August 26th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
Welcome to the last post of August – didn’t that go by in a flash?! Here is the latest update on island events and don’t forget, as always, to check out the Quick Recap section at the end for a full list:
Gina Spence Productions and Gibbons Company presents their Each One Reach One Back-to-School Campaign with the nomination deadline on Thursday, August 27th.
To nominate your child for the clothing drive, visit the Children’s Department of Gibbons Company and a GSP volunteer will contact you if your application has been successful. Nomination forms must be completed by a parent or guardian either in-store or online at www.gspic.org.
Volunteers will then distribute clothing to successful nominees at the old Sound Stage location in the upper level of the Washington Mall between 11am and 6pm on Saturday, August 29th.
Clean and well-kept school clothing can be donated at the drop-off box available at Gibbons Company Children’s Department. Donors will receive a 20% discount on selected school clothing.
For more information, contact 704-0224 or email@example.com.
There are two opportunities to see some of Bermuda’s most talented dancers in action at the DanceSations’ Annual Summer Dance Recital on Saturday, August 29th.
There will be two shows, at 2pm and 7pm, at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall. Both shows will be jam-packed with exciting dances and energy. Dancers of all ages will grace the stage, with dance genres such as ballet, modern, jazz, and hip-hop.
Tickets are $28 and available from www.BDAtix.bm. Children are welcome but everyone must have a ticket.
For more information, contact 292-4100 or visit www.dancesations.bm.
Bring your own blanket, chairs and refreshments and enjoy a delightful afternoon of music in the beautiful setting of Victoria Park at the Give Back Concert from 4pm on Sunday, August 30th.
Presented by the Alumni of the Band and Corps of Drums of the Bermuda Regiment, this concert is part of the Bermuda Regiment 50th Anniversary celebrations and will feature the specially assembled Bermuda Regiment Alumni Band, The Blues Beat Band and the wonderful vocal talents of Chauncey Durham, Sr.
The concert is open to the public and attendees are kindly encouraged to donate an amount of their choosing to the Bermuda Regiment Charitable Trust via one of the collection buckets on the day.
The Regiment is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and more information can be found by following the hashtag #BR50.
For more information, contact the BR50 Office on firstname.lastname@example.org, 238-3880, or visit www.BR50.bm.
Enjoy nature’s laser light show aboard the Ana Luna, as they invite you to join them for a Glow Worms Safari on Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st.
This exotic evening on the seas will begin when the boat departs from the dock at Grotto Bay at 6.30pm. After enjoying the sunset, you can witness the glow-in-the-dark mating ritual of these unusual creatures, performed two and three days after the full moon during the warmer months. Following the worm display, you will enjoy moonrise with a complimentary champagne toast, before returning to the dock by 9.30pm.
The cost is $69 per person, including a cash bar, light snack, hibiscus tea and fresh water, along with the toast, all included.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Captain@analunaadventures.com or 504-3780.
During the month of September, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Bermuda (OCAB) are asking spas to encourage their clients to wear teal toes and nails for their Teal Toes for the Month of September Campaign.
TEAL represents Take Early Action & LIVE and you are encouraged to make it a unique work of art. They would like you to take pictures of your amazing mani or pedi and tweet it, post it to Facebook, Instagram it or send your photos to them in support of ovarian cancer awareness.
Not only is this an amazing lifesaving campaign but salons will also be offering a discount on pedicures and/or manicures that use teal polish, or making a donation to OCAB for each teal pedicure done in their salon so that they can continue their mission to educate, support and save lives.
For more information, or to view participating spas, visit www.OvarianCancerAwareness.webs.com.
Learn how to effectively relax your body and mind at the free Relaxation Workshop on Wednesday, September 2nd.
From 6pm until 7.30pm in Room 404 of the International Centre on Bermudiana Road, you will learn guided body relaxation, uplifting visualization, deep peace breathing, and soothing sound meditation
Admission is free and there will also be free CDs with relaxation music available.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact email@example.com, or visit www.DeepPeaceMeditation.com.
America has the Pillsbury Bake-Off, the United Kingdom has the Great British Bake-Off, and now Bermuda has the ADHT/Green Lite Café Back to School Bake-Off on Saturday, September 5th.
From 5pm until 8pm at Landfall Restaurant, you are invited to bring the family, and come and support your favourite baker. Local bakers can have fun displaying their baked goods, while competing for prizes and bragging rights. This great family event will also include food sampling, a timed cake decorating competition, face painting and a silent auction.
Bakers can enter the contest as an Adult, Youth or Family and can enter a maximum of three categories, choosing between Cup Cakes, Quick Breads, Cookies, Vegan and Healthy Choice. The entry fee for Adults/Families is $15 for one category, $20 for two categories and $25 for three categories, and $5 for Youths.
For the public, the cost of admission is $20 for adults and $10 children, which includes a snack pack and drink.
If you would like to compete, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 28th.
Limitless Faith Promotions presents The Ark 2, a Gospel Cruise gathered together aboard the MV Bermuda Longtail to praise one God on Saturday, September 5th.
The boat will depart Albuoy’s Point at 7pm and will feature Last Call, For God’s Purpose, and the Joshua Generation, with music by DJ Cover Boy.
Tickets are $35 and sold exclusively at Orchid Nail Spa or from the Limitless Faith Promo Team.
Cyclone International presents DJ Explosion: The Final Edition on Sunday, September 6th.
This pre-Labor Day Party will take place at the Police Recreation Club Hall from 9pm and will feature Rusty G (HOTT 107.5), Jugglin Jason (Power 95) and Bermuda’s favourite soca DJ, D’General.
Advance tickets are $10 and available from The Edge and Kit N Caboodle, or $20 on the door.
For more information, contact Minton Gilbert at email@example.com.
Quiet your mind and find inner peace and tranquillity at the free Meditation Workshop on Wednesday, September 9th.
From 6pm until 7.30pm in Room 404 of the International Centre on Bermudiana Road, you will learn how yoga sound meditation helps to deeply relax the mind and control negative emotions. Come and learn how to make your heart peaceful and happy through meditation with breath, bead meditation and chanting meditation.
Admission is free and there will also be free meditation CDs and vegan snacks available.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.DeepPeaceMeditation.com.
September has been designated Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and as part of this there will be a Break the Silence 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 27th.
The start time is 8.30am and the Race Route will start at Clearwater Beach (next to the parking area on Coopers Island Road), north to Southside Road (SSR), left on SSR, west to the roundabout opposite the former White’s Supermarket Building, returning back along the same route, staying to the left to the finish line across from Clearwater Beach.
Ovarian Cancer is a silent killer of our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. The OCAB (Ovarian Cancer Awareness Bermuda) is committed to bringing awareness about this deadly disease to all Bermudians, and to assist and support those battling the disease however they can. This battle is not only for women and men are also encouraged to show their support by participating.
The race fee is $32 for the 5K run, $22 for the 5K Walk and $22 for the Cancer Survivor/Non Competitive 5K. Registration can be completed online at www.RaceDayWorld.com. Participants are encouraged to wear Teal/Aqua and Black as support colours for the event.
For more information, contact Donna Mae Arorash on email@example.com or 504-2111, or visit www.RaceDayWorld.com.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
**NEW Each One Reach One Back to School Campaign 2015 – August 27th
Bermuda Salute – August 29th
**NEW DanceSations’ Annual Summer Dance Recital – August 29th
Heavenly Blessings Back to School Carnival – August 30th
**NEW Give Back Concert – August 30th
University of Oxford Bermuda History Project Event – August 31st
**NEW Glow Worms Safari – August 31st and September 1st
**NEW Free Relaxation Workshop – September 2nd
Qi Gong Class – starts September 3rd
20th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 5th
**NEW Back to School Bake-Off – September 5th
**NEW The Ark 2: Gospel Cruise – September 5th
**NEW DJ Explosion: The Final Edition – September 6th
**NEW Free Meditation Workshop – September 9th
Psychosocial First Aid Course – starts September 11th
Raleigh Bermuda Hamilton Harbour Casino Classic – September 12th
Tumble Tots Fall Term – starts September 12th
St. George Rotary Fish Fry – September 12th
2015 CMS 5K Walk/Run – September 13th
Joe Live in Concert – September 19th
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
**NEW Break the Silence 5K Run/Walk – 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
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
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
Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard: Tranquility – August 30th to September 25th
Enjoy the rest of the week!