March 18th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!


Hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far – here are the latest Bermuda events for Spring:


0316 1609 Reopens

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess’ harbourside restaurant, 1609 Bar & Restaurant, reopened for dinner on Monday, March 16th.

The restaurant now will be open from 11am until 10pm. daily, serving lunch, dinner and cocktails in a casual and social atmosphere with a panoramic view of the harbour.

In addition, to kick off the Spring season, the restaurant is offering its Facebook fans a 15% discount from now until March 31st. Diners must Like the 1609 Facebook page and bring a print-out confirmation or show the connection on a smartphone or device to enjoy the discount.

To make a reservation, contact 295-3000.

For more information, including menus, visit


0320 Spring Concert

Organisers promise that you are in for a treat at Saltus Grammar School’s Spring Concert on Friday, March 20th.

From 7pm in the Alumni Hall, there will be performances by the Saltus Jazz Band, Senior Orchestra, Wind Band, Junior Jazz Band, Stringendo, the iBow quartet, and the Vivace quartet.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and available from Saltus Reception (292-6177) or at the door.

Proceeds go to the Michelle Outerbridge Musical Opportunity Award.


0320 Kappa Classic

Expect plenty of food stalls, fun castles and football at the Kappa Classic Youth Football Tournament at the National Sports Centre from Friday, March 20th to Sunday, March 22nd.

The fun will start at 6pm on the Friday, 9am on the Saturday, March 21st (with Opening Ceremonies starting at 8.30am) and 9am on the Sunday for the semi final and championship matches.

The Bermuda Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated has organised the Kappa Classic since 1999 providing a family fun day and sporting event that benefits the local football community in the age groups of Boys Under 8, Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14, as well as Girls Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14. This promotes a competitive football environment that challenges the skills of all players involved. The event has grown from year to year and in 2015 over 1,000 kids will be participating. Each team will play a minimum of three games and an All Star Team and an All Star Coach will be selected from each age group.

The event is free to the public and all are welcome.

For more information, contact Zane Stowe at or Jamal Hart at


0321 Kardias White Elephant Sale

The Kardias Club are holding a White Elephant Sale at The Bridge Club behind Aberfeldy Nursery on Saturday, March 21st.

This will run from 9am until 3pm and shoppers can also expect a play corner for children.

All proceeds will be given to charitable organisations.

For more information, contact Karen at 705-3636.



0315 Car Boot Sale

Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, March 21st.

This will run from 9am until 2pm and promises a fun morning with lots of bargains on clothes, shoes, bags, toys, CDs, DVDs, lots of household items and much more.

For more information, contact Carol at 747-3377.



0321 BAL Charity Quiz Night

The Members of the Broad Arrow Lodge invite you to a Gala Charity Quiz Night at The Docksider Pub on Saturday, March 21st.

Hosted by Quiz Master Mike Bishop, the evening will begin with dinner and drinks at 7pm, followed by the quiz itself at 8pm. You can also expect prizes, raffles and an auction.

The cost is $50 for a team of 5 and all funds raised will be donated to The Women’s Resource Centre, Summerhaven and Outward Bound Bermuda.

A fantastic 3 course pub dinner will be available at a cost of $25, with $5 of every meal purchased to be donated to charity, courtesy of The Docksider. There will also be drink specials, with $1 of every drink purchased, to be donated to charity, again courtesy of The Docksider.

For more information, contact


0322 Liquid at Bermuda Arts Centre

Liquid, a members’ juried show featuring work in all media related to the subject of liquid, is opening at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard on Sunday, March 22nd from 3.30pm until 5.30pm.

The show will remain open until April 26th and admission is free. The Arts Centre is open from 11am until 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

For more information, contact 234-2809 or, or visit


0322 ADHT Church Service

In honour of the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on Wednesday, March 25th, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Bermuda Foundation has organised a variety of events between March 22nd and March 28th.

Firstly, the Annual Commemorative Day of Remembrance Service will take place on Sunday, March 22nd.

This will start at 4pm and is a collaborative service with the ADHT Bermuda Foundation and the Cobb’s Hill Methodist Church congregation.

For more information, contact or


0324 Looking Back Critically

Session 1 of the ADHT Annual International Day of Remembrance Lecture Series, entitled Looking Back Critically, will take place on Tuesday, March 24th.

This will be at 6.30pm in the Blue Room at Bermuda College, in the form of an interactive presentation with presenters Dr. Roiyah Saltus from South Wales University and Mr. Cordell Riley from Bermuda College.

Dr. Saltus and Mr. Riley will look at the social and economic impact of our history and then explore with the audience ways in which we can use the lessons learned from our history to move forward.

The cost is $20 for adults and free for under-16s.

For more information, contact or


0326 Moving Forward Competently

Session 2 of the ADHT Annual International Day of Remembrance Lecture Series, entitled Moving Forward Competently, will take place on Thursday, March 26th.

This will be at 6.30pm in the Blue Room at Bermuda College, in the form of an interactive presentation with presenters Dr. Roiyah Saltus from South Wales University and Mr. Cordell Riley from Bermuda College.

In this follow up to Session 1, Dr. Saltus and Mr. Riley will look at the social and economic impact of our history and then explore with the audience ways in which we can use the lessons learned from our history to move forward.

The cost is $20 for adults and free for under-16s.

For more information, contact or


0328 Small Bites Big Sounds Concert

Join in the journey, and don’t forget to dance, at the Small Bites Big Sounds Concert on Saturday, March 28th, a musical extravaganza where you can experience the impact of the African drum on music in the west.

This unique evening’s entertainment will begin at 6.30pm in the Berkeley Institute Auditorium, highlighting the history of music from across the African Diaspora, featuring live music, a South African wine tasting, soft drinks, wine by the glass or bottle, and culturally relevant items on sale. There will also be a silent auction of original art from Mr. Robert Bassett.

Tickets are $50 and are available at Caesar’s Pharmacy in Somerset, BIU Credit Union, Sidekicks in Washington Mall, and Book Cellar in St. George’s.

For more information, contact the ADHT office at 236-2266 or Maxine at 504-7749.



0323 Natural Kids Nutrition Seminar

Want to get a detailed insight into the world of Optimum Nutrition for kids? Then you may be interested in Natural Kids Nutrition Seminars for Parents, a two-part seminar for parents and care-givers, from Monday, March 23rd.

Taking place at Natural Ltd, you will learn what your kids really need (and what they don’t) and how to optimise mood, behaviour and concentration both at home and at school. You can also expect lots of tips for fussy eating and allergy management, as well as learning how to boost those little immune systems. Morning, evening and weekend options are available.

The cost is $175, which includes both seminars, a grocery store tour and all course resources. Additional family members or nannies can attend at a cost of $125.

For more information, visit


0325 Chefs Table at The Reefs

The Reefs invites you to join them for another great Chef’s Table Event on Wednesday, March 25th.

Starting at 7pm, the dinner will feature an inspired multi-course menu with wine pairings for each course. Space is limited so make sure to reserve your spot early. The menu can be viewed online at

The cost is $110, plus tax and gratuities.

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


0326 Bermuda Turtle Project

Come and learn about the most recent discoveries in the illustrated presentation The Bermuda Turtle Project by Jennifer Gray at BUEI Talks on Thursday, March 26th.

Bermuda can and should be proud of its long history of sea turtle conservation, research and outreach. Jennifer Gray, the Bermuda Turtle Project Coordinator, will bring you up to date on the fascinating life history of these endangered species and how Bermuda is contributing to their global preservation. From nesting on beaches in Bermuda to satellite tracking of animals migration to distant shores you will be amazed by these gentle iconic sea turtles and their healthy abundance around the islands of Bermuda.

The lecture will start at 7.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium and Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount (food only) to anyone dining there before or after the event. Reservations are available from 5pm for the sushi bar and the full menu will be available from 6pm – please mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount and note that it cannot be combined with any other special offers. For dinner reservations call 295-4207.

Tickets for the lecture are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.


0328 BEE Curious

The BUZZ, a group concerned about the bee situation globally and locally who came together under the auspices of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Task Force (BEST), has invited a well-known beekeeper, Ross Conrad, to visit Bermuda over the weekend of March 27th.

Ross owns and operates a “human-scale” beekeeping business, Dancing Bee Gardens, in Middlebury, Vermont and also regularly leads beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America. His organic bee husbandry methods have proven enormously successful. His hives thrive despite the challenges of Varroa Mite, colony collapse disorder and other maladies that resulted in substantial loss of hives by other beekeepers worldwide. He learned his skills from the beekeeper and api-therapist Charles Mraz and his son, Bill. Ross is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers’ Association and he is also the author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture. As a regular contributor to Bee Culture, the US magazine on beekeeping, Ross proposes to record his visit and write an article on Bermuda beekeeping for a future edition of Bee Culture. Ross will be arriving late on Thursday, March 26th, departing on Sunday, March 29th.

On the Friday, he will be touring the island to visit beehive sites and to meet with local beekeepers, meeting with representatives from the Department of Environmental Protection, and will also be interviewed by Mix 106 at 10.50am.

On Saturday, March 28th, there will be two BEE Curious Workshops at Horticultural Hall in the Botanical Gardens. The morning session for Professional and Amateur Beekeepers will run from 9am until noon and will address Varroa and Other Pests and Diseases, Organic Pest/Disease Control, and Queens (including Hygienic) and Swarms.

The afternoon session for new Beekeepers and the General Public will run from 2pm until 5pm and will address Getting Started With Organic Beekeeping, Making Decisions On Beekeeping Equipment and Hive Location, and Basics Of Honey Bee Biology.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

For more information, contact BEST at


0328 Groove Dance Workshop Marathon

GROOVE: Bermuda’s Ultimate Dance Workshop Marathon on Saturday, March 28th is focused on bringing dancers together with the industry’s top professional choreographers in a fun, challenging and non-competitive environment that fosters self-fulfillment and development.

This one-day event features intense master classes from the top working choreographers in the entertainment industry. Participants will also have the opportunity to benefit from a Q&A with the faculty as well as group photo opportunities with the faculty and participants.

Beginners Hip Hop and Soca Wukshop are open to all levels (beginner and fitness).

Beginners Hip Hop, instructed by Kioshi Burgess, will run from 9.30am until 10.30am at a cost of $10.

Contemporary, instructed by Rikkai Scott, will run from 10.45am until noon at a cost of $20 for early birds and $25 regular.

Hip Hop, instructed by Kaelynn Harris, will run from 12.15pm until 1.45pm at a cost of $30 for early birds, $35 regular.

Soca Wukshop (all levels), instructed by Neeks Money, will run from 2.30pm until 4pm at a cost of $30 for early birds, $35 regular.

Hip Hop, instructed by Sean Bankhead, will run from 4.30pm until 6pm at a cost of $30 for early birds, $35 regular.

Dancehall, instructed by Neeks Money, will run from 6.30pm until 8pm at a cost of $30 for early birds, $35 regular.

The Full Day Pass is a 5 class package which is inclusive of the following classes: Contemporary, Hip Hop (Kaelynn), Soca Wukshop, Hip Hop (Sean Bankhead) and Dancehall. The cost is $130 for early birds, $150 regular.

To register, visit

​For more information, contact


0328 HikeBike Fundraiser

The Bermuda Bible Society presents their HikeBike Fundraiser on Saturday, March 28th.

Participants will leave from the Botanical Gardens at 10am, heading to Somerset Bus Terminal.

Groups are asked to wear their shirts and show their spirit and participants are encouraged to follow @BermudaBibles on social media and to share their Hike or Bike experience with the hashtag #hikebike4bibles.

Registration is $5 and Registration Collection Day is on March 26th from 11am until 2pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall. Funds raised will be used to purchase Bible-based literature for the Bermuda Youth Library.

For more information or to register, contact Mrs. B. Daniels at 777-5009 or


0403 PHC Community Day

After last year’s huge success, Pembroke Hamilton Club (PHC) will host its 2nd Annual Community Fun Day on Good Friday, April 3rd.

Pembroke Hamilton Club is a community sports club based in Warwick, playing in the Bermuda Football Association Premier Division. The PHC Foundation (Charity #727) has been established to provide support to the youth athletic program, education program, and scholarship program for PHC.

The day will kick off at 9am with a 1 Mile Run/Walk from Lindo’s in Warwick to the PHC Field, followed by a day full of fun for the whole family at the PHC Field, Middle Road, Warwick. From 10am until 7pm, all of Bermuda is invited to join in the fun with family and friends. Planned activities include fun castles, mechanical bull rides, kite flying, Gombeys, 5-a-side Football, Tug-O-War, music by DJ Chubb and much more.

Entry fees for the Run/Walk are $10 for adults and $5 for those under 18. Participants can register at or at the Sports Seller in Washington Mall. Prizes for the Run/Walk will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each category: Primary School, Middle School, High School, Adult and Masters (over 50).

Sponsors for PHC Community Day events include Coca-Cola, Vibe 103 and Lindo’s Group of Companies.

For more information, visit or follow @phcZebras on social media.


0414 Casse-tete Chinois

The April edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Casse-tête Chinois (Chinese Puzzle) at 8pm on Tuesday, April 14th.

Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, this French movie with English subtitles tells the story of how a 40-year-old divorced father’s life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can’t bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well. Chinese Puzzle is the third chapter of the Spanish Apartment trilogy, after L’Auberge Espagnole and Les Poupées russes.

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








Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


City Food Festival – March 16th to 21st

Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Oops! Madrid It Again – March 18th to 20th

**NEW  Saltus Grammar School’s Spring Concert – March 20th

**NEW  2015 Kappa Classic Youth Football Tournament – March 20th to 22nd

18th Bermuda International Film Festival – March 20th to 26th

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

Emmanuel Methodist Church Car Boot Sale – March 21st

Murder Mystery Dinner – March 21st

**NEW  Kardias White Elephant Sale – March 21st

**NEW  Car Boot Sale – March 21st

**NEW  Broad Arrow Lodge: Gala Charity Quiz Night – March 21st

Bermuda Beach Art Festival Workshops – March 21st and 24th to 26th

Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence Charity Walk – March 22nd

**NEW  ADHT Commemorative Day of Remembrance Service – March 22nd

**NEW  Natural Kids Nutrition Seminars for Parents – starts March 23rd

Wine Pairing Dinner with Taste 141 and Gosling’s – March 24th

**NEW  ADHT Annual International Day of Remembrance Lecture Series: Looking Back Critically – March 24th

**NEW  Chef’s Table at The Reefs – March 25th

**NEW  ADHT Annual International Day of Remembrance Lecture Series: Moving Forward Competently – March 26th

**NEW  BUEI Talks: Bermuda Turtle Project – March 26th

The Second Last Supper – March 26th to 28th

Duel of the Ages – March 27th

Earth Hour 2015: 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run – March 28th

St. Anthony’s Church Car Boot Sale – March 28th

Bermuda Beach Art Festival – March 28th

Super Saturday at Masterworks: Robots – March 28th

**NEW  BEE Curious Workshop – March 28th

**NEW  GROOVE: Bermuda’s Ultimate Dance Workshop Marathon – March 28th

**NEW  Bermuda Bible Society HikeBike 2015 – March 28th

**NEW  ADHT Small Bites Big Sounds Concert – March 28th

IDEA Agility Trials – March 28th and 29th

BUEI Holiday Camps: Dabble in the Deep I – starts March 30th

Renegades Booze Cruise 2015 – April 2nd

**NEW  PHC Community Fun Day – April 3rd

Bermuda Combat Club: MMA Retreat Weekend with Mark Hominick – April 3rd to 5th

Live Love Laugh Comedy Show – April 4th

BUEI Holiday Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts April 6th

Lunch & Learn Series: YouTube 101 – April 7th

Zoom Around the Sound – April 11th

**NEW  L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Casse-tête Chinois – April 14th

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

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 22nd

BUEI presents An Underwater Extravaganza – April 25th

Swing into Spring Golf Tournament Fundraiser – April 25th

Studio Red: A Night at the Disco – April 25th

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

Relay For Life 2015 – May 29th and 30th

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

Harbour Nights – restarts June 3rd

Charman Prize Entry Deadline – June 25th

Sportz Mania 2015 Summer Multi-Sport Programmes – start July 4th




Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Karl Struss and the Dawn of Tourism – February 27th to September 30th

Artist in Residence: Ted Michener – March 14th to 25th

Andrew Stevenson – March 28th to April 25th

Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – February 27th to March 18th

Bermuda Annual Schools Art Show: Primary Schools

International Women’s Club of Bermuda presents Bermuda: An Everyday Life Charity Art Exhibition and Sale – March 6th to 20th

Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – March 20th to April 8th

Bermuda Annual Schools Art Show: Middle and Senior Schools

 **NEW  Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Liquid – March 22nd to April 26th



Enjoy the rest of the week!



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