A Good Reason To Leash Your Dogs

More Kauai wildlife has suffered at the hands of irresponsible dog owners. Leash-less pooches recently killed a baby monk seal while injuring its mother trying to protect her offspring. When we look at the cold, hard facts of this matter, it points to a life that was needlessly lost and a beautiful motherly instinct to which anyone with a sense of compassion can connect. It’s frustrating that no matter how many times those of us who love our endangered creatures kindly recommend that everyone abide by the leash law (remember all the albatross and shearwaters slaughtered by dogs in recent months?), they still seem to be words lost in the ether …

If you’ve received this issue of Midweek by Monday, Puakea Golf Course is hosting the fourth annual “World’s Largest Golf Outing” Aug. 11. The event is open to players of all skill levels. Entry fees include a $10 donation to Wounded Warrior Project, a round of golf, cart rental, range balls, lunch and a chance to win a grand-prize drawing. Visit worldslargestgolfouting.com for more information …

On Saturday (Aug. 16), Sheraton Kauai Resort presents its second annual RumFest at RumFire Poipu Beach in celebration of National Rum Day. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will feature locally made rums, including Koloa Rum, Old Lahaina, Maui Rum and Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum. Held at the resort’s open-air Ocean Courtyard, the party includes music and heavy pupu. A silent auction also will be held to benefit Kauai Humane Society. Tickets cost $50. For reservations, call 742-4786 or visit sheratonkauai.com

Kauai Underground Artists is kicking off its fall classes from Aug. 12 to Oct. 3. Ballet for ages 6 and up and jazz for ages 6 and up will be held Tuesdays at Organic Functional Fitness at The Shops at Kukuiula in Poipu. Jazz for ages 5 and up, ballet for ages 5 and up and contemporary for ages 7 and up are offered Wednesdays at The Golden Lotus in Kapaa. Pre-ballet for ages 3 to 5 and contemporary for ages 7 and up will be taught Thursdays at Organic Functional Fitness at The Shops at Kukuiula. For class times, prices and registration, visit kuga808.com

Women In Theatre is looking for a new venue to present its intimate productions. Renovations are slated for its former location, Coconut Marketplace, and the eclectic theatrical organization must find another home. For a decade, the group has provided entertainment to the island in various forms, including Japanese classic theatre, 10-minute plays and scenes from Tennessee Williams’ productions. WIT currently is working on a play by local author David Penhallow Scott called Emma’s Last Dance, which celebrates Kauai’s heritage and will be performed Sept. 26, 27 and 28 at Kauai Community College‘s Performing Arts Center. Visit womenintheatre.org for more information …

The Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park are looking for volunteers to assist with Snorkel for a Cause Saturday (Aug. 16) from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Morgan’s Ponds at Lydgate Beach Park. Participants will help remove waterlogged tree branches that have settled on the bottom of the pond, while others will empty collection bins and transport debris to a container slated for composting. Call 651-3533 or email news@kauaipath.org for more information …

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Lawai International Center welcomes all to the 14th annual Pilgrimage of Compassion Sunday (Aug 17) from 1 to 4 p.m., with the program beginning at 2. The free event will include Grandmaster Riley Lee and members of Taiko Kauai. Donations gratefully accepted. For more information, call 639-5952 | Photo courtesy Lawai International Center

Lawai International Center welcomes all to the 14th annual Pilgrimage of Compassion Sunday (Aug 17) from 1 to 4 p.m., with the program beginning at 2. The free event will include Grandmaster Riley Lee and members of Taiko Kauai. Donations gratefully accepted. For more information, call 639-5952 | Photo courtesy Lawai International Center

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