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D’ Happy Club is collaborating with Touch Community Centre to organise a blood donation drive for Universiti Hospital on Aug 4 from 9am to 2pm, at 124, Jalan SS2/6, Petaling Jaya. There will also be health checks, talks and eye checks by Centre for Sight Laser Eye Centre. It is open to the public and admission is free. For details, call 012-323 0560 (Christopher) or visit


In conjunction with the World Breastfeeding Week, Prince Court Medical Centre is organising a public forum on breast feeding, labour ward and post-natal care. The hospital is also organising a diaper-changing competition for husbands, demo on baby massage and fun games for kids. Themed “Breast Milk – Simply the Best” will be held at PCMC auditorium on Aug 4 from 9am to 1pm. For registration, call 03-2160 0114 (Shazana) or email before Aug 2.


Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur is organising a forum titled “Hepatitis Made Easy” by its gastroenterologist and hepatologist consultant Dr Ganesananthan Shanmuganathan today. He will be addressing the risks of hepatitis as well as share prevention tips and the possible cure of this disease. There will also be free hepatitis A, B and C tests as well as liver function test for the first 200 eligible participants. It will be held at the hospital’s Dewan Pantai, Ground Floor (Block C) from 10am to noon.


The National Department for Culture and Arts is organising events throughout Ramadan in conjunction with the current KL Festival 2012. The activities include a calligraphy exhibition at the Islamic Arts Museum, a Ruhani concert in front of Panggung Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur and a “Create a Lagu Raya” competition on Klasik National radio. For details, visit or call 03-2052 3600.


The public are invited to join the “Jom Berbuka Puasa” activities every weekend until Aug 11 at Dataran Merdeka for sermons, nasyid performance, marhaban and other events from 5pm onwards. There will also be calligraphy demonstration, Islamic fashion show and tarawih prayers. For details, visit or call 03-2052 3600.


Spare some time from your busy schedule to calm the mind and enjoy moments of peace. Dharma Drum Malaysia (DDM) is presenting a five-day Ch’an meditation practice leaded by Master Guo-Jun from Aug 14 at the activity centre, Bandar Utama Buddhist Society. For registration, call 03-7960 0841.


Nalanda Buddhist Society is now offering free dharma classes to school-going children at its Nalanda Education and Outreach Centre in Taman Gembira, Kuala Lumpur. Classes will be conducted every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm, starting August. For registration, call 012-678 5100 (Sunanda Ong).


Pos Malaysia is offering the 50sen flat rate for postage of festive cards within Malaysia. The promotion period will be until Aug 25 in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration. For details, visit or call 1300-30-0300 or email

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