Community Calendar

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Send announcements a week prior to publication to community@hawaiiarmyweekly.com.

Today
First Friday Street Festival — Chinatown area galleries and other arts venues open their doors, 5-9 p.m., each first Friday of the month for artist receptions, live music and refreshments. These events are free and open to everyone and attract tens of thousands of people downtown each year. Gallery walk maps are available at various locations in the area. Call 808-521-2903.

Waimanalo Christmas Parade — Bellows Air Force Station is seeking participants, 9-11 a.m., for the Dec. 13 Waimanalo holiday parade. March or ride alongside Major Standridge, Bellows staff members, fellow guests and their families. Register by noon, Friday, Dec. 5. Sign-up at Turtle Cove or call 808-259-4112 for details.

6 / Saturday
Honolulu City Lights Opening Night — The spectacular 6 p.m. Electric Light Parade begins at Aala Park down King Street and ends at Sky Gate Park next to Honolulu Hale (city hall). The evening festival at Sky Gate features food booths, keiki rides, a tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa Clause and a holiday concert. Food booths and rides open at 4 p.m. Opening night festivities end at 11 p.m. (See related story)

Dec. 7 Remembrance Ceremony — A Flying V ceremony takes place at Fort DeRussy, 4:30 p.m., to remember the sacrifices of the Soldiers and families who were stationed on Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield during the Japanese attack of 1941.

 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade — Opening ceremony begins at 5 p.m. at Fort DeRussy Park and is followed by the 6 p.m. parade along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. Closing ceremony and parade end takes place in front of the Honolulu Zoo. Visit www.pearlharborparade.org.

8 / Monday
Pacific Aviation Museum Gala — The “Destinations & Dreams” annual fundraiser, 6:30-10:30 p.m., features Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger as guest speaker. Cocktails, dinner, entertainment and prize opportunities will help support the museum’s restoration and education programs. Tickets are $250 in the battlefield hangars of Ford Island. Information, sponsor tables and ticket sales at PacificAviationMuseum.org. Call 441-1006.

9 / Tuesday
Teen Health Seminar — One-hour presentation begins at noon at the Wheeler Middle School Library. Learn how to support teens in making healthy choices. RSVP Mary Rice at 622-6525 or Justin Fienhold, counselor, at 655-9944. Send comments to pcnc@wheelermiddle.k12.hi.us.

12 / Friday
Military Child of the Year — Deadline is Dec. 12 to nominate an outstanding child, ages 8-18, for the 2015 MCYA as part of Operation Homefront. Visit operationhomefront.net and militarychildoftheyear.org.

Operation Homefront will present an award to a military child from each branch and honor the winners at an annual gala in Washington, D.C.

13 / Saturday
SB Couples Retreat — One-day couples retreat, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., at the Nehelani Kukui Room, is designed to increase communication and resiliency as part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. It’s hosted by Army Community Service.

Limited child care is available, subject to CYSS registration. To register or for additional information, call Sandi Crocker at 655-4368.

Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus — 53rd annual concert begins at 7 p.m. at historic Kawaiahao Church, 957 Punchbowl. Features the entire Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, grades K-12. Includes holiday favorites and music from around the world. Call 521-2982; visit www.hyoc.org.

14 / Sunday
Honolulu Marathon — One of the world’s largest annual races begins at 5 a.m. at Ala Moana Beach Park. Runners typically come to Honolulu from all over the world to enjoy the scenic course’s spectacular ocean views, alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters.

The terrain is level except for short uphill grades around Diamond Head. The 26-mile run finishes in Waikiki. Call 808-734-7200.

Hawaii Polo Club — Operation Toy Box, at the Waialua polo field, benefits deserving North Shore area keiki on Sunday, Dec. 14. Gates open at 11 a.m.; match begins at 2 p.m. Attendees should bring a new, unwrapped toy.

Admission is $10 for open field seating and $25 for clubhouse area. Visit www.hawaii-polo.org/operation-toy-box.html.

15 / Monday
Tech Fair — This Hawaii Chamber of Commerce-endorsed event is 5-8 p.m., Dec. 29, at the Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu. Attendees, exhibitors and companies register for the 15th annual event at techjobshawaii.org by Dec. 15.

17 / Wednesday
Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii — The Honolulu mayor’s office hosts this cultural performance, 6:30-9:30 p.m., on the steps of Honolulu Hale (city hall). Experience the performance as part of the ongoing Honolulu City Lights program that lasts through Jan. 4.

29 / Monday
SB Blood Drive — Give the gift of healing. Blood will be collected, 8-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 686, 2nd Floor Cobra’s Den. It will support TAMC blood supply needs, as well as weekly shipments to Afghanistan.

All blood types are needed. Bring a valid photo ID. Call Michele Lele at 808-433-6699.

Ongoing
Flu Vaccinations — The Schofield Health Clinic now offers flu vaccinations to authorized patrons. Schofield Family Medicine flu immunizations are provided for Red, White and Blue Family Medicine teams.

•From 7:30-11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday.
•From 1-3 p.m., Monday and Friday.
•From 1-2 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays
•From 7:30-11:30 a.m., and 1-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, through Jan. 15, 2015, for Family Medicine Red Team.

Schofield Pediatrics immunizations are available for Honu and Gecko Pediatrics teams, 8-11 a.m., and every afternoon 1-3 p.m., except Wednesday, or with any scheduled appointment.

TAMC Access — Beginning Jan. 15, 2015, Department of the Army security guards will no longer accept TAMC hospital badges as a form of identification for access. TAMC staff will be required to show their common access card, their government military ID card or a Veterans Affairs PIV card.

This change in policy is a USAG requirement along with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12. This measure will bring the TAMC campus in line with installation access security mandates. Call the TAMC Provost Marshal at 808-433-1111/5914 with your questions.

 

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