Sign up for salsa
A few salsa classes will help loosen you up for upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Learn all the steps for this sizzling Latin dance in four weeks through Salsa No Ka Oi.
New beginner and intermediate sessions begin Sunday at the Aloha Activity Center on the first floor at 725 Kapiolani Blvd. No partner or dance experience is needed.
Beginners' class is at 5 p.m., intermediate class at 6 p.m., advanced at 7 p.m. Quick studies might be able to salsa from one class to the next.
Secretaries get wild
Greg Hammer and his Flashback Band provide a comedy show with hits from the '70s and '80s -- the second annual "Secretaries' Day Flashback Show" -- April 26 at the Radisson Hotel Waikiki Prince Kuhio.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m., with lunch at 11 a.m. Tickets are $35 and include a lunch buffet featuring sesame chicken, oven-roasted pork, assorted sushi, salads and desserts.
For tickets or information, visit www.hot939.com.
The Waikiki Aquarium offers a series of interactive programs for children through the spring and early summer. To register or for information, call 923-9741 or visit the Web site www.waquarium.org.
Exploring the Reef by Day: Participants wade up to their knees to learn about the coral reef, tide pool habitats and reef flats. Children must be at least age 5 and accompanied by an adult. Cost is $10, $8 children. From 8 to 10:30 a.m. May 14, June 13, June 27 or July 12.
Small Fry: Designed for 1- to 3-year-olds and their parents. Five weekly sessions include crafts, song, play and exploration of the exhibits. Two sessions -- 8:30 to 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, this week through May 17. The program repeats on Thursdays, June 8 to July 6. Cost is $80 per adult/child team.
Home for a Hermit Crab: Storytelling, art and up-close encounters with the creatures, 3 to 4:30 p.m. April 25 or July 5. For children 4 to 6 and their parents. Cost is $16 per parent/child team.
Seasons and the Sea: Kumu hula John Lake and his halau explore the changing of the seasons through hula, chant and storytelling. From 5 to 8 p.m. on May 2.
Aquarium After Dark: An after-dark flashlight tour of the exhibits, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 2, 15 or 29. Children must be at least age 5 and accompanied by an adult. Cost is $10, $7 for children.
Gyotaku with Riley Yogi: Learn fish printing with a local fisherman and artist. Minimum age is 14. From 6 to 9 p.m. June 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. June 12. Cost is $26 for both sessions.
Fish School: An introduction to common Oahu reef fish, includes after-hours tour. From 4 to 6 p.m. June 20. For children ages 6 and older and their families. Cost is $10, $8 children.
Summer Lovin': Learn about the mating rituals of the sea in an after-hours tour. For ages 14 and older. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 26. Cost is $16.
Shark Overnight: Spend the nigh with the sharks, build a shark model and participate in the "Shark Olympics." Children must be at least age 5 and accompanied by an adult. From 7 p.m. July 14 to 8 a.m. July 15. Cost is $35, $30 children. Evening refreshments and continental breakfast included.
STAR-BULLETIN / 2002
Children carry flashlights and follow the activity in the exhibits at the Waikiki Aquarium during "Aquarium After Dark" tours.
No more singing in private karaoke rooms -- two dozen McKinley High School graduates will belt out their favorites in public Saturday at the Alumni Association's fifth annual "Karaoke Challenge."
The alumni singers will be divided into black and gold teams. Singing for the black team, above, are Julie Bardon, left, Muriel Takahashi, Irene Ogoso Ikehara and Ruth Kawamoto.
A bento dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m., followed by pre-show entertainment. The karaoke competition begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, to benefit the McKinley Alumni Association's scholarship and special-projects fund. Call Tom Katsuyoshi, 228-0954.
COURTESY MCKINLEY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION