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POSTED: Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ka Papa fund seeks grant proposals

The Ka Papa O Kakuhihewa Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for projects that benefit the Kapolei or Waianae Coast. Preference will be given to projects that promote natural resource conservation.

The foundation is interested in projects that benefit youth ages 14 to 25 and demonstrate a commitment to support the local economy.

Any nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, school, unit of government or neighborhood group is eligible. The Request for Proposal Guidelines (RFP) can be downloaded at http://www.hawaii communityfoundation.org or call 537-6333. Submissions must be mailed to the Hawaii Community Foundation, Attention: Ka Papa O Kakuhihewa, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 800, Honolulu 96813 and postmarked by Friday.

 

'Charlie Chan' tour explores Chinatown

Embark on “;The Charlie Chan Mystery Tour,”; a three-hour walking tour through Chang Apana's old neighborhood, Chinatown. The 2-mile walk visits the sites of former police stations, coffee shops, gambling houses, and the residence of No. 1 Son.

It begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at Fort Street Mall. Cost is $35. Reservations are required. E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 395-0674. For more information, visit www.stevestoursandfilms.vpweb.com.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Enjoy musical benefits without the surgery

Dr. Jorge Camara is well aware of the healing properties of music. An opthalmologist and classically trained pianist, Camara has conducted research on patients who listen to his music — he's actually played Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven and Ravel on the piano in the operating room — before surgery. The results yielded a decrease in stress, blood pressure and heart rate, and less need for sedatives and painkillers.

Now listeners can enjoy the same benefits at home with Dr. Camara's new CD. The release of “;Live From the Operating Room”; takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Borders Ward Centre with live performances. A portion of each CD sale will be donated to the Aloha Medical Mission, a nonprofit organization in which Camara is an active participant. It provides free medical care to underserved people in Hawaii and overseas.

Visit www.livefromtheor.com.