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Hawaii Conservation Conference celebrates 20 years of conservation

Hawaii Conservation Conference celebrates 20 years of conservation

The following information is provided by Malama Hawaii:

Malama Hawaii announced today the Hawaii Conservation Conference’s Public Day on August 1, 2012, a part of the annual conference attended by Hawaii’s leading conservation specialists, scientists and public officials.  The public is invited to a festival of arts, music, film and conservation at the Hawaii Convention Center offering interactive programs and live entertainment focusing on issues of preserving and protecting our environment.

Activities on the public day on August 1, 2012 will take place from 3pm – 8pm and include interactive exhibits and Maoli Real Time Gallery, a live mural-painting by Wyland, Aupuni Place native art demonstrations, and Knowledge In Motion conservation through film showings, food and musical performances.

2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference (HCC) and 20 years since the Rio Earth Summit.

7th anniversary of 76-cent plates for Goodwill presented by L&L

7th anniversary of 76-cent plates for Goodwill presented by L&L

The following information is provided by L&L Hawaiian Barbecue:

For the seventh year, L&L Drive-Inn®/L&L Hawaiian Barbecue® brings back its annual 76-cent plate lunch celebration on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at its Keeaumoku Street (in Walmart), Honolulu location only. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, supporting their mission - to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become selfsufficient. Goodwill has provided job training and job placement services in Hawaii since 1959.

Pepsi fountain drinks will also be offered at 10-cents each. The first ten customers in line will
receive a month’s supply of Pepsi drinks and the first 100 will receive a free L&L t-shirt.
Customers who are fans of L&L on Facebook will receive an “I Love L&L” sticker and will
have a chance to win one of several L&L Prize Packs.

Graduating to 'higher education'...kindergarten!

They are moving on to "higher education" -- kindergarten. Thirteen tots from the Blessed Marianne Cope Preschool at St. Francis School wore caps and gowns today (June 5) as they received "diplomas" just like the big kids did a week ago.

Sister Joan of Arc Souza, head of St. Francis, conferred the certificates upon nine girls and four boys. The tots achieved social skills through years of drawing, singing, and playing together at the preschool.

The event had all the trappings of a real high school graduation with balloons, signs, lots of clicking cameras and a post-graduation meal that included cupcakes, cookies, brownies and lollipops.

In her remarks, Sister Joan said the highlight of her every day at St. Francis is when she has the time to visit the preschool. She thanked the parents "for entrusting your most precious possessions with us for a few years."

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Presents June 2012 Calendar of Women's Health Classes and Resources

Offerings Include Exercise and Fitness, Nutrition and Weight Management, Pregnancy and Childbirth, and Self-Care Programs

WHAT: Stork Classes
If you’re expecting a child or planning to adopt, these classes are for you. Choose from different classes ranging from topics on labor and delivery, postpartum care for new parents, newborn care, to breastfeeding and nutrition. Due to limited space, reservations must be booked in advance by calling (808) 432-2260.

WHEN: (Every Wednesday) June 6 – June 27, 2012
6:30 p.m.

McKinley High School Foundation Awards $67,000 in Scholarships to 51 Students

McKinley High School Foundation Awards $67,000 in Scholarships to 51 Students

The following information is provided by Communications Pacific:

The McKinley High School Foundation has awarded scholarships to 51 graduating seniors from the McKinley High School (MHS) Class of 2012, totaling $67,000.

Scholarships were given based on academic achievement, community service and financial need. One hundred percent of the funds were raised by alumni and friends of MHS.

"The McKinley High School Foundation board of directors and its many supporters are very proud of the hardworking students of McKinley, and are committed to helping them fulfill their dreams of going to college," said Bruce Nakaoka, president of McKinley High School Foundation. "We thank our  generous donors for continuing to support the Foundation and its mission and goals every year."

The following recipients are students who will be attending four-year colleges/institutions:

Kidney Foundation Presents 6th Annual Free Peace on Earth Concert

Kidney Foundation Presents 6th Annual Free Peace on Earth Concert

The following information is provided by National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii:

The 6th annual Peace on Earth Concert has been scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, at the Historic Hawai`i Theatre.  It is FREE and, as always, open to the public, said Diana Pinard, director of organizational planning & operations for the non-profit National Kidney Foundation of Hawai`i.

    A stellar lineup of entertainers will be showcased in a concert that includes big band, jazz, a cappella choral, plus Hawaiian music and hula.  The show will be headlined by popular Island jazz singer Ginai with Pierre Grill. 

    "Every year, we feature one of the top Hawaiian music acts and this year it is HBC, the popular trio led by Mike 'Haw`n Boy' Ka`awa, with `Analu `Aina and Paul Kim," said Pinard.  "Stan Haugen's Thursday Night Jazz Band will open the concert, and other acts include the popular Samoan

REAL a gastropub Starts a Buzz at Ward Centers

REAL a gastropub Starts a Buzz at Ward Centers

REAL a gastropub has opened at Ward Centers with an extensive beer selection that has customers buzzing with excitement. The gastropub offers rotating draught beers from 24 taps and more than 200 bottled beers, as well as a full cocktail bar and tapas-style menu carefully selected to pair perfectly with beer. Now open from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 1020 Auahi Street, REAL a gastropub is serving up craft beer in an atmosphere that’s sophisticated but casual – perfect for beer connoisseurs and amateurs looking to try a new brew. The kitchen opens on June 15, but in the meantime, customers can enjoy beer, a full cocktail bar and live music. Blues, jazz, folk and steel guitar are featured five days a week for Pau Hana, and on Friday and Saturday nights.

Kaimuki Library will Offer Special Events this Summer

Kaimuki Library will Offer Special Events this Summer

Kaimuki Public Library will offer special events to celebrate the 2012 HSPLS Summer Reading Programs from June – July.  All events are free: 

Upcoming Workshop Helps People Prepare for Life's Unexpected Events

BAMP Project Announces Republik Music Festival Lineup Change

BAMP Project Announces Republik Music Festival Lineup Change

The following information is provided by Monica Ivey:

Due to circumstances beyond control, Alborosie will not be able to perform in the Republik Music Festival island-wide tour starting Saturday, June 9, 2012.  Band members were unable to secure working Visa's for the U.S.  Alborosie apologizes and hopes to make it up to his Hawaii fans soon.

The Republik Music Festival will continue as planned and the new lineup is as follows, performing on Oahu and Maui are Steel Pulse, Slightly Stoopid, Barrington Levy, G. Love and Gyptian.  Performing on the Big Island will be Slightly Stoopid and Barrington Levy.  And on Kauai will be Slightly Stoopid and Ooklah The Moc.  Tickets for all shows are on sale now.  See below for ticket locations.

Performing on Oahu and Maui are Steel Pulse, Slightly Stoopid, Barrington Levy, G.