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Asian-Pacific American Heritage — Experience cultural diversity through music, song and dance at the Asian-Pacific American Heritage May Day Celebration, May 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sills Field, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-1125.

Fireknife Festival — The Fireknife festival is at the Polynesian Cultural Center, May 14-15. Call 293-3333 or visit

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. RSVP at  456-7960.

Hawaii Book & Music Festival — The annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival comes to the Frank F. Fasi civic grounds at Honolulu Hale, May 15-16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This family-friendly festival is a bestseller event for book, music and story lovers of all genres. Visit  

17 / Monday

Film Festival — Tickets are available May 17, for the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, May 27-30, at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Military discounts are available. Visit or call 447-0577.

18 / Tuesday

Hurricane Awareness — Family Disaster Survival is an interactive workshop that helps families prepare for real-world disasters with personal preparedness, May 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA at 4835 Kilauea Ave. Register at site/familydisastersurvival/.

20 / Thursday

Murder Mystery — Tickets are available at military ticket outlets for “Sleuth,” May 20-June 6, at Manoa Valley Theatre, or at  

21 / Friday

Hoike Celebration — Wheeler Elementary School is celebrating its 50th anniversary with entertainment, games, a mural dedication, storytelling and a time capsule, May 21, 8:15-9 a.m. Call 622-6400.

West Loch Remembrance — A memorial service for the 163 service men who perished in a disastrous 1944 explosion at Navy Base West Loch is scheduled at the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific, May 21, 3-4 p.m. Call 597-1347 or visit

27 / Thursday

Military Stars — Watch “Hawaii Stars of the Pacific” featuring the Army’s Sgt. Matthew Girard and Sgt. Tony Wood, as well as service members from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines at 9 p.m., on KHON2, May 27, June 9 and 24, and July 15.  

Music Festival — Tickets are available for the Na Hoku O Hawaii Music Festival, May 27-30, at the Hawaii Convention Center and throughout Waikiki. Tickets prices vary by events and date purchased. Call 973-4100, visit or e-mail

31 / Monday 

Pearl Harbor Admission — Admission to all Pearl Harbor historic sites is free May 31, for active duty, reserve, auxiliary and retired U.S. military personnel and their family members. Visitors must present a valid military ID for the U.S.S. Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, Battleship Missouri Memorial, and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial and U.S.S. Oklahoma Memorial do not charge general admission. Call 422-2771, 423-1341 or 441-1000.

Lantern Floating Hawaii — More than 2,000 candlelit lanterns bearing individual and community wishes and prayers will illuminate the ocean off of Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu, at the 12th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony, 6:30 p.m. This event includes special performances by musicians, a lighting ceremony of the flame for world peace, and the release of lanterns into the Pacific Ocean. Parking is available at the Hawaii Convention Center with a shuttle starting at 4 p.m. Registry for lanterns starts at 1 p.m., May 31. Visit


AHFH Hours — Army Hawaii Family Housing North Regional Office has new hours, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The South Regional Office is open Saturdays by appointment only.

Military Hero — The Red Cross seeks nominations for its Annual Red Cross Hero awards by June 30. The Military Hero is an individual, family, group or service member who assists military service members or their families. Visit, e-mail or call 739-8130.

Parent Participation Preschool — Armed Services YMCA’s newest program is a Parent Participation Preschool at Wheeler. This program costs $30 and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Call 624-5645.

Kuhio Beach Hula — Authentic Hawaiian music and hula shows are every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, near the Duke Kahanamoku statue, beachside at Uluniu & Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. Call 843-8002.

Pacific Aviation Museum Offer — The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is offering one free keiki admission (4-12 years old) with each paid adult admission every Saturday and Sunday. Adult ticket rates are $10 for kamaaina and military. Call 441-1000 or visit Museum is open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Religious Services — A full list of all services, children’s programs and educational classes the garrison’s Religious Support Office offers can be found at

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