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| May 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Veterinary Treatment Facility— The Fort Shafter Veterinary Treatment Facility is now seeing pets throughout the week from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The vet clinic is located beside the PX Mart and Post Office on Fort Shafter. Book an appointment for affordable preventative care, to obtain a mandatory airline health certificate required within 10 days of air travel and more. Call 433-2271; leave a voicemail.


21 / Saturday

Living History Day — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will host its 11th annual U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii “Living History Day,” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., May 21, at the lawn area fronting the Fort DeRussy Museum, in Waikiki. All are invited to attend this event, which features static exhibits of modern military Soldiers and equipment, military memorabilia, restored military vehicles, re-enactors in period uniforms and hands-on displays of military artifacts. Parking will be available across the street from the museum. Call 438-2825.


Endangered Species Day — Learn more about native natural resources that the Army actively protects on Oahu, and bring your family to “Endangered Species Day,” a family event at the Honolulu Zoo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 21. To learn more about volunteer service trips, email or Call 656-7641 to reach environmental outreach coordinators in the Oahu Army Natural Resource Program.


Combined Military Band Concert — The public is invited to a combined services concert, 7-8:30 p.m., May 21, at the Hawaii Theatre, Honolulu, as part of Military Appreciation Month. This year’s theme will be “A Salute to Military Aviation.” Tickets, limited to four per request, may be picked up at the Hawaii Theatre Box Office, located at 1130 Bethel St., between Hotel and Pauahi streets, or from the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Suite 402, 1132 Bishop St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket holders on a first-come, first-served basis. Unoccupied seats remaining at 6:45 p.m. will be open to nonticket holders on a space-available basis.


22 / Sunday

Sprint Triathlon — This event starts at 7 a.m., May 22, at Hangar 101, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. The triathlon begins with a 500-meter swim in K-Bay, followed by an 11.1-mile bike ride around the base. It finishes with a 5K run that ends at Hangar 101. This race is open to the general public. Visit


23 / Monday

HUREX— To prepare for Hawaii’s hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Dec. 1, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting its annual hurricane exercise called Makani Pahili, or Strong Winds, from May 23 May-June 2. This joint exercise involves the State of Hawaii and all armed services in Hawaii. All residents should expect to see and hear “Exercise-Exercise-Exercise” alerts and announcements from mass notification/giant voice systems, email and websites during the exercise. Do not be alarmed; the alerts will be part of the exercise. The installation asks for your patience, understanding and support during this important HUREX, which tests disaster preparedness.

24 / Tuesday

FRG Town Hall— Spouses of 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are encouraged to attend the next brigade town hall meeting at 6 p.m., May 24, at Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks. Free child care is available with preregistration. Door prizes will be awarded to attendees. Call 655-8903.


Free Yoga Classes — Yoga classes begin at 9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Wheeler Community Center, behind Wheeler Chapel, Wheeler Army Airfield. Bring your own yoga mat and any blocks or straps. Classes are for all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Call 275-3790 or 778-8696.


26 / Thursday

Veterans Golden Games— The 25th National Veterans Golden Age Games is coming to Oahu, May 26-31. Senior veterans can compete in games such as golf, air rifle, swimming, nine-ball, cycling and more. However, 1,200-plus volunteer positions need to be filled in areas such as hotel and airport hospitality and event set-up. Visit for details or sign up. Call 585-6191.


28 / Saturday

“Metal Mana”— A first-ever “Metal Mana Motorcycle Rally and Music Festival” will run from 12 p.m.-10 p.m., May 28, in downtown Honolulu/Chinatown. This Memorial Day Weekend event will increase awareness and raise funds to support the Tripler Fisher House. Entertainers will include performances from “The Hawaiian Cowboy,” Danny Estocado; Kapena, Natural Vibes; and others. The festival will include a bike rodeo, bike show, biker babe bikini contest and local biker build-off. Enjoy ono food and prize giveaways. Get your tickets at and Call Theresa Johnson, manager, Fisher House, at 433-1291, ext. 28, for more details.


31 / Tuesday

PWOC — The Protestant Women of the Chapel will host their Summer Fun Kickoff, 9-11:30 a.m., May 31, at the Main Post Chapel Annex, Room 212. Mark your calendar:
•June 6, there will be no PWOC due to Vacation Bible School.
•June 14-July 26, attend Summer Bible Study. Topic is “The Best Question Ever: Learning to Foolproof Your Life.”



Survivor Family Camp— Survivor Outreach Services and Operation Military Kids are hosting a family camp for all youth who have lost a parent in the military. This camp will give children the opportunity to meet other youth who have dealt with a loss, while being provided support and tools to help them during the difficult times in their lives. Also, youth and their parents/caregivers will learn about military and community resources to promote resiliency and well-being. The camp will focus on nurturing supportive relationships, self-esteem, stress management, resiliency and peer buddy-building. Campers will have access to hiking, archery and the Odyssey and Alpine Course, which allows for a fun and relaxing weekend in an educational and supportive environment.  Location is Camp Erdman, Waialua, July 15-17. The deadline to apply is June 10. Spaces are limited. Call 438-1955/9285 or email or

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