November 16th, 2016 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!


Hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend!  That was the last holiday weekend until… – well, I won’t mention the C word just yet..

Here are the latest additions to Bermuda’s 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, including those previously covered in previous posts.



Bring your dinner and a blanket and join Bermuda National Library Youth Services for an evening of stories, music and magic at Family Story Night on Thursday, November 17th.

This will be from 5.30pm until 7pm in the Youth Library Auditorium.

The cost is $5 per family and registration is required.

For more information, contact 295-0487.




Interested in expanding your opportunities with a Bachelor’s degree?  You are invited to an Information Session about the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Bachelor of Business Administration in association with Bermuda College on Thursday, November 17th.

From 6pm in West Hall, W108 at Bermuda College, you can learn about the advantages of continuing your studies with MSVU. The MSVU‘s Bachelor of Business Administration offers majors in Accounting, Management, Marketing and Human Resources.

For more information, contact 236-9000 ext 4073 or 236-9000 ext. 4117.



If you have experienced a loss then, with the holiday season approaching, it could be worth considering attending a special program which offers practical ways to cope and begin your healing process at Coping During the Holidays on Friday, November 18th.

This annual event, organized by Kiwanis Club of St. George’s in collaboration with Alpha Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, is again this year held at Ebenezer Church in St. George’s at 6.30pm.

Participants are invited to bring a photo of your loved one.

It is free, non-denominational, and open to all ages.  Pre-event sign up is helpful for organisers, however, you are welcome to attend without signing up.

For more information, contact Doreen William-James at Alpha Memorial at or Rose Douglas at



Enjoy a great opportunity to shop for fresh local goods as The Bermuda Farmers Market will return on Saturday, November 19th.

From 8am until noon in the Jack King Building in the Botanical Gardens each week, you can shop for fresh produce, baked goods, healthy snacks and drinks, health and beauty products, arts and crafts, plants, and much more.  The Market will run weekly until July 1st, 2017.

For more information, contact Debrarh  Swan on 535-7973 or Ann Marie DeGraff on 333-6198.





Find a new treasure while supporting a good cause at the Phenomenal People’s Annual Vintage Boutique Sale on Saturday, November 19th.

Running from 10am until 2pm in the Christ (Anglican) Church Hall, this is a boutique sale event comprising of costume jewellery, home accessories, vintage one-of-a-kind items, and gently-used apparel for men, women and children. There will also be grab bags, spotlight items, music and baked goods.

Proceeds will go to to D.R.E.A.M Girls Club projects and Education Fund and this event is hosted by Phenomenal People (Charity #755).

For more information, contact Margaret Giloth, President of Phenomenal People, on 734-4034.



Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the spoke-tacular Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series will be back on Saturday, November 19th.

This free, family-friendly series, sponsored by Tokio Millennium Re and Bicycle Works, has the aim to introduce primary school aged children to cycling as a way to help promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.

There are 6 events held at the Arboretum at 4pm on Saturdays, November 19th, 26th and December 3rd, then January 7th, 14th and 21st.  At the end of the series, one child’s name will be drawn to win a bike from Bicycle Works.

Registration opens 45 minutes prior to the event and children must bring their own helmet, bike and wear sport shoes. All participants will receive a goodie bag and registration can be done at the event.  Entry forms can also be obtained in advance from or Bicycle Works.

For more information, contact Zoe Kempe at



The November edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, November 20th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.

The People vs Fritz Bauer, an award-winning drama about the hunt for Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, will be showing at 3pm.

This will be followed by Cameraperson, an award-winning documentary is a personal memoir as well as a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world, at 5.15pm.

More details on the films can be found at

Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by calling 294-0204.



Proving that the best things come in small packages, the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard presents their annual Small Works show, opening on Sunday, November 20th.

The art is in all media and features Bermuda’s leading artists.  Each piece will be no larger than 8” x 10”, which means that it is easy to pack, easy to ship and very affordable.

The opening is from 5.30pm until 7pm on Sunday, November 20th and the show runs until January 13th.

Admission is free. The Arts Centre is open daily from 11am to 4pm and is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact, or visit




The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard invite you to come and bid on a variety of special items at the Bermuda Treasures Silent Auction on Sunday, November 20th.

This auction will be held during the opening of Small Works from 5.30pm until 7pm, and will include an eclectic mix of Bermuda items that any collector will not want to miss, such as old bottles, books, furniture, dolls and other interesting objects.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact, or visit




Bring your sketchbook and enjoy a glass of wine as you art journal at Sip & Sketch on Mondays, November 21st and 28th.

This will run from 6pm until 7.30pm in the Masterworks Classroom and all materials other than your sketchbook are included.

The package deal for all four courses is $165. To test a class is $50 each and participants must register by 3pm on the day of the course.

For more information, or to sign up, contact 299-4000 or





Bermuda’s unique brand of hospitality was once renowned for first-class restaurant and hotel service. Bermuda Collegen say that it’s time to recapture those days, and they need your help.  Bermuda College in partnership with the Bermuda Tourism Authority, the Bermuda Hospitality Industry and the Restaurant Division of the Chamber of Commerce, will be offering a new, externally-certified, Restaurant Servers Course beginning January 2017, with an Information Session to be held on Tuesday, November 22nd.

This session will take place at 6pm in Hallett Hall.  No formal qualifications are required however, personal integrity is a must.

For more information, or to reserve your space, contact 236-9000 ext. 4117 or



Relax, wind down and paint as you enjoy a fun and creative evening at Art with a Twist on Tuesday, November 22nd.

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, contact 299-4000 or




Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art invite you to join them for an evening of Wine Tasting, weekly from Wednesday, November 23rd.

From 5.30pm until 7pm in the Rick Faries Gallery, this event is kindly sponsored by Burrows & Lightbourne and will be offered every Wednesday until December 14th.

This event is free for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact 299-4000 or



Tomorrow’s Voices invite you to join them for their last workshop of the year, Intrinsic Motivation Part 2: Using What We’ve Learned, on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Applying what was learned in Part 1 about human motivation to teaching, learning and everyday experiences, this follow-up workshop will run from 6pm until 8pm at the Teen Services Building. Light refreshments will be served.

The cost of the workshop is $25 and each attendee will receive a Professional Development Certificate.

For more information, or to register, contact 297- 4342 or



Explore more career options with the highly respected Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies (UWI) at an Information Session on Wednesday, November 23rd.

This one year programme is designed for anyone pursuing a teaching career in Mathematics, English Language, History, or Science. to name a few.  The information session will start at 6pm at Bermuda College.

For more information, contact Romeo Ruddock at 239-4073 or




Bermuda National Gallery invite you to join them for an evening of artistic expression as local poets respond to the artwork featured in the 2016 Bermuda Biennial at The Art of Poetry on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Using the Ekphrastic Poetry style, the poetic works will add a new dimension to the visual art on display.  An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.

The event will begin at 6.30pm at Bermuda National Gallery and poets will include Alan C. Smith, Donna Marie- Bell, Andrea Ottley, Fetuolemoana Elisara (read by Tona Symonds), Grace Welch, Michael Jones, and the M.C. will be Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson.

This event is sponsored by Bacardi Limited

Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for non-members, and are available from the Gallery during their regular hours of 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, or 10am until 2pm on Saturdays.

For more information, contact Lisa Howie at or 295-9428, or visit



Who needs Black Friday when you can get even better bargains while supporting good causes in Bermuda at Secondhand Saturday on Saturday, November 26th?

Secondhand Saturday is celebrated on the Saturday after the US Thanksgiving Holiday. Its main purpose is to encourage locals, during the busiest shopping time of the year, to shop and support our charity thrift shops.

Participating stores include Bermuda Red Cross Thrift Shop, The Barn, Dress for Success, Salvation Army Thrift Shop, and  Secondhand Rose.
Each shop will have their own in-shop promotions and specials so don’t miss out.

For more information, contact Suzanne at Bermuda Red Cross on 236-8253 ext. 223 or




The St. David’s Island Historical Society invite you to celebrate an 18th Century Family Christmas with them on Sunday, November 27th.

From 4pm until 7pm, you can enjoy St. David’s hospitality at this annual olde world-style family Christmas Party.  Carter House will be decorated in 18th century style with candle light, warm fires and local Christmas fare

Admission is free, although donations are welcome.

For more information, contact Rich Spurling on 297-1953 or, or Ronnie Chameau on 292-1387 or






Kids aged between 7 and 10 (P3 to P6) are invited to come for a Sleepover at the Youth Library on Friday, December 2nd.

From 6pm, youngsters can come in their pyjamas for a night of stories, movies, games and fun, with dinner and a light breakfast included.  Adult supervision will be provided  Pick-up the following day is at 8.30am sharp.

The cost is $20 per child for members only and registration is required.

For more information, or to register, contact 295-0487.





The Olderhood Group invite you to optimise your future now by attending Do I Really Need to Think About Retirement at My Age?, a lunch and learn seminar with financial experts on Saturday, December 3rd.

From noon until 4pm at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, you can get the tools you need to plan for your retirement.

The panel will include Michael Neff (Butterfield Bank), Lauren Bell (Argus), Bill Storie (The Olderhood Group), Naomi Schroter (Sunshine Healing), and Robin Trimingham (The Olderhood Group).  This event is sponsored by Butterfield.

Tickets are $60, including lunch, and are available from

For more information, contact



Get ready for a superb evening of boxing at Takeover Fight Night on Saturday, December 3rd.

This event is headlined by Nikki Bascome, who will be fighting locally for the first time this year in a 6 round bout against a much more experienced overseas opponent, Donny Miller.  Nikki is stepping things up in response to the suggestion that he is fighting below his potential. For fight fans, it will be interesting to see him have to strategize against a more seasoned and experienced opponent.

Andre Lambe will reappear as a co-main event after his win against Dorian Bostic last month at Snorkel Park, as Rego’s gym prepares him to turn pro at a near point in time. Andre will face overseas opponent Jason Canamaso from Baltimore Boxing.

Controversy Gym’s Tyler Christopher will look to defend his unbeaten 5-0 win streak in facing a tough overseas opponent in Gilbert Vargas Silva also from Baltimore Boxing as well.

They will be supported by 5 other fights with local boxers such as Shannon Ford, Robert Somner, Zain Philpot and Coleman Mills thus far. Additionally, two international K1 Kickboxing fights featuring Samir Furqan and Krista Dyer who both have had a successful stint overseas in San Shou competitions. They will both face Canadian opponents.

Team Oracle, who put on a spectacular display of boxing with their debut fighter, Jeff Causey last month, left fans desiring more, so an invitation has been extended for them to compete at this event as well.

Doors to the Berkeley Institute Gymnasium open at 6pm with the first bout at 7pm.  This event is for over-18s only.

Regular tickets are $65, while VIP tickets, which include special parking, separate entrance, segregated seating, and food and beverage, are $125.

Tickets are currently available online at and in outlets island wide.

For more information, contact



Celebrate the season by running or walking to support the Bermuda Red Cross at MAAC’s annual Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, December 11th.

This is a 5K route, starting and finishing at Bermuda Air Conditioning at Mills Creek. Walkers will start at 8.30am, followed by runners at 9am.

New this year is a 2K Kids Race, for 7 to 13 year olds, which will start at 8.30am.

The race fee is $30 for the 5K race and $15 for the 2K race, with registration available at

For more information, contact Suzanne on 236-8253 ext. 223 or




The Bermuda Society For The Blind (BSFB) invites its members and anyone who has lost or is losing vision (along with a family member or friend) to their Holiday Gathering on Monday, December 12th.

From 5.30pm until 8.30pm at St. Andrew’s Church Hall in Hamilton, you can enjoy a holiday meal, live music, games, and time to socialise.

You are asked to please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Lions’ Clubs of Bermuda, Share the Christmas Spirit food hamper programme.

There is no cover charge, but reservations are required as seating is limited.  Transportation is available for vision impaired people, if requested with their RSVP.

For more information, or to RSVP by noon on Monday, December 5th, contact 292-3231.




Starring Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly, Bermuda Red Cross will be showing the Bermuda Premiere of the movie Sing on Wednesday, December 21st.

The screening will be at Speciality Cinema where you can drop your child off at 10am.  Pick-up will be promptly at 12.30pm.

The cost is $20 per child and includes a small popcorn and candy, drink and pizza.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 236-8253 ext. 223 visit their office at  9 Berry Hill Road.




Why wait any longer to become a happy non-smoker?  Sponsored by Open Airways and BF&M, Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking seminar (with Damian O’Hara) is back in Bermuda on Saturday, January 7th.

Millions have used Easyway to quit smoking easily and permanently. The seminar has the highest success rate of ANY quit smoking method – by far – and will run from 1pm until 7pm in the BF&M Insurance Building on Pitts Bay Road.

The cost is $350 and online registration is available at

For more information, contact Mary Ewles on 238-3261 or, or visit





Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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




America’s Cup Bermuda FirstMates Volunteering Information Session – November 9th, 15th and 16th


Stand Fast: Church of Christ Intercongregational Lectureship – November 13th to 16th


Bermuda Human Resource Association AGM and Keys to Successfully Utilising Workflex in Your Company – November 16th


Restoration Fellowship’s 16th Annual International Prophetic Encounter – November 16th to 20th


Bermudian Heartbeats: Film Night – November 17th


ISACA Bermuda’s 2016 Annual Conference: Privacy & Data Protection – November 17th


Feel Good Studio Opening Evening – November 17th


**NEW  Family Story Night – November 17th


**NEW  MSVU Bachelor of Business Administration Info Session – November 17th

1118 Wine and Design

Wine & Design Event – November 18th


Scones, Scones, Scones – November 18th


KatKids Night Market – November 18th


Dinner & Auction for Corner of Love, Nicaragua – November 18th


Wacky Walk & Scavenger Hunt – November 18th


**NEW  Coping During the Holidays – November 18th


Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s Annual St. Andrew’s Day Ball – November 19th


Somersfield Academy’s Peddlers Porch – November 19th


Mix’d Up Gospel Concert: A Fundraiser in Aid of Lorraine Rest Home – November 19th


Year 7 Entrance and Scholarship Exams – November 19th

0315 Car Boot Sale

Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – November 19th


Harbourside Market – November 19th


17th Annual Children’s Reading Festival – November 19th


Resilient Book Signing – November 19th


Good Curls Hair & Beauty Presentation – November 19th


St. Paul’s Guild, Paget Mini Fair/Bake Sale – November 19th


Christ Church, Warwick Christmas Fair – November 19th


Tellabration! The Worldwide Event of Storytelling – November 19th


**NEW  The Bermuda Farmers Market – starts November 19th


**NEW  Phenomenal People’s Annual Vintage Boutique Sale – November 19th


**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 19th


Universal Children’s Day Afternoon Tea Buffet – November 20th


**NEW  The People vs Fritz Bauer at Weekend Film Series – November 20th


**NEW  Cameraperson at Weekend Film Series – November 20th


**NEW  Bermuda Treasures Silent Auction – November 20th


**NEW  Sip & Sketch – November 21st and 28th


**NEW  Restaurant Servers Course: Information Session – November 22nd


**NEW  Art with a Twist – November 22nd


BNG Art Talks: Understanding the Artists’ Process with Biennial Artists – November 23rd


**NEW  The Art of Poetry – November 23rd


**NEW  Tomorrow’s Voices Workshop: Intrinsic Motivation (Part 2) Using What We’ve Learned – November 23rd


**NEW  UWI Information Session – November 23rd


**NEW  Wine Tasting at Masterworks – starts November 23rd


Thankgiving Dinner at Cafe Lido – November 24th


2016 Annual BNG Student Art Competition Deadline – November 25th


Scones, Scones, Scones – November 25th


KPMG Front Street Mile Trials – November 25th


Black Friday Comedy Show – November 25th


Ugly Christmas Sweater Sessions – November 25th and 26th and December 10th


**NEW  Second Hand Saturday – November 26th


**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 26th


St George Skates – November 27th to December 31st


**NEW  18th Century Family Christmas – November 27th


Canadian Expatriates in Bermuda Seminar – December 1st

0413 BNT Palm Sunday Walk

Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout – December 2nd


Snowball Party – December 2nd


**NEW  Sleepover at the Library – December 2nd


Blast from the Past Part 2: The Reunion – December 3rd


**NEW  Do I Really Need to Think About Retirement at My Age? – December 3rd


**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – December 3rd


**NEW  Takeover Fight Night – December 3rd


Ugly Holiday Sweater Party – December 7th


Home Grown Alternatives Market – December 10th


**NEW  Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk – December 11th


Raleigh Bermuda 2017 Programme Information Session #1 – December 12th


**NEW  Bermuda Society for the Blind: Holiday Gathering – December 12th


The Bermuda School of Music presents Joy to the World – December 16th and 17th


**NEW  Movie Premiere of Sing – December 21st


Chiko’s Smokey Rub 3rd Annual Christmas Charity Event – December 23rd


**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 7th


**NEW  Easyway to Stop Smoking – January 7th


Raleigh Bermuda 2017 Programme Information Session #2 – January 11th


Just for Laughs: Double Bill – January 11th


Just for Laughs Bermuda: Cabaret-Style Comedy Show – January 12th


Just for Laughs Bermuda: Theatre-Style Shows – January 13th and 14th

Bermuda Marathon Weekend

2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th


**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 14th


**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 21st


Yoga Teachers Training – starts January 27th


Free Lunchtime Concert – March 3rd


Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – May 12th and 13th


Free Lunchtime Concert – June 2nd


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



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


Bermuda Society of Arts BSoA Logo

Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – November 18th to December 6th

  • 10th Annual 2016 MindFrame PhotoVoice Art Exhibition: Take a Walk in my Shoes



Gallery One Seventeen: Bermuda – Yours and Mine by Sheilagh Head – November 10th to 26th


Enjoy the rest of the week!









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