The Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua is preparing for the second annual E Ola Mau I Ka Pono festival and fundraiser, which occurs on March 10, 2018, from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm, at the historic Botelho Building in Honoka‘a. The day will be full of excellent entertainment, including Kalani Souza and friends, Earl Deleon, Hawane Rios, and many more. There will be a delicious Hawaiian Plate, and a Silent Auction. We invite the community to come and celebrate with us on this special day.
Featured at our second annual festival will be the opening of the Kūkulu Art Exhibit……
Kūkulu: Pillars of Mauna ā Wākea-A Heartfelt Tribute to a Sacred Mountain
Kūkulu is a multi-media traveling exhibition featuring Mauna Art, Merchandise, Music, and Messages of the Mauna Kea Movement. Kūkulu educates and inspires the community through workshops, presentations, events, gathering. It serves as a template for interactive exhibits focused on the community and the arts, and embodies the spiritual and cultural pillar for the implementation of protocol and conduct as witnessed on the mountain through a re-creation of the movement in exhibit form.
Kūkulu is sponsored by Mauna Kea Education and Awareness whose mission is to educate and raise the awareness of communities in Hawai‘i and beyond on the spiritual, historical, cultural, environmental, and political significance of Mauna Kea and; to provide cultural learning opportunities to everyone from keiki to kupuna, residents, and visitors alike.
This traveling art exhibition is co-sponsored by the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua and KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance, http://www.kahea.org. Donations to Mauna Kea Education and Awareness are welcome at KAHEA.org.
This exhibit was made possible through the hands and hearts of the Mauna Kea ʻOhana and funding from HONOR THE EARTH, RESIST, NATIVE VOICES RISING, MAUNA KEA EDUCATION AND AWARENESS GENERAL FUND; KAHEA, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL, CANADA
HCCOH continues to offer many classes, workshops, and events at the Center throughout the week. Here are a few highlights…..
Mamane Night Market
Our monthly Mamane Night Market will return on Friday, April 20th, 2018! Be sure to save the date and join us for ono food, arts and crafts, and live music!
Yoga with Live Music
Sunday, March 11th, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Restorative, candlelit yoga class every second Sunday. March’s featured guest, DJ Lyralove, will play live music as we gently flow and renew our bodies. All levels are welcome. Donation based class fee.
Paint ‘n Sip
Wednesday, March 7th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 21st, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Fill your glass and get your paint on with Paint ‘n Sip. Alexia Carvalho of Leiola Designs creates lovely Hawaiian floral designs on glassware and will teach you her techniques. Bring a friend and make some new ones! Materials provided. Pupu potluck.
Registration Required. Contact Alexia at (808) 769-8000 or email@example.com
Cost: $35.00 per person
Ceramic Hand-Building and Sgraffito
Saturday, March 24th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 31st, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 7th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Teri Sugg has been exploring inner worlds of clay for over 20 years. Learn simple techniques of making cups or vases with slabs of clay and decorate them with the Sgraffito technique of scratching or carving through white clay slip to a colored clay beneath. You’ll have time to make up to two cups or small vases or one larger piece! Beginners are welcome! Clay, slip, glaze, tools and bisque, and glaze firing will be provided. Bring: clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or an apron, an old rag towel or two, clay tools (if you have them), plastic bags to keep your work damp, and a small or medium lazy susan or turn-table is helpful.
Registration Required. Register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information call (808) 775-8229.
Cost: $120.00 per person
Honoka‘a Seed Exchange
Sunday, April 29th, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Music, food, community, and of course, seeds! Special guests Shekinah and Britton Carillo of the Hawaii Seed Growers Network will join us as presenters sharing their story as farmers and seed enthusiasts. Nancy Redfeather will also be representing the Network and selling their locally adapted seeds. (All other seeds and materials will be free for trade). Please bring a dish to share, your own plate and utensils, and any seeds or soil-less plant materials. To prevent the spread of disease and pests, we ask that you bring only properly cleaned plant cuttings to share. If you have questions about this send us an email at email@example.com.
(Please respect our NO SOIL policy.)
MARCH 2018 HCCOH CLASS SCHEDULE:
Na Mele Hawai’i (chanting): Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Paha’oha’o – Hula Drama: Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Kupuna Hula: Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Intro to ‘Olelo Hawaii: Wednesday: 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Cultural Talk at the Kings’ Shops at Waikoloa: Thursday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hula Kupu – Community Hula: Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lei Hulu (feather work): 2nd and 4th Friday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Zumba: Monday and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zhineng Chigong: Tuesday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Buddhi Yoga: Tuesday: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Drawing from Within: Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
We invite teachers, practitioners and other individuals or groups to contact our Program Director, Lanakila Mangauil, to arrange a date and time for your own class or workshop.
Need a place to hold a meeting? Contact us at (808) 494-0646, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.