Annual walk raises money for charities
The 30th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk takes place tomorrow, with walkers taking off from Ala Moana Beach Park's McCoy Pavilion.
Warm-ups start at 6:45 a.m., with the walk starting at 7 a.m. The 6-mile route proceeds along the Ala Wai to Waikiki Beach Walk and loops back to Ala Moana Beach Park.
A 10 a.m. concert at the finish line will feature Kapena, Fab 4 and 2 Big Hawaiians Charge By Da Pound.
Similar walks will take place on all islands; last year's walks raised more than $1.1 million for nearly 200 local charities.
Call or 923-0407 or visit www.charitywalkhawaii.org.
Sessions promote music for children
Free sessions on "How to Grow a Musical Child" will be offered at 3 p.m. tomorrow and May 24 at Keiki Kani Music Studio in Aiea, covering activities that capitalize on the link between music and brain development. Call 487-2275.
Youth Symphony to hold auditions
The Honolulu Youth Symphony is holding auditions for three symphony orchestras from May 31 to June 1 and June 7 and 8 at the University of Hawaii Music Department.
Students ages 10 to 18 may audition on violin, cello, bass, flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion and harp.
Youth Symphony I, the most advanced symphony, performs major symphonic works; members tend to have four to six years of experience. The intermediate-to-advanced symphony, Youth Symphony II, performs less difficult work; members usually have three to five years of experience. The entry-level Concert Orchestra performs abridged versions of symphonic works; members have two to four years of experience.
Audition music and applications are available at www.HiYouthSymphony.org. The deadline to register is next Friday. For details, call 941-9706.
Seminar on ohana living
Graham Builders is hosting a free, informational seminar on "Multi-Generation Homes -- A Family Affair," 1:30 to 3 p.m. May 31 at Ward Warehouse's Kakaako meeting room.
Many of Hawaii's older houses are not equipped to accommodate families who want to care for their elders at home. Changes often need to be made to provide for their mobility and safety.
Conducted by Graham Builder's Bonnie Osaki, customer care director, and Evan Fujimoto, vice president of operations, the seminar will cover how to make your home comfortable and safe for multiple generations -- especially in Hawaii where the culture embraces grandparents, parents and children all living under one roof.
Reservations are required. Call 593-2808, ext. 114, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.