Kauai Stars In Another Film Hit

Dinosaurs come back to life in the latest 3D installment of the Jurassic Park movie series, Jurassic World, which hits Kukui Grove Cinema June 26. Kauai’s beauty is the backdrop once again for the fictitious Isla Nublar where Jurassic Park is set. This is the fourth movie in the series that premiered more than two decades ago. The Garden Isle is such a celeb these days …

The May episode of Kauai Shining Stars in Education features the Kapaa High Warriors and their programs that get students ready for life after high school, including college and careers. The Department of Education‘s television and Internet show also spotlights the inaugural “Shark Tank” event that was held by budding entrepreneurs from the Virtual Enterprise course. To watch these inspiring Kapaa High School students, visit vimeo.com/channels/kauaishiningstars or tune in to Oceanic Channel 6 …

Hawaii Children's Theatre recently awarded scholarships to three talented performing arts students, pictured in front, from left: Kimberly McDonough, John Quinlan and Tirah Brings. Back, from left: Poppy Shell (holding a picture of her son, Ethan Bradford Shell), David Shell and Dolly Kanekuni Photo from Hawaii Children's Theatre

Hawaii Children’s Theatre recently awarded scholarships to three talented performing arts students, pictured in front, from left: Kimberly McDonough, John Quinlan and Tirah Brings. Back, from left: Poppy Shell (holding a picture of her son, Ethan Bradford Shell), David Shell and Dolly Kanekuni Photo from Hawaii Children’s Theatre

AlohaCare, a Medicaid and Medicare health plan facility, opened a new office in Lihue last month. It provides service to more than 5,500 Kauai residents. During the grand-opening celebration, Jade Battad, vice chair of the County Council Committee on the Status of Women, performed a blessing for the new space. Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Sen. Ron Kouchi, Rep. Dee Morikawa and Kaulana Finn, liaison for Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, each spoke at the event. Visit alohacare.org for more information …

Hawaii Children’s Theatre recently awarded scholarships to three of the island’s talented first-or second-year college students who are studying performing arts: Tirah Brings, John Quinlan and Kimberly McDonough. Brings studies digital media at KCC, Quinlan studies engineering at Washington State, and McDonough studies violin at The College of Wooster. The 2015 Ethan Shell Memorial College Scholarships for

Performing Arts were created by the family of the late Ethan Bradford Shell, who grew up on Kauai and participated in HCT productions before moving to New York City. He died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition at only 21. This is the sixth year that HCT has gifted funds to college students pursuing an education in performing arts …

Female Japanese immigrants who sang while they worked in the sugarcane fields. Their songs, called hole hole bushi, will be discussed at a free presentation Thursday Photo from Kauai Museum

Female Japanese immigrants who sang while they worked in the sugarcane fields. Their songs, called hole hole bushi, will be discussed at a free presentation Thursday Photo from Kauai Museum

On Saturday, dads will be honored at this year’s Mayor-a-thon called, “Hats Off to Dads!” The annual event will be held at Kapaa Beach Park, and check-in starts at 6:30 a.m. Registrants can walk, run or bike either 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 miles along Ka Ala Hele Makalae. The first 600 people to register for the event online at getfitkauai.com will receive a free hat, and the deadline to register is Thursday (June 18). All participants will have a chance to win prizes like a two-night stay at Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club. Games, music and a healthy continental breakfast also will be among the activities at the seventh annual event, which is sponsored by Get Fit Kauai, the County of Kauai and HMSA

Kauai Soto Zen Temple is hosting a free presentation called “Songs from the Canefields: Verses that Tell a Story” about the melodies female Japanese immigrants sang (called hole hole bushi) while they worked. The program will include period photos, sample verses and musical recordings, and will be held Thursday (June 18) at 6:30 p.m. in the Hanapepe Public Library Meeting Room.

Garden Island Trollers is holding its fifth annual fishing tournament on Saturday (June 20). The event is slated to be the biggest tournament yet with more than 50 boats already registered. Email Waianela Boiser at wboiser@wboiser.com or call Jolene Spence at 635-3675 for more information.

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