Duo to hold talk-story on native herbs
Kapua Fonoimoana and Carol Anamizu are back at Kahuku Public and School Library for an informational talk on native herbs.
Back by popular demand, the duo will host "Hawaiian Herbs 2" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room.
Fonoimoana and Anamizu spoke in a previous lecture on the subject, held back in January.
"Hawaiian Herbs" is suitable for all ages.
The library is located at 56-490 Kamehameha Highway. Call 293-8935. -- Star-Bulletin
Malama o Manoa
Hala plants have been available free in the past.
Free trees are available Sunday morning in Manoa
Malama o Manoa will be hosting a "1,000 Trees Giveaway" from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Manoa District Park Pavilion off Lowrey Avenue.
There will be fruit and endemic trees offered free. Arborists will be available to answer questions, and Boy Scouts will assist those who need help loading their trees into cars.
The organization's goal is to raise awareness of the environmental and aesthetic benefits of trees. Mature trees not only enhance streets and yards, but trees can reduce home water and electricity bills, saving as much as $250 annually per household. Visit www.malamaomanoa.org.
Earth Day events booked at UH fest
Celebrate Earth Day during the Sustainability Fest at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The free event is being held today at the Hawaii Hall Lawn and includes an open-air marketplace, ending with an evening concert from 5 to 11 p.m.
Musical guest artists include Makana, Millicent Cummings, Pressure Drop, Quadraphonix and Go Jimmy Go.
Earth Day events include art and plant sales, technology demos and educational booths. Declutter your home by donating recyclables to their recycling drive.
The event is sponsored by the Associated Students at the University of Hawaii and Waste Management Hawaii.
Hanauma Bay group seeks cleanup help
To mark Earth Day, Friends of Hanauma Bay is seeking volunteers to help with a cleanup tomorrow at the beach, the park and Kalanianaole Highway from Keahole Street to the Blow Hole area.
Volunteers will meet at the Hanauma Bay Visitors Center at 8:30 a.m., where they will be given work assignments, gloves and garbage bags.
Residents should bring proof of residency to avoid paying the beach access fee.
The cleanup is part of the Friends of Hanauma Bay's commitment to the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and the environment.
Call 395-1217 or visit friendsofhanaumabay.org.
New products show runs next weekend
Get set for the 33rd annual Spring New Products Show at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall April 25 through 27.
Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. April 25, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 26 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27.
Cost is $5 general; $4 for military and seniors 55 and over and children 7 to 12; and free for children younger than 7.
Enjoy "Taste of the Pacific" with local favorites Tanioka's, the Wedding Cafe, O Lounge Gourmet Kitchen, Crepes No Ka 'Oi, Marian's Catering, Kakaako Kitchen, and more.
Take in live performances by the new Krush and the cast from "Stars in Concert."
Prizes include a $100,000 "Extreme Home Interior Makeover," $1,000 shopping spree from Times Supermarket, round-trip tickets to Las Vegas from Vacations Hawaii, and more.
Writers will read winning essays
Local winners of the "Letters About Literature" essay contest will read their winning essays at a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Hawaii State Library.
Presenting their essays will be Sarah Jenkins, a fifth-grader at Akaula School on Molokai; Ben White, a seventh-grader from Le Jardin Academy; and Roy Franco, an 11th-grader at Kamehameha Schools.
The winners were selected from among 61 semifinalists in the contest sponsored by the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress. Entrants wrote a letter to an author explaining how his or her book affected their perception of life.
The winners received cash prizes and Target gift cards. The local entries will also be sent to the national competition in Washington, D.C.
Actor to present theater workshop
Richard Vida presents a musical theater master class at Ballet Hawaii from 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow.
The Broadway workshop is designed for students ages 10 to adult and focuses on acting, singing, dancing and directing. No formal dance training is required.
Vida will discuss his experiences, career, how to act while dancing, career choices and style. Cost is $20, $15 for Ballet Hawaii students. Call 521-8600.
Islands' ecology to be feted at fair
The Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort hosts the eighth annual Coral Reef Awareness & Earth Day Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, in celebration of Earth Day.
Booths and displays showcasing the islands' fragile ecosystems will be included, as well as crafts, lei making, poi pounding, seed plantings and petroglyph rubbings. Information on native plants, soil and water conservation, public trails and National Park Week will be provided throughout the fair.
Call 331-8505 or visit www.konaearthfestival.org.