Schools & Families Helping your child with English: Free workshops for parents. British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty; Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School (Shatin City One), and Yaumati Catholic Primary School, 41 Tung Kun Road, Kowloon. Today and tomorrow. www.britishcouncil.org.hk/english/parents-seminar Textbooks - price or value? Where is Hong Kong on the road to e-textbooks and e-learning? Coalition of Education-concerned Parents. Speakers: Kenneth Chen, Under-Secretary for Education; Prof Cheng Yin-cheong, HKIEd; Dr Lam Pun-lee, PolyU; Elizabeth Pau, past-principal, La Salle Primary School; K.K. Shek, Educational Publishers' Association; Rosa Wong, Consumer Council. Wah Yan College, 56 Waterloo Road, Kowloon. Tomorrow, 10am-1pm. Tel 2805 1616; www.cephk.org Study Canada: Form 4 to Form 7 information session for parents and students. Canadian Education Centre, Room 1216, China Merchants Tower, Shun Tak Centre, Central. Monday and July 13, 2pm-3pm.  Secondary school seminar: Academie Ste. Cecile International School (private, co-ed, boarding), Windsor, Ontario. Speaker: Th?r?se Gadoury. Same venue and date. 3pm-5pm. Tel 2524 9668; www.studycanada.ca/hongkong Higher & Continuing General education and student learning: Dialogue between the university and school: HK Education Research Association and Centre for Research in Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies/HKIEd. Speakers: Prof. Joseph Chan and Dr Kwok-wah Cheung; Yui-fai Cheung, HK Liberal Studies Teachers' Association; Drs William Sin, HKIEd and John Tan, Wah Yan College, Kowloon. HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay. This afternoon, 2.30pm-5pm. In Cantonese. Tel Lana Lee, 2948 8089; e-mail: email@example.com China's evolving polity: 30 years of reform. HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science seminar. Speaker: Prof Andrew Walder, StanfordU/HKUST. S.L. Lee Lecture Theatre-K, HKUST. This afternoon, 4pm-5.30pm. Tel 2358 7791. EducationUSA seminars: Liberal arts option for a US bachelor's degree. Institute of International Education, Room 202, General Commercial Building, Tonight, 5pm-6pm.  Community colleges in the US: Wednesday, July 8, same venue and time. Tel 2603 5771; ext. 109; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Hong Kong as an education hub: CityU seminar. MM Conf. Room, Y.C. Cheng Building, CityU. Tomorrow, 2pm-6pm. Bilingual. E-mail: email@example.com Preparatory workshop: And free try-out course: OpenU, 30 Good Shepherd Street, Ho Man Tin. Tomorrow, 2.15pm-5.15pm. In Cantonese. Tel: 2768 6355; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Inventory management best practices: PolyU Dept of Industrial and Systems Engineering seminar. Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, PolyU. Wednesday, 2.30pm-5pm. Tel 2766 5630. Avoiding mobile phone ads: Perception, privacy and prediction of consumer behaviour. CityU Dept of Media and Communications seminar. Speaker: Prof Ran Wei. New Media Lab, Y7544, Academic Building (lift 4), CityU. Thursday, 4.30pm-6pm. E-mail: email@example.com Monte Carlo methods: Concepts, principles and some simple coding. HKU Dept of Physics workshop. P2, LG1/F, CYM Physics Building, HKU. Thursday and next Friday, 2.20pm-6pm. Tel 2859 2360; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The quality primary school teacher: OpenU public lecture. Speaker: Lam Yuen-sum, Ying Wa Primary School. Serena Yang L/T, 30 Good Shepherd Street, Ho Man Tin. Next Friday, 7pm.  Meet the professors: full-time programmes information day: Same main venue, July 11, 2pm-5.30pm. Tel: 2768 6355; e-mail: email@example.com Exhibitions & Events Summer musical camp: HKUST Arts Centre. Director: Prof Oliver Lo, HUMA; choreographer: Stephanie Young. On campus. Now until July 18. Tel 2358 6149. East-West Musical: Auditions for young people aged 11-16, organised by AFTEC*, arts education partner of Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre. Applications deadline, Next Friday, auditions, July 28. Tel 2520 1716; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org AFTEC: The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection. Sixth Hong Kong international education expo: Neway International Trade Fairs Ltd. Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. July 11-12. Tel 2561 5566; e-mail: email@example.com Transformation of the Vital Spirit: Exhibition of creative watercolours by Prof Cheng Yin-cheong. Artland Gallery, Lockhart Centre, 3/F 301-307 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai. August 22-27, 9am-7pm. Tel 2948 6328. Looking Ahead A touch of science and textiles: Summer camp and workshops. PolyU Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles. On campus. July 15-17, 9am-10.30pm. Tel 2766 5058. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The art of public speaking. ESU monthly meeting. Speaker: Mark Loasby, Connect Communication. The Puzzle, Room 201, Lee Loong Building, 4 Queen Victoria Street, Central. July 15, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tel 2186 8449; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Study Canada: Secondary school seminars for parents: Bronte College of Canada (private, co-ed, boarding), Mississauga, Ontario. Canadian Education Centre, Room 1216, China Merchants Tower, Shun Tak Centre, Central. July 17, 6pm-8pm; Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School (public), Selkirk, Manitoba. Speaker: Wendy Roscoe. Same venue and time, July 20. Tel 2524 9668; www.studycanada.ca/hongkong Go Pro! RIDA: PolyU Interior Design Continuing Education and Research seminar. School of Design Chiang Chen Studio Theatre. July 25, 2.30pm-4.30pm. Summer day camp: 'Show me your interest!' PolyU Academic Secretariat. On Campus. July 28-30, 10am-5.30pm. Tel 2766 5176/5180.