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25 / Saturday

Military Appreciation Day — The USO Hawaii and the Waikiki Aquarium have organized Military Ohana Family Fun Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 25. A free shuttle service will run from the Pearl Harbor NEX, Schofield Barracks, and Kaneohe Bay; the Fort Shafter shuttle is full. 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

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 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.).

These workshops cover key information specific to Hawaii residents, like when and where to evacuate, and they clear 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 or call 343-2428. Visit or



3 / Sunday

Salute to Valor — This concert is free and open to the public, July 3, at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; the concert starts at 8 p.m. The concert commemorates the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, gives tribute to American veterans and celebrates the Fourth of July. Tickets can be obtained by visiting the Blaisdell Box Office, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu, or by calling (800) 727-1999, ext. 290.

4 / Monday

Fourth of July Train Ride —  Reserve your tickets now for the July 4th Patriotic USA Birthday Party Train ride through west Oahu. A preboarding ceremony featuring a Marine color guard and rifle salute team starts at 9 a.m. The historic narrow-gauge train will depart the Ewa Train Museum at 9:30 a.m. Adult tickets are $8.50; tickets for keiki ages 2-12 are $7.50. Tickets must be booked in advance; email Visit for directions.

Runway 5K Run — Online registration closes at 4:30 p.m., June 29, for this event happening 7 a.m., July 4, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, and open to the public. The course will start and finish at Hangar 104 and goes along the length of the runway. Entry fees are $20 for individuals, and all entries include a race T-shirt. Call 254-7590. Register and pay at Semper Fit Center, MCBH, Kaneohe Bay, or online at

5 / Tuesday

Running Club— Runners and walkers can join the free Hawaii Running Project’s 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. Email or call 655-9123.



Survivor Family Camp — Survivor Outreach Services and Operation Military Kids are hosting a family camp at Camp Erdman on the North Shore for all youth who have lost a parent in the military. This camp, July 15-17, will give children the chance to meet other youth who have dealt with a loss. 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 odyssey and alpine courses. Spaces are limited. Call 438-1955/9285 or email or

BayFest 2011 — Join the Marines and Sailors of Marine Corps Base Hawaii for the largest music festival in Hawaii, July 15-17, aboard MCBH, Kaneohe Bay. Performers include Cecilio and Kapono, Hoobastank, Puddle of Mudd and Joe Nichols. Besides music, this three-day event includes watersports and contests, carnival rides, midway and military displays.

  •  Volunteers Needed: Military and civilian volunteers are needed for 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.
  • Emcee: Talented military members are being sought 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, MCBH. The contest is limited to the first 20 registrants; sign up by June 27 at or call 254-7653.
  • Bathtub Regatta: Build your own boat and race to victory, 12:30 p.m., July 17. Visit or call 254-7590.


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 it allows up to a $10,000 bonus for teaching in high-need schools. Call 586-4054, ext. 409.

Parent Participation Preschool — This program is for children ages 3-4, and it 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.

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.

Zumba — Classes are offered Saturday mornings at the Armed Services YMCA, Wheeler Army Airfield. Preregistration is required. Cost is $20 a month and includes the class and on-site child care for the duration of the class. The exact time is tentative; call 624-5645.

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