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3 / Saturday

Ala Moana Farmers Market— The grand opening is 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 3, Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu. Located on the upper deck near Sears, this event will feature more than 50 vendors offering island-fresh produce and other items. Event includes hula and live music.

9th Annual Okinawan Festival — This ninth annual event is 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sept. 3 (bon dance begins at 5:30 p.m.); and 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 4, at Kapiolani Park, Honolulu. It includes food booths, live entertainment and activities. Park free at Kapiolani Community College and ride round trip for $2 in an air-conditioned bus to Kapiolani Park; the bus runs continuously throughout the festival. Visit

8 / Thursday

Hui O Wahine Luncheon— Enjoy bunco and door prizes, Sept. 8, at the Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter; doors open at 10:30 a.m., and lunch is served around 11 a.m. RSVP at or call 744-9736. New members can sign up at All proceeds go to charity.

9 / Friday

Hui O Na Wahine Luncheon— RSVP by Sept. 9 for this luncheon, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 15, at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks; cost is $15. For last names beginning with A-L, email; M-Z, email Spouses must be 2011-2012 members of the Hui to attend. Attendees can bring items to fill the donation basket for the USO Holiday Gift Drive that supports wounded warriors and their families. Email or visit

 “Mustangs” FRG — The 325th BSB, “Mustangs,” 3rd BCT, “Broncos,” 25th ID, has the following events planned. Email

  • Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m., 325th BSB presents “Movie on the Quad,” at Quad E, Schofield Barracks. Families can bring picnic baskets and chairs. Activities prior to the movie (4:30-6 p.m.) include decorating pillowcases for single Soldiers, lei-making and a talk by an ACS unit service coordinator.
  • Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for Co. B FRG, and Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for HHC and Co. C FRG, at the car wash rack by Burger King, Schofield Barracks. Donations will be used to purchase welcome home packages for single Soldiers. Families are asked to volunteer.

10 / Saturday

Craft Fair— The Leilehua High School Band Booster Association’s Third Annual Craft Fair is 9 a.m., Sept. 10, in the cafeteria at Leilehua High School, 1515 California Ave., Wahiawa. Fair includes live music and entertainment, baked goods and door prizes. Free admission and free parking is available. Call 224-4080.

Keiki Hoolaulea
— In celebration of the upcoming Aloha Week, more than 500 keiki from six halau and musical schools will showcase the 2011 theme, “Mele Ailana: Celebrate Island Music,” as performers, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 10, Pearlridge Center, Aiea. Admission is free. Visit

Mid-Autumn Festival
— This Chinese cultural festival is 2:30-6 p.m., Sept. 10, Chinatown Cultural Plaza, 100 N. Beretania St., Honolulu. Festival includes a concert by the Royal Hawaiian Band, hula and a lion dance. Parking is at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza garage; enter through Maunakea Street. Call 536-4621 or email

11 / Sunday

Na Wahine Festival— Cheer on your favorite athlete at this 13th annual women’s multisport festival, 6:30 a.m., Sept. 11, at Kapiolani Park, Honolulu. Competitors include active duty military athletes. Events include the triathlon, dualthon and a swim/bike. Visit

13 / Tuesday

Tour Tuesdays at the Exchange— Authorized patrons can learn more about the Schofield Exchange, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sept. 13; individuals and families are welcome. After the tour, free pizza will be served at the Food Court. RSVP to or call 622-1773. Tours can also be set up for groups and clubs.

15 / Thursday

Free Resiliency Training— Soldiers, their spouses and behavioral health professionals are invited to attend an introduction to the “Act Resilient” training program, 6-8:30 p.m., Sept. 15, Kalakaua Community Center, 2535 Waianae Uka Ave. (near Richardson Pool), Schofield Barracks. Act Resilient uses improvisational comedy to decrease stress and restore resilience. RSVP to Visit

17 / Saturday

Waikiki Hoolaulea— This block party, 7 p.m., Sept. 17, on Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu, will kick off with the arrival of the royal court in preparation for the Aloha Festivals. Multiple stages of entertainment, food stands, and other vendors will be spread along 12 city blocks of Kalakaua Avenue. Admission is free. Visit

24 / Saturday

Aloha Festivals Floral Parade— A colorful equestrian procession of female and male pau riders, extravagant floats with cascades of Hawaiian flowers; hula halau, or troupes; and marching bands will brighten Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu from Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park, 9 a.m., Sept. 24. This year’s theme is “Mele Ailana: Celebrate Island Music.” Admission is free. Visit

Emergency Preparedness Fair — This event, as part of September’s National Preparedness Month, is 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 24, at Ewa Makai Middle School in Ewa Beach. The event will focus on tsunami, hurricane and earthquake preparedness, how to create a family plan, supply kits, evacuations, health emergencies and insurance. Call 683-3388.

USO Benefit — This annual tribute that honors active duty military members from all service branches starts 5:30 p.m., Sept. 24, at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Individual tickets and/or tables will be available at a reduced rate to military personnel and their families. To purchase tickets, email or call 422-1213.


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

Food for Families — The Armed Services YMCA at WAAF 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.

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, WAAF. 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.

Naval Aviation — Learn about naval aviation history in Hawaii, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., by appointment, Monday-Friday, or Saturday and Sunday, by appointment, at Building 1792, Midway Rd., Kalaeloa Airport, Kapolei. Cost is $7 for adults; $5 for keiki under 18. Visit or call 682-3982.

Making the Grade — Students can cash in on the Exchange’s “You Made the Grade” program that recognizes above-average academic achievement. Qualifying students will receive a coupon booklet that includes free admission to an Exchange Reel Time Theater, a complimentary slice of Anthony’s Pizza with drink and a free magazine, as well as other coupons. To be eligible for a booklet, students must present a valid military ID and proof of an overall “B” or better average to their local Exchange.

Art on the Zoo Fence — This event is 9 a.m.-4 p.m., every Saturday-Sunday. Zoo fence artists set up their original paintings and photography along the fence of the Honolulu Zoo on Monsarrat Avenue across from the bandstand at Kapiolani Park. Visit

— Military families in Hawaii who homeschool can join the Oahu Military Homeschoolers Connection. Visit

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