Wrong, Right Places For Dogs

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is asking the community to help identify the owner(s) of two dogs recently seen attacking ground-nesting Laysan albatrosses in Moloaa. One of the dogs is a smaller-sized black dog, while the other is larger and brown (see photo). The total number of these native birds killed on Kauai this season is 26, with 17 of them mauled to death by dogs in Moloaa. The other kills occurred on a property nearby. Please call DLNR Division of Forestry and

Wildlife at 274-3521 or 274-3433 if you can help, or call the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement hotline at 1-808-453-6780 during weekends, after hours or holidays. Please help Kauai’s seabirds …

A great place where dogs can roam free without endangering wildlife is the new North Shore Dog Park located at 5445 Kahiliholo Road at Wai Koa Plantation. The park was built thanks to generous donations and Kauai North Shore Community Foundation‘s efforts. The organization has raised some $86,000 so far, and the goal is to raise $100,000 in order to complete phase two of the park. Visit kauainorthshorecommunityfoundation.org for more information …

Musician and filmmaker Billy Harvey is donating 10 percent of the proceeds from his performances next week to Kanuikapono Public Charter School in Anahola. On Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tahiti Nui/Luau Room in Hanalei, Harvey will present his documentary, Everywhere Now, which tells the story of his 7,000-mile road trip in a car powered by waste vegetable oil. He also will read poems from his book, The Orienteer. On Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) from 7 to 9 p.m., Harvey will perform in concert at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue. For concert tickets, visit billyharvey.com or hold-myticket.com …

The sixth annual Hoedown for Hope, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be held Feb. 15 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. at Kilohana Plantation. Willie K will be this year’s musical artist. In addition to his performance, the event will offer a variety of activities, including a Western meal, live and silent auctions and games. Tickets cost $125 and tables cost $1,500. The goal is to raise $50,000 in an effort to fund cancer-related programs nationally and locally. The money will help to continue assisting patients on Kauai with airfare for radiation treatment and other medical needs and procedures not available on the island. Visit hoedownforhope.org for more information …

The eighth annual All Angels Jazz Festival will be held this weekend at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. On Friday (Feb. 7) at 7 p.m., Matt Lemmler’s New Orleans Jazz Revival Band with Jason Marsalis, Rex Gregory, Kim Prevost and Bill Solley, will headline. The opening act is Dean Taba Quartet, featuring Andy Suzuki, Nick Manson and Abe Lagrimas Jr. On Saturday (Feb. 8) at 7 p.m., the concert, A History of Jazz: Part II, will include an opening performance by Swing Shift with Dennis McGraw, David Braun, Laine Griffith, Hank Curtis, Darryl Miyasato and Marty Leonard, with Lemmler’s band headlining. On Sunday (Feb. 9), a free Jazz Mass will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and will feature an all-star jazz band and a choir of singers directed by Randy Leonard. Tickets for Friday and Saturday cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door, and can be purchased online at stmichaelskauai.org or at the church office in Lihue.


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