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The first-ever Spooktacular will be held on Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Leaders Field, Schofield Barracks. (Courtesy of FMWR)

The first-ever Spooktacular will be held on Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Leaders Field, Schofield Barracks. (Courtesy of FMWR)

October 2018

19 / Friday

Talk Story — Now celebrating three decades of perpetuating the Hawaiian tradition of passing knowledge through spoken word, the Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to host Hawai‘i’s oldest storytelling event on the grounds of the Honolulu Civic Center. The entertaining and educational 30th Annual Talk Story Festival is this Friday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Mission Memorial Auditorium.

This year’s theme is “I ka ‘Ōlelo no ke Ola” or “Life is in Speech.” Please enjoy our six storytellers as they share tales in the way of the kanaka maoli, with the following schedule:

5:30 to 5:35 – Intro
5:35 to 6:00 – Kamaka Pili
6:05 to 6:30 – Paige Okamura
6:35 to 7:00 – Manakō Tanaka
7:05 to 7:30 – Kumu Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker
7:35 to 8:00 – Baker ʻOhana (4 people)
8:05 to 8:25 – Lee Tonouchi
8:25 to 8:30 – Outro

The event is free and open to all ages. Doors open at 5 p.m., so be sure to get a good seat! For more information, call Samantha Sun at (808) 768-3032 or visit

20 / Saturday

Spooktacular — Attend the first-ever “Spooktacular” at Leaders Field, Schofield Barracks, on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Activities include an inflatable slide, crafts, carnival games, airbrush tattoos, food trucks and much more. Of course, costume contests and pumpkin carving will also take place.

Also included during the Spooktacular is the Zombie Run 5k at 6:30 p.m. Sign up for the run at, or at any physical fitness center. The cost is $20 through Sept. 30 and includes a T-shirt; the late fee is $25 and a T-shirt is not guaranteed. Call 655-0110 for more details. Visit

Sea Life Park —“Spook Life Park” is brewing up a screaming good time this Halloween at Sea Life Park. Festivities include trick-or-treating throughout the decorated Park grounds, a Haunted Theatre to explore and an exciting underwater pumpkin carving competition between the Sea Like Park divers held in the chilling depths of the Shark Cave.

Guests can further venture into uncharted waters and discover what’s lurking in our oceans with the Park’s special “Legends of the Sea: Beware the Creature of Debris” show, featured for one day only on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Dolphin Lagoon and Kolohe Kai Sea Lion Show area. Keiki (up through 12-years-old) are also invited to join in a Monster Mash Bash to show off their costume creations and compete for various prizes.

This event is noon to 4 p.m. at Sea Life Park, 41-202 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Admission for all guests is at a topsy-turvy price of $13.01 – the date of Halloween backwards. For more details, call (808) 259-2500, or visit the Park’s website at

Polynesian Cultural Center — Enjoy the free concert to celebrate 55 years on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. The Center will celebrate its 55th anniversary with a free Birthday Bash Concert, featuring Hawaii artists Kimie Miner, Rebel Souljahz and Manao Company. Seating is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Contain the Rain

Contain the Rain

Admission is free to all Hawaii residents who are members of the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Ohana Club loyalty program. Members present their Ohana Club card at the main ticket office to receive entry. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Ohana Club member. Registration for the Ohana Club is fast, easy and free. Sign up online or call (808) 293-3469.

In addition, all Ohana Club members will be automatically entered to win a pair of Bruno Mars concert tickets for his performance at Aloha Stadium on Thursday, November 8.

City and County Contain the Rain Workshop — Don’t pay for water you can get for free! Sign up for a free rain barrel workshop on October 20 at the Oahu Urban Garden Center in Pearl City at 9 a.m. Attend an upcoming workshop and receive a free rain barrel and downspout connector (a $50 value, while supplies last).

Aloha Stadium Parking

Aloha Stadium Parking

UH Football — The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are bringing the excitement back against the Nevada Wolf Pack, Saturday, Oct. 20.. Kick-off is scheduled at 6 p.m. Fan turnout has been increasing, and you can avoid those last minute lines at the Box Office by purchasing tickets online ( or by phone (808-944-2697) before arriving at the game. Box Office is open Monday- Friday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and on game day starting at 2 p.m. to the beginning of halftime.

There will be a modified Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace from 8 a.m.-12 noon in Parking Lot Sections 8-14. Swap Meet entrance will be at Parking Gate 2 (North Kamehameha), only, closing at 12 noon.

Football public parking in the Upper and Lower Halawa Parking Lots is accessible through Parking Gates 3 (Halawa) & 4 (Lower Salt Lake), opening at 1 p.m.  All other lots (UH Reserved, Parking Gate 1/Main Salt Lake, Parking Gate 2/North Kamehameha), will open at 2 p.m.  Parking rates are $8 per car, $31 per bus/limousine. Cash only.

23 / Sunday

Aloha Stadium Bag Policy

Aloha Stadium Bag Policy

Exchange Sweepstakes — The Exchange, in partnership with Procter & Gamble, will pamper a set of new parents by giving away a $500 Exchange gift card during the Baby’s First Shopping Spree Sweepstakes. Through Sept. 23, military shoppers can enter for a chance to win by sharing a picture of their little one, ages newborn to 4 years, at

The Sweepstakes entries must include the full legal first and last name, email address, telephone number and mailing address of the authorized shopper submitting the photo. The entrant must be the baby’s parent or guardian. Limit one entry per person. The entry picture must be submitted in the form it was taken and may not be altered with computer software. The picture can include other family members.

No purchase is necessary to enter or win the Baby’s First Shopping Spree sweepstakes. Entrants need not be present to win. The sweepstakes winner will be selected on or about Oct. 1

31 / Wednesday

Halloween — Authorized trick or treat hours for all U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii areas are 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.

  • The Directorate of Emergency Services will be providing increased security in communities.
  • Parents should have children carry a flashlight or “glow stick” and dress keiki in light-colored clothing or attach reflectors.
  • Residents not participating should turn off their lights or place a “Sorry no trick or treating here” sign on their door.
  • Children should move on to the next door if no one comes to the door after one or two knocks.


3 / Saturday

Taste of Waipahu — The landmark smokestack of historic Oahu Sugar Mill and old Hans L’ Orange Park will be the backdrop for the 13th Annual Taste of Waipahu on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 4 -10 p.m. on the grounds of August Ahrens Elementary School on Waipahu Street. There will be food, product and service vendors participating in this event, showcasing some of the community’s best food and business operators. The event program includes live entertainment, a hip-hop dance event, food eating contests, keiki rides, games and more. In addition, there will be a free drawing for a roundtrip package for two to Las Vegas, courtesy of Vacations Hawaii. For interested vendors and for more details, call the Waipahu Community Association at (808) 677-6939 or visit

8 / Thursday

TAMC Track —The Tripler Army Medical Center running track will be closed for repaving on Nov. 8 and 9. The closure will be 24 hours a day; however, the project schedule is subject to change pending weather delays. The contractor will have appropriate safety signs and barriers when they close the track.

24 / Saturday

Holiday Craft Fair — Sponsored by the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, this fair will be on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s oldest continuous craft fair in Honolulu and features items made in Hawai‘i: glass artwork, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, artistic silk scarves, and an array of “onolicious” local food.  There is still time to get your application, too. Call 447-3910 or email for an application. For more details, visit

The Nutcracker is playing at the Neal Blaisdell Center in December 2018. (Courtesy photo)

The Nutcracker is playing at the Neal Blaisdell Center in December 2018. (Courtesy photo)


14 / Friday

Ballet Hawaii —Tickets are now on sale for The Nutcracker, which runs Dec. 14-16 at the Neal Blaisdell Center. Get tickets from $40 online at

30 / Sunday

Stylistics — The legendary Grammy Award nominees, and all-time Hawaii favorite, The Stylistics, return to Honolulu for a holiday show at Blaisdell Concert Hall on Sunday, Dec.30 at 8 p.m. Reserved tickets, priced at $39, $49, $59 and $69, are on sale at the Blaisdell Box Office, and by phone at (800) 745-3000.


Challenge Five — Parents, do you think your keiki can make it through the school year with less than five absences? Leilehua Complex schools – including schools on post – are hoping so. Why? Because each day students are absent from school, less learning occurs. Strive for solid, good attendance this school year. The challenge is on!

You Made the Grade —“The Exchange is constantly finding ways to invest in the lives of Airmen, Soldiers and their families,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted adviser. “We applaud these three sweepstakes winners for striving and succeeding in the classroom.”

The You Made the Grade program gives first through 12th-graders with a B average or higher the chance to win Exchange gift cards. These three contest winners were randomly selected from more than 900 entries. For more information about the overall program, students, parents and guardians can contact their local Exchange. Read more at

Donors Needed — Helping Hands Hawaii (HHH) is seeking donors and community partners to help Adopt A Family (AAF) efforts during the holidays. This program provides holiday relief and joy to households experiencing poverty, homelessness, extended unemployment, medical hardships and other hardships that make celebrating the holidays difficult.

As a donor, individuals select a family they want to help and are given the family’s holiday wish list and narrative describing the family’s current situation. As a community partner, businesses can display paper ornaments on their Wishing Tree and serve as an AAF gift collection site. Ornaments list different types of items needed by families. AAF’s goal is for every participating household to receive gifts before Christmas, so families can be inspired for the new year.

Donors must submit a Donor Information Form to, so AAF staff can match them with participating families beginning in mid-November. The deadline to sign up as a donor and be matched with a family is Wednesday, Dec. 5. The deadline to drop off gifts for families is Saturday, Dec. 8 at HHH located at 2100 N. Nimitz Hwy. HHH is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours through 6:30 p.m. from Dec. 3 through Dec. 7. Additionally, it will be open on the following Saturdays from 8 a.m. to Noon: Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 1 and Dec 8.

Scammers —The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is warning military shoppers about scammers offering to broker the sale of used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and boat engines through the Department of Defense retailer using the name “Exchange Inc.” Read more about this at

Tennis Workshop —Parents may enter children in the Afterschool Tennis Workshop running from Aug. 6-Dec. 31. Youth will get free face-to-face training and online resources. Call Roman Kop, director of Schools Tennis at 585-9527 or 358-7075. Visit

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