Friday, April 2, 1999

Photo By Ken Ige, Star-Bulletin
The Women of Ka Pa Hula 'O Kauanoe 'O Wa'ahila
came in third in the auna division at last year's
Merrie Monarch Festival.

Specials set stage
for hula festival

KITV4 will broadcast two special programs about the Merrie Monarch Festival, which takes place in Hilo next week.

The hour-long "Na Kumu Hula," profiling some of the hula teachers, will air at 7 p.m. April 3. "Backstage at the Merrie Monarch," focusing on the judging and particulars of the hula competition, will air at 7 p.m. April 6 with host Paula Akana.

KITV will broadcast the competition at 6 p.m. from April 8 through 10.


By George F. Lee, Star-Bulletin
The Chrysalis Cage is one of the spring
attractions at Waimea Valley.

Waimea abloom for spring

Spring is in the air at Waimea Valley Adventure Park. Visitors to the park now will be treated to coral trees (Erythrina) in full bloom, with blossoms ranging in color from scarlet to orange to pink.

Also in full bloom in the Lei Garden are the turquoise green jade vines (Strongylodon macrobotrys), a plant endemic to the Philippines.

Native wiliwili trees can also be seen throughout the park, painted a pale green by nature.

Adding to the visual experience is the Butterfly Encounter, a walk-through enclosure exploring the lifecycle of butterflies, from caterpillar to chrysalis to winged beauty.

The park is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. A spring admission rate of $25 for two adults (13 and older) and two children (ages 4-12) will be available through April 30. Call 638-8511 for more information.


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For anthology of single women's personal experiences depicting how strong they are or have become. Women can be divorced, widowed or never married. For information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Dianne Lorang, The Write Help, 7485 S. Washington Circle, Littleton, Colo. 80122; or e-mail her at For information, connect to

Friends of the Library needs book donations to help the library's book budget. Call for a brochure listing books wanted. 536-4174


African Black American Education Center Hawaii
First Hawaiian Tower, 528-5037
Group discusses African American literature, two Mondays a month, 1132 Bishop St., Suite 1404. Reservations required. Call Deloris for details.

aloha chapter of romance writers of america
Aina Haina Library, 739-7722
Meeting, 10 a.m. tomorrow.

"Anne of Green Gables Society"
Call 1-902-436-7329 or fax 1-902-436-1787
New group focusing on "Anne," Prince Edward Island, L.M. Montgomery. Write: Anne of Green Gables Society, c/o George Campbell, Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, Canada, COB 1M0.

Borders Other Reading Group
Borders, Waikele; 676-6699
7 p.m. last Tuesday of each month.

Crafts and stories
Barnes and Noble, 737-3323
10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays.

Get in touch with your creative side
Groups discuss books by Julia Cameron. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays. Call Sue.

Honolulu Chapter of the National Writers Association
Manoa Gardens, 845-9585
Meeting, manuscript critique 7 p.m., second Tuesdays of each month, 2790 Kahaloa Drive.

Literature Readers Group
Borders, Ward; 591-8995
7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month.

Online fun
(212) 414-6157
Barnes and Noble author chat group at and (keyword: bn). Call Elke Villa or e-mail her at evilla

Romance Readers Anonymous
Borders, Waikele; 676-6699
6:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month.

Romance Readers Group
Borders, Ward; 591-8995
7 p.m. last Tuesday of each month

Professional Writers Group of Hawaii
Meets 4-6 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Call Susan.

Science and Fantasy Fiction Reading Group
Borders, Ward; 591-8995
Meets 7 p.m. last Wednesday of each month.

Writers Support Group
Borders, Waikele; 676-6699
Meets 2 p.m. first Friday of each month.

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