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| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Air Show & BayFest — The 2010 Kaneohe Bay Air Show, featuring the Blue Angels and BayFest, is open to the public Sept. 25-26. But Sept. 24, those with base access can enjoy the show without the big crowds during the Kaneohe Bay Air Show Military Appreciation Day. It’s a good way to beat the traffic and crowds, to be among the first to see the Blue Angels perform. Limited rides, activities and food will be available. The Blue Angels kick-off party is at The Club at Koa Malina, from 5-10 p.m. Military members and authorized patrons, E-6 and above, are invited to the free event to meet the pilots and crew. Plus, there is entertainment, featuring Tahitian dancers, a fire-knife dancer, hula halau and live Hawaiian music, complimentary food and more. Weekend events include BayFest; concerts; a car, bike and hot-rod show; and children’s rides. The air show is free and open to the public. Gates open each day at 9 a.m. Visit or call 254-7563 or 477-5143.

25 / Saturday

National Public Lands Day —  Help celebrate National Public Lands Day by helping to beautify Oahu’s natural resources. The following events are scheduled for Sept. 25.

•Volunteer to remove trash from the Waikiki shoreline, beach berm and the park at Fort DeRussy, Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District’s Pacific Regional Visitor Center, located on the second floor of Battery Randolph, Fort DeRussy. Bring a hat and sunscreen, and dress to get dirty. Bottled water, trash bags and gloves will be provided. To RSVP, e-mail or

•Volunteers can help the Department of Land and Natural Resources water and fertilize native Hawaiian plants in the Makiki Valley, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Water, gloves and tools will be provided. Wear long pants and long sleeve shirt, good traction shoes or boots, and insect repellent. Bring motivation and a bag lunch. To get to the forest work site, go up Makiki Street and take a left at the fork on to Makiki Heights Drive. Before the first hairpin turn, go straight into the Makiki Forest Recreation area. Meet at 9 a.m., at the Makiki Forestry Baseyard just above the Hawaii Nature Center building. Call 973-9782.

IRS — The Internal Revenue Service will host a special nationwide open house Sept. 25, 9 a.m-2 p.m. to help taxpayers – especially veterans and people with disabilities – solve tax problems and respond to IRS notices. IRS staff will be available to help taxpayers work through issues and leave with solutions. The Honolulu Tax Assistance Center is located at 300 Ala Moana Blvd. Taxpayers requiring special services, such as interpretation for the deaf or hard of hearing, should call 524-5953, ahead of time to schedule an appointment. 

28 / Tuesday

Keiki Tuesday — Kid-friendly entertainers will delight the entire family, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Pearlridge Center Downtown Center Court. Bring keiki for crafts, balloons, storytelling, face painting, silly songs and more at Mad Science of Hawaii.

29 / Wednesday

“Tell Me A Story” — A free family literacy event, “Tell Me A Story: Verdi,” by Janell Cannon, is set for Sept. 29, 5:30-7 p.m., Shafter Elementary School cafeteria. Guest reader is Command Sgt. Maj. George Duncan, 8th Theater Sustainment Command. A craft, snack and a hardcover copy of “Verdi” will be given to each military family in attendance. RSVP now to, as there are a limited amount of books. When responding, provide the first and last names of everyone attending, as well as the ages of children. Call (910) 977-8980.

30 / Thursday 

Just Jazz — Military semi-professional jazz musicians stationed in Hawaii are invited to submit applications and demo tapes to USO Hawaii by Sept. 30, to qualify for “Just Jazz,” a competition held Nov. 20, at Blaisdell Concert Hall, Honolulu. Eight to 10 contestants or groups will be selected from the demos submitted, to compete for first, second and third place prizes. Application information and competition guidelines are available at or by calling 422-1213. Beginning mid-October, tickets can be bought for $30 at the Blaisdell Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets and, or charged by phone at (800) 745-3000. All proceeds will benefit Hawaii’s military troops.


3 / Sunday

USO — Visit to participate in a 10-minute customer satisfaction survey through Oct. 3. Let the USO know what you want and need from the USO, and how it can improve its services and programs.

9 / Saturday 

Surf Competition — The Kuau Rockin’ Surf Competition will be held Oct. 9, at Pyramid Rock Beach, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The event is open to the public for men and women of all ages. Registration fees are $25 for civilian and $15 for military (late fees apply). Visit

16 / Saturday

Family Fun Run — Hale Kula Elementary School, Schofield Barracks, will hold its monthly “Family Fun Run,” Oct. 16, 9 a.m. The two-mile runs, held one Saturday each month, are a great way for families to run together. All families, even those who do not attend Hale Kula, are welcome to participate. Call 622-6380.

Splash & Dash Biathlon — Open to the public, the Splash & Dash Biathlon is set for Oct. 16, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The race begins with a 500-meter open water swim, followed by a 5K-foot race around the flight line. Start time is 7 a.m., at Hangar 103. Visit


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