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Kauai Society of Artists Art Gallery at Kukui Grove Center:
November 2 – 9 – “HerStory”, exhibition by Millicent Cummings
November 10 – entry Date for Small Works Show
November 17 to January 4 – Small Works Show
Info:  (808) 332-7324 ext 275
Free of Charge
For Details:

Friday, November 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
“HerStory” — Wine & cheese opening reception
Multi-media artist Millicent Cummings invites you to a 30-year retrospective of Fine Art & High Craft – paintings, sculpture, collage, photography, jewelry, music & more
8:00 pm performance by Artist
Friday, November 9, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Closing Night & Performance
Kauai Society of Artists Gallery, Kukui Grove Center

Saturday, November 3, 9:30 am
2018 Kauai Veterans Day Parade
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa


Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

“From Kapa to Quilts on Kauai: Fabrics of Change”

Kumu Sabra Kauka, Kapa on Kauai; Chris Faye on transition from Kapa to Quilts; Helen Wong Smith on Preserving Family Treasures, focusing on kapa, quilts, and textiles.

Island School, Frear Center for Hawaiian Culture and the Arts

Info: Mina Elison, 808-323-3222;

2018 Kauai Writers Conference
November 5 – 8: Master Classes; November 9 – 11: Conference
Spend a week on Kauai with beloved bestselling authors:
Sara Gruen, Kristin Hannah, Alice Hoffman, Christina Baker Kline, Jane Smiley, Garth Stein, Scott Turow and more;
Master Classes in small groups for close personal guidance with living masters of their genres — Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Poetry, Screenwriting;
Pitch & Critique – present your work one-on-one to literary agents, editors and publishing consultants
Kauai Marriott Resort, Lihue
Kamaaina Discount:  While the conference is drawing larger crowds from the mainland every year, organizers hope both professional and aspiring Hawai‘i-based writers will take advantage of the opportunity to interact with living legends so close to home.  To make attendance easier for Hawai‘i residents, organizers are offering a kama’aina discount. To take advantage of this offer, and state that you wish to receive the discount. Organizers will then contact you directly to walk you through the registration process. A valid Hawaii ID is required.
Info & Registration:    

Saturday, November 10, 8:00 pm/Doors open at 7:00 pm
A Spectacular Night with Makana
New Music – Story Telling
Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club, Kauai Ballroom
Ticket $40
Reserve your seat today:
Under the “registration” tab (seating is limited)

Wednesday, November 7, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Mahi’ai Technical Assistance Program
Free Workshop Series for Minority Farmers & Ranchers
Indigenous Agroforestry & Cropping Systems w/ Dr. Noa Kekuewa Lincoln & uses of Indigenous La’au Products w/ Sean Chun
(808) 828-0685 x15;

Thursday, November 8, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
“In the Kitchen” – Poipu Food & Wine Festival
Hands-on cooking class with some of Poipu’s top chefs
in their own restaurants; includes tasting
Admission:  $50 per class per person
Info:  Poipu Beach Resort Assn, (808) 742-7444

Friday & Saturday, November 9 & 10: 8:00 – 10:00 pm
The 4th Annual Wahine Comedy Festival
Trees Lounge, Kapaa
$12 entry at door

Friday, November 9, Hanapepe Art Night
Boarding Passes to Faraway Places
Book Signing and Reading
Guy Sibilla, Award-Winning Adventure Travel Writer
Releases a Collection of Travelogues from Destinations Few
Have Visited and From Some That No Longer Can Be. Relentlessly wandering, Sibilla tells these and other stories of discovery when, as Sibilla observes, “you let go and allow the path to choose you.”
Talk Story Book Store, Hanapepe Town
Info:  (808) 258-5297

Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 25 (3 weekends)
Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00 pm; Sundays, 4:00 pm
Hawaii Children’s Theatre presents
Disney’s “Newsies!” — Tony-winning Broadway Musical Hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and seize the day.
Directed by Rebecca Hanson; Musical Direction by Nina Saraos
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall
Classic Family show, rated PG for all audiences
Sunday, November 11, $6.00 with donation – Special benefit performance for Kauai Food Banks
Tickets $15 general; $12 students & seniors, ages 3 & under FREE
Advance $12 Ticket Outlets:  Kalaheo Coffee; Progressive Expressions, Koloa: Times Supermarket; Papaya’s; Healthy Hut; Magic Dragon Toys & Art Supplies in PV
Info:; (808) 246-8985

Saturday, November 10, 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Rotary Club of Kauai announces
16th Annual Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run
Anne Knudsen Park, Koloa
Cost $30
Sponsored by Wilcox Health, DuPont Pioneer, County of Kauai, HMSA & other generous sponsors

Saturday, November 10, 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Poipu Culinary Scholarship Gala
Poipu Food & Wine Festival
To support KCC Culinary Arts Program w/ financial assistance for students

November 16 – 18
Kauai Old Time Gathering at Kokee State Park
2 outdoor stages; one indoor stage (Kokee Lodge)
4 bands from US mainland; 6 bands from Hawaii
Performances by Grammy award winner Joel Savoy and Cajun Country Revival, RoochieToochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings, Los Kauaianos, Foghorn Stringband, Ann Savoy, Ed Punua, Pancho Graham, Bad Penny Pleasure Makers, Appalachian Hippie Poet Bill Alexander & Nick Castillo, Fanny Guys, Peter Rowan, Lowbiscus;
Workshops:  Banjo, fiddle, steel guitar, slack key guitar, ukulele, pakini, bass; Leo Ki’eki’e, harmony singing;
Workshops: Blacksmithing w/ Ted Shanks, basket making w/ Mizu Sumida, storytelling w/ Kilin Reese
Dancing: Kachi Kachi Music, Cajun 2-Step, Country Square Dancing
w/ Square Dance Callers Daniel Frazier & Stan Sharp
Puerto Rican, Mexican, Cajun & local-style food from chef Kulia Fu
Meal plan: $100 includes 8 meals served at Kokee Lodge (Thursday dinner, 3 meals Friday, 3 meals Saturday, Sunday breakfast)
Volunteer with Kauai Resource Conservation to learn about endemic plants and remove invasive plants
Tickets available at
Early bird: $50/weekend
Private cabins all booked; shared cabins & tent camping still available. Shower, bathroom, shared kitchen facilities available on site.
Sponsored by Hale Puna

November 17, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Rice Street Block Party
Stage Performances, Keiki activities, Food trucks, much more
Rice Street, Lihue
5:00 – 7:00 pm “Art Feast”
Witness the exciting live-action painting by seven mural artists transform a blank wall to a vibrant work of art; spectators have a chance to vote for their favorite artist. Show up early and save your seat fronting the former Kress Store/Salvation Army building
Note: Rice Street will be blocked to traffic from 2:00 to 10:00 pm;
park at Kauai Civic Center and take free shuttle from Vidinha Stadium from 4:00 – 8:30 pm; Free and open to the public

Saturday, November 17, 5:00 pm
“Starry, Starry Country Nights!”
The Bridge:  Kauai to College (free guidance and support for local kids who want to go to college) presents our 3rd annual fundraising Gala event:
Music by Not Your First Rodeo!
Dancing and Western Line Dancing!
Barbecue and no-host bar!
Auctions:  Live and Silent!
Koloa Landing, Poipu
Tickets:  Go to
Info:  Tory O’Malley, (808-635-4512)

Saturday, November 18, 1:30 pm
Registration & Lunch starts at 12:30 pm
Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners
Three distinguished Calligraphy artists and teachers will present a Calligraphy workshop at the Lawai International Center. The Japanese Kanji characters are considered a key to a secret doorway, according to Rev. Kosen Ishikawa, one of the teachers. With child-like simplicity Ishikawa, Kyle Chew, and Yayoi Ishikawa will bring to life an ancient perspective that is pertinent to our lives today. If you have wondered about the meaning of calligraphy characters, please join us. All ages are welcome.
Suggested minimum donation is $25, includes lunch and supplies.
All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Lawai International Center.  To register email, text or call 651-8893,

The Lawai International Center is a sacred gathering place on Kauai long recognized as a healing sanctuary by both native Hawaiians and Asian immigrants. The center is a community project driven by its volunteers, whose earnest efforts are bringing the Lawai Valley back to prominence as an international center of compassion, education, and cultural understanding for all people.

Saturday, November 24, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Kauai Handworks Christmas Crafts Fair
Wilcox Elementary School Cafetorium
Get your Made-on-Kauai Crafts at the longest running Christmas Crafts Fair on Kaua’i.

November 23 – December 13
Wendy Hollender, botanical artist, instructor & author, will lead intensive botanical illustration workshops along with fellow instructors Veronica Fannin and John Patoriza Pinol.
One, two or three sessions workshop using graphite, colored and watercolor pencils, watercolors
Open to artists of all levels

Sunday, November 25, 12:00 – 6:00 PM
26TH Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Festival
Featuring:  Brother Noland; Ho’okena; Kamuela Kahoano,
Dwight Kanae, Ian O’Sullivan, Bobby Moderow, Aja Gample,
Paul Togioka, Bill Keale, Cindy Combs, Kimo West,
Michael Keale, Pancho Graham, Malani Bilyeu
Great Music/Ono Food/Island Crafts
Kauai Marriott Resort, Nawiliwili
$10 donation at the door, to benefit Ki-Hoalu Foundation

November 30; 7:00 PM
Kauai Community College Instrumental Music Ensembles’ Winter Concert Preview
All three of our ensembles will join forces to perform selections from our Winter Concerts that will be held at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center on the 9th and 14th of December.
Location:  Kukui Grove Shopping Center
Info:  Sarah Tochiki, 808-387-6772;


Saturday, December 1, 7:00 pm
Church of the Pacific, Princeville
Sunday, December 2, 4:00 pm
St. Michael and All Angels Church in Lihue
4th Annual Christmas Sing-Along with Harps Concerts

Come sing your favorite Christmas carols accompanied by two amazing harpists: Sylvia Woods and Madeleine Brandli.
Sylvia Woods is a world-renowned Celtic harpist who lives in Princeville.
Madeleine Brandli plays the large concert pedal harp and lives part-time in Honolulu.
The singing will be led by Princeville musician Bob Smith.

In addition to caroling, these festive concerts will also feature Christmas harp solos and fun surprises! This year’s 4th annual concerts will feature carols about animals.
Join us for our fun and joyful concerts of Advent carols and Christmas music.

Come sing along with harps!
Tickets $15 at the door.

Saturday, December 1, 8:00 pm
Cocoa Tea with his Band
the Legendary Jamaican Reggae Superstar
“Skankin’ on da’ Rock” Reggae Dance Party
Rob’s Good Time Grill, Rice Shopping Center
Online Info, Tickets & Gold Circle – (808) 896-4845
Wednesday, December 5, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Mahi’ai Technical Assistance Program
Free Workshop Series for Minority Farmers & Ranchers
Korean Natural Farming Meat Bird Production w/ Juliua Ludivico of Ludovico Farms
(808) 828-0685 x15;

Saturday, December 8, 7:00 pm
The 12th Annual Kauai Sings! Christmas
“Comfort & Joy”
A fundraiser to benefit Malama Pono Health Services
Kilohana Luau Pavilion
Reserved Table of Ten Available
Preferred $300; Standard $250
Tickets $25 Advance; $30 Door
Call Malama Pono (808) 246-9577
Cash bar & food for purchase
Info:  Malama Pono

Sunday, December 9, 4:00 pm
Kauai Community College Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert
Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Grundman, Hylkil, and Cacavas.  This concert includes classical music, folk songs, and holiday music. There will be music for all tastes!
Location: KCC Performing Arts Center
Info:  Sarah Tochiki, 808-387-6772;

Monday, December 10; 6:30 pm
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Beginning Band Preview Concert
Featuring 120+ Beginning Band students in their first concert. 
Special guests, the Kauai Community College Jazz Ensemble
Location: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Kilohana Playcourt
Info:  Sarah Tochiki, 808-387-6772;

Friday, December 14, 7:00 pm
Kauai Community College Jazz Ensemble & Wind Symphony Winter Concert
Featuring everything from Jazz to Classical music!
Highlights from the program include music from every “Harry Potter” Movie, jazz standards, and holiday music.
Location: KCC Performing Arts Center
Info:  Sarah Tochiki, 808-387-6772;

December 15, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon (OAHU EVENT)
Ke Kula Mele Winter Concert
Enjoy the music of Ke Kula Mele – School of Hawaiian music under the direction of Kumu Alan Akaka. Students will perform songs about Rain, Mist and Rainbows, as well as some Christmas songs, on steel guitar, ‘ukulele, guitar and Hawaiian style bass for this Winter Concert
Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, 96744
Free and Open to the Public
Info:  (808) 235-1143

Sunday, December 16, 2:00 – 4:30 pm (Matinee)
“Island Breeze” CD Release Concert
Featuring Kenny Endo, Riley Lee, Jeff Peterson
An all-star trio blending Hawaiian and Japanese instruments
in a creatively inspiring and exciting style – Kenny Endo on taiko, Riley Lee on shakuhachi, Jeff Peterson on Hawaiian slack key guitar
performing live from the Nahoku Hano Hano Best Instrumental Album of the Year and Best Instrumental Song of the Year, 2015.
Historic Waimea Theater, Waimea Town
Ticket Info:  $30 on Brown Paper Tickets
Info:  Garden Island Arts Council, (808) 245-2733

Tuesday, December 18, 6:30 pm
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Band Winter Concert
Featuring students for the 2nd and 3rd Year Bands and the CKMS Jazz Band.  Come and join us for a night of great music!
Location:  Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Kilohana Playcourt
Info:  Sarah Tochiki, 808-387-6772;

2019 Art & Culture Events

Kauai Community Players 2019 Season:
January 4 – 20:  Arsenic & Old Lace directed by Dennis McGraw
February 14 – March 3:  The Shadow Box directed by Jo Grande
March 28 – April 14:  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged,
directed by Ross Martineau
May 9 – 26:  Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,
directed by Rebecca Hansen

EVENT DATE: March 1-2, 2019
EVENT ADDRESS: Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
EVENT PHONE:  (808) 822-3455

The 4th Annual Kaua’i Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, 2019, at the Courtyard Kaua’i at Coconut Beach. 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 Hawaii steel guitar masters, the festival includes workshops, jam sessions where festival guests play along with the steel guitar masters, and Open Stage sessions where amateur and professional Hawaiian Steel Guitarists will present their own programs to festival guests.
Educational presentations will be made to local area schools on Thursday and Friday mornings. Open stage sessions will be held on Friday beginning at noon, steel guitar workshops will be held Friday evening, and Saturday’s Ho’olaule’a will be held from noon to 6 P.M. Saturday’s program will also include a vintage steel guitar exhibit, and steel guitar hands-on opportunities will be offered to festival guests.
A pre-festival KIKA PILA jam session will be held at Keoki’s Paradise in Poipu Beach Thursday evening between 6PM and 9PM. Festival featured musicians and Next Generation steel guitarists and members of the Ke Kula Mele ensemble will be joined by guest performers for a fun evening. Click here for an area map.
Unplugged public kanikapila jam sessions will be held in the hotel’s Makai Lounge beginning at 8:30 P.M. Friday and Saturday where festival guests can join the festival’s steel guitar masters and possible guest artists playing and singing Hawaiian favorites.
The festival is 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, with grants and support from the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s Community Enrichment Program (CEP) and from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Please note that the festival website should be checked for updated festival information.

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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
Info:  (808) 346-9357;


HAL side: “Hanapepe – Kauai’s Biggest Little Town”
United side: “The Humble Plantation House – a sense of place”
Brought to you by Garden Island Arts Council
Funded by a grant from the County of Kauai & the Hawaii Tourism Authority
(open to all passengers in transit)


Weekly Sunshine Markets:
Sundays, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Kalalea Anahola Farmers’ Hui, Hokualele Road
Mondays, 12:00, Koloa Sunshine Market, Annie Knudsen Ball Park
Mondays, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Kukui Grove Sunshine Market, next to K-Mart
Mondays & Fridays, 3 – 7 pm, Kealia Farm Market & tours, Lanai
Tuesdays, 3 – 4 pm, Kalaheo Neighborhood Center
Wednesdays, 3 – 4:30 pm, Kapaa New Town Park
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 6:00 pm, Kukuiula Culinary Market, The Shops at Kukuiula
Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Hanapepe Sunshine Market, Park
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Kilauea Sunshine Market, Neighborhood Center
Fridays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Lihue Sunshine Market, Vidinha Stadium
Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00, KCC Sunshine Market, Kauai Community College
Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00, Kilauea Sunshine Market, Anaina Hou Community Center
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Hanalei Sunshine Market, Waioli Park

November 5 – 8
Top Writers, Literary Agents, Publishers Attending 2018 Kaua‘i Writers Conference
Conference Organizers Announce Special Kama‘aina Rates
(Lihue, Kaua‘i)–Some of the nation’s most influential writers, literary agents and publishers will convene on Kaua‘i this fall to take part in the 4th annual Kaua‘i Writers Conference, at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort in Lihue from Nov 9 through 11, 2018. This three-day conference features talks by renowned authors, intimate small group discussions, workshops and group and individual consultations. Attendees can set up one-on-one pitch sessions and manuscript critiques with top literary agents, which is a rare opportunity for most aspiring writers.
Conference highlights include sessions with Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley and Hawai‘i-born Kaui Hart Hemmings, whose book, The Descendants, was turned into an Oscar-winning film. A few of the notable conference faculty include Jon Fine, former Director of Author and Publisher Relations for Amazon; Garth Stein, the New York Times best-selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain; Sara Gruen, author of the runaway bestseller Water for Elephants; and Christina Baker Kline, whose book Orphan Trainspent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at No. 1, has 3.5 million copies in print, and is under consideration for a movie.
Several of the faculty’s works have led to award-winning films:  Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent, Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic, and Jeff Arch’s screenplay Sleepless in Seattle. Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale is set for release by TriStar next January.
Attendees also have the opportunity to take part in pre-conference master classes, which run from Nov. 5 through 8. With courses on fiction, memoir, screenwriting, poetry and more, these intimate workshops offer the opportunity for close personal guidance in small groups with these masters of their genres.
While the conference is drawing larger crowds from the mainland every year, organizers hope both professional and aspiring Hawai‘i-based writers will take advantage of the opportunity to interact with living legends so close to home.  To make attendance easier for Hawai‘i residents, organizers are offering a kama’aina discount. To take advantage of this offer, email and state that you wish to receive the discount. Organizers will then contact you directly to walk you through the registration process. A valid Hawaii ID is required.
For more information on the Kauai Writers Conference as well as information on lodging and travel, go to

Bikes on Rice; 4:30 pm meet time; 4:45 pm roll out
Safe, slow paced fun rides throughout the Lihu’e neighborhoods
for all ages & abilities
Oct 9, Nov 13
Meet at the Lihue Civic Center on Rice Street
Sign up:        
Info:  (808) 639-1018

The Mokan Nokan Show
Broadcasting 5 times a week on OC16 Channel 12
Kauai Profile and Interesting Things Happening on Kauai
View Episode #1 —
Info:  Mel Bell-Grey, (808) 431-4711

Last Saturday of each month; 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Kilauea Night Market
Anaina Hou Community Park, Home of Kauai Mini golf
40 artisans, live music, food trucks
Info: (808) 635-2572

First Monday each month, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Kekaha Community Garden
Help with our garden work on the first Monday of each month
Learn about the importance of nutritious food-school groups welcome
Free compost bins for residents (call for availability)
8610 Kiowea Road between Aukuu and Elepaio Rds.
 (in back of St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kekaha)
Info:    Phoebe Eng, (808) 635-6145

Saturdays monthly, 8:30 am
Forest Workday
Koke’e CCC Camp
Register:  Koke’e Natural History Musuem
(808) 335-9975.

Every Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Kauai Community Market
Fresh ingredients, holiday foods & gifts, taro products,
tropical plants and flowers, coffee, hoiday pies & baked goods,
goat cheese, health & beauty items from goat’s milk,
breakfast & lunch choices, educational demo, and more.
KCC front parking lot across from Grove Farm Office
Hosted by Kauai County Farm Bureau & Kauai Community College
Info:  Melissa McFerrin, (808) 337-9944

First Saturday night of each month, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Old Kapaa Town Art Walk
Live music, meet the artists, tasty bites,
dancing, entertainment, support local businesses
Info:  Angelique Ell,

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 Sunday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Sing, dance and feel the vibrational sounds of energetic meditation chanting
kirtan guided yoga breathing, and spiritual insights from sacred yoga texts
Vegetarian dinner
Anahola location – call for directions
Free and open to the public
, (808) 551-6610

Every Monday at 3:00 pm
Outdoor Farmer’s Market
Kukui Grove Center (next to K-Mart)
Info:  (808) 245-7784  

Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Kauai Baby Swimming Safety Skills
Lava Lava Beach Club
Info: Anastasia,

First Saturday of the Month, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Heaven on Earth Health Fair, 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.
Info: or (808) 822-4414

The Kauai Inn
The Kauai Inn has lovely rooms tucked away on three tropical acres
where the Nawiliwili Bay meets the Huleia River.  Kauai Inn is a
charming 48 unit plantation style resort, where every guest is special!  
We are centrally located and very close to beaches,
golfing, shopping, and many more fun activities.
Questions? call toll free (800) 808-2330)
Local (808) 245-9000 ext 6 or e-mail us.  Fax: (808) 245-3004
Visit our website for pictures at;
Supporter of the Garden Island Arts Council


Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
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
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

Sundays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
88 Shrines at Lawai International Center
Tour times:  10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
Brief video & talk story session by Lynn Muramoto
Donations are appreciated
Info:  (808) 639-4300,

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” hula class
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
Entry level students & visitors welcome
Church of the Pacific, Princeville
Info:  Call Fern, 828-1342, (808) 639-0964;    

2nd, 3rd, 4th Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kauai Museum’s Saturday Clubs
monthly workshops on unique island traditions
Kauai Museum daily public tours, 10:30 am to noon
Led by knowledgeable & entertaining docents
Free with admission to the museum
The Kauai Museum, Keepers of the Culture
Info:  (808) 245-6931

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

6 week dance sessions in Kalaheo
for ages 3.5 yr. to adult
Preballet through Ballet Level IV/V
Friday morning Tap Dance for adults

Private lessons in ballet, tap, contemporary styles available

Janie Crane, Director, 332-9737

For next session dates visit

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 Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Group `Ukulele Classes by Kirk Smart
Hanalei Strings and Things, Ching Young Village, Hanalei
Info:  Kirk Smart,; (808) 826,9633

Wednesday nights, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
EasyLiving Jazz Duet — Helen Turner, flute; Jeff Iglesia, guitar
Hukilau Lanai

Every Wednesday Night, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Larry Rivera’s Love & Aloha Show (Every Wednesday)
Larry & Lurline performing
Cafe Portofino, Kalapaki
Other Larry Rivera Live Performances:
Every Friday Afternoon, 5:00 pm
Coconut Marketplace Center Stage, Waipouli
Every Saturday, 1:00 pm
Kauai Museum, Lihue
Every Sunday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Garden Island Grill, Koloa town
Info:  Larry Rivera,  


Thursdays. 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Qi Gong Golden 8
A Beginning Qi Gong Class – ONGOING
Promotes balancing the body for greater health, increasing vitality,
and radiating more energy
Lihue Neighborhood Center
Turn at AT&T on Kuhio Hwy, drive down two blocks to Eono St,
turn right and drive down one block to the Center; park in the
parking lot and go to the Old Main Hall.
Free for all ages
Info:  (808) 635-0306; Peter Sterne

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

Kupuna Wellness Ageless Beauty Fitness Program
with Rose T. Warken Ceballos, certified fitness trainer, instructor,
Wellness Guidance, Author
Monday, 8 – 9:30 am:  Total Conditioning – Hanapepe N Ctr
Monday, 10:30 – 11:30 am: ChairAerobic-Koloa N Ctr
Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:30 am: Body and Mind Clarity – Kalaheo N Ctr
Friday, 8 – 9:30 am:  Total Conditioning – Kalaheo N Ctr
Classes are free and for Seniors
You will need your doctor’s approval before beginning a new exercise program
Info:  (808) 652-8985;
Rose’s classes have support recognition from County of Kauai

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 – 9:45 am
Aloha Aerobics
Stretch, step and weights – complete fun workshop for Baby Boomers in particular; All Welcome
All Saints Gym, Kapaa
Info:  (808) 822-3817

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