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See "The Plaza Photovoice Project" Display at Hawaii State Library Nov. 3-29

See "The Plaza Photovoice Project" Display at Hawaii State Library Nov. 3-29

The Plaza Photovoice Project,” a free photo exhibit showcasing the creativity of more than 50 of Hawaii’s seniors, will be on display at the Hawaii State Library from November 3 to 29 in the Lobby.  

The Plaza Photovoice Project, created to help Hawaii’s seniors learn how to operate digital cameras and express themselves through photography, was coordinated by Colby Takeda, Administrator-in-Training of The Plaza at Mililani.  The senior photographers include some with little or no prior photography experience, and some living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

This exploratory exhibition is suitable for all ages, and may be viewed during normal library hours.

The Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street.  For more information, please call the Library’s Social Science & Philosophy Section at 586-3529.

 

 

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Treats its Youngest Patients to Trick-Or-Treat Fun

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Treats its Youngest Patients to Trick-Or-Treat Fun

Superheroes, princess, witches and goblins paraded through the halls of Moanalua Medical Center today, as pediatrics patients made the rounds to nearly every floor. The annual trick-or-treat event allows hospitalized keiki the opportunity to experience the fun of Halloween by collecting goodies at 18 different stations.

Thirteen children, ranging in age from five months to 17 years, were accompanied by their family members as they collected stickers, pencils, erasers and coloring books from Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff in costume. Cardiology, pharmacy and surgery were just a few of the many departments that welcomed the young patients to pass through their halls for a handful of healthy treats. Keiki who were not able to leave their beds or units received hand-delivered Halloween goodies.

Veterans to be Honored at Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Sunset Ceremony, November 11

Veterans to be Honored at Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Sunset Ceremony, November 11

Rear Admiral Richard “Rick” L. Williams, Commander of Navy Region Hawaii, to deliver keynote address

Pearl Harbor, HI – As daylight fades on November 11, the Battleship Missouri Memorial will bring all Veterans and Armistice Day observances around the world to a close with a special sunset ceremony in Pearl Harbor. 

“It is a special privilege to conclude our nation’s commemorations of Veterans Day here in historic Pearl Harbor on the decks of the USS Missouri, America’s last battleship,” said Michael Carr, president & CEO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association. “Our ceremony will proudly honor all veterans for their unwavering courage, including our youngest generation of veterans who have served America over the past decade in the Middle East.” 

Student delegates lead prospective families on a guided tour to learn more about La Pietra – Hawaii

Student delegates lead prospective families on a guided tour to learn more about La Pietra – Hawaii

(Honolulu, Hawai’i, October 29, 2014) -- La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls will have its Fall Admissions Open House on Thursday, November 6 with tours starting at 5:15 pm and the program beginning at 6:00 pm.

During the Admissions Open House, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the value of an all-girls’ education and hear about the academic, athletics, arts, co-curricular and college counseling programs that La Pietra offers. The program will start with a student-guided tour of La Pietra‘s 21st century classrooms and facilities, and then hear from Mahina Hugo, Head of School, current students, parents, and faculty.

For more information or to register, visit our website at www.lapietra.edu. For questions or inquiries, contact Director of Admissions, Megan Meyer at (808) 922-2744 or by e-mail at mmeyer@lapietra.edu.

Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic Celebrates 50th Anniversary

It’s a special season for college basketball fans in Hawaii as the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic celebrates 50 years of stellar play, with on-court action set for Nov. 14, 15, and 17. The University of Hawaii (UH) men’s basketball team will tip off the season against California’s CSU Bakersfield in a round-robin tournament, which also includes Arkansas-Pine Bluff and North Carolina’s High Point University.

 

Fans can also score this season with special room and game ticket packages at several Outrigger properties, valid November 13 to 18. Find out more at www.outrigger.com/specials/promotion/2014-rainbow-classic.

 

Palama Settlement to honor entertainer Cha Thompson and surfing legend Ben Aipa

Palama Settlement to honor entertainer Cha Thompson and surfing legend Ben Aipa

Palama Settlement will honor entertainment executive, Cha Thompson and surfing legend Ben Aipa at the 2nd annual Malama Palama Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Funds raised from the event will benefit Palama Settlement’s keiki, teens and kupuna through the various programs and services offered at the 118-year-old organization. 

Cha Ku’upuaala Ortiz Thompson grew up at Palama Settlement, learning how to get along with others and wait in line. She graduated from Farrington High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Judicial Administration from Hawaii Pacific University.

“At Kam IV Housing all we knew was how to fight. Palama made us get along, meaning you were ousted by the other kids if you didn’t know how to get along,” said Cha. “I credit Palama with keeping me out of gangs.”

Enjoy Filipino Music and Dance at Hawaii State Library on October 30

Enjoy Filipino Music and Dance at Hawaii State Library on October 30

In celebration of Filipino-American History Month 2014, “An Evening of Filipino Music and Dance” will be the featured event at the Hawaii State Library Courtyard on Thursday, October 30 at 6 p.m.  The public is invited to attend this free program presented by the Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Library.

The program will feature opening remarks by Honolulu City Councilmember Joey Manahan, music by Pamana Rondalya and tinikling (most popular Filipino folk dance): traditional and modern/hip-hop dances performed by The Tekniqlings.

This one-hour program is suitable for ages 5 and older.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.