"Of Wind and Waves: The Life of Woody Brown" airs tonight on PBS Hawaii.
Documentary tells life of surfing legend Brown
At the age of 16, Woody Brown ran away to become an acolyte of Charles Lindbergh. And that's not even the most interesting thing to happen in this life of 95 years.
Brown's story is told in "Of Wind and Waves: The Life of Woody Brown," which won the "Inspiration Award" at Mountainfilm in Telluride, Colo., in 2006.
The hour-long documentary airs at 8 tonight on KHET/PBS.
The surfing legend was also a record-setting glider pilot and invented the modern catamaran.
"Of Wind and Waves" was produced, directed and photographed by David L. Brown.
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Waikiki Aquarium offers nighttime diversion
On the eve of Christmas Eve, Dec. 23, the little ones will be all pumped up about Santa and in need of distraction. How about the Waikiki Aquarium?
"Exploring the Reef at Night" takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m., with aquarium naturalists leading a tour of the reef. Expend some of that pre-Christmas energy on a search for crabs, shrimp, eels and octopuses, and learn about natural history, reef-walk safety and conservation.
Minimum age is 5 years, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $12, $10 children ($2 discount for aquarium members).
The aquarium also is offering a pre-New Year's nighttime event, "Aquarium After Dark," 7-9 p.m. Dec. 27. The flashlight tour of the aquarium offers a look at how sea creatures tuck themselves in for the night. Cost is $10, $7 children.
Preregistration required: Call 923-9741 or visit www.waquarium.org.
Donations needed for needy kids' tour
Platinum Limousine is taking a group of needy children on a limousine tour of the Honolulu City Lights on Sunday and is seeking volunteers and donations to help make the night complete.
More than 500 children from organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Make-a-Wish, New Hope Prison Ministry and HUGS will be treated to limo rides, entertainment, refreshments and a visit with Santa complete with gifts.
To nominate a child for a ride, or to volunteer time or goodies for the kids, call 739-0007.
The tour will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m., beginning at the Platinum office, 3335 Campbell Ave.
Wyland, Chun book store appearances
Artists Wyland and Peggy Chun, along with writer Shelly Mecum, will appear Saturday at Barnes & Noble's Ala Moana store.
Wyland, known for his huge, ocean-themed murals, is the author of several books on the undersea world and the subject of others, the most recent being "Wyland: 25 Years at Sea," by John Yow. He'll be in the store at 3 p.m.
Watercolor artist Chun is now fully paralyzed by Lou Gehrig's disease, but her work has been captured in "The Watercolor Cat," written by Mecum. They will appear at 4:30 p.m.
Shoppers who would like a portion of their purchases Saturday to go to the Wyland Foundation, may make that request at checkout.
The appearances are free. Call 949-7307 or e-mail email@example.com.
Swap meet could use more vendors
The Aloha Stadium Swap Meet is looking for new vendors for the remaining holiday season, including free-admission days on Dec. 15, 16 and 19-24.