May 18th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
Official Bermuda Summertime is less than a week away – excited? Me too!
Here is your weekly update on summer fun in Bermuda:
Experience St. George’s in a unique way – from the water in a historic pilot gig – at the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club Rowing Tour of St. David’s Harbour.
Starting at 10.30am from the East End Mini Yacht Club, you can ride or row through and around the many historic sites and islands of St. David’s Harbour.
The tours will continue every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer.
The cost is $50 per person and must pre-booked.
For more information, or to make your reservation, contact 707-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calico Jack’s Floating Bar and Rockfire Productions bring you an experience you will not forget at Calico Jack’s Pirate Fire Show Performance.
Every Monday and Thursday at 9pm, you are invited to come explore the magic of their pirate-inspired fire show and join in their journey to see who will be the last pirate standing – crowd participation is a must! The seating/standing area will open at 8.30pm.
This event will continue weekly throughout the summer until September 8th.
All ages are welcome and admission is free.
For more information, contact Nicole Lindo at 504-5225.
Enjoy Happy Hour on the water with ever-changing views on UberVida’s Mini Cruises from Friday, May 20th.
Every Friday throughout the summer, you can enjoy the sunset in style aboard two elegant 90-minute cocktail cruises through Paradise Lakes. The boat will depart #1 Dock on Front Street, in # Car Park across from Pickled Onion. The first cruise departs at 6pm returning at 7.30pm, and then again at 8pm returning at 9.30pm.
While on board, you can expect a full bar, with bottle service available. Cash and credit cards are both accepted.
There is no cover charge and the dress code is smart casual. Cruises will run weekly until October 28th.
For more information, contact UberVida at email@example.com.
Bermuda’s hottest and coolest evening, the Big Chill is returning to Sea Breeze from Friday, May 20th.
Running from 6pm until midnight, you can enjoy the outdoor chill out sounds of the Ibiza summertime, featuring a seamless blend of chilled beats from DJ Felix Tod, acoustic guitar from Tony Brannon and captivating vocals from Kassie Caines.
The usual selection of sushi, tapas and cocktails will also be available to order.
The Big Chill will run weekly throughout the summer and advance reservations are highly recommended.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884.
Supported by the BFA and Xroads Warriors and generously sponsored by Pwc Bermuda, the 1st Annual UT7 Football Tournament will kick off on Friday, May 20th.
This is a memorial tournament in honour of Uthmani Talbot, featuring local footballers aged 15 to 25.
Matches will be played every Friday at 6pm and Sunday at 5pm at Warrior Park until Sunday July 3rd.
Entrance is free and refreshments will be available for purchase.
For more information, or if you are a young footballer interested in joining, contact 517-4232, 300-0822 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Northlands Primary School PTA presents their Spring Music Concert on Friday, May 20th.
Doors to the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts open at 7pm, and from showtime at 7.30pm, you can enjoy performances by Northlands Primary School choir (3 time Eastern Zone Champions), current Bermuda Idol runner-up and former student Emanuel Humphrey, BDA Donquili, Kiona Maderios, and more, hosted by Powergirl Trina.
The cost is $15 for regular admission, $10 for P1 to P6 and free for children under 5. Tickets can be purchased at the school.
For more information, contact Nukia Butterfield 519-3633.
It’s time to let your hair down and have some fun with your friends and family at the White Horse Friday Night Karaoke.
From 9pm until midnight, you can be the star of the night and sing your heart out as DJ Fatman spins some melodies for you. Old school or contemporary music, DJ Fatman has got it all. Drink specials will also be available at the bar all night long.
This event will continue on the first and third Friday of each month until further notice.
For more information, contact 297-1838.
The party is on aboard Bermuda’s celebration yacht at UberVida’s Ibiza Cruise on Friday nights from May 20th.
This 90 minute party cruise will feature electronic dance music DJ Siid James playing the big names, including Tiesto, Major Lazer, and Hardwell, to name a few, as well as the latest underground beats.
The boat will depart #1 Dock on Front Street at 10pm returning at 11.30pm.
While on board, you can expect a full bar, with bottle service available. Cash and credit cards are both accepted.
There is no cover charge and the dress code is smart casual. Cruises will run weekly until October 28th.
For more information, contact UberVida at 236-2222.
Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, May 21st.
This will run from 9am until 2pm and promises great bargains in clothes, shoes, bags, children’s clothes and shoes, toys, household items, and lots more.
For more information, contact Carol Carvalho on 747-3377.
Author of the children’s book Abigail’s Dream Adventures, Karen E. Franks is partnering with The Bermuda Perfumery to host the magical Cotton Candy Bubbles Adventures with Abigail’s Dream Adventures Book Reading on Saturday, May 21st.
From 10am until 11.30am, Karen will be reading her short stories in the gardens of The Bermuda Perfumery with cotton candy bubble blowing. Children, come as you are or in costume.
Admission is free.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact email@example.com or 333-4028.
Prof. Eddie Ming cordially invites you and your family and friends to The Rhythm Lab’s Jazz Gathering and Delightful Fish & Vegan Buffet on Saturday, May 21st.
From 7pm until 10pm at the Rhythm Lab next to St. George’s Community Centre, you can enjoy the opportunity to get together with family and friends in a community-wide event, providing a lively, friendly and sociable experience. All dishes are prepared in-house for guests and will also include freshly brewed herbal drinks. The event will also feature Bermuda’s own Jade Minors quartet. Everyone in attendance will be asked to make a donation at the door. Dress code is Smart Casual.
The cost of general admission is $30 and Patrons are $50. Proceeds will go to the Drum School. You are also asked to RSVP with the number in your party so that they have an idea of how many to cater for.
For more information, or to RSVP by May 16th, contact 297-2874, 297-8422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in appearing in a short film production with a Summer 2016 launch? Phenomenal People are hosting a Casting Call/Auditions seeking lead actors, supporting actors and extras on Sunday, May 22nd.
This will be from 2pm until 5pm at the BPSU Headquarters on the corner of Cedar and Angle Streets, and organisers are looking for Adults (male/female aged from 18 to 60 years old), Children (females aged 7 to 10, males aged 4 years) and Infants (females aged 6 to 10 months old).
For more information, contact Margaret Giloth at 734-4034 or email@example.com.
Discovery Wines invite you to kick off your Bermuda Day festivities with their Wine Tasting Sunset Sailing Cruise, their inaugural cruise of the season, on Monday, May 23rd.
The boat will depart the dock at Grotto Bay at 6.30pm, returning at 8.30pm, and DW will be serving a flight of five wines accompanied by a delectable array of hors d’oeuvres during the cruise.
The cost is $85 per person.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 296-9463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre Invites you to attend the public presentation and panel discussion, Be Clear on Skin Cancer with Dr. Jonathan Schoenfeld, Radiation Oncology Director of the Melanoma Disease Centre, Brigham and Womens / Dana-Farber Cancer Center on Wednesday, May 25th.
From 6pm in the Spirit of Bermuda and Deliverance Room at Argus, he will be discussing what you need to know about Skin Cancer in Bermuda. There will be a panel discussion afterwards around the importance of skin health and how to prevent skin cancer in Bermuda.
This event is free, although there is a suggested donation of $5.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact 236-1001 ext. 1005 or email@example.com.
Enjoy great music by talented youngsters as Saltus Grammar School presents the Ruth Henderson Memorial Concert in the Park on Thursday, May 26th.
From 5.30pm in Victoria Park, you are invited to bring the family to enjoy a wonderful concert with something for everyone, with performances by outstanding Saltus student musicians including Lower Primary Hand Bells, S3/S4 and S5/S6 Choirs, the Junior and Senior Orchestras,Primary Wind Ensemble, the Secondary Choir, Stringendo, Vivace and iBow, plus the Wind Band, Concert Band, Big Band and Jazz Band.
The rain date will be May 27th.
Admission is free and you are invited to bring a folding chair or blanket.
For more information, contact Cathy Carreiro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adult Education School will host the unique event Transformations Art Auction and Cocktails on Wednesday, June 1st.
From 6pm until 9pm at Gosling’s Wine Cellar, this event will feature over 25 local artists, including some notable alumni from the school and hopes to raise funds to help adult learners reach their education and career goals. The evening is under the distinguished patronage of the Ombudsman for Bermuda, Victoria R.M. Pearman, an alumni of the school.
Notable artists exhibiting at the event include Graham Foster, Jonah Jones, Lisa Rego and Christopher Grimes but new works from Adult Education School alumni such as Katherine Summerville will also be featured. Over 30 pieces have been donated to the silent auction including paintings, photography, sculpture and mixed media.
Tickets are $40 and available from www.pTix.bm or at the Adult Education School on Burnaby Street.
For more information, visit www.aesbda.org.
Promising an evening that will not be soon forgotten, the Salvation Army Bermuda Divisional Band 20th Annual Spring Festival will take place on Saturday, June 4th.
The Divisional Band represents the four Salvation Army churches on the Island and acts as the organ of the church for combined services or events in the community where the Salvation Army is represented.
From 7.30pm in the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium, the band will celebrate its 20th Annual Spring Festival of Music and will also release its second professionally-recorded CD entitled Isle of Angels to coincide with this event.
Over the 20 years, the band has had several changes in personnel as members have retired, left the Island, left the band or have now become old enough to be members. This concert will see a reunion of former and present members in celebration of the anniversary. They will also have at least two of their former members flying back to participate, with approximately 40 members anticipated to be in the band for theconcert.
Special guests will be United Dance Productions. The entire Island knows the reputation of Ms. Suzette Harvey and the quality of her productions. It has been a long-time dream of the SA to have them participate in their Spring Festival.
If you think you will not enjoy band music, the SA stress that the band plays a wide variety, but most importantly plays music dedicated to God with the intent to provide a blessing to those who hear it. They guarantee that those who attend will leave feeling uplifted.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. They are available at any SA church, from Headquarters on Roberts Avenue, or by contacting 292-0601.
Grab two of your favourite ace girls for The You Go Girl! Relay, now in its 5th year on Sunday, June 5th.
Starting at 8.30am on Front Street, this relay of 3 legs of 2K, is organised as a train where the first person does all 3 legs or 6K, the second person does 2 legs or 4K, and the third person does 2K. As a train, at the end of each Leg, the next person joins their team member, so that at the end of all legs, all three Team Members must finish together.
Competitive divisions include Family (mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins, including in-laws), Corporate (all members of the same company or organisation), Masters (all members 40 and over), 6K Runners (all 3 participants will run 6K together), Competitive Walkers (all members walk, no running allowed at any time), and Open (none of these categories).
The Non–Competitive Run /Walk is for completely non-competitive teams for participation only and can be any combination of individuals doing the entire relay.
In the interest of safety, the minimum age for all divisions is 7 years old, who must only be doing the 2K distance with an adult.
All teams will be eligible to win the top prize for the team that raises the most sponsorship money. You can consider becoming a fundraiser by setting a money target and raising funds within friends and family for the Women’s Resource Centre. Donations can be made online by anyone to your fundraising efforts. 1st Prizes will also be awarded in each division of the competitive categories. There will be no prizes in the non-competitive division. All participants will be eligible for numerous draw prizes.
While wearing costumes is optional, amazing costumes are part of the event and are encouraged!
For a preview, you can watch a trailer at https://vimeo.com/158399569. This event is sanctioned by BNAA (course not certified), sponsored by Oil Insurance Ltd and U by Kotex, and organised by Mid Atlantic Athletic Club.
Entry fees are $30 per person/$90 per team for Competitive Teams, $20 per person/$60 per team for Non-competitive Teams, and $5 per person/$15 per team for Juniors aged 7 and up. Registration is available now on www.RaceDayWorld.com. Part proceeds of the entry fee, plus all monies donated separately online, will be donated to the Women’s Resource Centre.
Number pick-up will be from 10am until noon on Saturday, June 4th at the Women’s Resource Centre, Charities House, Point Finger Road, Paget.
Late entries are an extra $5 per person and will be accepted at number pick-up only. There will be no late entries on race day.
For more information, visit their event on Facebook.
For the experienced photographer and enthusiast alike, Two & Quarter is excited to offer a Photography Walk About in St George’s, new this year and starting on Tuesday, June 7th.
Participants will meet at Two & Quarter Photography at 11am. From then until 12.30pm, you can get tips and tricks from the local pros while venturing to some of the best shooting locations in the Old Towne.
A maximum of 6 persons will be accomodated for a hands-on and personalised experience, with private group tours also available. Camera rentals will be available in limited quantity.
This will continue every Tuesday throughout the summer.
The cost is $65 per person.
For more information, or to register, contact 541-0214.
Celebrate young Bermudians and their accomplishments at the Raleigh Bermuda Graduation and Launch Ceremony 2016 on Wednesday, June 8th.
From 6pm until 7.30pm at Speciality Cinema and Grill, they will be celebrating their 2015 Graduates who travelled the globe to learn more about the world and themselves, and celebrate their 2016 Venturers who answered the call to adventure and personal development.
For more information, or to RSVP by June 1st, contact 333-5678 or email@example.com.
Journey to idyllic Paget Island to get inspired, to connect, to learn, to share, and to have fun, while appreciating the epic beauty of Bermuda at The Chewstick Foundation’s 2016 Summer Retreat from Friday, June 10th until Sunday, June 12th.
Workshops will centre on three themes: Mind, Body, and Soul. If you’re interested in facilitating a workshop session, make sure you fill out that section of the form.
This inspirational weekend will include the boat ride to and from Paget Island (leaves from St. George’s Square), accommodations, 8 meals, snacks, art supplies, outdoor activities, workshops, and materials to create the Retreat Fireside Experience – where all participants share a new skill, story, poem, song or anecdote and everyone gets to participate in the always fun, sing-along vibe, while reflecting on Chewstick’s core principles of Respect, Freedom, Love, and Truth.
The cost is $250 for general, $175 for members, $100 for youths aged between 12 and 18, and $300 for a parent with a child under 12, $50 for each additional child.
For more information, or to sign up, visit http://goo.gl/forms/vayT3LmNCi.
Help raise funds for students in financial need at BHS while taking part in a fun tournament at the BHS Teachers’ Association Golf Fundraiser on Saturday, June 11th.
Registration starts at 7.45am for an 8am tee-off at the Fairmont Southampton’s Turtle Hill Golf Course. This is a Captain’s Choice tournament, so everyone can play.
The cost is $440 per team for teams of 4, or $400 per team if they are able to donate a prize to the event.
For more information, or to sign up, contact Paula Harrison on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have fun while supporting local youths at the iSwim Charity Fun Relay Meet on Saturday, June 11th.
This will be at 10am at the National Sports Centre Pool, with registration on the day beginning at 9.15am. Music will be provided by D’General and friends, and refreshments will be available for purchase.
There will also be prizes for the winning team in each category.
The entry fee is $80 per team of 4. Deadline for entry is June 1st. Entry forms are available from Sportseller or by emailing email@example.com. All proceeds will be divided between Five Star Foundation, a community organisation that mentors young boys, and the local swim clubs for bursaries/scholarships for children who want to swim, but can otherwise not do so.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designed specifically for expecting parents to welcome them to their awaiting journey of Parenthood, the Welcome Home Baby: Expecting Parents Forum is a branch of the Parenthood:Birth to 6 Months course, and will be on Sunday, June 12th.
From 3.30pm until 5pm at a private residence in Warwick, you can come ask parents who participated in the Parenthood:Birth to 6 Months course and those who have used Calvina J. Simons, Newborn Care Specialist services a few of your burning questions. You will be able to learn more of how the course/services assisted them and so much more.
As a special offer, if you register for the Parenthood: Birth to 6 Months course, your name will go into the hat for a door prize.
The cost is $20 per person and light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com, or visit ncsbda.simplesite.com.
Learn how to get the most out of an impact-free, aerobic and muscle-toning sport, as The Bermuda Rowing Club have a highly-experienced and internationally qualified rowing coach to teach their Learn to Row course, starting on Monday, June 27th.
The Adult Learn to Row runs from Monday, June 27th until Friday, July 22nd. Adult Courses (all beginners) will be 3 times per week, early on weekdays (Group 1 will be from 6am until 8.15am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while Group 2 will run from 6am until 8.15am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) over 4 weeks and includes all equipment and a regatta. You must be able to swim 100m wearing rowing kit and be reasonably fit. Two friendly, but competitive, regattas will be included in each course, as well as a social event.
Junior Camps run from Monday, July 4th until Tuesday, August 2nd. Session 1 runs from July 4th until July 15th and Session 2 runs from July 18th until August 2nd. Camps are for ages 12 upwards and 5ft tall or above. They meet 5 times per week from 8.30am until noon on weekdays for 2 x 2-week courses. You can choose both sessions.
The fee for the Adult Course is $395, which includes membership to January 31st, 2017.
The fee for the Junior Camps is $300 per session. In Session 1, afternoon sailing through the RHADC can be added for $405.
Spaces on the courses are limited and payment secures your “crew” seat.
For more information, including the course programme and application forms, contact Bermudarowingassociation@gmail.com.
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Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Mindfulness-Based Wellness Parent Program – starts May 18th
Mindfulness-Based Wellness Program – starts May 18th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – May 19th
Death By Disco – May 19th
Sip & Shop at Bermuda Red Cross Thrift Shop – May 20th
**NEW UberVida Mini Cruises – starts May 20th
**NEW The Big Chill at Sea Breeze – starts May 20th
**NEW Spring Music Concert – May 20th
**NEW UberVida’s Ibiza Cruise – starts May 20th
Flag Invasion – May 21st
Whistle Stop Adventure – May 21st
Evening with the Kennel Boys Trio – starts May 21st
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – May 21st
**NEW The Rhythm Lab’s Jazz Gathering and Delightful Fish & Vegan Buffet – May 21st
**NEW Casting Call/Auditions – May 22nd
**NEW Wine Tasting Sunset Sailing Cruise – May 23rd
Ana Luna Glow Worm Champagne Safari – May 24th
**NEW Be Clear on Skin Cancer – May 25th
**NEW Saltus Grammar School’s Ruth Henderson Memorial Concert in the Park – May 26th
Shakespearean Wine Dinner – May 27th
Relay For Life of Bermuda – May 27th to 28th
13th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 27th to 29th
Drinks & Drives: Fun Charity Golf Event – May 28th
House Party – May 28th
Super Saturday: At The Beach – May 28th
Fluid Fitness Water Aerobics Classes – starts May 29th
**NEW Transformations Art Auction and Cocktails – June 1st
Vintage Designs Vendor Market – starts June 4th
Atlantic Rugby Cup 2016 – June 4th
**NEW Salvation Army Bermuda Divisional Band 20th Annual Spring Festival – June 4th
**NEW You Go Girl! Relay Race – June 5th
**NEW Two & Quarter Photography Walk About – starts June 7th
**NEW Raleigh Bermuda Graduation and Launch Ceremony 2016 – June 8th
Bermuda Summit 2016 – June 9th and 10th
**NEW Chewstick Foundation’s Summer Retreat on Paget Island – June 10th to 12th
**NEW BHS Teachers’ Association Golf Fundraiser – June 11th
**NEW iSwim Charity Fun Relay Meet – June 11th
TORC Extreme Sport Showdown – June 12th
**NEW Welcome Home Baby: Expecting Parents Forum – June 12th
Yoga Foundation Course – starts June 15th
Drench’d Wet Fete – June 15th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – June 16th
CastAway Bermuda – June 16th
Yoga Foundation Course – starts June 18th
**NEW Learn to Row Camp: Adult Course – starts June 27th
Yoga Foundation Course – starts July 2nd
Dolphin Quest Connect to Nature Summer Camp – July 4th to September 2nd
Summer Squash Camp 2016 – weekly from July 4th to August 12th
**NEW Learn to Row Camp: Junior Camp Session 1 – starts July 4th
**NEW Learn to Row Camp: Junior Camp Session 2 – starts July 18th
Bermuda Sloop Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration – September 30th
An Evening of Spirited Celebration – October 7th
Art for Sail: Auction of Painted Sloops – October 20th
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- The Serjeant’s Cup Marine Art Show – May 15th to June 10th
Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until May 28th
- Peter Woolcock: A Tribute
- Highlights from the Young Collection
- Highlights of the BNG Collection
SPArt at Common Ground
- SPArt presents Vibrant Essence – April 15th to July 13th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – May 6th to 31st
- Onions Gallery: Members’ Spring Show
- Studio A: Intricacies & Perspectives by Michelle and Lyndell
- Studio B: The Golden Triangle by Antoine Hunt
- Edinburgh Gallery: Flying Flowers by Ras Mykkal
Enjoy the rest of the week!