Kick butt on the beach

The Kick Butt Patrol -- 1043XME and the Department of Health -- is kicking cigarette butts out of our beaches and parks and putting them into trash bags, where they belong.

Help with some cigarette butt kicking, and you'll contribute to keeping Hawaii beautiful. Your other rewards will be a free Kick Butt Patrol T-shirt and entry to a private two-hour Dave & Buster's party.

Kick Butt Patrol events take place as follows:

>> 9 a.m. Saturday at Ala Moana Beach Park. Meet at the Magic Island Park parking lot.

>> 9 a.m. Aug. 7 at Mililani Skate Park, 94-1150 Lanikuhana Ave.

For more information, visit or call 275-1043.

Try forgiveness

The second Hawai'i International Forgiveness Day will take place Sunday in the Parish Hall at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St.

Doors open at 2 p.m. for community exhibits, and the program -- featuring speakers Jerry Jampolsky, Diane Cirincione, Aunty Thelma Ulsh-Cotter, Kauwila Clark, Ishmael Stagner, Iokepa DeSantos and Geoffrey Adair -- begins at 3 p.m.

Gov. Linda Lingle has declared Sunday "Forgiveness Day in Hawai'i," in supporting the event commemorated by 300 communities worldwide.

Trish Ellis, coordinator for the HIFD, said, "The public is invited to experience the transformative power of forgiveness in the Hawaiian tradition, personal and community life through displays, music, hula, art, talk story, invocations, and the Hawai'i Forgiveness Hero recognition awards."

The Hawai'i Forgiveness Project was started in 2003 by a diverse group of people seeking to bring about greater harmony among people.

Monthly meetings have been held to learn about forgiveness, experience it and communicate it more widely.

For more information, call 781-7617.

DHT auditions set

Diamond Head Theatre will be hosting auditions for its production of "Anything Goes" at 7 p.m. next Friday and 2 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8, in the Diamond Head Theatre Rehearsal Hall at 520 Makapuu Ave.

Roles are available for two principal males (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh and Elisha Whitney), two principal females (Hope Harcourt and Erma), four strong female dancers as the Angels, several small speaking roles and a singing/dancing ensemble of 10 men and six women. There are no children's roles, but those 14 years and older may audition for ensemble roles.

The roles already cast: Reno Sweeney will be played by Stefanie Smart, Billy Crocker will be played by Andrew Sakaguchi, Moonface Martin will be played by Randl Ask, and Mrs. Harcourt will be played by Wisa D'Orso.

Although "Anything Goes" is known as a "tap" show, director John Rampage says there is only one big tap number, and previous tap experience and training is not required. "We will be teaching basic tap steps to everyone in the cast."

Performers should be prepared to sing a Broadway-style song (bring sheet music in your key), dance and read from the script. Perusal scripts are available at the DHT box office but must be read on-site.

The production, running Sept. 24 through Oct. 10, is full of great Cole Porter songs such as "I Get a Kick out of You," "You're the Top," "Easy to Love" and "It's De-Lovely."

For more information, call 733-0277, ext. 309.

Barbershop at Paliku

The Na Leo Lani Chorus will stage a "reunion" featuring "regulars" from an imaginary 1950s and '60s Hawaii-based musical bandstand show, complete with its own local-style host, Dick Souza.

The nostalgic musical celebration will take place Aug. 28 at Paliku Theater and feature the 2002 Sweet Adeline's International Quartet Champions, Fanatix. Also on the bill are Young Women in Harmony 2004 Quartet Champions, Better Than Chocolate; the Young Women in Harmony Hawaii State Chorus, Pacific Trades; the Skylarks; Island Fever; and Na Leo Lani's newest quartet, Synergy.

Tickets are $15 and available through the Paliku Theater box office or by calling 944-3373.

Another UB40 show

Tickets go on sale today for the second night of UB40 at the Waikiki Shell on Aug. 21. The popular British reggae band is already scheduled to perform on Aug. 17 in Hilo, the 19th on Maui and the 20th at the Shell. Prices for the 7 p.m. shows are $45 reserved seating and $25 advance for the lawn area, $30 the nights of the shows at the Shell box office. Tickets are available at the Blaisdell Arena box office and Ticketmaster outlets, including Times Supermarkets. Charge-by-phone at 877-750-4400 and online at

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