April 8th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Kids!


Hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend!  Here is an update on the latest island happenings for the next couple of months:


0406 Bermuda Hospital Month Centry and City

The Bermuda Hospitality Institute is hosting the 3rd Annual Hospitality Month, which will focus on all aspects of Bermuda’s hospitality industry. The theme encourages everyone to “Experience Bermuda,”

Each week, Monday to Sunday, a different area of the Island will be promoted featuring eco and cultural activities, historical architecture, leisure activities and dining and accommodations.

For more information, visit www.bhi.bm.


0408 BLTA Open Singles Challenge

A good time will be served up at the Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) Open Singles Challenge at Coral Beach Tennis Club from Wednesday, April 8th until Saturday, April 11th, 2015.

All matches from Wednesday to Friday will begin no later than 5.30pm, while the finals will take place on Saturday at 1pm for ladies and 3pm for men.

The cost of entry is $30 and must be returned with the entry form to W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium drop box or by email to info@blta.bm. The deadline for entry is noon on Monday, April 6th.

For more information, contact info@blta.bm.


0410 Bermuda Golf Classic

You are invited to join current and retired NFL players for the Bermuda Golf Classic at Port Royal Golf Course from Thursday, April 9th to Saturday, April 11th.

NFL players and guests will arrive on the Wednesdays, with an optional practice round and NFL players private dinner on the Thursday.

The NFL Players Tournament will be on the golf course on the Friday from 8am until 2pm, with players going head to head against each other. Spectators are encouraged to come along and walk the golf course to find out who will hold the title of NFL Golf Tournament Champion throughout the upcoming 2015 football season (gross and net scoring).  Photos and autographs will be available at the Bella Vista Bar & Grill 19th Hole Cocktail Party immediately following play (no autographs during play).

The Pro-Am Scramble Tournament on Saturday will also be from 8am until 2pm. Members of the public can arrange a foursome and then “draft” an NFL Player to join them as their 5th. The cost is $5,000 per team. Again, spectators are encouraged to come out and support the event. Prizes will be awarded at a private post-tournament cocktail party.

Spectator grounds access is free of charge during play.

For more information, including a link to registration, visit www.BermudaGolfClassic.com.


0409 The Pirate Menace

Join BUEI for an exciting and adventure-filled evening as they delve into the world of pirates at The Pirate Menace: Exploring Piracy Past and Present at 7.30pm on Thursday, April 9th.

William Zuill will discuss his new book The Pirate Menace focusing on the historical period when authorities took on pirates as they were becoming a major problem to the big economies of the world, followed by a panel discussion on modern day piracy. Panel members include Dr. David Saul (Odyssey Marine Exploration), Jens Alers (Bernard Schulte Ship Management), James Watlington (Alexanders Barristers & Attorneys) and Bill Zuill as moderator.

William Zuill will be signing copies of his book on the night.

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.


0410 Nicole Simons Sun Daze

Nicole Simons is the latest local artist to exhibit her work in Homer’s Cafe, from Friday, April 10th.

Through the use of vibrant colors she has captured the essence of art as a therapeutic process. The show is entitled Sun Daze, which speaks to the quiet moments on a Sunday afternoon, when she was free to create and get lost in the artistic process.

The show will run until Thursday, April 30th and artwork is available for purchase.

For more information, contact 299-4000 or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.com.


0410 Lemon Tree Happy Hour

A sure sign that sunny days are coming back, Happy Hour at Lemon Tree is back this Friday, April 10th.

For any newbies or tourists, the legendary Lemon Tree Wine Down Happy Hour runs from 5pm until midnight throughout the summer with a DJ and regular drink specials Later in the year, Lemon Tree will also open out to Par-la-Ville Park, depending how crowded it gets.

Whether you want to grab a drink with friends after work at our outside bar or dance the night away to the sounds of some of Bermuda’s top DJ’s including D’General, DJ Chubb, DJ Bubbles, Travis Gilbert and China and Bussy on rotation each week during the Friday night Happy Hours, they have something for everyone.

There is no cover charge and tickets are $7 each.

For more information, contact 292-0235 or visit www.LemonTreeCafe.bm.


0411 Jazz Supper Night at Bootsies

Danji Productions presents Jazz Appreciation Month, an entire month celebrating and honouring jazz.

Jazz Supper Night: Appreciating The History Of Jazz will take place on Saturday, April 11th at Bootsie’s At The Grand.

From 6.30pm, this event will feature live performances by Shine Hayward and Guest, with food by Chef Ramon Of Quality Catering.

The cost is $75 for a 4-course meal and complimentary swizzle, or $30 for general admission. Tickets are available online at www.BDAtix.bm and Pianos Plus.

For more information, contact 703-9092 or email shineshouseofmusic@gmail.com.


0411 Bermuda Folk Club Chewstick Night

Bermuda Folk Club are hosting Chewstick Night on Saturday, April 11th at Spanish Point Boat Club.

Beginning at 8pm, this great evening of entertainment, celebrating all styles of music, will feature guest Chewstick artists, with part proceeds going to support the renovation of the new Chewstick community hub.

Admission is $10 for non-members, $5 for members and there will be a cash bar.

For more information, contact 295-1030 or info@folkclub.bm or visit www.folkclub.bm.



The Bermuda Society for the Blind’s (BSFB) monthly information and sharing group, Vision Talk, focuses its April meeting on healthy eyes.

Vision Talk: Healthy Body, Healthy Eyes will take place at Beacon House on Monday, April 13th.

From 6pm, you can join Melonie Furbert, Public Health Nutritionist from the Dept. of Health and Dr. Leonard Teye-Botchway, Consultant Ophthalmic Physician and Surgeon and founder and Medical Director of the Bermuda International Eye Institute as they discuss how lifestyle choices, proper nutrition and ongoing professional eye care directly affect your vision and the health of your eyes.

Each month Vision Talk provides information about vision loss as well as an opportunity to network, share and socialize in a caring, supportive environment.

Vision Talk welcomes anyone that is interested in healthy vision and/or living with vision loss. Adults who are blind or have limited sight, including those who are experiencing a gradual vision loss are encouraged to attend, as are family, friends and professionals who support blind or visually impaired individuals.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact BSFB on 292-3231.


0415 Whet Your Palette

Art enthusiasts of all levels can enjoy an opportunity to drink and create with Masterworks’ Artist in Residence Lindsay Hopkins-Weld at Whet Your Palette on Wednesday, April 15th.

From 5.30pm until 7.30pm, you will sip on hand-selected wines while Lindsay demonstrates the use of water colours. Participants are asked to bring an image with contrasting colours.

The cost is $50 for members or $60 for non-members, which includes all materials and wine. Spaces are limited.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact 299-4000.


0417 WAAA Wine Tasting and Art

Warwick Academy Alumni Association invites you to an Art Auction and Wine Tasting Evening at ACE Gallery on Friday, April 17th.

From 5.30pm, you can view and bid on artwork by local artists and Warwick Academy students, with the option to indulge in a wine tasting by Two Rock Wines Limited.

Admission to the art auction is free and the cost for the wine-tasting is $25 per person. For wine tasting tickets, visit www.warwick.bm, click on the Donate button and then insert “Wine Tasting” in the memo field.

Proceeds will go towards the Alumni Scholarship and Bursary Funds.

For more information, contact Jane Vickers at jvickers@warwick.bm or Terri McDowell at tmcdowell@warwick.bm.


0315 Car Boot Sale

St. Anthony’s Church are hosting a Car Boot Sale on Saturday, April 18th.

This will run from 9am until 2pm, and you can also find Portuguese Donuts and hot lunch for sale.

Spots for the car boot sale are available at $25, which includes a table.

For more information, or to book a spot, contact Patricia at 505-0702.


0418 French Impressions

Opening to the public on Saturday, April 18th, Masterworks presents French Impressions by Rhona and Mark Emmerson, a collection of oil paintings that were done while visiting the South of France, a very happy and sunny place to visit and paint.

They are all plein air landscapes filled with sunflowers and country lanes. The paintings are all framed and ready to find happy homes. In addition, Mark Emmerson, will have some of his photos of images also captured in the South of France and the countryside.

The exhibit will run until April 29th.

For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.com.


0418 Jazz Supper at Sandys

Danji Productions presents Jazz Appreciation Month, an entire month celebrating and honouring jazz.

Jazz Supper Night: Supporting The Future Musicians Of Bermuda will take place at Sandys Secondary Middle School Amphitheatre on Saturday, April 18th.

From 6.30pm, this event will feature live performances, with food by Chef Ramon Of Quality Catering.

The cost is $75 for a 4-course meal and complimentary swizzle, or $30 for general admission. Tickets are available online at www.BDAtix.bm and Pianos Plus.

For more information, contact 703-9092 or email shineshouseofmusic@gmail.com.



Dance the night away to the fantastic Outta Bounds at the Mariner’s Club on Saturday, April 18th.

Arrive early for cocktails from 6.30pm and then from 8pm until midnight, you can enjoy live music. The Mad Hatter’s snack foods will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are $25 per person, which includes 2 regular priced drinks (bottled beer, wine and highballs).

Tickets are available from Frank Kippax on 294-5717 (9am to 5pm on weekdays), 338-8056 after 5pm, or from the Bar and Club Office on 295-5598.


0420 He Love Me He Loves Me Not

Start on a journey towards putting love back into perspective and establishing healthy relationships with yourself and others at He Loves Me…He Loves Me Not, starting on the 1st floor of the BIU Building on Monday, April 20th from 6pm until 7.30pm.

This is a 12 week programme to help women break free from a failed relationship and live the life they deserve.

The price is $120 and the registration deadline is Saturday, April 17th.

For more information, or to register, contact bammps@mail.com or 735‐5861.


0423 Chehalem Wine Dinner

Join Discovery Wines at Mad Hatters for a Wine Dinner featuring Chehalem Wines and winemaker, Wynne Peterson-Nedry on Thursday, April 23rd.

From 6.30pm, Mad Hatters will be cooking up five delectable courses that will be expertly paired with five Chehalem wines. Guests will also have a chance to personally speak to Wynne and learn more about Chehalem and Oregon wines.

Due to high demand of DW’s wine dinners, you may be sat next to a few other lovely people. Don’t worry. They won’t bite.

The cost is $135 per person, gratuities not included.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Mad Hatters at 297-6231.


0425 Super Saturdays at Masterworks

Saturday, April 25th is the last Saturday of the month, which means that it’s Super Saturday at Masterworks in the Botanical Gardens!

From 10am until 2pm, children aged 12 and under and their families will be encouraged to participate in art, with free activities spread throughout the museum and outside. Free admission allows visitors to wander through all the galleries and to engage in as many different craft activities as they would like.

Each month has a different theme and this one will be Setting Sail. There is no need to register so you can just turn up on the day.

For more information, contact 299-4000 or edumworks@logic.bm, or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.com.


0425 Jazz Supper in the East

Danji Productions presents Jazz Appreciation Month, an entire month celebrating and honouring jazz.

Jazz Supper Night: Supporting The Future Musicians Of Bermuda will take place in the Clearwater Middle School Hall on Saturday, April 25th.

From 6.30pm, this event will feature live performances, with food by Chef Ramon Of Quality Catering.

The cost is $75 for a 4-course meal and complimentary swizzle, or $30 for general admission. Tickets are available online at www.BDAtix.bm and Pianos Plus.

For more information, contact 703-9092 or email shineshouseofmusic@gmail.com.


0425 Heart of Worship Gospel Concert

Gina Spence Productions in Christ and Shayla J Woods Ministries presents The Heart of Worship Gospel Concert at the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall on Saturday, April 25th

Showtime is at 7.30pm with special appearances by Perfected Praise Team, Anointed for Praise Warriors Dance Team, Tricray Astwood and Adrian Jones. The VIP reception for patrons and sponsors is from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

General tickets are $30, patron tickets are $50, and they can be purchased at the Music Box and City Hall Box Office.

For more information, contact Gina Spence at 704-0224.


0503 We are Climbing Jacobs Ladder

Marking the third year that it has been performed, We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder will hit the stage at 4pm at St. James Church on Sunday, May 3rd.

This is a first for the island. Locally written by author and scholar, Dale Butler, a professor of local culture, audiences are left stunned and rolling in their seats.

Tickets are $20, $40 for patrons, and can be purchased at the door or from Caesar’s Pharmacy in Sandys or from the Music Box.

For more information, contact 505-3409 or daledbutler@gmail.com.


0503 Daniel and Revelation Seminar

Warwick Seventh-day Adventist Church will be hosting a series of discourses on the Bible books of Daniel and the Revelation from Sunday, Mary 3rd until Saturday, May 30th.

The discourses will take place at 7pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. Preceding the meeting, there will be a half-hour health seminar at 6.30pm. Soup and buns will be served from 5.30 pm each evening.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact Coggie Gibbons at info@sdachurchwarwick.org.


0509 Community Guest Day

Warwick Seventh-day Adventist Church are hosting a Community Guest Day on Saturday, May 9th.

This is the church’s invitation to the local community to come and worship God with them and to meet you and share their faith with you.

There will be a luncheon immediately following the divine worship service. Children are especially welcome and can be accommodated in our children’s Sabbath school classes.

Community Guest Day will be held during the Daniel and the Revelation Seminar, which runs from May 3rd until the 30th.

For more information, contact Elder D. Vickers on 236-7221.


0602 Session 9  Blogging101

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

Session 9: Blogging 101 will take place at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, June 2nd. Sign in and lunch are from 12.15pm, with closing at 1.30pm.

When it comes to Social Media, creating your own content is very important. Blogging is a huge part of creating your own content. In this workshop will will look at what blogging is, why it’s important for businesses to blog, and examine how some businesses have used blogging to grow their businesses and turn leads into 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 contact@socialeeconsulting.com.


0629 Summer Fun Camp

School is out and camp is in at the Spicelands Equestian Centre as they invite you for a fun-filled experience at their Summer Fun Camp begins on Monday, June 29th.

Half days run from 8.30am until noon, while full days run until 4pm. They days are action-packed with grooming, riding, learning, playing and much much more. The camp will run weekly until the week beginning August 31st.

The weekly cost is $325 for half days and $375 for full days, with the exception of July 27th to 29th, which costs $195 for half and $225 for full.

For more information, contact spicelands@logic.bm or visit www.SpicelandsRiding.com.


0703 LIV BDA

LIV is the most anticipated party weekend in Bermuda for local and overseas guests. For one time of the year, refined partygoers from all over are in the same place, at the same time, with one purpose: to LIV the dream at the Ultimate All-Inclusive Experience from Friday, July 3rd until Monday, July 6th!

Since 2012, they have taken the best of island living and packaged it into one weekend with unlimited alcohol. LIV is a weekend about honoring the exceptional in all of us and reminds us that life can be so much more if we just learn to LIV. It brings you to paradise in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and asks you to fulfil and LIV out your dreams.

The first event is Fantastic Friday on July 3rd where there will be over 1000 people jumping up, singing and dancing while overlooking the water. This event will be hosted by Paul Jobson, CEO/Founder of 1 Life 2 Live Entertainment. There will be two rooms that will indulge your senses and make you dream. Organisers promise that this will be the party that rules the club scene for the summer. This party will have a club theme with an open bar all night and dress code is Sexy or Chic.

The definition of beach fetes will all begin to change after Daydreams, the Saturday, July 4th Beach Fete were you can enjoy the pink sands of Bermuda with good company, good friends and libations. This beach party will have an open bar and BBQ food so all you have to do is come and enjoy.

The sexiest and most liberating event at LIV will be Wet Dreams on Saturday, July 4th. Partygoers will drink and dance under the stars on this booze cruise party hosted by Henny Palooza. The dress code is All White (less is best) and an open bar with finger food will be available.

FantaSea promises to be the Atlantic Ocean’s Ultimate Water Party on Sunday, July 5th. From 11am until 1pm, the Dock Party will have a live DJ and amazing food spread before the Raft Up from 1pm to 7pm where you’ll find coolers filled with ready to drink bars on all yachts. Wear your swimwear, drink responsibly (while including plenty of water), and have the time of your lives. This yacht/water party will have an open bar and buffet.

The early bird rate for the All Inclusive International Party Pass for LIV 15 is $400 in April, going up to $425 in May, $450 in June and $500 in May. The pass can be purchased at www.LIVbda.com and a payment plan is also available until April 15th to lock in the $400 rate.

The host hotel is the Fairmont Southampton and the room rate starts at $339 per night. The balance does not have to be paid until the end of your trip.

For more information, visit www.LIVbda.com or follow @livbda on FB/IG/Twitter for updates and photos.


2015 Spicelands Trails

From April 1st, Spicelands Equestrian Centre are offering relaxing, revitalizing, fun Trail Rides for everyone aged 12 and over.

There are three group rides available. Firstly, the Atlantic Splash from 7am until 8am offers a one hour Scenic Beach trail ride, along the Historic Railway trails, onto the South shore Beaches and includes a walk along the beach. The trail guide will share great information along the way and a few folk tales too. Once back at the Stables, they offer light breakfast refreshments. The cost is $110 per person.

The One Hour Fun Group Trail Ride can be from 10am, 11.30am or 3pm and includes a one hour Scenic Beach trail ride along the Historic Railway trails, onto the dunes of the South Shore Beaches. The trail guide will share interesting fact about Bermuda life and our wonderful fauna and flora. The cost is $90 per person.

The Evening Ride is available from 6pm until 7pm and includes a relaxed evening meander along our trails onto the dunes of the South shore Beaches. The trail guide will share interesting facts and tidbits about Bermuda life and our wonderful fauna & flora. The cost is $100 per person.

Private Rides are also available by special appointment, at a cost of $125 per rider for one hour.

No experience is necessary as directions will be provided by your guide.

For more information, contact 238-8212, Spicelands@logic.bm or visit www.SpicelandsRiding.com.







Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


**NEW  Bermuda Hospitality Institute Hospitality Month: City and Central – April 6th to 12th

Lunch & Learn Series: YouTube 101 – April 7th

**NEW  BLTA Open Singles Challenge – April 8th to 11th

Masi Amarone Dinner – April 9th

**NEW  BUEI Talks: The Pirate Menace – April 9th

**NEW  Bermuda Golf Classic: NFL Players Tournament – April 10th

**NEW  Happy Hour at Lemon Tree – starts April 10th

2015 Bermuda Open Volleyball Tournament – April 10th to 12th

Zoom Around the Sound – April 11th

An Audience with Arianna – April 11th

200th Anniversary Celebration of Pilot “Jemmy” Darrell – April 11th

**NEW  Bermuda Golf Classic: Pro-Am Scramble Tournament – April 11th

**NEW  Jazz Supper At Bootsie’s at The Grand – April 11th

**NEW  Chewstick Night at the Folk Club – April 11th

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

Bermuda Regiment Reunion Concert – April 12th

**NEW  Vision Talk: Healthy Body, Healthy Eyes – April 13th

**NEW  Bermuda Hospitality Institute Hospitality Month: East End – April 13th to 19th

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

**NEW  Whet Your Palette with Lindsay Hopkins-Weld – April 15th

International Family Story Night – April 16th

Teen Advisory Board Poetry Competition 2015 – April 17th

Sleepover at the Library – April 17th

**NEW  Warwick Academy Alumni Association: Art Auction & Wine Tasting Evening – April 17th

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

Fight Night XVII: Invincible – April 18th

**NEW  St. Anthony’s Church Car Boot Sale – April 18th

**NEW  Jazz Supper at Sandys Amphitheatre – April 18th

**NEW  Dance: Outta Bounds Live Band – April 18th

**NEW  He Loves Me…He Loves Me Not – starts April 20th

**NEW  Bermuda Hospitality Institute Hospitality Month: Sound and Shore – April 20th to 26th

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 22nd

**NEW  Chehalem Wine Dinner – April 23rd

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

**NEW  Super Saturday at Masterworks: Setting Sail – April 25th

**NEW  Jazz Supper in the East – April 25th

**NEW  The Heart of Worship Gospel Concert – April 25th

Bermuda Open Karate Championships – April 26th

Masterworks AOK Dance Walk in the Park – April 26th

**NEW  Bermuda Hospitality Institute Hospitality Month: West End – April 27th to May 2nd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle – May 2nd

**NEW  We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder – May 3rd

**NEW  Daniel and Revelation Seminar – May 3rd to 30th

Lunch & Learn Series: Pinterest 101 – May 5th

**NEW  Community Guest Day – May 9th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago – May 16th

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

**NEW  Lunch & Learn Series: Blogging 101 – June 2nd

Harbour Nights – restarts June 3rd

Raleigh Bermuda Graduation/Launch Ceremony – June 10th

Charman Prize Entry Deadline – June 25th

**NEW  Spicelands Summer Fun Camp – weekly from June 29th to August 31st

**NEW  LIV BDA – July 3rd to 6th

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

Andrew Stevenson – March 28th to April 25th

**NEW  Homer’s Cafe Show: Nicole Simons’ Sun Daze – April 10th to 30th

**NEW  French Impressions by Rhona and Mark Emmerson – April 18th to 29th

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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