By Dave Donnelly

Give me that old-time
English-Chinese religion

THE Religious Studies Club and the US-China People's Friendship Association is presenting an evening with Dr. Don Eads Friday night at UH-Hilo. Eads is a Big Isle resident, pastor of Aloha Christian Fellowship in Hawaii, who has lived with his family and taught at Peking University and two other schools during the past two years. Eads, who is finishing a new book, "21st Century China," to be printed both in English and Chinese, will share songs, pictures stories and his experiences in China. He'll be returning shortly to continue his teachings ...

IN town next week will be the original "Chaplain of Waikiki Beach," Bob Turnbull. He'll be combining a vacation with speaking assignments such as May 15 at the Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy Fellowship Breakfast at the Waikiki Community Center. In addition, he'll speak at Kaimuki Christian Church on May 17 and May 19 ...

EVERYONE has made at least one Mother's Day card in his or her life and all were savored -- some even displayed at the most visited art gallery in the world, Mom's refrigerator door. Thousands of Oahu students' creative works have found their way from scrapbooks and kitchens into the 7th annual Mother's Day card display at Kahala Mall. With so many entries on display, virtually the entire mall is bursting with them through Sunday ...

THE "Beautiful People" gathered at Indigo the other night when Kim Medeiros, head of Central Island Agency had a model gathering. Joining her and special guest Frederic Fekkai, hairdresser for the elite, were members of the Italian royal family, Vittoria and Dialta Alliata, Juan and Ann Marie Hamilton, and isle hairdresser Paul Brown, among others ...

Gas and booze don't mix

PROPRIETORS of a Chevron gas station pleaded no contest to selling liquor to a minor. As he was about to call for a vote on the matter, Liquor Commission Chairman John Spierling couldn't resist quipping, "This is going to cost you more than the gas cap." The five-member commission then voted to fine the station $1,000 for the first-time infraction. You can bet they'll be double checking IDs from now on ...

THE old and the new will be displayed cheek by jowl at the KCAA Pre-Schools of Hawaii's "Evening in Old Hawaii" fund-raiser. Appropriate to the "Old Hawaii" theme are two items in particular. One is a pineapple-shaped Kamaka ukulele and a Martin ukulele, both of 1930s vintage. More than 100 items including estate jewelry and antique art objects will also be available, along with some new items. The Saturday event at the Royal Hawaiian Monarch Room is a near sell-out, but call 941-9414 for more info ... There's a story on the Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church in the June issue of Playboy magazine, on newsstands now ...

Pet Sounds "live"

The "Pet Sounds" concert recorded at Royal Festival Hall in London earlier this year is just what the audience here will hear on Dec. 6 at the Honolulu Marathon Luau. Brian Wilson, who was on the Beach Boys' original LP of the work, has been invited to be here by Marathon Association president Jim Barahal ...

Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
The Week That Was recalls items from Dave's 30 years of columns.

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