The 23rd Islands District Athletic Meet will be held at Wan Chai Sports Ground on November 12. There will be 16 track, field and relay races in the meet, which provides an excellent opportunity for gaining experience in competitions. Enrolment is free. There will be champion, first runner-up and second runner-up for individuals. To encourage participation by schools in the Islands District, there will be gold, silver and bronze medals for schools with outstanding performance. Application forms are available at Islands District Leisure Services Office, the Islands District Office and the Islands District Rural Committee. The deadline for application is October 28. For inquiries, call 2852-3220. Percussionist Lung Heung- wing and young pianist Andrea Lam will perform with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Yip Wing-sie to give audiences lots of fun. 'Orchestral Fun' will be held at 8 pm next Friday at Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium and October 28 at Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium. Tickets at $100, $80 and $60 (students, half-price) are available from Urbtix. For inquiries, call 2312-6103 or visit the Web site at www.hkpo.com For reservations, call 2734- 9009. Located at the heart of Hong Kong island, the Central and Western District was first developed when the island came under British administration in 1841. As the district began to develop, many Western constructions were built while a considerable number of historical buildings have been preserved. A free exhibition, The Heritage of the Central and Western Districts, introducing the rich antiquities and monuments of the Central and Western District, is being held from 9 am to 8 pm daily at the Exhibition Hall, 6/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre until October 30. Inquiries can be made on 2853-2678. 'Romantic virtuosi' Aaron Rosand will give a violin recital at 8 pm at the Tuen Mun Town Hall Auditorium on October 28. Tickets at $130, $100 and $70 (students, half-price) are available from Urbtix. Inquiries and reservations can be made on 2734- 9009.