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Volunteers to hand out 'blessing bags' to the elderly during Mid-Autumn Festival

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Friday, September 2, 2011
Written by
Carmen Tao [1]

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Alumni group is joining the HK Movie Star Sports Association Charities in its annual Mid-Autumn Festival event. This year, volunteers delivering `Blessing Bags' will visit the homes of over 3,700 elderly living in the Shek Kip Mei and Pak Tin Estate area . Each bag will contain mooncakes (below left) and other donated foods, including staples such as rice and oil. More than 350 people have signed up - including some 100 volunteers from HKUST Alumni - to spend time with the elderly during the festival. September 4, 10.30am-4.00pm. The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council Pak Tin Social Centre for the Elderly. Visit [2] or call 2320 8877 for details.

Learn from master chefs at HK trade show  

Foodies and professionals in the hospitality, catering, food and beverage sector should not miss the "Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong 2011" trade show. Be inspired by the thousands of new products on display and take advantage of the show to network and learn from master chefs and specialist speakers. September 6-7 (12pm-7.30pm) and September 8 (12pm-6pm). Hall 3F-G, Harbour Road Entrance, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai (below right). For more details, visit [3] or register at [4].

SCAD to meet with prospective students  

Representatives from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) are travelling across Asia this month to meet prospective students and discuss programmes of study, admission requirements and other related matters with them. September 25, 12pm-4pm. Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong. Visit [5] for details.

HKBU alumni issues funding challenge 

The Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Alumni is inviting graduates to spend their HK$6,000 windfall from the government to support the "HKBU Mainland Experience Scheme for Students". The money raised, which will be matched by the government, can help HKBU junior students join short-term internships, visits, exchanges or voluntary work on the mainland. Visit [6] for details.

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