Free food pickup Friday
The Honolulu Community Action Program-Windward will distribute free food from 8 a.m. to noon Friday to people meeting income guidelines.
Items will be corn, walnuts, raisins, rice, trail mix, plums and apple sauce.
Federal guidelines state that a single person cannot make more than $15,300 per year. For each additional person in the family, add $5,310.
The food will be at St. George Church in Waimanalo, Kailua District Park, Kane'ohe District Park, the HCAP-Kahalu'u Office, Hau'ula Beach Pavilion, Kahuku Community Center and Pupukea Recreation Center. For details, call 239-5754.
Culture/arts grants available
Information about applications for the State Foundation on Culture and Arts biennial grant process has become available for the 2003-05 fiscal period.
Completed applications will be due in November.
Grants are awarded to organizations conducting programming in the arts, culture, history or humanities relevant to Hawai'i.
The State Foundation on Culture and Arts is also seeking individuals with expertise in culture and the arts, history or the humanities to serve as advisory panelists for the grants and other awards sponsored by the foundation.
Call June Anami at 586-0302 or visit the Web site.
Heritage study needs helpers
The Alliance for the Heritage of East Maui, or AHEM, is asking residents from Ke'anae to Kanaio to join a task force to help conduct the Heritage Area Feasibility Study.
AHEM designed the study and raised money to conduct it. East Maui residents will look at the draft, offer suggestions and approve any recommendations. Meetings will take place throughout the region in September to discuss the study and form the task force.
The study is a result of a "Your Town" workshop conducted last year when East Maui community leaders and preservation experts gathered to explore ways to preserve the region's rural heritage.
Elizabeth Anderson, former county planner and co-author of the Ke'anae Cultural Landscape Study, will prepare the final study. Hana resident Kekula Bray-Crawford will serve as an outreach specialist.
Call Kekula Bray-Crawford at AHEM's Community Outreach office at 248-8532 or send e-mail to her at K@kekula.net.
Wailuku school ready Monday
Unfinished renovation work means 1,000 Wailuku Elementary students will get an extended summer vacation.
Classes were due to start tomorrow, but the Department of Education is telling students not to report to school until Monday.
Wailuku Elementary has been undergoing major renovations. While most of the project is complete, some restrooms and other facilities still need work.