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    Kamehameha Schools Hoolaulea event includes keiki rides, island crafts, a country store and more.

Former White House doctor in isles

Dr. Connie Mariano, author of "The White House Doctor — My Patients Were Presidents" will be the featured speaker at Sacred Hearts Academy’s science symposium for girls. The free event will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. next Saturday for girls in fifth through eighth grades.

Mariano was the first woman to be appointed White House physician. She served nine years in the White House after retiring from the Navy with the rank of rear admiral. She was also the first Filipino American to become a Navy admiral.

During her speech, she will discuss how she gained success in her career despite obstacles and prejudices. After the keynote address, the girls will attend hands-on workshops while parents participate in a "parents only" session where they will learn techniques to encourage their daughters.

To register, visit or e-mail

‘Cinderella’ twirls onto the stage


» Where: Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.

» When: 7 p.m. Thursday through next Saturday

» Cost: $8 Thursday, $13 other nights; all seats general admission


Info: 528-0506 or 924-4990
Community theater veteran Jana Souza caps her career in high school theater next weekend as she stars in the title role of ‘Iolani School’s spring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Cinderella." Shelby Isham plays the benevolent Fairy Godmother with Tue Vaea as the prince. Sara Saltman has the meaty role of the pathologically abusive stepmother; Amanda Tsuhako and Summer Yamada-Scott are the stepsisters.

Expect an engaging performance from Souza. She starred as Dorothy in ‘Iolani’s 2008 production of "The Wiz" and also has a short but impressive resume in community theater. She starred as Gabriella in Army Community Theatre’s "High School Musical," returned as Sharpay in ACT’s "High School Musical 2" a year later, and demonstrated her command of character roles playing Ginger, the obsequious "goody two-shoes" girl in ACT’s Hawaii-premiere of "Zombie Prom" last fall.

Aviation careers lift off at event

Attention, young aspiring aviators.

The Discovering Your Future in Aviation Conference held the first weekend of March is your opportunity to learn all you can about flying. The conference takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 4 to 6 at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor on Ford Island.

Besides hands-on workshops and seminars, there will be a career fair, aviation film showings, and the opportunity to talk one-on-one with aviation professionals. Actors portraying Amelia Earhart, Rosie the Riveter and other aviation stars will be available for photos on March 6.

The conference is free with museum admission.

Call 441-1000 or visit

Hoolaulea fun at Kapalama Campus

Kamehameha Schools throws its 81st annual Hoolaulea from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Kapalama Campus Konia Field.

Admission and parking are free, but scrip will be required for booths. There also will be keiki rides, island crafts, a country store, garden shop, games and a silent auction.

Entertainers include Melveen Leed, Kolohe Kai, Kapala, Kupaoa and Na Wai. Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the entertainment.

There also will be a free screening in the auditorium of "One Voice," a documentary about the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest.

Free on-campus parking is available, and shuttles will run from Damien Memorial Schools, Kapalama Elementary and Honolulu Community College.

Call Parent & Alumni Relations at 842-8680 or visit

Tooth Fairy visits children’s center

Families can meet the Tooth Fairy and learn how to take care of teeth and gums from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Children’s Discovery Center. Activities include making your own tooth box for baby teeth, games and a free dental screening.

Free admission goes to the first 500 Hawaii Dental Service members (bring membership card) and their families. Cost for non-HDS members and those after the first 500 is $6.50. Call 521-1431.

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