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Carol Chang

Dion Scott

Kailua Elementary teacher Dion Scott, known as Boogie to the blues world, pays homage to Eric Clapton at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at HPR’s Atherton Studio (955-8821). You also may catch the Kailua guitarist at Morning Brew and other local spots … The Dalire hula ohana of Kaneohe – five women over five decades – will mark the 50th anniversary of Keolalaulani Halau Olapa O Laka Aug. 24 at Koolau Ballroom from noon on with food, partying and more than 150 dancers from Kaneohe, Hilo, Tokyo and San Mateo (Tickets cost $65 at 864-5549) …

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will be keynote speaker for the Hawaii Job Corps commencement Aug. 19 in Waimanalo … Don Weir wants to give credit to his wife, Colleen, who actually caught the largest fish on their Baja expedition. He’s pictured holding the impressive yellowtail in the July 17 Islander

Happy Birthday to A.T. “Red” Miller, who turned 94 last month while partying with his friends from Windward Arts Council. Red has been a strong leader and supporter of the arts for decades in Windward … Artists create more than art. Kailua’s Warren and Carolyn Stenberg are happy to announce the arrival of their first great-grandchild, Alamea Lilla-Spencer, July 9 on Maui …

The July run of On Dragonfly Wings at Ron Bright Theatre was more than momentary entertainment. Paliku Academy of Performing Arts director John-Paul Tai and his cast staged a bone marrow drive and gave a free performance of the play to young cancer patients and their families. Said Adelia and Stephen Dung (parents of the late Alana Dung for whom the play was created): “John-Paul has spent the summer educating and exposing a new generation of children to the fragility of life and the difference we all can make” …

With the blessing of their new pastor, Rev. Jayne Ryan Kuroiwa, Windward United Church of Christ members took on the Kailua July 4 Parade sitting down, and won a prize for it. Their first-place entry among nonprofits: “We’ll Save a Seat for You” by the Beach Chair Brigade … Kaneohe resident and mechanical engineering major Julia Gomes is one of the helpful campus orientation leaders at UH Manoa this month. The wise senior’s tip: “Try new things!”

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