Watershed Group Taking Time To Party
Hui o Ko’olaupoko volunteers normally spend their time digging through Kailua watershed dirt to make a difference. But the nonprofit group will trade in shovels for paddles and wineglasses next month for a two-part makai-to-mauka fundraiser.
* Huaka’i Makai, set for Nov. 2 at Kailua Bay, is a swimming, outrigger paddling and stand-up paddle-boarding contest, in partnership with Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks, Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association and Kailua Masters Swim Club. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., with a mandatory pre-race meeting at 9:45 before races commence at 10.
Multiple race categories will be offered, with male and female winners for three age groups: under 18, 19-59 and 60-plus.
Pre-registration fee is $40 until Oct. 29; entries will be accepted up until race day for $50.
To register, go to active.com (search Huaka’i Makai) or download a form to mail in from huihawaii.org/fundraiser.html.
* Huaka’i Mauka, to be held at Kualoa Ranch from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8, is a more elegant affair.
Attendees can expect a tour of the Hakipu’u Stream restoration site, with a farm-to-fork dinner to follow, plus live music, drinks and a silent auction.
Tickets cost $75, and can be purchased now via PayPal through huihawaii.org/fundraiser.html.
For more information, call 277-5611.