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Friday November 9, 2012

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IBU CHARITY BAZAAR

Back for the second year running, the Ibu charity bazaar for this Yuletide will take place at Whitebox and Art Row in Solaris Dutamas on Nov 18, from 10am onwards after Free Wheelie Sunday. Entry is free, and money raised from table sales and the bazaar’s lucky draw will be divided between Ibu and its chosen charities — the Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram, the Mizo refugees’ school and the Malaysian Glaucoma Society. A number of charity tables will be present as well. To help, e-mail evethong@gmail.com or nsmit82@gmail.com.

BUDDHIST ROYAL KATHINA

The Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple in Petaling Jaya will be holding a Royal Kathina this weekend. The ceremony will begin with Paritta chanting and special blessings at 8pm tomorrow at the Dhamma Hall. Supper will be provided for devotees. On Sunday, Thai royal delegates will be present during the tribute to the King of Thailand and presentation of the Royal Kathina robes at 10.30am. This will be followed by Paritta chanting and transfer of merits. Lunch for devotees will be served at 12.30pm. Collection of Kathina robes will begin at 1pm. For details, call 03-7955 2443.

FUND-RAISING BAZAAR

Titled “From Hearts to Hearts”, the GPL Group is organising a charity bazaar this Sunday at the Newcom Club along Jalan Kelang Lama to raise funds for two IJN (Institut Jantung Negara) Foundation infant patients and the SPCA. Besides the usual bazaar sales and fun activities, an IJN team will be on site to help check visitors’ BMI, cholesterol and blood glucose levels. For details, call 03-2617 8315 (Ritzzawati Rosli Mohd Rosli) or 03-6209 9100 (Teresa Chow).

YMCA KL SCRABBLE

Flex your vocabulary by joining the weekly Saturday Scrabble sessions organised by YMCA Kuala Lumpur from 1pm to 7pm. These word sessions take place at Lounge Hall on Level 1, YMCA KL, 95 Jalan Padang Belia and is open to the public. For details, call 03-2274 1439, visit www.ymcakl.com or e-mail programmes@ymcakl.com

CANCER AWARENESS

The Neuroendoctrine (NET) Cancer Awareness Interest Group is organising the Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day tomorrow at Marrakesh, LG2 of Sunway Pyramid. The awareness drive starts at 4.30pm with a flashmob, and will end around 7pm. For details, call 017-260 3977 (Cheryl).

WELLBEING FORUM

Tropicana Medical Centre will organise a Relaxation For Health And Wellbeing Public Forum at Tropicana Medical Centre on Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Admission is free with lunch provided. To register, call 03-6287 1206 (Mei Yee) or 018-211 6789 (Benjamin) or e-mail meiyees@tropicanamedicalcentre.com

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