on taste, presentation, originality in the use of ingredients and work ethic by a panel of ‘celebrity’ judges.

To enter, a person must be a professional chef, defined as someone who is paid or has been paid to cook or bake, or is currently enrolled as a culinary student or has obtained a culinary degree. Those who have held an Executive Chef position for more than five years are not eligible.

The entry period runs from September 8th until the 19th.

For more information, contact 295-5049 or visit




0920 Holistic Fair

Another opportunity to explore alternative therapies and lifestyles at the next Holistic Fair on Saturday, September 20th.

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




0920 Rotary Fish Fry and Raffle

The Rotary Club of St. George’s invite you to attend their Fish Fry and Raffle at 6pm at Tobacco Bay on Saturday, September 20th.

The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Andrew Roberts on 734-5921 or




0920 New England Clam Bake

Bringing a little of the East Coast to Bermuda, The Reefs are hosting a delectable New England-Style Clam Bake on Saturday, September 20th.

From 6.30pm until 10pm on their private beach, you are invited to stop on by for dinner and drinks as you enjoy the greatest hits of New England-style summer fare, including selections like chilled seafood and savoury hot-off-the-grill delights.

The cost is $68 per plate.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact or 238-0222.



0920 Teal Takeover Evening Cruise

Support ovarian cancer awareness on the Teal Takeover Evening Cruise and Dinner aboard the MV Longtail on Saturday, September 20th.

The boat will depart Albuoys Point at 7pm, returning at 10pm.

Tickets are $60 and part proceeds will go to Jenna Martin who is in Boston fighting ovarian cancer right now.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact



0921 Lets Move Day

Help Bermuda to reach its goal of 10,000 miles on Let’s Move Day on Sunday, September 21st by moving in any way you can, whether that be walking, running, cycling or swimming.

This event is free and you can participate in one of three ways. Firstly, you can join the Walking Club at Chaplin Bay at 7am. Alternatively, you can walk from Shelly Bay field or TN Tatem Middle School to the Arboretum starting at 3pm. Finally, you can do it on your own by going to, clicking on the Let’s Move Day logo to log your miles.

For more information, or to download the registration form, visit


Bermuda Docs

The September edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, September 21st in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.

Bronx Obama, an award winning documentary about a Barack Obama impersonator, will be showing at 3pm.

This will be followed by The Trip to Italy, a hilarious culinary road trip through Italy starring comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. at 5.15pm.

More details on the films can be found at

Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by calling 294-0204.


0924 Celebrating Wellness Zumba

Bring the entire family and join the Department of Health for Celebrating Wellness 2014 in Victoria Park on Wednesday, September 24th.

This free event is part of the ongoing Move More Campaign and Caribbean Wellness Day on September 13th, encouraging the public to move more and lead a healthy lifestyle.

DoH is partnering with Bermuda Broadcasting Company, the Corporation of Hamilton, community and health partners to bring this event to the public. There will be entertainment, activities, healthy food vendors and informational booths.

The focus for 2014 is on Adults aged 30 to 65 with the slogan “The heart of a productive workforce is a healthy workforce”. The purpose of Celebrating Wellness is to promote the importance of incorporating physical activity and healthy eating into the lifestyle. There are so many opportunities available locally for people to become more physically active, to live healthier lifestyles and to be more involved in the community.

Celebrating Wellness will also include the finale of the Zumba in the Park activity that was launched in April during Public Health Week, so everyone is invited to come dressed to Zumba.

The event is free however food will be on sale.

For more information, contact Virloy Lewin on 278-6500 or Pauleter Stevens on 278-6504.




Enjoy an 8 course dinner with wine pairing from 7pm at the Chef’s Table at The Reefs on Wednesday, September 24th.

The cost is $110 per person plus 17% grats.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222, or




0926 Social Media Marketing Boot Camp

Invest a day into your business and kick start your social media marketing at session 1 of SocialLee’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp at Bermuda College on Friday, September 26th.

The day will start at 8.30am with sign-in and a continental breakfast. Session 1 is Getting the Basics Right and topics covered will include: what is Social Media Marketing, Social Media Platforms and Developing a Social Media Strategy. Attendees will learn how to utilize Social Media tools and how to market effectively with these tools. Closing will be at 4pm.

The cost is $289 for Early Bird registration before September 19th, $310 afterwards. There is a 5% discount for members of Bermuda Economic Development and the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce.

For more information or to register, email


0926 WRC Dance at The Reefs

The Reefs’ regular Friday Latin Night is being taken over on Friday, September 26th to support the Women’s Resource Centre with a Latin Dinner and Dancing Charity Night.

From 6.30pm until 11pm, DJ Travis will be playing the best Latin and contempory tunes.

Tickets are $65, which includes dinner, social dancing and a dance showcase. Part proceeds will benefit the Women’s Resource Centre.

Tickets are available from, The Reefs or the Women’s Resource Centre.




0927 HOUSE Family Fun Day

One of Bermuda’s newest charitable organisations, HOUSE, a Men’s Resource Centre is hosting the HOUSE Family Fun Day, a fundraiser and awareness event at Bermuda Fun Golf on Saturday, September 27th.

You are invited to bring friends and family to support Bermuda’s Men’s Resource Centre as they work toward meeting their mission of Renewing Families and the Community by Empowering Men to Succeed.

From 10am until 5pm, this promises to be a fun time for all ages as you play mini golf at a reduced rate of $10 per person. There is music by DJ Siid James, Magic by Mr. Slick, and a bike show with Bermuda Long Riders Motorcycle Club and Bermuda Classic Bike Club. Food and refreshments will also be sold at the event.


0927 Oil Painting Workshop with Rhona Emmerson

Learn the tips, tricks and magic of painting in oil at a two-day workshop with Rhona Emmerson, one of Bermuda’s leading Oil Painters.

Hosted by Bermuda Arts Centre, the workshop will run from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28th.

The cost is $175 for members or $200 for non-members.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact the Bermuda Arts Centre on 234-2809.


0927 The Wonderful World of Crystals

Enjoy a fun and interactive class, The Wonderful World of Crystals, on Saturday, September 27th.

From 4pm until 6.30pm at My Sereni-Tea, they will cover the history of Atlantis and Lemuria, how crystals work and how they affect us as human beings, cleansing, dedicating and programming of crystals, healing properties of crystals, and use and application of crystals, body layouts, grids.

The class cost is $65 and a $20 deposit is required to secure your space. A workbook will be included with a set of crystals.

For more information, contact My Sereni-Tea on 296-2114.


0910 HOP Society

The HOP Society (Happiness, Optimism, Possibilities) organise events for people over 50 years old to socialize, be informed and be entertained and the next will be on Tuesday, September 30th.

Starting at 1pm in the T N Nisbett Hall, Christ Church, Devonshire, the speaker for this event will be Mrs. Trudy Snaith, who will give a talk on the value of etiquette in modern times. Entertainment will be provided by Mike Perinchief and Friends singing your favourite tunes. You are encouraged to dance or sing along.

The cost is $20 and snacks will be served.

For more information, contact 504-9255, or visit


0930 American Citizens Town Hall Meeting

U.S. Consul General Bob Settje will hold a Town Hall Meeting for American Citizens from 5.30pm until 7.30pm at his official residence, Cedarhurst, 33 Wilkinson Avenue in Hamilton Parish, on Tuesday, September 30th.

The town hall will provide an opportunity for Americans to learn about the Consulate’s mission and services in Bermuda and to ask questions about topics of interest to participants. Consul General Settje looks forward to welcoming Americans to his home.

For space reasons, attendance will be limited to the first 120 American citizens age 18 and over who register online at the U.S. Consulate website at, so the Consulate recommends that those interested register as soon as possible.

To ensure the presence of as many Americans as possible within the limited space, the Consulate has limited attendance to Americans only and is, therefore, unable to accommodate non-American family members. To gain admittance to the town hall meeting, each attendee must present his/her American passport.

The first 120 registrants will receive notice that a space has been reserved for them and will be asked to confirm their attendance several days prior to the meeting.

Registrants not among the first 120 will be put on a wait list and notified should a space become available.


1021 Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival

Join the Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival in celebrating William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with an exciting programme at the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall from Tuesday, October 21st to Thursday, October 23rd.

Once again students from six of Bermuda’s secondary schools will bring shortened versions of Shakespeare’s classic plays to life inspiring a new generation with their love of the theatre.

On Tuesday, October 21st, Saltus Grammar School will be performing The Tempest, followed by Somersfield Academy’s version of The Taming of the Shrew and Cedarbridge Academy’s Othello.

On Wednesday, October 22nd, the Berkeley Institute will perform Anthony and Cleopatra, The Bermuda High School will give their interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing while Warwick Academy will present Twelfth Night.

On the Gala Night on Thursday, October 23rd, highlights from all six plays will be performed.

Showtime is at 7pm each night. Tickets for the Tuesday and Wednesday shows are $20 from or $25 at the door and tickets for the Gala Night on the Thursday are $30 at or $35 at the door.

For more information, visit


1026 Girlguiding Fund Fair

Join Girlguiding Bermuda for a great family day as they raise funds to support girls of all ages across the island at their FUNd Fair on Saturday, October 25th.

This will take place at St. Paul’s Hall in Paget and from 10am until 4pm, you can enjoy lots of games for all ages, White Elephant, tombola, crafts, refreshments and great raffles.

For more information, contact






1025 Zombie Walk Mangrove Hallows

The West End is once again being invaded by the undead on Saturday, October 25th.

The annual fundraising Zombie Walk will leave Greys Bridge at 11am and will have participants dressed as zombies shuffling their way to Somerset Village.

The Village will be transformed into Mangrove Hallows with spooky family activities from noon until 4pm. This will include free childrens’ events, games, ghouls and prizes.

Proceeds go to the Art Centre at Dockyard.

For more information, or for a pledge sheet, contact 234-2809,, or visit


1101 Astrology Intensive with Steve Judd

Learn about astro-mapping, astrological language, transits and progressions, invisible planets and more at My Sereni-Tea’s Astrology Intensive with Steve Judd from 10am until 5.30pm on Saturday, November 1st.

Steve Judd is a professional astrologer with 35 years experience and has given more than 30,000 readings. He is on the cutting edge of contemporary astrology in the UK and tours the country giving talks and readings. Steve holds a M.A. in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology and maintains a High Street practice in Bath, England.

This workshop is suitable for those with basic astrological knowledge to those with a working ability. It’s a day of astrological tips, techniques, an overview of current astrological practice and knowledge and comprises of 7 hours of debate and instruction in the mechanics of astrology, how it works, how to use it, how to incorporate it into your life.

The cost of the course is $165 with a $50 deposit required by September 20th.

For more information, or to make a readings appointment with Steve, contact My Sereni-Tea at 296-2114.





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Jimmy Keys at Red Steakhouse and Bar – September 4th to 24th

Hispanic Campaign Bermuda – September 13th to 20th

Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Building – September 17th

**NEW  Artist Panel Discussion:  Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge – September 17th

3rd Annual Peace Day Weekend: Paint for Peace Exhibit Opening – September 18th

**NEW  The Moringa Project Presentation – September 18th

3rd Annual Peace Day Weekend: Peace Day Concert – September 19th

**NEW  Outta Bounds at Taste 141 – September 19th

**NEW  Entry Deadline: 3rd Annual Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition – September 19th

Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon & Carnival – September 20th

Learn Bridge In A Day – September 20th

**NEW Holistic Fair – September 20th

**NEW  Fish Fry and Raffle – September 20th

**NEW  New England-Style Clam Bake at The Reefs – September 20th

**NEW  Teal Takeover Evening Cruise and Dinner – September 20th

3rd Annual Peace Day Weekend: Peace Day 5K Road Race – September 21st

Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Dinner Theatre Seniors and Students Matinee – September 21st

**NEW  Let’s Move Day – September 21st

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Bronx Obama and The Trip to Italy – September 21st

Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament – September 22nd

Documentary Screening: You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t – September 22nd

Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: In the Hour of Victory – September 24th

**NEW  Celebrating Wellness: Zumba Party – September 24th

**NEW  Chef’s Table at The Reefs – September 24th

International Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th

4th Annual Oktoberfest at Swizzle Inn – September 25th to October 5th

Family Centre Beach Bash – September 26th

Action on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Rum Tasting – September 26th

Meditation is Easy – September 26th

P.A.L.S. Mad Hair Day – September 26th

**NEW  Social Media Marketing Boot Camp: Getting the Basics Right – September 26th

**NEW  Latin Dinner and Dancing Charity Night at The Reefs – September 26th

Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Dinner Theatre – September 26th to 28th

Documentary Screening: Alive Inside – September 27th

**NEW  The Wonderful World of Crystals – September 27th

**NEW  HOUSE Family Fun Day – September 27th

**NEW  Oil Painting Workshop with Rhona Emmerson – September 27th and 28th

**NEW  HOP Society – September 30th

**NEW  American Citizens Town Hall Meeting – September 30th

Oktoberfest at Frog & Onion – October 1st to 4th

Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Dinner Theatre – October 2nd, 3rd and 5th

Tiaras and Bow Ties: Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance – October 4th

BZS Zoobilee: The Hungry Games – October 4th

The Menuhin Foundation: Passport to a World of Wines – October 4th

Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Charity Tennis Calcutta – October 4th and 5th

PartnerRe 5K Women’s Run & Walk – October 5th

Fab Over 50 – starts October 6th

Walls and Brushes Workshop – starts October 6th

Canadian Boarding Schools Fair – October 8th

Overcome Pain, Live Well Again – October 8th

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: The Pirates of Penzance – October 9th to 18th

Pain Care Yoga Teachers Training – October 10th to 12th

32nd PGA Grand Slam of Golf – October 13th to 15th

Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2014 International Championship All Breed Dog Shows – October 18th and 19th

**NEW  3rd Annual Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition – October 20th to 28th

**NEW  Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival – October 21st to 23rd

**NEW  Girlguiding FUNd Fair – October 25th

**NEW  Zombie Walk and Mangrove Hallows – October 25th

**NEW  Astrology Intensive with Steve Judd – November 1st





Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September

The Tucker Sisters: Under the Yellow Flag – July 11th to October 10th

Bermuda Trace Art by Kok Wan Lee – September 12th to 24th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until November 22nd

Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge

Highlights from the BNG Collection

Current Exhibits at BNG East – until November 22nd

Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge

**NEW  Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Autumn Open – September 14th to October 19th



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