Chin up, the week’s almost over already! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend with lots of fun times with family and friends. I will definitely be indulging in lots of chocolate after a very long Lent! Here is what’s coming up in Bermuda:
Heavenly Blessings Nursery & Preschool are hosting a Good Friday Potluck at Hamilton SDA Church on Wednesday, April 16th. On the menu is codfish cakes, hot cross buns, Spanish rice, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and mixed vegetables with gingerbread, pound cake and banana bread for dessert. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. For more information, or to pre-order, contact 737-0555.
I have just been cheered up by the realisation that there is a public holiday for Good Friday next week – can’t believe I completely forgot until now, especially since it’s one of the nicer public holidays. I guess I’d better get started on making my kite, and also on buying a real kite for when my home-made kite ends up a hot mess. If you’re looking for Bermuda Easter weekend events, you’ve come to the right place – and the summer events are starting to come in too…
Bermuda College will be supporting Hospitality Month in April with the focus of its Spring 2014 Lecture Series entitled, Who Needs Tourism?!!on Wednesday, April 9th at 7pm in the North Hall Lecture Theatre. Panellists will comprise Bermuda Tourism Authority principals David Dodwell (Chairman), Bill Hanbury (CEO) and Karla Lacey (COO). The evening forum will be facilitated by the College’s business and hospitality lecturer, Dr. Barbara O’Shaughnessy, who is also Chair of the Visitor Industry Partnership (VIP) initiative. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Evelyn James Barnett, Communications Office at Bermuda College at 239-4006 or email@example.com.
Welcome to the first post of April and the second quarter of 2014. Anyone pull off any good pranks yesterday? Feel free to share on Twitter or Facebook – here is my contribution if you didn’t catch it on Facebook already. Here are the latest Bermuda events for April and beyond:
To recognise and celebrate the industry’s economic importance to Bermuda, April has been designated Hospitality Month with activities for all ages to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Each week, the Bermuda Hospitality Institute (BHI) will be promoting a different area of the Island through a Hospitality Trail guide, featuring eco and cultural activities, historical architecture, leisure activities, dining and accommodations. April 1st to the 6th will be spotlighting Central & City (City of Hamilton, Devonshire, Pembroke and Paget). Some of the specific events during this week include a guided property tour followed by a complimentary continental breakfast at the Royal Palms Hotel at 9.30am on Tuesday, April 1st. On Wednesday, April 2nd, there will be a guided property tour, followed by complimentary afternoon tea at 3.45pm at Rosedon Hotel. For art lovers, there will be a complimentary guided Art Tour of Bermuda National Gallery from Tuesday, April 1st to Friday, April 4th at 10.30am and also a complimentary Director’s Tour with Tom Butterfield at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art at 12.30pm every Tuesday in April. April 7th to 13th will be East End (Hamilton Parish and East), April 14th to 20th will be Sound & Shore (all shorelines N/S/E/W, including bays, inlets, harbors, ponds) and April 21st to 27th is the West End (Warwick-Dockyard). An important part of Hospitality Month will be the BHI Moongate Awards, recognising organisations that demonstrate a commitment to setting and maintaining standards of excellence that enhance and strengthen Bermuda’s Hospitality industry. There are also various discounts and giveaways available when you mention Hospitality Month at participating organisations. A list can be found on the flyer or on the BHI’s website. For more information, visit www.bhi.bm.
There seems to be a holiday for every occasion, no matter how strange or random. For example, National Gorilla Suit Day is on January 31st, Bad Poetry Day is on August 18th, and Cookie Monster Day is on November 2nd. Your favourite thing is not celebrated?! Then great news as today, March 26th is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! Hmmm…wonder if there’s already a Grilled Cheese Appreciation Day.. Anyway, here are the latest Bermuda events for Spring:
If you are interested in writing or performing poetry, this is a literary experience not to be missed! The Bermuda College Literary Society and Division of Liberal Arts presents Javon Johnson, Slam Poet on Wednesday, March 26th and Thursday, March 27th. Not only is Javon Johnson an award-winning poet, he holds a PhD in Performance and Communication and is also a Professor at San Francisco State University. Teachers of English should find him especially interesting. Javon will be hosting a Spoken Word Performance/Workshop in the Bermuda College Library at 5.30pm on Wednesday, March 26th. The following day, there will also be a Spoken Word Performance and Q&A Session from 2pm until 4pm at the Bermuda College lecture theatre G301 in North Hall. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m just giving you a heads-up that tomorrow is the International Day of Happiness in case you’d like to make an extra effort to spread happiness, especially to those who need it most. Hope that this will make some of you happy – here’s the latest rundown of things to do in Bermuda:
Tomorrow’s Voices will host its first Training Institute Workshop in a series of workshops for 2014 on Wednesday, March 19th. The workshop entitled, Let’s Play! The Importance of Play in the Development of Children, will be held from 6pm to 8pm at Tomorrow’s Voices located in the Sunshine League Building on King Street in Hamilton. The workshop will highlight the importance of play in the development of children and its increased recognition world-wide. During the workshop, attendees will examine the importance of play, learn various techniques to teach play, discover tools to engage in play, find out how to effectively incorporate peers, and assess their effectiveness, as a parent, teacher or other professional, engaging children in this area. Admission is $25 for attendees and they will be provided with a Professional Development Certificate upon completion of the workshop. All proceeds benefit the Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre and the families it supports. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Thea Furbert at 297-4342 or email email@example.com.