Fun filled weekend

From fun runs and a surfing contest to the Taste of Hawaii, Kauai residents have plenty of choices to get out and about this weekend.

On Saturday, the Hanalei Canoe Club will be hosting the 36th annual Haena to Hanalei 8-mile run, walk, 5k run and 1-mile youth run. The walk begins at 6 a.m. Running starts at 7 a.m. A pancake breakfast will follow. Registration is $40 in advance or $50 on race day. It is $10 for children 14 and under.

If biking is more your speed, check out the Ugly Aloha Shirt Bicycle Ride. The group ride will begin at the Poipu Shopping Center at 8 a.m. Be sure to wear your best aloha shirt.

Summer Fest, a free health event for kids and families, is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kauai Marriott Resort. It will cover healthy lifestyles, exercise, nutrition and injury prevention and lots of fun activities for kids.

A surfing contest goes 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kalapaki Beach. Eighty kids are expected to compete in four surfing divisions in the sixth annual free event.

CJM Stables will host Reggae for Life, which begins at 3 p.m. The music charity and fundraiser will boast the talents of Reggae Force Band, Marty Dread, RevivaL, Mel Bell-Grey and more. Tickets are $40 at the gate.

If you want to participate in an American Cancer Society fundraiser, look no farther than Bark for Life. Starting at 7 a.m. at the Hokuala parking lot, off Ho‘olaulea Way, there will be a walk for dogs and their owners, as well as demonstrations, contests and games.

On Sunday, the Rotary Club of Kapaa hosts the 28th Taste of Hawaii at Smith’s Tropical Paradise. The event from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will boast the talents of over 40 chefs and 10 musical groups. There will also be a large silent auction. Tickets are $100 in advance or $125 at the door. The funds will go to scholarships, community projects and youth programs.

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