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Youth Parliament 2020


WHO:                                            
Youth Parliamentary Organising Committee Chairperson, Ms Barbara Conolly

WHAT:                                         Opening ceremony and proceedings of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association 13th Youth Parliament

WHEN:                                         Commonwealth Day, Monday, 9 March 2020, 10.30 am

WHERE:                                       Legislative Assembly

PARTICIPANTS:                         Governor, Premier, Youth Parliament participants, parents, teachers, students, MLAs, government officials

BACKGROUND:                         The participants take part in the annual event held as part of Commonwealth Day celebrations.

CARE Quiz Night is on Wednesday, 4th March !

Come join in the fun and test the gray matter and help raise funds for a worthy cause. 

Not able to make it on Wednesday, then please help us raise much needed funds by spreading the word about our quiz night.

You can download the quiz poster by clicking on the following  link   and spread the word in your office and on community boards. 

Social Work Month to Focus on Awareness Raising

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will be highlighting the far-reaching impact of social workers this March. Social Work Month 2020’s theme is “Social Workers Generations Strong,” and will be reinforced by the following DCFS events:

■ Sunday, 1 – Social Work Month Thanksgiving Church Service, New Testament Church of God, East End, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

■ Monday, 9 to Tuesday, 31 – Social Work Month Exhibition: “Social Workers Generations Strong,” Government Administration Building Gallery, 8.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

■ Tuesday, 17 – World Social Work Day Dress for a Cause Photo Opp, Government Administration Building front steps, 9.15 a.m. sharp

■ Tuesday, 17 – Social Work Month Discussion Panel: “The Evolution of Social Work Practice in the Cayman Islands,” Constitution Hall, 4.30 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Cayman Carnival Dates

SAVE THE DATES 2020
Cayman Carnival Jr. Parade – Saturday 2 May – 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Le Masque – Thursday 7 MayJ’ouvert  – Saturday 9 May 12 am – 4am
Batabano Food Festival – Saturday 9 May – 12 noon – 12 midnightCayman Carnival Adult Parade – Saturday 9  May  – 1:00pm – 6:00pm

FRC Celebrates Honouring Women Month 2020 Throughout March

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is celebrating Honouring Women Month (HWM) in March with the following events:

■ Sunday, 1 – HWM Church Service, Agape Family Worship Centre, 10 a.m.

■ Friday, 6 – HWM Dress for a Cause Photo Opportunity, Government Administration Building front steps, 9.15 a.m.

■ Sunday, 8 – HWM International Women’s Day Brunch, Kimpton Seafire Resort, 11a.m. – 2 p.m. – Tickets $125 pp/table for 10 available, email [email protected]

■ Sunday, 15 – Colour Me Purple 5K Run/Walk, SafeHaven, 6.30 a.m. Register atwww.caymanactive.com/registrations/purple

■ Wednesday, 25 – Empowering Women Through Employability, Family Resource Centre, Apollo House West, 87 Mary Street, 5.30 p.m.

■ Tuesday, 31 – HWM Closing Reception, Government House, 6.30 p.m. (invitation only).

For further information, call the FRC at 949-0006, visit www.frc.ky or Family Resource Centre on Facebook.

FGMF Breakfast Meeting

The Grand Cayman chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International is having its monthly breakfast on Saturday February 29, 2020 at 7:30am, at a new location Treats Restaurant, located in the West Shore Center, West Bay Road. There will be open sharing.

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.

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)

FRI FEB 28

Data Protection Law Awareness Session

The Ombudsman Office is hosting an awareness session on the Data Protection Law on February 28th at the George Town Public Library from 2 to 4pm.

SAT FEB 29

Traditional Cooking Class: Cayman Style Beef

The National Trust presents a Traditional Cooking Class at Mission House on Saturday (29 Feb) at 10am featuring the recipe, Cayman Style Beef.

8th Annual Red Sky at Night

The 8th Annual Red Sky at Night is Saturday (29 Feb) hosted by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation at the Harquail Theater starting at 4pm.

Roaring 20s

The Cayman Brac District Committee presents a night of fun and fundraising with Roaring 20s on Saturday (29 Feb) at Brac Trust House West End Cayman Brac at 6pm. For tickets, call 916.3960

Noises Off Auditions

Auditions for the comedic play about a play, Noises Off, are Saturday (29 Feb) at 10am at the Prospect Playhouse. Production dates are May through June. For information or the audition packet, head to cds.ky.

SUN MAR 1

Pedal 2 the Point

Pedal 2 the Point Cycling event is Sunday (1 Mar) at 6am starting in West Bay and carrying riders to Rum Point. Register online at caymanactive.com.

HWM Church Service

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is celebrating Honouring Women Month (HWM) in March. On Sunday (1 Mar) there will be an HWM Church Service at 10am at the Agape Family Worship Center.

Social Workers Church service

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will be highlighting the far-reaching impact of social workers this March. Social Work Month 2020’s theme is “Social Workers Generations Strong.’ On Sunday (1 Mar) there will be a social work month thanksgiving church service at the New Testament Church of God in East End from 11am to 1pm.

Lobster Season Closes 1 March 2020

The National Conservation Law (NCL) sets the closed season for lobster fishing from 1 March through 30 November each year. No one may take lobster from Cayman waters, or purchase, receive or possess lobster taken from Cayman waters during that period. 

The closed seasons for various protected species, including lobster, are set to allow these creatures a chance to repopulate in the wild.

The NCL sets a general penalty upon conviction of up to four years imprisonment and/or up to $500,000 in fines for the illegal removal of marine protected species from the environment.  

The Department of Environment (DoE) also wishes to remind residents and visitors that the closed season for Nassau Grouper continues during their spawning season through 30 April and that the penalties for illegal take or possession are the same for that species.   

For further information about the NCL, species protections, closed seasons or fishing rules, please contact the DoE at 949-8469 or email [email protected] or check our website at the following link: http://doe.ky/conservation-law/marine-park-regulations-maps-and-conservation-laws/catch-limits/ for further information. -30-
 

SUN – TUE MAR 1-3

Heaven’s Gate, Hell’s Flames

Reality Outreach Ministries presents Heaven’s Gate, Hell’s Flames…a cinematic live drama at the First Assembly of God with shows at 7pm Sunday through Tuesday (1 – 3 Mar). Admission is free.

MON MAR 2

Little Cayman Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Licensing Visit is March 2nd from 9 to 230pm at the Little Cayman District Office.

Grand Court Juror Notice

Grand Court Jurors must now report on Monday (2 Mar) at 945am

GAB Walk Run Club

You’re invited to join the GAB Walk Run Club on Monday (2 Mar) at 515pm. The training will cater to four fitness levels. For more information, email [email protected]

THU MAR 5

Employment and the Labour Law Pensions

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a course on Employment and the Labour Law Pensions on Thursday (5 Mar ) at 9am. To register, head to caymanchamber.ky.

FRI MAR 6

HWM Dress for a Cause Photo Opportunity

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is celebrating Honouring Women Month (HWM) in March. On Friday (6 Mar) there will be an HWM Dress for a Cause Photo Opportunity at the Government Administration Building at 915am.

Optimal Motivation

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a course on Optimal Motivation on March 6th at 9am. To register, head to caymanchamber.ky.

100 Women in Finance 7th Annual Beach Barefoot Gala

Join 100 Women in Finance for a Miami-inspired night of fashion, cocktails, dinner and dancing on the beach.6th Mar at Royal Palms Beach Club

FRI – SUN MAR 6-8

Brac Spring Weekend

The Brac Spring Weekend is March 6th through 8th with several events scheduled for the event:
March 6:

 Gospel Concert featuring Jermaine Edwards, 7pm, Aston Rutty Centre

March 7:

 Clean up & Paint Elderly’s House (South Side) Community Service Project, 6:30am – 9:30am

 Scavenger Hunt, 12:30 – 4:30pm

 Domino Tournament, 5pm – 8pm

 Video Game Tournament, 5pm – 9pm

March 8:

 Home Gas Kickball Tournament, 2pm – 6pm

Contact [email protected] or 922-3652 for more information on all events

SAT MAR 7

Traditional Cooking Class: Stew Conch

The National Trust presents a Traditional Cooking Class at Mission House on Saturday (7 Mar) at 10am featuring the recipe, Stew Conch.

CUC West Bay Sunrise 5K

CUC West Bay Sunrise 5K is Saturday (7 Mar) at 6am starting at Ristorante Pappagallo.  Register online at caymanactive.com

SUN MAR 8

International Women’s Day Brunch

The International Women’s Day Brunch is Sunday (8 Mar) at 11am at the Kimpton Seafire. Contact the Family Resource Center for more information.

5K Walk/Run for Youth

Cayman Islands Conference Youth Ministries Department is hosting a 5K Walk/Run for Youth on Sunday (8 Mar) at South Sound docks at 630am.

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