August 31st, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
Morning Ladies and Gents!
Here’s your latest Bermuda update with the latest events to be added to the calendar since last week – looks like it’s going to be a busy Fall!
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 earlier posts:
Summer is drawing to an end and the 21st Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition is just around the corner – you can make your own entry even better by attending the Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition Workshops on Thursday and Friday, September 2nd and 3rd.
Running from 5.30pm until 6.30pm on Horseshoe Bay each evening, the organisers are providing these free workshops on, tips and techniques on building a sand sculpture.
The workshops are free for all.
For more information, contact Nicky Gurret at 295-4597.
Celebrate our unique culture while supporting local entrepreneurs at The Black Collective Saturday Market on Saturday, September 3rd.
Running from 10am until 4pm in the BIU parking lot across from People’s Pharmacy, the Market offers persons the opportunity to sell new and/or gently used items in these financially challenging times, in a friendly, open and fun atmosphere.
You will also have a unique opportunity to come out and meet three of our local authors, all of whom have written multiple books. From noon until 3pm, you ca come out and meet Mr. Dale Butler, Dr. Sharon Apopa and Dr. David Chapman, all in one place, purchase their books and have them signed at the same time. You are also encouraged to bring young people to meet these community culture bearers.
For more information, contact Maxine Esdaille at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy a family-friendly fun day to celebrate the start of the school term at Back 2 School in the City on Saturday, September 3rd.
From 2pm until 7pm in front of City Hall, you can expect a great lineup of live entertainment, musicians, gombeys and a kid’s zone with fun castle. There will also be giveaways of school supplies, shoes, books and gift certificates from Hamilton businesses, including Ashley’s Lemonade vouchers.
Food vendors will also be on hand so that you can pick up a late lunch or an early dinner while enjoying the fun of the fair.
This event is free to all and you are encouraged to come early for the best of the giveaways.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Under the direction of Pastor Dejaun Tull, Director of Intercultural Ministries, The Intercultural Ministries of the Bermuda Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist is hosting the community event, Celebrating Diversity in Bermuda on Sunday, September 4th.
Running from noon until 5pm in the Bermuda Institute Auditorium, this family-friendly event will open with a Parade of Nations. Some of the countries/regions to be represented are Bermuda, Jamaica, Peru, Africa, Italy, Puerto Rico, Cambodia, Colombia, Philippines, Canada, and the USA, to name a few. Community participants will be dressed up in their ethnic or national dress representing their country, and some will feature music and folkloric dances.
There will be a variety of vegetarian food available for sampling, and this will represent some of the various countries and regions.
Admission is free and the cost for food is $5 for an adult plate and $2 for a child plate. You will be provided with tickets and may select a food sampling from each region.
For more information, contact Loida Ratteray on 335-3938 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take advantage of the Labour Day holiday as ÜberVida Ltd. would like to cordially invite you to the first of their Fashion Party Series on Sunday, September 4th.
The boat will depart #1 Dock on Front Street at 7pm. From then until the boat returns at 10pm, you can expect open format music with a definite emphasis on house and dance, courtesy of DJ Felix of The Big Chill and DJ Denis Ocean. In addition, special Patrón/CÎROC cocktails available, fashionable bottle prices will be available on Moët & Chandon, and there will also be a Red Carpet Entry with photography by Bryant Richards. The dress code is Fashionable. Pre-Labour Day (Monday is a Holiday)
Tickets are $50 and available from www.UberVida.net. The price includes the 3 hour cruise, canapés and a welcome signature cocktail from Patrón/CÎROC + Taster Bar.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 236-2222.
Back by popular demand, the UberVida invite you on a full day, all inclusive Snorkeling Adventure to Bermuda’s North Barrier Reef, one of the best snorkeling sites in the world, at Whole Day Dreaming on Monday, September 5th.
ÜberVida will depart #1 Dock on Front Street at 11am, cruising 6 miles offshore to Bermuda’s infamous North Barrier Reef. All you need to bring is suntan lotion, a towel and a smile and leave the rest up to them. They will provide top of the line (sanitized) snorkeling gear and instruction, an amazing catered lunch, open bar after snorkeling and Bermuda’s Celebration Yacht, winner of the Best of Bermuda Gold Award 2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as the Trip Advisor Award of Excellence 5 out of 5 Stars.
The cost is $200 for adults and $120 for kids under 12 and can be purchased at www.UberVida.net.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 236-2222.
Rum Bum Beach Bar at Horseshoe Bay Beach invite you to celebrate the long weekend with them at their Labor Day Party on Monday, September 5th.
From 1pm, you can enjoy a day of games and giveaways, with VIBE 103 broadcasting live from 1pm till 3pm, .
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact 238-0088 or visit www.RumBumBeachBar.com.
The Vernon Temple Woman’s Day Committee invite you to enjoy a Back to School Free Movie Night on Friday, September 9th.
From 7pm in the The Gazebo at Vernon Temple AME Church, you can get the family together and enjoy a fun movie screening of Disney’s Zootopia.
Refreshments, including hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, popcorn, drinks and baked goods, will be available for purchase.
There is no cover charge and everyone is welcome.
For more information, contact Vernon Temple Church 238-1178.
Ayo! Dance and drum your way to the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium for the Gombey Festival on Saturday, September 10th.
Doors to the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium will open at 5pm, with the opening acts at 5.30pm, followed by the Presentation of Awards and Gombey Festival at 6pm.
This year, Tyrone Alexander “Funk” Nesbitt will be honoured, while celebrating the best in Gombey culture past and present. There will be food vendors and fun for the whole family.
The rain date will be on Sunday, September 11th.
This event is free and open to all.
For more information, visit www.CommunityandCulture.bm.
Join Rev. Lorne K.E. Bean, Sis. Rochelle Bean and the Richard Allen church family for their 2016 Women’s Day Celebrations on Sunday, September 11th.
With the theme, Transforming Pain into Praise, Isaiah 61:3, the guest preacher will be Rev. Dr. Kim W. Anderson from the Metropolitan AME Church Harlem, NY. As well as an 11am Worship Service, there will also be a special 9/11 Service at 4.30pm. Both services will be held at Penno’s Wharf at the St. George’s Ferry Terminal.
Lunch will be served at a cost of $15, or free for children aged 10 and under. Refreshments will be served after the 4.30pm service.
For more information, contact Karen Robinson at email@example.com.
Red Steakhouse and Bar invite you to join them for 5 weeks of unforgettable wines and a fine selection of canapes, perfectly chosen to match each wine at their series of Wine Tasting events, starting on Monday, September 12th.
Each week will have a different theme with exquisite wines from across the globe.
The series will kick off with A Sparkling Show on Monday, September 12th, an opportunity to taste refreshing, palate cleansing bubbles.
Think you know your grapes? Try to guess the country during an fun and interactive night at their Blind Tastings on Tuesday, September 20th (Chardonnays) or Monday, September 26th (Pinot Noirs), and you might be pleasantly surprised! Guess all wines correctly and win a prize.
The last 2 weeks on Tuesday, October 4th and Monday, October 10th will be exploring the sumptuous wines of Italy at White Wines of Northern Italy and Red Wines of Northern Italy, respectively.
Stay for dinner after any of these wine tastings and you can enjoy a 15% discount.
To wrap it all up, let their chefs transport you to the romantic countryside of Italy at their 5 course Italian Wine Dinner on Thursday, October 20th.
Space is limited at each event so you are encouraged to book now to avoid disappointment.
Tickets for the wine-tasting are $40 per person (gratuities included) and the 5 course dinner is $117 per person (gratuities included)
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact 292-7331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aimed at first-time beginners, those with limited experience and those who would like a back-to-basics refresher, Yoga on the Rock and LivingYoga are offering Getting Down to Basics: New Beginners 12-Week Course, starting on Thursday, September 15th.
Running from 5.30pm until 7pm on the 15th and from 3pm until 4.30pm on Saturday, September 17th, the courses are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to poses, breathing practices, deep relaxation and meditation. Alternate options for individual body types will be explored to enable students to develop awareness and build confidence in the practice of yoga specific to individual needs. The courses are taught by 500hr. Yoga Alliance-certified teachers.
The cost is $260 per course.
For information, or to register, email email@example.com or call 295-7525.
Help raise funds for Bermuda’s only home care cancer charity by participating in P.A.L.S Mad Hair Day on Friday, September 16th.
There are two ways to participate. Firstly, you can donate $5 to wear your hair in a mad or crazy way for the day and you will receive a sticker for helping this charitable cause. Participating in this event requires registering your company, group or school.
If you donate $35, then you can also let your mad hair down at the Mad Hair Day After Party at the Docksider Pub and Restaurant.
From 6pm, you can enjoy a free photo booth, welcome drink, Mad Hair Day Wigs and Raffles for sale, and be in with a chance to win prizes for best Mad Hair, with categories including Wackiest, Most Beautiful, Best Group Effort, Most Creative and Scariest Mad Hair.
For more information, or to register, contact P.A.L.S at 236-7257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy an evening of comedy and music by the water at Folk ‘N Funny on Friday, September 16th.
From 7.30pm, this event will be hosted by the Bermuda Folk Club at Spanish Point Boat Club.
All are welcome and admission is $15 or $10 for members.
For more information, contact John on 333-3762.
Don’t miss a rare opportunity to catch Heather Nova performing Live in Concert on Friday, September 30th.
From 7pm in the the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium, Heather will be bringing her internationally acclaimed show to Bermuda for one night only.
Fans from Europe and North America travel hundreds of miles to see her captivating live performances. Drawing on material from her 9 albums, including her most recent (The Way it Feels), Heather and her 3-piece band will take you on a musical journey that’s been described as mesmerizing, brilliant and even spiritual.
TwoRock Wines will be providing a wine bar from 6.30pm.
Tickets are $65, or $40 for under-16s, and are available from www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact info@pTix.bm or 278-1500.
Meet new people, have great food and view needlework done by guild members at the Bermuda Guild of Stitchery Bi-Annual Tea and Sale on Saturday, October 15th.
From 10am until 3pm at the First Baptist Church on Middle Road in Devonshire, there will also be handmade items for sale.
Tickets are $10 and will be sold in advance and at the door. All proceeds will be donated to PALS.
For more information, or to purchase advance tickets, contact Carolyn Armstrong on 293-0772 or Barbara Pratt on 293-0570.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Dolphin Quest Connect to Nature Summer Camp – July 4th to September 2nd
Masterworks Summer Art Camp – weekly from July 4th to September 2nd
Young Ambassadors Middle School Summer Programme – July 18th to September 1st
Game, Set and Match It! – August 31st
Jane Iredale Mineral Make-up Event – August 31st
Lobster Dinner at Taste 141 – September 1st
Bermuda Folklife Documentary Series – September 1st
**NEW Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition Workshops – September 1st and 2nd
The 21st Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 3rd
**NEW The Black Collective Saturday Market – September 3rd
**NEW Back 2 School in the City – September 3rd
Bermuda Roller Derby: Summer Time Skate – September 4th
**NEW Celebrating Diversity in Bermuda – September 4th
**NEW ÜberVida Fashion Party Series #1 – September 4th
**NEW Whole Day Dreaming: Snorkeling Adventure to Bermuda’s North Barrier Reef – September 5th
**NEW Rum Bum Beach Bar Labor Day Party – September 5th
Bermuda Technical Institute 60th Anniversary – September 6th
The Art of Watercolour Talk – September 7th
Resilient Book Release: Book Talk & Signing – September 9th
**NEW Back to School Free Movie Night – September 9th
Tumble Tots Bermuda Fall Term – starts September 10th
Friends of Hospice Glow Party: A Night at the Taj Mahal – September 10th
**NEW Gombey Festival 2016 – September 10th
Watercolour Workshop with James TooGood – September 10th and 11th
**NEW Richard Allen AME Church: 2016 Women’s Day Services – September 11th
**NEW Red’s Wine Tasting Series: A Sparkling Show – September 12th
CPA Bermuda Women’s Leadership Conference: It’s Your Move – September 12th and 13th
L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: On Voulait Tout Casser – September 13th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – September 15th
Uncorked! Summer 2016 – September 15th
**NEW Getting Down to Basics: New Beginners 12-Week Course – starts September 15th
**NEW P.A.L.S. Mad Hair Day and After Party – September 16th
**NEW Folk ‘N Funny – September 16th
Slipaways Vs Inferno – September 17th
Watercolour Workshop with James TooGood – September 17th and 18th
**UPDATED** Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 18th and 19th
3rd Annual Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament & Raffle – September 19th
Inner Sanctuary Training – starts September 19th
**NEW Red’s Wine Tasting Series: Blind Chardonnay Tasting – September 20th
International Schools Fair Bermuda – September 21st and 22nd
St. George Rotary Club Fish Fry – September 24th
Seeing Red, Painting Red Workshop with Margaret Best – September 24th and 25th
**NEW Red’s Wine Tasting Series: Blind Pinot Noir Tasting – September 26th
Quintessentially Bermudian: Botanical Art Series with Margaret Best – September 28th
Waterlot Inn: Franciscan Napa Valley Wine Dinner – September 29th
Oktoberfest 2016 at Frog and Onion – September 29th to October 2nd
Bermuda Sloop Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration – September 30th
**NEW Heather Nova Live in Concert – September 30th
Quintessentially Bermudian: Botanical Art Series with Margaret Best – October 1st and 2nd
**NEW Red’s Wine Tasting Series: White Wines of Italy – October 4th
An Evening of Spirited Celebration – October 7th
Hat Making 101 – October 8th
**NEW Red’s Wine Tasting Series: Red Wines of Italy – October 10th
Bermuda Toastmasters 20th Anniversary Banquet –
June 25th October 15th
**NEW Bermuda Guild of Stitchery Bi-Annual Tea and Sale – October 15th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 18th and 19th
Art for Sail: Auction of Painted Sloops – October 20th
**NEW Red’s Wine Tasting Series: 5 Course Wine Dinner – October 20th
The Inner World of the Chakras: The Seven Keys to Happiness – October 29th & 30th
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- 32N 64W – July 10th until
August 9thSeptember 11th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Up Country Down Country – until December 31st
- Hail to the Queen – June 21st to November 15th
- Bermuda Friendly Lodges – August 19th to 31st
- Two Generations – September 2nd to 28th
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
Bermuda Society of Arts – August 26th to September 13th
- Onions Gallery: Fresh Emerging Artists
- Edinburgh Gallery: Fashion Forward
Enjoy the rest of the week!