Thursday, June 26, 2003




Rutger Hauer teaches

Actor Rutger Hauer will teach a free master class for the Academy of Film and Television from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. The class is limited to 25 and reservations must be made by calling 596-8300.

Hauer has 80 films to his credit, including "Blade Runner," "Soldier of Orange," "The Hitcher" and "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind."

Healthy baby on board

If your baby was born from Dec. 16, 2000, to Jan. 8, 2002, he or she is eligible for Meadow Gold's 50th annual Healthy Baby contest.

The search begins with Round 1 at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pearlridge Center Uptown.

Subsequent rounds are at 10 a.m. July 5 at Kahala Mall and 10 a.m. July 12 at Windward Mall, with the final round slated to for 4 p.m. July 26 at the Hawaii State Farm Fair.

A community panel of judges will be looking for health, personality and cute quotient. The preliminary round will feature displays by the Honolulu Zoo Society, Hawaii Dietetic Association, Hawaii Immunization Coalition, HMSA, Education Works, Keiki O Ka Aina, American Cancer Society and Chevron/Honolulu Police Department Keiki ID.

The Heathy Baby competition was initiated to raise awareness of the well-being of Hawaii's children.

To download a registration form, visit the Web site and click on the Healthy Baby Contest link. Call 944-5944.

Put on dancing shoes

More than 500 dancers representing studios from across the country will be attending the weeklong Fifth Annual Hawaii International Dance Festival today through Tuesday.

Participants will share their talents on stage and in classrooms in a variety of dance forms such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and musical theater. The schedule:

Friday: The studios will demonstrate their work, 1 to 5 p.m. at Ala Moana Centerstage. Free.

Saturday: Master dancers J.T. Jenkins, Vicki Fischer and Fabel, from Steps on Broadway in New York, will offer workshops in the Blaisdell Center Hawaii Suites, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Tuition is $25 per class.

Sunday: Visiting and local dance studios, including Hypersquad, Sabrina Starr, Nix Dance, Studio 808 and Paradise Star, will compete for more than $20,000 in cash, trophies, prizes and scholarships at the Blaisdell Center Concert Hall. The competition will run about nine hours, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tickets, at $12 for adults and $8 for children, are available at Ticketmaster or the Blaisdell box office.

Call festival president David Millwood at 770-235-2514.

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