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Survey — Submit your ideas and comments today about the Hawaii Army Weekly. Is the HAW your main source for what’s going on? Do you use Facebook or Twitter? Let the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs Office know what you think. Take our quick HAW survey at, and click on the survey link. Call 656-3153.

Great Aloha Run — Register for the Kaiser-Permanente Great Aloha Run, taking place Presidents’ Day weekend. The GAR offers four days of events highlighting family, health, fitness and charity. GAR features a three-day Sports, Health and Fitness Expo, Feb. 18-20; Silverstreaks Sunrise Walk, Feb. 19; Keiki Fun Run, Feb. 19; and the 8.15-mile foot race, Feb. 21. Military divisions in the foot race include DoD civilians, and the Sounds of Freedom formations are made up of active military units running in formation. Cost for the footrace is $35, until Jan. 22; then $40, until Jan. 31; and $45 cash or with credit card at the GAR Expo. Visit Call 655-9650 for Sounds of Freedom applications.

Swamp Romp — Register your team today for the dirtiest race on Oahu. Six-member teams will run 5 miles through the mud and dirt, starting at 7 a.m., Feb. 26, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. The course goes through the Nuupia Ponds and down Fort Hase beach, plus over and under obstacles that challenge the strongest of competitors. This event is open to the public. Register at or call 254-7590. Registration closes 4:30 p.m., Feb. 23. Pick up packets at the Swamp Romp Expo, 9 a.m.-4 p.m, Feb. 24-25, Kahuna’s Community Ballroom, MCBH, Kaneohe Bay.

14 / Friday

MLK Concert — The Royal Hawaiian Band performs at Iolani Palace in a concert dedicated to Queen Liliuokalani and Martin Luther King Jr., noon, Jan. 14. Visit for details.

Annual Candlelight and Bell Ceremony — This event happens at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 14, at the Nagasaki Peace Bell at Honolulu Hale to honor MLK’s Jan. 15 birthday.

15 / Saturday

ARC Classes — The American Red Cross will offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation/automated external defibrillator/first aid training classes, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 15 and 22, Building 750, Schofield Barracks. A baby stitter’s training course will be offered, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., also in Building 750. Military discounts are offered. Call 655-4927.

16 / Sunday

Jam Session — Musicians of all levels and listeners are invited to Bluegrass Hawaii’s free jam session, 1-6 p.m., Jan. 16, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1679 California Ave., Wahiawa. Types of music include acoustic bluegrass, newgrass, mountain, roots, traditional country, Hawaiian, Americana, folk, western, Celtic and Irish. Bring a potluck plate or dish to share, soft drinks and a warm sweater. Coffee will be available. Call 206-3459, e-mail or visit

17 / Monday

3rd Annual King Parade — This event begins at 9 a.m., Jan. 17, proceeding from Magic Island down Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park, where a Unity Rally will be held. Music, entertainment, food, a children’s playground and community booths will be available.

19 / 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; workouts can be customized from two to eight miles. Go green and bring your own water bottle. E-mail or call 655-9123.

Aviation Explorers – Aviation Explorer Post #2437 will hold its orientation night, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 19, at Bishop Museum’s Atherton Halau. Students between the ages of 14 and 20 who have an interest in aviation can attend with their parents. Applications to the program will only be accepted at orientation, and only 15 students will be invited to experience the 10-week educational program. Bring the completed application and a letter of recommendation from an adult mentor such as a teacher, coach or minister. For an application, visit Aviation Explorer Post #2437 is an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America and is hosted by Island Air.

26 / Wednesday

Tell Me a Story — Families are invited to a free literacy event, 5:30-7 p.m., Jan. 26, Webling Elementary School in Aiea. Lt. Col. Sandy Muchow, commander, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sust. Command, will read “The Three Questions” by Jon Muth. Each family in attendance will receive a copy of the book. Group discussion, craft and snack will follow the reading. RSVP as space is limited. E-mail or call 910-977-8980.

28 / Wednesday

Dance Classes — Children ages 6-18 can learn ballroom dancing, 4-5 p.m., Jan. 28, Armed Services YMCA, Wheeler Army Airfield. Adult classes will be held 10-11 a.m., Jan. 8 and 22. Classes cover basic techniques and patterns in the American style of ballroom dance. Cost is $10 per class, per person. Participants aren’t required to have a partner. Don’t wear slippers. Call 624-5645.

31 / Monday

Spouse Scholarships — Military spouses have until midnight EST, Jan. 31, to apply for the National Military Family Association’s Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program at Scholarships up to $1,000 are awarded to military spouses to obtain professional certification or training, complete a two- or four-year degree, or attend graduate school.

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