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‘Mom-O-Rama’ Event Encourages Mothers To Focus On Their Health

Pearl City celebration May 31 kicks off series of 5 meet-ups across Islands

HONOLULU – Moms, you do so much for others! Now it’s your turn for some well-deserved attention and fun! Mothers of all ages and stages are invited to “Mom-O-Rama,” a free celebration of everything about moms and their health, Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the HMSA Center in Pearl City.

Moms can enjoy a mini massage and light pupu, and network with other women through fun activities and “talk story.” Games and giveaways will include a chance to win a FitBit fitness tracking device. Learn about the Moms In Hawaii supportive online/offline community, participate in a health assessment through HMSA, and more. Children are welcome, too! There’ll be activity stations especially for the keiki.

Armed Forces Birthdays Celebrated with ‘Free Pass’ Days at Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

Armed Forces Birthdays Celebrated with ‘Free Pass’ Days at Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

The Pearl Harbor Historic Sites today jointly announced that active-duty Armed Forces members, retirees, and dependents are invited to enjoy ‘Free Pass’ days to celebrate the birthday of their respective U.S. military branch this year (see schedule below). 

Paid admission is being waived for tours of the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. Presenting a valid military I.D. at the Ticket and Information Booth at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center or onsite at each Pearl Harbor Historic Site is required. 

Walk up tickets to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, which includes boat tours to the USS Arizona Memorial, are free and available daily. 

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Features 19-Year-Old Prodigy, Conrad Tao

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Features 19-Year-Old Prodigy, Conrad Tao

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will feature the return of guest conductor Naoto Otomo and the debut of 19-year-old piano prodigy Conrad Tao Sunday, June 1, at 4 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall for the final concert of the 2013-2014 season. “Concert Conversations” begin at 3 p.m. in the concert hall with host Iggy Jang, the HSO’s concertmaster, speaking with Tao and Maestro Otomo.

The program opens with Finlandia, the patriotic tone poem and perhaps best-known work of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Tao then joins Maestro Otomo and the HSO in the quintessentially romantic Piano Concerto in A minor by Edvard Grieg. The concert closes with the dramatic, melodic Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz, which tells the story of an artist’s self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman.

“Mighty Mo” Admission Free to All Military on Memorial Day

Offer Extends to Reserves, Retirees, Auxiliary, and Dependents

The Battleship Missouri Memorial will honor Armed Forces members who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect America’s freedom by providing free admission to all active-duty, reserve, auxiliary, and retired U.S. military personnel and dependents on Memorial Day.

On Monday, May 26, all that is required for free admission is to present a valid military I.D. at the Ticket and Information Booth at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center or at the entrance to the Battleship Missouri Memorial for those having approved access onto Ford Island.

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Features Concerto For Koto

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Features Concerto For Koto

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will feature guest conductor Naoto Otomo and world-renowned koto soloist Yumi Kurosawa Saturday, May 17, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, at 4 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. “Concert Conversations” begin one hour before each concert with host Concertmaster Ignace “Iggy” Jang.

The program opens with Yasushi Akutagawa’s Musica per Orchestra Sinfonica. Soloist Kurosawa then joins Maestro Otomo and the HSO in the world premiere symphonic performance of Daron Hagen’s Genji, Concerto for Koto and Orchestra. The concert concludes with one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular, tuneful works, Symphony No. 4.

Kaiser Permanente Presents June Senior Summit Seminar on Common Eye Conditions Affecting Seniors

Kaiser Permanente Presents June Senior Summit Seminar on Common Eye Conditions Affecting Seniors

The Senior Summit Seminars, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provide ongoing educational opportunities on a wide variety of topics specific to seniors. The emphasis is on prevention, personal growth, and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All lectures are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required; call the respective location. For more information, call 808-432-2235.

 

TOPIC: COMMON EYE CONDITIONS AFFECTING SENIORS

Cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration — these are common eye conditions that can affect seniors. Learn their causes and treatment, and how to prevent them.

Speakers: Kaiser Permanente Optometry and Ophthalmology Department

Attend Special Family Storytime at Hawaii State Library on May 17

Attend Special Family Storytime at Hawaii State Library on May 17

In celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month, a special Family Storytime will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the Edna Allyn Room for Children.

Children ages 3 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to listen to stories read by guest readers from the Hawaii Speech Language Hearing Association and do some coloring activities.  Parents and caregivers will receive free informational brochures about communication disorders. 

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

The Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street.  For more information, please call the Edna Allyn Room for Children at 586-3510.