Mother’s Day
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Friday, May 9, 1997

Free cameras
for new moms

Not to rush Junior along, but all moms (of the human sort) who deliver their babies on Mother's Day, Sunday, and can prove it, will receive a free Kodak Advantix 3200AF camera.

The camera has three-print format options, drop-in film loading and index prints to help parents capture each moment in their children's lives.

Parents who are U.S. residents should mail a notarized copy of their newborn's birth certificate to: Kodak Advantix Camera's Picture Perfect Mother's Day, P.O. Box 7397, Young America, MN 55573-7397. Requests must be made by July 14, 1997. Birth certificates will not be returned. Only one camera per family is allowed.

Mother's Day craft fair: 10 a.m to 3 p.m. through May 9, YWCA Laniakea Center, 1040 Richards St. Call 538-7061.

Harry Belafonte: 7:30 p.m. May 9, Neal Blaisdell Arena. Cost: $25-$35. Call 591-2211.

"Make a Lei for Mother's Day": 9 a.m. to noon May 9, Kahana Valley State Park. Bring favorite flowers and other supplies. Ferns and flowers can also be gathered at the park. Instructors will be available to teach several methods of lei making, including kui, kipu'u, hilo hilo, wili and haku. Cost: $2 per person. Potluck to follow. Information at 237-8858.

"Queen For A Day": Enter mom's name in Wahiawa Shopping and Wahiawa Town center's "Queen For A Day" contest. Winner will receive a "royal" package worth more than $250. Package includes an 8mm sterling silver Hawaiian Heirloom barrel ring, donated by Princess Gold Creations II; shampoo, haircut, blow dry and style with a complimentary product gift basket from SuperCuts; eight-cup rice cooker from City Bank; handbag of choice from Arleen's Boutique; lunch certificate from Surf Taco; T-shirts from Candy Land; and videos from Alpha Video. Only open to mothers residing on Oahu. Deadline: noon, May 10. Winner will be notified by phone. Call 262-0687.

Plant sale: Foster Botanical Gardens annual plant sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10. Fifty vendors offering orchids, anthuriums, roses, heliconias, hybrid ti, ferns, bromeliads, cactus and succulents. There also will be books, ceramics, and woven and bamboo crafts, and classes on bonsai, orchids, taro and mango grafting. A silent auction will be held intermittently from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. Call 527-6060.

Hawaii Kai Towne Center: Activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10 includes a visit from "Keroppi, the stuffed frog" at Sanrio Surprises, ballroom dancing by Carmelo's Dance Studio; a fashion show by ROSS Dress-For-Less and Specs Unlimited; Cotton Candy's Clown Circus magic show; and a display of entries from the "Why My Mom Is Special To Me" essay contest by students from Koko Head Elementary School. Moms can test drive a Schuman Carriage Automobile and receive a free phone card (while supplies last). Entry forms are also being taken now for a drawing. Prizes include dinners at Philip Paolo's Pasta & Pizzaria; deep conditioning, shampoo and cut from Fantastic Sam's; tanning package from Aloha Indoor Tanning; and a dinner gift certificate from Cha Cha Cha Salsaria. Winners to be announced May 10. Call 737-4676, extension 4.

Mother's Day Expo: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 10, Pearlridge. Activities include country dancing with the Country Dancers of Hawaii; fashion show, performances by Taro Patch, Faith, Black Point, Iona Pear Dance Group, the Vocal & Dance Express School, Waianae Intermediate School Choir, and JROTC from different schools; preview of the 1997 Mrs. Hawaii contestants; and exhibits by the Hawaii Mental Health Association, American Cancer and Diabetes of Hawaii.

Orchid show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10, Koko Marina. Rea Fox and Joann Miles will entertain, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there will be lei making and orchid culture demonstrations. Free.

Waianae Mall: Fourteenth annual Honolulu Rose Society Show, May 10. Everyone is invited to bring their roses to enter the novice category. There will also be a drawing for a round-trip airfare for two on Mahala Air, two nights in a deluxe ocean front room with a breakfast buffet at the Royal Kona Resort, and prizes from mall merchants. Entry forms are available at Waianae Mall merchants' stores. Winning entries will be awarded on May 10. Hawaii Made Arts and Crafts, the Honolulu Rose Society, and entries from the "Why My Mom Is Special To Me" essay contest by Waianae Elementary School students will be on display. There also will be a puppet show by Christy Lipps, 11 a.m. to noon, on stage next to Zale's Jewelers. Information at 737-4676, extension 4.

Ward Warehouse: Makeovers, cooking, and home and garden design technique workshops and demonstrations on view May 10.

Loyal Garner: Annual celebration, May 10, Sheraton Waikiki's Hawaii Ballroom. Hawaii-made products by 25 artisans will be on sale to the general public from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. At 10:30 a.m., guests will be greeted in the showroom by the sounds of a Hawaiian trio. The buffet begins at 10:45 a.m. with a choice of three hot entrees, several salads and desserts. Garner will begin her show at noon with special guests Frank DeLima, Pi'ilani Smith and Ke Ali'i O Ka Malu Halau Hula. Cost: $37 (includes buffet lunch, show, tax and gratuity). No-host cocktails. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations at 235-2861.

"Wonderful World of Aloha": Mother's Day tribute hosted by Danny Keleikini, 11 a.m. May 11, Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel, Tapa Ballroom. Entertainment includes: The Honolulu Boy Choir, Chinky Mahoe's Na Keiki 'O Kawaili'ula, Brother Noland, Melissa Ann Short and Dis Guys. Buffet luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Cost: $40, adult; $25, children ages 5-12. Reservations at 596-SING (7464).

Jay Larrin: 7:30 p.m. May 11, Royal Hawaiian Monarch Room. Tickets: $25 (includes dessert). No-host cocktails. Reservations at 947-5829.

"Mother's Day Sunday Afternoon in the Park" concert: Allegro Concert Orchestra presents a serenade featuring classics from Angel Pena, Robert Wehrman, Vivaldi and Mancini; gourmet desserts by Cyrus Goo, chef/owner of Cafe Laufer; "The Adventures of Maui," a story of Hawaii's hero, Maui, narrated by Alan Bunin and accompanied by the orchestra; and paintings by Sachiko Takahashi. There also will be raffle items valued over $100. From 4 to 6 p.m. May 11, Ala Wai Golf Course Palladium (club house). Cost: $6-$20 (includes dessert and beverage). Reservations at 955-3439.

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