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Hotels at Ko Olina Resort, including Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, will close starting Tuesday.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
>> Girl Scout Cookie ordering extended
Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i has suspended its cookie sales booths, although cookies still may be ordered through at least April 30 (ordering was supposed to conclude at the end March). To find a Scout to order from go to gshawaii.org/cookies.
>> Blue Note Hawaii shows postponed
Upcoming shows by Hitomi, Amy Hanaiali‘i, Kool & the Gang and more have been postponed. There will be no shows at the venue until at least April 20, when Willie K is scheduled to perform.
>> Honolulu driver’s license road tests
The city’s Department of Customer Services is suspending through April 2 all road tests to obtain a driver license. The service suspension takes effect Monday (March 23), and will also apply to the road tests for commercial driver licenses. All existing road test appointments will be rescheduled. As previously announced, all driver license transactions are by appointment only.
>> Haleakala National Park
Haleakala National Park is closing Saturday (March 21), including the Kipahulu District and park’s Summit District.
>> LPGA Lotte Championship postponed
The local event scheduled for April 15-18 at Ko Olina Golf Club was one of three women’s professional golf tournaments that were postponed. The other two were the Los Angeles Open (April 23-26) and the LPGA Mediheal Championship in Daly City, Calif., on April 30-May 3.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19
>> Hawaii state Capitol closed
The Hawaii state Capitol closed today until April 5 after state Sen. Clarence K. Nishihara was informed today that he has tested positive for COVID-19. House Speaker Scott Saiki instructed workers at the Capitol to leave as soon as possible.
>> DOE extends school closures, implements remote work
The state Department of Education announced today it will keep all public schools closed for a total of three weeks. Instruction is expected to resume April 7 for students and grab-and-go meal service will be provided weekdays at select schools during closure. DOE offices, except for essential functions, will be closed for the next 15 days. School and state offices will continue to provide public services remotely.
The University of Hawaii football team has canceled spring practice and the annual spring scrimmage, head coach Todd Graham confirmed today. The first of the 15 spring practices was set to set to begin on March 27.
>> Most traffic, criminal, and civil cases postponed until after April 30
The Hawaii State Judiciary wants to emphasize that the vast majority of District Court cases on Oahu have been postponed until after April 30. Individuals with the following cases should not report to court:
Traffic cases for non-custody defendants
Misdemeanor, petty misdemeanor, and criminal violation cases for defendants who are not in custody (e.g. jail, police department)
Small claims cases
Regular claims cases, including landlord-tenant cases
Community Outreach Court cases
>> Honolulu Ocean Safety is not on-duty today
Lifeguards need to be properly equipped with personal protective equipment as they may come into contact with infected people while administering medical treatment. In the meantime, the Honolulu Fire Department, the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services and Honolulu Police Department will respond to emergencies.
Students who would have walked in this semester’s ceremony will have the opportunity to participate when in-person commencement resumes.
>> Kauai’s Department of Water will close offices Friday
Department of Water will discontinue all walk-in services, effective Friday, but will continue to assist customers by phone, online, mail and email.
>> Oahu County Democrats Executive Committee votes to cancel the 2020 County Convention
The Oahu County Democrats Executive Committee voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 County Convention and all pre-convention meetings due to the evolving health crisis in the community. The county convention was scheduled to take place on April 25 with pre-convention committee meetings taking place on March 28.
>> Olelo cancels broadcast of Special Senate Committee to advise Senate on COVID-19
Meetings are not open to the public and Olelo has cancelled plans to broadcast today’s inaugural session.
>> State Capitol’s Public Access room reopens to modified procedures
After closing on March 11, the Legislative Reference Bureau’s Public Access Room is now open for phone and email assistance. Due to social distancing measures, in-person access will not be possible at the Public Access Room or Legislative Reference Bureau library until further notice.
>> Procedures for meetings of the Kauai County Council
Meetings will be closed to the public to be consistent with social distancing practices. Meetings will be live streamed and available in the meetings archive after completion, at kauai.gov/webcastmeetings.
>> Dole Plantation to temporarily close on Friday
Dole Plantation will close through at least April 3, although the re-opening date is uncertain.
>> Muslim Association of Hawaii suspends Congregational prayers until further notice
According to the Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence, we find dispensations when there is a threat to the health and well-being of people. One is the dropping of an act, like congregational prayers, fasting, Hajj, or Umra due to a Shari’a approved reason.
>> Kolowalu Parks closed
The Hawaii Community Development Authority has closed its Kolowalu Parks on Queen Street. The parks will be reopened once the novel coronavirus is no longer a threat.
>> Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge suspends public visits
Kauai’s Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is suspending public visitation until further notice.
>> Catholic Charities Hawaii will not have walk-in clients
Clients will be required to schedule an appointment via email or phone in advance of meeting with CCH staff.
>> Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center in Kalihi is closed
>> AARP’s free tax preparation services for the Ching Campus in Makiki, Lanakila Multi-Purpose Center in Kalihi and Kona office have been suspended
>> The Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia workshops for caregivers have been canceled.
>> Hawaiian Airlines temporarily vacating Lobby 4 at Terminal 2
In response to declining travel to Japan, Hawaiian Airlines on Friday plans to centralize its entire check-in operations at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to Lobbies 2 and 3 in Terminal 1.
>> Effective immediately, all Akaku Maui Community offices and production facilities are closed
This includes Akaku’s administrative offices, production studio, KAKU radio facility and upstairs media lab. Appointment requests can be made by calling 871-5554, or e-mailing email@example.com.
>> Atlantis Adventures Suspends All Submarine and Cruise Tours Through April 1
All submarine tours and dinner cruise tours are scheduled to resume on April 2. The seasonal whale watch lunch cruise that was scheduled to conclude on March 31 will not be restarted.
>> Island 98.5 21st Birthday Bash & Ms. Lauryn Hill concerts rescheduled
New dates are July 24 and July 25 for the Island 98.5 Birthday Bash and Sept. 19 for Hill’s “The Miseducation Tour.”
>> The Queen Emma Ball will change from a live event on the campus to a virtual event
The 14th edition of the ball, which was to be held live on April 2, will instead be a week-long virtual event from March 26 — starting at 9 a.m. — until April 2, ending at 9 p.m. The weblink for the virtual event and auction is http://e.givesmart.com/events/gmL.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
>> Hawaii Bicycling League postpones Haleiwa Metric Century ride
After much discussion by HBL’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, the Haleiwa ride scheduled for April 26 has been pushed back, tentatively to Sunday, June 7.
>> Makai Bar delays grand opening
The former Mai Tai Bar at Ala Moana Center had planned a grand opening Saturday as well as the launch of an Island Music Concert Series. Both have been postponed.
>>Lea Salonga postpones spring tour
The Broadway singer was to perform at Blaisdell Concert Hall April 3 and April 4; those concerts have been rescheduled for Oct. 23 and 24. Tickets already purchased will be good on those days (April 3 tickets on Oct. 23 and the April 4 tickets on Oct. 24).
>> Polynesian Cultural Center extends closure
The center will be closed for an additional four weeks, to April 30. Retail shops and Hukilau Marketplace food trucks, providing pick-up options, will remain open.
>> Localicious Pau Hana postponed
The event set for March 26 at Real Gastropub to mark the end of the Localicious restaurant campaign will be rescheduled.
>> Manoa Valley Theatre cancels shows
The MVT Studio Series with Frank De Lima (March 31) and Azure McCall (April 6) have been canceled. MVT’s Manoa Marquee gala April 18 at Waialae Country Club will be rescheduled.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has canceled its weekly Friday fireworks show.
The state’s largest piece of group business this year has canceled its plans to come to Hawaii in June.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
>> First Hawaiian Motor Con, scheduled for March 27-29, has been canceled
>> Waikiki Aquarium closed its doors to the public at 5 p.m. today and will reopen at an undetermined date
All evening events have also been canceled until further notice. Updates will be announced at waikikiaquarium.org.
>> Bishop Museum will temporarily close from today to March 31
The museum said that at the end of March, it would reassess its plans for an eventual reopening. Updates will be posted to bishopmuseum.org.
>> Iolani Palace will be closed on Wednesday until further notice
The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources has also decided to close Palace grounds until further notice. Updates will be provided at iolanipalace.org and the Palace’s social media channels.
>> Hawaii Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives will be temporarily closed until at least March 31.
>> The Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Showcase will be postponed to the end of August
An exact date has yet to be determined. Visit hiff.org for updates.
>> The YMCA of Honolulu will close all branches and suspend programs, including Spring Day Camps, starting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through March 29
The Central & and Nuuanu Y resident services will remain open, but new reservations will not be accepted through March 29. YMCA A+ Afterschool Programs will reopen when public schools are back in session. In the meantime, the YMCA is launching free, online classes at ymcahonolulu.org.
>> Hawaii State Public Library System will close all public library locations to the public
Beginning Wednesday through March 31. Bookmobile services will also be suspended. Due dates and holds will be automatically extended to accommodate the closure period. Patrons may also continue to drop off library books and materials at any of the library branches. Visit librarieshawaii.org for more information.
>> The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, starting Wednesday, will close all state parks on Oahu and Kauai, and major state parks on Maui and Hawaii island, including Diamond Head State Monument, Iao Valley State Monument, and ‘Akaka Falls State Park
The closures include all state parks, monuments, waysides, lookouts, historical sites and recreation areas on Oahu, and all state parks, recreational piers, wilderness and historic parks on Kauai. State parks offices will be closed to in-person access statewide, while camping and pavilion use permits are suspended.
>> Wet’n’Wild Hawaii will temporarily suspend operations through March 30
All daily admission tickets and season passes previously sold for 2020 will be valid through December 31, 2020. Visit wetnwildhawaii.com for updates.
>> Aloha Stadium is suspending all events, including the swap meet, starting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through May 14
One more swap meet will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
>> All activity at TAG, The Actors Group, is temporarily suspended until further notice
Patrons that have purchased tickets that cannot be used will be compensated. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> The Third Annual Hawaiʻi Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival has been postponed to Sept. 11 to 13 at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona
It was originally scheduled for May 16 to 18. Visit HIKuauli.com or @hikuauli on Facebook and Instagram for additional updates.
>> The Manoa Heritage Center is closed to the public for the foreseeable future
Staff will be contacting anyone who made a reservation for a tour or workshop for refunds.
MONDAY, MARCH 16
>> Tuesday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Waikiki canceled
>> USS Arizona Memorial closed
The USS Arizona Memorial has closed effective immediately. Updates will be posted to the park website and social media, according to the park service.
>> Haleakala National Park temporary closures
All visitor centers in the park and backcountry access in the wilderness area will be closed. The summit district will be closed daily from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. Sunrise reservations are canceled along with special events and guided programs.
Hosmer Campground, Kipahulu Campground, all overlooks, and front country trails including the Hosmer Grove Trail, Pipiwai Trail, Kuloa Point, and Kahakai Trail will remain open to public use. Visitors should expect reduced services and emergency response may be limited.
Updates will be posted online.
>> Honolulu Rate Commission meeting canceled
The Honolulu Rate Commission, which was expected at its 2 p.m. meeting Tuesday to take a final vote on a recommended rate plan for TheBus and rail to be sent to the City Council, canceled its meeting, Commission Chairwoman Cheryl Soon said.
>> Hanauma Bay will be closed until April 30
The closure is due to a requirement that all guests watch a video in close proximity to one another prior to entering.
>> The St. Patrick’s day Parade on Tuesday has been canceled
>> The Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii festival, which usually takes place on Memorial Day, has been canceled for this year
Organizers are planning an alternative ceremony with an opportunity to remember and honor loved ones at lanternfloatinghawaii.com.
>> Sea Life Park will temporarily close to the public, starting Tuesday
No reopening date has been determined yet.
>> Nordstrom Inc. says it will temporarily close all of its stores nationwide for two weeks starting Tuesday
>> Regal Entertainment Group to close theaters nationwide
That includes theaters at Dole Cannery, Windward Mall and Kapolei Commons, will close indefinitely all its theaters nationwide starting Tuesday
>> The Honolulu Museum of Art will be closed temporarily, starting Tuesday, until at least March 31
The closure includes the HoMA School, HoMA cafe, shop and Doris Duke Theatre. Visit honolulumuseum.org for updates.
>> Mauna Kea visitor information station will be closed on Sunday
The parking lot at Mauna Kea will remain open, along with portable toilets.
>> The Kilauea Visitor Center at at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is closing Tuesday
The park will remain open.
>> The inaugural Carmen Hulu Lindsey Leo Ha’iha’i Falsetto Contest April 10 is being postponed due to the uncertainty of COVID-19
The contestants that have been approved will be invited back once a new contest date is secured.
>> The Royal Hawaiian Band’s public concerts have been canceled until April 30
>> All Easter Egg hunts, archery tournaments, people’s open markets and swim meets by the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation will be canceled this month and April
>> Honolulu’s Department of Enterprise Services has canceled all events with an attendance of 50 or more people through April 30
Contact Blaisdell Center at 768-5400 with questions.
>> Hawaiian Electric will temporarily close walk-in payment centers, starting noon Wednesday, with plans to reopen March 30
>> Kumu Kahua Theatre postpones “The Conversion of Ka‘ahumanu,” originally scheduled to open March 19 and run through April 19
Ticket holders will be contacted directly. Starting March 23, the theatre office will be closed until further notice.
>> Mililani Shopping Center’s annual Easter event on April 4 has been canceled
>> The “I Love Kailua” Town Party scheduled for April 26 presented by the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle has been canceled
It will resume next year.
>> The Hawaiian Scottish Association Festival & Highland Games scheduled for March 28 t0 29 at Jefferson Elementary School has been canceled
The Ceilidh, or Scottish party, scheduled for the evening of March 27 at the Elk’s Club in Waikiki has been canceled, as well.
>> The Hawaii Collectorfest scheduled for March 20 to 22 at Ohana Hale Marketplace has been canceled
>> Some of Honolulu Community Action Program’s education programs will be temporarily suspended until March 30
This includes all Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms and home-based services to children and their families, as well as the Creative STEM after-school programs.
>> Pauoa Elementary’s School’s Spring Fling on April 3 has been canceled
>> The PetVet Easter Egg Hunt for keiki and four-legged friends on April 4 has been canceled
>> The Hawaii Youth Symphony Spring Concert April 5 at Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall has been canceled
>> Kaneohe Kiwanis’ Imu Fundraiser on April 11 and 12 at King Intermediate School has been canceled
>> Lei Day on May 1 is canceled
>> The 2020 Kamehameha Education Technology Conference at Kamehameha Schools has been postponed to June 8 and 9, 2021
Refunds will be provided.
>> All cultural classes and live entertainment at Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki, as well as the keiki coloring class and photos with the Easter bunny have been canceled
In addition, Royal Hawaiian Center will be reducing its hours, starting Tuesday, to 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Individual store and restaurant hours may vary.
>> The HTA Board of Directors’ Meeting on Thursday at Hawai‘i Convention Center has been canceled
Call 625-3782 for more information.
>> The Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s March Career Expo has been postponed to June
Originally scheduled for March 25 at the Neal Blaisdell Center, the expo has been rescheduled to June 10.
>> National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl postpones all ceremonies through April
The cemetery remains open for interment services and visitation.
>> YMCA suspends A+ after school and before school programs at public schools
Programs, including the ASP and Club-Mid After School programs at Y branches, will be suspended until Department of Education schools reopen.
>> DHHL cancels Waimanalo community meeting
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has canceled its Homes Commission community meeting today in Waimanalo. Regularly scheduled HHC board meetings on Monday and Tuesday will proceed. For information about HHC meetings, visit the department’s website.
>> U.S. Postal Service cancels Kailua Passport Fair
It was scheduled for March 21 at the Kailua Public Library and will be rescheduled at a later date.
>> Kamehameha Schools Kapalama starting spring break early
Spring break starts Tuesday with students scheduled to return to school on April 6 unless otherwise instructed.
She was scheduled to perform at the Neal Blaisdell Arena on May 9 and at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on May 10 and 11.
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
>> UH art galleries closed
The Art Gallery and John Young Museum of Art at the University of Hawaii at Manoa will be closed at least until April 13. Public events associated with exhibitions have been canceled. Changes will be posted on the websites hawaii.edu/johnyoung-museum and hawaii.edu/art/exhibitions-events-museum. Email email@example.com.
The following events have been canceled/postponed. Contact event organizers directly for latest info:
>> Windward Half Marathon & 5K: March 22. Runners can now participate in a virtual race that can be completed between March 21 to 29.
>> Farrington High School’s Creative Arts and Technology Academy’s Innovators Fun Fair and Concert: March 28, 1564 N. King St.
>> Spring Carnival and Health Fair: March 28, Waipahu Town Center, 94-050 Farrington Highway. 677-6700, waipahutowncenter.com
>> Prince Kuhio Parade and Hoolaulea: March 28. 596-8155, hawaiiancouncil.org
>> Noodle Festival Hawaii: March 28, Victoria Ward Park in Ward Village. noodlefesthawaii.com
>> Watanbe Floral, Inc. Easter Egg Hunt: March 28, Watanabe Floral, Inc., 1618 N. Nimitz Highway. 832-9360.
>> Spring Soap Sweaters Workshop: March 29 at the Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave. 312-4316, artexplorium.org
>> Easter egg hunts presented by First Assembly of God: April 4, April 11 and April 12 at various locations. 836-2300, firstaog.com
>> Easterseals Hawaii Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt: April 4, Mary, Star of the Sea School, 4469 Malia St.
>> New Hope Oahu Easter Egg Hunt: Games, snacks, refreshment booths and Easter egg hunts for different age groups. April 4, Puuhale Elementary School, 345 Puuhale Road.
>> Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo: April 4, Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave. 768-3248, honolulu.gov
>> Hahaione Elementary School Fun Fair: April 4, 595 Pepeekeo St. firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Hawaii Baptist Academy’s Fun Fair: April 4, HBA’s elementary campus, 21 Bates St. PTF@hba.net, hba.net
>> Makiki Easter Egg Hunt and Community Food Drive: April 4, Makiki District Park, 1527 Keeaumoku St. 586-9425
>> Kapuuola Hula Festival: April 4, at Pu’uokapolei, 1077 Manawai St. 864-0013, uluae.org
>> Leeward Music Festival: April 4, The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 91-3257 Kualakai Parkway. 672-8888.
>> Oahu Civic Orchestra Spring Concert: April 6, Bakken Auditorium, Mid-Pacific Institute, 2445 Kaala St. 261-6127, oahucivicorchestra.org
>> ‘Iolani Fair — “Lights, Camera, Action”: April 17-18, 563 Kamoku St. 943-2339, iolanifair.org
>> Pau Hana PechaKucha — Earth Day: April 22, Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St. 586-0900, hisam.hawaii.gov
>> Waikiki SPAM JAM: April 25, Kalakaua Avenue. 921-6679, spamjamhawaii.com
>> Damien Memorial School Luau: April 26, 1401 Houghtailing St. 841-0195, damien.edu/luau
>> Town Center of Mililani: April 4, Center Court, 95-1249 Meheula Parkway. 625-0108, towncenterofmililani.com
The following Oahu farmers markets have been closed until further notice. Contact organizers directly for more info.
>> Fresh Day (Waipio): Thursdays, Kaiser Permanente — Waipio, 94-1480 Moaniani St. Call 432-2260.
>> Makeke Iki: Tuesdays, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, 86-260 Farrington Highway. Call 697-3709 or email email@example.com.
>> Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu Fresh Market: third Wednesdays at the hospital’s front lobby, 91-2141 Fort Weaver Road.
>> Fresh Day (Moanalua): Mondays and Wednesdays, Kaiser Permanente — Moanalua, 3288 Moanalua Road.
>> Queen’s market — Punchbowl: first Wednesdays, Queen’s Medical Center, 1301 Punchbowl St.
>> Fresh Day (Honolulu): Thursdays, Kaiser Permanente — Honolulu, 1010 Pensacola St.
>> Goodies & Grinds: April 23, Washington Middle School, corner of Punahou and S. King streets.
>> Hawaii Farm Bureau KCC: Saturdays, Kapiolani Community College. Visit hfbf.org.
>> Leahi Farmers Market: Tuesdays, Kapiolani Community College. Visit hfbf.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
>> UH Manoa admissions events suspended
The University of Hawaii at Manoa is suspending its annual Manoa Experience scheduled on April 4 and admitted student receptions events scheduled for late March and April on the Big Island, Kauai, Maui and Oahu. Manoa Scholar-to-Scholar Day and the scholarship brunch on April 17 and 18 are also suspended.
The UH admissions office will be offering webinars for accepted students and is still conducting campus tours.
The Department of Health has recommended that gatherings of 100 people or more be postponed or canceled.
>> Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association Public Safety Conference
The third annual public safety conference scheduled for Monday at Moana Surfrider has been postponed. A rescheduled date has not been set.
>> Hawaii State Public Library System
All programs and events will be canceled at all 51 library locations across the state. All external meetings scheduled in library meeting rooms will be canceled or rescheduled. Bookmobile services have been suspended and donations will no longer be accepted at any branch.
Patrons are encouraged to access the system’s digital resources at www.librarieshawaii.org.
>> Entrepreneur Meetups canceled
Meetings in Hilo and Kona scheduled for April 1 and 2 are canceled. Visit www.HIplan.biz for updates.
>> 11th Annual Kualoa/Hakipuu Canoe Festival canceled
The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation has canceled the festival at Kualoa Regional Park.
>> Lokahi Kailua Market canceled
Sunday’s farmers market held on Uluniu Street has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns as well as stormy weather expected beginning tonight.
>> Saint Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl canceled
Salt at Our Kakaako has canceled its St. Patrick’s Day celebration today.
“We will continue to closely follow the evolving public health situation and monitor guidance from state and federal health officials. The health and safety of Kakaʻako is a priority to SALT at Our Kakaʻako, and we are taking precautionary measures to avoid unnecessary risks to the public,” according to a statement on the website.
>> Hawaii Kai Carnival canceled
>> Hawaii Baptist Academy Fun Fair canceled
The Hawaii Baptist Academy has canceled its annual Fun Fair, which was scheduled for April 4.
>> Maunakea visitor center closing temporarily
The University of Hawaii announced today on Twitter the Maunakea Visitor Information Station will be temporarily closed starting 6 p.m. Sunday.
“We understand that the Visitor Information Center is helpful to those who visit Maunakea,” said General Manager of Maunakea Observatory Support Services Stewart Hunter in a statement. “However, we want to be prudent for the welfare of our visitors and our staff during this extraordinary time. We appreciate the understanding of the public.”
The parking lot and portable toilets will remain open.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13:
>> Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show
Sunday’s Spring Wiki Wiki Show has been canceled.
>> Taste of Hongwanji Bazaar
Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin has postponed its March 29 bazaar to October.
>> Town Center of Mililani postpones Spring Celebration
The event had been scheduled for April 4. The shopping center remains open. Check towncenterofmililani.com and social media for updates.
>> Hawaii Kai Towne Center cancels two events
The Keiki Fest planned for March 21 and Easter Celebration on April 4 have been called off. The center and its businesses remain open. For updates: hawaiikaitownecenter.com.
>> State suspends special use permit events at State Capitol, Washington Place, and other facilities
Special use permit events at state Department of Accounting and General Services facilities will be suspended beginning Monday and are tentatively set to resume on May 15.
>> State public housing redevelopment project meetings canceled
The public meetings, originally set for 6 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday of next week, were to provide an update on the redevelopment project for the Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s administrative offices on School Street.
>> Kamehameha Schools cancels 20th birthday tribute to Ka Lani Kauikeaouli
The event honoring Kauikeaouli, who would become Kamehameha III, was scheduled for March 17-21 at Keauhou Bay on Hawaii island. See more updates from Kamehameha Schools here.
>> The Children’s Discovery Center is temporarily closing from March 15 to 30
>> Free tax preparation put on hold
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is suspending its free tax preparation services until further notice, effective Monday. Visit www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide for updates.
>> Daryl Hall & John Oates are rescheduling their shows in Honolulu and Kahului
The Maui show has been rescheduled to Oct. 21, and the Honolulu show has been rescheduled to Oct. 23. Purchased tickets for both shows will be honored on the new dates. Check hallandoates.com for updates.
>> The 2020 Keiki Rainbow Run to be held online
The run, which was scheduled for March 28 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will now be held virtually with participants running wherever they choose and posting photos and videos of their run on social media. Visit keikirainbowrun.org for more information.
>> Junior Achievement of Hawaii is suspending programs
Officials with Junior Achievement of Hawaii are working with Junior Achievement USA to see how to deliver programs if the situation extends to the fall.
>> Damien Memorial School reschedules annual luau
The “Damien Luau,” which typically attracts more than 1,000 people, has been rescheduled from April 26 to June 28. For more information, call organizer Eddie Klaneski at 808-783-2121 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> Tonight’s Flavors of Kukui‘ula event canceled on Kauai
The event at the Shops at Kukui‘ula, originally for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., has been canceled.
The historic downtown church says it is closing its doors to public gatherings for the next 60 days. Sunday sermons will be shared via Facebook live.
>> 14th Annual Great Chefs Fight Hunger postponed
The Hawaii Foodbank’s fundraiser had been scheduled for Saturday at the foodbank’s Mapunapuna warehouse. It will be rescheduled, but those who want refunds may email email@example.com.
>> Lemonade Alley canceled
The Bizgenics Foundation has canceled its event aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship among students. The challenge had been planned for April 25 at Pearlridge Center. Steve Sue, Bizgenics chairman and “chief lemon head,” said the foundation would help schools stage smaller Lemonade Alley events on their campuses.
The Hawaii High School Athletic Association and its member leagues have suspended spring games and practices starting Monday.
>> Tonight’s Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Dinner canceled
The event had been planned for the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
>> Waikiki Spam Jam postponed
The annual outdoor festival had been planned for April 25, a fundraiser for the Hawaii Foodbank, Waikiki Community Center and the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii. Instead, organizers plan a virtual food drive and fundraiser on the same date, details to be announced soon.
The Spam Jam will be rescheduled; for updates go to SPAMJAMhawaii.com.
>> Kaiser Permanente farmers markets canceled
All markets held on the grounds of Kaiser Permanente medical facilities have been canceled through the end of March. Markets held on administrative properties will continue.
>> Friends of Waipahu High School fundraiser canceled
The dining event had been set for April 4 at the school. Those who have purchased tickets will be contacted by email shortly.
>> East Honolulu Food and Wine Festival canceled
The benefit had been planned for April 25 at Mary, Star of the Sea Church. Organizers hope to maintain some of the fundraising aspects, such as a virtual auction and raffle.
>> Walk-in driver licensing services canceled
Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced that the Driving Licensing division will only process transactions from people who made appointments in advance and will not take walk-ins. The change affects only driver licensing, not other types of city transactions.
>> All Oahu neighborhood board meetings canceled
>> Hawai‘i State Art Museum closing Monday
The Hawai‘i State Art Museum announced today it will close Monday until further notice. All public programs for March and April are also canceled. However, State Foundation on Culture and Arts administrative offices will remain open.
The Polynesian Cultural Center announced today the 42-acre tourist attraction will close beginning Monday, through March 31. The center attracts approximately 1.3 million visitors annually.
“We know this is disappointing news and ask for everyone’s understanding,” President and CEO Alfred Grace said in a news release. “The decision to close was made to help protect the health and safety of our guests and employees.”
>> Special Olympics Hawaii postpones Tip a Cop
Special Olympics Hawaii announced today that it will postpone this weekend’s fundraiser. The event had been scheduled to begin today and run through Sunday at California Pizza Kitchen outlets.
>> Hapalua half marathon postponed
The Honolulu Marathon Association postponed the Hapalua, half marathon, until September.
>> Los Angeles Clippers not coming to Hawaii, China Summit postponed
Hawaii Tourism Authority has announced that it will not bring the Los Angeles Clippers to Hawaii this year and has postponed a China Summit.
>> FESTPAC’s June event postponed
Organizers of the 13th Festival of the Pacific Arts & Culture, or FESTPAC, postponed the June event. The event drew 90,000 attendees to Guam when it was held there in 2016.
>> Kaimuki High School Foundation’s Bulldog Inspiration fundraiser canceled
Kaimuki High School Foundation has canceled its Eighteenth Annual Fundraiser Dinner, Bulldog Inspiration, scheduled for March 21.
>>‘Iolani cancels annual fair, restricts campus access
Originally scheduled to take place April 17 and 18, the fair was canceled today. Also, effective immediately, the school’s campus is restricted to students, parents, faculty, staff and others on pre-approved school business.
>> Mokuaikaua Church postpones 200th anniversary celebration
The Kailua-Kona church is rescheduling its birthday celebration, originally planned for March 30 to April 4, to a later date. The church, however, is inviting the community to join in a day of prayer, fasting, and worship on April 4.
>> Kauai Sunshine Markets shutting down
>> Kauai Police Department suspends K-PAL activities
K-PAL events, including all K-PAL practices and the basketball season, have been postponed until further notice. Call Sgt. Lance Okasaki at 808-241-1674 for more info.
>> Maui Fair Housing Training postponed
Maui’s Fair Housing Training scheduled for April has been postponed to a later date yet to be announced.
Maui County residents who are still interested in attending the training will need to complete and submit a registration form.
For more information, contact the Maui Housing Division office at 808-270-7351. Registrants will be notified about the new training date as soon as the event has been scheduled.
The county is closing its fields, pools, gyms and other facilities for the next 30 days, starting Saturday, March 14.
County community centers will close starting Monday. Remaining open will be county offices, beach parks and their restrooms, and Waiehu Golf Course.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
>> Kapiolani Community College Farmers Market and Leahi Farmers Market closing
The KCC Farmers Market will be closed beginning Saturday and the Leahi Farmers Market beginning Tuesday. No dates have been set for resumption. Check here for updates.
>> Hawaii Department of Public Safety suspends inmate visits
Beginning Friday, all correctional facilities statewide will suspend inmate personal visits until further notice. This does not affect scheduled official and attorney visits.
The school has extended spring break by one week to March 30 so that students and staff returning from mainland trips can self-monitor for coronavirus.
“This was such a hard decision to make,” Merrie Monarch Festivals President Luana Kawelu said in a news release today, “but we could not risk the health and well being of our community, halau participants, vendors and the thousands of people who attend Merrie Monarch every year.”
The university’s 10 campuses will begin online courses on March 23, the first day after spring break. No coronavirus cases have yet been found on any UH campus.
The NCAA today announced the cancellation of all remaining winter and spring competitions, including all championship tournaments.
In-person classes will switch to online courses for two weeks beginning March 30.
>> Salt cancels St. Patrick’s Day celebration
Salt at Our Kakaako has canceled its March 14 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Dixie Diga, general manager, said the complex is working with partners on rescheduling or canceling other upcoming community events held there. “The latest information will be updated on our website and social media channels,” she said.
Salt is scheduled to remain open, with St. Patrick’s specials available. Visit saltatkakaako.com.
>> Honolulu Museum of Art cancels March events
The museum is canceling all film screenings, lectures, and seminars at Doris Duke Theatre beginning Friday. Public programming events in March are canceled. Shangri La has canceled all scheduled tours as of Friday, and shuttle bus service from HoMA to Shangri La is canceled until further notice.
Adult and youth spring semester classes at the HoMA School will be canceled beginning Monday. Call 532-8741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All public programs and tours will be canceled beginning Tuesday.
The changes are in effect until further notice.
>> Waikiki Aquarium cancels birthday celebration and postpones seminar
The Waikiki Aquarium is canceling its 116th birthday celebration on March 21. The aquarium will also postpone its Ocean Talks seminar, “Plastic and Ocean Issues in Hawaiʻi,” scheduled for March 18. The seminar will be rescheduled.
>> State cancels annual art event at Capitol
The 12th-annual Art at the Capitol event, scheduled for April 3, has been canceled.
>> Hawaii State Senate adopts ‘social distancing’ measures
Scheduled floor presentations honoring members of the community have been postponed, and upcoming state Legislature events scheduled in conference rooms and the Capitol grounds will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether they should continue.
>> Willed-body memorial service closed at JABSOM
The service had been scheduled for April 4 at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Invited families and friends will be provided a link to view the ceremony via Facebook live streaming. This memorial has been held for the donors to the program since the program’s inception in the late 1970s.
>> Lanakila Kupuna Wellness Centers suspends operations
Beginning March 16, Lanakila Pacific is suspending all group recreational services of its Lanakila Kupuna Wellness Centers at all three locations: Wahiawa District Park, Waianae District Park and West Loch Village.
For updates check the website or call 531-0555 (main line) or 356-8519 (Kupuna Wellness Centers), or follow Lanakila Pacific social media channels.
>> Legacy of Prince Kuhio celebration postponed
This year’s 100th Anniversary celebration of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920 had been scheduled for this weekend’s Waianae Sunset on the Beach at Maili Beach Park. The city will work with state officials to reschedule in July or August.
Call Patty Kahanamoku-Teruya of the Waianae Coast Community Foundation at 723-9161.
>> Downtown Honolulu St. Patrick’s Day block party canceled
Murphy’s Bar & Grill announced Monday it is canceling its 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Day block party over concerns of spreading the novel coronavirus.
Don Murphy, the bar’s owner, said he and his wife made the decision after “struggling with it” for weeks and discussing it with the state Department of Health.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending all worship services worldwide. In a letter to members informing them of the decision, the Utah-based faith also called for a temporary suspension of all church activities until further notice.
>> 25th annual Kona Brewers Festival postponed
The sold-out festival, originally scheduled for Saturday at Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, has been postponed. Organizers are working to reschedule.
>> Friday town parties canceled
Maui County has canceled all Friday town parties until further notice, including Wailuku First Fridays, Lahaina Second Fridays, Makawao Third Fridays, Kihei Fourth Fridays and Lanai Fifth Fridays.