Hawai'i Community Foundation.
Established in 1916, the Hawai'i Community Foundation is a statewide charitable services and grant-making institution endowed with contributions from many donors. HCF also serves as an information resource on philanthropy, as well as community issues and trends. For more information, visit the HCF Web site at www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org, or call 537-6333.
10th Annual Patriots Celebration, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom, reception at 6 p.m., program and dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. The Patriots Celebration is the Hawai'i Foodbank's annual fund-raising event honoring Hawai'i's outstanding patriots. This year's honorees will be the patriots of Dec. 7, 1941. The Hawai'i Foodbank will be recognizing the more than 2,300 people who died that morning, as well as the survivors of the day that will forever live in infamy. Cost: premium tables of 10 for $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500. Event chair: Peter Ho. Table sales chair: Mark Felmet. For more information, call 836-3600, ext. 244.
Patriot Fun Run, Calvary Church, 'Ewa Beach, 8:30 a.m. The route runs through Ocean Pointe Community, and there will be activities and food afterwards at the Boys & Girls Club Hale Pono 'Ewa Beach Clubhouse. Cost: no entry fee, but call and order your T-shirt for $10. Co-chairs: Eliza Talbot and Frances Rivero. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Hawai'i. For more information, contact Eliza at 586-6403 or Frances at 689-4182.
The Kaua'i Hospice 16th Annual Concert in the Sky Fourth of July Celebration, Vidinha Stadium, Lihu'e, 3 to 9:30 p.m. Kaua'i's largest family event provides a wide array of activities for keiki, adults, visitors and kama'aina. 'Ono food, wonderful entertainment and a fabulous fireworks show are planned. Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at the door, children 5 and under free. Benefits the Kaua'i Hospice. Chair: Melinda Uohara. For more information, contact Liana Soong at 245-7277, www.kauaihospice.org.
Epilepsy Foundation Freedom Run and Walk, Kailua High School, 7 a.m. A great 5k run and 1-mile walk by Enchanted Lake in Kailua, with prizes and random drawings afterwards. Chair: Kathryn Chung. Cost: $20. Benefits the Hawai'i chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation. Entry applications can be obtained in running stores or on line at Actice.com. For more information, call Chung at 528-3058, email@example.com.
The Westin Maul Resort & Spa's Annual Ducky Derby, The Westin Maul Resort & Spa, Lahaina, throughout the day. The derby is a duck race down the 128-foot water slide at the Westin Maui, through the two lower pools and across the finish line. For the four days leading up to the race, various Duck Derby events happen throughout the five pools, as well as a special duck-themed drink at the pool bar. Cost: $5 per duck. Both hotel guests and non-guests are invited. Chair: Noelani Brink. Benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For more information, call 667-2525, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.westinmaui.com.
Finance Factors' 10th Annual Benefit Breakfast, 1164 Bishop St., in front of the Finance Factors Center, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Each year, dozens of Finance Factors executives and employees, including CEO Russell Lau and president Steven Teruya, get up at the crack of dawn to dish up generous portions of fluffy scrambled eggs, juicy slices of Kukui Brand Portuguese sausage, heaping scoops of white rice and drinks. More than 1,000 breakfasts will be sold for just $5 each. Benefits the Hawai'i Centers for Independent Living. Chair: Steven Teruya. For more information, contact Margie Date at 548-4930.
ArtSpree 2005, The Contemporary Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This all-day event allows visitors to interact with contemporary art through hands-on workshops, demonstrations and performances. ArtSpree is open to the public and is free for the entire family. Free parking and shuttle service available from Punahou School. Chairpersons: Christine Seldmann and Suze Salm. Benefits the Contemporary Museum. For more information, call 526-1322, www.tcmhi.org.
Growing Dreams--Fashion and Floral Extravaganza, Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This one-of-a kind event teams a dynamic floral design exhibition with an energetic, Island-style fashion show and gourmet luncheon. This year's fifth-anniversary event features Ardith Beveridge, a top teacher of floral design and a frequent guest on Home and Garden TV. Wonderful vessels have been donated for Beveridge's designs. Arrangements will be auctioned off, along with other great merchandise. Cost: $75 to $100 per person. Benefits Maui Youth and Family Services. Chair: Tammy Ash Perkins. For more information, contact Robin Pilus at 244-2381, gardenbird@ hawaii.rr.com, www.myfs.org.
Paradise Ride, O'ahu, Kaua'i and Maui. The Paradise Ride is Hawai'i's only fully supported, multi-island cycling adventure. It gives participants the opportunity to visit some of the most scenic sites in Hawai'i and share aloha while raising awareness and funds for critical HIV/AIDS services. Meals, transportation, safety and mechanical support and entertainment are all provided during this week on two wheels. Cost: $375 rider registration fee, plus a $2,500 fund-raising commitment. Chair: Pam Olsen. Benefits the Life Foundation, the Maui AIDS Foundation and Malama Pono--Kaua'i's AIDS Project. For more information, contact Cathy Pudwill at 521-2437, email@example.com, www.paradiseridehawaii.org.
Second Annual YWCA Golf Classic, Hawai'i Prince Golf Course. A golf tournament benefiting the YWGA of O'ahu. Cost: $60O for a four-person team. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Co-chairs: Pat Gamble and Nani Polivka. For more information, call 538-7061, www.ywcaoahu.org.
Eighth Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala, surprise location, 6 p.m. to midnight. The guests of the American Heart Association's Eighth Annual Black Tie and Blue leans Gala will be swept away to some of the more exotic island locations around the world and hit the beach to take in the sights and sounds of the "Island Nights." In addition to the journey to different locales, partygoers will also be able to participate in a silent auction and the always-popular live auction for a chance to win a lease on a new Mercedes-Benz. The Comedy Club, a crowd favorite from last year, will return, with local comics and surprise guests. The gala will also feature live entertainment, international "island-style" cuisine and other surprises. Cost: $125. Benefits the American Heart Association. For more information, contact Laura Yamamoto at 538-7021, ext. 28.
Ninth Annual Walk in the Country ... on Slippah Way, Lanikuhonua at Ko 'Olina, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Enjoy 'ono food, fine wines, good friends, good fun and a good kine silent auction. Cos/entry fee: individual tickets $200 each, sponsorships available for $10,000, $5,000 and $3,500. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Hawai'i. Co-chairs: Barry Zlatoper and Ingrid Steinwascher. For more information, contact Michelle at 949-4203, www.bgch.com.
PAAC 51st Anniversary International Golf Classic, Leilehua Golf Course. Registration begins at 10 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m., shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. There will be fabulous draw prizes, as well as one grand prize. In addition, every participant will walk away with a great door prize. Cost: $175 ($115 tax deductible). The entry fee includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, door prize, two mulligans, flee use of the driving range, on-course refreshments, hole-in-one prizes, awards banquet, longest accurate drive award, and a one-year PAAC membership. The deadline to register is Friday, July 15. Benefits the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council. Co-chairs: Lenny Katsarsky and Kenji Sumida. For more information, contact Adria Estribou at 944-7783, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.paachawaii.org.
Hospice Hawai'i Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner, featuring Casino Night, Hale Koa Hotel, Derussy Ballroom, 5:30 to 11 p.m. Enjoy a cocktail hour with music, a dinner and award ceremony, followed by a fund-raiser casino night. Cost: $75 per person, various sponsorship tables of 10 are available. Chair: Marilyn Selly. Benefits Hospice Hawai'i. For more information, call 924-9255, email@example.com, www.hospicehawaii.org.
Pride of America Charity Cruise, ship departs at 4 p.m., Pier 10, Aloha Tower Marketplace. NCL America will hold an overnight fund-raising cruise on its newest U.S.-flagged ship, Pride of America, to support three local charities. Guests will enjoy a full evening and morning of culinary delights with Pride of America's eight different restaurants, as well as a sail-away cocktail party, live entertainment and a comedy show. Cost: $700 ocean view, with balcony cabins available. Those interested in sailing should contact the charity they would like to support. Benefits Child and Family Services, The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and The Kapi'olani Children's Miracle Network. For more information, contact Child & Family Services at 543-8413, The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement at 521-5011 or the Kapi'olani Children's Miracle Network at 535-7157.
The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Awards Dinner, Bishop Museum Great Lawn, 6 to 10 p.m. Bishop Museum will present the Charles Reed Bishop Medal for exemplifying the spirit and purpose of the museum's founder, and the Robert J. Pfeiffer Medal for dedication to the perpetuation of Hawai'i's rich maritime heritage and outstanding civic leadership. Celebrating Bernice Pauahi Bishop and her legacy through Bishop Museum, the awards dinner will also feature the unveiling of items from Pauahi's personal collection that her husband donated when first establishing Bishop Museum--treasures not normally on public display. Chair: Don Horner. Ticket prices start at $200 per person. Benefits Bishop Museum's education programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 848-4169, www.bishopmuseum.org.
An Evening in Paradise, The Fairmont Orchid, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Renowned Hawai'i chefs will present their culinary masterpieces, paired with fine wines and spirits, at this seventh annual premier food- and wine-tasting event. Live music, dancing and fine local products are also part of the evening's festivities. Benefits the
Hawai'i Island United Way. Tickets are $75 and will be available in June at the hotel and the Hawai'i Island United Way at 935-6393, www.hawaiiunitedway.org.
Hale Makua 'Ohana Lu'au, Kihei Community Center, 4:30 to 8 p.m. By popular demand, Melveen Leed returns for "The Meaning of Aloha." Enjoy this Hoku award-winning entertainer at an 'one traditional lu'au, emceed by popular local boy Augie T. The event also includes a country store and a silent auction. Event chair: Buzz Fernandez. Cost: $45 for adults, $15 for keiki 2 to 10 years old. Benefits Hale Makua. For more information, call 871-9214 or 871-9283, www.halemakua.com.
EOTP 50th Anniversary Dinner Celebration and Fund-raiser, Banyan Tree Showroom, Hale Koa Hotel, 2055 Kalia Road, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Eye of the Pacific Guide Dogs & Mobility Services (EOTP) celebrates the many successes achieved in the placement of guide dogs with Hawai'i residents. The event includes dinner, a no-host bar, guest speakers, door prizes and a slide and video presentation. Cost: $50 per person. Chair: Nani Fife. Benefits Eye of the Pacific Guide Dogs & Mobility Services Inc, For more information, call 941-1088, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eyeofthepacific.org.
"An Evening at Marilyn's," the King Kamehameha Golf Club, 6 to 10 p.m. Come join Marilyn Monroe and other celebrity icons from her era in a fun-filled night to benefit A Keiki's Dream Program. Chair: Glenn Yamasaki. Honorary chairs: Coach Don Nelson, Betty Leis and Jim Sanders. Cost: $75 per person, VIP tables for 10 for $1,000, sponsor tables for $2,500. For more information, contact Darby Gill at 242-8476, email@example.com.
The Maui Sugar Plantation Festival, Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, Pu'unene, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This community event celebrates Maui's sugar plantation history and multiethnic heritage through cultural music and entertainment, demonstrations of plantation-era activities, historical exhibits, "plantation days" games and educational activities for children and ethnic foods. Festival-goers can enjoy samplings of the cultures that contributed their traditions, foods, arts and customs to plantation life, such as Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Okinawan, Portuguese, Puerto-Rican, Korean and Filipino. Special admission of $1 per person into the museum, that day only. Co-chairs: Gaylord Kubota and Paula Loomis. Benefits the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum. For more information, visit www.sugarmuseum.com.
Executive Women International 10th Annual Golf Tournament, Hawai'i Prince Golf Club, shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. A three-person scramble, with a lunch and awards banquet included. Cost: $525 per three-person team. Chair: June Takekawa. Benefits Executive Women International, Honolulu Chapter. For more information, contact June Takekawa at 832-4840, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maui Calls 2005, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 6 p.m. This 10th annual benefit for the Maui Arts & Cultural Center features gourmet pupu prepared by Hawai'i's finest chefs, wine tasting from the nations' best vineyards, a silent and live auction and live music and dancing. Co-chairs: Gerrianne Sakamoto and Judy Siracusa. Tickets are $175; tables of 10 available for $1,750, $2,500 and $5,000. For more information, contact Lisa Varde at 242-2787, ext. 236, email@example.com.
The 17th Annual Pilot Tennis Championship, O'ahu Central Regional Park Tennis Facility. Tennis players of all levels come together in a friendly weekend competition that includes trophies, raffle prizes and a drawing for a weekend Neighbor Island getaway. Food for the players and fans will also be available. Depending upon the number of registrants, tournament play begins on Friday evening at 5 p.m. and continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Cost: singles $26, doubles $36. Benefits the Pilot Foundation of Hawai'i. For more information, contact event co-chairs Mary Jossem at 595-2865, or Robin Tjioe at 722-5843. Registration forms available at www.pilotfoundationofhawaii.org.
Carmen Miranda Gala Headdress Ball, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Grand Ballroom, 5 p.m. A festive Carmen Miranda headdress contest with pupu, scrumptious food and out-of-this-world desserts made by the best chefs in town. A live band, dancing and a silent and live auction complete the evening. Chairperson: Pat Koga. Cost: $650 for a table of 10, near the dance floor; $60 and $55 seats available. Benefits the Hawai'i Island Food Bank. For more information, contact Susan Jung, Hawai'i Island Food Bank director of development, at 935-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.hi-fb.org.
Bowl for Kids' Sake 2005, 'Aiea Bowl, 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. This fund-raiser is all about having fun to help Hawai'i's kids. All proceeds go directly to matching kids with caring volunteer mentors.
All you need to do is register and collect pledges, and on the day of the event you'll be part of an action-packed bowling lest with food, entertainment and much more. There are five three-hour bowling shifts from which to choose. Cost: adult, $60 minimum; 18 and under, $30 minimum. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu. For more information, contact Amy Watari, marketing specialist, at 521-3811 ext. 229, email@example.com.
Showcase 2005, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Henry R. Luce Pavilion and surrounding courtyards, 6 to 8:30 p.m. A popular art sale, gourmet cuisine and wine-tasting event. The culinary creations of Hawai'i's finest chefs, paired with an international selection of domestic wines hand-picked by wine experts, will provide the backdrop for an exhibition of contemporary art works by prominent and emerging regional artists offered for sale during the event. There will also be a Showcase Preview Art Sale on Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., with free admission. Co-chairs: Donna Goth and Tamara Edwards. Early-bird reservations are now available for $75 per person. Reservations made after Aug. 1 will be $85. Premium tables for 10, with exclusive maitre d' service, are available at $5,000. Benefits the Honolulu Academy of Arts. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Showcase 2005 reservations office at 532-3687.
A Night of the Arts, Mililani Golf Course driving range, 6 to 10 p.m. A sampling of food prepared by local chefs, with a wine tasting, live entertainment, art booths and a silent auction. Cost: $50 per person, $25 for children under 12. Chair: Donna Ribellia-Abreu. Benefits the O'ahu Arts Center. For more information, call 848-7632, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, www.oahuartscenter.org.
Hawaiian Plant Sale, 150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului, 9 a.m. to noon. Landscape your yard with beautiful Hawaiian groundcovers, ferns, grasses, kalo and banana varieties, native hibiscus, 'ohi'a and more. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is committed to conserving Hawai'i's plants and cultural heritage. Come early for the best selection. Chair: Lisa Raymond. Benefits the Maul Nui Botanical Gardens. For more information, call 249-2798, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mnbg.org.
Cop on Top, various Safeway stores statewide. Teams of police officers will sit on 17 different Safeway rooftops (or scaffolding) statewide for three days with a goal to raise $10,000. No cost or entry fee--just make a donation to help get our cops down. Benefits Special Olympics Hawai'i. For more information, contact Lorilynne Lau, special events coordinator, at 943-8808, ext. 33, email@example.com, www.specialolympicshawaii.org.
Second Annual Girl Fest Hawai'i. Girl Fest Hawai'i is a multimedia festival whose mission it is to end violence against women and girls. This festival includes film, dance, an art gallery, music concerts, spoken-word performances, lectures, panels and workshops. Benefits the Safe Zone Foundation. For more information, visit www.girlfesthawaii.org.
Four Seasons Weekend and Terry Fox Run/Walk, Four Seasons, Big Island. This weekend fund-raiser features multiple events: "A Taste of Hawai'i's Big Island," featuring some of the Islands' best chefs, live entertainment and a silent auction; and the Terry Fox 10K/5K Run/Walk; Hualalai Golf Scramble; and Hualalai Tennis Tournament. Benefits cancer research in Hawai'i. For more information, call 325-8052.
Third Annual Great Hawaiian Chili Challenge, Victoria Ward parking lot, cooking from noon to 4 p.m., judging from 4 to 5 p.m., festivities open to the public from 5 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a chili cook-off, a Keiki Korner with a balloon artist, face painting and more, live band entertainment, a jalapeno eating contest and more family fun. Cost: $5 entrance ticket (includes two chili samples), or $40 for a VIP pass, which includes entrance to the tent, tasting of all chili samples, two drink tickets, one event T-shirt and seating in the VIP tent. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Hawai'i. For more information, contact Lei Mahoe at 942-5111, www.bgch.com.
Golf Healthy Challenge 2005, Hawai'i Prince Golf Course, noon shotgun start. A golf tournament fund-raiser to benefit Saint Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawai'i. Entry fee: $450 for a 3-person team or $1,000 for a tee sponsorship. Chair: Stephanie Asato. For more information, contact Myron Tong at 547-6878, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebration of Lifetime Achievement Dinner, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. This event honors individuals who have generously given their time and support to the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i and the community it serves. Cost: $125 per seat. Co-chairs: Colbert Matsumoto and Donn Ariyoshi. For more information, contact JCCH programs director Brandon Hayashi at 945-7633, ext. 33, email@example.com, www.jcch.com.
Third Annual Taste of North Shore, Pa'ia Park (Baby Park), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Taste of North Shore features the finest restaurants from the North Shore and Upcountry Maui, with a beer and wine garden, continuous live entertainment and dancing and a silent auction. Chair: Lisa Starr. Benefits the Pa'ia Youth & Cultural Center. For more information, contact Starr at 283-8450, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Light the Night Walk, Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park, 6 p.m. to midnight. An adventurous evening for the whole family. Participants carry illuminated balloons to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer. Anyone can take part. Children, adults and seniors are all welcome. This is a casual walk with no fitness requirements. Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For more information, to sign up as a team captain or to buy pre-sale tickets contact Amanda at 534-1222, email@example.com, or Leilani at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lightthenight.org.
Ne'epapa I Ke O Mau (Moving Forward Together), Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom, 5:30 p.m. cocktails and silent auction, 6:30 p.m. dinner and presentation. This is the third annual benefit dinner celebrating the 'Olelo Hawai'i. This year's Ne'epapa Honoree is Congressman Neil Abercrombie for his contributions to the life of the Hawaiian Language. Cost: $250 per person, tables of ten available for $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 levels. Benefits 'Aha Punana Leo Inc. For more information, call 358-6257, email@example.com, www.ahapunanaleo.org.
The Sixth Annual Taste at Kapolei, Ko 'Olina Resort and Marina, 5:30 to 9 p.m. This food and wine event features the culinary talents of Hawai'i's best chefs on Ko 'Olina's beautiful oceanfront. Special events include a silent auction, Kapolei country market, fireworks display and an area just for children. Chair: Keola Lloyd. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door. Corporate sponsorships are available by calling Keola at 674-3167. Benefits the Rotary Club of Kapolei Foundation. For more information, call 275-3010, www.tasteatkapolei.com.
Symphony at La Pietra, Great Lawn at La Pietra, grounds open at 5:30 p.m., concert starts at 6:45 p.m. Joan Landry will conduct members of the Honolulu Symphony as they entrance listeners with music based on an American theme under the stars at one of the most romantic settings in Honolulu: the former Dillingham estate modeled after an Italian villa, which now serves as the home of La Pietra, Hawai'i School for Girls. Cost: $50, which includes wine, coffee and dessert. Tables for eight available, as well as catered dinner for eight available. Reservations strongly recommended. Chair: Charlotte Clark. Benefits La Pietra. For more information, call 922-2744.
Moon over Manoa, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 5:30 p.m. A gala fund-raiser for Mid-Pacific Institute. For more information, contact Ka'ili O'Connell at 973-5051, or Kristy Tong at 973-5016.
March of Dimes Ride to Save Babies, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A motorcycle rally around the island followed by a wrap-up party with food and entertainment. All pledges benefit the March of Dimes Hawai'i Chapter. For more information, contact Carmella Hernandez, state director, at 973-2155, firstname.lastname@example.org.
17th Annual Garden Party, Yokouchi Family Estate, Wailuku, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This sell-out event features many of Maui's premiere chefs, who serve up award-winning cuisine each year. The live art and gift auctions culminate with brand-new art auctioned off at the end of the event. The art is created during the event, and watching the artists work is always a special treat. Benefits the Maui Academy of Performing Arts. For more information, call 244-8760, email@example.com, www.mauiacademy.org.
Hilo Orchid Society "An Eruption of Orchids" Show Preview Party, Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium. The Fourth Annual Preview Party will be a five-star evening, featuring fine Pacific Rim cuisine and an excellent array of wines for tasting. Cost: $40 a ticket pre-sale, $45 at the door. The reservation deadline is Sept. 22. Benefits the Hospice of Hilo. Chair: Mindi Clark. For more information, contact Mindi Clark at 966-6842, www.hiloorchidsociety.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.