Saturday March 3, 2012

Caving 101

Kota Gelanggi
Tel: 012-393 2160 (Mariam) or 019-228 2284 (Dayana)
E-mail: or

MARCH 16-18: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) will be conducting its annual caving course which covers workshops on cave geology, flora, fauna, archaeology and conservation; abseiling a 50m cliff with modern techniques used by cavers and cave exploration activities. The cost is RM350 for MNS members and RM420 for non-members. Please call or e-mail to register.

Cathay Cineplex
Damansara @ The Curve
Tel: (03) 7955 2680

TODAY: To celebrate International Women’s Day, Amnesty International (AI) will be screening two movies in remembrance of women from two eras and different continents. The first, Made In Dagenham (11am–1pm), is based on a true story of the Ford women car workers’ strike in 1968, when female staff sewing seat covers for Ford cars went on strike for the same wage as men. The second is The Color Purple (1pm–3.30pm), a heart-tugging film about the trials and tribulations of black women in America, and how one woman survived despite all the abuse and poverty. You can pick up your tickets at the AI booth in Cineleisure. Donations are welcome.

International Psychology Centre
11-1, Wisma Laxton
Jalan Desa
Taman Desa
Off Jalan Klang Lama
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 7982 4424

TODAY: Knowledge and a little help can go a long way. If you’re a victim of divorce and have children, then you might benefit from this public talk. The International Psychology Centre hopes to raise awareness among the public about this issue. Time: 2pm-3pm.

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 2144 1818

MARCH 14-15: Aptly themed “Making A Difference”, the NHIC 2012 features one of the world’s leading inspirational and motivational speakers, Dr Deepak Chopra. He will share his insights through sessions based on his latest book The Soul Of Leadership, ranked one of five best business books by FINS, a powerful hiring solution digital publication by the Wall Street Journal. Dr Chopra will be the international keynote speaker at this convention. His session will focus on inspiring everyone and unleashing the capability of every individual to attain better prospects in supporting career and personal growth. Fee: RM2,800. Time: 7am.

Centre for Extension Education (CEE)
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
9, Jalan Bersatu 13/4
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: (03) 7957 2818 or 016-223 3563 (Jennifer/Sia)

MARCH 6 & 7: There will be a two-day workshop for those who want to write press releases or publicity articles for media publications. The highly interactive workshop also caters to those involved in producing and/or editing copies such as editorials, reports, features, interview pieces and reviews for media and in-house publications. The workshop will be conducted by Kee Thuan Chye, a journalist with more than 30 years experience. He will share the secrets of good writing.

MIA Art Centre
Jalan Ampang, Selangor
Tel: (03) 2163 2337

MARCH 11: Learn how to make your own beaded necklace, bracelet or earrings when you master the technique of bead-joining with wire loops, jump rings or chain. Participants get to choose between attending the introductory workshop, which focuses on a simple loop technique to make a bracelet and matching earrings, or the intermediate workshop, which homes in on the double-wrap loop technique to make a necklace and matching earrings. Open to those 12 years and above. Workshop fee: RM120 per person, inclusive of materials. Time: 10am-1pm (introductory workshop) or 2.30pm-5.30pm (intermediate workshop).

BEGINNING MARCH 10: MIA will also be conducting pottery classes for beginners, intermediate and advance levels. Suitable for secondary school children and adults, the classes will be available in two sessions; 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm. There are eight lessons in each level which include firing and glazing sessions. Prior registration is required.

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