Community learns how to get fit at education fair
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Ella and Isaac Reibson and Grace Barrett, pictured from left, learn about the Native Hawaiian traditions of lei making and lauhala weaving as demonstrated by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Native Hawaiian Liaison, Annelle Amaral at "Live and Learn 101," a health and education fair sponsored by Island Palm Communities, Feb. 17, at the Porter Community Center, here.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A free education fair was held, here, Feb. 17.

"Live and Learn 101," located at Porter Community Center, was sponsored by Island Palm Communities and drew about 500 residents.

Events and activities focused on health and fitness, family support services and community safety, and included live music from Schofield Barracks\' Teen Center band, Delayed Resistance.

The crowd could watch taekwondo students breaking boards and Zumba demonstrations, and learn about the benefits of healthy diet and exercise at the Army's public health booth.

The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Outdoor Recreation Center offered safety tips on mountain biking and paddle boarding.

Army Community Service, DFMWR, offered schedules of future classes and activities.

"I've been able to talk to several people about what we offer," said Brandy Gray, ACS. "This event has been a great opportunity for getting the information to them."

USAG-HI's Native Hawaiian Liaison Office taught families how to string a flower lei, weave a lauhala bracelet and strum an upbeat tune on an ukulele.

The Hawaii Nature Center, Schofield's Arts and Crafts Center, the Parent-Child Development Center and Solomon Elementary School's Coral Reef Awareness team also offered make-and-take activities.

Other organizations participating in the Live and Learn 101 event included the Department of Public Works' Environmental Division, Sgt. Yano Library, Cub Scout Pack 166, the iWatch crime prevention team and Island Palm Communities' Resident Advisory Panel.

Check out the latest community activities at www.islandpalmcommunities.com.

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