August 19th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
Well, it might look as if winter has come early this year but at least the rain is warm – let’s hope it brightens up a bit soon so that we can enjoy the end of the summer. Here’s the latest on what’s coming up in Bermuda:
Promising to be a great event for avid teen readers from M1 and up, KICS Reviews by Blu will be tackling more books in Breeana Putttroff’s The Dusk Gate Chronicles series at The Bookmart on Thursday, August 20th.
Join Blu and friends as they complete books 2 and 3 in the summer book series, Roots of Insight and Thorns of Decision, from 6pm until 8.30pm. 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.
Julia Frith is a Bermudian artist who is attempting to have it all – whatever that means – and is putting on her own show, Match Me If You Can on Friday, August 21st, to raise money for her education.
You may remember Julia as the Princess Li-Chee in the Panto, Aladdin, or singing at Chewstick and the John Lennon Concert, or fire breathing/spinning with Rockfire Productions, or playing in her aerial silks. You might know her as the saucy French Feather Duster, Babette, from Troika’s Beauty & the Beast, or as your child’s babysitter. She may have even made you coffee at Tribe Road Kitchen.
Now, as a swan song before she leaves, she has created a presentation on the power of the performing arts, its greatness, its pitfalls, its ability to shred a person… (If their aims are set in the wrong place), and its ability to be a platform for awakening and transformation.
From 7.30pm at Daylesford Theatre, the show will feature aerial silks, singing, dance, a guest appearance by her very own brother, Gabriel Frith, and more.
Julia feels that this show is the perfect way for her to share who she is and why she would give up the comforts of life to take up the profession of a starving artist. By coming to the show, you are not only supporting her, and her desire to create, but you are also helping to pay for her university education.
Tickets are $35 and available from www.pTix.bm. All money raised from ticket sales and generous donations will go towards university funds and the completion of Julia’s BFA in one of London’s top drama conservatories over the next three years.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Elbow Beach Iyengar Yoga Centre located at The Club in Paget has developed into a vibrant centre for excellence in yoga in Bermuda. Kirsten and Richard Agar Ward, senior Level 3 Iyengar Yoga teachers, welcome yoga students with at least one year of yoga experience to attend the Yoga Workshop being offered on Saturday, August 22nd.
The workshops will run from 9am until 1pm and will be led by Richard Agar Ward.
The centre offers a light, spacious and peaceful haven in which you can embark on your yogic journey, with all classes taught by certificated Iyengar Yoga teachers, so you can be sure of safe and skilled teaching. The Centre has two fully equipped yoga studios so there is no need to bring your equipment, though you are welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer.
The Iyengar method of yoga is systematic and thorough. Through careful structuring you make safe and steady progress. You start with asanas (postures), including savasana (relaxation) and gradually more difficult asanas are introduced as your depth of understanding increases. After some time, in accordance with the Yoga Sutras, pranayama (breathing technique) is introduced. For further details on their full summer class schedule go to www.fritholme.com – under Amenities – The Club – select and click on Kirsten Agar Ward, Senior Iyengar Teacher.
The cost of the workshop is $100.
For more information, or to register, contact Kirsten at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-5553.
Discovery Wines is back with another Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise on Saturday, August 22nd.
This time they will be sailing around the East End of the Island, watching the sunset with Captain Nathan aboard the Ana Luna.
The boat will depart the dock at Grotto Bay at 7pm, returning at 9pm, and DW will be serving a flight of five wines accompanied by hors d’oeuvres during the cruise.
The cost is $80 per person.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 296-9463, email@example.com, or visit www.DiscoveryWines.bm.
Heavenly Blessings Nursery and Preschool presents their First Annual Back to School Carnival on Sunday, August 30th.
This will take place at Northlands School Field and from noon until 6pm, there will be fun castles, face painting, food, games and prizes, contests and much more.
There is an entry fee of $2 and they will also be taking donations in aide of Kevina Santucci’s medical expenses.
For more information, contact Heavenly Blessings Nursery & Preschool on 734-5500.
The new Members’ Show depicting Tranquility will open on Sunday, August 30th at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard.
The opening reception will be from 5.30pm until 7.30pm when you can be one of the first to see this array of local art featuring work in all media.
The show will remain open until September 25th and admission is free. The Arts Centre is open daily from 10am until 5pm and is wheelchair accessible.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 234 2809, or visit www.ArtBermuda.com.
With their motto, Developing Strong Minds through Strong Bodies, Tumble Tots is celebrating 30 years of existence and start their new Fall Term on Saturday, September 12th.
Tumble Tots is a developmental gymnastic programme for children from walking age to preschool age.
The half-hour Parent and Tot classes begin at 9.30am, running every half hour until 10.30am, followed by the Tumble Tots Pre-School Class from 11am until 11.45am. Classes are held in the small gym at the Bermuda High School for Girls.
The cost is $130 for a 10-week term.
For more information, contact Linda on email@example.com or Fiona on firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. George Rotary Club invite you to join them for their Biannual Fish Fry and Raffle at Tobacco Bay Beach, Bar and Grill on Saturday, September 12th.
From 5.30pm until 8.30pm, you can relax with the spectacular views of Tobacco Bay and feast on the Fish Fry while quenching your thirst and beating the heat with a drink from the bar. Bring the kids out so they can mingle and play in the water with other children. At the end of the night, the Rotary Club will have a Raffle with each ticket costing $5.
The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children, and includes fish, fries, salad and dessert. Tickets should be bought in advance since they usually sell quickly, although there maybe a few left over on the day of the event.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Andrew Roberts on 734-5921 or email@example.com.
Several good causes are in line to benefit from the CMS 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, September 13th.
This will start at 8.30am and will begin and end at Bernard Park. Individuals and teams are invited to participate by running, walking or rolling. The route will depart Bernard’s Park; North to Blackwatch Pass; West onto Spanish Point Round-A-Bout; turn East onto St. John’s Road to Tennis Stadium on Marsh Folly Road; returning To Bernard Park.
Even if you don’t participate, you can support their charity with direct contributions or by volunteering to help with set-up and tear down, handing out refreshments, and cheering on participants. If looking for a great way to receive positive exposure and publicity, there are also opportunities to sponsor teams or food and beverages.
The entry fee is $20 per participant. Part proceeds will be donated to Meals on Wheels and Women’s Resource Centre. Charity #647, Clara Muhammad School (CMS) will be using the proceeds to purchase educational material.
To register online, visit RaceDayWorld.com or https://runsignup.com/Race/BM/Hamilton/CMS5K.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created to celebrate the life of the talented chef and golfer, the 2nd Annual Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament & Raffle will take place on Monday, September 21st.
The tournament will take place at Riddell’s Bay Golf Club with registration from noon and a 1pm shot gun start. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, as well as Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Lots of fantastic prizes are up for grabs, including a 7-night cruise.
A reception will follow at 6pm at Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club with the Prize Ceremony and Raffle Announcement at 8pm.
The cost is $125 per person or $500 for a team of 4, which includes 18 holes, cart and a tournament golf shirt. The raffle tickets are $10 a piece. All the funds raised will once again go to the Bermuda Hospitality Institute in support of the three scholarships created in Tom’s name.
For more information, or for advance registration, payment and raffle tickets, contact email@example.com.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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
Sportz Mania 2015 Summer Multi-Sport Programmes – start July 4th
Michelle Fray Design Studio Fashion Designer Summer Camp – weekly slots from July 6th to August 21st
It’s A Bug’s Life Summer Camp – weekly from July 13th to August 24th
**NEW KICS Reviews by Blu – August 20th
**NEW Match Me If You Can – August 21st
Movies in the Square – August 22nd
**NEW Iyengar Yoga Workshop – August 22nd
**NEW Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise – August 22nd
Bermuda Salute – August 29th
**NEW Heavenly Blessings Back to School Carnival – August 30th
University of Oxford Bermuda History Project Event – August 31st
Qi Gong Class – starts September 3rd
20th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 5th
Psychosocial First Aid Course – starts September 11th
Raleigh Bermuda Hamilton Harbour Casino Classic – September 12th
**NEW Tumble Tots Fall Term – starts September 12th
**NEW St. George Rotary Fish Fry – September 12th
**NEW 2015 CMS 5K Walk/Run – September 13th
Joe Live in Concert – September 19th
**NEW 2nd Annual Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament & Raffle – September 21st
Sportz Mania 2015 Fall Multi-Sport Programs – starts September 26th
Masterworks AOK Golf Tournament – September 27th
Tiaras and Bow Ties: Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance – October 3rd
Masterworks Contemporaries Off the Wall Party – October 3rd
Goddess Wellness Retreat – October 8th to 12th
SPCA Open House and Expo – October 10th
Bermuda Tattoo 2015 – October 22nd to 24th
Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th
Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th
Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Karl Struss and the Dawn of Tourism – February 27th to September 30th
A Treasured Island – July 27th to September 6th
2015 BSoA Invitational and Emerging Artist Exhibition – August 7th to September 2nd
Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery (until November 28th unless otherwise stated)
Marking Territory: A Focus on Bermuda’s Landscape
Highlights from the Young Collection
Highlights of the BNG Collection
Private Collection Series at Bermuda National Gallery: Jean-Paul Riopelle – August 18th to September 5th
Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard – July 26th to August 28th
**NEW Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard: Tranquility – August 30th to September 25th
Enjoy the rest of the week!