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Fundacao Oriente is all set to organise the 25th edition of ‘Vem Cantar’, a solo and duet Portuguese singing competition. Last day of submitting forms and videos is August 31. Details: vemcantar2023@gmail.com / 2230728.

Fundacao Oriente Panaji is organising the 7th Fundação Oriente Short Story Competition. In this regard, the organisation will organise a creative writing workshop between June 23 and 25. Entries for the competition 2023 will be accepted between August 15 and 30. The shortlisted stories will be announced on November 30 and the winners will be declared at a function to be held on December 8. The winning and shortlisted stories will be translated into English and published in the anthology ‘Short Stories from Goa’ in 2024. Regulations and registration forms are available on request by email to fossc2023@gmail.com. Details: 2230728.

Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts is organising an exhibition preview of the Korean artist Kyungwoo Chun’s work titled, ‘Song without Lyrics’ on August 18 from 7 p.m. onwards at their premises. Last date of exhibition: November 11. Details: 9370675100/ 9767864206.

Caritas Goa in association with professional artist Lioba Knepple is organising a new certificate course on ‘Art as healing tool’ every Saturday from August 26 to November 4 at Institute Nosa Senhora de Piedade, near Hotel Mandovi, Panaji. Fee: Rs.2500. Details: 9422362627.

The 31st Annual Festival of Plants and Flowers will be organised from August 26 to 28 at SFX School, Siolim. There will be a live demonstration on bee-keeping by Agricos Alumini Association on August 26 at 12 noon in the school hall. Details: 9326102797.

Hosa, Bardez is organising Onam Sadhya for lunch from August 26 to 29 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Details: 7498627977 / www.hosagoa.com

The BiG Q is being organised to recognise the best quizzer in Goa on August 27 from 4.45 p.m. at Goa Business School, Taleigao, Panaji, and SGDH Auditorium, 5th floor, South Goa, District Hospital (near Margao KTC bus stand)

The Literati Book Club will meet to discuss ‘Before the Coffee Gets Cold’ by Toshikazu Kawaguchi on August 28, 7.30 p.m. at the Literati Bookshop, Calangute. Details: 7447437768.

The Public Astronomical Observatory, Panaji, is organising an observation session on the very rare appearance of the Sturgeon Super Blue Moon on August 31 at Vidhya Prabhodini High School, Porvorim, and at the Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

GCCI is organising a mentorship programme for empowering women in business on September 2, 4:30 p.m. at the GCCI Hall, Panaji. Details: 9764161205.

Goa College of Agriculture, Ela-Old Goa, is organising Patoiechem Fest on September 2 from 6 p.m. near the Nossa de Senhora Chapel, Carambolim.

A science exhibition titled ‘Quadrobe’ by scientist Manuel Salvador Gracias will be held from September 5 to 7 at Krishnadas Shama, Goa State Central Library, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji.