Star-Bulletin Features

Thursday, June 28, 2001


Home Depot offering
workshops on improving homes

The following free home and garden workshops for the do-it-yourselfer will be conducted at the Home Depot, 421 Ala Kawa St. throughout the month of July. Call 521-7355 for more information.


>> Vinyl flooring: Create your dream bathroom or kitchen starting with easy-to-install vinyl flooring. Every Saturday in July, 2 p.m.
>> Lawn sprinkler systems: Water your lawn efficiently. Learn to plan, prepare and install new systems and repair existing ones. Every Saturday in July, 3 p.m.
>> Ponds and fountains: Create an exciting focal point for your yard or home, following step-by-step instructions. Every Saturday in July, 4 p.m.


>> Ceramic floor tile: Create a dramatic entranceway or spruce up a hallway. Every Sunday in July, 10:30 a.m.
>> Pergo and presto: Change the look of a room with this worry-free, durable laminate flooring. Every Sunday in July, 2 p.m.
>> Exterior painting: Learn how to revive your home's exterior with a fresh coat of paint. Every Sunday in July 3, p.m.
>> Basic plumbing: Take an inside look at indoor plumbing -- from faucets to garbage disposals -- and how it all works. Every Sunday in July, 4 p.m.

All hands on deck

Learn to build your own deck from start to finish during four 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday classes in July. The classes are free but registration is required.

July 5 -- "Planning Your Deck": Learn about your options.
July 12 -- "Building Your Deck": Discover the building techniques professionals use.
July 19 -- "Stairs and Railings": Know the codes for building safe stairs and railings.
July 26 -- "Finishing and Maintaining Your Deck": There are "miracle" products on the market.

4th of July Events


Ala Moana Center: Concert, 5 p.m. featuring Ale'a and Imua. At 7 p.m., Colon, Henry Kapono, Robi Kahakalau, Kalapana and Loyal Garner. Fireworks off Magic Island, 8:30 p.m.

Aloha Tower Marketplace Festival: Free Hyper games and strolling entertainment featuring clowns, jugglers, face painters, magicians and local musicians from 6-10 p.m. July 3. The assorted games include a "bungee run" where participants tied to bungee cords race on an inflated bed; and "aero flight" where individuals harnessed to bungee cords can jump on a trampoline. A fireworks display over Honolulu Harbor, 8:40-9 p.m. Aloha Waikiki Trolleys will extend until midnight. Call 566-2337 or visit for information.

All-American Fiesta: Dita Holifield sings her favorite country tunes during an American style feast featuring entree choices of grilled chicken or barbecue beef ribs for $10; an 8-ounce New York steak for $12; or a chicken and rib combination for $15 at the Ala Moana Hotel from 6-8:30 p.m. The fireworks display over Magic island at 8:30 p.m. Call 955-4811.

Aston Full Moon Concert: Aaron Sala & the Tihati Serenaders, Halau of New Hope, Reign and Na Leo Pilimehana entertain, 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 3 at Kapiolani Park Bandstand. The concert celebrates the one year anniversary of the bandstand. Admission is free.

Don Ho's: Enjoy dinner and pier seating while viewing the fireworks display on July 3 at Aloha Tower marketplace. $30 per person. Call 528-0708 for reservations.

Fireworks Spectacular: Enjoy the Aloha tower marketplace fireworks display aboard the Starlet, a privately chartered yacht. Cocktails and dancing fatured throughout the evening on July 3. Boarding at 7:45 p.m., cruise time 8:15-10:15 p.m. and fireworks displays from 8:45 p.m. at Kewalo Basin. Ala Moana Blvd and Ward Avenue across from Victoria Ward Warehouse. $30 Kama'aina and $35 general rates. Drinks are from $3. For cruise ticket information call 739-6285 or Ticket Plus outlets at 593-4000.

Independence Day Cruises: The Star of Honolulu sets sail for a fireworks and cocktail cruise on July 3 at 8:30 p.m. The cost of the evening cruise is $33 for adults and $16.50 for children ages 3-11, which includes one complimentary cocktail and Hawaiian music. A morning cruise on the Oahu Coast departs at 8:30 a.m., July 4. The cruise features continental breakfast, lunch buffet, historical video presentation and Hawaiian cultural activities and entertainment. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 3-11.

Kailua Fireworks Annual Fourth of July parade begins at 10 a.m.; 6:30 p.m. aerobatic air show featuring Windward pilots Hank Bruckner and Clint Churchill, each performing a routine of 28 stunts. Fireworks at 8:00 p.m. at Kailua Beach Park.

USS Battleship Missouri: Country music star Juice Newton highlights this special night celebrating America's 225th birthday with country music. Also, enjoy an old fashioned barbecue and viewing of Pearl Harbor 4th of July fireworks on the Mighty Mo. 5:30-7 p.m. self guided tours of the ship, 7-7:30 p.m. wartime "happy half-hour with special $.10 beer prices. Dancing starts at 7 p.m., followed by Newton's performance and fireworks. Tickets are $25 at Ticket Plus Outlets or call 526-4400, or visit Blaisdell Center Box Office, Tower Records, Tower Video, Bloch Arena, all Oahu Sizzler Restaurants, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park and the Battleship Missouri Memorial. Ticket holders receive free parking.


Beachside concert: Uncle Sam a.k.a. Sean the Clown with Juggling Money Boys and Kenn Serrano's magic and face painting, 4:30 p.m. July 4 on Whalers Village center stage. Live bands will entertain on the oceanfront lawn facing Leilani's Whalers Village and Hula Grill. At 4:30 Maui Jazz All-Stars will perform followed by Bobby Ingram Band playing Motown, swing and blues hits. Fireworks begin at 8:15 p.m. with viewing spots along Front Street and higher elevations mauka of Honoapi'ilani Highway. Call 661-3271.

Summer Music Festival: "A Day on the Green" benefit concert featuring Henry Allen, the Bobby Ingram Band, Crazy Fingers, the Mike Carroll Blues Band, Marty Dreas and the Waena Boys, Hector Serrano and Friends, the Roscoe Wright Jazz Band, 3-10 p.m. July 4. tickets: $12. Call 283-3576. Proceeds benefit the Arts Education for ChildrenGroup's programs.

"Taste of Maui": A variety of food and beverage stations along with oceanside entertainment by AZ, BET, Ekolu, Damon Williams, Hawaiian Rhythm and Any Kine from 3-9 p.m. Performance will be held at the Royal Lahaina Resort Tennis Stadium. Tickets are $18 in advance, $23 at the door. Tickets available at the Royal Lahaina Resort, SuperStops, Request Music, Tropical Disc and Gaby's Pizzeria. Call 250-2625.

Third Annual Jamboree: Sheraton Maui hosts an American-style barbecue with ribs, corn-on-the-cob, corn dogs, burgers and ice cream. Contemporary hawaiian and classic Amercian oldies kick off the celebration at the poolside. Food is served from 4-8:30 p.m. Entertainment until 10 p.m. July 4. Call 238-0512.

Bon Dance

With summer comes the Obon season, when Buddhist temples and societies honor the dead with song and dance.

For newcomers, lessons are often offered a week ahead of the real thing. Here is a list of upcoming practice sessions and dances:

This week on Oahu

Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Hwy., 536-7044. Dance 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission, 1067 California Ave., 622-4320. Dance 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji, 45-520 Keaahala Rd., 247-2661. Practice 7 p.m. Tuesday; service 6:30 p.m. and dance, 7-10 p.m. July 6.

Moiliili Hongwanji Mission, 902 University Ave., 949-1659. Practice 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Moiliili Community Center, 2535 S. King St.; service, 9 and 10:30 p.m. July 15 at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission; dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 6-7 at Moiliili Community Center.

Waialua Hongwanji Mission, 67-313 Kealohanui St., 637-4395. Service 7:30 p.m. July 6 and 6:30 p.m. July 7; dance 7:30 p.m. July 7.

Waipahu Hongwanji Mission, 94-821 Kuhaulua St., 677-4221. Practice 7 p.m. July 6 and 9 (Okinawan bon dance); service 6:30 p.m., dance 7:30 p.m. July 13-14.

Coming up on Oahu

Haleiwa Jodo Mission, 66-279-A Haleiwa Rd., 637-4382. Service 6:30 p.m. and dance, 8 p.m. July 13-14; floating lantern ceremony, 10 p.m. July 14.

Haleiwa Shingon Mission, 66-469 Paalaa Rd., 637-4423. Practice, 7 p.m. July 10; service, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. July 20-21.

Higashi Hongwanji Betsuin, 1685 Alaneo St., 531-9088. Practice, 7 p.m. July 24; dance, 7 p.m. July 27-28.

Jikoen Hongwanji, 1731 N. School St., 845-3422. Practice, 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 18, 20, 25; service, 9-10:30 a.m. July 14-15; dance, 7-10 p.m. July 27-28.

Kailua Hongwanji, 30-D Maluniu Ave., 262-4560. Practice, 6:30 p.m. July 25; dance, 7 p.m. July 28.

Koboji Shingon Mission, 1223-B N. School St., 841-7033. Practice, 7 p.m. July 11; service, 4 p.m. July 14; dance, 7 p.m. July 13-14.

Koganji Temple, 2869 Oahu Ave., 988-7214. Practice, 1 p.m. July 21-28; children's lantern parade, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3; dance, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 3-4.

Pearl City Hongwanji Mission, 858 2nd St., 455-1680. Service, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 7:30 p.m. July 27-28.

Rissho Kosei-Kai Church, 2280 Auhuhu St., 455-3212. Service, 9 a.m. July 15; dance, 7-9 p.m. July 20-21.

Shinshu Kyokai Mission, 1631 S. Beretania St., 973-0156. Practice, 7:30-9 p.m. July 17, 18; service, 7 p.m.; dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 20-21.

Tendai Mission of Hawaii, 23 Jack Lane, 595-2556. Service, 6:50 p.m.; dance, 7 p.m. July 14.

Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission, 164 California Ave., 622-1429. Dance, 7:30 p.m. July 27-28.

Waianae Hongwanji Mission, 85-762 Old Government Rd., 696-3125. Practice, 7-9 p.m. July 9-11, 16-18; service, 7:30 p.m. July 20; dance, 7:30 p.m. July 21.

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