After months of sweating endlessly in the scorching heat, Autumn is finally on our doorsteps. Halloween workshops, HKIS’s Pumpkin Festival and not to forget the start of international school admission season, October is going to be an exciting month for everyone.
UNTIL NOV 10
Tale of the Wonderland
Group exhibition using Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to construct a narrative spanning 20 years in post-colonial Hong Kong.
Blindspot Gallery, 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road, blindspotgallery.com
Hong Kong Tennis Open
The Hong Kong Tennis Open returns for the fourth year. The first three days of the tournament are free to the public on a first come, first-served basis. Thereafter, tickets start at $160.
Victoria Park Tennis Stadium, Causeway Bay, tickets from cityline.com, Tom Lee outlets, or call 2111 5333.
Scare School HK by Glitter and Gore
A course of four workshops, created and led by professional Scare Actors from the UK. Each has a different focus, helping students create their own Haunted House walk through for friends and family to visit during the final workshop.
10am-12.30pm & 1.30-4pm on Sundays. Dramatic English Education Centre, Happy Valley. $2,500 per student. Email email@example.com with enquiries.
Wednesdays at the Winery
Embroidery workshop hosted by ‘Make & Do Hong Kong’.
$465/person including free-flow Prosecco and snacks, 7.30-10.30pm, The Winery, G/F Kwan Yick Building Phase 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hong Kong Academy Open House
Hong Kong Academy is an international, inclusive and dynamic learning community. As an English medium, IB World School, students experience hands-on, integrated learning that supports students’ pathways to individual excellence by fostering creativity, communication and problem-solving skills.
9:30-11 am Hong Kong Academy, 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung New Territories, Hong Kong, hkacademy.edu.hk
Helena May Charity Bazaar
Over 50 stalls selling handmade crafts, jewellery, accessories and books. The Helena May, 35 Garden Road, Central, helenamay.com
The Garden Gathering
A three-day retreat into nature with classes offered from over 40 leading teachers and visionaries related to wellness, yoga, healing, ceremony, culture, wisdom, and earth knowledge on Cheung Chau.
Sai Yuen Farm, Cheung Chau, thegardengathering.com
Dalton School Info Session
Principal Larry Leaven will be on hand to share an overview of the school, plus the opportunity to tour the Kowloon-based campus.
10am-12pm, Dalton Primary School; 11:15am-12:30pm Little Dalton/Mini Dalton, dshk.edu.hk
Malvern College Hong Kong Splash
Loads of fun for kids aged seven and up, racing a variety of open water courses. This year, the event is open to adults too, with 600m and 1,200m race options.
$280/event, 8.30am, Victoria Recreation Club, Emerald Bay, Sai Kung, register at skbasecamp.com
Small World Christian Kindergarten Open Day
Meet the principal while littlies enjoy play-based activities. Try the playgroup and Mandarin sample sessions.
10am-2pm, 10 Borrett Road, Mid-levels, smallworld.edu.hk
OCT 14, 21 & 26
Woodland Pre-school open days
Parents are invited to view the campus and talk with staff. Midlevels, Peak, Harbourside (Aberdeen) and Beachside (Repulse Bay) venues open their doors on October 14, Happy Valley and Sai Kung on Oct 21 and Kennedy Town on Oct 28.
SUNDAYS FROM OCT 15
Container Port BBQ Boat Trip
Join a tour on a boat trip that explores one of the largest and busiest container ports in the world. See ships loading, unloading, refueling, and being pushed by tugs.
11am-3:30pm, $900 per adult, $760 per child, including a sausage sizzle, salads and vegetables, carrot cake and beer, wine, soft drinks and water, hongkongyachting.com
Hong Kong Maternity + Baby Event
A chance for expectant and new parents to learn about maternity and babies with speakers, exhibitors and partners.
9:30am–4:30pm, JW Marriott, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty. Free admission when you register at thehkmaternitybabyevent.eventbrite.hk
Hong Kong International School Pumpkin Festival
Hosted by the HKIS Parent Faculty Organization, seasonal activities include a pumpkin patch, a bouncy castle and slide, games with prizes, a talent show, a used-book fair, Boo-tique shopping and food.
11am-3pm, Hong Kong International Middle School, 700 Tai Tam Reservoir Road.
Harbour School Open House
The Harbour School’s preparatory school, The Harbour Village, is holding an open house. 10 am-12 pm, 2/F, 23 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town.
Sign up at theharbourschool.openapply.com/openday
The Hebe Haven Yacht Club 24 Hour Charity Dinghy Race 2017
Held just in front of Hebe Haven Yacht Club, the annual Hebe Haven Yacht Club 24-Hour Dinghy Race is the longest and only endurance aquathon in Hong Kong and south Asia. The event features a mini-village where families can unwind and watch the boats race through the two-day weekend.
Race starts at 2pm, Hebe Haven Yacht Club, Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung. To register, visit hebehaven24hour.com
ESF 50th Anniversary Marathon
In celebration of ESF’s 50th anniversary. Race categories include 1km to 10km runs and a 1km family walk. There will also be a community carnival.
9:30am–4pm at Edinburgh Place, Central, racing from 8am–10:30am, Central harbourfront, marathon.esf.edu.hk
Shrewsbury Open Day
The Lohas Park-based primary school will be holding open house general overviews for all year groups, 6-7 pm. There will be special sessions looking at Mandarin at Shrewsbury, 1-2 pm and 6-7 pm on October 19 and 1-2 pm on October 20.
Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival
This festival brings world-class world-class food, drinks and entertainment to the Victoria Harbour skyline. Enjoy wine-pairing menus prepared by master chefs, tasting classes with industry experts, and wine and food booths spanning everything from single malts to artisanal cheese.
Central Harbourfront Event Space, $30 admission. For opening times, visit discoverhongkong.com
The Sedan Chair Charity Race
Race with a sedan chair to raise money for charity. All funds will go to local small charities which run education, health or social welfare community programmes.
The Matilda International Hospital, Mount Kellett Road, sedanchairace.org
Repulse Bay Triple
Part of Hong Kong Beach Festival. Challenge yourself with three high-intensity interval swims in an afternoon.
International Hong Kong Beach Water Polo Tournament
The 5th International Hong Kong Beach Water Polo Tournament takes place at Repulse Bay. Even if you don’t play water polo, grab some friends and head to the beach for other sports and activities happening on the day, including dodgeball, woodball, fitness and yoga.
$680 entry fee for open teams (aged 18 or above), and $380 entry fee for junior teams (under 18). Register at openwaterasia.com
Mothercare’s 1st Baby Expo
A leading British retailer of products for mothers-to- be, babies and children, Mothercare holding their 1st Baby Expo at KITEC, Kowloon Bay. Over 90 booths consist of numerous famous brands in Baby and Children industry providing innovation product. Family can find great deals, such as $1 product, and get free gift in the Expo.
Enter our giveaway now to receive a pair of tickets upon entry.
Star Hall, 3/F KITEC, Kowloon Bay.