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Learn tiki carving Saturday, May 1, at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

April 16, 2010 |  1:15 pm

Tiki It's time once again for Mr. D's tiki-carving class at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

On Saturday, May 1, from 1 to 4 p.m., master carver Jim DePompei will teach carving techniques and tool care while students work on their own palm wood tiki.

Attendees will also learn about the cultural history and significance of the wood carvings.

Open to anyone age 10 and older, no previous wood-carving experience is necessary.

The cost to attend is $59 ($53 for members). Class fee includes a palm log, set of chisels and a T-shirt.

Registration is required and can be done by calling (310) 548-7562. Class size is limited, so call early to ensure your spot as this class fills up quickly.

The aquarium is at 3720 Stephen M. White Drive in San Pedro.

--Kelly Burgess

Photo: A tiki statue at the entrance of a restaurant. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

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