Community Calendar

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Today

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.

8 / Tuesday

Parent Participation Preschool — This program is for children ages 3-4, and helps preschool children make a smooth transition into the structure of kindergarten. Preschool days are 12-2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wheeler Armed Services YMCA, Wheeler Army Airfield. Cost is $40 per month. Call 624-5645 to register.

9 / Wednesday

Technology and Industry Day — The annual Technology and Industry Day is set for 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Feb. 9, Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Exhibits include laptops, peripherals, cybersecurity/information assurance and systems engineering. Cost is free; register at www.fedpage.com.

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.

10 / Thursday

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 the following:

  • A three-day Sports, Health and Fitness Expo, Feb. 18-20;
  • The Silverstreaks Sunrise Walk, Feb. 19;
  • The Keiki Fun Run, Feb. 19; and
  • A 8.15-mile foot race, Feb. 21.

Military divisions in the foot race include DoD civilians; the Sounds of Freedom formations consist of active military units running in formation. Cost for the footrace is $45 cash or with credit card at the GAR Expo. Visit www.greataloharun.com. Deadline for Army personnel to enter the Sounds of Freedom run was Feb. 3; however, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard entrants have until Feb. 10 to submit applications at the Fort Shafter Fitness Center. For Sounds of Freedom details, call 438-0823 or 285-3713 or e-mail santrel.mcclusky@us.army.mil.

Ongoing

Hawaii Military Child Survey — Visit www.hawaiikids.org to fill out the Hawaii Military Child Survey. This 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.

Hui O’Na Wahine Executive Board
— Nominations for the Hui O’Na Wahine (Schofield Spouses Club) 2011-2012 executive board are due by 5 p.m., March 9. The executive board consists of president, first vice president, second vice president, secretary, operations treasurer, and scholarship and welfare treasurer. Visit www.schofieldspousesclub.com or e-mail huiparliamentarian@gmail.com.

Welfare and Scholarship Drive — Applications for the 2011 Hui O’Na Wahine (Schofield Spouses Club) Welfare and Scholarship Drive are now being accepted. Scholarship applications are due March 20; welfare applications are due March 26. Visit www.schofieldspousesclub.com for application forms.

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.

Scholarships — Deadline to turn in applications for the 2011 Scholarships for Military Children is close of business, Feb. 22. Dependent, unmarried children, younger than 21 (or 23 if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university) of a service member on active duty, a reservist, guardsman or retiree, or child of a service member who died while on active duty or while receiving military retirement pay, can apply. Pick up applications at any military commissary or visit www.militaryscholar.org. Call (856) 616-9311 or e-mail militaryscholar@scholarshipmanagers.com. The Defense Commissary Agency sponsors the $1,500 scholarships.

Troops to Teachers — Troops to Teachers directly supports military members who have chosen teaching as a career. This program provides direct resource support, including hiring, and allows up to a $10,000 bonus for teaching in high-need schools. Call 586-4054, ext. 409.

Children’s Waiting Room — The Armed Services YMCA children’s waiting rooms offer on-site child care for healthy children, while their parents or siblings have medical appointments in any of the Schofield clinics or at Tripler Army Medical Center. No fee is charged for this service, but donations keep the programs running. Monday-Friday hours for the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic Children’s Waiting Room are 8 a.m.-noon, and 1-4 p.m; Tripler hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 624-5645 for SBHC, or 833-1185 for TAMC.

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.

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