November 18th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!



Lots of festive fun and shopping opportunities coming up so let’s get right down to it!  New events are being constantly added to the calendar so here is the latest rundown on what’s happening in Bermuda over the next couple of months – who says that Winter is boring here?:





1116 LO Lunch Thai Buffet

Enjoy a variety of salads and appetizers, a selection of sushi and daily varieties of delicious Thai-Inspired dishes at L’Oriental’s Thai Lunch Buffet.

The buffet will be available from noon until 2pm, Monday to Thursday, at a cost of $22.75 per person, plus grats.

For more information, or to make a reservation, call 296-4477.



1112 BSID Charity Wreath Show and Silent Auction

The Bermuda Society of Interior Designers (BSID) presents their Holiday Wreath Show and Silent Auction at Washington Mall from now until Thursday, December 3rd.

One of kind wreaths have been created by by members of the Bermuda Society of Interior Designers, their associates, friends and supporters, and are being sold via silent auction to raise funds to benefit the Coalition for the Protection of Children and The Bermuda Society of Interior Designers Scholarship Fund

Bids on the Wreaths are taken on site or on the Facebook page in the comments area for each Wreath.

For more information, contact


1118 Consultate Night at the Library

The U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig and BEDC officers will showcase another two free films as part of the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library series on Wednesday, November 18th and Monday, November 23rd.

Part I of the film The Entrepreneurs will screen at 6pm on Wednesday, November 18th and looks at Feed Granola and Spanx Shapeware.  Part II of the film The Entrepreneurs will screen at 6pm on Monday, November 23rd and looks at TOMS Shoes and Frontera Foods. Consul General Koenig and BEDC officials will moderate discussion after each movie and answer questions.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact or 278-7502.


1118 Training Institute Workshop

Tomorrow’s Voices invite you to join them for their final Training Institute Workshop of 2015 entitled Skill Generalization: What Does this Really Mean? on Wednesday, November 18th.

Do these scenarios sound familiar to you: A child behaves a certain way with one parent but a different way with the other? They use their language with adults but not peers. Their alphabet seems strong at school but not at home. Why does this happen? Transferring and continuing skill use across all environments, people and scenarios both accurately and fluently is the hallmark of true mastery of a skill.

Running from 6pm until 8pm at Tomorrow’s Voices on King Street, this training will address these issues and provide concrete strategies and tactics to help ensure that the skills they teach produce generalized outcomes.

The cost of the workshop is $25 and includes food and drinks. Each participant will receive a Professional Development Certificate.

For more information, or to register, contact or 297-4342.



Are we falling asleep on our gun violence deaths? The problem is still here. Is there anything else we can do?  It’s Only 4%: Gun Violence in Bermuda will take place on Wednesday, November 18th.

This will take place from 6.30pm in the BIU Hall.  Panellists will include Senator Jeff Baron and former Senators Larry Scott (Lawyer) and Cromwell Shakir (Businessman).

You can also speak from the audience and all solutions will be sent to the Government.

For more information, contact or 505-3409.


1119 Streets of Italy

DNA  and Select Palette Art (SPArt) is showcasing a brand-new exhibit at Common Ground.  The opening reception for Streets of Italy: Oil Paintings by William Gringley will be from 5.30pm until 7pm on Thursday, November 19th.

There is no cover charge.

All are welcome and the exhibit will run through January 27th, 2016.  It can be viewed during Common Ground’s regular opening hours from 7.30am until 3pm, Monday to Friday, and from 9am until 2pm on Saturdays.

For more information, contact


1119 Its Time for your Biggest Breakthrough

Imagine a company that has helped the average person earn a 6 figure income in less than 2 years. Imagine that this same company has implemented a 4 step system that makes the process very simple.  You can find out more at It’s Time for Your Biggest Breakthrough on Thursday, November 19th.

Hosted by Paycation, this presentation will run from 7pm until 9pm in the Fairmont Southampton’s Poinciana Ballroom.  During this time, you will learn: why so many people are having breakthroughs with this company even when they have failed with other companies and how you can too; how you can have fun and make money at the same time; how you can create an additional income in your own home or even on the beach; how you can make new friendships with people all over the world; and how you can travel at wholesale prices.

Organisers promise that if you’re ambitious and determined to achieve everything that is possible for you, which is anything, then this is for you.  This event will feature David Manning (CEO & Founder), Kevin Gray (Regional Diamond), Janson Cross (International Executive), and National Executives Earlston Brown, Michael Simmons, Monique Hunt and Yolanda Harvey.

This event is free and registration begins at 6pm.  They advise guests to get there early as there is another function taking place at the hotel.

For more information, contact


1120 Rambles with Camera

Gillian Outerbridge is the latest local artist to exhibit her work in Homer’s Cafe, from Friday, November 20th.

Rambles with Camera: Images of St George’s by Gillian Outerbridge will also have an evening reception from 5.30pm until 7pm on Friday, December 4th  These canvas-mounted original prints will be available for sale at a cost of $65.

Homer’s Cafe is open from 10am until 4pm from Monday to Saturday and from 11am until 4pm on Sundays.

The exhibit will run until January 6th.

For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit


1120 BSOA TechArt

There are three new exhibits opening at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall on Friday, November 20th.

BSoA is proud to host TechArt15 in the Onions Gallery.  This is an opportunity to be a part of a competition of local digital photography, digital art and iPad art. The winners will be announced on opening night and you can view the winners during the 3 week run of the show.

Also exhibiting will be Amanda Temple in Studio B with a show entitled, Forever Fleeting: The Art of Metamorphosis, alongside Chris Burville exhibiting his latest photography in the Edinburgh Gallery

Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays. The exhibits will run until Tuesday, December 8th.

Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and all are welcome.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or, or visit


1121 Creating Better Connections

Find out more about how relationships are key to happiness and well-being at Creating Better Connections with Lorrie Peniston on Saturday, November 21st.

Many of us overestimate the degree of our connections with those people who matter the most to us. The science of positive psychology and research shows that solid relationships are integral to resilience.

Starting from 9am at the Hamilton Princess, participants of this 2.5 hour workshop will learn the beliefs that fuel our communication habits. They will learn how to communicate more flexibly, more clearly, more confidently and with more control,.  Participants will also learn how to tackle tough conversations in a way that fosters confidence and builds mutual respect, how to have conversations that enrich your relationships, and how to shine the light on what is right.

This workshop will increase self-awareness and enhance how you connect and communicate with others at home (with spouses and children), at work and in the community.

The cost is $100.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact


1121 BHS Vietnam Car Wash

BHS Vietnam Service Project are hosting a fundraising Car Wash and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 21st.

This will run from 9am until 3pm at Butterfield and Vallis, opposite the BAA field.

BHS Round Square Service Project to Vietnam in March 2016 will be building houses for the local population in Vinh Long outside Ho Chi Minh.  25 students and members of staff will carry out the building project and will purchase the materials required from the funds raised.

The car wash cost is $20 for cars and $10 for bikes with advance tickets from BHS reception, or $5 more on the day.

For more information, or to support this project individually, contact


1121 Radios in Cars

The Docksider Pub & Restaurant invite you to come and wind down after a hard day’s shopping by celebrating Happy Hour with original Bermuda rock band, Radios in Cars on Saturday, November 21st.

The band will be playing from 6.30pm until 8.30pm, with happy hour drink prices, and there is no cover charge.

For more information, contact Dockies on 296-3333.



1123 Identity Leadership with Stedman Graham

WiRe (Women in Reinsurance) is thrilled to present an Identity Leadership talk with Stedman Graham on Monday, November 23rd.

Taking place in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI from 6pm until 8pm, Stedman’s mission is to transform people from followers to leaders and change the way they think and learn. He says that “many of us spend years trying to find out who we are and, sadly, too many of us never do. If we fail to define ourselves, we risk letting others define us by our race, gender, and background. We buy into the labels that keep us in a box and, as a result of those limitations, never reach or realize our greatest potential.”

Stedman Graham has made it his mission to bring Identity Development programs to people and organizations worldwide helping them strengthen who they are based on their interests, natural abilities, talents and passions. Through seminars, lectures, and workshops, Graham provides the tools for all people to determine their own identity and to open the door to a life of success.

The cost is $120 per person, which includes cocktails and canapés, and tickets are available from  All proceeds are in support of the Family Centre.

For more information, contact


1125 All That Glitters

Somerset School of Dancing are celebrating their Sapphire Anniversary and, to mark this auspicious milestone of 45 years, they are presenting their All That Glitters, a showcase of students from 3 to 18 years of age, on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, November 25th, 27th and 28th.

Showtime for the Senior shows will be at 7pm on the Wednesday and Friday.  The Junior show will be at 12.30pm on the Saturday.  All shows will be in the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium.

Tickets are $50, or $25 for under-10s, for the Senior shows and $30, or $20 for under-10s, for the Junior show.  Tickets are available from



1128 Christmas By the Sea

Buy Bermuda and support local artisans at the Christmas by the Sea Art & Craft Market at Pier 6, upper level, on Saturday, November 28th.

From 10am until 4pm, this will be a one stop shopping opportunity for finding unique locally made art, craft and jewellery gifts for family, friends, or even yourself.  Baked goods will also be available from The Reading Clinic as a fundraiser for this valuable charity.

For more information, contact Deanne at



1129 MarketPlace Santa Parade

It’s finally that time of year when Santa Claus comes to town!  The usual array of floats, performers and free candy will all be on offer at the MarketPlace 2015 Santa Parade in the City of Hamilton on Sunday, November 29th.

The parade will start from Par-la-Ville car park, turning left onto Church Street, left again onto Par-la-Ville Road, left along Front Street, up Court Street, and back along Church Street, ending back at the entrance towards Par-la-Ville car park.  There will be free goodies and candies for the kids, plus over 15 participants, including floats, dance groups, Sparky, Gombeys and, of course, Santa Claus!

Make sure you don’t park along the parade route as some roads will close at 3pm while the parade will start at 5pm, running until around 7pm.

For more information, or to register your interest in participating by Friday, November 20th, contact Natalie on 292-1624 or


1202 Grotto Bay Monthly Chefs Table Dinner

Grotto Bay Beach Resort invite you to join them for the continuation of their Monthly Chef’s Table Dinner on Wednesday, December 2nd.

Starting at 7pm, 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 make a reservation, contact Guest Services at 293-8333.



1203 Treasure Island Panto

Avast behind, shipmates! And stand by to go about for the pantomime version of everybody’s favourite swashbuckling classic as the Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) presents Treasure Island, from Thursday, December 3rd to Saturday, December 12th.

The Panto includes all the very best of traditional pantomime … custard pies, exploding cannon, colourful costumes, and absolutely no opportunity missed to press-gang the audience right into the thick of the seafaring action! And all this played out against the glorious Technicolor backdrop of the high seas, where the heroic derring-do of unfeasibly good-looking goodies is pitted against the fiendish skullduggery of unbelievably gruesome baddies. From eye-patches and treasure chests, to poop decks and peg legs.

This festive family show will run at the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall with nightly performances at 7pm.  On December 5th, 6th and 12th, there will also be matinees at 2.30pm, with no evening performance on December 6th.

Tickets are $35 and are available from

For more information, visit


1205 Home Grown Alternatives

An opportunity to meet the artists while you shop ’til you drop at the 20th Annual Home-Grown Alternatives (HGA), an annual collaborative artists’ pre-Christmas shopping extravaganza on Saturday, December 5th.

From 10am until 4pm at St. Paul’s Christian Education Centre in Paget,  the focus will be on quality Bermuda hand-made, designed and embellished arts and crafts. There will also be local music for your listening pleasure and for sale.

For more information, visit



1212 Taxi Golf Classics

Time for the designated drivers to have some fun of their own at the Bermuda Taxi Owners Association’s Golf Classics and Christmas Party on Friday and Saturday, December 11th and 12th.

The annual Christmas Party is being hosted at the Leopards Club on Friday, December 11th.  From 7pm, you can expect a cash bar, food, raffles and door prizes.

The BTOA Golf Classics will take place at Belmont Hills Golf Club on December 12th with a 7.30am tee-off.  This will be a Captain’s Choice format with 4 people per team.  The Tournament is open to the public but there has to be one BTOA member on the team.

The price is $120 per person for the Golf Classics while the Christmas Party is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact or Garrett Crockwell on 535-3784.


1212 Bermuda Boat Parade_Page_2

We all missed it last year but the Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade is back for 2015 on Saturday, December 12th.

This is one of Bermuda’s largest spectator events of the year and a wonderful way to entertain family and friends.  The parade will begin at 6.30pm and run until 8.30pm, with beautifully decorated boats travelling clockwise around Hamilton Harbour, and a spectacular fireworks extravaganza at around 8.15pm.

There are prizes for the best boats in twenty categories and entry is free.  You can reserve online at

For more information, contact




InterNations Bermuda is celebrating the season at their Expat Christmas Get-Together on Thursday, December 17th

This expat networking and support group is growing, and meets every third Thursday of the month at a different venue each time.  This December edition will will be full of Christmas cheer at Thyme Restaurant, with drinks from 6pm and dinner from 8pm, promising to be a great way to meet friends and get to know Bermuda better. Christmas is better shared and at InterNations nobody stands alone.  First-timers and regulars are always welcome.

There is no cover charge so attendees will just have to purchase their own drinks and meal.  To sign up for free, or to RSVP, visit

For more information, contact Vicki Abraham on 777-7708 or





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Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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1112 BSID Charity Wreath Show and Silent Auction

**NEW  Bermuda Society of Interior Designers, Charity Wreath Show and Silent Auction – November 12th to December 3rd

1114 Bermuda Plein Air Festival

Bermuda Plein Air Festival – November 14th to 21st

1115 Mental Illness Awareness Campaign

Mental Illness Awareness Campaign – November 15th

Bermuda Docs

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and The Case Against 8 at Weekend Film Series – November 15th

1116 LinkedIn and You

LinkedIn and You – November 16th, 23rd and 30th

1117 HH Fabric and Other Bdn Films

Historical Heartbeats: Excerpts from Fabric and Other Bermudian Films – November 17th


The Rebirth and Revival of Cuba’s Tourism Industry: Implications for Bermuda and Caribbean Tourism – November 17th


Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) and Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) Information Session – November 17th


The Building Owners and Managers Institute – November 18th

1118 Consultate Night at the Library

**NEW  Consulate Night at the Library: The Entrepreneurs Part I – November 18th

1118 Training Institute Workshop

**NEW  Training Institute Workshop – Skill Generalization: What Does this Really Mean? – November 18th


**NEW  It’s Only 4%: Gun Violence in Bermuda – November 18th

1119 Student Art Competition

2015 Annual Student Art Competition Deadline – November 19th

1119 PartnerRe Art Lecture Series

PartnerRe Art Lecture Series featuring Franklin Hill Perrell – November 19th

1103 A Celebration of Mark Twain

A Celebration of Mark Twain – Mark Twain: Reminiscences and Other Lies – November 19th

1119 Mens Health Screening

Free Men’s Health Screenings – November 19th


InterNations Bermuda: Expat Social Cocktail Evening – November 19th

1119 Its Time for your Biggest Breakthrough

**NEW  It’s Time for Your Biggest Breakthrough – November 19th

1120 KatKids Night Market

KATKiDS Night Market – November 20th

1120 Pechakucha Edition 13

Pechakucha Bermuda 13 Edition – November 20th

1121 Christmas at Norwood

Christmas at Norwood – November 21st

1121 Peddlers Porch

Somersfield Academy’s Peddlers Porch – November 21st

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 21st

1121 Champagne and Cupcakes

Champagne & Cupcakes – November 21st

1121 Fall Jamboree

Fall Jamboree: Celebrating Literacy – November 21st

1121 Project 100 Anniversary Ball

Project 100 30th Anniversary Ball – November 21st

0315 Car Boot Sale

Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – November 21st

1121 Harbourside Market

Harbourside Market – November 21st

1121 Goodbye to Bullying in my Community

Goodbye to Bullying in my Community – November 21st

1121 Creating Better Connections

**NEW  Creating Better Connections with Lorrie Peniston – November 21st

1121 BHS Vietnam Car Wash

**NEW  BHS Vietnam Service Project Car Wash and Bake Sale – November 21st

1121 Radios in Cars

**NEW  Docksider Happy Hour with Radios in Cars – November 21st

1122 CTY Bermuda Math Olympiad

CTY Bermuda’s 11th Annual Math Olympiad – November 22nd

1118 Consultate Night at the Library

**NEW  Consulate Night at the Library: The Entrepreneurs Part 2 – November 23rd

1123 Identity Leadership with Stedman Graham

**NEW  Identity Leadership with Stedman Graham – November 23rd

1103 A Celebration of Mark Twain

A Celebration of Mark Twain: A Panel Discussion on the Use of Humour as a Means of Critiquing Society – November 24th

1124 Retirement in Bermuda

Is Retirement Achievable in Bermuda – November 24th

1125 Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone – November 25th to 28th

1125 All That Glitters

**NEW  Somerset School of Dancing: All That Glitters – November 25th, 27th and 28th

1127 Denim Day

Denim Day – November 27th

1127 KPMG Mile Trials

KPMG Front Street Mile Trials – November 27th


Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th

1128 Elegancia

Elegancia – November 28th

1128 Live Love Laugh Comedy Show

Live Love Laugh Comedy Show – November 28th

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 28th

1128 Caledonian Society of Bermuda Logo

The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball – November 28th

1128 Christmas By the Sea

**NEW  Christmas by the Sea Art & Craft Market – November 28th

1129 MarketPlace Santa Parade

**NEW  The MarketPlace 2015 Santa Parade – November 29th

1202 Grotto Bay Monthly Chefs Table Dinner

**NEW  Grotto Bay’s Monthly Chef’s Table Dinner – December 2nd

1203 Treasure Island Panto

**NEW  Christmas Pantomime: Treasure Island – December 3rd to 12th

1204 Annie

Annie: The Musical – December 4th and 5th

1205 Home Grown Alternatives

**NEW  20th Annual Home-Grown Alternatives (HGA) – December 5th

1206 CTY Talent Search

CTY Bermuda’s Annual Talent Search 2015 – December 6th

1212 Taxi Golf Classics

**NEW  Bermuda Taxi Owners Association’s Golf Classics and Christmas Party – December 11th and 12th

1212 Bermuda Boat Parade_Page_2

**NEW  Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade – December 12th

1214 Raleigh Bermuda Information Session

Raleigh Bermuda 2016 Programme Information Session #1 – December 14th


**NEW  InterNations Bermuda: Expat Christmas Get-Together – December 17th

0106 JFL Double Bill

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Double Bill – January 6th

0107 Just for Laughs Bermuda

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Cabaret Show – January 7th

0107 Just for Laughs Bermuda

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Gala Shows – January 8th and 9th

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 9th

0113 Raleigh Bermuda Information Session

Raleigh Bermuda 2016 Programme Information Session #2 – January 13th

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 16th

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 23rd

0214 Orchid Spa Wedding Expo

2016 Orchid Spa Wedding Expo – February 14th

Bermuda SPCA Logo

Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th

0311 Weekend Intensive Yoga

Weekend Intensive Yoga – March 11th to 13th



Art Exhibits


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

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


Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard


Bermuda Society of Arts BSoA Logo

**NEW  Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – November 20th to December 8th

  • Onions Gallery: TechArt15
  • Studio B: Amanda Temple – Forever Fleeting: The Art of Metamorphosis
  • Edinburgh Gallery: Chris Burville Photography


1119 Streets of Italy

**NEW  DNA & SPArt presents Streets of Italy – November 19th to Janaury 27th


Enjoy the rest of the week!



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