Miho Museum talk scheduled
Chris Christensen will be giving a free talk on "Japan's Miho Museum" at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St.
The museum was designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei and is regarded as one of the most important and innovative buildings of the 20th century.
A video history by Peter Rosen will also be shown, documenting the difficulties encountered during six years of the seven-year construction project within a nature preserve about 20 miles from Kyoto.
For more information, call 587-7577.
Kamaaina rate at Kahala Hotel
Neighbor island shoppers planning a holiday shopping spree on Oahu may want to treat themselves to a Kamaaina Shopping Getaway at the luxurious Kahala Hotel & Resort, through Dec. 20.
The package includes accommodations in a mountain category room, daily breakfast buffet for two at the Plumeria Beach House, one 60-minute Spa Suites massage with a choice of Swedish, Deep Tissue or Aromatherapy, and complimentary parking for one vehicle.
The Kahala's complimentary shuttle will help make shopping easy and convenient with stops at the Ala Moana Shopping Center, top name designer boutiques in Waikiki, and the Kahala Mall.
The rate is $345 per night with a maximum five-night stay. Rooms are based on availability. Guests must present a valid Hawaii driver's license or Military ID upon check-in.
For reservations, call 367-2525, or visit www.kahalaresort.com.
Aloha is offering gift travel tickets
Wrap up your Christmas shopping in an easy and welcome way by giving the gift of air travel.
Aloha Airlines is offering pre-purchased round-trip gift tickets valid for use throughout the coming year. Gift tickets for 2008 travel are available through Dec. 31, 2007, online at www.AlohaAirlines.com. Three options are available:
» $120 Inter-island Gift Ticket (Coach): Round-trip Coach travel between any two destinations in Hawaii on flights operated by Aloha Airlines. Travel is valid on any day, with no black-out dates.
» $500 Transpacific Gift Ticket (Coach): Round-trip Coach travel between any Aloha Airlines destination on the mainland and Hawaii. Travel is valid most days of the year. A fare add-on will be collected from the passenger for travel on prime days at $100 each-way additional, and peak days at $150 each-way additional. For information, go to www.AlohaAirlines.com and look for Aloha Gift Ticket details.
» $1,700 Transpacific Gift Ticket (First Class): Round-trip First Class travel between any Aloha Airlines destination on the mainland and Hawaii. Travel is valid any day, with no black-out dates.
The Gift Ticket is an airline ticket and not a gift certificate. Recipients can book their flight by calling reservations at 484-1111 on Oahu, or toll free at 1-800-367-5250.