<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>JULY 2014 ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS</strong></p>

<p>June 9 through August 29<br /> In celebration of NTBG's 50th Anniversary<br /> NTBG presents Living Endemic Birds of Hawaii by Marian Berger<br /> Monday, June 9, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm<br /> Meet Marian Berger on opening day of exhibit<br /> Saturday, June 21, one day only, special weekend showing<br /> 11:00 am at NTBG Education Center in Kalaheo<br /> Dr Lisa 'Cali' Crampton of Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project - Lecture<br /> Call before visiting:  (808) 332-7324,ext 227<br /> Donations suggested</p>

<p>July 18 - 27 (10 ten-day event)<br /> 29th Annual Koloa Plantation Days<br /> over 25 events celebrating plantation heritage & modern day communities<br /> parade, Koloa Town Park celebration, rodeo events, live music,<br /> cultural performances, film, talk story, culinary demonstrations,<br /> crafts fairs, guided walks & hikes, sporting events, and more<br /> Koloa town & Poipu<br /> www.koloaplantationdays.com(external link)<br /> info:  Melissa McFerrin, (808) 652-3217</p>

<p>Kauai Music Festival Showcase Performances<br /> 6:00 - 8:00 pm<br /> Courtyard Marriott Resort Makai Lounge, Kapa'a-Waipouli<br /> July 19 - Lynn & Thayne Taylor<br /> July 26 - Jeremy Harshorn<br /> All performances FREE and open to the public<br /> KMF Songwriter Conference July 30 - Aug 2<br /> Courtyard Marriott Resort, Kapa'a<br /> www.kauaimusicfestival.com(external link)</p>

<p>Sunday, July 20, 10:00 - 11:45 am<br /> Shakuhachi Practice<br /> Lawai International Center<br /> Info:  Ray Nitta, (808) 652-5832; raynitta at yahoo.com;<br /> Lawai International Center, www.lawaicenter.org(external link)</p>

<p>Sunday, July 20, 2:00 pm<br /> KISS Concert -- Island Rhythems & Songs of the New Millennium<br /> Nine Singers.  Two Musicians -- Hank Curtis on the grand piano<br /> & Cary Valentine, percussionist extraordinaire; Eighteen memorable songs<br /> Mahiko Lounge, Kilohana Plantation, Lihue<br /> Free Concert<br /> Info:  822-0545</p>

<p>Tuesday, July 22, 7:00 - 9:00 pm<br /> Circle of Fifth's Class Crystal Harmonics<br /> $25 Fee<br /> RSVP: crystal at crystalharmonics.com, (808) 651-9954</p>

<p>Kauai Community College OCET presents Social Media for Business Series:<br /> Instructor Linda Sherman<br /> Explains how social media marketing fits into your overall marketing plan;<br /> takes you on a deep dive into the important social media tools<br /> July 23, 1 - 4 pm - Social Media for Business, Getting Started<br />     (Overview for Business Owners & Managers)<br /> July 30, 1 - 4 pm - Social Media for Business, Google Plus & YouTube<br /> August 6, 1-4 pm - Social Media for Business, Intermediate Google Plus<br /> August 13, 1 - 4 pm- Social Media for Business, Introduction to Facebook<br /> August 20, 1 - 4 pm - Social Media for Business, Introduction to Twitter<br /> August 27, 1 - 4 pm - Social Media for Business, Intermediate Facebook<br /> September 3, 1 - 4 pm - Social Media for Business,Intermediate Twitter<br /> You need to bring your own laptop or device<br /> $39 per class<br /> Call KCC-OCET to register: 245-8318</p>

<p>Thursday - Sunday, July 24 - August 10 (three weekends); 7:00 pm<br /> Hawaii Children's Theatre announces<br /> Avenue Q, triple Tony Winner & hilarious musical --<br /> best musical, score & book<br /> Puhi Theatrical Warehouse<br /> Rated PG-15 for Language & Adult Situations<br /> Seating Limited; reserve tickets early<br /> Info:  www.hawaiichildrenstheatre.com(external link); Call (808) 246-8985</p>

<p>Friday, July 25, 5:00 - 8:00 pm<br /> Artists Reception for Exhibition<br /> Oils by plein air artist Eileen Kechloian/Watercolors by Alan Akana<br /> Live music and Pupus<br /> The Art House in Koloa, 3440 Poipu Road<br /> www.arthousehawaii.com(external link)</p>

<p>Friday - Saturday, July 25 - 26, 7:30 - 10:00 pm<br /> Bon Dance Festival<br /> West Kauai Hongwanji Mission, Hanapepe</p>

<p>Fridays, July 25, August 22, 6:00 - 7:30 pm<br /> Replace your old incandescent & CFL lightbulbs with new LED bulb<br /> KIUC will give away three 60-watt equivalent LED bulbs<br /> worth more than $30 to residents; lasts nearly 23 years<br /> Kukui Grove Center Food Court</p>

<p>Saturday, July 26, 7:00 am - 12:00 noon<br /> Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge<br /> Guest athlete - Leahi Camacho from Kailua-Kona to officiate<br /> Youngest swimmer to ever cross the Kaiwi Channel at age 17<br /> Hanalei Bay Pier<br /> Fee:  $10 for Keiki/$40 for adults<br /> Contact:  (805) 657-9454, Gregg Kravitz<br /> http://www.hanaleibayswimchallenge.com/</p>(external link)

<p>Saturday, July 26<br /> Hawaii Ocean Film Festival<br /> Under the Stars on the Big Screen<br /> Waipa<br /> Fee:  $5 or join Surfrider for free admission<br /> Info:  Melinda Sandler, (808) 652-3392</p>

<p>Headlining at the Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo<br /> Not My First Rodeo Country Band<br /> Classic & current country songs<br /> Marty on drums, Dave Greenberg on vocals/bass,<br /> Cindy Jackson on vocals/guitar, Lee Richards on fiddle,<br /> Jim Hollingsworth on vocals/pedal steel & electric guitar<br /> Contact:  Marty Leonard, (808) 635-6477</p>

<p>Sunday, July 27, 4:00 - 5:00 pm<br /> Women in Theatre present<br /> Talk Story: Plantation Society at the Time of Pearl Harbor<br /> Tea & Talk Story with "living treasure" David Penhallow Scott<br /> He paints a picture of sugar plantation society--<br /> before, during, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor<br /> Plantation Gardens Restaurant Lanai<br /> 2253 Poipu Road, Koloa<br /> Free. Info:  (808) 635-3727</p>

<p>Starts Monday, July 28, 12:00 - 1:00 pm<br /> Free Laughter Therapy<br /> Everyone is welcome!<br /> Lihue Neighborhood Center<br /> Info:  241-6858; www.LaughterYogaKauai.com(external link);<br /> drlucy at hawaii.rr.com</p>

<p>Wednesday, July 30; Thursday, July 31<br /> Morning session:  8:30 - 11:30 am<br /> Afternoon session:  1:00 - 4:00 pm<br /> Electronic Plan Review Training Sessions<br /> County of Kaua'i building division invites all architects, engineers & designers<br /> Free seminar & parking<br /> Register:  rdarville at kauai.gov; (808) 241-4877</p>

<p>Wednesday - Saturday, July 30 - August 1 (4-day event)<br /> Kauai Music Festival -- Songwriting Workshops, Seminars & Concerts<br /> Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 pm: Hawaiian Music Concert featuring Grammy,<br /> Na Hoku & Emmy winning musicians<br /> Saturday, 7:00 - 10:00 pm: - Concert featuring outstanding mainland musicians<br /> $25 for each concert<br /> Courtyard Marriott, Kapaa<br /> Contact:  Jerry Brocklehurst; www.kauaimusicfestival.org(external link)</p>

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>AUGUST ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS</strong></p>

<p>Friday, August 1, 5:00 - 8:00 pm<br /> Back to the Future Exhibition Reception<br /> Artists:  Kimberlin Blackburn, Jolly Bodine, Kathy Cowan,<br /> Carol Ann Davis, Charles Davis, Sally French, Winston Kawamoto,<br /> Betty Jean Nativio, Penny Nichols, Ray Nitta, Patrice Pendarvis,'<br /> Eve Solomon, Carol Yotsuda, Fred Zollinger<br /> Exhibition on view from Sat, Aug 2 - Tuesday, Aug 19<br /> 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; until 8:00 pm on Fridays; closed Sundays</p>

<p>Friday - Saturday, August 1 - 2, 7:30 - 10:00 pm<br /> Bon Dance Festival<br /> Lihue Hongwanji Mission, Lihue - Kapaia</p>

<p>Saturday, August 2, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm<br /> Kauai Sand Festival<br /> Sand Castle/Art/Sculpture Contest & Festival<br /> Build a sand castle or sand art for PRIZES galore<br /> Hanalei Bay neart Black Pot Beach<br /> Free and open to the public<br /> Contact:  Julian Miller, (808) 245-8680</p>

<p>Saturday-Sunday, August 2 -3<br /> Gratefulness: The Key to Joy<br /> Twofold perspective on gratefulness - from under 30 & over 80<br /> Weekend Workshop w/ Brother David Steindl-Rast & Anthony Chavez,<br /> grandson of Cesar Chavez who continues his work<br /> at the Waipa Foundation<br /> Workshop Fee including lunch both days:  $150<br /> Space limited; register early: www.retreatkauai.om(external link)<br /> Contact:  Banana Patch Studio & Waipa Foundation</p>

<p>Saturday-Sunday, August 2-3 (2-day event/120 miles ride)<br /> 9th Annual Paradise Ride Kauai<br /> Signature fundraising event for Malama Pono Health Services<br /> Contact:  M Williamson, (808) 245-9577</p>

<p>Saturday - Sunday, August 2 - 3, 9:00 am<br /> 13th Annual Heiva I Kauai Tahitian Dance Competition<br /> Tahitian Dance Competition with solo & group performances,<br /> traditional & contemporary drumming; dance exhibition by<br /> Oahu's award winning Te Vai Ura Nui & guests from Tahiti<br /> Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa<br /> ADA Information:  (808) 822-9477</p>

<p>Sunday, August 3, 3:00 - 5:30 pm<br /> Women of Inspiration presents<br /> Hawaiian Tea Time honoring Queen Lili'uokalani<br /> hosted by Regina Carvalho<br /> An afternoon of music, culinary creations & exotic teas from around the world<br /> Gaylords at Kilohana<br /> Tickets - $65<br /> available at Hanapepe Talkstory Bookstore, Princeville Ace Hardware,<br /> Kauai Museum, Kauai United Way, Hotel Coral Reef, Ink Spot<br /> a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Kauai United Way<br /> www.hawaiianteatime.com(external link)</p>

<p>Friday - Saturday, August 8 - 9, 7:30 - 10:00 pm<br /> Bon Dance Festival<br /> Waimea Shingon Mission, Waimea Valley</p>

<p>Saturday, August 9, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm<br /> Garden Isle Artisan Fair<br /> Craft Event by over 40 artisans --"Under the Big Tent"<br /> Live Tahitian drumming, local plate lunch vendors<br /> Free event<br /> Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa<br /> Contact:  Judy Webb, (808) 245-9021</p>

<p>Saturday, August 9,<br /> National Tropical Botanical Garden presents<br /> Moonlight and Music in the Garden<br /> Hawaiian theme with music by Ho'okena, Brother Noland, Kauai's Wailoa<br /> Program includes drive from Poipu into Lawai Valley, torch lighting ceremony,<br /> "poi super" with wine and beer, musical performances, world-class 'olapa hula by<br /> Nani Dudoit, appearance by Miss Hawaii 2014 Stephanie Steuri, silent auction<br /> Tickets:  $150 per person; tables of 10 offered at various levels<br /> Online:  ntbg.org/moonlightmusic<br /> Phone:  (808) 332-6500<br /> Proceeds to support NTBG's mission to perpetuate the survival of plants,<br /> ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions</p>

<p>Saturday, August 16, 5 - 9 pm<br /> Morningstar Blues by Terry Low CD release party<br /> Nawiliwili Yacht Club, Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor<br /> Live Music,Potluck/BYOB Event<br /> Musicians encouraged to play and participate during open mic sessions<br /> RSVP:  terry at terrylow.com; (808) 652-5392</p>

<p>Sunday, August 17, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm<br /> 2nd Annual Waipa Music & Mango Festival 2014<br /> Support the work of the Waipa Foundation and enjoy beautiful mele along Hanalei Bay!  Waipa Music & Mango Festival at Halulu Fishpond; 1/2 mile past Hanalei.  <br /> Home grown live music ALL DAY, hands-on activities, mango tastings, local artisans & crafts, and, of course, amazing food inspired by the summer mango harvest! Also, recipe & biggest mango contests, cultural and educational displays!  Find out more at www.waipafoundation.org.(external link)  Waipa is a living learning center focused on taking care of our natural resources, practicing Hawaiian culture and values, and inspiring healthy keiki and community. A hui hou. See you there!<br /> Admission: Adults $10, Keiki $1 (ages 3-18)<br /> Contact:  Kalen Kelekoma</p>

<p>Friday, August 22, 6:00 - 7:30 pm<br /> Replace your old incandescent & CFL lightbulbs with new LED bulb<br /> KIUC will give away three 60-watt equivalent LED bulbs<br /> worth more than $30 to residents; lasts nearly 23 years<br /> Kukui Grove Center Food Court</p>

<p>August 21, 22, 23, 24 (4-day event)<br /> Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair<br /> Family oriented event: Music & entertainment, Fairground rides, puppet show,<br /> fruit & vegetables show, petting zoo, commercial tents, bonsai & orchids display,<br /> crafts & goodies, food booths, animal competitions, etc.<br /> Vidinha Stadium, Lihue<br /> $5 adults/$4 seniors/$2 children<br /> Contact:  Melissa McFerrin, (808) 337-9944<br /> www.kauaifarmfair.org(external link)</p>

<p>Sunday, August 31, 6:00 am start time<br /> The Kauai Marathon & Half Marathon<br /> One of the most beautiful destination races in the world, Poipu<br /> Run past hula dancers, taiko drummers, striking mountain views,<br /> lush vegetation, beautiful oceanfront, and much more<br /> Sign Up:  www.thekauaimarathon.com(external link)<br /> Contact:  Robin Jumper, (808) 635-5053</p>

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>SEPTEMBER ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS</strong></p>

<p>September 21 -27 (week-long event)<br /> 2014 Kauai Mokihana Festival<br /> Year of Na LoeaO Na Mea Hana Lima (Master Crafters)<br /> Hawaiian culture workshops, music contest, 3-day hula competition,<br /> crafts fair, hula & music events, Hawaiian church service, and more<br /> Kauai Beach Resort + other venues<br /> Contact:  Carol Bain or Maka Herrod; call (808) 822-2166</p>

<p>September 26, 27, 28; Friday - 4:00 - 9:00 pm<br /> Saturday & Sunday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm<br /> 16th Annual Kauai Powwow<br /> Celebrating the rich Native American heritage in Hawaii<br /> traditional drumming, street parties; live entertainment, children's shows<br /> Family fun event/ Admission FREE<br /> Contact:  Dr. Kani Blackwell, (808) 651-7733<br /> www.kauaipowwow.com(external link)</p>

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>OCTOBER ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS</strong></p>

<p>Saturday, October 4, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm<br /> Kauai Japanese Cultural Society presents<br /> Matsuri Kauai Cultural Festival<br /> dancers, martial arts, drumming, kimon kitsuke, bento,<br /> origami, oshibana, musubi contest, mochi pounding, tea ceremony,<br /> bondance, bonsai, jorei & flower circle, karaoke singers, and more<br /> Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall<br /> Contact:  Pearl Shimizu, (808) 822-5353</p>

<p>Annual Kauai Coconut Festival<br /> Kauai Beach Park</p>

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<p>Monday Koloa Ball Park (12 noon) Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Lihue (3pm)</p>

<p>Tuesday Coconut Market Place, Kapaa (9am-12 noon) Kalaheo Neighborhood Center (3:30pm) Hawaiian Farmers of Hanalei (2pm)</p>

<p>Wednesday Kapaa Town Park (3pm) Kauai Culinary Market, Poipu (4-6pm)</p>

<p>Thursday Coconut Market Place, Kapaa (9am-12 noon) Hanapepe Park (3pm) Kilauea Neighborhood Center (4:30pm)</p>

<p>Friday Vidinha Stadium, Lihue (3pm)</p>

<p>Saturday Kauai Community Market, Puhi (9:30am-1pm) Kekaha Neighborhood Center (9am) Hanalei Saturday Market (10am-12 noon) For more info got to www.kauaigrown.org(external link)</p>

<p>* TREASURERS OF KAUAI and NIIHAU. For more info call the Kauai Museum at 808-245-6931.</p>

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