FORUM ON ARTHRITIS
Arthritis Foundation Malaysia is organising a public forum talk in conjunction with Word Arthritis Day today from 9am to 4pm at SWAN Convention Centre, 4th floor, Tower B, Sunway Medical Centre at No. 5, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway. Guest speakers include consultant clinical psychologist Paul K. Jambunathan, and two consultant physician and rheumatologist, Dr Amir Azlan Zain and Dr Cheah Tien Eang. For details, call 03-7960 6177.
CHILDREN’S BOOK LAUNCH
Perdana Global Peace Foundation, in collaboration with The Other Press, will launch “Abraham’s Children” book, a collaboration by notable human rights activists, Heather Stroud and prominent Penang-born surgeon and author Dr Ang Swee Chai. It is open to the public free of charge. It will be held today from 10am to noon at Perdana Global Peace Foundation, Level 1, No. 88, Jalan Perdana, Taman Tasek Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. For details, call the foundation at 03-2092 7248.
Canine welfare organisation Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better will organise an adoption drive tomorrow (Oct 11) at Setiawalk, Puchong. The adoption drive from 11am to 6pm will be held at the open space outside Starbucks. More than 20 puppies will be put up for adoption. For details, SMS or WhatsApp 019-3586477.
The One Academy will hold ‘The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture’ exhibition with the collaboration of the Swiss Embassy in Malaysia from Oct 19 to Oct 23. The exhibition will highlight the Swiss landscape architecture that incorporates aesthetic beauty and balanced ecology. The five-day exhibition will be officiated on Oct 19 at 10 am. Entrance will be free of charge. For details, call 03-56375510 or visit www.toa.edu.my.
The Metro Toastmasters meets every second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Edufly Academy, Wisma Naza, Jalan Sungai Besi at 7pm. Toastmasters help people to improve in their communication skills in thinking, hearing and speaking confidently. For details, call 016-332 2973 (Mohammad Shukur).
The Rotary Club of Pudu in collaboration with the Vocational Training Opportunity Centre of the YWCA is providing 50 placements of the following vocational training courses for underprivileged Malaysian women. The courses include computer, secretarial and basic accounting, kindergarten teacher training and sewing and tailoring. The detail of courses and application forms can be accessed via YWCA’s website: www.vtoc.org.
The KL YWCA Vocational Training Opportunity Centre at 12, Jalan Hang Hebat, Kuala Lumpur is having a bazaar today, from 9am to 3pm to raise funds for its Student Welfare Fund. There will be different cultural food, handicraft and jewellery items at the bazaar. For details, call 016-283 5072 (Elisabeth).
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) is organising a “Tabung Kecemasan Jantung UiTM” Charity Run 2015 today from 7am to 1pm at Kepong Metropolitan Park, Kuala Lumpur. Participation fee for the 4km and 8km are RM10 and RM20 respectively. Activities include an aerobics warm-up session, free health screenings, informative health talks, interactive games, lucky draw and other health related activities. For details, call 017-339 8582 (Iqbal Akram) or 017-672 1242 (Muhammad Anas).
In conjunction with this year’s World Mental Health day, MMHA is organising a free public forum on “Dignity in Mental Health” today, from 3pm to 5pm at MMHA Centre, 8, Jalan 4/33, off Jalan Othman, Petaling Jaya. For details or registration, call 03-7782 5499 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.