Happy Camper for Friday, November 16, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jim Benkert shows off one of the safety helmets that feature multi-impact zones before heading out on the recreational Bikes on Rice ride. In the background is Eric Cothran, who was visiting from Alaska.

Jim Benkert said the next time you see Bikes on Rice (Street) will be the holiday ride when the bike riders light up their metal steeds and participate in the annual Lights on Rice holiday parade, Friday, Dec. 7 (saved your spots, yet?), starting at 6:30 p.m.

Kudos to Benkert and the Bikes on Rice ohana on doing such a good job with the afternoon rides around Lihue town (Eric Cothran was visiting from Alaska and got to enjoy the tour) throughout the year!

Kudos, too, to Sharon Lasker and the Regency at Puakea ohana on hosting its annual craft fair where a lot of the North Shore vendors had an opportunity to showcase their material for the kupuna.

If you need something to do today, visit the Hawaiian Artisans in the Coconut Marketplace, where the local artists will be available from 2 p.m., the Joyful Noise taiko drum group welcomes the evening from 4:30 p.m., and John Cruz goes on following Larry Rivera and Hula Halau O Leilani.

Mark Tanaka, Carol Cummings and all those Kauai Realty ohana will be hosting its first Fun Fair from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, where part of the proceeds will benefit the Hawaii Home Ownership Center. Come check out the rummage sale, food, music and more across from the Costco gas station.

And don’t forget the Rice Street Block Party (is Hamura’s going to have their street food stand again?) Saturday that starts with the Wilcox Health Walk Around the Block with a Doc at 7 a.m. at Kalena Park. The whoopie-dos start from 4 p.m.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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