Fair features history, health
Health and community concerns are the focus of the 'Aha Ola Pono o Ko'olauloa event this weekend beginning with a film about Kaliuwa'a and Kaluanui — the waterfall popularly known as Sacred Falls and the valley and stream below it — from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center, 53-516 Kamehameha Highway, Punalu'u.
The film will be followed by conversations with kupuna whose oral histories are heard in the film. A free dinner will also be served.
The event continues from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the same location with panel discussions, breakout sessions and a health fair of approximately 20 attractions, including health screening, massage, games and keiki registration by the police.
A free continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
For more information call 293-9216.
MARSHALL HOLDING COMMUNITY TALK
Residents of Councilwoman Barbara Marshall's District 3 (Kane'ohe, Kailua, Waimanalo) are invited to talk to their city representative at 7 tonight at the Waimanalo Public and School Library, 41-1320 Kalaniana'ole Highway. Marshall and her staff will discuss concerns and issues relating to city government and services. For more information call 547-7003.
COUNTY HONORS NINE SENIOR CITIZENS
LIHU'E — Nine Kaua'i senior citizens will be recognized at the county's 40th annual Older American Awards at 9 a.m. May 8 at the Kaua'i Beach Hotel.
The honorees are Nieves Antonio, Alfred and Evelyn Laureta, Francisca Loniza, Charles Moriguchi, Katsumi Oyama, Monroe Richman, Jacquelyn Schoening and Nobue Watanabe.
Kaua'i District Health Officer Dr. Dileep Bal will discuss the future of aging at the event, which is open to the public. For more information call the Agency on Elderly Affairs at 241-4470.
PROBLEMS AT PARK TO BE DISCUSSED
Anyone concerned about underage drinking and drug problems at Pupu'ole Park in Waipahu is invited to attend a Waipahu Community Association lunch-hour meeting tomorrow at Waipahu Civic Center.
The small park, which has no lights or restroom, has become a hangout where people, including minors, are drinking and doing drugs, said Chad Sampaio of Waipahu Community Association. The association is trying to set up a calendar of organized activities ranging from sports to arts and crafts at the park for youth there, added Sampaio.
A 3-on-3 basketball tournament is being planned for June, Sampaio said.
Community agencies, faith-based groups and residents are welcome to attend tomorrow's noon to 1 p.m. meeting in the second floor conference room of the center. For information, call Sampaio at 677-6939.
AUTHOR TO DISCUSS BISHOP ESTATE
J. Arthur Rath, a retired public relations executive and Kamehameha Schools graduate, will discuss a book he has written on events that shaped the 21st century policies of Bishop Estate and Kamehameha Schools tomorrow at 'Aiea Public Library. The 45-minute program starts at 7 p.m.
Also, Pearl City Public Library will host a free Okinawan program featuring the Ryusei Honryu Yanagi no Kai Toguchi Mitsuko Ryubu Kenkyusho Dance Troupe at 2 p.m. Sunday.