Friday Apr 2 – 5pm to Midnight

The Boys Club will once again host the 18th Annual April Foolish Fundraiser to benefit the terminally ill kids of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This huge party will be held at Kapono’s in the Aloha Tower Marketplace and will undoubtedly be one of Honolulu’s premier social events of the year. For tickets and more information call Make-A-Wish 537-3118.

Friday Apr 2 to 8 – call for times

The Hawaii International Film Festival will host its 7th Annual Spring Film Festival at the Signature Dole Cannery 18 Theaters. The Spring Fling will showcase over 20 independent feature films from Asia, Pacific and beyond. For information call 528-3456 x40.

MS WALK 2004
Saturday Apr 3 – 7:30am

The annual MS Walk will begin at the McCoy Pavilion and will work its way in and around Ala Moana Park. Contributions form the walk will benefit the Society’s national research and support programs to help those with multiple sclerosis. For registration and more information call 532-0806.

Saturday Apr 3 - Morning

Want to get a feeling of accomplishment and learn about rare native plants? Come build trails, control invasive plants and outplant native plants while taking part in the Pahole Natural Area Reserve Service Project. For reservations and more information call Ed Mersino 455-8193.

Saturday Apr 3 & 4- 9am to 5pm

The Hawaiian Scottish Association invites all to come celebrate the Scottish Heritage in Hawaii at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand. The festival will feature the sound of bagpipes, the swirl of kilts, heavy athletic events, vendors of Celtic crafts, medieval joisting, genealogy research, Celtic music and much more. For more information call Ian 262-7550.

Saturday Apr 3 – 6pm to 10pm

The Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Dinner and Silent Auction Fund Raiser to honor Nancy Bannick. The event will take place at the Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma St. in Honolulu and will include an evening of delicious food, entertainment by the ensemble and other musicians and hunting for treasures at the silent auction. For reservations and more information call 255-1892.

Saturday Apr 10 – 9:30am

The Department of Parks and Recreation and the Koko Head Complex will sponsor an Easter egg hunt and games for children 12 years and younger at Koko Head Park. This will be a free event and participants will receive a bag full of goodies. For more information call Arlene 395-3096.

Sunday Apr 11 – 6:15am

The Rev. Dr. Edward “Ted” Robinson, Senior Minister of Central Union Church, will speak during the 103rd Annual Easter Sunrise Service being held at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). The Royal Hawaiian Band and choirs and soloists from local churches will provide the music for the service. For more information call 536-8418.

Thursday Apr 15 to 17 – all day

The Pacific’s top men’s and women’s artistic and rhythmic gymnasts will compete in the Pacific Alliance Championships presented by Outrigger Hotels. The event will take place at the Stan Sheriff Center and will serve as an early preview of the countries to watch from the Pacific region at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. For tickets and information call 944-2697.

Thursday Apr 15 to 18 – day & night

The hottest cars, trucks, minivans and sport/utility vehicles of the 2004 model year will be on display at the Hawaii Convention Center. In addition to the latest vehicles from over 30 import and domestic manufacturers, the auto show will also feature special vehicle displays, Mustangs and tricked-out sports cars. For more information and exact show times call 943-3500.

Friday Apr 16 - 10am to 4pm

Hawaii Pacific University presents its 20th Annual Intercultural Day on Fort Street Mall in Honolulu. This free event spotlights HPU students’ diversity and customs through cultural exhibits, a parade and lively stage performances of traditional dance and music from around the world. A colorful parade throughout downtown Honolulu will begin at 10:30 a.m. and entertainment will run from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 544-0265.

Saturday Apr 17 – 11am to 1pm

For the first time ever, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants will be on vacation in Hawaii – and his only public appearance will be at the Uptown Center Court at the Pearlridge Center. Come out early because the first 200 kids will take home a free photo from the Photo-Splash Tent as a memento of the occasion. For information call 488-0981.

Sunday Apr 18 – 6am & 12:30pm

The Inaugural 24 Hour Fitness Honolulu Triathlon will begin at Sans Souci Beach and will include 1.5k swim, a 40k bike ride and a 10k run. At 12:30 p.m. (women) and 2:30 p.m. (men) the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team Trials will begin at Queen’s Beach. The elite athletes taking part in the triathlon will race on a course in and around Diamond Head and Kapiolani Park. This course will provide an excellent opportunity to cheer on and support athletes as they vie for the initial spot on the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. For registration and more information call 630-1950.

Sunday Apr 18 – 11am to 4pm

The Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle presents an old-fashioned community day in downtown Kailua. The party will include entertainment for children and adults, “Best Bites” from your favorite Kailua restaurants, arts and crafts sale, “I Love Kailua” souvenirs & t-shirts and a free health screening by Castle Medical Center. For more information call Amy 234-0404.

Wednesday Apr 21 – all day

This is your chance to say thank you to those people who actually keep your office running smoothly. For more information call your secretary!

Thursday Apr 22 – 8:30am to 11:30am & 5pm to 8pm

The Honolulu National College Fair is designed to help students and parents navigate the often complex and anxiety-ridden college admission process. This free event will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center and will give students and parents the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from public and private, 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. For information call 800-836-2222.

Friday April 23 & 24 - call for times

An attempt to break the 2003 record of a 132-foot longest Spam musubi will be held at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center at Noon an Friday. On Saturday, sandcastle building with cans of Spam will take place on Waikiki Beach from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and later in the evening the Waikiki Spam Jam Street Festival will take place in front of the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. For information call 545-4195.

Sunday April 25 - 7am

The Gift of Life Race and Fun Walk takes place at Kapiolani Park and will benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii. The goal of this event is to educate the public about kidney disease and raise awareness about the need for organ donation. The event will also include great prizes, health booths, children’s games, inflatables and live entertainment. For registration and more information call 593-1515 x236.

Sunday Apr 25 – 9:30am to 1:30pm

City crews will once again transform Kalakaua Avenue into a charming Hawaiian outdoor cafe with artificial turf, tables, chairs and bright blue umbrellas. It’s Brunch on the Beach and all are welcome to join in the spirit of Aloha to enjoy the best Hawaiian entertainment and brunch delicacies at incredibly low prices. For more information call 523-2489.

Friday Apr 30 - 6:30pm

Eighteen of Hawaii’s finest chefs will showcase their delectable culinary creations at the 5th Annual Taste of the Stars, a benefit for the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Leeward Community College. The event will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom and will also include the induction of several distinguished in-dividuals from the restaurant and hospitality industries to the Culinary Hall of Fame. For tickets and more information call Fern 455-0392.