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See Spring Wind Quintet Concert at Hawaii State Library on Sept. 20

See Spring Wind Quintet Concert at Hawaii State Library on Sept. 20

In celebration of Classical Music Month (September), Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet will present a free concert at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, September 20 at noon in the Lobby.

The Spring Wind Quintet performance will feature arrangements of Hawaiian music (“Queen’s Hula,” “Kamehameha Waltz,” “Ku’u Ipo I Ka He’e Pue One”), World War I songs (“Over There,” “Pack Up Your Troubles,” “Roses of Picardy,” “The Caisson Song”), and some well-known wind quintet music.  

Spring Wind Quintet members include: Susan McGinn (flute), J. Scott Janusch (oboe), James Moffitt (clarinet), Jonathan Parrish (horn), and Marsha Schweitzer (bassoon).                        

The Hawaii State Library is sponsoring this one-hour concert which is suitable for ages 5 and older.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Island Sole Hosts Three Fall Fashion Events at Ala Moana Center Store

Island Sole Hosts Three Fall Fashion Events at Ala Moana Center Store

Island Sole invites shoppers to get creative this weekend by adding some style to their slippers. Starting Friday, Sept. 12 the local footwear company will host three events at Island Sole Ala Moana Center, where customers can walk away with some stylish soles.

 

POW WOW Hawaii x OluKai – Promoting Lifestyle Through Art

Friday, Sept. 12 from 3-6 p.m.

POW WOW Hawaii and Olukai are teaming up with Island Sole to promote lifestyle through art. Local artists Matt and Roxie Ortiz will be in-store creating custom hand-painted designs on selected OluKai styles for purchase.

 

TOMS Style Your Sole

Saturday, Sept. 13 from 1-5 p.m.

Get creative for a cause! When you purchase a pair of TOMS at the event, a local artist will customize them just for you! Plus, for each pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.

 

Customers Can Get Free McCafe® Coffee at McDonald’s® During Breakfast Hours From Sept. 16 to 29

Customers Can Get Free McCafe® Coffee at McDonald’s® During Breakfast Hours From Sept. 16 to 29

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii is planning a second round of coffee sampling from September 16 to 29 where customers can get a free small hot cup of McCafe® coffee during breakfast hours at participating restaurants, no purchase necessary. In Hawaii only, the coffee is a unique Royal Kona Blend that now comes in a richer and bolder flavor. It is freshly roasted in Hawaii and supplied to McDonald’s by Hawaii Coffee Company.

“McDonald’s of Hawaii has been serving our Royal Kona Blend brand since its first restaurant opened in Aina Haina in 1968,” said Jim Lenhart, Hawaii Coffee Company vice president of sales and service. “We’re proud of our more than 40-year partnership and have enjoyed working with McDonald’s of Hawaii to develop quality local products for McDonald’s customers.”

Student Artists Receive Mayoral Awards/Returns from Japan's World Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Student Artists Receive Mayoral Awards/Returns from Japan's World Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

HONOLULUToyotaHawaii.com – The last week of August this year, Toyota Hawaii flew 13-year-old Teah Laupapa, from Kapolei, and 12-year-old Emma Thain, from Koloa, Kauai, to Japan for an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the World Dream Car Art Contest. The two girls, along with each set of parents, toured the city of Nagoya, visited a Buddhist temple, and painted a lantern. Laupapa recalls, “I liked the fact that I got to bond with my parents through the experience and that we were able to learn so much about the Japanese culture. Both Laupapa and Thain received an award of “Best Finalist” for their respective creations at the World Art Contest in Japan. (All winners’ artwork can be seen “here.”)

Downtown Honolulu Starts Steppin' Toward Better Health

Downtown Honolulu Starts Steppin' Toward Better Health

Over 700 participants, many from nearby offices, took part in Kaiser Permanente’s “Start Steppin’” lunchtime walk and health fair at Tamarind Park today. The downtown Honolulu event celebrated its 10th anniversary of promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles by welcoming its largest crowd of walkers yet with activities, prizes and rewards for participation. The walk is designed to encourage people to “Start Steppin’’ by finding 30 minutes out of their day to enjoy walking in the fresh air.

NLF Charities Sponsors Free Seminar for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

NLF Charities Sponsors Free Seminar for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

In observance of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children is hosting “Passport to Healthy Living,” a free seminar to navigate and learn healthy lifestyle habits from cancer treatment through survivorship.

 

Workshop topics include: coping with cancer, fertility and banking, healing and relaxation as well as nutrition tips on and off therapy. Patients and caregivers will have an opportunity to speak with doctors on any questions they have and get information and tips on everything from schooling and education to staying active and physically fit throughout treatment.

 

When: The seminar will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Where: Kapi‘olani Women’s Center, located at 1907 South Beretania Street on the ground floor.

 

Hawai‘i Pacific University Nursing Program to Hold First White Coat Ceremony

Hawai‘i Pacific University Nursing Program to Hold First White Coat Ceremony

Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) will hold its first White Coat Ceremony for its nursing program on Sept. 29, as part of a national pilot program. This ceremony, which will be held at the Hawaii Loa Campus, is designed to instill a commitment to providing compassionate care among future health professionals.

“Schools of medicine have been conducting White Coat Ceremonies for over 20 years. By participating in this pilot, nurse educators will gain valuable information about the impact of the ceremony on role development in nursing students,” said Dr. Lynette Landry, dean of HPU’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.