April 1st, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
Morning Boys and Girls!
First of all, I have a bit of exciting news as NTDIB is expanding into new ventures! People regularly complain that they have nothing to do in Bermuda, hence the creation of this site. The second biggest complaint is that it can be hard to meet Mr. or Ms. Right on such a small island so I am very pleased to announce the creation of the brand new spin-off dating site, No-one to do in Bermuda – click here to visit the site and create your profile!
In other news, many more Bermuda springtime events are being added to the calendar – I can only imagine how busy summer is going to be:
The faster, louder guys are at it again as the seventh installment of the radically popular Fast and Furious series is set to rev up and come bursting across movie screens everywhere on April 3rd. Fans don’t have to wait until then though as you can get a sneak preview at the Furious 7 Bermuda Movie Premiere at Speciality Cinema & Grill on Thursday, April 2nd.
Showtimes are at 9pm and midnight. The ticket price also includes a Fast & Furious memorabilia cup and popcorn tub (including the drink and popcorn), 2 drink tickets for beer or wine, a free keychain, and a free Old School Party at BPSU.
Tickets are $30 and available from Speciality Cinema & Grill, Speciality Inn or by calling 536-1999.
Get ready Bermuda, Chewstick’s Good Friday KiteFest is set to take flight on Friday, April 3rd on Horseshoe Bay Beach.
From 10am until 6pm, this cultural event will bring people together in the spirit of community and national pride, with plenty of ways to get involved and win fantastic prizes.
KiteFest will feature the island’s largest Kite Competition, categories include Best Boxy (Fennel Sticks), Biggest Kite, Smallest Kite, Best Design, Best Traditional Kite, Best Innovative Kite Design, and Ugliest Kite. The contest is wide-open, so you can just come through with your kite and enter right there on the sand. It is free to enter the competition for the chance to win great prizes.
The event will also showcase a diverse cross-section of Bermuda talent, including traditional folk music, acoustic reggae and contemporary gospel.
This year will see the return of the competition for Bermuda’s Best Fishcake. To enter, just bring one fishcake to the beach to be sampled by KiteFest judges.
There is plenty of food, entertainment, an Easter Egg Hunt, and games for the entire community to enjoy, so each and every person is encouraged to attend and participate in The Bermuda Good Friday KiteFest and to celebrate one of Bermuda’s longest standing and iconic family traditions, on the most beautiful beach in Bermuda.
The Chewstick Foundation is honoured to have the opportunity to steward this event and are very happy for the support of sponsors, Logic, BELCO, the Bermuda Tourism Authority, The Kitson Group and the Fairmont Southampton.
This event is completely free.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chewstick.org.
St. David’s County Cricket Club will host its Annual Gilbert Lamb Day on Good Friday, April 3rd.
From 11am until 6pm, Lord’s, St. David’s will be filled with tents, food, fun, laughter, games and of course, the Annual Mohawk Derby and Cycle races starting at 4pm sharp.
There will be races for children and adults alike, as well as challenges and vendors on hand with wonderful food and service. You are requested to keep children/pets close to you during these Races. Marshalls will be along the route to advise actions to take for everyone’s safety.
Come early to get your spot, spend the entire day whether to relax, nap, play, fly the kites, participate in everything that is going on, visit old friends make new ones or to reminisce of all things Easter.
Donations will be taken at the gate.
For more information, contact Lucinda at 278-8030 or 400-5947.
The East End will come alive as around 300 runners and walkers are expected to take part in Bermuda’s most scenic 5k road race, the 12th Annual Eye Institute Classic, through historic St. George’s on Sunday, April 5th.
The family-friendly race will commence at the East End Primary School, taking runners and walkers on a scenic route through the eastern end of the world heritage site. Families in particular are encouraged to participate. There is a shorter 2.7k race for children starting at 9am with the 5k for adult runners and walkers following 30 minutes later.
The Eye Institute Classic is a fitness-themed fundraising event which encourages participants to get fit for a good cause. The event brings together people of all ages and fitness levels who thrive on the opportunity to exercise for charity.
T-shirts and goody bags will be available for the first 200 participants.
Registration and number pickup will begin 90 minutes prior to the start of the event. Draw prizes include an airline travel voucher and two bicycles.
Entry fees are $22 for under-18 runners, $32 for runners aged 19 and over, and $22 for walkers. MAAC members will receive a discount. Online registration is available at www.RaceDayWorld.com and the deadline is 1pm on Saturday, April 4th.
This year the Eye Institute is bringing much-needed awareness to the charity Age Concern and invite the public to turn out in large numbers to show solidarity and support for the seniors of our community. Individuals who are not able to participate can donate directly to Age Concern by visiting their website.
For more information, contact Race Directors Mark Harris and Phil Martin at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Burrows Lightbourn and Flavio Andreatta from GioWine at their Masi Amarone Dinner at Blu Bar and Grill on Thursday, April 9th.
Attendees should arrive at 6.45pm for a meet and greet before enjoying an intimate evening of multi-vintage Amarone, Ripasso, Valpollicela and other Masi treats paired with a 5 course menu. Amarone della Valpolicella is described as a broad, deep shoulder wine with which to contemplate life over and Masi from Veneto, Italy is arguably the most recognizable and iconic producer of this unique and world-renowned style of red wine.
The cost is $125 per person, plus grats, and there is a maximum of 50 guests.
For reservations, contact Blu directly at 232-2323.
Come and cheer on your national teams at the 2015 Bermuda Open Volleyball Tournament, taking place from Friday, April 10th until Sunday, April 12th.
Play will begin on Friday, April 10th from 4pm until 10pm at Mount Saint Agnes gymnasium. The tournament continues on Saturday, April 11th from 8.30am until 2.30pm at the Warwick Academy gym and will close with the bronze and gold medal matches from 9am until 11am on Sunday, April 12th.
There will be a juniors and seniors division this year with teams traveling from New York, Maryland and Toronto.
This event is sponsored in part by the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Fairmont Southampton Princess.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact the Bermuda Volleyball Association (BVA) at email@example.com.
Learn from one of the most influential women in the world at An Audience with Arianna, taking place in the Fairmont Southampton’s Poinciana Room at 10.30am on Saturday, April 11th.
Colonial Medical Insurance, as part of their commitment to introducing wellness to the workplace and improving the health and well being of Bermuda’s residents, invites you to hear Arianna Huffington speak on her #1 New York Times best seller, Thrive.
This event is free but attendees must register at www.cgigroup.com.
For more information, contact BM_CMI_Huffington@colonial.bm.
Enjoy a wonderful evening in the UNESCO World Heritage Site as you join in with the 200th Anniversary Celebration of Pilot “Jemmy” Darrell in the Town of St. George’s on Saturday, April 11th.
From 6.30pm until 9.30pm, you can learn about Pilot “Jemmy” Darrell and other great historic facts about St. George’s. There will be a scavenger hunt for all to enjoy, along with live entertainment and an exhibit in the town hall.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Quinell Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s get ready to rumble as Johnny Lima and Teachers Rugby presents Fight Night XVII: Invincible on Saturday, April 18th.
This exciting night of boxing and kickboxing will take place at the Berkeley Institute. Doors open at 6pm and the first fight starts at 7pm.
The fight card is packed with thrilling amateur bouts of local favourites, first time fighters and overseas opponents. Bermuda’s Pan American Sanda Cup Champion and Recipient of Bermuda Sports Achievement Award Reyel Bowen will face Canada’s ACE MMA and Victory MMA Champion Cole Fetzner. As well as a cash bar, food will also be available for purchase.
Tickets are $65 for general admission or $130 for VIPs and available from International Sports Shop or www.pTix.bm. Must be over 18 to attend.
This event is sponsored by Gatorade, Coors Light ,Bacardi and Smirnoff.
Calling all mamas and a mamas-to-be, the ever-popular MAMA Car Boot Sale will be at Mount St. Agnes on Saturday, April 25th.
Running from 9am until noon, the sale is a great event for household items, baby and child-friendly items, and yummy baked goods.
For more information, visit www.mama.bm.
Short on time? Dig into Social Media Marketing with bite size information sessions from SociaLEE Consulting’s Lunch & Learn Series.
Session 8: Pinterest 101 will take place at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 5th. Sign in and lunch are from 12.15pm, with closing at 1.30pm.
Pinterest is not your grandmother’s scrapbook! It has changed the dynamics on how businesses and individuals organize their thoughts and ideas into collections. Pinterest can be used by busiesses in a variety of ways. This workshop will look why Pinterest can be a useful tool for your business, and how some businesses have used Pinterest to increase awareness and drive sales.
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.
Join Raleigh Bermuda for their Graduation/Launch Ceremony at Speciality Cinema on Wednesday, June 10th.
From 5.30pm until 7.30pm, they will be celebrating their Summer 2014 Graduates who travelled the globe to learn more about the world and themselves, as well as their Summer 2015 Venturers who answered the call to adventure and personal development.
This event is free and they invite the community to come on out and celebrate young Bermudians and their accomplishments.
For more information, or to RSVP by June 8th, contact 333-5678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Movie Day at the Youth Library – April 1st
Renegades Booze Cruise 2015 – April 2nd
**NEW Furious 7 Bermuda Movie Premiere – April 2nd
PHC Community Fun Day – April 3rd
**NEW Chewstick Foundation’s Annual Bermuda Good Friday KiteFest – April 3rd
**NEW Annual Gilbert Lamb Day – April 3rd
**UPDATED Bermuda Combat Club: MMA Retreat Weekend with Mark Hominick – April 3rd to 5th
Live Love Laugh Comedy Show – April 4th
Easter at The Fairmont Southampton – April 5th
Easter Brunch at Cafe Lido – April 5th
**NEW 12th Annual Eye Institute Classic – April 5th
BUEI Holiday Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts April 6th
Dolphin Quest Ocean Adventure Camp (Session 2) – starts April 6th
**UPDATED Lunch & Learn Series: YouTube 101 – April 7th
**NEW Masi Amarone Dinner – April 9th
**NEW 2015 Bermuda Open Volleyball Tournament – April 10th to 12th
Zoom Around the Sound – April 11th
**NEW An Audience with Arianna – April 11th
**NEW 200th Anniversary Celebration of Pilot “Jemmy” Darrell – April 11th
Ludwig Cann 3K and 5K Road Race – April 12th
Bermuda Regiment Reunion Concert – April 12th
International Family Story Night – April 16th
Teen Advisory Board Poetry Competition 2015 – April 17th
Sleepover at the Library – April 17th
**NEW Fight Night XVII: Invincible – 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 MAMA Car Boot Sale – April 25th
Bermuda Open Karate Championships – April 26th
Masterworks AOK Dance Walk in the Park – April 26th
**NEW Lunch & Learn Series: Pinterest 101 – May 5th
Le Diner En Rose – May 16th
Relay For Life 2015 – May 29th and 30th
Harbour Nights – restarts June 3rd
**NEW Raleigh Bermuda Graduation/Launch Ceremony – June 10th
Charman Prize Entry Deadline – June 25th
Sportz Mania 2015 Summer Multi-Sport Programmes – start July 4th
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
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!