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Hawaii — By byun on April 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm
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The 3rd Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival

This coming Saturday, April 24, Bishop Museum will be hosting its popular Grow Hawaiian Festival from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The 3rd annual Grow Hawaiian Festival, presented by Hawaiian Electric Company, is family-friendly event, in recognition of Earth Day, is open to the public, and admission is free for kama‘āina and military with ID!

The Grow Hawaiian Festival focuses on conservation, clean energy, culture, and native plants. There will be a number of educational booths and hands-on demonstrations. Learn about kapa making by Verna Takashima, how to make and use natural dyes by Bernice Keola Akamine and the art of traditional weaving by Leina`ala Kai, Patrick Horimoto, and Marques Marzan.

Festival music and entertainment include: Hula hālau Na Pualei O Likolehua, Kaukahi, Holunape, and Weldon Kekauoha. Hui Kū Maoli Ola will be selling native Hawaiian plants.

There will be entertainment and Main Stage performances throughout the day, too. Already scheduled:

* 9 a.m. – Hula performance by Na Pualei o Likolehua
* 9:30 a.m. – Hawaiian music performance by Kaukahi
* Noon – Hawaiian music performance by Holunape
* 1:30 p.m. – Hawaiian music performance by Weldon Kekauoha

Native Plants Tour (Meet at Hale Ikehu):

* 1:00 p.m. – Special tour of the native plants on Bishop Museum grounds by Nola Morgan

There will be plenty of great activities on the Great Lawn, such as a native plant sale, Hawaiian craft demonstrations, lomilomi massages, Ask-a-Master Gardener booth, interactive activities for keiki (kids) and parents on climate change, and informational booths on clean energy and energy conservation. Food booths will be on hand as well to keep visitors’ appetites at bay.

Participating artisans and groups include Ann Kadowaki, Bernice Keola Akamine, Calvin Hoe, Euphemia Nagashima, Hakipu`u Learning Center, Holunape, and Hui Ku Maoli Ola, among others.

Bishop Museum [map]
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, Hawai’i   96817
Phone: 808.847.3511
Fax: 808.841.8968

Photo courtesy of the_tahoe_guy (Flickr)

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