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Ocean Fest June 1 At Turtle Bay

The second annual North Shore Ocean Fest, set for noon to 6 p.m. June 1 at Turtle Bay Resort, has announced its lineup of activities and entertainment, which is designed to increase residents’ awareness about protecting the ocean.

The festival benefits the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition to support outreach to students and their families from Waialua to Ka’a'awa. This year, it will award mini-grants to teachers for ocean-related lessons and activities.

In addition to poetry, art and essay contests for keiki, organizers have added a video competition for teens to create 30- to 60-second public service announcements about ocean protection. Winning entries will be screened at the festival, and a GoPro camera, Silver Edition, goes to the grand-prize winner. Deadline is May 24. (Details are at northshoreoceanfest.com, or call 255-6944.)

The festival plans fish painting, kayaking, a beach cleanup, exhibits, speakers, helicopter and dolphin rescues, silent auction, food, crafts, Hawaiian games, prizes and more.

Entertainers include HEA Hula Halau at noon, Nathan Emmans and The Art of Whimsy at 12:45 p.m., Kapono Naili’ili at 1:30, Honu by the Sea at 2:15 (a play), Lopaka Brown at 3, Halau Hula Makana a ke Aloha at 3:45, Blayne Asing and Steele Guitar Steve at 4:30 and Paul Izak and Seeds of Love at 5:15 p.m.

Coalition partners are the Monk Seal Foundation, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Malama Pupukea-Waimea, Navigating Change, Hui O Hau’ula, Turtle Bay Resort and NOAA Fisheries Service – Pacific Islands Regional Office.

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