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POSTED: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

'Dog' to discuss drug treatment

A&E's Town Hall Meeting on the subject of drug treatment and recovery takes place 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Word of Life, 544 Queen St.

Similar meetings have been held across the country as a part of A&E's grass-roots movement in support of the Recovery Project, designed to break the stigma of addiction by raising awareness of addiction as a treatable disease.

Panelists include Duane “;Dog”; Chapman and Beth Chapman from A&E's “;Dog the Bounty Hunter”;; Jeff VanVonderen of A&E's Emmy-nominated “;Intervention”;; Alan Johnson, CEO of Hina Mauka, one of the largest drug and alcohol treatment centers in Hawaii; and Delorese Malulani Gregoire, founding director of Winners Camp.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Light refreshments will be served. Parents are asked to use discretion; the content of this meeting is intended for mature audiences. No photos or video will be permitted, and there will be no autographs. This event will be filmed for television, and all in attendance consent to have their images broadcast by A&E, Time Warner Cable and all other media.

Library program has many topics

Kahuku Public and School Library is offering an array of programs during “;Tuesday Night at the Library.”; The free sessions are conducted in the library conference room. Call the library at 293-8935 to request a sign language interpreter.

» ”;Sansevieria: Simple Strategies for Success”;: Angel Ramos teaches participants how to grow sansevieria, an evergreen herbaceous perennial plant commonly called the “;snake plant.”; Ramos served as a botanist for the former Kahuku Sugar Mill. At 6:30 p.m. today. For ages 5 and over.

» “;Geneaology Tips and Tricks”;: Learn how to use databases to track ancestral trees, with Patricia Miller. Participants should bring a list of names to trace so if time permits, they can use the library's Ancestry database. At 6 p.m. next Tuesday. For ages 12 and older.

» “;Lauhala Weaving 101”;: ”;Auntie Sheila”; Barnhart teaches how to prepare the hala leaves for weaving and demonstrates the process of making a bookmark. At 6:30 p.m. May 19. For ages 12 and older.

» “;Keeping Current: What's Happening at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge?”;: Mike Silbernagle and David Ellis present the latest information about the refuge. Participants learn how native and migratory birds raise their young. At 6:30 p.m. May 26. For ages 12 and older.

Stuffs

LOOK » Tonight is the season finale of “;Better Off Ted.”; The ABC show stars Jay Harrington and Portia de Rossi.

LISTEN » New albums out today: Ciara, “;Fantasy Ride”;; Ben Harper & Relentless7, “;White Lies for Dark Times”;; Ziggy Marley, “;Family Time”;; New York Dolls, “;Cause I Sez So”;; Conor Oberst, “;Outer South”;; Peaches, “;I Feel Cream”;

DO » Celebrate Cindo de Mayo!

Movie Preview

Opening Thursday:

”;Star Trek”;: J.J. Abrams re-imagines the final frontier as he takes on the beloved sci-fi franchise. The movie is set in the early days of the USS Enterprise, where a vengeful Romulan warrior, who has the technology to travel through time and create black holes, pursues a vendetta against a young James Kirk.

Stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Leonard Nimoy. (PG-13)

Opening Friday:

”;Kabei: Our Mother”;: Based on the childhood days of author Teruyo Nogami, the film depicts the story of Nogami's strong-willed mother and her family surviving the turbulent years during World War II. (NR)

”;Next Day Air”;: Things go wildly out of control when two delivery guys accidentally deliver a package filled with cocaine to the wrong people, a pair of bumbling criminals who think they've hit the jackpot. Stars Donald Faison, Mos Def and Mike Epps. (R)