February 10th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
Morning Ladies and Gents!
Hope you’re all having a great week so far – if you’re not having a great week, I hope it improves immediately! There is obviously a bit of a love vibe this week, but don’t worry, there are plenty of other things happening.
What is there to do in Bermuda in Winter? The answer is LOTS:
Bermuda National Library invite you to join them for their 4th Annual Pre-Valentine’s Ladies’ Night: Exploring Self-Love through Mind, Body & Spirit on Thursday, February 11th.
Starting at 6pm, this event will feature Dr. Nekia Walker (RG Island Life Columnist), Laura Martin-Stout (Cloud9ine Bermuda), Melissa Looby (Life Coach, Metamorphosis BDA), a Cooking Demo with Brendan from New Catering Concepts, and a Sensual Movement Demonstration with Dy-Ann Simmons.
Tickets are $5 and space is limited.
For more information, contact 295-2905.
Venice; one of the most romantic cities in the world. You can save the airfare by taking your love to Bermuda’s own Little Venice to celebrate the eve of Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 13th.
From 6pm until 9.30pm, you can enjoy a menu full of passion and creativity.
The cost is $75 per person, plus gratuities, and reservations are strongly recommended.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 295-3503.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your love at Tempest Bistro in St. George’s on Saturday and Sunday, February 13th and 14th.
From 6pm each night, you can enjoy a sumptuous meal with expertly selected wines and decadent desserts with the person you love.
A specially-created a la carte menu will be available for those nights and you can view the full menu here.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 297-0861.
L’Oriental are offering two chances to celebrating with your loved one as their Valentine Menu will be available Saturday and Sunday, February 13th and 14th.
From 6pm, you can enjoy the best Asian-Fusion cuisine on the island and watch the Teppanyaki Chefs work their fiery magic.
The cost of the set menu is $49.75 per person, plus gratuities.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 296-4477.
Time to grab your dance shoes as Bermuda Latin Vibes is proud to host the romance-centric salsa social, Love Is In The Air: A Valentine Salsa Sunset Sunday on Sunday, February 14th.
From 4pm until 8pm, you can enjoy an early evening of Latin music and dance in the atrium just off the main lobby of the fabulous Elbow Beach Hotel, Bermuda’s Salsa spot that has become a dancer’s favourite all over again. Early birds will enjoy a quick dance class and then the Latin music plays non-stop. Dress is smart casual.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact 705-8423.
Savour a delicious meal with your favourite person, while enjoying stunning ocean vistas at Coco Reef’s Valentine’s Day Special on Sunday, February 14th.
From 7pm until 9pm, you can enjoy a 5 course menu along with a complimentary glass of champagne and hors d’oevres. The full menu can be viewed here.
The cost is $70 per person and reservations are required.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or 236-5416.
The first in a series of workshops for 2016, Tomorrow’s Voices will host a Training Institute Workshop entitled, Skill Generalization – What Does That Really Mean? on Wednesday, February 17th,
Running from 6pm until 8pm at Tomorrow’s Voices on King Street, the workshop will provide concrete strategies and tactics to help ensure that the skills we teach children produce generalized outcomes.
Highlighting how children may struggle in transferring and continuing communication skills across all environments, people and scenarios both accurately and fluently, which is the hallmark of true mastery of a skill.
These include familiar scenarios such as a child behaves one way with one parent, but a different way with another; a child uses their language with adults but not peers; and a child’s alphabet seems strong at school but not at home.
Admission is $25 and attendees will be provided with a Professional Development Certificate upon completion of the workshop. All proceeds benefit the Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre and the families it supports.
For more information, contact 297-4342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Channel your inner Robin Hood/Katniss Everdeen at Archery Tuesdays at WindReach in Warwick.
The class will run from 6.15pm until 8pm each week and will include instruction on safety and equipment. Both Recurve and Compound Bows can be used.
People of all ages and abilities are welcome but younger shooters under 9 years old should be accompanied by an adult.
The cost is $15 per night.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Hear from one of Bermuda’s top athletes as the Bermuda Paralympic Association invite you to Jessica’s Bronze and Gold Presentation on Friday, February 19th.
Starting at 6.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, this will be a presentation by Bermuda’s wheelchair track athlete Jessica Lewis and her Coach Ken Thom. Friday 19th February, 6:30pm at BUEI Tradewinds Auditorium.
Admission is free.
For more information, or to book your seat, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, February 20th.
This will run from 9am until 2pm and promises lots of bargains on clothing, shoes, bags, children’s clothes, toys, household items, books, DVDs, CDs and lots more.
For more information, or to be put on the waiting list for a table, contact Carol Carvalho on 747-3377.
Come and meet one of Bermuda’s top athletes at Jessica’s Bronze and Gold Dinner on Saturday, February 20th.
From 7pm at Red Steakhouse and Bar, this fundraising dinner will allowe you the opportunity to dine with ParaPanam Games Gold medal winner and IPC Athletic World Championship Bronze medal winner, Jessica Lewis and her Coach Ken Thom.
The cost is $125 per person.
For more information, or to book your ticket, contact email@example.com.
The Bermuda Society for the Blind are hosting a White Elephant Sale on Saturday and Sunday, February 20th and 21st.
From 9am until 4pm at Beacon House on each of the days, you can shop from a variety of men’s clothing, including jeans and shirts (dress, casual and polo), women’s clothing including jeans, tops, slacks, colourful scrubs, dress and pants suits, and children/teens, including jeans, tee shirts and dress shirts, and grey uniform pants. Sizes range from small to 3X. In addition, a variety of miscellaneous items will also be on sale, including handbags, jewellery, suitcases, duffle bags and computer bags, Tupperware, glassware and so much more.
Proceeds will assist BSFB to continue the ongoing programmes.
For more information, or if you wish to make a donation or become a member, contact 292-3231.
The February edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, February 21st in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.
45 Years will be showing at 3pm. This richly intimate and intelligent drama won the Best British Feature award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
This will be followed by Mavis! at 5.15pm. This is a documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, the Staple Singers.
Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by calling 294-0204.
For more information, visit www.BermudaDocs.com.
The Midland Heights SDA Church Health Ministries invites you to a dynamic 8 week Healthy Living series entitled Creation Health, starting on Sunday, February 21st.
If you’re looking for a positive healthy start for the 1st quarter of 2016, this series is for you. From 4.15pm until 5.30pm each Sunday until April 10th, this series will be presented by Mellonie Furbert RD, Public Health Nutritionist.
This event is free and participants will be signing up for 8 weeks.
For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 293-5158 between 6pm and 9pm.
If you are interested in improving your health and well being, maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing your chances of developing diabetes and other chronic diseases in the future, then you’ll be interested in the Health and Nutrition Seminar on Wednesday, February 24th.
This seminar is being held at The Sunshine League PLACE (Personal Learning Assistance Centre) at 27 King Street from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The presenter will be Sara McKittrick, Diabetes Educator (Bermuda Diabetes Association) and Registered Dietitian.
Good nutrition in combination with regular physical activity helps to promote overall health and wellness. During this session, you will learn how making smarter food choices and being more active can help you to protect yourself from potential health problems in the future.
The cost is $10 for anyone under 18 and $20 for anyone over.
To register, email email@example.com with your name and contact number or call 292-4360.
The Bermuda Zoological Society invites you to join them for The Ecology of the Sargasso Sea, the second installment of their lecture series on Wednesday, February 24th.
The lecture will begin at 7pm in the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo Education Classroom. and will have Dr. Robbie Smith, Curator of the Bermuda Natural History Museum and BAMZ, discuss the diversity of life in the Sargassum community, its role in the ocean ecosystem and the importance to many marine fishes, sea turtles and seabirds. The effects of climate change and marine pollution on the Sargassum community and the Sargasso Sea will also be highlighted.
Entry to the lecture is free and open to the public, but a donation of $5 is gratefully accepted. Click here to register to attend.
For more information, contact Lisa Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org or 293-2727 ext. 2138.
The Berkeley Institute Dance Programme presents its 5th Dance Concert, Bring the Noize, on Friday and Saturday, February 26th and 27th.
From 7pm each evening in the Berkeley Institute Cafetorium, you will enjoy various dance styles, GCSE pieces and spectacular student choreography.
Tickets are $15 for general and $50 for patrons. Tickets can be purchased at the school office.
For more information, contact 292-4752 or email@example.com.
Promising fun for the entire family, Holy Trinity Church are hosting their Annual Spring Fair on Saturday, February 27th.
From 10am until 3.30pm in the church hall, you can expect great raffle prizes, antiques and treasures, book stall, children’s activities, plants, White Elephant stall, jams and preserves, lunches, burgers, soup, and so much more.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 293-5366 between 9am and noon on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.
Raising funds for two local charities, the International Women’s Club of Bermuda (IWC) presents the opening night of their Annual Art Exhibition on Friday, March 4th.
Each year the members of IWC create and donate one-of-a-kind works of art and photographs to be sold at their annual Art Exhibition. All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to local charities SCARS and WindReach.
The opening Gala will take place from 5.30pm until 7.30pm at The Gallery in the Chubb Building on Woodbourne Avenue.
The exhibit runs until March 18th and The Gallery is open from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, for viewing and purchases. Admission is free.
For more information, contact Alex Nelson at email@example.com.
U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig and Bishop Nicholas Dill invite you to the free public concert Harvard in Hamilton for the Hungry X on Thursday, March 17th.
From 12.15pm until 1.15pm at the Anglican Cathedral on Church Street, the concert will feature the musical talents of The Harvard Krokodiloes, the Radcliffe Pitches, the Harvard Din and Tonics, and Bermuda’s own En Harmony.
Voluntary donations will be gratefully accepted by the Bermuda Eliza DoLittle Society to help those who are hungry.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 278-7502.
Watch the best local elite and amateur boxers compete at the Bermuda Boxing Federation’s 2nd Annual Boxing Championships on Saturday, March 19th.
From 5pm at CedarBridge Academy, fighters will square off for the opportunity to represent as part of Bermuda’s national boxing team. This is a family-friendly event.
Tickets are $45 for limited ringside seats, $30 for general admission, 420 for middle or senior school age youth, and one child under 12 will be free with adult entrance. Tickets will be on sale exclusively from MenCo., www.BDAtix.bm and from BBF member gyms from February 19th.
For more information, contact BermudaBoxingFed@gmail.com.
BUEI invite you to join them for their biggest fundraiser and best party of the year at their Annual Underwater Extravaganza on Saturday, April 23rd.
The evening will begin at 7pm and will include underwater surprises, cocktails, a sit down dinner with drinks at the Harbourfront, a spectacular silent auction and dancing to The Big Chill.
Tickets are $275 each or $3000 for a table of 10 and all proceeds raised go towards BUEI’s 2016 Education Campaign.
For more information, contact 294-0206 or email@example.com.
Take off clean and return coloured as Swan’s Running Club host the first ever Color Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 16th.
Starting at 6pm, this promises to be a fun family-friendly event where you will start and finish at the Police Recreation Club in Prospect. Since this is a fun event, there will be no chip timing.
The registration cost is $30 until March 31st, $35 thereafter.
For more information, or to register, visit www.RaceDayWorld.com.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Reading Odyssey – January 4th to March 24th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 22nd to March 5th
Open Pole Fitness Session – February 10th
Wine Focus Wednesdays: Burgundy – February 10th
Bacardi Tasting at Hamilton Princess – starts February 10th
Pechakucha Bermuda Night Volume 14 – February 11th
**NEW Bermuda National Library’s 4th Annual Pre-Valentine’s Ladies’ Night – February 11th
BMDS Presents: Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond – February 11th to 13th and 18th to 20th
Argentine Valentine – February 12th
Roses & Rosé Dinner – February 12th to 14th
Smith’s Parish Council Seniors Tea – February 13th
Valentine’s Masquerade – February 13th
Lip Syncing Saturdays – February 13th
Bermuda National Trust Plant and Bake Sale – February 13th
**NEW Valentine’s Day at Little Venice – February 13th
Valentine’s Day at Cafe Lido – February 13th and 14th
**NEW Valentine’s Day at Tempest Bistro – February 13th and 14th
**NEW L’Oriental’s Valentine’s Day – February 13th and 14th
2016 Orchid Spa Wedding Expo – February 14th
Roses & Rosé Brunch – February 14th
My Tribute – February 14th
**NEW Love Is In The Air: A Valentine Salsa Sunset Sunday – February 14th
**NEW Coco Reef Valentine’s Day Special – February 14th
Wine Tasting Mondays – February 15th
BUEI Mid-Term Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts February 15th
Open Pole Fitness Session – February 17th
**NEW Skill Generalization: What Does This Really Mean? – February 17th
Fresh Start: Relationship Education for Women – February 18th
Martini Tasting – February 19th
Ingrid Seward Majesty Talk – February 19th
**NEW Jessica’s Bronze and Gold Presentation – February 19th
Lip Syncing Saturdays – February 20th
Annual MAMA Fundraiser and Wine Tasting – February 20th
**NEW Jessica’s Bronze and Gold Dinner – February 20th
The Wheels of Life: How to Know Your Chakras in a New Way – February 20th and 21st
**NEW White Elephant Sale – February 20th and 21st
Girlguiding Bermuda Thinking Day Service and Parade – February 21st
Parenthood: Birth to 6 Months Course (5 Week Course) – starts February 21st
The 28th Annual P.A.L.S. Walk – February 21st
**NEW 45 Years and Mavis! at Weekend Film Series – February 21st
**NEW Creation Health – starts February 21st
Wine Tasting Mondays – February 22nd
Yoga Foundation Class (Wednesday Evenings) – starts February 24th
**NEW Health and Nutrition Seminar – February 24th
**NEW BZS Lecture Series: The Ecology of the Sargasso Sea – February 24th
Yoga Foundation Class (Thursday Mornings) – starts February 25th
Joy T. Barnum @BNG – February 26th
**NEW Bring the Noize – February 26th and 27th
Shimmer & Ice Dinner Dance – February 27th
**RESCHEDULED Metropolitan Opera in HD: Berg’s Lulu – February
**NEW Holy Trinity Church Spring Fair – February 27th
Psychosocial First Aid Course – starts March 4th
Bermuda International Film Festival – March 4th to 11th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Magic Flute – March 5th
GoldRush – March 5th
Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th
International Women’s Day Lunch and Dinner – March 8th
Weekend Intensive Yoga – March 11th to 13th
Spring Pastry Cooking Class at Hamilton Princess – March 13th
**NEW Harvard in Hamilton for the Hungry X – March 17th
Joy T. Barnum @BNG – March 18th
Ariel Re Bermuda 7s – March 18th and 19th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Pearl Fishers – March 19th
The 5th Bermuda Beach Art Festival – March 19th
**NEW Boxing Championships – March 19th
2016 KPMG Round the Grounds Race – March 20th
Spring Pastry Cooking Class at Hamilton Princess – March 20th
Easter Sunday Brunch at Hamilton Princess – March 27th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Turandot – April 9th
Xtreme Sports Games – April 9th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut – April 16th
**NEW Color Fun Run/Walk – April 16th
Joy T. Barnum @City Hall – April 22nd
**NEW Underwater Extravaganza – April 23rd
Bermuda Yoga Festival 2016 – April 29th to May 1st
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Surreal Reflections & Tic Tac Toe by Andy Detzer – January 29th to February 10th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- Some Like it Hot – February 7th to March 10th
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – February 5th to 23rd
- BSoA Members’ Photography Show – Unseen
- Gavin Smith’s #DISCUSS
Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until May 28th
- Peter Woolcock: A Tribute
- Highlights from the Young Collection
- Highlights of the BNG Collection
**NEW International Women’s Club Art Exhibition – March 4th to 18th
Enjoy the rest of the week!