For Tuesday, October 30, 2012
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 30, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 02:48 a.m. HST, Oct 30, 2012
Get listed in our holiday event guide
The Star-Advertiser’s holiday happenings guide will be published Nov. 25, overflowing with listings for Santa encounters, craft fairs, keiki fun, library activities, theater shows, concerts, displays and other events.
To be included, email the date, time, location, cost, sponsor, description and contact information for your event to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 20.
Rappelling event helps Special Olympics
Special Olympics Hawai‘i is offering 120 adventure-seekers the chance to rappel 31 stories down the Sheraton Waikiki for its fourth annual "Over the Edge of Waikiki" fundraiser Saturday.
Spots will be reserved for individuals or groups that commit to raise a minimum of $1,000 in donations per rappel before the event. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and weigh less than 300 pounds.
To sign up, register online at www.specialolympicshawaii.org.
Start an "Over the Edge Team Extreme" by recruiting at least two other members to enjoy exclusive offers such as a reduced registration deposit and customized "Team Extreme" T-shirts with the team's name. The team with the highest fundraising total will win a MinoHD high-definition video camera for each member, up to six. Teams of three or more people will receive a discounted deposit of $25.
Channel808.tv will be live-streaming from the drop zone at the Sheraton Waikiki all day.
All funds raised through "Over the Edge of Waikiki" will support Special Olympics Hawai‘i's Holiday Classic, held every December at Joint Base Hickam-Pearl Harbor and Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay. The event allows athletes from around the state to compete in basketball, bowling and bocce ball.
The local rappelling event is conducted by Over the Edge, a North American-based company that specializes in unique fundraising events for nonprofit organizations. The staff includes fully trained professionals who have conducted more than 100 events over the last five years without a single injury or incident, according to Special Olympics Hawai‘i.
Even those who aren't dropping off the edge of the hotel or backing one of the participants can still support Special Olympics Hawai‘i by making a donation at bit.ly/OTE2012.
Entries sought for city's wreath contest
"Kanikapila Kalikimaka!" is the theme of the 27th Annual Holiday Wreath Contest.
The event, organized by the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts, has three divisions: adults, youths ages 17 and younger, and wreaths that depict the theme.
A ribbon and monetary award will be given to the winners in each division. The first-place prize is $150, second place is $100 and third place is $75. A "best in show" winner will receive the Mayor's Holly Award worth $200, while six Judges' Choice Awards will win $25. Only one award will be presented to any one individual or group.
Judging will be based on workmanship, creativity and use of materials.
Wreaths in the theme category will be judged on the incorporation of the theme into the wreath.
Rules and entry forms are available online at www.honolulu.gov/moca and at any satellite city hall.
Entries will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 26 in the Lane Gallery of Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King St. No early or late entries will be accepted. Each entry must include a wreath contest entry form.
For more information, contact Tory Laitila at 768-6622.
Must be at least 18 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and in good health. Bring photo ID with date of birth. Call 848-4770 or visit www.bbh.org.
» Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Kapolei High School, Bloodmobile; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Kailua High School library; and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Prudential Locations, 614 Kapahulu Ave.
» Thursday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alii Place, 1099 Alakea St., Suite 2130; and 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., 1132 Bishop St., Suite 306
» Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Honolulu Fire Department Headquarters, 636 South St., auditorium; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., UH-Manoa, Campus Center Executive Dining Room
» Saturday: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Bloodmobile (Downtown, parking lot near Sears); and 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Kapolei Shopping Center, Bloodmobile (next to Safeway)
» Sunday: 7 a.m. to noon, Kailua Town Center, Bloodmobile (next to parking garage near Macy's); and 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hawaii Kai Towne Center, Bloodmobile
» Dillingham Donor Center (2043 Dillingham Blvd.): Mondays through Saturdays; call for times. Open Sundays for apheresis (platelet) donors by appointment only.
» Young Street Donor Center (1907 Young St.): 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays
Ongoing registration for classes held at American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, unless otherwise noted. Certification upon completion. Classes are based on availability and are subject to change. Call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcross.org.
» Adult & Pediatric First Aid & CPR/AED: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdayand Nov. 10, 18, 24 and 30. Cost: $110.
» Babysitter's Training: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Cost: $85.
» CPR/AED Adult: 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 14. An additional class will be held 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Wayland Baptist University, 95-1091 Ainamakua Drive. Cost: $70.
» CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer & Health Care Providers: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and Nov. 11 and 20. Cost: $130.
» Emergency Medical Response: Nine-session course (60 hours), 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 16, 23, 30 and Dec. 7; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24, and Dec. 1 and 8; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 9. Cost: $400.
» First Aid, CPR, AED Instructor Course: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Three-hour online course must be taken prior to taking this class. Cost: $640. Call 739-8137.
» Pediatric First Aid & CPR/AED: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19. Cost: $90.
» Standard First Aid: 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Cost: $70.
» Standard First Aid with CPR/AED Adult: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and Nov. 6, 8, 13, 15, 17, 21, 26 and 28. Cost: $90.