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POSTED: Friday, February 20, 2009


Toss a Frisbee, go to swap meet or play golf to help food bank

The Hawaii Foodbank will be the beneficiary of two events this weekend:

» Shave Ice Bowl: The Honolulu Disc Golf Association hosts a Frisbee golf competition, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe. Registration is $30 per player or $75 per team of three; hole sponsorship is $50. To register online, visit http://www.hawaiifoodbank.org and click on “;Foodbank Events”;; call 836-3600, ext. 244; or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

» Aloha Stadium Swap Meet: Bring a can of food and receive free admission on Sunday. Especially needed are donations of canned meats and tuna, meals, soups, vegetables and fruits. The collection is part of the swap meet's efforts to support a nonprofit group on the last Sunday of each month. Hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 486-6704.

Busy this weekend? Well, next Friday the Hawaii Foodbank Hotel Coalition is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Golf Classic at the Hawaii Prince Golf Course. Entry fee of $200 per person or $695 per three-person team includes lunch, snacks, 18 holes of golf and a buffet dinner.

Nongolfers may attend dinner only for $50. Register online at http://www.hawaiifoodbank.org; call 836-3600, ext. 244; or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Kaneohe library has a 'hot spot'

The Kaneohe Public Library is now a “;hot spot”; - and by this we don't mean it's unusually warm or especially trendy. The library now offers free wireless Internet access. Bring your laptop, pull up a chair and hit the Net.

Friends of Kaneohe Library provided the funding for the new service, which does not, by the way, including access to any printers. To print something from an online source, the library's computers may be used.

The library cautions that the Wi-Fi service is unsecured, so caution is advised when sending or receiving confidential information.

The Kaneohe library is the second to offer free Wi-Fi. A pilot program was launched last year at the Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library.


Chorus to honor former dean

The Honolulu Symphony Chorus will honor Robert “;Bob”; S. Hines for his contributions to the local art scene, at its annual benefit dinner and silent auction, 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Waialae Country Club.

Hines served as dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Hawaii-Manoa from 1980 to 1984 and was named professor emeritus of the Music Department in 1994. He has also authored several books, including “;The Composers Point of View: Choral Music,”; “;The Composers, Arrangers, Conductors and Singers”; and “;Singers' Liturgical Latin.”;

Entertainment for the benefit event will include performances by Minnesota's Concordia Choir, conducted by Rene Clauson, and the Solmati quartet, with singer Ruth Shiroma Foster, clarinetist Norm Foster, double bassist John Gallagher and violinist Duane Padilla.

Tickets are $70. Donations for the auction are being accepted. Call 524-0815, ext. 257.