- By Jan Critchley
Duffs Bottom is where the basketball action will be this weekend with the Honorable Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League playoffs.
Nagico sponsors the Seniors Men Division with all local teams competing. The games start on Friday the 17th at 6:30pm with Ruff House taking on Desert Storm, followed by the 8pm playoff between Avengers and Da 3rd. The final game at 9:30pm sets up Talk Done against the Knights. The entrance fee is $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 years and under. Call the Save the Seed Energy Center at (284) 494-7353 for the wk-end schedule of games.
Virgin's Cup Race
This Saturday, October 18th, the crew aboard the pirate ship "Willy T will be scanning the horizon for female racers headed their way. Norman Island is the destination for the popular annual Virgin's Cup Race that tests the skills of female crews. Technically, the rule is a female must be at the helm, although some male stowaways are known to slip aboard. Registration will be from 6pm to 8pm Friday the 17th at the Royal BVI Yacht Club. The first start is scheduled from 11 am on Saturday from Road Harbor with prize giving and festivities at the Willy T starting at 4pm. Call RBVIYC at 494-3286 for more details.
No need to go to Broadway for a dinner and theatre show combined – on Saturday, October 18th, Myett's in Cane Garden Bay will be the venue for a delicious meal along with the BVI Dance School's presentation of "Speakeasy" Cabaret. A "speakeasy" was a term that came from the US Prohibition Era in the early 1900's when establishments sold liquor illegally, sometimes offering some sort of entertainment as a cover. The dinner and performance start at 8:30pm. Dinner and show reservations can be made at Myett's call 340-2824.
For those interested in learning more about professional makeup, "A Beautiful You" is a Women's Empowerment and Makeup Seminar being held on Sunday, October 19th at The Mariner Inn Conference Room at the Moorings. There are two five-hour sessions available – a morning session from 9am or an afternoon session beginning at 3pm. There will be a special guest motivational speaker along with Professional Makeup Artists, Phillip Krane Bernier and Kendra Vicars. The fee is $125 per person and includes a full makeup kit, goodie bags and refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at Hazem's Beauty Supply. For more details call Nailed in Paradise (STT) (340) 775-7300.
Domino competition will reach new heights in the BVI with the first ever "Clash of the Clans" Domino Competition held on Monday October 20th at Club Opium's parking lot. The players begin at 12 noon with musical entertainment by DJ Dre and DJ Mac Milli. Food tickets can be purchased for $10 and drinks will also be on sale throughout the afternoon. Be sure to register by Friday, October 17th ($20/pp) if you want to compete. The winner "Takes all" and a prize will also be given to the 2nd place winner. For more information and registration forms call 341-5102.
Village Cay Contest
Your happy hour could get a lot happier with a possible regional winning entry for a NYC "Heineken Experience." Head on over to Village Cay Friday the 17th from 7pm to 9pm pop the top of the new City Edition bottles of Heineken. Inside the bottle cap is a code you can enter at the website www.heineken.com. Be sure to ask for a Cities coaster with your Heineken –peel off the sticker and get a prize right from the bar!