Docent training at Academy of Arts
The Honolulu Academy of Arts will be training new docents in September and is now accepting applications for the course.
The weekly training, held weekly on Mondays, is an intenstive art history program that commences for four semesters.
After the program, docents lead daily guided walk-in tours for visitors, school visit programs, Tea and Tour groups and Art and Movie Talks. Last year, more than 29,000 school children visited the museum for free docent-guided tours of its world art collections.
Applications are available by calling Jenny Engle at 532-3681.
Uke competition for amateur players
If you play the ukulele just for fun (as opposed to doing it for money), you're invited to enter the first Ukulele Contest Sept. 17 at Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Amateur players of all ages will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and the chance to participate in the 2007 Aloha Festivals. Entries will be accepted until Sept. 4 at The Hawaiian Ukulele Co. at Aloha Tower.
"It's all for goodwill and camaraderie," said Calvin Nelson, owner of the Ukulele Co. He's hoping to assemble about 25 contestants, with those who sign up first making the cut.
The free uke competition will begin at 10 a.m. and will include a free ukulele clinic by ukulele makers Kamaka, Leolani, and Ko Aloha. Call 536-3228.