June 17th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Good morning, Kids!


Hope you all enjoyed the holiday weekend – here’s the latest on the Bermuda calendar:


0618 Corks 4 Forks

Red Steakhouse and Bar and Burrows Lightbourn are teaming up to support The Eliza Dolittle Society at their Corks 4 Forks Wine Tasting event from 6pm until 7pm on Thursday, June 18th.

Tickets are $50 each, with $30 from every ticket to be donated straight to the Eliza Dolittle Society to help feed the hungry in Bermuda.

For more information, or to book your spot, contact Red at 292-7331.


0618 Underwater Space Labs in Bermuda

The latest in the BUEI Talks series will be SEALAB and a Forgotten Undersea Quest by Ben Hellwarth on Thursday, June 18th.

SEALAB is the first complete account about the Navy divers and scientists – along with adventurers like Jacques Cousteau – who set out to achieve longer, deeper dives than ever thought possible and to create the marine equivalent of space stations. During the first SEALAB experiment, in 1964, four Navy divers lived for 10 days 25 miles SW of their Bermuda base and nearly 200 feet below the Atlantic surface. Two more SEALAB ventures followed, both carried out along the Southern California coast. These first “aquanauts,” opened a new door to the ocean depths and forever changed diving and undersea operations. Book signing to follow talk.

Ben Hellwarth, a veteran journalist, interviewed many SEALAB participants and uncovered lost documents to write the first comprehensive account of this lesser-known U.S. venture and several others that led to major breakthroughs in deep diving. As a newspaper staff writer in California, he has won a number of notable awards and his recent writing has appeared in The NY Times, Men’s Journal, Slate and Discover magazine. He also blogs for The Huffington Post.

The lecture itself will start at 7.30pm and Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount 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. This cannot be combined with any other offers and reservations can be made by calling 295-4207.

Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.


0619 Bascome Lowe Charity Shield

Time to pick a side as the Bascome/Lowe Charity Shield will take place at the National Stadium South Field on Friday, June 19th.

This football (soccer) match will start at 6pm and will feature members from both Kappa Alpha Psi and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternities, who play for bragging rights and the right to hold up the Champions Shield. More importantly, the fraternal organisations jointly put on the event for charity.

Each team puts up $500 and, at the end of the match, those charities that have come out to support have the opportunity to win the $1,000 purse in a raffle style draw.

The object is to get charities to show up in the colours of the team they support and bring at least 10 of their members out. The charities that support the winning team will then go into the draw to win the purse.

There is no fee for spectators.

For more information, contact Kappa Craig Tyrrell on 535-0815 or Alpha Dwayne Caines on 717-1906.


0619 Friday Salsa at Vasco da Gama

A great excuse to put on your dancing shoes as Salsa Friends present Friday Salsa at Vasco Da Gama on Friday, June 19th.

Don’t know the moves? There will be a free Intro Salsa & Bachata Class from 8.30pm until 9.30pm, followed by social dancing until late. The dress code is Smart Casual.

There is no cover charge and all are welcome.

For more information, contact events@salsafriendsbda.com or visit www.Facebook.com/SalsaFriendsBDA.com.


0620 Car Boot Sale

Calling all savvy shoppers, there will be a Car Boot Sale at on Saturday, June 20th.

This will be from 9am until 2pm at Dellwood Middle School Field and part proceeds will go to the Centre Against Abuse.

For more information, or to rent a table for $20, contact 504-4116.



0620 BOM Bingo and BBQ

Bermuda Overseas Mission, Habitat For Humanity Malawi Project are hosting a fundraising Bingo and BBQ on Saturday, June 20th.

This will run from 6pm until 9pm at Christ Church in Warwick.

There are great raffle prizes up for grabs, including an iPad mini, Rosedon hotel stay, earphones etc., and a $500 jackpot prize, kindly donated by Cellone.

The cost is $15 for the BBQ meal and $5 per bingo card. Monies received from this fundraiser event will be used to sponsor local students and adults as they travel to Africa to build homes for local families.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact wfray@ibl.bm and suzereilly61@gmail.com.


0613 Bermuda Poker Club

The Bermuda Poker Club has been set up to bring together all islanders who want to relax and enjoy a fun game of poker in a friendly environment on Saturday evenings from 6pm until 9pm.

This event is open to all skill levels including those new to the game and keen to learn the rules. A 30 minute introductory guide can be provided beforehand for anyone interested.

They will be taking advantage of the improving weather by hosting the event on the roof terrace of Atlantis on Parliament Street.

Food and drinks will be provided, with a recommended contribution of $15.

For more information, or to provide notice of attendance, contact bermudapokerclub@gmail.com or 531-5555.


0621 Coco Reef Fathers Day BBQ

Coco Reef are hosting a special Father’s Day BBQ and Grilling event on Sunday, June 21st.

From noon until 3pm, you can celebrate paternal bonds with a selection of salads, meats, sides, fish, desserts, and more.

The cost is $45 per person, plus 17% grats.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-5416.


0621 June Weekend Film Series

The June edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, June 21st in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.

Messi will be showing at 3pm. This is a documentary about Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

This will be followed at 5.15pm by In the Name of My Daughter, a French crime thriller featuring screen legend Catherine Deneuve.

More details on the films can be found at www.BermudaDocs.com.

Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by calling 294-0204.


0624 All The Worlds a Stage

Some of Bermuda’s best dancers will be wowing you with their ballet, jazz, modern, tap and hip hop moves as The Jackson School of Performing Arts present their Annual Dance Recital, All The World’s A Stage.

Dancers will be aged 3 to adult and will perform at the Earl Cameron Theatre in City Hall from Wednesday, June 24th to Saturday, June 27th, with showtime at 7pm nightly.

Tickets are $39 for adults, $31 for children aged 12 and under, and available from www.BDAtix.bm, Pulp and Circumstance and Fabulous Fashions.

For more information, visit www.JacksonsSchool.com.


0626 Womens Weekend

With the theme, The Invincible Woman of Prayer, Power and Praise, The Women’s Weekend will be held at Evening Light Pentecostal Church, Inc. from Friday, June 26th until Sunday, June 28th.

The speaker will be Rev. Marie A. Miller from Foundations Ministries, Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and the weekend will begin with an Open Celebration at 7.30pm on June 26th. The following day, the Leadership Workshop will run from 9.30am until 1pm. On the final day, June 28th, Morning Worship will be at 11am and the finale will be the Closing Celebration at 4pm.

Registration for Saturday, June 27th is $12 per person, including lunch. All other events are free and open to the public.

For more information, or to register for the Leadership Workshop by June 22nd, contact 292-4869 or 296-5044.


0627 BNL Summer Reading Programme Launch Party

The Bermuda National Library will be holding their first Summer Reading Program Launch Party on Saturday, June 27th.

From 11am until 3pm, they invite you to join them in Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville) as they celebrate stories told through music and spoken word. In addition to enjoying food, fun castles, entertainment, you can also sign up to Read to the Rhythm.

For more information, visit www.BNL.bm.


0705 Miss Bermuda Pageant

Come out and be a part of the glitz and glamour of the 2015 Miss Bermuda Pageant at the Fairmont Southampton on Sunday, July 5th.

Doors open at 7pm and from 8pm you can enjoy first class local entertainment and find out who reigning queen Lillian Lightbourn will crown as her successor to represent Bermuda at the 2015 Miss World Contest.

Tickets are $65 for general admission, $85 for Gold, $105 for Patrons and are available from www.BDAtix.bm. Tickets sold at the door, subject to availability, will be $10 more.

For more information, visit www.MissBermuda.bm.


0711 Knock Out Fight Night

Let’s get ready to rumble at a night of boxing as Extreme Entertainment present Knock Out Fight Night in the Victualling Yard at Royal Naval Dockyard on Saturday, July 11th.

Gates open at 7pm with the under card starting at 8pm. This double-header main event will feature Bermuda’s own golden glove champion Nikki Bascome against Claudele Duprier of the USA and, representing the U.S.A, is duo female knock out sensation, Lena Taylor vs Kirunis Dulei,

This event will have heavy hitters, with bouts that go toe to toe, in an all out non-stop punching battle. Who will prevail in this tough competition?

Promising to be a knock-out spectacular, with hooks, blows, and jabs, it will also feature Bermuda’s amateur boxers in bouts with Nazori vs Le Jai Tucker, Tyler Christopher vs Omar Dill, Robert Somner vs Kah Simmons, J Jimeney vs K Warner, Vliad George Raul vs Anthony Stoneham, George Cook vs Stephen Dill, Andre Lamb vs Mike Smith, Mathew Tannack vs Troy Wilson, and many more.

Fight fans can also expect food service from Bone Fish and Frog and Onion, a bar, popcorn and free giveaways.

Regular tickets are $60 and VIP tickets are $80. VIP tickets have limited availability includes ring-side seating, waiter service, complimentary drink and VIP Parking. Tickets can be purchased from Sports Source, Sports R Us, Audio Visual and www.BDAtix.bm. Children aged 10 and older are welcome but everyone must have a ticket.

For more information, contact extremeinfo7@gmail.com.


0718 LDAB Quiz Night

The Learning Disabilities Association of Bermuda (LDAB) invite you to join them for a night of trivia and fun at their Charity Quiz Night on Saturday, July 18th.

Hosted by Quiz Master Mike Bishop, the evening will begin with dinner and drinks at 7pm, followed by the quiz itself at 8pm.

Pub meals for $25 and a cash bar will be available, as well as a fabulous array of raffle prizes.

Tickets are $50 per team, for a maximum of 5 people, and are available from www.BDAtix.bm.

For more information, contact Cathy Sousa at csousa@ldab.org or 535-1288.






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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



Consulate Night at the Library: Pariah – June 17th

Bacardi 50th Anniversary in Bermuda Community Block Party – June 18th

**NEW  Corks 4 Forks Wine Tasting – June 18th

**NEW  Underwater Space Labs in Bermuda – June 18th

A Night of Poetry: Christian Campbell – June 19th

We Love You Dad – June 19th

Sonique Sanctuary Video Launch Party – June 19th

**NEW  Bascome/Lowe Charity Shield – June 19th

**NEW  Salsa Friends present Friday Salsa at Vasco Da Gama – June 19th

Leroyfest 2015: Taylor Rankin and his Violin Leroy – June 19th, 26th and 27th

Tea with a Twist and Summer Solstice Fashion Show – June 20th

**NEW  Car Boot Sale – June 20th

**NEW  Bermuda Overseas Mission, Habitat For Humanity Malawi Project Bingo & BBQ – June 20th

**NEW  Father’s Day Barbeque and Grilling – June 21st

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Messi and In The Name of My Daughter – June 21st

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony – June 24th

**NEW  Jackson School of Performing Arts Dance Recital: All The World’s A Stage – June 24th to 27th

Charman Prize Entry Deadline – June 25th

3 Day Retreat for Focus and Clarity – June 26th to 28th

Yoga and Ayurveda – June 26th to 28th

**NEW  Women’s Weekend – June 26th to 28th

20th Annual ACIB Canada Day BBQ Beach Party – June 27th

BNG Youth Arts Council presents Red Party: A Celebration of Life and its Colours – June 27th

**NEW  Read to the Rhythm Launch Party – June 27th

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Bermuda: Medical Symposium – June 27th and 28th

Bermuda Karate Institute: 15th Lepercq Memorial Tournament – June 28th

Healthy is Beautiful Camp – starts June 29th

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

2015 YCA Photography Summer Camp – weekly slots from June 29th to August 28th

Bermuda Gymnastics Summer Camp – weekly from June 29th to September 4th

Youth Library Summer Reading Programme – June 29th to August 15th

Bermuda Rowing Association: Learn to Row Junior and Adult Courses – starts June 30th

**UPDATED LIV BDA – July 3rd to 6th

Sportz Mania 2015 Summer Multi-Sport Programmes – start July 4th

**NEW  2015 Miss Bermuda Pageant – July 5th

Anger Management Counselling Group – starts July 5th

Bermuda Fashion Festival – July 6th to 11th

Lunch & Learn Series: What is Email Marketing – July 7th

Professional Football Tryout and Assessment – July 8th to 11th

**NEW  Knock Out Fight Night – July 11th

Bermuda Rowing Association: Learn to Row Junior Course Session 2 – starts July 14th

Fete de la Bastille – July 14th

**NEW  LDAB Charity Quiz Night – July 18th

Kiss Me I’m Uber: Trip to the Game – July 31st

Ubervida Non Mariners – August 2nd

Goddess Wellness Retreat – October 8th to 12th




Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Karl Struss and the Dawn of Tourism – February 27th to September 30th

Debra Friedman: Twelve to Twenty, Photographing Teenage Bermuda – June 12th to 23rd

BR50 Exhibition of Military Art – June 27th to July 29th

Lansdown Guilding: A Natural History of Bermuda – May 7th to July 31st

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – June 12th to July 7th

Onions Gallery: KBB Extended Life Trash Art Show in partnership with ACE

Edinburgh Gallery: Moth-Flame by Melanie Francis

Studio A: Jewels & Art from the Sea by Kelly Diel

Studio B: TRIAD by Peter Carpenter





Enjoy the rest of the week!




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