Old Lego creations get new exhibit
The Lego Enthusiasts Association of Hawaii, or LEAHI, will show off Lego creations on Saturday at Pearlridge Center that date back as far as 1958.
A "Star Wars" display, Transformers, castles, Lego cities and a model of the Hawaii Theatre will be on view from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Uptown Center Court as part of the mall's ongoing "Brick Art" exhibit.
Works by Lego sculptor Nathan Sawaya have been on display since June and will remain up through July 20. Call 488-0981.
3 to be honored for aid to Japanese
The local chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League marks the 20th anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act Saturday with the presentation of its 2008 Distinguished Service Awards.
Honorees are Bob Bratt, the first director of the Office of Redress Administration, who helped secure reparations for World War II internees and evacuees; and Jane Kurahara and Betsy Young, longtime volunteers with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii's Resource Center who have worked to preserve the Honouliuli internment camp site on Oahu.
They will be recognized at the chapter's annual general membership luncheon at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Call 523-8464, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jaclhawaii.org.
Recycling day to benefit youth
Bring recyclables to Kahaluu Regional Park on Saturday for an Aloha 'Aina Earth Day cleanup to benefit the K.E.Y. Project's youth programs.
Scrap metal, appliances, auto parts, metal beams, bicycles, newspaper and cardboard, beverage containers, usable clothing and household items, old tires, green waste, car batteries, cell phones, printer cartridges, cooking oil and telephone books are among items that will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
One computer per household will also be allowed. No paint, hazardous fluids, televisions or microwave ovens.
To arrange curbside pickup or to volunteer, call 239-5777 or 306-1876.
Chris Rock tickets on sale Saturday
Tickets go on sale Saturday for comic superstar Chris Rock's July 26 show at the Blaisdell Arena.
Back on the road with his "No Apologies" world tour -- following a triumphant show at last month's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee -- Rock is as profane and pointed as ever, although the New York Times recently described his stand-up work as "a little less roguish and a little more righteous." His provocative act offers the comic's take on the Bush administration, the war in Iraq and the coming presidential elections -- he's already had a lot to say about Barack Obama.
Fellow veteran comic Mario Joyner will be the opener. Tickets -- at $35.50, $45.50 and $65.50 -- go on sale at 9 a.m. at the Blaisdell Center box office (591-2211), Times Supermarkets and Macy's locations. Charge by phone at (877) 750-4400 or visit LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster.com.
Design a bag, win a party!
OK, designers, time to put your skills to work. This time, Coach and Brickfish.com have teamed up for a contest for those who want to try designing a Coach tote.
Top prize for the winner is a party at Coach, a $2,500 Coach shopping spree and a $500 scholarship or cash prize.
A runner-up will win a $1,500 Coach online shopping spree and $250 cash or scholarship.
You can check out the 1,200 or so entries submitted so far by going to www.coach.com/CoachClique or www.brickfish.com. Good luck!
Doing good for man's best friend
Alliway is featuring a celebration and silent auction Wednesday as part of a monthlong promotion to benefit the Hawaii Dog Foundation. Among auction items will be pieces of Alliway jewelry, a Sunday Brunch Buffet for two at Plumeria Beach House in the Kahala Hotel and items from other Ward merchants.
On that day and throughout July, those making a wish-list donation to the foundation will receive a 15 percent discount off an Alliway purchase. Wish-list items include flea and tick preventives, dry dog food for puppies and adult dogs, canned dog foods, leashes and collars, dog treats, toys and dog beds and cash.
The owner of the Ward Warehouse boutique, and owner of a Cairn terrier and Norwich terrier, Allison Kim-Czerniak said, "I've envisioned doing this since I decided to open my store. I feel as a business owner if you can use your resources to help others, it's always a good thing!"
The nonprofit Hawaii Dog Foundation aims to shelter and find homes for stray dogs and to eventually open a dog sanctuary.
Call Alliway at 589-1141.
COURTESY ALLISON KIM-CZERNIAK
Allison Kim-Czerniak with her Cairn terrier (same as Toto), Moki, at right, and Norwich terrier Darwin.