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Hookipa Night 2013 — The Kapiolani Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Tourism departments present the 16th annual “Hookipa Night” fundraising event, 5:30-9 a.m., March 8, at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. This year’s theme is “Swing into the ‘60s with Hawaii Tourism” and features the talents of the departments’ 300-plus students. Call 734-9544 or email for tickets and more information.


9 / Saturday

The Beast 10K — Take a running tour of Marine Corps Base Hawaii with this 10K race, 7 a.m., March 9, with start and finish at Dewey Square aboard MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. Visit


Makahiki Challenge — Test your physical and mental toughness over hills, rough terrain, mud pits and more in this 5K obstacle/mud run, 9 a.m., March 9, at Kualoa Ranch. Open to everyone age 15 and older; limited space is available. Visit


Canoe Festival — Learn about the historic and ancient traditions of canoeing, dating back to the Poylnesian voyaging era, at Kualoa Regional Park’s fourth annual Kualoa/Hakipuu Canoe Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., March 9, at the park, 49-479 Kamehameha Hwy., with on-site paddle making, educational booths, rides in a sailing canoe and double-hull canoe and more. Call 237-8525.


Pinewood Derby — Cub Scout Pack 113 races its handcrafted vehicles during the exciting Pinewood Derby race, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., March 9, at Windward Mall Center Court. Cub Scouts registration also will be held.


10 / Sunday

Black History Month — The Actors Group (TAG) presents Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson’s “King Hedley II” weekends, 2 and 7:30 p.m., through March 10, at Dole Cannery Square, 650 Iwilei Rd. For tickets, call 722-6941 or


13 / Wednesday

Jazz Performance — Join the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific’s Papana Jazz Ensemble for an afternoon of classic and contemporary jazz, 3-5 p.m., March 13, at Windward Mall Center Court, with Master Sgt. Brian Hornbuckle on trumpet, Staff Sgt. Ben Kadow on trombone and Staff Sgt. Miles Hudlow on alto sax.


15 / Friday

Career & Education Fair — Marine Corps Community Services presents the annual MCBH Career and Education Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., March 15, at Kahuna’s Enlisted Club, with more than 40 companies and government agencies from within the state and mainland, as well as 15 on-base colleges and universities, the National Test Center and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).
Due to the professional nature of this event, children will not be allowed to attend.
Call the Family Member Employment Assistance Program at 257-7787 or 257-7790, or the Education Center at 257-2158.


Merrie Monarch: A Golden Era — With music by award-winning Hawaiian group The Brothers Cazimero, hula performances and tributes to both King Kalakaua and the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, including a special sneak preview of a new work by kumu hula (hula teacher) Robert Cazimero; 7:30-9:30 p.m., March 15, at the Hawaii Theater, 1130 Bethel St. Call 528-0506 or visit


16 / Saturday

Step Out Walk — The American Diabetes Association holds its annual Step Out Walk, to raise support, awareness and funds for diabetes treatment and research in Hawaii, 8-10:30 a.m., March 16, around Kapiolani Park and the Honolulu Zoo.
Registration is free and begins at 7 a.m. the day of the walk, or sign up online at Or, join the “Ruckin For A Cure” team, open to all military and families, at
Email Danielle Tuata at for more information.


Easter Arrival — Hop over to Windward Mall for an early Easter celebration, complete with cookie decorating, Easter crafts and more, 10 a.m.-noon, March 16, at the mall Center Court.


19 / Tuesday

AFCEA Hawaii Luncheon — Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) hosts a buffet luncheon, with an overview of the Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC), 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Hale Ikena Club, FS. Guest speaker is Peter Colvin, director of business development, MHPCC. Military and civilians are welcome to attend.
Call 441-8524 or go to for reservations.


22 / Friday

Ford Island Bridge 10K — Registration is now open for the 16th annual Ford Island Bridge 10K, set for 7 a.m., April 6, beginning and ending at the Ford Island Bridge, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Fee is $25 civilian; $20 active duty military, family members, retirees and DOD employees, through March 22. Late fee is $30, online only.
Visit or


23 / Saturday

Easter “Eggstravaganza” — An event for the entire family, with activities, games and an Easter egg hunt, 9 a.m.-noon, March 23, at Koko Head District Park. All participants receive a goody bag.


30 / Saturday

Easter Festival — Enjoy free keiki rides, make-and-take crafts, photo ops with the Easter Bunny and more, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., March 30, at Wahiawa Shopping Center/Town Center. A free Easter egg hunt for children ages 3-9 begins at 11 a.m.
Visit or call 221-2774.



Tax Center — All Army, Reserve, Guard, family members and retirees are eligible for free tax service assistance. Tax centers are open at SB and FS.
Call 655-1040 or visit


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.

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