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DateDescriptionContact Info
Thursday Aug 17 11:30AM-1:30PMPatsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership at YWCA O'ahu

Wahine Forum Network: The Power of Mentoring

Join us for a poolside chat featuring guest speaker Catherine Ngo, President & CEO of Central Pacific Financing Corp., the parent company of Central Pacific Bank, and host Keala Peters, Director of Strategic Marketing at The Queen’s Health Systems.

YWCA O'ahu, Elizabeth Fuller Hall

1040 Richards Street, Honolulu

Kelli Namba 808.695.2635
Aug 18 & 19 6:30PM-9:30PMJodo Mission of Hawaii

Bon Dance at Jodo Mission

Bring your family, friends and dance around the yagura. You can eat gyoza, sushi, BBQ meat sticks, musubi, shaved ice, andagi, chili & rice with hot dog, etc. Food starts 4:30pm

Jodo Mission of Hawaii

1429 Makiki Street, Honolulu

Jodo Mission of Hawaii 808.949.3995
Aug 18 & 19 7:00PM-10:00PMSoto Mission of Hawaii

Bon Dance 2017

Bon Dance is a traditional summer festival in which we honor our ancestors who have passed on, remember and appreciate all they have done for us, and celebrate their ongoing presence in the lives we enjoy today.

Soto Mission of Hawaii

1708 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu

Soto Mission of Hawaii BON DANCE 2017 808.537.9409
Aug 18 & 19 7:00PMMililani Hongwanji

Bon Dance

Enjoy your favorite foods, music and dance! Celebrating 40 Years Serving the Mililani Community

Mililani Hongwanji

95-257 Kaloapau Street, Mililani

Rev. David Fujimoto 808.625.0925
Saturday Aug 19 8:00AM-3:00PMKalani High School Project Grad 2018

Project Grad 2018 Rummage Sale

This is support for students who graduate 2018 at Kalani high school.

Kalani High School Cafeteria

4680 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu

Lori Emoto 808.348.9545
Saturday Aug 19 7:00PM-8:30PMTaiko Arts Center

Island Breeze - Live in Concert

Taiko Center of the Pacific presents “Island Breeze,” a trio of world class musicians – each a master of his own instrument, featuring Grammy award winning Jeff Peterson (Hawaiian slack key guitar), shakuhachi master Riley Lee, and taiko artist Kenny Endo. This group was nominated for the Na Hoku Hanohano awards for Album of the Year and for Instrumental Song of the Year (“Na Pali “) in 2015. $13-$20. -

Shingon Shu Hawaii Temple

915 Sheridan Street, Honolulu

Chizuko Endo 808.737.7236
Sunday Aug 20 9:00AM-1:00PMOral Cancer Foundation

Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Fun Run for Awareness - Honolulu

This charity walk will feature free oral and skin cancer screenings. Registered participants will enjoy live music from 5 bands, Hongwanji taiko drummers, The Celtic Pipes & Drums of HI, Hot Hula Fitness, yoga, a silent auction, kids' activities, and light refreshments. All proceeds will be donated to the Oral Cancer Foundation, a non-profit charity that aims to reduce the incidence of this disease through increased education, awareness, research support, and advocacy for patients and survivors.

Registration Cut off 08/18/2017 @1:00 PM

Donation Cut off 09/20/2017 @1:00 PM

Check-In /8:00 AM to 9:00 AM, Start /9:00 AM

Pre-register or donate at

Ala Moana Park, (Diamond Head side of McCoy Pavilion/tennis courts.)

1201 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu

Joanne Ebesu 808.291.6824
Friday Aug 25 10:30AM Waipahu Community Association

WCA 2nd Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament

Fundraiser golf tournament to support the educational and community development programs of the Waipahu Community Association including: small business development courses, town beautification projects, and the Taste of Waipahu event.

10:30 AM Check-in, 12 noon Shotgun Start

Waikele Country Club

94-200 Paioa Place, Waipahu

Kula Abiva 808.782.8522
Saturday Aug 26 8:00AM-2:00PMThe Honolulu Chorale

The Honolulu Chorale's 2nd Annual Yard Sale

The Honolulu Chorale is hosting their 2nd Annual Yard Sale: housewares, kitchenware, books, clothing, furniture, collectibles and more! Free admission. Proceeds to benefit the Honolulu Chorale. The Honolulu Chorale is a 501 (3)(c) non-profit organization.

The Honolulu Chorale

489 Kekauluohi Street, Honolulu

Terry Higashi 808.554.6269
Saturday Aug 26 9:00AM-12:00PMAARP HI

Think of Your Future Workshop, Kailua-Kona, HI

Think of Your Future Workshop. 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.

West Hawaii Civic Center

74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., Kailua-Kona

Jackie Boland 808.545.6003
Saturday Aug 26 4:00PM-10:00PMKapahulu Center

Annual Bon Dance

Food Booth, Kiddie Games, Craft/Bake Sale starts at 4:00 PM. Bon Dancing starts at 6:00 PM. Come and Join the Fun!

Kapahulu Center

3410 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu

Cindy Komori 808.737.1748
Saturday Aug 26 5:00PM-9:00PMNichiren Mission of Hawaii

Bon Dance at Nichiren Mission of Hawaii

Located in beautiful Nuuanu Valley at Country Club Road and Pali Hwy. Good food, games, rummage sale and free yukata rental. Taiko performances by Hawai‘i Matsuri Taiko.

Free parking at Nuuanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Hwy) and free shuttle service from 4:00pm.

Nichiren Mission of Hawaii

33 Pulelehua Way, Honolulu

Sandra Taga 808.220.5315
Saturday Aug 26 6:00PM-9:30PMHonohina Hongwanji Mission

Honohina Hongwanji Mission Annual 2017 Obon Service and Bon Dance

Hatsubon Service at 6:00 PM and Bon Dance at 7:00 PM. Limited on-site parking, please carpool with family and friends. Event is free to the public. Join & Enjoy our Bon Festivities.

Honohina Hongwanji Mission

32-896 Mamalahoa Highway, Ninole, MP 19.1

Delbert Nishimoto 808.935.8719
Saturday Aug 26 7:00PM-10:00PMAiea Hongwanji Mission

Annual Bon Dance

The public is cordially invited to join us at our Bon dance. Food, Crafts and Games at 5:30 PM. Bon Service starts at 6:00 PM, and the Bon Dance at 7:00 PM.

Limited on-site handicap parking. Free parking after 5:30 PM at Aiea United Methodist Church, and at St. Elizabeth Parrish's "Navy Laundry" (corner parking lot across from Aiea Elementary School).

Aiea Hongwanji Mission

99-186 Puakala Street, Aiea

Susan Morishige 808.487.2626
Sunday Aug 27 8:30AM-2:00PMTenrikyoi Headquarters of Hawaii

47th Annual Tenrikyo Bazaar

Food booths with makizushi, oden, ramen and more. White elephant, games, entertainment and mochi pounding exhibition.

Tenri Cultural Center

2236 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu

Owen Nakao 808.595.6523
Sunday Aug 27 1:00PM-2:30PMAARP HI

Caregivers: Connecting You to Tips, Tools and Each Other

Join AARP Hawai‘i for an engaging, interactive conversation about family care-giving.

For a list of upcoming library events, visit

Pearl City Public Library

1138 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Jackie Boland 808.545.6003
Mon Aug 28-Fri Sep 1 9:00AM-9:00PMTaiko Arts Center

Summer Taiko Intensive

This year, 6 different and exciting courses will be offered, featuring special guest instructors Kyosuke Suzuki from the Wakayama Shachu of Tokyo and Halla Huhm Foundation’s Mary-Jo Freshly (Korean changgo, hour-glass shaped drum), as well as TCP’s own Sean Shibata (Fukuoka) and Kenny Endo!

The 6 courses offered this summer are: Kyosuke Suzuki -Kagura Mai (shrine dance movement) -Shimedaiko (Edobayashi Techniques for small rope-lashed drum) -Yokobue (Japanese transverse bamboo flute), Kenny Endo -Beta Chuudaiko (upright taiko), Mary Jo Freshley -Korean Changgo (predecessor to “katsugi” sling drum), Sean Shibata -Japanese Festival Music

For more information, visit:

The Halla Pai Huhm Studio & Washington Middle School

1502 S King St B, Honolulu & 1633 S King St, Honolulu

Chizuko Endo 808.737.7236
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
Saturday Sep 2 7:00AMAlzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter

2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Oahu

There are 27,000 Hawaii residents with Alzheimer's. We need your kokua. Please join us in a 1 - 3 mile walk to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and raise support for Alzheimer's Association. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island

1201 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu

Marissa Westlake 808.591.2771
Saturday Sep 2 6:00PM-7:00PMTaiko Arts Center

An Evening of Edo Sato Kagura - Music & Dance of Old Tokyo

Visiting artist Kyosuke Suzuki is from the Wakayama Shachu of Tokyo, a group recognized as an intangible cultural property by the Japan Ministry of Culture. He is acknowledged by may around the world as the top lion dancer of the Edo tradition. He will be performing his art for one night only at the Izumo Taishakyo Mission in downtown Honolulu on Saturday, September 2 at 6pm. Free, reservation required. -

Izumo Taishakyo Mission

215 N. Kukui Street, Honolulu

Chizuko Endo 808.737.7236
Sep 2 & 3 9:00AM-5:00PMHawaii United Okinawa Association

Okinawan Festival

Voted the 2016 # 1 Cultural Festival in Hawaii! Celebrate all things Okinawan at this incredible gathering of Okinawans and Okinawans-at-Heart.

Bon Dance on Saturday, Sept 2 from 5:30pm - 9:30pm.

Kapiolani Park

3840 Paki Avenue, Honolulu

Lynn Miyahira 808.676.5400
Monday Sep 4 9:00AM-4:00PMChaminade University of Honolulu

Chaminade University presents Perceptions of Afterlife and After Death in Various Religions

The discussion is open to the general public, with lunch and morning refreshments included. Early registration begins now through August 21, with a fee of $20. For more information and registration details, contact Saleem Ahmed at (808) 395-5329.

What happens after we die? While science does not know, religions have some idea. Join the All Believers’ Network and Chaminade University’s Fujitani-BDK Interfaith program’s Labor Day symposium on Perceptions of Afterlife and After Death in Various Religions. Speakers from 12 religions (Baha’i Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Hawaiian Spirituality, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Native American Spirituality, Seicho-No-Ie, and Sufism) will enlighten attendees. The breakout sessions will provide discussion among participants.

Mystical Rose Oratory (Chaminade University)

3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu

Stacey Higa 808.739.7489
Tuesday Sep 5, 12, 19 &26 6:00PM-8:00PMSt. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Creating a Smooth Transition to Retirement. 4-week interactive workshop

Join in this 4-week interactive workshop to and help you achieve a state of active aging with passion, purpose and a plan. This discussion based workshop is for the 50+ pre-retiree and the recently retired. Assessments and some assignments before the subsequent class will be recommended to become fully engaged in preparing your transition into retirement.

This workshop is sponsored in part by a grant from the Aloha United Way Active Aging Initiative. Register Today! Must attend all four classes. Cost for the four-week series is $50 per person made payable in advance by check to St. Francis Healthcare System . Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited. Deadline to register is the Friday before the start of the first session. To register, contact Nicole Jones, Active Aging Program Assistant, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii, at (808) 547-8117 or

Pearl City Community Church

933 Lehua Avenue, Pearl City

St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii 808.547.8117




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