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Regiment and Pipe bands to perform this week

• Enjoy some traditional pomp and circumstance as the Regiment Band joins the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band in performing a Beating of the Retreat Ceremony from 9pm on Front Street on Wednesday, May 27. The Beating of the Retreat Ceremony, in its earliest form, was simply a drummers’ call. The Drum Major and his men would march around the camp or city streets playing drum taps to warn soldiers that it was time to return to their billets, put out their fires and go to bed. This performance was known as the retreat and many regretted that they did not heed the drummers’ call. Eventually, a pipe time was added to the drummers’ calls and a more elaborate ceremony emerged. Later on, bugle calls were added and the parade evolved into the present day Beating of the Retreat Ceremony.The massed bands march on, perform separately and then re-mass for the evening hymn and the playing of Sunset, at which the flags are lowered signalling the end of the day. The bands then march past the guests of honour — His Excellency the Governor, the Honourable Premier, Worshipful Mayors, et al.The Regiment is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and more information can be found by following the hashtag #BR50.For more information, contact br50@gov.bm or call the BR50 Office on 238-3880.

• Starting Thursday, June 4 at 5.30pm, The Yoga Centre on Victoria Street is offering a two-part, 12-week Beginners Yoga Course for those who are new to yoga or with limited experience and practise. The course is designed to provide the basic principles of yoga beneficial for safe and renewed practise; introduce alternate options for various body types; and develop awareness and build confidence in the practise of yoga specific to individual student needs. The course prepares students for Beginners 2 and multi-level walk-in classes.The cost is $260.For information, or to register, call 295-7525 or email yogacentrebermuda@gmail.com

• MSA’s 125th Anniversary celebrations continue with a Happy Hour and Show, sponsored by the MSA Alumni Association. For one night only, the highly acclaimed theatre show Late Nite Catechism will light up the stage in the MSA Auditorium on Friday, June 5. The show that the New York Times calls, “hilarious, well-written and inspired” has been thrilling crowds for more than 20 years all over the US and Canada. It promises to be interactive fun, “whether you spent 12 years in Catholic school, or think a Hail Mary is only a football pass”. Doors open for the pre-show Happy Hour at 6.30pm, with showtime at 8pm. Patron tickets are $75 and general tickets are $48. Patron tickets include preferred seating and one free drink during Happy Hour. Preferred seating includes the first three rows and the balcony. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm.For more information, contact Karen Marsh at hollyburn@northrock.bm or Elaine Kelly at ekelly@logic.bm

• Bermuda’s families are invited to discover the joy of volunteering for local charities in an afternoon of fun, food, games, entertainment and prizes at the Allied World Family Community Day on Sunday, June 7. From 1pm until 5pm, the Allied World Family Community Day offers an opportunity for families to come together and give. Children learn compassion and community awareness and together, families are building the foundation for volunteerism through the next generation. MC for the day will be Nikita Robinson of HOTT 107.5 and activities will include a fun castle, photo booth and face painting along with fun games, tug-of-war, musical chairs and even an egg and spoon race. Entertainment will be provided by the Gombeys and DJ Siid James. The event is entirely free to registered families and is a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together while making a difference in our community. Family volunteers are required to sign up by May 30th by emailing Jenice at jgermain@centreonphilanthropy.org. Families will be sent the list of charity projects being offered and can select the charity they would like to assist. Projects are assigned on a first come (sign up) first serve basis.

• This year’s Queen’s Birthday Parade will be augmented by a spectacular Trooping of the Colours on Saturday, June 13. The Trooping is an ancient military ceremony with complex drill movements performed by the soldiers. It dates back to the early eighteenth century or earlier when the colours or flags of the battalion were carried or trooped down the ranks so that they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers. The Trooping is a rare event, only the fourth time in the Regiment’s 50 years. The Regiment is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and more information can be found by following the hashtag #BR50.Given the space required for such a spectacle, the parade will take place at the Bermuda National Sports Centre. Gates will open at 9am and the parade will start at 10am.The parade is free and open to the general public.For more information, contact br50@gov.bm or call the BR50 Office on 238-3880.

• Enjoy an amazing and inspiring weekend as April Godfrey, a holistic health and wellness coach and dance teacher, is hosting a three-day Retreat for Focus and Clarity at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa from Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28. This reboot promises to help you to start the summer fresh with three days of plant-based foods prepared by the amazing chefs at The Cambridge Beach Resort and Spa and Yoga instructed by two of the best yoga instructors in Bermuda. There will also be workshops on setting goals and achieving them, individual nutritional consultations to find your own specific nutritional needs, and body treatments at the peaceful and relaxing Spa at Cambridge Beaches. Outdoor workouts, customised to suit every fitness level, and two nights’ stay are also all included in this deluxe spa retreat package. The cost is $1500 per person, which includes everything mentioned. Pre-sign up is necessary.For more information, or to sign up, contact April Godfrey at agodfrey.wellness@gmail.com.

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