Glass-bottom boat tours Kaneohe Bay
Windward Oahu residents are invited to view Kaneohe Bay underwater without getting wet, on a glass-bottom boat tour hosted by the Ko'olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club's community outreach program.
Tours depart at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 2 p.m. Saturday from Heeia Pier, on Kaneohe Bay Cruises' Glass-Bottom Boat.
The tour, intended to educate residents about the history, heritage and culture of Kaneohe Bay, includes an orientation about fishing in the bay with Uncle Jerry Kaluhiwa.
Donation of $10 is suggested, $5 children 11 and under. Call 235-8111 or e-mail email@example.com.
STAR-BULLETIN / 2006
Kristian Lei will perform at the May 17 HUGS celebration.
HUGS dinner caps anniversary events
The family support group HUGS ends its yearlong silver-anniversary celebration with a benefit dinner May 17 at the Royal Hawaiian.
Since 1982, HUGS -- Help, Understanding, Group Support -- has helped more than 9,000 families with emergency airfare, peer support, respite care and hospital outreach programs.
The group's goal is to keep families together when a child is faced with life-threatening illness. More than 700 parents and children statewide are served by a dozen free HUGS programs, the group says.
The fundraising event will recognize the group's many supporters and volunteers. Island Insurance Co. will be given HUGS' Corporate Award, and three student volunteers will receive Super Teen awards.
Entertainment will include Broadway vignettes by Kristian Lei. A live auction will feature items including a trip via private plane for six to any neighbor island.
Tickets are $150, with tables for 10 available for $2,000 to $10,000. Call 732-4846 or visit www.hugslove.org.
Hot Rod Picnic calls for entrants
Owners of classic, custom and hot-rod cars, trucks and motorcycles are invited to apply for the Hot Rod Picnic & Parades, July 4 at Aloha Stadium.
Entrants will compete in 10 vehicle classes for People's Choice koa bowl awards.
About 250 vehicles will be selected for the People's Choice voting and will cruise around the show area through the day. Another 250 spaces in the Club Corral will be reserved for clubs with 10 to 20 vehicles to show.
For an application visit www.hotrodpicnic.com or visit Ron's Performance, 345 Nimitz Highway. Deadline is June 10.