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Friday, December 14, 2001



Petroglyph party for children

Bring the keiki to a Petroglyph Party on from 1 to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Native Winds Gift Gallery and Craft Supply in Kaimuki, where they will be able to carve their own petroglyph and make pencil rubbings of petroglyphs to take home.

Local author and artist Jeremiah Ho'oku'u Gruenberg will be there to read from his new children's book "Ki'i and Li'i: A Story From the Stones." He'll also give an informal talk about Hawaiian petroglyphs and autograph copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.

Combining authentic Hawaiian petroglyphs with their corresponding Hawaiian words and his original images, Gruenberg's book records the delightful observations of Ki'i and her younger brother Li'i as they travel to their cousin's village on the other side of the island. Children will share in the joy of the siblings' journey and learn about Hawaiian culture via a pronunciation guide for the Hawaiian vocabulary and a comprehensive afterward by noted petroglyph authority Edward Stasak.

Gruenberg became interested in petroglyphs during a fourth grade field trip and hopes that the book will be the first step in accomplishing his mission to make petroglyphs more accessible to children.

Also on display and for purchase will be the carvings of local artist Terry Kraan who uses petroglyph motifs in his one-of-a-kind wearable art.

Native Winds is at 1152 Koko Head Ave., Suite 202, in Kaimuki, near Waialae Avenue.

Dennis "The Menace" Tadio, left, and Wesley "Cabbage" Correira will be fighting this weekend and got in some training at Grappling Unlimited in Halawa. Correia gets Tadio in an ankle lock.

'Shogun' martial arts hits isles

In what is billed as a first-ever pay-per-view (to be aired at a date to be announced) mixed martial arts competition in the islands, Pacific Sports Entertainment, the United Shoot Association and the International Fighting Championships present "Shogun" at the Hawai'i Convention Center tomorrow night.

World-class fighters of various martial arts disciplines (a number of whom will represent Hawaii) will do battle in an octagonal cage, another first to the islands. Among the more than 20 combatants is local boy Baret "The Finisher" Yoshida, a top-10 fighter who will clash with Caleb Mitchell for the World Featherweight Title. Veteran fighter Egan Inoue will not face Dennis Hallman as expected, due to injury.

This event is a benefit for the Hawaii Foodbank. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the first bout beginning at 7 p.m. VIP tickets are $50, regular seats are $35 and general admission is $25 through Ticket Plus. Call 526-4400 for more information.

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