May your home light up with happiness, gratitude, and joy. Happy Deepavali

Deepavali celebrations continue this week, along with a few other notable events, including the Affordable Art Fair, Asian Robotics Week, and World Diabetes Day. This Friday is also Friday the 13th, but instead of thinking of curses, hockey masks, and machetes, think of doing something kind for the people around you as this Friday is also World Kindness Day. It’s a great time to pause, be thankful, and give thanks by being kind to one another, yourself, and Mother Earth.

Continued from Previous Week

  • Deepavali Festival Village, 19 Sept to 13 Nov – As Deepavali is traditionally a 5-day festival, you could still check out the colourful lights and decor as well as the Deepavali Festival Village, a bazaar with stalls selling ethnic Indian wares and seasonal snacks. Please note that Hastings Road in Little India will be closed to vehicles during this time. (venue: Little India)
  • Bookings for Future of Us Exhibition – Concluding the SG50 celebrations this year is the Future of Us Exhibition, which will take place starting on 1 Dec through 8 March, 2016. The public can book tickets online for this free exhibition, which is said to be an immersive and multi-sensory experience that offers a glimpse into the possibilities of how Singaporeans can live, work, play, care and learn in the future. With 6 zones, including an indoor theatre with one of the largest LED screens ever built in Singapore, this exhibit is suitable for all ages and is wheelchair accessible. (venue: 30 Marina Boulevard, near Bayfront MRT Station)
  • Registration for Help Your Child to Win in 2016 – This content-rich, action-oriented and fun-filled workshop is based on over 20 years of scientific research in Neuroscience, Gender Science and Optimal Learning. It will arm you with the proven strategies to boost your child’s confidence, spark their motivation, and help them to excel in 2016 and beyond. This workshop takes place on 29 Nov at the NTUC Centre. The cost is $2 for NTUC members. Please register via the above link, as seats are filling up fast. The first 100 parents who sign up will get a free bonus gift. This event is part of the NTUC Family Fair (fair admission is free). ntuc famiy fair


Thursday 12 Nov

  • Canadian International School: Outdoor Discovery Centre Launch, 9.30 – 11.30am – The Canadian International School is launching their new Outdoor Discovery Centre, where you and your kids can enjoy live music, refreshments, face painting, and fun games and activities in a garden-themed tea party. To attend, please RSVP via their website. (venue: Lakeside Campus, 7 Jurong West Street 41, S649414)CIS discovery centre launch
  • Affordable Art Fair, 12 Nov through 15 Nov – This art fair brings together 86 local and international galleries, showcasing original contemporary work from more than 600 artists, all priced between $100 and $10,000. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15, and are $18 at the door (concession tickets are $10 and DBS/POSB card holders get 15% off all ticket prices) The fair is free for children age 16 and under. (venue: F1 Pit Building) affordable art fair
  • Asian Robotics Week, 11 & 12 Nov, 10am – 6pm – The SIAA (Singapore Industrial Automation Association) will be hosting this event, which will focus on Industrial Robotics, Professional Service Robotics and Human-Centric Robotics. Discover how robotics will power business operations & processes, and witness how organizations have already benefited from adopting robotics solutions. This conference is designed not only for industry leaders, technologist and innovators, but also for business owners, executives, and end users. (venue: MBS Convention Centre) asian robotics week

Friday 13 Nov

  • Home Team Festival: Home Safe Home, 13 Nov through 15 Nov – In conjunction with SG50, this year’s exhibition will showcase Home Team’s contributions to nation building over the last 50 years and into the future. Visitors can get up close and personal with Home Team officers, experience their daily adrenaline-pumping challenges, and get a feel of the latest gadgets and equipment developed to enhance Home Team’s operational excellence. With an exciting line-up including Home Team operational demonstrations, K-9 shows, and a shooting range, this is a festival not to be missed. Admission is free. (venue: Singapore Expo) hometeam festival
  • SG Global Firefighters & Paramedics Challenge, 13 & 14 Nov – Come watch, experience and even participate in a series of rescue and fire-fighting challenges put together by the SCDF. The competition is divided into 2 days. There will be challenges in which the public can take part in, as well as challenges for local and regional Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams within and beyond the Asia-Pacific region. (venue: Singapore Expo)SGFPC challenge

Saturday 14 Nov

  • Lion Moms Family Fiesta, 2- 6pm – Meet the Lion Moms cast at the Lion Moms Family Fiesta. Mothers will get free massages and manicures, while the kids get to enjoy a magic show, bouncy castle, and free popcorn. (venue: Downtown East) lion mom fiest
  • CPF Retirement Planning Final Roadshow (for the year), 11am – 6pm – Discover how you can plan for your future at this CPF Roadshow. Pick up valuable financial advice from financial advisory firm CEO J. Parasuraman, and hear celebrity Irene Ang and show host Lin You Fa share their own retirement planning stories. Bring your family along, as there will be games and prizes to be won. (venue: Braddell Heights Community Hub, beside Serangoon NEX)
  • SDSC Reindeer Walk-A-Wheelathon & One Team Singapore Rally, 3 – 9pm – Back for its second year, this time, the SDSC Reindeer Walk-A-Wheelathon is held in conjunction with the ASEAN Para Games and participants can walk together with para-athletes in a 3km trail around the Marina Bay. This event hopes to promote an active and healthy lifestyle among all participants, both able and non-able bodied alike. Please register here, and receive a T-shirt & reindeer headbands and a goodie bag. Donations are also welcomed, and are eligible for the 300% tax exemption. All proceeds will go towards the Athlete Development & Training Fund. (venue: Marina Bay)

    sdsc reindeer walk
  • Orchid Country Club Open House, 9am – 8pm – Explore all that OCC has to offer in this once-a-year opportunity to check out and preview OCC facilities such as hotel rooms, karaoke rooms, function rooms, lounges, fun floats, restaurants, and more. Learn about their programmes and activities available such as Aikido, Muay Thai, Taijiquan, Swimming, Scuba Diving, Zumba, Table Football, Bowling, Yoga, and more. The carnival and fun fair starts at 1pm, and the evening ends with a Christmas light-up and lucky draw. (venue: Orchid Country Club)orchid country club
  • Indian Heritage Centre Open House, 14 & 15 Nov – The Indian Heritage Centre houses, which five permanent galleries, is having an open house where you can participate in Deepavali craft booths from 12 – 4pm (14 Nov) and from 11am – 3pm (15 Nov) and learn more about the Festival of Lights. There will also be free centre tours. Admission is free (venue: 5 Campbell Lane, Little India)indian heritage centre open house

Sunday 15 Nov

  • World Diabetes Day: Beat the Bulge – Healthy Lifestyle the Way to Go, 9am – 4pm – The Diabetic Society of Singapore, Health Promotion Board, along with other partners will be hosting this event, where the public can get free HbA1c blood tests, blood pressure and BMI screenings, eye checks for diabetics, and foot screenings by podiatrists. There will also be free goodie bags and other activities, such as cooking demos, and educational talks by dietitians, nurses, and physiotherapists. (venue: Suntec Convention Centre Level 3)world diabetes day
  • Books and Beer – Book Swop, 3 – 6pm – Come swap up to 10 books while you enjoy local craft beer at TAP Craft Beer Bar, where they have over 20 craft beers on tap with happy hour specials. Be part of the sharing economy and get some new reads for the December holiday season. Admission is free. (venue: TAP Craft Beer Bar, Capitol Piazza Singapore)

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