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Tips on coping with vision loss

- The Bermuda Society for the Blind is screening a documentary film on Friday about coping with vision loss. ‘Going Blind’ will be shown at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute from 6pm until 9pm. Tickets can be collected from the office of the Bermuda Society for the Blind at Beacon House, #2 Beacon Street, Hamilton. For more information contact 292-3231 or bsfbinfo@gmail.com.

- Shopping and family-fun galore are on offer at the Anglican Parish of Pembroke Spring Fair on Saturday. From 10am until 4pm in the St John’s Church grounds, you can expect all the fun of the fair, including cotton candy, popcorn, pancakes, burgers, chilli and soups, hotdogs, refreshments, bouncy castles, giant slide, kids’ rides, a thrift shop, plants, books and DVDs, arts and crafts, games and prizes. Door prize tickets will be available for $5, with all proceeds going towards their Youth Ministry and Community Outreach Programmes. Admission is free but they ask that you bring a tin of food for their community feeding programmes. For more information call Joan on 297-1818.

- The Bermuda Volleyball Association has announced that the 21st Annual Dasani Corporate Volleyball Tournament will be held at Warwick Academy field on Saturday from 9.30am. The six-a-side co-ed tournament is also open to non-BVA members and is intended to introduce people to volleyball and provide groups/companies with the opportunity to participate in a community event together. You don’t have to be a corporation to register a team as all groups and organisations are welcome. The registration cost is $240 per team, and net sponsorship is also available at a cost of $100 per net. For more details, visit www.bermudavolleyball.bm.

- Will Black and The Crazy Wednesdays are teaming up to bring you a Live Band Jam at Hog Penny on Saturday, April 27. This will feature Will Black and Mick Ward on vocals and guitars, Gavin Thomason on drums and Jamie Lovell on bass guitar, all performing modern rock favourites for your listening pleasure from 10.30pm until 1am, with no cover charge.

- Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is hosting a special guest exhibition of works by iconic sports photographer Neil Leifer. Knockouts! will open on Thursday, May 2 in the Rick Faries Gallery with a reception from 5.30pm until 7pm. Mr Leifer will deliver a lecture and slideshow of photographs and interviews with last year’s Olympic medal winners, the following evening at 5.30. To RSVP, contact 299-4000 or artMworks@logic.bm.

- Friends of The Sunshine League are hosting a Heritage Month Bookathon each Saturday in May from 10am until 5pm. This is a sale of collectible, out-of-print Bermuda Heritage Books at the Sunshine League at 27 King Street, Hamilton. Their display table will feature books for children, advanced readers, and copies of Fame Magazine July 1974. Not only are these great, rare books at great prices but part sale proceeds will go to support The Sunshine League. For more information, contact Peggy at 297-1624, 518-9787 or nanapeggy@blessed.bm.

- Residents have a unique opportunity to gain insights from one of the world’s leading experts in negotiations, business strategy, and collaboration on Wednesday, May 8. The Penn & Wharton Bermuda Alumni Association presents Negotiation: How to Get What You Want with Mario Moussa from 6pm in the Harbourview Ballroom at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Dr Moussa, a senior fellow at Wharton Executive Education, will give a presentation on how to build the skills to create win-wins and get what you want. Admission is free but you can register at bit.ly/PennBDA or contact PennBermuda@gmail.com for more information.

- The MAMA Summer Fair is back on Saturday, May 11, from 3pm until 6pm at Somersfield Academy. This will be full of family-friendly fun, such as a bouncy castle, mini-carousels and rides, an entertainment tent, ball pond, toy town, popcorn, zorb ball, cotton candy, ice cream, balloons, Dottie the clown and more. Family tickets are $20 in advance or $30 on the door for members, or $30 in advance and on door for non-members. Tickets are available from MAMA playgroups, committee members or email social@mama.bm.

- Dogs are not mandatory but will be very welcome at the Bermuda SPCA’s 16th Annual Paws to the Park Dog Charity Walk on Sunday, May 19. This sponsored 1- or 3-mile walk will start at the Berry Hill Road entrance of the Botanical Gardens at 9.30am. After the walk, there will be an education table, dog products, pet portraits, food and more. The registration fee is $35 and the first 150 people will receive a free T-shirt and goodie bag. For more information, contact 236-7333 or register online at http://spca.bm/donate.

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

Pawing to go: The SPCA's annual Paws to the Park event will be held on May 19

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Published April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm)

Tips on coping with vision loss

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