March 15th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update
Hope you are all enjoying the extra evening sunshine and that the dark mornings aren’t too brutal – here is this week’s update on the latest events to be added to the calendar since last week, including some ideas of what to do in Bermuda this spring. You can also check out the Activities section for additional ideas of self-organised fun, especially now that whale watching season is in full swing.
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.
Whether you have the luck of the Irish or not, InterNations Bermuda invite you to join them on St. Patrick’s Day Eve for a fun get-together at a popular Hamilton bar and restaurant at Go Green at Red on Thursday, March 16th.
From 5.30pm, the event will be held at Red Steakhouse and Bar who are giving InterNations use of their semi-private room so that you can mingle and network comfortably.
So come along to Red, wear something green if you’re in the Irish spirit and we’ll have another great night of social networking and seeing your InterNations friends.
Remember, at InterNations, no-one stands alone – this is the secret to their success. If you see a person on their own, please wander over and start a conversation.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, or to register, contact Gillian at email@example.com.
Port Royal Primary PTA invite you to join them at their Health and Safety Fair on Thursday, March 16th.
From 6pm to 7.30pm in the School Hall, you can learn and ask questions on how to improve or enhance your health. The fair will include Sunsmart, Inner Balance – Reflexology, Wadson’s Farm, Pilates, Open Airways, Child Development, Bermuda Police Service, their School Nurse,Vegan Diet ideas, Healthy Eating Ideas, Mindfulness, Jump 2B Fit, Trash Free ideas, Sports Club ideas, Summer Camp information, and more.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PHC Majorettes and Drum Corps are having a Potluck Dinner on March 17th.
From 5pm until 8pm on the 1st Floor of Gordon Hall at BIU, you can choose to eat in or take out. The menu includes macaroni and cheese, rice, chicken, fish, vegetable, lasagna, rolls and desserts.
Tickets are $15.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 799-9891, email@example.com, or any PHCMDC member.
The St. George’s Club invite you to join them for a touch of Irish with a dash of Italian and Bermudian thrown in at their St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Friday, March 17th.
From 6pm until 10pm at Griffin’s Bar & Restaurant, they promise a night of Irish food, Irish music, but no Irish wine.
The cost is $55 per person, plus 17% gratuities.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Griffin’s at 297 4235, or book online at www.Table.bm.
Invest in yourself at the Infinite Possibilities Master Class on Saturday, March 18th.
From 10am until 12.30pm at St. George’s Prep, this class will focus on: developing and maintaining a positive mindset, the power of your thoughts, dealing with negativity and a visualization technique.
The cost is $99.
For more information, or to register by March 17th, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUEI Screens presents the films Alone in Berlin and 20th Century Women on Sunday, March 19th.
Both films will screen in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, starting with Alone in Berlin at 3pm. How did an ordinary, middle-aged couple become a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality? This true-life tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel (Golden Globe Nominee Brendan Gleeson & Academy Award Winner Emma Thompson) are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. When their son is killed fighting on the frontlines, however, everything changes. Based on the bestselling novel Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada, Alone in Berlin is both a gripping thriller and a stirring ode to resistance.
This will be folllowed by 5.15pm by 20th Century Women. With 20th Century Women, acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (the Academy Award®- winning Beginners) brings us a richly multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time, and the connections we search for our whole lives. Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. 20th Century Women is a poignant love letter to the people who raise us – and the times that form us – as this makeshift family forges fragile connections that will mystify and inspire them through their lives.
Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount (food only) to anyone dining there before or after the event. The restaurant opens for dinner at 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.
Admission is $15 adults and $10 for students.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Oceans Gift Shop in person or by phone on 294-0204, or visit www.BUEI.bm.
You are invited to drink, dance and be social at Urban Tuesdays at Bermuda Bistro at the Beach.
From 10pm, Ego Clash and DJ Empire will be playing the best in RnB, reggae, soca, pop and club hits, house, funky house, deep house and future bass. This event will run weekly until May 30th.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact Coops24@live.com.
In honour of the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on March 25th, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Bermuda Foundation has organised a variety of events between Wednesday, March 22nd and Sunday, March 26th.
The ADHT International Day of Remembrance Lecture will be on Wednesday, March 22nd.
From 6.30pm in the Dr. E.F. Gordon Memorial Hall in the BIU Building, the featured speaker is Dr. Alvin Thompson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and Philosophy at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. Dr. Thompson has an extensive curriculum vitae which is a testament to his knowledge of the history and culture of the African Diaspora. He has written extensively in the area, with his most recent book – Visualizing Slavery: Images and Texts, a compendium of pictures and information about the history of persons across the African Diaspora. Teachers who attend this presentation will be able to receive Professional Development credit.
The cost of entry is $15 for adults, $5 for students and free for seniors over 65.
The ADHT Day of Remembrance Reception and Dinner will be on Saturday, March 25th.
The evening will begin with cocktails at 6.30pm at Tempest Bistro in historic St. George’s, followed at 7pm by a Caribbean themed dinner with the opportunity to meet the featured speaker, Dr. Alvin Thompson. Enjoy excellent food and great camaraderie.
The cost is $75.
The ADHT Day of Remembrance Annual Commemorative Church Service on Sunday, March 26th.
Starting at 4pm at Cobb’s Hill Methodist Church, the church made by slaves in 1825 to 1827, this annual church service will commemorate the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact Maxine Esdaille at email@example.com.
Bermuda SPCA invite 10 to 14 year olds to celebrate springtime with them at Camp Ruffin It from Monday, March 27th.
From 9am until 3pm each day at their premises on Valley Road, campers will learn about the different types of animals that are ready for the warmer weather. They will also discover interesting facts about animal life cycles, the ecosystem, and cuddle with animals in the shelter as we learn how to solve pet overpopulation. In addition, they will also enjoy a full tour, animal presentations, special guests, interactive games, and nature crafts.
The camp will run from Monday to Friday, March 27th to 31st, then from Monday, to Friday, April 3rd to 7th, and then from Monday to Thursday, April 10th to 13th.
The cost is $250 per week ($200 for the shorter week from April 10th to 13th) and registration is available at www.spca.bm.
For more information, contact Jodi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why does language change? How can we measure it? Where do new words come from? And is texting ruining our speech?
Explore these questions and more with Bermudian linguists Britanni Fubler and Rosemary Hall as the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs present Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Investigating Language Change in Bermuda and Beyond on Tuesday, March 28th.
From 12.30pm at Cathedral Hall on Church Street, this lunchtime talk gives an introduction to the subject of language change, with lots of examples from new research on Bermudian English. You can even participate in a linguistics experiment during your lunch hour.
This event is free to the public. Free tickets are available from the office and from www.BDAtix.bm.
For more information, contact Folklife Officer Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or email@example.com.
Focus on some key areas at the Yoga for Legs, Hips, Pelvis and Feet course, starting on Wednesday, March 29th.
This 8 week course will be held at The Yoga Centre from 5.30pm. It is a therapeutic yoga course with poses specifically practiced to enhance the health of hips, pelvis, legs and feet. The course will focus on pain relief for sciatica, piriformis syndrome, sacroiliac joint pain, hip joint and IT band issues. It will zero in on feet, thighs, pelvis and hip integration, a mindfulness approach to practice and the use of the breath in the management of pain relief. It will also target core integration with the pelvis and lower back. Taught by E-RYT 500 yoga teacher/trainer, YACEP presenter and yoga therapist.
The cost is $175.
For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
BUEI Films invite you to join them for a special screening of the documentary All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone with Executive Producer, Peter Raymont on Thursday, March 30th.
This fascinating and provocative documentary was created by a team of Emmy Award-winning filmmakers, who subscribed to I.F. Stone’s newsletter in their teens.
A Q&A will follow with the film’s Executive Producer, Peter Raymont.
The film starts at 6.30pm. 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 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.
Admission is $20 for members, $25 to non-members and $10 for students. Part proceeds raised will benefit The Abolish Foundation.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact BUEI’s Oceans Gift Shop in person or by phone on 294-0204.
Victoria Grill invite you to come dressed in your favourite Wild West attire for their Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday, April 1st.
The evening will begin at 7pm and will include a Mystery Welcome drink and a 3 course dinner of Cowboy Cuisine.
The cost is $120 per person, plus gratuity, and advance ticket purchase is required.
For more information, or to book your spot, contact 296-5050 or drop in.
Art teacher Louisa Bermingham is excited to offer students aged 5 to 12 two weeks of Spring Art Studio Camp, starting on Monday, April 3rd.
The theme will be Building Forms: A Focus on Sculpture, and the camp will explore a variety of sculptural methods including assemblage, additive sculpture, carving or subtractive sculpture, relief sculpture and casting with a variety of materials including papier mache, clay, plaster of paris, wire, and found objects. They will look at sculpture styles and artists throughout history.
Louisa Bermingham BFA, MAT, is currently a part time art teacher at BHS and has worked for 18 years teaching art in various settings on the island from primary through college level. She is also a practising artist with artwork in public and private collections.
Located at Warwick Academy, the April Break Art Studio Camp will run from Monday to Friday, April 3rd to 7th and from Monday to Friday, April 10th to 14th, from 8.30am until 3pm each day.
The cost is $330 per week, or $75 per day. No after camp care is available.
For more information, to obtain a registration form, or to express interest in a concurrent class for middle school students aged 12 to 14, contact 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 are offering a Beginner’s Yoga Spring Session starts Thursday, April 6th.
From 5.30pm until 7pm, this 12 week course provides step by step instruction into the practice of yoga where students: gain strength and flexibility; confidence in learning how to do the poses correctly; breathing exercises to calm the body and mind and deepen the asana experience; deep relaxation skills to relieve stress and foster healthy sleep; and, mindfulness to improve focus and concentration. The instructor, an E RYT 500 teacher/trainer through Yoga Alliance and yoga therapist, is equip to work with all student abilities with adaptations for challenges, ensuring individual safety first and foremost. Overall bodily confidence, strength and flexibility are immediate outcomes of this course.
The cost is $260.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-7525.
Prof. Eddie Ming cordially invites you and your family and friends to The Rhythm Lab’s Vegan Jazz Gathering on Saturday, April 8th.
From 7pm at the Rhythm Lab, next to St. George’s Community Centre, this fundraiser event features live music from Bermudian jazz musicians Keith Lee and Franklin Richards. Also, a delightful and healthy vegan buffet dinner, with freshly brewed herbal beverages, and creative desserts, (such as Cocoa-Spice Cake with Crystallized Ginger and Coconut-Chocolate Ganache; and, Pear & Pecan Cardamom Crumble) will be prepared in-house for guests.
This event promises good value, and is an occasion for families and friends to get together for some relaxation and enjoyment. At the same time, you will be helping a worthy cause – the school’s facilities for children who attend the Drum School. The dress code is smart casual.
The cost for the evening is $30 for general admission and $50 for Patrons. This will also be regarded as your donation to the Drum School. There is limited indoor seating so you are asked to RSVP with the number in your party so that they have an idea of how many to cater for.
For more information, or to RSVP by April 2nd, contact 297-2874, 297-8422, or email@example.com.
The Bermuda SPCA invite you to join them for a fun-filled week of animal related activities, visits from special guests and field trips at the Animal Advocate Camp from Monday, July 3rd.
From 9am until 3pm each day at their premises on Valley Road, this promises to be an awesome camp for kids with a passion for companion animals and looking for hands on experience at the shelter.
Campers will explore some of the animal concerns on the island, discover how to read dog body language, be an Animal CSI; walk in the shoes of the SPCA Inspector, and participate in service projects to benefit the shelter animals by creating toys and treats.
Camps will run from Monday to Friday, weekly from July 3rd until September 1st, with the exception of the weeks of Monday, July 31st and Monday, August 7th.
The camps are all for 10 to 14 years, with the exception of the weeks beginning Monday, July 3rd and Monday, August 28th, which are for 8 to 10 year olds.
The cost is $250 per week and registration is available at www.spca.bm.
For more information, contact Jodi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Golden Ticket Reading Challenge 2017 – January 10th to April 15th
Culinary March Specials at Jasmine Lounge – March 1st to 31st
Bacci Celebrates International Women’s Day All Month Long – starts March 1st until March 31st
Lobsterfest at Waterlot Inn – starts March 3rd until March 31st
Complimentary Wine at Waterlot Inn in March – starts March 8th
Twelve Angry Men – March 9th to 11th, then 16th to 18th
Digicel Bermuda National Squash Championships 2017 – March 12th to 17th
Soiree New Caledonia – March 15th
Hasty Pudding Theatricals HPT 169: Casino Evil – March 15th to 17th
French Night at Taste 141 – March 16th
Expertise 3rd Annual Corporate Trivia Night – March 16th
**DATE CHANGE The Bermuda Triangle of Celebrity Chefs Forum – March 16th
**NEW InterNations Bermuda St. Patrick’s Eve Celebration: Go Green at Red – March 16th
**NEW Port Royal Primary Health and Safety Fair – March 16th
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 17th
The Convening: A Nation Under Siege – March 17th
**NEW PHCMDC Potluck Dinner – March 17th
**NEW St. Patrick’s Day Dinner – March 17th
Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship at Turtle Hill Golf Club – March 17th to 19th
2017 Ariel Re Bermuda 7s – March 17th and 18th
Bermuda Triple Challenge – March 17th to 19th
Luncheon for International Women’s Month – March 18th
Painting Tiger Faces – March 18th
Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – March 18th
Bingo Night – March 18th
**NEW Infinite Possibilities Master Class – March 18th
Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard Opening Reception: The Art of Craft – March 19th to April 21st
6 x 6 = 66 – March 19th
**NEW BUEI Screens: Alone in Berlin and 20th Century Women – March 19th
Casting for Travel Channel USA – March 20th to 24th
Art with a Twist – March 21st
**NEW ADHT International Day of Remembrance Lecture – March 22nd
Super Saturday at Masterworks: Cubism – March 25th
TEDxBermuda 2017 – March 25th
St. Patrick’s Day Gala Dinner – March 25th
**NEW ADHT Day of Remembrance Reception and Dinner – March 25th
**NEW ADHT Day of Remembrance Annual Commemorative Church Service – March 26th
Arts for All Free Community Event – March 27th to 31st
Camp Core: Spring Explorer – March 27th to 31st
**NEW Camp Ruffin It – March 27th to April 13th
Bermuda Toastmasters 2017 Speech Contest – March 29th
**NEW Yoga for Legs, Hips, Pelvis and Feet – starts March 29th
Bermuda National Trust Children’s Nature Walk – March 30th
Meditation: 8 Week Course – starts March 30th
**NEW BUEI Films: All Governments Lie – March 30th
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 31st
Wine & Design: The Art of Truffles Pastry Special – March 31st
**NEW Murder Mystery Dinner – April 1st
Social Media Management for Administrators – starts April 3rd
**NEW Spring Art Studio 2017 – April 3rd to 14th
**NEW Beginner’s Yoga Spring Session – starts April 6th
Early Childhood Symposium – April 8th
Therapeutic Yoga for Low Back Program – starts April 8th
**NEW The Rhythm Lab’s Vegan Jazz Gathering – April 8th
Digicel TriFest and Conti Cup – April 9th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – April 12th
Peppercorn Ceremony – April 19th
25th Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament – April 22nd
Art with a Twist – April 25th
Super Saturday at Masterworks: America – April 29th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – May 10th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – May 12th and 13th
Super Saturday at Masterworks: Sailing – May 27th
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
**NEW Animal Advocate Camp – July 3rd to September 1st
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
Art with a Twist – September 19th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 7th and 8th
Art with a Twist – October 24th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – November 15th
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
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery
- The Power of Art – January 27th to November 25th
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts
- 52nd Annual Primary School Show – March 3rd to 20th
International Women’s Club Art Exhibition – March 10th to 24th
Enjoy the rest of the week!