ARTICLES BY LAURA DURSTON

Talent Xposition returns to the Harquail

Cayman’s brightest and most talented stars return to the Harquail Theatre on Sunday, June 25, as part of the 2017 Talent Xposition of the Arts. Presented by The New Self-Help Community Foundation, the Xposition has taken place annually since 2001, raising money for worthwhile causes. This year, proceeds will go toward the Foundation’s Community Youth Talent Training Programme of the Arts.

Wedding planning – to hire or not to hire?

It’s the time of year for romance and weddings. Cooler temperatures bring brides and grooms outdoors to get married on the beach, in gardens or even on the water.

Jazz, classical music highlight Cayman Arts Festival

The Dama Trio from Italy and the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble, as the two main concerts, as well as local talent performing in fringe events, are among the highlights of the upcoming Cayman Arts Festival.

2016’s social whirlwind

For such a small island, Cayman has an action-packed annual community social calendar. This year was a busy one. From fun runs to music events to glitzy galas, there was something for everyone in 2016. Here’s a roundup of some of the year’s notable events.

Eat, drink and be merry over Christmas

‘Tis the season of roast turkey, Christmas pudding, Cayman Christmas beef and an excess of bubbly refreshments. To help with the over-indulgence, Cayman’s restaurants offer a variety of meal options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day which allow revelers to steer clear of the kitchen and be pampered instead.

Unique photography exhibition opens at National Gallery

A unique and captivating photography exhibition is now open at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, quite far removed from our island scenery and culture, and sure to enchant visitors with its vibrant colors and its peek into a usually private and mysterious world.

Eclipze clips hair for a cause

For those in search of a quick trim or manicure, Eclipze’s annual Cut-A-Thon provides the opportunity to help others while changing your look. Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa is holding its 16th Annual Cut-A-Thon in aid of breast cancer awareness on Oct. 23, and is offering cuts for a fraction of the normal price.

‘Paws for Wine’ returns to Pappagallo

Popular charitable event Paws for Wine returns for its sixth year on Saturday, with a wine tasting and auction evening that raises money for a very worthwhile cause. Organized by Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts (CARE), the popular fundraiser will be held at Ristorante Pappagallo

Company with peripheral vision

In a locale such as Cayman, one of the most important accessories we own are our trusty sunglasses, and with a plethora of sunglass shops on island, the style and function options are endless.

Celebrate Bajan independence

This year marks 50 years of independence for Barbados.

International Food Festival set for June 18

Culinary delights from around the world will take center stage on June 18 when St. Ignatius holds its first International Food Festival in Loyola Hall and the courtyard.

CayFilm 2016: Interview with Reno Wilson

Over the next few weeks, Weekender will highlight people and films scheduled to appear at the CayFilm Festival, which runs from July 1-4.

Little League plans big day

Little League’s annual fundraiser on Saturday will offer games and activities for kids, ballpark concessions and a raffle.

Crisis Centre hosts ‘Strength of a Woman’

“Strength of a Woman” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

The early bird gets CayFilm tickets

CayFilm 2016 is just around the corner, from July 1-4, bringing film screenings, workshops, seminars and star-studded parties to Cayman’s shores.

5K walk/run benefits The Pines

Money raised from Sunday’s 5K Walk/Run for The Pines Retirement Home will help pay for a four-seat wheelchair bus to replace the one-seat model the home uses now.

Enjoy a second serving of ‘Music on Menu’

Classical music dinner series Music on the Menu returns for its second installment this year, on May 12 at Luca restaurant.

NORCECA Beach Volleyball returns to Public Beach

Volleyball enthusiasts can look forward to a weekend of stellar performances, with aces, bumps, blocks and digs galore as the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tournament returns to the sandy beaches of Cayman.

Lace up your running shoes for Deputy Governor’s 5K

The Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge returns for its third year, taking place on Sunday and benefitting the Cayman Heart Fund.

Learn ‘Model Code’ from a seasoned professional

Cayman’s aspiring models may want to take note. “Model Code,” an informational session with internationally successful Caymanian model Nik Stewart, will take place on Saturday at CeLeb boutique in The Marquee plaza between noon and 2 p.m.
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