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The Star Fit For Life Fun Run is back in Penang! Register for the Nov 19 run at Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas (Mondays to Saturdays) or The Star Pitt St. in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (Mondays to Fridays), 9am to 5pm. Register online at Entry fee is RM20 per person. Students registering via their schools pay only RM15. Each participant gets a quick-dry T-shirt, goodie bag and a certificate on completing the run. Closing date is Oct 31 or when entries reach 5,000. The 9.5km fun run starts from SPICE Arena in Relau at 7.30am.


Sign up for The Star’s latest ePaper yearly bundle for RM490 and get a ground tour to Hangzhou, China, for two worth RM1,198 plus a chance to win a dream cruise holiday at The Star booth in Fair 2017 at Queensbay Mall (Ground Floor, North Zone Entrance) from now till tomorrow. Subscription renewals of RM280 will entitle readers to lucky draws for the cruise and China trip. New subscribers will get 10 spins at the fair’s Spin & Win Contest and those renewing get five spins. Contact 04-6473399.


Old Frees are invited to attend the memorial service of Rev Robert Sparke Hutchings, the founder of Penang Free School, at the Protestant Cemetery in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town at 7am today.


Penang Chinese Town Hall Library Management Committee will hold talks on SPM (9am) and STPM (1pm) tomorrow at its premises in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling. The SPM subjects are Bahasa Malaysia, English, History, Moral Studies and Chinese Language while the STPM subjects are Economics, General Studies, History and Accounting. Call Lim (04-2628939) or Cheang (016-42089890).


A parade of over 90 floats around George Town, Penang, will kick off the Nine Emperor Gods Festival here. It will start from the Hong Kong Street Tow Boh Keong Temple at 6pm tomorrow.


Join an evening tour at Penang State Museum, 57, Macalister Road on Oct 28, 6pm to 8pm. It is free but prior registration required. Call 012-4276251 or e-mail


Family Hope Welfare Association’s charity Christmas party is on Dec 9, 4pm to 8pm, at the Caring Society Complex, Penang. The event aims at helping single parents and the physically disabled with vouchers and hampers, and underprivileged children in need of school uniforms. Donations in kind and cash are welcome. Call Timothy (016-4967130), Peter (013-4845522) or Agnes (017-4799024).

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