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| March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

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MWR Survey — The Army is currently surveying random members of its communities at 75 garrisons, worldwide, as part of an effort to improve morale, welfare and recreation programs. The survey seeks to identify what customers are interested in, whether they are using available services and, if so, how satisfied they are with the programming their garrison has to offer.


17 / Saturday

Safety Seat Checkup — 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.


Youth Sailing — Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, will host a Hawaii Youth Sailing Association regatta, 11 a.m., March 17. Register online until noon, March 16, at On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. the morning of the race.


24 / Saturday

Animal Adoptions — The Hawaiian Humane Society will have dogs and cats available for adoption, 10 a.m.-1 p.m, March 24, in front of the Schofield Barracks Exchange. A small adoption fee includes benefits and services valued at more than $250. All adoptions include two weeks of post-adoption medical support, as well as lifetime behavior support. Call 356-2223 or visit


Warrior Dash — This fierce 5K event invites all athletic abilities to conquer 14 obstacles over more than three miles of extreme terrain, 9 a.m., March 24, Dillingham Ranch. Visit or call (515) 321-4847.


28 / Wednesday

Tell Me A Story — The Education Coalition Schofield Barracks Parent to Parent team will present “Tell Me A Story,” 5:30-7 p.m., March 28, Wheeler Elementary School, WAAF. This free family literacy event will feature Wally “Famous Amos,” who will read “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae. Each family attending will receive a free copy of the book. RSVP to or call 888-0285 or (910) 977-8980.


29 / Thursday

Palm Circle Tour of Homes — The Hui O Wahine Fort Shafter Spouses Club is hosting a Tour of Homes, noon-4 p.m., March 29, Palm Circle, Fort Shafter. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Hui O­­ Wahine events or the Fort Shafter Thrift Shop. This event is open to the public. Email


31 / Saturday

Hawaiian Scottish Festival — The Hawaiian Scottish Association, or HAS, is hosting this annual festival starting at 9 a.m., each day, March 31-April 1, at Kapiolani Park, Honolulu. This free family event includes entertainment, games, a dancing competition, keiki activities, Scottish food and wares. HSA will have tables in the clan tent for the Scottish American Military Society and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.



Museum Reopens — The Tropic Lightning Museum, Schofield Barracks, has reopened following completion of a renovation project. Normal operating hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., daily, Tuesday-Saturday. The museum is located at Building 361, on the corner of Waianae Avenue and Flagler Road. Call 655-0438.


Hui Thrift Shop — The Hui Thrift Shop at Schofield Barracks offers great bargains and a chance to volunteer. Located at 2107 Ulrich Way, behind Army Community Service, the shop is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the first and third Saturday of the month. Consignment hours are 9-11 a.m. Call 624-3254 or email Visit or search for “hui-thrift-shop” on Facebook.


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


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.


­Veterinary Treatment Facility — The Schofield Barracks Veterinary Treatment Facility sees patients five days a week, with extended hours every third Wednesday of the month until 7 p.m. Book an appointment for the new Wellness Package for affordable preventative care or to obtain a mandatory airline health certificate within 10 days of travel out of Oahu. Call 655-5893 or 655-5889.


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