Time to dust off your lederhosen
Bermuda High School for Girls (BHS) invite you to dust off your lederhosen as they are bringing back their version of world's biggest fair on Friday, October 4th. The 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Beer and Bavarian Food Tasting Fundraiser will be from 5.30pm until 9pm and the Queen Elizabeth Hall will be transformed into a traditional Bavarian Beer Hall for the night. This event is for over-18s only and, in addition to a variety of beers to sample, festival-goers will also enjoy traditional Bavarian food. Tickets are $50 which includes the beer and food tasting. Tickets are also available for beer or food tasting only at a cost of $30 and $25, respectively. Tickets are available for online at www.bhs.bm or by calling 278-3004. All proceeds will go to the BHS Charitable Trust.
Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation (KAF) invite you to their Kaleidoscopic Jamboree, a special family art event and fundraiser on Saturday, October 5th. From 2pm until 5pm, this family fun-filled afternoon will feature games for children, story telling, baked goods, a sensory play area for toddlers, music, a Pink Elephant sale and more. Entry is $2 per person and all proceeds will go toward funding KAF's bursary programmes. For more information, contact 542-9000 or email@example.com, or visit www.kaleidoscopeartsfoundation.com.
Tomorrow's Voices will be hosting its 3rd Annual Bounce for Autism Fun Day at Southampton Rangers Sports Club on Saturday, October 5th. From 2pm until 9pm, this community fun day will have bouncing as the focus of activities and will include fun castles, bounce basketball, water tag, a Velcro wall, water slides, food and snack stalls, vendors, face painting and tattoos, bouncy raffles, a great door prize and a children's dance competition. This event will raise funds for their Autism Early Intervention Centre, which provides daily services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities in Bermuda. Entry is $10 for anyone over 2 (if you are reading this and are under 2, I am very impressed). For more information, contact 297-4342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda (CURB) are hosting a Fundraising BBQ on Saturday, October 5th. This will be at the Police Headquarters in Prospect from 5pm until 7.30pm. Admission is a minimum donation of $20 and proceeds will support two CURB Members heading to the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Conference in October. For more information, contact 542-2872 or at email@example.com.
Melange's Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club will be on Saturday, October 12th from 7pm until 10pm. Tickets cost a minimum donation of $40, which includes a complimentary drink, light buffet and a gift. A cash bar will also be available. For more details, contact MelangeBDA2007@gmail.com.
If you like your fries to be topped with cheese curds then you'll probably already be aware that Canadian Thanksgiving is on Monday, October 14th. To celebrate, Bermuda Folk Club are hosting a special Canadian-themed Open Mic Night at Spanish Point Boat Club on Saturday, October 12th. Doors open at 7.30pm and music will be from 8pm, featuring talented local performers focusing on Canadian music and artists. Admission is $10 for non-members, $8 for members and there will be a cash bar. For more information, contact 295-1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.folkclub.bm.
TED, the non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, is well known for its conferences with insightful and entertaining presentations on a wide range of topics from some of the world's leading thinkers. Now Bermudians can share this experience without having to get on a plane as TEDxBermuda, from the TEDx programme of local, self-organised events, is having its 4th annual event at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday, October 19th. From 1pm until 6.30pm, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to inspirational local and international speakers. Confirmed speakers so far include Jinichi Kawakami (The Last Ninja), Dr Robert Lustig (Sugar: The Elephant in the Kitchen), Bren Smith (Farming the Oceans: Toward a Blue/Green Economy), and many more. Tickets are $65 if purchased before October 1st, $75 afterwards and available from www.ptix.bm. For more information, see www.tedxbermuda.com.
Friends of Hospice, the charity supporting Agape House, present their annual Walk to Remember on Sunday, October 27th. This is a pledge walk of around 3K, to remember those we have loved and lost, and there will be a prize for the most money raised for Bermuda's only in-patient hospice facility. Registration starts at 8.30am in the Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre, with the walk starting at 9am and finishing at Agape House with refreshments and prizes. Pledge forms are available online at www.friendsofhospice.bm. For more information, contact email@example.com.
As well as the health risks, it's also becoming less and less socially acceptable so, if you are ready to quit smoking, now is the perfect time as Open Airways Bermuda are bringing Allan Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking to the island on Sunday, November 17th. The Easyway seminar, running from 1pm until 7pm, boasts the highest recorded success rate of any quit smoking method, having helped more than 10 people since 1983. The cost is $300 per person and registration is open now. Spaces are limited. For more information, or to register, contact Mary on 238-3261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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