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Submission Deadline: December 1, 2021
I’m writing to invite you to share information about the Tony Quagliano Poetry Award, which seeks to recognize innovative poets, who are also committed to uplifting the voices of their literary community. We’re also giving preference to poets living and working in the Hawai?i/Pacific region. This award honors Tony Quagliano’s legacy as an experimental poet and editor. The biennial Tony Quagliano Poetry Award is for $1000.
Complete submissions must be received electronically by December 1, 2021.
Info: Lyz Soto PhD
Hawaii Council for the Humanities, Communications Officer
3599 Wai’alae Avenue, Room 25
808-732-5402 x7

Sunday, December 5, 4:00 pm
Kauai Community Players
Annual Membership Meeting
Puhi Theatrical Warehouse
4411 Kikowaena St, Lihue 96766

Kauai Community Players announce the 2022 Season
Tickets on Sale Now
January 7 – 23: “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller; directed by Sade Reuarin
February 18 – March 6: “Mama Won’t Fly” by Jessie Hones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten; directed by Jo Grande
April 1 – 17: “The Roommate” by Jen Silverman; directed by Faith Harding
May 13 – 19: “Company” book by George Furth/Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; directed by Dennis McGraw
Tickets & Info:

Saturday, December 4 & Tuesday, December 7

KAUAI COMMUNITY PLAYERS announce acting auditions for a comedy, MAMA WON’T FLY, to be held at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse (4411 Kikowaena, Puhi ) Saturday, December 4th from 3 to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, December 7th from 6 to 8 p.m.. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

MAMA WON’T FLY will play 3 weekends, Thursdays through Sundays, opening February 17th through March 6, 2022.

Director Jo Grande will cast at least 8 roles, men and women ages 21 through 80, with most actors playing multiple roles, 24 total. The three largest roles are women including Mama, her daughter, and her grandson’s wife-to-be. The three embark on a cross country road trip from Alabama to California, a trip loaded with comedic chaos. Some of their misadventures involve an underwear museum, an ordained Vegas showgirl-turned-wedding-chapel-minister, a mad dash through the desert in a high-jacked 18-wheeler, and mother-daughter issues punctuating the urge to ditch each other.

Dramatist Play Service’s extremely successful playwrights–Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten—are familiar to Kauai audiences. Not only have they visited Kauai numerous times in the past 20 years, but several of their plays have been produced on the island: Dearly BelovedChristmas BellesDixie Swim ClubSavannah Sippin’ Society, most of which Jo directed. While reflecting the Southern humor and country folklore these playwrights excel in, Mama Won’t Fly broadens the trio’s particular focus on Southern locations to this cross-country jaunt you won’t soon forget!

Call Jo for more information and, if you wish, to request a script. Jo explains that both experienced actors and first timers looking to get their feet wet are welcome to audition. Jo will cast early, give out scripts, and allow holiday time before delving full-on into rehearsals in January. Family-friendly, ferociously funny, and fun to be part of—get involved! Jo Grande 808-652-8558.
Contacts: Bailey Hutton, President, 808-635-2812
Jo Grande, Director, 808-652-8558


November 2 – December 16
Art Classes for Teens & Adults
Painting the Landscape with Acrylic W/ Penny Nichols
All materials will be provided
Classes held at Nichols’ Green Orchid Studio, Harbor Mall, 2nd floor
Enrollment for each class limited to 5 students
Five different 6-week Sessions w/ varied dates – 15 hours total
Sign up at; Pay on Shopify

Message on Instagram@pennynicholslihue

November 28 – December 4, 2021
Kauai Mokihana Festival (New Date)
A week-long celebration of Hawaiian Culture, including educational lectures, music & hula competitions
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa


Initial Call out for MLK DAY 2022
With USA’s Thanksgiving Holiday this week and the Hawaiian Makahiki season having risen with Makali’i , the Pleiades constellation at sunset now, my thoughts turn to how to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday in January 2022. For me, celebrating MLK DAY each year is a perfect way to refocus my creative intentions near the beginning of a new calendar year and to move the community that I live in and love toward being the healthiest ohana we can be. To get involved in any way email me at or text/call me at 808-346-2587.


EVENT DATE: March 31 – April 2, 2022
EVENT TIME: 11:30 – 6PM
EVENT ADDRESS: Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
EVENT PHONE: (808) 822-3455
The 6th Annual Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31 – April 2, 2022, at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort. This festival will be presented in the days preceding the annual Aloha Music Camp as an extension of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar experience that is offered at the camp. In addition to steel guitar performances by Hawai‘i steel guitar masters, the festival will include workshops, kanikapila jam sessions for play-along or listening enjoyment, and Open Stage sessions where amateur Hawaiian Steel Guitarists can present their own programs to festival guests.
A “K?k? Pila” kanikapila jam session to kick off the festival will be held on Thursday evening, March 31, 2022 at a location to be announced. Festival musicians, NextGen steel guitarists and members of the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i ensemble will be joined by guest performers for a fun evening.
The festival will be presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in association with the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music. Please note that the festival website should be checked for updated festival information.




Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & The Arts
asking interested artists to submit qualifications
for various commissioned works in upcoming
HSFCA public art projects.  Register with
website developed by Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) to
facilitate calls for artists & artworks.  Registration is free, secure and
offers access to visual arts opportunities nationwide.
Go to for information,
answers to FAQs, tech tips, image prep and Questions forum.


Plein air pastel lessons w/ Helen Turner
One-on-one or two max in the field; beginners or advanced
All materials provided
Plein air oil painting lessons w/ Helen Turner
One-on-one in the field; beginners or advanced
All materials provided
Waimea Studio, 10:30 am-2:30 pm weekdays,
9665 Kaumuali’I Hwy; across Shrimp Station
Info: (808) 346-9357;


HAL side: “Kaua’i National Wildlife Refuge Complex”
United side: “A Glimpse into the World of Kaua’i Art and Artists”
Brought to you by Garden Island Arts Council
Funded by a grant from the County of Kauai
(open to all passengers in transit)


Beginning July 3, 2021, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
First Saturday of each month
Lawai International Center Community Caring Day
Nurture grounds & plant orchids; no tools necessary;
lunch will be provided.
Reservations:  (808) 639-5952;;

Beginning July 11, 2021, Visit the 88 Shrines
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month
Tours at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm
Lawai International Center Sanctuary
Donations are appreciated with gratitude
Reservations:  (808) 639-5952;

The second Wednesday of every month free public forums are held on an aspect of the Climate Crisis organized by Kauai Climate Action Coalition, Surfrider Kauai and Zero Waste Kauai on or watch there live, as well as find archived past forums.  To get more information or to sign up for monthly news on events email
Info:  Laurel B  (808) 635-7941

Kauai Community College Office of Continuing Education
Online Classes offered

Kauai Community College Free Classes
Are you a Kauai resident?  Have you been affected by the pandemic? Lost your job?  Decrease in work hours?  Take a class to increase your employability
Call (808) 245-8313 to register: Email:
Register:; or call KCC-OCET (808) 245-8318

Kumu’s Cupboard is Open (former Payless Shoes location)
The Free School Supply Store for Kauai Educators
Regular Store Hours:
Tuesdays:  3:30 – 7:00 pm
Fridays:  3:30 – 7:00 pm
Saturdays:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sundays:  1:00 – 4:00 pm
Covid-19 Safety Rules in effect

Farmers Markets Weekly Schedule:
Weekly Sunshine Markets: Fresh ingredients, holiday foods & gifts, taro products, tropical plants and flowers, coffee, holiday pies & baked goods,
goat cheese, health & beauty items from goat’s milk and more.
Sunday Hanalei Market – 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Monday Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove – Mondays, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
Kealia Farm Market – Monday 3 – 6 pm
Coconut Marketplace – Tuesday 9 am – 1 pm
Waipa Farmers Market – Tuesday 3:00 pm – dusk
Kapaa Sunshine Market – Wednesday, 3 – 4:30 pm
The Farmers Market, Shops@Kukuiula – Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Hanapepe Sunshine Market – Thursday 3 – 4 pm
Coconut Marketplace – Thursday 9 am – 1 pm
Kealia Farm Market – Friday 3 – 6 pm
Puhi Park Produce – Saturday 10 am – sold out
Anaina Hou Community Park – Saturday 9 am – 12 pm (Kupuna 9 – 9:30 am)
Hale Halawai Farmers Market – Sundays 12:00 – 12:30 pm
The Kauai Community Market at KCC closed due to COVID-19 and campus closure to the public

Murals on view in Lihue:
NirMANAfest, Kauai’s mural festival will premier mural painting by 15 mural artists on five walls at the end of Umi Street off Rice Street. These 15 artists were selected out of a broad range of applicants by a panel of experts including Carol Bennett, Elsa Alvarez, Carol Yotsuda, Vanessa Owens and Addison Bulosan. There is a youth mentoring component as part of this Rice Street Project. Public viewing of muralists at work will be available.
Locations:  former Big Save Market façade facing north to the shoppers parking lot; former Lihue Café Restaurant and adjoining apartment complex at makai end of Umi Street.
Please check out the NirMANAfest website and promote it in conversations you have about Rice Street Creative Community development:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces
Re-instatement of Public Visitation to K?lauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Beginning July 9, 2020, K?lauea Point NWR will re-instate public visitation under a revised schedule of Thursday through Saturday except for Federal holidays. The refuge has implemented a timed entry reservation system in order to meet the CDC, state and local guidance related to COVID-19 and to better manage high visitation demand and limited parking availability. Reservations are required for all visitors age 16 and older in order to visit the Refuge and can be booked online through

at the following link: The $10 entry fee along with a $1 reservation booking fee will be charged for individuals 16 and older. Kama??ina as well as America The Beautiful Passes will be continue to be honored; however, passholders must also make online reservations through and pay the $1 online booking fee in advance of their visit to the Refuge.

NTBG (National Tropical Botanical Garden) will open its Kauai gardens:
Limahuli Garden, north shore
McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden
All tours require a reservation
Garden admission fees have been modified to accommodate every member of the community;
Reservation:; or call (808) 742-2623 for McBryde & Allerton; (808) 826-1053 for Limahuli
Media contact:

The Mokan Nokan Show:
Please view my new music video “SWEET LOVE” The song and video is about Universal Love. Love of Life, Nature and all that is Good and Beautiful Pure & True, “SWEET LOVE”
New music video “LIGHT FORCE”
Latest Music Video “Wherever the truth may take you”
Created to inspire and uplift the human consciousness
New Music Video “Golden Child”
Sent with Love to Inspire & Uplift You in these challenging times
New Movie short/music video “A Beautiful Dream”
New movie short/music video “I Remember”
New music video “Hold Onto Love”

New Episode:  “It’s Not Easy Being Me”
Broadcasting 5 times a week on OC16 Channel 12
Kauai Profile and Interesting Things Happening on Kauai
View Episodes —
Info:  Mel Bell-Grey, (808) 431-4711

Second Saturday of each month, 8:30 pm until lunch
Friends of the Path Clean Up
Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the path that goes by the coast
Potluck lunch at 11:00 am
Meet at the rest pavilion makai of the Kapaa Neighborhood Center
Info:  Brett, (808) 639-4561

Every third Wednesday, 3:30 pm
Dolphin Touch Wellness Center
Reiki Circle — Energy Therapy
Free and open to all; no experience necessary
Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414;


August – November
Welcome Back, King Kaumuali’i
Friends of King Kaumuali’i present an art, history and cultural exhibit in the foyer of the Kauai Community College Library/Learning Resource Center. The 3-foot maquette of the large statue is featured with interpretive signs, timeline, historical art by Brooke Kapukuniahi Parker and student art.

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm (ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC)
Hula ‘Auana Class
Instructor:  Sherri “Puni” Patrick
New session begins every quarter
At the Kauai Musuem
No charge
Info:  Kauai Museum, (808) 245-6931

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC)
Hula for Kupuna – by invitation only
Instructor:  Sherri “Puni” Patrick
Waimea Neighborhood Center Courtroom
New sessions begins every quarter
No charge
Info: Sherri “Puni” Patrick (808) 651-5744

Halau Hula O Leilani Registration for Hula and Tahitian Classes
Call (or text) kumu Leilani Rivera Low at 808-651-0682 to register now through December for hula classes and Tahitian classes in Kapaa and Koloa.
Mondays – hula classes at Ka Ui o ka Aina center in Coconut Marketplace, Kapaa. Kaikamahine ages 5-12 at 5:00 pm. Teens & wahine 6:30– 8:00 pm
Tuesdays  – Koloa Neighborhood Center, hula classes for girls ages 4-12 from 3:45 pm
Wednesdays – Tahitian classes for kaikamahine by Ariel Leilani Bond
at 6:00-6:45 pm at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
Thursdays – Tahitian Class for teens, Koloa Neighborhood Ctr, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Saturdays – Tahitian classes for teens & wahine by Ariel Leilani Bond,
11:00 am- 12:00 pm at Hawaiian Cultural Center in Coconut Marketplace.
Info: Leilani Low or text (808) 651-0682 or email

Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Aloha International’s
“Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua O Kaua’i”
Dance, Chant, Language & Legends
Under the direction of Ho’opa’a Fern Merle-Jones & Kumu Susan Pa’iniu Floyd
Under the guidance of Hula Loea Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
At private location (call to inquire)
Info:  Call Fern Merle-Jones, (808) 828-1342;

Waimea Plantation Lifestyle Tour
Ongoing – Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,
volunteer guides lead walking tours through
the Waimea Plantation Cottages and the Waimea
Sugar Company “camp” houses, which date from the
turn of the 20th century. Tours take approximately
90 minutes and are limited to 12 people.
Waimea Town
Info: (808) 337-1005


Kauai Dance Theatre
Summer-Fall Term is August 16 – December 13, 2021
Ballet & Tap Dance Classes for ages 5 – Adult in Kalaheo
For details visit
Join us for our 36th season of “Quality Instruction in the Art of Dance”
Janie Crane, Director, (808) 332-9737,

Kauai Dance Center
Professional dance training ages 3 through advanced.
Beginning Adults welcome.

Dance classes for all ages and abilities

Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Spanish dance & Modern Dance.

Directors, Jennifer Bell-Grey & Mel Bell-Grey

Dance season Aug 2018-May 2019 – enrolling now

Start lessons anytime throughout the year

Performing opportunities available

Schedule your free trial class today.

Tel: (808) 823-9588 Cell/text (415) 990-5145


Accredited teacher graduate of the Royal Ballet School London, England. Diploma Royal Academy of Dancing.

Home Studio located at Eyes Wide Open Productions Nawiliwili/Lihue as well as a satellite studio on the North Shore, Princeville community center.

Aloha Dance Studio — Enrolling now
full schedule online at
Professional instruction for ages 3 through adult
Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Flamenco, Contemporary and Lyrical jazz
Elite Company Groups
Freaky Fridays at Kukui Grove Center every October
Beginner through Advanced welcome
Info:  Tiffany Dodge, (808) 245-1810


Every Evening
Rice Street Business Association hosts
Online music concerts – Live video broadcasts from home of musicians; local businesses promoted

Call to make arrangements:
Private `Ukulele Lessons by Kirk Smart
Hanalei Strings and Things, Ching Young Village, Hanalei
Info:  Kirk Smart,; (808) 826,9633


First Saturday of the Month Open House, 6:00-9:00 pm                                 Open House — Dolphin Touch Wellness Center — Are you in need of some clarity or relief in your life? Come discover some of the wonderful Holistic Health Practitioners of Kauai. There is a wide array of professionals here to serve all of your health needs.  Free sessions on the Amethyst Biomat, mini-readings for $20, free wellness consultations, superfood samples.  Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414;
Monday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm — Basic
Thursdays. 1:00 – 2:00 pm — Advanced
Qi Gong Golden 8
Qi Gong Classes – ONGOING via ZOOM

? and you’ll be with us.
Promotes balancing the body for greater health, increasing vitality,
and radiating more energy
Free for all ages
Info:  (808) 635-0306; Peter Sterne

Pu’uwai Fitness Kauai
Fitness Classes in Kalaheo and Poipu
Barre, Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Circuit
Location:  Southside sports Center (Poipu) and Private Studio (Kalaheo)
Covid-19 Safety Details are followed
call (808) 332-6320 for directions
Info:  Jodee Burris, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, 212-4034,
Current schedule & fees online:

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“The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you’re finished”
–Nelson DeMille