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Climate change talk at UHH

The University of Hawaii at Hilo will host a seminar featuring David Helweg, director of the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PICSC), at noon today in Room 118 of the Science and Technology Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Daily music and talk-story events this week in downtown Hilo are featuring the music and literature of Hawaii. Everyone is invited to the free programs being presented in tribute to the 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival at Basically Books at 160 Kamehameha Ave.

‘Life in Colors’ workshops, fashion show feature Izukura

In conjunction with the gallery opening of Akihiko Izukura’s designer art and fashionable attire show at Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art at 141 Kalakaua St. in Hilo, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2, Izukura will present to the community of Hilo hands-on techniques used in creating wearable designer and fashionable clothing for women from silkworms.

Paauilo EIS accepting kindergarten registrations

Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate School is accepting registration for kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year. If your child is or will be 5 years old by July 31, and you live in the Paauilo area, feel free to visit the school and pick up a registration packet. Paauilo School is a “Success for All school” and provides a fun and rigorous program for your keiki. If you have any questions, you can call the school at 776-7710.

Help identify this photo

Each Saturday, the Tribune-Herald is publishing a photo from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection. The museum is seeking help identifying the people and places in the photos, most of which are from the 1950s and ’60s. Those with information about the subjects in the photos can contact Miki Bulos at 935-5021 (once the message starts, press 5) or via email at archives@lymanmuseum.org . THIS PHOTO (NO. 180) was taken July 4, 1964.

Dunnington is 2nd in poetry competition’s state finals

Parker School is pleased to announce junior Sean Dunnington earned second place in the Poetry Out Loud State Finals on March 2 at the Tenney Theatre, Cathedral of St. Andrew’s in Honolulu. One of 15 contestants at the state level, Dunnington recited the poems “Momma Said” by Calvin Forbes; “The Chimney Sweeper: When My Mother Died I Was Very Young,” by William Blake; and “Self-Inquiry Before the Job Interview” by Gary Soto.