Morning Bermuda,

Happy Hump day!

Claire is away, but not to worry, It’s Bri here to keep you posted on all the latest events that have been added to the calendar.

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.

Take your workout to new heights at an Aerial Lyra Taster Class, on Wednesday, September 14th and Friday, the 23rd.

Both classes will take place from 7:30 to 8:30pm at the Lotus Wellness Centre on Victoria Street.

Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus resembling a hula hoop suspended from the ceiling, on which students and artists perform aerial acrobatics. It can be used static, spinning or swinging. Routines are an exciting display of athleticism, coordination and flexibility.

The cost is $15 per class or $20 for two classes (to be combined with another taster class offered at Lotus.) These classes are open to all, but designed for adults. Pregnant women should consult their Doctor first.

For more information, or to register, contact 295-5900 or email info@lotusbermuda.com.

Back by popular demand, there will be a new showing of Ocean Vet Episode 1: Galapagos Sharks on Friday, September 16th.

In this episode Neil and the team are on an emergency call, out to capture and release a sick Galapagos shark from the Bermuda aquarium. Watch as Neil and the team swim with wild Galapagos sharks, studying their behaviour and embarking on the challenging task of capturing one of these predators to bring aboard the Ocean Vet boat and attach a satellite tag.

Ticket holders are entitled to 10% off dinner at the Harbourfront (food only) before or after the event. Please call 295-4207 for reservations and be sure to mention the event. Cannot be combined with any other special offers.

The film will start at 7.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium and 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 and 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. Sushi Happy Hour is from 5pm to 6:30pm (specially priced sushi). For dinner reservations call 295-4207.

Tickets for the lecture are $20 for members, $25 for non-members, $10 for students, and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop BUEI.

Filling in for Conscious Bermuda’s regular weekly slot, Ray Pasnen will be performing live at Rum Bum Beach Bar at Horseshoe Bay Beach on Saturday, September 17th.

Ray will be playing from 8pm until late with a BBQ available from 6pm until 10pm – a copy of the a la carte menu can be viewed here.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact 238-0088 or visit www.RumBumBeachBar.com.

Hosted by The Athletic Club (TAC Bermuda), the Thinner Winner Kick Off Ceremony 2016 will take place on Saturday, September 17th.

Thinner Winner is a community, team based, 6-week fitness and nutritional program that will help you to get fit with your personal coach for your team of 4 to 6 participants.

The team that loses the greatest percentage of inches and weight walks away with $2,000 winnings.

The kickoff is for pre-registered participants and includes a weigh-in, measurements taking, team photos, a presentation of how the program works, and a workout.

For more information, contact The Athletic Club team 295-6140.

Build a powerful web presence for your organisation or business from scratch, as BUEI Tech presents: Build Your Own Website, a two-part course, on Saturdays, September 17th and 24th.

The sessions will run from 2pm until 5pm, both weeks, at the BUEI.

This course, aimed at beginners with some computer knowledge will take you through the entire process of building an attractive, robust and mobile compatible website with the assistance of BUEI’s Tech Guru, Sam Roberts.

Instead of paying huge fees for designing and building a site, learn yourself and have the knowledge to easily make edits and updates. Leveraging the powerful, popular and secure WordPress platform your site is sure to be ranked highly with search engines.

The cost is $600 for members, and $800 for non-members, and there will be an additional cost of $144 for web hosting fee and domain fee.

Class size is limited, to register your space, contact 294-0204.

For more information contact Sam at operations@buei.bm

Come out in support of the Special Olympics Bermuda, who will be holding their very first Track & Field Trials on Saturday, September 17th.

This event will run from 10am until 2pm at the Bermuda National Sports Center.

Any athletes interesting in racing, or volunteers who would like to help, can arrive at National Sports Centre at 9am on the day to sign up.

Admission is free. There will be food vendors.

For more information on this event or other Special Olympic Bermuda sporting events, email us at bermudaspecialolympics@gmail.com.

The September edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, September 18th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.

William and the Windmill,  an award-winning documentary about Malawian innovator, engineer and author, William Kamkwamba, will be showing at 3pm.

This will be followed by Indignation,  a drama based on the novel by Philip Roth, at 5.15pm.

More details on the films can be found at www.BermudaDocs.com.

Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by calling 294-0204.

Kicking of it’s 2016-2017 season, the award-winning program Jump 2B Fit will have open recruitment sessions throughout the month, starting Monday, September 19th.

Practice for new jumpers will be from 5pm to 7.30pm, on Mondays and Thursdays, in the Whitney Institute Assembly Hall. There will also be a Parent/Guardian information Meeting at 6pm in the Gymnasium on Thursday, September 15th.

The curriculum introduces children to a structured jump rope program as the foundation to learn about nutrition, fitness, and health. Jumping or high-impact exercise is very effective for increasing bone density, especially during puberty. The physical activity not only builds strong bones, but also muscle, which can help prevent obesity and certain diseases as well as giving students great confidence, leadership skills, and self-esteem.

To join the program must be at least 7 years by the end of the year.

For more information, contact Sionna Barton (Program Director) sionna@bdaheart.bm, or Karon Glenn (Team Manager) jump2bfitbda@gmail.com.

In an effort to increase awareness about the detrimental effects of plastic on the environment, BUEI Talks presents: Plastic Tides on Tuesday, Sept 20th.

From 7.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium, Plastic Tides is hosting a screening of its award winning film The Canal.

The Canal documents Christian Shaw and Gordon Middleton’s journey down the Erie Canal in New York in November of 2014 via stand up paddle board.The two attempted to paddle from Ithaca, NY to Albany, 240 miles along the canal, during the polar vortex that sent temperatures below zero in every state in the US. They battle freezing rain, brutal cold, and hypothermia all to bring their message to the capital – to BAN plastic microbeads from the state.

The two established Plastic Tides in Bermuda and will kick off the evening with a slide-show of their 20 hour paddle around Bermuda in 2015. Proceeds from this showing will also go towards the SUP’r Kids Bermuda Program.

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 and 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.

Tickets for the lecture are $20 for members, $25 for non-members, $10 for students, and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.

Take your yoga and workout to new heights at an Aerial Silks Taster Class, on Monday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 21st.

The Monday class will run from 7:15 to 8:15pm, and the Wednesday class from 6 to 7pm at Lotus Wellness Centre on Victoria Street.

Aerial Tissu (Silks) is the art of suspended dance. “Tissu” means “fabric” in French, and is a fitting description for this cirque-inspired dance form as the performers dance on a long fabric of silks. The performer uses the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their body into and out of various positions. Aerial Silks may be used to fly through the air, striking poses while suspended.

The cost is $15 per class or $20 for two classes (to be combined with another taster class offered at Lotus). These class are open to all, but designed for adults. Pregnant women should consult their doctor first.

For more information, or to register, contact 295-5900 or email info@lotusbermuda.com.

Canada’s first IB Diploma school, Ashbury College is a prestigious co-ed boarding school located in the nation’s beautiful capital city, Ottowa. Prospective students can obtain information about the school first-hand, during the week of Monday, September 19th through Friday, September 23rd.

The information sessions will start daily from 10am within the lobby at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club, where Louise Paoli di Prisco, Assistant Director Boarding Admission, will meet with families interested in learning more about IB and non-IB educational opportunities.

For more information, or to book your personal appointment, e-mail her at louise.diprisco@ashbury.ca.

Get your business cards ready as you meet and mingle with other like-minded women in what will hopefully be the first in a monthly series of Networking Events for Women who Own and Manage Businesses in Bermuda (W.O.M.B) on Thursday, September 22nd.

Running from 5.30pm until 7.30pm at Muse Restaurant and Skybar, the purpose of this event is to act as an avenue and venue for females who drive businesses and organisations to connect with each other, promote their business, and break down perceived barriers between industry, class, race, income, and location.

Whether you run a corner snowball shack, or are CEO of an international corporation, we have the same parts; we have the same battle with trying to get kids up and ready for school, dealing with an overprotective mom, an over opinionated mother-in-law, male co workers/associates belittling comments, jealousy, sickness, stress, spouses/partners and still look fly in those red Bandolino stilettos.

Admission is $15, which includes a drink, and tickets are available at www.BDAtix.bm or by calling 456-4780.

Join Taste 141 for A Taste of Taste on Thursday, September 22nd.

From 6pm, you can enjoy four tapas with four glasses of wine.

The cost is $65 per person, plus grats.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-0777.

Help raise funds for reef conservation by becoming a citizen scientist and joining the Bermuda Zoological Society for BZS Reef Watch 2016, sponsored by HISCOX, on Saturday and Sunday, September 24th or 25th.

Register your boat and 4-person snorkel team to help study our coral reefs, and raise funds for future research. Special training will be provided.

Teams are requested to raise $500 from family and friends.  To take part or donate funds, visit www.CrowdRise.com/ReefWatch.

For more information, visit www.bzs.bm or contact development.bzs@gov.bm.

Do your very best Tigger impression at the 6th Annual Bounce for Autism Fun Day at Southampton Rangers Field on Saturday, October 1st.

Since children with autism love to bounce, this community fun day will have bouncing as the focus of activities and will include multiple fun castles and water slides, Xtreme Sports Zorb racing, food and snack stalls, vendors, face painting, raffles and many “Bounce Off” competitions.

There will also be entertainment for children and parents, including the Skyriders International High-Flying Trampoline Show, as well as performances by Jump2B Fit Bermuda Bouncers, DanceSations and the Bermuda Gymnastics.

Running from 2pm until 8pm, the day is designed to help Tomorrow’s Voices raise awareness of Autism and special needs while celebrating those young people and adults who live successfully every day with the disorder, and also help them to raise funds for much-needed centre and services.

This event will not only bring people together typical and special needs children to enjoy the same activities, but will also bring parents and families out to participate in a variety of games while supporting a charity so valuable to the Bermuda community.

The cost of admission is $20, which includes 3 Skyrider trampoline shows, all day access to funcastles, and one raffle ticket.

Funds raised will go directly to continuing the sustainability of their autism centre that helps children with special needs every day of the year.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact 297-4342 or info@tomorrowsvoices.bm.

Promising to the the biggest and best ever, City Arts Festival 2016 will take place on Saturday, October 15th.

From 2pm until 8pm in Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville Park), you can expect an afternoon of food, fun and flair, featuring a well-known international musician and brilliant local talent including Rockfire Productions showcasing a fire dance extravaganza. Artists will be in the park from 2pm with live art demonstrations, work for sale and a kiddies fun zone, this is the event of the month in the vibrant City of Hamilton.

Tickets are $20 in advance from City Hall reception desk or $25 at the door.  Children under 12 and seniors are free. The rain date is Sunday, October 16th.

For more information, contact events@cityhall.bm.

The Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2016 International All Breed Championship Dog Shows are coming to Somersfield Academy on Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd.

Running from noon until 5pm each day, this will feature four international championship all breed dog shows.

The entry deadline is September 23rd. To enter, dogs must be registered or registrable with the Bermuda Kennel Club. The cost of registration is $27 for members and $32 for non-members.

BKC members who enter by September 18th will receive an Early Dog Discount, with the cost of official classes $25 and unofficial classes $12. The cost for non-members and all other entries received after September 18th is $27 for official classes and $15 for unofficial classes.

Entry forms are available at http://bermudakennelclub.com\showtime.html

Admission to the shows is free for spectators. Food will be available for purchase from deGraffs Lunch Wagon. Please note that only dogs entered in the shows are allowed on the grounds.

For more information, contact the Show Secretary at shelbyberdogshows@yahoo.com or visit  www.show.bkc.bm.

Enjoy a fun-filled night for the whole family at the 5th Annual Trunk or Treat at the First Baptist Church in Devonshire on Monday, October 31st.

From 6.30pm until 8.30pm, you can expect free games, food, candy, prizes and more.  You are invited to dress up and get excited for a fun night.

For more information, contact FBC at youth@fbc.bm or 236-7414.

Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

Lobsterfest at Ocean Club – from September 1st to 30th

**NEW Aerial Lyra Taster Class – September 14th and 23rd

Pole Fitness Teaser Class – September 16th

Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – September 15th

Uncorked! Summer 2016 – September 15th

Getting Down to Basics: New Beginners 12-Week Course – starts September 15th

P.A.L.S. Mad Hair Day and After Party – September 16th

Folk ‘N Funny – September 16th

Wine Tasting at Fort St. Catherine – September 16th

**NEW Ocean Vet Episode 1: Galapagos Sharks – September 16th

Slipaways Vs Inferno – September 17th

Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – September 17th

Nadanja’s 40th Birthday Comedy Show – September 17th

Housestyle Takeover On The Dock – September 17th

**NEW  BBQ with Ray Pasnen at Rum Bum – September 17th

**NEW Thinner Winner Kick Off Ceremony – September 17th

**NEW Special Olympics Bermuda: Track & Field Trials – September 17th

**NEW BUEI Tech: Build Your Own Website – September 17th and 24th

Watercolour Workshop with James TooGood – September 17th and 18th

**NEW  Weekend Film Series: William and the Windmill and Indignation – September 18th

Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 18th and 19th

3rd Annual Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament & Raffle – September 19th

Inner Sanctuary Training – starts September 19th

**NEW Jump 2B Fit Open Recruitment Sessions – starts September 19th

**NEW Aerial Silks Taster Class – September 19th and 21st

** NEW Ashbury College IB Info Sessions – September 19th to 23rd

Red’s Wine Tasting Series: Blind Chardonnay Tasting – September 20th

**NEW BUEI Talks: Plastic Tides – September 20th

Pickering College Visit Bermuda – September 20th to 22nd

Is This Really Coloured Pencil: A Discovering Coloured Pencil Workshop with Margaret Best – September 21st

International Schools Fair Bermuda – September 21st and 22nd

**NEW  A W.O.M.B. Networking Event – September 22nd

**NEW  A Taste of Taste – September 22nd

St. George Rotary Club Fish Fry – September 24th

Masterworks Education presents Super Saturdays: Secret Garden – September 24th

Seeing Red, Painting Red Workshop with Margaret Best – September 24th and 25th

**NEW  Reef Watch 2016 – September 24th and 25th

Red’s Wine Tasting Series: Blind Pinot Noir Tasting – September 26th

Quintessentially Bermudian: Botanical Art Series with Margaret Best – September 28th

Employment Law Series – September 28th

Waterlot Inn: Franciscan Napa Valley Wine Dinner – September 29th

Oktoberfest 2016 at Frog and Onion – September 29th to October 2nd

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