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  • 2017 Asia Pacific Dance Festival

    The Asia Pacific Dance Festival showcases the finest dances, dancers, and choreographers from Asia and the Pacific. Centered on a series of performances, the Festival includes complementary activities as workshops, university course offerings, public lectures, forums, and community demonstrations. View videos, photo, profiles and more...

  • East Honolulu Food Festival at Star of the Sea Church and School 2017

    Over 1,800 people attended last year's event and this year promises to be even bigger and better with all-you-can eat and drink cuisine from 21 of Hawaii's hottest restaurants. This year's theme Paniolo Night is bringing out the Cowboy/Cowgirl in all of us!
  • Friends of Kaimuki Public Library Book & Media Sale (808) 733-8422
    Pop in to the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library's "Book Cellar" bookstore on the ground floor of the library for great bargains on used books, CDs, DVDs and audio books! Proceeds directly benefit Kaimuki Public Library. Most items $1.00 each.
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  • Goodwill Provides Free Tax Preparation Assistance 2017

    Goodwill Provides Free Tax Preparation Assistance 2017

    -- Tax Clinics Opening Statewide Beginning Feb. 1 --

    Honolulu, Hawaii --

    Goodwill Hawaii has received a grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) in support of its Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day event on Friday, Jan. 27 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Goodwill Beretania Store at 1075 S. Beretania St. The event will provide opportunities for low-income individuals and families to enhance their knowledge of available tax credits and access free financial education from qualified experts. Attendees may also sign up to receive free tax filing assistance at one of Goodwill's tax filing clinics opening at the beginning of February.

    "Goodwill Hawaii is honored to be the recipient of this grant, which will support our continued efforts to help low-income families become self-sufficient," said Katy Chen, chief administrative officer of Goodwill Hawaii. "The Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day event is a great way to help the community to prepare for and understand all of the benefits that they can claim by filing taxes."

    For the 13th year in a row, Goodwill Hawaii is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Aloha United Way to provide FREE tax preparation assistance to eligible tax filers -- individuals or families who earned $54,000 or less in 2016 and DO NOT own a home or business.

    Starting Feb. 1 and ending on April 1, Goodwill Hawaii will open seven tax clinics statewide ­-- including three on Oahu in Honolulu, Kapolei and Windward Oahu, two on the Big Island in Hilo and Kona, one in Kahului, Maui and one in Lihue, Kauai. A list of locations and their hours of operations can be found below.

    Last season, Goodwill Hawaii assisted more than 1,700 households to file their Federal and Hawaii State tax returns who received over $3 million in tax refunds and credits. On average, each household serviced by Goodwill received a tax refund of $2,000.

    Interested parties are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with a tax preparer by visiting www.higoodwill.org or calling 836-0313. Walk-ins will also be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only one individual or household will be served per appointment.

    Following is a list of the Goodwill Hawaii operated free tax clinic locations and their hours of operation:

    OAHU LOCATIONS

    HONOLULU CLINIC

    Goodwill Beretania Office

    1072 Young Street Room 102, Honolulu, HI 96814

    Hours of operation:

    Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-7:00 pm

    Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

    KAPOLEI CLINIC

    Goodwill Kapolei -- Ohana Career & Learning Center

    2140 Lauwiliwili Street, Kapolei, HI 96707

    Hours of operation:

    Tuesday, 4:00-7:00 pm

    Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

    WINDWARD OAHU CLINIC

    Windward Community College

    45-720 Keaahala Road, Alakai Building Room 129, Kaneohe, HI 96744

    Hours of operation:

    Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

    BIG ISLAND LOCATIONS

    KONA CLINIC

    Goodwill Kona Office

    74-5599 Luhia Street Suite F-4, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

    Hours of operation:

    First and Third Wednesday* of every month, 4:00-7:00 pm

    *Clinic will be open until April 5

    HILO CLINIC

    Goodwill Hilo Office

    200 Kanoelehua Avenue Suite 102, Hilo, HI 96702

    Hours of operation:

    Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-7:00 pm

    MAUI LOCATION

    MAUI CLINIC

    Goodwill Maui Office

    250 Alamaha Street Suite N-16A, Kahului, HI 96732

    Hours of operation:

    Thursday, 4:00-7:00 pm

    Second Saturday* of every month, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

    *Clinic will be open until April 8

    KAUAI LOCATION

    KAUAI CLINIC

    Goodwill Kauai Office

    4334 Rice Street Suite 205, Lihue, HI 96766

    Hours of operation:

    First and Third Thursday of every month, 4:00-7:00 pm

    First Saturday of every month, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

    About Goodwill Hawaii

    Goodwill Hawaii's mission is to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. Supported by its retail operations and financial endeavors, its educational, employment and training programs have provided skills training, employment counseling, job placement and support services since 1959. To learn more about Goodwill Hawaii, visit www.higoodwill.org.

    Reach us at 836-WORK (9675), info@higoodwill.org, or follow Goodwill Hawaii on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

    About OHA

    The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is a unique, independent state agency established through the Hawai'i State Constitution and statutes to advocate for the betterment of conditions of all Native Hawaiians, with a Board of Trustees elected by the voters of Hawai'i. OHA is guided by a vision and mission to ensure the perpetuation of the culture, to protect the entitlements of Native Hawaiians, and to build a strong and healthy Hawaiian people and nation. For more information, visit www.oha.org.


    About Goodwill Industries of Hawaii Annually, Goodwill channels more than 90% of its revenues into programs and services. - Learn more... Shop Goodwill - Turning Jeans into Jobs Shopping at Goodwill is a great way to invest in your community. Goodwill stores are brimming with fashionable items at bargain prices, and our selection is endless. Even more importantly, every purchase you make at Goodwill helps someone in your community progress toward their personal and professional goals and fulfill their potential. Store Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donation Hours: Monday -- Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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    About Goodwill Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation that helps people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. Since 1959, we have provided job placement, career development, education, training, employment and support services for people throughout the state. Over 10,000 Hawaii residents each year have benefitted from Goodwill's services, and thousands have found employment in our community. Philosophy For more than 100 years, Goodwill Industries has championed a philosophy of community service through the power of work. In 1902, the founder of this philosophy, Reverend Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist Minister, took burlap bags into Boston's wealthier neighborhoods collecting donations. He invited community residents with disabilities and other disadvantages to help repair and sell the donations and used the revenue made through the sales to pay the workers. This philosophy is evident throughout Hawaii's Goodwill, and in Goodwills throughout the world. Goodwill Industries International Goodwill Industries of Hawaii (GIH) is an autonomous, dues-paying member of Goodwill Industries International, a growing network of Goodwill organizations throughout the world. There are currently 183 full member Goodwill organizations in the United States and Canada. Since the organization's founding in 1902, Goodwill has helped more than 9 million people. Globally, Goodwill Industries International announced its 21st Century Initiative to serve 20 million people by the year 2020. Goodwill Leadership and Accreditation Goodwill is led by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of civic and business leaders from the community. Goodwill has been fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for more than 30 years, and is certified by NISH. Goodwill maintains active membership in the National Rehabilitation Association, Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations, Retail Merchants of Hawaii, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Aloha United Way, Hawaii Employers Council, West Oahu Economic Development Association, and the Kapolei Chamber of Commerce. Funding and Revenue Goodwill is rare among not-for-profit agencies because most of its revenue is earned. Our unique, self-sustaining system enables us to serve thousands in Hawaii each year. Goodwill Industries of Hawaii is funded through:
    • Retail sales at our community stores
    • Service contracts (in competition with private enterprise)
    • City, state and federal job training grants
    • Support from individuals and corporations
  • Great Aloha Run & Expo - Honolulu Hawaii 2017
    The Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run is a road race that takes place annually in Honolulu, Hawaii on the third Monday in February (Presidents' Day in the United States). The Great Aloha Run Sports, Health & Fitness Expo targets the fastest growing world of adventure, action sports, leisure activities, health and wellness. The 3-day Expo includes a faceted array of exhibit booths offering unique products and services, great entertainment, workshops and much more!
  • Grow Hawaiian Festival 2017 by Hawaiian Electric at Bishop Museum
    Celebrate Hawai‘i’s culture, native plants, and sustainable lifestyles at the Grow Hawaiian Festival on Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Bishop Museum. The free event offers the whole family a day filled with activities, crafts, games, music, and food. View videos, photo, profiles and more...
  • Hawaii Red Cross Awesome Online Auction
    Runs from February 25th to March 11th, 2015. People can bid on hotel stays in Bora Bora, London, Oahu and the neighbor islands as well as golf and entertainment packages, gas cards and restaurant gift certificates! Please help us continue our mission of saving lives and give hope by bidding on our FABULOUS and UNIQUE auction items. We depend on the Aloha spirit of giving to help others in need. Mahalo!
  • Hawaiian Electric Clean Energy Fair - Kahala Mall, Near Macy's
    The event is a kick-off for Energy Awareness Month in October and celebrates the efforts and accomplishments by many organizations across the state to pursue a sustainable, clean energy future for Hawaii.
  • Kaimuki Public Library Children Storytime (808) 733-8422
    Nurture your child with the love of reading by attending a Children's Storytime session! Storytime introduces preschool children to quality literature in an entertaining and enriching atmosphere.
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  • Kamehameha Schools Ho‘olaule‘a 2015
    Kamehameha Schools Ho‘olaule‘a is a truly Hawaiian celebration that provides a wonderful and unique experience! Bring your ohana and enjoy the spectacular view from this special mountainside setting. View videos, photo, profiles and more...
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  • KCC Farmers Market Saturday - Kapiolani Community College

    Meet the farmers and food producers of Hawaii's diversified agricultural scene. A variety of vendors display and sell their products each week.

  • KCC Farmers Market Tuesday Night - Kapiolani Community College

    Hawai`i Farm Bureau Federation (HFBF) and Kapi'olani Community College are launching a three-month pilot Farmers' market on Tuesdays (4pm-7pm). Meet the farmers and food producers of Hawaii's diversified agricultural scene.
  • New Year's 'Ohana Festival At Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i 2016
    As part of its New Year’s traditions, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i will ring in 2014 with its New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival.

    Food, fun, family and food trucks! All set in an atmosphere of interactive cultural activities going on throughout the day!

    Take part and experience a Japanese New Year’s food cook-off, music/dancing/entertainment, a Japanese Country Store with a “Kirei Korner” featuring “Handmade & Homemade by JCCH Members” and a Marukai $1.99 Marketplace, shop for beautifully made arts and crafts from Hawai‘i’s top artisans, keiki games and make-n-take activities and so much more!

  • 27th TALK STORY FESTIVAL

    Hawai‘i's oldest and largest storytelling celebration. Hawai i's best storytellers (and a few guests) are featured onin the McCoy Pavilion Auditorium (Ala Moana Beach Park). Storytellers share the stage, 20 minutes each, with dramatic lighting and gifted Sign Language Interpreters.

  • Longhi's Ala Moana New Years Eve Spectacular

    Join us in ringing in the New Year with a delicious four-course dinner and an amazing view of the fireworks at midnight. Dance your way into 2015 with live entertainment from the Funk-A-Holics.
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