March 4th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Happy March, Boys and Girls!


NTDIB Spring Forward

Longer sunny days are almost here – don’t forget to Spring Forward this Sunday!  Although, saying that, I don’t remember the last time I actually had to manually change the time on anything since all my devices seem to update automatically now.  If you are lucky enough to have a proper clock or watch, don’t forget to wind it on – for the rest of us, let’s just be vaguely aware that there has been a time change and enjoy the extra sunlight.

Lots of things are going on in Bermuda in the Spring so let’s get down to it:


0306 Startup Weekend Inspire eBusiness

Got a killer idea for a new business? Then you may be interested in finding out more about Startup Weekend Bermuda: Inspire eBusiness which will take place at Mount Saint Agnes Academy from 6.30pm on Friday, March 6th.

This is part of a the global initiative, Startup Weekend, which happens throughout the world just about every weekend. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Attendees vote on their favorite ideas and form teams around them. Then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

The cost is $50 for students aged 15 and older, or $75 for adults. Tickets are available from or

For more information, contact or BEDC at 292-5570.



0307 Bermuda Chess League Kickoff

The Bermuda Chess League’s official launch will be at the Berkeley Institute Cafetorium on Saturday, March 7th.

From 11am, you are invited to come meet new friends and play chess with them. If you don’t know how to play, use this event to come watch, learn the basics, and get more info on future events.

There is no fee for attendance and all are welcome.

For more information, visit


0307 Wine Tasting

Wines are heart healthy so raise a glass and save a heart at a special Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, March 7th.

This will start at 7pm at Daylesford Theatre and the featured wines will be from the cellars of Burrows Lightbourn.

The cost is $50 and proceeds are shared between the Heart Foundation and BMDS Charitable Trust.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact


0308 BPW Brunch

The Business and Professional Women’s Association of Bermuda (BPW Bermuda) will celebrate International Women’s Day with a Brunch on Sunday, March 8th.

The brunch will take place from noon at Coral Beach Club. For years, women have sought to strike that elusive work life balance and at the brunch, guest speakers Julia Pitt and Catherine Burns will discuss how “having it all”, can affect a woman’s health.

BPW Bermuda is an organisation that assists women to develop professionally and empowers women to assume leadership roles in their community. Each year, their organisation celebrates International Women’s Day and the strides that women have made and make the world over. Since recent discussions within the club’s membership raised the issue of whether having it all is truly worth it, the Executive Committee of BPW Bermuda figured that hosting an event of this nature on this particular date would be a very fitting way to broaden the discussion.

Space is limited to 40 people and BPW Bermuda anticipates that this event will sell out so interested attendees should register early. The deadline for payment is March 6th.

The cost is $45 for BPW Members or $50 for non-BPW Members.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact


0313 Power of Breath

The breath is our constant companion, yet seldom do we realize how powerful a tool it is for healing the body and focusing the mind. Control of the breath leads to optimal health and vitality, as well as mental balance and clarity. Learning how to breathe properly is one of the keys to a happy, healthy and successful life.

The Power of Breath, a 6-week course starting at the Yoga Centre on Friday, March 13th will include Theory and Practice, Breath, Vital Energy and Health
, Healing Visualization, and Use of Breath in Meditation. The class will run from 12.10pm until 1.10pm.

The cost $108 for the 6-week session.

For more information, or to register, contact 295-7525 or


0313 Outta Bounds at Taste 141

Taste 141 invite you to come enjoy great food and drinks while listening to a variety of great songs by Outta Bounds on Friday, March 13th.

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

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





0314 Christopher West Freedom to Love

Brought to you by Life and Family Office of the Diocese of Hamilton Bermuda, the Christopher West Freedom to Love Conference will take place at St. Theresa’s Cathedral on Saturday, March 14th,

The Conference will run from 8am until 4pm and applies Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body to life and relationships. This is open to all people ages 16 and above so you are invited to come and bring your family to a whole day experience packed with relevant teachings, good music, and praise and worship.

Tickets are $25 each, which includes lunch and a workbook for the topics to be discussed in the conference.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Fr. Joseph Morley on 705-0236, Dennis Marquez on 534-0974, Evelou Mosley on 295-6757 or 799-6659, ;or email,, or

Tickets are also available at all Catholic Parish Offices in the island – St. Michael’s, St. Anthony’s, St. Patrick’s, Stella Maris, and St. Theresa’s.


0314 RHM Gospel Concert

RHM School House presents a Student-Centered Gospel Concert on Saturday, March 14th.

From 7pm until 8.30pm in the First Church of God (FCOG) on Angle Street, participants are current and successful students of local faith-based schools along with special guests, including Anointed Steps Dance Ministry School and United Band of Cities of Refuge Ministries.

Tickets are $20 general or $50 for patrons. Part proceeds will go towards scholarships for children to attend First Church of God Angle Street’s Annual Youth Camp.

Tickets are available from Eugenia Robinson on 236-2725 or


0317 Harvard in Hamilton

U.S. Consul General Bob Settje and Bishop Nicholas Dill invite you to a free public concert featuring the Harvard Krokodiloes and the Radcliffe Pitches.

Harvard in Hamilton for the Hungry IX will be on Tuesday, March 17th at the Anglican Cathedral, Church Street, from 12.15pm until 1.15pm.

Voluntary donations will be collected by the Bermuda Eliza DoLittle Society to help those who are hungry.

For more information, contact or 278-7502.


0320 BIFF 2015

Now in its 18th year, the Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) for 2015 will be running from Friday, March 20th until Thursday, March 26th, so mark your diaries, fans of independent cinema!

BIFF has carefully curated a programme of over 30 feature-length and short films to be screened during festival week. The programme includes a World Cinema strand featuring several Oscar-nominated films, as well as a local talent showcase, From the Onion Patch.

Tickets to all BIFF 2015 screenings, are $15, with the exception of the opening and closing gala films which are $25 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at, in person at Liberty Theatre Box Office an hour before each film screening, or from the self-service kiosks at Freisenbruch-Meyer Group on Front Street.

For more information, including the full film schedule, visit


0328 Earth Hour 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run

Earth Hour 2015 will take place on Saturday, March 28th and, as part of the celebration, Waterfront Properties are hosting a 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run.

From 7pm at the Waterfront on Pitts Bay Road, you can enjoy entertainment and a warm-up with food and novelty vendors on-site. The race itself will start at 8.30pm, which coincides with the lights-out from 8.30pm until 9.30pm. The final performances will be at 9.15pm, followed by a Glow DJ session until 10pm.

The entry fee is $25 for adults, $15 for children under 17, and $60 for families with 2 adults and 2 children. Registration is available now on Same day registration will be available from 6pm in the Waterfront Properties Courtyard at a cost of $35.

For more information, contact 333-6097.


0402 Renegades Booze Cruise

The countdown has begun for the first booze cruise of 2015 as the Renegades Booze Cruise will be on Thursday, April 2nd (don’t worry, the next day is a public holiday)!

The boat, The Bermudiana, will depart Albuoy’s Point at 6.30pm sharp, so you will need to be at Albouys Point for 6.15pm. The boat will be back in town by 9.30pm.

Tickets are $60 in advance, available from any player or from, and the price includes all you can drink.



0407 YouTube 101

Short on time? Dig into Social Media Marketing with bite size information sessions from SociaLEE Consulting’s Lunch & Learn Series.

Session 7: YouTube 101 will take place at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 7th. Sign in and lunch are from 12.15pm, with closing at 1.30pm.

If a picture is worth 1000 words, how much is a video worth? YouTube has become one of the best platforms for businesses and individuals to express themselves with with medium of video. In this workshop, we will look at what video marketing is, it’s importance for business, as well as how to use YouTube to as a tool to implement your video marketing strategy.

The registration fee is $30 and can be purchased online at BEDC and Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Members receive a discount with a code.

The session requires a minimum 10 pre-registered to run.

For more information, contact 456-4780 or


0307 Swing into Spring Golf Fundraiser

Have fun while supporting Cedarbridge students both academically and financially at the Swing into Spring Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, April 25th.

This will take place at the Ocean View Golf Club from 8am and there will be fun events around the course. In the event of rain, an alternate date will be posted.

This event is open to all, locals and visitors alike, and the cost is $480 for teams of 4. If you don’t have a team, you can sign up for $120 and join a team at the event. This event will support efforts to fund scholarships and an end of year event for CBA students of excellence, and part proceeds will benefit their community partner PRIDE Bermuda.

For more information, contact M. Burrows at


0312 Dolphin Quest Bermuda

For a limited time, Dolphin Quest is extending complimentary dolphin interactive programmes for each child accompanied by a paying adult.  This special offer is available from March 12th until April 12th and is good for in-water dolphin interactive programmes for kids aged 6 to 12.  Wetsuits are provided.  This offer cannot be combined with any other offers.

For more information, contact 234-4464 or visit






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 23rd to March 8th

Winter Reading Escape: BNL Winter Reading Programme – January 26th to March 13th

Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts March 5th

Bermuda National Trust Auction and Jumble Sale – March 5th to 7th

Pottery Workshops: Handbuilding – starts March 6th

Saltus Summer Camp Fair – March 6th

Elk Cove Wine Dinner – March 6th

**NEW  Startup Weekend Bermuda: Inspire eBusiness – March 6th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia – March 7th

Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts March 7th

Beginner’s Yoga 12-week Course – starts March 7th

**NEW  Bermuda Chess League Kickoff – March 7th

**NEW  Wine Tasting – March 7th

**NEW  BPW Bermuda International Women’s Day Brunch – March 8th

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Un été en Provence – March 10th

Spring Festival of Fashion & Beauty – March 12th

Bermuda Triple Challenge: Urban Foot Race – March 13th

St. Baldrick’s Head-Shave – March 13th

**NEW  The Power of Breath – starts March 13th

**NEW  Outta Bounds Live at Taste 141 – March 13th

Bermuda Triple Challenge: Island Challenge – March 14th

**NEW  Christopher West Freedom to Love Conference – March 14th

**NEW  Student-Centered Gospel Concert – March 14th

2015 KPMG Round the Grounds Junior Running Race – March 15th

Bermuda Triple Challenge: Royal Challenge – March 15th

Orchid Spa 2015 Wedding Expo – March 15th

City Food Festival – March 16th to 21st

**NEW  Harvard in Hamilton for the Hungry IX – March 17th

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

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

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

**UPDATED  The Second Last Supper – March 26th to 28th

Duel of the Ages – March 27th

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

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

**NEW  Renegades Booze Cruise 2015 – April 2nd

**UPDATED  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

**NEW  Lunch & Learn Series: YouTube 101 – April 7th

Zoom Around the Sound – April 11th

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

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 22nd

BUEI presents An Underwater Extravaganza – April 25th

**NEW  Swing into Spring Golf Tournament Fundraiser – 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




Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Plein Air Pop-Up – February 6th to 25th

Tucker Sisters: Under the Yellow Flag – until February 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




Enjoy the rest of the week!



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