Bunnies on display
The Hawaii All-Breed Rabbit Club is hosting a show at 1 p.m. Sunday at the VCA Kaneohe Animal Hospital.
Club members and the general public may enter their purebred rabbits in the show (all rabbits must have a legible left-ear tattoo). Check-in is from 11 a.m. to noon.
For information and entry forms, call Nadine Lee, 386-8360 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ear tattooing will be available at the show for $2 or may be obtained in advance by calling Sandra de Oliveira, 227-7258.
The animal hospital is at 45-608 Kamehameha Highway, second floor.
Support the troops
The Hawaii Nikkei Civic Association is seeking donations of local snacks for National Guard troops overseas.
Items can be dropped off at the Wahiawa Hongwanji from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Cash donations will also be accepted.
In the past, Club Asoka members have sent local foods, shave-ice machines and religious books to the troops.
A free qi gong class will be also offered during this time, and Kitchen Delight Okazuya will sell refreshments for $5. Call Rene at 306-1876.
Holiday book drive
Barnes & Noble in Kahala Mall is holding its annual holiday book drive through Jan. 1.
Bookmarks may be purchased and personalized for display at the store.
The money raised will be used to buy books for children enrolled in various Parent and Children Together programs at Kuhio Park Terrace, including the Community Teen Center, Head Start and Early Head Start. Call 847-3285.
Build-A-Bear Workshop at Ala Moana Center is selling "Hugs of Hope" wristbands to raise funds for the American Red Cross. The purple, green and yellow tie-dyed wristbands are available in adult and youth sizes (the smaller size also fits the bears).
Cost is $2. Net proceeds go to the Red Cross for hurricane relief. Call 951-9200.
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking," her memoir about the death of her husband, author John Gregory Dunne, brought the 70-year-old writer her first National Book Award last week.
The prize for fiction went to William T. Vollmann for "Europe Central," an 800-page novel, complete with footnotes, about Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II.
It was a night for first-time winners: W.S. Merwin won the poetry award for "Migration," and Jeanne Birdsall won the young people's literature award for her debut book, "The Penderwicks," about four sisters and their widowed father.
Winners each received $10,000.