NATIONAL KIDS DAY “PICNIC IN THE PARK”
Sunday Aug 1 – 11am to 2pm
Waterfront State Park will be the location for the Boys and Girls Club of
Hawaii and the Children’s Discovery Center “Picnic in the Park.”
Bring the whole family for good food, entertainment, games, a pizza eating
contest, and much more. For more information call 524-5437.
SENIOR OUTREACH PROGRAM
Sunday Aug 1 – 1pm
nonagenarian author and health enthusiast Carolyn Choy is scheduled to
share some of her secrets for a long, healthy life through diet and
exercise during a presentation at the Kaneohe Public Library. This
one-hour program will be free of charge and is designed for adults and
especially senior citizens. For more information call 233-5676.
COMMUNITY FORUM WITH BARBARA MARSHALL
Wednesday Aug 4 – 7pm
Residents of City
Council District 3 are cordially invited to meet face to face with city
council member Barbara Marshall and her staff in a “community forum”
setting to discuss any concerns and issues relating to city government and
services. The forum will be held at the Waimanalo Public Library and any
resident of District 3 is welcome to attend and ask questions. For more
information call 547-7003.
HAWAII STATE FARM FAIR
Thursday Aug 5 to 8 – afternoon & evenings
Hawaii State Farm Fair will be held in Kapolei on the corner of Farrington
Highway and Fort Barrette Road. The fair will include the “Hawaii
agriculture experience”, demos and samplings, country market, livestock
and exhibit, Meadow Gold petting zoo, orchid & plant show, EK
Fernandez shows, and food booths. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for
children (4-11 years), and free for children under 3 years. For
information call 682-5767.
OUTRIGGER CANOE RACING
Saturday Aug 7 – 8am to 5pm
annual Hawaii State Championship outrigger canoe races will be held at the
Keehi Lagoon in Honolulu. The day starts with 12 year olds racing first,
followed by teenagers and then adults. There will be food booths, and arts
and crafts for sale throughout the day. All canoes used in the race are
carved from the rare Koa logs and cost in excess of $30,000. For more
information call 324-1541.
BENCH PRESS & DEADLIFT COMPETITION
Saturday Aug 7 – 9am
Hope Chapel in Waimanalo is sponsoring the World Association of Bench
Pressers & Deadlifters (Hawaii State Championships) at the Blanche
Pope School. The event will feature some of the best talent in the local
area and throughout the state. For more information call 259-9800.
Tuesday Aug 10 – 6pm
Chip Abbadessa leads a fun and practical workshop that will teach you how
to reach your optimal health naturally. His workshop, “Power
Stretching,” will be held at the Castle Professional Center (46-001
Kamehameha Hwy.) in room 420. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information call 234-5535.
S.O.S. FUNDRAISING GALA
Saturday Aug 14 – 6pm to 9pm
Offering Support (SOS) will be honoring contributors, clients and
volunteers at the 8th Annual “An Evening With The Angels” fundraising
event at the Dole Cannery Lanai Ballroom. The gala event will offer a
unique culinary experience of several cuisines including dim sum,
stir-fry, pastas, carved honey-glazed ham, Caesar salad, and Bananas
Foster flambé, as well as a silent auction and raffle. For tickets and
more information call 941-5554.
HAWAII HEART WALK
Saturday Aug 14 – 6:30am
11th Annual Hawaii Heart Walk at Kapiolani Park is open to both walkers
and spectators. The event includes a 4.5-mile walk around Diamond Head or
a 1-mile walk around Kapiolani Park. Walkers are asked to raise funds in
support of the American Heart Association. There will be sandwiches for
all finishers, keiki fair, health fair, entertainment and walker incentive
prizes. For registration and more information call 538-7021 x18.
2004 NORTH SHORE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Saturday Aug 14 – 10am to 9pm
Waialua Community Association (WCA) will be 70 years young this year. The
WCA will host a community festival to celebrate the history of the
community, its culture and its children. Area community groups will show
everyone what they do, fund raise, and to have a good time. Free
entertainment will be available as well as ethnic food booths, keiki
korral and educational exhibits. The day will conclude with laughs by
Frank Delima and a movie on the lawn. For more information call 637-4606
BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE 2004
Saturday Aug 14 – call for times
Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake is all about having fun to
help Hawaii’s kids! All proceeds raised go directly to matching kids
with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. All you need to do is register and
collect pledges and on the day of the event you’ll be a part of an
action packed bowling fest with food, entertainment and much more. Adult
Pledge: $60 minimum; Youth Pledge (18 & under): $30 minimum. For
registration and more information call 521-3811 x229.
DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Saturday Aug 14 & 15 – 8am to 4pm
AT&T Hawaii Dragon Boat Festival, rich with culture and color, will
take place at Ala Moana Beach Park. Teams from Hawaii and around the world
will race in festive Dragon Boats across a 500-meter course in the waters
just off Ala Moana Beach. Along with great boat racing, ethnic food
booths, crafts, entertainment and cultural exhibits will also be featured
throughout the weekend. For more information call 526-6710.
HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL
Sunday Aug 15 – 10am to 6pm
This annual festival began 22 years ago as a
local event and has now become
a huge attraction for all music lovers. The festival will be held at the
Kapiolani Park Bandstand and will provide a great opportunity hear some of
the best musicians in Hawaii. For more information call 239-4336.
UB40 IN CONCERT
Friday Aug 20 – 7pm
reggae superstars UB40 will rock Honolulu under the stars at the Waikiki
Shell. For tickets and information call (877) 750-4400.
3RD ANNUAL WATERMAN CHALLENGE
Saturday Aug 21 & 22 – mornings
of skilled watermen, including the Honolulu City and County Lifeguards and
the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, will showcase their skills in swimming,
paddle boarding, and canoe racing in the waters off the beach in Waikiki.
Surf Polo will be held on Saturday (9am to 3pm) and Waterman Challenge
will be held on Sunday (10am to 1:30am). For more information call
“BRUNCH ON THE BEACH” ON
Sunday Aug 22 – 9am to 1:30pm
free Hawaiian entertainment and sample food at incredibly low prices from
the finest hotels in Hawaii. As usual, the event will be held on Kalakaua
Avenue between Kaiulani and Kealohilani Avenues. This months Brunch on the
Beach will honor Duke Kahanamoku. For more information call 523-3289.
Sunday Aug 22 – 5pm to 10pm
Central YMCA will hold an “Island Idol” Contest at Ocean Night Club at
Restaurant Row. The event will feature a song contest with celebrity
judges, free pupu, door prizes, a silent auction, Frank DeLima and an
appearance by Miss Hawaii 2004 Olena Rubin. Must be 21 years of age or
older to attend. For more information or tickets call 941-3344.
JUNE JONES FOUNDATION 5K RUN & WALK
Saturday Aug 28 – 8am
Coach June Jones for an event to benefit HUGS and the June Jones
Foundation. The race will begin and end in Les Murakami Baseball Stadium
at the University of Hawaii. Participants will receive a tee shirt, and
medals will be presented to the top three male and female athletes in the
5K Run & 5K Walk in all age groups. All registrants will be able to
win prizes and watch a closed football practice following race. Players
will also be on hand to sign autographs. For more information and to
register visit: www.junejonesfounda
24TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL
Saturday Aug 28 & 29 – Noon to 9pm
“Hellenistic Hoolaulea” of epic proportions. Greek entertainment,
colorful Greek costumes, Greek food, and spontaneous Greek dancing will
take place at the McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park. For information
LION KINGS COMPETITION
Sunday Aug 29 – 1pm
The International Chinese Lion Dance Championships featuring
national champions from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, and China will
be competing in both traditional and contemporary (jongs-pole jumping)
events at the Blaisdell Arena. Watch as they perform athletic and
breathtaking acrobatics while making the lions seem almost alive. For more
information call 521-6888.