September 20th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Good morning ladies and gents,

It’s another busy one! Here are the latest events added to the Bermuda Calendar since last week. As always, be sure to check out the Quick Recap Section at the bottom of this post for a full listing of all upcoming events, including those previously covered in previous posts.

Don’t forget to submit details of your own event to –a basic listing is completely free!





Leave your desk, get out of your office and Move More Dance Walk around the City of Hamilton on Wednesday, September 20th.

The event will begin at 12:30pm with a ten minute warm-up at the Ministry of Health Headquarters, with instructors from The Athletic Club.  You can join in anywhere along the route at a number of dancing pit stops, shake a leg for 5 minutes, or continue to the end.

The route will proceed down the hill onto Cedar Avenue, turning right onto Victoria Street where the first pit-stop will be at the Hamilton Health Centre. From there, it will continue along to King Street, turn right down to Front Street, continue along Front Street and turn right onto Queen Street, then continuing along to Church Street to finish back at the starting point.

There is no cost to participate, or need to sign-up.

For more information, contact Vilroy Lewin on 278-6500 or Ms. Pauleter Stevens on 278-6504, at the Health Promotion Office, Department of Health.



The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Health Forum on Thursday, September 21st.

From 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Boardroom at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce on Point Pleasant Road, they will review the results of the Health Services Survey and brainstorm solutions to issues surrounding service gaps, use of services, and the cost of care. This forum will be discussion based and participants will gain a better understanding of the areas and options available in Bermuda’s health system. All are welcome, and participants will also have a chance to share concerns and voice solutions to service gaps.

This is a free event and there is no need to rsvp, so you can simply turn up on the day.

For more information, contact or 292-6420.




The Bermuda National Gallery is inviting the community to join them as they celebrate International Peace Day with Pablo Picasso at BNG on Thursday, September 21st.

Pablo Picasso was an artistic genius. His contribution to the modern art movement and his inspiration for artists and art-enthusiasts the world over is, perhaps, impossible to measure. Bermuda National Gallery is grateful for the temporary loan from The Green Family, including this image
Colombe au soleil (Dove with Sun), a lithograph from 1962. The dove is an icon of peace, a symbol of resilience and triumph over violence, especially in times of war and conflict. This artwork presents the grace of the dove hovering toward the sun above a jumble of broken weapons. Picasso created the artwork to serve as the image to advertise the World Congress for General Disarmament and Peace held in Moscow, July 1962.

Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays, closed on public holidays. This exhibition will run until September 30th.

BNG values the community and is offering free admission from September 21st to September 23, in recognition of International Peace Day. So join them this special weekend and enjoy your art experience!

For more information, contact 295-9428 or visit




In recognition of International Peace Day, the Bermuda National Gallery invites you to join them for a very special art experience as they open their new exhibit Shepard Fairey: Rebel With A Cause on Thursday, September 21st.

Shepard Fairey is described as a “street artist” whose artwork advocates for the protection of human rights, from the abuse of political power and militarism to the support for minorities and gender equity.Fairey’s major works are filled with metaphors about peace, anti-war political propaganda, and visual contradictions between tenderness and harsh reality. He is an artist who has successfully merged social activism and artistic expression. This exhibition is an opportunity to continue the discussion about art and activism, presented in the current exhibition The Power of Art, and to make relevant links across disciplines, including modern world history, media studies, environmental science, politics, and popular culture.

Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays, closed on public holidays. This exhibition will run until further notice.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for BNG members, NARM members, seniors and students. BNG values the community and is offering free admission from September 21st to September 23rd, in recognition of International Peace Day.

For more information, please contact 295-9428 or visit




Join the Bermuda National Gallery as they celebrate the launch of their 25th Anniversary Stamps on Thursday, September 21st.

This will take place at 11am at the Gallery in City Hall.

BNG values the community and is offering free admission from September 21st to September 23rd,  in recognition of International Peace Day.

For more information, contact 295-9428.




Join the Bermuda Red Cross for a Happy Hour for a Cause at the Goslings Wine Cellar on Friday, September 22nd.**UPDATE: This event has been postponed until Friday, October 6th**

This will be from 6pm until 9pm on Dundonald Street, where you can enjoy an evening of drinks and nibbles with all proceeds going towards the Hurricane Harvey & Irma Relief Fund. A selection of premium champagne, craft beers, cocktails, and wines will be served.

Tickets cost $70 at the door, or $60 per person when purchased in advance from the Bermuda Red Cross.

The Bermuda Red Cross Office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4pm, located at 9 Berry Hill Road in Paget.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 236-8253 ext 223.




Don’t miss out on your last chance to experience the Newport Gastropub at Fairmont Southampton this week, before the gastropub permanently closes its doors after service on late Sunday night, September 24th.

As of early October, a new Mediterranean restaurant called Mediterra, will be replacing the gastropub offering in the stunning Newport Room. Mediterra will feature refined cuisine with innovative dishes, tapas and shared plates from Southern Europe, Turkey and North Africa.

For more information, or to make a reservation, call 238-8000 or book online at




Ovarian Cancer Awareness Bermuda (OCAB) invite you to their Panel Discussion, Ovarian Cancer: The Silent Killer or Is It? on Monday, September 25th.

Ovarian Cancer is difficult to detect but we want to have the discussion and learn. What are the symptoms? Who is at high risk? What has research doctors found? What is the best treatment? Can powder really be the cause of ovarian cancer?

From 5.45pm at Zurich International on Pitts Bay Road, you are invited to join in the search for answers because knowledge is power… it can save someone’s life.

This is a free event. To register, send an email to with  the subject line ‘Attend Discussion’, then state your name and the number of people attending in the body.

For more information, contact Patty on 799-3685 or




The Department of Health invites you to join them for an evening of healthy fun for the whole family at Celebrating Wellness on Wednesday, September 27th.

This year’s focus is celebrating Youth, in an effort to encourage young people to establish positive health behaviors during this crucial period in their development.

From 4pm to 8pm at Victoria Park, there will be lots of giveaways, entertainment, information booths, healthy food vendors, and various other activities you can participate in; including free health screenings and a Selfie Competition – upload a selfie from the event to Department of Health Facebook or Instagram and the selfie with the most likes wins a prize!

This is a free event.

For more information, contact Pauleter Stevens on 278-6504 or, or Virloy Lewin on 278-6500 or




For those wishing to take the study and practice of meditation a little deeper, the Yoga Centre is offering an 8-week course Mindfulness for the Discerning Mind starting on Wednesday, September 27th.

From 7:30pm to 9pm at the Yoga Centre on Victoria Street, in this course
Students will look at Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, the Middle Way and Centering Prayer to better understand the how and why for meditation in our world today and why “non-dualism” as practiced by all meditation traditions, matters. The course also uses Buddhist and Christian approaches to help students understand meditation in accordance with perennial traditions. There will be a sharing and discussion period, followed by a half hour meditation/mindfulness sit each week.

This course is taught by an E-RYT 500 experience teacher/ trainer of yoga and meditation.

The cost of the series is $180.

For more information, or to register, contact or 295-7525.




Celebrate Hump Day in style as Gosling’s host a Wine Tasting at Thyme on Wednesday, September 27th.

From 5.30pm until 9.30pm, you can enjoy four wines plus small bites.

The cost is $25 per person, with a special food menu available at an additional cost.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact 236-1379.






For beginners or those wishing to become more firmly rooted in their practice, the Yoga Centre is offering an 8-Week Course on Meditation Basics starting Thursday, September 28th.

Held weekly from 7:30pm to 9pm at the Yoga Centre on Victoria Street, This program is a good grounding course in meditation, focusing on: how to meditate; use the mantra; appreciation of the various approaches to meditation and mindfulness; the benefits and pitfalls of meditation; and, the goal of meditation and how it works in daily life. In addition to these intricate course components, a 30-minute meditation practice will be held each week to help solidify the practice component part of the course.

The course is taught by a senior yoga and meditation teacher ( ERYT-500), teachers trainer, YACEP presenter and enthusiastically experienced teacher of meditation and meditation philosophy.

The cost of the series is $180.

For more information, or to register, contact or 295-7525.





Fall into autumn with Masterworks Museum as they start back up their Super Saturdays on Saturday, September 30th.

From 10am to 2pm, children and families can participate in a variety of FREE creative art activities for all ages.

Homer’s Cafe will also be open, so you can enjoy a delicious lunch or snack with the family after taking part.

There is no need to register so you can just turn up on the day.

For more information, contact 299-4000 or visit





In honour of September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the OCAB (Ovarian Cancer Awareness Bermuda) is encouraging more awareness, by putting on the free water aerobics class, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Splash for Teal on Saturday, September 30th.

Promising to be a fun event, this hour-long class will take place at the National Sports Centre at 4pm with two professional instructors to take the experience to a high level.  There will also be a draw for prizes.

For more information, or to register online, visit





Join a tradition of twenty years supporting women’s causes in Bermuda at the Partner Re Women’s 5K Run & Walk on Sunday, October 1st.

Starting at Botanical Gardens and heading to Lovers Lane, the races begin at 8:15am with the Juniors 2K run, followed by the Adult 5K run at 9am and 5K walk starting at 9:05am. After the race, at the Botanical Gardens there will be a nutritious breakfast available to all participants, followed by the presentation of awards which will include thousands of dollars in prizes for all age categories, plus fantastic draw prizes and Grand Draw prizes. Draw prize winners must be present at the time of the draw.

This is one of the few all female events on Bermuda’s sporting calendar and the goal is female fitness, health, safety, and self-esteem. Since 1998, the PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run & Walk has raised nearly half a million dollars for female-related causes in Bermuda, including programs; to fight heart disease, confront physical abuse, support rape victims, educate teenagers, combat breast cancer, and fund equipment and initiatives supporting the treatment of women’s health.

This event is presented by Mid-Atlantic Athletic Club (MAAC), sponsored by PartnerRe Ltd. and sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNAA).

The cost to register for runners is $25 for MAAC members; $30 for non-members; or $7 for MAAC Gold members (includes a mandatory $7 BNAA fee), while the cost for competitive walkers is $30 (includes a mandatory $7 BNAA fee), $25 for fun walkers, $5 for juniors (7 to 14 years) and late entries after September 27th are $40. Sign-up can be done at This year, all entry fee proceeds will be matched by title sponsor PartnerRe Ltd. and go directly to the Bermuda Heart Foundation.

For more information, contact




Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow and into The Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of The Wizard of Oz in Bermuda showing Thursday, October 5th through Saturday, October 14th, with the exception of Monday, October 9th.

The show will start at 7pm each night, with matinees starting at 2pm on Saturday, October 7th, Sunday, October 8th, and Saturday, October 14th (Dorothy will be played by Zoe O’Connor at this performance).

Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, this production, totally reconceived for the stage, contains all the much-loved songs from the Oscar winning movie score; all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way – promising to be a magical new version of a timeless classic!

The Opening Night is on Thursday, October 5th from 7pm until 9:45pm, and this will be a fancy dress evening so come dressed as your favourite Wizard of Oz character to win the competition!

Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at

For more information, contact or visit




The Bermudian Heartbeats: 12th Annual Dr. Kenneth E. Robinson/Cyril Outerbridge Packwood Memorial Lecture will be held on Friday, October 6th.

From 7pm until 9pm at BUEI, you are invited to join for an evening with Dr. Chika Okeke-Agulu, Associate Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, who will give a talk on masking in West Africa. The discussion will cover the connections that appear in the masquerade traditions throughout the diaspora including Haiti and the Bermuda

Tickets are free and available from, or from the Department of Cultural & Community Affairs office, located on the 4th floor of the Lois Dame Browne-Evans Building.

For more information, contact Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson at 292-1681.




Promising a fun-filled night where lasting magical memories are made with their special princess guests, Tiaras and Bow Ties will welcome all girls and their fathers/guardians on Saturday, October 7th.

Bermuda’s biggest daddy-daughter dance is for young ladies aged between 4 and 12 years old and will be at the Berkeley Institute.

Doors open at 6pm and from 6.30pm until 9.30pm, you can enjoy entertainment, food, a Selfie Booth, make up, nails, and great music by DJ Crown X.

Tickets are $75 per person and will be available at the door, or $65 when purchased in advance before September 29th, from or Kit-N-Caboodle.

For more information, contact 704-5636 or





The Bermuda Arts Centre Dockyard invite you to the opening of their latest juried members’ show Davy Jones’ Locker on Sunday, October 8th.

The show is left open for the Artist to enter subject matter depicting anything to do with Davy Jones – including treasures, sea life and pirates- and will feature a wide variety of media in all shapes, sizes and prices.

This promises to be a fun show, sure to please everyone.

The opening is from 5:30pm to 7pm on Sunday, October 8th and the show will run until November 24th.

Admission is free. The Arts Centre is open daily from 10am until 5pm and is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact 234-2809,, or visit




Join with your little ones for an exciting introduction to golf as the Family Centre presents a Free Junior Golf Clinic, Foot Golf & Dinner at Turtle Hill Golf Club on Wednesday, October 18th.

Supported by Tokio Millenium Re and the BJGA (Bermuda Junior Golf Association), the Family Centre presents two complimentary time slots, at 5.30pm or 6.15pm, with food provided during the session.

There is no skill level required to participate and the event is open to children aged 5 to 16 years, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Dinner is for child and one adult.

There is no cost but terms and conditions apply.  Limited space is available and pre-registration is mandatory.

For more information, or to participate, contact or pick up a registration form at Family Centre.




To celebrate World Hospice & Palliative Care Week, Friends of Hospice are holding a fundraiser The Pour & Explore: A Taste Around the World Cocktail Event on Friday, October 13th.

This will be from 5pm to 8pm at the Goslings Wine Cellar on Dundonald Street, where guests can expect cocktails and food from around the world, a silent auction, entertainment, and door raffles.

Tickets are $150 and can be purchased from or Friends of Hospice.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Friends of Hospice at 232-0859 or






The Charman Prize is the prestigious art award hosted by Masterworks and entries will be on display at their Gallery as of Saturday, October 14th, following the Official Award Ceremony on Friday, October 13th.

Established in 2008 by local businessman and avid art collector John Charman, this show is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the extraordinary range of artistic talent in the local community. With 120 pieces of artwork being displayed by artists of all styles, medium and abilities, the artists are vying for the Grand Prize of $10,000.

Artwork is judged by a panel of experts on four criteria: design and composition (fine use of principles and elements), use of material (technical mastery of a chosen medium), distinctive and convincing style (a well-developed quality of creativity and originality), and source of inspiration (a clear intent and vision in addition to a well-executed concept).

The official Charman Award Ceremony will be on October 13th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and admission free of charge.

The exhibit will run until February 2018.

Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 11am until 4.30pm on Sundays.  Masterworks is closed on public holidays.  General admission is $5, or free for members and children under 12.

For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit






Join the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs for an evening with Bermuda’s own legendary screen actor, Earl Cameron, at Bermudian Heartbeats: Our Earl is 100 Years Young! on Friday, October 19th.

This will be from 6pm until 8pm at Earl Cameron Theatre, where, in honour of Earl’s 100th birthday this past August, guests will take a look back at a career that spans more than six decades and 28 films, followed by a reception with light hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets are free and available from, or from their Office, located on the 4th floor of the Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building.

For more information, contact Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson at 292-1681.




Put a brave face on and walk through the Masterworks Haunted Museum on Friday, October 27th.

Starting at 5:30pm at the Botanical Gardens, the museum will be transformed into a haunted attraction for children of all ages, with the last tour at 8:30pm. Children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes and bring their Trick or Treat bags, as they will be giving out treats and a prize for Best Costume.

Tickets are $5, or free for children under 5. All proceeds go towards Masterworks’ Art Education Programmes.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 299-4000 or





Start your Christmas Shopping, all in one stop, as Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents their Annual One Stop Shopping Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 4th.

This will take place from 10am to 3pm in the Masterworks Main Gallery, where shoppers can support our local community by purchasing one-of-a-kind gifts. Children are welcome too, as they will be offering Christmas craft stations and special showings of holiday classics. Homer’s cafe will also be open for a delicious lunch, so why not stop in for a bite?

For more information, contact 299-4000.






To ease the stress of the holidays on parents, Masterworks Museum will be hosting a Christmas Shopping Drop Off for children on Saturdays; December 2nd, December 9th & December 16th.

Drop off is at 9am and pick up is at 12pm at the museum in Botanical Gardens, where they will be offering a sitting service for children with Christmas craft stations and classic Christmas movies with popcorn and drink. Children will be also be given access to their special Arthur Rankin Christmas Interactive Exhibition in the Rick Faries Gallery.

The cost is $35 per child, or $25 per child for siblings and pre-registration is required.

For more information, or to register, contact 299-4000 or email







Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section – simply click on the “One-off Events” filter to show just these events instead of the whole calendar










Fall Term Course Registration – September 11th to September 22nd

**NEW Move More Dance Walk – September 20th

Bermuda National Trust & Memory Lane Productions presents: Johnnie Bread – September 21st to September 23rd

**NEW Community Health Forum – September 21st

Free Health Check: Taking it to the Streets – September 22nd

P.A.L.S. 6th Annual Mad Hair Day – September 22nd

**NEW Happy Hour for a Cause – September 22nd   **UPDATE: Postponed until October 6th**

Drinks on the Dock with BIOS – September 22nd

Reza Edge of Illusion Tour – September 22nd and 23rd

WIA Caribbean End of Summer Cruise – September 23rd

Tokio Millennium Re Triathlon – September 24th

Reiki Level One Training – September 24th

**NEW Last Day of Operations at Newport, a Gastropub – September 24th

**NEW OCAB Forum: Panel Discussion – September 25th

Life Insurance Awareness Month Week-Long Event with BF&M – September 25th to September 30th

**NEW Mindfulness for the Discerning Mind – starts September 27th

**NEW Celebrating Wellness – September 27th

**NEW Wine Tasting at Thyme – September 27th

**NEW Meditation Basics: 8- Week Course – starts September 28th

**NEW Super Saturday – September 30th

**NEW Ovarian Cancer Awareness Splash for Teal – September 30th

Peace Lutheran Car Boot Sale – September 30th

Gladys Morrell, Bermuda’s Suffragist – September 30th

St. Anne’s Church International Dinner – September 30th

Housestyle Takeover on the Water – September 30th



**NEW Partner Re Women’s 5K Run & Walk – October 1st

Cocktails and Cannons – October 3rd

**NEW The Wizard Of Oz in Bermuda – October 5th to 8th then 10th to 14th

Zara Sunset Cruise with Boundless Bermuda – October 6th

**NEW Bermudian Heartbeats: 12th Annual Dr. Kenneth E. Robinson/Cyril Outerbridge Packwood Memorial Lecture – October 6th

SPCA Whiskers & Wine – October 7th

**NEW Tiaras & Bow Ties – October 7th

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 7th and 8th

**NEW Bermuda Arts Centre Dockyard: Davy Jones’ Locker Opening Reception – October 8th

U.S. Boarding School Collective Symposium – October 10th & October 11th

**NEW Pour & Explore: A Taste Around the World – October 13th

**NEW Charman Prize Award Ceremony – October 13th

Warwick Academy Disco 40 Event – October 14th

**NEW Bermudian Heartbeats: Our Earl is 100 Years Young! – October 19th

**NEW Family Centre presents a Free Junior Golf Clinic, Foot Golf & Dinner – October 18th

Art with a Twist – October 24th

**NEW Masterworks Haunted Museum – October 27th

Bermuda National Trust FarmFest – October 28th

Cocktails and Cannons – October 31st



Cocktails and Cannons – November 1st

**NEW One Stop Shopping Craft Fair – November 4th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – November 15th

Art with a Twist – November 21st

KPMG Front Street Mile Trials – November 25th



**NEW Christmas Shopping Drop Off – December 2nd, 9th & 16th

Wine Tasting at Masterworks – December 13th

Art with a Twist – December 19th



2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: KPMG Front Street Mile – January 12th

2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: Bermuda 10K and 10K Walk – January 13th

2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: Bermuda Marathon and Half Marathon – January 14th



Art Exhibits


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

 Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery

Bermuda Society of Arts – July 28th to August 29th

  • Onions Gallery & Studios A and B: Invitational Artists
  • Edinburgh Gallery: Emerging Artists


Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard



Enjoy the rest of the week!









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