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| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

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28 / Saturday

Small Business Fair — “Launch Your Dreams into Reality” is a free, one-day workshop sponsored by the IRS, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., April 28, at the Leeward Community College Theatre courtyard. Topics include marketing, social media and web design, and business plans. Registration is encouraged. Call 945-1430 or email



1 / Tuesday

Army Ten-Miler — Priority registration for this annual event, to be held Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C, opens May 1 on a first-come, first-served basis for all U.S. service members and runners who have participated in at least seven or more Army Ten-Miler races. About one-third of the total 30,000 entries will be reserved for priority registration. Military service members must use a .mil email address to register. Starting May 15, the remaining two-thirds of the race entries will available to the general public, on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit to verify priority registration qualification and to register.


Military Spouse Appreciation Day — RSVP by May 1 to attend this free event, 3-5 p.m., May 9, on the lanai at the Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter. Guest speaker is Jeannine Wiercinski, spouse of Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander, USARPAC. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to or call 438-6126/9285.


2 / Wednesday

PXmarket and Hale Ikena Advisory Meeting — The next PXmarket and Hale Ikena Advisory Meeting for the Oahu South Community is scheduled for 10:15-11:15 a.m., May 2, at the Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter. All Fort Shafter community members are invited to attend and provide input. Call 438-0428.


28 / Monday

Lantern Floating Ceremony — The 14th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony will take place 6 p.m., May 28, at Ala Moana Beach Park. More than 3,000 candlelit lanterns bearing individual and community remembrances and prayers will illuminate the ocean off of Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park.



Food for Families — The Armed Services YMCA at WAAF has an emergency food locker that assists military families experiencing financial difficulty. Available are supplies of canned goods, frozen food, dry goods and personal care items. Donations are always accepted. Call 624-5645.


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


RAP Meeting — Get involved in your community by attending your community’s Resident Advisory Panel. IPC’s residents can develop and strengthen their relationships with property management and fellow residents through the RAP. Contact your community manager for details and volunteer opportunities. Visit


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 huithrift Visit or search for “hui-thrift-shop” on Facebook.


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


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.


Recycling Bin — Fort Shafter Elementary invites the community to use its recycling bin in front of the school, as all monetary proceeds will benefit the school. The following items will be accepted loosely, not in plastic bags: aluminum cans (rinsed), glass bottles and jars (rinsed, lids removed) and plastic containers (rinsed, lids removed). Bag/box the following items before depositing: newspapers (magazines and glossy inserts removed), corrugated cardboard (flattened), and white and colored bond paper.


Recycling Plastic — Plastic bottle caps and lids can now be recycled at Kapahulu, Mapunapuna and Wahiawa Goodwill locations. The project aims to reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean and helps save endangered birds. Caps and lids made from No. 2, 4 and 5 type plastics are recyclable. Call 393-2168 or 656-5411.


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.


Art on the Zoo Fence — This event is 9 a.m.-4 p.m., every Saturday-Sunday. 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



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