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POSTED: Thursday, May 21, 2009

YMCA festival offers family fun

A day of family fun awaits at the Mililani YMCA Fun Fest, from noon to 5 p.m. May 30 . Highlights include a “;Hawaiian Treasures”; sale that will feature new and used items, a silent auction, food booths, crafts and a lei contest.

The Mililani Y Arts Dancers will entertain with ballet, jazz, hip-hop, hula and Tahitian performances. Kalei Gamiao, a 2009 Na Hoku awards nominee, will also appear.

Admission is $5 at the door.

Want to participate? Vendors are welcome. Call Teresa at 699-6240.

 

Le Jardin to hold soccer fundraiser

Le Jardin Soccer Academy hosts its inaugural fundraiser, “;An Evening Under the Stars,”; from 5:30 to

10 p.m. June 6. The event will take place on the school's soccer field.

Big City Diner, Bob's Pizzeria, Formaggio, Fat Boys, Excessive Celebrations and Cold Stone Creamery will provide the grinds while Better Brands will supply the drinks.

Highlights include “;Just Like Vegas”; activities, entertainment by Wide River Academy of Fine Arts and a silent auction. Proceeds will go toward establishing a scholarship fund and purchasing sports equipment.

Tickets are $75. Call 261-0707, ext. 408.

 

Workshop targets teacher learning

The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin and USS Missouri Memorial will host a free daylong workshop for kindergarten to 12th-grade teachers from

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24.

Teachers will have an opportunity to tour the four historic sites with educational directors who will assist them in furthering their knowledge of American, Hawaiian and WWII history. Educational materials are aligned with Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III to enhance the curriculum for teachers in the social studies, science, math, language arts, fine arts and music fields. Reservations are required. Call 455-1600, ext. 240 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

Highlights

LOOK » Two-hour season finale of “;Ugly Betty”; airs at 7 p.m. tonight on KITV/ABC.

LISTEN » ”;Airstream Driver,”; by Gomez (http://www.myspace.com/ gomez)

DO » Make a note that tickets go on sale Saturday for “;Beauty and the Beast on Ice.”; The Russian Champion Stars of Ice will be in town from July 29 through Aug. 2. Tickets are $30 to $60 and available at ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets and the Blaisdell box office.

 

CRIB NOTES

Isle designers to be on HGTV

Watch Archipelago Hawaii's sister-and-brother design team, Tiare and Rick Cowan, below left, compete with two other local interior design firms for a chance to remodel an East Oahu waterfront home kitchen at 9 a.m. Monday on HGTV's “;Designer's Challenge.”;

 

Winner will get mortgage paid

LOS ANGELES » Nick Lachey is hosting a new HGTV competition series with a hefty mortgage-payoff prize.

“;HGTV's $250,000 Challenge”; will give five neighboring families the chance to snare the quarter-million-dollar prize by competing in home-improvement challenges.

The four-part series, debuting May 31, teams the families with construction and design experts who will help them with weekly contests, including kitchen and living-room makeovers.

 

Cleanup starts in Aina Haina

The Style Network's “;Messiest Home in the Country”; with the “;Clean House”; crew, headed by host Neicy Nash, premiered last night. Stay tuned through June 3 when the Aina Jones family of Aina Haina, who we told you about in January, gets a clean break and a makeover. For a refresher, check www.starbulletin.com/features/20090130_coming_clean.html

 

WHAT'S IN STORE

Aeropostale flies into town

Aeropostale is making a splash just in time for summer, with the opening of two boutiques, one in Ala Moana Center and the other in Windward Mall.

The retailer specializes in casual apparel and accessories geared to teens 14 to 17, and those who shop opening day will find an assortment of warm-weather shorts, dresses, graphic tees, bikinis, board shorts and more. Price points are about $17.50 for tees and mix-and-match bikinis are about $26.50. Guys Henleys and polo shirts are about $24 to $29.50.

The store opens tomorrow at Ala Moana Center, on the third level, near Aldo.

The Windward Mall location opens on May 29, on the upper level, near Hot Topic.

 

BEAUTY SPOT

Kukui oil a summer skin saver

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Waialua-based company Oils of Aloha is ready for summer with its line of Kukui Essential AfterSun products.

The Kukui Essential AfterSun cream, lotion and oil run about $11 to $13 at Longs and ABC stores. Also available are a quartet of SPF15 Kukuiae Natural Dry Lip Therapy chap sticks for about $12. Each package contains strawberry guava, pineapple, coconut and flavor-free formulations.

Kukui oil has long be recognized for its ability to alleviate skin conditions such as dry skin, eczema and psoriasis. Inside the AfterSun products is Oils of Aloha's exclusive SOLaleur, a combination of kukui and macadamia oils and a vitamin blend. The patented formula has been clinically proven to reduce the redness caused by UV radiation.

Dr. Harry Ako, professor and chairman of the Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has called SOLaleur a “;molecular Band-Aid”; that protects skin and induces healing.

All Oils of Aloha oils are expeller pressed in a process that involves no chemical solvents. At an open house last Friday and Saturday, guests were walked through the process. You can watch the video at www.hsblinks.com/aj.