Star-Bulletin Features

Wednesday, December 12, 2001


Stuffs featured item

Cast your vote for the next Animal Cracker:
a koala, walrus, penguin or cobra.

Which critter
belongs in the box?

And you think no one ever asks your opinion on anything important.

Nabisco wants to know which animal to add to the Barnum's Animal Cracker box -- a a koala, walrus, penguin or cobra.

You have until Dec. 31 to cast a vote through the Nabisco company Web site,

The winning animal will join the 17 animal crackers already in production.

It's all part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the animal cracker's debut, coming up in 2002.

And if the fun of voting isn't enough, Nabisco is putting up a $10,000 savings bond as grand prize to a voter -- enter through the Web site. You may also vote and enter the sweepstakes by mail at New Animal Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 324, Pine Brook, N.J. 07058-0324. Open to adults only.

Of the 53 animals that have been represented in the cracker box over the years, only the lion, tiger, bear and elephant have been there since the beginning.

Tops in wreath making

Sereima Tuvakawa won the Mayor's grand prize in the City & County of Honolulu's annual wreath contest. Her patriotic piece constructed with satin and embellished with doves and stars won her $200. Other winners:

Adult division

First place: Kay Yoshida, $150
Second place: Debbie Asing, $100
Third place: Kathy Tosh, $75
Judge's choice: Larley Nishino, Norberto Cabugon; $25

Theme wreath

First place: Valerie Fernandez, $150
Second place: Jan Smith, $100
Third place: Lucy Kapihe, $75
Judge's choice: Jeanette Zane, Rustic Images; $25

Children and youth

First place: Class of Manukai Two (Early Education Center), $150
Second place: Waimalu Elementary School, pre-school, $100
Third place: Seagull School of Kapolei, $75
Judge's choice: Kawananakoa Middle School, grade 6, and Pueo 6, Early Education Center; $25

Skip lunch, get massaged

Need to escape the holiday stresses?

In celebration of its grand re-opening, Heaven on Earth Salon and Day Spa is staging "Heavenly Thursdays" at Tamarind Park, noon to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow and Dec. 20, providing free 5-minute chair massages to loosen up tight neck and shoulder muscles.

Heaven on Earth is in Bishop Square at 1050 Alakea St. Its recent renovation quadrupled its space to include more Zen-like surroundings of natural stone, bamboo and water.

Call 599-5501.

V-Day in Hawaii

Tickets go on sale 9 a.m. Saturday for "The Vagina Monologues," the provocative play by Eve Ensler that will be performed Jan. 22 to Feb. 3 at the Hawaii Theatre.

"The Vagina Monologues" is based on interviews with women who explore the humor, power, pain and wisdom hidden in vaginas.

The cast is yet to be announced. A local staging in March drew a standing-room only crowd to the University of Hawaii campus, and forced the addition of a second show.

The text of "The Vagina Monologues" has been used in four wildly successful benefit performances, entitled V-Day, which have raised millions of dollars to fight violence against women and girls. Plans are being made to organize V-Day events to benefit Hawaii charities that help with sex abuse, rape treatment and other acts of violence against women, with details to be announced.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 5 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, with tickets priced from $20 to $45.

Tickets will be available at the Hawaii Theatre box office and Ticket Plus outlets. Group rates and discounts for students, seniors, military and Hawaii Theatre members are available. Call 732-7733.

To charge tickets by phone, call 528-0506 or 526-4400.

The show heads to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Feb. 7 to 10. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday. Call (808) 242-7469.

Special events

Weight Control the Vegetarian Way: Rozalind Gruben discusses vegetarian strategies for weight loss at the Vegetarian Society meeting, 7 tonight at the Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse. Gruben has spoken internationally on topics of health and fitness. Call 944-8344.

Seniors Day: Troy Teruya of Catch of the Day Sushi demonstrates how to make three sushi specialties at Market City Shopping Center's Seniors Day Saturday. Teruya will prepare a reverse maki sushi (inside-out roll) made with tuna salad; an inari (cone) sushi with tuna salad; and a reverse maki with Spam. Samples will be served.

Seniors Day begins at 9:30 a.m. and will include gift-wrapping demonstrations and a talk by city Councilman Duke Bainum on developments in the Kaimuki/Waikiki communities. Call 734-0282.

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