City extends grant deadline
The City and County of Honolulu has extended its deadline for art production grant proposals to Friday. Applications are open to nonprofit organizations seeking up to $5,000 to create original works of art.
Grants are available in the areas of dance, theater, music and literature. Proposed projects must be for nonprofit groups, to benefit residents of Oahu, and take place from Dec. 1 to Nov. 30, 2008.
Funds will not be granted for scholarships, to individuals or for religious programs.
Proposals should be sent or hand-delivered to Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts, 530 S. King St., Room 404, Honolulu 96813. Call 523-4674 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline nears for show audition
Wednesday is the last day to audition for the National Public Radio program "From the Top," a showcase for pre-college classical musicians.
Hawaii Public Radio will host two tapings of the program for national broadcast: Nov. 14 at Hawaii Theatre and Nov. 16 at Maui's Castle Theater.
Audition details and applications are available at www.hawaiipublicradio.org under "events" or at www.fromthetop.org.
Tickets to attend the tapings are now on sale to Hawaii Public Radio members. General ticket sales begin Sept. 22. Call 955-8821.
Fundraiser to aid former lifeguard
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu is hosting a benefit for an ailing ex-lifeguard at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The evening of music, food and a silent auction will raise funds to help cover medical expenses for retired lifeguard captain and surf instructor Ivan Harada, who recently underwent a liver transplant.
Suggested donation is $50. All ages welcome.
Benefit to fund cancer research
"Taste of Hawaii Island," a two-day benefit for cancer research at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, kicks off on Friday with a benefit dinner, silent auction and jazz music with Desiree Cruz.
The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hoku Amphitheatre. Tickets are $80, $40 for children.
Run for Hope, a 10K run/5K walk, commences at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Hualalai Sports Club and Spa. Minimum donation is $25. The Hualalai Golf Scramble starts at 1 p.m., followed by the Hualalai Tennis Tournament at 2 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society-West Hawaii and the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Call (808) 325-8052.