Just another little reminder for event organisers – we are now in the busiest time of year for the NTDIB calendar so please make sure you get all your events submitted to me at http://nothingtodoinbermuda.com/submit-your-event.html with as much notice as possible to allow the maximum number of people see what you have going on. The weekly deadline is by 6pm on Friday for inclusion on Wednesday’s post. Also, please don’t forget that the last post of the year will be on Wednesday, December 24th and the first of the New Year will be on Wednesday, January 7th, so please plan accordingly to make sure your event is promoted.
Well, we did it – the America’s Cup will be arriving in Bermuda today! To celebrate this historic moment, there will be a day of celebrations. The Cup will touch down at L.F. Wade at 2pm and will then travel in a Police-led motorcade from the airport to the Cabinet Office on Front Street. Along the route, the motorcade will drive by some local schools so that students can see the Cup as it passes by. Once at Cabinet Office, the Premier, The Hon. Michael Dunkley, JP MP, will host a special press conference to officially receive the America’s Cup.
Best of all, a special block party will be held on Front Street, which will be closed to traffic from 5.30pm. There will be a presentation ceremony at the Flagpole at 5.45pm, where the actual America’s Cup will be presented to Bermuda and accepted by the Premier, with the Bermuda Regiment Band and Gombeys. At 6.50pm there will be fire dancer performances and from 7.10pm, there will be live music by the local band Working Title. You can also expect a 3-cannon salute and a fireworks display before the event closes at 8pm.
Back by popular demand, Grotto Bay have announced the return of their Winter Lunch Buffet.
From now until April, this will be available daily between noon and 3pm. The items on offer will include salads, meats, fish and assorted desserts.
The cost is $16.95 per person, plus 17% grats.
For more details, or to make a reservation, contact 293-8333.
Operating a medium to large business is a little different than running a small business, as are some of the challenges in social media use. For this reason, SociaLEE Consulting is running a Social Media Marketing for Corporate Use series.
Session 3: Incorporating Social Media into Marketing Objectives will take place at Nineteen @ Burnaby, next to Devil’s Isle Coffee, from 8.30am until noon on Thursday, December 4th.
Social Media is a tool which you can use to execute your marketing strategy. Like any tool, you have to understand how it works, who it reaches, and how you can use it to reach your target audience. This seminar will look at how you can incorporate social media into your established marketing strategy, and create a social media marketing strategy in order to reach your audience.
The registration fee is $140 and can be purchased online at www.ptix.bm until December 3rd. No registrations will be taken at the door. BEDC and Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Members receive a 5% discount with a code.
For more information, or to register, visit www.socialeeconsulting.com or email email@example.com.
ChildWatch presents a free Public Forum on Shared Parenting: Moving Bermuda Forward in St. Theresa’s Cathedral Hall on Thursday, December 4th.
The event will begin at 6.30pm, with opening remarks by Premier Michael Dunkley and keynote speaker, Dr. Edward Kruk, professor, author, and researcher from University of British Columbia.
A panel of local professionals, psychologists, lawyers, parents, and Dr. Kruk will be presenting research and findings on children’s best interest.
There is no admission fee.
For more information, contact 292-3529.
Expect lots of festive fun happening in the West End this holiday season as you are invited to join Santa and his elves for Christmas Sundays at Royal Naval Dockyard on December 7th, 14th and 21st for free events, gift wrapping, give-a-ways, scavenger hunts, goodies and more.
From noon on December 7th, there will be face painting, elves, snowmen blowing snow in the air, Santa at the Frog and Onion between 1pm and 3pm and an outdoor screening of kids’ favourite, Disney’s Frozen, at 5.30pm. Come and meet Elsa from the movie between noon and 2pm and then again before the movie from 4.30pm until 5.30pm. Hot cocoa, popcorn and more will be available for purchase. Some seating will be provided but they encourage everyone to bring their own chairs and blankets.
On Sunday, December 14th, from 1pm until 4pm, you are invited to come and experience their Winter Wonderland with with everything from a fun castle to a kids’ craft station. Again, Santa, Mrs. Clause and the Elves will be there too along with snowmen blowing snow, face painting and more. As previously mentioned, the day will finish off with Christmas Carols with the Dolphins, with hot cocoa, popcorn and more available for purchase while you enjoy the dolphins and music.
The final Christmas Sundays in Royal Naval Dockyard will be on Sunday, December 21st. Experience a Christmas Taste Of Bermuda at the Craft Market, Santa and Marshall of Magic at the Frog and Onion, and much more.
For more information, including the full schedule of events, times and rain dates, visit www.thewestend.bm or call 234-1709.
Come out for a fascinating evening to get inside the development and passage of Hurricane Gonzalo and its atmospheric effects on Bermuda as BUEI and BIOS present The Tempest: Views of Hurricane Gonzalo from Above and Below the Waves on Thursday, December 11th.
Speakers for the evening are Mark Guishard from BIOS and Ruth Curry from BIOS and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Attendees will get a deeper look at the impact of the storm on the surrounding ocean as seen by the BIOS glider system deployed specifically for this hurricane.
Happy Hour prices on drinks and sushi are available from 5pm at Harbourfront, with the full menu available from 6pm. The lecture itself will start at 7.30pm and Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount to anyone dining there before or after the event. Please mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount (it cannot be combined with any other offer).
The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
Life should not only lived, it should be celebrated! With this in mind, a great evening is in store at The Club, Bermudiana Road on Wednesday, December 10th for a special fundraising Fashion and Dance event.
From 8pm, there will be a fabulous fashion show, showcasing the Dana Cooper line and Rebecca Hanson’s TABS authentic Bermuda shorts, with a beautiful performance by InMotion School of Dance.
All proceeds will benefit Jenna Martin, to help with expenses incurred during her treatment and recovery from ovarian cancer.
Jenna started her fight in July 2014 and has travelled to and from Boston hospitals for chemo, operations and so much pain. Throughout this time she has blogged about her experience and gained a strong local following due to her honesty and positivity. Jenna has inspired so many people that they have fundraised for her by exercising, held various functions and even shaved their heads. She is a mother to 6 year old twin boy and girl Savannah and Bryson and a wife to John.
The entry fee is $10 and raffle tickets will be on sale all night at a cost of $10.
For more information, contact Alina on 705-5040 or Suzanne on 505-0003.
The December edition of the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs’ Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series will combine seasonal music with local history at the North Village Band Christmas Concert and Perot Celebrations on Saturday, December 13th.
From 11am at Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville Park), the Bermuda Historical Society will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the building of the home of William B. Perot, Hamilton Postmaster for 43 years.
The festivities will start at 11am with music from the Mount St. Agnes Choir, followed by The North Village Band Concert from 12.30pm until 2pm. A Tree Planting Ceremony will be at 2.15pm, then the Bermuda High School Band at 3pm.
A 19th Century Literature Display and models of architecture and building information will be available at the Bermuda National Library and Bermuda history books on sale at the Bermuda Historical Society.
This event is free to the public and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or visit www.communityandculture.bm.
The Bermuda Drum Academy invite you to march on over to their Christmas Recital on Saturday, December 13th.
From 4pm to 5.30pm in the Somersfield Academy gymnasium, the recital will consist of traditional Christmas songs. The drummers, led by Kevin Maybury, will be accompanied by a band made up of well-known local musicians Robert Sai Emery David Skinner, Dennis Fox and Cleve Astwood, with Lolly Darrell accompanying on vocals.
Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12.
Enjoy some equine entertainment as the Bermuda Equestrian Federation (BEF) presents the Welcome Home Show (WHS) on Saturday and Sunday, December 13th and 14th.
The show will take place at the National Equestrian Centre on Vesey Street, with the opening class commencing at 9am on each day.
This exciting show will introduce the hunter derby, include various gymkhana classes, and showcase several of Bermuda’s talented local and overseas riders in team competition.
Admission is free with donations greatly appreciated. The WHS Committee’s objective is to fundraise for international competitions and the BEF Junior Fund, while providing its overseas riders an opportunity to give back to the BEF membership.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kingdom Academy presents Show & Prove, a showcase of gifted local talent at 6pm, City Hall on Sunday, December 14th.
This event is being held to raise awareness of their school and performers will include New G Praise Team, Bermuda Gymnastics Association, Champion Taekwondo Bermuda, Yassin Chentouf, In Motion School of Dance, Sia Spence and more.
The cost is $30 per person.
For more information, or for tickets, contact email@example.com or 534-2326.
Raleigh is currently enrolling Bermudians aged 17 to 25 for their 2015 programme, and is holding information sessions on Monday, December 15th and on Wednesday, January 14th.
Each Raleigh Bermuda Information Evening will take place from 6pm to 7pm at their office at 2 Midsea Lane, off of Serpentine Road.
Find out more about Raleigh, their year-long personal development programme, which includes a ten-week expedition to Tanzania, Costa Rica/Nicaragua or Borneo, and how they help to transform the lives of young Bermudians.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 333-5678.
The holiday season is upon us and BEPRO (Bermuda’s Emerging Professionals) want to celebrate with you at their annual Christmas Cocktail Event, on Thursday, December 18th at Taste 141.
From 5.30pm until 8pm, you are invited to come out and enjoy drink specials, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and fun raffles throughout the evening.
There is no cover charge. Raffle tickets are $2 for members, $5 for non-members.
For more information, or to RSVP by December 15th, contact Velina at email@example.com.
Introducing a new concept of wine pairing where the focus is not so much on matching a great wine with great food, but more on matching great wines with great experiences, Uncorked will take place at Bermuda Society of Arts, City Hall on Thursday, December 18th.
Three different holiday themes have been created. The first is Cozy on Christmas Eve with great wines for relaxing at home, Merry Christmas will have the best wines for Christmas dinner, and finally, Bottles of Bubbly will feature top sparkling wines for New Year’s Eve.
As if that isn’t enough, there will also be limited edition wine inspired prints for purchase, exclusive 15% discounts on all showcased wines (from December 18th to 31st), wine-inspired games like Cork Pull and Spin the Bottle, complimentary wine on entry, wine tasting training from 6.45pm until 7pm, Connoisseur’s Club (like VIP but better), and more.
Doors open at 6pm, with a welcome at 6.30pm. The tasting training begins at 6.45pm, before tasting and prize areas open at 7pm.
Regular admission is $50 and the Connoisseur’s Club is $100. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm and at Burrows Lightbourn stores on Front Street and Harbour Road.
For more information, such as additional ticket info and to learn about their special sponsorship packages, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taste 141 invite you to start off your weekend with live music from Outta Bounds on Friday, December 19th.
The band will be performing from 7pm until 10pm and there is no cover charge. In addition to a delicious tapas menu, there will also be special drink prices on offer.
For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.
As well as the health risks, it’s also becoming less and less socially acceptable so, if your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, now is the perfect time as Open Airways and BF&M are bringing Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking seminar to the island on Sunday, January 25th.
The Easyway seminar, running from 1pm until 7pm at BF&M on Pitts Bay Road, boasts the highest recorded success rate of any quit smoking method, promising no willpower, no withdrawal, no weight gain. To find out more about the success of these workshops, visit www.theeasywaytostopsmoking.com.
The cost is $300 per person, including refreshments, and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, or to register, contact Mary Ewles on 238-3261 or email@example.com.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section:
Lunch & Learn Series: Understanding Social Media ROI – December 2nd
Bermuda Genealogy Series – December 2nd
**NEW America’s Cup Celebrations – December 3rd
**NEW Corporate Training Seminar Session 3: Incorporating Social Media into Marketing Objectives – December 4th
**NEW Shared Parenting: Moving Bermuda Forward – December 4th
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida – December 4th to 6th
Jump Start Your Social Media Marketing – December 5th
Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout in St. George’s – December 5th
Late Night Shopping Kids Camp – December 5th
Deutz Wine Table –
Girlguiding FUNd Fair –
Bermuda College’s 40 Anniversary Winter Wonderland – December 6th
Westmeath Coastal Christmas Celebration – December 6th
KICS Reviews by Blu: Live Skype – December 6th
Christmas Open House at My Sereni-Tea – December 7th
**NEW Christmas Sundays at Royal Naval Dockyard – December 7th
4th Annual Art of Music Event: Interpreting the Visual Arts through Music – December 10th
**NEW Fashion and Dance Fundraiser for Jenna Martin – December 10th
**NEW The Tempest: Views of Hurricane Gonzalo Above And Below The Waves – December 11th
Christmas Meditation – December 12th
Late Night Shopping Kids Camp – December 12th
Car Boot Sale – December 13th
BNG Youth Film Festival in partnership with Canada’s REEL Youth Film Festival – December 13th
**NEW Bermuda Drum Academy Christmas Recital – December 13th
**NEW North Village Band Christmas Concert and Perot Celebrations – December 13th
**NEW Bermuda Equestrian Federation: Welcome Home Show – December 13th and 14th
Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk – December 14th
Christmas Carols with the Dolphins – December 14th
**NEW Christmas Sundays at Royal Naval Dockyard – December 14th
**NEW Show & Prove – December 14th
**NEW Raleigh Bermuda Information Evening #1 – December 15th
**NEW BEPRO Christmas Cocktail Event – December 18th
**NEW Uncorked! – December 18th
Late Night Shopping Kids Camp – December 19th
**NEW Outta Bounds at Taste 141 – December 19th
In Motion Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular – December 19th and 20th
**NEW Christmas Sundays at Royal Naval Dockyard – December 21st
Christmas Day at Coco Reef – December 25th
New Year’s Eve Masquerade at Red – December 31st
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Macbeth – January 10th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 10th
**NEW Raleigh Bermuda Information Evening #2 – January 14th
40th Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 16th to 18th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 17th
Bermuda Red Cross Karaoke Night –
Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Pantomime: The Pied Piper –
December 4th to 13th
January 22nd to 25th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 24th
GEW Bermuda: The Business of Non-Profit – January 21st
**NEW Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – January 25th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro – January 31st
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 31st
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Carmen – February 21st
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia – March 7th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow – March 21st
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann – April 18th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle – May 2nd
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago – May 16th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci – May 30th
Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Mythology – Mayhem – Mystery & Marketing – October 10th to January 28th
50 Years of Rudolph – December 6th to January 13th
Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until November 22nd
Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge
Highlights from the BNG Collection
Current Exhibits at BNG East – until December 6th
Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge
Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Vernacular – October 19th to November 22nd
Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Small Works – November 30th to January 11th
ACE Gallery Photographic Exhibition: Dancing with Whales – until December 31st
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – November 21st to December 9th
Elements of Paradise
Frameworks presents Custom Made
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