Community Calendar

THURSDAY, 29 OCT. – SUNDAY, 6 DEC.

Awardart Gallery currently has a pop up shop/gallery at Camana Bay exhibiting the work of Yonier Powery. The show, entitled Innovative, consists of 16 unique ceramic and mixed media sculptures. Entry is free and all are welcome. The pop-up exhibit will be open in the space across from Books & Books for a six-week period, running from Thursday, 29 October through Sunday, 6 December. Opening hours for viewing are from 12 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, or by appointment.

 

FRIDAY, 27 NOV – SUNDAY, 13 DEC

A PLAYHOUSE FAMILY CHRISTMAS
Join Frizz & Grizz and all the gang on a Christmas Journey. The annual family favourite is back with all the festive songs you love. Takes place at Prospect Playhouse. Book via ticket.cds.ky/playhouse-family-christmas-2020.

WEDNESDAY, 2 DEC.

NATIONAL ATTRACTION CLOSURE
The Tourism Attraction Board announces the closure of two of its major national attractions. Pedro St. James and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park will be closed on Wednesday 2nd December to facilitate a staff function. Both attractions will reopen for normal business hours on Thursday 3rd December.

DOA CLOSURE
The Department of Agriculture wishes to advise its clients that all offices in Grand Cayman will be closed from 3pm and all Cayman Brac offices will be closed from 2:30pm in order to facilitate a staff meeting. The Agriculture Health Inspection Office in the Customs Arrivals Hall, Owen Roberts International Airport will operate as normal. Emergency large animal veterinary calls can be made by calling 916-2218.

SATURDAY, 5 DEC.

KIWANIS CLUB  OF GRAND CAYMAN SANTA LANDING
Santa Landing will be at the airport park on Saturday, 5 December from 1- 4 pm with Santa landing at 2pm. This is a free event with food, face painting, bouncy castles and one gift per child from Santa

INFINITE MINDCARE TALK SERIES
The Infinite Mindcare Talk Series presents, “Accepting flaws: How to work on ourselves when we are perfect, whole, and complete.” Please join them at Books&Books for a care-free, interactive discussion. Led by: Marriage & Family Therapist, Dallas Dralle and Psychotherapist, Marissa Paquin. Adults and teens are welcome to this free event.

COMPASS MEDIA ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MARKET
Compass Media is hosting its 2nd Annual Christmas Craft Market on 5 Dec. from 11am-3pm, with the addition of a pop-up element this year, featuring boutique-sized vendors. Held in the Compass Centre parking lot (corner of Shedden Road and North Sound Road), the market creates an opportunity for the community to ‘shop local’ while mingling with friends and family in the spirit of the season. Browse the booths and choose the perfect gift for a loved one. There will be refreshments on sale, bargains to snap up, and – of course – a visit from Jolly Old Saint Nick! Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the market encourages buyers and sellers to come together and spread some festive joy. Cost to participate is only $25 per vendor (must bring own tent and tables).

EXPERIENCE CAYMAN LIVE
T
he Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure’s Experience Cayman campaign is hosting a special “shop local” edition of Saturday Night Live in George Town, Experience Cayman LIVE. This free event will see around 30 local vendors take over Cardinall Avenue, on Saturday, 5 December from 4pm to 11pm for a holiday market, with live local music and a kids’ play area rounding off the evening’s offerings. Businesses can register to be a part of Experience Cayman LIVE. It’s free to sign up; however, spaces are limited.Interested vendors should email [email protected] to get involved.

SUNDAY, 6 DEC.

INTERTRUST CAYMAN ISLANDS MARATHON
The event consists of a full marathon, half marathon, 4-person relay and a Kids Fun Run. Registration includes bib with timing chip, commemorative runner tech shirt or tank top, specially designed 2020 finisher’s medal, sponsors swag bag. For more information and registration details visit caymanislandsmarathon.com.

MILO KIDS FUN RUN
The 2020 Milo Kids Fun Run takes place on Sunday, 6 December as part of the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon. One of the largest primary school running events on island, the fun run is also sponsored by the Ministry of Sports and is free for both public and private school students between the ages of five and 11 years old. Students and parents can register online at CaymanIslandsMarathon.com and print out an official 2020 runner’s log. Registration includes a runner’s bib, t-shirt and a Milo bag. The run begins at 10:30 a.m. at the front of the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue.

VIRTUAL PLASTIC POLLUTION BOOTCAMP
Ocean Heroes Bootcamp teamed up with Cayman Islands-based Plastic Free Cayman and Protect Our Future to launch the first-ever regional program in the Caribbean to explore and discuss the challenges facing the health of the Caribbean Sea and our shared ocean. This camp is developed, organized and led by local NGOs, scientists, policy-makers and youth including Ocean Heroes Dejea Lyons, Steff McDermot and Ben Somerville (all from the Cayman Islands).

The free program will take place virtually on Dec. 6 and Dec. 11-13, 2020, and is open to youth ages 11-18 living across all 36 Caribbean nations and territories. The deadline to register is Nov. 30For more information on Ocean Heroes virtual Bootcamp, visit www.oceanheroeshq.com. You can also connect with Ocean Heroes HQ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE
The Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) and Pedro St. James (PSJ) are again hosting Christmas at the Castle. The free event features a Christmas concert and tree lighting, a Christmas market, food court, and a visit from Father Christmas himself. Christmas carols and other holiday favorites will be performed by a wide variety of musicians including Vashti, Erica Assai, Michelle T, Andrea Rivera, the JA1 Praising Hands ministry, Cayman Folk Singers, the Cayman Islands Baptist Church worship team, Dexter Bodden, the UCCI and Miss Jackie’s Dancers among others. Another important component of the event is the fundraising raffle, aimed at developing a wheelchair accessible walkway at the attraction. The public will have the opportunity to win one of 53 prizes valued at more than CI$2600.00.Follow Pedro St James on Facebook or Instagram or contact Mona at [email protected] or call 949-6999 to learn more.

MONDAY, 7 DEC.

LIQUOR LICENSING QUARTERLY MEETING
The Liquor Licensing Board advises the public that the next quarterly board meeting will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020. Application for liquor licences are now being accepted with forms available on the website, www.dci.gov.ky. Applications and fees are being processed at the Business Licensing Counter, 1st Floor of the Government Administration Building located on Elgin Avenue. Deadline for applications to be considered at the quarterly board meeting is November 9, 2020. Applications submitted after that date will be scheduled for the next quarterly session to be held in March 2021. Applicants for new licences are required to attend before the Board at the time of the session. Details of the time and meeting room will be provided directly to applicants who have successfully submitted applications for the quarterly session. Interested members of the public can contact the Department of Commerce and Investment at [email protected] for additional information.

TUESDAY, 8 DEC.

A CHRISTMAS BLESSING
Cayman National Choir and Orchestra presents an evening of festive music and carols at Elmslie Memorial Church at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 8 December and Thursday 10 December. Admission is free.The concert is also being streamed on TV, radio and social media sites at 7.30pm on Thursday 10 December. For more information and details of channels streaming the concert please go to caymanchoirandorchestra.com.

SUNDAY, 6 DEC.

Pedro St. James is once again hosting its Christmas at the Castle; a celebration under the stars where friends and family can gather on the Great Lawn in celebration of the holiday season. Christmas at the Castle runs from 6pm to 9pm and is free to the public. Patrons can expect Christmas carols, praise and worship, food and drink sales, free photos with Santa and a tree-lighting ceremony. New to the event this year is a Christmas Market where cottage industry businesses will sell a selection of locally made products. To sign up for the Christmas Market or as a performer for this event, kindly contact Mona at [email protected] or call 949-6999.

THURSDAY, 10 DEC.

A CHRISTMAS BLESSING
Cayman National Choir and Orchestra presents an evening of festive music and carols at Elmslie Memorial Church at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 8 December and Thursday 10 December. Admission is free.The concert is also being streamed on TV, radio and social media sites at 7.30pm on Thursday 10 December. For more information and details of channels streaming the concert please go to caymanchoirandorchestra.com.

SUNDAY, 20 DEC.

Plastic Free Cayman’s Christmas Clean Up this year will be at 8:30am Sunday 20th December. They are doing an ‘Above & Below’ clean up, so will be cleaning the waterfront in George Town and doing an underwater clean up with Cayman Diving. So grab your Santa Hat, Christmas Cheer and Scuba Gear.