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July 8-9 & 15-16, 7:30 pm Bon Dance
Bon Dances: 8-9 at Kapa`a Hongwanji Mission, Kapa`a Town, info 822-4667, and 15-16 at Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Mission in Waimea Town, info 338-1847

July 8-10 James and the Giant Peach Jr.
Presented by Hawaii Childrens Theatre. One weekend only, Friday 6 pm, Saturday 7 pm, and Sunday 3 pm. At KCC PAC. $10 in adv, $12 at the door. Info

Saturday, July 9 Sierra Club Hike Waimea River Walk and Float
We start at the Kukui Trailhead and hike down into the Waimea Canyon and along the Waimea River jeep road. Bring floats to inflate and float down the irrigation canal for over a mile passing through a tunnel. End at outskirts of Waimea town. Car shuttle back to Kukui Trailhead. 10 miles, difficult. Donation. Info Ken Fasig 346-1229,

Saturday, July 9, 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 Kapa`a Library. Info Tommy Noyes, Randy Blake 639-1018,,

Saturday, July 9, 9am-3 pm Garden Isle Artisan Fair
Local mix of over 35 artists that hand make quality items that are ideal for gifts from Hawaii. At Po`ipu Beach Park. Info 634-0243

July 9 & 10, 10 am Kaua`i Tahiti Fete
The mission of the Kaua`i Tahiti Fete is to continue the cultural connections between Kaua`i/Hawaii and French Polynesia (Tahiti), thru dance, music, art, language, cuisine and traditions. At Kapa`a Beach Park.Info Carol Akau-Casil 652-1775,,

Saturday, July 9, 1-7 pm Concert For Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leinaala
Join us for a concert benefiting Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinaala, a Kaua`i hula school. Opening performance by The Kamaainas, followed by featured Na Hoku Hanohano award-winners Hoku Zuttermeister and Weldon Kekauoha. Enjoy an evening of great food from local food trucks, and a craft fair in the Ocean Cove. Concert at 5 pm. At The Sheraton Kaua`i. $15. Info

Saturdays, July 9-August 6, 2-5 pm Manners Classes for Children
The Palm School of Etiquette is a mini-finishing school designed to provide lessons that are needed to be successful within the social and business areas of life. The course consists of four 75-minute classes, workbooks, class materials and the two-hour five-course fine dining class at a local upscale restaurant. At Bandwagon Music Studio, Lihu`e. $100. Info Susan Swink 635-8263

Saturday, July 9, 5-9 pm Summer Night Street Fair
Join us at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School for an evening of family fun to support the CKTV Media Productions Class! Food trucks, craft vendors, face painting and bingo! Info 241-3200,

July 9 & 17 Oceans4Peace RIMPAC IMPACT Film Series: Movie, Oceans
This documentary examines the vital role water plays in human existence and the cause-and-effect interplay between oceans and the environment. Shot on location around the world, the film dives beneath the surface with stunning underwater photography. 9 at Hanapepe Library, 6:30 pm. 17 at Kapa’a Neighborhood Center, 1 pm. Info 320-3878

Sunday, July 10 Sierra Club Hike Maha`ulepu and Makauwahi Cave
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world class archaeological cave site. South Shore moderate, 4 miles. Donation. Info Allan Rachap 212-3108,

Sunday, July 10, 9am-4 pm Surf Rescue Training
This is an advanced training for professional and recreational ocean users interested in personal safety and rescue skills development and practice. The course may be applicable to the DLNR ORMA Blue Card requirements for surf instructors and Na Pali kayak guides. Applicants must be in good physical condition, and able to complete a 500 yard swim (pool). Advance registration required. Info 651-7873

July 10 & 15 Oceans4Peace RIMPAC IMPACT Film Series: Movie, Why We Fight
Through personal stories of soldiers, government officials, scholars, journalists and innocent victims, this documentary examines the political and economic interests and ideological factors, past and present, behind American militarism. 10 at Kapa’a Neighborhood Center, 1 pm. 15 at Hanapepe Library 6:30 pm. Info 320-3878

Sunday, July 10, 6:30 pm David Crosby Concert
Enjoy an evening with Grammy Award Winner and 2-time Rock-N-Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the show begins at 7:30 pm. At Kaua`i Beach Resort. Local outlets for tickets: Papaya Natural Foods, Kaua`i Village Shopping Center, Hanalei Surf in Hanalei, Progressive Expressions in Koloa Town. Tickets are available online at

July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, 8, 15, 5:30-9:30 pm CERT Classes Lihu`e
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes will be held in Lihu`e at the Fire Headquarters. The Kaua’i Civil Defense Agency through the Kaua`i Fire Department provides the Free training which covers; basic disaster response, fire safety, light rescue, basic medical care (including CPR & first aid) and team organization. Info John Cornell 645-0661,,

Tuesday, July 12, 9:30 am Wellness Workshops – Meditation
The Lihu`e Public Library will host health and wellness workshops for adults, providing free classes on nutrition, yoga, body building, healthy aging, and more. Walk-ins are welcome. Info Lihu`e Library 241-3222

Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 12-August 11, 5-7 pm Bartending and Cocktail Prep
Take the first steps toward becoming a skilled bartender for a restaurant or your own home.Through hands-on practice, you will master the various techniques for creating mixed alcoholic drinks. You will also learn the history and background of the cocktails and liquors used, and be exposed to the laws and regulations of alcohol beverage service. Special lectures on wine and beer will round out this fun and informative course. $405. At KCC OCET. Info Peggy Lake 245-8318,

July 12, 19 & 26, 5:30-9:30 pm CERT Classes Kapa`a
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes will be held in Kapa`a at St. Catherine’s Church cafeteria. The Kaua`i Civil Defense Agency through the Kaua`i Fire Department provides the Free training which covers; basic disaster response, fire safety, light rescue, basic medical care (including CPR & first aid) and team organization. Info John Cornell 645-0661,,

Wednesday, July 13, 5:30-6:30 pm Antarctica (Another Paradise) Free Talk
Kalasara Setaysha, Koholā Leo Organization. In March, 2016, Kalasara Setsaya went to Antarctica on a whale research trip sponsored by the American Cetacean Society. The purpose of the trip was to learn how climate change is affecting the Humpback Whale population in Antarctica. In addition to participating in this research effort, Kalasara learned about Antarctica’s precious ecosystem and how it affects all the world’s oceans.
Through her photography, Kalasara will take you on a journey of whale research and discovery at the bottom of the world. At Princeville Library. Free. Info 826-4310,

July 14-18 Forest Akamai Art Camp 2016
The Storybook Theatre of Hawaii is proud to offer our Forest Akamai Art Camp to a limited number of students ages 7-12 years. Art instruction will be offered by Storybook Theatre’s own artist in residence Caylin Spear. Four days and nights in Koke`e State Park. Tuition of $175 per child includes lodging, meals and art instruction. Info 335-0712,,

Thursday, July 14, 8am-Noon 4hr Security Guard Re-Certification
Registered guards are required to obtain at least four hours of continuing education prior to each renewal. These four hours are required to be obtained in the classroom. At KCC OCET. $349. Info Peggy Lake, 245-8318,

Friday, July 15, 1-4 pm Social Media for Business: Introduction to Twitter
In this class you will learn how to set up your Twitter account and the basics of how to tweet, post photos on Twitter, find mentions of you and your business, and interact with customers. At KCC OCET. $60. Info Peggy Lake 245-8318,

Friday, July 15, 7:45-10 pm Movies in the Park – Goosebumps
Presented by Rotary Club of Po`ipu Beach. Bring blankets or beach chairs. Refreshments available for purchase from Koloa PTA. 7:45 pm pre-show entertainment by the Excel! Dance. At Po`ipu Beach Park. Free admission. Info 240-1312,

Saturday, July 16 Sierra Club Hike Maha`ulepu Sunset to Moonrise Walk
Start out mid-afternoon from Shipwreck Beach walking along the coast to Maha`ulepu. Enjoy the setting sun and a full moon rise. Spectacular coastal walk. We will shuttle cars for a one-way hike. South Shore moderate 3.5 miles. Donation. Info Greg Peters 413-522-3734,

Saturday, July 16, 7-8:30 am Walk Around the Block with a Doc
Meet in the lobby to start a brisk one-mile walk with a Wilcox physician around the hospital campus footprint path, followed by a Free healthy breakfast and informative discussion and Q&A session about health and wellness. Meet at Wilcox Memorial Hospital Lobby. Info

Saturday, July 16 & 30, 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. Info, text 635-4314,

Saturday, July 16, 6-10 pm Aloha School 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Plus silent auction, live entertainment, a Hawaiian photo bus, wine, food and more. Come in your best vintage Hawaii outfits and enter our costume contest. At Tahiti Nui, Hanalei. Tickets $40 available from: Tahiti Nui, Hanalei Surf Co, Magic Dragon, Aloha School. Info Ashley Guerrero 826-6421

Sunday, July 17 Sierra Club Hike Alaka’i Swamp Trail Koke`e
Trail and a boardwalk takes us on a journey through native forest in Kaua`i’s iconic high altitude bog for a panoramic view out to the North shore at Kilohana. 8 miles Strenuous. Donation. Info Jane Schmitt 826-6105,

Sunday, July 17, 7-10 am K-PAL Hammerhead Sprint Triathlon and 5k Fun Run/Walk
Fundraiser for the Kaua`i Police Activities League (K-PAL). Swim, 1 Lap; Bike, 3 Laps; Run, 1 Lap. Starts at Kalapaki Bay. Triathlon Fee: $50. Group Relay Fee: $100. For ages 18 and older. Fun Run/Walk: $35 Adults; $15 Youth 17 and younger; Or $10 and a canned good for Kaua`i Independent Food Bank. Info and to register Mitchell Collier 241-164, Lisa Ledesma 652-5326,

Sunday, July 17, 8 am Westin Princeville 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Proceeds to benefit Kaua`i charitable organizations. 4 person scramble, 8 am shotgun. $125 entry includes: cart, green fees, gift bag and an awards luncheon. Live entertainment, prizes, and a helicopter ball drop. At Makai Golf Course includes carts, green fees and luncheon. Info 827-8719,

Monday, July 18, 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. Also on August 1, 15 and 29. At The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas. $110. Info and reservations 827-8808,

July 20-31 Indian Classical Dance & Yoga Retreat & Folk to Fusion Workshop
Aloha Namaste presents Colleena Shakti the founder of Shakti School of Dance in Rajasthan, India. One week of Odissi dance on the beautiful, lush island of Kaua`i with Colleena Shakti and ‘The Dance of Shiva” with optional weekend of Folk to Fusion July 22-24. Info Janice Craig 346-1838,,

July 21-August 7, 7 pm Monty Pythons Spamalot
Join King Arthur as he gathers his Knights of the Round Table for some medieval merry-making in this multiple Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad and Sir Robin joined by The Lady of the Lake, killer rabbits, and catapulting cows, lovingly mock traditional theatre, providing an endless supply of laughter! Shows on Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun. At Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Info

Friday, July 22 Kmart Shoreline Fishing Tournament
Applications and the tournament’s rules and regulations are available from the customer service desk in Kmart Lihu`e. Info 245-7742,

July 22-23 All Saints Dodgeball Tournament
The Fun In Fellowship Dodgeball Tournament is now one of Kaua`i’s premiere summer sporting events that draws people from around the island, state, and mainland. At All Saints Gym. Info and to register

July 22-23, 6-10:30 pm Soto Zen Bon Festival
Free and Open to the Public. At Soto Zen Temple Grounds, Hanapepe. Info 335-3521, Gerald Hirata 346-4650

July 22-24 Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo
Fun and exciting events, such as: bull riding, junior steer riding, double mugging, team roping, open barrel racing, rescue race, women’s breakaway roping, the iron horse race, and the Hawaiian classic po`o wai u, an event simulating wild cattle catching from the old paniolo days. Music from Not My First Rodeo. Food booths, beer garden, shave ice and more. $8 per adult, children 17 and under free. At CJM Stables. Info 742-6096,

July 22-31 Koloa Plantation Days
Koloa Plantation Days is held on Kaua`i’s south shore every year in July. The many ethnic groups that came to Hawaii to work on sugar plantations, and the Hawaiians who welcomed them, are celebrated through music, dance, costumes, and food throughout this ten-day festival. At various locations in Koloa and Po`ipu. Info Melissa McFerrin 652-3217,

Saturday, July 23, 9am-Noon Sierra Club & Surfrider Beach Clean Up
Moloa`a Beach Clean Up. North East Shore, easy. Help protect marine life, sea birds, the reef and ocean from litter and fishing net entanglement. Sierra Club and Surfrider team up for this effort. Look for organizations’ signs. Bring hat and water. Gloves, bags, and snacks provided. Info Judy Dalton 482-1129 (Please call first as location might change.)

Saturday, July 23, 10am-2 pm Ohana Fit Fest
Hosted by the Kaua`i North Shore Community Foundation, the popular Ohana Fit Fest will once again offer fun games and competition for residents and visitors of all ages. This year’s Ohana Fit Fest will include an obstacle course, beach flag games, and wellness expo. At Waioli Beach Park (Pinetrees), Hanalei Bay. Info

Saturday, July 23, 7-9 pm The Sudeeka SEED Program Graduation Dance Show
Dance Empowerment and Mentorship Program for Women and Teens. At Church of the Pacific Sanctuary. Tickets $10. Info Ariel (505) 231-1234,

Wednesday, July 27, 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, July 29, 1-4 pm Social Media for Business: Intermediate Twitter
You will learn how to use Twitter tools, what to tweet about, how to participate in a Twitter chat, how to find people to interact with, what Klout is and why it matters. At KCC OCET. $60. Info Peggy Lake 245-8318,

Friday, July 29, 6 pm An Evening with Joan Osborne
Singer-songwriter and multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award nominee. Show at 7 pm. At KCC PAC. $45 general; $65 Gold Circle. Info,

Friday, July 29, 7 pm Free Movie Night at Anaina Hou – Horton Hears a Hoo!
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 and the film will begin at dusk. Info 828-2118,

July 29-30, 7:30 pm Bon Dance Festival
At Koloa Jodo Mission, Koloa Town (across Big Save) Info 742-6735

Saturday, July 30, 7 am Namolokama Outrigger Canoe Club presents the 10th Anniversary Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge
From 8-and-under children to veteran champions of the sport, hundreds of swimmers of all ages and experience from around the world will take the plunge join them! Day-of-race registration opens at 7 am on the beach by the Hanalei Bay Pier. Come early to line up as ALL registration will be stopped at 8:30 am. Info 482-1345,

Sunday, July 31, 6:30-10 am Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run/Walk
Four different course lengths for you to choose from depending on your ability, endurance, and motivation! The choice of courses allows you to test your endurance or just stroll along while enjoying some of the most beautiful ocean views on Kaua`i’s South Shore. Info

Monday, Wednesday & Friday, August 1-10, 8am-Noon Quickbooks v. 2015
This class is designed for entrepreneurs and small business people who want to increase their accounting skills through using the applications of QuickBooks 2015. During the hands-on class sessions you will cover chart of accounts set-up, cash receipts and accounts receivable, cash disbursements and accounts payable. Also covered will be inventory, Hawaii Excise tax reporting and customizing invoices for your business. 2015 version is used for the class, you can apply this knowledge to any version of QuickBooks. At KCC OCET. $299. Info Peggy Lake, 245-8318,

Tuesday, August 2, 5-6 pm Eating on the Run
Are your healthy eating habits sabotaged because you’re always on the go? Learn how to choose the best meals and snacks when hungry. At Kuhio Medical Center. Free. Info 1-855-329-546

Wednesday, August 3, 7 pm An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones: Hawaii Tour 2016
Rickie Lee Jones burst onto the airwaves in 1979 with “Chuck E’s in Love,” a blast of jazzy, quirky fresh air, wildly different from anything else on the radio at the time. Since then, she has continued to wow and startle. At KCC PAC. $60/45. For tickets and neighbor island tours 386-1783,

August 3-6 Red Clay Jazz Festival
Featuring U.S. mainland, O`ahu and Kaua`i jazz performers playing island-wide at different venues and culminating with an oceanfront main concert on August 6 at the Courtyard Kaua`i at Coconut Beach. 4-9 pm. Great food and live music. Tickets and info,

Friday, August 5, 1-4 pm Social Media for Business: Google Plus and YouTube
You will learn how to set up a YouTube channel and integrate YouTube into your website and other social media platforms. At KCC OCET. $60. Info Peggy Lake 245-8318,

August 5-6, 7:30 pm Bon Dance Festival
At West Kaua`i Hongwanji, Hanapepe, Hanapepe Town (along Kaumualii Highway) Info 335-3195

August 6 & 7 Paradise Ride Kaua`i
The home base for this year’s ride will be at the Courtyard Kaua`i by Marriott in Kapa`a. Rider registration fee $99 covers entry and meals. Riders are required to raise a minimum of $300. This support allows Malama Pono Health Services continue to provide their menu of services. Also this year we have added a Keiki Ride. August 7 at Pono Kai Resort in Kapa`a. Registration for kids ages 5 to 14 is $10 which includes a free t-shirt. Info

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

August 6-7, 9 am,15th Annual Heiva I 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,,

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: July 10 • 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: July 30 • 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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