ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Spin your wheels for epilepsy
Advertiser Staff and News Services
The Honolulu Club hosts the 2nd annual SpinFest, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday. Participants in the 12-hour indoor cycling marathon won't just be spinning their wheels — all donations (suggested $20 per hour) go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii.
Endurance sport trainer Raul Boca and the club's spinning staff will be on hand to support the go-nowhere riders. A post-event reception follows with food, wine and entertainment. To reserve a space, call 543-3910.
SpinFest is a kick-off event for Sharon's Ride, a national ride-run-walk fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation, happening Sunday in Hawai'i. To register, call 528-3058.
— Michael Tsai
OUT OF THE SHADOWS
On the heels of the film "Memoirs of a Geisha," the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i will host the panel discussion "Shadows of a Geisha," 6 tonight at the center.
Former KGMB news anchor Jade Moon, consultant Barbara Tanabe, actor-director Kati Kuroda and former Miss Hawai'i USA Alicia Michioka-Jones will discuss how racial and gender stereotypes, including that of the geisha, have affected their careers. It's a free event. Information: 945-7633 or www.jcch.com.
— Catherine E. Toth
"Everyone in Hawai'i exudes that spirit — so generous and kind. We just all grow up with that kind of a personality."
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