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Library Needs Adult Volunteers to Help with Recording Program

Library Needs Adult Volunteers to Help with Recording Program

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH), a branch library of the Hawaii State Public Library System and a regional library for the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, is seeking adult volunteers to assist with their popular recording program.

Narrators are needed to read and record local books in their entirety.  An audition is required.  The ability to read local dialect, Hawaiian, Asian, and other languages as necessary is required.

In addition, LBPH is accepting applications for the Radio Reading Service program, an “on air” live program conducted during the Library’s public service hours.

SEA LIFE PARK CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FAMILY FUN DAY AND $2.64 ADMISSION

SEA LIFE PARK CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FAMILY FUN DAY AND $2.64 ADMISSION

WHAT:
There’s quite a wave of excitement sweeping through the Islands this year as Sea Life Park Hawai‘i celebrates 50 years of family fun, education and conservation. The 22-acrePark located north of Hanauma Bay will celebrate the major milestone with a special Family Fun Day with rollback admission to $2.64, the same price when the Park opened in 1964.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents Annual Kids Fest event promoting children’s health

 Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents Annual Kids Fest event promoting children’s health
WHAT:                        “Kids Fest” is a free community health event designed to educate Hawaiʻi’s children and families on healthy active lifestyles, exercise and nutrition, and injury prevention. The event will offer interactive health and wellness activities, fun games, entertainment and snacks. Children ages 4-12 can enter to win a bicycle, helmet and other prizes. Admission to Bishop Museum is free for Hawai‘i residents and military families with valid ID on the day of Kids Fest.
 

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

HONOLULU – The Aloha Festivals proudly presents its 2014 merchandise collection to mark its 68th year celebrating Hawaiian culture and heritage. The 2014 Aloha Festivals merchandise – ribbons, power bands and T-shirts – reflects the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace through its sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa in honor of this year’s theme “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“We invite the public to join us in celebrating and supporting Hawaii’s premier kamaʻaina festival,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The proceeds made from the Aloha Festivals ribbons and power bands allow us to share Hawaii’s history and culture with the community through our free events during the month of September.”

Medical Grants Available for Children in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan or TRICARE.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. 

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

HONOLULU – Christine Kubota has been appointed as the new Chair of the Pan-Pacific Festival Advisory Committee. Kubota’s role is to lead the efforts for Pan-Pacific Festival events, be a liaison with community partners and provide strategic fundraising support. She replaces Benjamin Fukumoto, who served as the chairman for the past nine years.

Kubota is an attorney at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert practicing in corporate, commercial and real estate law since 1988. Her practice also includes immigration law, estate planning and employment matters that address the needs of her Japanese clients. Kubota graduated from Chaminade University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Asian Studies and from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific with a juris doctor degree.