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About Town 9-20-13

Hub Network seeks costume entries

The Hub Network will host the first “Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash,” to be broadcast Oct. 26 on the cable channel.

The special will be hosted by Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” along with Martha Stewart who will lead a panel of celebrity judges, and includes music performances and a nationwide costume competition where 50 semifinalists from each state will head to Los Angeles to be a part of the two-hour, star-studded event.

One person will win $25,000 and a walk-on role on the Hub Network’s Daytime Emmy Award-winning series, “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.”

The costume competition is open to all ages, including individuals or a maximum of five people per group submission.

Participants are encouraged to create costumes within one of the following categories: Howl-arious; Spook-tacular; Mad Genius; Blast from the Past; Animal Kingdom or Everyday Stuff.

For more information on how to enter, as well as to check out the latest entries and category requirements, visit The deadline to enter is Sept. 29.

YWAM sailboat arriving Saturday

A 74-foot, 86-ton ketch, owned by YWAM SHIPS will arrive at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Kailua Pier. Descendants of Henry Opukahaia, the first Hawaiian Christian, will be on board. Kahu and Hawaiian elders will join in a welcome protocol with expressions of Hawaii’s diverse culture. The public is invited to the festivities and a dinner following the event at the former Kona Hukilau Hotel.

Some walk-through tours will be offered by YWAM SHIPS directors Brett and Karen Curtis. YWAM SHIPS, a ministry of University of the Nations, is leasing the former Hukilau Hotel — near The Fish Hopper restaurant – for use as three schools, including the School of Navigation and Seamanship.

For more information, visit