Community Calendar

| November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Today

“Hawaii Army Weekly” Survey — What is the best way we can reach our military community? Is the HAW your main source for what’s going on? Do you use Facebook or Twitter? Watch TV2? Let the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs Office know what you think and take our quick HAW survey online now though Dec. 31. Visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil and click on the survey link. For more information, call USAG-HI PAO at 656-3153 or Customer Management Services at 655-9033. Originally, the survey was slated to end Nov. 26, but has been extended to allow maximum participation.

Salvation Army Angel Tree — Pearlridge shoppers can choose an angel from a Salvation Army Angel Tree and grant the wish of a needy child or a senior citizen who otherwise would not receive any gifts at Christmas. The Angel Tree is located Uptown, first level between Island Legacy and Starbucks, Nov. 26-Dec. 19, during center hours.

December

1 / Wednesday

Running Club — All levels of runners and walkers can join the free Hawaii Running Project Wednesday Run Club at Schofield Barracks. The club meets Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Bowman Field, at the end of Lyman Road. The club runs loops around the base of Kolekole Pass, and workouts can be customized from 2 to 8 miles.
Go green and bring your own water bottle. Call 655-9123 or e-mail mary.siegel@amedd.army.mil.

5 / Sunday

Ride 2 Recovery — Support wounded warriors and participate in the Ride 2 Recovery Pearl Harbor Cyclefest, Dec. 5, Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki. The fee is $50 and includes a T-shirt. Registration is 7-8:30 a.m.; the race starts at 8:30 a.m. The opening ceremony is at 8 a.m.Register at www.Ride2recovery.com. E-mail r2rcyclefest@gmail.com.

11 / Saturday

Benefit Breakfast — The Hawaii Sergeants Major Association will host a breakfast benefit, 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Dec. 11, Mililani Middle School. Funds raised will support Soldier services through the Army Community Service, Fisher House-Hawaii and the U.S. Vets Association. Check with unit sergeants major or go to www.hisgmassoc.com for details and to purchase tickets.

Ongoing

Hui Thrift Shop — The Hui Thrift Shop at Schofield Barracks offers great bargains and a chance to volunteer. Located at 2107 Ulrich Way, behind Army Community Service, the shop is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the first and third Saturday of the month. Consignment hours are 9-11 a.m. Donations are accepted, except for clothing, videos, stuffed animals and shoes. The shop will close Dec. 16-Jan. 11 for the holidays. E-mail huithriftshopliaison@gmail.com or call 624-3254. Hui information is available at www.schofieldspousesclub.com.

Holiday Home Decorating Contest
— Enter the Island Palm Communities Holiday Home Decorating Contest by uploading a photo of your home to Facebook. Judges will choose their top five picks; Facebook fans will make the final decision. Votes can be cast Dec. 13-19. The winner will receive a $150 Visa cash card, and four finalists each will receive a $50 Visa cash card. The contest is open to all Island Palm Communities residents. Visit www.facebook.com/islandpalmcommunities.

Holiday Decorations — The Hui O’ Wahine’s Fort Shafter Thrift Shop is selling and accepting for consignment holiday decorations and clothing throughout November. The Thrift Shop, located on Pierce Street, Building 342, Fort Shafter, is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m, Tuesdays and Fridays; and 12-4 p.m., Thursdays.

Pearlridge Express — Keiki under 48 inches can ride the Pearlridge Express, Hawaii’s only scale-model, fully-functioning train, at Pearlridge Uptown Center Court through Jan. 2. Tickets are $3 per child. Visit www.pearlridgeonline.com.

Hawaii Military Child Survey — The Hawaii Military Child Survey, which focuses on Hawaii military service personnel and their school-age children, is available at https://apps3.jhsph.edu/hawaiiqol/. The study explores a range of issues related to schooling and education, such as academics; expectations, such as what people had heard about Hawaii schools, life in Hawaii and educational expectations; and family and child history. Call 438-4177.

Recycling Bin — Fort Shafter Elementary School invites the community to use its recycling bin in front of the school, as all monetary proceeds will benefit the school. The following items will be accepted loosely, not in plastic bags: aluminum cans (rinsed), glass bottles and jars (rinsed, lids removed), and plastic containers (rinsed, lids removed). Bag/box the following items before depositing: newspapers (magazines and glossy inserts removed), corrugated cardboard (flattened), and white and colored bond paper.

Recycling Plastic — Plastic bottle caps and lids can now be recycled at Kapahulu, Mapunapuna and Wahiawa Goodwill locations. The project aims to reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean and helps save endangered birds. Caps and lids made from No. 2, 4 and 5 type plastics are recyclable. Call 393-2168 or 656-5411.

Making the Grade — Students can cash in on the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s “You Made the Grade” program. This reward program is designed to recognize above-average academic achievement.
Qualifying students will receive a coupon booklet that includes free admission to an AAFES Reel Time Theater as well as other coupons. To be eligible for a booklet, students must present a valid military ID and proof of an overall “B” or better average to their local post exchange.

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