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Published: Thursday January 3, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday April 22, 2013 MYT 4:31:08 PM

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WWF-Malaysia and its Earth Hour partners are inviting Malaysian bands to participate in the inaugural Earth Hour Band Contest to build environmental awareness through music. The contest is open to three to six-person bands comprising Malaysian citizens who have not signed up with any record labels. Interested bands can submit their videos to www.facebook.com/ wwfmy on Jan 22 before 5pm. Voting will begin in February and the top five bands with the most votes will participate in the finals during Earth Hour on March 23 at Sunway Pyramid. For details, email contactus@wwf.org.my


Open University Malaysia’s new Toastmasters Club is organising a New Year Toastmasters meeting this Saturday at 3pm, at Theatrette, Block B, Area A, Open University Malaysia, Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. The public is invited to join and improve their public speaking skills, witness speeches and evaluations, and even deliver impromptu speeches. For details, call 012-210 2977 / 03-2773 2395 (Arnie) or 012-919 3190 / 03-2773 2760 (Nazrai).


Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre Klang (SKSMC) will be organising a free public forum on ‘Elderly Health Issues’ on Jan 19. The programme will be scheduled from 8.30am to 1pm at SKSMC. There will be talks on osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and sleep disorders. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free but seats are limited. For details, call 03-3373 3636 ext 7313 / 7335 / 7356.


The Philharmonic Society of Selangor Choir invites singers of all ages to join in the 2013 season. Orientation will be held on Jan 14 and 21 at 7.15pm at Free Space@ Kakiseni, L1-35 & 36, Level 1, SS Two Mall, 40 Jalan SS2/72 in Petaling Jaya. Rehearsals are held every Monday, from 8pm to 10pm. For details, call 012-277 8871 (Swee Chin) or email selangor.phil@gmail. com.


University of Malaya Malaysian Centre of Regulatory Studies is having a free public talk on Personal Data Protection Act at the Law Faculty in University of Malaya on Jan 22, from 10am to 11am. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. RSVP before Jan 18. For details, visit www.facebook.com/UMCoRS


The National Blood Bank will be having blood donation drives today at Dewan Institut Kemahiran Mara (IKM) Kuala Lumpur (9am-3pm), Ampang Park Management Corporation (10am-5pm), Mont Kiara Mall (10am-4pm) and Nadin Holdings (11am-5pm). For details, visit www.pdn.gov.my.


Kuala Lumpur Divine Life Society, Sivanadhashram in Jalan Batu Caves will be organising a meditation workshop daily from 10am to 4pm, fro m this Friday until Jan 17. Admission is free. For details, call 012-323 0398 or SMS 012-212 8936 (Sre).

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