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  • Takuma Tanizaki’s “Aloha New Year” won first place in the 15th Annual Canon U.S.A. Amateur Photo Contest.

Pets up for adoption

Kittens, puppies and older cats and dogs will be available for adoption at Petco Pearl City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature animals from the Oahu SPCA, Hawaii Dog Foundation and Joey’s Feline Friends. The Oahu SPCA also will offer microchip services for dogs and cats for a fee of $24.95. Petco is at 1134 Kuala St. For information, call 456-6615.

Winning photos on display

Photos from Hawaii finalists in the 15th Annual Canon U.S.A. Amateur Photo Contest are on exhibit at the Canon Photo Gallery through the month.

Three winners and 22 honorable mentions were selected from more than 890 entries in the contest, with the theme “Portrait of Hawaii.”

The first-place winner is Takuma Tani­zaki of Hono­lulu for “Aloha New Year”; second place went to Kona­wa­ena High School student Kourtney Rust for “Lehua at Hale­mau­mau Crater”; and the third-place winner was  Jessica Rafael of Hono­lulu for “Showered with Aloha.”

The gallery is at 210 Ward Ave., Suite 200; hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Call 522-5930 for more infromation.

Shears out for cancer event

Willing to shave your head to support the thousands of kids who are diagnosed with cancer?

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is searching for men, women and children to participate in a fundraiser to collect funds for pediatric cancer research. Volunteers are asked to shave their heads in exchange for pledges and financial support from family and friends. The “Conquer Kids’ Cancer” event will be held at Dave & Buster’s on April 17, with the head shavings commencing at noon.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds research proj­­ects, enables institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical studies and makes grants to research institutions to search for a cure for childhood cancer.

For more information, call 888-899-BALD (2253) or visit to register.

‘Recycled Life’ to show April 13

Filmmaker Leslie Iwerks will screen her Academy Award-nominated documentary, “Recycled Life,” at Punahou School.

The film will screen at 6:45 p.m. April 13 in the Thurston Memorial Chapel. There is no admission charge. The filmmaker will introduce her film and lead a discussion after the screening.

Iwerks described the movie on as a “dramatic and touching story of thousands of adults, children, and generations of families who have been living and working in the largest and most toxic landfill in Central America, the Guatemala City Garbage Dump, over the last 60 years.”

It was nominated in 2007 for an Oscar, best documentary, short subjects.

Iwerks also directed the Emmy-nominated film “The Pixar Story,” “Industrial Light and Magic: Creating the Impossible” and “The Hand Behind the Mouse — The Ub Iwerks Story.”

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