October 12th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
Hope your hurricane prep is all done for the imminent arrival of Nicole. If not, then you’d probably better get your skates on – these storms are no joke! Please stay safe and look after each other, Bermuda!
Here are the latest events that have been added to the Bermuda calendar since last week’s post. 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.
Hosted by Laura Cutler, Alumna 1983 and her husband Alec, Bermuda High School hope that you will join them at their BHS Wine Tasting & Food Pairing on Saturday, October 15th
From 6pm until 9pm at Halcyon on Old Slip Lane, Pembroke, you can enjoy 12 wines from Spain, Argentina, the USA and Italy, 4 food tasting stations, a beautiful setting, fun people and a good cause.
Please note that there is no parking available at Halcyon. The Wine Train will pick you up at BHS and take you to the top of Old Slip Lane, and back again at the end of the evening. Alternatively, taxis can drop off directly at Halcyon.
Parking is available in the BHS Parking lots on Serpentine Road and Richmond Road, with overflow at Woodex on Woodbourne Avenue.
Tickets are $100.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 278-3004 or buy online at www.bhs.bm.
The Sweetest Day on the third Saturday in October is a special day to share romantic deeds or expressions with your loved ones. It is also a day to embrace your sweet side, so to celebrate, Crown and Anchor at the Hamilton Princess are delighted to offer you The Sweetest Thing on Saturday, October 15th.
This very special dessert buffet will be available from 7pm until 10pm and you are invited to bring both your sweet tooth and that special person – the Hamilton Princess promise to make them both happy.
The cost is $35, plus grats.
For more information, contact Dining Reservations at 298-2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready for the Old School Reunion on Saturday, October 15th.
From 10pm until 3am at Place’s Place, music will be courtesy of Jugglin J, DJ Radigan, DJ Donnie and DJ Cavon.
This event is sponsored by Becks Beer.
Ladies are free before 11pm. Tickets are $20 at the door or $10 in advance from Kit ‘n’ Caboodle and Freshmen in the Heron Bay Marketplace Plaza.
For more information, contact Janson at 536-1999.
Back by popular demand, BUEI will be hosting a new showing of Ocean Vet Episode 5: The Bermuda Turtle Project on Monday, October 17th.
In this episode, Neil deploys his veterinary skills to help save Bermuda’s Green sea turtles and assist with groundbreaking scientific research on their health and populations. Follow the team as they capture and release wild green sea turtles in a bid to study their health and populations before fitting a satellite tag to a mature specimen that will collect vital data on it’s oceanic migrations.
Ocean Vet is a natural history series like no other. Narrated by Academy award winning actor and producer, Michael Douglas, this incredible series follows the exploits of English vet Dr. Neil Burnie and his Ocean Vet team. The evening will feature an introduction by Ocean Vet crew member, Choy Aming, airing of the episode, and a Q&A session.
The screening will start in the Tradewinds Auditorium at 7.30pm. Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount (food only) to anyone dining there before or after the event. Reservations are available from 5pm for the sushi bar and the full menu will be available from 6pm – please mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount and note that it cannot be combined with any other special offers. For dinner reservations call 295-4207.
Tickets for the lecture are $20 for members, $25 for non-members, $10 for students, and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
Bring your sketchbook and enjoy a glass of wine as you art journal at Sip & Sketch on Mondays, October 17th and 31st.
This will run from 6pm until 7.30pm in the Masterworks Classroom and all other materials are included.
The cost is $50 per class and participants must sign up by 3pm on the day of the course.
For more information, or to sign up, contact 299-4000 or email@example.com.
Rum Bum Beach Bar at Horseshoe Bay Beach invite you to celebrate October’s Hunter’s Moon at their Full Moon Party on Sunday, October 16th.
From 6pm, you can enjoy drinks specials and live music by DJ Felix from Ocean 89 and the Big Chill.
Their Thursday BBQ will also be running from 6pm until 10pm – a copy of the a la carte menu can be viewed here.
There is no cover charge and you can expect some glow-in-the-dark goodies.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy a full moon party in the garden at the Hunter’s Moon Party at Bulli.Social on Sunday, October 16th.
From 7pm, music will be courtesy of Louis Muloka and Siid James and moon rise will be at 7.30pm.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, visit their Facebook event.
Calling all female entrepreneurs and businesses owners – you are invited to come meet and mingle with other like-minded women at the 2nd installation of The W.O.M.B. Connection: A Networking Event on Tuesday, October 18th.
This event will run from 5.30pm until 7.30pm at Victoria Grill’s Rumbar.
Admission is $20 which covers your refreshments.
RSVP are requested, although walk ups are welcome.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact email@example.com or 456-4780.
Bermuda National Library invite you to join local author Crystal Holdipp at her Resilient Book Release Party on Tuesday, October 18th.
From 6pm until 8pm at the Bermuda National Library, this promises to be a a fun filled evening and book release party with book sales, signing, discussion and games.
The event is free and all are welcome.
For more information, contact Kenisha Shakir at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ellen Hollis at email@example.com or 295-2905.
With the unique insight she has as niece of creator and writer, Julian Fellowes, BUEI Talks presents The Real-Life Inspirations Behind Downton Abbey with Jessica Fellowes on Tuesday, October 18th.
Using images from the show and her five books, as well as her own behind-the-scenes photographs, clips that remind audiences of the show’s crisp humour and even audience interaction, Jessica draws deft parallels between the Downton era and today. Fans of the show and history alike will enjoy her lively presence and easy telling of what it was like to be both at home with the family and behind the green baize door.
Author, journalist and public speaker Jessica Fellowes is into her fourth year of global lectures, accompanying her latest official companion books to the hit television series: The Wit & Wisdom of Downton Abbey, a collection of her favorite quotes, and the forthcoming, Downton Abbey: A Celebration, out on November 10th, a review of all six series, as well as her recent book, A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey.
The lecture will start in the Tradewinds Auditorium at 7.30pm and will be preceded by a book-signing from 7pm. Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount (food only) to anyone dining there before or after the event. Reservations are available from 5pm for the sushi bar with Sushi Happy Hour prices on selected sushi and drinks available until 6.30pm. The full menu will be available from 6pm. Please mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount and note that it cannot be combined with any other special offers. For dinner reservations call 295-4207.
The cost of the lecture is $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 294-0204 or visit the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
Join host Robin Trimingham for the series of creative workshops, Re-Ignite your Creativity, with the first on Thursday, October 20th.
From 10am until noon in the Masterworks members lounge, this is the first in a series of art workshops that challenge your creativity and help you unwind.
The cost is $120 for members and $150 for non members. All materials are provided.
For more information, or to sign up, contact 299-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take your business to the next level by attending the Boston University Streetwise MBA Information Session on Thursday, October 20th.
From 6pm in the Blue Room, Hallett Hall (H115) at Bermuda College, you can learn more about this award-winning Programme in Bermuda, and how your attendance could significantly improve your business.
The programme has taught many tips and information on how to improve business processes and grow their business, to many local and international businesses.
From understanding payroll, immigration, to marketing, sales, customs, human resources, and money management; this course is designed for entrepreneurs.
For more information, or to RSVP by October 19th, contact email@example.com, 239-4099 or 236-9000.
Walk to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer in Bermuda as BF&M is celebrating their 20th on the 20th at the 20th Anniversary of the BF&M Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Thursday, October 20th
The walk will start at 6pm from Barr’s Bay Park, returning to the same location.
Registration is $30 and can be completed at BF&M, Sportseller or Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre. Online registration will also be open at www.RaceDayWorld.com until October 14th.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Come enjoy cocktails, food and some of Bermuda’s best musical entertainment at Made in Bermuda: An All Star Concert Event on Saturday, October 22nd.
Doors to the Cedarbridge Academy Courtyard open at 7pm and from 7.30pm, this concert will feature Bermuda Idol Jesse Seymour, Kassandra Gabrielle, Lloyd Holder, and Sheila Smith backed by The Wall Street Band
Tickets are $75 for general admission, $125 for VIPs, and can be purchased at People’s Pharmacy, Mystiques, Pulp & Circumstance and online at www.BDATix.bm. VIP tickets include food and drink. Part proceeds of this event will go to support Chewstick’s disaster relief fund.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 777-4000.
Six international teams, three days, three race locations – come cheer on the islandʼs best pilot gig rowers as they take on the friendly visitors in a fierce competition in a series of races around the island at the Bermuda Invitational Gig Regatta on Sunday, October 23rd, Wednesday, October 26th and Saturday, October 29th.
Approximately 80 enthusiastic gig rowers from the UK, Holland and the US will take to the water against the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club for three days of spirited competition and high-energy racing.
This will run from 10am until 4pm at Sandys Boat Club at Mangrove Bay on Sunday, October 23rd, from 1pm until 6.30pm at Spanish Point Boat Club on Wednesday, October 26th, and from 10am until 4pm at the East End Mini Yacht Club at St. George’s Harbour on Saturday, October 29th.
Spectators can catch the action from land or sea. There is no cover charge and tickets for food and drink will be available for sale.
For more information, contact info@BermudaPilotGigClub.com.
Students aged 8 to 12 years old are invited to have fun exploring the farm-to-table journey this October break at the Bermuda National Trust’s Fall Harvest Camp from Monday to Friday, October 24th to 28th.
The camp will run from 8.30am until 3pm, with after-care available until 5pm at an extra cost. Drop off and pick up will be at the Bermuda National Trust’s AXIS Education Centre at Waterville on Pomander Road in Paget.
Field trips to a local farm, fields and shops will give children the chance to see their food in a new way while learning the skills to grow and make a meal of their own. As always, fun team-building games and experiences with the Bermuda National Trust will emphasise sustainability, environmental awareness and stewardship of our natural and cultural heritage.
Be immersed in Bermuda’s natural wonderland, hear local ghost tales at Verdmont and learn harvest traditions which celebrate this season. Fun afternoon crafts using natural materials in the Axis Education Centre at Waterville will round off the days with fun arts, and crafts in natural materials. At the end of the week, campers will prepare a feast and set a table fit for the Queen!
The cost is $245 for members or $270 for non-members. If after-care until 5pm is included, the cost will be $325 for members or $350 for non-members. These fees include a transport service to sites and all materials.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
School break is rapidly approaching and Lotus are excited to offer their first Aerial Arts and Yoga Kids Camp from Monday, October 24th until Friday, October 28th.
Located at Lotus Mind Body Spirit Wellness Centre, the camp is open to all levels of students between the ages of 5 and 12 years old.
Parents can choose from their half or full day camp options for the week or just a single day.
Lotus promise that their camps will be teaching not only something extraordinary to your kids but they will have a blast through it all. Camp activities include fun warm ups, obstacle courses, basic acrobatics and Acro Yoga, choreography on the Aerial SILKS and LYRA (Aerial hoop), Aerial Yoga, daily nutrition workshops, arts and crafts, and much much more.
The Half Day Camp for 5 to 12 year olds will run from 8am until noon, while the Full Day Camp for 7 to 12 year olds will run from 8am until 5.30pm. Spaces are limited.
Single day camp rates are $80 for a half day or $100 for a full day. Full week camp rates are $200 for half days and $275 for full days. Siblings or current students will receive a discount of $25.
For more information, or to book your spot, contact 296-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy a fun and creative evening at Art with a Twist on Tuesday, October 25th.
From 6.30pm until 9pm in the Masterworks Classroom, Adrienne Smatt will help you to create your own masterpiece to take home in this step-by-step painting workshop. At the same time, you can sip on a creative cocktail by Twisted Spoon.
The cost is $100 for members, $125 for non-members, and all materials will be provided.
For more information, or to register, contact 299-4000 or email@example.com.
Witness a riveting performance of an all local cast, directed by Patricia Nesbitt at For My Good: A Stage Play on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, October 26th, 27th and 29th.
Doors to the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium open at 6pm for a 7pm showtime.
For My Good is the story of a young woman, who seemingly has everything going right in her life; yet, she is unhappy, battling the pain of her past. Through these struggles, she finds that God is always working, For Our Good. There is a scheduled Healing Session at Ruth Seaton James on Sunday with SCARS for those who may have been triggered.
Tickets are $65 for general admission, $55 for seniors over 65 and $100 for Patrons. Tickets are available at People’s Pharmacy, Caesar’s Pharmacy, www.BDAtix.bm, and the SCARS Office.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 332-8383.
Promising Bermuda’s best Halloween costume party, Yelloween at The Princess Beach Club, sponsored by Veuve Clicquot, will take place on Saturday, October 29th.
From 7pm at their location at Sinky Bay on South Shore in Southampton, the evening starts with dinner and moves on until the small hours with dancing to the sounds of international DJ Producer Bit Funk.
Tickets for the Party Only cost $30 while the VIP tickets cost $77. VIP tickets include a buffet, 1 glass of champagne, party and gratuities. Tickets are available on www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact 298-2028.
As part of their Fall Lecture series, Bermuda College are discussing Age Discrimination on Tuesday, November 1st.
From 6.15pm in G 301 North Hall at Bermuda College, the discussion will focus on defining and promoting an understanding of age discrimination and discussion will be devoted to the exploration of the discriminatory practices and the implications in Bermuda.
Panelists will include Ben Adamson (Lawyer), Tawana Tannock (Chairwoman of the Human Rights Commission), Claudette Fleming (Executive Director, Age Concern) and Dr. Norma Astwood.
This event is free to the public.
For more information, contact 236-9000.
Be the first to see the new designs at BSoA’s Bermuda Fashion Collective Show on Thursday, November 3rd.
Doors to the Bermuda Society of Arts on the top floor of City Hall open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. This popular show features many of Bermuda’s top fashion designers showcasing their eclectic style and unique energy. Featured local designers will include Dana Cooper, Aura Moniz Jones, Carla-Faye Hardtman, Deane Williams, Desiree Riley, Edith Rookes, James Lee, Juliette Dyke, Mikaela Eshe, Monique Stevens, Patrice Morgan, Rene Hill, Tabitha Essie and Talibah Simmons.
Tickets are $45 for general admission and $75 for Front Row. Admission includes a pre-show glass of bubbly. Tickets can be purchased at the BSoA office or at www.BDAtix.bm.
For more information, contact Carla-Faye or Nzingha at email@example.com or 292-3824.
Another great opportunity to listen to entertaining presentations on a variety of topics, without worrying that any of the speakers will waffle on for too long, as the 17th edition of PechaKucha Night Bermuda will be on Friday, November 4th.
PechaKucha Nights were started in Japan and have a 20×20 presentation format where each speaker shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Since there is no pausing or going back, speakers have no choice but to keep to their allotted time. Following each presentation is a 3 minute 40 second Q&A session with the audience.
Doors open at 6.30pm and presentations begin at 7pm. This will take place at St. George’s Cricket Club during Entrepreneur’s Week in conjunction with BEDC. There will be a cash bar and dinner available to purchase.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more information, visit the Pechakucha Bermuda Facebook Page.
The last Bermuda Karate Institute (BKI) competition of 2016 will be the 29th Annual Skippy Kick, an open martial arts tournament for all levels and styles, juniors and adults, on Sunday, November 6th.
This will be from 1pm at Pembroke Sunday School and will include forms, weapons forms, point sparring and K-1.
Competitors information and entry forms can be found at www.BermudaKarateInstitute.com.
The cost of entry is $10 for adults, $5 for under-12s and $20 for families.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Bermuda Karate Institute on 292-2157.
Start your Christmas shopping, all in one stop, as the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents their Annual One Stop Shopping Craft Fair on Saturday, November 12th.
From 10am until 3pm, you will have the opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind items from some of the top craft vendors on island. They will also be offering face painting, a fun photo booth complete with costumes and will be showing classic Christmas films to keep the little ones busy while Mom and Dad shop. Homers Cafe will also be open for a delicious lunch.
For more information, contact 299-4000.
Canadian expats are invited to come and learn more about tax and pension planning at Trowbridge’s Canadian Expatriates in Bermuda Seminar on Thursday, December 1st.
There will be two seminars, both in the Princess Louise Foyer at the Hamilton Princess. The first will run from noon until 2pm, followed by another session from 6pm until 8pm. The seminars will focus on the following topics:
- Canadian residency for tax purposes;
- Canadian filing and reporting requirements;
- Tax planning for Canadian expats, either departing Canada or arriving in Canada;
- Ownership of property in Canada and the tax implications for Canadian non-residents;
- Tax implications for the ownership of investments in Canada and abroad for Canadian non-residents;
- Retirement planning for expats and Bermudians retiring in Canada; and
- Pension portability and requirements.
Questions about other expatriate tax issues will be answered.
There is no cost to attend.
For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the date and time you are interested in attending.
In life, anything can happen or you can make it happen. Are you a Bermudian between 17 and 24 and looking for a challenge, a change and a way to transform your life? If so, then Raleigh is currently recruiting for their 2017 programme and invite you to come to one of their two 2017 Programme Information Sessions on Monday, December 12th and on Wednesday, January 11th.
Each session will take place from 6pm to 7pm at their office at 2 Midsea Lane, in the Bargain Box building off of Serpentine Road. You are invited to come chat with them to find out what you’re made of.
For more information, visit their event page on Facebook.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Bermuda Women’s Rugby Wine Tasting & Bingo Night – October 14th
Pick Your Own Pumpkins – October 14th and 15th
Bermuda Toastmasters 20th Anniversary Banquet –
June 25th October 15th
Bermuda Guild of Stitchery Bi-Annual Tea and Sale – October 15th
City Arts Festival – October 15th
An Evening of Gospel & Jazz Under the Stars – October 15th
Fairmont Southampton 3-3-1 Challenge – starts October 15th
Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – October 15th
Bermudian Heartbeats: Ghost Writers – October 15th
Haute Parfumerie Meets Fine Cuisine in Bermuda – October 15th
The Continental Society of Bermuda: Casino Royale – October 15th
**NEW BHS Wine Tastings & Food Pairings – October 15th
**NEW The Sweetest Thing – October 15th
**NEW Old School Reunion – October 15th
Nick Silk Drawing Workshop at Masterworks – October 16th
Vernon Temple AME Church Woman’s Day – October 16th
Bermuda Roller Derby Recruitment Day – October 16th
**NEW Full Moon Party at Rum Bum – October 16th
**NEW Hunter’s Moon Party at Bulli.Social – October 16th
**NEW Ocean Vet Episode 5: The Bermuda Turtle Project – October 17th
**NEW Sip & Sketch – October 17th and 31st
BHS Information Evening – October 18th
San Felice Tuscan Winemaker’s Dinner – October 18th
**NEW The W.O.M.B. Connection: A Networking Event – October 18th
**NEW Resilient Book Release Party with Crystal Holdipp @ BNL – October 18th
**NEW BUEI Talks: The Real-Life Inspirations Behind Downton Abbey with Jessica Fellowes – October 18th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 18th and 19th
Art for Sail: Auction of Painted Sloops – October 20th
Red’s Wine Tasting Series: 5 Course Wine Dinner – October 20th
**NEW Re-Ignite your Creativity – October 20th
**NEW Award-Winning Boston University Streetwise MBA Information Session – October 20th
**NEW 20th Annual BF&M Breast Cancer Awareness Walk – October 20th
Art 4 Sail Auction – October 21st
**NEW Made in Bermuda: An All Star Concert Event – October 22nd
The Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2016 Dog Shows – October 22nd and 23rd
Lupie Groupie Fun Run/Walk – October 23rd
**NEW Bermuda Invitational Gig Regatta – October 23rd, 26th and 29th
**NEW Bermuda National Trust Fall Harvest Camp – October 24th to 28th
**NEW Aerial Arts and Yoga Camp – October 24th to 28th
BNG & BUT Conference for MoED Educators – October 25th
**NEW Art with a Twist – October 25th
**NEW For My Good: A Stage Play – October 26th, 27th and 29th
Read For The Record 2016 – October 27th
Monte Carlo Casino Night – October 28th
Creative Women’s Retreat – October 29th
Mariners RFC Halloween Party – October 29th
**NEW Yelloween at The Princess Beach Club – October 29th
The Inner World of the Chakras: The Seven Keys to Happiness – October 29th & 30th
**DATE CHANGE Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series – October
Trunk or Treat – October 31st
**NEW Bermuda College Lecture Series – November 1st
**NEW BSoA’s Bermuda Fashion Collective Show – November 3rd
**NEW Pechakucha Bermuda Night Volume 17 – November 4th
**NEW Skippy Kick 29 – November 6th
Middlesex Admissions, Alumni and Parent Reception – November 8th
**NEW One Stop Shopping Craft Fair – November 12th
Wine & Design Event – November 18th
2016 Annual BNG Student Art Competition Deadline – November 25th
**NEW Canadian Expatriates in Bermuda Seminar – December 1st
Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout – December 2nd
Home Grown Alternatives Market – December 10th
**NEW Raleigh Bermuda 2017 Programme Information Session #1 – December 12th
**NEW Raleigh Bermuda 2017 Programme Information Session #2 – January 11th
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – May 12th and 13th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – June 11th and 12th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – July 11th and 12th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 9th and 10th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 8th and 9th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 7th and 8th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- The Team Returns – October 9th to November 18th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
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
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – October 14th until November 8th
- Onions Gallery: TechArt
- Edinburgh Gallery: More to be Revealed by Melanie Francis
Enjoy the rest of the week!