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Hydroponics workshop

A workshop on hydroponics will be held on Nov.18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hydroponics is the practice of growing plants without the traditional soil medium but using a nutrient rich water medium. It uses 1/10th of water when compared to the traditional method of farming.

The workshop covers introduction to hydroponics. At 53/23, 3rd Main Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar. Ph: 99868 36219.

Camping on the ECR

Tent N Trek is conducting ‘Just Thalassophile’s’ a beach bonfire camping at ECR. It is 2-days and 1 night camp and will be held from 4 p.m. on Nov.25.

The camp includes dinner (both veg and non-veg), breakfast, campfire and musical nights. Games like beach volleyball, Frisbee and tug-of-war will be held. Tariff is Rs.1999 per person. For details, call 91595 44544.

Movie screening for runners

Chennai Trekking Club is screening ‘This Is Your Day’ and ‘Dragon’s Back Race’ movies on ultra running, on Nov.14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Thiruvanmiyur.

‘This Is Your Day’ movie follows three unique individuals – a mother, a competitive ace runner, and an elite during the 2015 Western States Endurance Run – a 100-mile race.

Dragon’s Back Race is about the grueling race that covers 200 miles including 8½ miles of ascent for 5 days. At E-Pagemaker, Thiruvanmiyur. For details, mail to

Make your own robot

Ashtrix Educational Services is conducting ‘Robozon’, a hands-on workshop on building an autonomous robot, on Nov.19 from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at IITM for students from classes 5 to 10.

Students will be taught to make an edge avoiding rover (robot) which senses pits and corners and avoids it.

Children will also be briefed on S.T.E.M based concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), basic electronic concepts, robotics logic and an overview of current industry trends. Rs.700 per student. For details call 75501 43203 and 73389 95962.

Children’s day event

‘Art Connection’ is conducting a Children’s day event for differently abled children on Nov.14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Injambakkam.

This art event is held to emphasise the fact that differently abled children are capable of leading a life like other kids. At the event, children will engage in sports, paint and dance activities. For details, call 73972 38321.