Calling all tots, and parents, too
Families interested in appearing on "Building Blocks for Tots" on KGMB-TV are invited to a casting call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at USA Baby, 345 N. Nimitz Highway.
The show needs volunteer parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and their children up to age 5 to follow a play group host during filming in the last two weeks of June.
Volunteers will receive gift packets and VIP invitations to "Building Blocks" events.
Visit the Web site www.bbtots.com.
Moanalua High hosts cleanup
Bring recyclables to Moanalua High School Saturday for the Second Annual Moanalua High School Community Clean-Up Project.
Drop off items from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school.
Items accepted: scrap metal, auto parts, bicycles, metal appliances, lawn mowers, pipes, beams, newspaper, cardboard, beverage containers, green waste, car batteries, household items, clothing, cellular phones and printer cartridges. Passenger tires may also be dropped off; one load per household.
No computers will be accepted; bring those to next month's collection at Kahaluu Regional Park.
Volunteers are needed: Call 586-6220 or 306-1876. Vans and pickup trucks also are needed. Call for curb-side pickup of bulky items.
Workshop tackles rules on royalties
Musicians confused by the issue of collecting royalties in this digital world are invited to a workshop tomorrow with SoundExchange, a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties.
The U.S. Copyright Office designated SoundExchange to collect fees on behalf of recording artists and sound recording copyright owners (usually a record label) when recordings are performed on digital cable and satellite television music, Internet and satellite radio (such as XM and Sirius).
SoundExchange represents more than 2,500 labels and 20,000 artists.
The workshop, with SoundExchange Executive Director John Simson, will take place at Mountain Apple Studios, 1330 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 001. Call 597-1888.
Kumu Kahua offers classes
Adult theater classes are being offered at Kumu Kahua Theatre for the summer, beginning Saturday:
Beginning improvisation: Garrick Paikai will cover developing creativity, spontaneity and working as an ensemble; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays to July 7. Cost is $100.
Play-writing: Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl will focus on dialogue, character development, structure and building scenes. Students will work on a one-act play or begin a full-length play; 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays to July 14. Cost is $100.
Body and voice: Betty Burdick leads warm-ups, breathing and articulation exercises; 4 to 6 p.m. Saturdays to July 28. Cost is $85.
Scene study: Scott Rogers will lead students in memorizing scenes, mock auditions, improvisations and exercises; 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, June 7 to July 12, at the Academy of Film & Television.
All other classes are at Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St. Call 536-4222 or visit www.kumukahua.org.
THIS JUST IN
Memminger wins kudos as columnist
Star-Bulletin columnist Charles Memminger has been named a winner in the 2007 National Society of Newspaper Columnists writing contest.
Memminger, who pens the thrice-weekly "Honolulu Lite," received an honorable mention in the category of general-interest columns in newspapers of circulation below 100,000.
His award will be presented at a banquet June 23 at the group's annual conference in Philadelphia.