ART ON SALE
COURTESY REHAB HOSPITAL
"Spirit," by Keith Sasaki, is among items to be sold at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific's Spring Art Sale, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the hospital, 226 N. Kuakini St. The sale features more than 200 original paintings by participants in the Louis Vuitton Creative Arts Program at the hospital. Proceeds will go toward the art classes and exhibits, used as therapy for patients. Call 531-3511.
Be an ambassador
The Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii is sponsoring a volunteer training session for those interested in helping tourists who fall victim to crime.
Training for prospective Ambassadors of Aloha will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hawaii Convention Center. Volunteers who speak Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, German or Spanish are especially needed.
Training is free; refreshments will be served. Call Jessica Lani Rich, 926-8274.
Days of history
If preserving history is your thing, next week is your week. The Historic Preservation Awareness Celebration takes place Monday through Wednesday. Key events:
Monday: Historic Preservation Awareness Day. Gov. Linda Lingle will sign a proclamation and legislation establishing Hawaii's Heritage Caucus; 2 p.m.; Governor's Chambers.
Tuesday: Heritage Walk is a self-guided tour of the Capital Cultural District. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., with the walk from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Meet at the State Capitol Rotunda, Queen Liliuokalani entrance.
Wednesday: Historic Preservation Awareness Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with exhibits in State Capitol third-floor corridors and conference rooms.
Speakers include William Chapman, director of the Historic Preservation Program on "Pressing Needs for Historic Preservation in Hawai'i Today" (11 a.m.); Nanette Napoleon Purnell, author and photographer of O'ahu Cemetery Burial Ground & Historical Site, on "Historic Preservation of Cemeteries" (12:30 p.m.).
A potluck lunch is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Hawaii Theatre Center celebrates Carnivale with a fundraising gala May 5 at the Kahala hotel.
The event will feature live and silent auctions, offering such items as a trip to Pasadena to help decorate a Rose Bowl Parade float, then see the football game; a cruise from Amsterdam to Barcelona; and diamond jewelry from Bvlgari.
Entertainment will be by Kit Samson and Sound Advice.
The dinner menu centers on an entrée includes Beef Tenderloin with Chimichuri and Spice-Dusted Jumbo Shrimp.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $500. Call Elaine Evans, 791-1302.
The Arthritis Foundation is holding three fundraising walks on Oahu to support education, research and programs.
The one-mile walks will be held at Pearlridge Center May 6, Windward Mall May 7 and Aloha Tower Marketplace May 13.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. each day, with the walking taking place at 8:30 a.m. The mall courses include music, dancing, food, prizes and entertainment.
No registration fee is required, but walkers who raise $100 or more will receive the 2006 Arthritis Walk T-shirt.
Fundraising efforts will also support a two-night summer camp with activities from boating and horseback riding to arts and crafts.
Call 596-2900 or register online at www.arthritis.org.
Study in Hiroshima
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i is accepting applications for a study grant that includes research time in Hiroshima.
The Goto of Hiroshima Foundation $5,000 Study Grant will go to an individual interested in research regarding Hiroshima and Hawaii; or Japanese culture, politics, economics or language in general.
Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday. Call 945-7633, ext. 33 for an application form, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.