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The Bermuda Calendar 7 December 2012

Until December 24

Fairmont Hamilton Teddy Bear tea in the Heritage court between 2.30pm and 5pm at $19 per child with a teddy bear and $25 per child without a teddy bear and $35 per adult plus 17 percent gratuities. For reservations please contact our concierge at 298-5779.

Until December 15

The Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society are proud to present the Christmas pantomime ‘Aladdin’ at City Hall at 7.30pm. Matinees at 3pm on December 8, 9 and 15 with no evening performance on December 9. Free opening night special. Meet the Stars of Aladdin and have your picture taken after the show. Tickets are $35, and on sale from November 10 at www.bmds.bm. Further box office and show information at www.bmds.bm .

TodayTeen Advisory Board Sleepover at the Library for ages seven to ten years old from 6pm Friday to 8.30am Saturday in the Youth Library auditorium. Come in your pyjamas for a fun night of storytelling, movies, food and games. Adult supervision provided. Registration required. Members only. Tickets are $20. Contact 295-0487.

Youth Library

Christmas Walk about in St George’s from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Bermuda National

Trail Foundation joins the Bermuda National Walkabout from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in Pilot Darrell Square Silk Alley St George’s featuring Christmas Traditions Across the African Diaspora. Sample food and join a scavenger hunt.

The African Diaspora Heritage

Fairmont Hamilton Snow Ball Party from 7pm to 1am and includes dinner, entertainment and party favour at $70 per person plus 17 percent gratuities. For reservations please contact catering department at 298-5722.

December 7 and 8

Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo ‘Santa Comes to BZS’ from 6pm until 8pm. Tickets are $25, which includes a light snack, crafts, games and special entertainment. Mulled cider will be served to parents. There will also be a photographer to capture children’ visit with Santa for an additional price. This is a Members Only event. For tickets contact Joanne Chisnall at 293-2727 ext 2130.

December 8 and 15

Photos with Santa at The Phoenix Centre on Reid Street from 9.30am to 10.30am.

December 8Holiday Vendors Mart in the gymnasium from 10am to 5pm. For more information call 292-4752 Ext 4233 and speak to Mr Ruddock. Berkeley Student Council. Vendor’s fee is $20.

Berkeley Institute Student Council

annual bake and plant sale at Lindo’s in Devonshire from 9am to 1pm. Quality Christmas cake and treats available.

The Altrusa Club of Bermuda

free Children’s Reading Festival in Victoria Park from 12pm to 4pm. Free books, fun castles and pop corn. Plus a special guest from the North Pole.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc

Holiday Bazaar from 10am to 3pm. There will be vendors, photos with Santa from 11-1pm, a gift wrapping station, children corner and pony rides. Part proceeds from the vendors will go to the BHS Financial Aid Fund. Admission is free.

The Bermuda High School

invites all its members and volunteers to the annual Christmas Party, 5pm at the Visitors’ Centre, Botanical Gardens.

The Bermuda Botanical Society

St James Church ‘Christmas in Silver City’ concert at 7pm in the church hall, raising money for the church and for the Giant Steps Band’s trip to Cuba in 2013. At the concert Bermuda’s past and present sports fraternities will be acknowledged.

December 8 and 9

Bermuda Equestrian Federation (BEF) and the Department of Parks, present the Welcome Home Show at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, showcasing adult and junior riders in team show jumping, hunter discipline, western riding classes and carriage driving classes. Funds go to the BEF Junior Fund. In the main show jumping ring 9am daily. For information e-mail mckeisha.smith@butterfieldgroup.com or see www.bef.bm/showschedules.htm .

December 9 at 7.30pm at St John’s Church, Pembroke. Adults are $30 and children are $20. Tickets available from the Bermuda Bookstore, Hamilton and at the door. Doors open at 6.45pm

Joy to the World A Christmas programme presented by the St John’s Youth Choir directed by Marjorie Pettit

Dolphin Quest Christmas Carols sung by a professional choir with the dolphins starting at 6pm at Dolphin Quest at the Bermuda National Museum at Dockyard. Telephone 234-4464 or see dolphinquest.com .

December 102013 information session for people interested in a career in law, or seeking certification in the field of law at the Bermuda College at 6pm in Hallett Hall room H115.

ILEX Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

West Pembroke School Variety Show Holiday Delights with some of the children and community artists Shine Hayward, United Dance Productions. Tickets are $10 and Patrons $20 available at the school. Show will be at Hamilton Princess Hotel at 7.30pm sharp.

December 11

Bermuda National (BNG) Photography Workshop for adults 18 years old from 10am to 1pm. Tickets are $90 for BNG members and $115 for non-members. At BNG on second floor of City Hall in Hamilton. Eight spaces only. All equipment and materials provided. Download application at www.bng.bm, e-mail education@bng.bm or telephone Dany Pen at 295-9428.

December 12

Alliance Française Christmas cocktails and singalong with pianist Tony Bari from 7pm to 10pm at a private residence in Pembroke. Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for non-members and include drinks and buffet. RSVP contact@alliancefrancaise.bm. Tickets payable at the door. Directions by return e-mail.

December 13

Petra Academy preChristmas dinner from 12pm to 2pm at Petra Academy School, #3 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Hamilton Parish. Tickets are $15 at 293-0863 or 747-0101. Also having a door prize.

December 15 and 16

St Mark’s Anglican Church on South Road in Smiths Christmas tree festival from 10am to 5pm with a bake sale, soup and a roll. Musical entertainment on Saturday between 12 noon and 2pm. Free admission. Call 293-2269 or 747-8893 for information.

December 15

Kwanzaa Storytime and Crafts at the Youth Library Auditorium from 2.30pm to 4pm for three years old and up. Registration required. Telephone 295-0487.

December 16 will celebrate their two latest builds and discuss their planned trip to India in 2013. The meeting will be from 3 until 5pm and all are welcome at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (Dinghy Club).

Bermuda Overseas Missions

December 21

Artmageddon Art Sale at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSOA) in City Hall on the upper floor from 10am to 7pm.

December 31 with dinner, dancing and live music. A black-tie affair.

City of Hamilton City Ball

Tribute bands Abbamania and Night Fever will perform for New Years at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel in the Poinciana Ballroom. Doors of ballroom open at 9pm and showtime is 10pm. Choose between dinner and show or show only packages. Jasmine/show $155, Windows on the Sound/show $169, Newport a Gastropub/show $179. Show only $99. First 20 tables of 12 to be booked get two free show tickets.

Jimmy Keys New Years Eve dinner show at Fairmont Hamilton at 8pm. Tickets are $169 including dinner, show, dancing and grants at www.bdatix.bm .

January 9 to 12

Just for Laughs hosted by Alonzo Bodden with comedians Danny Bhoy, Mark Forward, Orney Adams and Jonathan Young. January 9, Double Threat with Alonzo Bodden and Danny Bhoy at City Hall Theatre and other nights with all comedians at Fairmont Southampton Hotel in the Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre. Tickets are available now at All Wrapped Up in the Washington Mall and www.bdatix.bm .

WEEKLY EVENTS

Fridays

Pink Beach Club Happy Hour starting Friday June 15 from 5pm-9pm.

AlAnon Family Group meeting at St Paul’s Education Centre, 69 Middle Road, Paget from 5.30 to 6.30pm. Telephone 236-8606.

Vasco Da Gama Club happy hour in collaboration with Seabreeze Salsa and Premier Distributors from 5pm to 1am in the V-Lounge at the Vasco Da Gama Club on Reid Street in Hamilton.

SaturdaysBermuda Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) meets from 12.30pm to 1.30pm at the Wesley Methodist, 41 Church Street, Hamilton. Go through the metal gate on the left of the church, straight ahead to the cedar door, up the stairs and to the right. This is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only qualification for SLAA membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. SLAA is supported entirely through the contributions of its membership and is free to all who need it.

Overeaters Anonymous weekly meetings in the Stevenson Room, Wesley Methodist Church, 41 Church Street, Hamilton from 11am to noon. Also every Wednesday lunchtime 1 to 2pm . All welcome, overeaters, bulimics and anorexics. oabermuda@hotmail.com www.oa.org.

Thrifty Saturdays the last Saturday of every month from 10am to 2pm at the Rubber Tree Market off of Khyber Pass in Warwick. Part of the proceeds go to a children’s charity.

Sundays

AlAnon Family Group at the Caron Institute, 61 Verdmont Road Smiths from 7 to 8pm. Telephone 236-8606.

Mondays

Shine’s House of Music and Entertainment presents ‘Death by Disco’, a 70s Disco Dinner Drama featuring an all-star Bermudian cast; Nadanja & Nishanthi Bailey and more from June 28 to November 1 at 7.30pm. Tickets are $75, which includes the show, a complimentary swizzle and a four-course meal. Limited seating so book early. Contact 293-9092 or shineshouseofmusic@gmail.com .

Destination Dockyard from June 11 to September 17, street festival, shopping, children’s activities, Gombeys, arts and crafts, food and more from 7.30pm. End your evening out with Salsa at Bone Fish Bar until midnight or live local entertainment at Snorkel Park Beach until 3am .

Tai Chi Chuan Class from 5.30pm to 7pm at Sankofa, 1 Chancery Lane, Hamilton. Fee is $100 per month. Telephone 292-2513 to register or see www.sankofabda.com .

Youth Library Tiny Tunes (Babies) at 10am. For more information on library programmes and services, visit www.bnl.bm.

Meet-A-Mum Association playgroup in Warwick from 9.30am to 11am at Saint Mary’s Church (Saint Mary’s Road off Middle Road). See www.mama.bm for more information.

AlAnon Family Groups at the Caron Institute, 61 Verdmont Road Smiths from 7 to 8pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, York Street St Georges from 8 to 9.30pm. Telephone 236-8606 .

Tuesdays

AlAnon Family Group meeting Mechanics Building, Church Street, Hamilton. Penthouse Floor, Room 505 from 12.30 to 1.30pm. Telephone 236-8606.

Paperwhites is a group for families struggling with infertility. They meet the first Tuesday of every month from 6pm to 7.30pm at Spirit House at 65 Middle Road, Devonshire. More details on www.paperwhitesbermuda.com.

Bermuda National Gallery Education Opportunities: Learning with art. Youth Camera Action, for ages 11 to 14, is a photography programme for all skill levels. Photography supplies provided. Sponsored by the 2011 Catlin End-to-End. Classes run Tuesday and Thursday 3.30pm to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 11.30am. Space is limited. Contact Ms Dany Pen for more information: education@bng.bm.

Meetamum Association playgroup in Paget from 9.30am to 11am in Saint Michael’s Church Hall on South Shore Road across from Elbow Beach. See www.mama.bm for more information.

Wednesdays

Harbour Nights on Front Street in Hamilton every Wednesday until September 5. Gombeys at 7pm, Carl Rodney Steel Pan Duo at 7.35pm and Kennel Boys at 8.30pm. For more information call 295-4201 or e-mail smadeiros-cooke@bcc.bm . During Harbour Nights children and adults can take a Tiny the Tree Frog story walk around Queen Elizabeth (Par-la-ville Park) starting at 7pm at the main gate on Queen Street. The walk is guided by author Elizabeth Mulderig who will tell the story ‘Tiny the Tree Frog Tours Bermuda’.

AlAnon Family Group meeting at St Paul’s Education Centre, 69 Middle Paget from 5.30 to 6.30pm. Telephone 236-8606.

Hilary’s Place at WindReach, 57 Spice Hill Road, Warwick is open from 10am to 12 noon. Family caregivers can come alone or with their care recipient for a midweek break of coffee and conversation. There is no charge. Call WindReach 238-2469 or visit www.windreachbermuda.bm for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous weekly meetings. Every Wednesday lunchtime from 1 to 2pm in Stevenson Room, Wesley Methodist Church, 41 Church Street, Hamilton AND Saturday 11am to noon. All welcome overeaters, bulimics and anorexics. oabermuda@hotmail.com www.oa.org .

Thursdays

Shine’s House of Music and Entertainment presents ‘Death by Disco’, a 70s Disco Dinner Drama featuring an all-star Bermudian cast; Nadanja & Nishanthi Bailey and more from June 28 to November 1 at 7.30pm. Tickets are $75, which includes the show, a complimentary swizzle and a four-course meal. Limited seating so book early. Contact 293-9092 or shineshouseofmusic@gmail.com .

Charlar Spanish Club for people who enjoy Spanish language and culture will meet the first Thursday of every month. For more information see www.charlarbermuda.wordpress.com or e-mail charlarbda@gmail.com.

Meetamum Association playgroup meeting on Thursdays in Pembroke from 9.30am to 11.30am at St John’s Church, Hinson Cooper Room at 127 St John’s Rd, Pembroke. For more information see www.mama.bm .

Bermuda National Gallery Education Opportunities: Learning with art. Youth Camera Action, for ages 11 to 14, is a photography programme for all skill levels. Photography supplies provided. Sponsored by the 2011 Catlin End-to-End. Classes run Tuesday and Thursday 3.45pm to 4.45pm; Saturday 10am to 11.30am. Space is limited. Contact Dany Pen for more information: education@bng.bm.

Kiwanis Club of St George’s has meetings the first and third Thursday of each month. The first Thursday is at Ebenezer Methodist Church Hall and the second Thursday is a dinner meeting at the St George’s Club at 7pm.

Youth Library Boys Club every Thursday at 3.45pm starting September 29. For more information on library programs and services, visit www.bnl.bm .

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Published December 07, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated December 06, 2012 at 4:19 pm)

The Bermuda Calendar 7 December 2012

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