For Kauai Calendar Events for October 2019. All these events and more can be seen on our online calendar where you can add them yourself, or email them to Honey at calendar@forkauaionline.com for us to do for you

Now till-October 25, 34th Annual Art Kaua`i
The Kaua`i Society of Artists presents its 34th Annual Juried Exhibition: Art Kaua`i at the KSA Gallery, Kukui Grove Center in Lihue with Tiffany DeEtte Shafto, owner of Tiffany’s Art Agency on the Big Island as Juror. All visual art mediums are represented: Ceramics, fiber, mixed media, painting, sculpture, and wood. Info http://www.kauaisocietyofartists.org

October 1-December 31 Kaua`i Independent Food Bank Holiday Food Drive
Help us achieve our goal of $45,000 and 45,000 lbs of food. Food donations can be dropped off at any County Fire Station and the KIFB warehouse. Accepting monetary donations and perishable food items at our Nawiliwili warehouse 8am-4 pm M-F. Info Leona Perez 246-3809 ext. 2, https://www.kauaifoodbank.org

Friday, October 4, 9am Mahelona Hospital’s 7th Annual Breast Cancer Walk – A Walk to Celebrate Life!
Please join us as we spread awareness and celebrate survivorship and honor those touched by cancer. Zumba warm up, light refreshments, wear pink. Volunteers needed to push wheelchair bound residents. Donations to America Cancer Society welcome. Meet at Ke Ala Hele Makalae (Kapa`a Bike Path behind the Neighborhood Center). Info jpablo@hhsc.org, https://www.cancer.org

October 4-6 Kaua`i Yoga and Peace Festival
Yoga classes, meditations, workshops, vendors, dance, music, food and much more. At Lydgate Park. Info https://www.alohafestival.org

Saturday, October 5 Sierra Club Po`omau Canyon Vistas Hike
Explores vistas of Po`omau Canyon, which feeds into the Waimea Canyon, from both sides as we hike this partial loop hike that includes many highlights, including a “hikers dream lunch spot” and a bit of adventure. Leader Julio Magalhães 650-906-2594

Saturday, October 5, 8:30am-12 Noon Ohana FitFest Trail Run
Anaina Hou Community Park and Wai Koa Loop Trail 5k and 10k obstacle trail run. Entry fee includes race tee shirt and light fare after the run. Keiki 12 and under free with adult registration. Info https://kauainorthshorecommunityfoundation.org, http://anainahou.org

Weekends, October 5-26 Kukui Grove’s Halloween Fun
Freaky Friday’s 6-9 pm with haunted house, keiki games, and Aloha Dance ‘flash mobs’. Spooktacular Saturday’s 5-8 pm with haunted house, keiki games, and Halloween movie nights. At Kukui Grove. Info https://www.kukuigrovecenter.com

Wednesday, October 9, 10am-1 pm Kaua`i Family Fun Day at Kukui Grove
Arts and crafts for the ohana, activities for you to do with your keiki, community resources for the whole family. At Keiki Korner, Kukui Grove. Info https://www.kukuigrovecenter.com

Saturday, October 12 Sierra Club Sunset to Full Moon: Wailua to Nukoli`i Beach Walk
We’ll meet at Lydgate Beach Park for a picnic dinner and walk along a pristine beach. East side. Easy 1.5 miles. Leader ​Judy Dalton 482-1129

Saturday, October 12, 9am-4 pm Hui o Laka/Koke`e Natural History Museum present Eo e Emalani I Alaka`i
Queen’s entourage arrives on horseback at 11 am. Hula, exhibits, crafts, silent auction, delicious food. Free and open to the public. Parking limited; please carpool; bring own seating; no coolers. At Koke`e State Park. Info http://www.kokee.org

Saturday, October 12, 2-6 pm Hammers N’ Ales Oktoberfest
Fundraiser for Kaua`i Habitat affordable housing on Kaua`i with over 30 craft beers from Kohola, Kaua`i Island Brewery, Lani Kai, food from top local restaurants – Keoki’s Paradise, Merriman’s Fish House, Plantation Gardens, Lava Lava Beach Club, The Kitchen @ Papayas, The Right Slice, The Cabana, Ruth’s Chris, and music from Homestead and Cruz Control. 21 and over only. At Po`ipu Beach Athletic Club. Tickets presale $75, on the door $85. Info Chris Young 635-0411, chrisyoung@kauaihabitat.org, https://www.eventbrite.com

Friday, October 18, 4-8:30 Matsuri Kaua`i
The festival will showcase different groups of Japanese talents: soba making and sampling, bonsai, dancing, featured enka singer Torao Hikariyama, drumming, mochi pounding, craft vendors, origami folding, fortune picking game, tea ceremony and much more. Free. At Kaua`i War Memorial Convention Hall. Info Pearl Shimizu 822-5353, pkgshim3@hawaiiantel.net, https://kauaijcs.org

October 18-19, 2019 Kaua`i Chocolate and Coffee Festival
Join us for all things coffee and chocolate with live music, presentations and more. The event is free but for guaranteed tastings and special offers buy a passport for $15 in adv, or $20 at the door. Running Friday, 5-9 pm and Saturday, 10am-4 pm. In Historic Hanapepe Town. Info 234-0404, https://www.kauaichocolateandcoffeefestival.com

Saturday, October 19 Sierra Club Waimea River Walk and Float
Start at Kukui Trailhad and hike down into Waimea Canyon and along the old Waimea River jeep road. Bring floatable tubes to inflate and float down the river for over a mile, passing through a tunnel. End at outskirts of Waimea town and shuttle back to Kukui Trailhead. Strenuous, 11 miles one way, part of this floating. Elevation change of 2250 feet, mostly downhill. Leader Ken Fasig, 346-1229

Saturday, October 19, 5:30-9 pm Aloha Banquet
Part of the Matsuri Kaua`i Festival. Tickets $60. At Kaua`i Marriott Resort. Info 335-319

Sunday, October 20 Sierra Club Mo`alepe Trail Hike
A beautiful hike through farmland and forest, with glorious mountain views and ever-present birdsongs. This trail offers great rewards without a lot of effort. East Shore. Moderate, 6 miles 800 feet elevation gain. Leader Julio Magalhães 650-906-2594

Saturday, October 26 Sierra Club Maha`ulepu Coastal Hike
Spectacular coastal walk with breath taking views along this magnificent coastline! Po`ipu area. Moderate 4 miles round-trip mild elevation change on a rocky trail. Leader Lee Gately 661-373-4834

Saturday, October 26, 7:30am-Noon Make a Difference Day – 25th Anniversary of Kamalani Playground
Join us for a community clean up day to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the building of Kamalani Playground by ensuring future generations of keiki can enjoy it. Bring a water bottle, work gloves, sun protection, covered toe shoes and a smile! Lunch and treats will be served. Info 639-1018, https://kamalanius.wordpress.com

Saturday, October 26, 8am-1 pm KVMH Auxiliary’s Holiday Craft Fair 2019
Food, lucky ticket drawings, crafters, orchids and more! Vendors will be inside and outside the hospital hallways. At Kaua`i Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waimea

October 26-27, 9am-4 pm Esther Shimazu Ceramics Sculpture Two-Day Workshop
“Pinchy Dogs: fast and furious coil and pinch built cartoony pooches with attitude” with “KittyCat bonus for the motivated”. At Art Pod Ceramic Studio, Niumalu (directions will be sent to those who register). $100 inc clay. Class limited to first 12 Registrants. Register, giac05@icloud.com

Saturday, October 26, 10am-Noon Halloween Festival and Costume Contest
Held at Kukui Grove’s Center Stage. Followed by Center-Wide Trick or Treating. Info https://www.kukuigrovecenter.com

Saturday, October 26, 5:30-9:30 pm Halloween Spirits
Calling all the undead to come out and play at Anaina Hou’s first annual Halloween event. Contests for best costume, best pupu and best cocktail. Creepy cocktails and goolish games. 21 and over event. Tickets $85-$150 (VIP). At Porter Pavilion. Info 828-2118, http://anainahou.org

Saturday, November 2, 9:30 am Kaua`i Veterans Day Parade
Join us in honoring Kaua`i’s veterans as this years Parade in Kapa`a. Info https://www.kauaiveteranscenter.org

November 4-10 2019 Kaua`i Writers Conference & Master Classes
Master Classes and a three day conference with world class faculty. Fiction, Nonfiction, screenwriting, top authors, literary agents, editors and more! At Kaua`i Marriott Resort. $695. Info https://kauaiwritersconference.com

November 6-9, 4th Annual Po`ipu Food & Wine Festival
This three-day event will celebrate Kaua`i’s diverse culinary resources and talents, while supporting the Culinary Arts Program at Kaua`i Community College (KCC). Info https://www.poipufoodandwinefestival.com

November 8-9 Kaua`i Veterans Museum Fundraiser
Join us for two nights of line dancing as we raise funds for the Kaua`i Veterans Museum. At Kaua`i Veterans Museum. Info https://www.kauaiveteranscenter.org

November 8 & 9, 8-10 pm The 5th Annual Wahine Comedy Festival
Brandi Morgan headlines and Patrice Scott hosts. Corky Gardner, Erika Swartzkopf, Justine Smith, Ronda Hanson and Pam Escalona perform original comedy. This year we have comics from the Big Isle, Maui and Oahu, we are the funniest ladies in Hawaii! Join the Female Comics of Hawaii, the only all-female comedy group in Hawaii for two nights at Trees Lounge in Kapa`a. $12 cover at the door, 21+. Info http://www.treesloungekauai.com

Saturday, November 9, 17th Annual Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run
Kaua`i’s premier 5K, 10K, Half Marathon Runs, and 5K Walk. Starting at 7 am. At Anne Knudsen Park in Koloa. Pre-registration only from $35-$40. Info http://www.oldkoloasugarmillrun.org

Monday, November 11, 11am & 1 pm Veterans Day Ceremonies
Honoring Kaua`’s veterans with two ceremonies, at Hanapepe at 11 am and the Veterans Center at 1 pm. Info https://www.kauaiveteranscenter.org

Friday, November 15, 11th Annual Na Wahine Alaka`i O Kauai Award
The Na Wahine Alaka`i O Kauai Award is given to honor outstanding women leaders on Kaua`i. At Kaua`i Marriott Resort. Info http://ywcakauai.org

Saturday, November 16, Entry Day for Kaua`i Society of Artists Small Works BIG SHOW
Small Works Big Show running from November 23 through January 3 2020. At KSA Gallery Kukui Grove. Info 245 2782, artinkauai@gmail.com, http://www.kauaisocietyofartists.org

November 22-24, 3rd Annual Kaua`i Old Time Gathering
Welcome all musicians, singers, dancers, music and fun lovers. Bring your instruments and your tents for old time music, dancing, camping, learning, teaching and jamming in Koke`e State Park. Info and to reserve, https://www.kauaioldtime.com/reservations