Star of the Sea holds food festival
Dine under the stars tomorrow for a Star -- Star of the Sea School and Early Learning Center.
The Parent Teacher Guilds of the center are hosting the Second Annual East Honolulu Food Festival, 5 to 9 p.m. on the Green at Star of the Sea School, 4470 Alii Koa St.
Restaurants will include Blu Water Grille, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Tiki's Grill & Bar and Michel's at the Colony Surf. Roy's Restaurant will serve in the VIP tent.
Entertainment, a keiki corner with games and activities, and a silent auction will be part of the event.
Tickets are $60, $25 children, available at the door. Call 734-0396.
COURTESY AIKAHI ELEMENTARY
Student-made sculptures will be among creations on sale at the Art Garden and Enrichment Showcase at Aikahi Elementary School next week.
Aikahi student artwork featured
Aikahi Elementary School is holding an "Art, Garden and Enrichment Showcase" next week, featuring more than 600 pieces created by students.
The paintings, drawings and sculptures will be on display from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
The garden tours and an enrichment showcase -- with student performances including ukulele, guitar, sign language, karate and hula -- take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The school is at 281 Ilihau St. in Kailua. Call 254-7944.
Event benefits Oahu pageant
The Miss Island Oahu/Ilima Scholarship Program is holding a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Club in Waikiki.
Entertainment will be by Nohelani Cypriano, Na Hoa and Hot Rain. Miss Island Oahu Milia Macfarlane and Miss Island Ilima Jasmine Ornellas will also perform. Also included in the evening will be a silent auction.
The Miss Island Oahu/IIima program is a preliminary to the Miss Hawaii/America pageant, the single largest scholarship provider for women in the United States. This fundraiser will help provide local scholarships to young women.
Tickets are $20, available at the door; or call Bonnie Parsons at 585-8116.
Academy of Arts names curator
Michael Rooks has been named the Honolulu Academy of Arts' new curator of European and American art.
Rooks will have primary responsibility for collections of Western art, from ancient to contemporary.
He has served with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu.
A native of Ottawa, Ill., Rooks studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Writers can meet local publishers
Aspiring authors are invited to "Pitch the Publisher" at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival on May 19 and 20 on the grounds of Honolulu Hale.
Writers will be given 15 minutes to summarize their projects to local book publishers, picking up one-on-one feedback in the process.
Participating are Benjamin "Buddy" Bess of Bess Press, Ron Cox of Bishop Museum Press, George Engebretson of Watermark Publishing, Jane Gillespie of Mutual Publishing and BeachHouse Publishing, Arnie Kotler of Koa Books and Maile Meyer of Native Books and Ai Pohaku Press.
Participants should mail an outline or summary of their work to Hawaii Book Publishers Association, P.O. Box 1835, Kailua 96734. Include name and telephone number and fee of $30, with checks payable to Hawaii Book Publishers Association. Appointments will then be scheduled.
For more on the festival, visit www.hawaiibookandmusicfestival.org.
HOME & GARDEN
Rose show and sale
Just in time for Mother's Day, don't miss the Honolulu Rose Society's annual rose show and sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12, at the ewa end of Ward Warehouse .
Pick up a rose bouquet as a gift for mom -- or a plant or two for her own rose garden. Visit the www.honolulurosesociety.org) for ,more information and for money saving coupons.