Community Calendar

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Community Calendar
6 / Friday
HMAM — Hawaii Gov. David Ige will officially recognize May 2016 as “Hawaii Military Appreciation Month.” For the last three years, the Military Affairs Council (MAC) has coordinated this event with the governor’s office to kickoff a month-long series of MAC events to honor our Hawaii-based military.

Honolulu First Friday — Come to see the main events between 5 and 9 p.m., and stay for the late night party at some of the trendiest, most popular spots in Honolulu every first Friday of every month. Stop by unique galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants that feature exciting art exhibits and free entertainment. Visit

Hawaii State Volleyball Championships — Final round competition for this HHSAA boys 47th annual event begins at 11 a.m. at the Blaisdell Arena. Four-time champion and national power Punahou is the favorite to play for the Division 1 championship match that is tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m.

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra —”Totally ’80s” performance features iconic music from the period, 7:30 p.m., at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Tickets start at $27.

7 / Saturday
South Shore Classic — Premier open ocean swim event at Waikiki Beach/Kapahulu features men’s and women’s 1-mile event for ages 15 and older, keiki 1/2-mile event for ages 14 and under, and an elite 2-mile swim. For information and registration, visit

SB Kolekole — The walking-hiking trail is open this weekend.

Hawaii Pet Expo and Puppy Match — First of two days at the NBC Exhibition Hall, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., features exhibits and plenty of puppies.  Event is free.

SB Exchange Cinco De Mayo Celebration — Dance performances, piñata, Mexican bingo and vendor food trucks are all available, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the SB Exchange mall and parking lot.

Kuhio Beach Hula Show — This free show, sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu, showcases culturally significant hula, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, near the Duke Kahanamoku statue, weather permitting. Cameras are welcome and seating is available on the grass, beach chairs and mats. Call 843-8002.

9th annual Ladies of the ’80s Concert — Salt-N-Pepa hosts acts from the ’80s including En Vogue, Sweet Sensation and more, 7 p.m., at the Blaisdell Arena. Tickets begin at $55 for upper level, with 10% military discount at all points of sale with ID.

8 / Sunday
Military Appreciation Month — Wet‘n’Wild Hawaii invites all active, retired, reserve and veteran U.S. military members and their dependents to enjoy the water park for $20 off general admission (cost will be $29.99) throughout May. Must bring valid U.S. military ID.

Family Fishing — Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe hosts this free catch and release family event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Bring walking shoes, insect repellent, rain gear and fishing bait (fresh white bread).
A limited number of bamboo poles are available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a 20-minute hike to the fishing area. For information/reservations, call 233-7323.

Polo — The Hawaii Polo Club season is underway on the North Shore at Mokuleia with matches every Sunday through Sept. 4. The parking lot opens at 11 a.m.; matches begin at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10-$25. Visit or call 220-5153.

Pacific Aviation Museum — The historic B5N Torpedo Bomber aircraft, “The Kate,” now at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor for restoration, is on display at Lt. Ted Shealy’s Restoration Shop in Hangar 79, and restoration work has begun. Visit www.PacificAviationMuseum. org.

10 / Tuesday
Family Night — Enjoy AMR family gatherings at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the AMR Chapel. This broad-ranging Christian program features fellowship and Bible study from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Child care is provided. Call AMR Chapel at 839-4319.
Schofield Family Night is held Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

13 / Friday
AMR Food Truck Carnival — Sponsored by the Exchange, enjoy a variety of foods, as well as games and karaoke entertainment, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., both Friday night and Saturday, at the AMR Exchange Express parking lot.

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