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POSTED: Thursday, June 25, 2009

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“;Roots in Water,”; a film by award-winning producer Stuart Yamane about the Sumida Watercress Farm, pictured below, in Aiea, will be shown at 7 p.m. today in the Aiea Public Library's meeting room. Free.

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“;Busca Lo Bueno”; by Ojos de Brujo (www.myspace.com/ojosdebrujo)

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Take a magic class, 6 p.m. today at Kalihi-Palama Public Library. Sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Magic. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free.

 

Help preserve Aiea's history

Doing a little spring cleaning? The Aiea Public Library and the Aiea Community Association is looking for Kodachrome slides and photos of Aiea to build up the library's historic catalog. They are also accepting old family photos/slides.

To be a part of history, bring the slides and photos to be donated, and a flash drive or memory stick to the “;Let's Get Digital”; workshop, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 11 at the library. At that time a volunteer from the association will scan and upload the photos and save them to your flash drive or memory stick for you to take home.

Aiea Public Library is located at 99-143 Moanalua Road. For a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations, call 483-7333 at least two weeks earlier.

 

Knitting beyond the basics

Designer MK Carroll will lead a class titled “;Yarn Tasting: A Workshop for People with One or Two Sticks,”; 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hawaii State Library's Art, Music and Recreation section, 2nd floor balcony.

Complimentary sample bags containing miniskeins of yarns for tropical-weather garments and yarns suitable for felting and making warm garments will be distributed. There will be a question and answer session, too, but, no how-to lessons will be given. Carroll will also review some of the pattern books in the library's collection.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their projects to work on during the presentation or for show-and-tell.

Class size is limited. Register in person at the Art, Music and Recreation reference desk or call 586-3520.

 

WHAT'S IN STORE

Nordstrom hosts sale for men

Nordstrom is hosting its Men's Half Yearly Sale, by offering savings of 33 percent off, or more, on men's apparel and shoes from Allen Edmonds, Cole Haan, Ecco, Hugo Boss, Joseph Abboud, Lacoste, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tommy Bahama, and other designers through the end of the month.

In case you don't know where to start, the men's section is also where you can pick up a copy of “;Nordstrom Guide to Men's Style,”; a definitive handbook by consumer trend expert Tom Julian, that demystifies the terms, rules and logic of men's dretailored clothing.

It's full of illustrations and photographs that decode every element of the shirt, jacket and pant to help men make decisions about cut, fit, patterns and fabrics appropriate for their own wardrobe and lifestyle.

The hardcover book retails for $19.95 in Nordstrom's first-floor men's department.

 

BEAUTY SPOT

Coralista delivers tan-free color

Following in the tradition of Benefit's long line of popular cheek powders Hoola, Georgia, Dallas, Dandelion and Thrrob, the company offers Coralista for summer 2009.

It's a warm, tropical coral-pink cheek powder designed for those who seek minimum fuss before leaving the house because it delivers a rosy flush that can perks up skin tone, even if the rest of you is feeling sluggish.

To apply, simply smile and brush across the apples of your cheeks. It's that easy to look alive.

Coralista is $28 at Benefit counters.