Student concert seeks performers
Student performers are invited to audition for next year's Malama Jam, a benefit concert for the Institute for Human Services.
Auditions at Punahou School's Bishop Hall are open to all students high school age and below from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 8.
For an appointment call Patrick Hu at 232-8897.
Since 2003 the student-organized Malama Jam has raised funds for various charities. Next year's concert will be held April 6 at Mamiya Theatre on the Saint Louis School campus.
Maui celebrates chrysanthemums
Maui celebrates the Chrysanthemum Festival Saturday, crowning a new queen.
The event takes begins at 6 p.m. at Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center. Tickets are $15, to benefit Maui AJA Veterans' civic projects and the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, and to provide college scholarships. Call (808) 878-3831.
Artist to appear at book signing
Artist Peggy Chun pulls up in her wheelchair at Keeaumoku Wal-Mart at 2 p.m. Wednesday for the signing of her book, "The Watercolor Cat," as well as calendars and Christmas cards that feature her work.
With Chun will be Shelly Mecum, her co-author on "Watercolor Cat," a book that chronicles her illness through her pet cat, Boo.
Chun has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, which has left her with control only of some eye movement.
The book and the products are based on art created before she became ill, as well as paintings made when she could still hold a brush in her teeth.
'Birthday twins' sought for film
How's this for a movie idea? Documentary filmmakers from Belgian television selected 20 people from their native country, and are now searching the globe for "birthday twins" born on a certain day in a specific year to unite with their Belgian counterparts.
The filmmakers plan to travel with the Belgian national to meet his or her "twin," filming for several days. The idea is to document the parallel lives of people "who have nothing in common but their date of birth," according to the filmmakers. In other words, how do people's lives differ when they are born on the same day in the same year, in vastly different parts of the world?
If you are interested in participating, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The crew is looking for people with the following birthdays:
» Men: April 28, 1933; July 18 or 19, 1948; Aug. 20, 1949; Feb. 11, 1952; Jan. 18, 1956; May 5, 1956; Aug. 27, 1958; Dec. 30, 1960; July 24, 1962; Jan. 14 or 27, 1965; Oct. 5, 1968; Feb. 5, 1969
» Women: April 5, 1943; May 2, 1950; July 20, 1963; March 24, 1964; Feb. 10, 1965; March 26, 1975; Nov. 4, 1977; Dec. 27, 1979
Museum marks century with party
A hundred years ago a museum was born, and what better way to celebrate a birthday than with toys?
The Mission Houses Museum throws itself a birthday party from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Chamberlain House Galleries.
Refreshments and entertainment will commemorate the day in 1907 that the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society adopted its first charter.
The event also marks the opening of "Playthings: Toys & Games." The exhibit couples 19th-century toys that children of New England missionaries brought to Hawaii with traditional Hawaiian toys, and the games that evolved as the missionary children settled in.
The display, which runs through April 19, includes more than 200 dolls, cast-iron soldiers, cannons and other objects from the museum's collections and loaned by private collectors.
The museum is at 553 S. King St., with parking off South King Street on Kawaiahao and Mission lanes and at Kawaiahao Plaza.