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| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

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30 / Saturday

Wedding Expo — The Exchange is sponsoring a Wedding Expo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., July 30, Schofield Barracks Main Mall. AAFES has resources available for wedding needs both onsite and online, like wedding dress and tuxedo selections, wedding rings, flowers, pedicures, manicures, hair styling, makeup products, dry cleaning, car rentals and interest-free purchases. Call 423-7302/7885.

5K Grueler — This race is 7 a.m., July 30, at Camp Smith, on the hill above Halawa. It provides a scenic view of Pearl Harbor. Cost is $25. Register either at the Semper Fit Center at Marine Corps Base Hawaii or on site on race day. Awards will be given for first, second and third places in 10 age categories. Call 254-7590 or visit

Dragon Boat Festival — This annual event is 10 a.m.-10 p.m., July 30, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m., July 31, at Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu. Dragon boat races begin at 8 a.m. Teams consist of 16-18 paddlers, a helmsman, a flag catcher and a drummer. Boats race to the finish line, where the flag catcher retrieves a flag and carries it to the finish line. This free event features local entertainment, food vendors, crafters and a grass volleyball tournament. Call 593-9776 or email

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



2 / Tuesday

National Night Out — This event takes place, Aug. 2, 4-7 p.m., at the Kalakaua Community Center, Schofield Barracks and the Aliamanu Community Center, Aliamanu Military Reservation. Visit


Thrift Shop Reopens — The Hui O Na Wahine thrift store at Schofield Barracks will celebrate its reopening, 9 a.m., Aug. 2, after its monthlong summer reorganizing period. Snacks and refreshments will be available. Call 624-3254.

Rugby Team — The Harlequins military rugby team is seeking military rugby players. Practice is 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Kapaolono Park, in Kaimuki, located at the junction of 12th and Kilauea avenues. Call 780-5030.

3 / Wednesday

South SIM — The next South Spouse Information Meeting, or SIM, is Aug. 3, 9-10 a.m., at the Hale Ikena Club, Fort Shafter. The meeting is open to all Soldiers and family members wishing to attend.

6 / Saturday

Volksmarch — Join the Menehune Marchers Volkssport Club on a 5K or 10K volksmarch (walk), Aug. 6-7, in Kamananui Valley. Meet at 8 a.m., at the Moanalua Valley Neighborhood Park, located at the end of Ala Aolani Street. Call 626-3575 or visit Cost is free, and International Federation of Popular Sports, or IVV, credit, if desired, is available for a nominal fee.

7 / Sunday

Mango Days 5K — This eighth annual 5K benefit is 6:30 a.m., Aug. 7; the course starts at Magic Island and ends near McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu. As a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, proceeds go toward patient services and blood cancer research.

Na Hula Festival — This 71st annual festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 7, Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, is Hawaii’s longest-running, annual, non-competitive hula event. Festival attendees are invited to bring food and a blanket to sit on. Call 768-3041 or email

10 / Wednesday

Super Scout Sign Up — This open house event for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Venture Scouts is 4-7 p.m., Aug. 10, at the Schofield Barracks Scout Hut, Building 2101. Meet with leaders and youth from packs, troops and crews. The scouts are looking for new leaders, too; free training will be provided. Email

11 / Thursday

“7 Minute Meditation” — Learn an effective way to deal with stress, even in today’s busy world, at the monthly “Brown Bags Buddhism,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 11, Wheeler Army Airfield Chapel. Call 384-0994, email or visit

12 / Friday

Welcome Home — The Exchange and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will hold a welcome home event for 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Soldiers, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 12-14, at the Schofield Barracks PX. Call 423-7302/7885.

17 / Wednesday

Super Sign Up — The Hui O Na Wahine all-ranks Army spouses club is hosting its free, annual Super Sign Up free membership event, 5:30 p.m., Aug. 17, at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. All Army spouses are welcome. The event will include pupus, entertainment and community information. Email or visit The Hui also has a group page at


Theater Closure — The Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks, is closed for renovation through May 2012. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service won’t be airing movies during the closure; patrons are urged to use the theater on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, instead.

Food for Families — The Armed Services YMCA at Wheeler Army Airfield has an emergency food locker that assists military families who are experiencing financial difficulty with a supply of canned goods, frozen food, dry goods and personal care items. Call 624-5645.


Children’s Waiting Room — The Armed Services YMCA children’s waiting rooms offer on-site child care for healthy children, while their parents or siblings have medical appointments in any of the Schofield clinics or at Tripler Army Medical Center. No fee is charged for this service, but donations keep the programs running. Monday-Friday hours for the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic Children’s Waiting Room are 8 a.m.-noon, and 1-4 p.m; Tripler hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 624-5645 for SBHC, or 833-1185 for TAMC.

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.

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.

Zumba — Classes are now 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.

Club Beyond — Middle school and high school students in grades six-12 are invited to participate in the Club Beyond at the Military Reservation Community Center. Email or call 372-1567.


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