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Happy Camper for Friday, August 25, 2023

The Kaua‘i Robotics Alliance presents its 2023 Robotics Expo on Saturday, with no admission charge, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center, close to Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Puhi. People attending can expect a lot of hands-on demonstrations, robotics exhibits, and an opportunity to explore college scholarships while meeting two of the World Dean’s List winners of FIRST Robotics.

It’s the same time as the Kaua‘i Food Drive Day, where people can meet Wes Perreira and his Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i staff and board members while contributing to help victims of the Maui wildfires.

We can top the day off with football at Hanapepe Stadium, where Waimea High School (Head Coach Kyle Linoz just got back from taking his daughter to college) hosts a school from Arizona, Buckeye Union, in the final preseason football contest before the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation opens its football season on Sept. 2 (and the Kaua‘i Marathon runs on Sept. 3 starting at 6 a.m. in front of the Po‘ipu Shopping Village!).

Kudos to Leah Ho of Keiki to Career (The Kaua‘i Resilience Project?) and Sheila Bradley of Paper Pie (that is such a cool rebranding!) on giving away those books parents (or siblings) can read to their young ‘uns up to 3 years old. They’ll do it again next Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Kaua‘i ‘Ohana Resource Kiosk that’s near the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

And kudos to Rebecca Carnate of Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity on hosting the free instruction and certification for CPR, first aid and AED as part of the Health Equity in COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation Project. Rebecca said they’ll be doing this (they can have up to 10 people in a class) through November, and people need to schedule an appointment by calling 808-278-4077, ext. 237, or email


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or
Source: The Garden Island

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