March 16th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
Flowers blooming everywhere, longer days and milder nights – it’s officially springtime in Bermuda!
Here is your update on what has been added to the calendar since last week – there is a lot!:
A number of brave Bermuda residents will have a hair-razing experience at the St. Baldrick’s Head Shave on Friday, March 18th.
From 5pm in the back room at Docksider’s, they will be braving the shave to raise money for children’s cancer charity, The St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Sponsored by Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, this event will also feature a DJ, face-painting, henna tattoos, and the Two & Quarter Photography photo booth, in addition to the shearing.
For more information, to register to shave, or to donate, visit www.StBaldricks.org/events/docksiders2016.
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Whether you have the luck of the Irish or not, you are invited to join Go Green at Red on St Patricks Day: Expat Gathering on Thursday, March 17th.
From 5.30pm, you can enjoy a fun get-together at this popular Hamilton bar and restaurant with an interesting and diverse group of expats and locals. InterNations will meet in a semi-private room at Red, to mingle and network. Wear something green if you feel the Irish spirit.
Remember at InterNations no-one stands alone – this is the secret to their success. If you see a person on their own, please wander over and start a conversation.
There is no cover charge so attendees will just have to pay as they order.
To RSVP, visit www.InterNations.org and sign up for free.
For more information, contact Vicki.Abraham@gmail.com.
Offering three days of savings, you are invited to Spring Into Cooper’s from Thursday, March 17th with a special Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 19th.
Visit the new Kids on 2 store location and shop from 10am until 6pm, with special treats for the kids from 11am until 3pm. This will include free facepainting, free balloon animals by Mr. Magic, free Welches juices thanks to Barritts, cupcakes and treats from the new Somers Cafe Express. and a live radio broadcasting with The Captain from the store on Ocean 89 and Power 95.
In addition, in A.S. Cooper Beauty on the Thursday and Friday, there will also be Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Makeup Lessons with international makeup artist Norma Stampley. For more information, contact Nichol Gift on 295-3961 ext. 411. Also in A.S. Cooper Beauty, visit Krystal for a Clarins free gift with purchase,
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Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, March 19th.
This will run from 9am until 2pm and promises great bargains in clothes, shoes, bags,children’s clothes, toys, household items, books,CDs, DVDs and lots more items.
For more information, contact Carol Carvalho on 747-3377.
As part of the Earth Hour 2016 celebrations, the Earth Hour 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run will take place on Saturday, March 19th.
The 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run is an event designed for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Runners and walkers alike are welcome to join in for an evening filled with glow paint, black lights, DJ spinning and special effects. The positive energy and excitement created will all serve to lighten up the darkened streets of Hamilton during Bermuda’s acknowledgement of Earth Hour, a global campaign to raise awareness about sustainable living and the harmful effects of climate change.
Earth Hour is part of a synchronized global gesture of concern about the potentially devastating effects of Climate Change. Join millions of people in over 160 countries, and over 7000 cities and towns to celebrate the world’s largest grassroots movement for sustainability.
Face painting, entertainment and activities will start at 7pm at the Waterfront Properties courtyard, with a Zumba warm-up 8pm before the race starts at 8.30pm, coinciding with Earth Hour, when we are all asked to turn off our lights from 8.30pm until 9.30pm.
Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for children under 17, and $60 for Families (2 adults and 2 children). Online registration is available until 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 15th.
Late Registration will be $35 for adults and $25 for children under 17. This will be available online from midnight on March 16th until midnight on March 19th.
Same day registration will be $35 for adults and $25 for children under 17. This will be available from 10am until 2pm in front of City Hall or from 6pm until 8pm in the Waterfront Properties Courtyard.
Donations are also encouraged. Proceeds will support the community programs and services provided by Greenrock, local charity #704.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.EarthHour.bm.
Guaranteeing a great evening, 9 to 16 year old girls are invited to grab their girlfriends and come on down to the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Dance Party on Saturday, March 19th
From 6pm until 10pm at Edible Creations Café at the Botanical Gardens (formerly the Visitor’s Centre near the Berry Hill Road entrance), participants can enjoy the Purple Carpet Spotlight, song and dance performances, a light snack and beverage, Fun Photo Booth and tons of girl fun, with prizes to be won. Attire can be fun dance gear, celebrity look-a-likes, or your unique fashion style.
Tickets are $15 and are available now from the Youth Library, Edible Creations Café or from D.R.E.A.M Girls Club Members. A parent information form is required with the sale of each ticket. Proceeds go towards the D.R.E.A.M Girls Club Education Fund, which is under the charity is under the charity called Phenomenal People (Charity #755).
For more information, contact President Mrs. Margaret Giloth on 734-4034 or email@example.com, or Vice President Verna Jones on 799-7717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s Bermuda National Trust Palm Sunday Walk will explore the heart of Pembroke on Sunday, March 20th.
The walk will start from The Berkeley Institute at 2pm, no later than 3pm. The route is about 5 miles and should take around 2 to 2.5 hours to complete.
As always, the route will take participants to places that the public does not regularly get to explore and a map will highlight some points of cultural and natural interest along the way. While providing breathtaking views throughout, this year’s walk will visit spectacular sites of national significance, an intact historic fort, a wetland of international importance and pass several historic houses and buildings.
Participants are advised to wear sensible shoes and to note that the route is not suitable for strollers or dogs. Please expect hills. Road users in Pembroke and northeast Hamilton on March 20th are asked to use care, as walkers will be on the road for most of the afternoon.
The Bermuda National Trust is extremely grateful for the tremendous support of their sponsor Endurance.
Participation is free, although donations are appreciated.
For more information, contact 236-6483 or email@example.com or visit www.bnt.bm.
The March edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, March 20th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.
45 Years will be showing at 3pm. This quietly explosive British drama won Best British Feature Film award at Edinburgh International Film Festival.
This will be followed at 5.15pm by 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, a riveting documentary about the murder of an African-American teenager in Florida won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact at Sundance Film Festival.
Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by calling 294-0204.
For more information, visit www.BermudaDocs.com.
In honour of the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on March 25th, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Bermuda Foundation has organised a variety of events between Sunday, March 20th and Saturday, March 26th.
This will begin with the International Day of Remembrance Annual Church Service on Sunday, March 20th.
Starting at 4pm at Cobb’s Hill Methodist Church, this annual church service will commemorate the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
The ADHT Annual Day of Remembrance Lecture will be on Wednesday, March 23rd.
From 7pm at St. George’s Cricket Club, the focus of this panel discussion will be Leadership through Sports: the Role of Sports in Developing Community Leaders.
Panelists will discuss the history of how sports advanced leadership development and the audience will have the opportunity to share ideas and suggestions for ensuring that this level of leadership development continues.
The entry fee is $10 and food will be on sale.
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Roll out your mat and get ready to sweat as the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club invite you to experience a taste of the newest spa on the island, exhale Bermuda Spa, at four different sessions between Monday, March 21st and Tuesday, April 12th.
The spa itself will open on June 30th and so these free preview sessions will take place in the Princess Ballroom on Monday, March 21st at 5.30pm, Tuesday, March 22nd at 9.30am, Monday, April 11th at 5.30pm and Tuesday, April 12th at 9.30am. The sessions have been expertly created by the leaders in the barre and yoga industry and founders of exhale, Fred Devito and Elisabeth Halfpapp.
The sessions are free but you will need to register online at www.exhaleSpa.com/Bermuda.
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The final event in the series is the Louis ‘Kid’ Corbin Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 26th.
Starting at 1pm, this tournament will celebrate the legacy of Bermuda’s ‘crack of dawn’ golfers, who helped to integrate golf in both Bermuda and the US. This will take place at Ocean View Golf Club, which was the first golf club that was open to all golfers, regardless of colour.
As well as fun events, prizes, and food on sale, there will also be a goody bag for each registered golfer.
The cost of registration is $125 per person or $500 per team.
For more information, or to register, contact Kim Swan on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Bermuda Zoological Society invites you to join them for Bermuda’s Sea Turtles: The Island’s Role in Global Sea Turtle Conservation on Wednesday, March 23rd.
The lecture will begin at 7pm in the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo Education Classroom. Sea turtles and the Bermuda Turtle Project play an important role in global sea turtle conservation. During this lecture, you will learn about the fascinating life history of these endangered species and how Bermuda is contributing to their conservation through research, rehabilitation and education. You will also hear about the most recent discoveries, from sea turtle nesting in Bermuda and thriving in our ocean, to long distance migrations that track our animals to distant shores. This illustrated presentation is sure to inspire you.
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.
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Come celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Open Your Heart Foundation’s Good Friday Free Day on Friday, March 25th.
From 10am until 8pm at Warren Simmons Community Field (also known as Naval Field), everything will be free for the kids, including free fun castles and kiddie land, free face painting, free haircuts, free braiding, a balloon artist giving away free balloons, free kites, free food, and free drinks.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 335-3389.
Families with children aged 3 to 10 years old are invited to a Community Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day on Saturday, March 26th.
From 2pm until 5pm at John Smiths Bay, you can expect fun castles, popcorn, face painting, beach games, music, and other fun activities for the whole family to participate.
For more information, or if you’d like to donate giveaways, promote your business or service or volunteer to help, contact Dexter Jones at 5331897 or Dionne Woolridge at 532-8958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you the king or queen of general knowledge? If so, then here’s your chance to prove it as Bermuda’s Emerging Professionals (BEPRO) are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Quiz Night on Monday, March 28th.
From 6.30pm at Flanagan’s Outback Sports Bar, you are invited to team up with some of the sharpest minds in Bermuda and enjoy an evening of fun-filled trivia. Competing teams will be made up of four people so feel free to come with friends or join a group upon arrival.
As well as happy hour drink prices and a 10% discount on food, there will also be prizes to be won.
BEPRO is Bermuda’s leading organisation focused on the growth and development of the Island’s young professionals. The organisation, a subdivision of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, offers Bermuda’s emerging professionals unique opportunities to grow professionally through a host of social and corporate activities. BEPRO events allow its members the opportunity to develop their networking skills and enhance and advance their professional objectives. Membership is available for just $50 to interested individuals between the ages of 18 and 40.
The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, March 14th to be guaranteed a spot. Sign up will be available on the day of the event if spaces are available.
For more information about BEPRO, to become a member, or if your company is interested in partnering with BEPRO to provide membership benefit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids aged 3 to 8 can have fun while learning the importance of teamwork at Sportz Mania’s 2016 Spring Multi-Sport Programs running every Saturday from April 9th until May 28th at Somersfield Academy.
Sportz Mania provides children the opportunity to learn and participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities in a non-competitive environment. Their goal is to provide children with a unique and exciting learning experience, while also promoting sportsmanship, perseverance, teamwork, and respect. All programs are high energy, structured, and of course, fun.
The cost is $150 per child.
For more information, registration, and the latest promotion, visit www.SportzMania.org.
Marking the centenary of the 1916 Irish Rising, the Bermuda Irish Association is hosting a Gala Black Tie Dinner on Saturday, April 9th.
From 7pm at the Hamilton Princess, this will be a fun-filled evening that starts with a four course dinner including wine. Music will be performed by Spraoi, a group of very talented Irish musicians, and there will also be an exciting Irish dance performance by a group that includes dancers that previously performed in Michael Flatley’s world famous Lord of the Dance show. A key note speech will be given by George Hook, a well known Irish media personality. There will also be a raffle on the night with some great prizes.
Tickets are $150 per person.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Brian Quinn on email@example.com or Michael Veale on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ludwig Cann 5K Race for 2016 will take place on Sunday, April 10th.
The event will start off with the Walkers at 8.30am, followed by the Runners at 9am. The race route will start at the western entrance to Astwood Park, heading west along South Road and turning around at Gulfstream Restaurant (formerly Tio Pepe) before heading east back to Astwood Park entering the eastern gate to the finish line.
Categories are Juniors (16 to 19), Open (20 to 39), Masters (40 to 49), Seniors (50 to 59), and Veterans (60+). Prizes will be awarded in First Male and Female Adult Runner Overall, First, Second and Third (Male & Female) in the various categories, and First, Second and Third Overall for Walkers (no distinction between sexes).
All finishers are also eligible for draw prizes but must be present to win.
There will also be a prize awarded for the best Ludwig Cann outfit.
Entry fees are $32 for runners and walkers, $27 for Swan’s members and walkers and $37 for late entries.
Participants can register online at www.RaceDayWorld.com or pick up a paper entry form from the Sportseller in Washington Mall. Race number pickup and late entries will be available from 10am until 1pm on Saturday, April 9th at The Centre on Angle Street.
For more information, contact 335-0001 or email@example.com.
The April edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast) at 8pm on Tuesday, April 12th.
Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, this French fantasy/romance with English subtitles is from director Christophe Gans with Vincent Cassell, Léa Seydoux and André Dussollier.
An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted …
All members of the public are welcome. Tickets are available at the door and cost $5 for AF/BUEI members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students.
For more information, contact 294-0204 or visit www.AllianceFrancaise.bm.
Promising the premier administrative professionals event on Administrative Professionals Day, Succeeding Professionally, Growing Personally: Power Admin Skills & Knowledge for your Best Tomorrow will be on Wednesday, April 27th.
From 8.30am until 4.30pm at the Fairmont Southampton, world-renowned speakers will help you to grow your skills and knowledge as an administrative professional and enhance your career path.
The speaker line up includes: Barbara Weathers, Certification Manager, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) whose presentation will be Leading Edge Keynote: Standing at the Precipice; Linda Smith, Senior Vice President of Communications, Ascendant Group Ltd whose will present on The Art of Civility in Communications; Kellianne Smith, Head of Global HR & Organizational Development, The Argus Group on The Administrative Professional as Leader; Nim De Swardt, Global Millennials Brand Manager, Bacardi International Ltd. who will talk on The Power of Brand You!; and Pandora Glasford, Training Manager, Department of Workforce Development, Bermuda Government who will speak on Bermuda’s Administrative Professions.
The Early Bird rate is $310, with the registration deadline of March 31st. The regular registration fee is $325, with reserved seating available for Corporate tables of 10.
For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now celebrating 29 years, the legendary XL Catlin End-to-End for 2016 will be on Saturday, May 7th.
The XL Catlin End-to-End is a 24.2 mile walk starting in St. George’s (or Albuoy’s Point in Hamilton for the 14.7 mile Middle-to-End) and ending in Dockyard. 3000 members of the community participate yearly, either walking, cycling, swimming or paddle-boarding.
Not only is this a physical fitness challenge, but it has also raised more than $5 million for local good causes.
This year’s recipients of charitable funds are the Coalition for the Protection of Children, the Family Centre, Open Airways, PALS and PRIDE.
Registration costs $50 for adults and $20 for youths.
For more information, or to register, visit www.BermudaEndtoEnd.bm.
A conference for those leaders that are called in ministry and the marketplace, The Bermuda Summit will convene on Thursday and Friday, June 9th and 10th.
With the theme Called to Lead, there will be a 1/2 day and full day session of teaching those in leadership roles how to have a vision for moving forward. Dr. Mark J. Chironna, the speaker for the event, will be welcomed back to Bermuda.
The Summit will open at 6pm at the Fairmont Southampton on the Thursday, reconvening at 8.30am the following day when a continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
Early registration is $199 before May 1st and 2016 and $250 per person thereafter. Please call for a group rate of more than 5 people. Rooms have been reserved at the hotel for conference guests.
For more information, or to register online, visit www.BermudaSummit2016.com.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Reading Odyssey – January 4th to March 24th
Bermuda International Film Festival – March 4th to 11th
Saltus Secondary presents Legally Blonde: The Musical – March 9th to 12th
Bermuda Fashion Festival: Model Call for Kids – March 10th
Products for People with Vision Impairments Equipment Display – March 10th to 12th
Six Nations: Wine vs Whisky – March 11th
Weekend Intensive Yoga – March 11th to 13th
Wilson’s Weekend – March 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th
Celebrate the Night – March 12th
Bermuda Fashion Festival: Model Call for Adults – March 12th and 13th
Spring Pastry Cooking Class at Hamilton Princess – March 13th
Printing Without a Press with Raziya Swan – March 13th
Bermuda Pilot Gig Club Silly Regatta – March 13th
A Cappella Music Dinner at Beau Rivage – March 13th
Harvard in Hamilton for the Hungry X – March 17th
BUEI Talks: Nesting Sea Turtles – March 17th
**NEW Go Green at Red on St Patrick’s Day: Expat Gathering – March 17th
**NEW Spring Into Cooper’s – March 17th to 19th
Joy T. Barnum @BNG – March 18th
**NEW St. Baldrick’s Head Shave – March 18th
Ariel Re Bermuda 7s – March 18th and 19th
Inspire E Business: Startup Weekend – March 18th to 20th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Pearl Fishers – March 19th
The 5th Bermuda Beach Art Festival – March 19th
Boxing Championships – March 19th
Lighthouse Medical Expo – March 19th
Gouache/Ink Resist Workshop with Michael Cacy – March 19th
Shift Into Go! Workshop for Women – March 19th
Red Carpet Reception – March 19th
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – March 19th
**NEW Earth Hour 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run – March 19th
**NEW D.R.E.A.M. Girls Dance Party – March 19th
2016 KPMG Round the Grounds Race – March 20th
Spring Pastry Cooking Class at Hamilton Princess – March 20th
**NEW Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Palm Sunday Walk – March 20th
**NEW 45 Years at Weekend Film Series – March 20th
**NEW International Day of Remembrance Annual Church Service – March 20th
**NEW 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets at Weekend Film Series – March 20th
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**NEW Free exhale Bermuda Spa Preview Class – March 21st
**NEW Free exhale Bermuda Spa Preview Class – March 22nd
**NEW ADHT Annual Day of Remembrance Lecture – March 23rd
**NEW Bermuda’s Sea Turtles: The Island’s Role in Global Sea Turtle Conservation – March 23rd
Renegades Booze Crooze – March 24th
Bermuda Easter Fiesta – March 24th
PHC Community Fun Day – March 25th
**NEW Good Friday Free Day – March 25th
Abigail’s Dream Adventures Costume Party/Book Launch – March 26th
The European Scene – March 26th
**NEW Louis ‘Kid’ Corbin Memorial Golf Tournament – March 26th
**NEW Community Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day – March 26th
Easter Sunday Brunch at Hamilton Princess – March 27th
Easter Ocean Side Brunch at Cafe Lido – March 27th
Coco Reef Resort: Easter Day BBQ & Grilling – March 27th
**NEW St. Patrick’s Themed Quiz Night – March 28th
Take the Lid off your Jar Workshop for Girls (M1 and M2 Girls) – March 28th to 30th
Spring Art Studio 2016 – March 28th to April 1st
Wine Focus Wednesdays: Chardonnay – March 30th
Take the Lid off your Jar Workshop for Girls (P5 and P6 Girls) – March 30th to April 1st
Lobster-Themed Dinner Night – March 31st
CITY FOOD FESTIVAL
City Food Festival: Chef Competition – April 4th and 6th
City Food Festival: Food Walk in Chancery Lane – April 5th
City Street Food Festival – April 9th
Spring Art Studio 2016 – April 4th to 8th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Turandot – April 9th
Xtreme Sports Games – April 9th
Pickles and Spiced Ham – April 9th
**NEW Sportz Mania 2016 Winter Multi-Sport Programs – starts April 9th
**NEW The Bermuda Irish Association Gala Dinner – April 9th
**NEW Ludwig Cann 5K Race – April 10th
**NEW Free exhale Bermuda Spa Preview Class – April 11th
**NEW Free exhale Bermuda Spa Preview Class – April 12th
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: La Belle et la Bête – April 12th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut – April 16th
Color Fun Run/Walk – April 16th
Joy T. Barnum @City Hall – April 22nd
Sandy’s Parish Council: Wine Tasting Fundraiser – April 22nd
Fishackathon – April 22nd to 24th
Underwater Extravaganza – April 23rd
Sinnerman: Death In One Colour – April 28th to 30th
Bermuda Yoga Festival 2016 – April 29th to May 1st
**NEW XL Catlin End-to-End – May 7th
**NEW Bermuda Summit 2016 – June 9th and 10th
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – February 26th to March 15th
- 51st Bermuda Annual Primary Schools’ Art Show
Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until May 28th
- Peter Woolcock: A Tribute
- Highlights from the Young Collection
- Highlights of the BNG Collection
International Women’s Club Art Exhibition – March 4th to 18th
SPArt presents Exhale by Robert Bassett – until April 20th
Enjoy the rest of the week!