Tropics Grand Reopening Extravaganza — Come party with Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation July 16 and 17 and help celebrate the reopening of the Tropics, 6 p.m., July 16, at Family Fun Friday featuring the teen band Delayed Resistance. Continue the celebration, 7 p.m., July 17, with a rock concert and “Comics on Duty,” featuring Steve Bills, Paul Ogata, Scott Henry and Tom Foss. Call 655-5698.
Waikiki Party Bus — The free party bus to Waikiki runs again July 16, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Reservations are required and pickups are available from Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter. Call 655-9971 or 438-1985.
Family Fun Friday — Come party with Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at 6 p.m., July 16, or the first and third Friday of every month. Visit the website for each Friday’s location for an evening filled with food, fun and activities. Visit www.mwrarmyhawaii.com or call 655-5698.
Day Camps — Child, Youth and School Services has summer day camp through July 30, Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m., at Schofield Barracks, 655-5314; Helemano Military Reservation, 653-5314; Aliamanu Military Reservation, 653-0717; and Fort Shafter, 438-1487.
19 / Monday
Free Hula Classes — The Office of the Native Hawaiian Liaison, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, welcomes all Soldiers and families to participate in free hula classes, Mondays, 6-8 p.m., at the Kalakaua Recreation Center, Schofield Barracks. Beginner classes are 6-7 p.m.; advanced classes are 7-8 p.m. Class feature the different types of hula, fundamentals of hula steps, movement and posture. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 655-9694.
20 / Tuesday
Native Hawaiian Legends — Join Dr. Puakea Nogelmier, associate professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for this free class and discover Native Hawaiian legends, July 20, at Aliamanu Military Reservation library, and July 22, at Sgt. Yano Library, Schofield Barracks. Both classes run 5:30-7 p.m. The Hawaiian culture has numerous legends that provide the basis for Hawaiian religion, government, and science, and explain how Hawaiians perceived life. Call AMR Library at 833-4851 or Sgt. Yano Library at 655-8002 for registration or information.
Driver Education Class — Hawaii state law requires anyone under the age of 18 to complete a certified driver education program to obtain a driver’s license. SKIES is now offering a Driver Education course with the next session taking place July 20-Aug. 26. Mandatory parent orientation is at 6 p.m, July 20. Call SKIES at 655-9818 to register.
21 / Wednesday
Free Hawaiian Language Workshop — Learn a few phrases and how to pronounce those long street names you find around the islands at the free Hawaiian language workshop. Presented by the Office of the Native Hawaiian Liaison, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, 6-8 p.m., every Wednesday through Aug. 11, the class will teach Hawaiian vocabulary, including colors, numbers and shapes. Bring a list of five Hawaiian words you’d like to learn how to pronounce. Classes are conducted at the Army Community Service, Building 2091, Kolekole Avenue, Schofield Barracks. E-mail email@example.com or call 655-9694.
Fun @ Arts and Crafts — Searching for something artistic to do? Visit the Arts and Crafts Center, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., July 21, for a ceramic pouring class. Let your imagination lead the way. A $25 free covers your supplies for three classes. Live on the south side of the island? Enjoy these classes at Fort Shafter, as well. Call 655-4202 or 438-1315.
22 / Thursday
Keiki Art Club — Design, learn and explore the world of arts and crafts at Schofield Barracks, July 22. Four sessions are only $50/$40 for siblings. Classes are 2:30-3:30 p.m, every Thursday. Call 655-4202.
23 / Friday
“Nine” — The musical “Nine” will be performed July 23 & 24 at Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter. Curtain call is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. “Nine” is a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of Italian film director Guido Contini and the epic crises he faces in his personal and professional lives. Purchase tickets at by calling 438-4480 between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or visiting www.mwrarmyhawaii.com.
30 / Friday
Hawaiian Luau — The Pililaau Army Recreation Center hosts a luau, July 30, or the last Friday of every month at the Sunset Café. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., and the entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost for adults is $22.95 and $15.95 for children ages 5-12. Call 696-4778.
24 / Saturday
Watercolor Painting for Beginners — Learn color mixing and abstract techniques, 12-2 p.m., July 24, at the Arts and Crafts Center, Schofield Barracks. Four sessions are only $60 and include all supplies. Call 655-9042 to register.
31 / Saturday
Blue Star Card — Attend the family friendly Blue Star Card pool party, 3-6 p.m., July 31, Richardson Pool, Schofield Barracks. Light pupus will be provided. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. by calling 655-0002 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by July 23.
Summer Sensations — Middle School and Teen programs include “Hired,” a weekly and weekend apprenticeship, 655-0445; summer camp, 655-0451; and Teen Summer Blowout, 833-0920 or 438-6470. Also, www.mwrarmyhawaii.com lists leadership opportunities, such as the Keystone Club.