LEARN SOMETHING NEW
Photography in the news
Star-Bulletin photographer Richard Walker will speak on "News Photography in the Digital Age" at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Kailua Public Library.
Walker will discuss many aspects of photojournalism, from equipment to the basics of a photo shoot, as well as present a slide show of photos taken throughout his career.
This one-hour program is free and suitable for ages 12 and up.
The Kailua Public Library is at 239 Kuulei Road. Call 266-9911.
Series explores Hawaiian culture
"Hawaiian in Spirit and Action," an 11-part series about Hawaiian beliefs, values, behavior, self-concept, family roots, symbolism and humor, will be rebroadcast beginning today on the Department of Education's Channel 56.
The shows, hosted by Kawika Parker, were created in the late 1990s for the DOE's Teleschool Branch and Alu Like, to help new teachers from outside the state understand Hawaii and Hawaiian culture.
In the years since, four of the kupuna featured in the series have died -- Hawaiian language expert Henry Ka'alekahi, former University of Hawaiian Studies chairman Abraham Pi'ianaia, culture expert Agnes Kihikihi and storyteller Woody Fern. This makes "Hawaiian in Spirit and Action" a unique reference on the contributions of these elders.
The programs will air at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays through July 25. Call 837-8004 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
COURTESY BURGER KING
Hawaii longboard surfing champion Ned Snow has designed 25 surfboards to be given away by Hawaii's Burger King restaurants. Each outlet will give away one 9-foot board. Enter at any Burger King; drawings will be held in July.
Learn proper heirloom care
Who would know better than museum curators how to protect heirlooms? "On Being Kahu," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bishop Museum's Atherton Halau, focuses on how to care for those family treasures.
Bishop Museum conservator Valerie Free will be joined by Janet Mason of the Canadian Conservation Institute for the presentation, along with Elizabeth Nunan of Buffalo State University and Aimee Ducey of New York University, museum interns who are graduate students in conservation training. Jalna Ke'ala of the Kapolei Hawaiian Civic Club will moderate.
The evening will include a tour of the "Pauahi's Legacy" exhibit. Admission is $5; free to museum members. Call 847-3511.