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Hawaii Theatre presents Lisa Matsumoto's I WISH...Wishing Tales from Around the World

Hawaii Theatre presents Lisa Matsumoto's I WISH...Wishing Tales from Around the World

Hawaii Theatre Center’s OHANA! Series and ‘O̅hi‘a Productions’ Educational Touring Program team up to bring the excitement of live theatre to young audiences and their families with Lisa Matsumoto’s

I Wish…Wishing Tales from Around the World, a production last seen by Honolulu audiences in 1995.

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in September

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in September

The Hawaii State Library (HSL) will continue celebrating its Centennial Anniversary through December 2013.  The Library, located at 478 South King Street, opened on February 1, 1913.  An historical exhibit about the Library will be featured in the First Floor Reading Room throughout the celebration.  In addition to its regular Saturday morning Children’s Storytimes in the Edna Allyn Room (EAR), the Library will offer free special programs and new exhibits each month during its Centennial year.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Upcoming highlights for September include:

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Labor Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Labor Day Holiday

In observance of the Labor Day 2013 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2

Four libraries normally closed on Fridays will be open on Friday, August 30:  Aiea Public Library, Hawaii Kai Public Library, Liliha Public Library, and Makawao Public Library.

In addition, Kealakekua Public Library, normally closed on Thursdays, will be open on Thursday, August 29.

Please visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for more information.

Sephora Ala Moana to “beautify” moms of seriously ill keiki

Sephora Ala Moana to “beautify” moms of seriously ill keiki

Information provided by Star Dodds:

La Pietra’s Sunset Jazz Concert with special guest star Grammy-nominated Sacha Boutros

La Pietra’s Sunset Jazz Concert with special guest star Grammy-nominated Sacha Boutros

La Pietra’s Sunset Jazz concert will be a night of music under the stars to benefit the college preparatory school for girls.  Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the music of Hawaii’s best jazz vocalists and musicians.

The concert features Shari Lynn, Jimmy  Borges and guest artists: Grammy-nominated Sacha Boutros (internationally known jazz songstress),  Son Caribe and the Sunset Jazz  All-Star Band.

Date:           Sunday, September 8, 2013

                     5:30 p.m. Concert (Grounds open at 5:00 p.m.)

Location:     La Pietra, Great Lawn

                     2933 Poni Moi Rd.

HAPA Young Leaders Travel to Japan for Leadership Training and Community Service Initiative

HAPA Young Leaders Travel to Japan for Leadership Training and Community Service Initiative

The Hawaii Asia Pacific Association (HAPA) will be sending a delegation of 11 local business executives to Tokyo and Kesennuma, Japan, from Aug. 24 through Aug. 29, as part of the organization’s Executive in Residence Program – Japan Experience to participate in an intense, four-day cultural and leadership training. In line with the theme of the trip, which is “Leading from the Heart,” the Hawaii group will team up with business and community leaders from Japan to perform volunteer activities to help families and businesses in the Tohoku region that were devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Hawaii and Japan participants will also identify a long-term project on which they will hopefully collaborate for years to come.

Hawaii Meth Project Announces “Break the Ice” Art Contest Call-for-Entries

Hawaii Meth Project Announces “Break the Ice” Art Contest Call-for-Entries
Social media art contest to engage youth, educate community about the risks of methamphetamine

The Hawaii Meth Project today announced its 2013 “Break the Ice” Art Contest, aimed at communicating the risks of methamphetamine through works of art. The “Break the Ice” art contest is a way for teens to be recognized for their artistic ability while learning about the harmful effects of this drug.

Hawaii students ages 13 to 18 are eligible to enter the “Break the Ice” contest during the submission period of September 1 through October 20, 2013.