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Animals, Shakespeare, Halowe’en and Muhammad Ali — all on tap in October

Aiming to promote the mission of the Bermuda SPCA, the Bermuda SPCA Animal Expo 2013 will take place in the Botanical Gardens on Saturday, October 12th from 10am until 4pm. This family-friendly event will feature a kid's game area, dog parades and demos, cat show, critter chatter, fun castle, face painting, food and treats. Parking is $4 per vehicle (Berry Hill entrance only) but admission is free, although a donation of a can of cat or dog food would be welcomed. For more information, contact 236-7333 or info@spca.bm.

The Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival is coming back to the Berkeley Institute from Monday, October 12th to Wednesday, October 14th. This event enables local high school students to perform the works of William Shakespeare in a professional theatre setting and supports further studies in the dramatic arts. Showtime is at 7pm each evening. Tickets are $15 in advance from www.pTix.bm or $20 on the door. For more information, contact BermudaShakespeare@gmail.com.

The Fall edition of the Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) will be from Thursday, October 17thth until Sunday, October 20th in the usual venue of the TradeWinds Auditorium at BUEI. This year's line-up includes such varied subject matters as Muhammad Ali's choice of belief and conscience over fame and fortune, Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe, 60 years as an international jewel thief and more. Screenings will begin at 6pm on the Thursday and Friday, 2pm on the Saturday and 3pm on the Sunday. Tickets are $15 per film and available online from www.bdatix.bm or from Sportseller or Fabulous Fashions. For more information, call 232-2255, e-mail bermudadocs@northrock.bm or see the website at www.bermudadocs.com for film synopses and trailers.

If the way to your heart if through your stomach, you will love this event. Bermuda's Rising Chef of the Year Competition will run from Wednesday, October 23rd to Friday, November 1st and each round will take place at International Imports (The Chef's Shop) on Par-la-ville between 5.45pm and 9.30pm. There are four nights of Semi-finals on October 23rd, 24th, 28th and 29th. There will be three or four competitors each night and they must utilise a set number of ingredients from a Mystery Basket. They have 25 minutes to prepare and plate an entrée, and ticket holders get a ‘taste' portion of every meal prepared, paired with wines from Gosling's Ltd. There will be four competitors in the Final Round on Friday, November 1st, all vying to win the title of Bermuda's Rising Chef of the Year. Tickets cost $95 for the semi-finals, $125 for the final, and are available from International Imports. The ticket price includes pre-assigned seating, 5 courses paired with Gosling's beverages, and one vote for Audience Favourite. For more information, contact International Imports on 292-1662.

A great shopping opportunity for those with green fingers will be on Saturday, October 26th as the Bermuda Botanical Society is hosting their Annual Plant Sale. This will be held in the JJ Outerbridge Building in the Botanical Gardens and will be open to the public from 9am until 1pm. The sale will open a little earlier at 8.30am for members. For more details, or to donate plants, contact Nigel Chudleigh at 293-0128.

The Mariners RFC Annual Hallowe'en Party for 2013 will be on Saturday, October 26th at Flanagan's and Outback. From 8pm until 2am, there will be frightfully good music by DJ Fozzy, prizes and drinks specials from Gosling's. Tickets are $25 in advance from inash99@hotmail.com or any MRFC member. A limited number will also be sold at the door for $35.

Bermuda Arts and Fitness Academy presents the 14th Martial Arts Tournament and Demonstrations on Sunday, October 27th. This will be at Sandys 360 from 1pm until 6pm and invited schools include Bermuda Jujitsu Karate Club, Hekigan Dojo, Bermuda Karate Institute, Zenji Ryu, Bermuda Tae Kwon Do Association, and many more. Bermuda Gombeys and the Bermuda African Dance Company will also be featured, with door prizes and 1st place trophies available. Admission is $10 for adults or $5 for children until 12. For more information, contact Al Wharton at seichin1@ymail.com or see www.bermudaafa.com.

Bermuda resident Ian Nash will once again be heading to Nicaragua to help the people in the villages surrounding San Ramon. The CashforNash Mission Fundraiser will be on Friday, November 29th at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. From 6pm until 9pm, you can enjoy a Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, including 6 different wines from South America and Spain and appetisers. Tickets are $60 and available from www.pTix.bm. Spaces are limited to to 200 people. Funds will help complete the construction of the school, church, medical facility and will help purchase medical supplies that are desperately needed. The primary focus is on medical aid to families in the area and they service over 30,000 people each year. For more information, contact inash@afsmith.bm or 536-8691.

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Published October 03, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 03, 2013 at 1:18 am)

Animals, Shakespeare, Halowe’en and Muhammad Ali — all on tap in October

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