The Bermuda Calendar, 8 January 2013

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January 9 to 12

Just for Laughs hosted by Alonzo Bodden with comedians Danny Bhoy, Mark Forward, Orney Adams and Jonathan Young. January 9, Double Threat with Alonzo Bodden and Danny Bhoy at City Hall Theatre and other nights with all comedians at Fairmont Southampton Hotel in the Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre. Tickets are available now at All Wrapped Up in the Washington Mall and www.bdatix.bm .

January 9 and 10

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society auditions for Calendar Girls by Tim Firth at 6pm at the Daylesford Theatre. For information call Andrienne Hintz at Portia@northrock.bm .

January 12

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents The Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Met: Live in HD’ series (on film in glorious HD) in Bermuda, with Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Tito) from 5 to 8.30pm at The Tradewinds Auditorium in the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI). Price $35 general admission or $30 students at www.premierticketsglobal.com .

January 15

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes is holding a French film evening at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) at 8pm, ‘Comme un Chef’ by Daniel Cohen with Jean Reno, Michael Youn and Raphaëlle Agogué. English sub-titles. Students $3/Members $5/Non-members $8. Tickets at the door. All are welcome.

January 18 and 19

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts kicks off with Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band at the MidOcean Amphitheatre at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. Tickets are $25 to $70 on www.btix.bm . See www.bermudafestival.org for more information.

January 18

Elliott Primary School is hosting a career fair for grades primary four to six from 1pm to 3.30pm at the school on Hermitage Road in Devonshire. Entry is free. For more information contact: 236-3091 ext 254.

The Bermuda International Film Festival presents ‘Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007’ at the Earl Cameron Theatre City Hall. Opening reception at 7pm followed by the documentary screening at 7.30pm. Tickets are $50 inclusive of one cocktail at www.premierticketsglobal.com .

Bermuda Marathon Weekend opens with the KPMG Invitational Mile. See www.bermudaraceweekend.com for information.

January 19

Bermuda Marathon Weekend continues with HSBC 10K and 10K Walk. See www.bermudaraceweekend.com for information.

January 20

Giant Steps music band Deep Bay Music Festival featuring Cool Jade, Toni Robinson, Glen Iris, the Club 2000 dancers and the Elite dancers with special tributes and an extravaganza at 4pm at Pembroke Community Club, North Shore, Pembroke. Tickets are $5o from Music Box on Reid Street. Contact Dale Butler at ddbutler@logic.bm or 505-3409 for details.

Bermuda Marathon Weekend HSBC Bermuda Marathon and Half Marathon Bermuda Triangle Challenge. Three races in three days. See www.bermudaraceweekend.com .

January 22

Bermuda Zoological lecture by wildlife photographer Charles ‘Flip’ Nicklin at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute Tradewinds Theatre at 7pm. Tickets are $40. Available January 7 from www.bzs.bm or by e-mailing bookings.bzs@gov.bm .

January 23

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, 46 Point Finger Road, Paget free public talk on the HPV virus which affects men and women at 5.45pm. Health Education Officer, Rhonda Smith-Simmons will discuss the importance of maintaining childhood vaccinations and the diseases prevented by the HPV vaccine for both boys and girls. For reservations and information see www.chc.bm

Bermuda Zoological Society Annual Bill Scott Memorial Fundraising Gala Dinner from 7pm to 10.30pm in Gosling’s Wine Cellar. Tickets $200 per person includes cocktails and three course menu. Live auction and silent auction. For tickets and information e-mail development.bzs@gov.bm .

January 24 and 25

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts continues with The Complete World of Sports (abridged) at the City Hall. Tickets are $25 to $65 on www.btix.bm . See www.bermudafestival.org for more information.

January 25

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts opening party of Festival Impressions art exhibition at the Bermuda Society of on the second floor of Earl Cameron Theatre (City Hall) featuring work by local artists and students inspired by previous performances in the Bermuda Festival.

January 26

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents The Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Met: Live in HD’ series (on film in glorious HD) in Bermuda, with Verdi’s Un Ball in Maschera (A Masked Ball) at 5pm at The Tradewinds Auditorium in the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI). Price $35 general admission or $30 students at www.premierticketsglobal.com .

Caledonian Society Annual Burns supper at Tucker’s Point Hotel and Spa. The pre-dinner cocktail reception (cash bar) will be from 6.30pm until 7.15pm, with the five-course dinner beginning at 7.30pm. Tickets are $85 per person and available from IHind@becl.bm or online at www.ptix.bm. More information at www.CaledonianSocietyofBermuda.com .

Petals flower shop informational session on wedding flowers from 10am until 11.30am with lecturer Marguerite Clark, and guest speaker Nikki Begg from Bermuda Bride. Tickets are $25 per person. The event is at the Petals studio (across from Masters) in Hamilton. Register at 292-7303 or sarah@petals.bm.

January 27

The Bermuda International Film Festival’s film series, BIFFlix shows ‘Cheerful Weather at the Wedding’ at 5.30pm, at The Tradewinds Auditorium in the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI). Tickets are $15 at www.premierticketsglobal.com. For more information see www.biff.bm .

January 28

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts Monday free Cover Story between 12.15pm and 12.45pm. Artist Kendra Earls will discuss being commissioned by Bermuda Festival to do a mosaic for its 2013 branding. She will describe the process of the project and the importance of public art and how mosaics can be incorporated into Bermuda’s architecture.

Petals Flower Shop in Hamilton across from Masters present ‘Brighten Your Home With Flowers’ from 6pm until 8pm. All flowers and foliage needed will be provided, but participants are asked to bring their own containers. Tickets are $100. Register by calling 292-7303 or e-mailing sarah@petals.bm.

January 30

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts present a free performance of the Whiffenpoufs, the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the United States. The Whiffenpoufs are 14 male undergraduates of Yale. They will perform a variety of music genres between 12.15pm and 12.45om at the Bermuda Society of Arts at City Hall.

February 1

Bermuda Heart Foundation is urging people to wear red today to recognise heart disease.

February 2

Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts Children’s Day from 10am to 12.45pm at the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery at City hall. Sign up on www.bdatix.bm for a free mosaic workshop for children (spaces are limited) Everyone can enjoy a performance by the Hand Bell Choir of Somerset Primary School at 11am.

February 23

The Bermuda Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc & BermudaNightOut.com present Mint Condition featuring the Wall Street Band and local artists at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm. Tickets are $100 general admission or $175 VIP, available at www.bermudatix.bm. Dress code grown and sexy.

February 25

Eliza DoLittle Society Supabowl fundraising event. See www.elizadolittle.bm for more information.

March 16

Petals flower shop Easter flower arranging workshop for children from 10am until noon. All materials are provided and the cost is $50 per child. Register by calling 292-7303 or e-mailing sarah@petals.bm.

March 25

Petals flower shop flower arranging workshop Easter Designs For Your Home from 6pm until 8pm. Create an Easter-inspired table centrepiece using local foliage and other textured items such as vine and straw. The cost is $85 per person. Register by calling 292-7303 or e-mailing sarah@petals.bm.

April 11 to 20

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) presents Calendar Girls by Tim Firth. For more information see www.bmds.bm .

WEEKLY EVENTS

Mondays

Physical Abuse Centre Thrift Shop Dress for Success open from 10am to 3pm. Located across from the Bus Terminal in St George's on Old Military Road above More for Less. Telephone 292-4366 for information.

Shine’s House of Music and Entertainment presents ‘Death by Disco’, a 70s Disco Dinner Drama featuring an all-star Bermudian cast; Nadanja & Nishanthi Bailey and more from June 28 to November 1 at 7.30pm. Tickets are $75, which includes the show, a complimentary swizzle and a four-course meal. Limited seating so book early. Contact 293-9092 or shineshouseofmusic@gmail.com .

Tai Chi Chuan Class from 5.30pm to 7pm at Sankofa, 1 Chancery Lane, Hamilton. Fee is $100 per month. Telephone 292-2513 to register or see www.sankofabda.com .

Youth Library Tiny Tunes (Babies) at 10am. For more information on library programmes and services, visit www.bnl.bm.

AlAnon Family Groups at the Caron Institute, 61 Verdmont Road Smiths from 7 to 8pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, York Street St Georges from 8 to 9.30pm. Telephone 236-8606 .

Tuesdays

AlAnon Family Group meeting Mechanics Building, Church Street, Hamilton. Penthouse Floor, Room 505 from 12.30 to 1.30pm. Telephone 236-8606.

Paperwhites is a group for families struggling with infertility. They meet the first Tuesday of every month from 6pm to 7.30pm at Spirit House at 65 Middle Road, Devonshire. More details on www.paperwhitesbermuda.com.

Bermuda National Gallery Education Opportunities: Learning with art. Youth Camera Action, for ages 11 to 14, is a photography programme for all skill levels. Photography supplies provided. Sponsored by the 2011 Catlin End-to-End. Classes run Tuesday and Thursday 3.30pm to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 11.30am. Space is limited. Contact Ms Dany Pen for more information: education@bng.bm.

Wednesdays

AlAnon Family Group meeting at St Paul’s Education Centre, 69 Middle Paget from 5.30 to 6.30pm. Telephone 236-8606.

Hilary’s Place at WindReach, 57 Spice Hill Road, Warwick is open from 10am to 12 noon. Family caregivers can come alone or with their care recipient for a midweek break of coffee and conversation. There is no charge. Call WindReach 238-2469 or visit www.windreachbermuda.bm for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous weekly meetings. Every Wednesday lunchtime from 1 to 2pm in Stevenson Room, Wesley Methodist Church, 41 Church Street, Hamilton AND Saturday 11am to noon. All welcome overeaters, bulimics and anorexics. oabermuda@hotmail.com www.oa.org .

Thursdays

Charlar Spanish Club for people who enjoy Spanish language and culture will meet the first Thursday of every month. For more information see www.charlarbermuda.wordpress.com or e-mail charlarbda@gmail.com.

Bermuda National Gallery Education Opportunities: Learning with art. Youth Camera Action, for ages 11 to 14, is a photography programme for all skill levels. Photography supplies provided. Sponsored by the 2011 Catlin End-to-End. Classes run Tuesday and Thursday 3.45pm to 4.45pm; Saturday 10am to 11.30am. Space is limited. Contact Dany Pen for more information: education@bng.bm.

Kiwanis Club of St George’s has meetings the first and third Thursday of each month. The first Thursday is at Ebenezer Methodist Church Hall and the second Thursday is a dinner meeting at the St George’s Club at 7pm.

Youth Library Boys Club every Thursday at 3.45pm starting September 29. For more information on library programs and services, visit www.bnl.bm .

Fridays

AlAnon Family Group meeting at St Paul’s Education Centre, 69 Middle Road, Paget from 5.30 to 6.30pm. Telephone 236-8606.

Saturdays

Physical Abuse Centre thrift shop ‘Dress for Success’ open from 10am to 3pm directly across from the Bus Terminal in St George's on Old Military Road above More for Less. Telephone 292-4366 for more information.

Bermuda Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) meets from 12.30pm to 1.30pm at the Wesley Methodist, 41 Church Street, Hamilton. Go through the metal gate on the left of the church, straight ahead to the cedar door, up the stairs and to the right. This is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only qualification for SLAA membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. SLAA is supported entirely through the contributions of its membership and is free to all who need it.

Overeaters Anonymous weekly meetings in the Stevenson Room, Wesley Methodist Church, 41 Church Street, Hamilton from 11am to noon. Also every Wednesday lunchtime 1 to 2pm . All welcome, overeaters, bulimics and anorexics. oabermuda@hotmail.com www.oa.org.

Thrifty Saturdays the last Saturday of every month from 10am to 2pm at the Rubber Tree Market off of Khyber Pass in Warwick. Part of the proceeds go to a children’s charity.

Sundays

AlAnon Family Group at the Caron Institute, 61 Verdmont Road Smiths from 7 to 8pm. Telephone 236-8606.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Bermuda Historical Society Museum at 13 Queen Street, Hamilton with free admission with volunteers on duty to assist with questions, various leaflets and postcards available and Bermuda history books on sale. Open from 10.30am till 1pm. Closed on public holidays and weekends. Special tours available on request to 236-4193 .

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