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March 12th, Sunday - Daylight Saving Time starts Spring Forward 1 hr March 20th, Monday - Spring/March equinox April 14th, Friday, Good Friday Public Holiday April 16th, Sunday, Easter Sunday Observance April 17th, Monday, Easter Monday, Public Holiday

highlights in march / april Scholarship Information Forum Ministry of Education - All Students and Parents are invited to learn about the New Online Scholarship Application and the many Scholarships available. (There will be a live streaming of the Forum on the Ministry of Education Facebook page. Visit: Ministry of Education Bahamas) Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 Venue: Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

under 100-days to the start of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, members of the Local Organizing Committee said the new stadium will be ready to host thousands of local and international spectators. April 27 to May 7

foot of the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge New Providence.

Founder of the Catch Jerry Chile race, Miska Clarke, is this year throwing out a challenge to all business owners or a worker designate who enters the race and beats him to the finish. If

beaten, Mr. Clarke pledges to donate an additional $200 to this year’s Catch Jerry Chile cause or to the charity of their choice. Up to five people are encouraged to enter this special challenge segment of the race. Contact: JC Discount Superstores at 335-6049 For more information.

Wednesday, March 29th to Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Catch Jerry Chile FUN RUN WALK Sat., May 6th, 2017 Venue: Staged from the Cork Tree in James’ Cistern This local fundraiser, has funded the purchase of various vital medical and emergency equipment in Central Eleuthera, from portable defibrillators to portable jaws of life equipment, donated to clinics and the Police Force.

Mixed Relay Event New to World Relays Schedule By Local Organizing Committee IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 Organizers of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays Bahamas 2017 are hopeful that the newest feature on the schedule will garner a lot of interest, and create a lot of excitement, building on the momentum it gained from its inaugural run at the world youth championships two years ago. The mixed 4x400 meters (m) relay is being introduced on the senior level, and will be ran at this year’s IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017, replacing the distance medley events. The IAAF World Relays is set for April 22-23, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in The Bahamas, and the final of the mixed relay will climax the two-day global meet. IAAF Head of Competition Management Luis Saladie said that it is a new aspect of the sport that they hope catches on with the masses. “In the first two editions of the world relays, for the 4x1500 in 2014 and the distance medley in 2015, the participation was not too great, and the important names were not coming down to take part,” said Saladie. “In Cali (2015 World Youth Championships), there was great participation in the mixed relay, and also the ambience in the stands was great. We figured it would be great to introduce it at the senior level for these world relays.”

HACE Annual Fund Raising Event 2017 Date: march 4th, 2017 (new Date) Venue: Sunset Inn Time: 12pm to 2pm Music, food, drinks and a good time! Entry $30. A limited number of items will be auctioned, including a road worthy 1999 Sebring convertible car. All funds raised will be used to support HACE.

Eleuthera… All That Jazz 2017

17th Cacique Awards Will be held on April 8th, 2017 at the Baha Mar Convention Center on Cable Beach. Eleutherans have been nominated in several categories.


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The elimination of the distance medley races and the introduction of the new event reduces the number of events at the world relays by one, to nine – the men and women’s 4x100m, the men and women’s 4x200m, the men and women’s 4x400m, the men and women’s 4x800m and the mixed relay. The mixed relay gives 400m runners an added dimension to consider and explore. “For the 400-meter runners, this is a great opportunity for the ones who might not be in the top four for their country, to compete in an event,” said Saladie. “At this juncture it is too early to say who would be here for the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 and who will compete in this event, but we feel it could only promote the sport and promote gender equality. It’s our social responsibility to integrate that into the sport. This is another step in that direction. We feel that this new event will create a lot of excitement in the stadium, and will be a wonderful addition to the world relays.” The United States easily won the mixed 4x400m relay at the world youth championships in Cali, Colombia, two years ago, and has dominated the first two editions of the world relays. They won the ‘Golden Baton’, which is handed out to the meet’s overall winner, in 2014 and again in 2015. With their depth in the sprints, particularly the 400m, they are expected to fare well in the mixed relay event at this year’s world relays. The competition is expected to be intense regardless.

Schedule of events is as follows: Mar.29 Wednesday 6pm, Wild Orchids, Rock Sound - $20 cover charge Mar.30 Thursday 5:15pm Jazz Vespers, St. Patrick’s Church, Governor’s Harbour 7:45 pm 1648 Restaurant, Governor’s Harbour - $20 cover charge Mar.31. Friday 7:15pm Jammin’ at Fish Fry, Governor’s Harbour Apr. 1 Saturday 10am Meet the Instrument, Haynes Library, Governor’s Harbour 7:15pm Levy Concert (tickets) Apr.2. Sunday 12:30pm On the Rocks Lunchtime Concert (tickets)


School Events: Mid Term Break: February 22nd - February 27th, 2017 National Examinations: BGCSE Examinations Dates Practical Examinations Begin Thursday, 23rd March Practical Examinations End Friday, 5th May Theory Examinations Begin Monday, 8th May Theory’ Examinations End Tuesday, 6th June BJC Examinations Dates Practical Examinations Begin Tuesday, 25th April Practical Examinations End Friday, 26th May Theory Examinations Begin Monday, 29th May Theory Examinations End Thursday, 8th June GLAT Grades 3 & 6 Monday, 8th May to Friday, 12th May

Tickets are now available online or at Haynes Library beginning in early February.

Sporting Events: Eleuthera Bocce Championship An Eleuthera bocce championship is scheduled to take place this year at the Bay Front Park in Governor’s Harbour on March 18th.

National High School Track and Field Championships Scheduled for March 9th - March 11th, 2017 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium - Nassau, Bahamas

Eleuthera Primary School Track and Field Championships The annual Eleuthera Primary School Track and Field Championships will take place on April 6th and 7th, this year in Rock Sound. For the first time ever, students from the School for Exceptional Learners are set to compete in the event.

The IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 Will be held on April 22 and April 23 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium - Nassau, Bahamas

National Primary School Track and Field Championships Scheduled for April 26th - April 28th, 2017 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium - Nassau, Bahamas

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