November 4th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
Want to hear something scary? There are only 57 days remaining until the end of the year! Looking for the best ways to spend some of these days? Then you’ve come to the right place – here are the latest fall/winter events in Bermuda:
Get an insider’s perspective during The Canon’s Tour of St Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell, weekly on Wednesdays through April 2016.
This is a private tour of the oldest Protestant church in the New World, within the UNESCO World Heritage Site and will be conducted at 2pm each week by Rev’d Canon David Raths. The Church will close to visitors at 1.30pm and re-open at 3.30pm. This is an opportunity to enjoy an in-depth talk about the building and the historic Churchyard
The cost is $20 per person and free for children aged 12 and under. This fee can be paid at the door with no reservations required.
For more information, contact the Church office on 297-2459 between 11am and 3pm.
Enjoy a free Guided Tour of the beautiful Bermuda Botanical Gardens every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, except Public Holidays (weather permitting).
The tour will start at the Visitors’ Centre at 10.30am, finishing in the same place around an hour later. This will run throughout the year for the forseeable future.
There is no cost and no reservations necessary so you can just turn up on the day.
For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/bdaBotanicalGardens.
Back by popular demand, you are invited for a third opportunity to enjoy a fascinating evening in the latest in the BUEI Talks series, Is There Life After Death? by Dr. Marcel Westerlund, on Thursday, November 5th.
Many in the scientific community shun life after death, considering such experiences impossible. Marcel Westerlund is the exception. The Swedish psychiatrist, not only uses hypnotherapy to treat people’s mental illnesses – he uses it to explore their afterlives as well. These stories are woven into his latest book, Afterlife. A book signing will be at 7pm.
The lecture will start at 7.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium and Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount (food only) to anyone dining there before or after the event. Reservations are available from 5pm for the sushi bar and the full menu will be available from 6pm – 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 for the lecture are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda presents Wacky Walk in the City on Friday, November 6th.
From 6pm at City Hall, they invite everyone to bring the kids, family, co-workers and friends and wear your costume from Halloween or something wacky and join in – the crazier the better!
Donations are $5 for children (students) and $10 for adults. There will be music, line dancing and snacks provided.
For more information, contact the BBBS office on 232-2802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of their November Diabetes Awareness activities, the Bermuda Diabetes Association presents a Celebrity Gig Race on Saturday, November 7th.
This will take place at the East End Mini Yacht Club at Convict Bay and the Bermuda Diabetes Association has sponsored the Bermuda Pilot Gig Association in their efforts to promote healthy lifestyles through sports and activities. There will be three races, the first at 1.30pm, then at 2pm and 2.30pm , with a prize-giving at 2.45pm. The celebrities will include the Town Crier of Hamilton and other famous locals.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.diabetes.bm.
Masterworks presents the new exhibit 4+4=1, opening to the public in the Rick Faries Gallery on Saturday, November 7th.
The 4+4=1 show is unique to Masterworks and allows for four artists who are vastly different in mediums, techniques and inspirations to showcase pieces of their work collectively creating an interesting and contrasting exhibit. The four artists who will be participating in this exhibit will be April Branco, Vernon Clarke, Zachary Marshall and Kok Wan Lee. The Exhibit opens to the public on November 7th and will be on display until December 2nd in the Rick Faries Gallery. All art will be for sale.
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.
For more information, contact 299-4004 or email@example.com.
The Dog Training Club (DTC) are hosting Dog Agility Trials on Saturday and Sunday, November 7th and 8th.
From 8.30am until 2.30pm each day at Somersfield Academy, you can come see the dogs navigate jumps , tunnels, weaves etc and have fun doing it.
The trials are different levels – novice, then open, excellent and masters. The DTC have 2 trials per year and some handlers and dogs also compete overseas. There will also be at at least 6 Canadian dogs and handlers competing.
There is no admission fee.
For more information, visit www.DogTrainingClubBDA.org.
Friends of Hospice will be hosting their 20th Annual Walk to Remember on Sunday, November 8th.
This legacy walk is a time for families to remember those they have loved and lost. This fundraiser not only recognizes those who have died at Agape House, but all those who are no longer with us.
This is a sponsored pledge walk with two routes – a 3K walk or a stroll around the Botanical Gardens. Registration starts at 8.30am at the Visitor’s Centre in Botanical Gardens, opening ceremonies at 8.45am, and kick-off starts at 9am. Both routes end at Agape House for refreshments. There will also be a special prize given to the one who raises the most money.
Pledge sheets can be found at Agape House, Friends of Hospice and Party Plus.
For more information, contact 232-0859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Devised to raise awareness of prostate cancer, the XL Catlin Man on the Run 5K run/walk event will be on Sunday, November 8th.
Devised to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer, this will start at 9am from Warwick Academy and is for men only, aged over 8 years old.
The entry fee is $15 for 8 to 15 year olds, $32 for over-16s and $25 for non-competitive walkers. Pledges are also encouraged. To register, visit www.RaceDayWorld.com, Sportseller or Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre. Late registration and number pickup will be at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre on November 7th between 9am and 11am.
For more information, visit www.chc.bm or contact Clifford Roberts on 717-0590.
Stay fit for this holiday season with a new Metabolic Circuit Class starting on Sunday, November 8th.
With the option of signing up for 12, 24 or 36 classes, during the next twelve weeks, you will participate in a variety of exercises including core stability training, resistance training, stretching, meal planning and more.
Sunday classes will start at 9am at the Arboretum from November 8th until January 31st. Tuesdays will be at 5.45pm on the 3rd floor of Bull’s Head Car Park from November 10th until February 2nd. Thursday classes will be at 5.45pm at Bull’s Head from November 12th until February 4th. There will be no class on December 24th.
The cost is $150 for one class per week (12 classes in total), $290 for two classes per week (24 classes in total) and $390 for three classes per week (36 classes in total). Limited spaces are remaining.
For more information or to sign up, contact email@example.com.
Grab that hockey stick, dust off those astro runners and join the Bermuda Hockey Federation for a fun knock-about on the pitch at Bermuda Mixed Field Hockey for Adults every Tuesday until December 15th.
Hoping to rekindle that love you had for hockey and socializing, this will run from 7pm until 9pm at the hockey pitch at National Stadium. All players are welcome – from the highly skilled to the completely unfit who haven’t played in many years. If you are bringing drinks, you are asked to bring cans only and a cooler.
This is free for BHF Members or $10 for non-BHF members.
For more information, contact Natasha Hallinan (537-0789 or firstname.lastname@example.org), James Morgan (704-3548 or email@example.com), Nick Shardlow (519-1280) or Helen Clarke (519-9002).
The Bermuda National Trust (BNT) invite you to their Tucker House Book Signing event on Thursday, November 12th.
From noon until 2pm at Trustworthy on Front Street, this will be a book signing of the BNT’s latest book, Tucker House: The Story of a House, Its People & Its Contents. The book tells the story of Tucker House, a mid 18th century house built for a merchant mariner, which became the home of Henry Tucker Jun and his family. The house, now a Trust museum, was home to other interesting people and through their eyes we witness the unfolding history of the Town of St George.
Tucker House was written by Diana Chudleigh with photography by Ann Spurling and layout by Dace Ground. Funding for its printing was provided by David and Joy Tucker. This is a small and lightweight book and, at $10, is an ideal Christmas stocking stuffer.
For more information, contact Diana Chudleigh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start your Christmas shopping, all in one stop, as the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents the 8th Annual One Stop Shopping Craft Fair from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, November 14th.
There are currently over 30 local crafters who are passionate about creating beautiful gifts. This event began in 2008 in the space where Homer’s Cafe is located currently, with no more than 15 vendors. Through the years it has doubled in size and there are popular repeat crafters and new vendors added every year.
Each purchase you make not only supports the crafters, but also the Museum.
For more information, call the museum on 299-4000 or visit www.Masterworks.org.
Helping to foster a love of reading in youngsters, the Bermuda Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invite you to join them for their 16th Annual Children’s Reading Festival on Saturday, November 14th.
From 11am until 4pm in Victoria Park, young people from Infant to P6 can enjoy a day filled with books, fun, giveaways, storytelling and entertainment.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
The November edition of the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs’ Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series will be Excerpts from Fabric and Other Bermudian Films on Tuesday, November 17th.
From 6pm in the World Heritage Centre Theatre in St. George’s, Bermudian filmmaker Milton Raposo will screen excerpts from his forthcoming film Fabric, an exploration of the culture of our island’s Portuguese community. He will also show clips from some of his short films including Plastic Tides, Mandela Day and Clayhouse Inn, followed by Q & A. Parking will be available at Tiger Bay.
This is a free event.
For more information, contact Folklife and Cultural Heritage Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to encourage your husband, father, brother and any other man who is important in your life to attend a free Men’s Health Screening on Thursday, November 19th.
From 10am until 4pm at the Seventh-Day Adventist Hall on King Street, screenings will include blood glucose, blood pressure, body composition, lung function, foot exam and more, with physicians and nutritionists available for brief consultations. This initiative is targeted toward men who are uninsured or underinsured and who do not visit their doctor on at least an annual basis.
For more information, visit www.chc.bm or contact 236-1001 ext 1005.
Here’s a diva sale just for the ladies, the Champagne & Cupcakes Event will take place on Saturday, November 21st.
From 9am until 3pm in the Visitors Service Centre in the Botanical Gardens, you can shop gently used clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories, as well as baked goods and crafts, all while enjoying champagne and cupcakes while you shop.
Part proceeds will aid with the set-up of the Kids Corner / Reading Nook within the VSC Garden Cafe.
For more information, contact Jenee Paynter on 505-3894 or Cynthia Thomas on 504-9217.
Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation invite you to their Fall Jamboree: Celebrating Literacy on Saturday, November 21st.
From 9.30am until 2pm, this fun filled family event will celebrates 6 incredible children’s books. This is suitable for all ages, from toddlers to Middle School, and will include crafts, games, baked goods, sensory play area for toddlers, music and an old fashioned cake walk.
Admission is $5. This is a fundraiser for Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation (Reg Charity #765), helping to empower children though art.
For more information, contact 542-9000 or email@example.com.
Under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency The Honorable George Fergusson and Mrs. Margaret Fergusson Honorary President, Project 100 cordially invites you to their 30th Anniversary Ball on Saturday, November 21st.
Taking place in the Fairmont Southampton’s Mid Ocean Amphitheatre, the evening will begin with cocktails at 7pm, followed by a sit-down dinner at 8pm. After dinner, the Sultan’s of Swing will be performing for you to dance the night away. The dress code is black tie.
Raffle tickets are currently on sale and you can purchase them by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Raffles will also be available for purchase on the night with the winners announced later in the evening. Fantastic door prizes are also available for those in attendance.
Project 100’s mission is to foster and develop an awareness of the needs of the learning disabled locally and to raise funds for the sole use of eliminating or reducing their needs
Tickets are $250 each, with tables of ten available.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Deborah Gillett on email@example.com or Cathy Lord on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proving that champs aren’t just on the sport’s field, CTY Bermuda’s 11th Annual Math Olympiad will be on Sunday, November 22nd.
The CTY Bermuda Annual Math Olympiad is a Math Competition designed to challenge the mathematical competencies of Bermuda’s youth. This is for young mathematicians in grades P6 / Gr 5 / Yr. 6 – S4 / Gr. 12 / Yr. 13. Only students in these grades will be accepted to participate in the contest.
Taking place at CedarBridge Academy, the competition will run from 1pm until 3pm, with the Awards Ceremony at 6pm. The test format will be in Multiple Choice and Full Solution questions and there are great awards and prizes to be won.
This year’s Math Olympiad Competition is sponsored by Allied World Assurance Company Ltd.
Registration is free and the deadline is Wednesday, November 18th.
For more information, or to register online, visit www.ctyBermuda.com.
The Bermuda Diabetes Association invite you to participate in their Denim Day on Friday, November 27th.
This annual fundraiser encourages people to wear denim and donate funds. All proceeds donated to the Association are used to reduce the prevalence of diabetes nation wide.
For more information, and to learn how to participate, contact email@example.com or visit www.Diabetes.bm.
CTY Bermuda would like to cordially invite students across the island to participate in their Annual Talent Search on Sunday, December 6th.
This will be from 9.15am until 11am at CedarBridge Academy. Within the Talent Search, students will sit the School and College Ability Test (SCAT), which tests their math and verbal reasoning skills, 2 to 3 grades above their current level.
CTY are affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth and partner with them to offer the opportunity to Bermuda’s academically talented students to participate in educational programs here and abroad.
This initiative is targeted towards academically inclined students in grades P3/Gr.2/Yr. 3 – S4/Gr.12/Yr. 13.
The exam fee is $25 and the registration deadline is Monday, November 30th.
For more information, or to register online, visit www.ctyBermuda.com.
Now in its 10th year of making your sides hurt with laughter, Just for Laughs Bermuda is returning to the Fairmont Southampton’s Mid-Ocean Ampitheatre from Thursday, January 7th until Saturday, January 9th.
The legendary Alonzo Bodden is coming back to host, and three international comics, Danny Bhoy (Scotland), Cristela Alonzo (USA) and Ivan Decker (Canada), will be performing on all three nights. Bermuda’s own, Improv Bermuda, will open the show to exercise your laughter muscles. It’s not often that you get two Alonzos for the price of one!
The Cabaret Show will be on Thursday, January 7th promises an elegant evening of comedy with round tables, drink service at your table and finger foods available. Credit cards are accepted for food and drink. Reserved seating is available at tables for 4, 6 or 10. You may purchase as few as 2 seats at tables for 4 or 6, but tables for 10 must be purchased in their entirety. While your table is reserved, seats at the table are first come, first served. Showtime is at 8pm. and there will be one intermission. Tickets are $89 for reserved cabaret seating.
The Gala Shows will be on Friday and Saturday, January 8th and 9th. There are three of these shows in total and they all have theatre-style seating. Showtime is at 8.30pm on Friday, with one intermission, and at 7pm and 10pm on Saturday, with no intermissions. Drinks will be available in the lobby outside the theatre and credit cards will be accepted. Tickets for the Gala Shows are $79 for economy tickets, $89 for regular tickets, and $99 for reserved seating.
In addition to JFL, you can also enjoy another extraordinary evening of comedy in a more intimate setting as Alonzo Bodden and Danny Bhoy share the stage in Double Bill at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall on Wednesday, January 6th at 8pm. There is no need to choose between Double Bill and the main Just for Laughs show as Alonzo and Danny will perform different material at each, so you can happily attend both. You are encouraged to get your tickets early as last year’s show was a near-sellout which got rave reviews. Bermuda’s own, Improv Bermuda, will open the show. Tickets for Double Bill are $45 for reserved seating. Please note that there will be no intermission and no drinks will be sold at the venue.
The Waterlot Inn and Newport, a GastroPub will be offering pre-show menus, and there will be a special room rate of $159 at the Fairmont Southampton. To book the dinner or room directly with the hotel, contact 238-8000.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.ComedyEvent.bm.
Are you starting to plan your wedding? If so, then you’ll be interested to know that Orchid Spa will be hosting their 2016 Wedding Expo at the Fairmont Southampton on Sunday, February 14th.
The Orchid Spa Wedding Expo was previously hosted by Anthony’s Tuxedo. Orchid Spa has taken over the reins and re-branded the wedding expo. The first annual wedding expo, which was held on March 15th of 2015, showcased over 57 vendors and catered to almost 500 attendees. The 2016 event will run from noon until 5pm and the number of vendors are expected to increase, if not double.
The March event afforded many small businesses the opportunity to showcase their products or services to the direct attendees. The vendor list includes but is not limited to caterers, florists, cake decorators, make up artists, hair stylists, venues, photographers, videographers, jewellers, loan institutions, travel agents, apparel, shoes, disc jockeys, invitations, planners, specialty garments, wedding registries, spas, dessert designers, event planners soloist/bands, spa/wellness, churches and many more.
Pre-Registration will be open to current vendors to secure their previous booth space until November 7th. Registration will then be open to the general public to vend on November 9th.
Admission to the expo is $10.
For more information, or if interested in being a sponsor or showcasing your business as a vendor at this event, contact the Event Director Ms. Gnica Brangman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Qi Gong Class – starts November 5th
**NEW BUEI Talks: Is There Life After Death? – November 5th
An Intimate Evening with Internationally Acclaimed Medium Jeanine Glynn – November 5th and 6th
James Bond Spectre Movie Premier Event – November 6th
**NEW Wacky Walk in the City – November 6th
BMDS Wine Tasting – November 7th
Thrift Shop (Upstairs Closet) Evening Wear Sale – November 7th
Education Expo: Resources, Activities, Services for Students – November 7th
Bascome v Reyes – November 7th
2015 World Rugby Classic Kick Off Party – November 7th
**NEW Celebrity Gig Race – November 7th
Discover Your Intuitive Self: Part 1 – November 7th and 8th
Bermuda Chamber Choir: A Crowning Occasion – November 7th and 8th
**NEW DTC Dog Agility Trials – November 7th and 8th
Discover Your Intuitive Self: Part 1 – November 8th
**NEW Walk to Remember – November 8th
**NEW XL Catlin Man on the Run 5K – November 8th
**NEW Metabolic Circuit Training Classes – starts November 8th
World Rugby Classic 2015 – November 8th to 14th
Veterans in Action Concert – November 10th
Saltus Graduate Years Programme Information Session – November 12th
**NEW Tucker House Book Signing – November 12th
Yoga Ropes Workshop – November 13th
Fundraising Quiz Night – November 13th
Psychosocial First Aid Course – starts November 14th
MAMA Car Boot Sale – November 14th
Worldwide Aquathon Day – November 14th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 14th
**NEW One Stop Shopping Craft Fair – November 14th
**NEW 16th Annual Children’s Reading Festival – November 14th
Bermuda Plein Air Festival – November 14th to 21st
Mental Illness Awareness Campaign – November 15th
**NEW Historical Heartbeats: Excerpts from Fabric and Other Bermudian Films – November 17th
2015 Annual Student Art Competition Deadline – November 19th
PartnerRe Art Lecture Series featuring Franklin Hill Perrell – November 19th
**NEW Free Men’s Health Screenings – November 19th
KATKiDS Night Market – November 20th
Pechakucha Bermuda 13 Edition – November 20th
Christmas at Norwood – November 21st
Somersfield Academy’s Peddlers Porch – November 21st
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 21st
**NEW Champagne & Cupcakes – November 21st
**NEW Fall Jamboree: Celebrating Literacy – November 21st
**NEW Project 100 30th Anniversary Ball – November 21st
**NEW CTY Bermuda’s 11th Annual Math Olympiad – November 22nd
Bugsy Malone – November 25th to 28th
**NEW Denim Day – November 27th
Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th
Elegancia – November 28th
Live Love Laugh Comedy Show – November 28th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 28th
The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball – November 28th
**NEW CTY Bermuda’s Annual Talent Search 2015 – December 6th
Raleigh Bermuda 2016 Programme Information Session #1 – December 14th
**NEW Just for Laughs Bermuda: Double Bill – January 6th
**NEW Just for Laughs Bermuda: Cabaret Show – January 7th
**NEW Just for Laughs Bermuda: Gala Shows – January 8th and 9th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 9th
Raleigh Bermuda 2016 Programme Information Session #2 – January 13th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 16th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 23rd
**NEW 2016 Orchid Spa Wedding Expo – February 14th
Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th
Weekend Intensive Yoga – March 11th to 13th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Charman Prize 2015 – October 9th to January 9th
- Homer’s Cafe Show: Carlos Dill – October 16th to November 19th
- Kaufmann & Perinchief: Different Strokes – October 23rd to November 4th
- **NEW 4+4=1 – November 7th to December 2nd
- Art in Bloom 2015 – November 12th and 13th
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
- Fantastic Four – October 25th to November 20th
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – October 23rd to November 17th
- Onions Gallery: BSoA Members’ Fall Show
- Studio A: Gretchen Gurr Cooney: Pen & Ink
- Studio B: Kok Wan Lee Photography Show
- Edinburgh Gallery: Janet Percy
Enjoy the rest of the week!