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Paradise gymnastics meet this week

The Gymnastics in Paradise Invitational Meet, featuring more than 200 advanced-level gymnasts from Australia, Canada and seven states, will be held tomorrow and Sunday at Aiea District Park.

The gymnasts will compete in the uneven bars, floor exercise, balance beam and vault events.

The advanced gymnasts, Junior Olympics levels 9 and 10, will compete tomorrow starting at 1:30 p.m. Level 8 session will take place at 9 a.m. tomorrow. On Sunday, Level 6 will compete at 8 a.m. and Level 7 at 10 a.m.

Admission is $10 tomorrow and $5 Sunday.

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35th Aloha Gymfest next week

Twenty-seven teams from three countries, the U.S. mainland, Hawaii and Guam will compete at the 35th Aloha Gymfest on Jan. 14-16 at the Le Jardin Academy Gym in Kailua.

The Level 4-10/open event is hosted by Kokokahi Gymnastics Team. Competition begins at 4 p.m. next Friday and at 9 a.m. on Jan. 15 and 16. Admission is charged: $4-8 Friday, $8-15 Saturday; $5-10 Sunday. There is no charge for children under age 5.

For more information, call 235-6866.

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Ala Wai Challenge moves to Waikiki

The 26th Ala Wai Challenge, a fundraiser for the Waikiki Community Center, has a new name and venue.

Renamed the Duke Kahanamoku Challenge, the Jan. 23 event will be held at Duke Kahanamoku Beach next to the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The day begins with a double-hull-canoe procession, with competition starting at 10 a.m.

Besides quarter-mile open-ocean outrigger canoe races, there will be Hawaiian makahiki games: ulu maika (sand bowling), niu relay (run with coconuts), moa pahe’e (sliding); kukini (messenger run) and huki kaula (tug-of-war). There also will be an invitational stand-up paddleboard relay, entertainment, Hawaiian crafts and food.

This year’s honorees are the Pi’ilani’a family and the late Mau Piailug, the legendary Micronesian navigator.

Complimentary parking will be available at the Hawaii Convention Center with shuttle service to the Hilton Hawaiian Village from 7 to 8:30 a.m., and return service to the convention center from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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» Palolo B.C./Kawano B.C. Match Event: 6 p.m., Palolo Gym. Info:

» Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club: 10 a.m., Ala Moana Park.

» PAA Hawaii Holiday Burnoff Race. Long and short courses for OC1, V1, OC2, SS1. Sandy Beach to Hawaii Kai for SUP and Paddleboard. Registraion: 7:30-9 a.m., Hawaii Kai Shack.

» Hawaii High School Rodeo Association-Oahu District: Team roping, 9 a.m., The Ranch at Kalaeloa.

» SK808 Roller Derby Tournament: Noon-8 p.m., 222 Ahui Street, Honolulu. Admission: $5-$15.

» Cheetah 5K: 9 a.m., Central Oahu Regional Park. 343-7593.

» HASA Hard Rock Series: 8 a.m., Maili Point. 262-2488.



» Hawaii TV Bowling: Modified Doubles, Pali Lanes. Check-in: 8 a.m. Competition: 9 a.m.

» Honolulu Cricket Club: 10:30 a.m., Kapiolani Park.

» 808dartsrus: Leeward Bowl. Signups close at 6 p.m.

» Hawaii High School Rodeo Association-Oahu District: Team penning & sorting, 9 a.m., The Ranch at Kalaeloa.

» Bob & Ron’s 5K: 7 a.m., Waikiki Shell parking lot.

» HASA Hard Rock Series: 8 a.m., Maili Point. 262-2488.



Coaches/Officials Certification Clinic: 1 p.m. tomorrow, Sure Foundation Church, Keaau, Big Island. Info: Eiichi Jumawan at

Windward P.O.N.Y. League: Registration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., tomorrow and Jan. 15, Enchanted Lake Elementary School. Boys and girls, ages 5 to 14. T-ball to high school. Birth certificate and medical insurance required (copies okay). Informaton: Tusi Kekaula, 341-6508.

Hiki No Fastpitch Softball Club: Looking for players in Central Oahu born in 2001. Information: or Tim Dumlao, 221-5226.

Island Tennis League: Winter season begins Jan. 22. Flexible schedule. $20 singles, $35 doubles. Deadline: Jan. 15. Information: 395-8486 or

Speed and Agility Clinic
Full Speed Clinic with David Maeva at Kalaheo High School gym and Hokulani Elementary School

January 16, 23, 30
Boys and girls ages 5 – 13
Info: 262-4538

Online registration:

KAEPA Hawaii Development Academy: Sunday-Feb. 21. GIrls ages 9-13. Sundays 1230-2 p.m. & Mondays 6-7:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Priory gym. Cost for 14 sessions: $225. Online registration:


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