February 1st, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update
Morning Boys and Girls!
Well, whether you love it or loath it, the first day of Love Month is here!
Here’s the latest rundown of what’s going on in Bermuda. 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.
The Dog Training Club and Avonlea Agility are bringing in two trainers from the UK , for a week of Fun and Informative Dog Workshops and Talks from Monday, January 30th to Sunday, February 5th.
The trainers are promised to be are lots of fun, very experienced with lots of different types of dogs and are dynamic speakers and teachers. More information on them can be found at www.DevonDogs.co.uk. We don’t get opportunities to enrich our dogs lives like this very often in Bermuda, so you are encouraged to make the most of it.
You can either sign up for a workshop with your dog or you can audit and get the same information without bringing your dog along. If you sign up ahead of time, they can send you details on locations and what to bring.
There are evening talks and daytime workshops. Promising to open the eyes of anyone interested in getting more from their dog, the Concept of Training Lecture will be at 6.30pm on Thursday, February 2nd.
Perfect for puppies and young dogs, dog owners can learn about core skills at Foundation FUNdamentals on Wednesday, February 1st and Saturday, February 4th. This will run from 9am until noon on Wednesday, and from 9am until 11am on Saturday. The cost is $80 for a working spot and $35 for an audit spot on Tuesday and Wednesday or $60 for a working spot and $30 to audit on Saturday.
For all who want a better connection with their dog, the lecture and workshop combo, Relationship and Reinforcement Rich Life, will be on Saturday, February 4th. The seminar will be from noon until 2pm and the workshop will be from 2pm until 5pm. You need to do the seminar if you want a working spot in the sorkshop. The seminar only is $25, to audit the workshop is $35 and to do both with a working spot is $90.
Sunday, February 5th, you can find out how to help your dog to be help your dog to be confident, optimistic and happy at the Grit, Optimism, Bravery and Play Talk at 1pm.
There are other workshops during the day as well. Evening lectures are at Somersfield Academy and daytime workshops and lectures are at Avonlea Agility field in Smith’s. Workshops have 8 working spots and unlimited auditing spots.
Lecture-specific ads and more information will be posted on their FB page every day in the lead up.
Evening lectures are $30, $90 with a working spot, which includes both lecture and workshop. You can audit the workshop the next day as well $35.
For more information, or to sign up, contact email@example.com, or visit www.DogTrainingClubBDA.org.
Love is in the air at Willow Stream Spa as you enjoy Valentine’s Day Inspired February Spa Specials at Fairmont Southampton.
Throughout the month of February, you can enjoy a side-by-side spa experience with your sweetie or indulge yourself with their 90-minute Infinite Love treatment that combines Lotus Wei essence with hot stone and scalp massages.
The cost is $279 per person, plus 17% service charge.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Willow Stream Spa at 239-6924.
There’s no doubt about it, kids just love afternoon tea at the Hamilton Princess – so when you want to give them a special treat, bring them over, sit them down and enjoy Kid’s Afternoon Tea on Saturdays.
From 3pm until 5pm at Crown and Anchor, the chefs will bake up all sorts of goodies just for them. This is a recurring event every Saturday until further notice.
The cost is $29, plus gratuities, for kids and $48, plus gratuities, for adults.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In collaboration with the Bermuda National Library and the Bermuda Historical Society, enjoy a screening of two local films at Bermudian Heartbeats: Film Night on Thursday, February 2nd.
From 6pm at Bermuda National Library, you can view About Bermuda: Boer Prisoners of War (running time of 29 minutes) and About Bermuda: Prisoners of War (running time of 30 minutes). The moderator for the evening will be Andrew Bermingham and both films are in English.
This event is free to the public, but spaces are limited. Free tickets are available from the office, www.BDAtix.bm and the Bermuda National Library.
For more information, contact Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson, Folklife Officer, on 292-1681 or email@example.com.
Start your weekend in song with #RealLiveMusic with Gary Foster Skelton at Hog Penny, every Friday night.
From 10pm until close each week, you can chill out and enjoy the entertainment, or get up and share the stage – don’t forget to bring your requests! No tracks, No DJ, just #RealLiveMusic.
There is no cover charge and this will continue weekly until April 7th.
For more information, contact Hog Penny at 292-2534.
Unleash your creativity at the Scribbles Art Shack Pop-Up Art Studio every Saturday in February.
From 10am until 1pm, and then from 3pm until 6pm during the Black Collective Market, this will be an open art studio format. This environment is mess-allowed and clients aged 2+ can come and create from the various options available.
The cost is $20 per person, per hour and payment can be made by cash or by online transfer if pre-booking.
For more information, or to sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.SignupGenius.com.
If you or someone you know is looking for spiritual growth especially in the area of prayer and want to make a difference in Bermuda, then you may be interested in Lord! Teach Me to Pray on Saturday, February 4th.
From 10am until 2pm at the First Church of God on Angle Street, this workshop is for those who wish to increase their confidence in prayer, grow in their personal prayer life, wonders if their prayer makes a difference, and more. There will be light refreshments, workshop material and they promise that it will be fun. The Facilitator will be Min. Eugenia L. Robinson, M.Sc.
The suggested donation is $5 per person.
For more information, or to register, contact 236-2725 or email@example.com.
Treat yourself to An Evening of Wine & Fun at Café Lido on Saturday, February 4th.
From 6pm, you can start this exclusive night with Champagne and canapes, followed by a blind wine tasting with their resident Master Sommelier and a very special guest, followed by a luxurious three course set menu dinner with perfectly-paired wines.
The cost is $160 per person and the price is inclusive of service charge.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MSA Home and School Association invite you to round up your smartest friends (adults only) and come out for a fun night of Quiz Night at MSA with Mike Bishop on Saturday, February 4th.
Doors to the MSA Auditorium open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Appetizers and snacks will be provided and a cash bar will also be available.
The cost is $10 per person, with a maximum of 8 people per team.
For more information, or to reserve a space for your team by January 31st, contact Trinette.Weikl@gmail.com.
Fairmont Southampton invite you to come and tailgate at their Super Bowl Bash at Jasmine Lounge on Sunday, February 5th
From noon, you can catch all the action from the coin toss to the final point on their big screen TVs. They also promise Bermuda’s best cocktails and beers plus all your favourite munchies from their a la carte menu to enjoy.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
Wild Herbs N Plants of Bermuda invite you to add some flavor to your love life at their Taste the Wild Flavors of Bermuda Special Valentine’s Cooking Demo For Couples on Sunday, February 5th.
From 4pm until 6pm in the Salt Spray Soap Factory on Water Street, St. George’s, you can come out and bring your significant other to experience cooking on another level. They will be featuring the various dishes with the cactus plant.
The cost is $25 per person, which is a special rate for a limited time, and all participants must register.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com.
Celebrating the birthday of a legend, Funky Productions presents the 22nd Annual Tribute to the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley at the Bob Marley One Love Peace Concert Tribute on Monday, February 6th.
Doors to the Royal Artillery Association (RAA Club) open at 8pm, and from showtime at 8.30pm, you can enjoy live acts, DJs, a $100 door prize, and other raffles and prizes. Live acts include Princess Black, Ras Giorgis, Vance Goater and The Sounds of Sweetness, with DJs including Funky Flea, ET, G Money, and other guest DJs
Admission is $15 on the door.
For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/FunkyProductionsbda.
In honour of Black History Month, Bermuda National Library and the U.S. Consulate will host two Movie Nights on Tuesdays, February 7th and 21st.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit https://bm.usconsulate.gov.
Suitable for students of all levels, body types and abilities, The Yoga Centre are offering a series of Essential Low Back Program Walk-in Classes, starting on Wednesday, February 8th.
This is a progressive, introductory class for current students and new students interested in the LBP 7-week series starting on April 8th, with a strong focus on therapeutic yoga and complementary practices to build a foundation of support for the lower back and pelvis and to relieve chronic low back pain and tension.
Classes will run from 12.10pm until 1.05pm on Wednesdays, February 8th, 15th and 22nd, and from 3.30pm until 4.30pm on Saturdays, February 18th and 25th.
The cost is $25 per class and registration is not required.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-7525.
Be one of the first to see the next in the Fifty Shades of Grey series at the Movie Premier of Fifty Shades Darker on Friday, February 10th.
Drinks and nibbles will be at the Eateries in Phase 3 of the Washington Mall from 5pm and the movie will be showing at Speciality Cinema at 6.30pm. A selection of goodies from Eve’s Garden will be on sale with part proceeds going to Bermuda Red Cross
The cost is $50 per person, which includes a surprise gift, two drink tickets, nibbles and admission to the movie.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Suzanne on 236-8253 ext. 223 or email@example.com.
The Bermuda Boys’ Brigade and Church Girls’ Brigade are holding their 2017 Valentine’s Fair and Car Wash on Saturday, February 11th.
From 10am to 4pm at St. Paul’s Church Hall and car park in Paget, you can browse stalls with baked goods, books and DVDs, “Nearly New” goods, plants, toys, “Take a Chance” and White Elephant. There will be a fun castle and archery available on the field. Lunch will also be offered with the usual assortment of delicious homemade soups, chili, hotdogs, hamburgers, codfish balls and chicken wingettes.
The Car Wash is $20 for small and regular sized cars and $25 for large cars and vans. Funds raised will help the Brigades to run their programmes, buy their badges and supplies, and pay for outings, etc. for their 40+ boys, aged from 6 to 18 years old.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New for 2017, Swan’s Running Club invite you to become a legend by participating in its Legends Race Series, starting on Sunday February 12th.
The aim of the Legends series is to celebrate Bermuda’s race legends and to keep their contribution to running alive. There are 4 events that are part of this series
Participants within the series must participate in a minimum of three (3) of the four (4) races. First overall Male and Female winners will receive $500 and Legends Trophy. There will also be trophies for first male and female in each age categories. All finishers of the series will receive a legends t-shirt and medal.
The first in the series will be the Ed Sherlock 10K Run on Sunday, February 12th. This will take place at Southampton Rangers Club at 8.30am for walkers and 9am for runners.
The Ray Swan Flat 8K will then take place on Sunday, March 26th. This will take place at West Pembroke School at 8.30am for walkers and 9am for runners.
Next, the Ludwig Cann 10K will be on Sunday, April 9th. This will take place at Astwood Park at 8.30am for walkers and 9am for runners.
Finally, the “Sir” Stanley Burgess 5K will be on Sunday, May 7th. This will take place at the Police Recreation Club at 8.30am for walkers and 9am for runners.
The cost is $108 for all 4 races in the series. For individual races, the cost is $27 for walkers and $32 for runners. Registration is available at www.RaceDayWorld.com.
For more information, contact Keith Smith at 335-0001.
Wild Herbs N Plants of Bermuda promise an exciting adventure for the whole family at their next Wild Herbal Edible Tour on Sunday, February 12th
The venue will be announced upon registration. From 9am, this tour will enlighten your five senses with the wild edible herbs and plants of Bermuda. Tasters will be provided following the tour.
The cost is $35 per person and all participants must register.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com.
Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day on a leisurely Sunday afternoon this year at a special Valentine’s Day Brunch at the Hamilton Princess on Sunday, February 12th?
From noon until 3pm at Crown & Anchor, it’s a great time to truly relax and enjoy what they have planned for you. They’re sure you’ll love it all as there’s a special brunch with unlimited champagne, live entertainment, a photo booth and raffles to top things off.
The cost is $75, plus gratuities, and includes free flowing champagne,
soft drinks, tea and coffee.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairmont Southampton invite you to spend Valentine’s Day with them as they are offering specials at Bacci, Newport and Jasmine Lounge on Tuesday, February 14th.
Firstly, love is in the air at Bacci, where they’ll be cooking up four romantic courses with their signature Italian passion, just for you and your sweetheart. The cost is $69 per person, plus 17% gratuities. Reservations are required.
Next, you are invited to fall in love with Newport, a Gastropub, who promise that love and innovative takes on classic comfort food make the world go ‘round at their three course offering on February 14th. The cost is $79 per person, plus 17% gratuities. Reservations are required.
Finally, Valentine’s Day in the Jasmine Lounge promises to be irresistible as you can make a date to celebrate with your sweetie and enjoy a Chocolate Extravaganza, along with live entertainment. The cost is $25 for two.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000 or book online at Open Table.
This Valentine’s Day, The Reefs invite you to bring your beloved to Aqua Terra for an elegant evening with striking ocean views and romantic ambiance at their Valentine’s Dinner on Tuesday, February 14th.
With reservations available from 6pm, they promise that their head chef has achieved prix fixe perfection with an aphrodisiac-inspired menu using locally sourced ingredients to elevate its already indulgent island-fresh fare. The full menu can be viewed here. A complimentary glass of Prosecco and long-stemmed rose are also included.
The cost is $55 per person, plus 17% gratuity.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222 or email@example.com.
Promising fun for the entire family, the Grace Methodist Church invite you to join them for Games Day on Saturday February 18th.
From 2pm until 5pm, there will be games, quizzes and prizes, with light refreshments provided.
There is no cost to attend but donations are appreciated.
For more information, contact Chelsea at 707-1336.
The Bermuda Gymnastics Association Fundraising Committee invite you to come out for their Movie Fundraiser, The Lego Batman Movie on Sunday, February 19th.
Doors to Speciality Cinema open at 10am and the movie will start at 10.30am. The ticket price includes entry, a drink and popcorn.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the National Training Center in St. David’s. All proceeds going towards their yearly goal of updating and purchasing new equipment. Help support this worthwhile organization in promoting and enriching gymnastics in Bermuda.
For more information, contact committee@BermudaGymnastics.bm.
Bermuda Red Cross invites you to Sail Along for a Night of Dinner and Dancing at the Hamilton Princess on Friday, March 10th.
The evening will begin with cocktails in the Princess Ballroom, followed by dinner at 8pm. You can then dance the night away with live music from Working Title. The ticket price includes a welcome drink and a glass of wine with the 4-course meal. You will also be in with a chance to win fabulous prizes on the 3-Tiered Tombola and be ready to bid during the live auction. A cash bar will be available and the dress code is Smart Casual.
Tickets are $200 per person and corporate tables are available upon request
The Hamilton Princess are also offering a special Take the Elevator Home room rate for attendees. Call 295-3000 for details.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 236-8253 ext. 223 or visit www.pTix.bm.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Restaurant Weeks at Fairmont Southampton – January 5th to February 9th
Golden Ticket Reading Challenge 2017 – January 10th to April 15th
Bermuda Restaurant Weeks – January 12th to February 3rd
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 13th to March 4th
**NEW Fun and Informative Dog Workshops and Talks – January 30th to February 5th
BSoA’s Members’ Photography Show Entry Deadline – February 1st
Saltus presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream – February 1st to 4th
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – February 3rd
**NEW Scribbles Art Shack Pop-Up Art Studio – February 4th
**NEW Lord! Teach Me to Pray – February 4th
**NEW An Evening of Wine & Fun at Café Lido – February 4th
**NEW Quiz Night at MSA with Mike Bishop – February 4th
Darren Rhodes Barefoot Boot Camp – February 4th and 5th
**NEW Super Bowl Bash at Fairmont Southampton’s Jasmine Lounge – February 5th
**NEW Taste the Wild Flavors of Bermuda Valentine’s Cooking Demo For Couples – February 5th
**NEW Bob Marley One Love Peace Concert Tribute – February 6th
**NEW US Consulate Hosts Movie Nights with the Library: Freedom Riders – February 7th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – February 8th
**NEW Essential Low Back Program Walk-in Classes – starts February 8th
Indian Night Dinner at Taste 141 – February 9th
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – February 10th
**NEW Movie Premier of Fifty Shades Darker – February 10th
Valentine Dinner – February 11th
Trivia Quiz – February 11th
**NEW Scribbles Art Shack Pop-Up Art Studio – February 11th
**NEW Bermuda Boys’ Brigade and Church Girls’ Brigade 2017 Valentine’s Fair and Car Wash – February 11th
**NEW Swan’s Running Club Legends Race Series: Ed Sherlock 10K Run – February 12th
**NEW Wild Herbal Edible Tour – February 12th
**NEW Valentine’s Day Brunch at Crown & Anchor – February 12th
Valentine’s Day at Cafe Lido – February 14th
**NEW Valentine’s Day Specials at Fairmont Southampton (Bacci, Newport and Jasmine Lounge) – February 14th
**NEW Valentine’s Day at The Reefs – February 14th
Intro to Hootsuite – February 14th and 15th
Camp Core – February 15th to 17th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – February 16th
Pechakucha Bermuda Night 18 Volume – February 17th
Chewstick’s Winter Retreat on Ports Island – February 17th to 19th
**NEW Scribbles Art Shack Pop-Up Art Studio – February 18th
**NEW Games Day – February 18th
iPad/iPhone Creative Workshop with Theresa Airey – February 18th and 19th
29th Annual P.A.L.S. Walk – February 19th
**NEW Bermuda Gymnastics Association Movie Fundraiser: The Lego Batman Movie – February 19th
Art with a Twist – February 21st
**NEW US Consulate Hosts Movie Nights with the Library: Red Tails – February 21st
Intro to Hootsuite – February 22nd and 23rd
Masterworks Exhibition Opening: Sharon Wilson & Students – February 24th
Startup Weekend – February 24th to 26th
Hearts, Hats and High Tea – February 25th
Zoobilee: Feast in the Wild – February 25th
**NEW Scribbles Art Shack Pop-Up Art Studio – February 25th
Free Lunchtime Concert – March 3rd
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 3rd
Bermuda Wedding Expo – March 5th
Social Media Jump Start – starts March 7th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – March 8th
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 10th
**NEW Sail Along for a Night of Dinner and Dancing – March 10th
Hasty Pudding Theatricals HPT 169: Casino Evil – March 15th to 17th
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 17th
Art with a Twist – March 21st
**NEW Swan’s Running Club Legends Race Series: Ray Swan Flat 8K – March 26th
Arts for All Free Community Event – March 27th to 31st
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 31st
Social Media Management for Administrators – starts April 3rd
**NEW Swan’s Running Club Legends Race Series: Ludwig Cann 10K – April 9th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – April 12th
Art with a Twist – April 25th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – May 10th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – May 12th and 13th
Free Lunchtime Concert – June 2nd
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – June 11th and 12th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – June 14th
Art with a Twist – June 27th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – July 11th and 12th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – July 12th
Art with a Twist – July 25th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 9th and 10th
Art with a Twist – August 22nd
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 8th and 9th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – September 13th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – November 15th
Art with a Twist – September 19th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 7th and 8th
Art with a Twist – October 24th
Art with a Twist – November 21st
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – December 13th
Art with a Twist – December 19th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- Kitchen Art – January 15th until February 10th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Room with a View – ongoing from January 5th
- Luxury Art by Carlos Santana – January 28th to February 22nd
- Sharon Wilson & Students – February 24th to March 22nd
Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery
- The Power of Art – January 27th to November 25th
International Women’s Club Art Exhibition – March 10th to 24th
Enjoy the rest of the week!