Happenings: Films

FILMS

LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG (THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG) (PG)

A 16-year-old girl, whose widowed mother owns an umbrella shop in Cherbourg, is in love with a car mechanic. She wants to marry him but her mother objects to it. In French with English subtitiles.

Where: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton When: Tue, 8pm Admission: $7 (Alliance Francaise members) & $9 (non-members) Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

NATURE

FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL: A BASKETFUL OF ZEN GARDEN FOR DAD

Children from Kindergarten 1 to Primary 6 can create potted plants in baskets for their dads and learn to make cards to go with the flower baskets.

Where: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Botanic Gardens When: June 14, 10 - 11.30am Admission: $30 a child, all materials provided Tel: 6465-0196 Info: E-mail nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg

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CONTESTS

STREPSILS: THE RIGHT NOTE FINALS

Hosted by radio DJs The Muttons, five aspiring singers will compete in the finals of The Right Note Competition, a nationwide singing contest, to win $5,000 and the chance to record an original single by music composer and producer Lee Wei Song. Judges comprise Lee, Singapore singer and campaign ambassador Olivia Ong, as well as MediaCorp artists Xu Bin and Ian Fang.

Where: Bugis Junction, Level 1, Bugis Square, Fountain Area, 200 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis When: Tomorrow, 4pm (register from 3.30pm) Admission: Free Tel: 6737-8883 Info: The five finalists are Sarah Wong Pei Yong, Boon Hui Lu, Marie Lim Jin Ling, Zulkanain Mohamed Kamal & Andrew Teo Zhen Yang

LOVE @ THE GARDENS PHOTO CONTEST

Snap a photo on the theme of love and caption it to win more than $5,000 worth of prizes at this Love @ The Gardens Photo Contest. Organised by The Straits Times & The New Paper Classified.

Where: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Field Hall MRT: Bayfront When: June 14 & 15, 10am - 10pm Admission: Free Info: E-mail photos, captions, name & contact details to class6@sph.com.sg or mail Love @ The Gardens Photo Contest, Locked Bag No. 052, MacPherson Road Post Office, Singapore 913786 by Mon

17TH ANNUAL 24-HOUR PLAYWRITING COMPETITION 2014

Organised by TheatreWorks, the competition challenges participants to write a play within 24 hours at the Malay Heritage Centre. Besides winning the top cash prize of $700 in each of the two categories, one of the winners will have his or her play developed into a full production, which will go on a performance tour in the South East District in February or March.

Where: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate MRT: Bugis When: June 21, 4pm - June 22, 4pm Admission: $30 (youth category for those aged 15 - 18) & $40 (open category for those aged 19 & above) Info: To register, download an application form from www.theatreworks.org.sg & e-mail tworks@singnet.com.sg by tomorrow. Only 70 slots are available

SCS STAR BAKER CHALLENGE 2014

Baking enthusiasts can join this baking competition for a chance to win the grand prize of a trip for two to Australia worth $5,000 in the 5-Star Live Bake-off Finals on Aug 17 at the APS Lifestyle Gallery. The final event is for invited guests.

Info: E-mail scsstarbakerchallenge@gmail.com by June 20 to register. Contestants should submit photos of their creations for various preliminary challenges from 1-Star to 4-Star before finalists are picked for the finale Bake-Off event. Go to www.scsdairy.com

TOURS

ARE YOU OK, EARTH? GAIA TRAIL

Take a walk around the Outdoor Gardens at Gardens by the Bay to learn about the Earth's need for help by observing environmental indicators. Held to commemorate World Environment Day.

Where: Gardens by the Bay, Outdoor Gardens MRT: Bayfront When: Till Sun, 9am - 9pm Admission: Free Info: Go to www.gardensbythebay.com.sg. Get a trail map from the visitor information counters

RAINFOREST TOUR

Discover how enchanting the tropical rainforest can be with the help of volunteer guides on these one-hour tours.

Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens When: June 14, 9 & 11am (English), 10am & 4pm (Mandarin) Admission: Free on a first-come, first-seved basis Tel: 6471-7361

PETS

ASD ADOPTION DRIVE

Take home a dog at this canine adoption drive by the Action for Singapore Dogs Society and Pet Lovers Centre will sponsor a $50 starter kit for an adult dog and a puppy bonus plan worth more than $40 for a puppy.

Where: Adopt 1st! Centre @ Pet Lovers Centre, Kembangan, 498 Changi Road MRT: Kembangan When: Tomorrow & Sun, noon - 5pm Admission: Free Info: $230 for a male cross-breed dog or $250 for a female dog, a dog licence costs $15. Go to www.facebook.com/asdsingapore & www.asdsingapore.com

FUR COMPANION DAY DOG COMPETITION & ADOPTION DRIVE

Sign up your dogs for fun contests, such as Creative Dress-Up and Cutest Face, and enjoy the Singapore Kennel Club dog show at this event. There will also be a pet adoption drive from local shelters.

Where: Fengshan Community Club, Multi-Purpose Hall, 20 Bedok North Street 2 MRT: Bedok When: Tomorrow, 2 - 6pm Admission: Free Tel: 6449-5136 (call to register) Info: There will be goodie bags with dog food and treats to be redeemed for each Fur Companion Dog Show participant, while stocks last

BARKBECUE FOR HOPE

Treat your pooch to Barkbecue For Hope, a barbecue party for canines and their owners. Part of the proceeds raised will go to the Hope Dog Rescue, a shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned dogs run by a group of volunteer animal rescuers.

Where: Fabrika, Klapsons The Boutique Hotel, Level 17, 15 Hoe Chiang Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: June 14, 5 - 8pm Admission: $68 nett, includes a buffet dinner & one beverage for one owner plus chow for one dog Tel: 6521-9000 Info: E-mail hopeforbruno@gmail.com or info@klapson.com. Go to www.klapsons.com

KIDS

THE KIDZ ACADEMY 2014 PRESENTED BY S-26/GOOD FOOD GREAT LIVING 2014

Families can head for The Kidz Academy featuring children's education and enrichment providers, as well as cartoon acts, activities and trial classes. Also catch parenting and educational talks tomorrow, including a workshop on Raising Your Child Holistically - The MI Way! by Polene Lam, founder and director of Gifted Learners Student Care Centre. Complementing the event is the Good Food Great Living 2014 event showcasing health and wellness exhibitors and food. Buy $5 food bundles worth more than $18 and part of the proceeds will go to the Down Syndrome Association Singapore. Both events are organised by Sphere Exhibits, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings.

Where: Suntec Singapore Halls 401 - 403, When: Today - Sun, 11am - 9pm MRT: Esplanade/City Hall Admission: Free Info: For information & to register for the parenting and kids talks tomorrow, go to www.thekidzacademy.com.sg

BIG EYES, BIG MIND - SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL

View 60 of the best children's films from around the world at this event. Recommended for children aged two to 18.

Where: The Arts House, Screening Room, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place When: Today - Sun, 10am - 6pm Admission: $12.60 Info: Tickets from www.bytes.sg. Go to www.bigeyesbigminds.com

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STARBIRD

Written by Mara Menzies, this Toto Tales production from Britain is about a bird with sparkling wings. When the sun starts to set, it will fly and light up the stars. Inspired by Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri. Part of Ace Festival.

Where: Drama Centre, Black Box Theatre, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah When: Today, 9.15 & 11.15am, tomorrow & Sun, 10.30am, 12.30 & 2.30pm Admission: $33 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

BASF KIDS LAB 2014

Children aged six to 12 can participate in this laboratory session, featuring two water experiments.

Where: Jurong Regional Library, Programme Zone MRT: Jurong East When: Till tomorrow, 10am - 5.45pm Admission: Free Tel: 6933-9351 Info: www.playeum.com

ZOOLYMPIX

The Singapore Zoo will be transformed into a classroom, where visitors can discover and appreciate wildlife through performances and craft workshops. In Zoolympix, kids can become wildlife rescue rangers and save animals from extinction by locating five game stations around the Zoo.

Where: Singapore Zoo, Mandai Lake Road MRT: Yishun/Choa Chu Kang When: June 21 - 29, 10am - 4pm (Zoolympix) Admission: $3 for Zoolympix passport in addition to the usual entry fee of $28 (adult) & $18 (child aged three - 12) Tel: 6269-3411 Info: www.zoo.com.sg

BE A JUNIOR BIRDWATCHER

Fun-filled activities await junior birdwatchers during weekends at the Waterfall Aviary of the Jurong Bird Park. Children can hike at the Waterfall Aviary, identify the birds and match them against the images in their worksheets.

Where: Jurong Bird Park, Waterfall Aviary, 2 Jurong Hill Road MRT: Boon Lay When: Tomorrow - June 29, various timings Admission: Pay usual park entry of $25 (adult) & 16 (child aged three - 12) Tel: 6265-0022

NICKELODEON SLIME CUP

Take part in this slimy sports festival and meet Nickelodeon characters, such as SpongeBob SquarePants. Fathers and children can also participate in the global Victory Dance Challenge by submitting videos showcasing their moves. The entry with the most likes will win the Slime Cup trophy.

Where: United Square Shopping Mall, 101 Thomson Road MRT: Novena When: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm (weekday), 10.30am - 8pm (weekend) Admission: Free Info: www.nick-asia.com/slimecup

THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY WORKSHOP

Children aged four to eight can have fun at this arts workshop, which is based on the ditty about a woman who swallowed a fly and then swallowed a spider to eat the fly. The rhyme serves as a springboard for adventures, which will help to enhance communication and sensory skills.

Where: Ion Art Gallery, Ion Orchard MRT: Orchard When: Wed - June 17, 10.30am - noon or 4 - 5.30pm Admission: $25 Tel: 6735-9986 Info: Go to www.act3international.com.sg or e-mail act3int@act3international.com.sg

THE IKEA SPACE CAMP, MAKE SPACE FOR IMAGINATION

Families can go on a space adventure at the Ikea Space Camp at both stores in Alexandra and Tampines. Children aged three to 12 can embark on the Space Cadet Programme by going on a mission to complete their Space Report Card and receive a $5 Ikea gift card plus a chance to win a bedroom makeover worth $10,000. Adults can indulge in Space Supper - Dim Sum Deals at the Ikea restaurant - and shop at the Ikea Galaxy Backyard Sale.

Where: Ikea Alexandra, 317 Alexandra Road MRT: Queenstown Where: Ikea Tampines, 60 Tampines North Drive 2 MRT: Tampines/Pasir Ris When: June 13 & 14, 10am - 2am Tel: 6786-6868 Info: www.ikea.com.sg

OTHERS

THE SPH SHOP & WIN CAMPAIGN

Shoppers who spend at least $50 at any SPH Shop & Win participating outlets stand to win a Subaru Impreza 1.6i, a Nissan Sylphy 1.8L and other prizes in weekly draws during the campaign. Part of the Great Singapore Sale.

Info: To participate, SMS your entry to 14-607-7877 in the following format SPHGSSIC numberdate of purchaseamount spentplace of purchase. The campaign is on till July 27. The draw dates are Mon, June 16, 23 & 30, July 5, 7, 14, 21 & 29 & Aug 2

LAST CALL

BETWEEN SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

By accepting the co-existence of the rational and emotional, this exhibition featuring the works of four international artists reflects the sometimes conflicting, yet always-present contradictions found within our lives. The artists are Matias Krahn and Miguel Iglesias from Spain, Daeho Guk from South Korea and Shiji Kato from Japan.

Where: Taksu Singapore Gallery, Workloft@ChipBee, 01-72, 43 Jalan Merah Saga MRT: Holland Village When: Till Sun, usual gallery hours Admission: Free Info: E-mail info@taksu.com

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