Friday, June 10, 2005



Tacky rooms wanted

Even with all the home decorating advice available on TV and newspapers these days, not all of us can turn into experts overnight.

For the design challenged, Henkel Consumer Adhesives Inc., maker of Duck and Loctite products, is sponsoring its second America's Tackiest Room Contest. The winning homeowners will receive a room renovation valued at up to $20,000.

To enter, send in two to four photos of your tackiest room, along with a 100-word description of the shabby space. Winners will be judged on the following criteria:

» Outdated furnishings (25 percent).
» Poor color combinations (25 percent).
» Bizarre design elements (25 percent).
» Level of clutter (15 percent).
» Poor use of space (10 percent).

Go to www.tackyroom.com for rules and details. The entry period is from Monday to Aug. 26, and the winner will be named in November.

'Adventures' for you

'Ohi'a Productions is accepting applications for paid performers and crew members for "The Adventures of Gary & Harry," a new musical by Lisa Matsumoto and Roslyn.

The deadline for applications is June 27, and all performers will be scheduled an audition time between 3 and 7 p.m. July 2 or 3.

For more information, visit www.ohia.com, e-mail auditions@ohia.com or call 247-0456.

Songs of Waianae

Entries are being taken for the Waianae Song Composition Contest, designed to encourage the composition of new Hawaiian-language songs in the tradition of post-contact Hawaiian music.

The contest focuses specifically on compositions that honor the places, events and/or personages of the Waianae district. Deadline for entries is July 1.

"This style of music of Hawaii nei has been embraced worldwide and is unique in all the world," said contest organizer Kimo Alama Keaulana. "We want to encourage new songwriters in this genre."

Winners will be showcased in a concert at the Makaha Resort beginning 4 p.m. Aug. 20, as part of "Ho'ike'ike O Wai'anae," a week-long celebration of the Hawaiian culture on the Waianae Coast, running Aug. 15 through 21.

Be prepared

Take in the free Home Depot Hurricane Preparedness Expo and Home Safety Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at all Home Depot locations in Hawaii, with experts from Home Depot joining representatives from local, state and federal agencies. The Pearl City location will feature a comprehensive display and demonstration area.

The Honolulu Home Depot on Alakawa Street is also having a free do-it-yourself workshop for children at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Kids will be making a "Madagascar" storage crate.

For more information, call 521-7355 or visit www.homedepot.com.

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