November 30th, 2016 Bermuda Calendar Update
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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.
30 colleges from the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean along with the Bermuda College will be on the island to meet and recruit prospective students at the Bermuda International College and University Fair on Wednesday, November 30th.
Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm until 6.15pm, with the event itself running from 6pm until 9pm in the Berkeley Institute Gymnasium. From 6pm until 7pm, a panel of local presenters will share information about scholarship applications, the US and UK application processes. They will also give tips for parents and students about navigating the college fair and the college planning process.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, or to confirm your attendance, contact 535-2372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether your bereavement is recent or many years ago, all are welcome to the LOSS (Losing Someone to Suicide) Support Group on Wednesdays.
Running from 5.30pm until 7pm at Solstice in Falconer House each week, LOSS is a self-help support group for those bereaved by suicide.
Meetings are open to anyone over 16 who has been bereaved by the loss to suicide of a family member, spouse, partner, friend or colleague.
There is no charge.
For more information, contact 333-9002 or email@example.com.
Bermuda National Library are excited to announce an Upcoming Book Launch with author, educator and poet Melodye Micëre Van Putten on Thursday, December 1st .
From 6pm until 7.30pm at the Library, you are invited to bring your young people, be a part of this book reading/signing event and get your copy of The Boy Who Knew Too Much. Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free and copies of the book will available for purchase.
For more information contact Kenisha Shakir at firstname.lastname@example.org or 299-0039.
Enjoy a wonderful start to the Holiday Season with your family and friends as Saltus Grammar School’s Performing Arts Department presents their annual Carols for All Concert on Thursday, December 1st.
From 7pm at St. John’s Church in Pembroke, students will be performing a wide selection of Christmas songs and carols. There will be performances by the Saltus Jazz Band, Saltus Singers, Senior Orchestra, Stringendo, Concert Band and Wind Band.
Admission to the concert is free.
For more information, contact Cathy Carreiro at email@example.com.
Get ready for some fun and games at The Grown Folk Fun Zone at Bungalow 56 on Friday and Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd.
From 5pm until 11pm on each night, this adults-only event promises good music, guest DJs, games, and a fun atmosphere that grown folk will enjoy. As well as some old school video games, you can also expect backgammon, chess, Connect Four, Uno, Spades, checkers, Jenga, Pick Up Sticks, Snakes ‘n’ Ladders, and more.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact 703-4896 or 599-5292.
Find your perfect set of wheels at the Auto Solutions and HSBC 2016 Auto Show on Saturday, December 3rd.
From 10am until 3pm at #1 Car Park, you can expect incredible vehicle specials and on-site test drives as you check out all the new car models. If you get a vehicle quote from Auto Solutions, you will receive a coupon for $1,500 off a new vehicle, and if you sign up for an HSBC car loan at the event, you could win a motorbike. Terms and conditions apply.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact Auto Solutions on 279-5050.
You are invited to attend a special service to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Ordination of Canon W. David Raths as an Anglican Priest on Thursday, December 8th.
The service will be held at St. Peter’s at 4pm, with Bishop Dill as the celebrant and preacher, and will be followed by a reception in the Edith Clair Spencer Hall.
All are invited to this celebration.
For more information, contact the St. Peter’s Church office on 297-2459.
Bermuda National Gallery invite you to join them for the 2016 BNG Annual Student Art Award Ceremony on Friday, December 9th.
This will take place from 4pm at the Bermuda National Gallery on the 2nd floor at City Hall.
This event is free to the public.
For more information, contact Ms. Dany Pen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-9428.
Sponsored by Burrows Lightbourn Ltd, the Bermuda Sanshou Association (BSA) presents Footgolf in Bermuda, their inaugural tournament fundraiser on Saturday, December 10th.
Footgolf is a precision sport, in which players kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. The name is a combination of football and golf, and the game combines the two sports, being more closely related to golf.
The Tournament will take place at Fairmont Southampton’s Turtle Hill Golf Club. Registration will begin at 11am for a noon start, with an awards and drinks reception to follow.
The cost is $60 per person for teams of four, and includes complimentary drinks for the cart.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com.
The December edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing L’Hermine (Courted) on Tuesday, December 13th.
Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI at 8pm, this French comedy/crime/drama with English subtitles is from director Christian Vincent and stars with Fabrice Luchini, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Eva Lallier.
L’Hermine tells the story of Michel Racine, a feared president of Assize Court, as strict with himself as with others. Everything changes when he meets Ditte again when she’s selected as a juror in a criminal trial over which he presides…
All members of the public are welcome.
Tickets cost $5 for AF/BUEI members and students, and $10 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased from Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI on the night or in advance on 294-0204.
For more information, visit www.AllianceFrancaiseBda.org.
After an exciting few months, W.O.M.B. (Women who Own and Manage Businesses in Bermuda) invite you to join them to close the end of the year and celebrate the Holiday season with your W.O.M.B Connections at the WOMB Holiday Party on Thursday, December 15th.
From 5.30pm until 7.30pm at Victoria Grill’s Rumbar, you can come photo ready in your holiday attire. There’ll be a raffle draw of some amazing gifts donated by your fellow WOMBs, with tickets on sale for $5 each.
The cost is $20 and you can RSVP at https://wombbermuda.wildapricot.org/event-2363119.
For more information, or if you wish to support this event with a donation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 456-4780.
Bermudian author Crystal Holdipp will be having another Resilient Book Signing on Saturday, December 17th.
This will run from noon until 3pm at the BookMart at Brown & Co.
For more information, contact 279-5442 or 747-8786.
You are invited to have a lot of fun working out and raising funds at the same time by PARTYcipating in the Zumba Glow Party on Saturday, December 17th.
This unique zumba session promises an experience to remember and will take place from 6pm at DanceSations.
This special class will be with licensed Zumba instructor Eli from The Athletic Club (tac.bm). You are advised to secure your spot as soon as possible so you too can be part of it.
The cost is $20 and proceeds will go towards making it possible for DanceSations to go to Toronto to participate in the Pulse Convention..
For more information, contact 505-1629 or email@example.com.
Calling all young Van Goghs – express yourself at the December Art Studio, running from Monday to Friday, December 19th to 23rd.
The camp projects will be designed for Junior Artists in Primary 2 to 5) or Senior Artists in Primary 6 or in Year 7 and 8). Distinct projects will be offered for the various ages. The two groups of students will be located in the same classroom but may have variations in their projects and / or materials.
From 8.30am until 3pm each day in the Bermuda High School Art Room, projects will include printmaking, watercolour, gouache, drawing, acrylic painting, paper mache sculpture, wire and model magic sculpture, mixed media collage and assemblage, weaving, felting, embroidery, and anything else they dream up.
The camp will be led by Louisa Bermingham BFA, MAT, an art teacher with 18 years of experience currently teaching Art at BHS.
The cost is $330 per child.
For more information, or to sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are invited to network with EY professionals at their Building Connections: EY Student Networking Event on Wednesday, December 21st.
From 5.30pm until 7.30pm at their premises on Bermudiana Road, you can join fellow students for an opportunity to meet our people, and hear more about EY, our clients, and our impact on global markets. You can learn more about what a career in professional services can provide, so that you can start thinking today about building your legacy, and the impact you want to make on the world. Your career questions will be answered in person by their talented EY professionals – from across our auditing, advisory, and core business service functions – present to share insights and career experiences.
The EY team looks forward to speaking with you to answer your career questions – whether it’s advice on optimizing your resume or application process, a discussion around what career path is right for you, or information about our service lines and thought leadership campaigns.
They hope interested college students will join them for cocktails, canapés, and a few surprises at EY’s office, and look forward to a productive and fun evening as you engage with EY and your peers. Bring your resume and you’ll have a chance to win a prize.
To RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/2flgWNc.
For more information, contact Jill Brewer at email@example.com.
Coco Reef Resort. invite you to their Christmas Day Buffet Lunch at Café Coco Restaurant on Sunday, December 25th.
This will be served from noon until 5pm.
The cost is $55 per person, half price for kids aged 5 to 12, plus 17% gratuity.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-5416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geared to those new to yoga and/or those wishing to revive their practice and develop a regular routine, The Yoga Centre is offering a Beginner’s Yoga 12-week Course, starting on Thursday, January 5th.
From 5.30pm until 7pm on Thursdays, the course provides step-by-step instruction into the practice of yoga where students learn: how to do the poses confidently; breathing exercises to steady the body and calm the mind; deep relaxation skills to relieve stress and foster healthy sleep and mindfulness to improve focus and concentration. The instructor, an E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance instructor, trainer and yoga therapist, is equipped to work with all student abilities through adaptations and challenges ensuring individual growth while putting safety first. Overall body confidence, strength and flexibility are immediate take-aways from this course.
The cost is $260.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com or 295-7525.
All visitors are welcome to come and celebrate in the Ethiopian Orthodox tradition as the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church invite you to their Christmas Lidet on Friday, January 6th.
Christmas is a major holy day in Ethiopia, where more than half of the population is Orthodox Christian. The celebration occurs on January 7th preceded by a fast of 40 days. Lidet or Genna is the Ethiopian name for Christmas and is marked by special ceremonies. The difference of date is due to the use of the Julian calendar which is based on the year of Grace 7 or 8 years after Anno Domini (the year of Our Lord).
The calendar in use in the west is the Gregorian calendar under which Christmas is observed on December 25th.
Here in Bermuda, they will celebrate in the tradition of the ancient Ethiopian Church. Their divine liturgical service begins at 9.30pm sharp on Christmas Eve with scripture readings and special prayers. The church is specially decorated with Christmas flowers and other festive decorations. This is the time that the clergy wear their best vestments and the service begins with the procession of the Ark which is held on the deacon’s head and is covered with elaborate cloths. This procession involves the clergy going around the church three times before the Ark is placed back on the altar.
Christmas is a full service which means that there will be communion towards the end following the Preparatory service and the Anaphora. The service is based on the Christmas story and lasts for 2-3 hours. At the end of service attendees greet each other, exchange Christmas salutations and everyone then gathers at the hall for an elaborate feast with lots of food, drink, music and celebration until the sunrise. The period after Christmas until Epiphany (January 19th) is a time for members to visit one another.
For more information, contact 747-7227.
It’s time to start getting warmed up for Carnival as Bermuda Heroes Weekend (BHW) Launch Weekend 2017 will be running from Friday to Sunday, January 6th to 8th.
The festivities will begin with The Fete on Friday, January 6th. From 10pm until 3am on the Lower Level of Pier 6, this event will feature Barrie Hype, Ryan Sayeed, D’General, DJ Rusty G & DJ Burge, and a special guest artist. ID is required as this event is for those aged 18 and over.
This will be followed by The Gala on Saturday, January 7th. The evening will take place at Blu Bar & Grill at Belmont Hills and will begin with cocktails at 6pm, followed by dinner at 7pm. The ticket price includes the after-party and very limited space is available, so you are invited to get your tickets early.
The Launch will start at 5pm on Sunday, January 8th at the Fairmont Southampton when you can be one of the first to see the reveal of the costumes for BHW 2017. This event is for those aged 18 and over so ID is required.
The Weekend also features a panel discussion on Saturday morning starting at 11am at the Lower Level of Pier 6. The Panel will feature both local and international carnival entrepreneurs, artists, DJs, costume designers and more. Come out and hear how you can WIN with BHW.
Tickets are $30 for The Fete, $135 for The Gala, and $35 for The Launch.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.BermudaHeroesWeekend.com or download the smartphone app or your iOS or Android device.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Ugly Christmas Sweater Sessions – November 25th and 26th and December 10th
St George Skates – November 27th to December 31st
**NEW Bermuda International College and University Fair – November 30th
Canadian Expatriates in Bermuda Seminar – December 1st
Santa Mile Bermuda – December 1st
**NEW Book Reading, Signing and Sale with Melodye Micëre Van Putten – December 1st
**NEW Saltus Grammar School presents Carols for All – December 1st
Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout – December 2nd
Snowball Party – December 2nd
Sleepover at the Library – December 2nd
**NEW The Grown Folk Fun Zone at Bungalow 56 – December 2nd and 3rd
Blast from the Past Part 2: The Reunion – December 3rd
Do I Really Need to Think About Retirement at My Age? – December 3rd *POSTPONED*
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – December 3rd
Takeover Fight Night – December 3rd
BHS Holiday Bazaar – December 3rd
Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – December 3rd
**NEW Auto Solutions and HSBC 2016 Auto Show – December 3rd
Teddy Bear Tea – December 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
Walk/Run Our Journey – December 4th
The Nutcracker Tea Party – December 4th
Bermuda Connections with Eric Murphy – December 6th
Tasting for the Season – December 6th
Ugly Holiday Sweater Party – December 7th
**NEW Anniversary of the Ordination of Canon Raths – December 8th
Adventure in Pantoland – December 8th to 17th
**NEW 2016 BNG Annual Student Art Awards Ceremony – December 9th
Home Grown Alternatives Market – December 10th
**NEW Footgolf in Bermuda – December 10th
Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk – December 11th
Kids’ Pastry Making Classes – December 11th
Raleigh Bermuda 2017 Programme Information Session #1 – December 12th
Bermuda Society for the Blind: Holiday Gathering – December 12th
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: L’Hermine – December 13th
**NEW WOMB Holiday Party – December 15th
The Bermuda School of Music presents Joy to the World – December 16th and 17th
**NEW Resilient Book Signing – December 17th
**NEW Zumba Glow Party – December 17th
The Holiday Pastry Workshop – December 18th
**NEW December Art Studio 2016 – December 19th to 23rd
Movie Premiere of Sing – December 21st
**NEW Building Connections: EY Student Networking Event – December 21st
Chiko’s Smokey Rub 3rd Annual Christmas Charity Event – December 23rd
Christmas Day Dinner at Marcus’ – December 24th to 26th
Christmas Day Brunch at Cafe Lido – December 25th
Christmas Day Brunch at Marcus’ – December 25th
**NEW Christmas Day Buffet Lunch at Cafe Coco – December 25th
NEW YEAR’S EVE:
New Year’s Eve at Crown & Anchor – December 31st
New Year’s Eve at Marcus’ – December 31st
New Year’s Day Brunch at Marcus’ – January 1st
**NEW Beginner’s Yoga Course at The Yoga Centre – January 5th
**NEW The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Christmas Lidet – January 6th
**NEW Bermuda Heroes Weekend (BHW) Launch Weekend 2017 – January 6th to 8th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 7th
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
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 14th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 21st
Yoga Teachers Training – starts January 27th
BVA Wine Tasting – 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
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- Small Works – November 20th to January 13th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Up Country Down Country – until December 31st
- Joint Exhibition by Eleanor Patton and Sabrina Powell – November 4th to December 7th
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 – 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
BSID Charity Wreath Show and Silent Auction – until December 1st
Enjoy the rest of the week!