Two Concerts; Let’s Play Ball!

Mark Rossi

Toni Childs appears in concert Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Kaua’i Community College Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Iris Downey takes the stage at 7:30, and Childs performs at 8. A portion of the concert’s proceeds will go to the YWCA to provide scholarships to Ala Palamea Creative Art Therapy. …

Put Mike Keale, Kauilani Kahalekai, Wally and Polei Palmeira, Edward Punua, Mark Rossi, Henry Adam Curtis and Jeff Mira on the same bill and the success of a concert is guaranteed. At St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihu’e Friday there is a benefit concert, reception and silent auction honoring Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV and benefiting the many ministries of the church. Tickets cost $25 each and are available at the church office, or online at stmichaelskauai.org. Pupu, drinks and silent auction are at 6 p.m.; concert at 7; dessert, coffee and silent auction wrap things up at 8:15. Call 245-3796 with questions …

Play ball! Here’s a call for softball teams to sign up for a tournament with a cause: raising funds for Kaua’i Special Olympics. It’s a first for the organization, whose mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. Get your team enrolled now for the first-ever Kaua’i Special Olympics Softball Tournament to be held Nov. 13-14 at Waimea Canyon Ball Park. Call Jason Miyaki at 652-6846 to register your team in the tourney. Entry fee is $225 per team; registration is limited to the first 12 teams.

It’s definitely doable. Get ready for that long, slow walk from the bullpen to the pitcher’s mound. Start running fartleks for speed and strength. You can do it! Need general information on the event? Call Shelly Gerardo at 639-3398. To volunteer, call Jocelyn Barriga at 652-8662.

Karen Joy

Karen Joy of Kapahi won a free ticket on KKCR, Kaua’i’s Community Radio, for Kaieie Foundation’s presentation “He inoa no Na Lani” performance, focusing on music of the Hawaiian Royals that was held at Kaua’i Beach Resort recently. The closing event of the Let Us Show You Aloha – Kaua’i Style Festival packed the Jasmine Ballroom.

Members of the Ladies of Ahahui Kaahumanu Chapter 6, Lihue, also attended the “He inoa no Na Lani.” The program featured music of the Hawaiian Royals. The Ahahui Kaahumanu, or Kaahumanu Society, is one of four royal societies in Hawaii and is named after Queen Kaahumanu. The society is both benevolent and historical; its primary goal is to foster the respect of Hawaiians and Hawaiian culture …

Calling all artists! Kaua’i Society of Artists announces Friday, Nov. 13, as the entry date for its Small Works show, which will run from Nov. 21 through Jan. 28 in Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall. Download an entry form at art-ksa.com/p/calls-for-entry.html or pick one up at the Art Shop in Lihue. For more information, contact Eve Solomon at 822-1603 or e-mail Revesolo@gmail.-com. The opening reception for the show is Saturday, Nov. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., with an awards ceremony starting at 6. And, if you want to know more about the business of art, you’re invited to attend a bargain $10 workshop Sunday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m., also at Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall. It’s led by the juror for the Small Works show, Ira Ono – a nationally known artist whose works can be found in state art museums and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Japan. …

Ladies of Ahahui Kaahumanu: (front) Kuki Chow Lim, Barbara Say, Lei Velesco, Ulii Castor, Juli Souza and Colleen Nadarisay; (back) Elaine Panui, Helene Veirres and Lisa Rapozo

Here’s some good news from Suzanne Marinelli, public access coordinator for the state. We the people are “We the Powerful” when we exercise our options to participate in the legislative process. But how do you do that? Discover your own power in the process at free “We the Powerful” workshops given by the Public Access Room – the public’s office at the State Capitol that has long been devoted to assisting residents as they engage in state legislative government, and where there is never a fee for services. The workshops are held around the island this month, all scheduled to start at 6 p.m.: Nov. 10, Koloa Library; Nov. 15, Lihue Neighborhood Center; Nov. 16, Hanapepe Library; Nov 17, Princeville Library; Nov. 18, Kapa’a Library. These one and half-hour meetings demystify the state lawmaking process and demonstrate ways that people can speak out at the Legislature without ever having to leave Kaua’i. All are welcome. No registration or prior experience required. For more information or to arrange for individual or group tutorials, contact PAR toll-free from Kaua’i at 274-3141, ext. 7-0478, or via e-mail at par@capitol.hawaii.gov.

In case you haven’t heard: Brian Curll advises triathletes that the TriKaua’i Triathlon date has moved to Nov. 28. That shifts start times based on sunrise, so the race will start at 7:15 a.m.; the 5K at approximately 7:45. Contact: BCurll@aol.com …

Bob Courtney, a Realtor with Century 21, completed a program giving him CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert – designation, and he wants to use this knowledge to help educate Kaua’i ohana facing property decisions in these tough economic times. “About one in 15 people are either dealing with stressful notices, facing missed payments for the first time in their lives or know someone who is,” says Courtney. He’s designed a website to address questions and explain options and programs that may help. The site includes contact information for him: ownersoptions.net

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