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Cyclists take long route for charity

I know people in colder climates scoff at us for saying things like this but I’m feeling pretty chilly right now and am already looking forward to spring! Luckily, there are lots of things to do in Bermuda over the coming months to take my mind off of it. Keep active, keep warm! Apologies to anyone reading this from outside of Bermuda who is now irritated at me and thinking about how they had to dig their car out of snow this morning. I guess you’ll just have to plan your next trip here soon.

l There seem to be a lot of challenges available for local runners, but what about cyclists? The Bermuda Century Ride, a new cycling fundraiser event in support of the Centre Against Abuse, takes place Sunday. Depending on your level of fitness, you can choose from 15, 25, 50 or 75 miles or go for the full 100. Entry fees are $1 per mile. The goal is to have 100 people raise $100 each, using your entry fee as the starting point. Entries are currently being accepted through www.racedayworld.com and Sportseller in the Washington Mall. For more information, contact events.caa@logic.bm or 505 3529.

l The Bermuda Latin Vibes’ New Year’s Social will be at Inferno 2 Lounge on North Shore on Thursday, January 31. Jamelle Ming of Ming Mambo will lead a free class from 8pm before the social dancing portion of the evening begins at 9pm featuring the latest in salsa, bachata, merengue and reggaeton for all levels. Admission is $10. For more information, contact 705-8423 or info@BermudaLatinVibes.com.

l Flanagans’ Onions FC invite you to enjoy A Night at the Races, without the need for a fancy hat, on Friday, February 1 at Outback Sports Bar. Doors open at 5pm. Happy hour drinks prices are available until 7pm and the first race is at 7.30pm. As usual, they will show eight pre-recorded horse races which you will be able to bet on. The outcome is totally dependent on chance and no-one (not even the organisers) knows the result prior to the running of each race. Backers of the winning horse in each race will make a profit (precise amount depends on the amount staked on that race) with 50 percent of proceeds going to the Bermuda SPCA and the other 50 percent towards general expenses for the club. Entry is $10 and tickets are available from markahalpin@gmail.com or doolizer@gmail.com.

l The Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau is hosting a Catastic Valentine Frolic Fundraiser on Saturday, February 9 at Somersfield Academy. From 10am until 4pm, this family event will include children’s activities, games, colouring, stories, a bouncy castle, refreshment stalls, crafts, nearly-new stalls, baked goods, information areas, train rides (between 11am and 1pm), music (from noon until 3.30pm and much more. Entry is by a donation of cash or cat food. For more information contact bfabfundraisercoordinator@northrock.bm.

l That annual celebration of love and chocolate is coming soon better start making plans! One option is to celebrate St Valentine’s Day at Harry’s. The cost of their three-course menu is $95 per person, including gratuity, and reservations are essential. To book your table, call 292-5533.

l A fixture on the Bermuda Calendar since 2002, the 11th Annual Coldwell Banker Home Show is coming up on Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16 at CedarBridge Academy. This trade exhibition is designed to showcase local business services and provide the public with a “one-stop-shopping” experience for goods and services related to home ownership, with over 62 local businesses, games, door prizes and food stalls. On Friday, the show will be open from 3pm until 8pm and on Saturday, from 9am until 4pm. For more details visit www.coldwellbankerhomeshow.info.

l Cosy nights for two are all very nice but, if you’re looking for a more lively St Valentine’s celebration, look no further than Tigress Entertainment & Promotions and Secrets’ Light My Fire Valentine’s Party at Cosmopolitan Nightclub on Friday, February 15. For a mature crowd only, this event will feature drinks specials all night, music by D’General, N’Nice and Supatone and a Valentine’s prize by Secrets. Tickets are $10 in advance, more on the door, and available from Secrets, the DJs and Kea on 704-0211.

l Whether you prefer mojitos, martinis, margaritas or bellinis, you are sure to find a cocktail to suit you on Margarita’s Grill’s new cocktail menu. To celebrate this new menu, they are running a special introductory offer from 5pm until 7pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays, when all cocktails will cost just $6. Sounds like a good excuse for mid-week drinks to me! For more information, contact 296-3330 or margaritas@mef.bm.

For full events listings and flyers, visit www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com. The above is abbreviated content from that site.

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Published January 24, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated January 23, 2013 at 6:10 pm)

Cyclists take long route for charity

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