iNews Briefs & Community Events
CISA North Side Meeting
The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all North Side Members only that they will be at the North Side Civic Center for the 1st district day on Thursday, February 13th from 10a.m. to 3p.m
DCI to close on Monday, February 10
The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) wishes to advise the public that its offices will be closed on Monday, February 10, 2020, to facilitate a staff function.
DCI will re-open for business as usual on Tuesday, February 11.
National Trust National Geographic Wildlife presenter, James Hendry
Cayman Drama Society: Tickets for “The Illusion” are now on sale!
The opening production of the 50th year of the Cayman Drama Society extends its reach into France in the 1600’s. THE ILLUSION is a play 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?
Tony Kushner (Angels in America) wrote THE ILLUSION based on “L’Illusion Comique” by Pierre Corneille, a 17th century French playwright. With a light, witty, and comedic touch we are taken through the illusions in this freely adapted version of “L’Illusion Comique” by Kushner. 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.
Family Resources Announces Free 2020 Programmes
The Family Resource Centre (FRC) proudly presents the following free, interactive programmes, starting in February and March, to help parents and strengthen family ties.
■ Family Skills (6 February – 9 April, 6 p.m.) – Learn effective behaviour-management strategies to support your children and equip your family with skills to improve all relationships. For families with children ages 6-11.
■ Co-Parenting (3 February – 6 April, 5.30 p.m.)– The weekly sessions for families raising children between two separate households will help adults navigate with the successful transition from a one- to a two-home family.
■ Young Parents Services (4 February – 30 May, 9 a.m.) – This weekly parenting programme for young parents (16-25 yrs old) is designed to assist attendees with parenting skills to build and improve parent parent-child bonding
■ Positive Discipline (4 February – 24 March, 12 p.m.) The weekly Lunch & Learn workshops will focus on teaching you positive parenting strategies to help and handle challenging behaviour. For parents with children ages 5-12 years old.
■ Digitally Distracted (5 May – 26 May, 12 p.m.) – This weekly Lunch & Learn will give you the practical tools to support you parenting your digitally distracted child(ren). For parents with children of all ages.
For further details, call FRC on 949-0006, or email [email protected]. FRC is now located at Apollo House West, 87 Mary Street, 2nd Floor, George Town.
Coco Fest at Pedro St James
The Management and staff of Pedro St James invite the public to the fifth annual Coco Fest set for Saturday 8th February 2020 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Pedro St James National Historic Site, Pedro Castle Road, Savannah.
Coco Fest brings together local cooks, craftsmen, producers, and farmers through a shared love for the coconut, in a fun and interactive environment.
The event provides an avenue for local micro-businesses to showcase their coconut-inspired products to the community while allowing guests to indulge in an array of creative, cottage industry products which often cannot be purchased in stores.
Cultural demonstrations on the uses of coconut throughout Cayman’s history will be held on-site by local artisans.
Admission is only $5.00 per person while children under six are free. $1.00 for each entry fee benefits Meals on Wheels Cayman.
For information on the event email [email protected] or call 947-3329.
Cayman Islands Public Holidays 2020
All public holidays for 2020, with the exception of the Queen’s Birthday holiday in June, are now confirmed.
· The Queen’s Birthday holiday is anticipated to be on Monday, 15 June but remains subject to confirmation.
· Christmas holidays take place around the weekend next year.
Grand Cayman (GIS) – The Deputy Governor’s Office has confirmed public holidays in the Cayman Islands for 2020, with the exception of the Queen’s Birthday.
The United Kingdom traditionally celebrates Her Majesty’s birthday by holding the Trooping of the Colour ceremony on the second Saturday in June. As such the public holiday in the Cayman Islands is likely to be Monday, 15 June 2020. Confirmation is expected in early 2020.
The 2020 public holidays are:
New Year’s Day: Wednesday, 1 January;
National Heroes Day: Monday, 27 January;
Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, 26 February;
Good Friday: Friday, 10 April;
Easter Monday: Monday, 13 April;
Discovery Day: Monday, 18 May;
Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 15 June (UNCONFIRMED);
Constitution Day: Monday, 6 July;
Remembrance Day: Monday, 9 November;
Christmas: Friday, 25 December; and
Boxing Day: Monday, 28 December.
OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS (In Date Order)
SAT FEB 1
Traveling Art Exhibit: Horacio Esteban Connecting Our Past to Our Future
The Brac Heritage Autumn Festival Cayman Air presents a Traveling Art Exhibit: Horacio Esteban Connecting Our Past to Our Future, opening on February 1st at 11am. Email [email protected] for more information.
Traditional Cooking Class: Cassava Cake
The National Trust presents a Traditional Cooking Class at Mission House on Saturday (1 Feb) at 10am featuring the recipe, Cassava Cake.
Skystone International Robotics Tournament
Skystone International Robotics Tournament is February 1st at the Camana Bay Arts and Recreation Center starting at 1pm. Admission is free.
CIIP Storyboard Competition
The annual CIIP Storyboard Competition gives students an opportunity to share their favorite fictional story. All storyboards must be registered by Saturday (1 Feb). For more information, email http://[email protected].
SUN FEB 2
Plastic Free Cayman Beach Clean Up
Plastic Free Cayman is hosting a beach clean up on February 2nd at West Bay Public Beach from 8am to 10am.
83rd Annual Convention of the Church of God Full Gospel Hall in George Town
The 83rd Annual Convention of the Church of God Full Gospel Hall in George Town is February 2nd through the 9th with Daily Prayer Meetings at 630am, Preaching and Praise at 1030am and Evangelistic Service at 7:15pm. On Sundays, Sunday School is at 945am, Morning Worship at 1045am, Youth Service at 3pm and Evangelistic Service at 7:15pm. For
Transportation information, call 926.8180.
Stand Up for Christian Family Values 2020
Cayman CAUSE ‘Stand Up for Christian Family Values 2020’ is Sunday (2 Feb) at 5pm at the Legislation Assembly. For more information call 917.2985 or email [email protected]
MON FEB 3
Grand Court Jurors
All Grand Court Jurors in the current session must now report on Monday (3 Feb) at 945am.
MON FEB 3 – MON APR 6
The Family Resource Center is hosting a weekly Co-Parenting programme February 3 through April 6 at 530pm. The weekly sessions for families raising children between two separate households will help adults navigate with the successful transition from a one- to a two-home family. For further details, call FRC on 949-0006, or email [email protected]
TUE APR 4
World Cancer Awareness Day
Lavender is the new Pink. Join the Cancer Society in observing World Cancer Awareness Day on February 4th.
Business Writing Skills Part 1
The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a course on Business Writing Skills Part 1 on February 4th. To register, head to caymanchamber.ky.
TUE APR 4 – SAT MAY 30
Young Parents Programme
The Family Resource Center is hosting a weekly Young Parents programme February 4 through May 30 9am. This weekly parenting programme for young parents (16-25 yrs old) is designed to assist attendees with parenting skills to build and improve parent parent-child bonding. For further details, call FRC on 949-0006, or email [email protected]
TUE APR 4 – TUE MAR 24
The Family Resource Center is hosting a weekly Positive Discipline program February 4 through March 24 at 12pm. The weekly Lunch & Learn workshops will focus on teaching you positive parenting strategies to help and handle challenging behaviour. For further details, call FRC on 949-0006, or email [email protected]
THU & FRI APR 6 & 7
Primary School Sports Days
The Primary School Sports Days are February 6th and 7th at the Cayman Brac Sports Complex
THU FEB 6 – THU APR 9
The Family Resource Center is hosting a weekly Family Skills program February 6th through April 9th at 6pm. This is for families with children between the ages of 6 and 11. For further details, call FRC on 949-0006, or email [email protected]
Essentials of Supervision
The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a course on Essentials of Supervision: Developing your Leadership Skills on February 6th. To register, head to caymanchamber.ky.
FRI & SAT FEB 7 & 8
The Vagina Monologues Tickets
Tickets are on sale now for The Vagina Monologues with performances on February 7th and 8th at the Prospect Playhouse at 730pm nightly. Log on to http://www.caymanactive.com/vday to purchase your tickets.
SAT FEB 8
National Geographic Wildlife Presenter, James Hendry
The National Trust presents National Geographic Wildlife Presenter, James Hendry at Royal Palms on Saturday (8 Feb) at 5pm.
A Night of Conservation
Join the National Trust in partnership with Royal Palms Beach Club for a night of Conservation. National Geographic Wildlife Presenter and Author James Hendry will regale the audience with tails of his travels and experiences in the wild. The event is Saturday (8 Feb) from 5 to 8pm at Royal Palms.
Island of Women – Life at Home During Our Maritime Years
The National Gallery presents its newest exhibition ‘Island of Women – Life at Home During Our Maritime Years’, which explores the vital contributions women have made to the development of our country, as interpreted by local artists. The exhibition opens on 08 February until 28 May, 2020.
MON FEB 10
Chamber Travel Club – Experience Peru
The Chamber of Commerce is hosting an information session on the Chamber Travel Club – Experience Peru on February 10th. To register, head to caymanchamber.ky.
WED FEB 12
First Time Managers
The Chamber of Commerce is hosting training for First Time Managers on February 11th. To register, head to caymanchamber.ky.
THU FEB 13
Community thatch plaiting class
The community thatch plaiting class is February 13 from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House. Email [email protected] for more information.
Kristine and Margarita Balanas violin and cello recital
Cayman Arts Festival presents Kristine and Margarita Balanas violin and cello recital at the Agape Family Worship Center at 7pm on Thursday (13 Feb)
Employment and Labor Law
The Chamber of Commerce is hosting training on the Employment and Labour Law on February 13th. To register, head to caymanchamber.ky.
Basic Accounting Made Easier
The Chamber of Commerce is hosting training on the Basic Accounting Made Easier on February 13th. To register, head to caymanchamber.ky.
THU – SUN FEB 13 -16
5 day prophetic convention
Dominion Life Global Ministries celebrates its 1st anniversary with a 5 day prophetic convention under the theme I Must Recover February 13 – 16th at 7pm nightly as well as at 1pm on Sunday at the George Town Town Hall.
SUN FEB 16
Heart Hero’s Brunch
The Cayman Heart Fund is hosting the Heart Hero’s Brunch at Ristorante Pappagallo on February 16th from 1130am to 3pm. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased by calling Angelique Bodden on 916.6324 or emailing [email protected].