Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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April 08, 2009 - MidWeek The Islander
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Lanikai resident and slam poet extraordinaire Kealoha (aka Steve Wong) is behind the Second Saturday program at Hawaii State Art Museum. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, experience images, poems, watercolors and sculptures all in one mad flurry of creativity (586-0300) ... If you’re heading for Pearlridge Center on Saturday, you can hear some Windward vibrations from the Castle High Jazz Band’s free show at noon at Uptown center court. Then the Knights’ Polynesian Music and Dance classes will give a spring concert there at noon April 18 (488-0981) ...

“Chief Geek” James Kerr proudly announces that SuperGeeks has opened three new outlets, once of them in the Hawaiian Tel store at Windward Mall. “In this business environment, it’s more important than ever to bob and weave,” James explains. “We’ve gotta have one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake at the same time.” What he means is he wants to help everyone in the state with their computer problems, and now is the perfect time to expand (531-GEEK) ...


Kailua artist Alan Leitner is showing his newest work at Cedar Street Galleries in Honolulu through May 10. A reception to kick things off is at 5:30 p.m. Friday (589-1580) ... A MidWeek salute to entrepreneurial brothers Cody, 12, and Kai Ellis, 10. They’ve cultivated a decent weekend car-washing business in Ahuimanu Hills - $8 per car, $10 for trucks and vans. Pau and glowing in 20 minutes (239-4158) ... It’s no surprise that the Kailua Seniors Club nominated Skip Tomiyama for the city’s Senior Recognition program. Skip is a club officer who also serves on the staff of the Justice and Reconciliation Center for Homeless and the Women’s Board of Missions ...

AnnaRae Kahala of Kahuku High is a finalist in the UH West Oahu flyer contest - it’s a fun and artistic way to promote the four-year college in Pearl City ... If it’s not too late, you can still catch a talk on autism by parent Mane Futo at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at Kahuku Library. Mane will discuss how to get help for your child (293-8935) ...

And Susan Redpath has begun her Running for Women course at Fleet Feet in Kailua. See if you can still join by calling 262-3278 ... It’s always such a small world when the Pali Lions venture out of their den. On a trek to Kalaupapa during spring break, Cecilia Izuo of Kaneohe and her group had a guide named Norman Soares. “Norman is from Kailua, and I taught his granddaughter at St. Anthony’s School,” she reports in the club newsletter ... Brig. Gen. Kathleen Berg retired last week from the Hawaii Air National Guard. The Kailua resident became the first female general in the HIANG when she got her rank in 2005 ...

Kimo Kaona of Kailua and Pomai Lopez of Kaneohe will perform in Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s Goodnight Moon musical, opening April 17 at Tenney Theatre (457-4254) ... The air pumps have been busy at 808 Bounce. The Windward Mall children’s fun center has added four new inflatables to its repertoire: a pirate ship, a butterfly-themed bouncy house, a jungle-themed inflatable and a 35-foot obstacle course (366-6055) ... Windward Oahu artists are among those being featured through April 25 in a downtown exhibit at Cafe Che Pasta on Bishop Street. They are Julie McIntyre and Tomas Del Amo of Kailua and Lauren Achitoff of Kaaawa (271-1344) ...

Congratulations to Alica Hiatt, who has been elected 2009-2010 student body president for Kalaheo High School ... Also distinguishing themselves for the Mustangs are Kaua Cale, Shyla Ho and Jordan Lewis, who took first place (and $250 for the Communications Academy Learning Center) for their video It’s Like Making Duck Soup in the city’s clean water program promotion

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