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“Shattered Dreams” staged at Waimea High School and other locations

“Shattered Dreams” staged at Waimea High School and other locations

WAIMEA – Although last week was the sixth time that Life’s Choices Kaua'i Coordinator Theresa Koki participated in the “Shattered Dreams/Every 15 minutes” program, she said it was every bit as emotional as the first time.

“By the end of the second day, I was exhausted. It’s an emotionally-charged experience to take part in a mock car crash, mock trial and mock memorial,” said Koki. “But it was definitely worth our time and energy to raise awareness about the real life risks associated with underage drinking and impaired driving. Hopefully this will change students’ and parents’ beliefs and behaviors as well as the community.”

County sponsors Earth Day photo contest

County sponsors Earth Day photo contest

LĪHU'E – In an effort to raise awareness about Earth Day, which falls on April 22, the county’s Staff Level Green Team is sponsoring a photo contest.

Digital photos depicting memorable Earth Day activities are eligible.

Entries should include a brief description of how the photo relates to Earth Day, along with contact information, i.e. name and phone number.

Photos must be emailed to sblane@kauai.gov by Friday, April 27.

The top three photos will be featured on the county’s Facebook page, and also entered in a drawing for bus passes including: 12-month; 6-month; and 1-month bus passes, valued at $240, $120 and $25 respectively.

The primary mission of the Staff Level Green Team is to improve the county’s resource management that will result in cost-savings and reduce the county’s carbon footprint.

The team’s goals include:

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes 2012

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes 2012

Information courtesy: Kauai Community College

The 2nd Annual “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” sponsored by Kaua’i Community College and the YWCA of Kaua'i is scheduled for Friday April 20th from 11:00AM-2:00PM with a march through campus, speakers, music, and raffle followed by lunch. There will be information booths, t-shirts, and prizes. This event is free and open to the public!

For more information and to register for the walk.

County offers fair housing training

County offers fair housing training

LĪHU‘E – In recognition of April being Fair Housing Month, the Housing Agency is offering free training on the Fair Housing Act.

The latest information on fair housing, reasonable accommodations and modifications, and occupancy standard guidelines will be covered in the workshop.

Landlords, tenants, resident and property managers, association board members, housing agents, as well as the general public are invited to attend this event.

The workshop is scheduled on Friday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Līhu‘e Civic Center, Pi‘ikoi Building, conference rm. A/B.

Featured speakers include representatives from the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission, Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Anyone interested in attending the fair housing training should pre-register by April 23. Space for the event is limited.

KPAL announces island wide flag football registration

KPAL announces island wide flag football registration

The Kaua'i Police Activities League (KPAL) today announced registration for flag football programs in Kapa‘a-Anahola, Līhu'e, Kōloa-Kalāheo, Hanapēpē and Waimea for all school-aged youth, from kindergarten to high school senior.

Registration for the Kapa‘a-Anahola flag football program is being held now through Wednesday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Popo’s Cookies in Kapa‘a. 

The Līhu'e program registration will be held on Tuesdays, April 17 and 24, from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Kaua'i Veterans Center in Līhu'e, and from 5– 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, April 18 – 26, at the KPAL Līhu'e Boxing Gym located between Vidinha Stadium and the soccer field.

Those interested in Kōloa-Kalāheo flag football can register with Kya Asano at the Kōloa Ball Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 17 – 26, or call Officer Mark Ozaki at 652-6999.

KPAL Youth Center announces strength and conditioning class

KPAL Youth Center announces strength and conditioning class

KAPA‘A – The Kaua'i Police Activities League (KPAL) is now accepting registrations for its strength and conditioning class for teens to be held at the KPAL Youth Center in Kapa‘a beginning Saturday, April 21.

Classes will be held on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m.

The class caters to high school athletes of all sports to improve strength and endurance and to help prevent sports-related injuries. Instructor Sandi O’Shaughnessy, owner of Iron Lotus Core Fitness in Kapa‘a, will teach participants to use their bodies and various fitness tools, such as medicine balls and heavy ropes, to create a fun and challenging workout.

To register, contact Sandi O’Shaughnessy directly at 651-6349. Registration is ongoing. Each participant will need to complete a registration form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

The fee for the class is $20.00.

Facilitating Community Change Workshop

Facilitating Community Change Workshop
  Information courtesy: Miki Lee   Presented by the Collaborative Leaders Network in partnership with Kauai Planning & Action Alliance

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Lihue Public Library
It’s free.  Refreshments served.

What does it take to bring together diverse groups to facilitate community 
change?  Meet with others on Kauai facilitating large-scale problem solving
to share and learn from each other.

To start the conversation, Kem Lowry, a former urban planning professor and 
member of the Collaborative Leaders Network, will reflect on the promise and 
pitfalls of his recent work with community groups developing a plan for 
Kakaako Makai (Honolulu).  Following his presentation, participants will have 
an opportunity to compare their approaches to collaborative community work.

To sign up and for more informatio