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Artists return for beach battle

WindReach invite you to join them at Clearwater Beach on Saturday, March 22nd for a community event promoting awareness of the need for accessibility and exercise for all. The 13th Annual WindReach Walk & Roll is open to walkers, runners, bikers, strollers and wheelchair users, and this fun 3km, 5km or 10km walk will take you through the scenic Cooper's Island Reserve, while helping to raise money for programmes that benefit persons with special needs. Individuals and teams are welcome to join in the fun and the 10k route will start at 9am, followed by the 3k and 5k at 9.30am. The registration fee is $25 per individual, $15 per student or roller. There will be awards for the largest corporate and community team, and awards for the most funds raised by an individual and by a team. Registration and sponsorship forms can be downloaded from www.windreachbermuda.bm or e-mail thall@windreach.bm. Pre-registration is also available at Sports Seller and WindReach, or you can just turn up between 8am and 9am on the day to register.

Now in its fifth year, but with a brand new name, the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championships (previously the Bacardi World Par 3 Championships) will run from Friday, March 28th to Sunday, March 30th at the Fairmont Southampton's Turtle Hill Golf Club, ranked in the top five best par-3 golf courses in the world. This two-day 36-hole championship golf tournament is the world's premier par 3 golf tournament, attracting 190 participants from around the globe, including a number of noted professionals. Tournament fees are $325 for professionals and $225 for amateurs. Spectator viewing is free. For more information, contact 239-6663 or anthony.mocklow@fairmont.com, or visit www.fairmontgolf.com/southampton.

Saturday, March 29th will be a celebration of Bermuda's very best asset at the Third Annual Bermuda Beach Art Festival. Artists of all skill levels are invited to participate in this island-wide sand art competition from 11am until 1pm at as many beaches as possible. The eco art creations will only last until the next high tide washes it away. In addition, there will also be Yoga from 11am until noon at Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Bay. The Awards will be at 6pm at the Seabreeze Terrace at Elbow Beach and there are cash prizes of $500 in each of the five categories — adult, family, teen, tourist and best overall. Don't know anything about beach art? Don't worry, as guest beach artist and judge, Andreas Amador, will be holding three workshops from Tuesday, March 25th until Thursday, March 27th from 5pm until 6.30pm daily. To enter, reserve your beach by Monday, March 24th by contacting entries@bermudabeachartfestival.com with your team name, category and choice of beach. There is no cost to participants or spectators.

Now in its second year, the Deep Bay Music Festival will be on Sunday, March 30th. This authentic live music event will begin at 4pm at Pembroke Community Club on North Shore and will feature two bands, the Giant Steps Band fresh from their performance at the Havana International Jazz Festival, and a new band called Masterpiece. Featured singers include headliner Cool Jade Minors, Elca Maranzana, Stan “Lord Necktie” Seymour, and the AFB Cha Cha Dancers. The event will be presided over by the Deep Bay King and Queen, Stanley Morton and Joan Dismont, who will be making a grand entrance. Tickets are $50, which includes a light meal, and are available from Music Box or at the door. For more information, contact Dale Butler at ddbutler@logic.bm or 505-3409.

Nashville-based musical ventriloquist Megan Piphus is visiting Bermuda to perform in four family shows at the Earl Cameron Theatre on Saturday, April 5th. Showtimes for Megan Piphus and Friends are at noon, 2.30pm, 5pm and 7.30pm and will feature pre-show performances by Mr. Magic, the In Motion Dancers and Youth Emcee Marcus Smith. Megan has previously appeared on America's Got Talent, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and promises an unmissable children's event with music, ventriloquism and puppetry to inspire them to dream big and in colour. Tickets are $30 available from www.BDAtix.bm, Fabulous Fashions, Southampton and Pulp and Circumstance, Washington Mall. This event is not suitable for children under 2. For more information, or for special group rates, contact unionstreetbookstore@gmail.com.

The Bermuda Squash Racquets Association (BSRA) promise four nights of epic battles at the Randall and Quilter Legends of Squash event from Tuesday, April 8th to Saturday, April 12th. Six former world number ones, including Peter Nicol and Jonathon Power, will be featured, as well as Bermuda's own Nick Kyme. After the Meet the Players Welcome Cocktails at Coral Beach Club from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, April 8th, the players will take part in 4 days of competition from 6pm each night from April 9th to 12th, culminating in the Randall & Quilter Legends of Squash Final on April 12th. Tickets are $60 for the welcome party on April 8th, $50 for adults and $25 for children ($60 and $30 on Finals Nights). Food and drinks with be available for purchase at the BSRA throughout. For more information, contact patrickf@bermudasquash.com or visit www.bermudasquash.com.

For full events listings and flyers, please visit www.NothingtodoinBermuda.com. The above is abbreviated content from that site. If you would like your event included on the site, please go to the Submit Your Event section and add all the details and flyer.

A previous sand art creation during the Beach Art Festival at Horseshoe Bay (Photo by Glenn Tucker)

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Published March 13, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated March 13, 2014 at 11:17 am)

Artists return for beach battle

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