Upcoming Happenings at HCCOH

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We continue to offer a variety of classes, workshops, and special events at HCCOH in downtown Honoka‘a. 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.

Here’s a list of upcoming happenings at the cultural center, ranging from our regular classes and workshops scheduled, as well as other special events.


2nd Year Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser

Save the Date – Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Celebrate our 2nd year anniversary with us at our E Ola Mau I Ka Pono Festival and the unveiling of the Kukulu: Pillars of Mauna ā Wākea Exhibit. The celebration opens with a blessing of the exhibit followed by live entertainment and performances, food, arts and crafts, and fun! For more information on the exhibit, visit the Kukulu Art Exhibition Mauna ā Wākea Facebook page.


Monthly Mamane Night Market

Friday, February 16th, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Door Prizes, Ono Food, Music, Jewelry and Arts & Crafts! Join us each third Friday of the month for our Mamane Night Market right outside the center! Make it a family night and come enjoy some ono grinds and sweet tunes!


Paint ‘n Sip

Wednesday, February 21st, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 28th, 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 leioladesigns@gmail.com

Cost: $35.00 per person


Ceramic Hand-Building and Sgraffito

Three-Part Workshop:

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 teri@suggarts.com 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 Carillo and Nancy Redfeather of the Hawaii Seed Growers Network will join us as presenters and will be selling their locally adapted seeds. All other seeds and materials will be free. Please bring a dish to share, if able, 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. Please respect our NO SOIL policy.

For more information email honokaaseedexchange@gmail.com.


“Friends of HCCOH” Campaign

In the effort to remain a sustainable entity for our community, the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua has an ongoing Friends of HCCOH fundraising campaign. You can assist by pledging your one time, or monthly donation to our vision of connecting and cultivating our community through culture.



Kapa workshops are currently postponed. Information will become available once future workshops are scheduled.




Na Mele Hawai’i (chanting): Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Paha’oha’o – Hula Drama: Tuesday, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Kupuna Hula: Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am-10:30 am

‘Ike Hawai’i (homeschool program): Wednesday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Pakapaka (youth leadership program): Wednesday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Keiki Wahine Hula with Kumu Hula Punahele Andrade: Thursday, 3:30 pm-5:00pm

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

Need a place to hold a meeting? Contact us at (808) 494-0646, or email at info.hccoh@gmail.com for more information.