September 21st, 2016: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Bermuda!


Can you believe it’s already the middle of September?

The month has literally flown by with all that’s been happening, and still there’s lots to look forward to in October too. Here are the latest events that have been added to the
calendar. As always, don’t forget to check out the Quick Recap Section at the bottom of the post for a full listing of all upcoming events, included those previously covered in previous posts.



Investigate the academic opportunities for your child abroad, at the CAIS Boarding Schools Fair on Wednesday, September 21st and Thursday, September 22nd.
To be held from 4pm to 8pm at the Hamilton Princess within the Princess Victoria Ballroom, the fair will give parents and students a chance to chat with representatives of esteemed Canadian boarding schools.
Schools attending will be: Albert College, Appleby College, Bishop’s College School, The Bishop Strachan School, Havergal College, King’s-Edgehill School, Lakefield College School, Pickering College, Rosseau Lake College, Rothesay Netherwood School, St. Andrew’s College, Stanstead College, and Trinity College School.
For over 20 years, CAIS Boarding Schools have been travelling to Bermuda to meet with families who are interested in a Canadian boarding school education for their children. Just last year, CAIS Boarding Schools welcomed 30 Bermudian students to their campuses.CAIS Boarding Schools continue to be impressed by the quality of students that come from Bermuda each year. Bermudian students have a solid foundation at their local schools, and come to CAIS Boarding Schools ready to integrate into the life of a busy boarding school. In fact, many of them develop into leaders in their residences, the classroom, and in the areas of arts and athletics. Bermudians graduate from CAIS Boarding Schools and become active alumni of their alma maters, promoting their schools proudly and staying involved long after graduation.This is a free event. For more information, contact Fiona Parke, Interim Director of Outreach, CAIS Boarding Schools, at


Leave your desk, get out of the office and dance-walk around the city of Hamilton at Move More- Dance Walk on Wednesday, September 21st

Starting 12pm at the Ministry of Health Headquaters, you can join in anywhere along the route at a number of dancing pit stops, and shake a leg or 5 minutes, or continue to the end!

The pit stops will be at the corner of Church and Parliament Street, corner of Church and Court Street, corner of Front and Queen Street, corner of Reid street and Burnaby Hill, and at the entrance to the Washington Mall on Church Street. So get up and get moving for your health!

There is no cost to participate, or need to sign-up.

For more information, contact Vilroy Lewin 278-6500 or Ms. Pauleter Stevens 278-6504, at the Health Promotion Office, Department of Health.



The CFA Society of Bermuda is hosting an information event for persons interested in Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation or the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program, on Friday, September 23rd.

This event will take place from 5:30pm until 7:30pm at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, with light refreshments to be served.

The CFA credential is the “gold standard” that demonstrates an investment professional’s expertise, skill and ethical focus. While the Investment Foundations program covers the essentials of finance, ethics, and investment roles, providing a clear understanding of the global investment industry.

Admission is free, although spaces are limited.

For more information, or to register your space, contact, or visit



Learn to play the fastest growing indoor sport in the world at Two Free Weekend Futsal Training Sessions, with the next one to be held on Sunday, September  25th.

This session will run from 11:30am until 3pm, within the Gymnasium at Somersfield Academy, facilitated by internationally-certified futsal coach and trainer, Peter Rickards.

This event is suitable for young players aged 5 and above.

For more information, or to register, contact 533-7383 or




In an effort to raise community awareness about an important issue affecting the lives of many, the annual Luncheon on Ovarian Cancer Awareness will take place on Sunday, September 25th.

From 1.15pm until 3.15pm at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, there will an elaborate Sunday Brunch Buffet, along with a talk given by the Honorable Dr. Ronny Drapkin, the Keynote Speaker for this event.

Dr. Drapkin is a renowned physician and scientist trained in anatomic pathology and biochemistry. He is also the director of the Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center (Penn OCRC).

So bring your mom, your sister, or your best friend! Husbands bring your wives! This is a great way to experience Sunday Brunch while supporting a charitable cause. Proceeds from this event will go towards financial support of women who are uninsured and unable to afford gynecological diagnostic testing.

Tickets cost $65, and can be purchased from the Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre, or by contacting

For more information, contact



As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia will be screening Forget Me Not on Sunday, September 25th.
The film will start 4pm at the BUEI, within the Tradewinds Theatre.
The cost of tickets is $10.
Proceeds will go towards the registered charity: Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact or 5385494



Be inspired by Resilient Author, Crystal Holdipp, who has been invited to a Book Talk & Signing at “Greater” Heritage Worship Center, on Saturday, September 27th.

Starting at 7:30pm, in Goodwin C. Smith Hall, she will talk about the release of her third book, ‘Resilient: Rise Above the Ashes’, a book of poems, reflections, scripture meditations, prayers and declarations to empower, educate and inspire persons of all ages.

Admission is free and Resilient books will be on sale for $15 dollars each.

For more information, contact 292 -5214 or 747-8786.




Make a splash for a good cause at Ovarian Cancer Awareness Splash for Teal on Tuesday, September 27th.
Taking place from 5pm to 6pm at the Bermuda National Sports Center/ Complex, this energising water aerobic workout will be lots of fun, with music and lively instruction by Annette Lewis. So come join in the fun!
The cost is $10, and you can register online with or
Proceeds will go in aid of OCAB events, and to women who cannot afford gynecological diagnostic testing.
For more information, contact Patty Flood 238-3685.





Achieving a healthy lifestyle is extremely important, so come out and join a fun, free family event Celebrating Wellness on Wednesday, September 28th.

From 5pm until 8pm within the City Hall Car Park, this event is being held to promote the importance of healthy eating and active living. There will be lots of fun activities, healthy food vendors, and entertainment for all ages; including men’s team competitions, tug-o-war, obstacle courses, a Kids Zone, Controversy Boxing Gym, Jump2BFit, Strong by Zumba, Pilates, and Gombeys.

Men and boys are especially encouraged to attend, as this year’s theme is ‘Healthy Boys to Men’, although all are welcome.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Dr. Virloy Lewin  278-6500 or Ms. Pauleter Stevens, 278-6504 at the Health Promotion Office, Department of Health


Bermuda National Library invite you to join them for an educational and informative evening at Complementary Alternative Medicine in Bermuda Part II on Wednesday, September 28th.
Starting at 6pm, this session will feature a panel discussion along with live demonstrations on Complementary Alternative Medicine in Bermuda.
The panel of certified and experience practitioners includes Dr Reid Robinson, Marshal Decouto, Dr. Karen Simons, Sanali McFadden, Fiona Couper Smith and Kuni Frith ND.
Admission is free and there is no reserved seating.
For more information, contact Kenisha Shakir at or 299-0039.



Celebrate Oktoberfest at Relay For Life Trivia Night on Wednesday, September 28th.
This event will start at 7pm at the Swizzle Inn in Bailey’s Bay.
The cost is $65 per person, an includes a two-course dinner, drink and trivia participation. Those interested in participating must sign up in advance.
All proceeds after cost will go towards Relay For Life, Team Super Swizzlers.
For more information, or to sign up, contact Carolyn Hart Mungal at Swizzle Inn Bailey’s Bay on 293- 1854.




Willow Stream Spa loves locals! And following last month’s successful Make-Up Event, your favourite local spa brings you yet another Special Spa Event: Hydropeptide on Thursday, September 29th, from 6-8pm, at Fairmont Southampton.

Just in time for the end of summer, treat your sun-kissed skin to some well-deserved après-summer recovery: Enjoy skincare applications for hands and body from our professional team of beauty experts: Give your hands the attention they deserve with an exfoliating vitamin C peel to resurface dull and rough complexions. A resurfacing chemical peel with Vitamin C crystals will brighten the skin, while firming moisturiser with active peptide will help to improve skin discoloration, firms and replenish the skin natural moisturize. Dry, flaky, aging skin?  No problem. Our Active Body Scrub contains volcanic pumice and Tahitian sand to slot away dead skin cells. The Perfecting Body Lift will help turn back time with its anti-gravity peptide by lifting and restoring the skin youthfulness. Your treatment will be finished by a light mineral make-up application. Sip on a glass of complimentary Prosecco and enjoy some nibbles while your true beauty unfolds – and take home a free gift bag as a memory.

So treat yourself and your girls (or guys) to something special – and at a very special price! The cost is $20 per person, or $10 for Willow Stream Spa members, plus 17% gratuity. All ages are welcome, although alcohol consumption is restricted to over-18s. Limited spaces available, so please book now to avoid disappointment. For more information, or to book your space, contact or call 239-6924.



Join the Bermuda National Library’s for an evening of Genealogy on Thursday, September 29th.
From 6pm until 8pm you can exchange information, share your family tree and receive free advice from experts and researchers. Please feel free to bring multi-generational family photos.
Admission is free.For more information, or to RSVP, contact Ellen Hollis at, Kenisha Shakir at or 295-2905.



Enjoy a unique fundraiser in support of those living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia at a Wine Tasting & Art Show, on September 30th.
From 6pm until 8:30pm at the Bermuda Society of Arts, you can view the Art Show in Studio B, which has been running since September 16th, featuring art by persons living with dementia.
There will also be wine tasting with wines provided by Gosling’s.
The cost is $60 per ticket.
Proceeds will go towards Action on Alzheimer’s and Dementia (registered Charity 929).
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact or 538 5494





The Yoga Centre on Victoria Street is hosting a Structure, Strength and Core, course commencing Saturday, October 1st.
Starting weekly at 11:30am, this 12 Week Course is designed to ensure a steady foundation, build real strength and stability to the body, and educate participants on the intricate involvement and application of the Core body for a confident and safe practice. This course is based on the principles of Anusura yoga, Rodney Yee’s Core principles and the principles of how yoga heals.
The cost is $260. For more information, or to register, email



Join Masterworks Gallery for the opening of Meredith Andrews “Island Obscura” photography exhibition on Friday, September 30th.
This event will take place from 5:30pm until 7pm within the Rick Faries Gallery at Masterworks Museum, where the exhibit will be showing until October 30th.
Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact or 299-4000





Auto enthusiasts can enjoy a 10 category car, truck, SUV and motorcycle show-off competition at Team Oni Racing Club’s Grand “Auto-Moto” Salon on Saturday, October 1st.
From 5pm until 10pm at the #1 Car Park on Front Street, this event will feature the Ladies of TORC, vehicle test drives, customising demonstrations, a raffle draw, display booths, live local entertainment and an Old School Reggae After Party with Poison Dart (from Florida) and YGS & Friends.
The competition categories are: TORC Best in Show (car, motorcycle, truck & SUV), REDD’S Wicked Classic Tuner, Autobahns Bling Bling, KB Custom Creations, World Distributors GP Hot Rods, Custom Acoustics ICE-Off Competition, and Veelr Light da Night (LED competition).This event is also sponsored by Peugeot, VIP Auto Service, Monster Energy, and J. Harvey Ltd.
The cost to participate is $25 per car and $15 per cycle, to register or buy tickets in advance, fill out the form here.
The cost of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.
For the Old School reggae after party the cost is $20 in advance or $30 at the door. All Auto-Moto participants are allowed free entry and spectators with a TORC wristband will receive $10 off the door price. Advance tickets are also available from Docksiders.
For more information, contact Jamie Lovell at 703-9788 or visit



Pet owners are invited to bring their pets for a Blessing of Animals by Rev’d Canon David Raths and Rev’d John Stow on Sunday, October 2nd.
This ceremony will start 3pm at the Unfinished Church.
All animals are welcome, permitted they are on a leash or in a cage -please! There will be water provided.
There is no charge for this event, but donations will be accepted for the SPCA.
For more information, contact




The Lay Organisation of Vernon Temple AME Church are hosting a dinner party for the 58th Wedding Anniversary of John E. & Marilyn Smith on Thursday, October 6th.
The event will start at 6:30pm, at St. Paul A.M.E Church Centennial Hall.
Dress code is semi-formal.
The cost is $60 , and proceeds will go in aid of Vernon Temple AME Church.
For more information, contact Vernon Temple AME Church on 238-1178




Those looking to experiment with their practice of meditation can use laughter as a tool, at Laughing Yoga Fridays, starting Friday, October 7th.
Starting at 1:10pm, at the Yoga Centre, this course will run weekly 6 weeks. Information provided about the benefits of Laughter Yoga to reduce stress, mental/physical pain and tension and to change thought pathways for healing, are explained. The practice of laughing meditation is followed by a luscious Deep Relaxation in the end.
The cost is $120. For more information, or to register, contact



The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda will be performing The Magic of the Musicals, a fully staged concert, Thursday, October 6th through Saturday, October 15, with the exception of Monday, October 10th.
The show will start at 8pm each night, with matinees starting at 3pm on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th, within the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall.
The Magic of the Musicals brings together a selection of some of the finest and best loved songs from the West End and Broadway stage, highlighting both the history and the future of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society.
The show will feature songs from many hit Gilbert & Sullivan Society productions, including Les Miserables, Dreamgirls, Ragtime, Chicago, The Full Monty, Annie, Oliver, Beauty and the Beast, and Guys and Dolls.
The production will also give the audience a preview of some possible future shows, including Broadway hits Mamma Mia, Matilda, Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, and Motown the Musical.
There will be an Opening Night Gala following the performance on October 6th, sponsored by Bacardi, and there is no additional cost to attend. The show is family-friendly.
The cost of tickets is $55 for General Admission and $100 for patrons, and can be purchased at
For more information, contact the Producer, Deborah Joell, at 735-1547



Project 100 will proudly present a Complimentary Showing of Becoming Bulletproof on Tuesday, October 11th
Starting at 7.30pm within the Tradewinds Auditorium at the BUEI, this heart-warming documentary follows the making of a rip-roaring western costume drama, featuring a diverse group of disabled people from across the United States.
Every year at Zeno Mountain Farm, actors with and without disabilities, meet to write, produce and star in an original short film… and you can follow their journey. Don’t miss your chance to see this moving documentary, as one actor says: “I do not want pity because I have a disability, I just want to be understood, I want disability to have a seat at the table in pop culture”. Click here to view the trailer.
Project 100 is a registered charity whose mission is “To foster and develop an awareness of the needs of the mentally challenged (or learning disabled) population in Bermuda; to raise funds for the sole use of eliminating or reducing their needs.”
This is a free event, although seating will be limited. There will also be a cash bar, with beverages available for purchase before the film starts.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact



Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art and the Sloop Foundation are pairing up for a joint fundraiser at Art 4 Sail Auction on Friday, October 21st.
The event will start promptly at 5pm with a cocktail hour at the Masterworks Museum, followed by a live auction in hopes of raising funds for art education.
Over the course of four months schools, artists, Americas Cup teams, corporations and businesses have been working on designing a fiber glass sloop that will be auctioned off with all proceeds going towards art education.The 60 designed sloops will be on display throughout the B.U.E.I prior to the auction, so please come out and support art education for Bermuda’s youth.
The cost of admission to the cocktail hour is free, which will include hors d’oeuvres and a ticket bar. During the cocktail hour there will also be a silent auction taking place, and masterworks will be selling paddles for $50.Each paddle comes with a package including a copy of a Masterworks 25th Anniversary Limited Edition book, a special print from the Sloop Foundation of ‘Spirit of Bermuda’ and can be used throughout the night to access the bar for unlimited drinks, as well as granting access to the live auction in the auditorium.Voting begins on Monday, September 26th at the BUEI, where anyone can vote on all 60 sloops on display, for the categories of People’s Choice, Best Primary, Middle, and High school entry.
For more information, contact or 299-4000



The Bermuda National Gallery (BNG) is proud to announce the 2016 Annual Student Art Competition.
The art competition encourages teachers of all subjects to participate with their students (Homeroom/Advisory, Art, Science, English, Mathematics, Guidance Counselors, etc.) Open to all public, private, home-schools and community centres.
This year’s theme is Memories of the Present.
Students are asked to illustrate images of objects and/ or people that they consider important in their lives today. Students are to consider: WHY are the objects and/or people are important to them?
The Bermuda National Gallery is also offering free school tours. So come and be inspired by the current exhibitions: Staging Mary Prince: in her own words…by international artist Joscelyn Gardner; The Bermuda Biennial 2016 of Contemporary Arts; and The Bermuda Collection.
For the competition poster, a pre-lesson plan, and the judging criteria, visit
The submission deadline is 4pm on Friday, November 25th.
For more information, contact or 295-9428.






Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Lobsterfest at Ocean Club – from September 1st to 30th


Aerial Lyra Taster Class – September 14th and 23rd


BUEI Tech: Build Your Own Website – September 17th and 24th


 Aerial Silks Taster Class – September 19th and 21st


Ashbury College IB Info Sessions – September 19th to 23rd

0912 Red Wine Tasting Series

Red’s Wine Tasting Series: Blind Chardonnay Tasting – September 20th

0920 Pickering College Visit Bermuda

Pickering College Visit Bermuda – September 20th to 22nd

0921 Coloured Pencil Workshop

**CANCELLED Is This Really Coloured Pencil: A Discovering Coloured Pencil Workshop with Margaret Best – September 21st


**NEW Move More – Dance Walk– September 21st


**NEW CAIS Boarding Schools Fair Bermuda – September 21st and 22nd

0921 International Schools Fair Bermuda

International Schools Fair Bermuda – September 21st and 22nd


A W.O.M.B. Networking Event – September 22nd


A Taste of Taste – September 22nd


**NEW Chartered Financial Analyst and Investment Foundations Information Event – September 23rd

0924 St George Rotary Club Fish Fry and Raffle

 St. George Rotary Club Fish Fry – September 24th

0924 Masterworks Super Saturdays Secret Garden

Masterworks Education presents Super Saturdays: Secret Garden – September 24th

0924 Seeing Red Painting Red with Margaret Best

 **CANCELLED Seeing Red, Painting Red Workshop with Margaret Best – September 24th and 25th


Reef Watch 2016 – September 24th and 25th


**NEW Two Free Weekend Futsal Training Sessions – September 25th


**NEW Luncheon on Ovarian Cancer Awareness – September 25th


**NEW Movie Showing “Forget Me Not” – September 25th

0912 Red Wine Tasting Series

Red’s Wine Tasting Series: Blind Pinot Noir Tasting – September 26th

0928 Botanical Art Series with Margaret Best

**CANCELLED  Quintessentially Bermudian: Botanical Art Series with Margaret Best – September 28th


**NEW Resilient Book Release: Book Talk & Signing – September 27th


**NEW Ovarian Cancer Awareness Splash for Teal – September 27th

0928 Employment Law Series

Employment Law Series – September 28th


**NEW Celebrating Wellness – September 28th


**NEW Complementary Alternative Medicine in Bermuda Part II – September 28th


**NEW Relay For Life Oktoberfest Trivia Night – September 28th


**NEW Special Spa Event : Hydropeptide – September 29th


**NEW Bermuda Genealogy @ BNL – September 29th

0929 Waterlot Franciscan Napa Valley Wine Dinner

Waterlot Inn: Franciscan Napa Valley Wine Dinner – September 29th

0929 Oktoberfest at Frog and Onion

 Oktoberfest 2016 at Frog and Onion – September 29th to October 2nd


Bermuda Sloop Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration – September 30th

0930 Heather Nova Live in Concert

Heather Nova Live in Concert – September 30th


**NEW Wine Tasting & Art Show – September 30th


**NEW Masterworks Exhibit Opening: Island Obscura – September 30th

Raleigh Bermuda 4th Annual Hamilton Harbour Casino Classic Fundraiser – October 1st


Tomorrow’s Voices 6th Annual Bounce For Autism Fun Day – October 1st


**NEW TORC Grand “Auto-Moto” Salon – October 1st


**NEW Structure, Strength and Core – starts October 1st


**NEW Blessing of Animals – October 2nd

1001 Botanical Art Series with Margaret Best

**CANCELLED  Quintessentially Bermudian: Botanical Art Series with Margaret Best – October 1st and 2nd

0912 Red Wine Tasting Series

Red’s Wine Tasting Series: White Wines of Italy – October 4th


**NEW Vernon Temple AME Church Dinner Party for John E. & Marylin Smith 58th Wedding Anniversary – October 6th


**NEW Magic of the Musicals – October 6th through October 15th


**NEW Laughing Yoga Fridays – starts October 7th

1007 Evening of Spirited Celebration

An Evening of Spirited Celebration – October 7th

1008 Hat Making 101

Hat Making 101 – October 8th

0912 Red Wine Tasting Series

Red’s Wine Tasting Series: Red Wines of Italy – October 10th


**NEW Complimentary Showing of Becoming Bulletproof – October 11th

0725 Bermuda Toastmasters 20 Anniversary Banquet

Bermuda Toastmasters 20th Anniversary BanquetJune 25th October 15th

1015 Bermuda Guild of Stitchery

Bermuda Guild of Stitchery Bi-Annual Tea and Sale – October 15th


City Arts Festival – October 15th

0524 Ana Luna Glow Work Champagne Safari

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 18th and 19th

Art for Sail: Auction of Painted Sloops – October 20th

0912 Red Wine Tasting Series

Red’s Wine Tasting Series: 5 Course Wine Dinner – October 20th


**NEW Art 4 Sail Auction – October 21st


The Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2016 Dog Shows – October 22nd and 23rd


The Inner World of the Chakras: The Seven Keys to Happiness – October 29th & 30th


Trunk or Treat – October 31st

1118 Wine and Design

Wine & Design Event – November 18th


**NEW 2016 Annual BNG Student Art Competition Deadline – November 25th

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 Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

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!



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