March 8th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update
It’s still a little chillier than most of us would like but Spring is finally in the air! Don’t forget to Spring Forward this weekend, giving us an extra hour of daylight. Here are some things to do in Bermuda with all that extra sunshine.
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.
Find the best summer camp for your children at the annual Saltus Association Summer Camp Fair on Thursday, March 9th.
This will run from 5pm and 7pm in the Saltus Secondary Department’s Alumni Hall.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
A new exhibit is now open at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall. The 52nd Annual Primary School Show, with the theme Reflections of Me, consists of work by primary school students under the tutelage of Bermuda’s Primary School Art Educators.
Opening hours at BSoA are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays. The exhibit will run until Monday, March 20th.
Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and all are welcome.
For more information, contact 292-3824 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.BSoA.bm.
After being postponed from last week, the faculty of the Bermuda School of Music invite you to a Free Lunchtime Concert on Friday, March 10th.
This will run from 12.30pm at Wesley Methodist Church.
The concert is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 296-5100.
Enjoy a day of family fun at the Pembroke Rotary Children’s Fair on Saturday, March 11th.
From 10am at St Paul’s Education Centre, there will be games, train rides, face painting, games, cookie jar, hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks.
There will also be a raffle draw at 5pm on the day and top notch prizes are promised. The beneficiaries will be 13 government primary schools
Admission is free.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
After being postponed due to the weather, the days of piracy return to Bermuda, but this time is all in the name of an excellent community cause, at the Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s Pirates of Bermuda event on Sunday, March 12th.
This fun-filled afternoon for the whole family will take place at Number 1 Dock on Front Street from 2pm until 5pm. As in the 18th century, privateers aboard STV Spirit of Bermuda have been authorised by letters of marque to kidnap more than 50 community members for their riches. Donations can be put towards freeing a hostage OR gleefully witnessing the Walking of the Plank straight into the chilly waters of Hamilton Harbour. The public is invited to join them for the afternoon. There will be pirates and pirating, music, food and fun for the whole family to enjoy as you witness the hostages meet their fate.
Contributions towards sinking or saving your favourite hostage be made right up until the day of the event online at www.pTix.bm or by calling Bermuda Sloop Foundation at 737-5667. All funds raised from this event help ensure the continued operation of Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s Expeditionary Learning Programmes on board Sail Training Vessel Spirit of Bermuda, and student voyage bursaries.
The Bermuda Society For The Blind invite you to join them for their March Vision Talk Meeting on Monday, March 13th.
From 6pm in Astwood Hall at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, this monthly discussion group is open to the public and offers information on living with vision loss, providing opportunities to network, share, and socialize with others in a caring and supportive environment.
The topic for March is: Don’t stay home because of no or low vision. Ms. Pamela Maybury from Worldview Travel and Mr. Richard Kitson, founder of the Bermuda Chapter of the Society For Accessible Travel and Hospitality (SATH), will speak about travel tips and accommodations for people who have vision impairments.
There is no cover charge but donations are gratefully accepted. Transportation is available for vision impaired people, if requested with their RSVP.
For more information, or to RSVP by noon on Friday, March 10th, contact 292-3231 or email@example.com.
The U.S. Consulate General invites you to a Harvard A Capella Free Concert on Tuesday, March 14th.
From noon until 1pm at the Anglican Cathedral on Church Street, the concert will feature the musical talents of two Harvard a capella groups, The Harvard Krokodiloes and the Radcliffe Pitches.
Voluntary donations will be gratefully accepted in aid of local charity SCARS.
For more information, contact Camille Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 278-7502, or visit https://bm.usconsulate.gov.
Add some Latin flavour (and moves) to your week at Latin Night at Marcus’, starting on Tuesday, March 14th.
From 9pm at Marcus’, you are encouraged to come out and enjoy Latin cocktails and tapas while enjoying beautiful music to set the mood as you dance the night away to both new and classic Latin beats. This event will continue every Tuesday until further notice.
There is no cover charge and no reservations are required.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Dining Reservations at 298-2028 or email@example.com.
Think you’re in pretty decent shape? Individuals and teams of 2, 3 or 4 are invited to prove it by signing up for one or more events in the Bermuda Triple Challenge from Friday, March 17th until Sunday, March 19th.
This three day weekend charity obstacle course series offers participants an action-packed excursion showcasing three of Bermuda’s beautiful, historical and cultural highlights. Each challenge offers a different physical test between 3 and 10K distances with varying obstacles suitable for all levels of fitness, challenging both strength and stamina.
The Argus Urban Foot Race is the first of the weekend’s three events starting on Friday evening. The first wave begins at dusk at 7pm as participants navigate some of the town’s, as well as Bermuda’s, oldest streets, while tackling obstacles and Crossfit inspired workouts along the way. The 3K urban challenge emulates both strength and endurance as participants tackle 25 obstacles throughout the urban assault course.
After the event, stick around and enjoy the party atmosphere in the historic town. DJ Dan Ho livens up the atmosphere in a community block party.
The Sun Life Island Challenge on Saturday, March 18th delivers what Bermuda is so well known for; picturesque limestone bluffs, spectacular coves, natural trails, and some of the most famous pink sand beaches in the world, completed with various shades of light and deep aqua blue water. Welcome to paradise! Staged on Bermuda’s south shore, within the south shore’s coastal nature reserve, the Island Challenge is a picturesque 5K or 10K test, which features some of Bermuda’s best pink sand beaches, coastal bluffs and nature trails. And to put the exclamation mark on the event, a visit to the Bermuda Regiment’s Assault Course at Warwick Camp, perched atop the sand dunes overlooking the south shore. Those completing 2 laps will start at 8.40am, while the wave for those completing one lap starts at 9:30am. Afterwards, there will be a BBQ for the participants so they can recount their experiences to each other.
The ACE Global Royal Challenge on Sunday, March 19th is a 5K obstacle challenge within the confines of the once Royal Navy outpost and safe harbour. Now a tourism hot spot, including Bermuda’s national museum, local craftsmen, shops and restaurants, participants will explore the old base lands in a high energy, action packed circuit around the old stone buildings, wharves and fortifications. You’ll step back in time to the era of the British Empire, when Britannia ruled the waves. Beginning at 9.45am, participants will have to run, swim (optional) and climb their way to gratification for completing this challenge. There will be a Buzz and Butterfield & Vallis participant appreciation brunch immediately afterwards.
The registration fee varies from $80 to $600, depending on how many are entering, how many challenges you are signing up for, and if you are an adult, corporate or junior team. Both sign up and donations are available at www.RaceDayWorld.com and part of the registration goes to local registered charities assisting in marshalling the events.
For more information, visit www.BdaTripleChallenge.com.
Grab a bargain at the next monthly Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale on Saturday, March 18th.
From 9am until 2pm, they’ll have lots of bargains too numerous to mention on clothes, shoes, bags, household items, children’s clothes, toys, DVDs, CDs and jewellery. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee, soup or chili whilst shopping.
For more information, contact Carol Carvalho at 747-3377.
St. George’s Prep PTA invite you to join them for a family-friendly evening of Bingo on Saturday, March 18th.
This will be from 6pm until 8pm at St George’s Prepatory School Hall. Light refreshments will be for sale during the evening and raffles will be held on the night. Amazing prizes are promised.
Cards are $5 each and can be used multiple times.
For more information, contact Annette on 704-0608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good for those new to meditation or those wishing to revive or deepen and establish regularity in practice, the Yoga Centre are offering an 8 Week Meditation Course starting on Thursday, March 30th.
From 7.30pm, this course will be taught by an ERYT 500, YACEP trainer and teacher through Yoga Alliance. Participants will receive a good grounding into the practice of meditation- how to practice; use the mantra; explore various ways of meditation to increase experience and understanding and ultimately, how to settle on an approach best suited for them.
Students will also learn about the benefits and pitfalls of meditation and how it heals and works to support everyday life. A 1/2 hour meditation practice will apply each week as well as a Q & A discussion to inspire and deepen knowledge on this subject.
The cost is $175.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bermuda is excited to host the Digicel Bermuda TriFest and ITU Continental Cup on Sunday, April 9th.
The event is an ITU (International Triathlon Union) Continental Cup, and is a draft-legal race over the Sprint distance. ITU Continental Cup races attract some of the best triathletes in the world and are not just limited to elite triathletes from CAMTRI federations; elite and junior triathletes from National Federations outside CAMTRI are eligible and also welcome to enter. As an ITU event, all elite triathletes must register for the race online and must also register through their National Federation to be entered into the ITU System. Age group racing, sponsored by Digicel, take place in the morning followed by the elite races later in the morning.
The Age Group race will be a Sprint Distance Triathlon (750m swim/20km bike/5km run). The team races will be split into Male/Female, Mixed and Corporate events.The age groups will be 16 to 19 year olds, 20 to 29 year olds, 30 to 39 year olds, 40 to 49 years old, 50 to 59 years old, and 60+.
The juniors will use an abridged version of the same course as the elites and the race categories and distances are 7 to 10 year olds (100m swim/5km bike/1km run), 11 to 12 year olds (200m swim/10km bike/2km run), and 13 to 15 year olds (375m swim/10km bike/2.5km run).
The junior races will start at 7am while the age group races will start at 8.15am.
The cost is $30 for juniors, $60 for individual competitors, and $120 for team entries. Registration is available at www.RaceDayWorld.com.
For more information, visit BermudaContiCup.Wordpress.com.
Those of you who love olde worlde-style pomp and circumstance will be happy to know that the Peppercorn Ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 19th.
A firm fixture on the Bermuda calendar since 1816, this year will mark the the 201st anniversary of this quaint annual tradition.
Starting from 10am in King’s Square in St. George’s, this event surrounds the ceremonial payment of the Annual Rent of one peppercorn for the continued use of the Old State House, Bermuda’s oldest building, in “free and common soccage” by the Master of Lodge St George #200, on the Roll of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.
His Excellency the Governor of Bermuda, in all his ceremonial finery, inspects the band and troops of the Bermuda Regiment whilst the Master, Officers and Brethren of Lodge St George parade onto the square in full Masonic regalia. The ceremony is followed by a garden party hosted by His Worship the Mayor of St. George’s at nearby Somers Gardens.
For more information, visit www.PeppercornBDA.com.
Show off your skills at the 25th Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, April 22nd.
Running from 9.30am until around 3pm at the North Village Community Club Field, this is a 6-a-side co-ed tournament. This tournament is open to non-BVA members and is intended to introduce new people to the sport of volleyball as well as provide groups / companies with the opportunity to participate in a community event together.
Sponsors have the option of sponsoring a team for the tournament and/or sponsoring a net. If a net is sponsored, then the company’s logo or sign (as provided by the company) will be displayed on one net (4 times) and included in all tournament information, announcement, etc.
Each team must consist of at least 2 men and 3 women (6 players in total). Each team is restricted to 2 top level competitive players on the court at one time.
The registration fee is $250 per team, net sponsorship is $100 per net and the cost for a team and net sponsor combo is $300. Team registration and net sponsorship for this tournament must be completed online at www.bva.bm between March 15th and April 19th.
Spectators are also welcome and there is no cost.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
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
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – March 8th
Complimentary Wine at Waterlot Inn in March – starts March 8th
Twelve Angry Men – March 9th to 11th, then 16th to 18th
**NEW Saltus Association Summer Camp Fair – March 9th
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 10th
Sail Along for a Night of Dinner and Dancing – March 10th
**NEW Free Lunchtime Concert – March 10th
JCB 2017 Purim Wine Tasting Fundraiser – March 11th
Return Fete 2017 – March 11th
**NEW Pembroke Rotary Children’s Fair – March 11th
Digicel Bermuda National Squash Championships 2017 – March 12th to 17th
Moongazing at Verdmont – March 12th
BUEI Films: Woolf Works – March 12th
KPMG Round the Grounds Junior Running Race – March 12th
**NEW Pirates of Bermuda – March 12th
**NEW Bermuda Society For The Blind: Vision Talk – March 13th
**NEW Harvard A Capella Free Concert – March 14th
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
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 17th
The Convening: A Nation Under Siege – 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
**NEW Bermuda Triple Challenge – March 17th to 19th
Luncheon for International Women’s Month – March 18th
Painting Tiger Faces – March 18th
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – March 18th
**NEW Bingo Night – March 18th
Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard Opening Reception: The Art of Craft – March 19th to April 21st
6 x 6 = 66 – March 19th
Casting for Travel Channel USA – March 20th to 24th
Art with a Twist – March 21st
Super Saturday at Masterworks: Cubism – March 25th
TEDxBermuda 2017 – March 25th
St. Patrick’s Day Gala Dinner – March 25th
Arts for All Free Community Event – March 27th to 31st
Camp Core: Spring Explorer – March 27th to 31st
Bermuda Toastmasters 2017 Speech Contest – March 29th
Bermuda National Trust Children’s Nature Walk – March 30th
**NEW Meditation: 8 Week Course – starts March 30th
Fun Fridays at Masterworks – March 31st
Wine & Design: The Art of Truffles Pastry Special – March 31st
Social Media Management for Administrators – starts April 3rd
Early Childhood Symposium – April 8th
Therapeutic Yoga for Low Back Program – starts April 8th
**NEW Digicel TriFest and Conti Cup – April 9th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – April 12th
**NEW Peppercorn Ceremony – April 19th
**NEW 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
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
- **NEW 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!