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For Kauai Island Events for June 2016

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Now-July 28, 9am-3 pm Hanalei Watershed Hui – Ahupua`a Explorations
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,, Hanalei Watershed Hui 826-1985,

Saturday, June 4, 10am-4 pm Used Book Sale at Princeville Library
Over 12,000 books, DVDs and CDs! All children may select one free book. After 2 pm everything is half price. Donations of books in good condition are always appreciated. Info 826-4310,

Saturday, June 4, 5-10 pm Lihu`e Hongwanji Bon Dance
Bon Dance celebration begins at 7:30 pm. 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 from 6 pm. Info Rev. Kazunori Takahashi 245-6262,,

Saturday, June 4 Kaua`i Raceway Park Night Race
Night Races: gates open 10 am, 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)

Sunday, June 5, 28th Annual Taste of Hawaii Ultimate Sunday Brunch
The first event of its kind in the Islands, it has consistently been a statewide favorite attracting more than 2,000 attendees annually. 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. Info 346-7095,

Sunday, June 5, 3 pm Kaua`i Songwriters Showcase II
In support of the Kaua`i 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,,

June 6- July 7 Hawaii Children’s Theatre Summer Stars
Register now for Theatre fun! Keiki at play, intro to drama, music and movement for ages 5-7. Rising Stars, build professional theatre skills for ages 8-15, and James and the Giant Peach Jr. act, dance and sing in this timeless classic, for ages 8-15. All at Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Info 246-8985,

Wednesday, June 8, 5-6:30 pm Free Talk, Holy Mōlī: Albatross & Other Ancestors
With Hob Osterlund, Founder, Kaua`i Albatross Network. After many years of observing albatross on private lands on Kaua`i, Hob has published a collection of stories about these magnificent birds. Her book, “Holy Mōlī” is also a story of her own lineage, about human and feathered ancestors, and about the liberation from an old grief. At Princeville Library. Info 826 4310,

June 11-15 Kaua`i Sacred Day Walk
Begin to see where God may be calling you in Christian service to others. This incredible experience is now open to adults of all ages. At Koke`e State Park. Info Rev. Phyllis Meighen 647-4346,

Saturday, June 11 Sierra Club Hike, A day on Koke`e Trails
A day on Koke`e Trails. Starting at Koke`e Lodge we hike to Berry Flat Trail and continue to the northern section of the Ditch Trail. Then we loop back to the Wainiua Trail back to the lodge for a variety of views. Moderate 5 miles. Info Ken Fasig 346-1229,

Saturday, June 11, 9am-2 pm The King’s Celebration & Parade
This year’s theme is Pupukahi l Holomua Kaua`i Ohana, meaning Unite to Move Forward Families of Kaua`i. Fabulous Floral Parade starts at 9am from Vidinha Stadium. Full Pau Units (horse riders), Floats, walking and riding units, our Royal Hawaiian Societies and our Kings Court. After the parade join us at the Hoolaulea on the lawn of the Historic County Building for Hawaiian music, hula, food and craft vendors, and Hawaiian cultural demonstrations. Info Melissia Sugai 635-7205,

Saturday, June 11, 9am-3 pm Life Excavation – A Writing Workshop
Use Journals or other media to jumpstart the story you have always wanted to write. Whether you are a practiced writer or an occasional one, this class can be used to help you clarify the themes in your life and your direction as a writer. We will be supporting each other and working independently. Writing exercises will be taught with the use of color and music. This is a relaxed class with intention behind it to dedicate ourselves to the practice of writing. Class size is limited to 10. A few spots still available. At Golden Lotus Studio in Kapaa. The cost is $60 ($50 returning students) Info Kristina 482-1398,

Saturday, June 12, 2-5:30 pm Cold Reading Audition Technique Workshop
A Fundraiser for Tropicbird Entertainment. An experiential workshop designed to help both beginning and experienced actors improve their audition skills and develop the self-confidence necessary to make a positive impression in both stage and screen auditions. The workshop will be limited to 10 people. Held in Wailua. $60. Info 821-9740

Sunday, June 12, 6:30-9 pm John Hammond Live in Hawaii
Touring Blues Musician with 34 solo albums. At Kaua`i Community College Performing Arts Center. $50. Info Douglas Allsopp 386-1783,

June 12 & Every 2nd Sunday, 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! Info Courtney Puig 635-2572,

June 13-July 8 Summer Kids Courses
Kids courses at KCC, including, woodworking, robotics, agriculture and more. $130 per week and session, sessions run 8am-noon or 12:30-4:30 pm. At KCC OCET. Info 245-8318,

Monday, June 13, 5:30-8:30 pm HeartIgnited Writer’s Enrichment Circle
Do you have a desire to do creative writing, start your memoir, or practice the craft of non-fiction writing? Come join us for a creative non-fiction writing circle with expert feedback from author Debra Valentina. Debra has been a writer, editor, coach, and communications professor for over 29 years. The Circle in Kapaa starts on Monday, June 13th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm and occurs every other Monday. Investment in yourself is $20 per evening (cash or check). An RSVP is required at 858-926-8991 or for exact address & parking instructions.

Wednesday, June 15, 9am-Noon Proposal and Bid Writing – Tips and Techniques
Hawaii procurement technical assistance center presents a Kaua`i workshop designed to educate for success. Including HUBZone Certification Process, and Marketing to the Government. At KCC OCET. Info

Thursday, June 16, 9:30-11:30 am Free ‘Outsmarting Fraud’ Seminar
Con artists are targeting you and the people you care about. Learn how to fight back and spot the crooks before they spot you. Millions of dollars are lost each day to bogus investment schemes, mail and phone scams, and online traps designed to steal your identity and savings. Featured Speakers and Panelists: Susan Arthur, FINRA Investor Education Foundation (keynote), Justin Kollar, Prosecuting Attorney, Jackie Boland, AARP Hawaii, Lorie Sides, Hawaii BBB, Theresa Kong Kee, HI DCCA Office of the Securities Commissioner. At Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach. Register at 1-877-926-8300,

Friday, June 17, 6 pm Why RIMPAC War “Games” Are Not a Good Idea
Panel Discussion: Military Build Up, Risks to Coral, Risks to Whales. Free. At Kapa’a Library. Info 337-9977

June 17-19 “The Sophomore Girls” An Original Comedy by Fran Kalb
Presented by Women in Theatre (WIT). Life after retirement is like a blank page, waiting to be written on! A staged reading at Church of the Pacific, Princeville. 17th and 18th at 7 pm, 19th at 4 pm. $10, $15 at the door. Reservations and info 635-3727,

June 17-19 Kaua`i Voices Concerts – Ain’t That Great Muusic!
Kaua`i Voices, the island’s highly popular 30+ member auditioned choral ensemble, presents songs with “ain’t” in them in a variety of genres: ragtime, spirituals, musicals, pop, jazz, rock/blues, swing, and choral classics. And we ain’t kidding! 17th and 18th at 7:30 pm, 19th at 3 pm. At St. Michael and all Angels Church. $15. Info 838-3006,

Saturday, June 18, 7-8:30 am Walk Around the Block with a Doc
Meet in the Wilcox Memorial Hospital lobby to start a brisk walk around the Wilcox campus with Dr. Laurel Coleman, Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine and Hospice-Palliative Care at Kaua`i Medical Clinic. Then join Dr. Coleman for a free healthy breakfast where she will discuss choosing medical care as you age. Info 245-1198,

Saturday, June 18, 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 Kaua`i artisans and crafters. At Church of the Pacific. Info 635-4314,

Saturday, June 18, 9am-3 pm The Bridge of Peace Festival
The Bridge of Peace Festival – 5th Happiness Planting Japanese Cultural Event. The day’s activities include Japanese Lantern Making, Somen Noodle Game (1 – 2 pm) and Mochi Pounding demonstrations (10 -11), Local Foods, Kids and Adult Games with Prizes, Vendor Booths, Bon-dance Kimono, Hair –Tabi Socks Shop, Kimono Dress up, The Kojiki Art Exhibition– The Records of Ancient History of Japan by Yuka Tsukamoto (Artist from Japan), Peace Exhibition by Hiroshima Peace Museum, Authentic Green Tea Urasenke Demonstration (11am & 1pm), Japanese Ikebana Sogetsu Flower Demonstrations (10 am) ,The Sacred Earth Choir (11 am), Kauai Sanshin Club (11:30 am) Hula Dance by Rose T. Warken Ceballos (12 noon), Joyful Noise Taiko Drum, Kyle’s Shakuhachi Music Entertainment (12:30) and Fun. We also have “Greetings presentations (9am)” “How to wear Kimono” seminar (9:30 am) & documentary movie (2 pm). In Lihue at the Happiness Planting Center, Behind Isenberg Park, Lihue Neighborhood Center, and near AT&T. Info Nicole Sakurai 635-7127,

Saturday, June 18, 9am-3 pm Garden Isle Artisan Fair ‘Under the Big Tent!’
The Artisan Fair offers a great selection of quality handcrafted products from over 35 of Kaua`i’s finest Artisans. Photography, jewelry, aloha wear, palm bark baskets, wood carvings and much more. Live music, free and open to the public. At Kapa`a Beach Park, Info 634-0243

Saturday, June 18, 11am-1 pm Royal Hawaiian Band
The Kaua`i Museum, the Club at Kukui`ula and The Royal Order of Kamehameha presents The Royal Hawaiian Band performing at the Kaua`i Museum. Info

Saturday, June 18, 3-9 pm Dad’s Day Celebration 2016
Presented by Storybook Theatre. Live performances, fried rice competition, family activities. On the street in Hanapepe Town. Info Uncle Mark 335-0712,,

Sunday, June 19 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 4-mile one-way hike. Info Greg Peters 413-522-3734,

Sunday, June 19, 10:30 am Father’s Day Fishing Tournament
Bring your keiki down to the Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor for NYC’s annual Fathers Day Keiki Fishing Tournament. Register from 10:30-11 at the Nawiliwili Yacht Club. Info

June 20-29, 8am-5 pm Tropic Care Kaua`i 2016
Free: physical exams, eye exams, eyeglasses, dental exams, tooth extractions and fillings. At Ele`ele Elementary School, Kaua`i Community College, and Kapa`a Middle School. Clinics close at Noon on the 26th. Info 241-3555,

Thursday, June 23, 6 pm Ocean Movie “Sonic Sea”
Free movie showing at Koloa Neighborhood Center. “Sonic Sea” The destructive effects of ocean noise and Navy sonar. Info 337-9977

Saturday, June 25, 6:30-10 am Mayor-a-thon 2016
Join Mayor Carvalho Jr. and Get Fit Kaua`i for this fun, FREE 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 mile walk, bike or run! Limited free goodies, music, games, dancing, and lots of prizes! At Kapa`a Beach Park. Info 639-1018

Saturday, June 25, 7 am North Shore Fishing Tournament
Fishing tournament on Kaua`i’s North Shore. Email, or see for entry, and more info

Saturday, June 25, 9am-Noon Surfrider and Sierra Club, Nukoli`i Beach Cleanup
Surfrider and Sierra Club collaborate to protect the marine and other wildlife, the reef, and ocean from marine debris. Bring water and hat. We’ll supply gloves, bags, and refreshments. Turn makai into Kaua`i Beach Resort (south of Wailua Golf Course). At the end of the tree-lined entry take the small road to the right and drive to the beach. Look for signs by the highway. Info Judy Dalton 482-1129,,

Sunday, June 26, 6 pm Ocean Movie “Sonic Sea”
Free movie showing at Princeville Community Center. “Sonic Sea” The destructive effects of ocean noise and Navy sonar. Info 337-9977

July 2-3 Kaua`i Raceway Park Night Races
Night Races: gates open 10 am, 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)

Sunday, July 3, 5-10 pm PMRF Independence Day Stars & Stripes Freedom Celebration
The event will be held on the grounds of Shenanigans restaurant at the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands. Popular Top-40 band Dishwalla will perform, along with local entertainment. Free parking will be available on base, although visitors are reminded that all vehicles will be subject to search. Seat belts must be worn by all drivers and passengers of vehicles while on base, no riding in pickup beds will be allowed. Sorry, no outside food or beverages, coolers, tents, pets, weapons (including knives of all types) or personal fireworks allowed. All backpacks are subject to search, beach umbrellas can be used. This is a drug-free event. Free and open to public. Info 335-4446

Monday, July 4, 4-9:30 pm, 26th Annual Kaua`i Hospice Concert in the Sky
The largest aerial fireworks event on Kaua`i on the 4th of July. Visitors will get to celebrate our national holiday with the local cultural experiences of music and dance and food. Bring something to sit on and relax. At Vidinha Stadium Soccer Field, in Lihu’e. Info 652-7515

Monday, July 4, 4-9:30 pm Kekaha Fourth of July Celebration
Enjoy cultural demonstration, exhibits, variety of crafts, a plantation museum and lots of fun game booths and rides for the keiki. Local entertainment, along with contests, and more. Food and soda booths and plenty of cold water. Fireworks display which will be accompaniment by live music. Free. Alcohol and drug-free event. Info 634-5248

July 5-10 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 various locations around Kaua`i. Info Carol Akau-Casil,,

July 5-22 The Children Of The Land Summer Camp
Come and join us for fun-filled youth camps full of of dance, drumming, field trips and cultural arts as we spend weeks exploring and living the Polynesian culture and then finish with a Luau where you get to share what you have learned with friends and family! Our summer camp is open to everyone who wants to learn, experience and live the Polynesian culture. At Kealia Farms, Kapa`a. Monday to Friday, 8am-2 pm. $150 week/$40 per day. Info 652-1336,

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: June 12 • July 10 • August 14 • September 11 • October 9 • November 13 • December 11. Info Courtney Puig 635-2572,

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: May 28th • June 25 • 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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