July 20th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
It’s the last full working week before Cup Match – have you got your holiday weekend mapped out yet? Here is the latest update of events for a perfect Bermuda summer.
As always, don’t forget to check out the Quick Recap section at the bottom of this post for a full listing of all upcoming events, including those previously covered in previous posts:
Is your head spinning whilst dealing with life issues, do you need help to focus, gain clarity or even need support with sleeping and weight loss? Life and Spiritual Coach, Angela N. Holton will guide you through a 45 minute Meditation & Mindfulness Class on Wednesday, July 20th and 27th.
This will take place from 9am until 9.45am, within the serene settings of the Masterworks Gallery and Botanical Gardens. In order to bring calmness, tranquility or energy and focus into your life, Angela will demystify meditation and mindfulness techniques and provide you with the tools to practice at home. Inspiring you to live a healthier, happier and more purposeful life, Angela’s classes are in collaboration with Masterworks and the AOK Fitness Fundraising Charity.
The cost is $15 per day and AOK Fitness card holders can use their punch card.
For more information, or to book further life coaching sessions and private Mindfulness Coaching, visit www.LoveSanctuary.com.
BEPRO invite you to join them for a night of fun and laughs at Karaoke for a Cause on Thursday, July 21st.
From 5.30pm until 7.30pm at Flanagan’s Outback, you can give a donation to sing a song or nominate a friend. All funds will go to Bermuda Debate Society. BEPRO members can receive food and drink discounts with their membership card.
Entry is free but you should bring cash to nominate.
For more information, or to RSVP by July 18th, contact BeproBermuda@gmail.com.
Help promote family literacy at Family Story Night on Thursday, July 21st.
From 5.30pm until 7pm at Fort Hamilton, you are invited to bring your picnic blanket and dinner and join Bermuda National Library Youth Services for some fun music, stories and a puppet show.
The cost is $5 per family and registration is required. Registration can be completed at the Youth Library.
For more information, call 295-0487.
In the spirit of the legendary Hubies jam sessions, the Chewstick Foundation and Bermuda Tourism proudly present Jazz Fridays, featuring a live Jazz band every Friday,
These are nights that should not be missed as icons of Bermuda’s music scene, The Unit and Pharaoh (bands alternate weekly), will share their talents, inspire and entertain.
Located at The Chewstick Culture Hub on Front Street, Happy Hour will run from 5pm until 7pm, with showtime at 8pm. Jazz Fridays will continue weekly until October 28th.
Entry is free before the band plays, $10 thereafter.
For more information, visit www.Chewstick.org.
St. George’s Cricket Club will be hosting its annual Pre-Cup Match Happy Hour on
Thursday, July 21st. **UPDATE: This event has been postponed until Saturday, July 23rd**
From 7pm, you can enjoy special $5 drinks and special guest DJs. Raffles will be on sale for $5 and the Grand Prize this year is a 8×8 Viewing Spot (valued at $950) at the 2017 Cup Match Classic in St. George’s.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact 297-0374.
Bermuda Police Rugby Club invite you to a Fundraising Quiz Night at Robin Hood on Saturday, July 23rd.
Hosted by Quiz Master Dylan Marshall, the quiz will start at 8pm and promises fantastic prizes to be won. Robin Hood will be providing special discounts on meals and beverages for the evening, so why not make a night of it?
The cost is $100 for teams of 4.
For more information, or to secure your team’s place, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name.
Bermuda’s premier Open-Mic Jam Session is back! The Chewstick Foundation invites performers and storytellers of all skill levels and genres to participate and share their talents and interests at the Chewstick Neo-Griot Open Mic Jam Session every Sunday.
Located at The Chewstick Culture Hub on Front Street, this will run from 8pm until 1am each week.
Entry is $10 for non-members and free for performers and Chewstick Foundation Members.
For more information, visit www.Chewstick.org.
After the cricket is done, Team Soca and Team Reggae will face each other in the other big Cup Match clash as Soca Versus Reggae 10: Champion of Champions kicks off at 9pm at The Lawn in Dockyard on Friday, July 29th.
Soca Versus Reggae is the Official Cup Match After Party, having been a highlight of our annual Cup Match festivities for the last ten years, and is an absolutely essential part of any Cup Match experience.
This year will feature returning champions to clash on the big stage once again and it promises to be a party for the ages… In the Soca Corner will be Soca Twins, Skinny Fabulous (live), Tony Tempo, Giselle, Rusty G and Chubb. Poison Dart, Stone Love, Mr. Vegas (live), YGS, Jyrus and Magnum will be in the Reggae Corner.
Tickets are $60 and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $150. Both are available from www.BDAtix.bm and general admission tickets can also be found at Terceira’s family of Rubis Stations.
For more information, visit www.SvRBermuda.com.
As you’ll no doubt be aware by now, Bermuda’s favourite raft-up will be taking its usual slot of the Sunday after Cup Match. The 44th Annual NonMariners Race has been confirmed for Sunday, July 31st at the usual spot of Mangrove Bay/Sandys Boat Club.
If you’re looking for something silly, wacky and just plain fun to do to wrap up Cup Match this year, then head on down to Sandys Boat Club to enjoy the shenanigans.
The 44th NonMariners Race will kick off in Mangrove Bay just before noon, with the Non-Calypso Pipe Band leading the NonCommittee in parade to Mangrove Bay Beach to observe the construction of this year’s NonCraft.
From political satire to outrageous costume, there is something to see all the way to the official NonPrizegiving just before 6pm. If you are more into doing than watching, why not get some friends together and come up with your own NonCraft? The rules are pretty easy – if it shouldn’t be floating as a single unit then it probably is a NonCraft.
Departures from tradition include reversing the direction of the NonParade and starting it a little earlier, the addition of a few more NonEvents at the dock – don’t worry kids, there still is a NonNoodle race, one for boys and one for girls – and the announcement of a NonColours art competition for each future NonEvent. While hanging out at the raft up is lots of fun, you should make sure to come visit the actual scene and enjoy the antics of the NonCommittee and those who have been caught up in the chaos and friendly mayhem that make this event so special.
For anyone interested in entering their Non-Craft, the entry fee is $25 and the winner chooses a charity to receive a cash prize in their name. The entry form can be downloaded here.
Admission at the Sandys Boat Club is $5 for adults and $2 for under-18s. You must be wearing a wristband to purchase beverages, so remember your ID!
Enjoy a fun morning of painting at a Longtail Painting Party on Tuesday, August 2nd.
From noon at The Painted Gate Art Studio at the Civil and Military Lodge on King Street, Robyn will guide you step-by-step in painting Bermuda’s iconic bird, the longtail.
You are welcome to bring beverages and snacks, if you choose, and are asked to wear appropriate clothing or bring an apron. You will be provided with brushes, paint, a canvas, and even wine glasses to use. This acrylic painting class is suitable for all ability levels and no experience is necessary. All participants will leave with the piece of artwork that they create.
The party will begin promptly at the scheduled time, so you are asked to arrive 10 minutes early to get seated and settled.
The cost is $55 per person and you are asked to pay in advance to reserve your space.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com.
The Division of Professional and Career Education (PACE) at Bermuda College invite you to join them for a Georgia State Lunch and Learn Information Session on Tuesday, August 2nd.
From 1pm at Chubb on Woodbourne Avenue, you can meet Georgia State University representatives and find out how you can earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Risk Management and Insurance without having to leave Bermuda. The Georgia State University representatives will be discussing information regarding their programmes, that are available here in Bermuda; the Bermuda College 2+2 Programme and the Distance Learning Programme.
For the Bermuda College 2+2 Programme (articulation agreement signed April 2011) students will spend the first two years at Bermuda College and the second two years at Georgia State in Atlanta, GA. A 3.0 GPA is needed to qualify and you can choose any business major. Tuition will be paid at in-state Georgia rates. The in-state tuition waiver is limited to 5 students, who need to maintain a 3.0 GPA. This course is also eligible for the BFIS/GSU Bermuda Foundation Scholarship.
For the Distance Learning Programme (articulation agreement signed September 2013), students will spend the first two years at Bermuda College and will them remain on island and take courses as a GSU student on the campus of Bermuda College. Students will attend classes live via simulcast and courses will be offered in the evenings so that students can take classes after work. The major should be in Finance and/or Risk Management and Insurance. Tuition and Fee discounts are available and students will also be eligible for the BFIS/GSU Bermuda Foundation Scholarship.
For more information, or to RSVP by July 21st, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Division of Professional and Career Education (PACE) at Bermuda College invite to all Middle Managers to join them at their Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Programme Information Session on Thursday, August 4th.
From 6pm in W108 West Hall at Bermuda College, you can learn more about the ILM Level 3 Certification.
The Institute of Leadership and Management offers a wide range of qualifications covering all aspects of leadership and management. Last year 90,000 people registered for an ILM qualification, gaining the crucial skills and knowledge to improve their performance at work. The Level 3 qualifications in Leadership and Management are ideal for people who have management responsibilities but no formal training and who are serious about developing their abilities. The qualifications particularly support practicing team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures.
The ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management aims to give practising or potential middle managers the foundation for their formal development in this role. The qualification does this by developing basic management skills and assisting participants in gaining the basic knowledge required at this level.
The Award at Level 3 consists of two modules: Understanding Leadership, and Solving Problems and Making Decisions SECA1 WH W108 on Tuesdays from 6pm until 9pm from September 13th until October 11th, at a cost of $1495.
The ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management aims to give practising or potential middle managers further development in this role. The qualification does this by developing a wider range of management skills and assisting participants in gaining further knowledge required at this level.
The Certificate of Level 3 consists of six modules: Developing Your Leadership Style; Solving Problems and Making Decisions; Understanding How to Motivate to Improve Performance; Giving Briefings and Making Presentations; Understanding Communication Process in the Workplace; and Understanding Conflict Management in the Workplace.
ILM Level 3 Certificate (Part A) TDS ILM815A SECA1 WH W108 will run on Thursdays from 6pm until 9pm between September 13th and October 11th at a cost of $1445
ILM Level 3 Certificate (Part B) TDS ILM815B SECA2 WH W108 will run on Thursdays from 6pm until 9pm between October 13th and November 3rd at a cost of $1445.
Registration is open now.
For more information, or to RSVP by July 21st, contact email@example.com or call the PACE Office on 236-9000 ext. 4117.
Cobb’s Hill Gospel Chapel invite you to their Annual Community BBQ on Saturday, August 20th.
This will be from 5pm until 8pm at Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel Field, on the corner of Cobbs Hill and the Railway Trail, where you can expect to find food, snowballs, popcorn, games, fun castles, Gombeys, music and entertainment on offer and completely free.
In addition, all are welcome to attend their special Community Open House at 10am and Church Service at 11.15am on Sunday, August 21st, when you can explore, discover and learn about what Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel can do for you. This will include light refreshments, presentations, ministry booths, short movie and a message.
For more information, contact: 236-8300 (Lloyd Rayner), 337-5112 (Carmen Grant), 236-9413 (Church) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take your yoga practice and teaching off the mat and into the ocean with SUP/Paddle Board Yoga Teacher Training from Friday, August 26th to Sunday, August 28th.
In this immersive three day training, you can learn SUP skills, safety, water adaptive sequencing on the water and become a certified paddle board yoga Instructor In Bermuda. The first day will be at Kinetix Studio, day 2 will be split between the Kinetix Studio and Tucker’s Point Water Sports and Dive Shop, and the Sunday workshop will be at Tucker’s Point Water Sports and Dive Shop.
At the Explore Sup Yoga Workshop at Tucker’s Point on Sunday, August 28th, you can dive deeper into yourself and your yoga practice as you become one with the natural element surrounding you and beneath you as you take your practice on the water. Learn how sup yoga can improve your mat yoga practice, use the nature to deepen your practice and have fun!
In order to become a certified SUP Yoga teacher, participants must have their RYT 200, but anyone who is curious or who would like to expand their yoga practice can attend the Sunday workshop.
The cost of Teacher Training is $795 while the Workshop only is $150.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact 704-0701 or visit www.gokinetix.com.
Unleash your creativity with Bermuda’s natural resources at the 21st Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition on Saturday, September 3rd.
This will be at the usual location of beautiful Horseshoe Bay. Sculpting begins at 10am and finishes at 4pm, followed by judging and an awards presentation. Available categories, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, are Children, Teenagers, Families, and Adults/Open/Company/Organiser/Tourist.
Not sure where to start? Well, you’re in luck as on Saturday, August 27th from 5.30pm until 6.30pm and Friday, September 2nd from 5.30pm until 6.30pm, you can learn the tips, tricks, tools and techniques at the free Sand Sculpting Clinics, also on Horseshoe Bay.
Admission is free for both spectators and participants.
For more information, or to submit an entry, contact email@example.com or for enquires contact Nicky Gurret on 295-4597.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!: Summer Reading Program – June 28th to August 13th
Dolphin Quest Connect to Nature Summer Camp – July 4th to September 2nd
Summer Squash Camp 2016 – weekly from July 4th to August 12th
Masterworks Summer Art Camp – weekly from July 4th to September 2nd
Young Ambassadors Middle School Summer Programme – July 18th to September 1st
**NEW Meditation and Mindfulness Classes – July 20th and 27th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – July 21st
**NEW BEPRO: Karaoke For A Cause – July 21st
**NEW Family Story Night – July 21st
**NEW Pre-Cup Match Happy Hour – July
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – July 21st and 22nd
International Comedy Show – July 22nd
Painting Party: Sunsets – July 22nd
KBB TrashArt Workshop – July 23rd
Cup Match Summer Splash: One Love One Life – July 23rd
**NEW Police Rugby Club Pub Quiz Fundraiser – July 23rd
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Pirates – starts July 25th
Art with a Twist – July 26th
Cup Match Summer Splash: Cup Match Eve Concert – July 27th
Cup Match Specials at Fairmont Southampton – July 28th to 31st
2016 Cup Match Classic – July 28th and 29th
**NEW Soca Versus Reggae 10: Champion of Champions – July 29th
Housestyle Takeover – July 30th **CANCELLED**
Non Mariners Safari on the Ana Luna – July 31st
**NEW 44th Annual NonMariners Race 2016 – July 31st
Painting Party: Dragonflies – August 2nd
**NEW Painting Party: Longtail – August 2nd
**NEW Georgia State Information Session – August 2nd
**NEW ILM Information Session – August 4th
The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – August 5th
Allen Camp 2016 – starts August 8th
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Disaster – starts August 8th
Appleby’s 2016 Law Student Summer Reception – August 10th
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts August 15th
Painting Party: Jellyfish – August 17th
Pechakucha Bermuda Night Volume 16 – August 18th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – August 18th
Painting Party: Peacock – August 20th
**NEW Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel’s Annual Community BBQ – August 20th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 20th and 21st
**NEW Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel’s Community Open House and Church Service – August 21st
Summer Camps: Dabble in Myths, Serpents & Superstitions – starts August 22nd
The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – August 26th
**NEW SUP/Paddle Board Yoga Teacher Training – August 26th to 28th
**NEW Explore Sup Yoga Workshop – August 28th
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Wild Weather – starts August 29th
The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – September 2nd
**NEW The 21st Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 3rd
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – September 15th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 18th and 19th
Bermuda Sloop Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration – September 30th
An Evening of Spirited Celebration – October 7th
Bermuda Toastmasters 20th Anniversary Banquet –
June 25th October 15th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 18th and 19th
Art for Sail: Auction of Painted Sloops – October 20th
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- 32N 64W – July 10th until August 9th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Up Country Down Country – until December 31st
- Hail to the Queen – June 21st to November 15th
- 441 – July 1st to 27th
Bermuda National Gallery – until November 26th
- Bermuda Biennial 2016 – It’s About Now: Memories of the Present
- Staging Mary Prince: In Her Own Words…by international artist Joscelyn Gardner
- The Bermuda Collection
Enjoy the rest of the week!