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Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival Draws Over 1,000 Runners from Japan and Hawaii

 Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival Draws Over 1,000 Runners from Japan and Hawaii

Over 1,000 runners, 300 traveling from Japan, participated in the second annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival at Kapiolani Park on Sunday, June 1. The first place six-member team was Team Hawaii Sport Jaco Rehab, crossing the finish line in just under 2.5 hours to win the grand prize of round-trip airfare to Japan for the entire team, courtesy of lead sponsor Hawaiian Airlines. Other participants included Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Japan Consul General Toyei Shigeeda and Hawaii News Now: Sunrise weather anchor Dan Cooke. They joined student teams, corporate groups, military members and family teams on the 26.2-mile course, split into 6 legs, from Kapiolani Park to Sandy Beach and back. Team members passed a sash embedded with a microchip as each completed one or more legs of the relay-style race.

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

HONOLULU – Excitement is in the air at Kahala Mall when East Oahu’s favorite family-friendly center offers its Buy & Fly event on Sunday, June 8. Customers who spend a minimum of $75 (not including tax) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on this special day will receive quadruple Hawaiian Miles for every dollar they spend up to a maximum of $400 or 1,600 miles.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the redemption kiosk located near Macy’s to enter to win 80,000 HawaiianMiles! One entry per person; must be 18 years or older. The winner will be notified via email or phone (up to $10 taxes and fees apply to the winner).

 

Join-in a Bon Dance at Hawaii State Library on June 7

Join-in a Bon Dance at Hawaii State Library on June 7

In celebration of the Obon season, when ancestors are remembered and honored, the Hawaii State Library will present the 2014 “Bon Dance @ the Library” event on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the Great Lawn. 

Participants of all ages are invited to first see a performance by bon dancers from Waipahu Soto Mission on the Great Lawn in front of the Library, and then join-in a real bon dance.     

Call the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

The Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street, at the corner of Punchbowl and South King Streets.  For more information, please call the Library’s Art, Music & Recreation Section at 586-3520.

 

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii Hosts 6th Annual Summer Teen Block Party

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii Hosts 6th Annual Summer Teen Block Party

 

This year's High School Block Party on Saturday, June 7, is all about neon, so come dressed to glow! There will be plenty of surprises throughout the party, including the first ever COLOR SPLASH. There will be four stages of music from all genres and a mega-wavepool dance party from 6 p.m. to midnight. Plus contests throughout the park with cash prizes up to $500.  All rides will be open from 6 – 9 p.m.

 

Kaiser Permanente Hosts Free Screening Event For Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

Kaiser Permanente Hosts Free Screening Event For Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii provided free head and neck cancer screenings for the public and members on Saturday, May 24 at its Mapunapuna Medical Office. Physicians checked for cancers of the nasal cavity, lips, mouth, tongue, throat, thyroid, and salivary glands.

Kaiser Permanente Oncology and Otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) physicians screened over 100 adults during the event. The screening included a medical and family history review and painless physical exam.

Tobacco and alcohol use as well as human papillomavirus (HPV) are risk factors for cancers of the head and neck. With the American Cancer Society estimating over 150,000 new cases of head and neck cancer in 2014, screenings focus on prevention efforts by reducing risk factors. Screenings also emphasize an awareness of signs and symptoms, as many types of head and neck cancer are eminently treatable with early diagnosis.

Kailua Chamber Of Commerce Presents ‘Symphony In The Park’

Kailua Chamber Of Commerce Presents ‘Symphony In The Park’

HONOLULU – The Kailua Chamber of Commerce presents “Symphony in the Park” with major support from Alexander & Baldwin and the State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Office of Community Services. The free concert featuring the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra will take place in Kailua District Park from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. The concert will feature guest conductor Ann Krinitsky and emcee Howard Dicus of Hawaii News Now.

‘Mom-O-Rama’ Event Encourages Mothers To Focus On Their Health

Pearl City celebration May 31 kicks off series of 5 meet-ups across Islands

HONOLULU – Moms, you do so much for others! Now it’s your turn for some well-deserved attention and fun! Mothers of all ages and stages are invited to “Mom-O-Rama,” a free celebration of everything about moms and their health, Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the HMSA Center in Pearl City.

Moms can enjoy a mini massage and light pupu, and network with other women through fun activities and “talk story.” Games and giveaways will include a chance to win a FitBit fitness tracking device. Learn about the Moms In Hawaii supportive online/offline community, participate in a health assessment through HMSA, and more. Children are welcome, too! There’ll be activity stations especially for the keiki.