October 21st, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
So, you think that nothing much will be happening now that the America’s Cup World Series is over? Ha! As always, when the weather cools, the calendar starts heating up – just check out how long the Quick Recap is! Here’s the latest in Bermuda over the next month or two:
Walk to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer in Bermuda at the 19th Annual BF&M Breast Cancer Walk on Wednesday, October 21st.
The walk will start at 6pm from Barr’s Bay Park, returning to the same location.
The registration fee is $30 and walkers will receive a free walk pack while supplies last. Registration is available online at www.RaceDayWorld.com or from BF&M, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, or Sportseller.
For more information, contact the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre Education/Marketing Department on 236-1001.
Grotto Bay Beach Resort invite you to join them for their first official Chef’s Table Dinner on Wednesday, October 21st.
Starting at 7.30pm, this promises to be a fantastic evening with great food, expertly paired with wines by Burrows Lightbourn Ltd.
The cost is $99 per person, plus 17% gratuity.
For more information, or to reserve your space, contact Guest Services at 293-8333.
As part of their mission to provide continuous education and information to their members, as well as the general public, Colonial Pension Services will be hosting an Investment / Retirement Planning Seminar for 2015 on Thursday, October 22nd.
From 6pm at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club, representatives from Colonial Pensions and the Vanguard Group will be on hand to discuss investment and retirement planning matters, as well as to answer questions. Full details about the seminar may also be found on Colonial Group International’s website at www.cgigroup.com or on their Facebook page. You are asked to arrive a few minutes early to sign in.
This event is free. Attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis and refreshments will be served immediately following the session.
For more information, or to RSVP with the number of attendees, contact 296-7526.
Summer may be winding down but InterNations Bermuda is winding up and invite you to come out and see some familiar faces and meet new friends at their Expat Social Cocktail Evening on Thursday, October 22nd.
From 6pm until 9pm, you can enjoy a relaxing, fun evening by the pool at Thyme at the Club, Paget. InterNations is constantly growing and for many guests, this will be their first event. They live the spirit of connecting global minds to ensure that nobody stands alone at their events.
There is no cover charge so attendees will just have to purchase their own drinks.
To RSVP, visit https://www.internations.org/event/promotion/details/1005128.
For more information, contact Vicki Abraham on 777-7708 or email@example.com.
The Bermuda Conference Women’s Missionary Society of the AME Church are hosting Revival from Thursday, October 22nd to Saturday, October 24th.
From 7pm on the Thursday, you can hear the dynamic preaching of Rev. Carolyn Cavaness, Pastor, Bethel AME Church, Ardmore, PA. This will be hosted by Pastor-Rev. Ruth Vanlowe-Smith at the Bethel AME Church
From 7pm on the Friday, you can hear the dynamic preaching by Rev. Myra Billips, co-Pastor, Mt. Zion AME Church, New Brunswick, NJ. This will be hosted by Pastor -Rev. Jahkimmo Smith at the Mt. Zion AME Church.
Learning Experience 2015 will take place on Saturday, October 24th. Registration opens at 8am and workshops will include Brokenness to Wholeness (Women Over 40 – Rev. Judith Gardner; Women Under 40 – Mrs. Patrice Frith Hayward; and Men Only – Rev. Terry Hassell), Strengthening the Family Unit (Mr. Chris Crumpler, Mrs. Joanne Anderson, and Mrs. Claudette Flemming), Assuring Your Future God’s Way (Over 40 – Rev. Cyril Simmons; Under 40 – Ms. Kimberley D. Caines; and Mr. Craig Walls), and How to Bless your Family, Church or Community (Mr. Anthoni Lightbourne). This will be hosted by Pastor-Rev. Nicholas G. Tweed at St. Paul Centennial Hall.
The Thursday and Friday events are free to the public, while the Learning Experience on Saturday is $25, or $30 after October 20th.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Something new is afoot as Pum Pum Socks Touch Down on the Rock on Friday, October 23rd.
Pum Pum Socks is a sock brand which Gemma Shane, a Bermudian, started with a fellow island girl (Jamaican) in London. They have had celebrity and press attention, including being seen on Rihanna, Lana Del Rey, Rita Ora and on the pages of ID, The Fader, Miss Vogue, Grazia, and Nylon, and will now be stocked at Urban Cottage on Front Street and collaborating with other Bermudian talents.
From 5pm until 8.30pm, at Urban Cottage, you are invited to come meet the team involved in launching Pum Pum Socks in Bermuda, check out their socks, see photography by Avarie Graham and watch their fashion film premier by Lara D Smith.
There is no cover charge and there will be a free happy hour wine tasting bar sponsored by Gosling’s.
For more information, contact Gemma at email@example.com.
The Friends of Lefroy are hosting a Taster’s Supper on Friday, October 23rd.
From 6.30pm until 8.30pm at Lefroy House, you will have the opportunity to sample different food items.
The Friends of Lefroy is a charitable organization established to promote the involvement of relatives, friends, and the community with the residents at Lefroy House.
The cost is $1 per sample and all proceeds are in aid of the residents at Lefroy House.
For more information, contact Lynn Burgess at Lefroy House on 234-0525 or Sheryll Kelly on 704-6431.
Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, October 24th.
This will run from 9am until 2pm and promises lots of bargains on clothes, shoes, bags/purses, toys, household items, jewellery and so much more.
For more information, contact Carol Carvalho on 747-3377.
Promising a morning of art and fun, students in Primary 1 to 6 are invited to a Saturday Spooky Art Morning on Saturday, October 24th.
From 9am until noon in Curling House at Bermuda High School, students will spend 3 hours exploring a variety of art materials and processes and working in the spirit of the Day of the Dead, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, and Dr. Seuss’s What Was I Scared Of?
The cost is $65 per student, including all art supplies and fruit snack.
For more information, or to register, contact Louisa Bermingham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raising funds for Agape House, our island’s only hospice, the Annual Glow in the Dark Duck Race & Party will take place on Saturday, October 24th.
Hosted in the beautiful grounds of a private home in Point Shares in Pembroke with twinkling lights and personal glow items lighting up the evening, the party will include an elegant buffet, dancing, auction items, face painting, the “Glow Silly” photo booth, and glowing duck races. Take a meander around the grounds through the foot path and enjoy the last of the full moon glow. Have a look through the auction prizes available provided by some of Bermuda’s best artisans. This event was originally scheduled for October 3rd but was postponed due to Hurricane Joaquin.
Tickets are $125 per person, or $1000 for a table of 10, which includes a buffet dinner and 2 drinks for each person. Additional drink tickets are available.
For more information, or to book, contact 232-0859 or FriendsofHospice@bhb.bm.
Ideal for 6 to 11 year olds, Inner Discovery For Kids will take place on Sunday, October 25th.
From 11am until 1pm at My Sereni-Tea, Facilitators Deryn Higgins and Chelsea Smith will guide attendees through Kids Meditation and Crystals and Chakras for kids.
The cost is $45.
For more information, or to book your space, contact 296-2114.
Enjoy a unique self-guided artist experience at the Art Walk throughout the town of St. George’s on Sunday, October 25th.
Providing an opportunity for visitors and locals to experience and interact with Bermudian artists and performers while exploring the town of St George’s, the Art Walk is a dynamic exploration of our cultural landscape by promoting and celebrating art in Bermuda, in all its forms.
Running from 2pm until 6pm, it will have the theme of Masquerade that will play on the significance of the dance and costume of Bermuda’s Gombeys, in combination with the fantasy and artistic expression of masks. From 6.30pm until 8.30pm, the fun will move over to Tobacco Bay, where you can enjoy performances from Taylor Rankin and his violin Leroy, DIA, Joy T Barnum, and more.
This event is free and open to all.
For more information, contact email@example.com or visit www.ArtWalkBDA.com.
Discovery Wines invite you to join them at Lobster Pot for Lobster Fest on Wednesday, October 28th.
From 7pm, you can enjoy a 5-course Lobster Tasting dinner featuring Guinea Chicks, Slipper Lobster, Spiny Lobster and Maine Lobster, paired with a flight of fantastic wines.
The cost is $150 per person.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact Lobster Pot on 292-6898. If you have any allergies, please let Lobster Pot know when you make your reservation.
Tomorrow’s Voices invite you to join them for their October Workshop, Daily Living Skills: Moving Towards Independence on Thursday, October 29th
Think about all the routines that you complete throughout the day: Hygiene, self-care, dressing, navigating to school or work, purchasing items, feeding pets, cooking, eating, chores and more. These skills are required to live an independent and meaningful life, yet many people living with developmental disabilities often require support from others to do these skills.
Running from 6pm until 8pm at Tomorrow’s Voices on King Street, this training is designed to teach strategies and tools to improve independence in these areas, which will ultimately lead to a better quality of life for their clients and their families. For this workshop, they will be joined by Mr. Moffat Makomo, Occupational Therapist at Child and Adolescent.
A Professional Development Certificate will be provided to attendees and food and drinks will be served.
The cost of the workshop is $25.
For additional information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 297-4342.
Ana Luna bids adieu to the magnificent worms of the night in the last Glow Worm Safaris of the season on Thursday and Friday, October 29th and 30th.
This exotic evening on the seas will begin when the boat departs from the dock at Grotto Bay at 6pm. After enjoying the pinks and blues of 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 around 9pm.
Since it’s so close to Halloween, there will also be prizes for the best costumes, so don’t dare to be square!
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.
Support the Friends of the College Library at their Book Sale running until Friday, October 30th.
This will take place in the Bermuda College Library from 9am until 8pm, Monday to Friday.
Hundreds of gently used books will be on sale for your reading pleasure, with topics including interior decorating, cooking, novels, art books, biographies, crafts, rare & Bermuda books and a whole lot more.
Paperbacks cost $1 and hardbacks cost $2. All proceeds will benefit the Bermuda College Library.
For more information, contact Shelley Riley on 236-9000 ext. 4381 or email@example.com.
DHL and Heineken present the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final at Pier 6 on Saturday, October 31st.
From 10am until 4pm, you are invited to join the Bermuda Rugby Family and watch the match on the Video Wall. Food is also available for sale.
Admission is $20 per person, which includes one free Heineken. All proceeds will go to the Bermuda Rugby Football Union (Registered Charity # 641).
Party With A Princess, Ltd. are hosting their Halloween Spooktacular and VIP Tea Party at the Arboretum on Saturday, October 31st.
This year’s theme will be Pirates and Princesses, although children may come in any costume they desire, and there are two different package options on offer.
The first is a VIP Tea Party package, essentially a three and a half hour catered event from 2.30pm, while the Spooktacular package is a slightly shorter duration from 3.30pm, but with many activities to keep the family entertained.
Tickets for the VIP Tea party package will be sold by character seating. Each character or characters will have their own section on a first come, first served basis. There are only a handful of tickets left for the more popular characters such as the pirates, Ice Queen and Ice Princess, and space for larger parties remaining with several of the other princesses.
As well as a more personal character experience, The VIP Tea Party package includes finger foods from Island Restaurant Group, tea/coffee and juice. These ticket holders will have a special interaction with and entertainment from the characters. Children will have the opportunity to interact with all of the characters, but will have more time with the character that they bought the ticket for. There will be a pirate section and a Tinker Bell and Peter Pan section, which will be a beautiful garden setting sponsored by Sousa’s Landscaping. In addition, these ticket holders will have full usage of the Spooktacular area, which will have many inflatables and further character interaction.
All guests may participate in the costume parade to win prizes, pumpkin carving contest and the spooky and not so spooky trick or treat treasure hunt, where the Grave Keeper will lead the children around the treasure hunt and through the grave yard telling a creepy story. The trick or treat treasure hunt will start at 5.15pm.
The VIP Tea party package costs $65 per ticket, and are available up until October 24th in order to confirm catering numbers. Tickets for the Spooktacular area are $25 per person.
Tickets are available on www.BDAtix.bm and entry is free for children under two years old.
The last Bermuda Karate Institute (BKI) competition of 2015 will be the 28th Annual Skippy Kick, an open martial arts tournament for all levels and styles, juniors and adults, on Sunday, November 1st.
This will be from 1pm at Pembroke Sunday School and will include forms, weapons forms, point sparring, and K-1.
Competitors information and entry forms can be found at www.BermudaKarateInstitute.com.
The cost of entry is $10 for adults, $5 for under-12s and $20 for families.
For more information, contact 292-2157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bermuda College Library presents Island Flames, a Book Signing and Presentation by Jonathan D. Smith on Wednesday, November 4th.
Island Flames is a major new book on the murders, execution and racial riots of the 1960s and 1970s. This will be from 6.30pm until 8pm in the Bermuda College Library and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Shelley Riley on 236-9000 ext. 4381 or email@example.com.
**UPDATED: A stimulating and thought-provoking time is in store at An Intimate Evening with Internationally Acclaimed Medium Jeanine Glynn on Thursday and Friday, November 5th and 6th.
This will be from 7pm each evening at Thyme Restaurant at The Club in Paget and organisers promise that, such is the quality of her presentation, those listening leave her reluctantly. As a medium, Jeanine works with her spirit guide and other helpers in the spirit world in order to prove beyond reasonable doubt that our loved ones continue to live on after the death of the physical body.
For a period of over 40 years, Jeanine says that she has been privileged to give (and receive from other mediums) messages from people in the spirit world to prove that life continues beyond the grave, and has helped thousands of people with her ability to predict future events and communicate with those who have passed over to the other side. Jeanine hopes to bring joy and comfort to those who have suffered bereavement, loss or trauma, and reassurance for those who face challenge and uncertainties.
This evening is for entertainment purposes only and is for over-18s. Spaces are limited to 30 people each evening.
Tickets are $75 and include a glass of wine or soft drink and canapes.
For more information, or to reserve your ticket, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy some wines from the cellars of Burrows & Lightbourn at the BMDS Wine Tasting on Saturday, November 7th.
The fun will begin at 7pm at Daylesford Theatre on Washington Street. There will be numerous wines sampled along with appetizers paired with each wine.
The cost is $50 per person. This is a fundraiser for the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, BMDS Charitable Trust, and Hamilton Lions Club.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact V. Anderson at email@example.com.
Expand your awareness and tap into deeper levels of consciousness at Discover Your Intuitive Self Part 1 on Sunday, November 8th.
This will take place from 9.30am until 5.30pm at Angel Mews. Facilitators Dr Karen Simons and Deryn Higgins will be your guides through this intensive class, where you will explore and learn about Intuitive Energy, Auras, The Human Energy Field, Reading Energy, Spirit Guides, Meditation and more.
The cost is $150 per person with a light lunch and snacks included.
For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy a night of fun, shopping and giving at the KATKiDS Night Market on Friday, November 20th.
From 5pm until 10pm in the Lower Level at Pier 6, the KATKiDS Night Market presents unique, hand-selected items of jewellery, art, home decor, clothing and holiday crafts, sourced on trips to visit Nepal and Southern Africa. When you buy an item, you are directly supporting children in need in Nepal, Southern Africa and here at home.
While you shop, enjoy Nepali food, happy hour drink prices and a live auction in a great atmosphere.
Tickets are $10 and available from www.BDAtix.bm, Stefanel on Reid Street, or on the door. All ticket proceeds will go to the Eliza DoLittle Society, helping to feed Bermuda’s hungry.
For more information, contact Francesca@katkids.com.
Somersfield Academy is once again hosting Peddlars Porch, its annual flea market sale, on Saturday, November 21st.
Running from 10am until 2pm, Peddlers Porch is open to both buyers and sellers and, in addition to the sale, there will also be a car wash, food concessions, ice-cream and baked goods.
The cost per spot is $35, or $25 if you provide your own table, and all spots are on the covered porch, making this a rain-or-shine event.
All proceeds are in support of the Student Diversity Leadership Conference.
For more details, contact 239-3370 or email@example.com.
This year’s Warwick Academy Production is the comedy musical Bugsy Malone from Wednesday, November 25th to Saturday, November 28th.
Based on Alan Parker’s classic 1976 film of the same name, the play follows the exploits of Bugsy Malone, a regular guy caught in the crossfire of 1920’s American gang warfare represented in the guise of bumbling Fat Sam and suave Dandy Dan. Between his efforts to avoid the dreaded ‘splurge gun’ Bugsy encounters romance in the shape of homely actress Blousey Brown and the unwanted attentions of nightclub siren Tallulah.
With a cast of over 50 students, directed by Mr. Cunningham and produced by Mr. Jones, Bugsy Malone promises to be an action packed dazzling evening of drama and music – entertainment for all the family!
Showtime will be at 7.30pm nightly in the Phoebe Purvis Memorial Hall from Wednesday, November 25th to Friday, November 27th with a Gala Evening Presentation at 8pm on Saturday, November 28th.
Ticket are $25 for the Wednesday to Friday. On these nights there are also 5 VIP tables which seat a maximum of 4 people. These tables will be directly in front of the stage and will cost $200 each. Benefits include an outstanding view, nibbles and tantalizing food, plus the odd drink as part of the package.
The Gala Evening on the 28th costs $100 a seat (or $800 a table). The price includes a three course sit down meal, soft and alcoholic drinks, a live and ‘silent’ auction, plus a raffle.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 239-9456.
Enjoy an entertaining evening of laughter this Thanksgiving weekend at the Live Love Laugh Comedy Show at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday, November 28th.
Doors open at 8pm, with showtime at 9pm. International comedians Kym Whitley, David Arnold and Sam Morril will be performing and the event will be hosted by Aida Rodriguez.
Admission is $65 regular or $85 for VIPs. Tickets are on sale at Fairmont Southampton, Secrets, Audio Visual (both Somerset and Hamilton locations) and Music Box.
There is limited availability for VIP Packages, which include preferred seating, reserved table upfront and personal with the comedians, All Access Pass celebrity-style, Live Love Laugh photograph section and autographed DVD.
This event is rated M for Mature Audience and special room rates are also available with the promo code LIVE LOVE LAUGH COMEDY SHOW.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.1ExtremeEntertainment.com.
In life, anything can happen or you can make it happen. Are you looking for a challenge, a change and a way to transform your life? If so, then Raleigh is currently recruiting Bermudians aged 17 to 24 for their 2016 programme, and is holding information sessions on Monday, December 14th and on Wednesday, January 13th.
Each Raleigh Bermuda Information Evening will take place from 6pm to 7pm at their office at 2 Midsea Lane, in the Bargain Box building off of Serpentine Road. You are invited to come chat with them to find out what you’re made of.
For more information, or to be added to the guest list, contact Tina Nash at email@example.com or 333-5678, or visit their event page on Facebook.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
**NEW Friends of the College Library Book Sale – October 19th to 30th
Ocean Vet: The Journey Continues – October 20th
**NEW 19th Annual BF&M Breast Cancer Walk – October 21st
**NEW Grotto Bay Chef’s Table Dinner – October 21st
Bermuda Haunting: Ghost Stories by Local Author John Cox – October 22nd
Yoga Foundation Class (Thursday Mornings) – starts October 22nd
Yoga Level 1 / 2 – starts October 22nd
A.S. Cooper & Sons Ltd.: Fall Festival – October 22nd
**NEW Colonial Pension Services 2015 Investment Seminar – October 22nd
**NEW InterNations Bermuda: Expat Social Cocktail Evening – October 22nd
Bermuda Tattoo 2015 – October 22nd to 24th
**NEW Revival – October 22nd to 24th
**NEW Pum Pum Socks Touch Down on the Rock – October 23rd
**NEW Taster’s Supper – October 23rd
Pick Your Own Pumpkins – October 23rd and 24th
Yoga Foundation Class (Saturday Mornings) – starts October 24th
BUEI Children’s Halloween Party – October 24th
KidsFest – October 24th
St George’s Prep School Fall Fun Day – October 24th
City Arts Festival – October 24th
Murder Mystery Dinner: Thirst for Blood – October 24th
Breast Cancer Awareness Cocktail Party – October 24th
**NEW Learning Experience – October 24th
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale – October 24th
**NEW Saturday Spooky Art Morning – October 24th
**NEW Friends of Hospice: Annual Glow Party – October 24th
Bermuda All-Breed Dog Shows – October 24th and 25th
Down Syndrome Awareness Month Buddy Walk – October 25th
**NEW Inner Discovery For Kids – October 25th
**NEW Art Walk: Masquerade – October 25th
Ocean Scouts Camp – starts October 26th
**NEW Lobster Fest – October 28th
Dungeon Of Doom – October 28th to 31st
**NEW Training Institute Workshop – Daily Living Skills: Moving Towards Independence – October 29th
**NEW Glow Worms Safari and Costume Party – October 29th and 30th
Mariners RFC Halloween Party – October 30th
Trunk or Treat – October 31st
FarmFest 2015 – October 31st
Zombie Walk – October 31st
Halloween Carnival – October 31st
Bermuda Botanical Society Plant Sale – October 31st
**NEW Rugby World Cup (RWC) Final Party – October 31st
**NEW Halloween Spooktacular and VIP Tea Party – October 31st
**NEW Skippy Kick 28 – November 1st
A Celebration of Mark Twain: Lecture by Cindy Lovell – November 3rd
**NEW An Evening of Clairvoyance – November 5th and 6th
James Bond Spectre Movie Premier Event – November 6th
**NEW BMDS Wine Tasting – November 7th
Discover Your Intuitive Self: Part 1 – November 7th and 8th
Bermuda Chamber Choir: A Crowning Occasion – November 7th and 8th
**NEW Discover Your Intuitive Self: Part 1 – November 8th
Yoga Ropes Workshop – November 13th
Psychosocial First Aid Course – starts November 14th
Mental Illness Awareness Campaign – November 15th
Bermuda Plein Air Festival – November 14th to 21st
2015 Annual Student Art Competition Deadline – November 19th
PartnerRe Art Lecture Series featuring Franklin Hill Perrell – November 19th
**NEW KATKiDS Night Market – November 20th
Christmas at Norwood – November 21st
**NEW Somersfield Academy’s Peddlers Porch – November 21st
**NEW Bugsy Malone – November 25th to 28th
Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th
Elegancia – November 28th
**NEW Live Love Laugh Comedy Show – November 28th
**NEW Raleigh Bermuda 2016 Programme Information Session #1 – December 14th
**NEW Raleigh Bermuda 2016 Programme Information Session #2 – January 13th
Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Paul Hardy Carter, Photography Exhibition – October 12th to 21st
- Homer’s Cafe Show: Carlos Dill – October 16th to November 19th
- Kauffmann & Perinchief: Different Strokes – October 23rd to November 4th
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
- Plein Air Bermuda Show – September 27th to October 23rd
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts
- 2015 MindFrame PhotoVoice Art Exhibition – October 2nd to 20th
- Boat Works by Milton Hill – October 2nd to 20th
Enjoy the rest of the week!