Schools & Families Yew Chung International School: Primary section introductory meeting (IM). 3, To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong. Wednesday, and October 31, 9.15am-noon.  Secondary section. Same venue and time, Thursday.  Early childhood education. Thursday, 2pm-3.30pm.  Secondary Section Open Day. Same venue, next Saturday, 11am-5pm. 2338 7106. St Paul's Convent School: parents' information evening for F1 2008/2009 places. Secondary School Hall, 140 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay. Wednesday, 6pm-7.30pm. Tel Irene Wu, 2577 2160. The future of childhood: Highgate House School talk. Speaker Christopher Clouder, co-founder, Alliance for Childhood. The Helena May, 35 Garden Road, Central. Thursday, 7pm. Donation $50. Tel 2849 6336. Storytelling time: Bookazine at Princes Building. With Nury Vittachi, Deborah Whittle and Martin Lever. Next Saturday, midday-1.30pm. Tel 2525 0218; firstname.lastname@example.org Open house: Harbour School drop-in day for parents with children 3-7. Monday, October 22, 9.30am-11.30am. Tel 2816 5222. Halloween workshops: toddlers to six-year-olds. Until October 30, various venues, times and prices. Kids Gallery Co Ltd, 21/F Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Central. Tel 2501 4842/Kln 2337 1001. Saturday book club: children 4-12. Paragon Education Centre, 2/F, 111 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay. Saturday, November 3, 12.30pm-1.30pm. Tel Agnes Tang, 2838 1220; e-mail email@example.com ; www.eparagon.com.hk . Read-aloud training: parents with children to age 11. Higher & Continuing Japan, China and ASEAN in East Asian community building: Government and International Studies Dept, HKBU. Speaker Dr Kitti Prasirtsuk, ThammasatU, Thailand. Room 802, Lam Building, Shaw Campus. Monday, 4.30pm-6.30pm. Tel 3411 5726. Reading obscene books in court: law, literature and the construction of gendered identity in the West. HKU Dept of Comparative Literature. Speaker Prof Marco Wan, HKU. Room 205, Main Building, HKU. Tuesday, 5pm-7pm. E-mail Dr Gina Marchetti: firstname.lastname@example.org New directions in science: the search for fractional charge particles. HKUST Institute for Advanced Study lecture. Speaker Prof Martin Perl, StanfordU. Lee Wing Tat lecture theatre D, HKUST. Friday, October 26, 2.30pm-4pm. Tel 2358 6161; email@example.com / University information/open day: for undergraduate admissions to HKU. Sun Yat-sen Place. Next Saturday, -10.30pm. E-mail Amy Yeung: firstname.lastname@example.org Exhibitions & Events Innovative connoisseurship: exhibition of Nigensha's reproductions of Treasures of China painting and calligraphy, Lam Woo Conference Centre, Shaw Campus, HKBU. Until Tuesday, 10am-8pm. Tel 2353 5167. 'N for Nature' exhibition of Chinese paintings: artists Lai Kwan-ting, Fong Sau-yee and Cheung Wai-man. Hui Gallery, CUHK. Until November 1. Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4.35pm; Saturdays until midday; closed Sundays and public holidays. Tel 2609 7612. UK Education Expo: Academic Asia. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Next Saturday and Sunday. Tel 2833 0919; e-mail: email@example.com North American boarding schools fair: Conrad Hotel. November 10, 1pm-3pm. Contact Michelle Mak, IIE, room 601, General Commercial Building, 156-164 Des Voeux Road Central. Naamyam master Au Kwan-cheung with ensemble: HKU Dept of Music recital. Loke Yew Hall, HKU. Thursday, November 1, 7.30pm. Tel 2859 7045, www.hku.hk/music/concerts Year of the Surf Lifesaver Fair: Australian International School, 3A Norfolk Road, Kowloon Tong. Saturday, November 3, 11am-4pm. Tel 2304 6078; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org . Tel 2603 5771, ext 104; www.iiehongkong.org Tel 2338 7106. www.ycef.com Violin recital: Sino Group fund-raiser for HKU faculty of Dentistry. Soloist Li Chuanyun. Cultural Centre Concert Hall, November 15. Tickets from Urbtix, tel 2734 9009; programme enquiries 2737 7671. Looking Ahead The Science of Sex Differences in Maths and Science: HKU Dept of Psychology. Speaker Prof Diane F. Halpern, Berger Institute, Claremont McKenna College, California. Rayson Huang Theatre, HKU. October 29, 6pm-7.30pm. Tel Penny Kuk, 2859 2376; e-mail email@example.com Structural changes in trade and economic relations in Pan-Pacific: A Japanese perspective. HKU School of Modern Languages. Speaker Takashi Nishizawa, Nomura Securities Co, Ltd. Room K230, Knowles Building, HKU. Monday, October 29, 4pm-6pm. Tel Lucilla Cheng, 2859 2000; firstname.lastname@example.org One-day teacher conference: aligning assessment with curriculum reform in junior secondary English language teaching. HKU seminar. Speakers Drs Steve Andrews, David Carless, Matthew Clarke and Chris Davison; Profs Constant Leung and Liz Hamp-Lyons, and Mss Nicole Tavares, Cheri Chen and Gerry Davies. Hui Oi Chow Science Building, HKU. November 24, 9am-5.30pm.