Community Calendar

| February 17, 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.

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
  • An 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 credit card at the GAR Expo. Visit www.greataloharun.com. For Sounds of Freedom details, call 438-0823 or 285-3713 or e-mail santrel.mcclusky@us.army.mil.

22 / Tuesday

Scholarships — Deadline to turn in applications for the 2011 Scholarships for Military Children is close of business, Feb. 22. Dependent, unmarried children who are younger than 21 or 23 if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university, and are children of a service member on active duty, a reservist, guardsman or retiree, or a 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.

23 / Wednesday

Building Resilience — Registration for resiliency workshops is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Guest speaker is Dr. Ken Ginsburg, a pediatrician and authority on developing resilience in children and adolescents, and a consultant for the Army’s Child, Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Office.

Workshops are open to parents and caregivers of children of all ages:

  • 6-7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel. Call 655-4227. Dinner is 5:30-6 p.m. Free child care is available; children must be registered with Child, Youth and School Services.

Workshops for clinicians, educators and caregivers:

  • Overview session, 9 a.m.-noon, Feb. 24, Cobra’s Den, Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, Building 686.
  • In-depth Skills Workshop, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 25, Tripler Army Medical Center Chapel (3D). Lunch is on your own.

RSVP for either session by e-mailing cindy.l.morita@us.army.mil or howard.reyes@us.army.mil.

25 / Friday

Photography Contest — The Third Annual Survey Exhibition of Contemporary Photography in Hawaii, sponsored by University of Hawaii-Manoa Outreach College’s Pacific New Media, is open to all artists using photographic processes: traditional silver or color prints, digital imaging, alternative processes and mixed media explorations. Hawaii residents (amateurs and professionals) can submit original works that have been created within the past two years, have not been previously exhibited and show evidence of a photographic process in their creation. Images must be submitted by Feb. 25. Visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm; e-mail pnmphoto@gmail.com or call 956-3422.

26 / Saturday

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.

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 (what you had heard about Hawaii schools, life in Hawaii and educational expectations before arriving) 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) drive are now being accepted. Scholarship applications are due March 20; welfare applications are due March 26. Visit www.schofieldspousesclub.com.

Running Club
— 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.

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