Hone your acting skills
Actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa passes on his knowledge of the craft in "The Art of Acting," a two-day course at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, July 8 and 9.
Tagawa's film credits include "The Last Emperor," "Snow Falling on Cedars," "Mortal Kombat" and, most recently, "Memoirs of a Geisha." He is working on "Balls of Fury," an action comedy with Christopher Walken.
This workshop targets veteran actors as well as those just considering a stage or film audition. It will provide an overview of the movie business, understanding scripts, working with other actors and preparing for cold readings.
The classes will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sakamaki Hall and the Yukiyoshi Room of Krauss Hall. Cost is $300. Call 956-8400 or visit the Web site www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm.
HOME & GARDEN
Garden group holds membership drive
Na 'Aina Kai launches the "Garden Delights Membership Program," its first membership drive. Several levels of membership are being offered, some offering free tours, discounts on purchases from the Garden's Orchid House Gift Shop and admission to the American Horticultural Society.
Na 'Aina Kai manages the 240-acre garden that hosts diverse garden areas, a hardwood plantation and a collection of bronze sculptures.
Its mission is to promote interest and awareness in tropical horticulture, agriculture and forestry, to conduct educational tours and to promote the arts through cultural activities.
The garden is located at the end of Wailapa Road in Kilauea on Kauai. Call 808-828-0575 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Energy-smart clinics and more for July
Next month's free Home Depot workshops feature an energy efficiency clinic comprising three classes:
» 7 p.m. July 27: Lighting upgrades
» 10 a.m. July 29: Cooling solutions
» 1 p.m. July 30: Selecting and installing doors and windows
Bring the keiki for a "Kids Workshop" 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow for a project on building a sports rack.
Other workshops include:
» 7 p.m. July 6, 13, and 20: Create a pave-stone walkway
» 10 a.m. tomorrow, July 8, 15 and 22: Installing hardwood flooring
» 1 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 16, and 23: Selecting and maintaining carpet
For more information, call 800-430-3376 or visit www.homedepot.com.