Community hosts military events

| May 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

HONOLULU — For 25 years, the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce has dedicated the month of May to show the state’s appreciation for the military, to honor service members serving in the Pacific and to celebrate the military presence with a variety of events hosted by local sponsors for service members, spouses and families.

15 / Saturday   

Enchanted Breakfast — Come to an Enchanted Character Breakfast, May 15, at 8 a.m. Tickets are available at Information, Tickets and Reservations, and cost $10 for adults, $8 for children. Call 655-9971.

Family Fun Festival — Come to Sills Field on Schofield Barracks, May 15, from 9–2 p.m., for a variety of games, inflatable rides, food booths and entertainment. Call 655-0113.

Spouse Appreciation Day — Military spouses have the spotlight and will receive a goody bag and a raffle ticket for spa giveaway packages and other great prizes, May 15, 9 a.m.– 2 p.m., at Sills Field on Schofield Barracks. Call 655-0112.

Combined Military Band Concert — Come to the combined services concert, May 15, at the Hawaii Theatre, Honolulu, from 7-8:30 p.m. Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

18 / Tuesday  

Military Recognition Luncheon — Celebrate the return of our warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, May 18, 12-1:30 p.m. E-mail kokamura@cochawaii.org or call 545-4300, ext. 317.

22 / Saturday    

Welcome Home Heroes — This parade takes place along  Kalakaua Avenue with a celebration at the Waikiki Shell, May 22, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The daylong celebration continues with food booths and musical entertainment at Kapiolani Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Family Day at the Zoo — Join the USO for Military Appreciation Day, May 22, at the Honolulu Zoo, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free for all military personnel with a valid ID card for the crafts, games and exhibits. Buses depart from the Schofield Barracks Bowling Center parking lot, 7:30-7:45 a.m. Wristbands and meal tickets will be issued by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Buses depart from the Honolulu Zoo at 2 p.m.

23 / Sunday

A Toast to Our Troops – The Zinfandel Grand Tasting “An evening of fine wine and food” is May 23, 4–7 p.m., at the Luau Gardens at the Hale Koa Hotel, 2055 Kaila Rd., Honolulu. Tickets are $49 with valid military identification, and they can be purchased at www.halekoa.com, www.zinfandel.org or call 955-0555.   

29 / Saturday 

Hawaii Military Bands Mele — Kick off Memorial Day weekend with a night of music under the stars with live top 40, country, classic rock, Motown and island-style music from U.S. military bands, May 29, at Fort DeRussy’s Kuroda Field, 7-10 p.m. Bands include the Army’s Show of Force, the Navy’s High Tide, the Marine’s Showband and the Air Force’s Hana Hou. Call 448-0281. 

Monthlong

Promotions — The Hale Koa is offering 20 percent off all shows, champagne brunches and buffets for active duty military and families with valid IDs through May 31. Now is the opportunity to visit the shows and events that you’ve been missing. Mention promotion code FNA APPRECIATION 10.

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