July 1st, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!


So, this is the first post of the second half of 2015 – hope you’re all enjoying the summer so far!  Here are the latest Bermuda events if you need a little inspiration in making the most of your time here.  Don’t forget to check out the Quick Recap section at the bottom of this post for details of events which have been covered in previous posts:


0702 KICS Summer Book

Promising to be a great event for avid teen readers from M1 and up, Blu’s Summer Picks will be on Thursday, July 2nd.

This kick-off of their summer review schedule will run from 6pm until 8.30pm at The Bookmart. KICS Reviews by Blu is an online teen book club produced by a teen and features reviews of some of the popular YA titles every Friday.

Admission is free and there will also be door prizes and snacks.

For more information, visit www.kicssystems.com.


0702 The Pirate Menace

Join BUEI for another exciting and adventure-filled evening as they delve into the world of pirates at The Pirate Menace: Exploring Piracy Past and Present, back by popular demand on Thursday, July 2nd.

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.


0703 Glow Worms Cruise

Enjoy nature’s laser light show aboard the Ana Luna, as they invite you to join them for a Glow Worm Cruise on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th.

The boat will depart from the dock at Grotto Bay at 7pm for a sunset cruise followed by the wiggle of the worms and a champagne toast, before returning to the dock around 10pm/10.30pm while the moon is rising.

The cost is $69 per person and space is limited.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact AnaLunaAdventures@gmail.com or 504-3780.


0704 Vernon Temple AME Church BBQ

Vernon Temple AME Church Lay Missionaries are hosting a Barbeque on Saturday, July 4th.

This will be from 4pm until 8.30pm in the Church Parsonage located next to the Church and you are invited to choose whether you’d like to dine-in or take-out.

Tickets are $15 for children, $20 for adults, and available for purchase at the Church office or a Lay executive/Missionary on 238-1178.



0706 RRCF Vacation Bible School

Radnor Road Christian Fellowship’s Vacation Bible School will run from Monday, July 6th until Friday, July 10th

This will run from 5.30pm until 9pm and is open to all aged 2 to 102.

There will be Puppet Ministry for early birds at 4.30pm, Christian Community Speakers at 5.30pm, crafts, bible stories, praise and worship, fun and fellowship, dinner served nightly, and prizes to be won.

For more information, or to register, contact children_ccombda@hotmail.com, Deaconess Lovett Talbot on 737-8364, Kathy Burgess on 296-8454 or Melba Smith on 704-4673.


0718 La Vie en Bleu

Discovery Wines invite you to join them for La Vie en Bleu: Sunset Wine Tasting and Dinner Cruise on Saturday, July 18th.

The evening begins with a French-themed, wine tasting cruise around Hamilton Harbour, which will leave the dock at 6pm, returning at 7pm. The cruise will then be followed by a 3-course wine pairing dinner at Beau Rivage.

The cost is $180 per person.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 296-9463, events@discoverywines.bm, or visit www.DiscoveryWines.bm.


0527 Beating of the Retreat

Enjoy some traditional pomp and circumstance as the Regiment Band joins the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band in performing a Beating of the Retreat Ceremony from 9pm on Front Street on Wednesday, July 22nd.

The Beating of the Retreat Ceremony, in its earliest form, was simply a drummers’ call. The Drum Major and his men would march around the camp or city streets playing drum taps to warn soldiers that it was time to return to their billets, put out their fires and go to bed. This performance was known as the retreat and many regretted that they did not heed the drummers’ call.

Eventually, a pipe time was added to the drummers’ calls and a more elaborate ceremony emerged. Later on, bugle calls were added and the parade evolved into the present day Beating of the Retreat Ceremony.

The massed bands march on, perform separately and then re-mass for the evening hymn and the playing of Sunset, at which the flags are lowered signalling the end of the day. The bands then march past the guest of honour – His Excellency the Governor, the Honourable Premier, Worshipful Mayors, et al.

The Regiment is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and more information can be found by following the hashtag #BR50.

For more information, contact br50@gov.bm or call the BR50 Office on 238-3880.


0702 KICS Summer Book

Promising to be a great event for avid teen readers from M1 and up, KICS Reviews by Blu will be tackling Breeana Putttroff’s The Dusk Gate Chronicles series from 6pm until 8.30pm at The Bookmart on Thursday, July 23rd.

KICS Reviews by Blu is an online teen book club produced by a teen and features reviews of some of the popular YA titles every Friday.

Attendees are encouraged to read the book in advance of the event, which will typically take the form of an informal but lively discussion, ranging from answering questions, to sharing favourite quotes, etc. Parents can attend as well and often simply observe.

Admission is free and there will also be door prizes and snacks.

For more information, visit www.kicssystems.com.


0723 Astwood Family Reunion

Descendants and relatives of Anthony and Hannah Astwood (1760s to 1840s) are invited to the Astwood Family Reunion 2015 from Thursday, July 23rd until Friday, July 31st.

The reunion events will kick off with a Meet and Greet from 6pm at Paget Glebe School on Thursday, July 23rd. This is a social session where you can have refreshments, meet family, confirm your place in the Astwood family tree, and collect a registration pack.

An informal social gathering will be planned by younger family members and the cost incurred is separate from the official registration.

The next event will be a Picnic/Bar-b-que at Clearwater Beach, St. David’s at 1.30pm on Saturday, July 25th.

On Sunday, July 26th, there will be a special Church Service from 10.30am until 11.45 am at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Paget. This will be followed by a Luncheon/Banquet at Bermuda College Campus from 1pm until 5pm.

On Thursday, 30th July and Friday, 31st July, there will be an Astwood Family Plot all day at Cup Match, Wellington Oval, St. George’s.

For more information, or to RSVP your attendance at any or all of the events, contact Susann Smith on 292-6442 or visit www.Facebook.com/AstwoodFamily2015.




Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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



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

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


The Big Chill Ladies Night at Sea Breeze – starts July 2nd  CANCELLED

**NEW  Blu’s Summer Picks – July 2nd

**NEW  BUEI Talks: The Pirate Menace – July 2nd

**NEW  Glow Worms Cruise – July 3rd and 4th

LIV BDA – July 3rd to 6th

**NEW  Vernon Temple AME Church Barbeque – July 4th

20th Annual Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit – July 4th and 5th

2015 Miss Bermuda Pageant – July 5th

Anger Management Counselling Group – starts July 5th

**NEW  RRCF Vacation Bible School – July 6th to 10th

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

Knock Out Fight Night – July 11th

Summer Jazz Jam – July 11th

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

Fete de la Bastille – July 14th

LDAB Charity Quiz Night – July 18th

3rd Annual Fun Golf Open with Sunset Booze Cruise – July 18th

**NEW  La Vie en Bleu: Sunset Wine Tasting and Dinner Cruise – July 18th

**NEW  Beating of the Retreat Ceremony – July 22nd

**NEW  KICS Reviews by Blu:The Dusk Gate Chronicles – July 23rd

**NEW  Astwood Family Reunion 2015 – July 23rd to 31st

2015 Cup Match Classic – July 30th and 31st

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

Ubervida Non Mariners – August 2nd

20th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 5th

Goddess Wellness Retreat – October 8th to 12th

Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th




Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

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

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

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until November 28th

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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