Storyteller Gere making the rounds
Jeff Gere takes his storytelling show on the road this summer to promote his new CD, "Silly 'N Spooky Tales."
Gere, the city's drama specialist who presents the annual Talk Story Festival, performs tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Kahala Mall and at 2 p.m. at Borders Waikele, then on Sunday at noon at Borders Windward Mall and at 2 p.m. at Bookends in Kailua.
On Sunday he'll revisit Borders Windward Mall at noon and Bookends at 2 p.m. The following weekend, he'll be joined by pianist Les Adam, who also appears on the CD, for concerts at 3 p.m. July 15 at Waimea Valley Audubon Center and 4 p.m. July 16 at Hawaii Public Radio's Atherton Performing Arts Studio. Tickets are $10 and $6 at Waimea Valley, $10 to $17.50 at HPR (call 955-8821).
More solo appearances by Gere: noon July 22, Borders Ward Centre; 2 p.m. July 23, Borders Pearlridge; 11 a.m. Aug. 5, Barnes & Noble Kahala Mall; 2 p.m. Aug. 5, Barnes & Noble Ala Moana.
Light bulbs could alleviate allergies
Help for allergy sufferers is here. O-Zone Lite, a light bulb that fits into any standard table lamp or lighting fixture, is designed to kill airborne mold, viruses, fungi and bacteria on contact, according to its manufacturers.
When turned on, the bulb, coated with titanium dioxide, reduces harmful microorganisms circulating in the air. Manufacturers say the bulb would be helpful in Hawaii households, where high humidity feeds mold growth.
As an added bonus, the bulbs help to neutralize pet and other odors.
Bulbs are supposed to last for 6,000 hours, and the 23-watt bulbs create as much illumination as a 100-watt incandescent bulb.
Night lights and 42-watt bulbs (for larger areas) are also available. Prices range from $24.95 for a single night light to $139.80 for a four-pack or 23-watt O-Zone Lite bulbs. Place orders at www.ozonelite.com or call 800-494-8292.