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Halau to dance Friday at park

Volcano, Hawaii » Hawaiian entertainer Meleana Ulrich-Manuel and her hula halau will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kilauea Visitors Center Auditorium at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The halau, Ke ‘Olu Makani o Mauna Loa, has competed and performed throughout Hawaii, the mainland and Japan.

Offer drops rates for Makena Surf

Kihei, Maui » Late-summer rates are being slashed for luxury villa rentals at Makena Surf.

Tropical Villa Vacations’ "Sunny Surf" promotion offers three-bedroom, three-bath villas overlook-ing the beach. Each villa can accommodate six people.

Rates for late summer (starting Aug. 20) begin at $850 per night (previously $1,150).

For more details, call Tropical Villa Vacations at 875-2818 or toll-free at 888-875-2818, ext. 6, or visit

Watch fireworks from the ocean

Star of Honolulu Cruises and Events has scheduled cruise packages offering great views of the holiday fireworks on July 3 and 4.

» Star of Honolulu Cocktail and Fireworks Cruise: 8:30-10 p.m. July 3, departing from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. Cost: kamaaina/military rate: $37.55 per person.

» Star of Honolulu Fireworks Dinner Cruise: 6:15-9:15 p.m. July 4, departing from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. Cost: kamaaina/military rate: From $101.01.

» Hoku Nai‘a Cocktail and Fireworks Cruise: 7:45-9:15 p.m. July 4, departing from Kewalo Basin, Slip D-1. Cost: kamaaina/military rate: $33.80 per person.

For more information, call 983-STAR (7827) or visit

Aqua’s birthday means $10 rooms

Aqua Hotels & Resorts will celebrate its 10th birthday on Aug. 11 by offering guests a $10 room special.

The discounted price applies to the first night of stays of three or more nights at 16 Aqua hotels on Oahu, Maui, Molokai and Kauai. Additional nights will be booked at Aqua’s "best available rates," a release said.

Bookings for the special rate can be made through July 15.

For more information on the birthday special, call 866-406-2782, or visit (

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