April 6th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
Welcome to the first post of April and the second quarter of 2016. I have already had my first sunburn of the year so it’s practically summer in my book!
Here are the latest Bermuda events for April and beyond:
The Reefs Resort & Club invite you to join them on Friday evenings for their Stir It Up Cocktail Series.
From 6pm until 8pm each week until June 24th, you can participate in the hands-on creation of various styles of cocktails with expert Mixologists providing personal instruction on cocktail creation techniques.
Learn how to make the classics and add unique twists with seasonal ingredients. A first of its kind for Bermuda, this interactive experience will feature a different cocktail style or technique each week. These fun sessions are designed for stand-alone instruction, so prior participation is
You can further the fun once a month at their Amateur Cocktail Challenge, where you can compete to showcase your skills in specified cocktail preparations. The Challenge will be on the last Friday of each month and will take place at the end of that day’s series. A panel of judges will determine each month’s winner. Finalists will be invited back to compete in the Stir It Up Amateur Cocktail Challenge in November.
The winning cocktail creation will be featured as The Reefs’ official 2017 Perfectly At Ease signature cocktail. The winner will also receive their choice of a 5-night stay for two, or dinner for two each month at any of The Reefs’ restaurants for an entire year. Complete details on the the Stir It Up Amateur Cocktail Challenge can be found at www.TheReefs.com/Stir-It-Up.
The Reefs thanks Burrows Lightbourn Ltd. for their support with the Stir It Up Cocktail Series and Amateur Cocktail Challenge.
Participation in both the Stir It Up Cocktail Series and Amateur Cocktail Challenge is free. The drinks that you make as part of the series are complimentary and the a la carte menu will be available for anyone who wishes to purchase additional drinks or snacks.
For more information, contact Marielle Arneaud at email@example.com.
Summer’s just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to remind you that wearing proper sunglasses is an easy and inexpensive way to protect your eyes at the Bermuda Society for the Blind’s When It’s Bright, Protect Your Sight event on Wednesday, April 6th.
Stop by Beacon House for a hands-on demonstration and the chance to try a selection of styles, sizes, and lens colors to find the shades that are best for you. You can place orders for any that you would like to purchase; payment is required when placing order.
For more information, contact the Bermuda Society For The Blind at 292-3231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, Tomorrow’s Voices invites you to their Open House on Friday, April 8th.
From 10am to noon and then from 1pm until 4pm, you can come visit this world class Autism Centre providing cutting-edge research-based therapies to youth with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Visitors will meet their talented staff and observe Therapists delivering Natural Environment and Intensive Teaching techniques within an Applied Behaviour Analysis and Verbal Behaviour framework designed to help youth make meaningful progress towards educational,
social and behavioural goals and objectives.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact email@example.com or 297-4342. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Come and enjoy some vino while supporting the racing crews of the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club (BPGC) at their Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Friday, April 8th.
From 5.30pm until 7.30pm at Discovery Wines, the evening will include sparkling, white, rose and red wine tastings, and refreshments, all included in the ticket price. There will also be a silent auction / raffle for additional goodies and prizes.
Tickets are $50 per person and available by calling 705-4908 or by purchasing online at www.pTix.bm. This event will support the racing crews of the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club (BPGC) who will be representing Bermuda in the 2016 World Pilot Gig Rowing Championships.
For more information, contact 705-4908.
All are invited to the Sandys Community Fair on Saturday, April 9th.
From noon until 9pm at Sandys Secondary Middle School, you can enjoy Zipline, a fun castle, face painting, Selfiephoto booth,train rides, UDP Dancers, mini motocross bikes, puppet stage show, Jessie Seymour, Live Wire Food stalls Gombeys and much more.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did I hear someone say Zumba extravaganza? That is exactly what you’ll find at Intro to Zumba Fitness with Eli, starting on Saturday, April 9th.
This 4-week course will run from 12.30pm until 1.30pm at The Athletic Club every Saturday until April 30th. If you are a Zumba newbie or looking to learn the basic Latin steps, you are invited to come out to TAC to experience something that, once you try, you will wonder why you didn’t before.
The cost of the series is $45 for members and $75 for non-members.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact 295-6140 or visit their Facebook Page.
Direct from Kingston, Jamaica, Johnnie Walker and Carlsberg Elephant present Dubwise Bermuda: Kabaka Pyramid and Yaadcore Live on Saturday, April 9th.
From 9pm at the BAA Gymnasium, you are promised a night of 100% positive, conscious, roots and dubplate vibes, all night long.
The Dubwise concept is simple enough: to reintroduce authentic roots dub reggae music in spaces accessible to mainstream audiences. And to do it with love. No bad-up, no joke t’ing, nothing to ridicule.
The launch of Dubwise Bermuda features one of roots reggae music’s hottest new stars: Kabaka Pyramid. Kabaka has received global acclaim for being a leading member of the ‘roots revival’ generation, for his lyricism and conscious messages, and for creating a stream of hot songs.
Yaadcore is the official DJ for reggae artist Protoje, and is the founder of the Dubwise movement. Dubwise has spread world-wide, and has become known for its good vibes and cant-miss live roots reggae performances.
Some of Bermuda’s best reggae talent will also be joining the Dubwise movement, including Stevie Dread (Bermudian roots reggae artist), Souljah One Sound (with Magic, Barry Gun, and the whole team), Stalwart Sound (with J-Groove, Jah son, and Conscious J), Prophecy Sound (with Snuffy de LavaRas) and Blackstar Sound (with Jason, Drew, and the crew).
The full bar is provided by the good folks at Burrows Lightbourn Ltd. and other sponsors include Audio Visual Electronics, Irie 98.3 Fm Bermuda, Pepsi, Trip, and Terceira’s Group of Stations.
Advanced tickets (early-bird special until April 1st) are $30 and regular tickets are $40. Tickets can be purchased in-store at RUBiS Warwick Gas Station, RUBiS Terceira’s North Shore, RUBiS East Broadway Service Station, and RUBiS Robinson’s (Somerset Bridge), or online at www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact Joey Botelho on 537-6656 or visit www.Facebook.com/DubwiseJamaica/.
If you are expecting a little bundle of joy in 2016, then Parenthood: Birth to 6 Months Course was created just for you and starts on Sunday, April 10th.
While prenatal classes focus on your pregnancy and birth, these 5 sessions will give you information/open your eyes to ideas and thoughts that are out there, to prepare you for your new full-time job, Parenthood.
This promises a welcoming environment where tools are shared with expecting parents, to help in the transition from being pregnant, to embracing their “Special Gift”,
Classes will take place at a private residence in Warwick and will run from 4.30pm until 6.30pm on April 10th and 17th and from 6pm until 8pm on April 13th, 14th and 20th.
The cost is $75 per person and $150 per couple/pair.
For more information, visit ncsbda.SimpleSite.com.
Beautiful open scenic views, good company, music and dancing – what more can you ask for as Bermuda Latin Vibes presents their Spring Break Salsa Social on Sunday, April 10th.
From 5pm until 8pm at Elbow Beach Hotel, you can listen to music by DJ Musica and learn the newest BLV Bachata Line dances. Pictures and videos from their previous socials can be found on Facebook.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact 705-8423.
You are invited to the the 5th Annual Dr. Pauulu Kamarakafego Memorial Lecture, Bermudian Heartbeats: Bermuda’s Earthquakes and Tsunamis on Friday, April 15th.
From 6pm at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Bermudian geologist Dr. Martin Brewer will speak on the earthquakes and tsunamis that have affected our island home.
Tickets are free and are available at the Department of
Community and Cultural Affairs (4th floor at 58 Court Street) and online at www.BDAtix.bm.
For more information, contact 292-1681.
Heard Chapel AME invites you to attend their Dinner Theatre event on Saturday, April 16th.
Starting at 6pm in the Christian Education Centre, this family event will feature the St. James Stage Group.
The cost is $50 per person and the dress code is formal attire.
For more information, or to reserve a ticket, contact the office at 292-3949 or email@example.com.
Promising a fun-filled afternoon, the Cornerstone Foundation’s 1st Annual Race for Change will be held on Sunday, April 17th.
The fun run/walk/bike race takes place at Clearwater Beach with a 5km route for adults and 1km route for kids. This will be a non-timed event where anyone and everyone can participate. Start time is 3pm.
In addition to the race itself, there will also be a bouncy castle, music, hotdog and ice cream.
The race fee is $25 for adults, $5 for kids and registration is available at www.RaceDayWorld.com. To get the special $50 family price, sign up individual participants one after another and the total will be added at the end.
For more information, contact Marilyn Zuill at the Cornerstone Foundation office on 296-2598 or 535-2993.
The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard are opening The Art of Craft on Sunday, April 17th
The Arts Centre at Dockyard takes Craftsmanship very seriously. Often there is great discussion of whether Craft is even considered Art. Every year, in celebration of the amazing Crafters on the Island, the Arts Centre holds The Art of Craft to showcase Bermuda’s crafts in all media.
This show will hold a variety of work including Ceramics, Jewellery, wood turning, wood carving, furniture, fabrics, glass and much more.
The opening reception will be from 3.30pm until 5pm.
The show will remain open until May 13th and admission is free. The Arts Centre is open daily from 10am until 5pm, except for Good Friday and Christmas Day, and is wheelchair accessible.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 234-2809, or visit www.ArtBermuda.com.
Come on out for a night of learning and laughs as Don Spencer the World’s Fastest Hypnotist is back by popular demand on Sunday, April 17th.
Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm at the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium. The After Party is at The Grand on the corner of Church and Parliament.
Tickets are $50 and available at The Grand.
For more information, go to www.BootsiesPlace.com or tune into Magic Mornings with Bootsie on Magic 102.7 FM.
Are you a Cyber Security or Information Security practitioner in your organization? If so, then you are invited to attend TechTalk’s first Cyber Security Simulation Workshop on Wednesday, April 20th.
From 5.30pm until 7.30pm at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, you can share your insights and learn from your peers how to prepare, mitigate and respond to Cyber Security Attacks.
Attendance is free but spaces are limited, so you are invited to register ASAP to secure your spot. Your registration should include your preferred time and a brief description of your role in your organisation for Cyber Security planning
For more information, or to RSVP, contact email@example.com.
Open Airways presents two great hot topics to be covered in upcoming Free Allergy/Asthma Presentations by Experts at BUEI on Thursday, April 21st.
Come early from 5pm to BUEI for asthma education before the presentations from 5.30pm until 7pm.
The Allergic Child (including food allergies) will be presented by Dr. Paula McQueen, a consultant pediatrician from the UK with specialist training in pediatric allergies.
Exercise Induced Asthma will also be presented by Dr. Richard Fulton from Edgewood Pediatric Services, Bermuda. Those attending the presentation will receive a free spacer and microfiber cloth.
This event is free and open to the public, with no need to RSVP in advance.
For more information, contact 232-0264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have fun while showing support for special autism charity Tomorrow’s Voices at their 3rd Annual Autism Rocks Socks Fundraiser on Friday, April 22nd.
Companies, schools and organisations are invited to participate in this unique fundraiser by wearing crazy, fun socks on April 22nd and then donating $5 to Tomorrow’s Voices. All participant will receive an Autism Awareness sticker for their donation.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com or 297-4342.
Tomorrow’s Voices invite you to their special Autism Awareness Month Training Workshops on Friday and Saturday, April 22nd and 23rd.
Presenting International Speakers will be Liz Cranmer, MS, BCBA and Megan McCarron, MS, BCBA, both of whom work for the Connecticut Center for Child Development.
Early Learning Skills will be the topic of the Friday workshop from 6pm until 8pm. There is a large body of research demonstrating that children with developmental disabilities make marked improvement if they receive effective early intervention. Attendees at this presentation will learn about the learn-to-learn skills that are the building blocks for further skill development. Particular focus will be paid to programming to teach joint attention and establishing instructional control. Participants will get helpful tips for finding new reinforcers and leisure activities for learners with autism.
Challenging Behaviors will be Saturday’s workshop from 9am until 1pm. Challenging behaviours can have a significant impact on the safety and well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. In this presentation, attendees will learn about the ABCs of challenging behaviours and developing function-based treatments. Case examples will include stereotypy, Self Injurious Behaviours, and severe aggression. In addition, systematic exposure will be discussed in regards to common situations that precipitate challenging problem behaviour, including food selectivity, hygiene, and medical visits.
Both workshops will be held at the Dr. E.F. Gordon Memorial Hall in the Bermuda Industrial Union (BIU) Building, and food and beverages will be served.
The cost is $25 for the Friday workshop and $30 for the Saturday workshop. Attendees must register for these workshops. and, if you attend both, you will receive a $10 discount. Participants will receive Professional Development Certificates.
For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 297-4342.
The Onionpatch Academy is holding its 5th Annual Walkathon on Saturday, April 23rd.
From 9am until 11am at the National Sports Centre, you are invited to come out and support our little ones.
There is a $20 registration fee. You can also sponsor a child to walk or just donate. This year’s proceeds will go to the playground improvement campaign.
For more information, contact 296 6466 or visit www.OPAcademy.bm.
Set your intention for a life-shifting experience of kirtan and live conscious music, ancient sacred mantras and contemporary kirtan songs at the Kirtan Music Concerts on Friday and Saturday, April 29th and 30th.
Songstress Christina Frith, with guitarist Jeff Marshall and percussionist Robert ‘Sai’ Emery, will open the Bermuda Yoga Festival weekend of live conscious music at 7.30pm on the North Lawn Marquee, Grotto Bay Beach Resort on Friday, April 29th. Doors open at 7pm.
Local kirtan vocalist Michelle Rafferty and guitarist Sean Caisey open Saturday’s kirtan at 7pm. Doors open at 6.30pm. Known for their soulful percussion-driven sound, contemporary kirtan chant artists Aykanna perform at Sat Nam Fest, Yoga Journal Conference, Hanuman Festival and Wanderlust, as well as internationally in Europe, Central America and the US. Aykanna’s performance will begin at 8pm on Saturday, April 30th.
The cost is $50 for the Friday Concert, $50 for the Saturday Kirtan, and $90 for both. This event is free for under-12s.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 295-7525 or visit www.BermudaYogaFestival.com or by calling 295-7525. Tickets are also available at the door.
Surprise your mom with a unique gift this Mother’s Day at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club’s Mother’s Day-Themed Pastry Cooking Class on Saturday, April 30th and Thursday, May 1st.
From 2pm until 6pm in Crown & Anchor Restaurant, you can join Executive Pastry Chef Kevin Pannier, as he demonstrates how to create mouth-watering pastries and desserts. He’ll be sure to ask you to join in to help so be prepared to roll up those sleeves. Afterwards, you can enjoy a light three course meal in Crown & Anchor. Limited spaces are available.
The cost is $68, plus gratuities
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or email@example.com.
With the glorious Bermuda sun setting on Hamilton Harbour as a backdrop, Harbour Nights will be back for the 2016 season on Wednesday, May 4th.
Running from 7pm until 10pm on Front Street, between Queen and Parliament Streets, Harbour Nights provides local and visitors with a uniquely Bermudian retail, dining and entertainment experience. Local craftsmen and artisans alongside culinary delights as diverse as the local population give way to live performances and cultural expositions.
Harbour Nights promises to be the place to be on Wednesday evenings, so you are invited to come and celebrate all that Bermuda has to offer.
Harbour Nights will continue every Wednesday until August 31st.
For more information, contact the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce at 295- 4201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whack away the frustrations of the work week at the annual Drinks & Drives: Fun Charity Golf Event on Saturday, May 28th.
Promising fun times with an evening of food, drink, prizes and fun, check-in will begin at 5pm at Belmont Hills Golf Course for a 6pm shotgun start. This is a Captain’s Choice tournament, playing 9 holes, and food and drinks are included.
The cost is $500 per team of 4 and a registration form can be downloaded here. Teams must register in advance. All funds raised support the Bermuda Heart Foundation’s Youth Jump 2B Fit program.
For more information, or to register, contact Sionna Barton at email@example.com or 232-2673, or visit www.Facebook.com/Jump2bFitBermuda.
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Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
CITY FOOD FESTIVAL
City Food Festival: Food Walk in Chancery Lane – April 5th
City Food Festival: Chef Competition – April 6th
City Street Food Festival –
April 9th **POSTPONED to April 10th!
Spring Art Studio 2016 – April 4th to 8th
Dolphin Quest Connect to Nature Spring Camps – April 4th to 8th
World Table Tennis Day Fun Fest – April 6th
**NEW When It’s Bright, Protect Your Sight – April 6th
Italian Wine Tasting Dinner – April 7th
Nate Lucas All-Stars Return to Marcus’ – March 31st to April 3rd and April 7th to 10th
**NEW Tomorrow’s Voices Open House – April 8th
**NEW BPGC Wine Tasting Fundraiser – April 8th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Turandot – April 9th
Xtreme Sports Games – April 9th
Pickles and Spiced Ham – April 9th
Sportz Mania 2016 Winter Multi-Sport Programs – starts April 9th
The Bermuda Irish Association Gala Dinner – April 9th
Car Boot Sale – April 9th
3rd Annual Joyful Noise Concert – April 9th
Superdance Bermuda – April 9th
**NEW Sandys Community Fair – April 9th
**NEW Intro to Zumba Fitness with Eli – April 9th
**NEW Dubwise Bermuda: Kabaka Pyramid & Yaadcore Live – April 9th
Margaret Best Weekend Workshop – April 9th and 10th
Ludwig Cann 5K Race – April 10th
**NEW April Express – Parenthood: Birth to 6 Months Express Course – starts April 10th
**NEW Bermuda Latin Vibes Spring Break Sunset Salsa Social – April 10th
Free exhale Bermuda Spa Preview Class – April 11th
Free exhale Bermuda Spa Preview Class – April 12th
The Bermuda Agricultural Show – April 14th to 16th
Arts for All – April 14th to 17th
**NEW Bermudian Heartbeats: Bermuda’s Earthquakes and Tsunamis – April 15th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut – April 16th
Color Fun Run/Walk – April 16th
**NEW Dinner Theatre – April 16th
Margaret Best Weekend Workshop – April 16th and 17th
Sonita at Weekend Film Series – April 17th
My Golden Days at Weekend Film Series – April 17th
**NEW Race for Change – April 17th
**NEW Don Spencer Comedy Hypnotist Show – April 17th
Peppercorn Ceremony Bicentennial – April 20th
**NEW Cyber Security Simulation Workshop – April 20th
**NEW Free Allergy/Asthma Presentations by Experts – April 21st
Joy T. Barnum @City Hall – April 22nd
Sandy’s Parish Council: Wine Tasting Fundraiser – April 22nd
**NEW Tomorrow’s Voices 3rd Annual Autism Rocks Socks – April 22nd
**NEW Tomorrow’s Voices: Autism Awareness Month Training Workshops – April 22nd and 23rd
Fishackathon – April 22nd to 24th
Underwater Extravaganza – April 23rd
White Elephant Sale – April 23rd
**NEW Onionpatch 5th Annual Walkathon – April 23rd
Disco Dance Walk In The Park – April 24th
**UPDATED Sinnerman: Death In One Colour – April 28th to 30th
Up with People: The Journey – April 28th to 30th
Bermuda Yoga Festival 2016 – April 29th to May1st
**NEW Kirtan Music Concerts – April 29th and 30th
**NEW Mother’s Day Pastry Cooking Class – April 30th and May 1st
**NEW Harbour Nights 2016 – starts May 4th
XL Catlin End-to-End – May 7th
**NEW Drinks & Drives: Fun Charity Golf Event – May 28th
Bermuda Summit 2016 – June 9th and 10th
Dolphin Quest Connect to Nature Summer Camp – July 4th to September 2nd
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
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
SPArt presents Exhale by Robert Bassett – until April 20th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Enjoy the rest of the week!