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15 / Friday

School Supplies Drive — The USO is holding its annual back to school backpack and school supply drive for school-age family members of service members in the grades of E-5 and below. Drop off new school supplies between 9 a.m.-9 p.m., through July 16 at the Aloha Reception Desk NEX Mall Rotunda or the Hickam BXtra, both at Joint Base Pearl-Harbor Hickam, or the Schofield Barracks Main Exchange. Parents can register by emailing with their sponsor’s name, rank, branch of service and school-age family member’s name and age. Distribution will be 1 p.m.-3 p.m., July 17, at Hickam’s Makai Recreation Center. Parents must show their military ID when picking up their backpacks.

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. “Fireworks on The Bay” is set for 9 p.m., July 15. Volunteers will receive free admission to attractions and more. Call 257-7787 or 257-7790. Visit for schedules and ticket information.


16 / Saturday

Hula Festival — The 34th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival is 9 a.m.-4 p.m., July 16, Moanulua Gardens, 1352 Pineapple Pl., Honolulu. The event features hula halau, cultural activities and crafts. Bring beach mats or low-back chairs. Admission is free. Visit, email or call 839-5334.

Haleiwa Arts Festival — This 14th annual summer arts festival is 10 a.m.-6 p.m., July 16 and 10 a.m.-5 pm., July 17, at the Haleiwa Beach Park in Historic Haleiwa Town on the North Shore. The event features juried visual artists, plus musicians, singers, dancers, cultural/historical tours, and children’s art activities. Admission is free. Visit

Relay For Life — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is 6 p.m.-6 a.m., July 16-17, at Magic Island Beach Park. This event raises community awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society’s patient services, research, advocacy and community education. Visit, e-mail or call 432-9144.

17 / Sunday

Ukulele Festival — This 41st annual event is 9 a.m.-2 pm., July 17, at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand, Waikiki. Enjoy food booths, displays and giveaways. Free parking and shuttle service is available from Kapiolani Community College. Admission is free. Visit

18 / Monday

Theater Closure — The Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks, will close for renovation from July 18-May 2012. All reservations during this time period will be cancelled. AAFES will not be airing movies during the closure; patrons are urged to use the theater on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam instead.

Inventory — The Schofield Barracks Commissary will conduct a formal inventory July 18. The store will open at 8 a.m. for early birds, 9 a.m. for regular shopping and close at 4 p.m. Call 655-5066.

19 / Tuesday

Town Hall — The 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, will conduct an inaugural town hall and welcome event, 6 p.m., July 19, at Wheeler Army Airfield Chapel. All families of the brigade, especially those arriving on island since December, are invited. Call 655-6594.

Disaster Preparedness Workshop — This workshop is July 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Kahuku Library (56-490 Kamehameha Hwy.) This “Get Ready” workshop will cover key information specific to Hawaii residents, such as when and where to evacuate. Email or call 343-2428. Visit or

20 / Wednesday

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.

21 / Thursday

Pet Expo — This expo, “Pets are People Too,” is 4-6 p.m., July 21, at Porter Community Center, Schofield Barracks. Community residents can learn, play, shop and adopt a pet. Activities include displays, games and prizes. All socialized pets are welcome. Dogs must be leashed and pets must be under their owner’s control at all times. Please refrain from bringing dogs in heat. Email

30 / Saturday

5K Grueler — This race is 7 a.m., July 30, at Camp Smith on the hill above Halawa, and provides a scenic view of Pearl Harbor. Cost to participate is $20 or $25 if registering after July 22. Online registration is available until July 27 at 4:30 p.m. Registration is also being accepted at the Semper Fit Center at Marine Corps Base Hawaii or onsite on race day. Awards will be given for first, second and third places in 10 age categories. Call 254-7590 or visit

31 / Sunday

Tinman Triathlon — Cheer on your favorite athlete at this annual event, 5:30 a.m., July 31, at Queen’s Beach in Honolulu. Athletes will finish at Kapiolani Park, after a 750-meter swim, 40K bike ride and 10K run. Call 595-5317, email or visit


MWR Survey — The Department of Defense is currently conducting a survey to gauge the opinions of MWR customers worldwide. Surveys have been sent to about 600,000 service members who were selected through random sampling. Survey questions cover customer service, operation hours, facility condition and quality of services provided, among other items. Participation is voluntary, anonymous and confidential. No information that can identify service members is associated with responses.

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