Star-Bulletin Features

Thursday, September 6, 2001


Poetry entries sought

Hawai'i Pacific University is seeking entries for the 2nd annual James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry. The award will recognize a Hawaii writer for an outstanding poem or group of poems. The winner will receive a $500 cash award and have his or her works published in Hawai'i Pacific Review, the annual literary magazine published by HPU.

To participate, send three poems with a 100-line maximum, your name, address, phone number, email address, and names of poems on a cover page (please, no name on other pages), and a five-line biography to the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry, 1060 Bishop St., Suite 402, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Participants must be a current resident of Hawaii. Submissions need to be postmarked by Dec.1. Manuscripts will not be returned. The winner will be announced in January and an award will be given at the Ko'olau Writing Workshops on March 2.

For more information, contact Patrice M. Wilson at 544-1107 or at

The James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry is named after HPU alumnus James M. Vaughan who established a fund to enhance the literature and poetry programs at HPU.

Golf benefit needs teams

The Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park is accepting applications for its annual Golf Tournament taking place Sept. 21 at the West Loch golf course.

Tournament fees are $125 per player and $375 per three-man team. Proceeds for the fund-raising event will be used for educational and public programs at Hawaii's Plantation Village, an outdoor museum of plantation history.

For more information, call 677-0110.

Chocolate fantasies

Luscious chocolate specialties from places like Big City Diner, Big Island Candies, Bubbies, Sam Choy's Diamond Head Restaurant, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Godiva Chocolatier, Hawaii Regional Cuisine Marketplace by Alan Wong's, Roy's Restaurant, and many more restaurants will be on the plate at "Fantasies in Chocolate," taking place Oct. 6.

The event, a fund-raiser for the Hawaiian Humane Society, will take place at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Two levels of tickets are available for purchase in advance. Fantasy Brunch tickets are $65 per person ($480 for a table of eight). This includes brunch from 10:30 a.m. through noon, exclusive chocolate tasting (before the general public), and two more hours of tasting.

Chocolate Lovers tickets are $30 per person ($35 at the door) for two hours of unlimited chocolate tasting from 1 to 3 p.m. Part of the fun is a series of prize drawings in the Sweet-stakes, plus a chef's competition called The Chocolate "Moose" Challenge. A panel of lucky judges will determine the winners according to presentation and taste.

To purchase tickets, call 946-2187, Ext. 213, or stop by the Humane Society at 2700 Waialae Ave. Fantasy Brunch tickets are only available in advance.

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