December 17, Adyar
If you’re a tea person, here’s your chance to taste some exotic flavours at the tea tasting event by Ausum Tea at That Madras Place.
With signature blends of flowers like jasmine, hibiscus and fruits like mango and orange, savour eccentric white and green tea flavours and infusions. At That Madras Place.
Rs 800 onwards. Details: ausumtea.com
December 25, Adyar
A one-day workshop in terracotta jewellery will cover everything from making daily-wear pendants, stud earrings, jhumkas, and more. City-based artist Sunitha Hattangadi will offer tips and tricks on how to bake, paint and assemble jewellery pieces. Limited seating.
At My Terracotta Shop, from 9 am to 3 pm. Rs 2,500
December 19, Ashvita Bistro
Take a step towards sustainable living with Goli Soda’s Organic Terrace Garden Workshop. The two-hour interactive session, hosted by city-based Ashvita Bistro, will be about growing seasonal flowers. The monthly event, which will be in a discussion-based format, will cover seed material sourcing, and tips on how to grow marigold, cosmos, zinnia, gaillardia, balsam, and Bachelor’s Button, among others. Participation is free for registered confirmations. 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
December 17, Coorg
Push your limits at the Chennai Iron Triathlon. Promoting fitness through sports, the experience will include three sections — swimming, cycling and running, under the categories Olympic, Half Iron, 3/4 Iron and Full Iron. Participants must clear a pre-triathlon ahead
of the event. Rs 500 onwards. Details: chennaitrekkers.org
December 16 – 20, Thambu Chetty Street
Calling sea-side adventure enthusiasts! The Asian Sailing Federation will flag off the first event of the Youth Sailing Cup this week. With sailors from across Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong participating, the event will also feature familiar faces like city-based Shloka Mehta. Till December 20. At Chennai Sailing Academy. For registrations mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tread on water
December 18, Kovalam
Spend your weekend learning to paddleboat. Head to the Bay of Life Surfing school for a session that includes water safety and gear, board handling and control, knee paddling, board manoeuvers, and snorkelling. Age limit 18 years. At Rs 3,000. 6.15 am to 11 pm. Details: 7667075875
Born to be wild
December 24, MamallapuramGet introduced to a world of reptiles at a one-day workshop, Junior Keeper for a Day, at one of the leading conservation institutes in the country. Kids between the ages of 7 and16 will get a chance to learn what it takes to be a zookeeper, and spend time with endangered species of crocodiles. At Madras Crocodile Bank Trust. 9.30 am to 4 pm. Details:
January 26, Guindy
From snakes to tortoises, Gowri Shankar of Nat Geo fame explores what it takes to be a wildlife conservationist with kids. Conducted by Scientific Training on Reptile Management, the workshop on reptiles will cover a list of topics like identifying snakes, first aid for snake bites, maintaining a studbook, legal guidelines and snake rescues. Open to children between the
ages 10-17. Rs 2,985. From 9 am to 5 pm at Chennai Snake Park. Details: 9940488880
December 18, Alwarpet
Head to Oyster kids this weekend to spend some time for a cause. Hosted by the city-based preschool, the Gratitude Festival will teach children
to make gifts and design wrappers. All proceeds will go towards their venture supporting underprivileged children. Entry free.
3.30 pm to 8.30 pm. At Oyster Kids Details: 9840917714