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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, July 21, 2002

Hawai'i briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Last summer reading session

The Waialua Library will hold its final summer reading session at 10 a.m. tomorrow with a featured reading by Brenda Freitas-Obregon, children's librarian from the Kalihi Public Library.

Other guests will include surfing celebrity Fred Patacchia, who will hand out prizes and gifts. Gift certificates will be awarded to 40 boys and girls who have registered and recently read a book. The program includes an ultraviolet light show.

For more information, call 637-8286.

Arts festival continues today

The Fifth Annual Hale'iwa Arts Festival will continue today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach Park.

The non-profit festival features performing arts, including artists presenting original music and dance. Audience participation is encouraged. The festival also includes cultural tours, storytellers, and community and children's art activities.

In conjunction with the event, a number of North Shore art galleries and businesses will offer special events, promotions and attractions.

For more information, visit the Haleiwa Arts Festival Web page.


Kalihi action plan meeting

The first public meeting to discuss the Kalihi-Palama Action Plan will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Damien High School.

The action plan is a city Vision Team project to identify physical changes needed to make the group's vision for Kalihi-Palama a reality.

The city Department of Planning and Permitting is conducting the meeting, which is intended to gather feedback from residents.

For more information, call 536-6999 extension 103.

Volunteers help repair schools

Volunteers will paint portions of Pu'uhale Elementary, Moanalua Middle and Kipapa Elementary schools tomorrow as part of the state Hawai'i 3R's program to repair public schools.

At Pu'uhale, volunteers will paint the exterior walls, saving taxpayers about $31,900.

The band and choral rooms as well as two classrooms will be painted at Moanalua, saving an estimated $30,000 in state money.

Volunteers will paint the exterior of buildings A, J and L at Kipapa, saving the state about $64,800.

The 3R's program awards grants of up to $50,000 to public schools that provide private contributions and volunteers for an equal or greater value.


Kahului library closing Aug. 1-3

The Kahului Public Library will be closed from noon Aug. 1 until 1 p.m. Aug. 3 for minor renovations.

The library's Children's Room will be recarpeted during the $4,900 project, but the book drop will remain open.

For more information, call the Maui library at 873-3097.