A $500 scholarship is being offered in the West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District's new scholarship program.
Roots of education
Applicants must be high school seniors or college students who are WOSWCD residents, which includes all areas west of Aiea, through Central Oahu up to Kahuku. Applicants must major in a field of study related to conservation, including, but not limited to soil, water and energy.
To receive an application, call 681-3791 and leave name, phone number and mailing address. The deadline to apply is May 30.
The University of Hawaii of Phoenix, Hawaii campus, will host an informational meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday for those interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, nursing or education.
The free session will be at University Center, 828 Fort St. Programs are designed to accommodate the demands of a working adult's -- at least 23 years old -- schedule. Classes meet once a week in the evening. Call 536-2686.
With the Honolulu Community College Fashion Technology program currently undergoing restructuring, students looking for a head start in a fashion career may want to explore other options.
Classes for Mai-Scherelle's School of Fashion Design are set to begin May 19 at the Imperial Plaza, 725 Kapiolani Plaza, Suite C-101.
Offered will be instruction in a shortcut method of pattern making that the local couturier devised over 17 years in her search for the perfect fit. Sewing skill is recommended.
Six-day sessions run 9 to 11 a.m. or noon to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Four evening sessions will be held in the Pan Am Building, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
The fee is $195 plus tax. Call 921-0084 for more information.
May is the month for millinery as Native Books & Beautiful Things hosts Hats of May!, a benefit for the YWCA of Oahu.
Bring on the bonnets
Ladies, if you please, are invited to don their favorite chapeaus for an 11 a.m. visit May 9 at the 222 Merchant St. shop with Dorothea Woodrum as she talks about her mother, Elsie Krassas, a well-known Honolulu hatmaker.
This will be followed by a stroll to the YWCA to be photographed by Honolulu magazine's Brett Uprichard, an 11:50 a.m. picnic lunch on the grounds of Iolani Palace, and a 1:30 p.m. visit with Maui milliner Emy Preston, with tea and cookies served.
Tickets are $15. Call 599-5511 for information.
It'll be a hip-hop weekend when the Sublime-Fest comes to town May 24, followed by a May 25 concert by The Roots.
Hop into Roots, Sublime experiences
Both events take place at Nimitz Hall, 1130 N. Nimitz Highway, where the doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
The Sublime mini movie will be premiered at the Sublime-Fest. There will also be performances by Dread Ashanti and by the Long Beach Dub All Stars, featuring former members of Sublime and special guests.
The Dub All Stars perform the same mix of reggae, hip-hop, soul and punk of Sublime. But with the death of the band's singer and songwriter Brad Nowell, Sublime bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh have formed the new group. They are joined by percussionist, DJ and producer "Field" Marshall Goodman, guitarist Ras-1, vocalist Opie Oritz, keyboardist and vocalist Jack Maness, keyboardist Isaiah Owens and saxophone players Todd Foreman and Tim Wu.
The Roots, from Philadelphia, call themselves hip-hop purists and describe their sound as organic. Group members are lyricist Black Thought; drummer ?uestlove, who is called Ahmir by his friends; lyricist Malik B; bass player Hub; keyboardist Kamal; and human percussionist Rahzel, the Godfather of Noyze.
Tickets for each night's performance are $15.50 and can be purchased at Hungry Ear Records, Tower Records, Radio Free Music Center, Pearl Harbor Bloch Arena, the ITT Outlet at Kaneohe Marine Base and Connection outlets. They can also be charged by phone, 545-4000, or 1 (800) 333-3388.
For more information, call the Nimitz Hall information line, 536-HALL (536-4255).
Chow down on chef Sam Choy's culinary creations and help Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Honolulu, Inc. and PREVENT Child Abuse Hawaii.
Chow with Choy
The May 7 grand opening of Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch and Crab House, 580 No. Nimitz Highway, will feature the chef's specialties, including pupu, salad, entree, dessert, and beer or wine. There will be tastings of Choy's micro-brewed beer, and entertainment by Ka'au Crater Boys.
The new restaurant, in addition to its brewery, boasts an oyster bar and decor dominated by a 35-foot sampan.
Tickets for the dinner are $60, $40 of which is tax-deductible, and may be obtained by calling PREVENT Child Abuse Hawaii at 951-0200.
Wander to the Windward side for a big luau 2 to 5 p.m., May 17, by Friends of He'eia at Heeia State Park, 45-465 Kamehameha Highway.
Feast helps Heeia
Proceeds will help the organization continue its science education and Hawaiian culture programs.
In addition to the traditional luau food, music and entertainment, the luau will feature a silent auction, raffle for prizes, and a host of Hawaiian culture demonstrations. You can learn about healing plants, weaving, the making of haupia, and the importance of taro.
Children will also be able to sample the Friends' science program through various activities.
Tickets are $20. Laulau will be available for purchase at two for $5, and parking is free. Call 247-3156.
A more upscale luau, served on fine china, will be held 5 to 8 p.m. May 15 at the Hale Koa Hotel in celebration of Military Appreciation Week in Hawaii.
The Salute to the Military luau, sponsored by the hotel, Pacific Harley Davidson and Cycle City, offers a menu of pineapple, banana and papaya, lomilomi salmon, teriyaki chicken and beef, mahimahi, pork, poi, haupia and coconut cake. A dinner show presents hula, a fire knife dancer, songs, storytelling and jokes. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.
Celebrants will want to get there in time for the Harley bike displays, demonstrations of lei-making, frond-weaving and Polynesian dance, and the 6 p.m. ceremonial opening of the imu, or underground oven.
Tickets are $20.95. They cover the dinner, show, tip and either one exotic cocktail or two standard drinks. Call 955-0555.
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