Buddha Day festivities at McKinley High
This year's special Buddha Day celebration begins at 9 a.m. April 9 at McKinley High auditorium and will include a morning service, a panel presentation of "The Future of Buddhism in Hawai'i" by George Tanabe, professor of religion at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa, with panelists Bishop Zenei Okimura, the Rev. Koho Takata, Ryan Toyomura and Bernice Koike.
Afterward, a taiko drumming festival, "Taiko Vibrant Sound of Togetherness," will be presented by five groups.
Hawai'i Buddhist Council sponsors the free event, including a canned goods food drive.
Information: Soto Mission, 537-9409.
O'QUINN GUEST SPEAKER AT PRAYER BREAKFAST
Russell O'Quinn will be the guest speaker at the 27th annual Hawaii Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. April 13 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.
Cost of the event, sponsored by Governor's/Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Inc., a non-profit corporation, is $26.
After the breakfast there will be a forum with speakers.
EX-CNN BUREAU CHIEF TO SPEAK ON WEST BANK
Jerry and Sis Levin will discuss their experiences in the West Bank at several Honolulu venues. Jerry Levin, a former CNN bureau chief, is a volunteer with Christian Peacemaker Teams; his wife, Sis, is the founding director of The Children of Abraham Interfaith Education for Peace Project, based in Bethlehem.
Sites and times:
Information: Church of the Crossroads, 949-2220.
CHURCH PLANS SPECIAL EASTER KEIKI SERVICES
New Hope Hawaii Kai is hosting two special keiki services at 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Easter Sunday. "Green Eggs & Spam," features Spam games, a green egg hunt and worship services. Keiki ages 4 to 10 will have an outdoor, kids-only service; the regular Easter service at Kaiser High School cafeteria will have the New Hope Hawaii Kai halau.
Information: Paul Keb, 286-2359.