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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Pooch promenade fundraiser on June 6

Advertiser Staff and News Services

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The sixth annual Hawai'i Kai Dog Walk offers pooches and their owners a fun 2.3-mile stroll or a shorter "mini route" tailored for smaller and older pooches.

The event is a fundraiser for Hui 'Ilio Hawai'i, the nonprofit that helped build the Hawai'i Kai Dog Park through a public-private partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Pre-registration for the June 6 event wraps up Saturday. For a $20 fee, pre-registered participants get a dog walk T-shirt, a goodie bag and chance at winning a door prize. Walk-in registration is the same fee, with goodies provided while supplies last.

Event check-in starts at 6:30 a.m., and paws hit the pavement at 7:30 a.m. at the Hawai'i Kai Park and Ride. Check out booths, exhibits and activities in the dog park. Doggie pools and dog-sicles will be available to help cool off after the walk. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.hui-ilio.org.

SENIOR FAIR

SPEAKERS, PRESENTATIONS AT OKINAWA CENTER

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will hold its third annual senior fair tomorrow and Saturday at the Hawaii Okinawa Center in Waipio.

The free event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m both days, will feature presentations on topics such as Medicare fraud, fire safety and fall prevention. Among the guest speakers: Dr. Cass Nakasone, chief of orthopedics at the Bone & Joint Center at Straub Clinic and Hospital (11:30 a.m. tomorrow); Dr. Hugo Higa of Aesthetic Vision Center (10:30 a.m. Saturday); and Dana Takahara-Dias, head coach of the University of Hawai'i's Rainbow Wahine basketball team (11:30 a.m. Saturday).

For more information about the fair or the Okinawa Association, call 676-5400 or e-mail huoa@huoa.org.

Maureen O'Connell