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| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Kaneohe Bay 5K Run — Online registration at ends June 29 for the Runway Run, 6:30 a.m., July 4, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. Registration will also be accepted at the Semper Fit Center, MCBH. The brisk 5K starts at Hangar 104, along the MCAS flight line, and features views of the Koolau Mountains. The top three overall finishers and top finishers in each age group will receive awards. Cost is $30. Call 254-7636.


Pacific Aviation Museum Special — Social hour specials start June 29 and will run 4-6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, at the Museum’s Laniakea Cafe, with the commencement of RIMPAC 2012, the world’s largest international maritime exercise. Call 441-1007 for email


30 / Saturday

BayFest Emcee Contest — Talented military members are being sought to emcee the BayFest main stage, July 15-17. All active duty, reservists and National Guard members stationed in Hawaii are invited to compete in the Emcee Maniac Contest, 7 p.m., June 30, at Kahuna’s Sports Bar and Grill, MCBH, K-Bay. The contest is limited to the first 20 registrants; call 254-7653.



3 / Tuesday

Leilehua Registration — Leilehua High School will hold a mass registration for new students, 9 a.m.- noon, July 3, in the LHS cafeteria. Freshmen will start school July 30; all others will start July 31. Call 622-1435.


Hale Koa Hotel — will host a Clambake and Patriotic Dance Party, 5:30 p.m. featuring Citrus Performing Arts College Premier Dance Group Night Shift.


4 / Wednesday

Holiday Office Closure — TAMC’s Exceptional Family Member Program office will be closed July 4-5, in holiday observance. Normal office hours resume July 6. Call 433-4441.


14 / Saturday

Wahiawa Run — The 5K Freedom Run, designed to promote a drug-free Hawaii, begins at 7 a.m., July 14, at the Kaala Neighborhood Park, Wahiawa. The event includes a half-mile fun run for 5- to 10-year-old keiki. Visit


15 / Sunday

BayFest 2011 — Join the Marines and Sailors of MCBH for the largest music festival in Hawaii, July 15-17, at K-Bay. Performers include Cecilio and Kapono, Hoobastank, Puddle of Mudd, and Joe Nichols. This three-day event includes watersports and contests, carnival rides, Midway and military displays. Visit or call 254-7590.


SOS Camp — Survivor Outreach Services and Operation Military Kids are hosting a family camp July 15-17 at Camp Erdman on the North Shore for all youth who have lost a parent in the military. This camp will give keiki the chance to meet other youth who have dealt with a loss. Spaces are limited. Call 438-1955/9285 or email



Free Study Programs — In alliance with the Department of Defense, eKnowledge is donating $200 SAT and ACT training programs to military families worldwide. Students select the training they need and can study at their own pace. Call (951) 256-4076.


State Parks — Summer hours for eight Oahu state parks have started and run through Sept. 5 (Labor Day). Hours are 7 a.m.-7:45 p.m. for Keaiwa Heiau, Malaekahana, Puu Ualakaa, Sand Island, Wahila Ridge, Wahiawa Freshwater, Kahana Beach Park, Ka Iwi Shoreline and Makapuu Lighthouse. Visit


Free Yoga Classes — Yoga classes start at 9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Wheeler Community Center, behind Wheeler Chapel, WAAF. Bring your own yoga mat and any blocks or straps. Classes are for all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Call 275-3790 or 778-8696.


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


Vet Center— The Fort Shafter Veterinary Treatment Facility is now seeing pets throughout the week from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The vet clinic is located beside the PX Mart and Post Office on Fort Shafter. Book an appointment for affordable preventative care, to obtain a mandatory airline health certificate required within 10 days of air travel and more. Call 433-2271; leave a voicemail.


Freeway Service Patrol — This service, now operational on Hawaii’s freeways, is a pilot program sponsored by Hawaii’s Department of Transportation, the Honolulu Police and Fire departments, and Emergency Medical Services. The free service can provide assistance to stranded motorists by changing flat tires, jump-starting vehicles, refilling radiators, making some temporary repairs and providing an emergency gallon of gasoline. The service is available 5 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, except federal holidays. Call 841-4357.


Club Beyond — Middle school and high school students in grades six-12 are invited to participate in the Club Beyond. Email or call 372-1567.


Troops to Teachers — Troops to Teachers directly supports military members who have chosen teaching as a career. This program provides direct resource support, including hiring, and it allows up to a $10,000 bonus for teaching in high-need schools. Call 586-4054, ext. 409.


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.


Hui Thrift Shop — The Hui Thrift Shop at Schofield Barracks offers great bargains and a chance to volunteer. Located at 2107 Ulrich Way, behind ACS, 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.


Operation Postcards — Operation Postcards is a free service that allows anyone to send real, personalized postcards to active duty U.S. military personnel with an APO or FPO address. Visit, select a photo, fill in the mailing address for any active U.S. service member with an APO or FPO designation, type a brief message, then send it. A real, personalized postcard will be delivered to the Soldier, Airman, Sailor or Marine in a matter of days, via the U.S. Postal Service.


Zumba — Classes are now offered Saturday mornings at the Armed Services YMCA, WAAF. Preregistration is required. Cost is $20 a month and includes the class and on-site child care for the duration of the class. The exact time is tentative; call 624-5645.


Running Club — Runners and walkers can join the free Hawaii Running Project Wednesday Run Club at Schofield Barracks, which meets Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Bowman Field, at the end of Lyman Road. The club runs loops around the base of Kolekole Pass; workouts can be customized from two to eight miles. Email or call 655-9123.


Sexual Assault Prevention — Visit the Army’s sexual assault prevention program website as part of its “I. A.M. Strong” campaign at


Civil Air Patrol — Civil Air Patrol’s Wheeler Composite Squadron meets every Tuesday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at WAAF. The squadron regularly accepts new members, ages 12-18. Email



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