November 26th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update
There’s no escaping it – after Turkey Dinner Practice Day (a.k.a. American Thanksgiving) tomorrow, we are well into the silly season. Here is the latest on upcoming Bermuda festive events:
The Fairmont Southampton invite you to celebrate Thanksgiving with them from Thursday, November 27th until Sunday, November 30th.
Firstly, there will be a Thanksgiving Football Game Screening in Jasmine Lounge on Thursday, November 27th between 11am and 1am. There is no cover charge.
Windows on the Sound are offering a Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner on Thursday, November 27th from 5.30pm until 10pm. The cost is $59 per person, plus 17% gratuities.
The Waterlot Inn are offering a Classic Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 27th from 6pm until 10pm. $89 per person + 17% gratuities
The Newport, a Gastropub and Jasmine Lounge will each have Thanksgiving Dining Specials from Thursday, November 27th until Sunday, November 30th.
Finally, there will be a Thanksgiving Sunday Brunch at Windows on the Sound on Sunday, November 30th from 10.30am until 2pm. The cost is $49 per person, plus 17% gratuities.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
Susan Parish Adam and Joshua Adam are the current Masterworks Artists in Residence. They reside in Castine, Maine where they run the popular Adam Gallery. Both artists will be exhibiting the oil paintings they have created while in Bermuda as part of the residency programme.
The exhibit will run until December 2nd.
For more information, contact 299-4000.
The Lighting the Tree Ceremony for the 20th Annual Tree of Lights, a memorial tree which stands in front of City Hall, is on Friday, November 28th.
From 5.30pm, you can enjoy festive performances by the Menuhin Foundation, Sia Spence, Bermuda High School for Girls Choir, Saltus School Choir, Bermuda Regiment Band, the Bermuda Island Pipe Band and a special appearance by Santa Claus!
Please note that this event is weather dependent.
Some merry melodies can be heard in St. John’s Church on Friday, November 28th as Saltus Grammar School presents their annual Carols For All concert.
This will start at 7.30pm and promises a wonderful start to the holiday season.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact Cathy Carreiro at Saltus Reception, or call the main Saltus number on 292-6177.
Who needs Black Friday when you can get even better bargains while supporting good causes in Bermuda at Secondhand Saturday?
Secondhand Saturday is celebrated on Saturday, November 29th, the Saturday after the US Thanksgiving Holiday. Its main purpose is to encourage locals, during the busiest shopping time of the year, to shop and support our charity thrift shops.
Participating stores include Upstairs Closet (8.30am until 3pm), The Barn (9am until 2pm), Second Hand Rose (10am until 4pm), Dress for Success (10am until 3pm), and the Salvation Army Thrift Shop (10am until 3pm).
Each shop will have their own in shop promotions and specials so don’t miss out.
For more information, contact Suzanne Decouto on 236-8253 or email@example.com.
The Rose Bell Women’s Missionary Society of St.Paul AME Church invite you to their Pre-Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 29th.
From 10am until 4pm, you can enjoy band music, entertainment, baked goods, plants, hand made crafts, clothing, jewellery, soup and refreshments.
Come out and support Somerset Eagles Youth Soccer Team at their fundraising Codfish Breakfast with all the trimmings on Sunday, November 30th.
This will take place at Dalton E Tucker School, across from the Fire Station, from 9am to 11.30am.
The price is $15.
For more information, or to pre-order, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 331-5532.
It’s finally that time of year when Santa Claus comes to town!
The usual array of floats, performers and free candy will all be on offer at the annual Marketplace Santa Parade in the City of Hamilton on Sunday, November 30th.
The parade will start from Par-la-Ville car park, running down Par-la-Ville Street, along Front Street, up Court Street, and back along Church Street.
Make sure you don’t park along the parade route as the roads will close at 3pm while the parade will start at 5pm.
For more information, contact Natalie on 292-1624 or 333-1410.
Interested in digging deeper into your family history? The Bermuda National Library presents the next of the Bermuda Genealogy Series on Tuesday, December 2nd.
From 6.30pm until 8pm, delMonte Davis and Dane Simmons will share information on conducting genealogical research and will present information on the Bermudian Connections Database (with over 77,000 names currently listed).
They are interested in seeing multi-generational photographs and encourage any who wish to share their family history to bring copies of their photographs.
Spaces are limited.
For more information, contact 296-1297 ext 234 or email@example.com.
An opportunity for you to take advantage of some kid-free late night Christmas shopping as Echo Entertainment are providing a child-care service for children aged 4 to 12.
Their Late Night Shopping Kids Camp will run during from 6pm until 10pm, on Fridays, December 5th, 12th and 19th at the BAA Gymnasium, with Christmas arts and crafts, movies and other fun activities to keep your kids entertained.
The cost is $15 per child, or $25 for families with more than one child, and includes dinner, drink and a snack.
For more information, contact Theresa on 737-2581 or Theresa_roque@hotmail.com.
Westmeath Seniors Home is having a Coastal Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 6th to support their Memory Care Unit.
From 10am to 4pm, you can expect lots of fabulous crafts, a bake and plant stall, and more.
For more information, contact Chrissie Kempe on 295-6284, Barbara Lee on 292-3173 or Cindy Young on 295-3661 or 335-5423.
Teen readers are invited to attend a Live Skype Interview with Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times best-selling author of the Testing Trilogy on Saturday, December 6th.
This event is hosted by KICS Reviews by Blu, a book club for teens, and from 2pm until 4pm at BUEI, you will have the opportunity to join the discussion.
Tickets are $15 and are sold exclusively at The Bookmart. Part of the proceeds will be awarded to the library of the middle or high school with the highest number of attendees.
For more information, visit www.kicssystems.com.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art invite you to come celebrate the movies, the music, puppets, drawings toys and set designs as the animagic version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer turns 50.
The opening reception of the exhibition will be in the Rick Faries Gallery from 5.30pm until 7pm on Saturday, December 6th.
The exhibit will run until January 13th.
For more information, contact 299-4000.
My Sereni-Tea invite you to join them for special day of shopping and relaxation at their Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 7th.
From 1pm until 6pm, you can enjoy complimentary treats and tea, Jen Rodrigues Jewelry Designs,Terry Chapman Jewelry, Goddess Bracelets by Sara Lane, Judith Baum Jewerly, Bhan Thai gifts from Thailand, East End Organics and more, with Massage, Reiki and Angel Readings with Imani, Massage, Foot Reflexology with Nim, and Magnetic Cupping, Chakra Balancing with Dr. Karen, shop discounts, a Christmas draw and more.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BNG is proud to announce the partnership between the BNG Youth Film Festival and Canada’s REEL Youth Film Festival.
Hosted by the BNG Youth Arts Council, the BNG Youth Film Festival on Saturday, December 13th will showcase short films created by young Bermudians alongside international youth films from REEL.
Join them from noon until 2pm and vote for your favourite local youth film. The winning film will go on to the International REEL Film Festival Tour representing Bermuda.
The Reel Youth Film Festival pulls together an insightful, compelling and hilarious collection of short films from across the globe, from Bermuda, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, England, Ireland, Iran, Slovenia, and the U.S.A. This event is organised and hosted by the BNG Youth Arts Council, sponsored by a YCA Supporter and in partnership with REEL Film Festival.
The cost is free for members, $5 for non-student members and $10 for non-adult members. Seating is limited so you are encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance.
For more information, contact Dany Pen at email@example.com or 295-9428.
Celebrate the season by running or walking to support the Bermuda Red Cross at MAAC’s annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Sunday, December 14th.
This is a 5k route, starting and finishing at Bermuda Air Conditioning HQ at Mills Creek. Walkers will start at 8.45am, followed by runners at 9am.
Prizes will be awarded to overall runners and also special prizes for the best Christmas Dress. A Fitbit Activity Tracker will be awarded to the person who raises the most funds and all finishers are eligible for draw prizes.
Number pick up will be at the Bermuda Red Cross on Saturday, December 13th between 2pm and 4pm.
The race fee is $30, plus $3 signup fee, with registration available at www.RaceDayWorld.com. Goodie bags and tee shirts will go to the first 200 registered participants.
For more information, contact Race Director, Claire de ste Croix on 505-9463.
Dolphin Quest Bermuda are promising a whale of a time (so to speak) at their special holiday event, Christmas Carols with the Dolphins, on Sunday, December 14th.
This candlelit celebration will be from 6pm to 6.45pm at the National Museum of Bermuda in the Royal Naval Dockyard, with your favourite Christmas carols sung alongside the dolphins.
Entry is free and no reservations are required. The rain date is December 21st.
For more details, call 234-4464 or visit www.dolphinquest.com.
Under the direction of Lizz Pimentel, the In Motion School of Dance presents The Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular on Friday, December 19th and Saturday, December 20th at the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall.
This tribute to the holidays will feature Act II of the Nutcracker and other seasonal classics with showtime is at 7pm each night and a 2pm matinee on the Saturday. Tickets for these three shows generally sell out quickly.
Looking for the perfect gift? Then great news as the award-winning Fabulous Fork Outs dine-around vouchers are back!
This dining deal allows you to pay $149 and receive three vouchers for three dinners (appetizer, main course, dessert and regular tea/coffee) from the regular menus at seven participating restaurants. Since I am a mathematical genius, I can tell you that works out at around $49.67 per dinner, excluding grats – you are welcome!
This offer is available from now until April 15th and there is no limit to how many times you can buy a set of vouchers.
Vouchers are available now from any of the participating restaurants, which are Blû Bar & Grill, L’Oriental, Fourways Inn, Harbourfront, La Trattoria, Cafe Lido and Little Venice, or purchase online at www.diningbermuda.com.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
GEW Bermuda: Career Management & Planning – November 26th
Jump Start Your Social Media Marketing – November 27th
Thanksgiving Dinner at Cafe Lido – November 27th
Thanksgiving Dinner at The Reefs – November 27th
Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner at Grotto Bay – November 27th
Thanksgiving Special Menu at Coco Reef – November 27th
Internations Bermuda Thanksgiving Event – November 27th
**NEW Thanksgiving at The Fairmont Southampton – November 27th to November 30th
Robin Givens presents Joy in the Morning – November 27th to 29th
KPMG Bermuda Front Street Mile Trials – November 28th
Bermuda Diabetes Association Tag Day – November 28th
Bermuda Rugby Football Union Wine Tasting – November 28th
**NEW 20th Annual Tree of Lights – November 28th
**NEW Saltus Grammar School: Carols For All – November 28th
The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball – November 29th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 29th
Peddlers Porch – November 29th
Bermuda Sub Aqua Club Try Dive Experience – November 29th
Christmas at Carter House – November 29th
Christmas by the Sea: Art, Jewelry and Gift Market – November 29th
Warwick Academy Fair: Harvest Time in Oz – November 29th
Barbados Independence Dinner and Dance 2014 – November 29th
**NEW Secondhand Saturday – November 29th
**NEW Pre-Christmas Fair – November 29th
Bermuda Chamber Choir: We Will Remember – November 29th and 30th
Joyful Noise –
November 2nd November 30th
**NEW Codfish Breakfast – November 30th
**NEW The Marketplace Santa Parade – November 30th
Lunch & Learn Series: Understanding Social Media ROI – December 2nd
**NEW Bermuda Genealogy Series – December 2nd
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida – December 4th to 6th
Jump Start Your Social Media Marketing – December 5th
Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout in St. George’s – December 5th
**NEW Late Night Shopping Kids Camp – December 5th
Deutz Wine Table –
October 18th December 6th
Girlguiding FUNd Fair –
October 25th December 6th
Public Piano Project Submission Deadline – November 7th
Bermuda College’s 40 Anniversary Winter Wonderland – December 6th
**NEW Westmeath Coastal Christmas Celebration – December 6th
**NEW KICS Reviews by Blu: Live Skype – December 6th
**NEW Christmas Open House at My Sereni-Tea – December 7th
Christmas Meditation – December 12th
**NEW Late Night Shopping Kids Camp – December 12th
Car Boot Sale – December 13th
**NEW BNG Youth Film Festival in partnership with Canada’s REEL Youth Film Festival – December 13th
**NEW Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk – December 14th
**NEW Christmas Carols with the Dolphins – December 14th
**NEW Late Night Shopping Kids Camp – December 19th
**NEW In Motion Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular – December 19th and 20th
Christmas Day at Coco Reef – December 25th
New Year’s Eve Masquerade at Red – December 31st
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Macbeth – January 10th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 10th
40th Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 16th to 18th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 17th
Bermuda Red Cross Karaoke Night –
November 5th January 17th
NEW DATE Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Pantomime: The Pied Piper –
December 4th to 13th January 22nd to 25th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 24th
GEW Bermuda: The Business of Non-Profit – January 21st
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro – January 31st
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 31st
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Carmen – February 21st
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow – March 21st
Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Mythology – Mayhem – Mystery & Marketing – October 10th to January 28th
**NEW Susan Parish Adam & Joshua Adam – November 21st to December 2nd
**NEW 50 Years of Rudolph – December 6th to January 13th
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 December 6th
Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge
Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Vernacular – October 19th to November 22nd
Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Small Works – November 30th to January 11th
ACE Gallery Photographic Exhibition: Dancing with Whales – until December 31st
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – November 21st to December 9th
Elements of Paradise
Frameworks presents Custom Made
Got the Hump Day Blues? If this doesn’t cheer you up, you have a heart of stone!
Enjoy the rest of the week!