September is Literacy Month and throughout the entire month Camana Bay is celebrating and encouraging reading for all ages! This year’s theme is Unravelling Mysteries Through Reading, and activities include the return of the Scavenger Hunt, where children can unravel the clues given to them to solve a case! Once children have solved the mystery, they can return their map to Books & Books and receive 10% of their next book purchase. While children are visiting Books & Books they can enter the Advent Calendar competition by writing about their favourite book to be entered for the chance to open an advent calendar door during the holiday season.
During Literacy Month we will also be supporting six local authors who have written children’s books. These include Kate Ure, author of Alphabet Island, Kathleen Bodden Harris, author of Quest on a Marl Road and I Am Enough, by Caymanian actress and celebrity Grace Byers, who will be signing a copy of her book after the reading. Adults can also take part in reading by attending this month’s Bookends Club at Books & Books where you will read and discuss The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
Camana Bay will also be showing their support for LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) by contributing 10% of all mystery-themed book sales during the month of September. Bring the family down to Camana Bay to show your support and encourage reading!
At the end of the month on Saturday, September 29 your children can also take part in Gamers Bay, the annual Video Gaming Tournament and Convention in the Cayman Islands which is the ultimate touchpoint for gaming enthusiast. On Sunday, September 30, come out and show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness as Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa hosts their Annual Cut-A-Thon for the 18th year in a row. Treat yourself to salon services at discounted prices and funds will benefit The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens’ Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.
Come out to Camana Bay this September and show your support for good causes while enjoying all that the Town Centre has to offer!
Literacy Month Scavenger Hunt
Monday to Saturday through September, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Books & Books
All month long, collect your complimentary mystery-themed Scavenger Hunt map from Books & Books and go on an exciting search for clues hidden throughout Camana Bay. Check off all the clues and turn in your complete map to receive a 10% off coupon for use at Books & Books.
Yoga at Camana Bay
Mondays throughout September, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fridays throughout September, 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Check-in on the patio outside Gelato & Co.
Join teachers from Align for a sunrise or sunset yoga session at Camana Bay. Led by Ashley and Heidi Stafford, RYT 200 instructors specialising in flow, building strength and flexibility, classes cost CI$15 for a drop-in (cash only) or you can pre-purchase a six-class pack for CI$80 at the Camana Bay Visitor Centre. Classes begin on time and students should bring their own mat. For more details visit camanabay.com/yoga or email [email protected].
Classics at the Cinema
Tuesdays throughout September, 7 p.m., Camana Bay Cinema
Camana Bay Cinema features a classic movie every Tuesday as part of its Classics at the Cinema series. Shown in the VIP theatre, tickets are CI$20 per person and include a small popcorn. For more details, visit bigscreen.ky/classics.
*September 4: Scarface (R)
*September 11: Big (PG)
*September 18: My Girl (PG-13)
*September 25: A Clockwork Orange (R)
*Movies are subject to change.
Beginners’ Yoga Course
Tuesdays throughout September, 10-11:30 a.m.; Thursdays throughout September, 7-8:30 p.m., Cayman Music School
Cayman Music School is hosting a beginners’ yoga course where you will learn proper breathing including Pranayama, yoga Asana, relaxation techniques, following a proper diet, as well as positive thinking and meditation. Classes are limited to 10 people and the course costs CI$250 per person. A special discount of 30% is available for clients of Quintessential Movement and Cayman Music School. For more details and to register, call +1.345.938.3838 or email [email protected].
Open Intermediate Yoga Course
Tuesdays throughout September, 7-8:30 p.m.; Cayman Music School
This class is open to all who have completed the Beginners’ Yoga Course as well as to practitioners of western styles of yoga (knowledge of alternate nostril breathing/anuloma viloma pranayama is needed). This open class includes pranayama, sun salutations and the 12 main asanas/poses of Sivananda yoga and their variations. The cost for 10 classes is CI$250 per person. The cost per class is CI$25 per person. Classes are limited to 10 people and pre-registration is required to attend this class. For more details and to register call +1.345.938.3838 or email [email protected]
Story Time with Local Authors
Saturdays throughout September, 10:30 a.m., Books & Books
Come out to Books & Books this September for a special story time, featuring readings from local authors.
September 1: Alphabet Island by Kate Ure
September 8: Pedro and the Treasure Map by Erin Connelly
September 15: The Great Caribbean Chicken Caper by Faye Lippitt
September 22: Quest on a Marl Road by Kathleen Bodden-Harris
September 29: H is for Heritage by A-Z by Karen Chin
Camana Bay Cinema’s Kids Club
Saturdays throughout September, 10 a.m., Camana Bay Cinema
Kids and adults can take in classic family-friendly movies with brighter lights and softer sounds every Saturday. Tickets are CI$5 per person. For more details, visit bigscreen.ky/kids-club.
*September 1: Bedtime Stories (PG)
*September 8: Pinocchio (1940. PG)
*September 15: Enchanted (PG)
*September 22: Bee Movie (PG)
*September 29: Antz (PG)
*Movies are subject to change.
Cayman Islands Weightlifting Competition
Saturday, September 8, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Arts & Recreation Centre
This will be the first weightlifting competition in the Cayman Islands and open to weightlifters of all ages, weight classes and skill levels who could represent the Cayman Islands for future Olympic competitions.
Cayman Rugby Sevens 5K
Sunday, September 9, 6:30-8 a.m., Town Centre
Help raise funds for the Cayman National Rugby 7s team and promote family wellness by participating in this 5K. You can walk, run, cycle or take part in a fun and creative way by using your scooter, skateboard, rollerblades or even taking your little ones on the run in their stroller. The cost is CI$15 for kids ages 8-12 and CI$20 for teens and adults.
The Bookends Club
Wednesday, September 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Books & Books
Join The Bookends Club as they meet to review their latest pick, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Come share your insights and impressions in an open discussion. The Bookends Club gathers on the second Wednesday of every month and new members are always welcome.
Infinite Mindcare Talk Series
Saturday, September 15, 2-3 p.m., Books & Books
Books & Books hosts this monthly interactive dialogue promoting awareness on different topics about mental health with the experts from Infinite Mindcare. This month’s topic is Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Skills to Enhance Memory and Cognition. For information on this event, call +1.345.640.2665.
Culture at the Cinema
Saturday, September 15, 8 p.m., Camana Bay Cinema
Enjoy a pre-recorded screening of Julie in the VIP theatre. Tickets are CI$40 per person. Must be 18 years or older to attend. For more information and tickets, visit bigscreen.ky/cultureschedule.
Gamers Bay 3: Video Game Tournament & Technology Convention
Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Arts & Recreation Centre
Gamers Bay is the annual Video Gaming Tournament and Convention in the Cayman Islands and the ultimate touchpoint for gaming enthusiasts and businesses. The event is a culmination of competitive video gaming, entertaining activities and the presentation of gaming products and technology. This new form of entertainment will excite and attract gaming lovers and enthusiasts and provide new live entertainment for our youth. For more, visit Gamersbaycayman.com.
Eclipze 18th Annual Cut-A-Thon
Sunday, September 30, 2-6 p.m., Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa
Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa hosts their annual event where volunteers from beauty salons across the island provide special services at discounted prices. First-come, first-served and all proceeds benefit The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens’ Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.
Tuesdays: Imagination Playground 10 a.m.-7 p.m., the Crescent; and Camana Bay Story Time 11-11:30 a.m., Camana Bay Cinema
Children can enjoy splashing in the interactive fountains at Imagination Playground and take part in a mystery-themed story reading in honour of Literacy Month with Camana Bay Story Time. These events are free and open to the public.
Local Harvest Market
Wednesdays and Saturday through September, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Heliconia Court
From mid-August to mid-November, come out and shop for fresh and local produce from local farmers every Wednesday and Saturday in Heliconia Court, located next to Cayman Dental and across from Petit Paris.
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., KARoo
Every Wednesday, Open Canvas provides a public venue for local artists to display their talents and work on their latest creations. Art enthusiasts can join the gathering and watch paintings come to life one brushstroke at a time. Artists can contact [email protected] to reserve an easel and must bring their own art supplies. For more details, call +1.345.946.6633.
The Flavour Tour
Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., West Indies Wine Company
Savour the flavours of island life on the Camana Bay Flavour Tour! With 3 plates at Camana Bay’s restaurants, 4 beverages and 5 stops, this guided walking tour highlights local ingredients and offers a fun and diverse dining event not to be missed. The cost is US$89 per person all-inclusive. To purchase tickets, visit camanabay.com/flavourtour. To enquire about private group bookings, please email [email protected] for additional information.
Friday Night Live Music
Fridays, 7-10 p.m., Abacus
Enjoy contemporary Caribbean sounds at Abacus with live entertainment on Friday evenings. Stop by for drinks before catching a movie or stay for dinner and welcome your weekend in style. For more details, call +1.345.623.8282.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., the Crescent
Imagination Playground invites kids to build, dream and explore a new world every week in the Town Centre’s dancing fountains with giant foam blocks in all shapes and sizes. Little ones can recreate familiar objects like animals, rocket ships and more. This event is every Tuesday and Saturday and is free and open to the public.
Saturday Night Live Music
Saturdays, 7-10 p.m., Abacus
Enjoy relaxing tunes performed live from 7-10 p.m. as you indulge in a tapas menu and drinks or treat yourself to a dinner date. For more details, call +1.345.623.8282.
Sunday BBQ Brunch
Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., KARoo
Savour a tasty selection of fresh off-the-grill favourites with all the traditional BBQ fixings for CI$30 per person and CI$12.50 for children ages 12 and under. For more details, call +1.345.946.6633.
Dim Sum Brunch
Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar
Enjoy an expanded selection of dim sum and more at Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar’s Dim Sum Brunch every Sunday. Indulge in a selection of appetisers, soups and sushi with an array of noodle, rice and main dishes. The cost is CI$49 per person all-inclusive and reservations are required at +1.345.640.0001.
Francesca Trees, Senior Marketing Communication Coordinator, Dart Real Estate
Email: [email protected]