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| August 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

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19 / Friday

Obon Dance and Festival— The Obon tradition was brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants and evolved into a social, cultural and religious custom designed to honor ancestors through an evening of dance and music. Dance begins at 7 p.m., Aug. 19-20, Mililani Hongwanji Mission, 95-257 Kaloapau St., Mililani. Visit or call 625-0925. For more obon festival listings, visit

“Made in Hawaii” — This annual festival is Aug. 19-21, Neal S. Blaisdell Arena and Exhibition Hall, Honolulu. This shopping emporium includes celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and ongoing entertainment. Admission is $4 per person; children 6 years and under are free. Visit

20 / Saturday

Free Airshow— The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will hold its fourth “Biggest Little Airshow” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 20-21, on Ford Island. Visitors will be greeted by 100 aircraft on the tarmac – both real and remote-control models. Activities include candy bombings for the keiki. The museum is located at 319 Lexington Blvd., Honolulu. Park free at the museum or board free shuttles to the museum at the Arizona Memorial parking area, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 441-1004 or visit

USO Charity Benefit
— The Pau Hana Parrot Heads of Hawaii invite military and civilians to join them, 3-8 p.m., Aug. 20, at Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber, Honolulu, for their annual summer charity event. This year’s proceeds will be donated to USO Hawaii. Visit, or email or call 754-2390.

21 / Sunday

Jamba Juice Xterra Mountain Man Triathlon — Cheer on your favorite athletes at this mountain bike triathlon, 8 a.m., Aug. 21, at Kualoa Ranch in Kaaawa. This event consists of a 750-meter ocean swim, 20K hilly bike course and a 6K trail run. Visit, and click on “Races” for details.

24 / Wednesday

“Mustangs” FRG— The 325th BSB “Mustangs,” 3rd BCT, “Broncos,” 25th ID, have the following events planned. Call 655-0150.

  • Aug. 24, 5 p.m., Co. C FRG meeting, Yellow Ribbon Room, Building 550. Topics include updates from downrange, planning welcome home events and distribution of community information. Keiki are welcome.
  • Aug. 25, 10 a.m., Co. A FRG car wash at the car wash rack by Burger King, Schofield Barracks. Funds will be used to hold welcome home events.

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.

Duke’s OceanFest — Celebrate the birthday of Hawaii’s “Father of Surfing,” Duke Kohanamoku, in true Waikiki beachboy style, Aug. 24-28, Duke Kohanamoku Beach, Honolulu. Participate or watch a host of ocean sports, including longboard surfing, surf polo, swimming, stand up paddling and paddleboards. The event culminates with a lei draping ceremony of Duke’s statue. Visit or call 545-4880.

25 / Thursday

Super Sign Up— The Fort Shafter Hui O Wahine all-ranks Army spouses club is hosting its free, annual Super Sign Up free membership event, 5-7:30 p.m., Aug. 25, at the Nehelani, Fort Shafter. All Army spouses are welcome. Visit

26 / Friday

Wounded Warrior Charity Weekend— Warriors for Warriors, a nonprofit organization, will host the following activities for this annual charity event:

  • Aug. 26, 5 p.m., sit-down dinner, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman Officers’ Club; keynote speaker is Navy Adm. Robert Willard, commander, U.S. Pacific Command.
  • Aug. 27, Golf Scramble at Hawaii Prince Golf Course, Ewan Beach.
  • Aug. 28, doors open for spectators at 6:15 p.m., military hockey game with Army/Air Force versus Navy/Marine/Coast Guard, Ice Palace, Honolulu.

Email or call (949) 870-7277. To purchase tickets, visit

Book Reading — Meet Maryann Makekau, Air Force veteran and author of  “When Your Mom Goes to War” and “When Your Dad Goes To War,” 9 a.m.-2 p.m, Aug. 26, at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki. Visit

27 / Saturday

At the Exchange— The Schofield Exchange is hosting the following specials events:

  • Chili Cook-off: Set up your homemade entry at the Exchange, 1 p.m., Aug. 27; judging begins at 2 p.m. This contest is limited to the first 20 participants; sign up at the Schofield Exchange Customer Service Center. Prizes are a $200 or $50 Exchange gift card.
  • $100 essay contest: Keiki 6-17 years of age can write an essay of 200 words or less on either “Why I Cannot Wait to Go Back to School,” or “Why I Deserve Another Month Off.” Drop off essays at Schofield Exchange Customer Service Center by Aug. 27; the winner will be notified Sept. 1.

Greek Festival — This event is noon-9 p.m., Aug. 27-28, McCoy Pavillion, Ala Moana Park, Honolulu. Thousands attend this annual fest, which features a Greek deli, pastries and music. Visit

28 / Sunday

Tropical Flower Fest— This event is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 28, at Haleiwa Farmers’ Market, Haleiwa. Cut flowers, orchids and tropical plants will be available for purchase. Call 388-9696.

31 / Wednesday

Facebook Town Hall— Have questions about USAG-HI? Got an idea about how to make the USAG-HI community better? Get your questions ready now for the first-ever online Facebook town hall, hosted by USAG-HI, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 31, at On that date, all U.S. Army Hawaii Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians can ask questions and get live responses. If your question does not pertain to the public at large, email


RAP Meeting— Get involved in your community by attending your community’s Resident Advisory Panel. IPC residents can develop and strengthen their relationship with property management and fellow residents. through the RAP. All IPC communities have RAP groups; contact your community manager for details and volunteer opportunities. Visit

Homeschoolers — Military families in Hawaii who homeschool can join the Oahu Military Homeschoolers Connection. The group schedules activities such as park days and beach days. Visit or                                   

“Operation Kid Comfort” — This local quilting group creates comfort quilts and pillows for children of deployed service members. Contact the Armed Services YMCA at 473-3398 or email


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