Community Calendar

SATURDAY 1 FEB. – SATURDAY 29 FEB.

TRAVELLING ART EXHIBIT: WARD SCOTT
Brac Heritage Autumn Festival presents Travelling Art Exhibit – Prodigal Son – Ward Scott Photography. WardScott is a Nikon professional who travelled the world for 9 year and returned home to Cayman a year ago. Opening Ceremony takes place 1 Feb., 1am. Contact 917-7718 or [email protected] for more information.

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.

CAYMAN DRAMA SOCIETY: THE ILLUSION
The Illusion is a play set in France in the 1600’s, about a father whose son ran away years ago because of the father’s attitude. Now aged, he wishes for reconciliation. Unable to find his son, he hires a magician who, he is told, can reconnect him with his son. Three illusions are presented by the magician, each with a twist, leaving the father confused. The play ends with a final twist and an unanswered question – who is the puppet, and who is the puppeteer? Lovers of the art of theatre will find a home as shades of comedy, drama, poetry, Shakespearean prose and mystery entangle themselves within the plot. Rated PG-15. Cost is $25. Email [email protected] or visit https://ticket.cds.ky/the-illusion for tickets.

SMALL BIZ BOOTCAMP – PREPARING BUSINESS PLANS & ACCESSING LOANS
The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free workshop in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure, which takes place from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Chamber offices in Governors Square. Come out and learn how to prepare an effective business plan and how to complete and submit a business loan application. Register at https://web.caymanchamber.ky/events/Small-Biz-Bootcamp-Preparing-Business-Plans-Accessing-Loans-1784/details. Call 743-9129 or email [email protected] for more information.

FRIDAY, 21 FEB.

VISIT OF WIND SURF TO CAYMAN BRAC
5 mast schooner Wind Surf visits the Brac 7am – 1pm, Cemetery Pier (Scott’s Dock). Contact [email protected] for more information.

FLAG DAY
This is a two-day public awareness campaign where around 300 volunteers are on the streets talking about the work Jasmine does for the community and collecting funds to support that work. Flag day runs from 8am to 8pm on both 21 and 22 Feb. Call (345) 945-7447 or email [email protected] for more information.

DEADLINE FOR AG SHOW BABY SHOW
Deadline for registration for the 53rd Agriculture Show’s Baby Show which takes place on 26 Feb. Open to Babies 0 – 48 Months (Boys and Girls). Contact Eziethamae Bodden at 929-9932.

CAREERS, EDUCATION & TRAINING EXPO 2020
The Chamber of Commerce’s annual Careers Expo will be held at the University College of the Cayman Islands’ (UCCI) Sir Vassel Johnson Hall and will open to the public at 10am. Attendees will have a chance to speak with 38 businesses and organisations that are presenting scholarship, education, internship and career opportunities. Email [email protected] or [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.

THURSDAY, 27 FEB.

COMMUNITY THATCH PLAITING CLASS
Takes place 7-9pm, Heritage House, Cayman Brac. Cost is $5. Contact [email protected] for more information.

FRIDAY, 28 FEB.

DATA PROTECTION LAW AWARENESS SESSION
The Office of the Ombudsman at the George Town Public Library (3rd Floor Conference Room) continues to promote public awareness of the new Data Protection Law (2017). The awareness session runs from 2-4pm and is an opportunity for both organisations and individuals to learn about their rights and obligations under the law. This session is free and open for anyone to attend. Please RSVP your attendance to [email protected]. Call (345) 946-6283 or email [email protected] for more info.

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.

FULL GOSPEL BUSINESS MEN’S MONTHLY BREAKFAST
The Grand Cayman chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International is having its monthly breakfast on at 7:30am, at Treats Restaurant, West Shore Centre, West Bay Road. There will be open sharing.

SUNDAY, 1 MAR.

HONOURING WOMEN MONTH CHURCH SERVICE
The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is celebrating Honouring Women Month (HWM) in March with a HWM Church Service at Agape Family Worship Centre at 10am. For further information, call the FRC at 949-0006, visit www.frc.ky or Family Resource Centre on Facebook.

THURSDAY, 5 MAR.

EMPLOYMENT & THE LABOUR LAW – PART III: PENSIONS
Part 3 of this Chamber Training Centre Legal Assist course takes place at the Chamber’s offices in Governors Square, from 9am – 11am. This two-hour course will review important elements of the Pensions Law. A secure future is important to all, and so a basic understanding this Law is vital to instilling confidence in employees, as well as ensure your business stays on the right side of the Law. Register at https://web.caymanchamber.ky/events/Employment-The-Labour-Law-Part-III-Pensions-5-March-2020-1764/details. For more information email [email protected] or call 345-743-9129.

FRIDAY, 6 MAR.

FISHING TOURNAMENT
The third annual BK Big Fish fishing tournament takes place from 6-8 March with over $55,000 in cash and prizes for all participants. Registration for the tournament takes place Wednesday, 4 March at George Town Yacht Club, and at Captain’s Table in the Brac. There will also be a Cayman Outreach Program on 7 and 8 March at GTYC which educates youths on conservation, as well as the basics of fishing. The camp will conclude with a Family Fishing Derby. In addition to the two-day fishing clinic is the Fishing Family Fun Day on 7 Mar. from 12- 4 pm which includes virtual reality, snow cones, face painting, games and activities for the entire family. For more information please contact [email protected], or visit the Cayman Islands Angling Club website fishcayman.com.

OPTIMAL MOTIVATION
The newly introduced training course by The Ken Blanchard Companies is being offered by the Chamber Training Centre for the first time. It’s an all-day course starting from 9am – 5pm aimed at showing employees how to become and stay optimally motivated. Register at https://web.caymanchamber.ky/events/Optimal-Motivation-6-March-2020-1769/details. For more information email [email protected] or call 345-743-9129.

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.

WEDNESDAY, 11 MAR.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS AGM
Special Olympics Cayman Islands’ Annual General meeting will be held at the VIP Lounge, Truman Bodden Sports Complex starting at 6pm. Agenda includes the presentation of annual reports and the election of the board of directors. For further information please call the Special Olympics office at 345-946-7624 or email [email protected]

100 WOMEN WHO CARE
The next 100 Women Who Care event takes place at 6-7 pm at the Marriott Grand Cayman. $100 donation required. Visit http://www.100women.ky or email [email protected] for more information.

THURSDAY, 12 MAR.

IMMIGRATION: WORK PERMITS (BVP’s, TWP’s and RERC’s)
Chamber Training Centre is holding another Legal Assist course, which takes place from 9am – 1pm. Learn about the full range of options under which a non-Caymanian can lawfully “engage in gainful occupation in the Islands,” with an emphasis on private sector employment. Register at https://web.caymanchamber.ky/events/Immigration-Work-Permits-BVPs-TWPs-and-RERCs-12-March-2020-1759/details. Call 345-743-9129 or email [email protected] for more 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.

CAYMAN NATIONAL CHOIR PERFORMANCE
The Cayman National Choir & Orchestra’s Royal Variety Performance takes place at the Harquail Theatre. Featuring music from Handel and Walton to the royalty of the pop world including Queen and Elvis Presley, this is a concert that will stir the heart, lift the spirits and set the feet tapping with something for everyone to enjoy. The concert is at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25/10 from EventPro.ky or from choir and orchestra members.

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.

TUESDAY, 19 MAR.

CAYMAN HEART FUND SYMPOSIUM
The Cayman Heart Fund’s 13th Annual International Symposium welcomes internationally renowned Hospitals and Doctors specializing in cardiovascular disease. The guest speakers offer information on the latest research, current technology and advancements in cardiovascular medicine. The symposium will be held at the Margaritaville Resort Grand Cayman from 5pm to 9 pm. Registration is free, and CME credits are available. Refreshments and food will be provided. To register for the event please paste and copy this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M936ZXS
For more information about the conference please contact the Cayman Heart Fund at (345) 916-6324 or [email protected]

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.

ST. IGNATIUS GOLF SCRAMBLE
St. Ignatius Church and School will be hosting their 11th annual Golf Scramble. The event will be limited to 88 participants and will take place at North Sound Golf Course. There will be lots of competitions, great prizes, and food/beverages at the conclusion of the golf. Cost is $190 per player (or CI$760 per team of four). Proceeds will support the new Sports Hall Building Fund and the Scholarship Fund. The registration form can be found at https://www.st-ignatius.com/images/Golf_Scramble_-_Registration-Sponsor_Form_-_2020.pdf. Call 345-949-6797 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.’

TRIPLE C SCHOOL MEMORIAL 5K
Triple C School, in partnership with the Theda Whittaker Foundation and GreenTech Solar, is holding the 2nd Annual Theda Whittaker Memorial 5K Walk/Run/Roll which raises funds for the Ena Merren Scholarship Fund. The foundation will receive 20% of the registration profits from the event. People of all ages are invited to come out to walk, run or roll on bikes, scooters, wheelchairs, etc. Registration is available on CaymanActive.com in advance, and on the day of the event there will a registration table at the school. Pre-registration costs are adults $25, children 5 – 12 years old $20, children up to 4 years old $10. Event Day costs are adults $30, children 5 – 12 years old $25, children up to age 4 $10. Visit https://triplecschool.org/ or call 345-949-6022.

TUESDAY, 24 MARCH

SHARK TALK
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.

FRIDAY, 27 MARCH

ȻHANGE FOR ȻHANGE COIN DRIVE
The ¢hange for ¢hange Coin Drive is one of Meals on Wheels’ largest fundraisers of the year. It costs Meals on Wheels approximately $30,000 to feed 245 seniors every month. To raise funds for this, Meals on Wheels volunteers will be stationed around Grand Cayman on 27 and  28 March ready to collect any loose change. Last year ¢hange for ¢hange Coin Drive helped to raise funds to provide over 6,000 nutritious hot meals to seniors. The ¢hange for ¢hange Coin Drive is generously sponsored by Davenport Development, who kindly covers the costs of the volunteer t-shirts, supporter stickers and donation buckets. To volunteer, or to have a bucket setup at your school or company, contact Meals on Wheels on 345-769-1974.

ST. IGNATIUS SPRING FLING
The annual St. Ignatius Spring Fling (School Fair) features lots of food, fun, games, entertainment and prizes for all ages. There will be a white elephant stall, plant stall, pony rides, bouncy castle and more. There will also be a prize drawing with a $2020 cash prize and lots of other prizes. Tickets are $5 and $1 tickets are on sale for food/drinks/games. Spring Fling proceeds will support the S.T.E.M. and Robotics programmes, Sports Hall fund, and other HSA projects. Call 345-949-9250 or 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.

EAC ANNUAL RALLY – VISION 2K20
Eastern Apostolic Church presents VISION 2K20 Rally. “A Year of Breakthrough” at 5:30 pm, East End Church of Apostolic Faith Deliverance & Restoration Centre, 7 Quantum Drive, East End. Admission is $5.

QEII BOTANIC PARK ORCHID SHOW

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the Cayman Islands Orchid Society invites the public to explore an array of beautiful orchids at the Orchid Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday the 28 and 29 March. Enjoy educational talks, music and delicious food alongside the springtime blooms and with hundreds of orchids on sale, you can take one home. Starts at 9am. $5 for adults, free for children under 12. Contact 345-947-9462 or [email protected] for more information.

 

SUNDAY, 29 MAR

QEII BOTANIC PARK ORCHID SHOW
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the Cayman Islands Orchid Society invites the public to explore an array of beautiful orchids at the Orchid Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday the 28 and 29 March. Enjoy educational talks, music and delicious food alongside the springtime blooms and with hundreds of orchids on sale, you can take one home. Starts at 9am. $5 for adults, free for children under 12. Contact 345-947-9462 or [email protected] 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.

SUNDAY, 5 APRIL

DG’S 5K CHALLENGE – CAYMAN BRAC
The Seventh Annual DG’s 5K Challenge will benefit three deserving charities working in the Cayman Islands. With a focus on Helping Today – Protecting Tomorrow, the beneficiaries from this year’s fundraiser will be Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS), MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADACI). Prospective participants can register on the CaymanActive website www.caymanactive.com/dg5k from 1 March. Companies interested in sponsoring the DG’s 5K Challenge, or anyone interested in making a donation, can contact Fundraising Subcommittee Chairwoman Nancy Barnard at [email protected]

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.’

SUNDAY, 19 APRIL

DG’S 5K CHALLENGE – LITTLE CAYMAN
The Seventh Annual DG’s 5K Challenge will benefit three deserving charities working in the Cayman Islands. With a focus on Helping Today – Protecting Tomorrow, the beneficiaries from this year’s fundraiser will be Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS), MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADACI). Prospective participants can register on the CaymanActive website www.caymanactive.com/dg5k from 1 March. Companies interested in sponsoring the DG’s 5K Challenge, or anyone interested in making a donation, can contact Fundraising Subcommittee Chairwoman Nancy Barnard at [email protected]

SUNDAY, 26 APRIL

DG’S 5K CHALLENGE – GRAND CAYMAN
The Seventh Annual DG’s 5K Challenge will benefit three deserving charities working in the Cayman Islands. With a focus on Helping Today – Protecting Tomorrow, the beneficiaries from this year’s fundraiser will be Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS), MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADACI). Prospective participants can register on the CaymanActive website www.caymanactive.com/dg5k from 1 March. Companies interested in sponsoring the DG’s 5K Challenge, or anyone interested in making a donation, can contact Fundraising Subcommittee Chairwoman Nancy Barnard at [email protected]

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.