December 17th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Troops!

This is a final reminder that next week’s post on Christmas Eve is the final post of 2014, so please make sure you have submitted everything for Christmas, NYE and beyond to so that I can let the rest of Bermuda know what is going on!

Can you believe Christmas Day is next week?!  Hope you’re all more organised than I am!  Here’s the latest news on what’s happening in Bermuda:


1216 Mommy Says Book Signing

Bermudian author Rosheena Beek will be signing copies of her book, Mommy Says!, at The BookMart in Brown & Co from Tuesday, December 16th to Thursday, December 18th.

This will be from noon until 2pm on each of the days. The following is a Facebook message from Janiece Montoya,Mental Health Counselor, working with delinquent mentally ill adolescents for the Third Way Center in Denver, CO. :

“Hey former school counseling classmates and teachers, Rosheena’s books are amazing on every level. I created a bibliotherapy school counseling lesson plan for “I Find it So Hard” and will gladly pass it along. Just inbox me your email if I don’t have it and I will send it ASAP. Rosheena is truly an amazing writer and your students will grow and learn from the experience.”



1217 Relaxation and Meditation Classes

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed with life’s demands? Then you may benefit from the weekly Relaxation and Meditation Class at My Sereni-Tea on Wednesdays.

From 5.45pm, you will experience deep peace guided relaxation with music, relaxing breathing, as well as some simple yoga sound meditation. The guided relaxation will be done when lying on yoga mats. You can bring a mat with you, if you own one, and a small blanket to stay warm.

Admission is free. Small donations towards the room fee are accepted but not expected, with the suggested donation being $4.

Registration is available at

For more information, contact or visit


1220 Christingle Christmas Celebration

The Anglican Parish of Pembroke has been running Messy Church for a number of years. Each year they run a family Christingle Christmas Celebration and this year’s will be on Saturday, December 20th.

From 3pm, there will be free food, train rides and a fun castle. You can also make a Christingle, a symbolic object used in the Advent services of many Christian denominations, consisting of an orange, a red ribbon, dried fruits and a candle.

At 4pm, you will go to the church for 45 minutes of family-friendly time to remember what Christmas is all about.

For more information, contact 405-5308 or visit


1220 Hot Salsa Christmas Party

In a collaborative effort to get all of Bermy’s best Latin DJs under one roof, Salsa Friends, Bermuda Latin Vibes, Ming Mambo and SalsaMania Productions bring you a Hot Salsa Christmas Party on Saturday, December 20th

Everything kicks off at 10.30pm in the newly-renovated venue, The Club with all the Latin music you will ever need!

There is no cover charge and all are welcome. Dress code is Classy.

For more information, contact or visit Salsa Friends’ Facebook page.


1221 Tea with Santa

Enjoy a Sweet SAAK tea party with your child(ren) at Tea With Santa in their bakery in St. George’s on Sunday, December 21st.

From 2pm until 4pm, there will be delicious selections of hot and iced tea, sweet treats and savoury items for you to enjoy. After tea and crumpets, Santa will join the party. You will also have the opportunity to visit the photo booth to add memorable holiday fun and take home a photo keepsake for your family to enjoy.

The cost is $50 for one adult and one child, $20 for each additional adult/child.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact


1229 Career Fair

A great opportunity to learn more about the opportunities of a career in hospitality is coming up as the Fairmont Hamilton Princess will be hosting a Careers Fair on Monday, December 29th.

As part of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess’ $90 million renovation and restoration project that will transform the hotel into the premier luxury travel destination in Bermuda, the hotel will be hiring more than 150 new employees for the 2015 season.

To learn more about the positions available and the benefits of a career with The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, interested individuals are encouraged to attend the career fair that will take place in the hotel’s Adam Lounge from 10am until 2pm.

Interested applicants may learn more about the jobs available at the hotel and are strongly encouraged to begin the application process at in advance of the fair.

For more information about the careers fair, visit


1231 Ciroc the New Year

441 Productions promise the party you have been waiting years for at Ciroc the New Year in the main tent at Pier 6 Waterfront Complex on Wednesday, December 31st.

This event is sponsored by Ciroc Vodka and VIBE 103 FM and doors open at 9pm. Featuring Skratch Bastid, direct from Canada, this party will be hosted by Uzimon with VIBE 103 FM DJs Chubb and Smokey.

Advance tickets are $75, $50 for the first 200, and available from

A VIP table and admission for 10 costs $2,000, which includes 6 bottles.

For more information, or to purchase VIP tickets, contact


1231 NYE in St George

Welcome 2015 in the East End as the Corporation of St. George Activities Committee presents New Year’s Eve in St. George’s on Wednesday, December 31st.

From 9pm until 1am in King’s Square, you can enjoy fireworks, live entertainment with Prestege and MC Ed Christopher, music, food and much more.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact or



1231 NYE Fire and Ice

It’s that time of year again when we ring out the old year and party into the new! WKD, in association with The Light Nightclub, presents Fire & Ice: NYE 2015 on Wednesday December 31st.

Festivities run from 10pm until 3am in the The Light Nightclub in the White Horse Pub & Restaurant in St. George’s. Music will be courtesy of King Jyrus, DJ iMega, and DJ Sheep.

As well as free champagne upon entry, you will also have a free champagne toast at midnight, free party favours, drink specials on WKD and Carib Beer, and a great view of the midnight fireworks.

Advance tickets are $25 from Jazzy Boutique, A to Z Boutique, The Cave in St George’s and Last Night Boutique in St. George’s.

This event is sponsored by WKD, Russian Standard Vodka, Mionetto Bollicine Italiane, Mionetto Prosecco, Lanson Champagne and Somers.

For more information, contact


0106 Qigong for Life Part I

Did you know that many yoga studios are adding Qigong to their curriculum? This peaceful art is sweeping the globe and Qigong is said to be one of the most powerful systems for moving and cultivating energy.

If you need a practice that will bring you peace and serenity, increase your health and well being, strengthen your body and mind as well as lower your blood pressure & heart rate, help elevate your consciousness and so much more, the upcoming Qigong for Life Part I course offered by Sifu Karen Simons could be for you.

The course will begin at My Sereni-Tea on Tuesday, January 6th and will run from 6pm until 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until January 21st

The cost is $250 to be paid by Friday, January 2nd. Past students receive a 1/2 price discount so will pay just $125. Space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, or to register, 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:


**NEW  Mommy Says! Book Signing – December 16th to 19th

Chef’s Table at The Reefs – December 17th

BEPRO Christmas Cocktail Event – December 18th

Uncorked! – December 18th

KPMG K-Nect Christmas Networking Event – December 18th

Late Night Shopping Kids Camp – December 19th

Outta Bounds at Taste 141 – December 19th

In Motion Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular – December 19th and 20th

**NEW  Christingle Christmas Celebration – December 20th

**NEW  Hot Salsa Christmas Party – December 20th

Christmas Sundays at Royal Naval Dockyard – December 21st

**NEW  Tea with Santa – December 21st

Sundays at Fairmont – December 21st

Christmas Concert – December 21st


Christmas Day

The Newport, a Gastropub Christmas Dinner – December 23rd to 25th

Waterlot Holiday Dining – December 23rd to 30th

Christmas Day at Coco Reef – December 25th

Christmas Day at Cafe Lido – December 25th

Christmas Day Brunch at Beau Rivage – December 25th

Christmas Day Brunch at The Reefs – December 25th

Christmas Day Dinner at Beau Rivage – December 25th

Windows on the Sound Christmas Day Bermuda Buffet Brunch – December 25th

Classic Christmas Dinner at The Waterlot Inn – December 25th


Welcome Back College Party: Christmas Edition – December 26th

The Newport, a Gastropub Holiday Menu – December 26th to 30th

**NEW  The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Careers Fair – December 29th

Bermuda Hospitality Institute’s Student Networking Event – December 30th


New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve Masquerade at Red – December 31st

New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Reefs – December 31st

New Year’s Eve Chef’s Table at The Reefs – December 31st

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Beau Rivage – December 31st

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Package at Cafe Lido – December 31st

Waterlot Inn 6-Course Gourmet NYE Dinner with Wayne Davis – December 31st

New Year’s Eve at The Fairmont Southampton – December 31st

441 presents an NYE Dance Party with Abba, Rod Stewart, and Bee Gees Tribute Bands – December 31st

**NEW  Ciroc the New Year – December 31st

**NEW  New Year’s Eve Celebration in St. George’s – December 31st

**NEW  Fire & Ice: NYE 2015 – December 31st



New Year’s Day Brunch at Beau Rivage – January 1st

**NEW  Qigong for Life Part I – starts January 6th

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Double Bill – January 7th

Just for Laughs Bermuda – January 8th to 10th

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

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 10th

Raleigh Bermuda Information Evening #2 – January 14th

40th Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 16th to 18th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 17th

Bermuda Red Cross Karaoke NightNovember 5th January 17th

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Pantomime: The Pied PiperDecember 4th to 13th January 22nd to 25th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 24th

GEW Bermuda: The Business of Non-Profit – January 21st

Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – January 25th

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: 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

Mythology – Mayhem – Mystery & Marketing – October 10th to January 28th

50 Years of Rudolph – December 6th to January 13th

Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Small Works – November 30th to January 11th

ACE Gallery Photographic Exhibition: Dancing with Whales – until December 31st




Enjoy the rest of the week!



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