On May 1, ring master Thomas Sorensen presented the Hawaii launch of Kartell and Cobra Art Company at INspiration in the Honolulu Design Center. Kartell is Italy's design manufacturer of contemporary plastic furniture.
With the canoes Hokulea and Hikianalia making final preparations for a scheduled May 17 launch on their worldwide voyage, the Polynesian Voyaging Society helped host a media sail April 29 to provide a preview of the seagoing adventure ahead.
On April 27, the Honolulu 5K for Kids started at South Beretania Street and finished at South King Street. The event helps to provide additional funding for Hawaii public and private school fitness programs.
Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle's held the 22nd annual "I Love Kailua" party at the center of Kailua on April 13. The party featured food from Kailua's best restaurants, live entertainment, arts, crafts, plants, and more.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Hawaii's annual fundraiser, MDA Spring Soiree was held at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on April 12. The event featured a silent auction and culinary delights to help raise money for the nonprofit organization.