Community Calendar

| January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 28 / Saturday

Pearl Harbor — The Battleship Missouri Memorial is offering free admission to kamaaina and military personnel, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 28. The event celebrates the 68th anniversary of the USS Missouri’s launching and 13th anniversary of the ship’s opening as a memorial in Pearl Harbor. The celebration includes band performances, educational demonstrations and a free battleship birthday party giveaway. The free “Mighty Mo Pass” is valid for all active duty, retired military personnel and military family members with valid Department of Defense IDs, as well as all Hawaii residents with a Hawaii driver’s licenses. For individuals without base access, complimentary roundtrip shuttle bus service from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will be available. Visit www.ussmissouri.com.

 29 / Sunday

Year of the Dragon — A Chinese lion dance to welcome the Year of the Dragon will be presented at the Pearl City Public Library, 3 p.m., Jan. 29, at the Pearl City Public Library, 1138 Waimano Home Rd. This free program will be conducted in the adult reading section. Keiki and their parents are invited to join in the festivities and “feed” the lion for good luck in 2012. All keiki must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This one-hour program is suitable for all ages.

February

2 / Thursday

Blended Learning Program — Parents of third- and fourth-graders are invited to find out more information about Hale Kula’s blended learning pilot program for school year 2012-2013, which is funded by a Department of Defense Educational Activity grant, Feb. 2, 8 a.m. or 6 p.m., Hale Kula Cafeteria. RSVP at http://goo.gl/wsskJ.

3/ Friday

Punahou Carnival — Keiki will enjoy this event, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Feb. 3-4, at the Punahou School, at 1601 Punahou St., Honolulu. Admission to the grounds is free; tickets costing are 50 cents each are available for purchase throughout the midway. Fresh malasadas; kiddie games and rides; and live musical entertainment are among the many treats. Limited parking on campus. Paid parking is available at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu; Central Union Church; Maryknoll High School; Punahou Fitness and Spa; and St. Clement’s Episcopal Church. The carnival is also accessible by city buses 4, 5 or 18. Call 944.5751 or email lichimura@punahou.edu.

Ongoing

Scholarships for Military Children — Applications for the 2012 Scholarships for Military Children program are available through Feb. 24 at commissaries and at www.commissaries.com or www.militaryscholar.org. The program awards at least one $1,500 scholarship to a student at each commissary. To be eligible for a scholarship, the student must have a current military ID card and be an unmarried child – no older than 21, or 23 if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university – of a service member on active duty, Reserve, National Guard, a retiree, a survivor of a military member who died while on active duty or a survivor of a retiree.

Commissary Gift Vouchers — Gift vouchers can be purchased to help military families in need or to just give the gift of groceries to single Soldiers. Gift vouchers are available in $25 denominations. Anyone, civilian or military, can purchase them, but only authorized shoppers can redeem them. Find vouchers at commissary customer service areas, cash offices and from cashiers at the full-service checkout.

Operation Kid Comfort — This program is designed for children with a deployed parent. Children under the age of 6 are given a quilt and children 7 and above receive a pillow. Armed Services YMCA volunteers and staff receive photos from the recipient’s family and assemble them into a quilt or pillow. Interested families should contact the Pearl Harbor ASYMCA at 473-3398 or email pearharbor@asymcahi.org.

Parent Participation Preschool — This program is designed for children ages 3-4 to help get them ready for kindergarten. The Armed Services YMCA also provides respite care for any siblings not attending the class. Classes are held 9-11 a.m., Monday–Thursday. Two days a week is $40 a month, four days a week is $60 a month. Call 624-5645 or email wheeler@asymcahi.org.

Food for Families — Armed Services YMCA emergency food locker is available to families who are experiencing financial difficulty and could use some extra assistance. It generally has a supply of canned goods, frozen food, dry goods and personal care items. The food pantry is available 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and after hours by appointments only. Visit Building 122, 1262 Santos Dumont Ave., WAAF. Call 624-5645 or email wheeler@asymcahi.org.

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