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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Plenty of ways to celebrate in April

Advertiser Staff and News Services

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Leslie Lang and Kris Bordessa, who blog at HonoluluOnTheCheap.com and BigIslandOnTheCheap.com, give tips on cheap or free family fun each Tuesday in Island Life. Watch for more bargain news at our blog, On the Cheap!

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How will you celebrate Earth Day? You could: stay at the Aqua Bamboo & Spa in Waikīkī, which just received a Hawaii Green Business award, for $89/night (plus half off the daily parking fee); discount applies throughout April. On the Big Island, enjoy nature on Earth Day, April 22, while helping replant native forests at the Kohala Watershed Project. There's also the "Grow Hawaiian" festival at Bishop Museum on April 24 (it's free to kama'āina and military). Get more details at our blog!

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

FREE PROGRAMS ON TAP STATEWIDE

National Library Week runs through Saturday, and public libraries statewide will host free programs throughout the month to celebrate. In addition to featured storytellers, performers and artists, public libraries will offer a variety of programs, including:

• "Craft-Making with Gayle Kandul": Learn how to make book-related crafts; suitable for ages 12 and older; 10 a.m. Saturday; Wai'anae Public Library. Register: 697-7868.

• "Hawai'i Plantation Village @ Your Library": With food and crafts from Waipahu of yesteryear, a plantation-style dance demonstration and local snacks to sample; children can also make a bean bag and play a plantation game (all children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver); 10 a.m. April 23; Waipahu Public Library (above). Details: 675-0358.

Go to the Hawai'i State Public Library System Web site, www.librarieshawaii.org, for a complete listing of National Library Week 2010 programs.

Advertiser Staff

MOM KNOWS BEST: SHARE HER WORDS OF WISDOM

What words of wisdom did your mom share with you that you cherish to this day? Were they profound? Simple? Funny?

Fill in the blank, in 50 words or less: "Mom was right when she said ... "

We'll publish our favorite responses in the paper in honor of Mother's Day.

Send your answer along with your name, age, daytime phone number and address to: Mother's Day, Island Life, The Honolulu Advertiser, 605 Kapi'olani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813; or e-mail it to zserrano@honoluluadvertiser.com with "Mother's Day" in the subject line. Submissions may be edited.

We also welcome photos of you with your mom original prints or high-resolution images which may appear in print or online. Original prints will not be returned. Deadline is April 26.

Zenaida Serrano