News Briefs for Friday, March 10, 2006

• Girl Scout Sunday is nearly here

• Students get vocal at Kukui Grove

• Corrections


Girl Scout Sunday is nearly here

The Rev. Midori Kondo of the Lihue Hongwanji Mission said that a Girl Scout Sunday service is March 12 at 9 a.m. at the mission temple on Kuhio Highway in Kapaia.

She is the speaker at the family dharma service, which includes birthday Sunday and dharma class.

All interested should also pick up their registration forms for the Nembutsu seminar and retreat with the Rev. Marvin Harada of the Orange County Buddhist Church.

“What is Shin Buddhism to Me in the 21st Century?” is the theme of his talk.

The seminar will take place at the Lihue Hongwanji Mission Friday through Sunday, April 14 to 16, with a registration deadline of March 25.

The cost is $25.

On Thursday is the Founder’s Memorial Day Service, with chanting shoshinge at 4:30 p.m., and a brief talk on tannisho at 5 p.m.

“Let’s all welcome the Shinran,” Kondo said.

For more information on any of these events, call 245-6262.


Students get vocal at Kukui Grove

Students of Dolly Kanekuni’s Vocal Studio take to the center stage at Kukui Grove Center tonight at 7 p.m., part of the Aloha Friday on the Mall celebration.

On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, members of The Starlighters provide big-band music at 7 p.m., also at the Aloha Friday on the Mall celebration.

On March 24, at a special Aloha Friday on the Mall event, there will be a weigh-in, autograph sessions, and more, featuring some mixed-martial-arts (MMA) fighters including Kimo Leopoldo, Kit Cope, Robbie Lawler, Jens Pulver, Niko Vitale, and Anthony Torres.

The Ainofea and Garden Isle Martial Arts events are at the center stage from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

During spring break, Kukui Grove Center officials offer BounceHouse Kauai inflatable jumpy castles for use by the keiki March 25 and March 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day, at both the center stage and exhibition area.

In addition to the Aloha Friday on the Mall BounceHouse Kauai inflatables available for the keiki from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 31, members of the Lihue Baptist Church Youth Group offer a special presentation from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by live music from the group Natural Harmony from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On April 1 and April 2, the spring sidewalk sale takes place, with the keiki fun bounce houses will be available at two locations on the mall, mall managers said in a press release.


Corrections

The Garden Island corrects errors of fact in news stories. If you notice an error, please contact us at one of the numbers listed below.

• The photo of North Shore land owner James “Jimmy” Pflueger on the front page of yesterday’s paper, in the story about a settlement of Pflueger’s conviction on federal Clean Water Act charges, the attorney was misidentified. He is David J. Minkin, a partner in the Honolulu firm McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon, LLP, not attorney William McCorriston.

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