George Kuo will be among the performers
at Kona's Ki Ho'alu Fest .
The event is free, and kicks off the first of four slack-key festivals around the state.
Appearing Saturday on the Big Island are Ledward Ka'apana, Elmer "Sonny" Lim, Marcus Wong Yuen, Gary Haleamau, Mathew Swalinkavich, Martin and Bla Pahinui, John Keawe, Brother Noland, Dennis Kamakahi, George Kuo and the Native Hawaiian Band.
If you can't get over to the Big Island over the weekend, mark your calendars for upcoming Ki Ho'alu festivals to be held June 13 on Maui, Aug. 15 on Oahu and Nov. 14 on Kauai.
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WAIPAHU PUBLIC LIBRARY
Storyteller Jo Ho shares childrens' tales, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call a week in advance if you need a sign language interpreter.
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY AND AUTHOR SIGNING
Mutual Publishing, LLC, 732-1709
Meet authors William Dorrance and Walter Judd, and celebrate their new releases, 1-2 p.m. April 17, Bookends, Kailua. Refreshments served. Call 261-1996 for information.
With Anne Lamott, author of "Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts On Faith" 8:30-9:30 p.m. tomorrow.
EWA BEACH PUBLIC & SCHOOL LIBRARY
Free series of book reviews and discussions, 3 p.m. tomorrow-April 16, Hawaiian Room.
"Country Crafts & Decorating," tomorrow.
William H. Dorrance discusses "Oahu's Hidden History," Tuesday.
"Eating Well In Hawaii: Fish & Poi Chefs' Low-Fat Recipes," with co-author and chef Patricia Salvador, Thursday.
"Dogs as Pets," April 16.
PEARL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Rich Budnick gives two free seminars: "How to Get the Job You Want in Hawaii," 10:30 a.m. April 17, and "How to Self-Publish Your Book," 11:30 a.m. April 17.
Book sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow, Waipahu Public Library, 94-275 Mokuola St. Donations of books, music and videos may be dropped off prior to the sale during library hours. Proceeds to benefit the library.
African Black American Education Center Hawaii
First Hawaiian Tower, 528-5037
Literary book group discusses African American literature, two Mondays each month, 1132 Bishop St., Suite 1404. Reservations required. Call Deloris for time, date, book title and reservation.
"Anne of Green Gables Society"
Call 1-902-436-7329 or fax 1-902-436-1787
New group focusing on "Anne," Prince Edward Island and the writings and life of L.M. Montgomery. For information write to: Anne of Green Gables Society, c/o George Campbell, Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, Canada, COB 1M0.
Crafts and stories
Barnes and Noble, 737-3323
Meets 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Get in touch with your creative side
Two group studies focus on books by Julia Cameron, 6:30-8:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the group will discuss Cameron's book "Artist Way"; and on Thursdays, another group will discuss Cameron's book "The Vein of Gold." Call Sue for locations.
Honolulu Chapter of the National Writers Association
Manoa Gardens, 845-9585
Meets 7 p.m., second Tuesdays of each month, 2790 Kahaloa Drive. Manuscript critique too.
Literature Readers Group
Borders, Ward; 591-8995
Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month.
Barnes and Noble author chat group at barnesandnoble.com and barnesandnoble@aol (keyword: bn). Call Elke Villa or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Professional Writers Group of Hawaii
Meets 4-6 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Call Susan.