Get free tickets to 'Wheel' show
"Wheel of Fortune" tapes on the Big Island in September, and beginning today, Hawaii fans can apply for free tickets to be in the audience.
Host Pat Sajak and letter-turner Vanna White will appear at the Hilton Waikoloa Village from Sept. 12 to 16, taping four weeks of shows to air in November.
Thousands of seats are available for the four-day period. To apply, visit www.KHON2.com.
The Hilton is offering a Kama'aina Wheel of Fortune Package, starting at $159 per night, which includes two tickets to a taping. Another package, the Wheel of Fortune Contestant Audition Package, starting at $219 per night, includes an appointment to audition to compete on a future show.
Call 886-1234 and ask for room reservations, or visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com/kamaainaspecials.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Pat Sajak and Vanna White will bring "Wheel of Fortune" to Hawaii."
Writers event offers discounts
For more than a decade, the Maui Writers Conference has provided a chance for established and would-be authors to polish their skills, glean tips from the masters and possibly sell that novel or screenplay. But opportunities like these don't come cheaply. That's why leaders of the Maui Writers Conference - moving to Honolulu this year - decided to offer scholarships to high school and college students, as well as to writers struggling financially (doesn't that include everyone except J.K. Rowling?).
To obtain a 50 percent reduction in the conference registration fee, students should submit a three- to five-page writing sample and proof of their enrollment in a qualified school. Those claiming financial hardship need to include an explanation of their fiscal situation. Visit www.mauiwriters.com or call 879-0061.
The conference will take place Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 at the Ala Moana Hotel and Hawai'i Convention Center. More than 100 workshops, lectures, consultations and social gatherings will be available to attendees. Fields of focus include fiction and nonfiction, screenwriting, children's and young adult books, journalism, magazine writing, food and cookbook writing, and poetry.
Group seeks help for abused kids
The Children's Alliance of Hawaii is collecting donations of school supplies for sexually abused children.
Items such as backpacks, pens, No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, Crayola broad-line markers, Fiskars scissors, notebooks, marble composition books, folder paper, two-pocket folders, 4-ounce bottles of glue and glue sticks are needed. Cash donations are also welcome.
The alliance distributed 175 backpacks to needy children last year.
Call 599-2955, ext. 216, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.