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Discussion on Ancient Hawaiian Spirituality at Hawaii State Library

Discussion on Ancient Hawaiian Spirituality at Hawaii State Library

 “The History of Huna and the Search for Ancient Hawaiian Spirituality” will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, October 25 at 2 p.m. This free program will be conducted in the First Floor Reading Room.

 Makana Risser Chai, author of two books on Hawaiian healing via spiritual and physical aspects of lomilomi and a soon-to-be published book on Huna, will lead a discussion on this topic.

Chai is also an attorney and founder of a small Silicon Valley training company, and has conducted research on Hawaiian history and culture as a consultant for the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association, and as an aide to Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Peter Apo.  In addition, Chai is a certified practitioner of Auntie Margaret Machado’s school of lomilomi and is a member of the board of the Hawaiian Historical Society.     

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Receives Top Rating For Quality And Service

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is Hawaii’s only 5-star Medicare plan, the highest overall rating for quality and service. This is the fourth year in a row that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has achieved top honors.

The Medicare star quality rating overall score is based on more than 50 care and service quality measures across nine categories, including staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, member experience, customer service and pharmacy services. The 5-star rating represents the highest level and signifies the greatest ability to consistently deliver quality care and service to Medicare beneficiaries. 

SEA LIFE PARK CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FAMILY FUN DAY AND $2.64 ADMISSION

SEA LIFE PARK CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FAMILY FUN DAY AND $2.64 ADMISSION

WHAT:
There’s quite a wave of excitement sweeping through the Islands this year as Sea Life Park Hawai‘i celebrates 50 years of family fun, education and conservation. The 22-acrePark located north of Hanauma Bay will celebrate the major milestone with a special Family Fun Day with rollback admission to $2.64, the same price when the Park opened in 1964.

Make a one-of-a-kind scarf at a DIY Indigo Dye Workshop at CHAI Studio this Weekend

Make a one-of-a-kind scarf at a DIY Indigo Dye Workshop at CHAI Studio this Weekend

 

Make a unique Indigo scarf for yourself or as a gift for someone special at a DIY tie dye workshop at CHAI Studio this weekend!  All materials are provided for this $20 workshop, which will be held from 11 - 1 or 2 – 4 p.m.  Light refreshments will also be provided.

India is believed to be one of the oldest centers of indigo dying, dating its use back to 3300 BC. Indigo made its way to the Greeks and Romans from India and was valued as a luxury product. Today we know it as the dye of blue jeans but in ancient times it was associated with political power or religious ritual, since the plants used to extract the gorgeous blue color were once rare. There are a variety of plants in the Indigo genus, native to the tropics, which can provide Indigo color. Learn more about the natural dye process and Indigo legacy in India from CHAI Studio owner, Amerjit Ghag, at the workshop!

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Teens - Join OverDrive's Big Library Read Event October 13-28

Teens - Join OverDrive's Big Library Read Event October 13-28

Teen readers are invited to participate in OverDrive’s next Big Library Read program between October 13 to 28.  Teen readers will be able to borrow and enjoy eBook and audiobook versions of the Big Library Read book, “Anatomy of a Misfit" by Andrea Portes by visiting our website at www.librarieshawaii.org

“Anatomy of a Misfit" is an emotionally resonant story that Publishers Weekly calls “instantly endearing” with a “highly memorable heroine” and voice.  This new book was just released last month, so participants will be among the first to read it.

Finance Factors to Host Job Fair and Customer Appreciation Week This October

Finance Factors to Host Job Fair and Customer Appreciation Week This October

Finance Factors has a few treats to add to the bag for Halloween Week! The state’s largest locally-owned depository financial services loan company will host a job fair on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at its Oahu branches for customer service representatives. Established by several local families over 60 years ago, Finance Factors offers excellent employee benefits, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, vacation, PTO, sick leave, wellness incentives, fitness membership subsidy, bus pass subsidy and gift matching. Individuals who apply to become a customer service representative during the fair could win a $100, $50 or $25 prize. Additionally, anyone who refers a friend during this time has the opportunity to receive a $100 referral prize.

$729,000 for UH Mānoa Master’s Entry Program in Nursing

$729,000 for UH Mānoa Master’s Entry Program in Nursing

Grant from HMSA Foundation leverages large national grant

HONOLULU – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Nursing has received two grants totaling $729,000 to support students in the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN). Launched in 2008, the MEPN Program is an accelerated entry program leading to a Master’s of Science in Nursing, the only program of its kind in Hawai‘i. It is designed for students who have a baccalaureate or higher degree in a field other than nursing and who have not previously attended a registered nurse educational program. The purpose of this alternative entry program is to equip students with entry-level professional nurse competencies as a foundation for advanced practice roles. The program consists of an intensive pre-licensure year transitioning into one of several specialty nursing pathways.

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