Community Calendar

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

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22 / Thursday

Girl Scouts Yard Sale — Clothing for all ages, household and baby items, toys, books, DVDs and small electronics can be donated to the Girl Scouts of the Kolekole Service Unit yard sale. Drop off donations at the Scout Hut, Schofield Barracks, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., Sept. 22. The yard sale is 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 24, at the Scout Hut. Money raised will go to support Girl Scouts events. Email schofieldgirlscouts@gmail.com.

Founders Day — Help celebrate Founders Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 22, at Fisher House II, Tripler Army Medical Center. Highlights include information booths, food, entertainment and a blood drive. Call 561-7423.

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.” The event includes a Marine color guard and marching unit. Admission is free. Visit www.AlohaFestivals.com.

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 and 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. Email elsmith@uso.org or call 422-1213.

25 / Sunday

Waipahu 5K Cane Haul Run/Walk— Cheer on your favorite athlete, 7 a.m., Sept. 25, at 94-695 Waipahu St., Hawaii Plantation Village. Visit www.canehaulrun.blogspot.com, call 589-8448 or email
canehaulrun@yahoo.com.

Italian Film Festival — This annual Cinema Italiano runs 10 a.m.-noon, daily, through Sept. 25, at Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, and shares the best in Italian contemporary cinema. Visit www.CinemaItalianoInHawaii.org.

27 / Tuesday

PWOC Program Day — This Protestant Women of the Chapel event is 9-11:30 a.m., Sept. 27, Main Post Chapel. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Call 744-0620. Limited child care is available with reservation and CYSS registration. Email schofieldpwoc.watchcare@gmail.com.

Ongoing

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 www.IslandPalmCommunities.com.

“Operation Kid Comfort” — This local quilting group creates comfort quilts and pillows for children of deployed service members. Call 473-3398 or email pearlharbor@asymcahi.org.

Zumba — Classes are offered Saturday mornings at the Armed Services YMCA, WAAF. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $20 a month and includes the class and on-site child care for the duration of the class. 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.

Troops to Teachers
— This program directly supports military members who have chosen teaching as a career. Troops to Teachers provides direct resource support, including hiring, and it allows up to a $10,000 bonus for teaching in high-needs 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 by appointment on Saturday and Sunday, at Building 1792, Midway Road, Kalaeloa Airport, Kapolei. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for keiki under 18. Visit www.nambarberspoint.org 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 and a complimentary slice of Anthony’s Pizza with drink, 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.

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