UH-Manoa turns 100 with a party
Mark the 100th year of the University of Hawaii-Manoa at an open house Saturday that kicks off an 18-month celebration. The 10 a.m.-2 p.m. event will include performances by UH dance and music ensembles, the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble and storytelling. Lectures and workshops, food and games for children will also be available. The event, as well as on-campus parking, is free. Visit www.hawaii.edu/centennial
or call 956-5526.
Teachers can attend free culture workshop
Local teachers can learn more about Hawaiian culture Saturday during a free workshop at Bishop Museum.
"Nahi'ena'ena and her Sacred Pa'u" will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon in the Paki I conference room.
Educators will learn to access Bishop Museum's newest online resource, "Hawaii Alive."
Resources that can be brought into the classroom include photographs from the late 1800s, moving images from the 1950s and video vignettes featuring cultural practitioners and artists.
Call 848-4168 for reservations or visit www.bishopmuseum.org.
Korean Adoptees hui will discuss gathering
Korean Adoptees of Hawaii is holding an informational session today to discuss the International Korean Adoptee Associations Gathering to be held in Korea this summer.
Adult Korean-born adoptees living in Hawaii are invited to make the trip, scheduled from July 31 to Aug. 5.
The gathering will feature a research symposium, conference sessions, workshop, art gallery, soccer tournament, fashion show and social events.
E-mail KoreanAdopteesHawaii@gmail.com for the meeting location and time.
Toys from a simpler time
Before toys became electrified, digitized and technologized, before they could beat you at chess or kill you in virtual war games, they were handmade and kid-powered.
The East-West Center celebrates this simpler playtime with an exhibit, "Whimsical World: Toys Across Asia," on view through Feb. 16. Among items on display is this horse, made for a Japanese child out of wood, straw, paint, sometime in the last century. For the next three Sundays, the center will host special events based on the toys.
For a details and more photos, see today's On Exhibit.