September 2nd, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
Not only is Lobster Season finally back but another holiday weekend is almost upon us – that’s cause for celebration, don’t you think? Here’s the latest run-down on what’s going on in Bermuda in September:
The Bermuda Society of Arts will open Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation’s (KAF) Annual Show at their City Hall gallery on Friday, September 4th.
In the Edinburgh Gallery, you can come and experience art inspired by their Explore the World summer curriculum. Celebrate Austrian, Irish and Columbian culture though drawing, painting and experimented with wire, paper and clay to create themed sculptures. Each child who entered the KAF doors this summer has contributed to this diverse, vibrant show.
Work on display in the Onions Gallery has been produced by KAF’s talented staff and the students who have joined them during the 2014-2015 school year. Classes are structured in order to empower children through the artistic process. Art Enrichment supports the educations process and promotes a deeper understanding of traditional core academics.
The grand opening of this show will be from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, September 4th.
Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays. The exhibits will run until Tuesday, September 29th.
Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and all are welcome.
For more information, contact 292-3824 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bsoa.bm. For more information on KAF, contact 542-9000 or email@example.com.
Gather your family, friends and co-workers to come out to support, get active and enjoy a beautiful part of the island in honour of Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September.
The Bermuda Sickle Cell Association invite you to join them on a Sunset Nature Walk along the Hamilton Parish Railway Trail on Friday, September 4th
Participants should meet t 6.15pm at Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club, where parking will be available. The route will start from Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club, heading west along the Railway Trail until Francis Patton School, then turning around to head eastward to Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club.
This event is free of charge and participants are asked to wear red.
For more information about the event or Sickle Cell Awareness month, contact the Bermuda Sickle Cell Association on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready to boogie down memory lane as Goodtyme Entertainment presents The Pre Labor Day Old School Jam with The U-Fonics on Friday, September 4th.
Doors to Bootsie’s at The Grand will open at 7pm and, from 8pm until 10pm, you can enjoy music by the 60s and 70s soul vocal band, The U-Fonics, as well as the best in Old School soul hits from DJ Brotha Richie. The Blues Beat Band will also be featured at this show.
Regular tickets are $25 and available from U-Fonics members. There are also a limited number of VIP tickets for $50. The VIP experience includes one complimentary drink ticket, a tasty selection of finger foods, chocolate covered strawberries and other ‘sweet treats’, and the opportunity to mingle and be catered to by the U-Fonics themselves before the show. There will also be special VIP seating for those that want to get up close and front and centre during the performance.
For more information, contact Roger at 504-6690 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/527262077428958/.
Anyone who has grown up around Portuguese families and friends will totally identify with the humour in the Portuguese Kids and Mike Rita Comedy Show from 7.30pm at St. Patrick’s Church Hall on Friday, September 4th.
The Portuguese Kids are an improv comedy group from Boston and Mike Rita is a stand-up comedian from Canada. Their show is based on the funny side of growing up in a Portuguese immigrant family. The show is in English and Portuguese and they have been described as absolutely hilarious. Adding a Bermudian perspective, the opening act is local comedy group, the Three Choricos.
Tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for children aged 12 and under, and are available from Music Box. Amigos da Casa dos Acores da Bermuda (Friends of the House of the Azores of Bermuda) is a Bermuda Registered Charity.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/amigoscasaacoresbermuda/. A video clip of the Portuguese Kids can be found here.
Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, September 5th.
This will run from 9am until 2pm and promises lots of bargains on clothes, shoes, bags/purses, household items, artwork, DVDs, CDs, toys, jewellery and lots more items.
For more information, contact Carol Carvalho on 747-3377. Please note that they have already sold out of tables.
New Testament Church of God, Miracle Temple invite you to their Back to School Mini Fair on Saturday, September 5th.
From noon until 6pm, families can come and enjoy the fun and play games to win some school supplies. After winning the games, children will be given tickets which they can then redeem for whatever school items they select.
The first 100 children will also receive a free school bag and each bag will be pre-packed with a minimum amount of school items.
Refreshments will also be available for purchase, including hamburgers, hotdogs, fish on a bun, cotton candy, snowballs and a candy stand. There will also be a photo booth
There is no entry fee.
Interested in scoring a trip to New York with two of your friends?
Then sign up for the 2nd Annual Becks Scavenger Hunt on Monday, September 7th for a chance to win.
The fun begins at 4pm on the top level of Bulls Head Car Park. Last year, there were over 80 participants searching for clues to win the grand prize of a trip to New York. They’ll be doing it again next year but this time there will be no surprises, and the team who has the most points at the end of the day will be the winners.
Registration is free and teams of three must be aged 18 or over, with one vehicle per team. Teams must be registered by Friday, September 4th.
For more information, or to register your team, contact email@example.com.
As a prelude to the Charman Prize Exhibition, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art have created a group show, featuring recent work by the artists who have won awards in the 2008 to 2013 Charman Prize exhibitions, opening to the public at 5.30pm in the Rick Faries Gallery on Friday, September 11th.
There has been a wide variety of different media and styles recognized over the previous six Charman Prizes and they look forward to highlighting the scope and talent within Bermuda that has been displayed through this event over the years. Aiming to represent the previous winners with a recent example of their work, the dynamics and contrast of these artists and their featured pieces truly showcase the diversity of our art community.
Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 11am until 4.30pm on Sundays. Masterworks is closed on public holidays. General admission is $5, or free for members and children under 12.
The exhibit will run until September 23rd.
For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.com.
Whether you’re interested in crafts in general, or just love jewellery in particular, you may be interest in Foundation Skills for Silver Metal Clay: A Jewellery-Making Class with Cindy Mitchell on Saturday, September 12th
Cindy Mitchell, jewellery designer, has been working with silver metal clay making metal masterpieces for the last 7 years. Masterworks are hosting this event as a beginner’s jewellery-making course, so anyone can do it, even if you’ve never worked with this clay before. This will run from 9am until 3pm and the focus will be on making earrings or a pendant in any design you’d like. They won’t be doing any 3 dimensional pieces this first class.
If enough interest is shown, a second class will be held on October 3rd. Only 12 spaces per class are available so you are invited to RSVP as soon as possible.
The cost is $195 for Masterworks members and $205 for non-members.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact 299-4000, or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.com.
An opportunity to sip on some vino while watching the sun go down as Discovery Wines are hosting another one of their popular Sunset Wine Tasting Cruises on Saturday, September 12th.
This time, they will be sailing at 6.30pm from Albouy’s Point aboard the Ana Luna with Captain Nathan. From then until the boat returns at 9.30pm, they will be serving a flight of five fantastic wines, with an array of delectable hors d’oeuvres, while sailing around Hamilton Harbour.
The cost per person is $80 and tickets can be purchased from http://discoverywines.bm/products/sunset-cruise-september-12.
For more information, contact 296-9463, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.DiscoveryWines.bm.
Enjoy a great evening of live entertainment as Bermuda Folk Club proudly presents special musical guests Mike and Alana on Saturday, September 12th.
From 8pm at Spanish Point Boat Club, the duo will be supported by talented amateur and professional local musicians including Joy T. Barnum and the Channel, Will Black and Keith White, to name a few.
Admission is $15 for non-members, $10 for members and there will be a cash bar.
For more information, contact 295-1030 or email@example.com or visit www.FolkClub.bm.
The Bermuda Society for the Blind’s (BSFB) monthly information and sharing group, Vision Talk, focuses its September meeting on Sharing the Experience of Vision Loss on Monday, September 14th.
This will take place at Beacon House from 6pm. Listening and learning from the experiences of others who live with vision loss or from those who support a person who has lost or is losing vision is one of the most positive and effective ways to manage your own vision loss. Is there a task or activity that you’ve given up or are reluctant to try because of vision loss? Collectively the group will share ideas on how to complete tasks, participate in activities and overcome challenges.
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, September 12th, contact the Bermuda Society For The Blind at 292-3231.
Have fun while burning calories without hurting your joints at Splash for Teal Aqua Aerobics on Tuesday, September 15th.
This hour-long water aerobic workout will begin at 6pm at Bermuda National Sports Centre. The instructor will be Annette Lewis who runs lively aerobic classes which are lots of fun!
The cost is $10 and the registration can be completed at www.ovariancancerawareness.webs.com/registration. All profits will go to OCAB funds to support women.
For more information, contact 799-3685 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facebook has quickly grown to be one of the best marketing tools available for business. What are some of its features? How can you reach your audience with Facebook? How do you know it’s working?
Join Facebook for Business, starting on Tuesday, September 15th to answer these questions and more, and take full advantage of the power of Facebook Marketing.
The sessions will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm until 8pm at Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, until October 1st. Participants must bring their own laptop/tablet.
The cost is $45 per session or $250 for the full course. If you register by September 8th, you will pay a reduced rate of $215 and also receive the free Whitepaper, Social Media Marketing Mistakes NOT to make. The registration form can be found here.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com.
The September edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Les Souvenirs (Memories) at 8pm on Tuesday, September 15th.
Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, this French comedy-drama with English subtitles is from director Jean-Paul Rouve, with Michel Blanc, Annie Cordy and Matthieu Spinosi
Les Souvenirs tells the story of Romain, 23, who has his whole life ahead of him. A student working nights in a hotel, he is plotting a career as a novelist and, of course, looking for love. His grandmother Madeleine has her best years behind her but she’s defiantly full of life. When her sons put her in a retirement home after her husband passes away, Madeleine can’t help feeling out of place. One day, Madeleine goes missing. She’s escaped! Romain sets off to look for her, somewhere in his grandmother’s memories…
Ticket holders are also entitled to 10% off at Harbourfront (food only) – 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 are available at the door and cost $5 for AF/BUEI members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students.
Full details can be found at www.AllianceFrancaise.bm.
St. Paul AME Church promises to show you how God created us so perfectly that we are able to live through some of life’s trials and tribulations at their Sister 2 Sister event on Saturday, September 19th.
Running from 10am until noon in the Centennial Hall, break out sessions will include Living Without a Loved One; How to Stretch your Limited Finances; When Loving You is Wrong; Living with Drug Addiction; and more.
Groups will be limited to 10 people so are asked to register early to secure a space in your first choice.
Pre-registration is available until Monday, September 14th at a cost of $25. On-site registration is $30. A light lunch will be included.
For further information, or to register, contact the St. Paul AME Church Office on 292-0505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Bermuda (OCAB) invite you to join them for their 3rd Annual Break the Silence Luncheon on Saturday, September 26th.
From 1pm in the Trudeau Ballroom at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club, OCAB will be hosting this annual luncheon to educate the community about Ovarian Cancer.
Their aim is to give women the knowledge so that they will recognise the symptoms early to give them the best chance for survival. This year, they are pleased to announce that Dr. Suzanne T. Berlin, an expert in gynaecologic cancers, will speak to attendees about the signs and the road to a cure.
More information about Dr. Berlin can be found on OCAB’s Facebook page.
The cost is $65 for a buffet lunch including fruit punch, coffee or tea.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact CHC on email@example.com or 799-3685.
The Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa are offering an $89 Sizzling Summer Offer running from now until November 30th.
For $89 you can enjoy either a 50 minute Swedish Massage (regular price $120) or a Phytomer Essential Facial (regular price $115). You can also pay $170 to get both treatments, although this may not be split and must be taken on same day.
Also included is full access to the Spa facilities including, the Relaxation Pool, Steam Room, Sauna and Whirlpool.
This offer is non-combinable with other spa offers and blackout dates may apply.
For more information, or to book an appointment, contact 234-3636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Free Relaxation Workshop – September 2nd
Qi Gong Class – starts September 3rd
**NEW Sunset Nature Walk – September 4th
**NEW The Pre Labor Day Old School Jam with The U-Fonics – September 4th
**NEW Comedy Show: Portuguese Kids & Mike Rita – September 4th
20th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 5th
Back to School Bake-Off – September 5th
The Ark 2: Gospel Cruise – September 5th
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale – September 5th
**NEW Back to School Mini Fair – September 5th
DJ Explosion: The Final Edition – September 6th
**NEW 2nd Annual Becks Scavenger Hunt – September 7th
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
**NEW Foundation Skills for Silver Metal Clay: A Jewellery-Making Class with Cindy Mitchell – September 12th
**NEW Sunset Wine Tasting Cruise – September 12th
**NEW Mike and Alana at The Folk Club – September 12th
2015 CMS 5K Walk/Run – September 13th
**NEW Vision Talk: Sharing the Experience of Vision Loss – September 14th
**NEW Splash for Teal Aqua Aerobics – September 15th
**NEW Facebook for Business – September 15th to October 1st
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Les Souvenirs – September 15th
Joe Live in Concert – September 19th
**NEW Sister 2 Sister – September 19th
2nd Annual Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament & Raffle – September 21st
Sportz Mania 2015 Fall Multi-Sport Programs – starts September 26th
**NEW 3rd Annual Break the Silence Luncheon – September 26th
Masterworks AOK Golf Tournament – September 27th
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
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
- **NEW 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
- Private Collection Series at Bermuda National Gallery: Jean-Paul Riopelle – August 18th to September 5th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- Tranquility – August 30th to September 25th
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts
- 2015 BSoA Invitational and Emerging Artist Exhibition – August 7th to September 2nd
- **NEW Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation’s Annual BSoA Show: Art & … – September 4th to 29th
Enjoy the rest of the week!