COURTESY ABCRIBOX CAR BASICS:
Norm McIntosh explains how to attach a grill to a box-car floorboard during the American Box Car Racing International's summer youth program. Free classes are available from noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays through July 27 at the Kunia Box Car Track. Kids ages 9 may sign up for one to five days of instruction in driving, safety, building and repair of box cars. For an application visit boxcarracing.org
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Collegians offered garden internships
The National Tropical Botanical Garden is offering a work-study program for college- and university-level students, covering the establishment, development and maintenance of a garden.
Applications for the Horticultural Internship Program will be accepted through June 29. The program runs Sept. 10 through Nov. 30
Students receive a stipend and earn college credits. Coursework takes place at the National Tropical Botanical Garden headquarters on Kauai and at member gardens on the neighbor islands.
Applicants must be college-level students or have experience in tropical horticulture, botany, conservation, ethno-botany or science-related fields.
For an online application visit courses.ntbg.org or call Brianna Wilkerson, (808) 332-7324, ext. 250; e-mail at email@example.com.
Holokus will star at Kauai gala
A Holoku Gala will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kauai Museum in celebration of the formal gown of Old Hawaii.
Organizers hope to make it an annual event.
Entertainment will include Manulele, Emma Veary and Kekai Chock. Food, wine and beer will be served.
Tickets are $75; $60 for Kauai Museum members; to benefit Malama Pono, the Kauai AIDS Project.
Call (808) 246-9577.
Flavors of Honolulu needs volunteers
What are you doing on the weekend of June 29? How about helping with the biggest eating event of the year, over on the grounds of Honolulu Hale? It's for charity, after all.
More than 1,000 volunteers are needed for various tasks at this year's inaugural Flavors of Honolulu, the eating-drinking-entertainment event that takes the place of Taste of Honolulu from June 29 to July1.
Sign up and you'll get a T-shirt and three admission tickets, plus the satisfaction of working for the benefit of Abilities Unlimited, the non-profit group that replaces Easter Seals Hawaii as the beneficiary of the event. The charity helps place people with disabilities in the workforce.
Download a registration form at www.abilitiesunlimitedhi.org or call 532-2100.
By the way, if you want to buy tickets in advance, or help sponsor the event, visit the same Web site for details. Or call 532-2115.
[ MOVIE PREVIEW ]
Steve Carell plays a reluctant Noah in "Evan Almighty," the follow-up to "Bruce Almighty."
Movies opening Friday:
: John Cusack stars as a horror novelist and skeptic who gets a taste of his own fiction when he checks into a notoriously haunted hotel room and tries to stay in there for more than a hour. Adapted from a Stephen King short story; Samuel L. Jackson co-stars. (PG-13)
"Captivity": A fashion model and her chauffeur are kidnapped and held hostage, chained to each other in a cellar and terrorized by a serial killer. Elisha Cuthbert and Pruitt Taylor-Vince star. (R)
"Evan Almighty": The sequel to "Bruce Almighty" stars Steve Carell as the newscaster turned self-obsessed congressman who is commanded by God (Morgan Freeman) to build an ark to prepare for a flood. (PG)
"A Mighty Heart": Angelina Jolie stars as the wife of reporter Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered while on assignment in Pakistan in 2002. The film follows her intense effort to find him and the circumstances behind his murder. Based on Mariane Pearl's memoir. (R)
"You Kill Me": Ben Kingsley plays a mob hitman whose drinking problem lands him in Alcoholics Anonymous, where he falls for a woman who is related to his next hit. Téa Leoni and Luke Wilson co-star. (R)