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Kaiser Permanente Presents March Senior Summit Seminars

Kaiser Permanente Presents March Senior Summit Seminars

The Senior Summit Seminars, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provide ongoing educational opportunities on a wide variety of topics specific to seniors. The emphasis is on prevention, personal growth, and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All lectures are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required; call the respective location.


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36th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival Announces 2015 Event Dates

Festival Celebrates Cultures and Traditions from Pacific-Rim Countries


HONOLULU – The 36th annual Pan-Pacific Festival, a celebration of cultural traditions of Hawaii, the Pacific Rim and around the world, will run from June 12 to 14 at various locations throughout Honolulu.

Since its first celebration, the Pan-Pacific Festival has evolved into an international festival bringing various foods, customs, and people together and creating a more global community through the sharing and celebration of cultures.

Ala Moana Hotel to Help Feed Hawaii’s Hungry

Ala Moana Hotel to Help Feed Hawaii’s Hungry

Ala Moana Hotel is serving up a free breakfast buffet in an effort to help feed Hawaii’s hungry. Registered hotel guests who contribute six cans or five pounds of food from March 1 through April 12, 2015 will receive a coupon to enjoy a local-style breakfast at the hotel’s, Plantation Café.


“Ala Moana Hotel has been a dedicated supporter of the Hawaii Foodbank for nearly 30 years, and our employees are inspired to do their part to fight hunger in the islands,” said Marty Milan, director of sales and marketing for Ala Moana Hotel. “This promotion brings guest awareness to the cause and brings out their compassion and generosity. The free breakfast is our mahalo to them for helping.  Last year we collected over 400 pounds of food from guests. Ala Moana Hotel has the best guests!!!”


Vivaldi’s Four Seasons And Other Popular Classics In Hawaii Symphony Orchestra March Lineup

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons And Other Popular Classics In Hawaii Symphony Orchestra March Lineup

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will perform two Halekulani Masterworks concerts in March, featuring popular classics including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, and Shostakovich’s famous Symphony No. 5.

The first concert, entitled “Vivaldi’s Four Seasons,” will take place Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m. Chinese guest conductor Xian Zhang will lead the HSO in a program featuring Rossini’s Overture to William Tell, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, Little Russian. The Vivaldi concert will feature violin virtuoso Jennifer Koh, recognized for her intense and commanding performances. Miss Koh made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11 and last performed with the Honolulu Symphony in 2007.

Special Olympics Hawai‘i Asks Residents to Chill Out

Special Olympics Hawai‘i Asks Residents to Chill Out

Plan for a visit from the Pineapple Express this March as temperatures and Special Olympics Hawai‘i supporters take a dip on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Registration is now open for this year’s Sixth Annual Polar Plunge sponsored by Aloha Air Cargo, which will raise funds for Special Olympics Hawai‘i. The event asks participants to raise a minimum of $100 by the day of the event to take the “Polar Plunge” and slide 80 feet down the island’s largest inflatable water slide into a pool of ice water. This year's event will take place at Waterfront Plaza on the lawn fronting Ala Moana Boulevard.

Plungers can register individually or as a team online at www.specialolympicshawaii.org/.

Hawaii Society Of Business Professionals Serves Up ‘Farm To Table’ Panel Of Experts

Farm-to-table talk continues to be popular and for that reason the Hawaii Society of Business Professionals (HSBP) will focus on that issue once again for its February 26 program at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. The panel features an acclaimed chef, a grower of specialty crops and a representative of a farmers market. Moderator is Patti Chang of Feed-The-Hunger Foundation, an organization that makes loans to farmers and small restaurateurs. 

“As an island community, we know how important it is to have our food produced locally while also providing the freshest of ingredients for consumers,” said Harvey Rackmil, president of HSBP, a nonprofit whose members represent a variety of Hawaii businesses. “Buying local also keeps the money in our local economy. We look forward to hearing what’s the latest buzz in the farm-to-table movement.”

The featured panelists are:

Fill up your February with great events at Windward Mall

This month, Windward Mall gets ready to help shoppers kick their year into high gear. Usher in the Lunar New Year with a Chinese lion dance by Au Shaolin on Feb. 15 or watch your keiki light up with a Chinese New Year lantern craft activity at this month’s Kids World on Feb. 21. And music lovers won’t want to miss free concerts by Ron Artis on Feb. 16 and Taimane Gardner on Feb 28 – part of Windward Mall’s Concert in the Mall series, which runs throughout the year.

Windward Mall’s February activities include:

Monday – Sunday, February 2 – 15, Mall Hours: Aeropostale’s 7th Annual Teens for Jeans Event, Aeropostale