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    Kids, lace up
    August 17, YMCA grounds
    It’s time for kids to run their way to good health with the first-ever Chennai Kidathon happening this Sunday. Open for kids aged between three and 14, the marathon’s categories range from 500 metres to 5 kilometres (based on age group). Intended to promote fitness among young children, every finisher will get a medal. Details: facebook.com/chennai.kidathon

    From Psy’s land
    August 16, Santhome Higher Secondary School
    Find Korean clothes, accessories and authentic dishes from the country—like their rice mixed with vegetables and kimchi—at the Korean bazaar being organised by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. You’ll also get to listen to some Korean tunes and check out Korea-made phones and cars at the venue. For kids, there is face painting and tattooing. Details: 40615501

    Dramatic tribute
    August 19 and 21, Stella Maris and Women’s Christian College
    In a tribute to the iconic author-poet Maya Angelou, who passed away on May 28 this year, the English departments of Stella Maris and Women’s Christian College are staging a dramatised presentation of her works at their respective auditoriums. The event will show you how she was phenomenal as are all women.
    Details: 28275926

    Fitness mantra
    August 16 and 17, Hotel Savera
    It’s time for some wellness and training, as Fitness & Rehab Forum is organising a two-day workshop. It will cover different aspects like sports nutrition and flexibility training by trained sports physiotherapists and nutritionists. It will be followed by practical sessions like musculo skeletal screening and on-field performance testing. Registrations underway. Rs.3,500. Details: 9094791920

    Colour pop
    Till August 24, Alwarpet
    Add sparkle to your parties by choosing from an array of genuine gemstone jewellery (in hallmarked 925 sterling silver) at the Vibrant Life exhibition, being held at the Silver Moonlight store. On offer are handcrafted earrings, pendants, cocktail rings and more—with minute detailing in filigree khudri, pota and fusion styles. From Rs.1,000. Details: 24994882

    Join the dots
    August 18 to 25, Amethyst
    If polka dots do it for you, check out Mandeep Nagi’s 2014 collection from Shades of India. Find tops, tunics, kurtis, pants and scarves in colours like sky blue, peach and pistachio. Besides the dots, the collection also features multiple layered prints. At Amethyst, from Rs.3,000 to Rs.12,000.
    Details: 45991630

    Quiz hour
    August 15, Music
    Academy, TTK Road
    Buzz your way to winning Landmark vouchers worth up to Rs.45,000 by participating in the Landmark Junior Quiz. Hosted by veteran quiz master Dr Navin Jayakumar, the event will have formats like picture and text quizzes, with a buzzer round and speed round. Age is no bar, you just need a team of three to register. Details: landmarkonthenet.com

    Geek test
    August 20, TCS, Sholinganallur
    Brush up your techno skills to win iPads, trophies and more, by participating in the TCS IT Wiz 2014. Open to high school students from class eight and up, the quiz will focus on the applications of information technology across sectors like environment, business and new trends. Last date for entries is August 18. Details: 9282412521

    Handmade luxe
    August 15 to 25, Taj Coromandel
    Get ready for Taj Khazana’s August Rush Sale, with up to 40 per cent off on hand-woven saris—in fabrics like Benares and chanderi—shawls, costume jewellery, beachwear and more. Also available on sale will be contemporary paintings, objet d’art and craft items. Priced from Rs.1,000. Details: 66002012

    Join the dots
    August 18 to 25, Amethyst
    If polka dots do it for you, check out Mandeep Nagi’s 2014 collection from Shades of India. Find tops, tunics, kurtis, pants and scarves in colours like sky blue, peach and pistachio. Besides the dots, the collection also features multiple layered prints. At Amethyst, from Rs. 3,000 to Rs.12,000.
    Details: 45991630

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