Taking A Walk For Alzheimer’s

Memory Walk ambassador Chip Webb

Walking is one of the greatest exercises ever and it’s an opportunity waiting for your feet. You can raise money walking for different causes. Next up is Oct. 9 at 8 a.m. Get on over to Kukui Grove Center that day and walk on behalf of Alzheimer’s disease patients. The Alzheimer’s Association 2010 Memory Walk needs you to help the 1,500 or so people on the island who suffer with Alzheimer’s disease. Every $100 donated helps Kaua’i family caregivers with training, research and support groups. Get the details by calling 245-3200 or online at memorywalk2010.kintera.org/kauai

Pau! Hanalei’s HI-5 bottle redemption center is closed, but Kilauea HI-5 – where the former Guava Kai Plantation and current Malama Kaua’i/Common Ground is headquartered – will take them Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. To learn where all the bottle redemption centers around the island are, call the County Recycling Office at 241-5120, or go online at kauai.gov/HI5

Rosa Silver-Russell’s work is on view through Jan. 26 at The Contemporary Museum on Oahu

Her show: You know her as Mama Rosa on KKCR, but the artist has a name,

Rosa Silver-Russell, and she’s been chosen as the only Kaua’i artist to participate in the biennial show running through Jan. 26, 2011at The Contemporary Museum. Visit online for details at tcmhi.org/ex_mhBiennial.htm

His show: Another Russell in the household, named Hugh, was in the biennial 10 years ago – been there, done that. But he’s in the news, too. He’s having a show at Alley Kat Art, where you can view his new drawings through Dec. 3. Visit online at alleykatart.com or call 651-1766 …

Kaua’i Kine is having an artsy week – galerie 103 announces that its SMallART, an exhibit of work by gallery artists, will open Oct. 7 and run through Dec. 4. Heads up: There’s an artists’ reception Oct. 23. Check out the details at galerie103.com

Catch Hugh Russell’s work through Dec. 3 at Alley Kat Art in Kapa‘a

Take a day. Look out, not in. Get out in the fresh air and … count seals. On Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. islandwide, the Hawaiian Monk Seal Conservation Hui wants new and experienced volunteers to spread out along the coastline to count seals. The object is to get a bead on about how many seals are around the inhabited Hawaiian Islands. The hui will host an informational meeting Oct. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lihue Neighborhood Center to prepare for the count. Volunteers will learn how to find and identify seals, and receive general information about this endangered animal. It’s also the spot to sign up for Seal Count Zones around the island. Contact 346-1592 or go to kauaiseals@gmail.com. …

Live in ZIP 97646? Got a knockout yard? Did you spiff it up on your own? Helena Cooney wants to talk to you. She collects information for a Kapaa Neighborhood Pride Award. September’s award went to good neighbor Sara Rogers, who purchased and cultivated the half acre she calls her own. Clearing away discarded water heaters, bath tubs, railroad ties and more – including the kitchen sink – she got the place looking buff over the six years. It’s a work in progress. Nominate yourself or a neighbor by contacting Cooney at Helena1824@aol.com or 822-1885 …

Helena Cooney and Sara Rogers, the September Kapa‘a Neighborhood Pride award-winner

Grace Guslander, owner and manager of the iconic Coco Palms Resort, would be 100 this year, had she lived. In honor of the centennial of her birth, Kaua’i Historical Society is paying homage to her by having a gathering at Smith’s Tropical Paradise, an equally venerable treasure trove of nooks and crannies. Basics: Saturday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m., loads of entertainment with featured artist Kainani Kahaunaele but, of course, it can’t happen without octogenarian Larry Rivera, possibly more iconic than the Coco Palms itself. Call Kauai Historical Society at (808) 245-3373 or e-mail info@kauaihistoricalsociety.org for reservations. Tickets cost $65 and are available at local outlets. …

Kainani Kahaunaele

Thanks to all those who have sent in photos for MidWeek-Kaua’i‘s Focus on Kaua’i pages. And please keep those pics coming. Send us everything from family reunions to people and their pets, a day at the beach, a sports celebration, a trophy fish catch or just a precious or even silly moment shared by your family. Each Focus page is essentially a Kaua’i ohana photo album. Please send your photos to Focus On Kaua’i, MidWeek, 45-525 Luluku Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744, or e-mail Terri Hefner at thefner@midweek.com with the subject line “Focus on Kaua’i.” And be sure to include your name. Here’s looking at you! …


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