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Kaimuki musician and producer Babatunji Heath is coordinating an 8 p.m. July 21 thank-you concert at Anna O’Brien’s, with free admission to all registered bone-marrow donors. Among the bands that night is East Oahu’s latest Hoku award-winner Stephen Inglis. Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry Ferdie Gabat will be there to sign up more candidates on this special night to help blood cancers patients …

Richard Hunter

Richard Hunter
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Richard Hunter

Carly Kan of Aina Haina and partner Loxley Keala are heading for the High Performance Junior Beach Volleyball Championships July 19-21 in Hermosa Beach, Calif., and the USA Jr. Beach Volleyball Championships July 28-30 in Milwaukee … Hawaii Kai’s Richard Hunter, former president of Duty Free Shoppers, has joined the Hawaii Pacific University board of trustees.

The South Africa native has vast retail and nonprofit experience, and he co-founded Future Leaders for Peace in San Francisco … The Joshua Neves Children’s Foundation has its second annual Charity Golf Tournament at noon July 13 at Hawaii Prince Golf Club (292-2304 or nevesfoundation.org) to support bereavement programs for Hawaii families who have lost a child. Kaimuki parents Max and Erica Neves‘ 3-year-old son Joshua died suddenly of swine flu in 2009 …

Meet artists Mary Flynn of Maunalani Heights and Dan Van Zyle of Kuliouou at an art show reception for “Dragons in the Garden” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden (262-8306) … Palolo Valley resident and former Chaminade marketing prof Annabel Chotzen is the new training and employee development director for The Gas Company, bringing 30 years of experience and motivational speaking to the job …

Sacred Hearts Academy seventh-grader Chloe Ponimoi took first place ($200) and grand-prize runner-up ($100) in the grades 7-8 essay division of the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation “Inspired in Hawaii” contest, themed “Dream Big and Make Hawaii a Better Place.” Also winning first place in their divisions were SHA students Daryl Bolosan, Raelynn Chu and Skylar Johnson, and Mio Kadomatsu of Hokulani Elementary