For Thursday, November 1, 2012
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 1, 2012
Show support for Hello Kitty's presidential run
If you're one of the undecideds this election season, you're welcome to join the Friendship Party and vote Hello Kitty for president.
Adding a playful punch to the election season, and a reminder to vote on Tuesday, campaign merchandise, free gifts with purchase and select limited-edition products are available online at Sanrio.com.
For more information, visit the website or www.facebook.com/hellokitty, and follow the campaign trail using #HelloKitty2012 on Twitter, Instagram and at hellokittyforpresident.tumblr.com.
Fight hunger and get free haircut
The Paul Brown Institute at Remington College will be offering "Cuts for a Cause" to anyone who brings in a nonperishable food donation during November. The school's aim is to help feed the hungry during the holidays.
The deal is good for haircuts, manicures and pedicures. For an appointment, call the school at 587-8448. Walk-ins are also welcome, at 1132 Bishop St. Suite 550.
Appointments are offered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Fundraiser features ‘trash' and treasures
The 31st TEMARI Trash & Treasure Fundraiser Fair will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii's Grand Ballroom. (JCCH and TEMARI members will be granted admission at 8 a.m.)
TEMARI, Center for Asian & Pacific Arts, promotes Asian and Pacific cultural traditions and nurtures contemporary art forms through educational programs, events and exhibitions.
This long-running fair offers treasures of new handmade works by invited local artists who often launch and make their wares available only at the annual event. Some artists also will sell their treasured personal collections of textiles, paperworks and Asia-Pacific crafts.
The event was started on the principle that "one person's trash is another's treasure," when TEMARI's faculty wanted to clear their studios and give unwanted supplies to those who could use them.
For the "trash" aspect of the event, the artists will be joined by the Pacific Asian Affairs Council and Bamboo Ridge, which will present a white elephant sale on the patio.
There will also be "lucky prize" offerings every 10 minutes of wares donated by participating artists. For more information, visit www.temaricenter.org or call 536-4566.
See designer's casual tops at Nordstrom
Hawaii petites designer Allison Izu Song, long known for her denim bottoms, is introducing her first collection of Allisonizu casual tops during the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale for Women and Kids, running today and Friday during store hours.
During the sale, look for savings of up to 50 percent off original prices on brands such as Cole Haan, Diane von Furstenberg, Eileen Fisher, Free People, Haute Hipped, Hudson, Kate Spade New York, Nike, Sam Edelman, Stuart Weitzman, Trina Turk and Tory Burch.
Nordstrom Fashion Rewards members will earn double reward points on all Nordstrom credit or debit card purchases in any department and at nordstrom.com on both days.
Bella Project outfits students for winter ball
The Junior League of Honolulu will host the Bella Project boutique from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the ING Direct Cafe, 1958 Kalakaua Ave.
The Bella Project gives high school juniors and seniors with a valid school ID the opportunity to collect a free dress, shoes, accessories and beauty products for their school's winter ball. That way, students don't have to sit at home for lack of formal attire.
High school girls can sign up for the event in advance by emailing email@example.com. Include your name and your first, second and third time preferences. Time slots are available in 20-minute intervals beginning at 10:40 a.m.
More than 500 dresses, donated by community members, will be available.
Vintage Rose sale is set for this weekend
The Vintage Rose & Co. Sale will take place at Waioli Tea Room from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with a mix of shabby chic, Victorian, midcentury modern and country-style items; potted plants and decor for home and garden; plus jewelry, handbags and collectible linens and lace.
The tea room is at 2950 Manoa Road. Admission and parking are free. Call 226-7119 for more information.
Sports Authority marks opening with prizes
Sports Authority will host the grand opening of its Windward Mall store at 8 a.m. Saturday, offering the first 250 customers "Mystery Bucks" that range in value from $5 to $500. There will be hourly $100 cash drawings, and one lucky winner will walk away with a $500 Sports Authority shopping spree.
Former NFL lineman Jesse Sapolu will make an appearance at 1 p.m.
Sports Authority is a one-stop resource for sporting apparel and equipment, featuring such top brands as Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, The North Face, TaylorMade and more.
Regular store hours will be 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 235-5340.
Get Ward Centers deals for $10 donation
Ward Centers will be helping shoppers save while getting an early start on holiday gift shopping during its annual Festival of Giving, Friday through Sunday.
More than 90 Ward Centers stores and restaurants are offering special deals to those who purchase a Festival of Giving passport. The passport, a fundraiser for nonprofits, is $10, available from more than 75 local groups, and gives access to center-wide and store-specific offers. Details are at www.wardcenters.com under "events."
Some offers are:
» Big City Diner: 50 percent off after 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and after 9 p.m. Sunday; 10 percent off breakfast food from 7 to 10 a.m. all three days.
» Brookstone: 20 percent off Brookstone-brand purchases of $99.99 or more.
» Cottage by the Sea: 20 to 50 percent off storewide.
» Jamba Juice: Buy one, get one free.
» Kincaid's Fish, Chop & Steak House: 20 percent off, excluding happy hour.
» Quiksilver: 20 percent off storewide.
» Ryan's Grill: 20 percent off, excluding happy hour.
» The Face Shop: On its opening weekend, this Ward Warehouse store will offer a 20 percent discount on all items, Saturday and Sunday only.
» The Sports Authority: $10 off purchases of $50 or more.
Ward Centers will also be providing free morning refreshments and gift wrapping, prize wheel giveaways, an air-conditioned rest area, entertainment and a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards.
Additionally, shoppers who spend $150 or more during the event can pick up a $10 Honolulu Chocolate Co. gift certificate as part of the mall's monthly "Spend and Get" promotion, while supplies last.
Facebook users also can get into the spirit of giving. If Ward Centers is able to reach 2,000 Facebook "likes" by Friday, each of its 2,000 fans will receive a free Festival of Giving passport. Visit www.facebook.com/VictoriaWardCenters.