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October 2016

Now till October 28 Art Kaua`i 2016
Art from local artists. At KSA Gallery space in Kukui Grove. Info,

Now till December 31 Kaua`i Independent Food Bank Food Drive
From October 1 through December 31, food donations may be dropped off at any County of Kaua`i Fire Stations, or at the KIFB warehouse in Nawiliwili. Monetary donations, and perishable food and fruit items are gratefully accepted only at our Nawiliwili warehouse from 8am-4 pm, Monday through Friday. For more info, or how to help 246-3809,,

Fridays & Saturdays during October Haunted House at Kukui Grove
Kaua`i’s Community Haunted House is back! Open every Friday in October from 5-9 pm and Saturdays in October from 10am-2 pm. $5 for adults, $3 for kids (10 and under). Tickets available at Kukui Grove Management Office and Kaua`i United Way Office. Info Kaua`i United Way 245-2043,

Saturday, October 1, 6:30 pm “Screenagers…Growing Up in the Digital Age”
Inspired Parent Coach Presents “Screenagers…Growing Up in the Digital Age.” Movie at 7 pm, discussion to follow. Adults $8/10, Students $5/7. At KCC PAC. Info and tickets Mary Wheatley 635-7995,,

Sunday, October 2, 12:30 pm Vegetarian Luncheon and Lecture
100 and Healthy A VSH Lecture Video presentation by Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD. Dr. Oliveira explains how a whole food, plant-based diet changes the way genes are turned on and off to promote longevity. A closer look into the Mediterranean diet reveals why it works (hint: it is not the fish, the olive oil or the wine!) Bring a dish (include an ingredient list) for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate. At Kapa`a Neighborhood Center. Info Thomas 378-4170

October 4, 11, 18, 25 & November 1 & 15, 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 Koloa Neighborhood Center. Registration is required, call the office of elderly affairs at 241-4470

Wednesday, October 5, 8:30am-4 pm Intellectual Property Boot Camp
Have you ever wondered if you should protect your business’ intellectual property, and if so, how? Join us for this exciting long event by the experts from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Attendees will receive exclusive “USG IP Resource” handout and have the opportunity to speak one‐on‐one with the presenters. At Kaua`i War Memorial Convention Hall. A registration fee of $25 is required. Info 241-3148,

Friday, October 7, 9:30 am Mahelona Hospital 4th Annual Breast Cancer Walk
Join us in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Donations Welcome. Volunteers wanted to push wheelchair bound residents. Meet at Ke Ala Hele Makalae, Kapa`a Bike Path, behind Kapa`a Neighborhood Center. Info Josie Pablo 823-4138,, or Jay Farias 823-4120,

Friday, October 7 Free Movie Night – The Good Dinosaur, & Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Starts at sunset at All Saints Episcopal Church, 14-1065 Kuhio Hwy in Kapa`a. Bring chairs or blankets for a seat on the lawn. Concession stand. Info

Saturday, October 8, 15 & 22, 8am-2 pm Kaua`i Island Crafters’ Fair
Artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau and sunrise shell jewelry, bone and wood carvings, paintings and prints, note cards, sun catchers, American and Hawaiian quilts and futons and blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. At The Church of the Pacific, Princeville. Info 635-4314,

Saturday, October 8, 10am-4 pm Eo E Emalani i Alakai Queen Emalani Festival
Commemorate the historic event honoring Queen Emma’s 1871 visit to Koke`e and Alakai Swamp. Each year people are chosen to represent Queen Emma, Kaluahi, and attendants. The event starts with exhibits, crafts and snack sales in the Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow. At noon, a dozen halau perform dances and chants honoring Queen Emma. Free, donations to Koke`e museum accepted. Info 335-9975,

Saturday, October 8, 11 am, 2nd Annual Beer & Mead Run
The Beer Run will consist of 2 main races, the first being a 1/4 Mile run around a lush Cacao planting. Teams of 4 will race one at a time, each will chug a beer at the start and finish. The second is a 1/2 Mile run that will traverse through the farms trails leading to and wrapping around its Taro patch.Teams of 2 will race one at a time, each chugging a beer at the start, middle and finish. This year’s Beer Run will also include a Keiki Fun Run! Enjoy Food, Live Music, DJ, Local Honey Vendors. Mead Tasting and Prize donations. This year’s Beer Run is a Benefit to Save Kaua`i’s Bees by supporting our local Apiaries. At Kealia Farm. Info 822-7833

Saturday, October 8, 5:30-8:30 pm ‘Eat Your Drink’ with Koloa Rum at Gaylords
Come and join Koloa Rum for a one of a kind evening and enjoy a farm fresh cocktail experience, featuring the author of ‘Eat your Drink’ Matthew Biancaniello. At The Mahiko Lounge, Gaylords, Kilohana Plantation. Info and reservations 245-9593

Sunday, October 9 Sierra Club Hike Maha`ulepu and Makauwahi
Maha`ulepu and Makauwahi Cave on the South Shore. A moderate 4-mile hike. This magnificent coastline is unique with its fascinating craggy rock limestone formations. Not to be missed. Visit the world class archaeological cave site. Info Allan Rachap 212-3108,

Sunday, October 9, 9:45 am Annual Animal Blessing
Please bring your animal friends (and people friends too!) or pictures to be blessed. Following the service we’ll have a potluck reception in the Parish Hall with some dog-gone good treats! At St Michael and All Angels Church. Info 245-3796,

Tuesday, October 11, 5:30 pm Turning Over a New leaf: Plant Discovery in Hawaii
A free public lecture by Dr. Maggie Sporck-Koehler Hawai’i State Botanist, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Department of Land and Natural Resources. Go on a journey of discovery in the Ko`olau Mountains of O`ahu and the dry forest shrublands of east Maui. Experience the excitement and challenges of finding unknown plant species. Dr. Sporck-Koehler will also talk about how Hawaii’s natural features contribute to discovery and rediscovery. At KCC Cafeteria. Info

October 12-15 St. Catherine School’s 70th Anniversary & Reunion Celebration
Calling all Alumni and friends of St. Catherine School! Come to this huge four day community event to celebrate our 70th anniversary. Including: Oct 12 Blessing and school tour with pupus $25, Oct 13 Paniolo BBQ and line dancing $35, Oct 14, 6-10 pm GALA Scholarship Dinner $75, Oct 15 Mass and potluck $Free. Tickets from the church or school office, 822-4212,

Wednesday, October 12 Sierra Club Hike Kawai`ele Waterbird Sanctuary
Kawai`ele Waterbird Sanctuary. West Side, easy. Sunset to dusk visit to the sanctuary, home to all four of Hawaii’s endemic birds: the Hawaiian Stilt, Moorhen and Coot, and Koloa duck. Nene, the Hawaiian bat and Black Crowned Night Heron also frequent the sanctuary. We’ll also point out the many native species of plants at the sanctuary. Info Bob Nishek 346-0476,

Wednesday, October 12, 5-6:30 pm Toxoplasmosis and Wildlife in Hawaii & the Pacific Islands
Free talk at Princeville Public Library. Thierry Work is a wildlife disease specialist and project leader of the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center Honolulu Field Station, where he studies diseases of terrestrial and marine wildlife in Hawaii and the Pacific. He will speak about Toxoplasma Gondii, a parasite that infects all warm-blooded animals (mammals and birds). Topics to be covered will include the biology and life cycle of the parasite, its lethal and sub-lethal effects on animals, its public health importance, and its impact on Hawaii’s native birds and mammals. To request a sign language interpreter, please call the Library (826-4310) at least 2 weeks prior to the program

October 15-17 Pickleball Guru Clinic
The world’s premier pickleball coach is headed to your neck of the woods so don’t miss out on this surprisingly affordable, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train under the keen eye of #1 Best-Selling Author, Prem Carnot, a.k.a. “The Pickleball Guru”. Info

October 15 & 17 Thermography Screenings
For breast and full body. Hanalei Oct 15, Kapa`a Oct 17. With Nancy Gardner-Heaven, TMT board certified as a Technician of Medical Thermology. Info and to schedule call (209)-881-3044,,

Saturday, October 15, 7-8:30 am Walk Around the Block With a Doc
Meet in the Wilcox Medical Center lobby to start a brisk walk around the Wilcox campus’ footprint path followed by a healthy breakfast and informative discussion and Q&A session with Dr. Carol Fujiyoshi, OB/GYN at Kaua`i Medical Clinic, about breast cancer awareness. Bring your questions and a friend! It’s a great way to start the day, and it’s free! Call 245-1198 to register

Saturday, October 15, 9am-3 pm Matsuri 2016
With Japanese dance, singing, flower arranging, tea ceremony, kimono dressing, shodo, origami, craft booths, mochi pounding, food booth, bonsai, taiko drumming, kendo, karate. At Kaua`i Veterans Center in Lihu`e. Info 822-5353

Saturday, October 15, Noon-4 pm Princess Ka`iulani Keiki Festival
Live entertainment, hula, children’s activities, cultural activities, a children’s art exhibit, children’s performances, taiko drumming, a royal procession and parade, and children’s story time. The festival culminates with the Princess’ Birthday Party in Sparky’s Garden at Storybook Theatre in Hanapepe. Info 335-0712,

Saturday, October 15, 5:30-9 pm Ho`ike Holoku Gala by the Kaua`i Historical Society
A grand night in the old Hawaiian style. Wear a vintage or custom holoku, holomu, muumuu, or aloha shirt to celebrate Hawaii as the alii and elegant ladies did in the past. Hawaiian music by Polei Palmeira, Kirby Keogh, Edward Punua, Mark Rossi, Michael Keale (2016 Na Hoku Hanohano finalist). Heavy pupu, no-host bar, raffle, procession of special holoku. Historical Society members $55 each; non-members $65, students (K-post-high school) $35. At Smith’s Tropical Paradise. Reserve online at or call 245-3373

Sunday, October 16, 10am-5 pm Canoe Plant Festival
Join us for a canoe-plant themed day of fun, celebrating National Farm-to-School Month, full of keiki activities, chef demonstrations and tastings, AgriCulture workshops, food, music, and more! At Malama Kaua`i Community Farm. Info 828-0685,

October 17-December 16 Nordic Walking Course
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. Learn this easy fitness activity in 8 weeks and stay healthy and fit as a life-long walker. No cost for seniors (55 up) Poles are provided for students. Mon 5-6:30 pm at Lihu`e Court Townhomes, Tues 8-9:30 am and Weds 5-6:30 pm at Kapa`a Neighborhood Center, Fri 8:30-10 am at Lihu`e Neighborhood Center, Thur 8:30-10 am at Kekaha Neighborhood Center. Questions and to reserve your spot Esti Grinpas

October 17-23 Week Without Violence
October is domestic violence awareness month. Join theYWCA for these special events: Oct 17 Mayoral Proclamation at the County Rotunda, Oct 17-19, 9am-1 pm Clothesline Project and Silent Witness Campaign at KCC, Oct 19, 5 pm Candlelight vigil at St. Michaels, Oct 21 Clothesline project at Kapa`a High school, Oct 21, 5:30 pm Equal Means Equal free screening, discussion, and purse sale, at KCC. Info

October 17-28 YogAlign Fall 10 Day Certification
Learn to teach the YogAlign self care program. With Michelle Edwards creator of YogAlign. $1800. Info and to register 652-3823,,

Thursday, October 20 “Broadway in Love” Dinner Show
Showcasing Kaua`i’s finest singers in a revue of favorite love songs from the Great White Way: Cindy Jackson, Jessika Montoya, Erin Gaines, Daphne Sanchez, Bud Soria, Kurt Last, Greg Shepherd. Piano accompaniment by Monica Chung; Ian Foster emcee. At Hilton Garden Inn, next to Wailua River. Info Greg Shepherd

Thursday, October 20, 5 pm Kaua`i Chamber of Commerce 2016 Political Forum
The Kaua`i Chamber of Commerce will present a political forum at the Historic Waimea Theatre. The forum will start at 5:30 pm, with candidates for Prosecuting Attorney and County Council. Free admission. The forum will be broadcast live on KQNG FM 93.5 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Info,

October 21-22, 2nd Annual Kaua`i Chocolate & Coffee Festival
Offering a celebration of everything Chocolate and Coffee and much more! There will be displays, demonstrations, classes, tours and lots of sampling. Friday 5-9 pm and Saturday 10am-5 pm. In historic Hanapepe Town. Info 223-6040,,

Saturday, October 22, 7:30am-Noon National Make a Difference Day
The Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park invite you to their Community Workday. Come share your Aloha for Kaua`i’s kids by helping to put a fresh coat of paint on the Kamalani Play Bridge. At Lydgate. Info 245-5959,

Saturday, October 22, 9am-Noon Sierra Club & Surfrider Donkey Beach Clean Up
Surfrider and Sierra Club team up to help protect marine life, the reef and ocean from litter and fishing net entanglement. Look for banners at the parking lot above Donkey Beach, between the 11 and 12-mile highway markers by Public Shoreline Access sign. Bring hat and water. Bags, gloves, and snacks provided. Info Judy Dalton 482-1129,

Saturday, October 22, 9am-1 pm KORE Beach Day
KORE (Kaua`i Ocean Recreation Experience) assist people of all ages, shapes, sizes and ability levels to access the beach and safely get back into the ocean with the help of highly skilled and trained volunteers. There are no charges or costs; no renting of equipment. Just bring your sun screen, a beach chair, and an enthusiastic and open-to-possibilities attitude! Come enjoy a day at the beach. Info 651-6416,

Saturday, October 22, 9am-1 pm Senior Food and Craft Fair
Kaua`i’s nine Senior Centers will host their annual Senior Food and Craft Fair at the Kaua`i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu`e. Items for sale include traditional foods, original handcrafted treasures and lucky drawing door prizes. Entertainment will be provided by members of the senior centers. Admission is free. This event is sponsored by the County of Kaua`i Department of Parks & Recreation in collaboration with the Na Kupuna Council. Individuals requiring additional support or an auxiliary aid to participate call Melanie Okamoto at 241-4462 ten (10) calendar days before the event

Saturday, October 22, 9am-1 pm Ele`ele School Craft & Book Fair
Join us for a craft and book fair. At Ele`ele School. Info and to become a vendor

Saturday, October 22 Free Movie Night – Inside Out, and Ghostbusters
Starts at sunset at All Saints Episcopal Church, 14-1065 Kuhio Hwy in Kapa`a. Bring chairs or blankets for a seat on the lawn. Concession stand. Info

Sunday, October 23, 11am-4 pm Third Annual Harvest AG Festival
Hundreds of free pumpkins, free rides, petting zoo, live entertainment, and ono food from local charities! Bring the whole ohana! At Waimea Canyon Park, by Waimea Canyon School. Info

Sunday, October 23, 2 pm Women in Theatre Presents – Treats ‘n Tricks
A selection of short scenes, monologues, verse and song. Come be delighted and spooked for it wont take too long. Let the Women in Theatre entertain you for free. Sit back and relax, enjoy some coffee or tea! Free, donations accepted. At Ha Coffee Bar. Info

Tuesday, October 25, 5-8 pm Fall Family Festival
Join the Kaua`i Filipino Chamber of Commerce at Kaua`i War Memorial Convention Hall for their 4th quarterly membership meeting, a family dinner for chamber members family and friends. $25 for chamber members, $30 for non members, $15 for under 18’s (add $5 after Oct 17th). Info 639-6556,

Tuesday, October 25, 6-8 pm Kaua`i Youth Orchestra
Playing in the Kaua`i Youth Orchestra will give children an invaluable opportunity to learn to play in an ensemble setting. Complete beginners are welcome. Teamwork is emphasized in a supportive environment. Intermediate players will work on advancing their technical and musical knowledge, and be introduced to concepts such as following a conductor, music theory and a variety of musical styles. Students will need to have a music stand and instrument (contact Terra Jean for rental information). $180 for a nine week session. Music provided. Discount for Bandwagon members. Ages 8 – 17. At Bandwagon Music Center, Lihu`e. Info and for class dates, Terra Jean Otto 346-1522,,

October 27-29 Nightmare in Waimea Annual Haunted House
Includes a food booth, da zumba zombies (7pm all nights), movies on the lawn (bring a blanket and chair). Can’t miss it. 5:30-7:30 pm for non-scary and 7:30pm-11 pm for scary. The event is free but requires one canned food donation per entry that will go to local church food pantries. No cellphones or flashlights in the house are allowed. No alcohol/drugs at this event. At Waimea Canyon Basketball Courts

October 28-29, 4-9 pm, 16th Annual Fall Festival
Kaua`i Christian Academy’s 16th Annual Fall Festival offers ono food from local vendors, great deals at the huge silent auction, live music, art vendors, and plenty of carnival activities like games, pony rides, bounce houses, hay rides, and a petting zoo! At Kaua`i Christian Academy. Info 828-0047,

Friday, October 28, 7:30 pm Free Movie in the Park ANTZ
Join us for the last movie of the season. Gather up the family, bring a blanket or lawn chair, join us early to save your spot and enjoy refreshments or dinner from our Cafe. Enjoy this gathering with members of our beautiful North Shore community. The movie will begin at dusk, around 7:30 pm. At Anaina Hou Community Park. Info 828-2118,

Saturday, October 29, 8am-1 pm Holiday Craft Fair
KVMH Auxiliary Holiday Craft Fair with: food, lucky drawing, crafters and orchids. Vendors will be both inside and outside the hospital hallways. Find out more at

Saturday, October 29, 1-3 pm Taiko Drumming Lecture-Demo & Hands-On Workshop for Beginners
Presented by members of Taiko Kaua`i amongst the 88 Shrines of Lawai International Center. Come experience this opportunity to touch the heart of a rhythmic tradition. Taiko Kaua`i school of traditional Japanese drumming was established 13 years ago and graciously offers this hands-on experience. Donations are appreciated with gratitude. Info and to register 651-8893,,

Saturday, October 29, 5 pm Kaua`i’s Cup Bodybuilding Competition
Kaua`i’s first National Physique Committee sanctioned event. Bodybuilding, physique, figure, bikini championships! At Kaua`i War Memorial Convention Hall. For qualifying information and ticket outlets or call Vance 634-0404

Saturday, October 29, 6-9 pm Purplepalooza Waimea
Eat, Drink and be Merry! To benefit American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Kaua`i. Lucky drawing tickets will be available for purchase for a chance to win various prizes. Wear something purple and get a free lucky drawing ticket. At Waimea Theater, 9691 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea. Tickets $40 ($44 online) Must be 21 years and older. Picture ID Required. Each Ticket Includes: alcoholic beverage tasting and a $10 food ticket. Info 338-2027,

Saturday, October 29, 6-10 pm Stranger Things Halloween Party
Join Lambda Aloha’s Stranger Things Halloween Party, based on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. There will be a drag show, dancing, and contests! At Kapa`a Neighborhood Center. Info 822-1931,

October 31-November 6 Kaua`i Writers Conference & Master Class
The Kaua`i writers Conference is proud to offer an amazing three-day conference and four-day Master Classes in Memoir, screenplays, thrillers, or Fiction with top authors and literary agents. Develop your craft and publishing knowledge while honing your manuscript. Info

November 2-6 Po`ipu Food and Wine Festival
New culinary festival hosted by the Po`ipu Beach Resort Association features culinary classes, the Kaua`i Culinary Market, a special Flavors of Kukui`ula, Sip & Shop Event and a special Sunday “Let’s Do Brunch” at the Shops at Kukui`ula featuring PBRA members. For details call 742-7444, or visit

November 4-6 Princeville Community Fine Arts Exhibit
Artists submit pieces with entry forms on Nov 4, 8-10am. Exhibit gala opening night with live music Nov 4, 4-8 pm. Exhibit 5th 1-5 pm, and 6th 1-4 pm. Nov 6, 4-5 pm artists pick up artwork. Open to the public, no charge. At Princeville Community Center. Info April McGinnis 826-6687,,

Saturday, November 5, 8am-3 pm Community Swap Meet with Grove Farm
At Grove Farm Park, Puhi. Free to Shop. Register to Participate. Info Linda 245-3678

Saturday, November 5 & 19, 8:30am-1:30 pm CKTV Holiday Craft Fair
Handmade gifts, jewelry, books, clothing, hand bags and more! At Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School. Info Kevin Matsunaga 645-0019

Saturday, November 5, 10am-Noon Veterans Day Parade 2016
Fundraiser for Kaua`i Veterans Council. Lucky drawing, food, craft booths and entertainment at the Historic County Building grounds. Parade from Vidinha Stadium to Historic County Building up Rice St. Info 652-4802



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