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See Steel Drum Performance at Kaimuki Library on November 2

See Steel Drum Performance at Kaimuki Library on November 2

The award-winning Greg and Junko MacDonald, who have been featured as the opening act for Harry Belafonte, Julio Iglesias, Jimmy Buffet, and Kenny Loggins, will perform steel drum music from a variety of genres including Latin, Hawaiian, calypso, classical, jazz, and vintage rock at Kaimuki Public Library on Sunday, November 2 at 2 p.m.  The free performance will be conducted in the Adult Reading Section.

The MacDonalds, eight-time Hawaii Music Award winners, will also share background information about the history of the steel drum.  The duo has performed on Hawaii Public Radio, at major conventions and various retail outlets.          

The Friends of Kaimuki Public Library is sponsoring this one-hour program for adults.  CD albums of the MacDonald’s will be available for purchase from the Friends group following the performance.       

Veterans to be Honored at Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Sunset Ceremony, November 11

Veterans to be Honored at Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Sunset Ceremony, November 11

Rear Admiral Richard “Rick” L. Williams, Commander of Navy Region Hawaii, to deliver keynote address

Pearl Harbor, HI – As daylight fades on November 11, the Battleship Missouri Memorial will bring all Veterans and Armistice Day observances around the world to a close with a special sunset ceremony in Pearl Harbor. 

“It is a special privilege to conclude our nation’s commemorations of Veterans Day here in historic Pearl Harbor on the decks of the USS Missouri, America’s last battleship,” said Michael Carr, president & CEO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association. “Our ceremony will proudly honor all veterans for their unwavering courage, including our youngest generation of veterans who have served America over the past decade in the Middle East.” 

Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic Celebrates 50th Anniversary

It’s a special season for college basketball fans in Hawaii as the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic celebrates 50 years of stellar play, with on-court action set for Nov. 14, 15, and 17. The University of Hawaii (UH) men’s basketball team will tip off the season against California’s CSU Bakersfield in a round-robin tournament, which also includes Arkansas-Pine Bluff and North Carolina’s High Point University.

 

Fans can also score this season with special room and game ticket packages at several Outrigger properties, valid November 13 to 18. Find out more at www.outrigger.com/specials/promotion/2014-rainbow-classic.

 

New Orleans Storyteller Featured Performer this Fall at 12 Selected Libraries

New Orleans Storyteller Featured Performer this Fall at 12 Selected Libraries

Storyteller Diane Ferlatte will be the featured artist at 12 selected public libraries during the months of October and November in celebration of the 2014 HSPLS Fall Programs for Children and Teens.

Ferlatte, a New Orleans native, is an internationally-acclaimed and award-winning storyteller, sharing her tales in a multitude of countries on six continents as well as throughout the U.S.A., including previous visits to Hawaii.

In addition to receiving numerous honors for her performances, all eight of her recordings have won awards including Parents’ Choice, American Library Association, iParenting Media, Storytelling World, National Parenting Publications, and Children’s Music Web Award. Ferlatte was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008.

Ferlatte will present the following four programs: 

“Haunted Bayou” at five Neighbor Island libraries, just in time for Halloween:

Graham Builders Holds Free Builder's Open House

Graham Builders Holds Free Builder's Open House

Graham Builders, Hawaii’s premier design+build company, invites the public to a free Builder’s Open House on Sunday, October 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  View this custom design+build two-story home located at 99-116 Lilikoi Place in Aiea.

At more than 2,000-square-feet total, this two-story home features three-bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a sewing room and a two-car garage. A distinctive dual-pitch roof reminiscent of plantation-style architecture, and a unique combination of smart panel siding and horizontal lap siding combine for a unified overall island-style look and feel. The open kitchen with island and walk-in pantry makes entertaining a breeze. Extra features include indoor laundry, extra storage and vaulted ceilings in most areas. Split air conditioning, Staron solid surface kitchen and bath countertops, Total Access cabinets, stainless steel cabinet pulls make this new home a must-see as well.

Score a Harvest of Values at Manoa Valley Church on November 1

Score a Harvest of Values at Manoa Valley Church on November 1

There’s something for everyone at the 44th Annual Manoa Valley Church Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: 

  • Pony rides and Games for keiki
  • Hand-crafted Wood creations for unique presents 
  • Boutique/Gift booth for special gift seekers 
  • White Elephant booths for bargain hunters 
  • Steak Plate, BBQ Chicken, Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Chili, Barazushi, Baked Goods, and more for shoppers’ nourishment   
  • Produce booth for the health conscious 
  • Plants Corner for plant lovers 

The public is invited to attend this event: free admission for the whole family.  Proceeds will be used for Church facility maintenance and renovations.

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

More and more people in Hawaii are turning to large additions or plan to demolish and build new instead of purchasing a new home. But how do people get educated about this complex process and what should they watch out for?

At Graham Builders’ “Building Your Home for Life” seminar, homeowners will discover where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for, as well as what one needs to know about residential design, setting a budget, estimating, financing and scheduling.

The seminar will provide valuable information on what families need for a successful multi-generation home construction project including designing for personal space, blended versus segregated living and pooling resources to help the bottom line.