Calendar

Spring 2012

EVENTS/FESTIVALS

March 10th, 2012, 5pm to 11pm, Kaua’i Marriott Kalapaki. Island School’s premier fundraising event, “An Evening in Paris,” will feature old-world charm, fine French wine and cuisine, unique entertainment, and spectacular live, silent, and dessert auctions. Proceeds support tuition aid for students in need. For more information, email auction@ischool.org or call 246-0233.

Sunday, March 11 – Monday, March 26, Grand Hyatt Kauai’i Resort & Spa, Prince Kuhio Park, Kukui’ula Village, Plantation Gardens and Marriott’s Wai’ohai Beach Club.

Friday March 30, 2012, 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday March 31, 2012, 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm: The Kaua’i Orchid and Art Festival showcases free Hawaiian music concerts, art exhibits, ono food and the Garden Island Orchid Society’s Orchid Show. CONTACT: Joanna Carolan, info@bananapatchstudio.com, (808) 335-5944.

Tickets are $100.00. April 8, 2012, 6:00pm Contact 245-8243.

Tuesday, May 5, 11:00a.m. – 4:00pm. Free. Kaua’i Museum

Saturday, May 12, 9:00a.m. – 6:00pm. $5. Wai’oli Beach Park.

Thursday May 24 – Sunday May 27. $10. Vidinha Stadium Soccer Field – call 335-6466.

Sunday May 27, 10:00a.m. – 4:00pm. Annual Forest Education Fair by Hui O Laka. Free. Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow, Kokee State Park.

KEIKI EVENTS

Kodonomohi, Children’s Day Celebration

Saturday, March 3, 10am to 2pm. Presented by the Kaua’i Japanese Cultural Society at Kukui Grove.

Kauai’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunts w/ thousands of eggs
March 31, 10:00 am, Vidinha Soccer Field
March 31, 1:00 pm. Hanalei Soccer Field
April 7, 10:00 am, Hanapepe Football Field
April 7, 1:00 pm, Waimea Athletic Field
Meet the Easter Bunny, puppet show, kids dance group, prize drawings, the Easter story
Sponsored by King’s Chapel, 643-PRAY

Saturday, April 7, 10am to 2pm at Kukui Grove.

Saturday, April 14, Presented by Joy Star Productions. time TBA. At Kukui Grove.

Saturday, May 12, 10am. Presented by Kaua’i Community FCU. At Kukui Grove Center. Register by April 20th. For information, Call 639-5656 or visit kauaifamilymagazine.com.

DRAMA

Saturday, April 28, 2012 11am & 4pm. KCC Performing Arts. Spectacular Live Dance, Film, Music & Multimedia Performance 80 talented dancers from Kaua’i Dance Center Classical Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern Dance www.kauaidancecenter.com. Call 823-9588 for more information.

Sunday May 20, 2012 4:00pm. Celebrating 10 year anniversary. Kaua’i War Memorial Convention Hall. For more info call: (808) 245-1810.

A performing arts education program. Information and applications can be obtained at www.hawaiichildrenstheatre.com. Registration starts March 1. Program will begin on June 4.

EDUCATION

June 18th to July 13th Contact: (808) 246-0233 for programs.

Grades: Pre-K (3 and 4 year old). Time: 8 am to 12 noon. Cost: TBD

Grades: Entering K to 2nd grade. Time: 8 am to 12 noon. Cost: TBD

Grades: 1-3. Time: 12 – 4 pm. Cost: TBD

Grades: 3-6. Time: 8 am – 12. Cost: $600

For more information about the camps orworkshops, call Mele Brewer at 632-0610.

Mid June 2012 through July 2012. Monday through Friday 7 am to 5 pm. Children born in 2009, 2008, 2007. Contact: (808) 822-0262 or email pkunimura@aol.com.

One class is for ages 3-6 and another for ages 7-13. High School and Adult classes and tutoring are arranged based on the individual’s schedule. Call Ana at 482-1863 for times and tuition.

HEALTH

February 28th to March 9th, 2012.Tropic Care Kaua’i. For more information and the various locations call 241-3387.

New classes start monthly. Presented by Virginia Beck, CNP. Founder of Malama Birth Training. For more information call West Kaua’i Clinics 335-0579.

The Tuesday 6-week classes begin on March 13, 2012. Tuesdays 6:00 pm. Topics include: Discomfort & warning signs, Cesarean births, Newborns, Medications and hospital procedures, Labor, Delivery, Postpartum, breastfeeding & more! Call 245-1441 for more information at Wilcox Health.

Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8:30 am. A video conference to hear a variety of physicians from Hawai’i Pacific Health as they explain how to “Get a Grip” on your active lifestyle, sports injuries, how to reduce chances of injuries and more. Call 245-1198 to register.

Saturday, April 28, 7:00am. Meet in the lobby of Wilcox Memorial Hospital to start your brisk 1-mile walk around campus with Dr. John Funai, cardiologist at Kaua’i Medical Clinic. Then join Dr. Funai for a delicious healthy breakfast and some heart health tips. Call 245-1198 to register.

May 4, 2012 8:00am – 12:00pm Mahelona Medical Center. Info, training, screenings & more. 823-4136.

MUSIC

Fridays, 4pm, Hanalei Community Center, Saturdays, 5pm, Kapa’a-Children of the Land (Kaua’i Village/Safeway), Sundays, 3pm, Hanalei Community Center. Free gift drawing. Proceeds support the center and this program. Tickets: $20/$15 (keiki/kupuna). Call 826-1469 for Info & Reservations.

Friday May 4, 2012, 5:00 Pm to 9:00pm. Annual celebration of the beauty of the lei with contemporary Hawaiian entertainment. Kaua’i Beach Resort. CONTACT: Carol Bain, cdbain@kauai.net, (808) 246-2111.

Performance is Island wide, weekly through June 3. For more information call Carol Yotsuda at (808) 245-2733.

SPORTS

Saturday, March 3, 2012. 3:00pm to 9:00pm at Lihue Bowling Center. Contact Kaulana Finn 855-2905 or email kfinn@bigskauai.org.

Saturday, March 3, 2012 7:00am Check in. 7:30 Wallk/Run Starts at Kapa’a Neighborhood Center. For info call Chacha at 245-8933 or email: cnash@hoolahui.org.

April 14th at Lydgate Park Registration. Begins at 6:45am. Walk begins at 8:00am.

April 15, 2012. For beginners and seasoned athletes alike. It can be done as individuals, or as a team (each person does a leg). Contact Brian Curll at 635-6311 or email: Bcurll@aol.com. www.TriKauai.com.

April 28, 2012. Benefits the American Cancer Society, $10 entry. Hanapepe Stadium.

May 12, 2012 6:30am – 12:00 pm. Historic County Building. Visit CharityWalkHawaii.org for details.

May 13 2012. Hosted by Pu’uwai Canoe Club at the Wailua River. Contact Brian Curll at 635-6311 or email: Bcurll@aol.com.

Sunday May 27, 2012, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Ride from Kekaha to Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Kokee State Park. Contact: Mary Williamson, (808) 335-9975.

Cover Story

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Each year, farmer Jerry Ornellas goes to Vidinha Stadium the Saturday before the Fair along with 100 other volunteers to go set up the annual Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair. He is joined by Farm Bureau members 4-H clubs, the Kapaa High School JROTC, many of the Pop Warner clubs from the island, Island School and Kauai High school volunteers and the UH College of Tropical Ag and KISC to raise the tents for the Fair. <READ MORE>

Back to School Traffic Safety Tips

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School Success in a Stressful World

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Ask the Pediatrician

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Enhancing & Enriching Lives

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