Chronic eye disease
THE Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology and Caring Pharmacy, together with Novartis, will be organising a public forum on Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of legal blindness in the elderly today at the Laksamana Ballroom, Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya, from 8.45am onwards. It is held to create awareness on chronic eye diseases and promote “The Right to Sight” in conjunction with the World Sight Day. There will also be eye-care related door gifts for the public. For details, call 03-7948 1829 (Angie Ng).
How to raise funds
UNIVERSITI Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) will be conducting a course on “Fundraising and Communication” at its Centre for Extension Education. The course aims to help charitable organisations, NGOs and other parties to raise funds successfully and with greater transparency and accountability. Classes are held every Tuesday-Thursday (7pm-10pm). For details, call 03-7957 2818/03-7955 5181 ext 8610/016-223 3563 (Yew/Sia) or email:email@example.com
Poetry book launch
A book of poems Uyir Vealvi in Tamil will be launched on Oct 9 at 5pm at Dewan Ilmu, Perpustakaan Masyarakat, Petaling Jaya (PJ Old Town). The event is organised by Makkal Sakthi Resources/World Tamil Affairs/ Sri Lanka Tamil Refugees Humanitarian Programme. The author Thavalan from Alor Setar, Kedah, is giving the proceeds from the sale of the books to the education and training needs of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees children in Malaysia. For details, call Eashvara Lingam at 016-688 0455.
Talk on breastfeeding
THERE will be a free Breastfeeding and Nutrition talk at Bandar Utama Residents’ Association (BURA) 3 Community Hall on Oct 16, from 9am-1pm. The speaker, Yong is a highly sought after Lactation Consultant in Malaysia and Singapore and has helped thousands of mothers to breastfeed. Limited to 40 seats. Reservations must be made before Oct 9. For details, call 012-293 8715 (Catherine)/ 013-382 2898 (Wong)
BEFRIENDERS KL will hold the Befrienders 40th Anniversary Networking Conference entitled “Partnering Towards Suicide Prevention in Malaysia” at UEM Academy, off Jalan Templer, Petaling Jaya, on Oct 9 and 10. Registration deadline is Oct 6. For details, call 03-7957 1306.
Talk on special kids
THERE will be a talk on Siblings are Special too!, a topic on special needs kids on Oct 16, from 3-5pm. Closing date is Oct 14. For details, call Care Speech and language Therapy Centre at 03-2161 6618 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
School reunion dinner
CALLING past pupils of I.J. Convent Johor Baru to commemorate their alma mater’s 85th anniversary. The alumni is organising a charity dinner on Oct 30 at the Grand Straits Garden Seafood Restaurant to raise funds for the school’s maintenance. For details, call Siew Ching (012-7778 263), Ilam Leong (019-717 3588), Antoinette (07-333 3063).
THE annual MKA Dog Championship Show will be held at Setia Eco-Park from 9am to 6pm tomorrow. For details, call 03-3343 2228.