UH-Manoa in party mode
A 100th birthday is nothing to ignore. The University of Hawaii-Manoa plans to celebrate for 18 whole months. It all starts Saturday with a free day of music, games and food.
Events will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at locations campuswide.
» The Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble performs at 11 a.m. at the Hawaii Hall stage, to be followed by the UH Chinese, Hawaiian, jazz and Filipino ensembles.
» Rehearsals of the upcoming Kennedy Theatre Kyogen production will be open to viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the theater.
» Storytelling by Nyla Fujii-Babb, Dann Seki and Janice Terukina takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paradise Cafe lawn.
Now, this is a place of learning, so lectures and workshops will go on as well, on such topics as "What to Do in a Natural Disaster," "Introduction to Robotics with Legos" and "A Survey of Hawaiian Birds."
On-campus parking will be free and shuttles will run between campus locations. For a complete list of the day's events and a calendar of the 18-month celebration, visit hawaii.edu/centennial/calendar.html or call 956-5526.
COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
The flagship University of Hawaii campus is 100 years old. By 1909 the initial design for the Manoa campus had been completed. Main Hall (now Hawaii Hall) was built in 1912. Pictured here, the Engineering Materials Laboratory, the second permanent building, was built in 1915 to house the 150,000-pound Reihle Universal Testing Machine, used to test the strength of much of construction material in Hawaii.
HPR has music for sale
Hawaii Public Radio hosts an "Everything but Vinyl" music sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St. The sale will feature CDs, cassettes, laser discs, DVDs, tapes, books, sheet music and audio equipment. HPR hosts an annual "Almost New Music Sale" in June that includes vinyl records, but so many other types of music have been donated this year that Monday's no-vinyl pre-sale has been scheduled. Call 955-8821.
HiSAM event features art activities for keiki
Bring the kids and learn to make an origami sailboat or a personalized greeting card at tomorrow's Second Saturday event at the Hawaii State Art Museum.
The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for viewing of HiSAM's newest exhibition, "Precious Resources: The Land and the Sea," with art activities offered by artist Quala-Lynn Young from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is free. The museum is at 250 S. Hotel St., at the corner of Richards and Hotel streets. Parking is free at the city's underground lot at Beretania and Alapai streets, or $1 an hour at Iolani Palace. The closest lot, across the street from the museum at Alii Place, off Alakea Street, charges a $3 flat rate. Call 586-0300.
"Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt,"
New life for old T's
by Megan Nicolay, $14.95, Workman Publishing Company Inc.
If you're in the mood to make something for yourself, you have yet another reason to hang on to that old soft T-shirt that you just can't part with. "Generation T" promises to take the basic T and transform it into something beautiful through a few bold projects, with end results that are pretty in their simplicity. Plus, with Valentine's Day around the corner, handmade gifts are always appreciated, so why not give the gift of clothing you've altered yourself?
HOME & GARDEN
Free seminar to cover building a new home
Whether you're planning to build a single-family residence or a multigenerational home, invest in your project by attending "Building Your Dream Home," a home construction seminar sponsored by Graham Builders.
The free class will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Honolulu Country Club.
Topics include planning, budgeting, financing, designing, estimating and scheduling.
It's free but registration is required. Call 593-2808 or visit Graham Builders' Web site at www.grahambuilders.com.