Community Calendar

MONDAY, 13 JAN.

CHRISTMAS TREE DROP OFF
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) wishes to advise the public that bins have now been placed for the public to drop off Christmas trees. Locations include Spotts Dock, The Cricket Grounds in George Town and The George Town Landfill 24 hour drop off-site. The trees will be collected and mulched in the landfill. The mulch will then be taken to the Cricket Grounds next to the Farmer’s Market in George Town for public collection on Saturday 25 Jan., 2020 starting at 8am.

THURSDAY, 16 JAN.

HUMANE SOCIETY QUIZ
Humane Society Quiz Night takes place at 7pm at Fidel’s with Ann Ghezzi hosting.

FRIDAY, 17 JAN.

PETE RIBBINS MEET
The annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Consolidated Water Meet takes place 17-19 January at the Lions Aquatic Centre. The event features competition among swimmers ranging in age from the 6 & Under category to teenagers hoping to qualify for the Cayman Islands 2020 CARIFTA Swim Team. Admission is free to the public. Meet sessions begin at 5:45pm Friday, 8:15am Saturday and 8:15am Sunday. For more information contact Marlene West, President, Stingray Swim Club on [email protected] or David Pursley, Head Coach, Stingray Swim Club on [email protected]

LEADERS FOR YOUTH CONFERENCE
The YMCA of the Cayman Islands will be hosting their 5th Annual Leaders for Youth Conference January 17 – 18, bringing together up to 150 YMCA staff members, volunteers, teen leaders and community partners. The conference is the YMCA’s largest training and development event each year. The venue for the opening is St. Ignatius School Hall and various sessions will take place in the classrooms and on the field.

SATURDAY, 18 JAN.

PETE RIBBINS MEET
The annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Consolidated Water Meet takes place 17-19 January at the Lions Aquatic Centre. The event features competition among swimmers ranging in age from the 6 & Under category to teenagers hoping to qualify for the Cayman Islands 2020 CARIFTA Swim Team. Admission is free to the public. Meet sessions begin at 5:45pm Friday, 8:15am Saturday and 8:15am Sunday. For more information contact Marlene West, President, Stingray Swim Club on [email protected] or David Pursley, Head Coach, Stingray Swim Club on [email protected]

LEADERS FOR YOUTH CONFERENCE
The YMCA of the Cayman Islands will be hosting their 5th Annual Leaders for Youth Conference January 17 – 18, bringing together up to 150 YMCA staff members, volunteers, teen leaders and community partners. The conference is the YMCA’s largest training and development event each year. The venue for the opening is St. Ignatius School Hall and various sessions will take place in the classrooms and on the field.

FAITH HOSPITAL DIABETES HEALTH FAIR
Free screenings: Blood sugar, blood pressure, eye screening, dental screening. Music, food, exhibits, arts and careers.
9:30am – 2:30pm, Faith Hospital Grounds.
Contact 244-7635 for more information.

INFINITE MINDCARE TALK SERIES
Infinite Mindcare offers free monthly talks for the public at Books & Books in Camana Bay at 9am. Today’s topic is ‘Your brain on food: Role of nutrition on our mental health.’

SUNDAY, 19 JAN.

PETE RIBBINS MEET
The annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Consolidated Water Meet takes place 17-19 January at the Lions Aquatic Centre. The event features competition among swimmers ranging in age from the 6 & Under category to teenagers hoping to qualify for the Cayman Islands 2020 CARIFTA Swim Team. Admission is free to the public. Meet sessions begin at 5:45pm Friday, 8:15am Saturday and 8:15am Sunday. For more information contact Marlene West, President, Stingray Swim Club on [email protected] or David Pursley, Head Coach, Stingray Swim Club on [email protected]

FRIDAY, 24 JAN.

BURNS SUPPER
Jasmine, formally Cayman HospiceCare, invites you to join them for the 5th annual Burns Supper at the Grand Old House starting at 6:30 pm. This formal, black-tie event is $150 per person and includes a welcome cocktail, traditional dinner including wine and whiskey, and lots of dancing. All proceeds from this event support the free palliative and hospice services provided by Jasmine, and which are available to anyone living in our community with a chronic or end of life illness. To secure your reservation contact 945-7447, or email [email protected] Tables of ten or twelve are available, or if you want a smaller group, they will accommodate your preference.

BRACFEST 2020
Bracfest 2020 takes place between 24-27 Jan. Brought to you by Rock Iguana Ltd. and the Cayman climbing community, this event will give you the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Cayman Brac. Take an introduction to rock climbing course, or join local climbers on their favourite routes. There will also be a speed climbing competition, yoga classes, rock mandala painting, a beach clean-up, bike ride, beach party and a chance to experience the unforgettable 140’ Big Bluff Rappel. Entry fee is $25, which includes a T-shirt and access to all the free and discounted programs. 100% of the entry funds will go to a local charity. Event information can be found at www.climb.ky/bracfest where you can also sign up and pay for your activities.

SATURDAY, 25 JAN.

MULCH AVAILABLE
Mulch from Christmas trees which were dropped off for DEH mulching is now available to the public at the Cricket Grounds next to the Farmer’s Market in George Town starting at 8am.

SUNDAY, 26 JAN.

FAMILY FUN DAY
The Garden Club of Grand Cayman and The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park are holding a Family Fun Day from 10am to 3pm. Cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. There will be games, crafts, music and a magic show, as well as plants, baked goods and local food and drinks for sale. All proceeds benefit the new Children’s Garden. Email [email protected] for more information.

MONDAY, 27 JAN.

LIONS CLUB OF CAYMAN BRAC CORPORATE CUP RACE
Stake Bay Loop

FRIDAY, 31 JAN.

WATER AUTHORITY EARLY CLOSURE
Water Authority – Cayman would like to advise its customers that its main office on Red Gate Road will early on Friday, 31 Jan. for a staff function. Cashiers will be open 8:30am to 11:30am and Customer Service from 8:30am to 12pm. For emergency assistance please contact 946-HELP (4357).

DATA PROTECTION LAW AWARENESS SESSIONS
Please join the Office of the Ombudsman at the George Town Public Library (3rd Floor Conference Room) from 2pm-4pm as they continue to promote public awareness of the new Data Protection Law (2017). These sessions are an opportunity for both individuals and organisations to learn about their rights and obligations under this law and is free and open for the public to attend. As spaces at the venue are limited, RSVP your attendance to [email protected]

SATURDAY, 1 FEB.

MIND’S INSPIRED SKYSTONE
Join Mind’s Inspired for “SKYSTONE,” the 2020 FIRST Tech Challenge interschool robotics competition on Saturday, 1 February from 1 to 6pm at the Camana Bay Arts & Recreation Centre. Ten teams will compete in this year’s challenge, sponsored by Minds Inspired, Aureum Re, Caribbean Utilities Company, Digicel and Health City Cayman Islands. For more information, visit mindsinspired.ky.

FRIDAY, 7 FEB.

VAGINA MONOLOGUES
V-Day Grand Cayman 2020 is presenting a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monolgues” Friday, 7 Feb and Saturday, 8 Feb. at Flow Yoga Garden, next to Flower Power, down Orchard Lane (off Crewe Road). Doors open 6:30pm and show starts 7:30pm. An art installation is also featured. Cost is $30 and the event is open to over 16s. All proceeds benefit Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. Get your tickets at www.caymanactive.com/registrations. There will be some seats and yoga blankets but please feel free to bring beach chairs/blankets of your own. Parking is available at Flower Power but this is limited. This event is locally sponsored by OceanMed.

SATURDAY, 8 FEB.

FASHION SHOW
The Pink Ladies Fashion Show will take place from 4 – 7pm at a private seaside residence, 495 Northwest Point Road, West Bay. $75 entry includes bubbly, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and gently used high fashions modeled and sold at huge savings. To purchase tickets email: [email protected]. Any contributions of fine fashion items can be dropped off at Be Well Pharmacy, West Shore Plaza to help with the fashion show. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Pines Retirement Home for the renovation of the Villas.

COCO FEST
The fifth annual Coco Fest takes place from 12pm to 6pm at the Pedro St James National Historic Site, Pedro Castle Road, Savannah. Coco Fest brings together local cooks, craftsmen, producers, and farmers through a shared love for the coconut. The event provides an avenue for local micro-businesses to showcase their coconut-inspired products to the community while allowing guests to indulge in an array of creative, cottage industry products which often cannot be purchased in stores.Cultural demonstrations on the uses of coconut throughout Cayman’s history will be held on-site by local artisans. Admission is $5 and free for children under six. $1 of each entry fee benefits Meals on Wheels Cayman. For information on the event email [email protected] or call 947-3329.

VAGINA MONOLOGUES
V-Day Grand Cayman 2020 is presenting a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” Friday, 7 Feb and Saturday, 8 Feb. at Flow Yoga Garden, next to Flower Power, down Orchard Lane (off Crewe Road). Doors open 6:30pm and show starts 7:30pm. An art installation is also featured. Cost is $30 and the event is open to over 16s. All proceeds benefit Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. Get your tickets at www.caymanactive.com/registrations. There will be some seats and yoga blankets but please feel free to bring beach chairs/blankets of your own. Parking is available at Flower Power but this is limited. This event is locally sponsored by OceanMed.

SATURDAY, 15 FEB.

INFINITE MINDCARE TALK SERIES
Infinite Mindcare offers free monthly talks for the public at Books & Books in Camana Bay at 9am. Today’s topic is ‘Words matter: Cultivating kindness in an age of rage.’

SUNDAY, 16 FEB.

HEART HEROES BRUNCH
The Cayman Heart Fund’s Heart Heroes Brunch returns on 16 Feb. at Ristorante Pappagallo from 11:30am to 3pm. Tickets are $150 and there will be a costume contest themed ‘music through the ages’ in which people can dress as their favourite music era or artist. For reservations and ticket sales contact Angelique Bodden on 916-6324 or by emailing [email protected]

THURSDAY. 20 FEB.

NATIONAL ARTS & CULTURE AWARDS
The National Arts and Culture Awards ceremony recognises those who attain a level of merit in their artistic discipline, and who contribute to the arts, culture and heritage of the Cayman Islands. Awards are also presented for Volunteer of the Year, Sponsor of the Year and the Chairman’s Award for outstanding long-term support of CNCF’s work. Invitation only event but a small amount of invitations are made available to members of the general public that have an interest in the arts. Please email [email protected] for more information.

SATURDAY, 22 FEB.

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
The Alex Panton Foundation’s third annual Youth Mental Health Symposium will take place on 22 Feb. at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman. The half-day symposium starts and focuses on the theme “Empowering youth. Inspiring hope”. The symposium is free to attend and will feature a number of local and international speakers and panels, an exhibition area with a variety of products and services of interest to those in the mental health community will also be featured.

SATURDAY, 29 FEB.

RED SKY AT NIGHT
Now in its 8th year, Red Sky at Night is a Cayfest’s multicultural arts fair which is held at the F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre from 4pm – midnight. There will be live performances from musicians, dancers, actors and storytellers, as well as displays of creative work by visual artists and artisans. Local culinary delicacies will also be available. Tickets are priced at $5, $10 and $15 and are available at www.eventpro.ky.

CAYMAN BRAC DISTRICT COMMITTEE FOR CAYMAN ISLANDS NATIONAL TRUST presents: ROARING 20s.
7-11pm, Trust House – White Bay. Tickets $25.

SATURDAY, 7 MAR.

FISHING FAMILY FUN DAY
A family fun day takes place at the George Town Yacht Club from 12-4pm. Activities will include an IGFA Kids Fishing Clinic where you can learn the ins and outs of sportfishing, virtual reality, educational games, fish fighting, face painting and more. Brought to you by BK Big Fish Tournament, Cayman Islands Angling Club, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, IGFA and Car City. For more information email [email protected]

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT BEACH WALK
Join the Breast Cancer Foundation for their 10th annual Light Up the Night Beach Walk, starting at Royal Palms Beach Club at 6pm. The walk will go from Royal Palms to The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and back. Cost is a $25 donation and participants receive a T-shirt while stocks last, and a raffle prize draw entry. Pick up a registration form at 19 Grand Harbour or Remax, Seven Mile Shops or download from www.breastcancerfoundation.ky. Please call 923-1135 or email [email protected] for further information.

FRIDAY, 13 MAR.

DRESS FOR CULTURE DAY
Dress For Culture Day is CNCF’s annual ‘dress up, dress down’ fundraiser. Each year schools, businesses and individuals across the Cayman Islands are invited to get creative and display their homeland pride and cultural attire on one day. Apart from raising cultural awareness and celebrating diversity, donations from the participants in Dress for Culture Day are used to support various CNCF youth programmes.

SATURDAY 14 MAR.

STINGRAY MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION
Learn about 18 years of scientific research at Stingray City Sandbar by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, discuss management ideas and put your questions to DoE and GHOF. Event is being held at the Cayman Islands Brewery at 6:30pm. Open to Stingray City tour operators only, limited spaces available. Please RSVP to [email protected]. Refreshments and beer will be provided.

WEDNESDAY, 20 MAR.

GUY HARVEY OCEAN FOUNDATION’S OCEAN AFFAIR
Ocean Affair Cocktail Party at The Westin, 7-10pm. Enjoy live music, refreshments and rum tasting, food stations, and bid on live and silent auction items.
Tickets are $175 or $150 for groups of 4 or more. Dress Code: Ocean-Inspired Cocktail. Visit www.ghof.org or email [email protected] for more information.

THURSDAY, 21 MAR.

INFINITE MINDCARE TALK SERIES
Infinite Mindcare offers free monthly talks for the public at Books & Books in Camana Bay at 9am. Today’s topic is ‘Toxicity: How to deal with the negative people in your life.’

TUESDAY, 24 MARCH

Shark Talk is coming to Little Cayman for the very first time! Join The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation at Southern Cross Club at 6pm to watch a documentary covering 17 years of scientific research on Stingray City Sandbar followed by Q&A. Event is free. Email [email protected] for more information.


SATURDAY, 28 MARCH

SHARK TALK ON THE BEACH
Watch a movie on the beach under the stars at The Westin, featuring the first ever public showing of “Sharks!: A Guy Harvey Expedition.” Movie will start at 7pm, with happy hour beforehand. Bring your own blanket. Limited chairs available. Free Event. Everybody is welcome to attend.
Visit www.ghof.org or email [email protected] for more information.

17TH ANNUAL CAYMAN BRAC AGRICULTURE SHOW
Agriculture Show Grounds, Contact [email protected] or 345-916-4874, or visit www.fb.com/bracagricultureshow for more information.

SATURDAY, 4 APRIL

BEACH WELLNESS EVENT
A free 2.5/5/10K and Beach Wellness community event is being held by Guardians Alive at Seven Mile Public Beach. Hot, local egg omelette breakfasts will be provided to all participants. For more information about the group visit www.guardiansalive345.com.

SATURDAY, 18 APR.

INFINITE MINDCARE TALK SERIES
Infinite Mindcare offers free monthly talks for the public at Books & Books in Camana Bay at 9am. Today’s topic is ‘Stress busters: Tools to manage life on life’s terms.’

THURSDAY 14 – MONDAY 18 MAY

CAYMAN BRAC BRACCANAL CARNIVAL
Contact [email protected] or visit www.braccanal.com for more information.

FRIDAY 15- SUNDAY 17 MAY

BRAC JACKPOT ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT
Contact Kenny Ryan at 345-925-3844 for more information.