Children's fair to help school
Hanahau'oli School will hold its annual Children's Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 on its campus at 1922 Makiki St.
The fair will include pony rides, international games and an artisans' bazaar. There will be food booths, a country store and other speciality shops set up for the event. Money raised will be used for student financial aid and classroom expenses. Free parking will be at Roosevelt High School with a shuttle to the school. Call 949-6461.
FIREFIGHTERS AREN'T SEEKING DONATIONS
A group calling itself Firefighter Rescue 911 has been asking businesses for donations for the Honolulu Fire Department, but the department says it is not connected to the group and is not seeking money or donations in any form for any project.
At least two businesses have been asked to donate to the Firefighter Rescue 911 fund, which has refused to leave a telephone number or business address.
Anyone contacted by the group should call Crimestoppers at 955-8300.
CULT MASSACRE SURVIVOR SPEAKS
Vernon Gosney, a former member of the People's Temple of Jonestown, Guyana, will speak to a Hawai'i Pacific University sociology class this week about his experiences as a Jonestown survivor.
Gosney escaped the cult's communal settlement in South America on Nov. 18, 1978, suffering the loss of his 5-year-old son, Mark.
More than 900 of Gosney's fellow followers of the Rev. Jim Jones were either murdered or committed suicide by drinking a poisoned fruit drink.
Gosney, a Hawai'i resident since 1982, will speak Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Warmer Auditorium, 1060 Bishop St.
SWELTERING PUPILS GET 37 NEW FANS
The Kaimuki Business and Professional Association and the Rotary Club of East Hono-lulu, which provide support efforts for Palolo Elementary School, has donated 37 electric fans to the school.
Principal Ruth Silberstein had said the school did not have money to buy fans and asked for donations to make the school's classrooms more comfortable for the students.
Want to teach math or science?
The University of Hawai'i-Manoa College of Education is looking for additional candidates for its Transition to Teaching program to resolve a shortage of teachers in secondary mathematics and science.
The program targets people who are looking to change their career to teaching mathematics or science, and those who graduated with noneducation degrees. The three-semester program supports students with a $1,500 stipend per semester and reimburses students who successfully pass tests required to teach in Hawai'i public schools.
This is the final year to recruit candidates for the program. Interested individuals should contact Jocelyn Surla Banaria, program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 956-6093 by Dec. 1.
DAMIEN RAISING MONEY WITH FOOD
Damien Memorial School will hold a fundraising chicken sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 29 in the school parking lot.
Whole Hoku BBQ chicken from State Poultry Processors Inc. will sell for $7.50. Sushi also will be available for purchase.
A large portion of the school's budget is composed of proceeds from this and other fund-raisers held throughout the year, including the annual lu'au scheduled for April 9, 2006.
For more information or to buy tickets, call the school at 841-0198.
RESEARCHER WILL DISCUSS WHALES
WAIMEA — Whale researcher Robin Baird, who has been studying ocean mammals in the Islands since 1999, will discuss the many whales and dolphins in Hawaiian waters in a talk from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. today at the Waimea Public Library.
The lecture is sponsored by the library and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
For more on Baird's research, see his Web site at www.cascadiaresearch.org/robin/hawaii.htm.