Community Calendar

| January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

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22 / 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. 22; and 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 29; Building 750, Schofield Barracks. Military discounts are offered. Call 655-4927.

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; 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 www.greataloharun.com. Call 655-9650 for Sounds of Freedom applications.

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 ptop.schofield@militarychild.org or call 910-977-8980.

Running Club — All levels of runners and walkers can join the free Hawaii Running Project Wednesday Run Club at Schofield Barracks, which 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 mary.siegel@amedd.army.mil or call 655-9123.

28 / Friday

Dance Classes — Children ages 6-18 can learn ballroom dancing, 4-5 p.m., Jan. 28, Armed Services YMCA, Wheeler Army Airfield. 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 www.militaryfamily.org. 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. Spouses of uniformed service members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees and survivors) from any branch or rank can apply.

Ongoing

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 www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil by clicking on the link. Call 656-3153.

Swamp Romp — Register your team 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 www.mccshawaii.com 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.

Hawaii Military Child Survey — Visit www.hawaii kids.org to fill out the Hawaii Military Child Survey. The survey focuses on Hawaii military service personnel and their school-age children. 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.

Food for Families — The Armed Services YMCA at Wheeler Army Airfield has an emergency food locker that assists military families who are experiencing financial difficulty with a supply of canned goods, frozen food, dry goods and personal care items. Call 624-5645.

Schofield Chapel Family Night — Sessions for deployed spouses about marriage and finances are conducted Wednesdays at the Schofield Barracks Main Chapel. Youth group and Bible clubs also meet then. Meals are served at 5:30 p.m., with sessions starting at 6 p.m. Child care for keiki up to 4 years old is free with RSVP. Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel’s Family Resilience Nights are Tuesdays. Call 655-6645 or e-mail ktfaamaoni@hotmail.com. Find out more at www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil. Click on “Religious Support,” under the “Directorates & Support Staff” menu. Call 655-6644 or 833-6831.

Club Beyond — Middle school and high school students in grades six-12 are invited to participate in the Club Beyond youth ministry group. The group meets 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, at the Main Post Chapel, Schofield Barracks; and 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Community Center. Free dinners are available 30 minutes prior to the meeting. Call 372-1567 or e-mail kschmidt@clubbeyond.org.

Civil Air Patrol — Civil Air Patrol’s Wheeler Composite Squadron meets every Tuesday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Wheeler Army Airfield. The squadron regularly accepts new members, ages 12-18, who are interested in aerospace education, leadership training, and physical fitness. E-mail tony4atmos@aol.com or call 386-1374.

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