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Parents to get tips on stress
Parents can get hints about positive discipline and how to engage students during the holiday break at a free workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Benjamin Parker Elementary School in Kane'ohe.
"It's Christmas Break, Now What Do I Do?" for Windward District Castle Complex parents will offer ideas about how to handle stress during the holidays.
It is offered by the state Department of Education, Kane'ohe Community Family Center, KEY Project and Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center.
Call Sandra at 233-5755 for more information, to register or for free childcare.
Band to honor Kamehameha V
A celebration to observe the 171st birthday of Lot Kapuaiwa, King Kamehameha V, will begin at 11 a.m. today in front of the state Judiciary Building, Ali'iolani Hale, with a performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band.
Kamehameha V was the grandson of Kamehameha I and brought the first bandmaster to Hawai'i from Germany for the Royal Hawaiian Band in 1871.
Today Aaron Mahi will conduct a program of German music.
Gabriel Makuakane, grand master of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, and Chief Justice Ronald Moon will hold a ceremony inside the Supreme Court at noon.
Library staging holiday events
The Hawai'i State Library will stage its annual Christmas celebration at the main library at 478 S. King St in downtown Honolulu.
The public is invited to the free programs:
- Today: Holiday gingerbread stories, 5:30 p.m.; Na Maka o Pu'uwai Aloha (hula halau), 6:15 p.m.; 2001 Public Librarian of the Year Award reception and program, 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: "Snow Magic" story time, 5:30 p.m.; Hawai'i Youth Opera Chorus Children's Choir, 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Lutheran Church of Honolulu choir, 11 a.m.
For more information, call 586-3510.
Palolo agenda includes music
The Palolo Neighborhood Board will take a break from its routine this month with free entertainment and refreshments during its meeting agenda.
Between reports from city officials and a presentation on district boundary changes, there will be performances by Palolo Elementary's fourth-grade chorus, Na Kupuna 'O Palolo, Jarrett Middle School's percussion group and Ali'iolani Elementary's chorus.
City and state representatives and community groups will be on hand to talk with residents. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Palolo Elementary cafeteria.