March 25th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Troops!


Hope your week’s going well so far – and if it’s not, then I hope it gets much better for you ASAP.  The calendar is definitely starting to fill up for Spring so if you’re wondering what to do in Bermuda at this time of year, look no further!


0325 Writing Class

Learn how to write fiction, anecdotes, poetry and much more at a Creative Writing Course every Wednesday on the top floor office at Daylesford Theatre from 7pm until 9pm.

Whether you want to sharpen up a piece for publication, or simply enjoy writing for pleasure, you will learn techniques that will make your writing the very best it can be.

This is an ongoing course and new people can join at any time.

The fee is $95 every six weeks but you are invited to try out a class before paying.

For more information, contact or 536-4043, or visit the Facebook Page at


0318 Our History in Hats

The new exhibit, Our History in Hats, is currently showing at Bridge House in St. George’s.

Donna Pink and Ronnie Chameau have recreated twenty eight hat styles that were worn by Bermudian women from 1700s to the 1950s. The show will run until Thursday, April 30th.

Admission is free and opening hours are 11am until 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday, and from noon until 4pm on Sundays.

For more information, contact Ronnie at 292-1387, 534-9716 or


0326 Grey Goose Lounge

Unwind in the sleek, sexy, and sophisticated Grey Goose Pop-up Lounge, opening in the Lower Lobby at The Fairmont Southampton from Thursday, March 26th to Sunday, March 29th.

From 5pm until 1am, you can sip a premium Grey Goose cocktail and enjoy live music from talented artists representing Bermuda’s premier performing arts non-profit, The Chewstick Foundation.

For more information, contact 238-8000.


0326 WIA AGM

The West Indian Association (Bermuda) invite you to their Annual General Meeting from 5.30pm in the Manchester Unity Hall on Thursday, March 26th.

At the AGM, they will hold the election of officers for the 2015 Management Committee. All financial members may stand for election.

Nominations for the posts of President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and positions for 4 Committee Members are now open and must be received by Monday, March 23rd. You are invited to indicate your interest to marked to the attention of The Secretary.

The Annual Membership fee of $20 may be paid at the AGM.

Refreshments will be served following the meeting.


0326 Lillian Lightbourn Lecture

Bermuda College presents their Spring 2015 Lecture with special guest Lillian Lightbourn, international fashion model, and Miss Bermuda 2014, on Thursday, March 26th.

This will take place in the North Hall Lecture Theatre G301 at Bermuda College at 7pm and the topic of the lecture will be Models: Influencer or the Influenced, an examination of the modelling industry and a call to action.

This event is free to the public.

For more information, contact 236-9000.


0327 Grey Goose World Par 3 Championships

Now in its 6th year, the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championships will run from Friday, March 27th to Sunday, March 29th at the Fairmont Southampton’s Turtle Hill Golf Club.

This two-day 36-hole championship golf tournament is the world’s premier par 3 golf tournament, attracting 190 participants from around the globe, including a number of noted professionals.

Entry fees are $325 for pros and $275 for amateurs.

For more information, contact, 239-6952 or visit


0327 Outta Bounds at Taste 141

Taste 141 invite you to come enjoy great food and cocktails while listening to live music from Outta Bounds on Friday, March 27th.

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

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



0328 Swans Kite Making Event

Helping you prepare for Good Friday, Swan’s Running Club presents its annual Kite-Making Workshop on Saturday, March 28th.

Keeping the local traditional art of kite-making alive, the workshop will run from 1pm until 6pm at The Centre on Angle Street. Food and drinks are supplied to the children and those assisting on the day.

This event is free.

For more information, or if you would like to assist, contact Mayberline Black at 236-1779 or 333-2313.


0328 Evening with Charlie Rymer

The highlight of the social scene during the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship will be the Exclusive Evening with Charlie Rymer on Saturday, March 28th.

From 7pm until 10pm, The Golf Channel’s lead analyst Charlie Rymer will spend a course with each table while you dine on sumptuous fare from the award-winning Waterlot Inn. Also attending the evening will be a line-up of international professional golfers, eager to chat golf during the evening.

Attendees include: 2 time European Tour Winner, European Senior Tour Winner, and 2014 GREY GOOSE World Par 3 Champion, Mark Mouland; 5 time European Tour winner, 4 time European Senior Tour winner Barry Lane; 8 time European Tour Winner, 2 time European Senior Tour Winner, Gordon Brand Jr.; 3 time European Tour Winner, 4 time Irish PGA Championship Winner, and former Ryder Cup player, Philip Walton; former European Tour player for Scotland and current European Seniors Tour player, William George Longmuir; and former European Tour player, and 5 time European Seniors Tour Winner, Nicholas James Job. After dinner, head to the GREY GOOSE Lounge to keep the fun going until the wee hours.

The cost is $150 per person and limited space is available.

To book your spot, contact Karen Marsh at


0328 Live Soca

Make sure you dress to dance for Live Soca at The Docksider on Satuday, March 28th.

From 10pm until 3am, you can jump, wave and wine as you party to the sounds of the D’General and the D.I.A band. There will also be drink specials on Heineken, Johnnie Walker, and Smirnoff.

Tickets are $20 in advance and available at Kit and Caboodle or online at Part proceeds will be in aid of The Chewstick Foundation.

For more information, contact Najib Chentouf at 505-5332 or


0330 Dolphin Quest Ocean Adventure Spring Camp

If you have children aged between 10 and 14 who would love to discover the wonders of the ocean and its influence on life on earth, then you may be interested in registering them in the Dolphin Quest Ocean Adventure Camp, a series of one-week camps running during mid-term breaks.

Students will learn about dolphins and other diverse life forms in the first in a series of unique camps that celebrate marine life and inspire future ocean stewards.

Campers will receive 5 hours of community service credit per week subject to school approval. They will also be inspired and rewarded by a hands on, up-close, in-water Discover Dolphins programme on the last day of camp.

The first session will run from Monday, March 30th until Thursday, April 2nd, while the second session will run from Monday, April 6th until Friday, April 10th. Camps will run from 9.30am until 3.30pm, aligned with the ferry schedule, which leaves Hamilton at 9am, returning at 4pm.

The cost is a reduced rate of $100 per student as part of Dolphin Quest’s commitment to the community. Your participation in a Dolphin Quest experience supports vital marine conservation, education and research.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 234-4464 or


0401 BNL Easter Break Movie Day

A great event for young films buffs, the Bermuda Youth Library are hosting an Easter Break Movie Day on Wednesday, April 1st.

Two new movies will be shown in the Youth Library Auditorium at 10am and 2.30pm.

The cost is $5 each, popcorn and drink included, and registration is required.

For more information, or to register, contact the Youth Library at 295-0487.


0405 Easter at the Fairmont Southampton

The Fairmont Southampton invite you to celebrate Easter Sunday with them on Sunday, April 5th.

The first option is at Windows on the Sound, where you can feast on brunch favourites and local classics from 10.30am until 3pm. The cost is $59 per person, plus 17% gratuities.

At the Waterlot Inn, you can enjoy a decadent brunch experience from 11.30am until 2pm. The cost is $69 per person, plus 17%.

Why not make a weekend out of it? Southampton Staycation rates start at $179, plus taxes, gratuities and resort levy.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.


0405 Easter Brunch at Lido

Cafe Lido invite you to take a break from all those chocolate eggs and join them for their Easter Ocean Side Brunch on Sunday, April 5th.

Seatings are available between 11am and 11.30am or between 1.30pm and 2pm. Diners can enjoy spectacular views of one of Bermuda’s best beaches while indulging in an extensive selection of hot and cold appetizers, accompanied by a delicious array of salads, cold cuts, pasta, sushi, meat and fish dishes (including carvery items and vegetarian choices), topped off by a spectacular Easter dessert buffet.

The cost is $60 per person, plus 17% grats, with a 50% discount for children under 10.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884.


0412 Ludwig Cann 3k and 5k Road Race

The Ludwig Cann 3K and 5K Road Race will take place on Sunday, April 12th.

The event will start off with the Walkers 5K at 8.30am, followed by the Juniors 3K at 8.45am and the Runners 5K at 9am, all starting and finishing at Astwood Park.

Prizes will be awarded for overall and age group categories, with a special prize for the participant who wears the best Luddy outfit.

Entry fees are $32 for adult runners, $27 for Swan’s members and walkers and $15 for Juniors. Race entry forms are available at and the Sportseller and registration is open until April 10th.

For more information, contact Race Director Keith M. Smith at 335-0001 or


0412 BR50 Reunion Concert

You are invited to bring a blanket or chair, a basket of refreshments and join the Regiment and Community Bands for a free Reunion Concert in the Grounds of Government House on Sunday, April 12th.

The concert starts at 3pm and you can enjoy wonderful entertainment for the whole family in a picturesque setting, with popular tunes performed by The Bermuda Regiment Band, The North Village Community Band, The Somerset Brigade Band, The Bermuda Islands Pipe Band, The Bermuda Chamber Choir, The Bermuda Youth Orchestra and The Warwick Academy Orchestra. Refreshments will also be on sale and limited seating will be provided for seniors. Access and parking is by the North Shore Gate only, opening at 1.30pm.

This event is part of the Bermuda Regiment’s 50th Anniversary celebrations and is by courtesy of His Excellency Mr George Fergusson and Mrs Fergusson. The public may wish to note that the grounds will be open each Sunday for the summer from May 3rd until Labour Day Weekend.

In the event of inclement weather, please listen to media messages or look for posted signs which will indicate whether the concert has been moved indoors to the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium.

While the event is free, complimentary tickets must be obtained in advance from

For more information, contact or visit


0416 BNL International Family Story Night

Bring your family and a picnic blanket and enjoy a fun night of international cuisine, stories, music and lots more at the International Family Story Night on Thursday, April 16th.

This will take place in the Youth Library from 5.30pm until 7pm.

The cost is $10 per family, meal included, and registration is required.

For more information, contact the Youth Library at 295-0487.


0417 Teen Advisory Board Poetry Competition

Bermuda National Library Youth Services are inviting all poets and writers, aged 11 to 18, to submit an original poem for the Teen Advisory Board Poetry Competition 2015.

The poem should be based on the themes of Betrayal, View Out of My Window or Superpower for a Day.

The deadline is April 17th and contest rules can be found at


0417 Sleepover at the Library

Kids aged between 7 and 10 are invited to come for a Sleepover at the Library on Friday, April 17th.

This fun night will be spent in the Youth Library Auditorium from 6pm and the evening will be filled with story-telling, movies, games and dinner. Pick-up the following day is at 8.30am sharp.

The cost is $20 per child and registration is required.

For more information, or to register, contact the Youth Library at 295-0487.


0426 BKI Open Karate Champtionships

Fans of fitness and/or martial arts are invited to the Bermuda Karate Institute’s 33rd Bermuda Open Karate Championships at Pembroke Sunday School on Sunday, April 26th.

Bermuda’s longest running martial arts competition will run from 1pm until 5pm and is open to all levels and styles.

The entry form and deadlines for competitors are at

The entry cost for spectators is $10 for adults, $5 for under-12s and $20 for families.

For information, contact 292-2157.


0426 Dance Walk in the Park

Masterworks AOK invite you to come dance with them at their Dance Walk in the Park event on Sunday, April 26th.

The warm-up starts at 2.30pm in the Botanical Gardens, followed by the Dance Walk itself at 3pm. Dance walking is joyful self-expression, creativity and freedom from inhibitions, a great workout and fun.

AOK (Art Outreach for Kids) is a volunteer group raising money through fitness to make art education accessible to all children in Bermuda.

The cost is $30 per person or $25 per person in family groups of 4 or more. Registration is available at All proceeds support kids art education programs at Masterworks.

For more information, contact Sonia Jabon at


0516 Diner en Rose

Think pink as the Sigma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. invites Bermuda to celebrate 25 years of service to the island at their Le Diner en Rose event in the Victualing Yard on Saturday, May 16th.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by a buffet dinner with live music, and a DJ for the after-party. Dress code is semi-formal pink attire.

Tickets are $125 and available from any Alpha Kappa Alpha member.

For more information, contact 705-1908 or







Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


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

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

Chef’s Table at The Reefs – March 25th

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

BUEI Talks: Bermuda Turtle Project – March 26th

**NEW  West Indian Association (Bermuda) Annual General Meeting – March 26th

**NEW  Bermuda College Spring Lecture 2015: Lillian Lightbourn – March 26th

The Second Last Supper – March 26th to 28th

**NEW  Grey Goose Pop-Up Lounge – March 26th to 29th

Duel of the Ages – March 27th

**NEW  Outta Bounds Live at Taste 141 – March 27th

**NEW  Grey Goose World Par 3 Championships – March 27th to 29th

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

BEE Curious Workshop – March 28th

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

Bermuda Bible Society HikeBike 2015 – March 28th

ADHT Small Bites Big Sounds Concert – March 28th

**NEW  Swan’s Running Club Kite Making Workshop – March 28th

**NEW  An Exclusive Evening with Charlie Rymer – March 28th

**NEW  Live Soca – March 28th

IDEA Agility Trials – March 28th and 29th

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

**NEW  Dolphin Quest Ocean Adventure Spring Camp (Session 1) – starts March 30th

**NEW  Movie Day at the Youth Library – April 1st

Renegades Booze Cruise 2015 – April 2nd

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

**NEW  Easter at The Fairmont Southampton – April 5th

**NEW  Easter Brunch at Cafe Lido – April 5th

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

**NEW  Dolphin Quest Ocean Adventure Camp (Session 2) – starts April 6th

Lunch & Learn Series: YouTube 101 – April 7th

Zoom Around the Sound – April 11th

**NEW  Ludwig Cann 3K and 5K Road Race – April 12th

**NEW  Bermuda Regiment Reunion Concert – April 12th

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

**NEW  International Family Story Night – April 16th

**NEW  Teen Advisory Board Poetry Competition 2015 – April 17th

**NEW  Sleepover at the Library – April 17th

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

**NEW  Bermuda Open Karate Championships – April 26th

**NEW  Masterworks AOK Dance Walk in the Park – April 26th

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

**NEW  Le Diner En Rose – 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

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

Bridge House Exhibit: Our History in Hats – March 18th to April 30th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until June 6th

Highlights from the Young Collection

Marketing Territory: A Focus on Bermuda’s Language

Continuing Exhibitions – Highlights of the BNG Collection


Enjoy the rest of the week!



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