January 28th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
Hope you’re all enjoying the last few days of January! Can’t wait for Summer? Then, since time flies when you’re having fun, you’d best keep busy – here’s what is happening in Bermuda in February and March:
A great evening of food and drink is in store at Taste 141’s Wine Pairing Dinner on Wednesday, January 28th.
From 6.30pm until 9.30pm, you can enjoy a delicious five course dinner with a few touches of molecular gastronomy, beautifully paired with wines provided by Gosling’s
The ticket price is $120 and space is limited.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 292-0777.
Beat the Winter Blues and participate in a Winter Reading Escape, a free programme from Adult Services at the Bermuda National Library (BNL) on Queen Street in Hamilton.
This Winter Reading Programme runs from Monday, January 26th until Saturday, March 13th. All Adult Services members can register from Saturday, January 24th and each person who registers will receive a log and a comment sheet. All material read, listened to or watched is recorded on each sheet and handed to the Circulation Desk staff once weekly. In exchange, the patron is entered in a draw for a weekly prize. If the log and comment sheets are completed in total at the end of 7 weeks, the patron is entered in a grand prize draw.
For more information, contactl BNL at 295-3104 x 225, 295-2905 x 224, or email@example.com.
FCOG Angle Street and RHM School House are hosting SCARS Certification Training for youths aged 16 to 18 and their families, teachers and leaders on Friday, January 30th.
This will be from 5.45pm for a prompt 6pm start, running until 9pm in the St. John’s Ambulance Board Room on Point Finger Road. Spaces are limited and a light supper will be served. Please note that under 18s require a signed waiver and 16 year olds also require an adult in attendance.
The certification is free but registration is required.
For more information, or to register, contact Eugenia Robinson on 236-2725 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.scarsbermuda.com.
The last Friday in January is just around the corner and the Mariners RFC invite you to fall off the wagon in style at their Unscrew the Resolution Wine Tasting at Gosling’s Wine Cellar on Friday, January 30th.
This event will run from 6pm until 8pm, with the 50/50 Draw at 7.45pm.
Mariners RFC is proud to have all funds raised going to The Dante Noel-Simmons Education Fund, Buccaneer’s Youth Rugby Las Vegas 7’s Tour and Mariners RFC Youth Rugby Program.
Tickets are $50 and available from MRFC members Heather Wearmouth at email@example.com, Ian Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.pTix.bm.
The Pop Up Playroom is now open two Saturday mornings a month, with the next being on Saturday, January 31st at National Sports Centre!
From 9.30am until 11.30am, there will be a range of soft play equipment providing clean and safe indoor fun for little ones under 5.
This will include a ball pit, dress ups, music, gross motor play area, ride ons and fun with people their own size, with coffee and tea available for purchase for the grown ups.
The cost is $15 for one adult and one child, and $5 for each additional walking child.
For more information, visit www.bermudaplayroom.com.
You are invited to the 2015 Phenomenal Vintage Boutique Sale on Saturday, January 31st.
From 10am until 3pm, in the Hall at Christ (Anglican) Church in Devonshire, this will be a fun shopping experience for the whole family, where you’ll find gently used apparel, costume jewellery, table linens, crystal and glassware, home accessories and vintage one-of-a-kind items for all shapes, sizes and tastes. There’ll be grab bags, spotlight items, music and snacks.
For more information, contact Margaret Giloth, President, on 734-4034.
The Bermuda National Library invites you to join author Melvina Chapman Pearman for a book signing of What Does ‘Today’ Mean? on Saturday, January 31st.
The signing will be from 12.30pm until 3pm in the Bermuda History and Cultural Studies Room.
For more information, contact the Local Studies Librarian at email@example.com.
Fusion Fitness are hosting a special evening for ladies only on Saturday, January 31st.
Pleasure Dome: A Lace and Leather Affair will be a night filled with Pole Fitness and Belly Dance from 9pm until 11pm. Guests will get a Signature Drink, a free pole or fitness class, an opportunity to win a 6-Week Pole Fitness Course and access to the After Party!
Tickets are $50 and available from Fusion Fitness and Secrets.
For more information, contact Fusion Fitness at 541-3489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An excuse to put on your dancing shoes as Robin Hood Pub and Restaurant is hosting a Latin Night on Saturday, January 31st.
From 10pm until 3am, you can dance the night away as DJ Flaco plays the hottest Latin beats. There will also be specials on Brugal Rum, Mamajuana, Hookahs, WKD and Presidente Beer.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact Robin Hood at 295-3314 or email@example.com.
Pleasure Dome: A Lace and Leather Affair will be followed by an After Party from 11pm until 2am on Saturday, January 31st.
This Fusion Fitness event is open to all and music will be courtesy of DJ iBreeze.
Tickets are $30, which includes drinks, and available at Fusion Fitness or from instructors and students.
For more information, contact Fusion Fitness at 541-3489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Business and Professional Women’s Association of Bermuda (BPW Bermuda) will partner with Architect, Vanessa Daniels from Geoff Parker in their third company partnership series on Wednesday, February 4th.
The seminar will run from 5.30pm until 6.30pm at Ariel Re’s offices and the theme will be The Do’s and Don’ts of the Construction Industry.
Ms. Daniel’s career spans 15 years of experience in local architecture. She is particularly keen on equipping women with the tools to ask the right questions and look for in property related matters. The construction industry may be intimidating for women and through this seminar, BPW Bermuda hopes that educating women and giving them tips of the trade will help them build confidence in any construction project or negotiation.
Interested attendees should register early as space is limited to 25 people for this event. The deadline for registration is February 2nd and there is no cost to attend.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact email@example.com.
Join RHM School House for the screening of the award winning movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, in celebration of Black History Month on Friday, February 6th.
This movie is about the struggles and survival of a single black father and is age appropriate for P6 and up. It will screen at Liberty Theatre at 10am.
The cost is $12 per student, which includes drink and popcorn.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact Eugenia Robinson on firstname.lastname@example.org or 236-2725
The monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Gabrielle at 8pm on Tuesday, February 10th.
Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, this French language movie with English subtitles tells the story of Gabrielle, a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift. Since she met her boyfriend Martin, at the recreation centre where they are choir members, they have been inseparable. However, because they are “different,” their loved ones are fearful of their relationship. As the choir prepares for an important music festival, Gabrielle does everything she can to gain her independence. As determined as she is, Gabrielle must still confront other people’s prejudices as well as her own limitations in the hope of experiencing a love far from the “ordinary”…
Tickets are available at the door and cost $5 for members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students.
Full details can be found at www.alliancefrancaise.bm.
Want to go out and spend some quality time with the special person in your life on Valentine’s Day? Is the only thing holding you back safe and affordable childcare?
If so, you may be interested in Parents’ Night Out for Valentine’s Day child care on Saturday, February 14th.
From 6pm until 11pm, your child will enjoy safe, fun crafts, karaoke and other activities overseen by experienced staff at the central location of the Horticultural Hall in the Botanical Gardens. Valentine’s crafts and movies make this a fun adventure-filled evening for kids aged 5 to 11. Movie popcorn will be provided.
The cost is $10 per child per hour and pre-registration is required.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com or 704-7607.
Treat yourself and your loved one to an evening of fine dining and entertainment at Intimate, A Valentine’s Affair in the Visitors Centre in the Botanical Gardens on Saturday February 14th.
Doors open at 6.30pm and, from 7pm until 11pm, you can enjoy a delicious 3 course meal while being entertained by Bermuda’s best artists, including Steve Easton, Olivia Hamilton and Rickeesha Binns. Sophistication and elegance collide in an evening not soon to be forgotten.
The cost is $150 per person, which includes dinner, one bottle of wine per table and a special gift.
Advance tickets are required and these are available at Secrets in Washington Mall.
For more information, or to book a table, call 704-7607.
The 20th Annual Shiai Invitational Karate Tournament, promoted by Gladwin “Roots” Phillips, will take place from 1pm at Pembroke Sunday School on Sunday, February 15th.
This martial arts tournament is open to all ages, levels and disciplines. Entry forms are available either directly from Sensei Roots or from Bermuda Karate Institute.
Spectator tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for under-12s, and available from Sensei Roots or Bermuda Karate Institute.
For more information, contact 505-9994.
MAMA (Meet-a-Mum-Association) will be hosting the wine-tasting fundraiser, Wine Love Food, on Friday, February 20th to support two wonderful, local non-profits.
This event will start at 7.30pm at Discovery Wines on Bakery Lane, where you will taste 6 wines with paired appetizers.
Tickets are $65 and include the wine and appetizers. All net proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will go to The Reading Clinic and The Coalition for the Protection of Children.
For more information, or to reserve your tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy a night of music, courtesy of the Warwick Academy Jazz Band along with special returning guest jazz trumpeter, Derrick Gardner, and Albert Rivera, saxophonist and Vandoren recording artist, at the Warwick Academy Jazz Gala Evening on Saturday, February 21st.
The evening will begin with cocktails from 6.30pm, followed by dinner at 7pm. Dancing with the Warwick Academy Jazz Band will be from 8pm until 9pm, followed by Derrick Gardner and Albert Rivera performing live from 9.30pm until 10pm.
The cost is $100 per person, which includes a complimentary drink,
dinner and entertainment. The suggested dress code is Black and White.
For more information, or to purchase a ticket, contact Sue Fitzsimmons at 239-9456.
How important is Arts Education to our community? Artist Dany Pen invites you to join her in a Public Art Intervention piece during the St.George’s Art Walk: Carnival of Lights on Friday, February 27th.
As an Artist and Art Educator, Dany knows and understand the essential value that Art Education holds for learners but questions whether others, such as your school leaders, parents, elected representatives, School Board Members and local media do? Come on out and join her in marching and advocating for Arts Education, where your support is highly valued and your concerns will be heard.
There are several ways to participate, free of charge. First of all, from 6pm until 7pm, there will be a signing of t-shirts in King’s Square. You can bring a blank T-shirt which she will paint stamp “Advocate For Arts Education”, signed by Dany Pen. There will also be free Art Advocacy T-shirts for children, first come, first served.
From 7pm, a March for Arts Education will commence in King’s Square, heading down Water Street.
For more information, contact Dany Pen at Dany.C.Pen@gmail.com.
If you crave rare birth wisdom not taught anywhere else, then find out how you can have a huge impact on Bermuda’s future in just one weekend training. The Dancing For Birth training is coming to Bermuda at Lotus Mind Body Spirit Wellness and Birth Centre on Saturday, February 28th and Sunday, March 1st.
The workshop will run from 9.30am until 5.30pm each day. Saturday’s session will be Level 1: Advanced Techniques for Birth Pros while Sunday’s will be Level 2: Instructor Training. Level 1 is a pre-requisite for Level 2.
The cost is $470 for the full two day workshop or $299 for Level 1 only.
For more information, or to register, contact http://dancingforbirth.com/birth-pro-workshop-bermuda.
It’s time to lace up and enjoy yourselves for the 2015 KPMG Round the Grounds Junior Running Race on Sunday, March 15th.
Held at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, this special event is just for younger runners, aged 4 to 18 years old. The first race starts at 1pm with the 4 year olds. Parking will be at the Tucker property opposite the South Shore entrance to Botanical Gardens. Children’s activities will be provided by Masterworks and refreshments are available.
The entry fee is $10 and this race is sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNAA) in association with Mid-Atlantic Athletics Club. Number pick-up, including late entries, is on Saturday, March 14th between noon and 2pm at Masterworks. No late entries will be accepted on the day.
For more information, visit www.RaceDayWorld.com or contact the Race Director on 531-0303 or email@example.com for assistance.
An evening of dinner, dancing and sing-along, all in support of Age Concern, is in store at Duel of the Ages on Friday, March 27th
From 7pm at the Pier 6 Waterfront Complex, this event will feature Dave Bootle, Andrew Chamberlain and Lyn Lovett.
Tickets are $250 and available from www.BDAtix.bm.
For more information, contact 238-7525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Bermuda Restaurant Weeks 2015 – January 15th to February 5th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 23rd to March 8th
**NEW Winter Reading Escape: BNL Winter Reading Programme – January 26th to March 13th
**NEW Wine Pairing Dinner with Taste 141 and Gosling’s – January 28th
Social Media for Corporate Use Session 4: Social ROI – January 29th
Miami University Info Session – January 29th
Overcoming Loneliness Free Seminar and Meditation Workshop – January 30th
Outta Bounds at Taste 141 – January 30th
**NEW SCARS Certification Training – January 30th
**NEW Unscrew The Resolution – January 30th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro – January 31st
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 31st
Model & Talent Audition Workshop – January 31st
Wesley Methodist Car Boot Sale – January 31st
Holistic Fair – January 31st
**NEW Pop Up Playroom – January 31st
**NEW 2015 Phenomenal Vintage Boutique Sale – January 31st
**NEW What Does ‘Today’ Mean? Book Signing with Melvina Chapman Pearman – January 31st
**NEW Pleasure Dome: A Lace and Leather Affair – January 31st
**NEW Latin Night at Robin Hood – January 31st
**NEW Pleasure Dome: A Lace and Leather Affair After Party – January 31st
**NEW BPW Bermuda: Do’s and Don’ts of the Construction Industry – February 4th
Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts February 5th
Pechakucha Night Bermuda – February 5th
Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts February 6th
**NEW Black History Month Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness – February 6th
Pottery Workshops: Handbuilding – starts February 7th
The Inner World of Chakras – starts February 7th
Devonshire Parish Council Public Meeting – February 10th
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Gabrielle – February 10th
Multicultural Extravaganza – February 12th
Valentine’s Day Dinner and Staycation at The Reefs – February 14th
**NEW Valentine’s Day: Parents’ Night Out – February 14th
**NEW Intimate, A Valentine’s Affair – February 14th
Cycle 4 Change – February 15th
**NEW 20th Annual Shiai Invitational Karate Tournament – February 15th
**NEW Wine Love Food – February 20th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Carmen – February 21st
**NEW Warwick Academy Jazz Gala Evening – February 21st
Lunch & Learn Series: Twitter 101 – February 24th
Art Walk 2015: Carnival of Light – February 27th
**NEW Advocate For Arts Education By Artist Dany Pen – February 27th
Celebrate the Night – February 28th
**NEW Dancing for Birth Training: The Missing Link for Birth Professionals – February 28th and March 1st
Lunch & Learn Series: Instagram 101 – March 3rd
Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts March 5th
Pottery Workshops: Handbuilding – starts March 6th
Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts March 7th
Bermuda Triple Challenge: Urban Foot Race – March 13th
**NEW 2015 KPMG Round the Grounds Junior Running Race – March 15th
Bermuda Triple Challenge: Island Challenge – March 14th
Bermuda Triple Challenge: Royal Challenge – March 15th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow – March 21st
The Second Last Supper – March 26th to 28th
**NEW Duel of the Ages – March 27th
Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Mythology – Mayhem – Mystery & Marketing – October 10th to January 28th
Tucker Sisters: Under the Yellow Flag – until February 25th
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – January 9th to 28th
Onions Gallery: 2015 BSoA Members Photography Show
Edinburgh Gallery: Vortex of Colour by Karl Sternath
Studio A: Unexplained by Deondre Cumberbatch
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – January 30th to February 17th
Onions Gallery: All Squared @nhuribashir by Nhuri Bashir
Edinburgh Gallery: Gig by Milton Hill & Ami Zanders
Studio A: Paradise Dreams by Samantha Gosling
Studio B: Small Beginnings by Axel Bubenzer
Enjoy the rest of the week!