Orchid Show blossoms at Botanic Park

Community Calendar

Dog walkers wanted. The Humane Society is looking for volunteers to walk their dogs and puppies on Saturday and Wednesday mornings. No experience necessary, but you must love dogs! Regular walks are essential to the well-being of our canines and a great way for you to keep fit! Please call 939-4730 or email [email protected]

The Cayman Islands Public Library is still looking for interested people to join the Book Club. Please call Victor at 949-5159 or 324-6952 for more information.

The Women’s Resource Centre, in partnership with the Department of Community Rehabilitation is presenting workshops on healthy relationships every Wednesday through to 23 April. Sessions are held from 6-8pm at the WRC in Elizabethan Square. The workshops are free and both men and women are welcome to attend. Contact the WRC at 949-0006 or the DCR at 949-1693 or email [email protected] to register or for more information.

Cayman Islands Humane Society Spay & Neuter Clinic provides spay and neuter surgery for all island pets. Spay/Neuter is a vital procedure that improves health and helps combat pet overpopulation. Call 949-1461 to arrange an appointment.

Narcotics Anonymous is available for substance abuse help. Call the info line at 929-NANA (6262).

Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily to help with drinking problems. For more information, call 926-9044 or visit www.caymanaa.org

Al-Anon Group Meeting: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups offer fellowship and support in a safe and anonymous environment. Call 928-8843.

The Glamorous Grannies Committee is now taking applications for the upcoming Glamorous Granny, Full-Figure and Modern-Miss Pageant, to be held 31 May at the Harquail Theatre. For more information, call 929-5168, 927-1174 or 939-0950.

Blue Iguana Safari in March, daily 11am and 2:30pm, except Sunday. Come and meet the Blues! This 90-minute fully guided tour takes you behind the scenes at the captive breeding facility CI$16. A guided tour of the Blue Iguana facility and Botanic Park CI$ 24. Tickets available at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park Gate.

Guided Mastic Trail Hike, Wednesdays in March, 9am. Hikers will experience a fascinating exploration deep into Cayman’s wild interior, in an area where the woodland has been evolving undisturbed for the last two million years. CI$15 donation for Trust members, $20 for non-members. Call 949-0121 or email [email protected] for more information or to make reservations.

MARCH 6

International Ladies Club will hold its monthly coffee morning at the Brick House Restaurant in the Grand Harbour Centre at 10am. Cost is CI$10 for members and CI$12 for non-members. There will also be a guest speaker. For information phone Barbara at 525-6593.

MARCH 8

National Trust Guided Mastic Trail Hike, 9am. Hikers will experience a fascinating exploration deep into Cayman’s wild interior, in an area where the woodland has been evolving undisturbed for the last two million years. CI$15 donation for Trust members, $20 for non-members. Call 949-0121 or email [email protected] for more information or to make reservations.

The CI Red Cross Deals on Wheels, the mobile thrift shop in the form of a trailer, will be in Bodden Town by the Texaco Gas Station from 6:30am to 10am. The towners will have their chance to shop at reasonable and affordable prices with the following items available: comforter, blankets, pillows, brand new shoes and clothing for men, women and children, ladies’ bags, children’s books and toys, neckties, household items and other miscellaneous items.

Generation Now’s theme for March is The Constitutional Review and Modernization. This Saturday’s presentation will highlight the Constitutional Review and Modernization, covering such issues as the government proposals; comparisons with other BOTs; and the referendum process. This presentation will be led by Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts, Suzanne Bothwell and Christen Suckoo. Other invited guests in attendance will be Billy Adam, and Dennie Warren (People for Referrendum) and Mr. Steve McField.

CI Early Childhood Association will present guest Speaker is Sophia Chandler at St. George Anglican Preschool, 9:30am. Miss Chandler will speak about: Myths, Rights, Responsibilities: The Convention on the Rights of the Child in Educational Settings.

MARCH 8-9

Orchid Show, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, daily from 9am to 4:30pm. The show features blooming orchid displays, hands-on workshops, orchid cut flower arrangements and an orchid plant sale. There are also educational exhibits and talks on growing orchids. The show is a fundraiser for programmes conserving the 26 species of orchids native to the Cayman Islands. Call the Botanic Park office at 947-9462 for more information.

MARCH 11

Creepy Crawly Flighty Friends, 3pm-4:30pm. Discover and collect insects from the Park at the National Trust office and take a peek at butterfly specimens from the Trust’s Insectarium. Get a closer look at this wonderful world of insects with our new digital microscope! Children age 3 and up are welcome, a great activity for parents or grandparents too! CI$10 for Trust members, $15 for non-members. Call 949-0121 or email [email protected] for more information or to make reservations

MARCH 15

Rotary Sunrise Grand Cayman will be having a free Family Health Fair at the Family Life Centre from 10am to 2pm. There will be fun and games for children of all ages. Call Christine at 949-7618 or email [email protected] for more information.

CAMBIE Car Wash and BBQ fundraiser, 9am to 2pm, behind the Mirco Centre. CAMBIE represents employees from a group of companies whose mission is to benefit society through various forms of charities and community services in Cayman.

MARCH 17

The 16th annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog will take place at 5:30pm at Grand Cayman Beach Suites (formerly the Hyatt). Participants will follow a 3.1 mile around the Britannia golf course and villas. T-shirt and fabulous spot prizes. Entry fee is CI$10. Proceeds to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society in memory of Brigitte Brown. Registration 10-14 March at Butterfield House on Fort Street from 9am to 4pm and at noon on jog day at Grand Cayman Beach Suites by the golf course. For further information or to receive an entry form, please email [email protected] or call Rhonda Serrano at 815-7549.

MARCH 20

What is there to Sea in the Grass? 2:30-4:30pm. Discover the wonderful world of seagrass with a presentation at the National Trust house followed by a snorkel across or walk along a seagrass meadow. The children will then return to the Trust house to look at some seagrass treasures under our new digital microscope! Please call for reservations, space is limited. CI$ 15.

MARCH 26

Kenneth Jefferson is guest speaker at the upcoming Chamber Luncheon, at the Wharf Restaurant from 1pm to 2pm. The Luncheon will mark the launch of the Statistics for Business Planning and Global Benchmarking. Members will be able to ask questions about the changes taking place to the statistics produced and will discover how better data will enable them to make better business decisions. Please register at www.caymanchamber.ky by Monday, 24 March.

MARCH 28

The Cayman Islands Humane Society presents its Annual Fundraising Dinner at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. Champagne reception starts at 7pm, followed by a three-course meal and silent auction. Featuring Andrew Bacon as MC, auctioneer and entertainer. A fun filled evening for all! Tickets $150 each; tables of 10 for $1,350. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please call 949-1461 or Diane Brazelton on 949-3018, 916-2905.

MARCH 29

National Trust Mangrove Boat Tour, 4pm. A quiet guided boat tour through the beautiful mangrove forests that make up the Central Mangrove Wetlands, sponsored by Off the Wall Divers. CI$15 for Trust members, $20 for non-members. Call 949-0121 or email [email protected] for more information or to make reservations.

SCHOOLS

MARCH 6

The New Horizons High School HSA meeting that was previously cancelled has now been re-scheduled to 6 March at 6pm in the George Hicks Canteen. All parents/guardians need to make an effort to attend this important meeting.

Parents of John Gray High School are asked to attend their child’s second reporting session for the school year on the following dates: March 4 – Year 10; March 11 – Year 11; March 12 – Year 12; March 17 – Year 10 options evening. All reporting sessions will be held in the Assembly Hall from 5-6:30pm. Year 10 options evening will be held in the Assembly Hall at 5:30pm.

CHURCHES

8 MARCH

All are welcome to Grace Tabernacle Youth Ministry’s It’s a Love Affair Dinner, which includes a fashion show and dinner, at the GHHS Hall, 7pm. Tickets are $15/single and $25/couple. Children pay $10 at the door. Any tickets previously purchased for 16 Feb. will be honoured for the new date.

MARCH 9

Commonwealth Day Service. All are invited to attend the annual church service in observance of Commonwealth Day at St. George’s Anglican Church, 4pm. This year’s theme is The Environment, Our Future. An offering will be taken to assist the National Trust in the purchase of nature reserves.

MARCH 2-15

East End Seventh-day Adventist Church presents Countdown to Pentecost & More, featuring international singer Michael Harris and special guest speaker Pastor Lawrence Dorsey Sr. from California. Programs begin nightly at 7pm with a concert. No meeting on Thursdays.

All are invited to attend Truth for Today, Hope for Tomorrow Gospel Campaign with Evangelist Andre Williams from Guyana at the West Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church (under the big white tent near the West Bay Police Station), 2-15 March, 7:15pm nightly except Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am. Come hear inspiring, dynamic messages from the Word of the Lord.

East End Seventh-day Adventist Church Youth Department is hosting an ‘Ole’ Time Social at the Colliers Public Beach, 8pm. Admission is free. There will be fried fish and fritters, swanky, old time games and more.

MARCH 21-23

The Youth Department of the East End Seventh-day Adventist Church will be presenting ‘The Passion – Like a Lamb’, the musical, 7pm nightly.

MARCH 29-APRIL 5

The Youth Department of the East End Seventh-day Adventist Church will be having their Youth Week of Prayer, 7pm nightly, except Thursday and a special Prayer Breakfast on March 30, at 6:30am.

The Power of Truth Evangelistic Series, with Evangelist Pastor Reinadlo Dracket, Savannah Adventist Church (west of Savannah Primary School), starting 24 February, 7:15pm nightly. Discover practical down-to-earth answers to life’s crucial questions.

Brother Darvin Ebanks of Community Video Ministry will be holding a series of dynamic films named Keys to a Loving Relationship (films are 1 hour) every Tuesday at the white tent at 100 Finch Drive, off Birch Tree Hill, at 7:30pm. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 916-0019.

A warm welcome awaits you at West Bay Assembly of God, 100 Finch Drive, Birch Tree Hill, with Pastor Trevor Ebanks. Sunday Worship Services 10am and 7pm. Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm. Come one, come all. Let’s praise the Lord our Mighty God, thank him for his many mercies and blessings. For more info or transportation, please call 946-2455.

George Hicks United Church, a welcoming, family friendly church nestled in delightful South Sound (just past the intersection of Walkers Road and South Church Street) would like to announce that its Sunday morning services and children’s Sunday School will now be held at 9am. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you. Call 525-5313 for information. God bless you!

Cayman Islands Baptist Church – A Community of Love – welcomes all to weekly services at the campus of University College of the Cayman Islands. Sunday schedule: 9am Sunday School – Bible study for all ages; 10am Morning Worship Service; 6.30pm Evening Prayer Service. Rev. Lambert Mills, Pastor: 946-2422/ 926-2422 [email protected]/ [email protected]

Catholic Liturgical Schedule: Weekend Masses, Saturday 6pm and Sunday 8 am, 11:30am and 6pm; Weekday Masses, Monday-Friday 7am and 1st Saturday of the month 8:30am; Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturday 5pm-5:45pm; Prayer Group, Wednesday 6pm; Adoration Chapel, Monday-Saturday 8am-midnight; Christ the Redeemer, Sundays 9:45am.

St George’s Anglican Church Bargain Corner, neat and clean, new and second hand items. Located upstairs at St George’s Anglican Church Pre-School on Courts Road, off Eastern Avenue (urn at Cox Lumber). Open Fridays 3pm- 6 pm; Saturdays 8am-12 pm.

WEEKLY MEETINGS

For members, friends, guests and anyone interested in learning more about Kiwanis, the club meets every Wednesday at 12:30 pm at the Brittannia Restaurant, off West Bay Road overlooking the golf course. Contact 947-9956 for more information.

Hearts through Hands, a non-profit women’s group that gathers in a friendly atmosphere to make quilts, crafts and handbags for charity and missions, meets Wednesdays from 9.30am to noon in Room 10 at the Family Life Centre, Academy Way and Walkers Road. For further information, call 946-3067 or 947-1863.

Full Circle Grief Recovery Group, a free service, meets every Wednesdays at 6pm at the Conch Shell House in the Cayman HospiceCare facility, 42 North Sound Road. Call 926-4325.

CI Scout Association regular troop meetings: George Town, CI Prep School, Mondays at 5.30pm; West Bay, Chapel Church Hall, Saturdays at 4pm; Savannah, United Church, Thursdays at 5.30pm. Call 949-1515 for more information.

Our Angels Grief Support Group meets every Thursday. Call 928-7745 for information regarding time and venue. Email: [email protected]. Facilitator: Heather Dell MacVicor.

The Grand Cayman Toastmasters Club meets each week on Thursday at the Conference Room at Woods Furniture & Design by Fosters Airport location. Meetings begin at 6pm and end at 7pm. All are invited. Contact Ken Guiste at 925-3041 or George Ebanks at 916-0687 for more information.

Pre-school art fun! 3-4.30pm each Wednesday at the National Gallery Education Centre (the former Merren’s Plaza). Local Montessori instructor Clare O’Keefe will lead this programme. Drop-off available. $20 per session ($15 members). Register each week prior to the session by calling 925-3222 or emailing [email protected].

The Women’s Health Centre with the Breastfeeder’s Support Group is offering Breastfeeding Clinics every Thursday between 10am and noon in the Women’s Health Centre. No appointments, no fees. For more information phone 244-2649.

The South Sound Mothers and Tots Group meets every Monday at the South Sound Community Hall from 10am-noon. All children ages newborn through 5 are welcome. Refreshments and snacks (for both adults and children) are included in the entry cost of $6 per family. For further details call Julie Wills-Alpert on 946-0221.

The Cayman Bridge Club meets every Tuesday evening at 7.15pm at the Comfort Suites, West Bay Road. For further information please contact Helen Haines at 947-3217 or Jane Bird at 947-1903

BI-WEEKLY MEETINGS

The Photography Club of the Cayman Islands will meet at The Camera Store every other Tuesday at 7.30pm.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

The Cayman Islands Breastfeeding Support Group invites you to the monthly Mother-to-Mother meetings, held the first Tuesday of every month, 3-4pm, outside Women’s Health Centre at the Cayman Islands Hospital. Children are welcome. For more information, contact Women’s Health Centre at 244 2649.

Cayman Wildlife Rescue is a programme of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands staffed by volunteers and funded by public donations. The group rescues injured and orphaned native birds and animals for rehabilitation and releases them back into the wild. The group meets at the National Trust office at Dart Community Park in South Sound at 6.30pm on the 1st Thursday of every month. New members welcome and training is provided. For more information contact Catherine Redfern at [email protected] or call 925-0305.

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Grand Cayman (BPW) meet each third Tuesday of every month at the Governors Square Boardroom along West Bay Road at 5:30pm. For more information, email [email protected].

The Life Underwriters Association of Cayman advises all Members that the monthly General Meeting luncheon is held on the last Thursday of each month.

YBPW meets every third Monday of each month at the Woman’s Resource Centre.

Friends of South Sound will meet the first Friday of each month at 5.45pm at the South Sound dock for a beach walk. The walks take about an hour and all are welcomed.

Charitable or non-profit organizations should submit announcements typed in 50 words or less, signed, with name and contact number, to the Caymanian Compass office, Shedden Road, one week in advance of publication or email to [email protected]

Community Calendar is published Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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