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CELEBRATE HULA

The 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival begins next week. Find a full schedule of events, participating halau, Miss Aloha Hula contestants, craft fair info and much more in this Sunday’s Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Click here to follow the festival throughout the week: http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/merrie-monarch .

Meeder is Easter speaker at Sure Foundation Puna

Kim Meeder will be the guest speaker at Sure Foundation Puna at 8 and 10 a.m on Easter Sunday, April 20. Everyone is invited. The Children’s Ministry will be having an Easter egg hunt during both services. SF Puna is located on the corner of Pahoa Highway and Pohaku Circle. For more information, call 966-6489 or e-mail info@surefoundation.tv .

‘Peter Rabbit’ to visit Hilo library

The Honolulu Theatre for Youth will present “Peter Rabbit and the Garden,” a special stage production of the Peter Rabbit story, at five Neighbor Island public libraries from April 17-May 6. The Friends of the Library of Hawaii is sponsoring these free programs.

OCP advises about mortgage rescue scam

Hundreds of distressed homeowners facing foreclosure in Hawaii were likely misled by a loan modification program operated by the Homeowner Legal Assistance Association (HLAA), a Florida corporation, for approximately 17 months in 2009 and 2010, according to an investigation conducted by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection (OCP).