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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, January 17, 2006

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Kids, chill with Hermit

Advertiser Staff

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A monk seal tank's worth of fun. Waikiki Aquarium programs and events continue today with "Home for a Hermit Crab." Kids ages 4 to 6 get to learn about the crustaceans via stories, creating art and close-up views of the undersea mobile homes. Parents get to tag along. From 3 to 4:30 p.m.; entry is $16 for each adult/child team ($12 for aquarium members). Call 923-9741 or visit www.waquarium.org.

Derek Paiva



INSPIRATION



WEIGHT-LOSS IN 12

Linda Giles went from being depressed and overweight to dropping the pounds and loving life. She wants to inspire you, too. Giles is heading The Five Foundations of Weight, a 12-week class, in Kailua to help people develop a healthy relationship with food and their body. Choose from 9 a.m. on Wednesdays (starting tomorrow); or 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays (starting Thursday). Cost is $179. For more information, call 358-1867 or visit lifeinspired.com.



FINAL WORD

"It's unnatural to watch yourself on screen. It's awkward-making and induces a wild state of self-consciousness and self-hatred."

Michelle Williams | the "Brokeback Mountain" actress, in Entertainment Weekly