June 19, 2018

Kauai Mayor-a-thon 2018

This fun 1,2,4,6 or 8 mile walk, stroll, jog, run, or bike event takes place along Ke Ala Hele Makalae on Saturday, June 23, 2018, with check-in starting at 6:30am. The event starts and finishes at Kapaa Beach Park. There is no cost for this event, but, please consider bringing a healthy food item for the Healthy Food Drive that will benefit the Kauai Independent Food Bank AND the Hawaii Food Bank-Kauai Branch equally. This year we are featuring SUPER SPECIAL ELECTRIC BUSES for FREE MAYORATHON transit from the westside and north shore. PLUS there will be special prize drawings for those who take the bus! This is a Zero Waste Event! You are invited to bring your favorite water bottle which can be filled at the event.

All who pre-register and check in will be eligible to win prizes including resort stays, bicycles and more, but you have to be present to win! You can only register one person at a time and each person must be registered (kids too!). Volunteers must also be registered. 
PREREGISTER HERE

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June 15, 2018

International Surfing Day Saturday 6/16

Saturday June 16th 2018


Every day, the Surfrider Foundation and our volunteer activist network work to protect our coasts. On International Surfing Day, we pause to celebrate and enjoy the beaches and waves that we all love. This year, while we band together to share the stoke of surfing, we also aim to raise awareness of urgent threats to our precious coastline, like new offshore oil drilling. The theme of this year’s ISD is “Protect & Enjoy.” Head to the beach, take someone surfing for the
first time, participate in a beach cleanup and make your voice heard.

Join Surfrider Kauai for an International Surfing Day celebration and beach cleanup at Kitchens! Surfrider is collaborating with the B-Rad Foundation and Friends of Kamalani Lydgate Park.
Meet up at the Main Pavilion at Lydgate Park for a light breakfast and coffee. Then we will walk down to clean Kitchens to Nukoil’i Beach (Marine Camp). Lunch will be served at the Main Pavilion for volunteers around 11:30. There are other Earth Day activities at the park as well so bring your friends and family! For more information, call Barbara at (808) 635-2593

Surfrider Kauai joins with other community groups and visitors in doing regularly scheduled beach clean-ups throughout the year. We are proud to be one of the most active Surfrider chapters in the world. We collect rubbish and marine debris from our beautiful coastlines. Kauai Coffee has donated re-usable burlap sacks to collect the garbage in, so no new plastic bags are used. It is important to remove the garbage, especially the plastics, as they are poisonous to sea life when ingested, often entangle the animals, and remain in the ocean forever.

For more Info or to Get Involved, go to the website: www.kauai.surfrider.org

 

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June 14, 2018

Free Movie at Poipu Beach Park

This Friday 6/15 at Sunset - Presented by Poipu Rotary Club

The concession stand will be staffed by Koloa Elementary School teachers and parents to
raise funds for school activities. Bring a beach chair and a blanket. Come and enjoy the fresh
air and free movie.

For nine years, the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach has provided free family entertainment
at Poipu Beach Park. The Rotary Club of Poipu Beach idea is to bring the community
together by showing family friendly films in the safe relaxed setting of Poipu Beach park.  
We start each movie with a performance by dance troupes or musicians.
This event also supports the Koloa Elementary School PTSA as they offer a food
concession at the movie. This has enabled them to fund many extracurricular

programs that improve the quality of campus life for all of their students by funding
after school activities and supplemental education programs that do not make it into
the school budgets.

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June 12, 2018

Kauai Voices ROCKS! Concerts

Kauai Voices, the island’s highly popular 40+-member auditioned choral ensemble, 
celebrates the heart of rock ‘n’ roll with three concerts of iconic songs by such
timeless musical greats as The Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, Queen, The Who,
Led Zeppelin, 
The B-52’s, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and more. We will rock you! 

Friday & Saturday, June 15 & 16 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, June 17 at 3:00 pm at
St. Michael’s Church, 4364 Hardy Street, Lihue.
$15 in advance; $20 at the door; $25 VIP early seating. 

Visit www.kauaivoices.org or 800-838-3006.

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June 7, 2018

Kaua'i Property Tax Rates

    Below are the updated property taxes for 2018/2019
Only changes made from last year are in yellow. 

Click here to access the County Website for more info

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June 5, 2018

Live Fire Show - Every Wednesday at Anaina Hou

Live Fire Show
Every Wednesday at Anaina Hou!
 
Enjoy the North Shore’s newest one-stop entertainment option.
A weekly Polynesian ahi lele “fire dancing” show on the campus of Anaina Hou.
Start your evening between 5:30 and 6:30 pm with a delicious dinner special from 
Kaua’i Family Café and our signature cocktail, the Tipsy Tiki, composed of shave ice,
fruit from our farmer’s market 
and mint from our garden. We also have a great selection
of wines and beer (food and beverage not included in ticket price).
The performance,
featuring the amazing artistry of Coppin Colburn and his `ohana, begins at 7:30 pm
during the summer. 
Seating is general admission. Check-in early to reserve your seats;
we recommend no later than 6:30pm.
The dining patio on our upper campus has you covered, rain or shine.
Seating is limited; book your tickets online now.  
You and your `ohana are in for a red hot treat! 
*Ask about our generous kama’aina rates (30-50% off!). 
Dinner and drinks are sold separately.
Children 2 and under are free.

 

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May 30, 2018

Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay Miniature Golf Tournament

Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay Miniature Golf Tournament
Thursday May 31st at 5pm
At Kauai Mini Golf at Anaina Hou Community Park

Love to Golf? Then come enjoy this fun community event. 
The fundraiser is to raise money to build a farmer's market pavilion
at Kilauea Community Agricultural Center. 
Entry fee is $25 per golfer or sponsor a hole for $125.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the snack bar.
Will you be wearing the green shirt this year?
 
Community Organization · Hanalei, Hawaii
We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. 
It allows us to share our home, the spirit of Aloha and the ideals of Rotary with you. 
Come to network and make friends, stay to change the world.

 

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May 29, 2018

Kauai’s 36th Annual Hula Exhibition


The Dancers of Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani, Kumu Hula Kapu

Kauai’s 36th Annual Hula Exhibition presented by Kinimaka-Alquiza, and the Kamanawa Foundation, an educational non-profit cultural organization whose mission is to perpetuate and preserve its Hawaiian Culture through language, music, dance, crafts, folklore, and more. Dancers ranging in age from keiki (children) 3 years old to makua (parents) and will perform to a variety of Hawaiian chants, tunes and to the drums of Polynesia. Throughout the evening, as you sit in a theater style first come first serve seating, indulge yourself into the sounds of Hawaiian chant, sounds of traditional hula instruments, music, and the voices of the dancers who call out asking permission to enter the stage to hula. Enjoy the talents of gifted musicians, island beauties, drums and dances of Polynesia.

Location: The Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa in Poipu 
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
The Baked Sale and Craft fair opens at 4:00pm.
Doors will open at 5:00pm with the showcase to begin at 6:00pm. 
Admission tickets are $20.00 pre sale or $25.00 at the door. 
For tickets call or text, Haru (808) 634-5746 or Maka (808) 652-2761.
 
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May 25, 2018

Hanalei May Day 2018

“May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii Nei.” 

Only in Hawaii is Lei Day a cultural and historical celebration.
For elementary school kids, May Day is a day where parents come to see their children
perform songs, race in relays, and represent the islands of the Hawaiian chain in the school court.
Even though it’s a carefree day, it is also a history lesson through song.



The history behind this day comes from a man called Don Blanding, a writer and poet,
who first suggested that a holiday should be dedicated to the beautiful Hawaiian
tradition of making and wearing lei. But it was Grace Tower Warren, also a writer,
who came up with the idea that the holiday should coincide with May Day.
And so since the first Lei Day on May 1, 1928,
Hawaii has continued the annual celebration to this very day. 
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May 22, 2018

Kaua’i 9th Annual Pedal to the Meadow Bicycle Race this Weekend 5/26 & 5/27

 


Bicycle Racing Kauai & Tradewind Cycling Team Present
their 9th Annual Pedal to the Meadow Plus
Saturday, May 26, 2018 & Sunday, May 27, 2018


Start Hawai`i bicycle climbing season at the 9th annual Pedal to the Meadow hill race on Kaua`i.
Cycle from sea-level Kekaha up to Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke`e State Park. Come climb
over the hills and through the woods. Check out last year’s results, this year’s race details,
and plan to pedal to the meadow! Then stay for Sunday’s Mana Time Trial and the new
Cycle on the Strip Criterium at Kauai Raceway Park (a.k.a. the drag strip.)


Saturday, May 26 - About 100 cyclists will be on the road from Kekaha to Koke'e in the morning. 
Koke`e Road up to the intersection will be CLOSED 7:30 - 9:15 a.m., 
so please use 
Waimea Canyon Drive and be extra careful where the two roads meet and 
near the finish chute near the 16-mile marker / Meadow entrance.
Sunday, May 27 - Mana Time Trial bicycle race - Bicycles on Highway from MacArthur Beach Park 
in Kekaha out to Mana and back, 8 - 11 a.m. NO lane closures. 
Cyclists have the right to take the lane if the shoulder is hazardous...so please drive with aloha.

** Please drive/pass with extreme care, and allow 3-4 feet clearance from racers.
If you pass, watch for oncoming/ downhill vehicles... and never pass on a blind corner! **

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