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Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo

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Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo

The 43rd annual Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo will lasso in two days of rodeo events Sept. 2-3 at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea.

The action-packed weekend is held annually as a fundraiser to provide educational scholarships for school-age children of Parker Ranch employees.

Family-style fun begins on Sept. 2 at noon with rodeo events, which may include everything from team roping, double mugging, po’o wai u, bull riding, junior bull riding, wahine barrel racing, wahine breakaway roping and more.

Always fun and exciting to watch is the century team roping competition when one team member must be over the age of 50 and their combined ages must be more than 100. The crowd is always on its feet for the keiki barrel racing for participants 12-and-under and the calf scramble.

On Sept. 3 the Round-Up Club, in partnership with Parker Ranch, will be hosting a live horse auction. Come at 9 a.m. to register and view the horses, with the auction to follow the Sunday morning Rodeo slack.

For non-riders, come and experience the fast pace of a Ranch horse auction. There will be a gate ticket fee to attend the auction.

Sunday’s rodeo action begins at noon with more excitement throughout the afternoon.

Food and refreshments will be available both days with ongoing events lasting until 5 p.m.

In addition, a variety of vendors will be on hand both days selling items including western style crafts, clothing and much more.

Tickets are $7 per person in advance from the Parker Ranch Store, located at the Parker Ranch Center and at the Parker Ranch Headquarters in Waimea, or they can be purchased for $8 at the gate on rodeo days. Children 12-and-under are free.

For more information, call 808-885-7311.

Learn to racewalk

Free racewalking clinics will be held at Old Airport Park’s Makaeo Walking Path on Sept. 9 and Oct. 7 at 9 a.m. The lessons are provided by Stan Chraminski. For more information email stanski@twc.com.

Kupuna fall softball

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The Kupuna Fall Softball league will begin Sunday, Sept. 10. Interested men and women 50 and older are invited. Games will be help on Field A of Old Airport Park staring at 9:30 a.m.

Seasonal fee is $10. For more information contact Mel Finkenberg at 785-9140 or mfinkenberg@gmail.com.