Kalihi church to host multicultural bazaar
Our Lady of the Mount Church in Kalihi Valley will offer a tasty change from the fast-food lunch circuit next Saturday at its Mini Bazaar and Giveaway.
Food booths will serve Portuguese, Samoan and Filipino specialties in addition to traditional American hot dogs and local plate lunches.
There will be games for children and other opportunities for adults to spend money on baked goods, plants, arts and crafts, books and white-elephant items. Prizes offered in the raffle drawing include cash awards and Las Vegas and neighbor island trips.
The sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1614 Monte St. will raise funds to replace the church's leaking roof.
Movie nights feature spiritual explorations
Thought-provoking films on spiritual themes will be shown this month at Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle.
Friday and next Saturday, 7 p.m.: "One, The Movie" presents modern spiritual leaders and authors discussing topics such as "Is current religion serving its purpose?" and "How would God want us to respond to aggression and terrorism?" Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass, the Rev. Richard Rohr, Barbara Marx Hubbard and others were interviewed. Call the church at 735-4436 or visit unityhawaii.org to reserve $10 tickets.
May 26, 7 p.m.: "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" is a documentary about a former San Francisco street musician whose relationship with a flock of wild birds puts him on a path of commitment and spiritual transformation. A free-will donation will be accepted.
Adult day care center opens in Niu Valley
Kilohana United Methodist Church has opened an adult day care center on its grounds in Niu Valley.
The Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center provides basic care services and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities in the facility at 5829 Mahimahi St. It will be open during daytime hours, Monday through Friday. It will be managed by Arcadia Elder Services, a subsidiary of the Arcadia Retirement Residence.
The Rev. Alan Mark, Kilohana pastor, said day care for frail seniors has become a critical need in families whose younger generations go to work or school. Mark said the project "can serve as a model for other churches" to provide for families in their communities.
Information on the center is available by calling 754-7171 or visiting www.arcadia-hi.org.