Community briefs for December 22


APAC classes to resume in January

The Aloha Performing Arts Company Theatre Education Program resumes offering classes in January, with Felicity Johnson’s “Intergenerational Class” running on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning Jan. 5 at the Aloha Theatre.

Base tuition is $10 per meeting. All ages are welcome in this class, which culminates in a public performance.

On Jan. 8, APAC artistic director Jerry Tracy begins another session of Tuesday Troupers, his theater skills class for ages 8-12, which will culminate in a small in-house performance on Feb. 12. Tuition for the six-week class, which takes place at the Aloha Theatre, is $60.

Karen Barry will offer public speaking for adults and mature teens on Wednesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Aloha Theatre. Tuition is $40.

Aloha Teen Theatre meets weekly on Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. at the APAC Loft, just south of the theater. For more information, call APAC at 322-9924.

Chance to study in the Outback

Applications are currently being accepted for a study-abroad opportunity in Australia that will explore the relationship between people and their natural environment.

The three-and-a-half-week program, offered by the University of Hawaii at Hilo takes place in Queensland May 19 to June 13, 2013. The application deadline is Feb. 1.

UH-Hilo biology Professor William Mautz and local field experts will spend their time traveling the national parks, forests, wildlife reserves, coastlines and islands of North Queensland, which boasts some of the most diverse natural resources in the Southern Hemisphere. The program begins on Magnetic Island, offshore from the city of Townsville, with classes taught by experts from the University of Queensland, James Cook University and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, followed by a three-week field study of North Queensland.

Field activities include snorkeling along the Great Barrier Reef, a hike in the Daintree Rainforest, interaction with Aboriginal culture, a stay with an Australian family and encounters with endemic species. The program awards six semester credits and is suitable for students of all majors. For more information, contact Corinne Tamashiro at 974-7664 or visit http://uhh.abroadoffice.net/australia.html.

 

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