‘Raymond’ writer schedules workshop
"Everybody Loves Raymond" writer Ellen Sandler will lead a workshop in story structure and script writing for television this weekend through the University of Hawaii's Outreach College/Pacific New Media.
Each student will receive a script and DVD of Sandler's Emmy-nominated episode "No Fat," as well as her book, "The TV Writer's Workbook."
In 25 years as a network television writer and producer, Sandler created original pilots for ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Family, Oxygen, Disney Channel and the Australian Children's Television Foundation. She also worked on the ABC series "Coach." She's now on the faculty at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.
"Elements of Story Structure with Ellen Sandler" runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday in Krauss 012 (Yukiyoshi Room) at UH-Manoa. Cost is $200. To register, call 956-8400 or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm.
Help Foodbank through Longs
Donation coupons for the Hawaii Foodbank - a familiar sight in grocery store checkout lines during the holidays - make a summertime appearance at Longs Drug Stores beginning Sunday.
In a partnership with Kraft Foods, Longs is launching "Hunger Never Takes a Vacation," a fundraising campaign for the food bank that runs through Aug. 30. Kraft is kicking things off with a $5,000 donation.
To participate, simply pick up a bright orange coupon in the checkout line at Longs - choose $5 or $10 - and hand it to the cashier. The amount will be added to the total of your purchases.
Funds raised will support the food bank's efforts to collect and distribute food to 250 charities on Oahu that serve needy individuals and families. The organization also assists neighbor-island food banks. Call 836-3600, ext. 226.
Convention’s filmfest spotlights conservationism
A film festival Sunday and Monday will run in conjunction with the 2008 Hawaii Conservation Conference July 29 to 31 at the Hawaii Convention Center, highlighting this year's theme, "Island Ecosystems: The Year of the Reef."
The films will screen for free in the Lili'u Theatre, room 310 at the center. (Go to hawaiiconservation.org/2008hccfilmfestival.asp for more details on the following films. Call 586-0916 or 587-0061.)
The schedule includes:
» 11 a.m.: "The Hawaiians - Reflecting Spirit"
» Noon: "The Airport and the Ae'o"
» 12:30 p.m.: "Kaulana Na Wai 'Eha: Restoring Maui's Famous Streams"
» 1 p.m.: "Sharkwater"
» 2 p.m.: "Strange Days on Planet Earth - Most Dangerous Catch"
» 3:30 p.m.: "Strange Days on Planet Earth - Dirty Secrets"
» 4:30 p.m.: "The Future of Food"
» 6 p.m.: "King Corn"
» 7:30 p.m.: "The 11th Hour"
» 10:30 a.m.: "Real Dirt on Farmer John"
» Noon: "Cane Toads - An Unnatural History"
» 1 p.m.: "Gimme Green"
» 1:30 p.m.: "The Silence of the Bees"
» 2:30 p.m.: "Who Killed the Electric Car?"
» 4 p.m.: "Car of the Future"
» 5 p.m.: "Solar Energy - Saved by the Sun"
» 6 p.m.: "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil"
» 7 p.m.: "Six Degrees Could Change the World"
STAR-BULLETIN / 2007
The fresh produce normally sold at the KCC Farmers' Market will be available at Bishop Museum this weekend.
Farm focus shifts to Bishop Museum
Regular shoppers at the Kapiolani Community College Saturday Farmers' Market be advised: The market will be closed tomorrow.
The good news is that many of the vendors will be setting up across town at Bishop Museum for the State Farm Fair, which offers livestock exhibits, a country market, plant sale, cooking demonstrations, petting zoo and kiddie rides from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission - which includes entry to the museum - is $5; $3 children; free to museum and Hawaii Farm Bureau members. For those who wish to visit the museum only - it will be open as usual, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.