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For Kauai Calendar Events for August

Now till Oct 1 New Space – Fresh Paint
A group exhibit presenting recent works in a range of mediums by the gallery artists in celebration of galerie 103’s one year anniversary in the new upstairs location. Featured in the main hall: Tom Lieber’s contemplative paintings, and ceramic and bronze sculptures by David Kuraoka. In addition, works by Bruna Stude selected from Changing Light: Presence of Absence. At galerie 103, Kukui`ula Village. Info 742-0103,

Saturday, August 6 Sierra Club Hike 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. 7 strenuous miles round trip. Info Ken Fasig 346-1229,

Saturday, August 6, 8am-3 pm Paradise Ride Kaua`i
The Paradise Ride Kaua`i is Malama Pono Health Services Kaua`i’s signature fundraising event to promote the mission to provide individualized compassionate health care services and education to meet the evolving needs of those on Kaua`i. Help Malama Pono Health Services and enjoy Condé Nast’s voted top-10 ranked island destinations in the world. Info

Saturday, August 6, 5-9 pm Kaua`i Community Cat Project 2nd Charity Fundraiser
Enjoy a round of mini golf with prizes for top scores, delicious food from Julio’s Beach Burritos, vendors, artists, live music and entertainment, and a fabulous silent auction. Support our homeless, stray and feral community cats. Golf hole sponsorships are also available for you and your business. At Kaua`i Mini Golf and Botanical Gardens, Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea. $40. Info Mary Wilder (760) 525-9667,

Saturday, August 6 Kaua`i Raceway Park (Ladies Night) Night Races
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)

August 6-7, 9 am,15th Annual Heiva Kaua`i
Tahitian Dance and Drumming Competition featuring traditional and contemporary solo and group dance plus professional dance exhibitions daily. Pacific Island artists and cultural demonstrations with special emphasis on Tahitian products, Island foods and Polynesian crafts available, silent auction daily. At Kapa`a Beach Park. $6. Info Pat Finberg 823-8464,,

Sunday, August 7 Sierra Club Hike Hanakapi`ai Falls
Panoramic views of our famed NaPali coastline plus a swim in the pool beneath majestic
Hanakapi`ai falls. 8 strenuous miles round trip. Info Jane Schmitt 826-6105,

Sunday, August 7, 6:30am-2 pm YWCA 7th Annual Never Forget Sandy G. Golf Tournament
This annual summer golf tournament helps the community the YWCA serves to be aware of the serious impact of violence in the community and how we can end this by working together. This tournament is a 4 person modified scramble. Shot gun start at 7:30pm. At Puakea Golf Course. Info 245-5959,

Sunday, August 7, 10:30am-Noon Hale `Opio & Malama Hule`ia Dedication Ceremony
For a Community Beautification Project. Including a youth-created “Hawaiian Moon Mosaic” and Historical Photo Murals. This event highlights the commitment and efforts of Malama Hule`ia Volunteers in Restoration of Pua`ali and Hule`ia Watersheds. Local history, hula, food to be enjoyed by all. At the Niumalu Beach Park Pavilion. Info Kat Ho – Hale Opio 635-4110; Sara Bowen – Malama Hule`ia 626-5210,

Wednesdays, August 10-October 26, 5:30 pm A Healthier You
Wilcox Medical Center’s program is a free, 12-week lifestyle-balance program that is designed to help participants reach their lifestyle balance goals by making gradual, healthy and reasonable changes in their eating and physical activity. At Wilcox Medical Center’s Conference Rooms. Info 245-1205,

Saturday, August 13, 20 & 27, 8am-2 pm Kaua`i Island Crafters Fair
Fine products like Niihau and sunrise shell jewelry, bone and wood carvings, paintings and prints, note cards, sun catchers, American traditional and Hawaiian quilts and futons and blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, hakus and hairclips, Hawaiian tapa prints and bags just to name a few. At Church of the Pacific, Princeville. August 20th Fair at St. Raphael Church, Koloa. Info 635-4314,

Saturday, August 13, 8am-4 pm Bicycle Skills for Adults
Bicycling Skills for Adults is an 8-hour class designed to teach adult cyclists how to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and sport under various road, climate, terrain, and traffic conditions. Free. At Kaua`i District Health Office, Lihu`e. Info Tommy Noyes & Randy Blake 639-1018,,

Saturday, August 13, 11 am Hawaii Sand Festival/Castle/Art Contest
Fulfill everyone’s age old desire to make a sand castle and relax on a tropical island. Come build a sand sculpture with friends and family. Design and build a sculpture on your own or with a team. Use your imagination to cast a castle, dolphin, mermaid, dragon, car, mountains, face, aliens or whatever and win a prize. The music and sand sculpture contest is free and open to everyone of any age. Remember to bring sun block, drinking water and the whole family. Info

August 13-21 Retreat of the Divine Feminine
During this eight day retreat, Prema Dasara and Guest Teachers will guide the group in celebrating the divine feminine through music and dance, meditation, dharma dialogue, and swimming. At Camp Naue. Info Eana Rose 353-107,

Sunday, August 14 Sierra Club Bike Ride Tour de Po`ipu
Easy to difficult rides to choose from with varying length and elevation gain.
Magnificent ocean and mountain views. Bring your own bike. Helmets required. Info Allan Rachap 212-3108,

Sunday, August 14, 10am-5 pm Waipa Music & Mango Festival
Home grown live music, hands-on activities, local artisans and crafts. Island chefs and food vendors, mango recipe contest, biggest mango contest, mango tasting, silent auction, cultural and educational displays. At Halulu Fishpond at Waipa, Hanalei. $10 adults; $1 keiki ages 3-18. Info

August 15 & 29, 10:30am-2:30 pm Mindful Wellness Retreat
The program features meditation, Kundalini Yoga and a nourishing meal to engage participants seeking wellness during their travels. At The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas. $110. Info and reservations 827-8808,

Wednesday, August 17, 8am-5 pm 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 Kaua`i Police Department and have met all the requirements as stated by DCCA including the train-the-trainer Certification training. At KCC OCET. $125. Info Peggy Lake 245-8318,

Friday, 19 August, 5:30-7 pm Hawaiian Islands Land Trust: Talk Story On The Land Kahili at Dusk
Led by Angela Anderson, Kaua`i Island Director. Bring your swimsuit, towel and other beach essentials for a dip in Kilauea River. Light pupu and refreshments provided. $25 suggested donation. Info Angela Anderson 755-5707,,

Friday, August 19, 6pm-6 am Relay for Life North Shore
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. At Kaua`i Christian Academy, 4000 Kilauea Rd, Kilauea. Info

Saturday, August 20, 7 am Kaua`i High School Foundation 7th Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament
Check in at 6 am for a 7 am shotgun start. Tournament to be played on the famous Wailua Golf Course of Kaua`i. Info and to register 261-1062,,

Saturday, August 20-21 Mokihana Aquatics Fun Meet
Teams from all over state and California, 7 lane, 25 yard course. At Kapa`a Swimming Pool, 4470 Kou Street. Free. Info Orlando Anaya 821-0587

Sunday, August 21, 7 pm Kyoto Tachibana High School Band Benefit Concert
One of the best marching and brass bands in Japan’s Kansai Western region, 110 member band, on their 7th Kaua`i Tour since 1998! At Kaua`i War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihu`e. To benefit Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Band. Info Art Umezu 241-4948,

August 22-26; 10-11:30 am Garden Island Arts Council’s Van Go!
Loom Weaving Project with the Second Graders. At Eleele School. Info

August 24 & 31, & September 7, 1-3:30 pm Better Choices, Better Health Workshops
This program helps persons living with a chronic health condition. A small group meet weekly for 6 weeks with trained facilitators and cover topics including pain and fatigue, better communications, fitness, exercise, handling difficult emotions and more. At Kaumakani Neighborhood Center. Registration is required, call the office of elderly affairs at 241-4470

August 25-28 Kaua`i County Farm Bureau Fair
Keep Growing and Farm On! Four days of Family, Farming, Food and Fun! At Vidinha Stadium. $5 Adults, $2 Children, $4 Seniors. Info 652-3217,

August 25-September 1 Divine Child Retreat Kaua`i with Mana
Divine Child is a residential retreat that offers a transformational journey of soul retrieval for both student and practitioner. You will receive certification to provide Divine Child sessions with a deeper connection to your true essence. Held in Moloaa. Info 650.207.6992,,

Friday, August 26, 1-4 pm Social Media for Business: Intermediate Google Plus
We will cover Google Plus About Page set-up, HangOuts, circle filtering, styling your writing, notifications, authorship and a follow-up on concepts from the introduction class, including how to +mention and address posts. All Google Plus classes include membership in the valuable OCET Google Plus circle. At KCC OCET. $60. Info Peggy Lake 245-8318,

Friday, August 26, 7-9 pm Free Movie Night
The movie will be screened on the lawn at Kaua`i Mini Golf. Invest in a good blanket or beach chair. The community is encouraged to come early and save a spot! Refreshments and dinner will be available for purchase from the Anaina Hou Café. At Anaina Hou Community Park. Info 828 2118,

Saturday, August 27, 7-8:30 am Walk Around the Block With a Doc
Meet in the lobby to start a brisk walk around the hospital campus’ footprint path with Kaua`i Medical Clinic pediatricians, followed by a free healthy breakfast and informative discussion and Q&A session with Drs. Brigitte Carreau and Grace Galiza about keiki health. At Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Info 245-1198

Saturday, August 27, 8am-Noon Huge Rummage Sale
Kaua’i’ -XI Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Teachers Sorority presents a “don’t miss” Rummage Sale- Fundraiser. Find thousands of teachers’ treasures: arts and crafts, books, collectibles, learning materials and supplies, electronics, toys, office, yard, sports, clothes, household, kitchen, furniture, tasty treats and soooo much more. Best Dollar Store on Island…You won’t be disappointed. Leave with arms full of useable items at bargain prices. Reuse, Recycle,–Share! At CKMS-Middle School Cafeteria. Info

Saturday, August 27, 9am-Noon Sierra Club and Surfrider Beach Clean Up

Maha`ulepu Beach Clean Up. Malama Maha`ulepu, Sierra Club and Surfrider
team up to keep this magnificent beach free of ocean debris and litter. Follow Po`ipu Road past the Grand Hyatt where it becomes a dirt road. Drive to T-intersection and turn right. Continue to parking area and look for banners. Please bring hat and water. Bags, gloves and snacks provided. Info Judy Dalton 482-1129,

Sunday, August 28, 1-4:30 pm Pilgrimage of Compassion at Lawai International Center
With Grandmaster Riley Lee and members of Taiko Kaua`i. Please bring an umbrella and wear comfortable shoes for this hillside walk. And if possible, please car pool and arrive early to facilitate parking. At Lawai International Center. Info 639-5952,,

Friday, September 2, 7:30 pm The Beach Boys in Concert
The Beach Boys first ever Kaua`i concert. At Kaua`i Marriott. Tickets $65-89, gold circle $125, from Big Kmart, Pono Market, Kaua`i Music and Sound, Hanalei Surf, Progressive Expressions and online at

September 3-4 Kaua`i Raceway Park National Dragster Challenge-Night
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)

Sunday, September 4, 6 am The 2016 Kaua`i Marathon & Half-Marathon
Start training now for the 2016 Kaua`i Marathon & Half-Marathon. At Po`ipu Road fronting the Po`ipu Shopping Village. Info,

Ongoing Events

Second Sundays, 4-8 pm Princeville Night Market
Featuring live music and local artisans at the Princeville Shopping Center. Discover 40+ local artisans as you walk around the grounds. Listen to live music from several different bands. Find pottery, paintings, photography, apparel, jewelry, wood workers and more! 2016 Dates: August 14 • September 11 • October 9 • November 13 • December 11. Info Courtney Puig 635-2572,

Fridays, 9am-Noon Fridays on the Farm
Join us for farm projects, snacks and fun all summer long. Bring the keiki for youth garden activities. At Malama Kaua`i Community Farm. Info 828-0685 x 11,

Last Saturday, 4-8 pm Kilauea Art Night
Celebrate and Discover. Featuring over 40 local artisans with jewelry, original art, pottery, apparel, photography, henna tattoos and gifts. Live music, belly dancers and keiki fire spinners, plus local food trucks, sweet and savory pies, and ice cream. 2016 Dates: August 27 • September 24 • October 29 • November 26 • *December 17 (*In December the event happens prior to Christmas.) At the stone building in Kilauea. Info,

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