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Carol Chang
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March 17, 2010 - MidWeek The Islander
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Warren Stenberg

All through the month of March, Ali McMahon‘s Olive Boutique on Kihapai Street will be a collection point for classroom supplies for Haiti. “A friend of a friend is one of a handful of teachers in charge of education and caring for 50 orphans in Haiti,” Ali explains. Call ahead to 263-9919 and she’ll meet you at your car door ...

Castle High’s social studies and performing arts students will get a history lesson like no other on Monday when the Thelonius Monk Jazz Quartet leads an hourlong “class” in American jazz, followed by workshops later in the day at the school ... Kailua artist Warren Stenberg will appear with George Clooney in the upcoming film The Descendants.

Well, almost. Three of Warren’s oil paintings were picked to appear before the cameras in this Hawaii-based drama ... Jane Marcum of Kailua, chairwoman of Hawaii Post Polio Network, is coordinating the 1.5-mile Walk to End Polio at 7 a.m. Saturday at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Mitsuko Taura

Call her at 261-8752 and get on board for the cause ... Windward actresses Tricia Marciel and Megan Mount play Blue Girl and Red Girl respectively, in Diamond Head Theatre’s colorful production, SHOUT! the Mod Musical, playing Friday through April 4 (733-0274) ... Join the city’s “Splendors of Ikebana” at 10 a.m. Monday (March 22) with top ikebana artist Mitsuko Taura, a Kaneohe resident and master instructor at the exhibition. Mitsuko has studied the flower-arranging art for four decades and has taught it all over the world (768-6622) ...

Ahuimanu’s Kevin Chang and Kaiulani Murphy and former Ahuimanu resident Kamana Beamer are on a First Nations Fellowship Program to New Zealand this month, studying, visiting and learning from the Maori people of Aotearoa. A new father, Kamana will return early to sing with his band Kamau at a fundraiser for his wife Laua’e from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 27 at Calvary By The Sea Church (596-8885). Laua’e learned she had breast cancer in January, one month before their daughter was born ...

Larry Zdvoracek

It seems that Waimanalo youngster Kiana Ahovelo never stops singing. Last weekend she sang in Key Largo, and today she’s in the Marco Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It was all arranged by Fiona Molloy, a professional folk singer out of Northern Ireland who heard her and became a fan. (Fiona, who now lives in Florida and Wisconsin) has also performed in Hawaii) ... Kaneohe Neighborhood Board honored board member and active Kokokahi resident Larry Zdvoracek last month for his many years of service (15 years) and also wished him a happy 90th birthday ...


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