Star-Bulletin Features

Saturday, May 12, 2001


Martin & MacArthur
host fund-raiser

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Martin & MacArthur will be hosting a silent auction and fund-raiser May 20 to benefit The Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i. The event will take place at Martin & MacArthur's new Ala Moana Center showroom from 6 to 9 p.m. The bidding will begin at 6:30 p.m. Closing bids will be recorded at 8:30 p.m.

Items for bidding include work from local artists and woodworkers, including: Gregg Smith, Gary Reed, Robert Grundman, Uwe Dost, Gary Palm, Robert Rodrigues, Juno Galang, Scott Manly and Peggy Chun.

Proceeds will benefit the Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i's reforestation efforts. Martin & MacArthur's Ala Moana Center showroom is located on the mall level, next to the Museum Shop. For more information, call Martin & MacArthur at 845-6688.

Tables waiting at Sam's for home seminar

Sam Choy's Diamond Head restaurant will host "Build New or Re-Do," a new home building and remodeling seminar taking place 6 to 8 p.m. May 29.

Speakers for the free event are Homeworks Construction remodeling contractor marshall Hickox; American Savings Bank senior loan officer Mark James; architect Paul Remington; interior designer Olga Caldwell; kitchen appliance specialist Al Lum of Viking Appliances; and Century 21 Realtor Dan Georgia.

After a brief introduction and overview, each speaker will host a group at table in an informal, personalized format that allows each guest to discuss aspects of their own projects in details with the specialists of their choice.

New speakers are invited each month and guests are welcome to suggest topics for future seminars.

Sam Choy's is at 449 Kapahulu Ave. For reservations, call Homeworks Construction at 545-2777.

Hawaii's first Koreans subject of talk

"Koreans on the Plantations: The Early Years," will be the subject of a talk 7:30 p.m. May 23 at the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium at the University of Hawai'i.

Wayne Patterson, a professor of East Asian history at St. Norbert College in Wisconsin will discuss the background, experiences and activities of Hawaii's first Korean immigrants.

He is the author of two books about Koreans in Hawaii: "The Korean Frontier in America: Immigration to Hawaii, 1896-1910 (1988), and "The Ilse: First-Generation Korean Immigrants in Hawai'i, 1903-1973 (2000).

The talk is free. For more information, call 956-7041.

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