Community Calendar

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

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18 / Saturday

Air Soft Warriors — This group is hosting an air soft tournament, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Feb. 18-19, at the Military Operations on Urban Terrain, or MOUT, area at Schofield Barracks. Air soft enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their own air soft weapons and safety equipment. However, a vendor on scene will have pellets and other equipment available. Registration costs $25; all funds raised will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Visit www.airsoftwarriors.org.

Japanese Culture — Jennifer Sur, the 59th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen, and her court, will appear noon, Feb. 18, at the Kahala Mall Center Stage, 4211 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, followed by the 60th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen contestants. The appearances showcase aspects of Japanese culture. Visit www.gohawaii.com.

Fort DeRussy Mass — The Fort DeRussy Catholic congregation will celebrate its final Mass, 5 p.m., Feb. 18. Mass will no longer be conducted at Fort DeRussy after that date. Contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Cloyd Colby, 655-6643.

23 / Thursday

Free Magic Classes — The International Brotherhood of Magicians offers a free magic class at 6 p.m. at the Kalihi-Palama Library. Sponsored by the Hawaii Magicians Society, monthly introductory classes for the public are held on the fourth Thursday of every month. This year’s classes begin with the topic sleight-of-hand for beginners. To learn more, call 234-5262. For Hawaii Magic Club information, call 216-9672.

24 / Friday

Scholarships for Military Children — Applications for the 2012 Scholarships for Military Children program are available through Feb. 24 at commissaries and at www.militaryscholar.org. The program awards at least one $1,500 scholarship to a student at each commissary.

25 / Saturday

MCBH Swamp Romp — The dirtiest race returns to Marine Corp Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, 7 a.m., Feb. 25. Get your teams ready for an exciting five-mile run through the mud and dirt on board MCB, K-Bay. This unique run takes teams through the Nuupia ponds and down the Fort Hase beach, and over and under obstacles that challenge the strongest of competitors. This event is open to the public. Call 245-7590.

Kamehameha Schools Hoolaulea — Bring your ohana (family) and enjoy the spectacular view, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Kamehameha Schools’ Kapalama Campus. This hoolaulea will include island crafts, food and live music. Call 842-8680.

29 / Wednesday

USAG-HI Facebook Town Hall — Do you have ideas about how to make the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community better? Do you have questions about USAG-HI services, facilities or support? If so, get ready for the next online Facebook Town Hall, hosted by Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, USAG-HI, from 6-7:30 p.m., Feb. 29, at www.facebook.com/usaghawaii, under the “Events” tab. Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians can ask questions, address concerns and get responses. If your question does not pertain to the public at large, use the Interactive Customer Evaluation System, or ICE, at http://ice.disa.mil, or email AskTheCommander.usaghi@us.army.mil, to get support. Call Lacey Justinger, digital media specialist, USAG-HI Public Affairs, at 656-3153, or email lacey.a.justinger.civ@mail.mil.

March

17 / Saturday

Safety Seat Check up — Safeguard your keiki with a free car safety seat checkup, 9-11:30 a.m., March 17, Schofield Barracks, across the street from the police station on Lyman Road and Flagler Avenue. This preventative inspection is sponsored by the Military Police, Tripler Army Medical Center and the Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition. Call 655-0794 or 433-2842 for more details.

Ongoing

Food for Families — The Armed Services YMCA at WAAF has an emergency food locker that assists military families who are experiencing financial difficulty. Available are supplies 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.

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