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KIKU Community calendar is a listing of local community events in Hawaii provided by KIKU-TV as a community service for local non-profit, charitable organizations. Know of an event taking place in Hawaii? Click HERE to submit event.

DateDescriptionContact Info
Aug 29 - Sep 29 (Tue & Thu)Moiliili Community Center

U.S. Citizenship Class in Japanese

Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 12 noon to 2:30p.m. Tuition is free.

Moiliili Community Center

2535 S King Street, Honolulu

Paula 808.955.1555
Ongoing till Sep 30 Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai

Fukuoka Disaster Relief Drive -2017 Fukuoka Relief Fund

Flooding and landslides from the recent Typhoon Nanmadol have devastated Fukuoka. To assist in recovery efforts, the Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai is soliciting monetary donations from our community.

Our Bank of Hawaii account will collect the funds for this relief effort. All funds will be forwarded to the Fukuoka government for appropriate relief use.

Please make checks payable to: 2017 Fukuoka Relief Fund. Please mail to: 2017 Fukuoka Relief Fund c/o Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai, 94-1022 Kikepa Street Waipahu, HI 96797

Please make contributions by September 30, 2017. Donations are not tax deductible.

Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai

94-1022 Kikepa Street Waipahu 2535 S King Street, Honolulu

Fusayo Nagai 808.223.4373
Monday Sep 18 8:00AM-5:00PMThe Humane Society of the United States

Rethinking the Cat: Humane Strategies Training Symposium

The Humane Society of the United States will host a “Rethinking the Cat” symposium for rescuers, shelter workers and volunteers, community (feral and stray) cat advocates, animal control officers, municipal officials, veterinarians and others. Join us for a day of learning, sharing and networking!

The free day-long training will feature two full course tracks focusing on adoptable cats and community cats. Participants will learn about new strategies to boost shelter adoptions, keep cats in homes, protect vulnerable kittens, run a successful Trap-Neuter-Return program, collaborate to protect wildlife, and more. There will be multiple sessions.

Speakers: Katie Lisnik, director of cat protection and policy for The HSUS and Keith Dane, Hawaii policy director for The HSUS

A continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided at no cost to participants. This event is sponsored in conjunction with the Petco Foundation, Tomahawk Live Trap and Neighborhood Cats.


University of Hawaii at Manoa, Campus Center Building

2500 Campus Road, Honolulu

Katie Feldman 301.258.1563
Tuesday Sep 19 5:30PM-6:30PMKukui Marketing

Matanuska Valley FCU-Waipahu Presents "Building Your Credit History" Free Workshop

Learn easy ways to start building your personal credit history, how to read a credit report and tips on maintaining a great credit profile. More info? Call Kathy Morris at 379-7910.

Royal Kunia Community Rec Center

94-750 Anoiki Street, Waipahu

Kathy Morris 808.379.7910
Saturday Sep 23 7:00AM-11:00AMRotary Club of Kahala Sunrise

End of Summer Garage Sale for Education

All proceeds from the event will go towards funding education programs such as purchasing school supplies for those in need, The Dictionary Project, and scholarships for high school seniors continuing their education at the next level.

721 Ulumaika Street, Honolulu

Ryan Kawamoto 808.255.6269
Saturday Sep 23 9:00AM-12:30PMHonolulu Habitat for Humanity

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Financial Workshop

Building a Financial Resume. Learn how to build a financial resume for you and your family. Better manage your resources and budget your monthly income to meet your savings goals and what it takes to fulfill the homeowners dream. Also, learn more about our home-ownership process and how you can partner with us to build your own home.

Kualoa-He'eia Ecumenical Younth Project (KEY)

47-200 Waihee Road, Kaneohe

Rozie Breslin 808.538.7070
Saturday Sep 23 10:00AM-3:00PMMaui Okinawa Kenjin Kai

Maui Okinawan Festival

Mensore! Come join us for an Okinawan experience on Maui! Enjoy Okinawan food; mini craft fair; professional photo session in traditional Okinawan wear; country store; games for the keiki and more.

Maui Mall, Kahului

70 E Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului

Christine Hondo/Janet Miyahira 808.242.1560
Sunday Sep 24 2:00PM-5:00PMFriends of Hokule'a & Hawai'iloa

Friends of Hokule'a & Hawai'iloa Waikiki Fundraiser

The Friends of Hokule'a & Hawai'iloa will have a festival fundraising event in the heart of Waikiki that is open to the public.

$40 per person pre-sale, $50 at the door. Includes admission, live entertainment, heavy pupus, beer, wine, soft drinks, silent auction. VIP Sponsor Booths and Tables also available. Tickets are available online at

Entertainment: John Cruz, Robi Kahakalau, Donald Kaulia and special guests, Kawika Kahiapo

More information: Friends of Hōkūle'a and Hawai'iloa |

Hard Rock Cafe

280 Beachwalk, Waikiki

Marylou Foley 808.348.9882
Sunday Sep 24 3:00PMHawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

Autumn Thanksgiving Festival

All of life is a gift. Please join us in offering prayers of humility and gratitude to the wonderful gifts and blessings in our lives as well as within our local and global communities.

Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

1239 Olomea Street, Honolulu

Irene Takizawa 808.841.4755
Friday Sep 29 2:15PM-7:30PMKapunahala Elementary School

Kapunahala Elementary Fun Fair

Fun fair to benefit the students of Kapunahala Elementary. Rides, games, food, country store, used books, plants and a bake sale!

Kapunahala Elementary School

45-828 Anoi Rord, Kaneohe

Mia Takazono 808.233.5650
Friday Sep 29 7:30PMHawaii Gagaku Society

Moon Viewing Concert -Perpetuating ancient Japanese dance and music-

Founded in 1968 by Reverend Masatoshi Shamoto, the mission of HGS is the perpetuation and preservation of Gagaku in Hawaii, the oldest living tradition of orchestral music in the world. This concert will include three performance styles: Kangen (music with wind and string instruments), Bugaku (court dances), and Kagura (dances of the gods).

HGS has performed at numerous events, including ceremonies at the Japanese Consulate of Hawaii; Moon Viewing Concerts at the University of Hawaii; the Honolulu Festival at the Hawaii Convention Center; Smithsonian Institute’s Festival of American Folk Life in Washington, D.C.; guest performances and lectures at the University of Cologne in Germany; and guest performances with the Japan Gagaku Society in Tokyo, Japan.

Tickets will be on sale on the day of the performance. For more information, contact HGS Vice-President Mika Shamoto Hill at

University of Hawaii Music Department, Barbara B. Smith Amphitheater

2411 Dole St, Honolulu

Mika Shamoto Hill m.shamoto.hill
Saturday Sep 30 8:00AM-12:00PMWaipahu Hongwanji Mission

Bazaar 2017

Sale of used and new items, food, and plants, etc.

Waipahu Hongwanji Mission

94-821 Kuhaulua Street, Waipahu

Jeffrey Soga 808.677.4221
Saturday Sep 30 1:00PM-4:00PMAARP Hawaii

Think of Your Future Workshop - Kaneohe

Get Free, unbiased information that will help you make smart financial decisions so that you can live the life you want to live in retirement.

Featured Topics: • 10 Steps to Get Ready For Retirement • Understanding Social Security Retirement Benefits • Medicare Basics

No individual financial advice will be given and no products or services will be promoted or sold. The workshop is just about helping you plan for retirement and you don’t have to be an AARP member to attend.

Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden

45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe

Jackie Boland 877.926.8300
Sunday Oct 1 2:30PM-4:30PMAARP Hawaii

FREE screening of Catch Me If You Can-Maui

You and up to three guests are invited to a free screening of Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. This film is rated PG.

Maui Mall Multiplex

70 E. Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului

Jackie Boland 844.418.2281
Sunday Oct 1 2:30PM-4:30PMAARP Hawaii

Free screening: Catch Me If You Can - Oahu

You and up to three guests are invited to a free screening of Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. This film is rated PG.

Regal Theather at Dole Cannery

735 Iwilei Road, Honolulu

Jackie Boland 877.926.8300
Wednesday Oct 4 1:00PM-3:00PMThe Honolulu Police Department

Coffee With A Cop

Join HPD officers for a cup of coffee and conversation.

Starbucks at the Town Center of Mililani

95-1249 Meheula Pkwy, Mililani

Officer John Mau 808.723.8709
Friday Oct 6 6:00PMBig Island Beekeepers Association

Hawaiian Honey Challenge

Calling all Hawaiian beekeepers! It's time for the Eighth Annual Hawaiian Honey Challenge, hosted by the Big Island Beekepers Association. The Challenge was created to recognize the wonderful, unique and varied flavors of Hawaiian Honey, made possible by the rich tropical flower sources available to the bees. Hard-working beekeepers can earn awards, and take advantage of marketing opportunities for their superior honey, from a professionally judged Honey competition. And the public may taste and rate their favorites at the People's Choice event in Hilo.

Entries must be received by October 6, 2017, and the formal judging will take place on October 19. The People's Choice taste testing will be conducted on Friday November 3rd during the annual Black and White Night celebration in downtown Hilo, and will be held at the Mokupapapa Discovery Center, second floor, 76 Kamehameha Ave., between 6:30 and 8:00 pm.

For rules and entry forms, go to


Elaine Partlow 808.281.9895
Oct 6, 10, 12, 25 Various TimeConsulate General of Japan

2018 The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program will begin its 2018 recruiting season with a series of Informational Meetings at various universities on Oahu and the Big Island.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs).

Since 1987, more than 60,000 JET Program participants from over 40 countries have lived and worked in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Join JET and become part of this exclusive network of like-minded international enthusiasts!

To learn more, come and speak to a JET Program representative when they visit your campus!

Friday October 6, 1:00PM-2:30PM "Informational Meeting" @UH Hilo (Multipurpose, Room 101)

Tuesday October 10, 10:00AM-2:00PM "Career Fair" @UH Manoa (Campus Center Ballroom)

Thursday October 12, 2:00PM-3:30PM "Informational Meeting" @UH Manoa (Campus Center 308)

Wednesday October 25, 10:00AM-2:00PM "Opportunities Fair" @UH West Oahu (Campus Center 208)

Hilo & Oahu

Consulate General of Japan 808.543.3111
Saturday Oct 7 8:00AM-12:00PMAARP Hawaii

Carfit Kapolei

Does Your Car Fit You? Free Car Fit Event for Mature Drivers.

Sign up for a free 20 minute Carfit "Check Up" and get information about how to make your vehicle safer and more comfortable for you. Carfit is a community service project provided by the Occupational Therapy Association of Hawaii, AARP, and AAA.

Register at

Ho‘okele Elementary School

511 Kunehi Street, Kapolei

Jackie Boland 877.926.8300
Saturday Oct 7 9:00AM-12:00PMAARP Hawaii

Think of Your Future Workshop – Aina Haina

Get Free, unbiased information that will help you make smart financial decisions so that you can live the life you want to live in retirement.

Featured Topics: • 10 Steps to Get Ready For Retirement • Understanding Social Security Retirement Benefits • Medicare Basics

This workshop will be facilitated by AARP volunteers and co-hosted by the Aina Haina Library. No individual financial advice will be given and no products or services will be promoted or sold.

Aina Haina Public Library

5246 Kalanianaole Hwy, Aina Haina

Jackie Boland 877.926.8300
Sunday Oct 8 1:00PM-5:00PMIzumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii

Annual Autumn Thanksgiving Festival

In this 111th Annual Festival (Omatsuri), we express our gratitude for blessings bestowed on our families, businesses and nation. Thanksgiving prayer service will be followed by fellowship complimentary dinner and entertainment.

12:30PM/Mikoshi Gojinko (Carrying Portable Shrine)

1:00PM/Shrine Service, Main Festival, and Thanksgiving Service

2:00PM/Celebration ceremonies

2:30PM/Fellowship Supper

3:00PM/Special Entertainment-Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, Bandoryu Dancing Group, Nakasone Dance Academy, Shinbuyo by Dazzman Toguchi, Magic Show by Mike Ching, Dennis Oshiro Music Studio.

Free parking available at Hawii USA FCU and Kukui Center.

Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii

215 North Kukui Street, Honolulu

Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii 808.538.7778
Oct 13 - 15 Honolulu Orchid Society

Honolulu Orchid Society's 78th Annual Orchid Show and Plant Sale

Exotic and colorful orchid species and hybrids will be displayed and sold at this FREE event. Plant sale includes blooming orchids and seedlings as well as edible and ornamental plants. Experts will share information and demonstrate care and culture of Phalaenopsis, Honohono, Dendrobium and Cattleya orchids at 11 am and and 1 pm. Proceeds support HOS education projects and bread sales support Washington Middle School Special Olympics.

October 13 and 14, 9:00AM-4:00PM

October 15, 9:00AM-3:00PM (Plant sales close at 2PM)

Washington Middle School Cafeteria

1633 South King Street, Honolulu

Katherine Sakuda 808.258.6511
Saturday Oct 14 10:00AM-11:00AMBlue Zones Project - Hawaii

Take a Hike Walking Moai Launch with Sierra Club Hawaii

Join Sierra Club of Hawai'i and Blue Zones Project Koolaupoko to get OUTSIDE and walk once a week for ten weeks for our Take a Hike, Walking Moai Launch! Move naturally and connect with your community by attending a launch event and joining a Walking Moai Team.

Cost: FREE, RSVP at

Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden

45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe

Jenna Murphy 808.226.3066
Oct 22 - Nov 19 9:00AM-3:30PMHawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

Shichi Go San Children's Festival

Donation for Blessing $60 (includes Blessing, Chitose-ame candy, omamori and gift). Complimentary kimono rental & dressing as part of our service to the community. (*Kimono rental and dressing is offered on weekends only.)

Reservations required (accepted from Sep 1, 2017) . Go to for details and reservation forms. Please email or fax completed reservation form to or Fax no. 808-847-2033.

Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

1239 Olomea Street, Honolulu

Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu 808.841.4755




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