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| March 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Job Fair
— Marine Corps Base Hawaii will host a job fair open to the public at Kahuna’s, at the E-Club, 2-4 p.m. Call 257-7790/7787.
Volunteer Recognition Week — The deadline for nominating volunteers is March 12.E-mail the Army Volunteer Corps at or call 655-4227.
Battle Color Detachment — The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment has public performances at the Pop Warner football field on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, today , 9:30 a.m; and at Kaiser High School, March 13, 2 p.m. Call 257-8840/8832.
13 / Saturday
Friendship Gala
— The Friendship Gala is a foodie’s delight showcasing a dozen of Hawaii’s most celebrated restaurants, March 13, 7–9 p.m., at the Hawaii Convention Center. Attendees will enjoy spectacular cultural entertainment by performers from Japan and other Pacific Rim countries. The Friendship Gala benefits the Honolulu Festival Foundation’s cultural and educational programs for schools and children in Hawaii. Tickets are $85. Call 596-3327 or visit
Keiki Talk Story — Stories of the Past is the topic of this month’s Keiki Talk Story program, 10-11 a.m., Mission Houses Museum, 553 S. King St., Honolulu. The author is famous for his books on folktales and history. This program engages children ages 3 and up and provides hands-on activity. Call 447-3910.
Honolulu Festival — The Honolulu Festival displays free cultural performances and exhibits, March 13-14. The music, dances, costumes art and movies will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Waikiki Beach Walk and Waikiki Shopping Plaza, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The festival concludes a parade along Kalakaua Avenue, 4:30 p.m., and features music, cultural demonstrations and magnificent floats, including the popular Daijayama, or fire-breathing dragon. Call 596-3327 or visit
14 / Sunday
St. Patrick’s Day
— Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Royal Hawaiian Center, March 14, at 2 p.m. Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii will perform the traditional art of piping and drumming for the audience at Helumoa – The Royal Grove, between Buildings B and C, along Kalakaua Avenue. Visit or call 922-2299.
15 / Monday
— The Society of American Military Engineers will award several $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors planning to pursue a full-time undergraduate technical degree at a university with an accredited engineering program, or to a current engineering or architecture major enrolled at a university with an accredited program. Military affiliation or experience (SAME member or dependent, military dependent, Reserve Officers’ Training Corps or Junior ROTC) are given preference. Applications must be postmarked by March 15. Contact the scholarships director at
17 / Wednesday
FBI Recruitment
— Are you interested in a career with the FBI as a Special Agent or a Professional Support employee? Learn about an FBI career, March 17, 1 p.m., at the Soldiers Support Center, Bldg. 750, Schofield Barracks. Entry-level salary is $62,957, Academy training is $71,659, first year salary upon graduation is $81,694. In five years, salary is $112,217 for the SA position. Call 655-1028 or 566-4488/4300.
Splash Day — All Armed Services YMCA Playmorning groups are invited to join for a day of wading pools and water toys at 1262 Santos Dumont, Wheeler Army Airfield. Bring swimsuits, towels, sunscreen and a dish for a potluck lunch. Call 624-5645.
19 / Friday
Art and Essay Contest
— The Armed Services YMCA’s annual art and essay contest invites students in grades 1-12 to write an essay about “My Military Hero.” Entries must be postmarked no later than March 19. Winning entrees will be displayed in a number of locations in the Washington D.C. area, and winners will be recognized at a luncheon on Capitol Hill. Entry forms are available at
20 / Saturday
Walk to End Polio
— Local Rotary and the Hawaii Post Polio Network will host the “Walk to End Polio,” March 20, at Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park. Check-in is at 7 a.m., and the walk starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $20, or $15 for students and military. Fees are tax deductible and proceeds will benefit Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Call 561-0585 or visit
25 / Thursday
Ask the Commander
— The “Ask the Commander” tapings continue this month in front of the Fort Shafter PX, March 25, 3-4 p.m. Future dates include April 29 at the Schofield PX, May 27 at the Fort Shafter PX, and June 24 at the Schofield PX.
27 / Saturday
Auto Show Military Two-Fer Day
— Buy one admission and get the second free, with valid military IDs, to the International Auto Show at the Hawaii Convention Center, March 27. For more information visit
Earth Hour — On March 27, 8:30 p.m., people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change by turning off their lights for one hour. The movement symbolizes that by working together, we can make a positive impact in this fight, protecting our future and that of future generations. Visit
Easter SeaHunt — Families are invited to Waikiki Aquarium, March 27, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., for sea animal hunts for children ages 2-7, a fishpond game, crafts and visits with the Easter Bunny. Visitors will have access to all exhibits and galleries. A shuttle will be available at the Waikiki Elementary School, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Admission is free for children of Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium families, family plus and grandparent memberships. The fee for individual, senior and non-member hunters is $10. Fish pond tickets are $2. Registration is available
31 / Wednesday
Hui O’ Wahine Scholarship
— The Hui O’ Wahine Scholarship and Welfare applications are due March 31. The Hui O’ Wahine, a Schofield Barracks spouses club, gives scholarship and welfare money every year to deserving students and organizations. Scholarships are available for graduating seniors and for continuing education. Grants are given to organiza
tions that support military families and the surrounding community. Grant awards are dependent upon substantial need and the amount of money available. Visit or
2nd Infantry Division Reunion — The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the 2nd Infantry Division, at any time. For information about the association and annual reunion in Danvers, Mass., Aug. 18-22, visit or call 744-5062.
Lent and Holy Week — The chapel schedule for Lenten and Holy week has been issued. Including Stations of the Cross, every Friday during Lent, at 5:30 p.m., at AMR. Call 836-4599, 655-9307/9355 or 656-1384.

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