COURTESY HAWAII PUBLIC LIBRARY
Willie loves kids and stories, so Susan Luehrs, director of Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs, is bringing him to the Kahuku Public & School Library for "Read to Willie the Dog and Friends." Children are invited to read for 15 minutes to Willie at 10 a.m. Monday and July 10. It's free. For reservations call 293-8935 or visit the library.
MAKING A SPLASH
COURTESY EWA BEACH ELEMENTARY
Ewa Beach Elementary School students enjoyed a water carnival with splash slides, sprinklers and water games earlier this month, a reward for meeting their reading goals. Under the school's "25 Books Campaign," several hundred students worked through the school year to earn passes to the carnival. Haseko, developer of Ewa Beach's Ocean Pointe subdivision, donated funds to buy books for the program and supported the carnival with volunteer help and a donation of more than 1,400 servings of juice boxes and popcorn.
Tool returning to Hawaii at Blaisdell
One of the premiere rock bands around returns to Hawaii after a six-year absence. Tool will rock the Blaisdell Concert Hall -- not the arena -- for two nights in August, and tickets go on sale July 8. Currently on a world tour to promote their latest album, "10,000 Days," the band will play Aug. 18 and 19 here in Honolulu. Reserved tickets at $68.50 will be available at the Blaisdell Center box office and Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at (877) 750-4400 or online at ticketmaster.com