News Briefs for Friday, March 24, 2006

• Relay For Life captains’meeting set

• Weigh-in today at Kukui Grove


Relay For Life captains’meeting set

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life team captains’ training session, previously set for March 18, is now on for tomorrow, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building first-floor conference room, ACS officials said in a press release.

The ACS’ Relay For Life Team Captain University will have instructors offering all the necessary information team captains need to effectively plan for participation in the Relay For Life, May 6 and 7, at Hanapepe Stadium.

Those team captains who cannot make the meeting may have a co-captain or other team member attend.

Past, current and future team captains are also invited to attend.

Call the ACS office at 245-2942 weekdays during regular business hours for more information.

The ACS office is next to Lihu‘e Public Library, by St. Michael & All Angel’s Episcopal Church at the corner of Hardy and ‘Umi streets.

See the Web site, www.cancer.

org, for more information.

The ACS volunteers and others offer free work-site wellness programs.

Gini Martin is the Relay For Life co-chair.

For more information, call 245-2942 weekdays during business hours, or visit

Weigh-in today at Kukui Grove

This evening at Kukui Grove Center, 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., Kukui Grove Center officials said in a press release.

During spring break, next week for most students in public schools on the island, Kukui Grove Center officials offer BounceHouse Kauai inflatable jumpy castles for use by the keiki tomorrow and Sunday 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 at two locations on the mall.


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• The correct name of the flower company whose owners and operators donated flowers for the flood victims’ families and friends for a helicopter air-drop in the story on the front page of the Wednesday paper is Florescence. It was spelled incorrectly in the story.


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