Domestic Violence Awareness Month — October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness month. The following activities are scheduled for the island:
•Oct. 31, Food Drive, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Schofield Barracks Commissary and Fort Shafter PX Marketplace;
•Oct. 17, Information Table, 10 a.m. –2 p.m., SB PX Marketplace;
•Oct. 23, DVAM Vigil, 5:30-7 p.m., SB Soldier’s Chapel; and
•Oct. 24, Information Table, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., TAMC.
Call the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program at (808) 655-1866.
13 / Saturday
Living History Day — This event is scheduled from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Oct. 13, on the lawn of the historic Tropic Lightning Museum, Bldg. 361,Waianae Ave., SB. Admission is free; however, donations to support the 25th Infantry Division and museum are welcome. For more details, call (808) 655-0438 or visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/tlm/index.html.
SB Flu Vaccine — Tricare beneficiaries can receive their flu vaccination for the 2012-2013 flu season 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 13, at the SB Exchange.
Hispanic Heritage Festival — This festival and health fair runs 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Kapiolani Park. This free event will feature live entertainment, food booths, crafts, cultural displays, specialty booths, children’s activities, informational booths and health agencies.
The Aloha State Games will also be a part of the event featuring soccer tournaments. Call (808) 285-0072 or visit www.hispaniceventshawaii.com.
Free Movie Screening — Tickets are available at the Exchange Food Court for a free movie screening, 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Sgt. Smith Theater. Seating will be open to non-ticket holders 30 minutes prior to show time for the PG-13 rated film.
26 / Friday
Wheeler Haunted House — Wheeler Saddle Club, with the help of BOSS, is hosting a Haunted House and Fall Fest, 5-9 p.m., Oct. 26-27, at Wheeler Stables, Denny Road, Wheeler Army Airfield. Admission is $7 for adults, kids 12 and under enter free. This event includes a haunted house, hayrides, trick or treating at the barns, carnival games, kids’ activities, a dunk booth and a bounce house. Food available for purchase includes cotton candy, shave ice, hot dogs and hamburgers. Attendees can park up at the flats and be shuttled down the barn road by hay wagons.
The Kava Festival — This celebration of Kava, part of Hawaiian heritage, will be held 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 27, at the University of Hawaii, Main Campus, McCarthy Hall. Visit http://kavafestival.org.
31 / Wednesday
Halloween — Authorized Halloween Trick or Treat hours for the Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks areas will be 5:30-9 p.m., Oct. 31. Children under the age of 10 will require an adult escort. The Directorate of Emergency Services will provide increased presence in the community during trick or treat hours.
Military and Department of the Army civilian police will be working together to ensure all activities are conducted in a safe manner.
AFAP Conference Issues
— Coordinators of the Army Family Action Plan are now seeking community issues for consideration at the Oct. 29-Nov. 2 conference.
AFAP is for the entire Army family of Soldiers, family members, Department of the Army civilians, retirees, National Guard, Reservists and survivors. Submit issues at www.mwrhi.com.
Go Akamai — Commuters can now check real-time traffic data at GoAkamai.org, courtesy of the Hawaii State Department of Transportation and the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Transportation Services. The site helps commuters plan their travel.
GoAkamai.org is a one-stop website that provides real-time traffic data, enabling travelers to make better decisions when planning their commutes. Travelers are encouraged to check GoAkamai.org before leaving work or home.
While GoAkamai.org is also available through the use of handheld devices, such as smart phones, drivers are cautioned that the use of these devices is illegal while driving.
Family Night Programs — AMR and Schofield chapels invite the public to family night programs now underway. The weekly event features dinner, classes and activities for ages 4 through high school and adult.
A nursery service, staffed by CYSS, is provided for children ages 6 months to 4 years old who are registered with CYSS or CDC.
Weekly events follow:
•AMR Chapel Family Spiritual Resiliency Night, Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
•Schofield Chapel Family Spiritual Resiliency Night, every Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Call (808) 833-8175, SB, or (808) 839-4319, AMR.
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. Call 951-256-4076.
Food for Families — Armed Services YMCA at WAAF has an emergency food locker to assist military families in need. Call (808) 624-5645.