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Kids Serve Too — Celebrate the Month of the Military Child by sending a free personalized eCard with a message of support and thanks to a military child. Visit, click on “Get Involved,” then “Kids Serve Too.”

16 / Saturday

Breakfast — Keiki can have breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 8-10 a.m., April 16, at the Food Court, Schofield Barracks Main Exchange. Crafts and prizes will be part of the festivities.

Free Easter Egg Hunt — Keiki of the 45th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sust. Command, are invited, 1-3 p.m., April 16, Headquarters, 45th STB, Schofield Barracks, to decorate and hunt eggs. RSVP to your company. Donations of individually wrapped candy can be dropped off at the battalion’s companies or the command group office.

18 / Monday

Education Focus Groups — Parents and students who are 9 years and older are invited to these focus groups, a part of the longitudinal study of military families. Each session will take 45 minutes, and each is open to parents, as well as students attending private, public, parochial and home schools. Email to register. Parents, and students who are 10 years and older, can access the online survey at Sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, this study examines attitudes of military families in Hawaii regarding educating their children in public, private or home schools. Dates, times and locations follow:

  • April 18, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel activity room.
  • April 19, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon, Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited classroom, Building 1283, Hewitt Avenue, Schofield Barracks.
  • April 19, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., School Age Center, Building 1280, 1885 Lyman Rd., Schofield Barracks.


Clothing Drive — Sponsored by the 45th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sust. Command, Schofield Barracks, April 18-29. Donate gently used clothing (without holes or stains) and shoes to benefit homeless families. All donations will be given to a shelter. Drop off donations at one of the battalion’s companies or battalion headquarters. Call (678) 464-2764 or email or

19 / Tuesday

Battalion Cooking Contest — This event is sponsored by the Sponsored by the 45th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sust. Command, 6:30-8 p.m., April 19, Kalakaua Community Center, Schofield Barracks. Soldiers and family members of the 45th STB can enter. Categories are “wings” and “desserts”; overall winners get a plaque and three-day pass. All items must be homemade and prepared in advance. Entry deadline is April 15. Call (678) 464-2764 or email or

Declaration of Independence — One of only 25 remaining, original copies of the Declaration of Independence will be on exhibit at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., April 19-20. This exhibit features an entertaining and educational video hosted by actor Reese Witherspoon explaining the history of the Declaration and its relevance to contemporary America. Admission is free. Call 422-3300 or visit

Bluegrass in the Koolaus — This event features homemade bluegrass and traditional music at the Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe, April 22-25. The event, hosted by the nonprofit Bluegrass Hawaii Traditional and Bluegrass Music Society, is free, though donations are welcome. Visit for schedules and other details. Call 206-3459.

23 / Saturday

USO Easter Egg Hunt — The USO in Hawaii celebrates April’s Month of the Military Child with an Easter Egg Hunt for keiki whose parents are E-5 and below. This free event is 2:30-3:30 p.m., April 23, Hickam Officers Club, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. To register on a first-come, first-served basis, parents need to email or call 422-1213 between 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Parents need to show their military ID when they arrive. Donations of Easter eggs, candies, treats and toys can be dropped off at the Aloha Reception Desk, Navy Exchange, JBPHH, through April 23.


Scholarship — Wives of service members can apply now through May 1 for the 2011 Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship. Fifteen $8,500 scholarships and five $10,000 scholarships will be awarded for tuition for vocational training in the medical field. Two $30,000 scholarships will be awarded for tuition for vocational nursing programs. Visit

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. Call 624-3254 or email Visit or search for “hui-thrift-shop” on Facebook.

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