December 5, 2020

February events at Camana Bay

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24_Hours_in_Camana_Bay_Dining Camana Bay, Grand Cayman (4 February 2013): From an open air showcase featuring local artists and organisations and a celebration of local produce and sustainable dining to an open water swimming extravaganza for all to enjoy and a romantic Valentine’s movie series shown under the stars – there is always something happening at Camana Bay!

Bon Vivant Cooking Class: Stylish Soups

From healthy and hearty to decadent and delicious, the varieties and techniques are endless when it comes to good old homemade soup. Learn how to make the most of fresh ingredients and serve up scrumptious and stylish soups for family and friends with Karma Executive Chef Aaron Molloy. Classes are CI$55 person.

To register, email [email protected] or call 345.623.2665.

Tuesday 5 February 6-8pm, Bon Vivant

First Thursdays at Camana Bay: Valentine’s Special

Treat yourself – or someone else – to something special from First Thursdays’ Valentine’s Special. Stroll around Cabrand.gifmana Bay and discover all that the Town Centre has to offer. Visit participating stores and enjoy complimentary bubbles and canapés as you browse for your Valentine. From memorable experiences for two, like dinner and a movie or a couple’s spa treatment, to an array of freshly presented classic gifts to suit every budget, including heart-warming cards, personalized floral arrangements, decadent chocolates, intimate apparel for men and women and every girl’s best friend—diamonds – find Valentine’s Day inspiration at Camana Bay. For a full list of this month’s participating stores, visit

Thursday 7 February 5-7pm, Camana Bay Town Centre

Cultural Workshop: Jewellery

Camana Bay is partnering with local artists to offer a series of workshops designed to promote Caymanian culture and heritage. Children ages 7-10 are invited to join us for a traditional jewellery making workshop, just in time for Valentine’s Day! This is a free event and space is limited. To register, contact Karie Bounds at [email protected]

Saturday 9 February 1:30-2:30pm, The Discovery Centre

Camana Bay Aquatic Club 2nd Annual Open Water Swim Series

Join CBAC for a three-part series of family-friendly open water events. The events are open to swimmers of all ages and abilities and are a great way to learn a vital life skill, get wet and have fun! Little ones will enjoy a 200m Lollipop Dash, designed for swimmers 10 and under who are new to open water swimming, while more experienced swimmers can take part in the Sea Swim. Not ready to swim but still want to join in the fun? Water Walk participants will walk the full race distance in water at waist height. Each week, the swim and walk will increase in distance by 200m, starting at a breezy 400m and building up to the final 800m challenge. There will be random prizes and post-race refreshments on Public Beach. Registration is CI$30 for a Series Package (all three races), CI$90 for a Family Series Package (2 adults and 2 children, includes all races) or CI$15 per individual race. All swimmers will receive a CBAC swim cap, and those who sign up for the Series or Family Package will each receive a CBAC Open Water Series T-shirt. Registration can be made on the day at the event, online at or at The Discovery Centre in the Town Centre. For more information, contact  [email protected] or call 345.640.2878.

Saturday 9 February (400m), Saturday 2 March (600m) and Saturday 23 March (800m) 2pm, Governor’s Beach

The Bookends Club

Join The Bookends Club when they meet to review their latest pick In the Sea There Are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda. This moving true story follows ten-year-old Enaiatollah Akbari as he journeys alone from Afghanistan to Italy after his village falls prey to the Taliban. Come share your insights and impressions in an open discussion. New members are always welcome. The Bookends Club is free to join and their meetings, held on the second Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30pm, are open to the public. This month, The Bookends Club will gather a day early owing to the Ash Wednesday public holiday.

Tuesday 12 February 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

Moonlight  & Movies: Valentine’s Edition

Join us for a special Valentine’s edition of Moonlight & Movies! With blankets laid out on the lawn in Gardenia Court, sit back and enjoy a romantic comedy shown on a giant screen under the stars.

Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 February 8pm, Gardenia Court

Tuesday 12 February 8pm: Pretty in Pink (1986, PG-13) A high school girl from the wrong side of town must choose between her childhood sweetheart and a wealthy heart-throb in this Hollywood classic. Wednesday 13 February 8pm: Just Go With It (2011, PG-13) A plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his wife in a hilarious attempt to prove his honesty.

Thursday 14 February 8pm: Eat Pray Love (2010, PG-13) At a crossroads in her life, Liz Gilbert travels to Italy, India and Bali to discover happiness in this inspiring true story.

Howard Hamilton & Adam McIntyre Book Signing

Join defence lawyer extraordinaire Howard Hamilton Q.C. and veteran correctional officer Adam McIntrye for the joint launch of their books, Born to Defend and Understanding the Criminal. Howard takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the court system while McIntyre gives us an inside look into the minds of the criminals themselves. This free event will include an author presentation, group discussion and book signing. Friday 15 February 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

Rotary Club Bed Race to Eradicate Polio

Don your pyjamas and get into bed for a great cause at Rotary in the Cayman Islands’ annual Bed Race to Eradicate Polio! Registration is CI$200 per team and includes a pre-race parade, all races and after party on Market Street. All racing teams must consist of one rider, four runners/pushers and one alternate. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed Bed Design, Most Outrageous Bed and The Broken Spring Award and net proceeds will benefit Rotary International’s Polio Eradication programme “PolioPlus.” The deadline for

registration is Friday 1 February. For more information, visit

Saturday 16 February 1pm, Market Street

Drum Circle

Professional drummers Randy Chollette, Damion Thaxter and Eden Hurlston of the musical group I AM PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE bring the Town Centre to life with a jam session featuring African, Cuban and Caymanian rhythms. The group was formed to promote brotherhood, unity and cultural development through the integration of music. Members of the public are invited to join in with their own instruments and will be given pointers throughout the session. So bring your instrument if you’d like to jam, bring your voice if you want to sing, or simply listen and enjoy an evening of rhythm and beats!

Saturday 16 February 5-7pm, Gardenia Court

Bon Vivant Cooking Class: All You Knead is Bread!

Ortanique’s new pastry chef, and Taste of Cayman 2013 “Best Dessert” champion, Vanessa Elmas takes guests on a culinary journey through the basics of bread making. Savoury or sweet, simple or sophisticated – you’re bound to develop a knead for freshly baked homemade bread! Classes are CI$55 person. To register, email [email protected] or call 345.623.2665.

Tuesday 19 February 6-8pm, Bon Vivant


Get into the flow with Floetry for another special night of words and wisdom, poetry and people. Join some of Cayman’s most talented poets and performers who share their work during an open mic night of poetry and readings. Come share your own work or listen to others. Floetry’s mix of poetry and music provides a unique opportunity for Cayman’s community of writers and readers to share their artistic and cultural experiences. It’s the perfect place to express yourself. Floetry takes place every third Wednesday of the month and is free and open to the public.

Wednesday 20 February 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

Cayman Islands Humane Society 22nd Annual Dog Show

Watch Cayman’s finest four-legged friends strut their stuff at the Cayman Islands Humane Society’s 22nd Annual Dog Show! This year, the eagerly awaited event for Cayman’s canine community finds a new home on The Festival Green at Camana Bay. The event is free to attend, while the show is open to dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages and pedigrees to compete across a number of categories including Most Personality, Best Rescued, Best Trick, Cayman Dogs and more. Registration begins at 8am and is CI$5 per dog per category or 5 categories for $20. For more information, visit

Saturday 23 February 9am-1pm, The Festival Green

The Walking Workout

Jumpstart your everyday fitness routine and support the Lion’s Club of Tropical Gardens with a Walking Workout from Master Certified and Conditioning Therapist, Dottie Rau. The Walking Workout is a thought- provoking approach to exercise that incorporates walking and upper body strength-building into a gentle, yet effective workout. Walk forwards, backwards and sideways then squat, lunge, twist and jump, as you challenge body balance and coordination. The 40-60 minute Walking Workout is appropriate for all ages and physical conditions. Registration is CI$15 and can be made online at

Sunday 24 February 7-8am, Town Centre

Traditional Cooking Classes with the National Trust and Bon Vivant

Back by popular demand! A new season of traditional cooking classes kicks off with Stew Fish, prepared by legendary chef Bergman Ebanks and the National Trust’s Paul Watler. This dynamic will serve up delicious food and engaging stories – offering the perfect way to connect with tradition that’s sure to be a lot of fun. Space is limited. Cost is CI$30 for National Trust members, and CI$35 for non-members. To register, please contact Basia McGuire at 345.749.1129 or [email protected]

Tuesday 26 February 5:30-7pm, Bon Vivant

Nosotros: Spanish Floetry

Spanish-speaking poets and performers—and those who simply enjoy la lengua de Cervantes—are invited to join “Nosotros”, a group whose mission is to build bridges and create connections through culture, for their monthly open mic night. Come share your artistic talents and cultural experiences in a creative and friendly space. “Nosotros” gathers at Books & Books on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7-

8:30pm and all are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Miguel Powery at 345.917.0335.

Wednesday 27 February 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

Bon Vivant Cooking Class: Easy Entertaining

Become the talk of the Town! Serve up a smorgasbord of deliciously chic finger foods at your next dinner party, when the team at Bon Vivant share their entertaining expertise and show you how to whip up aselection of delectable delights with ease! Classes are CI$55 person. To register, email  [email protected] or call 345.623.2665.

Thursday 28 February 6-8pm, Bon Vivant

Ortanique Pig Roast

Co-owner/Chef Cindy Hutson, co-owner Delius Shirley and Executive Chef Sara Mair invite you for a Full Moon “Caja China” Pig Roast under the stars. The fun begins right when you ditch your shoes and dig your toes in to the sand on The Island in the Camana Bay Harbour. Sip mojitos and savour Cuban-inspired bocaditos (small bites). Then join fellow diners for a family-style all-you-can-eat Latin feast of roasted pig, fresh local fish, market vegetables, black beans and rice and other hearty dishes. Dance it all off with a live DJ for a perfect end to an enjoyable evening. Spaces are limited. The cost is CI$100 per person and includes unlimited Bacardi mojitos, wine, beer and gratuity. For reservations, call 640.7710. “Ven disfruta la pachanga!” (Come enjoy the party!)

Thursday 28 February 6pm, The Island

Weekly Rituals

Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground is a new concept in play that prompts creativity and sensory exploration. With a focus on loose parts – giant foam blocks, mats, wagons, fabric and crates – Imagination Playground’s play experience offers a changing array of elements that allow children to build, play, dream and explore endless possibilities. Come “play” with our Imagination Playground, which will be based on The Crescent every Wednesday and Saturday, and is free for all to enjoy.

Every Wednesday and Saturday 10am-8pm, The Crescent

Story Time

For our youngest readers, join Books & Books every Wednesday at 10:30am to read exciting new books and sing along to your children’s favourite songs.

Every Wednesday 10:30am, Books & Books

Story & Craft Time

For young readers, join Books & Books every Saturday at 10:30am to read exciting new books and explore your creative side with a unique craft each week.

Every Saturday 10:30am, Books & Books

10 Minutes with Dr. James


Every Wednesday before Story Time and on the first and third Saturday of the month before Story & Craft Time, Dr. James Robertson, paediatrician at Trincay Medical Services in Camana Bay, visits Books & Books to share his medical knowledge and answer your parenting questions.

Every Wednesday plus the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 10:30am, Books & Books

Weekly Farmers’ Market

Real Food, Real Farmers, Real Community! Get a real taste of Cayman every Wednesday when vendors from across the island sell fresh produce, hot food, handmade crafts and more at Camana Bay. Enjoy the satisfaction of buying fresh and supporting local merchants. The stalls are set up on the corner of Forum Lane and Market Street across from Digicel and Mail Boxes Etc.

Every Wednesday 12-7pm, corner of Forum Lane and Market Street

Live on The Paseo

Start the weekend with your favourite local bands at Live on The Paseo. With a different band each week, styles range from reggae and calypso to classic rock and contemporary pop. Everyone is welcome to these free, alfresco musical performances. It’s a weekly event you don’t want to miss.

Every Friday 7-10pm, The Paseo

For more information on upcoming events happening at Camana Bay, visit








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