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Calendar Events for May 2016

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May 6-July 10, 9:30am-3:30 pm Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks in McBryde Garden
Using 370,000 individual LEGO® bricks, the renowned artist and children’s author Sean Kenney has created 14 enchanting, nature-inspired sculptures. Self guided tour. $30/15. Info 332-7324, tmcswain@ntbg.org

Fridays, Now till June 3, 8:30-10 am Nordic Walking for Seniors
“Nordic walking” is walking with 2 special walking poles, gain stability and balance, and strengthen bones and joints. Free, for ages 55 and over. At Lihue Neighborhood Center. Info 822-4599

Now till May 28, Koinobori Kaua’i 2016
Outdoor display of 400 colorful carp windsocks flying throughout Kapaia Valley. Tradition of koinobori was brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrant plantation laborers to celebrate the joy of children. Free. Info 639-3606, kapaiafoundation@gmail.com

Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 9:30-11 am For Veterans Journey Through Grief Support Group
Four week adult grief support group. Kaua`i Hospice offers grief counseling and grief support groups for those who are having difficulty adjusting to life after loss. At Kaua`i Veterans Center. Info Jeffrey Pears 346-1127, http://www.kauaiveteranscenter.com

May 6-22 The Rainmaker – Kaua`i Community Players Production
By N. Richard Nash to be directed for KCP by Bard Widmer. A comedy-drama crowd-pleaser wherein plain Lizzie Curry finds herself falling, against her better judgment, for a traveler who promises to bring rain to her family’s ever-dry Texas town. At Puhi Theatrical Warehouse at 4411-E Kikowaena. Info 635-6475, KauaiCommunityPlayers@gmail.com, http://kauaicommunityplayers.org/upcoming-productions

Friday, May 6, 7 pm Kaua`i Community College Wind Symphony and Kaua`i Youth Honor Band Spring Concert
Join us for an evening of great music with guest conductor Mr. Grant Okamura, retired Director of Bands at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The Kaua`i Youth Honor Band is made up of the best young musicians from schools around the island. Free with donations accepted! KCC is the only community college in the University of Hawaii System to have a full instrumental music program. At KCC PAC. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772, tochikis@hawaii.edu, http://kauai.hawaii.edu/pac

Saturday, May 7, 15th Annual Free Comic Book Day
Show your valid Hawaii public library card and receive a free comic book of your choice (while supplies last). Comic selections (will vary by location) this year include Avengers, Captain America, Pokemon, Grumpy Cat, Spongebob, Strawberry Shortcake, and more. At Princeville Public Library. Info 826-4310, http://princevillelibrary.com

Saturday, May 7, 6:45-8 am March for Babies March of Dimes
Join us for a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community! At Lydgate Park. Info Juno-Ann Apalla 973-2155

Saturday, May 7, 8am-1 pm Community Swap Meet
Check out the ono food and great deals! At Grove Farm Puhi Park. Free. Info 245-3678

Saturday, May 7, 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 Kauai artisans and crafters. At Kauai Veteran’s Center. Info text 635-4314, kauaiislandcf@hotmail.com

Saturday, May 7, 9am-3 pm Preserving Your Ohana Treasures
Presented by Kauai Historical Society. Professional archivists and conservator advise on how to care for photos, documents, textiles, feather and woodwork in our environment. At Queen Lili`uokalani Childrens Center. Register at 245-3373, http://kauaihistoricalsociety.org

Saturday, May 7, 10am-1 pm Mother’s Day Flower Planting Event at Kukui Grove
Bring the keiki to decorate their own planter pot and choose from either a flower or herb plant to put in it. It’s only $5 to participate and all proceeds will go to benefit Malama Pono Health Services Woman’s Wellness Program. Info 245-7784, http://www.kukuigrovecenter.com

Saturday, May 7, 6-10 pm Kauai Surfrider 10th Anniversary Celebration
Hula, food, music by OCDC, raffles, logo wear and more. At Nawiliwili Yacht Club. Surfrider members free, $10 at the door. Info Robert 634-6597, Barbara 635-2593

Saturday, May 7, 6:30-9 pm, 4th Annual Kauai Fashion Weekend
Ahmad Couture and local designers to showcase fabulous fashions for day, casual and evening wear for men and women. VIP Dinner and Show (tables limited). VIP dinner $75; Show only $35. At Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club’s Grand Ballroom. For further details, contact Marynel 634-7853, kfw@inkspotkauai.com

Saturday, May 7 Kauai Raceway Park Night Race
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) http://dragrace-kauai.com

Sunday, May 8, 4 pm Let Us Entertain You!
A special Mother’s day show from the dance students of Carol Culver and voice students of Dolly Kanekuni. Tickets $15/10. At Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Info 635-8240, http://dancekauai.com

Sunday, May 8 Sierra Club & Kayak Kauai, Wailua River Paddle & Clean-up
Kayak Kauai will team up with Sierra Club to offer a kayaking excursion up the Wailua River, where we will pick up any trash and then continue this clean-up project along the path to Secret Falls. Limited to 11 participants. Info Jane Schmitt 826-6105, http://sierraclubkauai.org, http://kayakkauai.com

Monday, May 9, 6:30 pm Kaua`i High School Spring Concert “Great Composers”
With Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Ukulele band and Chorus. At Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Free! (Donations accepted) Info Mr. Darryl Miyasato, Music Director
245- 3173. Ext. 133

Wednesday, May 11, 5-6:30 pm Kidnapping Petrels for Conservation
In November 2015, 10 Endangered Hawaiian Petrel chicks were removed from their mountain colonies by helicopter and were transported to Nihoku where they were cared for by humans for a month in hopes of starting a new, protected petrel colony on the refuge. Join us in learning about, and celebrating, the completion of this important step toward a future where Hawai’i’s plants and wildlife can thrive again. Free. At Princeville Public Library. Info 826-4310, http://princevillelibrary.com

Wednesday, May 11, 7 pm