September 3rd, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Kids!


Welcome to the first post of September – let’s hope this month is a little drier than August!  Although, if it’s not, at least we can console ourselves with the fact that lobster season is back.  Here are the latest upcoming events for Fall in Bermuda:


0903 BNL Film Series

Learn more about Bermuda’s history at Bermuda National Library’s Summer Film Series on Wednesdays in September.

Screenings will run from 11am each week in the Bermuda History and Cultural Studies Room.

Foodways on Wednesday, September 3rd focuses on Bermuda’s unique culinary traditions including St. David’s fried fish, shark hash, old-fashion fish stew and curried lobster. Featuring interviews with chef Fred Ming, St. David’s cooking legend Dolly Pitcher, and food historian Joe Gibbons.

Woodworking on Wednesday, September 10th will focus on Bermuda’s unique traditions of working with wood. Featuring interviews with artist and carver Chesley Trott, carpenter Jermey Johnson, artist Milton Hill Sr. and his apprentice Ami Zanders.

Building on Wednesday, September 17th will focus on Bermuda’s unique building traditions. Featuring interviews with masons George Leon Burt and Dennis Butterfield as well as carpenter George Phipps.

In the Hour of Victory on Wednesday, September 24th tells the story of Bermudian Major Toby Smith who lost his life at the Battle of Overloon during the final Allied Push for victory. This first hand account uniquely recaptures the war-time era and its impact on a family, leaving a lasting legacy of what it means to serve one’s King and Country.

For more information, contact Ellen Hollis at 296-1297 ext 223 or


0906 Kids SAAK Bakery - Copy

Looking for something fun and creative for children aged 5 and over to get up to?

Sweet SAAK Bakery in St. George’s are now hosting Kid’s SAAK Bakery, weekly fun and interactive baking and crafting classes on Saturdays from 9am until 11am.

Recipes and crafts will be demonstrated and completed with the assistance of your child and their creations will be packaged for them to enjoy at home with their family and friends. There will be a new recipe and craft each week.

September 6th will be Jello Cookies, September 13th will be “Hamburger” Cupcakes, September 20th will be Dr Seuss Pinwheel Cookies, September 27th will be Cheese Twists with Marinara Sauce, October 4th will be Monster Eye Cookies, October 11th will be Jack-O-Lantern Cupcakes, October 18th will be Candied Apple Sticks and Witches Finger Cookies and October 25th will be Mummy Wraps.

The cost is $50 per child and limited space is available since there is only one class per week.

For more information or to book your space, contact


0910 Chef's Table at the Reefs

Enjoy an 8 course dinner with wine pairing from 7pm at the Chef’s Table at The Reefs on Wednesday, September 10th.

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

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



0912 Jerk Off in De Park at Lemon Tree

Celebrate the end of summer with good food at Lemon Tree Cafe’s Jerk Off In De Park Party, a jerk chicken and pork competition on Friday, September 12th.

This will run from 5pm until midnight and the cost is $25, which includes the special Jerk Off in the Park t-shirt (while supplies last), a Carib beer, all the jerk you can eat and your Judge’s Pass.

T-shirts are available directly from Lemon Tree.

For more information, contact 292-0235 or


0913 Bermuda Folk Club Open Mic

Bermuda Folk Club invites you to join them for their next Open Mic Night at Spanish Point Boat Club on Saturday, September 13th.

Doors open at 7.30pm and music will be from 8pm with talented local performers playing all styles of music. Radios In Cars will be featured, so you can expect a performance of original Bermy-fuelled rock music.

Admission is $10 for non-members, $8 for members and there will be a cash bar.

For more information, contact 295-1030 or or visit


0922 Youre Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't

As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia will be hosting a special screening of You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t at the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI on Monday, September 22nd.

A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of mental illness, this acclaimed film is the first Alzheimer’s documentary filmed exclusively in an Alzheimer’s & Dementia care unit, and the first told from the perspective of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

The film will start at 6.30pm and tickets are $10.

For more information, contact or 538-5494 or 707-0600.


0926 Meditation is Easy

Find out exactly how easy meditation is at Meditation is Easy, a free two-hour seminar/workshop on Friday, September 26th at My Sereni-Tea.

From 6.30pm until 8.30pm, you can find out about the benefits of meditation with sound, experience some deeply relaxing and uplifting meditation techniques (such as kirtan/chanting, meditation on beads, and Gauranga sound breathing), relax your body with guided relaxation and yoga sound, and enjoy the offering of delicious home made raw vegan sweets.

Admission is free and you can register at, under Contact.

For more information, contact


0927 Alive Inside

As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia will be hosting a special screening of Alive Inside at the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI on Saturday, September 27th.

This 2014 documentary was a Sundance Film Festival Winner and follows Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

Dan Cohen is in Bermuda for this screening and will speak and then host a Q&A session after the film.

The film will start at 5pm and tickets are $20.

For more information, contact or 538-5494.


1004 BNT Calcutta Tennis Tournament

Bring your own partner, or let them pair you up, and have some sporty fun in support of Bermuda’s open spaces and historic homes at the Bermuda National Trust’s 22nd Annual Charity Tennis Calcutta at the Coral Beach and Tennis Club.

The festivities will kick off with Complimentary Cocktails and the Calcutta Auction at 6pm on Thursday, October 2nd. There will also be a $50 dinner at Coral Beach Club on October 2nd after the auction of teams. For reservations, call 236-2233.

Ladies’ Doubles and Mens’ Doubles will be on Saturday, October 4th with Mixed Doubles, the Finals and the Prize Giving on Sunday, October 5th.

There is a new handicap format this year and the scoring rules dictate that if a team is leading by 1 game (e.g. 3-2) they begin the next game down 15-0. If a team is leading by 2 games they begin the next game down 30-0. If a team is leading by 3 games or more they begin the next game down 40-0.

The cost is $100 per person for one event or $150 per person for two events.

Entry forms are available at the Trust’s offices at Waterville and online at or The deadline for entry is 5pm on Monday, March 17th September 29th.


1004 Passport to a World of Wines Menuhin

Enjoy a wonderful evening of wine, food and music while supporting the work of the Menuhin Foundation at their fundraising event, Passport to a World of Wines, on Saturday, October 4th.

From 6.30pm at Beau Rivage, you can enjoy stunning views of the sunset over the harbour while sipping on wines which have been carefully paired with the regional cuisines of France, Italy, Spain and California. Live music will be played by the Menuhin Foundation’s very own Scholarship students, Gabriel Jones and Liam Peniston, as well as the Menuhin Quartet.

The evening’s entertainment will also include a silent auction, a live auction and other opportunities to have fun. Proceeds will support the much needed and beneficial work that Menuhin does within the community and, more particularly, for our children by exposing them to music in a way that they might not otherwise be able to experience.

Tickets should be purchased as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The ticket price of $125 includes food, wine tasting and live music and are available from

For more information, contact Nadia Hamza (Trustee) at or on 734-6237.


1009 Pirates of Penzance

Who needs Broadway? The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda are saving you the airfare as they are back with their annual October production.

The last time an actual Gilbert & Sullivan show was produced by the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda was in 1996. Now 18 years later, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda is going back to its namesake’s vaults and reinventing The Pirates of Penzance.

In the same way that Shakespearean texts exist to be interpreted in many ways, the same could be said of the Gilbert & Sullivan scores. This year’s Bermuda G&S Production Team plans to stage the show as an unabashed musical – think a classic musical comedy romp in the sand dunes with echoes of Pirates of the Caribbean.

The show will run at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall from Thursday, October 9th to Saturday, October 18th except Monday, October 13th. Showtime is at 8pm, except for Sunday, October 12th which is at 3pm.

Tickets are $55 and available at Patron tickets are also available now.

For more information, visit


PGA Grand Slam of Golf

The 32nd PGA Grand Slam of Golf this year will take place at the Port Royal Golf Course from Monday, October 13th until Wednesday, October 15th.

This is the last time that this season-ending showcase of the Major Champions from 2014 will be taking place in Bermuda and the players will vie for the title “Champion of Champions” and a 1.35 million dollar purse.

Participants this year will include the Masters Champion Bubba Watson, U.S. Open Champion Martin Kaymer, the British Open Champion and PGA Champion Rory McIlroy and, since defending Grand Slam Champion Adam Scott cannot attend, past major champion Jim Furyk.

The PGA of America have announced that this final PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda will be free to local residents who want to attend. Complimentary tickets will first be available to the public on Monday, September 8th and can be collected at the pro shops of Port Royal Golf Course or Turtle Hill Golf Course during normal business hours. The final day to collect free tickets is Friday, October 10th and each fan will be permitted up to four complimentary tickets, good for any day of the Grand Slam.

For visitors, or for locals after October 10th, general admission tickets cost $20 per day, or $50 for a Season Grounds Ticket Package for all three days. Each ticketed adult will be allowed four junior admissions (aged 17 and under) to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at no additional charge.

Various hospitality packages are also available.

For more details, or to purchase tickets online, see their website at







Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Spicelands Fun Camp – June 30th to September 5th

**NEW  Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Foodways – September 3rd

Famous for 15 Minutes – September 3rd to 6th

Bus and Walking Tour: St. David’s: An Island Near Bermuda – September 6th

Summer Sundays: Reggae Vibes – September 7th

Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Reparation, Psychological Rehabilitation and Pedagogical Strategies – September 9th

**NEW  Chef’s Table at The Reefs – September 10th

**NEW  Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Woodworking – September 10th

**NEW  Jerk Off In De Park at Lemon Tree – September 12th

Raleigh Bermuda Monte Carlo Casino Classic – September 13th

Gospel Graffiti Art Competition – September 13th

**NEW  Bermuda Folk Club: Open Mic Night featuring Radios in Cars – September 13th

Hispanic Campaign Bermuda – September 13th to 20th

Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Mural Opening and Blessing – September 14th

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

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

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

Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon & Carnival – September 20th

Learn Bridge In A Day – 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

Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament – September 22nd

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

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

British 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

**NEW  Meditation is Easy – September 26th

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

**NEW  Documentary Screening: Alive Inside – September 27th

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

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

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

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

Canadian Boarding Schools Fair – October 8th

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

**NEW  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





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

Homer’s Cafe Exhibition: Abstraction: Palms, Portulacas, Peppers and Pansies by Gillian Outerbridge – August 15th to September 11th

Student Summer Exhibition – August 29th to September 10th

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

Bermuda Arts Centre: Coasts, Cliffs and Coves – August 17th to September 13th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – August 29th to September 16th

Onions Gallery: TrashArt 2014: Washed Ashore

Once Upon a Plan B by Hannah Emmerson and Erika Jenkinson Mattatall



Enjoy the rest of the week!



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