West Oahu schools invite recycling
Turn trash into cash in support of Nanakuli High School, Nani O Waianae and Pai'olu Kaiaulu Shelter. Recyclable waste will be accepted at the Waianae Boat Harbor from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Items accepted include scrap metal, car parts, refrigerators and air conditioners, newspaper and cardboard, beverage containers, cooking oil, green waste, fishing lines and nets, car and boat batteries, used clothing and household items, printer cartridges and cellular phones.
Unacceptable items include hazardous fluids, microwave ovens, televisions, automobiles and gas tanks.
Call 781-2734 or 306-1876 for curbside pickup or information.
Chef Roy hosting cooking 'webinar'
Chef Roy Yamaguchi hosts a cooking demonstration for Road Runner customers, in an online "webinar" broadcast at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
Oceanic Time Warner Cable is streaming monthly lifestyle features live from the Oceanic studios. It's an interactive format, so viewers may post questions or comments in a live chat with Yamaguchi.
Each webinar session is archived and available for viewing at AroundHawaii.com and on Oceanic's Free on Demand.
The last webinar involved Aldrin Villahermosa, president and owner of AMV Air, who talked about proper upkeep of home air-conditioning units.
Road Runner subscribers should log on to www.aroundhawaii.com/webinar.html. Call 643-2337 or visit www.oceanic.com.
Protectors of reefs to be honored
Heroes of the coral reef will be recognized at an awards presentation Sept. 21 at the Honolulu Elks Lodge.
The Hawaii's Living Reef Awards, presented by the Coral Reef Outreach Network, honors groups and individuals committed to protecting the coral reef ecosystem.
Three nominees are named in several categories, with winners to be recognized at the event.
Tickets to the 5:30 p.m. event are $25. Call 237-3674 or e-mail email@example.com.
Big Isle meeting covers filmmaking
The Big Island Film Office is hosting a seminar for those interested in film production.
"Perspectives from Filmmakers: Where Are We today, Where Can We Be Tomorrow" will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Anna's Ranch in Waimea.
Panelists will discuss various aspects of filmmaking, with the goal of strengthening the film production community on the Big Island. Presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Cost is $15, $5 students. Call (808) 327-3663 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author reads from her tale of luck and the lottery
University of Hawaii graduate student Patricia Wood takes the campus stage as a nationally published author, reading from her debut novel, "Lottery," at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Architecture Auditorium on the Manoa campus.
Wood, a doctoral student in the College of Education, credits her work at the Center on Disability Studies with some of the inspiration for her novel, about a mentally challenged young man who wins $12 million in a lottery. The book had another inspiration as well: Wood's father actually did win the Washington State Lottery.
The event will include a discussion of the book, a reception and book-signing. The book, published by Putnam, will be available for purchase.
Admission is free. Call 956-7539.