Public radio hits goal
Hawaii Public Radio ended its fall fund-raiser, Celebration 2005, on Thursday, nearly two days ahead of schedule, with more than $560,000 in pledges.
The amount raised exceeded the goal of $547,000.
Of the thousands who pledged donations, 752 were new HPR members. Total membership is now 10,382.
Hawaii Public Radio broadcasts over KHPR 88.1 and KIPO 89.3 on Oahu, KKUA 90.7 on Maui and KANO 91.1 in Hilo.
Tickets to the 'Top'
Tickets for the January tapings of National Public Radio's "From the Top" go on sale tomorrow to the general public.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 taping at the Hawaii Theatre are available at the Hawaii Theatre box office. Call 528-0506 or visit www.hawaiitheatre.com.
Tickets for the Maui taping, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, are available from the MACC box office, 808-242-7469.
"From the Top" showcases musicians between the ages of 9 and 18.
Coins, stamps, postcards, watches, jewelry and other collectibles will be featured at the 42nd Annual Coin Show, Friday to Sunday at the Hawai'i Convention Center.
More than 80 dealers will attend. Special exhibits will include coins and currency of old China, rare U.S. currency and a rare Hawaiian Royal Household Order medal.
A free program for Boy and Girl Scouts working toward merit badges in coin collecting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
Show hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 486-4766.
Look at Hawaii's past
Educators are invited to a free workshop that focuses on native Hawaiian interpretations of events in Hawaiian history, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Paki Conference Room at Bishop Museum.
Registration deadline is Friday.
Teachers will also be given a sneak peek at the Hawaiian Origins Tunnel exhibit at the new Science Adventure Center.
Call 848-4168 or e-mail email@example.com.
A musical meeting
The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts annual Music Conference will be held Nov. 12, featuring presentations on preparing for a recording session, nontraditional music distributors, song-writing and the Hawaiian Music Album Grammy awards.
The conference will be held at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. It is free to HARA members; nonmembers may register before Nov. 10 for $25 by calling 235-9424.
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A Sony showcase
Sony Hawaii's annual gala celebrating the newest in tech toys takes place tomorrow through Thursday at Ala Moana Hotel's Hibiscus Ballroom.
For the gadget-hungry, the 2006 Sony Expo is a good place to fill out the Christmas list. Items on display will range from the biggest high-definition screens to the tiniest in personal electronic gadgetry, such as the Walkman "Bean" Players, above.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free.
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ENTER TO WIN!
What character will 'Lost' lose next?
It's close-yours-eyes time for those who don't want anything to interfere with the surprises offered by ABC's made-in-Hawaii drama, "Lost."
For the rest of you -- the producers have made no secret of the fact that they plan to kill off another major character, and very soon, a repeat of last season's farewell to Boone (Ian Sommerhalder).
Who will it be and how will it happen? Tell us what you think. The person with the answer that comes closest will win a Dharma Institute T-shirt (if you don't know what the Dharma Institute is, you're not watching closely enough).
This is an e-mail-only contest. E-mail entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Friday.