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POSTED: Sunday, August 09, 2009


PBS is launching an online cross-country adventure starring two brothers—who happen to be gophers. “;Wilson & Ditch: Digging America”; debuts on pbskidsgo.org this fall. In addition to animated “;webisodes,”; the site will feature games, blogs and podcasts for ages 6 to 10.

“;The Journey,”; by Dolores O'Riordan (www.myspace.com/doloresoriordan)

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Learn about the ocean at the free Na Kama Kai Ocean Clinic today at Kaiser's beach in Waikiki. Registration takes place 30 minutes before each clinic. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Isle Pages

”;The Sea Sleuth: Edventures of a Marine Detective”;

» By Dave Gulko

» Publisher: Mutual Publishing

» $12.95

Author Dave Gulko is a coral reef ecologist who works for the Hawaii state Division of Aquatic Resources, Department of Land and Natural Resources.



Big Isle kids can win prizes for art

Children on the Big Island have until Wednesday to submit artwork to the World Heritage Festival Keiki Art Contest. Art must reflect the artist's heritage and/or a peaceful family.

Contestants, from kindergarten through eighth grade, may use crayons, ink, colored pencils and markers to create the work and must provide a brief written description of their drawing. Entries will be displayed at Hilo businesses during the weekend.

Winners will be announced at the festival on Saturday. Cash prizes and gift certificates will be awarded. The event, running 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mooheau Park in Hilo, will feature performances, demonstrations, arts and crafts, food and keiki activities.

Pick up entry forms at city park facilities, the Hilo Public Library and the Mooheau Bus Terminal Visitor Information Center. Deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. Wednesday. Call 933-9772.


Academy of Arts sale offers bargains

Find beautiful art books and stationery at the Honolulu Academy of Arts' Warehouse Book & Stationery Sale, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday at the museum's central courtyard.

Deep discounts offer as much as 80 percent off retail. Titles include “;Hawaiian Quilts: Tradition & Transition,”; “;Textile Art of Okinawa,”; “;Recollections of John Dominis Holt”; and “;Archipelago: Life Cycle of the Hawaiian Islands.”;

Each purchase comes with a free four-notecard set. Call 532-8700.


Exhibit features printmakers' works

“;Printed Pages,”; a book art exhibit at the Academy Art Center, opens Wednesday with works from such local printmakers as Lisa Louise Adams, Karen Otter, Kimberly Chai, Hans Loffel, Tamara Moan, Marcia Morse, Marcia Pasqua, Laura Smith and Quala Lynn Young.

On Saturday, Honolulu Printmakers will hold a free demonstration, “;Show & Tell,”; in which artists demonstrate various book structures and discuss creating the books. The event runs 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center. Call 536-5507.