April 20th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Kids!



Yup, it’s already that time of the week again!  Here is your Wednesday update on what’s coming up in Bermuda.





0422 Bermuda Invitational Permit Track Meet

Bermuda National Athletics Association presents, in conjunction with Bermuda Tourism Authority and the Department of Youth Sport and Recreation, an event that will be the first of its kind in Bermuda, the Bermuda Invitational Permit Track Meet on Friday, April 22nd.

From 6.30pm until 8.30pm, professional athletes from around the world, who have competed in the Olympics and World Championships will compete in Bermuda for one night only.  These athletes will run the fastest times the track at National Sports Centre has ever seen.

In addition to the amazing track and field competition, there will be a happy hour available and VIP section that offers food and a meet and greet with the athletes.

The cost is $52 for VIPs, $27 for reserved seating, and $12 for uncovered seating.  Tickets are available at www.bnaa.bm and
Pulp and Circumstance.

For more information, contact bnaa@logic.bm or visit www.bnaa.bm/bdameet.

0422 Excluzive at Jasmine

Bring your dancing shoes and join Excluzive at the Fairmont Southampton’s Jasmine Lounge on Friday evenings.

Excluzive consists of Earl Leader (band leader/drums/vocals), Tony Bari (keyboard/vocals), and Dennis Francis (bass) and they will be playing from 9pm until midnight every week until further notice.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact 236-1314 or visit www.TonyBari.com.



0420 Tony Bari at The Reefs

Enjoy the serenity of an afternoon of music with Tony Bari playing the piano in the main lobby of The Elbow Beach Hotel.

This will continue weekly from 1pm until 4pm on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons until further notice.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact 236-1314 or visit www.TonyBari.com.





0423 Grassroots Tennis

All primary school-aged children are invited to The Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) Grassroots Tennis Clinic on Saturday mornings.

The clinic runs from 9am until 10am every week until June 18th at the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium.

Racquets can be provided for kids who don’t have one.

The cost is $115 for the whole term or $10 per session.

For more information, contact info@blta.bm or 296-0834.



0423 Kaleidoscopic Jamboree

The Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation (KAF) present Kaleidoscopic Jamboree, their annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 23rd.

From 9.30am until 3pm at their premises on Jubilee Road, they will celebrate children’s literature with games, crafts, music, face painting, pony rides and much more.

Admission is $5 with the activities available to purchase.

For more information, contact KAF on 542-9000 or info@kaf.bm.



0423 Quiz Night at Wesley

Enjoy a fun evening while raising funds for good causes at Quiz Night at Wesley on Saturday, April 23rd.

The quiz will take place in the church hall at 7pm.  Dinner is available for purchase and will be roast Italian sausage with onions and peppers, garlic bread, salad , apple crumble: tea, coffee, water or soda.  Turkey chorizo or vegetable lasagne will also be available for those who do not eat red meat/pork.  The cost of dinner is $12.

The cost of the quiz is $10 per person for teams of up to 6 people.  You can register in advance or show up on the night.  Funds raised will benefit the outreach programmes of Wesley Methodist Church.

For more information, or to register your team, contact Legacy@Wesley.bm or 505-1256.




0425 Anzac Day 2-vert

The Australian and New Zealand community in Bermuda will respectfully observe their annual day of remembrance for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) with a Sunrise Service at Fort Hamilton at 6.15am sharp on Monday, April 25th.

While this day originally commemorated dawn landings for a wartime campaign in Turkey in 1915, the day now acknowledges all ANZACs who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. Australians and New Zealanders across the world meet at dawn each year for a remembrance service in their respective countries.

For more information, contact Jane Chapman at jane.chapman1@gmail.com or 599-5000.







0420 Tony Bari at The Reefs

Returning to The Reefs Resort and Club for his 32nd Season, pianist Tony Bari will be playing for your listening pleasure on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

This will be from 6pm until 9pm on Mondays and from 7pm until 10pm on Wednesdays, until November 2nd.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact 236-1314 or visit www.TonyBari.com.





0428 I Can Quit Sugar

If you, like most people, consume too much of the sweet stuff, then you may want to invest in your health by attending I CAN Quit Sugar! on Thursday, April 28th.

From 1pm until 2pm at Bermuda National Library, Andrea Beazley-Fubler will be discussing why you need to reduce your sugar consumption and how you can successfully conquer your sugar addiction.

Topics covered will include: what is Insulin Resistance?; what is Chronic Inflammation?; discover where sugar’s hiding out in your pantry; learn how to read the puzzling sugar section on nutrition labels; find out all the sneaky names for sugar (even the ones in the organic aisle); is it ok to still eat fruit?; strategies on how to stomp out a sugar craving before you reach for that donut in the office kitchen; what are the healthier replacements for sugar?; and what foods you can add to your diet to help control sugar cravings.  You will also learn a few strategies to begin to create more mindful eating habits.

After this session, you can take action on the information provided and expect to diminish your sugar cravings and reduce the severity of your afternoon energy slumps.

The cost is $35 and will be a cash payment at the session.  A limited number of spots are available so you are invited to reserve your place as soon as possible.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact andrea@goodhealthgirl.com or visit http://bit.ly/ghgquitsugar.


0430 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

Come be part of history at a new annual event celebrating World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on Saturday, April 30th.

This class will run from 3pm until 4pm in the Botanical Gardens (in the field close to the hospital), and will also be streamed live on the internet. It will go into detail about the Tree Of Life Qigong (healing exercises (like Tai Chi) for prevention and physical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems, backaches, scaitica etc). and the 5 organs, elements, colors etc. You will also learn about pressure points that can relieve pain like headaches, scaitica, stifness, nausea etc.

There is no cover charge and no need to RSVP so you can just show up on the day.

For more information, contact ammuaakhu123@yahoo.com.



0430 Arkley Side to Side 5K

The Centre Against Abuse (CAA, Registered Charity 146) will be holding their annual Arkley Side to Side 5K on Saturday, April 30th.

Starting at 6.30pm, this will begin at Black Watch Pass on North Shore Road heading to the finish line at Bermuda College.

The purpose of this event is to raise funds for CAA to provide crisis support services to male and female adult survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, and educate the community on healthy relationships.

The cost to register is $30 for adults and $20 for students.  Sign up is through www.RaceDayWorld.com and Sportseller in Washington Mall.

For more information, contact 292-4366 or info@centreagainstabuse.bm.



The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), along with a Committee of St. George’s Stakeholders, will be hosting the first annual Marine Expo on Sunday, May 1st.

Promising to be one of the most exciting events being planned for this year, Ordnance Island and Kings Square will be transformed into a festive setting of flags, tents and boats while featuring an array of marine-related products, services, sports, and seminars.

Running from 11am until 6pm, the Marine Expo will be a family friendly annual event that honours history, celebrates sport, embraces technology and recognizes the opportunities in Bermuda’s Maritime Environment.

Rubis Energy Bermuda Ltd. is the title sponsor for the Marine Expo. Other sponsors include HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited, Freisenbruch Meyer, BF&M Insurance, Bermuda International Shipping Limited and Burrows Lightbourne.

This is a free event.

For more information, contact Raymond Lambert at rlambert@bedc.bm or 292 -5570 ext. 243.

0501 Seniors Tea

Al-Mu’minaat (The Women of Faith) invites seniors to an annual Heritage Month Seniors’ Tea on Sunday, May 1st.

This will be from 2pm until 4pm in the Masjid Muhammad Auditorium (Laffan Street entrance) and will have the theme, A Tapestry of Culture.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, or to RSVP by April 22nd, contact Zakiyyah Shakir at 747-2560




0507 Carnival Fever Soca Fete

It’s officially time to get warmed up for this year’s carnival festivities as Teachers Rugby Football Club presents Carnival Fever Soca Fete on Saturday, May 7th.

Doors open at 9pm at The Docksider Pub & Restaurant and from 10pm until 2am, you can enjoy music by D’General.

This event is sponsored by Tops.

Tickets are $15 and available from Docksiders and Teachers Rugby Football Club Players.

For more information, contact Kelly Gilmour at kgdesigns91@gmail.com.



0508 Mothers Day Brunch at Lido

Cafe Lido invite you to spoil your mama by joining them for their Mother’s Day Ocean Side Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 8th.

Seatings are available between 11am and 11.30am or between 1.30pm and 2pm.  Diners can enjoy spectacular views of one of Bermuda’s best beaches while indulgingan extensive selection of hot and cold appetizers accompanied by a delicious array of salads, cold cuts, pasta, sushi, meat and fish dishes (including carvery items and vegetarian choices) topped off by a spectacular Mother’s Day Dessert Buffet.

The cost is $65 per person, plus 17% grats, with a 50% discount for children under 10.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884.



Focus on an important life skill at the Healthy Relationships Seminar on Tuesday, May 10th.

This seminar is being held at The Sunshine League PLACE (Personal Learning Assistance Centre) at 27 King Street from 5.30pm until 6.45pm and is being presented by Ms. Patrice Frith Hayward; Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s V.I.P. Network.

Topics will include:  what are relationships? (happy, healthy and realistic); how to communicate effectively (including boundary setting and assertiveness skills); the impact of self-esteem and body image on relationships; and texting and social media and relationships (avoiding dangers such as Revenge Porn).

The seminar is free but you must register to attend.

For more information, or to register, contact 292-4360 or info@sunshineleague.bm.


0514 MAMA Car Boot Sale

Calling all mamas, mamas-to-be and general bargain hunters, the semi-annual MAMA Car Boot Sale will be at the Bermuda Athletic Association (BAA) on Saturday, May 14th.

From 9am until noon, you can pick up some great bargains on household items, baby and child friendly items, clothing and baked goods.

This event is open to all, MAMA members and the public alike.

For more information, or to register a table, visit www.MAMA.bm.




0527 Bermuda Guitar Festival

See two amazing concerts with four magical performers, topped off by a special student concert at the 13th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival from Friday, May 27th to Sunday, May 29th.

The Friday concert will feature virtuoso flamenco/classical guitarist Adam del Monte playing the music of Spain from 7.30pm. Local guitarist Steve Crawford will also be performing and will be playing favourites by Barrios & Albéniz.

At the Saturday concert from 7.30pm, funky finger style guitar legend Adam Rafferty will be playing a variety of pop, rock and blues. Local guitarist Jerremiah Smith will be playing classical favourites, jazz, and original compositions.

On Sunday, May 29th, there will be a Student Gala Concert, featuring Bermuda’s up and coming guitarists plus special guests, at 2pm.  The student concert is open to the public and admission is free.

All concerts will take place at St. Andrew’s Church.  Tickets cost $30 each for the Friday and Saturday concerts and they are available from Music Box, Bermuda School of Music, or online at www.pTix.bm.

For more information, contact Bermuda School of Music on 296-5100.


0612 TORC Extreme Sport Showdown

Promising to be an awesome event for the extreme sports enthusiast, thrill seekers and those who like excitement, TORC Extreme Sport Showdown is a six disciplines extreme sport competition on Sunday, June 12th.

If you’re an extreme athlete, or have skills you’d like Bermuda to see, you can register to compete in the following categories; Kayak Racing, Freestyle Skateboard Park, Wakeboarding Championship, Street Tumbling Battles, Freestyle Jet Ski Stunt Riding, and The Ultimate Crossfit Challenge.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive large trophies, sponsorship prizes and gift certificates.

From 1pm until 7pm at #1 Car Park, this event will also feature an exhibition by Jump 2B Fit, bouncers, local musicians, an interactive fun park, sponsors booths and vendors row.

This event is sponsored by BELCO, Lindo’s, Youth, Sport & Recreation, Pepsi, PW Marine, Butterfield & Vallis, Making Waves, Bermuda Heart Foundation, K.S. WaterSports, Worldview Travel and Pro Shop.

General admission for spectators is $10 for adults, $5 for kids aged 12 and under, and free for infants and seniors.  The cost to compete is $15 and includes a competitor’s medallion, soft drinks and snacks.

For more information, or to register, visit www.OniRacingClub.com/#!events/ggsc6, or go to Makin Waves and pick up an event brochure.




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Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section






0414 Little Wars

**UPDATED  Little Wars – April 19th to 23rd

0420 Clearwater Multicultural Extravaganza

Clearwater Middle School Soaring around the World Multicultural Extravaganza – April 20th

0420 Peppercorn Ceremony Bicentennial

Peppercorn Ceremony Bicentennial – April 20th

0420 Cyber Simulation Workshop

Cyber Security Simulation Workshop – April 20th


Exploring Bermuda’s Flying Flowers: The Seven Resident Butterflies of Bermuda – April 20th

0421 Free Allergy Asthma Presentations

Free Allergy/Asthma Presentations by Experts – April 21st

0421 Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run

Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – April 21st

0226 Joy T Barnum at Bermuda National Gallery

Joy T. Barnum @City Hall – April 22nd

0422 Sandys Parish Council Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Sandy’s Parish Council: Wine Tasting Fundraiser – April 22nd

0422 Autism Rocks Socks

Tomorrow’s Voices 3rd Annual Autism Rocks Socks – April 22nd

0422 Sleepover at the Youth Library

Sleepover at the Youth Library – April 22nd

0422 Bermuda Invitational Permit Track Meet

**NEW  Bermuda Invitational Permit Track Meet – April 22nd

0422 Autism Workshops

Tomorrow’s Voices: Autism Awareness Month Training Workshops – April 22nd and 23rd

0422 Fishackathon

Fishackathon – April 22nd to 24th

0423 BUEI Underwater Extravaganza

Underwater Extravaganza – April 23rd


White Elephant Sale – April 23rd

0423 Onionpatch Walkathon

Onionpatch 5th Annual Walkathon – April 23rd

0423 Spring Clean Indoor Outdoor Car Boot Sale

Spring Clean Indoor/Outdoor Car Boot Sale – April 23rd

0423 Structure Strength and Core

Structure, Strength and Core – starts April 23rd

0423 Linda Wilde Pen and Ink Workshop

Pen and Ink Workshop – April 23rd

0423 Maggie Hall

Live Skype with YA Author, Maggie Hall – April 23rd

Suck Rocks & Molly Millers – April 23rd

0423 Kaleidoscopic Jamboree

**NEW  Kaleidoscopic Jamboree: Celebrating Literacy – April 23rd

0423 Quiz Night at Wesley

**NEW  Quiz Night at Wesley – April 23rd

0424 Disco Dance Walk in the Park

Disco Dance Walk In The Park – April 24th

0424 Bermuda Open Karate Championships

 Bermuda Open Karate Championships – April 24th

0425 Anzac Day 2-vert

**NEW  ANZAC Day 2016: Dawn Service – April 25th

0427 Succeeding Professionally Growing Personally

Succeeding Professionally, Growing Personally: Power Admin Skills & Knowledge for your Best Tomorrow – April 27th

0428 I Can Quit Sugar

**NEW  I CAN Quit Sugar! – April 28th


Enough is Enough – April 28th to 30th

0428 Sinnerman Death in One Colour

Sinnerman: Death In One Colour – April 28th to 30th

0428 Up With People

Up with People: The Journey – April 28th to 30th

0429 Bermuda Yoga Festival

Bermuda Yoga Festival 2016 – April 29th to May1st

0429 Kirtan Music Concerts

Kirtan Music Concerts – April 29th and 30th

0430 Get Puzzled

Get Puzzled: Car Scavenger Hunt – April 30th

0430 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

**NEW  World Tai Chi and Qigong Day – April 30th

0430 Arkley Side to Side 5K

**NEW  Arkley 5k Side to Side – April 30th

0430 Mothers Day Themed Pastry Cooking Class

Mother’s Day Pastry Cooking Class – April 30th and May 1st

**NEW  St. George’s Marine Expo – May 1st

0501 Seniors Tea

**NEW  Seniors’ Tea by Al-Mu’minaat (The Women of Faith) – May 1st

0504 Harbour Nights

Harbour Nights 2016 – starts May 4th

0506 Red White and Do Day

Red, White & Do Day – May 6th

0507 Corporate Volleyball Tournament

24th Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament – May 7th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Madame Butterfly – May 7th


XL Catlin End-to-End – May 7th

0507 Carnival Fever Soca Fete

**NEW  Carnival Fever Soca Fete – May 7th

0508 Coco Reef Mother's Day Grill

Coco Reef Resort Mother’s Day Grill – May 8th

0508 Mothers Day Brunch at Lido

**NEW  Mother’s Day Brunch at Cafe Lido – May 8th


**NEW  Healthy Relationships Seminar – May 10th

0515 Quiz Night

**UPDATED Caledonian Society of Bermuda Fundraising Quiz Night – May 14th

0514 MAMA Car Boot Sale

**NEW  MAMA Car Boot Sale – May 14th

0421 Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run

Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – May 19th

0520 Famous for 15 Minutes Script Deadline

Famous for 15 Minutes Call for Scripts Deadline – May 20th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux – May 21st

0427 Relay for Life

Relay For Life of Bermuda – May 27th to 28th

0527 Bermuda Guitar Festival

**NEW  13th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 27th to 29th

0528 Drinks and Drives

Drinks & Drives: Fun Charity Golf Event – May 28th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Richard Strauss’ Elektra – June 4th

Bermuda Summit 2016 – June 9th and 10th

0612 TORC Extreme Sport Showdown

**NEW  TORC Extreme Sport Showdown – June 12th

0421 Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run

Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – June 16th

0704 Dolphin Quest Connecting to Nature Camps Summer

Dolphin Quest Connect to Nature Summer Camp – July 4th to September 2nd

Bermuda Marathon Weekend

2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th



Art Exhibits

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard


Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until May 28th

  • Peter Woolcock: A Tribute
  • Highlights from the Young Collection
  • Highlights of the BNG Collection


Common Ground Logo

SPArt at Common Ground


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda Society of Arts BSoA Logo

Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – April 8th to May 3rd

  • Onions Gallery and Studios A&B: Bermuda College Show
  • Edinburgh Gallery: Imagemaking and the Bermudian Artist by Dr. Edwin M. E. Smith


Enjoy the rest of the week!




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