Workshop looks at kalamungay benefits
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply and the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden will offer a new workshop on the cultural significance, nutritional value and water-saving characteristics of the "unthirsty" kalamungay tree on Nov. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden. There is a $5 registration fee, and advance registration is required. Call 748-5363 to sign up or for more information.
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Hawaii high school students are eligible to enter UH- West Oahu's third annual Flyer Contest by Feb. 1 by submitting designs that promote UH West Oahu as an attractive choice for college-bound students. Selected finalists will win one of five iPod video Nanos, and the grand prize winner will receive an Amazon Kindle. Visit www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/flyercontest for contest guidelines and to download the design template.
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Reef Watch Waikiki will hold its monthly Waikiki Water Watch event tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon to help monitor water quality in nearshore waters. The program is part of the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, which hopes to work with the community to help develop a long-term plan to care for Waikíkí's nearshore waters. To RSVP or learn more, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kauai Community College recently signed an educational agreement with Japan's Toyama National College of Technology to help develop a more international curriculum, host events focusing on international issues, and increase faculty and student exchanges. The first project in the partnership will allow Toyama College students to study Polynesian navigation, Hawaiian culture and English on the Kauai campus.
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Harbor Church held a free family Halloween Fun Fair and food drive at Liholiho Elementary School last weekend to introduce itself to the Kaimukí community after a recent move from Hawaii Kai. More than 300 cans of food were collected for the Hawaii Foodbank during the event, which also featured live entertainment, carnival games, face painting and food.
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Hoäla School in Wahiawä will offer a service-oriented "furlough Friday" program starting Nov. 20 for public school students in grades K-8. Each furlough day, students will visit a different location to perform various community service projects. The program costs $35 per day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., with extended care for K-6 students available until 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Visit www.hoala.org for more information and to download an application.
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