War film to show at USS Arizona
The Ken Burns documentary "The War" will be previewed at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center.
The free screening will include highlights of Burns' seven-part series that tells the story of World War II through personal accounts from residents of four American towns.
It airs on PBS starting Sept. 23.
After the viewing, historian Daniel Martinez will lead a discussion. Refreshments will be served.
Call 973-1187. For security reasons, no bags will be allowed.
Ken Burns' documentary "The War" captures images of war life such as this scene of soldiers in line for a meal in Belgium, Januray 1945.
Walking tour set for Capitol District
Mission Houses Museum is offering a walking tour of the Capitol District on the second Saturday of every month.
Historian Nanette Napoleon will lead the tours, from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning and ending at the Mission Houses. The tour visits Kawaiaha'o Church and Cemetery, Lunalilo Tomb, Ali'iolani Hale, the Kamehameha Statue, Iolani Palace, State Archives, State Capitol, Washington Place, St. Andrews Cathedral, Hawaii State Art Museum, Queen's Hospital and Honolulu Hale.
The next tour is tomorrow. Cost is $15, $10 museum members, children free. Reservations suggested: 531-0481, ext. 707.
Lecture discusses Ford Island's past
Peter Foreman, author of "Wings of Paradise," discusses what attracted both the monarchs and military to Ford Island on Sept. 19 from 7 to 8 p.m.
The lecture, presented by the Pacific Aviation Museum, focuses on the history of Ford Island.
The museum is also hosting an after-hours hangar viewing from 6 to 7 p.m. Admission is $14; $7 for children. Kamaaina and military pay $10; $5 children.
Reservations are required by Sept. 14. Call 441-1000.
Super-cleanliness couldn't win the day
Former Laie resident and current Los Angeles home worker Melody Mooney did not win the ultimate prize in last night's "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?"
Mooney, who competed as Hygena, with superpowers of cleanliness, made it to the finale of the SciFi Channel show, but neither she nor fellow competitor Hyper-Strike (circus performer John Stork) was chosen the winner by "Spider-Man" creator Stan Lee. That honor went to the Defuser, aka Austin, Texas, policeman Jarrett Crippen.
Mooney took it well. "The Defuser has been my hero ever since we all lived together in the Heroes' Lair, and he said I have the heart of a superhero," she said last night from a viewing party in Los Angles.
In the final episode, the trio trained with stuntmen from the movie "300." Later they were able to defeat arch nemesis Dr. Dark as a team, using their newly acquired martial arts moves and a radiation blast or two from Hygena's feather duster.
Melody Mooney, moonlighting as Superhero Hygena.
HOME & GARDEN
Architectural art is focus of show
Hawaii Public Radio presents "The Shape of Hawaii" weekdays during "Morning Edition" from 8 to 8:30 a.m. beginning Monday on KHPR 88.1 and KKUA 90.7.
Written and narrated by Bob Wehrman, the 13-week series sponsored by the Honolulu Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in celebration of their 150th anniversary will focus on local architecture as art and a major influence in life.
The first week targets historic downtown Honolulu, the Hawaii State Library, Aliiolani Hale, Iolani Palace, Mission Houses and Washington Place.
Lyon Arboretum hosting craft sale
Head to Lyon Arboretum for its plant and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15. Admission is free, with free shuttle service to the arboretum.
Plants for sale include blue-flowered jacaranda trees, anthuriums, tillandsias, gingers, native Hawaiian plants, heliconias, colorful ti and more.
Also for sale, their popular mango chutney and other jams and jellies.
Hui Lana Lei features fresh lei, dried hat lei and lei cards, and the Oshibana Group will have cards and crafts for sale.
Foster Garden has birthday fest
Foster Botanical Garden invites you to celebrate its founder during the "Mary Foster Birthday Festival" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22.
Festivities include a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a program of music and dance from 10 a.m. to noon.
The plant sale will offer Hawaiian ferns, colorful ti, the new plumeria Mary Foster and more.
The program includes hula, Asian dancing, refreshments and a guided tour of the original Foster Garden.
Admission is free. Call 537-1708.