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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Illustrated Lecture on Aviation History to be Presented Feb. 4

HALE‘IWA--The North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s historic preservation committee will host an illustrated historical lecture on Aviation History. The event features historic committee members and long time North Shore residents Vera Williams and Rick Rogers. The event will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Haleiwa Gym. It is sponsored by Stearman Biplane Rides. Author Vera Williams will present an illustrated talk on her extraordinary book, "WASPs, Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II," recently republished by the Pacific Historic Parks in 2011. Aviator, historian and author Rick Rogers will showcase the fascinating history of aviation on the North Shore in his illustrated presentation. See the attached flyer. Enjoy a preview of Vera's book by checking out Danny Martinez's interview with Vera on our website at We'd like to extend our special thanks to Stearman Biplane Rides, our sponsor, for their generous financial support of our event.
A girl's chorale ensemble from Kahuku High School's Vocal Motion will perform "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B." There will be swing music, swing dancing and refreshments. During intermission, a photographic presentation of life in the islands during World War II will be presented, courtesy of the Hawaii War Records Depository and the Honolulu Star Bulletin and Advertiser. Guests will also have an opportunity to learn more about the North Shore’s aviation history by visiting the tables set up by the Pacific Aviation Museum and the Naval Air Museum from Barbers Point. As a salute to "the greatest generation," guests are invited to dress in period attire.
Please join the North Shore Chamber for a memorable evening celebrating the WASPs and learning about the North Shore's and Hawaii's unique aviation history. Café Haleiwa, a delightful family owned and operated restaurant in the adjacent historic Takahashi Building, will open early at 5 p.m. for dinner to serve our patrons. Beer and wine pairings can be made at the family's Bonzer Front next door and brought into the Café.
WHAT: "WASPs, the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II," an illustrated talk by Vera Stone Williams and "The History of Aviation on the North Shore," an illustrated talk by Captain Rick Rogers
WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2012, at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Historic Haleiwa Gym across from Haleiwa Post Office
ADMISSION: $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door (includes light refreshments)
TICKETS: Available at Kai Ku Hale, Strong Current, and the Chamber office Monday to Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Phone:637-4558 website:

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