ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Pooch promenade fundraiser on June 6
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Maureen O'Connell