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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.       

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.

SEA LIFE PARK CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FAMILY FUN DAY AND $2.64 ADMISSION

SEA LIFE PARK CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FAMILY FUN DAY AND $2.64 ADMISSION

WHAT:
There’s quite a wave of excitement sweeping through the Islands this year as Sea Life Park Hawai‘i celebrates 50 years of family fun, education and conservation. The 22-acrePark located north of Hanauma Bay will celebrate the major milestone with a special Family Fun Day with rollback admission to $2.64, the same price when the Park opened in 1964.

Teens - Enter Word Cloud Contest at Manoa Public Library

Teens - Enter Word Cloud Contest at Manoa Public Library

In celebration of Teen Read Week 2014 (October 12-18), the Manoa  Public Library invites teens to describe a book that inspired them this year by using a Word Cloud and entering a Word Cloud Contest for a chance to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card!