Gary Rodriguez:
UPWunion leader takes a break to whip up a tray of juicy sweet and sour spareribs for Labor Day.

Holiday Fun

Event: Labor Day Celebration

Place: Thomas Square, Linekona Art Center and Honolulu Academy of Arts

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Highlights: Free chili-and-rice lunch by ticket only, available at unions and at the information booth to those with union membership cards

Taste of entertainment

Electronic Bingo

10 to 10:45 a.m., Ernie Cruz Jr. of Ka'au Crater Boys

11:15 a.m. to noon, Van Diamond

2 to 3 p.m., Gabe Baltazar

Parade of trucks, including new automated refuse truck, fire truck, blue and white police car, solo bike, SWAT truck, lifeguard truck, jet ski and ambulance

10:45 to 11:15 a.m., Canine demonstration

Noon to 1 p.m., Hawaii Stunt Association half-hour programs

Oral history demonstration

Children's arts, games, relays, 55-foot Velcro obstacle course

Food concessions and open market with farm-fresh produce

Craft fair with union members' works

Charity collection of new pencils, notebooks and other school supplies

Labor Day Cooks

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