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Surf Gear Recycling — The Hawaii Military Surfing Organization is collecting all types of surfing-related items to donate to Hawaii’s underprivileged keiki. The organization will collect used surfboards in any condition, stretched and broken leashes, fins, boogie boards or anything that will allow a child to enjoy the ocean. All gear collected will be donated to Na Kama Kai, a local charity that works to empower local children by creating, conducting and supporting ocean-based programs at their ocean clinic in Ewa Beach, May 9. E-mail or call 347-6333.

Dole Luau — Tickets are on sale for the Dole Plantation Benefit Luau for the Waialua High School Robotics Team until April 30. The event will feature Hawaiian food, a silent auction and live musical entertainment, May 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Visit

AAFES Photo — They say that a picture is worth 1,000 words but a mere 50 describing a picture could fetch a digital camera and a $500 shopping spree in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s contest through April 30. Visit­  


1 / Saturday

Lei Day Celebration — This cultural event features the Lei Court, hula, crafts and food booths, and live entertainment, May 1, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at Kapiolani Park in Honolulu. Visit

Seasons and the Sea — The Waikiki Aquarium invites you to a cultural ceremony marking the official changing of the seasons, May 2, 6-7 p.m. Traditional chants, hula and storytelling will take place at the sunset observance, 6-7 p.m., May 2, from a site just ewa of the Aquarium grounds. Seasons and the Sea will officially mark the change from Hoolilo (wet season) to Kauwela (hot or warm-dry season) as the sun sets into the crown of Pu`u o Kapolei, an occurrence that happens nce a year. E-mail or call 440-9027.

3 / Monday

Basic Skills — Free Basic Skills courses are open to anyone wanting to enter the military, raise their General Technical score, prepare for military schooling (BNCOC or ANCOC, etc.) or prepare for a college placement test in reading and mathematics. Join this 60-hour course that lasts seven and a half weeks, starting May 3. Courses are 5:30-9:30 p.m., either Mondays and Wednesdays, or Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Building 1550, Fort Shafter Flats. Additional courses are held throughout the year. Call 438-1600, extension 3132/3128 or e-mail

Scholastic Book Fair — Shop the Hale Kula Elementary School book fair May 3-6, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 622-6380, ext. 232.

5 / Wednesday

PACT Special Edition Newspaper — The Wolfhounds from 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, will sell a special edition of the Honolulu Advertiser for the Parents and Children Together’s annual Children’s Day, May 5, outside the Wheeler Army Airfield gates along Kamehameha Highway.

8 / Saturday

Pineapple Festival — The Wahiawa Pineapple Festival and Parade is May 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Wahiawa District Park, and will showcase the history of different ethnic groups and food and craft booths from different cultures. The parade kicks off at 9 a.m., along California Avenue. Call 621-0043.

Musical Adventure — The Sounds of Aloha Chorus presents “An American Musical Adventure (on a Dark and Stormy Night),” May 8, 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., at the Hawaii Theater. Military discounts are available. Visit or call 528-0506.

Safety Fair — The Honolulu Police Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education and Gang Resistance Education and Training programs are organizing a Safety Fair, May 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Uptown Center Court, Pearlridge Mall. Learn about youth sports, drug and gang resistance programs and traffic safety; enjoy visits with the Specialized Services Division and keiki IDs. Call 488-0981.

9 / Sunday

Mother’s Day Lunch and Cruise — Treat mom special aboard the Star of Honolulu, May 9, 12-2:30 p.m., Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. The champagne cruise will feature a buffet, door prizes, whale watching and cultural activities. Special military rates are available. Call 983-7827 or visit

Voices of Resistance — Hawaii Pacific University literary, performing and visual arts students present “Voices of Resistance,” 4 p.m., May 9, at Hawaii Theatre. Visit or call 528-0506.

12 / Wednesday

Fireknife Festival —The Fireknife festival and championships share and educate others about the Samoan culture and the challenging art of fireknife at the Polynesian Cultural Center, May 12-15. Visit or call 293-3333.

Akasha Contemporary Dance — Iona Theatre’s new show, Akasha, will present five new works celebrating the elements at the Hawaii Theatre, May 14, at 8 p.m. Military discounts are available at or 528-0506.   

15 / Saturday

Friends and Film on the Fantail — Visit the Battleship Missouri Memorial, May 15, to see “The Blind Side,” 6-9 p.m., and tour the battleship’s Surrender Deck, the site of imperial Japan’s unconditional surrender in 1945. Space is limited so RSVP at, or 456-7960.


Food for Families — The Armed Services YMCA has an emergency food locker that assists military families who are experiencing financial difficulty with a supply of canned goods, frozen food, dry goods and personal care items. Call 624-5645.

Children’s Waiting Rooms — The Armed Services YMCA offers on-site child care for healthy children while their parents or siblings have medical appointments in any of the Schofield Clinics or at Tripler Army Medical Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Call 624-5645 for Schofield Barracks or 833-1185 for Tripler. 

Vet Clinic — The Schofield Veterinary Treatment Facility phone number has changed to 655-5889/5893.

Summer Drama — Register kids for Honolulu Theatre’s Youth “Fables from Afar and Anear,” for children ages 7 to 12, June 7 – 25. Scholarships are available. Call 839-9885 ext. 704

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