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POSTED: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

LOOK » Watch “;Fall Footholds,”; the latest performance of the MFA and BFA dance students tomorrow through Oct. 25 at the University of Hawaii's Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. For information, call 956-7655 or 944-2697, or log on to http://www.hawaii.edu/kennedy.

LISTEN » New albums out today: Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), “;Phrazes for the Young;”; Flight of the Conchords, “;I Told You I Was Freaky;”; Lyle Lovett, “;Natural Focus;”; Tim McGraw (below), “;Southern Voice;”; “;New Moon”; soundtrack and Sufjan Stevens, “;The BQE.”;

DO » “;Finding Help for Seniors: Where to Go, What to Do”; will be presented by the City and County's Elderly Affairs Division at 12:15 Saturday at the Hawaii State Library. The free program will cover programs available to seniors. For information, call 586-3535.

Texas-based instructor to teach salsa bootcamp

Salsa No Ka Oi is presenting a Bachata Bootcamp, with special guest instructor, Texas-based Jorge Elizondo.

The sessions in learning the sexy Latin dance will take place at 3 and 5 p.m. Oct. 31 and 2 and 4 p.m. Nov. 1.

The classes will take place at the Dream to Dance Studio at 661 Auahi St. The cost is $35 per class, with discounts available for multiple class purchases.

Salsa No Ka Oi is a nonprofit dance school dedicated to spreading the joy of Latin dancing in Hawaii.

Visit http://www.SalsaNoKaOi.com or call 779-7970 for information.

 

Bill Cosby performing 2 shows at Blaisdell

Bill Cosby will perform two shows at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 15, 2010. Tickets, $35 to $65, go on sale Saturday at Ticketmaster.com, the Blaisdell box office, Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 800-745-3000.

The comedian starred on “;The Cosby Show”; between 1984 and 1992, and is the author of “;Fatherhood”; and “;Time Flies.”;

His status at the top of the TVQ survey year after year continues to confirm his appeal as one of the most popular personalities in America. Without resorting to gimmickry or lowbrow humor, his humor references facts of life in America and our roles as parents, children and family members.

Cosby's lifelong contributions to American culture were recognized with a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in July 2002, America's highest civilian honor.

 

Solar power car helps 'green up' isle events

Sunetric has retrofitted a bright green Honda Element with three 230W Sunpower modules to create a mobile solar power station christened “;Watt Wheels.”; The vehicle can now be spotted around town, providing free solar power at various community, charitable and educational events, making it easy for groups to “;green up”; their events. Providing free solar power at events is one way for Sunetric to give back to the community it serves.

Those who haven't seen the vehicle and what the mobile power station can do are welcome to check it out at the Green Market on Fort Street Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow.

“;We want people to embrace renewable energy and to be cognizant of living a green lifestyle,”; said Sunetric President Sean Mullen.

Other events that have been powered by Sunetric have been the All Watercraft Cleanup at Sand Island, the Haleiwa Farmers Market and Nature Play Day at YMCA Camp Erdman, where Watt Wheels powered the sound system and shave ice vendor.

 

Finding ways to talk 'birds and bees' to kids

Planned Parenthood, Hawaii Youth Services Network and the state Department of Education are teaming up to host a workshop on how to talk to your kids about sex. The “;I'm Askable”; workshop will be held at the Kaimuki High School Library next Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Complimentary child care, pizza and drinks will be provided.

Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and practice listening skills that will help them teach their children about practicing safe sex. Puberty and teen pregnancy are among the topics that will be discussed.

Hawaii has the 10th-highest teen pregnancy rate in the country and also has the ninth-highest rate of chlamydia. For more information, call Kathleen Stofocik at 341-2540 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).