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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Hawai'i briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Author to give talk on Aikau

Author Stuart Coleman will discuss his biography of Eddie Aikau — "Eddie Would Go" — at the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu meeting at 7 a.m. Thursday at The Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th floor.

Aikau was a lifeguard and big-wave surfer who paddled for help from the swamped Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokule'a on March 16, 1978, and was never seen again.

The book tells the story of Aikau's life through interviews with friends, relatives and surfers. It also discusses the role Aikau played in the Hawaiian renaissance of the 1970s.

For more information, call Jennifer Bowers at 543-3512.

'Shangri La' meeting April 2

Deborah Pope, executive director of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, will talk about "Discovering Shangri La" at the Scenic Hawai'i general membership meeting April 2.

The meeting will be at the Hale Koa Hotel, Banyan Garden Room, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The late heiress Doris Duke took pride in Shangri La, her Black Point mansion, and the objects she collected there.

The home is open for tours, which begin at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

The luncheon meeting is $17.

Reservations are due by Thursday.

For more information, call 737-8327.


Hawai'i Kai meeting tonight

The Hawai'i Kai Neighborhood Board will hold a meeting of the special committee of the whole tonight to discuss parks issues, including the city's plan to upgrade the Koko Head Shooting Complex and other capital improvement projects in the area.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Haha'ione Elementary School cafeteria.

The board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. April 29 at the school.

For more information call 527-5578.


Seven navigating workshops set

Free educator workshops will be offered in each community Hokule'a visits during the Polynesian voyaging canoe's statewide sail.

Workshop schedule:

  • Big Island — Thursday in Hilo, April 2 in Kailua, Kona, April 9 in Waimea.
  • Maui — April 15 in Hana, April 23 in Wailuku.
  • Moloka'i — April 30 in Kaunakakai.
  • Kaua'i — May 1 in Lihu'e.

The workshops are part of "Navigating Change," an educational program initiated by Bishop Museum and the Polynesian Voyaging Society.

To register or receive information by e-mail, send telephone number, home mailing address, school or institution and its mailing address and phone number to kealoha@bishopmuseum.org.

Or call 848-4162.