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STRUMMING HOT UKULELES — The 20th annual Hawaii Preparatory Academy Ukulele Festival — “The Magic of Motown” — is at 7 p.m. today at the Gates Performing Arts Center in Waimea. More than 120 students from HPA, Kealakehe Intermediate School and Waikoloa School will perform. The concert is free and open to the public. Above, HPA students practice for a previous concert.What's Hot

 TODAY, March 2 

16TH ANNUAL HEART WALK 

Where: Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo 

When: 7 a.m. March 2 

Details: Registration, 6:30 a.m.; health fair, 7 a.m.; walk, 8 a.m. Raises funds for research, education, community programs. Free health screenings, food, keiki games, entertainment. 

Contact: Jackie Richardson, 457-4957, jackie.richardson@heart.org 

GIRL’S DAY FESTIVAL 

Where: Hawaii Japanese Center, 751 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo 

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 2 

Details: Japanese cultural day, with HJC Mukashi Mukashi aru tokoro ni vintage store, doll display, demos, crafts, performances, food, cherry blossom princess contest. Free. 

Contact: Gina Hara Chun, 934-9611, gina@realtyhc.com 

HAWAIIAN FAMILY AFFAIR 

Where: UHH-Campus Center 

When: 9 a.m. March 2 

Details: Free; Na Pua No‘eau’s 21st annual event. Theme is “Ke Ola Mau,” referring to health and wellbeing of Hawaiian families. Dance fitness, health screenings, entertainment, food. 

Contact: Toni Mallow, 974-7678, mallow@hawaii.edu 

BASIC HOME MAINTENANCE 

Where: Hilo Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 700 Manono St., Ste. 102, Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. March 2 

Details: Free basic home maintenance class on leaky toilets and sinks. Instruction by Jake Bierman of Bierman Home Inspection Inc. 

Contact: Adrienne Eisele, 935-6677, adrienne@hilohabitat.org 

LEARN ABOUT WATER GARDENS 

Where: Rozett’s Nursery at corner of 28th and Kaloli, Hawaiian Paradise Park 

When: 2 p.m. March 2 

Details: “Water Gardens and Aquatic Plants.” Sean Callahan, head horticulturist at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, will give free seminar. 

Contact: John Rozett, 982-5422, jrozett@hawaiiantel.net 

HPA UKULELE FESTIVAL 

Where: Gates Performing Arts Center 

When: 7 p.m. March 2 

Details: “The Magic of Motown,” the 20th annual HPA Ukulele Festival, features more than 120 students from HPA, Kealakehe Intermediate School and Waikoloa School. The performance is free and open to the public. 

Contact: Dorothy Gaughen, 885-2500 

 

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