Community Calendar

| June 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

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4 / Saturday

Music Festival — The Waimea Valley Music Festival is 11 a.m.-5 p.m., June 4, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway. Kamaaina and military adult prices are $10; children are $6. Visit www.waimeavalley.net or call 638-7766.

O-bon Festival — Hawaii’s Plantation Village is getting ready for its annual Japanese Buddhist ritual, which honors ancestral spirits, 4 p.m., June 4, 94-695 Waipahu St., Waipahu. Dancers of all ages can enjoy the annual celebration. Call 677-0110.

6 / Monday

PWOC — The Protestant Women of the Chapel will host the following events at the Main Post Chapel Annex, Room 212.

•June 6, there will be no PWOC due to Vacation Bible School’s “PandaMania: Where God is Wild About You!” VBS is 9 a.m.-noon, June 6-10, Main Post Chapel. Email schofieldpwoc.watchcare@gmail.com.

•June 14-July 26, attend Summer Bible Study. Topic is “The Best Question Ever: Learning to Foolproof Your Life.”

Teens 4 Animals — The Hawaiian Humane Society will hold its inaugural “Teens 4 Animals Summer Experience” for high school students with an interest in animals and animal welfare. This opportunity will provide nearly 90 hours of hands-on time with animals. Students will be trained in a variety of animal welfare skills and exposed to a broad scope of animal careers. Sessions will run Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., June 6-July 15, or 1:30-5 p.m., June 13-July 22. Cost is $95. Registration forms are available at www.hawaiianhumane.org/teens4animals.html. Call 356-2206 or email bosaki@hawaiianhumane.org.

Schofield Advisory Council Meeting — The next Schofield Barracks PX/Commissary/Nehelani Advisory Council Meeting will be June 6, 10:15-11:15 a.m., at the Nehelani. This bimonthly forum of representatives allows the council and patrons to exchange ideas and information.

7 / Tuesday

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.

9 / Thursday

Safety & Compliance Expo — Island Palm Communities will host a Safety & Compliance Expo at Schofield’s Porter Community Center, June 9, 4-6 p.m. Get all of your safety questions answered by the Honolulu Police Department, Military Police, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Military Family Life Consultants, Red Cross, Army Community Service, water safety specialists and more. This event is free and open to all IPC residents. Call 275-3159.

17 / Friday

Hawaiian Cultural Experience — Bring the entire family to the Armed Services YMCA for a Hawaiian cultural experience, June 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Wheeler Army Airfield. Disney’s Lilo & Stitch will be playing on the lawn at 8 p.m. Immerse yourself in the tastes, activities and sounds of the Hawaiian Islands. Pick up your “Passport to the Islands” for $6, per person, at the ASYMCA Wheeler branch. The passport allows you to participate in each of the island activities, from paddling lessons to lei making, to sampling of Hawaiian foods, to take-and-make items for beach time fun. Call 624-5645.

23 / Thursday

Brown Bag & Buddhism — The Schofield Barracks community is invited to attend “Brown Bags Buddhism,” an introduction to Buddhism discussion group, June 23, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., at the Wheeler Chapel. Find out how Buddhism is applicable to our complex modern world. The facilitator will be the resident minister of the Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission. Bring your lunch and questions. Call 656-4481 or visit www.wahiawashinbuddhists.org.

Disaster Preparedness Workshops — Kanu Hawaii and the Hawaii Red Cross will hold several free “Get Ready” workshops at public libraries in June and July, to ensure families, neighborhoods and communities are ready for emergencies and disasters of all types in Hawaii.

•June 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Salt Lake Library (3225 Salt Lake Blvd.)

•June 25, 10:30–11:30 a.m., Kapolei Library (1020 Manawai St.)

•July 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Kahuku Library (56-490 Kamehameha Hwy.)

The workshops cover key information specific to Hawaii residents like when and where to evacuate, and clears up the difference between hurricane and tsunami shelters. Participants will also learn about a “go bag,” if home evacuation is needed, and a “stay home” kit, when the safest place is off the roads and at home. Email livealoha@kanuhawaii.org or call 343-2428. Visit www.kanuhawaii.org or www.hawaiiredcross.org.

25 / Saturday

Military Appreciation Day — The USO Hawaii and the Waikiki Aquarium have organized Military Ohana Family Fun Day, June 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A free shuttle service will be available from the Pearl Harbor NEX, Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter and Kaneohe Bay. Live Entertainment will start at 10 a.m., and will include the Royal Hawaiian Band, the Air Force Small Kine Ensemble and the Navy Pacific Fleet Band. Call 422-1213 or email elsmith@uso.org.

27 / Monday

BayFest Emcee — Marine Corps Community Services is searching for talented military members to emcee the BayFest main stage, July 15-17. All active duty, reservists and National Guard members stationed in Hawaii are invited to compete in the Emcee Maniac Contest, 7 p.m., June 30, at Kahuna’s Sports Bar & Grill, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The contest is limited to the first 20 registrants; sign up by June 27 at BayFestHawaii.com or call 254-7653.

Ongoing

Volunteers Needed — Both military and civilian volunteers are needed for BayFest 2011, taking place July 15-17 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay. Volunteer opportunities include drivers, retail, food and beverage, ticketing and more. Certain positions have age restrictions and other requirements. Various shifts are available. All volunteers receive admission to general BayFest attractions, a T-shirt, meal coupon and more. Call 257-7787/7790.

Scholarships Available — The University of Phoenix and AMVETS, a vocal advocate for veterans’ education, are awarding $350,000 through $7,000 scholarships to active duty service members, family members and veterans to pursue a degree through University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 11, and scholarship recipients will be notified by Nov. 11. Visit www.phoenix.edu/tuition_and_financial_options/scholarships/amvets-scholarship.html.

Health Study — The Department of Defense is participating in the largest long-term study of children’s health, ever done in the U.S., and eligible military families stationed on Oahu are encouraged to participate. The study will help provide answers to childhood problems like asthma, autism, obesity and diabetes. Call 692-1920, email ncsuhm@hawaii.edu or visit Hawaii.NationalChildrensStudy.gov. The National Children’s Study will include children from before birth to age 21. Study researchers hope to learn how children’s genes and their environment work together to affect children’s health and development.

BayFest Bathtub Regatta — Build your own boat and race to victory! Sign up for this annual event at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, July 17. Race starts at 12:30 p.m. Visit www.bayfesthawaii.com or call 254-7590.

 

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