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Sail-Abrate the Season with Hawaii Kai Towne Center's 18th Annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Chart your course for Hawaii Kai Towne Center and light up your holiday season with the center’s annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade. The Dec. 20 festivities run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature a procession of brightly decorated boats as they make their way through the marina.

Make sure to arrive early to grab the best seats and take advantage of holiday entertainment including Halau Hula Mai ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o and the U .S. Air Force “Hana Hou!” Rock Band. The first 1,000 attendees will also receive a complimentary light pin to commemorate the event. 

This year’s schedule of events includes:

4 p.m. - Hula Mai ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o

4:30 p.m. - U .S. Air Force “Hana Hou!” Rock Band

6:10 p.m. Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall brings the best in local music and entertainment and this holiday season is no different! Join Hawaii’s favorite family-friendly shopping center under the giant poinsettia tree in center court for various performances throughout the holiday season.  Be entertained by one of four professional performers, or catch your neighbor in one of over 55 community shows.  Visit kahalamallcenter.com for additional details and updates.

 

COMMUNITY ACTS

 

SAT, DEC. 13

10 AM Iolani Suzuki Strings

12 PM I music school

2 PM Kuana Torres Kahele* 

4 PM Punahou Band 

6 PM Honolulu Wind Ensemble

 

SUN, DEC. 14

10 AM Laurie Shinsato Piano Studio

11 AM Punahou Choir

12 PM Glenn Nagatoshi Piano Studio 

2015 Hawaii Red Cross Hero Nominations Now Open!

2015 Hawaii Red Cross Hero Nominations Now Open!

Do you know a hero – someone who has saved a life, made our community a safer place or gone above and beyond to help someone in need?

Each year, the Hawaii Red Cross celebrates and honors local citizens who exemplify the spirit of humanitarianism in line with the Red Cross mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering by coming to the aid of disaster victims, helping to save lives, and assisting military service members and their families.

The Hawaii Red Cross needs your help identifying local heroes! If you know a person or group that fits into one of the five Red Cross Hero categories below, submit a nomination form to honor their actions! (Note: act or activity must have taken place after July 1, 2013)

REHAB Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Therapeutic Art Program with Annual Art from the Heart Event

REHAB Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Therapeutic Art Program with Annual Art from the Heart Event

This highly anticipated event for Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific's Louis Vuitton Creative Arts Program is an art sale and exhibit that is open and free to the public.  This year’s annual "Art from the Heart" celebrates 20 years the therapeutic art program has been bringing out the creativity of many patients while aiding in their recovery.

Professional Hawaii artists will also be contributing work to the fundraiser.

Who:               Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

When:            Thursday, December 4, 2014

                        5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

What:              Art from the Heart fundraiser and reception

Active Schools Earn Awards in Kaiser Permanente's Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge

 Active Schools Earn Awards in Kaiser Permanente's Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge

Thousands of students, families and school staff at more than 24 schools in Hawaii recently participated in the semiannual Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge, tracking more than 1,481,690 minutes of physical activity — walking, biking, jogging, surfing and more — over the course of one month. Kaiser Permanente awarded a combined total of $7,000 to 10 active schools on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, which will go toward supporting physical activity and wellness programs at their schools.

Group 70 Foundation awards $65,000 to community organizations on Kauai, Maui, Oahu & Hawaii Island

Group 70 Foundation awards $65,000 to community organizations on Kauai, Maui, Oahu & Hawaii Island
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GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII EXPLORE DIVERSE CAREERS AT STEM FEST

GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII EXPLORE DIVERSE CAREERS AT STEM FEST

More than 120 Girl Scouts in Hawaii recently attended the 2014 STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Fest. Female volunteer STEM professionals provided a variety of activities for the girls to give them an insider's perspective of non-traditional careers for women.

“As more women enter into traditionally male-dominated careers, it is important for leadership organizations, such as Girl Scouts of Hawaii, to expose the girls to all the potential professions,” said Shari Chang, CEO of Girl Scouts of Hawaii.

“Every girl needs a chance to explore the fascinating world of STEM. Girl Scouting encourages girls of all ages by offering ‘fun with purpose’ through its K–12 national program. This is only the second year we have held this event and the increase in the number of girls participating this year was phenomenal.”