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Calendar Events for May 2016

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May 6-July 10, 9:30am-3:30 pm Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks in McBryde Garden
Using 370,000 individual LEGO® bricks, the renowned artist and children’s author Sean Kenney has created 14 enchanting, nature-inspired sculptures. Self guided tour. $30/15. Info 332-7324, tmcswain@ntbg.org

Fridays, Now till June 3, 8:30-10 am Nordic Walking for Seniors
“Nordic walking” is walking with 2 special walking poles, gain stability and balance, and strengthen bones and joints. Free, for ages 55 and over. At Lihue Neighborhood Center. Info 822-4599

Now till May 28, Koinobori Kaua’i 2016
Outdoor display of 400 colorful carp windsocks flying throughout Kapaia Valley. Tradition of koinobori was brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrant plantation laborers to celebrate the joy of children. Free. Info 639-3606, kapaiafoundation@gmail.com

Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 9:30-11 am For Veterans Journey Through Grief Support Group
Four week adult grief support group. Kaua`i Hospice offers grief counseling and grief support groups for those who are having difficulty adjusting to life after loss. At Kaua`i Veterans Center. Info Jeffrey Pears 346-1127, http://www.kauaiveteranscenter.com

May 6-22 The Rainmaker – Kaua`i Community Players Production
By N. Richard Nash to be directed for KCP by Bard Widmer. A comedy-drama crowd-pleaser wherein plain Lizzie Curry finds herself falling, against her better judgment, for a traveler who promises to bring rain to her family’s ever-dry Texas town. At Puhi Theatrical Warehouse at 4411-E Kikowaena. Info 635-6475, KauaiCommunityPlayers@gmail.com, http://kauaicommunityplayers.org/upcoming-productions

Friday, May 6, 7 pm Kaua`i Community College Wind Symphony and Kaua`i Youth Honor Band Spring Concert
Join us for an evening of great music with guest conductor Mr. Grant Okamura, retired Director of Bands at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The Kaua`i Youth Honor Band is made up of the best young musicians from schools around the island. Free with donations accepted! KCC is the only community college in the University of Hawaii System to have a full instrumental music program. At KCC PAC. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772, tochikis@hawaii.edu, http://kauai.hawaii.edu/pac

Saturday, May 7, 15th Annual Free Comic Book Day
Show your valid Hawaii public library card and receive a free comic book of your choice (while supplies last). Comic selections (will vary by location) this year include Avengers, Captain America, Pokemon, Grumpy Cat, Spongebob, Strawberry Shortcake, and more. At Princeville Public Library. Info 826-4310, http://princevillelibrary.com

Saturday, May 7, 6:45-8 am March for Babies March of Dimes
Join us for a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community! At Lydgate Park. Info Juno-Ann Apalla 973-2155

Saturday, May 7, 8am-1 pm Community Swap Meet
Check out the ono food and great deals! At Grove Farm Puhi Park. Free. Info 245-3678

Saturday, May 7, 8am-2 pm Kaua`i Island Crafters Fair
Fine products like Niihau and sunrise shell jewelry, bone and wood carvings, paintings and prints, by a wide array of local Kauai artisans and crafters. At Kauai Veteran’s Center. Info text 635-4314, kauaiislandcf@hotmail.com

Saturday, May 7, 9am-3 pm Preserving Your Ohana Treasures
Presented by Kauai Historical Society. Professional archivists and conservator advise on how to care for photos, documents, textiles, feather and woodwork in our environment. At Queen Lili`uokalani Childrens Center. Register at 245-3373, http://kauaihistoricalsociety.org

Saturday, May 7, 10am-1 pm Mother’s Day Flower Planting Event at Kukui Grove
Bring the keiki to decorate their own planter pot and choose from either a flower or herb plant to put in it. It’s only $5 to participate and all proceeds will go to benefit Malama Pono Health Services Woman’s Wellness Program. Info 245-7784, http://www.kukuigrovecenter.com

Saturday, May 7, 6-10 pm Kauai Surfrider 10th Anniversary Celebration
Hula, food, music by OCDC, raffles, logo wear and more. At Nawiliwili Yacht Club. Surfrider members free, $10 at the door. Info Robert 634-6597, Barbara 635-2593

Saturday, May 7, 6:30-9 pm, 4th Annual Kauai Fashion Weekend
Ahmad Couture and local designers to showcase fabulous fashions for day, casual and evening wear for men and women. VIP Dinner and Show (tables limited). VIP dinner $75; Show only $35. At Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club’s Grand Ballroom. For further details, contact Marynel 634-7853, kfw@inkspotkauai.com

Saturday, May 7 Kauai Raceway Park Night Race
Night Races: gates open 10am, tech and registration 12 noon to 2pm, open runs test n tune 2pm to 6pm, racing eliminations starts at 7pm after dinner break. Gate entry $12, kids 12 yrs & under free, Military discount with ID. Schedule subject to change due to weather or track conditions-no refunds. Info 639-3965 (9am-6pm) http://dragrace-kauai.com

Sunday, May 8, 4 pm Let Us Entertain You!
A special Mother’s day show from the dance students of Carol Culver and voice students of Dolly Kanekuni. Tickets $15/10. At Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Info 635-8240, http://dancekauai.com

Sunday, May 8 Sierra Club & Kayak Kauai, Wailua River Paddle & Clean-up
Kayak Kauai will team up with Sierra Club to offer a kayaking excursion up the Wailua River, where we will pick up any trash and then continue this clean-up project along the path to Secret Falls. Limited to 11 participants. Info Jane Schmitt 826-6105, http://sierraclubkauai.org, http://kayakkauai.com

Monday, May 9, 6:30 pm Kaua`i High School Spring Concert “Great Composers”
With Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Ukulele band and Chorus. At Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Free! (Donations accepted) Info Mr. Darryl Miyasato, Music Director
245- 3173. Ext. 133

Wednesday, May 11, 5-6:30 pm Kidnapping Petrels for Conservation
In November 2015, 10 Endangered Hawaiian Petrel chicks were removed from their mountain colonies by helicopter and were transported to Nihoku where they were cared for by humans for a month in hopes of starting a new, protected petrel colony on the refuge. Join us in learning about, and celebrating, the completion of this important step toward a future where Hawai’i’s plants and wildlife can thrive again. Free. At Princeville Public Library. Info 826-4310, http://princevillelibrary.com

Wednesday, May 11, 7 pm Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Band’s 16th Annual Spring Concert
Come hear over 270 students in grades 6-8 perform a variety of music from pop and classical, to movie music and marches. Free with donations accepted! At Kaua`i War Memorial Convention Hall. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772, tochikis@hawaii.edu, http://www.kauai.gov

Thursday, May 12, 7 pm Kaua`i Community College Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
Join us for an evening of great music by the KCC Symphony Orchestra. Repertoire includes Carl Maria von Weber’s Symphony no.1 in C Major, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and music from the hit movie “The Lord of the Rings.” Free with donations accepted! KCC is the only community college in the University of Hawaii System to have a full instrumental music program. At KCC PAC. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772, tochikis@hawaii.edu, http://kauai.hawaii.edu/pac

Saturday, May 14, 7-11 am, 38th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk
The Charity Walk is open to the public and everyone is welcome to participate. Under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed on the walk. At Historic County Building. Minimum pledge of $35 includes breakfast and t-shirt. Info Stephanie Kaluahine Reid 826-2286, http://www.hawaiilodging.org/charity-walk.html

Saturday May 14, 10am-5 pm May Day by the Bay
Featuring music, hula, cultural practitioners, Kaua’i made products, Displays by community groups, a silent auction and food. $5. Children under 5 are free. At Wai`oli Beach Park, off of He’e Rd. in Hanalei. Info 635-9028

Saturday, May 14, 4 pm Mokan Nokan World Inner Motion Road Show
A beautifully costumed show extravaganza featuring 80 dancers and musically gifted students of Kauai Dance Center. At Kauai Marriott Resort. Info http://kauaidancecenter.com, http://worldinnermotion.com

May 14 &15 Music is Forever
Kauai Chorale with Special guests. Sat 14th at KCC and Sun 15th at St. Regis Hotel. $12 in adv, $15 at the door, Students $5. Info and tickets 822-5633, 337-1882

Sunday, May 15 Sierra Club Hike, Maha`ulepu and Makauwahi Cave
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world class archeological cave site. A moderate 3-mile hike. Info Allan Rachap 212-3108, http://sierraclubkauai.org

Thursday, May 19 Sierra Club Hike, Waimea Canyon Road Cleanup
Afternoon clean-up of Sierra Club’s adopted highway requires a little over an hour. Please help keep the gateway to Waimea Canyon litter-free. Info Bob Nishek 346-0476, http://sierraclubkauai.org

Friday, May 20, 8am-5 pm Private Security Guard Training
OCET will be offering the mandatory 8-hour training, as required by DCCA to meet the legislative requirements, using certified trainers. Instructors: Miles Tanabe, Wes Kaui, and Danilo Abadilla are all retired from the Kauai Police Department and have met all the requirements as stated by DCCA including the train-the-trainer Certification training. At KCC OCET. Info Peggy Lake 245-8319, lakemr@hawaii.edu

May 20-22 & 27-29 Carnival, Broadway Musical
The backstage world of a down-at-heel traveling circus. Leading roles played by current and former KCC students. By KCC Music Department. At KCC PAC. Tickets go on sale in early May. Info Greg Shepherd 245-8269, shep@hawaii.edu

Saturday, May 21, 9am-Noon Miss Garden Isle 2016 5k FUN Run/Walk/Bike
This event is adult and kid friendly. There will be entertainment, prizes, food booths, and local craft vendors. All proceeds go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network. At Kapaa Beach Park. Info Sarah Manuel 652-4875, sarahh.manuel@yahoo.com

Saturday, May 21, 9:30am-4 pm The Zonta Club of Hanalei 9th Annual Ladies Spa Day.
Ladies will be greeted with mimosas and later treated to a gourmet lunch. Guests can enjoy a massage or facial and relax on the scenic lawn which includes a hot tub and pool. A variety of optional activities throughout the day include art classes, flower arranging, lei making, hula, water aerobics and others. There will also be a Silent Auction. The all-day event is being held at a luxurious home located in beautiful Kalihiwai Ridge Estates in Kilauea. $125. Info concierge@zontaclubofhanalei.com, https://www.zontaclubofhanalei.com

Saturday, May 21, 8am-2 pm Kaua`i Island Crafters Fair
Fine products like Niihau and sunrise shell jewelry, bone and wood carvings, paintings and prints, by a wide array of local Kauai artisans and crafters. At Church of the Pacific. Info 635-4314, kauaiislandcf@hotmail.com

Saturday, May 21, 5:30-10 pm Kauai Humane Society’s Paws for Celebration Annual Gala
Featuring entertainment by Makana. Auction and fresh buffet. At Lava’s Outdoor restaurant by the beach; Kauai Sheraton, Poipu. $95. Info Laura Lee 632-0610, http://kauaihumane.org

Wednesday, May 25, 8-11 am Dealing with Difficult People
We all end up needing to deal with difficult people at some time in our work life. In this 3 hour workshop you will learn to define difficult people, communicate in a positive way, actively listen, and show empathy. You will get useful tips and tools that you can put into practice right away. At KCC OCET. Info Peggy Lake 245-8319, lakemr@hawaii.edu

Saturday, May 28, 9am-Noon Surfrider and Sierra Club, Kealia Beach Cleanup
Surfrider and Sierra Club collaborate to protect the marine and other wildlife, the reef, and ocean from marine debris. Will you please help? Look for banners at parking lot. Bring your water and hat. We’ll supply gloves, bags, and refreshments. Info Judy Dalton 482-1129, http://sierraclubkauai.org, https://kauai.surfrider.org

Saturday May 28, 8am-Noon 4-hr Security Guard Re-Certification
Topics to be covered include: Professional image and aloha training; Active shooter; Workplace violence; Fire safety; Blood borne pathogen exposure awareness; Professional ethics; and Civil liability. At KCC OCET. Info Peggy Lake 245-8319, lakemr@hawaii.edu

Saturday, May 28, 8-10 pm The Female Comics of Hawaii
The Female Comics of Hawaii are an all-female standup comedy group based in Honolulu. The talented Brandi Morgan headlines and Patrice Scott hosts. Also performing are Kaua`i local girl Kaiulani Mahuka and from Oahu: Cameo Lawrence, Porscha, Mary Jane Murphy, Erika Swartzkopf and Katt Moore. At Trees Lounge, Kapaa. $10. Info 823-0600

Saturday, May 28-29 Pedal to the Meadow Plus
Three USAC-sanctioned bicycle races on Memorial weekend: 7th annual Pedal to the Meadow hill race on Saturday. Mana Time Trial and the Cycle on the Strip Criterium on Sunday, followed by the awards party. Do 1, 2, or all 3 to go for overall prize. Sign up at http://pedaltothemeadow.com

Sunday May 29, 10am-1:30 pm Banana Poka Roundup
Family event for young and old, Banana Poka is an environmental fair that combines education of Kauai’s forest environment with good fun and Hawaiian music. Limited parking in the meadow with a short walk up to the camp. Lawn chairs are ok to bring, but coolers are not. Free admission with donations accepted at Koke`e Museum. Info 335-9975

Monday, May 30 Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day Ceremony at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Info 246-1135, kauaiveteranscenter@gmail.com, http://www.kauaiveteranscenter.com

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 2 – July 28, 9am-3 pm Hanalei Watershed Hui – Ahupua`a Explorations
2016 Afterschool and summer program. Ahupua`a Explorations is a place based watershed science and learning program. Upper elementary and junior high students will explore aspects of natural and cultural resources of the Hanalei watershed utilizing the ahupua`a as a thematic focus. At Hale Halawai in Hanalei. Info Maka`ala 346-5459, makaala@hawaiian.net, Hanalei Watershed Hui 826-1985, http://www.halehalawai.org

June 3 & 4, 5-10 pm Lihue Hongwanji Bon Dance
Bon Dance celebration including: food booths selling flying saucers, chicken yakitori, BBQ beef, pronto pups, saimin, andagi, and shave ice. Country store, fish pond and children’s games. Temple area will be available for Q&A. At Lihue Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Info Rev. Kazunori Takahashi 245-6262, ktakahashi@honpahi.org

Saturday, June 4 Sierra Club Hike, Honopu Trail at Koke’e
This 4 strenuous mile hike winds through native forest out to a spectacular view of the Honopu valley and the NaPali coast. Info Jane Schmitt 826-6105, http://sierraclubkauai.org

Saturday, June 4, 8am-2 pm Kaua`i Island Crafters Fair
Fine products like Niihau and sunrise shell jewelry, bone and wood carvings, paintings and prints, by a wide array of local Kauai artisans and crafters. At Church of the Pacific. Info 635-4314, kauaiislandcf@hotmail.com

Saturday, June 4, 7-10 am Haena to Hanalei Run
Hanalei Canoe Club will run the annual Haena to Hanalei Run. Free shuttle buses will leave from the Hanalei Pier from 4:45am to 5:45am; the race begins at 7am. The 8-mile race will be followed by awards and a pancake breakfast. There is also a 5K run that starts and finishes at Black Pot, plus a one-mile youth run. Cost is $40 pre-registered; $50 day of the race, which includes breakfast. The youth race is $10. Additional breakfast tickets can be purchased by non-runners for $7. Info http://www.hanaleicanoeclub.org

Saturday, June 4, 9:30am-12:30 pm, 2016 Kids Summer Fest
Free sports physicals for keiki ages 5 to 18. Health and wellness workshops: healthy active lifestyles, exercise and nutrition, prevention of injuries, door prize drawing, healthy snack. At Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club. Info 245-5050, http://www.marriott.com

Saturday, June 4 Kauai Raceway Park Night Race
Night Races: gates open 10am, tech and registration 12 noon to 2pm, open runs test n tune 2pm to 6pm, racing eliminations starts at 7pm after dinner break. Gate entry $12, kids 12 yrs & under free, Military discount with ID. Schedule subject to change due to weather or track conditions-no refunds. Info 639-3965 (9am-6pm) http://dragrace-kauai.com

Sunday, June 5, 28th Annual Taste of Hawaii, The Ultimate Sunday Brunch
Taste of Hawaii – The Ultimate Sunday Brunch is a fundraiser event held by the Rotary Club of Kapaa. Starting in 1988, as the first event of its kind in Hawaii, it has grown into the premier culinary event on Kauai and in Hawaii. The finest Chefs from around the state gather to provide our guests with a tasting extravaganza second to none. By contributing to our non-profit efforts, you get to taste the best food in Hawaii. Then you get to wash it down with offerings from 15+beverage vendors providing micro brews, big name beer, wine (dozen of varieties), soda or bottled water. The event will once again take place at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua with 40 chefs, 10 beverage vendors, and 14 musical acts, an afternoon of endless food, drink, and dancing. $100 pp, $125 on the day. Info http://www.tasteofhawaii.com

Sunday, June 5, 3 pm Kauai Songwriters Showcase II
In support of the Kauai Music Festival. Join local songwriters showcasing their work in relaxed non-commercial setting. Free Admission/Potluck. At Lydgate Main Pavilion. Songwriters can sign up via, Staff@kauaisongwriters.com, http://www.kauaisongwriters.com

Ongoing

3rd Wednesday’s, 5 pm The Kaua‘i Committee on the Status of Women Meetings
The KCSW meets on the third Wednesday of the month. At Lihu`e Civic Center, Mo`ikeha Building, Meeting Room 2A/2B. All KCSW meetings are open to the public. Info http://www.kauai.gov/KCCSW

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