Workshop focuses on family ties
The title of Rebecca Gittrich Whitecotton's workshop on Saturday is "Magic, Intrigue and Illusion: Seeing Beyond the Costumes," but her focus is grounded in the reality of families, particularly the spiritual nature of the parent-child relationship.
Whitecotton, a children's book author, begins her session at 10 a.m. Saturday at Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle.
She'll use magic, role-playing and audience participation to draw children and parents into discussing their respective roles. The hope, she says is to bring about an appreciation of the gifts they give each other, "even though they may drive each other crazy in the process."
Whitecotton is the author of "Child of Mine, Know This," which can be read online at www.childofmineknowthis.net.
Cost is $5 per person; $10 per family. Call 735-4436.
Winning tips for falsetto singers
Singer Tony Conjugacion, lead judge of the annual Aloha Festivals Falsetto Contest, will conduct a seminar Saturday for those interested in entering this year's competition.
The free seminar, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheraton Waikiki, will include advice on what judges consider in selecting winners. Call 589-1771.
The falsetto contest will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Sheraton. Tickets will be available beginning July 1.
Museum holds anniversary gala
Lyman Museum in Hilo celebrates its 75th anniversary with a benefit gala on June 30.
A Hawaiian supper will be served at the Rogers residence in Onomea. A live auction and entertainment are among the highlights.
Tickets are $125. Call 935-5021.