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POSTED: Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Continuing to give in a recession

The Cathedral of Saint Andrew will be hosting a free financial seminar this month titled “;Philanthropy in an Economic Recession: What's Working in 2009.”; The session will take place at 7 p.m. June 16 and repeat at 1 p.m. June 18 in the Von Holt Room at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square (corner of Beretania and Alakea/Queen Emma streets).

Topics will include using charitable gifts to secure lifetime income; how certain charitable trusts can provide tax savings and increase income; and making a personal residence productive with the use of a charitable reverse mortgage.

The seminar will be led be Neal P. Myerberg, a national authority on tax and financial planning strategies who has served as a resource to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and NBC's “;Dateline.”; Myerberg is a partner at Myerberg Shain Associates and serves as a consultant to the cathedral's capital campaign.

To register, call 524-2822, ext. 214, or send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Deadline extended for summer fun

Registration for Palama Settlement's Summer Enrichment Program has been extended to June 10.

The program is designed to provide neighborhood children with a safe, fun and healthy summer experience. During the week, children participate in swimming at the Palama Settlement pool, arts and crafts, dancing, sports, games, cultural education, computer classes and weekly field trips to places such as Bishop Museum, Sea Life Park, the Honolulu Zoo, Kualoa Ranch and fishing at the Nuuanu Reservoir.

The program runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from June 15 through July 24 and will take place at the settlement, 810 N. Vineyard Blvd. The cost is $300 per child and will include lunch and an afternoon snack meeting the DOE Summer Food Service Program standards. Early drop-off at 7 a.m. is available for an additional $50.

The $300 does not cover the costs of running the program. The low cost, ensuring wide participation, is made possible by a grant from the Friends of Hawaii Charities.

Register by calling Natalie Ropa at 845-3945 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Votes wanted for design contest

The American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter (AIA Honolulu), is seeking the public's help to choose their favorite of 32 entrants in the People's Choice category of its annual design awards competition.

Online voting will take place at www.aiahonolulu.org/peopleschoice today through June 15. The People's Choice Award winner will be announced on June 23 at the AIA Honolulu Design Awards Gala at the Hawaii Prince Hotel and Golf Club.

Projects were nominated by local AIA member-architects. The commercial projects include the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Anara Spa Expansion at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Aualii Warehouse and Office Space, Beach Villas at Ko Olina, Frear Hall at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Grand Waikikian, Grant Thornton office, Honolulu Zoo Learning Center, Jack's Diving Locker, Kanu o Ka'ina Learning Ohana, Ka'upulehu Beach Club, Lahaina Farms, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Moana Lani Spa, Moana Surfrider, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Japan's Two Rooms Grill I Bar, Sacred Hearts Academy Performing Arts Building, Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa, Umalu Restaurant and the YWCA at Laniakea revitalization.

The public will also have the opportunity to select from a number of residential submissions, including homes in Anahola, Diamond Head, Kahala, Kamuela, Kilauea, Ko Olina, Waialae, Waialae Nui, Waikane, Wailupe, Waimanalo and Waimea.

For more information on the People's Choice Award or the Design Awards Gala, visit the AIA Honolulu Web site at www.aiahonolulu.org or call 545-4242.


LOOK » Will Ferrell fans can catch him on the Discovery Channel tonight.

LISTEN » New albums out today: 311, “;Uplifter”;; Butterfly Boucher, “;Scary Fragile”;; Elvis Costello, “;Secret, Profane & Sugarcane”;; Eels, “;Hombre Loco: 12 Songs of Desire”;; Dave Matthews Band, “;Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King”;; Rancid, “;Dominos Fall”;; Taking Back Sunday, “;New Again”;; and Vanessa Williams, “;The Real Thing”;

DO » Make a plan and reservations to dine at Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber Friday when Jake Shimabukuro is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. The show is free.


Opening Friday:

”;The Hangover”;: “;Old School”; director Todd Phillips is back with the ultimate morning-after story. After a Las Vegas bachelor party, three guys (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zack Galifianakis) wake up in a trashed hotel suite wondering why they're bruised and half naked. And why there's a baby in the room ... and a tiger. And why the groom-to-be is missing, with 24 hours until his wedding. (R)

”;Land of the Lost”;: The trippy Krofft brothers kiddie sci-fi adventure TV show from the 1970s gets the big screen treatment. A scientist, his research assistant and a dimwitted survivalist (Will Ferrell, Anna Friel and Danny McBride) are sucked into a space-time vortex and transported into a world of dinosaurs, cavemen and menacing lizardlike creatures. (PG-13)

”;My Life in Ruins”;: Nia Vardalos of “;My Big Fat Greek Wedding”; returns as a professor recently transplanted back to her native land of Greece. There, she plays tour guide for a ragtag group of tourists and falls for her tour-bus driver, played by Alexis Georgoulis. (PG-13)