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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, May 29, 6-7:30 p.m. at www.facebook.com/usaghawaii, under the “Events” tab. All Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians in U.S. Army-Hawaii can ask questions, address concerns and get responses. If your question does not pertain to the public at large, email the Interactive Customer Evaluation System, or ICE, at http://ice.disa.mil, or Ask the Garrison Commander at AskTheCommander.email@example.com. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 656-3153.
19 / Saturday
Tsunami Preparedness — Learn how to prepare for emergencies in the home, workplace and at school, 10:30 a.m., May 19, Kapolei Public Library, 1020 Manawai St. Get the latest information about the recently revised Tsunami Evacuation Zones. This one-hour program is intended for adults but all ages are welcome to attend. The program will include a question-and-answer session. Call 693-7050.
Waikiki Artfest — This event features 80 artists and handcraft artisans, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., May 19-20, Kapiolani Park, Honolulu. Email email@example.com.
Bon Dance — Learn how to Bon dance and see performances by three Bon dance groups, 2-4 p.m., May 19 at the Hawaii State Library, 478 South King St., Honolulu. Participants who have happi coats or yukatas are encouraged to wear them and join in the dance festival. Free; suitable for all ages. Call 586-3499.
20 / Sunday
Bluegrass Hawaii — Jam with this group, 1-4 p.m., May 20, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1679 California Ave., Wahiawa. All who enjoy acoustic bluegrass, newgrass, mountain, roots, traditional country, Hawaiian, Americana, folk, Western, Celtic and Irish music are invited to jam or sing or clap along. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome to attend with their acoustic stringed instruments. Visit www.BluegrassHawaii.com.
28 / Monday
Lantern Floating Ceremony — Thousands will gather, 6:30 a.m., May 28, at Ala Moana Beach Park for this annual ceremony that honors those who gave their lives in conflict. Event allows for reflection on the memories of loved ones and dedicates prayers for a peaceful and harmonious future. Free and open to all. Visit www.lanternfloatinghawaii.com.
Military Appreciation Day — Active duty, retired and National Guard service members and their families get free admission to the 50th State Fair, noon-closing, May 28, Aloha Stadium. Fair runs May 25-June 24, weekends only. Visit www.ekfernandez.com.
2 / Saturday
Battle of Midway — To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is featuring a Midway Symposium, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 2-3. The symposium is included with museum admission, and is free to museum members, and open to the public. Also, June 2, the Museum will unveil its new 40-foot diorama of “The Battle of Midway.” Visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.
8 / Friday
King Kamehameha Day — This colorful celebration honors the reign of King Kamehameha, who was responsible for uniting the Hawaiian Islands under his rule in 1795. Visit http://hawaii.gov/dags/kamehameha for a listing of events or call 586-0333. Events celebrating the holiday follow:
•3:30 p.m.: King Kamehameha statue lei-draping ceremony in front of Aliiolani Hale.
•9 a.m.: 96th Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade. The parade proceeds from Iolani Palace to Kapiolani Park and traverses from downtown through Waikiki, and ends at Kapiolani Park. Features floral floats and pau riders (elegantly dressed women riding lei-draped horses).
•10 a.m.-4 p.m.: King Kamehameha Celebration Hoolaulea (block party), Kapiolani Park, with live entertainment, food booths, cultural demonstrations and educational exhibits.