September 16th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
Event organisers, please note that there will be no post on Wednesday, September 30th so please plan accordingly to make sure your event is promoted beforehand. You can submit full details to me at http://nothingtodoinbermuda.com/submit-your-event.html, with as much notice as possible, to allow the maximum number of people see what you have going on. The weekly deadline is by 6pm on Friday for inclusion on Wednesday’s post.
Here is the latest update on island events:
Join an award-winning weight-loss program and change your life with the latest Nutrifit programme, starting on Thursday, September 17th.
Nutrifit is a 6-week Optimum Nutrition and Fitness Intensive with Catherine Burns (Nutritional Therapist and Royal Gazette “Food for Thought” columnist) and Court House trainers.
- Benefits include:
- Optional biometric tracking including weight, % body fat, waist, chest and hip measurements
- A private one-to-one consultation with Catherine to discuss your existing health, diet and lifestyle
- 1-hour introductory nutrition class
- 6 follow-up nutrition classes covering key fundamentals and concepts
- 6 group workouts – choose from Natural Yoga or Natural Fusion (a unique combination of TRX, low-impact cardio and core work)
- 2 health coaching seminars
- Label reading and grocery store tour
- New weekly meal plans and recipe suggestions
- Innovative online meal-planning resource.
- 1-hour wrap-up class including optional biometrics and next steps
- Two free passes into Courthouse Sessions studio
- 10% discount at Ani’s nail and beauty lounge
- $250 prize for their “Biggest Loser”!
Set within a small group, they promise that you’ll have all the support and privacy you need to succeed long-term. Their experienced team will help you lose weight, improve your body composition and re-think lifestyle factors that have been standing in your way.
The price per person is $425.
For more information, contact Catherine on firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-4725, or visit www.natural.bm.
If you are looking for an active, fun and educational after school club for boys then the Boys’ Club, starting on Thursday, September 17th is what you need.
The aim of the Boys’ Club is to mentor our young people to believe in themselves so that they can achieve and succeed and therefore become productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Based at the Youth Library from 3.45pm until 5.15pm on Thursdays, this is open to boys aged between 8 and 13, and is run by Chris Jackson.
There is no fee and this will run throughout the school year until June 23rd.
For more information, contact 295-0487.
Starting Thursday, September 17th at 5.30pm, The Yoga Centre on Victoria Street is offering a 2-part, 12-week Beginners Yoga Course for those who are new to yoga or with limited experience and practice.
The course is designed to provide the basic principles of yoga beneficial for safe and renewed practice, introduce alternate options for various body types, and develop awareness and build confidence in the practice of yoga specific to individual student needs. The course prepares students for Beginners 2 and walk-in multi-level classes.
The cost is $260 for a 12-week session.
For information, or to register call 295-7525 or email email@example.com.
InterNations Bermuda invite you to join them as they stretch out the summer with drinks, live entertainment, and friendly networking at their Expat Social Cocktail Evening on Thursday, September 17th.
This will take place from 6pm to 8pm at the Princess Marina at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, just under 1609 restaurant.
InterNations is a steadily growing community with currently 300+ members in Bermuda from over 50 nationalities, such as USA, Russia, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Malaysia, Barbados, Zimbabwe, Portugal, Jamaica, Ecuador, Australia, Ghana, Germany, Bulgaria, India, Spain and many others.
Monthly InterNations Events are held at different locations to meet people offline, expand social networks, get to know each other better, chat, mingle and have fun .
There is no cover charge so attendees will just have to purchase their own drinks.
To RSVP, visit https://www.internations.org/calendar/.
For more information, contact Vicki Abraham on 777-7708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about important healthcare issues at the Radiation Therapy in Bermuda: Talk and Panel Discussion on Thursday, September 17th.
From 6.30pm at BUEI, guest speaker Dr. Tatiana Lingos, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, will be discussing the importance and impact of Radiation Therapy in the treatment against cancer for Bermudians.
Directly after her talk, there will be a panel discussion with the audience to answer any questions.
A $5 suggested donation can be made at the door or online at www.chc.bm.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact email@example.com.
Enjoy some temporary public open spaces at the 3rd Annual PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 18th.
PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.
This is the day when you’ll see ‘parks’ and lawn chairs, chess games and yoga all happening inside of car parking bays in the City of Hamilton. Court Street and Reid Street will open to creativity and landscaping surprises.
The set-up occurs the night before and, from 9am, stalls will be set up and others will be available for impromptu participants. The peak of activity will be over the lunch hour with buskers, performers, food and snack stalls, etc. It will all wrap up by 5pm.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready to get your glow on at the Police Rugby Club’s Neon Party Booze Cruise on Friday, September 18th.
Departing Albuoy’s Point at 7pm aboard the MV Bermuda Longtail, you can enjoy a fun-filled 3 hour cruise great views of the Bermuda sunset while listening to the funky tunes of DJ Dan Ho. As if this is not good enough, you will also be able to drink for free at the open bar, dance ’til you drop and share some unforgettable memories with your besties.
Free glow sticks and UV paint will also be provided while stocks last, so you are advised to get there bright and early.
Tickets are $60, plus a $2.50 service fee, and are available from www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Calling all book worms, BNL’s Big Book Sale will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, September 18th and 19th.
From 9am until 5pm in the Adult Services Department on each day, hundreds of well-loved titles will be looking for new homes.
All books cost 25 cents and there will be free popcorn.
For more information, contact 299-0029.
Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, September 19th.
This will run from 9am until 2pm and promises lots of bargains on clothes, shoes, toys, household items, DVDs, CDs, jewellery, children’s clothes and so much more.
For more information, contact Carol Carvalho on 747-3377.
To promote wellness in the community, The Athletic Club will be hosting the 3rd Annual Thinner Winner starting on Saturday, September 19th.
Thinner Winner is a fitness and nutrition overhaul assisting participants in losing 10 to 12 pounds and 8 to 10 inches over the course of six weeks, running until October 31st. It is their goal to, help Bermuda lose 1000 lbs.
Thinner Winner keeps fitness fun by having people team up in groups of four to six working together to keep each other accountable and participate in special Thinner Winner workouts. Participants also have complete access to The Athletic Club during the program, food guidelines, a personal coach, and more. The Teams that lose the greatest percentage of weight and inches win a monetary prize of $2000.
The kick off is scheduled for Saturday, September 19th and the finale is Saturday, October 31st,, both to be held in beautiful Victoria Park in the City of Hamilton from 2pm until 3.30pm.
The cost is $129 per person for TAC Members, $259 for Non Members (which includes full use of The Athletic Club, including fitness centre, classes and spa), and $1000 for Corporate Teams. Teams of 4 to 6 must include two non TAC members.
Online registrations forms can be found at www.tac.bm, or register in-person at the Cedarparkade Building, 6 Washington Street.
For more information, contact 295-6140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The September edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, September 20th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.
Mr. Holmes will be showing at 3pm. Ian McKellen and Laura Linney star in this delightful twist on the world’s most famous detective.
This will be followed at 5.15pm by Amy, the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words.
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.
Former members of the Bermuda Regiment and its predecessor units are invited to join their old comrades-in-arms at a Royal Bermuda Regiment Service of Thanksgiving and Homecoming Reception on Sunday, September 20th.
This Service of Thanksgiving (Drum Head format) to celebrate your service and the commitment of all former and current members of the Regiment will take place at Warwick Camp from 4pm.
A free all ranks reception will follow to celebrate this homecoming and thereafter, head to your former messes to continue the fellowship.
This is a Royal Bermuda Regiment 50th Anniversary event and more information can be found by following the hashtag #BR50.
To RSVP, visit https://bdatix.bm/crm/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=64. Current Regiment personnel do not need to RSVP.
For more information, contact the BR50 Office on email@example.com, 238-3880, or visit www.BR50.bm.
PHC is inviting the entire community to celebrate the official re-opening of PHC Field with a week of activities. The PHC Black and White Week will start from Monday, September 21st and culminate with the opening ceremony on Sunday, September 27th.
There are a host of activities planned and the general public is invited to kick things off on Monday, September 21st with a public discussion entitled, Are We Having An Impact? This event will take place at Warwick Workman’s Club from 6.30pm until 8pm. The Presidents of Southampton Rangers, Warwick Workman’s Club, PHC, and Paget will discuss their challenges, strengths, and vision for the future.
On Tuesday, September 22nd, there will be a showcase netball match at TN Tatem involving PHC’s women commercial and youth teams. This match will begin promptly at 6.30pm.
There will be a bowling night at Warwick Bowling Alley on Wednesday, September 23rd from 6.30pm. PHC also encourages the public to support their tag day in the City of Hamilton from 10am until 4pm on this date.
On Thursday, September 24th, the PHC softball team will be in action at Bernard’s Park as they take on Hard Knock. The first pitch is at 6pm.
Members and the wider community are invited to a Special Happy Hour at the original PHC Clubhouse (81 Reid Street) on Friday, September 25th from 5.30pm. The DJ for the evening will be Hailey Hypes and he will play a mixture of both old and new school hits.
On Saturday, September 26th, PHC Field will host both a Masters and PDL football match at 1pm and 3pm respectively.
The week’s activities will culminate when perennial football rivals PHC Zebras and North Village clash on Sunday, September 27th at 3pm. You don’t want to miss this epic encounter as two giants of local football battle for bragging rights and a positive start to the 2015/2016 football season. There will be a fun castle for kids and food will be on sale by Sensational Delights. DJ Juggling Jason will create a festive atmosphere as he will be playing both old and new school hits.
All events are free, except for Sunday’s games which have a $10 entry fee. Canned food items will be collected at all events in aid of the Eliza DoLittle Society.
Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (Charity #929) are hosting Dementia A-Z, a free presentation to the public on dementia on Monday, September 21st.
From 6.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, this will be a comprehensive presentation covering the diseases that cause dementia, living with the disease, support for those with a diagnosis, information on retaining independence, person-centred care and meaningful engagement, and myth-busting. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
Places are first come, first served and the Tradewinds Auditorium holds 148 seats.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 538-5494.
Tomorrow’s Voices invite you to join them for their September Workshop, ABA: Autism and Beyond, on Wednesday, September 23rd.
Learn how the principles of (ABA) Applied Behavior Analysis are used in a wide variety of areas – working with those with Autism as well as a number of other areas such as performance in the workplace, training animals, in businesses, to address social issues and within many other everyday arenas.
All attendees will receive professional development certificates.
Th registration fee is $25, which includes food and drinks. Participants may register in advance by emailing email@example.com or they may register at the door before the workshop begins.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In honour of Dementia Awareness Week, Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia will offer a special screening of The Genius of Marian on Thursday, September 24th.
Winner of the Grand Jury Award, Camden International Film Festival, amongst others, The Genius of Marian is a visually rich, emotionally complex story that follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease as her son, the filmmaker, documents her struggles to retain her sense of self. After she is diagnosed at the age of 61 life begins to change for Pam and everyone around her. Her husband grapples with his changing role from partner to caregiver & her adult children each find ways to show their love and support.
Tickets are $10.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact email@example.com or 538-5494.
Bermuda’s longest-running Oktoberfest will soon be back at the The Swizzle Inn, Bailey’s Bay. The festivities begin on Thursday, September 24th and will run daily until October 4th.
As usual, the Munich-style beer tent with benches and real deal decorations will be set up, and the authentic German food will be accompanied by Paulaner Oktoberfest Beer imported from Munich, Germany.
Food and drinks are available all day from 11am while there will be live entertainment with Bil Krauss from 7.30pm/8pm until closing.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 293-1854 ext 3.
The Bermuda Society for the Blind are hosting a Baked Chicken Luncheon on Friday, September 25th.
From noon until 2pm in the Cathedral Hall on Church Street, you can dine in or take out your meal, which will include peas n’ rice, mac n’ cheese, beets, coleslaw, rolls, ginger bread and lemon cake, and a bottle of water.
Tickets are $15 and available at BSFB at Beacon House on Beacon Road (on the corner of Dundonald Street and Cedar Avenue) from September 15th between 10am and 3pm. There will be a few tickets available at the door.
For more information, contact Sylvia Munro on 504-3050.
Sample some of Bermuda’s favourite spirit at a Rum Tasting on Friday, September 25th.
Sponsored by Bermuda Premium Spirits Ltd, local distributors of Bacardi Rum, this will take place at Bermuda Society of Arts in City Hall from 6pm until 8.30pm.
Tickets are $50 and proceeds will go to Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (Charity #929).
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 538-5494.
Do your very best Tigger impression at Tomorrow’s Voices’ 5th Annual Bounce for Autism Fun Day at Southampton Rangers Sports Club on Saturday, September 26th.
Since Children with Autism love to bounce, this community fun day will have bouncing as the focus of activities and will include multiple fun castles, water slides, food and snack stalls, vendors, face painting, raffles, and many “Bounce Off” Competitions.
Running from 2pm until 8pm, the day is designed to help Tomorrow’s Voices raise awareness of Autism and special needs while celebrating those young people and adults who live successfully every day with the disorder, and also help them to raise funds for our much-needed centre and services.
This event will not only bring together typical and special needs children to enjoy the same activities, but will also bring parents and families out to participate in a variety of games while supporting a charity so valuable to the Bermuda community.
The cost of admission is $10 and funds raised will go directly to continuing the sustainability of their autism centre that helps children with special needs every day of the year.
For more information, or to volunteer, contact 297-4342 or email@example.com.
Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia are hosting a screening of the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me on Saturday, September 26th.
In 2011 Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Glen and his wife made history by going public with his diagnosis and his decision to share this experience with the world. I’ll Be Me documents this extraordinary journey as they navigate the unpredictable nature of Glen’s disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine. Nominated for an Academy Award, this film was directed by James Keach.
The screening will begin at 7pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.
Tickets are $15.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 538-5494.
Shake your thing to the sounds of the 60s, 70s, and 80s to present day for Dancing to Outta Bounds Live Band at the Mariners’ Club on Saturday, September 26th.
Doors open at 7pm and the band starts at 8pm. There will also be Mad Hatter’s Snack Foods available for purchase.
The cost is $25 per person, which includes two free regular drinks.
Tickets are available at the bar or the Mariner’s Club Office from Frank Kippax on 294-5717 on weekdays or 338-8056 after 5pm.
Representatives from 12 of Canada’s finest boarding schools are coming to Bermuda for this year’s CAIS Canadian Boarding School Fair on Wednesday, October 7th.
This will take place from 5pm until 8pm in the Princess Katherine Room at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club Hotel.
For over 20 years, a group of CAIS Boarding Schools have been travelling to Bermuda to meet with families who want to learn more about the benefits of a Canadian boarding school education and, just last year, CAIS Boarding Schools welcomed 39 Bermudian students to their campuses.
There is no entry fee. Families are welcome to show up on the day, but they are requested to RSVP on the Facebook event page, if possible.
For more information, contact Janice Greenshields at email@example.com.
Bring your family, house guests and visitors to Front Street for October Lights, starting on Wednesday, October 7th.
From 7pm until 10pm, this magical version of Harbour Nights will feature illuminated activities, handmade Bermuda crafts, jewellery, entertainment and food. Front Street will be closed to traffic from 6pm to 11pm.
October Lights will continue every Wednesday in October.
The Bermuda Society for the Blind’s (BSFB) monthly information and sharing group, Vision Talk, focuses its November meeting on Medical Procedures for Treating Common Eye Diseases on Monday, November 9th.
From 6pm at Beacon House, you can learn about options available to treat several common eye diseases and conditions, including Surgery, eye drops, pills, injections and laser treatments. You are invited to join the discussion with a local eye care professional as they explore some of the most current research developments and treatments.
Free transportation is also available and you are invited to call to RSVP and arrange this.
For more information, or to RSVP by noon on Friday, November 6th, contact the Bermuda Society For The Blind at 292-3231.
Capture some of Bermuda’s beauty at the Bermuda Plein Air Festival running from Saturday, November 14th to Saturday, November 21st.
This is a week-long paint out which will be taking place island-wide at various public and private locations with local and international plein air artists. Guest arrive on the 14th, and the painting will be from the 15th until the 20th.
To close, there will be a final exhibition on Saturday, September 21st at Bermuda Society of Arts, at City Hall, showcasing all of the week’s work and prize winners. This show will be open to the public from 4pm until 8pm for sales and viewing.
The cost of registration ranges from $25 to $375 per person, with a variety of add-ons available. The registration deadline is October 14th.
For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.BermudaPleinAir.com.
Corner of Love (Bermuda) requests the pleasure of your company at their 3rd Annual Elegancia on Saturday, November 28th.
This festive fundraising gala dinner will take place at Gosling’s Wine Cellar, beginning at 6.30pm for cocktails, followed by a three-course dinner at 7.30pm. During the course of the evening, there will be a silent auction, live music, and updates from the field. You will hear about the life-changing work being done by Corner of Love in the most remote northern villages of Nicaragua through medical, dental, and vision care clinics.
Tickets are $150 per person, or $1,350 per table of ten, and are available online at www.BDAtix.bm until November 15th.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 292-1646.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Facebook for Business – September 15th to October 1st
Bermuda National Library’s Summer Film Series: Farming – September 16th
**DATE CHANGE BMDS presents Communicating Doors – September 21st to 26th
**NEW Nutrifit – starts September 17th
**NEW Boys’ Club – starts September 17th
**NEW Beginner’s Yoga 12-Week Course – starts September 17th
**NEW InterNations Bermuda: Expat Social Cocktail Evening – September 17th
**NEW Radiation Therapy in Bermuda: Talk and Panel Discussion – September 17th
**NEW PARK(ing) Day – September 18th
**NEW Neon Party Booze Cruise – September 18th
**NEW BNL’s Big Book Sale – September 18th and 19th
Joe Live in Concert – September 19th
Sister 2 Sister – September 19th
Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise – September 19th
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale – September 19th
**NEW Thinner Winner – starts September 19th
**NEW Weekend Film Series: Mr. Holmes and Amy – September 20th
**NEW Royal Bermuda Regiment Service of Thanksgiving and Homecoming Reception – September 20th
2nd Annual Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament & Raffle – September 21st
**NEW Dementia A-Z – September 21st
**NEW PHC’s Black and White Week – September 21st to 27th
Bermuda National Library’s Summer Film Series: BNL Film – September 23rd
**NEW Tomorrow’s Voices Workshop – ABA: Autism and Beyond – September 23rd
Emerging Risk Management and Compliance Seminar – September 24th
**NEW Movie Showing: The Genius of Marian – September 24th
**NEW Oktoberfest at Swizzle Inn – September 24th to October 4th
P.A.L.S. Mad Hair Day 2015 and Mad Hair Party – September 25th
**NEW Baked Chicken Luncheon – September 25th
**NEW Rum Tasting – September 25th
Sportz Mania 2015 Fall Multi-Sport Programs – starts September 26th
3rd Annual Break the Silence Luncheon – September 26th
Oasis of Stillness: Mini Meditation Retreat – September 26th
An Afternoon with Tish Rabe – September 26th
Songs and Opera Arias – September 26th
**NEW 5th Annual Bounce For Autism Fun Day – September 26th
**NEW Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me – September 26th
**NEW Dancing to Outta Bounds Live Band – September 26th
Masterworks AOK Golf Tournament – September 27th
Break the Silence 5K Run/Walk – September 27th
Bermuda Red Cross Open House – September 29th
Grief Support Group – starts October 1st
Tiaras and Bow Ties: Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance – October 3rd
Masterworks Contemporaries Off the Wall Party – October 3rd
Friends of Hospice: Annual Glow Party – October 3rd
Awake: The Life of Yogananda – October 4th
**NEW CAIS Canadian Boarding School Fair – October 7th
**NEW October Lights – starts October 7th
Goddess Wellness Retreat – October 8th to 12th
SPCA Open House and Expo – October 10th
Vision Talk: Devices and Techniques Used for Daily Living – October 12th
Bermuda Tattoo 2015 – October 22nd to 24th
Bermuda All-Breed Dog Shows – October 24th and 25th
Trunk or Treat – October 31st
Discover Your Intuitive Self: Part 1 – November 7th and 8th
**NEW Vision Talk: Medical Procedures for Treating Common Eye Diseases – November 9th
**NEW Bermuda Plein Air Festival – November 14th to 21st
Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th
**NEW Elegancia – November 28th
Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Karl Struss and the Dawn of Tourism – February 27th to September 30th
- Charman Prize Past Winners 2008-2013 – September 11th to 23rd
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
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- Tranquility – August 30th to September 25th
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts
- Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation’s Annual BSoA Show: Art & … – September 4th to 29th
- 2015 MindFrame PhotoVoice Art Exhibition – October 2nd to 20th
- Boat Works by Milton Hill – October 2nd to 20th
Enjoy the rest of the week!