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Watch out for that Turkey in the Park

Do you have fond memories of Lemon Tree's Pig in the Park, Fish in the Park, and Cow in the Park parties last summer? Then great news, as they are doing it again with poultry at their Turkey in the Park party on Friday, September 20! The cost is $25, which includes the special Turkey in the Park t-shirt (while supplies last), a free drink ticket and as much deep-fried turkey as you can gobble down. T-shirts are available directly from Lemon Tree. For more information, contact 292-0235 or

It has been proven to improve mental skills for young and old alike and the Bermuda Bridge Club want to share their love of the game at a special interactive one-day seminar on Saturday September 21. Aimed at people looking to start or return to bridge, Play Bridge in a Day will introduce the mechanics, scoring and basic bidding of bridge, from 10am until 4pm. The cost is $20 person, including a light lunch. For more information, contact or 236-7897.

Celebrating an iconic symbol of Bermuda, the Annual Gombey Festival will be held on Saturday, September 21 at the WER Joell Tennis Stadium. From 5.30pm until 9.30pm, you can expect live performances from the Warner Gombey Troupe, Warwick Gombeys, The New Generation Places Gombeys, H & H Gombeys, Gombey Warriors, Richardson Gombeys. There will also be a special tribute to the 2013 Gombey Festival Honoree, food vendors, gombey-inspired face-painting for kids and local gombey crafts. Highlighting the importance of appreciating traditions from other societies, there will also be special performances by visiting folk-art stilt-walker dancers. Admission is free. This event is weather-dependant and the rain date will be September 22. For more details,

As a fundraiser for the restoration of their Casavant pipe organ, Marsden First United Methodist Church are hosting a special Organ and Violin Concert on Sunday, September 29. The concert will take place at 4pm at Wesley Methodist Church, Hamilton, with internationally acclaimed organist, Dr Charles Callahan, assisted by violinist Lionel Thomas, performing live. General admission is $25, Patron Gold tickets are $100 and Patron Silver tickets are $50. Tickets available from or by calling 278-1500.

A sensational night of entertainment for fans of Bermuda and Trinidad Calypso is on offer at the Fourways Inn on Sunday, October 6. The Bermuda Calypso Festival is a dinner show starting at 6pm, and featured performers for the evening will include Stan “Lord Necktie” Seymour, King Trott, David Moniz, Duke Joell, Reuben McCoy, June Caisey and Rudy Ford. Tickets are $65 and available from Fourways and the Music Box. For more information, contact Dale Butler on 505-3409 or

Dig out your lederhosen and round up your friends as the world's biggest fair is coming to Bermuda from Thursday, October 10 until Sunday, October 13. Oktoberfest, in the Victualling Yard at the Royal Naval Dockyard, will run from 6pm until late on each of the days, with a special Beat the Clock Happy Hour from 5pm until 6pm. At the real Oktoberfest in Munich, only beer brewed within the city limits can be served so, on this basis alone, Frog and Onion can claim to have Bermuda's most authentic Oktoberfest since their beer is brewed mere yards away from where you are drinking it. Entertainment is courtesy of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed brass ensemble Oompah Brasss, with DJ Felix Todd and MC Tony Brannon. Special Oktoberfest brews will be on offer and the tent will be set up in the classic style of long trestle tables where you can enjoy traditional Oktoberfest dishes provided by the Frog and Onion pub. Steins of beer and glasses of wine will cost $7.25 each and the Oktoberfest Food Stand will cost $25 for a dinner of either Mixed German Bratwurst or Rotisserie Grilled Half Spring Chicken, served with sides of Sauerkraut, German Style Potato Salad and Crusty Bread. Tickets range from $10 to $100 per head for reserved seating on tables of ten, including table service. Tables are now available for pre-booking through For more information, contact the Frog and Onion at 234-2900 or

The last Bermuda Karate Institute (BKI) competition of 2013 will be the 26th Annual Skippy Kick, an open martial arts tournament on Sunday, November 3. This will be from 1pm at Pembroke Sunday School and will include forms, weapon forms, point sparring, full contact and 2012 winners Kentaro Bean and Kent Bean. The cost of entry is $10 for adults and $5 for under-12s. For more information, contact 292-2157.

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Lemon Tree: Turkey in the Park

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Published September 12, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 11, 2013 at 7:22 pm)

Watch out for that Turkey in the Park

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