Cell phone plan benefits food bank
Food and phone service find common ground in a benefit for food banks across the nation.
SetRate Prepaid Long Distance's Call 4 America program -- with cell phone network services provided by Verizon -- donates 10 percent of every activation or recharge fee to a local food bank, including the Hawaii Foodbank.
To sign up call (866) 581-3555 or visit www.call4america.com.
Workshops help find cash for college
College-bound students and their parents are invited to College Goal Sunday sessions held statewide beginning this weekend to help families get a handle on the financial aid application process.
The free sessions will provide advice on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, required by most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools.
Students under age 24 should bring their parents' 2006 IRS tax return, even if it is incomplete. Students older than 24 should bring their own tax forms, W-2 and other 2006 income and benefits information.
For online information visit www.cgshawaii.org.
Oahu: All sessions begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Kapolei Middle School cafeteria, 91-5335 Kapolei Parkway; McKinley High School auditorium, 1039 S. King St.; Castle High School cafeteria, 45-386 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Call Lorraine Teniya, 593-2262, or Frank Green, 591-2708.
Kauai: 1 p.m. Feb. 11, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School cafeteria, 4431 Nuhou St., Lihue. Call Frances Dinnan at Kauai Community College, (808) 245-8381, or Nellie Okamoto at Kapaa High School, (808) 821-4401.
Big Island: Both events begin at 1 p.m. -- Sunday at Hilo High School cafeteria, 556 Waianuenue Ave.; Feb. 11 at Kealakehe High School library, 74-5000 Puohulihuli St. Call the UH-Hilo Financial Aid Office, (808) 974-7323 or Hawaii Community College Financial Aid Office, (808) 974-7663.
Maui: 1 p.m. Feb. 11, Maui Community College Pa'ina Building, Maui Culinary Academy, 310 Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului. Call Cathy Bio, (808) 984-3277, or Lisa Correa, (808) 573-7270.
Break out the tuxedo for Australia Day
The 16th Annual Australia Day Ball on Feb. 3 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel will be a black-tie affair featuring a dinner of Australian cuisine.
Entertainment will include a presentation of award-winning Australian television commercials.
Tickets are $125, with tables for 10 at $1,250 and $1,750 (includes one-night stay at the Hawaii Prince Hotel or a round of golf for two). Call 526-2242.