The National Blood Bank is having blood donation drives today at Giant Hypermarkets in Bukit Tinggi, Kota Damansara, Kelana Jaya, Bandar Kinrara and Putra Heights (11am-5pm), Mydin Mart in Seksyen 18, Shah Alam (10.30am-4.30pm), Wisma MCA Jalan Ampang (9am-3pm) and Tesco Setia Alam (11am-5pm). For details, visit www.pdn.com.my
WWF-Malaysia and its Earth Hour partners are inviting Malaysian bands to participate in the inaugural Earth Hour Band Contest to build environmental awareness through music. The contest is open to three- to six-person bands comprising Malaysian citizens who have not signed up with any record labels. Interested bands can submit their videos to www.facebook.com/wwfmy on Jan 22 before 5pm. For details, e-mail email@example.com
DATA PROTECTION TALK
University of Malaya Malaysian Centre of Regulatory Studies is having a free public talk on “Personal Data Protection Act” at the Law Faculty in University of Malaya on Jan 22, from 10am to 11am. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP before Jan 18. For details, visit www.facebook.com/UMCoRS
The Philharmonic Society of Selangor Choir invites singers of all ages to join in the 2013 season. Orientation will be held on Jan 14 and 21 at 7.15pm at Free Space@Kakiseni, L1-35 & 36, Level 1, SS Two Mall, 40 Jalan SS2/72 in Petaling Jaya. Rehearsals are held every Monday, from 8pm to 10pm. For details, call 012-277 8871 (Swee Chin) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ELDERLY HEALTH FORUM
Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre Klang (SKSMC) will be organising a free public forum on “Elderly Health Issues” on Jan 19. The programme will be scheduled from 8.30am to 1pm at SKSMC. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free but seats are limited. For details, call 03-3373 3636 ext 7313 / 7335 / 7356.
Women Institute of Management will be having the 11th Toastmasters meeting of the term on Jan 8, at Wisma WIM, Taman Tun Dr Ismail from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Registration required. To register, call 03-7725 0268 (Jaya) / 012-210 2404 (Sharon).
Pulau Ketam Landscape Exhibition is now on at the Art Specialist Gallery in Klang, Selangor until Jan 20. Opening hours are from 1pm until 9pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). For details, call 016-253 3832 (Yeo Eng Hin).
Kuala Lumpur Divine Life Society, Sivanadhashram in Jalan Batu Caves will be organising a free meditation workshop daily from 10am to 4pm, from Jan 7 to 17. Admission is free. For details, call 012-323 0398 or SMS to 012-212 8936 (Sre).