Diving Into A Fun, Busy Weekend

Lots to share this week, so I’ll just dive right in …

Funny men Augie T and Rex Navarrete will share the stage for the first time Friday (March 7) at Kauai War Memorial, in a benefit for the Typhoon Haiyan Philippines relief fund. Navarrete is a well-known Filipino-American comedian who has toured the world. He currently is developing his own television series, Rex in the City, for MTV Philippines. He joins local comedian Augie T on a tour across the Islands to help raise money to support those affected by last year’s typhoon. Tickets cost $15 and are on sale at Kmart in Lihue. Visit augiet.com for more information …

Kauai Humane Society sponsors its 62nd annual fundraiser dinner this Saturday (March 8). Last year’s event, which featured Colbie Caillat, was a blast – to which I can personally attest. This is sure to be another fun-filled evening, with a special performance this year by ever-popular Willie K. The event, held at Kauai Marriott Resort, starts at 5:30 p.m. and includes dinner, live and silent auctions, and an awards presentation. Visit kauaihu-mane.org for more information and to purchase tickets …

Mokihana Club is presenting its first-ever Spring Fling Fashion Show Saturday (March 8) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring fashions from Macy’s – men, women, keiki and kupuna will be represented stylishly at Kauai Beach Resort. Former Miss Kauai Diane Melchor and former Mayor Maryanne Kusaka will serve as masters of ceremonies. Lunch is included, as well as complimentary mimosas. Tickets cost $65 and are available at Territorial Savings Bank, Kauai Hospice and Kauai Government Employees FCU. Proceeds will support music scholarships for high school seniors on Kauai …

Anaina Hou, Bill and Joan Porter‘s 14-acre community park and nonprofit in Kilauea, soon will have a new playground – designed and built by the community, with from North Shore keiki. It also will have the influence of Leathers & Associates, a company known for its state-of-the-art playground designs that assisted in the construction of Kamalani Playground at Lydgate Beach Park. The design day is March 10 in North Shore classrooms, and the playground unveiling is slated for March 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kauai Mini Golf. The public is invited to the unveiling ceremony, which will have pupu and entertainment. Email ivory@anainahou.org for more information …

Artist Patrick Ching is staging another KAI Show this year at Princeville Center, where he will create paintings to be auctioned off March 15 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to visit the temporary gallery as the artist crafts his marine-life masterpieces. You can visit Ching weekdays from noon to 6 p.m. through March 14. A portion of the auction’s proceeds will benefit Kilauea Point Natural History Association. If you can’t make it to the North Shore, you can watch Ching as he paints at ustream.com. To view the paintings or to bid online, visit icollector.com …

Susan Davis, a clinical psychologist and author of Something Rich and Strange: Discovering Your Path to Wholeness, will lead a morning retreat called “Who’s Stuck?” Saturday (March 8) from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Duke’s Kauai. Tickets cost $25 and include breakfast and lunch. Call 245-3796 for more information and to reserve tickets …

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