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Upcoming Events listed 
Plant Aloha (FREE Class) HOLI Natural Farming w/ Narayan Higgins
Hawaiian Sanctuary is proud to present: Plant Aloha, a FREE educational series of sustainable farming classes. Every Thursday morning, from 9:00am until 12:00pm, led by local and visiting experts. Visit our website for more information:
Thursday, March 14th 2019 - 9:00am-12:30pm
Holy Cow! HOLI Natural Farming with Narayan Higgins

In this class we'll study the importance of bovines on the homestead. We will focus on making your own fertilizers using dung, urine, and milk products. Finally, we will focus on awesome Hawaii staple crops that personify the HOLI (High Output, Low Input) principles and do especially well with bovine based inputs.

Bio: Born and raised in Hawaii, Narayan grew up practicing natural farming techniques. He is the manager of the Krishna Cow Sanctuary, a cruelty free homestead and cow sanctuary in Orchidland.

Plant Aloha (FREE Class) Location:
Hawaiian Sanctuary - Laka Lounge
13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Rd (Highway 130). Pahoa, HI 96778
Hawaii Island (Big Island)
Only about 1 Mile South of Pahoa Town.
Turn into the driveway at Mile Marker 12!

Plant Aloha is supported, in part, by the County of Hawaii

We are still looking for support to complete and enhance our classes. Please give what you can:

Hōʻike 2019: The Battle of Kuamoʻo

Hōʻike 2019 will take place on March 14 and 15 in Koaiʻa Gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $5, with a special $20 early entry package which includes pre-show pupus from 4 to 5 p.m. Show and ticket information will be available  at on Feb. 20.

As always, Hōʻike showcases a significant moment in Hawaiian history. "The Battle of Kuamoʻo" revolves around Liholiho's decision not to reinstate the 'ai kapu and Kekuaokalani's objection and eventual war against Liholiho. There is also an added layer of complexity through an internal conflict for Manono, Kekuaokalani's wife. Manono deals with the guilt of being part of the rifle company that cuts down the O'ahu forces at the battle of Nu'uanu and the conflict with her values that arises. In the end she recognizes the importance of standing for what she believes in and not assimilating into western culture even if this means death, her eventual destiny.

The opera is presented in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language). 

Funds raised from the Hōʻike performances will help to defray travel costs for the students traveling to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August to once again represent Hawaiian culture and moʻolelo on a worldwide stage.

Ecstatic Dance: Shakti
March 14th 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Garden Temple Ecstatic Dance: Shakti
12-1114 Kaimu-Makena Homestead Rd.
Wow! Shakti from Kona side! Coconspirator of Out of the Box, monthly dance jam at MyBar in Kailua, recently opened for CloZee on Oahu and crushed her set last month at Hawaiian Sanctuary Ecstatic Dance, this female dj/producer is going to bring the Shakti Fire!
$10-20 contribution
Mahalo for helping us to create a safe dance container where all can drop deeply into the vulnerability of their dance and connect with community by:
Not talking in the dance temple!
Refraining from taking photos or using cellphones!
No using alcohol or coming drunk!
Only bringing your best, most trusted dance buddies, possibly certified companion critters, no fire ants!

Screening of Stoke, a Big Island Road Film
and Q&A with directors
Kukuau Studio 43-D Kukuau St., Hilo, HI 96720
Date: Thursday March 14, 7-9 pm
Cost: $10 at the door
About: This award-winning road film, shot on Hawaii island in 2017, follows a struggling tourist who hires two wannabe tour guides to take her to an active volcano. Rated R for language and brief nudity. For more information, visit or
Authentic Relating Games at  La'akea
March 17th 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What is this!? What are Authentic Relating Games?

Authenticity is acting and speaking in alignment with our inner feelings, desires, and needs-our truth. Authentic Relating (AR) is the practice of bringing our truth into connection with others', so that we can weave a more rich human experience.

Authentic Relating Games are an easy and fun way to introduce AR into daily life. They can help us experience deeper connections, boost empathy, see the world through others' eyes, and understand ourselves better so that we can enjoy life more. The games are fun, highly interactive partner and group exercises that demonstrate and explore AR, and getting to know yourself better while at the same time learning to see and appreciate more about everyone you connect with. These games are NOT board games like 'Chutes & Ladders' or 'Checkers' (they're better ��).

Authentic also means that there is no cookie-cutter mold for how you "should" be or what relating "should look like". Everyone is a complete universe unto themselves, has a unique style, personality, and integrity that is perfectly them, and everyone is perfect and amazing as they are (including in their belief that they aren't.)

Join us for a FUN night of connection! Be the Authentic YOU!
Please plan to arrive early to park and walk to community room.
Doors will close promptly at 5:30.
Suggested donation $15.
To get to La' Akea community, take Highway 130. Go one mile past Leilani and turn right on Alaili. Follow Alaili and make a right at the driveway at the La' Akea sign. Park in the first parking area and walk up to the main house. Bring a flashlight for the walk up the driveway

Aloha! See you on March 17th!
Your hosts,
Lynn, Shine, Patrick and Kana
March 19th-22nd
3 hours a day for 4 consecutive days!
$80 per child
Popular, engaging and educational fun for ages 6 & up.
Enroll in MAGIC CAMP XII today  online or over the phone at 808-443-8390
A fun performance magic program that your child will enjoy, emphasizing goal achievement, self-esteem building, positive attitudes, poise, confidence building and tea
Conducted by international award winners and long time magic instructors Bruce and Jennifer Meyers. Includes all magic tricks, props and learning materials. Each day, 5 or more magic tricks are taught. The material is learned in groups as well as one on one. You'll find the magic pretty good and baffling! They'll build their own magic kit and learn to make things appear, switch places, levitate and vanish!


Community Calendars:
 Listed in Alphabetical

March 11th- March 18th, 2019 Weekly Classes

Magical Mondays
8:15-9:45 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Sarah
3:30-5:00 p.m. NVC w/Tim ($10)
4:30-5:45 p.m. Keiki Hula w/Aunty Makalei
6:00-8:00 p.m. Hula w/Kumu Ehulani

Transformative Tuesdays
8:15-9:45 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Connie
4:30-6:00 p.m. Karate w/Keoni ($10)

Wondrous Wednesdays
8:15-9:45 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Sarah
10:15-11:30 a.m. Buddhi Yoga w/Maria ($10-$15)
4:30-6:00 p.m. Restorative Yoga w/Tungavidya

Thriving Thursdays
8:15-9:45 a.m. YogaFlow 2/Kristen
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Plant Aloha
4:30-6:00 p.m. Karate w/Keoni ($10)

Fruitful Fridays
8:15-9:45 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Connie
7:00-11:00 p.m. Bee Dance ($20/$15)

Scintillating Saturdays
8:15-9:45 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Luna
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Nia Dance w/Valusha ($10)
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Beginner Rueda (Cuban) Dance Class with Patrick ($10)
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Intermediate/Adv. Rueda (Cuban) Dance Class with Patrick ($10 )

Sacred Sundays
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ecstatic Dance ($15/$10)

Hawaiian Sanctuary weekly class & event schedule!

Location: Hawaiian Sanctuary  13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Rd (At Mile Marker 12 South on Highway 130). Pahoa, HI 96778  Only about 1 Mile South of Pahoa Town.   Turn into the driveway at Mile Marker 12! (800) 309-8010   $6-$10 donations unless otherwise noted.



Cat Video Fest 2019

Sunday March 10 @ 2:30pm & 7:00pm
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 on day of show
Tickets are available for purchase at our Box Office Window, over the phone at 808-934-7010,
and now ONLINE! :  Matinee Tickets Evening Tickets
Cat Video Fest debuts in Hawaii! 70 minutes of the best cat videos of the year, plus some classics and surprises.
10% of Box Office sales from this year's program will be donated to  Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary to help Big Island cats in need.
Cat Video Fest is a charitable nonprofit dedicated to bringing the joy of cat videos to the masses and raising money for cats in need. Each year, curator Will Braden creates a program of the best cat videos of the year, along with some classics and unique submissions.
Each year, Cat Video Fest curates a compilation reel of the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. Screening events take place all over the world in a host of venues and raise money for cats in need, often through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to identify how best to serve cats in the area. The all-new edition will begin touring in February of 2019 and  Oscilloscope plans to bring Cat Video Fest to hundreds of theaters around the globe where patrons can enjoy the shared experience of communal joy that these videos bring out. What better way for us humans to come together than by watching cats?

Monday 3/11 @ 7pm
Tuesday 3/12 @ 7pm
Rated R | 136 min
Drama, Musical, Romance
Directed by Bradley Cooper
Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliot
A popular musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards including BEST PICTURE!
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.
The smash hit comes to the Palace Theater for a special weekend run. A STAR IS BORN is a knock out directorial debut from star Bradley Cooper, features a chart topping sound track, and Lady Gaga steals the show turning in a remarkably nuanced and effecting performance.
Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Lady Gaga), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliot), Best Adapted Screenplay (Bradley Cooper & Eric Roth), Best Cinematography (Matthew Libatique), Best Sound Mixing 

Saturday 3/16 @ 7:00pm
Sunday 3/17 @ 2:30pm & 7:00pm
Monday 3/18 @ 7:00pm
Tuesday 3/19 @ 7:00pm
Rated PG-13 | 100 min
Directed by Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Starring Alex Honnold, Dierdre Wolownick, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin
Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 ft high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
Alex Honnold peers over the edge of Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. He had just climbed 2000 feet up from the valley floor. (National Geographic/Jimmy Chin)
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of "MERU," comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world's most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.
FREE SOLO is an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible, revealing the personal toll of excellence. As the climber begins his training, the armor of invincibility he's built up over decades unexpectedly breaks apart when Honnold begins to fall in love, threatening his focus and giving way to injury and setbacks. Vasarhelyi and Chin succeed in beautifully capturing deeply human moments with Honnold as well as the death-defying climb with exquisite artistry and masterful, vertigo-inducing camerawork. The result is a triumph of the human spirit that represents what The New York Times calls "a miraculous opportunity for the rest of us to experience the human sublime."


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volcano art center
March 2019 Events at 
Volcano Art Center

Ni'aulani Campus & Gallery
March 2 - Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson
March 2 - Exploring Tunnel Books with Charlene Asato
March 9 - The Business of Art with Ira Ono
March 9 - Stained Glass Basics 2 with Claudia McCall
March 9 - Zentangle: Lava Layers with Dina Kageler
March 12 - The Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolors with Nancy DeLucrezia
March 16 - An Evening with Rebecca Folsom Concert
March 17 - The Art of Vocal Freedom with Rebecca Folsom
March 21 - Thursday Night at the Center: Poetry Reading
March 23 - Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection with Tom Peek
March 23 - Pastel On-Site Landscape Painting with Patti Pease Johnson
March 28 -  Hawaiian Language Levels 1, 2, or 3 with Kaliko Trapp (8-week series) 

March 30 - Encaustic Painting with Mary Milelzcik
March 30 - Landscaping with Native Plants with Zach Mermel
March 30 - Exhibit: Ancient Hula: Through the Lens of Dino Morrow

Hula Arts at VAC Gallery  
March 6 - Hula Voices featuring Nā Kumu Hula Kaʻea Lyons & Lily Lyons
March 9 - Hula Kahiko featuring Nā Kumu Hula Kaʻea Lyons & Lily Lyons with Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani

March 9 - Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani

Aloha Friday on the VAC Gallery Porch
March 1 - Slack key guitar with Randy Lorenzo
March 8 - Lei making with Randy Lee
March 15 - Hula and ole with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe
March 22 - Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
March 29 - 'Ohe Kapala with Desiree Moana Cruz 

For more details on classes and events at the Volcano Art Center- Click Here!  -

Have an awesome week!  Stay connected to the Puna Happenings events and classes by checking out our online calendar, website, Facebook Group 
page, and local links above.

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