For Kauai Calendar Events for April 2018 All these events and more can be seen on our online calendar where you can add them yourself, or email them to for us to do for you

Now till April 13, Noon-6 pm/9 pm Fridays Kauai Society of Artists Membership Show
Art from members on display. People’s choice awards where you get to buy votes for $1 (votes support the awards). Closing ceremony and awards on April 7. Pick up artwork April 14, Noon-5 pm. At KSA Gallery Kukui Grove. Info

Now till April 15 Dog Sees God, Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Good Grief! Our favorite comic’s kids are now in high school in this comedy by Bert Royal, directed by Lori Benkert. Strong language and adult content. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 4 pm at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Info

Now till May 5 KUGA Visual Arts Workshop
Mondays: 9-10 am HomeSchool MixedMedia 6-10 yrs old with Julie, 4:30-5:30 pm Printmaking 10 yrs & up with Kristy. Wednesdays: 3:15-4:15 pm MixedMedia for 5-7 yrs with Barbara, 5-6 pm Mixed Media for 5-7 yrs with Shannan. Thursdays: 3:30-4:30 pm Art in the style of Oliver Jeffers for 8-12 yrs with Shannan. Saturdays: 10-10:45 am Creation Stations for 2-4 yrs with parent side-kick led by Aga. At Warehouse 3540, 3540 Koloa Road (behind the Warehouse). All six-week sessions are $75/artist unless otherwise noted. Sibling Discount of 10% after first child is paid in full. Enroll and info, 482-9808

Saturday, April 7, 6:45-9 am, 48th Annual March of Dimes March for Babies
2018 is a special year for the March of Dimes as we will celebrate our 80th anniversary. We plan to make March for Babies the best ever. March for Babies draws thousands of people across the islands who come together to support the March of Dimes goal which is, simply put, a fighting chance for every baby. At Lydgate Beach Park Large Pavillon. Info and to sign up

Saturday, April 7, 9:30-2 pm, 23rd Annual Garden Fair
The annual Kauai Garden Fair is one of the largest gatherings of green thumbs on Kauai, and a great way to see and share the bounty of the island firsthand. The Fair will be buzzing with gardeners, suppliers, garden lovers and consumers there to shop for a wide variety of plants, landscape products and equipment, and to find out the latest gardening information and tips. A wide variety of tropical plants, flowers, produce and seeds will be available for purchase representing farmers, nurseries and organizations from around the island. The theme of this year’s Garden Fair is ‘Ecology of the Home Garden’. At Kauai Community College front lawn. Info

Tuesday, April 10, 4:30 pm Bikes on Rice
Safe, slow paced fun rides throughout the Lihue neighborhoods for all ages and abilities. Other dates: May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13. Meet at the Lihue Civic Center on Rice Street. Info 639-1018,

April 13-21 Temple Style Lomi
Eight day intensive training temple style lomi/kahuna bodywork. Temple Style lomi, when experienced with a highly skilled lomi giver, offers a shamanic journey to the stars, for both the giver and the receiver. At Kilauea Farms. Residential or daily training available. $1550 to $2150. Info 431 4549,

April 13 & 14 Garden Island Orchid Society Spring Fantasy Show
Beautiful, exotic orchids are the focus this year. Shop for orchid-themed crafts and orchid plants, see a demonstration on potting and repotting orchids, and enjoy food and beverages. Free. At United Church of Christ, Hanapepe. Show runs Noon-7pm Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday. Info 635-3789,

Saturday, April 14 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Westside
Halemanu, Back Pipe, Canyon, and Kamuela Trails Westside making a loop seeing Waipoo Falls with great views of Waimea Canyon to the ocean. Strenuous 5 miles. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Others: $5. Leader: Ken Fasig 346-1229,

Saturday, April 14, 10am-9 pm KekuaAloha Foundation 3rd Annual Keiki Fun Day & Fitness Challenge & Youth Amateur Fire Knife Competition
Spend the day enjoying entertainment from: Kapaa Middle School Ukulele Band & Choir, Joyful Noise Taiko Drummers, Zumba w the Kid Fit Crew, Candice & Co, Da Brezees, Homestead Band. Fire Knife competition begins at 6 pm. At Kapaa Beach Park. Info 755-5763

Sunday, April 15, 4 pm Crooners & Divas of the 50’s
Presented by the Mokihana Club, a night of 50’s music from: Frank Sinatra, Pat Boone, Peggy Lee, Connie Francis, and more sung by the best voices on Kauai. Fundraiser for High School students for scholarships for music majors and minors in college. $40 gold circle, $30 general. At St. Michael and All Angels Church. Info and tickets 822-1885,

April 16-20 The Fundamentals of Shamanism
Take your healing and personal growth to the next level. Life changing 5 day workshop. Register and find out more at 634-1018,,

Tuesday, April 17 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Awaʻawapuhi and Nualolo Trails
Awaʻawapuhi and Nualolo Trails with the newly reopened Cliff Trail connector all-day hike. Sweeping views of the ocean from the top of ridges reward your efforts on the Nualolo and Cliff Trails. The long, steep hike up Awa’awapuhi Trail at the end will test your legs. Westside Koke’e/Very Strenuous 10 miles. We’ll shuttle cars for a one-way hike. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Others: $5. Leader: Bob Nishek 346-0476,

Tuesday’s, April 17-May 22, 9:30-11:30 am Tour Guide Training at Grove Farm Museum
Become a volunteer tour guide at Grove Farm museum! Being a guide is a fun way to share stories of Kauai’s unique sugar plantation history and meet people from the local community and around the world. Info 245-3202,,

April 20-22 A Couples Weekend
An experiential weekend for couples. Open to all couples of genders and orientations. Discover more joy in your relationship journey, deepen the love closeness and trust in your relationship, learn to communicate openly and honestly, acquire healthy resolution skills and more. $750. Held in Kapaa. Info 641-919-1099,

Friday, April 20, 8:45 am, 3rd Annual Financial Empowerment for Women Conference
Workshop and panel topics include: personal financial planning, saving for you life goals, building a strong credit history, how to repair your credit, behind the scenes of starting a business, career guidance and much more. $25 for 3 classes includes breakfast and lunch. At Kauai Marriott Resort. Info and to register, Jamie 245-5959,,

Saturday, April 21 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Kuilau Trail
A gentle steady walk on a wide path with sweeping view of lush valleys and Mount Waiʻaleʻale and Makaleha Mountain Ranges. Kuilau trail offers great rewards without a lot of effort. Glorious views and ever-present bird songs reward you along this trail. Eastside, easy to moderate/3.5miles. Hike to bridge and picnic tables for lunch. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Others: $5. Leader: Vivian Hager 652-3234,

Saturday, April 21, 7:30am-Noon, Earth Day Community Work Day
Lunch and Snacks will be served. Bring water bottle, work gloves, sunscreen, shoes. At Lydgate Park Main Pavilion. Info 639-1018,

Saturday, April 21, 5:30 pm, 7th Major Fundraising Event for Kauai Philippine Cultural Center
Celebrate with us a milestone of achievements in the exciting progress of KPCC Phase I now under construction and on track to build a community serving facility. Enjoy an evening of entertainment showcasing guests and local performing artists. At Kauai Marriott. Info

Monday, April 23 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Nounou
Nounou (Sleeping Giant) East Trail. Wailua area Eastside/ Strenuous 5 miles round trip. Hike 900 ft of elevation to the top of Sleeping Giant. Incredible sweeping views and lush vegetation. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Others: $5. Leader: Lee Gately 661-373- 4834,

April 24 & 26, 5-7 pm Hawaiian Language: Spelling and Pronunciation
The Hawaiian Language Spelling and Pronunciation workshop provides students with an introductory experience into Hawaiian spelling and orthography i.e. diacritical marks, ‘okina (glottal stop) and kahako (macron) to read, write and pronounce Hawaiian words, sayings and place names correctly. By the end of the workshop, participants will know the Hawaiian Language spelling rules and features in order to pronounce Hawaiian words correctly as well as have an awareness of common pronunciation errors that commonly occur in Hawaiian. At KCC OCET. $105. Info Peggy Lake 245-8318,

Tuesday, April 24, 6-8 pm Kauai Makerspace Event – Intro to Arduino Class
Intro to Arduino classes is back! Mike will be leading multiple sessions in using Arduino, one of the most popular, open source micro-controllers. Space available for 10 people, kits provided for learning use. Participants need a laptop and should plan to arrive 30 min early if need help installing programming IDE (or contact before hand). This will be the first in a 3 part series to get beginners up and running. At Kapaa Library. Info

Wednesday, April 25, 6-8 pm Kauai Makerspace Event – Design and Build Your Own Lightsaber
Design and Build Your Own Lightsaber. James will lead a hui building lightsaber props from PVC pipe sections and parts. Simple embellishments including foil tape, painted weathering and canonical design elements will help every padawan create their own masterpiece. This project will hopefully be the nucleus of cosplay hui for Kauai, so please come if interested! All parts free and all welcome with the force! At Kapaa Library. Info

Friday, April 27, 7 pm #MeToo & Beyond – Taking the Next Step
Tropicbird Entertainment presents #MeToo and Beyond: Taking the Next Step, a community forum and fundraiser to address the issue of sexual misconduct, abuse of power, and the ways to move our society toward healing and universal dignity. A screening of the short film ‘The Beautiful Illusion’ followed by a community/panel discussion. At Kapaa Public Library. Free but love donations accepted. Info 838-3006, Info 838-3006,

Saturday, April 28 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Maha’ulepu Sunset to Full Moon Walk Victory Hike
This spectacular coastal hike starts at Shipwreck Beach in the afternoon and ends with the full moon glistening on the ocean along the shores of Maha’ulepu. We’ll shuttle cars to make this a leisurely one-way hike. Please read the Victory Hikes story in this Malama to see why Maha’ulepu was chosen to celebrate Sierra Club’s 50th Anniversary in Hawai’i and why this majestic coastal area was one of the top 7 remaining wild and scenic shorelines in Hawai’i for Sierra Club’s “Keep it Wild” campaign. South shore, moderate/4 miles. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Others: $5. Leader: Bill Snyder 652-1718,

Saturday, April 28, 9 am Strut Your Mutt Charity Walk!
Get your friends and family to sponsor you and your dog for a 2.6-mile walk along the Wai Koa Loop Trail, located right next to the North Shore Dog Park. Proceeds from Strut Your Mutt go directly to maintaining and beautifying the North Shore Dog Park. Awards go to dogs that get $200 or more in sponsorships! Info April McGinnis 977-8716 or 634-0313,

Saturday, April 28, 2-6 pm Kauai Brewers Festival
Over 30 craft beers to taste, and bites from Merrimans Fish House, Plantation Gardens, Lava Lava, The Kitchen at Papayas, Right Slice, and Keokis. This event benefits Junior Achievement Kauai. 21 and over only. Tickets $75. At Poipu Beach Club. Info

Saturday, April 28, 6 pm to Sunday, April 29, 6 am American Cancer Society Fundraiser Relay for Life of Kaua’i
Join us in our fight against cancer as we walk to raise awareness and money. At Hanapepe Soccer Fields, Hanapepe. Info Patti Ornellas 635-6956,

Tuesday, May 1, 11am-4 pm, 38th Annual Lei Day Competition
Sponsored by the Kauai Museum. This year’s event will be at the Kauai Marriott in Lihue next to Kalapaki Beach. Free parking is available. Info

May 4-6 Raqs Tiki Kauai Belly Dance Intensive
Raqs Tiki Kauai Belly dance Intensive with world renowned performers and instructors Issam Houshan (percussionist), Amani Jabril and Talia Soleil. All levels are welcome to attend workshops. May 4: Meet and greet on the beach, mingle with the artists and weekend attendees, and enjoy an opening ceremony. May 5; Workshops throughout the day, and Glittering Belly Dance Showcase in the evening. May 6: Workshops continue. At Princeville Community Center. Show: $15 adults, $10 ages 12-17 and seniors, $5 ages 5-11, free for under 5’s and active military. Info

Saturday, May 5 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Jewel of Koke’e
Spectacular hike through forests of Koke’e, Black Pipe Trail, Canyon Trail, Po’omau Canyon Lookout. Cross over Waipo’o Falls for a view of Waimea Canyon to the ocean. Strenuous 7 miles Westside. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Others: $5. Leader: Ken Fasig 346-1229,

Saturday, May 5, 8:30am-3 pm Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament
Join us at the pristine oceanfront Makai Golf Course in Princeville for a shotgun start. For $125, enjoy a beautiful morning on the course followed by a gourmet Mexican Buffet with salsa dancers, a helicopter ball drop and a silent auction. Non-golfers in your party? No problem they can spend the morning exploring local shops and beaches and join you for lunch ($25, lunch will begin at 1pm). Ohana Oasis provides retreats for parents who have lost children come enjoy a wonderful day in paradise while supporting a great organization. Info Ohana Oasis 855-5614,,

May 5-13 Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity 7th Women Build Week
National Women Build Week is a Habitat for Humanity International initiative created by its Women Build program where women are invited to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability, and independence through housing. The week is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women. Habitat and Lowe’s encourage all women to volunteer no construction skills or experience in Habitat builds necessary. Info


Tuesday & Friday, till June 1, 8:30-10 am Nordic Walking for Seniors
Nordic Walking is walking with 2 walking poles. It engages the entire body for an all-body fitness, while causing stability and protection for joints and spine. Poles are provided for students. No cost for seniors (55 up). This class is sponsored by the County of Kauai. Tuesdays, 8:30-10am at Kapaa Neighborhood Center, Fridays 8:30-10am at Lihue Neighborhood Center. Info Esti Grinpas 822-4599,,

Wednesdays, 7 pm Fire Show at Anaina Hou
Enjoy the North Shore’s newest one-stop entertainment option a weekly Polynesian ahi lele “fire” show on the campus of Anaina Hou. The performance, features the amazing artistry of Coppin Colburn and his `ohana. Tickets $69 for adults, with discounts available for keiki and kama`’ina community members. Info 828-2118,

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, till June 20, 5:50-7:30 pm Koloa Library Tech Nights
Koloa Library will be offering assistance and training on using the library systems digital resources. The public is invited to come and ask questions and receive training on learning to use library ebooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, online courses and databases, and the library system’s website and library app. Info 742-8455

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 5-7 pm Sound of Soul
Discover your inner guidance. Healing for body, mind, and spirit. A higher form of creativity. At Princeville Community Center. Info Amy 635-9902,

Fridays, till May 18, 2-3:30 pm Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Training
The Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting it’s free flagship “Caregiver Training” for family to family caregivers. Optional bonus classes will also be offered from May 25-June 8. This series of classes assembles the experience and wisdom of many scientists, generations of caregivers and the Association on how to make caregiving a more reasonable and balanced experience. Find out what you need to know to make your caregiving experience for a family member with Alzheimer’s, or any other disease, more manageable. At the Agency On Elderly Affairs. Info 245-3200 ext. 8242,,