April 15th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
It’s definitely heating up in Bermy! Who else is excited for all the beach days that are coming our way?
Just as a reminder, if you click on the event titles (whether in the main post or in the Quick Recap at the end), the link will take you directly to the event on the calendar. From there, you’ll have lots of fun options, such as emailing to yourself or a friend, add to your calendar, get an email reminder or download all the details. And don’t forget, if you want the latest events while on the go, just download the awesome Bermuda.com app on Google Play or iTunes – the Events section is powered by NTDIB!
Anyway, here is the latest round-up of what’s coming up in Bermuda:
Bermuda National Library invites you to join them for a Lunch and Learn with the Human Rights Commission on Wednesday, April 15th.
Running from noon until 2pm, there will be a short film and presentation with Human Rights Commission Officers Sara Clifford and Kim Williams. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch.
This event is free but space is limited.
For more information, contact Kenisha Shakir at firstname.lastname@example.org or 296-1297 ext 234.
Autism awareness month is here again as Tomorrow’s Voices continue to strive to meet the needs of the Autistic population in Bermuda.
But how much do you really know about Autism? The In Touch With Autism Workshop on Wednesday, April 15th has been developed to be an interesting and thought provoking training on Autism including the history, symptoms, and the most current research on treatments and causes.
From 6pm until 8pm at the Sunshine League Building, you are invited to join them in disseminating this important information and in coming together to celebrate those living with this disorder.
The cost is $25 or $20 for members.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com or 297-4342, or visit www.TomorrowsVoices.bm.
Sure to appeal to all past and present members of the Regiment, as well as collectors around the world, the Bermuda Post Office commemorates the Bermuda Regiment’s 50 Years (BR50) with a beautiful 5-stamp issue. This occasion will be marked with the BR50 First Day Cover launch event at 11am at the General Post Office on Thursday, April 16th.
The Bermuda Regiment was formed on September 1st, 1965 and this issue of commemorative stamps celebrates 50 years of dedicated service of the men and women of the Regiment to Bermuda.
The stamps will depict both the modern day roles and highly-valued traditions of the Regiment:
- Disaster Preparedness – The Bermuda Regiment is often called upon to provide assistance when Bermuda is responding to a crisis;
- Maritime Operations – The Bermuda Regiment Boat Troop conducts joint maritime patrols and marine search and rescue operations with the Bermuda Police Service;
- Band and Corps of Drums – The Band and Corps of Drums of the Bermuda Regiment has a cherished place in the hearts of many;
- Ceremonial – The Bermuda Regiment is very proud of its fine tradition of providing the pomp and circumstance for grand occasions; and
- Colours of the Bermuda Regiment – Prior to modern communication, Colours served as the rallying point for Regiments on the battlefield and were fiercely guarded in battle.
You are encouraged to secure your own piece of history and don’t forget, they make great gifts and can be framed beautifully.
The launch event will be attended by invited guests, although members of the public are also welcome.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the BR50 Office on 238-3880.
Join Open Airways for a presentation by Professor Martyn Partridge, world-renowned asthma expert and inspirational speaker on Thursday, April 16th.
From 6pm at BUEI, Professor Partridge will speak about the latest information on asthma, as well as how to take control of your asthma.
Also speaking will be local pediatrician, Dr. Richard Fulton, Edgewood Pediatric Services, who will present on Asthma in Childhood.
This event will include quick demos of good inhaler technique, and lively and fun review of triggers. You are also invited to come early, from 5pm, for free asthma education.
This event is free to the public.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Fun for the whole family can be found at The Royal Naval Dockyard Family Festival from Saturday, April 18th to Sunday, April 19th.
The event is happening throughout Dockyard, from the Clock Tower to the Victualling Yard, and will run from noon until 7pm on the Saturday and from noon until 6pm on the Sunday. It will be complimented on the final day by collaboration with a Power Boat Race event by the Bermuda Boat Race Association.
All the vendor stores in the Clock Tower are involved and, if shoppers make a purchase of over $25, they will receive a free popcorn, cotton candy or all day fun castle band for their child (one band per family).
There will also be an arts and craft display, food and snack vendors, toys, games, boat rides, dance competitions and Tug of War.
There is no entry fee.
For more information, contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After being cancelled in October 2014 due to Hurricane Gonzalo, the Bermuda Kennel Club’s International Championship All Breed Dog Shows are finally coming to Somersfield Academy from 8.30am each day on Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th.
This will feature four international championship conformation dog shows which have been nominated as qualifiers for Crufts 2015.
The first two shows run on the Saturday and shows three and four on the Sunday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon each day. These shows welcome dogs, handlers and owners, from Canada and the United States to compete with their Bermuda counterparts.
Admission is free for spectators.
For more information, visit www.show.bkc.bm.
Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, April 18th.
This will run from 9am until 2pm and promises lots of bargains on clothes, shoes, toys, household items, purses/bags, books, CDs, DVDs, jewellery and lots more.
Usually, there is the option to have your own spot but they have sold out for tables this month.
For more information, contact Carol at 747-3377.
You’re invited to the CMS Mini Agricultural Exhibition on Saturday, April 18th.
This will run from 10am until 3pm at the Laffan Street entrance of Masjid Muhammad. Stalls will be set up for various games and activities. They plan to have fun castles, face painting, thrift shop, baked goods, petting farm, food stalls, “It’s a Small World”, plants, flowers, jar terrariums, recycled ani-bots, featured demonstrations, and a Student Art Exhibit
They look forward to participation by adults and children. You can support CMS Mini Agricultural Exhibition by setting up a stall, manning a stall, making a financial donation, cleaning up, or by popping up tents/tables. You are encouraged to volunteer, donate or bring a pet.
Entries will be accepted for the Student Art Exhibit, Recycled Ani-bots and Terrariums. If entering the Student Art Exhibit, the theme for your artwork should be Portraits of Bermuda. Students can submit pictures of beaches, flowers, birds, lizards and landscapes. Your entry should be 11 x 17. You may use any type of paper, white, coloured, rough or smooth. The work that you submit may be drawn or painted in pencil, pen and ink, crayon, pastel.
For Recycled Ani-bots, the theme for your work should be Animals or Robots. Your entry should be no larger than 15 x 15. You may use recycled paper, and forms of recycled materials i.e. egg cartons, paper tubes, cans, bottle caps etc. You may use paint, pencil, pen and ink, crayon, pastel.
For the Jar Terrarium, you may use a bottle (not a fish bowl) with natural plant microhabitat. i.e. pond edge, mossy embankment, cow pasture, meadow, fallow field, stone wall, etc.
Individuals may submit one entry to each category which will be further divided into three age categories. Category A will be for 5 years and under, Category B is 6 to 8 years and Category C is 9 to 11 years. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries.
All entries should include your name, age, title of entry and school name. All entries should be dropped off between 9am and 5pm on Wednesday, April 15th or Thursday, April 16th, to the attention of Mrs. Shakir, Clara Muhammad School, Laffan Street entrance. All items should be collected by Tuesday, April 21st.
There are a variety of student competitions. The Decorated Cup Cakes Competition should have two cup cakes in a tray. Decorations must be edible and all cupcakes must have icing. Entries for the Chocolate Chip Cookie competition should have three cookies displayed inside of a ziploc storage bag. The Healthy Lunch Box should display a packed lunch in a school lunch box with food items in the box listed on an attached card. All exhibits should have student name, age and school attached. Items should be dropped off on Thursday, April 16th between 9am and 5pm.
Admission to the Exhibition is $3 for adults, $2 for children, and free for children under 5.
For more information, contact 747-2560 or email@example.com, or visit their event on Facebook.
Enjoy a fun and interactive class at The Wonderful World of Crystals, on Sunday, April 19th.
From 11am until 2.30pm at My Sereni-Tea, they will cover the history of Atlantis and Lemuria, how crystals work and how they affect us as human beings, cleansing, dedicating and programming of crystals, healing properties of crystals, use and application of crystals, body layouts and crystal grids.
The cost is $100 and a workbook will be included.
For more information, contact My Sereni-Tea on 296-2114.
The April edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be at BUEI on Sunday, April 19th with the documentary The Wrecking Crew showing at 3pm. This is an award-winning documentary about the legendary studio musicians behind the biggest hits of the 1960s and 70s..
This will be followed at 5.15pm by 3 Hearts, a French love triangle drama starring Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Benoit Poelvoorde
Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 294-0204.
More details on the films can be found at www.BermudaDocs.com.
Those of you who love olde worlde-style pomp and circumstance, take note – the Annual Peppercorn Ceremony for this year will be from 10.30am on Wednesday, April 22nd.
This is His Excellency the Governor’s Annual State Visit to the ancient and loyal Town of St George, when he is officially welcomed by the Mayor, the Corporation and the people of St George’s.
During this ceremony, the Governor will will receive the Annual Rent of one peppercorn for the Old State House, Bermuda’s oldest building, from the Master of Lodge St. George #200, on the Roll of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. The Governor will then hold a meeting of the Governor’s Council, attended by the Premier and Cabinet Ministers.
This quaint tradition includes lots of period costumes, military uniforms, a parade and a horse-drawn carriage, all helping to transport you back to 1816 when the ceremony first started. As usual, the Governor will arrive at King’s Square at the very precise time of 10.58am.
The Bermuda Regiment provides Guards of Honour and a Colour Party, who march on to the beat of the Band and Corps of Drums. A special 50th Anniversary addition to this year’s Peppercorn Ceremony will be the Proclamation by the Mayor of St George’s bestowing Freedom of the Town on the Bermuda Regiment. This special honour is an ancient custom observed elsewhere and is a first for both the Regiment and the town.
If that wasn’t enough entertainment, following the parade is the Bermuda International Town Crier competition, where 25 town criers from the United Kingdom and Canada are travelling to Bermuda to compete to win the title of International Town Crier.
Finally, a special reception for personnel on parade and invited guests will be hosted by BR50 to recognise the Regiment’s Freedom of the Town. If you served in the Regiment’s predecessor units or at the date of amalgamation of the Bermuda Regiment on September 1st, 1965, then you’re invited!
For more information, or to receive your invitation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the BR50 Office on 238-3880.
Let your feet do the talking and help Tomorrow’s Voices raise funds for Bermuda’s only Autism Centre at their Autism Rocks Socks Charity Fundraiser on Friday, April 24th.
Have your company, organisation or school participate by donating $5 to wear your fun and crazy socks or stockings. Chose another day if the 24th doesn’t work. Others ways to participate is to create a sock hamper filled with donated spare change. Receive a 10% discount on your purchase of fun and crazy socks for the event from Secrets Boutique and other participating stores by emailing Tomorrow’s Voices for a discount coupon.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 297-4342, or visit www.TomorrowsVoices.bm.
Participate in a day of astrological tips, techniques, teachings and an overview of current astrological practice and knowledge at My Sereni-Tea’s Astrology Intensive with Steve Judd on Saturday, April 25th.
From 10am until 5pm, the day consists of: Astrological Language; Sex, Lies and Aspects; Astro-mapping; Invisible planets; Mundane Astrology; Transits and progressions.
The cost of the course is $165.
Steve will also be available for readings on April 24th, 27th, 28th and 29th.
For more information, or to make a readings appointment with Steve, contact My Sereni-Tea at 296-2114.
Enjoy a great day out for all the family at the Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Relay Challenge and Community Fun Day on the lower lawn at Government House on Saturday, April 25th.
From 2pm until 5pm, you’ll find free family-friendly games and activities for all ages, a DJ, bake sale and drinks canteen, community outreach information booths and the Expedition Relay Challenge races.
The entry fee for the relay challenge is $10 per person, $40 per team of 4. Great prizes and goody bags are available for relay participants and no specific skills or fitness abilities are required to participate as this course is designed to be short and fun. Registration closes at noon on Friday, April 24th and the registration and pledge forms can be found here. Funds raised will assist with programmes for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Bermuda Triathlon Association.
There is no charge for coming as a spectator or for attending the community fun day.
For more information, contact 537-4868 or visit www.TheAward.bm.
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for the Historical Heartbeats: Greene on Green Spittal Pond Walkabout and Coastal Eco Tour on Sunday, April 26th.
This is the 4th Annual Dr. Pauulu Kamarakafergo Memorial Lecture and will start at 2.30pm at the Eastern entrance to Spittal Pond with speaker Lisa Greene.
Free tickets are available from the main office of Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, Dame Lois Browne Evans Building, 4th Floor. Spaces are limited.
For more information, contact Ms. Keishunda Curtis at 292-1681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that certain yoga sounds can have an incredibly soothing and deeply relaxing effect to the body and mind?
An opportunity for you to try it out for yourself will be at the Deep Peace Relaxation with Yoga Sounds Workshop on Wednesday, April 29th.
Starting at 6pm in Room 404 in the International Centre, you will experience rejuvenating guided body relaxation with sound, uplifting visualization and sound breathing, and call and respond sound meditation.
Free CDs with yoga sounds will be offered.
This workshop is free of charge, but if you would like to donate towards the room fee and the CD costs, the suggested donation is $4.
Registration is available at www.DeepPeaceMeditation.com/contact.
For more information, contact email@example.com or visit www.DeepPeaceMeditation.com.
The Joyful Noise Concert will be held at Christ Anglican Church in Devonshire on Saturday, May 9th.
Running from 6pm until 8pm, this is a fund-raising concert to restore and enhance the Sound System at the Old Church.
This church was built in 1716 and has weathered the test of time. Over the last 10 years some adjustments have been made to the system, however, it is now time to do some major restorations.
After the concert, there will be refreshments available in the T.N. Nisbett Hall, courtesy of Jo-Ann Fox and friends.
Tickets are $10 with a donation during the concert.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Sharon Gibson on 232-3362 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Nan and Lew Trott on 236-5645 or email@example.com.
Participate in this morning of fun and comaraderie as The Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess (WOs’ and Sgts’ Mess), of the Bermuda Regiment hosts its annual 5-Mile Breakfast Run, 3-Mile Walk and this year introduces, a 10-mile Duathlon on Sunday, May 17th.
This event is open to everyone, with four age categories for the runners: 13 to 17 years, 18 to 39 years, 40 to 49 years, or over 50 years. The 3-Mile Walk starts at 8.25am, followed by the 5-Mile Run at 8:30am and the 10-Mile Duathlon at 8.35am.
The route for the run will go from Warwick Camp, left onto Camp Road along Middle Road to South Shore Road and return to Warwick Camp. The route for the walk will go from Warwick Camp, left onto Camp Road, along Middle Road, up Lighthouse Hill Road to South Shore Road and return to Warwick Camp.
The race is sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletic Association and has become a good prelude to the Annual 24th May Half Marathon Derby.
There will be a prize for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall Walker. Runners’ prizes will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd each category male and female and overall winner. Duathlon prizes will be for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall.
The races conclude with a prize-giving ceremony and breakfast.
This event is organised by The Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess of the Bermuda Regiment. The Regiment is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and more information can be found by following the hashtag #BR50.
The fee is $35 for all participants, whether for the walk, run or duathlon. Payments must be included with your entry form and submitted to Sport Seller or International Sports Shop by 2pm on Thursday, May 14th. You are asked to bring the exact fee, or a cheque made out to “Warrant Officers’ & Sergeants’ Mess”, as change will not be available. The BNAA registration fee of $7 is included in your entry fee. Late entries are $50 and available on race day up until 8.30am.
Race fees include a continental breakfast, which non-participants can also enjoy for a fee of $10.
The first 25 Duathlon participants, the first 75 runners and the first 25 walkers to collect their race number will get a sponsor-provided T-shirt. Race numbers and T-shirts will be issued on Friday, May 15th between 6pm and 8pm at The WOs’ & Sgts’ Mess at Warwick Camp. The alternate date and time to collect race numbers and T-shirts will be on Sunday, May 17th at 8am in Barrack Room 9 at Warwick Camp.
For more information, or to register, contact Race Director Arnold E Allen, Warrant Officer Class 2, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-5304, or the Bermuda Regiment Headquarters at 238-1045.
Join in the festivities at Bermuda Heroes Weekend, Bermuda’s First Carnival, running from Friday, June 12th until Monday, June 15th.
The Bermuda Heroes Weekend is a series of events organised by the BHW Ltd. who are dedicated to providing unique cultural experiences and quality entertainment.
Opening Night on Front Street will be from 7pm until midnight on Friday June 12th and will be the biggest Soca event ever to be hosted on Bermuda’s shores. This free event will feature international artists Kes The Band, Kerwin Du Bois and Lyrikal as well as international DJs Barrie Hype, Crown Prince and DJ Stephen, local band D.I.A. and local DJ, DJ Rusty G. General admission is free but there are some limited all inclusive Ultra-VIP tickets available for $200 each. To purchase, contact 334-9739.
From 3am until 8am, on Saturday, June 13th, you can watch the sun rise with paint and powder to the sounds of local and international DJs at the J’Ouvert Celebration of Our Heroes at Morgan’s Point. **UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this will now be held at Moresby Plain (Malabar Field) in Royal Naval Dockyard**. Tickets are $125, including refreshments, and available from www.pTix.bm.
From noon until 8pm, The Parade of Bands at Morgan’s Point **UPDATE: This will now take place at the Ground Transportation Area on the Pier at Dockyard** will be on Saturday, June 13th. To register to join in with a band or purchase a costume provided by Passion Bermuda, visit www.BermudaHeroesWeekend.com. A spectators pass is available for $10 and is also on www.pTix.bm.
Promoters Day on Sunday, June 14th will include everything from boat rides, breakfast parties, all-inclusive events, clubs and more organised by different promoters around the island. One of these events will be Pan in the Park at Victoria Park from 3pm until 7pm. Information on other events will be shared on their website and social media as it becomes available.
Rounding off the holiday weekend in style will be The BHW Raft Up on Monday, June 15th. From 11am until 7pm off the shore at Admiralty House (North Shore side of Deep Bay), you are invited to bring your boat and raft up, or purchase a ticket for their chartered boat at a cost of $75.
For more information, visit www.BermudaHeroesWeekend.com, contact 278-1525, or follow @BermudaCarnival on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Short on time? Crack into Social Media Marketing with these bite size information sessions.
Session 10: What is Email Marketing will take place at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, July 7th. Sign in and lunch are from 12.15pm, with closing at 1.30pm.
Email and Social Media go hand in hand. They are both great tools businesses can use to reach their client and engage with them to begin and establish a relationship. This workshop will look over the basics of email marketing, how businesses have successfully used email marketing, and a few email marketing tools use in the industry.
The registration fee is $25 and can be purchased online at www.pTix.bm. BEDC and Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Members receive a discount with a code.
The session requires a minimum of 5 pre-registered to run.
For more information, contact 456-4780 or email@example.com.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Bermuda Hospitality Institute Hospitality Month: East End – April 13th to 19th
Whet Your Palette with Lindsay Hopkins-Weld – April 15th
**NEW Lunch and Learn with the Human Rights Commission – April 15th
**NEW In Touch With Autism Workshop – April 15th
International Family Story Night – April 16th
**NEW BR50 First Day Cover – April 16th
**NEW Asthma Presentation by World-Renowned Expert Professor Martyn Partridge – April 16th
Teen Advisory Board Poetry Competition 2015 – April 17th
Sleepover at the Library – April 17th
**UPDATED Metropolitan Opera in HD: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann – April 18th
Fight Night XVII: Invincible – April 18th
St. Anthony’s Church Car Boot Sale – April 18th
Jazz Supper at Sandys Amphitheatre – April 18th
Dance: Outta Bounds Live Band – April 18th
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale – April 18th
**NEW CMS Mini Agricultural Exhibition – April 18th
**NEW Bermuda Kennel Club’s International Championship All Breed Dog Shows – April 18th and 19th
**NEW The Royal Naval Dockyard Family Festival – April 18th and 19th
**NEW The Wonderful World of Crystals – April 19th
**NEW Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: The Wrecking Crew and 3 Hearts – April 19th
He Loves Me…He Loves Me Not – starts April 20th
Bermuda Hospitality Institute Hospitality Month: Sound and Shore – April 20th to 26th
**NEW Annual Peppercorn Ceremony and Freedom of the Town Parade – April 22nd
Chehalem Wine Dinner – April 23rd
**NEW Autism Rocks Socks Charity Fundraiser – April 24th
BUEI presents An Underwater Extravaganza – April 25th
Swing into Spring Golf Tournament Fundraiser – April 25th
Studio Red: A Night at the Disco – April 25th
MAMA Car Boot Sale – April 25th
Super Saturday at Masterworks: Setting Sail – April 25th
Jazz Supper in the East – April 25th
The Heart of Worship Gospel Concert – April 25th
**NEW Astrology Intensive with Steve Judd – April 25th
**NEW Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Relay Challenge & Community Fun Day – April 25th
Bermuda Open Karate Championships – April 26th
Masterworks AOK Dance Walk in the Park – April 26th
Bermuda Hospitality Institute Hospitality Month: West End – April 27th to May 2nd
**NEW Deep Peace Relaxation with Yoga Sounds – April 29th
We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder – May 3rd
Daniel and Revelation Seminar – May 3rd to 30th
Lunch & Learn Series: Pinterest 101 – May 5th
Community Guest Day – May 9th
**NEW Joyful Noise Concert – May 9th
Le Diner En Rose – May 16th
Relay For Life 2015 – May 29th and 30th
Lunch & Learn Series: Blogging 101 – June 2nd
Harbour Nights – restarts June 3rd
Raleigh Bermuda Graduation/Launch Ceremony – June 10th
**NEW Bermuda Heroes Weekend: Bermuda’s First Carnival – June 12th to 15th
Charman Prize Entry Deadline – June 25th
Spicelands Summer Fun Camp – weekly from June 29th to August 31st
LIV BDA – July 3rd to 6th
Sportz Mania 2015 Summer Multi-Sport Programmes – start July 4th
**NEW Lunch & Learn Series: What is Email Marketing – July 7th
Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Karl Struss and the Dawn of Tourism – February 27th to September 30th
Andrew Stevenson – March 28th to April 25th
Homer’s Cafe Show: Nicole Simons’ Sun Daze – April 10th to 30th
French Impressions by Rhona and Mark Emmerson – April 18th to 29th
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!