October 1st, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Troops!


Happy October to you all and welcome to the final quarter of 2014!  Once again, I have somehow blinked and missed a large chunk of the year.  Oh well, here’s what’s happening in Bermuda this Fall:


0929 Reefs Signature Happy Hour

Why wait for Friday to celebrate? The Reefs has just introduced its Signature Happy Hour from 6pm until 8pm on Mondays to Thursdays. Enjoy bottled beer for $5, a selection of wines for $6 and well mix drinks for $7.

For more information, contact 238-0222.





If there’s a story inside you waiting to be set free then you may be interested in a new Creative Writing Class at 7pm every Wednesday evening from October 1st at Daylesford.

The class will be held by Jan Quinn and all skill levels are welcome.

The cost is $95 per rolling 6-week segment. No payment is required until after your first session so you can try it out and make sure you like it before you commit.

For more information, contact Jan on 536 4043 or janquinn3@aol.com.



In memory of Nathan Richardson, there will be a special Fish Fry on Friday, October 3rd.

This will run from 11am until 7pm at the Leopards Club on Brunswick Street, the yellow building next to Trott & Duncan.

Donations are $15, or $20 with a smoothie, and delivery is available with 6 or more orders. Proceeds will benefit his children’s education.

For more information, or to place a group order, contact 295-6434 or mlindsay@logic.bm.



1003 Footy Samba Futsal Clinic

Footy Promotions has once again partnered with Denison Cabral (Brazilian Native and United States Futsal Federation Technical Director) to host a Samba Futsal Clinic at Bermuda College from Friday, October 3rd to Sunday, October 5th.

Samba Futsal Clinic is for players between the age of 8 to 15 years old. Girls are also welcome to attend as they have a women’s futsal coach from the US also assisting with the clinic.

This year the clinic will include fun skill sessions and a mini-tournament.

The October 3rd session will run from 5.45pm until 7pm for 8 to 11 year olds and from 7pm until 8.15pm for 12 to 15 year olds.

On October 4th, the session for 8 to 11 year olds will run from 3pm until 5.30pm and then from 5.30pm until 7pm for 12 to 15 year olds.

The Mini Tournaments on ‎October 5th will run from 9am until 10.30am for 8 to 11 year olds and then from 10.30am until noon for 12 to 15 year olds.

The registration fee is $75.

For more information, or to register, contact footypromotions@gmail.com or visit www.footypromo.com.


1003 Outta Bounds at Taste 141

Taste 141 invite you to start off your weekend with live music from Outta Bounds on Friday, October 3rd.

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

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



1004 Bounce for Autism

Do your very best Tigger impression at Tomorrow’s Voices’ 4th Annual Bounce for Autism Fun Day at Southampton Rangers Sports Club on Saturday, October 4th.

From 2pm until 8pm, this community fun day will have bouncing as the focus of activities and will include fun castles, water slides, bounce basketball, water tag, a Velcro wall, food and snack stalls, vendors, face painting and tattoos, bouncy races, prizes and a children’s dance competition.

The cost of admission is $10 for anyone aged 2 and over.

This event will raise funds for their Autism Early Intervention Centre, which provides daily services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities in Bermuda.

For more information, contact 297-4342 or tomorrowsvoices@northrock.bm.


1008 Tobias Buckell Reading

Sci-fi fans, come enjoy a reading by New York Times bestselling Grenadian author Tobias S. Buckell, author of Crystal Rain, Hurricane Fever, Arctic Rising, Ragamuffin, and Halo: The Cole Protocol.

This will take place at the Bermuda Society of Arts, City Hall on Wednesday, October 8th. The reception will begin at 5.30pm, followed by the reading at 6pm.

Tickets are $5 and available at the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building, 4th Floor, 58 Court Street.

For more details, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or kdrobinson@gov.bm, or visit www.communityandculture.bm.


1004 Sweet Reggae Cruise

Enjoy some of your 70s, 80s and 90s favourites while out on the water at the Sweet Reggae Cruise aboard the UberVida on Saturday, October 4th.

The boat will depart #1 Dock on Front Street at 7.30pm, returning at 10.30pm.

Tickets are $10 and available from www.ubervida.net.

For more information, contact ubervidabda@gmail.com or 236-2222.


1010 Serjeant' Cup Marine Exhibit

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art invite you to join them in the Rick Faries Gallery for the opening reception of the Serjeant’s Cup Marine Exhibit, from 5.30pm until 7pm on Friday, October 10th.

In 2012, St Peter’s Church celebrated its 400th Anniversary and was granted the title, Their Majesties Chappell, by Her Majesty The Queen.

The intituling document, signed by The Queen, was hand carried to Bermuda and presented to the Church by Mr David Baldwin, Serjeant of the Vestry of the Chapel Royal.

Mr Baldwin also donated to St Peter’s Church a handsome trophy cup inscribed, The Serjeant’s Cup for Marine Art.

There was an open call for Art Submissions and the deadline was on Monday, September 29th. The awards ceremony will taking place at Masterworks on Friday, October 17th.

The exhibit will run until October 22nd.

For more information, contact 299-4000 or artmworks@logic.bm.


1012 Round the Sound Swimathon

We are about to be invaded by mer-people!

Well, kinda. Local and overseas swimmers, will fill our waters to challenge themselves at the 24th Annual Bermuda Round-the-Sound Open Water Charity Swimathon on Sunday, October 12th.

This is open to swimmers of all ages and abilities, with distances available being 10k, 7.25k, 4k, 2k, and 0.8k. Start times are between 10am and 12.45pm, depending on the distance category, which also decides the starting location.

The charity this year is Windreach, who will receive all donations/pledges.

The registration fee varies depending on the swim distance and entry is available online at www.racedayworld.com. Overseas swimmers should register through Aqua Moon Adventures.

Registration is open until 5pm on Friday, October 10th.

For more information, contact Patty Hill at jjproduce@transact.bm, or visit the event website at www.roundthesound.bm.


1017 KatKids Festival of Lights Night Market

Join the KatKids Team for a night of shopping and fun at the Festival of Lights Night Market on Friday, October 17th.

From 5.30pm on the lower level of Pier 6 on Front Street, you will find many treasures, including jewellery, candles, organic soaps, arts and crafts, organic teas, paintings, sculptures and so much more from the busy streets of Kathmandu, Nepal, and also from Uganda, Africa.

Tickets are $10 and available from www.BDAtix.bm. Proceeds from this event will go towards children in need of food, shelter, healthcare and/or education in Nepal, Southern Africa and Bermuda.

For more information, contact Francesca@KatKids.com.


1018 Pick Your Own Halloween Pumkins

There are two chances to attend the 5th Annual Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Astwood Park in Warwick this year, on Saturday, October 18th or on Saturday, October 25th.

From 9am until 3pm, you can expect face painting, free tractor rides, caramel apples, and lots of family fun at the pumpkin patch. Children who wear costumes will be given a treat. Small, medium and large pumpkins are available and there is easy parking.

Admission is free and pumpkins are between $12 and $25, depending on the size.

For more information, contact jjproduce@transact.bm or 238-0652.



1025 BUEI Pirates of Bermuda

Ahoy there, mateys – calling all pirates to BUEI’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 25th.

Pirates of Bermuda will run from noon until 4pm and promises to be fun for all ages with an Enchanted Dive for young children and a Haunted Ship for the older kids.

There’s booty to be won at the games stalls, a costume parade, entertainment by In Motion dancers, a buccaneer bake sale, Ashley’s lemonade, Winky Dinky Dog and so much more.

Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. Children under 3 are free.

For more information, contact 292-7219.


1023 Bermuda Hauntings

Back by popular demand, just in time for Halloween, John Cox, historian and author of Bermuda Hauntings and Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts will be at Bermuda National Library on Thursday, October 23rd for the fourth Bermuda Hauntings event.

From 6.30pm to 8pm, you can hear John Cox tell ghost stories and also have the opportunity to share your own experiences and family stories.

John Cox’s books will also be available for purchase on the night.

Admission is free but space is limited so registration is required.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact 296-1297 ext. 223 or ejhollis@gov.bm.


1031 Mariners Halloween Party

A frightfully good time is promised at the Mariners RFC Annual Halloween Party at Flanagan’s and Outback Sports Bar, on Friday, October 31st.

From 7pm, there will be DJs spinning the best and scariest music, prizes for best costume, drink specials and jello shots at the door.

Advance tickets are $25 from any player or online at www.pTix.bm. If space is available, the cost is $35 at the door.



1102 Joyful Noise

Enjoy an inspirational night packed with music, dancing, and fun as Echelon International presents Joyful Noise, Bermuda’s first a cappella choir competition at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, November 2nd.

Doors open at 6pm and showtime is at 7pm, featuring musical performances by Proclaim It!, Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity choir, St. Pauls A.M.E. choir, and En Harmony.

Tickets are $50 and available from www.BDAtix.bm.

For more information, contact 232-2255.


1107 Fall Salsa Fete

Join Salsa Friends for a fun weekend of live Latin music, parties, shows, workshops and a few activities on the side. They’ve been working diligently all year to ensure they can bring you the best experience they can, and the result is the Fall Salsa Fête from Friday, November 7th to Sunday, November 9th.

Both locals and visitors are welcome to come take part in what they hope to be a regularly-occurring event produced by Salsa Friends. This inaugural edition will feature Son Salvaje, a mesmerizing Latin Band based in Tampa, FL to keep your feet happy all night, Los Salsomanos from Toronto, one of the smoothest dance teams in existence, led by DJ Giovanni Torres from Toronto who promises to make you want to dance until the sun comes up, and, of course, local dancers, DJs and performers.

The fun will kick off with The Warm Up: Welcome White Party which will take place at Bella Vista Bar & Grill at 9pm on Friday, November 7th. This will be an opportunity to welcome the international guests with a workshop and party featuring DJ Giovanni Torres (Deejay Gio) .

The main event will be the Live Latin Music, Showcases and Party at 8pm at The Docksider Pub & Restaurant on Saturday, November 8th. After two afternoon workshops, the highlight of this weekend includes live latin music for your dancing pleasure by Son Salvaje and DJ Giovanni Torres of Toronto, as well as a Latin dance showcase featuring Los Salsomanos and local performers.

The Sunday Funday: Salsa Bowling Party will be at the Strykz Bowling Lounge at 3pm on Sunday, November 9th and includes a workshop, a little bowling, a little salsa, and a lot of fun.

Individual tickets are $15 for the Friday party, $25 for the Saturday showcase/party and $25 per workshop.

Passes are $30 for the Friday, which includes the workshop and party, $60 for the Saturday, which includes 2 workshops, the showcase and party, and $25 for the Sunday, which includes a workshop and social. A full weekend pass is available for $100, a saving of $40.

Tickets will be on sale at the door, at Salsa Friends’ weekly classes and events, or from Teresa at Suite Solutions (New Venture House), 3 Mill Creek Road, Pembroke (3rd floor).

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 704-0180, events@salsafriendsbda.com or visit www.SalsaGoddess.me.


1108 BNT Golf Tournament

No matter what your skill level, your short game will get a great workout and friendly competition at the Bermuda National Trust 2014 Charity Golf Tournament at Turtle Hill Golf Club, Fairmont Southampton on Saturday, November 8th.

Entry categories are Individual, Team (friends or family) and Corporate. Welcome drinks and registration begin at noon with a shotgun start at 1pm. The lead sponsor is Appleby and there will be many challenges and prizes for golfers of all ages and levels throughout the course. From 4pm until 6pm, there will be a prize giving reception at the golf club.

Individual entry is $175, foursome entry is $700 and corporate sponsorship is available for $1200..

For more information, or to register, contact kelly@bnt.bm or visit www.bnt.bm.


1108 Bill Rogers Workshop Nov

The Arts Project St George’s welcomes Bill Rogers back to Bermuda this November to teach two full-day workshops.

Plein- Air Landscape in Oil or Acrylic will take place on Saturday, November 8th and The Figure in Oil or Acrylic will take place on Tuesday, November 11th.

Both workshops will meet in St. Peter’s Church Hall at the foot of St. Peter’s Church steps in St. George’s and will run from 10am until 4pm.

The cost is $195, if you pay before Oct. 31st, $220 thereafter. Lunch and refreshments are included in the price.

Spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To register, contact artsatstgeorge@gmail.com.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ArtsProjectStGeorgeBermuda.






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


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

Art Talk with Biennial Artist Dany Pen – October 1st

**NEW  Creative Writing Class – starts October 1st

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

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

**NEW  Fish Fry in Memory of Nathan Richardson – October 3rd

**NEW  Outta Bounds at Taste 141 – October 3rd

**NEW  Samba Futsal Clinic – October 3rd to 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

Police Gymkhana – October 4th

TEDx Bermuda 2014 – October 4th

TEDx Bermuda: Meet the Speakers Wrap Party – October 4th

End of Summer Soca Fete – October 4th

**NEW  Tomorrow’s Voices 4th Annual Bounce for Autism Fun Day – October 4th

**NEW  Sweet Reggae Cruise – October 4th

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

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

A Blessing of Animals – 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

**NEW  Science Fiction Public Reading by Tobias Buckell – October 8th

PartnerRe Art Lecture Series: The World Before Racism with Dr. Lisa Farrington – October 9th

Albert College Information Evening – October 9th

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

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp: Getting the Basics RightSeptember 26th October 10th

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

Bermuda SPCA Expo & Fair – October 11th

Karaoke in the Square – October 11th

**NEW  24th Annual Bermuda Round-the-Sound Open Water Charity Swimathon – October 12th

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

Sedgwick’s 2014 Hot Topics Seminar – October 15th

**NEW  KatKids Festival of Lights Night Market – October 17th

**NEW  5th Annual Pick Your Own Pumpkins – October 18th

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

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

Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival – October 21st to 23rd

**NEW  Bermuda Hauntings: Ghost Stories Told by John Cox – October 23rd

Girlguiding FUNd Fair – October 25th

Zombie Walk and Mangrove Hallows – October 25th

FarmFest 2014 – October 25th

**NEW  5th Annual Pick Your Own Pumpkins – October 25th

**NEW  Pirates of Bermuda – October 25th

**NEW  Mariners RFC Halloween Party – October 31st

Astrology Intensive with Steve Judd – November 1st

**NEW  Joyful Noise – November 2nd

**NEW  Salsa Friends presents The Fall Salsa Fete – November 7th to 9th

**NEW  BNT Charity Golf Tournament – November 8th

**NEW  Paint en Plein Air and Paint the Figure with Bill Rogers – November 8th and 11th

BNG 2014 Annual Student Art Competition Deadline: Bermuda: Water is Me – November 20th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Macbeth – January 10th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro – January 31st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Carmen – February 21st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia – March 7th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow – March 21st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann – April 18th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle – May 2nd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago – May 16th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci – May 30th





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

**NEW  The Serjeant’s Cup for Marine Art Exhibit – October 10th to 22nd

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 Exhibit: Autumn Open – September 14th to October 19th



Enjoy the rest of the week!




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