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Free Satsang with Madhukar on  4/15/2018 7 pm  at Polestar Gardens

Madhukar is an enlightened master in the lineage of Ramana Maharshi and Papaji. On a rare visit to the United States, he'll be hosting satsang, and bringing his own kind of magic: a message and method for living in joy, ease, love and community, to US based friends, old and new. Madhukar Ji embodies love and peace, and in a playful bright manner, transmits that to others.

Madhukar studied economics and philosophy, and worked in broadcast journalism before embarking on spiritual seeking. In the early eighties, he made his way through Asia and studied with the Tantric-Buddhist Dzogchen-Master Namkhai Norbu, and experienced a spontaneous kundalini-enlightenment. In 1992, while staying in India, he met his master H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji), a disciple of the great sage Ramana Maharshi. With Papaji's blessing, for the last 30 years, Madhukar has passed on his knowledge in satsang (sat = truth, sangha = community). He emphasizes the harmony between spirituality and the sciences, such as physics, and sees that a life in awareness of the interconnection of all things is possible for every person. His teaching emphasizes self-inquiry with the question: "Who am I?". When the perceived, limited reality of the ego is questioned, pure consciousness (the Self) can be experienced. Tapping into this deeper Self, absolute freedom, over-all love and silent happiness are at hand - bringing a lightness to the daily experience of regular life. 
Come and experience profound silence and meditation. You can bring questions to him as well.

Laupāhoehoe Music Festival 4/21
Laupahoehoe Music Festival for 2018 features the following music and hula performers:
Diana Aki
Lori Lei's Hula Studio
LCPCS Students
Average Joes
The Brown Boys
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Food, Games & Handmade Crafts

There will be lots of food, crafts and games to accompany the music and entertainment. 
Food ranges from Kalua Pork to Thai selections to coffees, teas, lemonades and shave ice to name some. 
A several craft and information booths will make available shirts, hats and jewelry and more. 
Carnival style games will be provided by a local vendor.

04-21-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 04-21-2018 3:00 pm
Location Laupahoehoe Point Park

Albizia Education. Learn to Control Albizia.

Interested in learning how to control young albizia BEFORE these fast-growing trees become a menace? Want to know more about how to contact absentee landowners or report trees in the ROW?  Come to an albizia workshop and learn how to take ACTION on albizia.
If you lived in Puna (or anywhere on the island) through Tropical Storm Iselle, you are likely well aware of the damage and impact these large, weak trees can have on a neighborhood. We are proud to be supporting island communities that are reclaiming their neighborhoods and turning back the tide against albizia one tree at a time.
EVERY 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH: Join us for an information session about albizia!  Learn the proper technique for assessing trees for control and how to control them safely and effectively using a minimal amount of herbicide.  Learn the steps you can take to report dangerous hazardous trees in your community.  9-10am at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Activity Center, 16th & Maku'u.

Contact BIISC
Outreach Events, Facebook Responses, Questions, & Reporting a Suspicious Pest
Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC)
23 East Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720

Office: (808) 933-3340

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Event Date 04-21-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 04-21-2018 10:00 am
Location Hawaiian Paradise Park

A feature-length documentary, exploring the new music and social phenomenon of chanting, MANTRA - Sounds into Silence shares the stories of people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together with others just like them. It's a film about spirituality not religion, it's about people reconnecting with their true selves and with others.

As our characters' stories about their connection to the music unfold, we meet the musicians who have inspired them and brought them together. Through these encounters we will discover how Snatam Kaur, Deva Premal & Miten, Krishna Das, Lama Gyurme, Jai Uttal and MC Yogi, amongst others, came to this music themselves and to the practice of Kirtan, and how, over the years, it transformed their lives too.

WHERE: Prince Kuhio 9
111 E Puainako St
Hilo, HI
April 24th, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Click here to get tickets!

Community Calendars:
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April 15th-21st,  2018 Weekly Yoga & Wellness Classes

Magical Mondays
8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Sarah
3:30-5:00 pm NVC (Compassionate Communication) w/Mala'e
6:00-8:00 pm Hula w/Kumu Ehulani (cancelled this week only)

Transformative Tuesdays
8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Connie

Wondrous Wednesdays
8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Sarah
10:30 am-noon Kundalini Yoga w/Ardas

Thriving Thursdays
8:15-9:45 am Intermediate Flow Yoga w/Kristen
9:00 am-noon Plant Aloha Permaculture Series (FREE)
5:00-7:00 pm Relationship Dynamics with Shane and Arielle

Fruitful Fridays
8:15-9:45 am Morning Yoga w/Connie
6:00-10:00 pm Weekly Bee Dance 

Scintillating Saturdays
7:15-8:45 am Morning Yoga w/Alexis
11:00 am-Noon  Nia Dance with Valusha Boyko

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

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Schedule from Jan. 8th-March 12th 

Skills Class 3:30pm-5:00pm.

Social Circus Jam 3:30-5:00 pm.
Aerial Silk Drop-In with Lilia 3:00-6:30 pm

Keiki Toddler Tumbling 3:00 pm

Performing Troupe 3:00-5:00 pm. starting 3/30

For more details on S.P.A.C.E -click here.

Seaview Community School
Monday-Thursday  8:00am - 2:30pm
An assisted home-school program for K-6. Satellite of Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science.  
Terry Walker (808) 965 2189


Sunday, April 15 
Hawai'i International Film Festival Spring Showcase
The 21st Annual HIFF Spring Showcase presented by Halekulani is here! The Spring Showcase is HIFF's annual 'mini-festival', showcasing some of the best Spring season films from across the globe. Like the main festival in November the Spring Showcase is a bridge between "East and West," ranging from festival favorites from Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto, to Spring hits from across Japan, China, India, Korea and Southeast Asia.
The Palace Theater is proud to be a part of the Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Showcase with  4   full-length films to offer! 
TICKETS: $8.50 General; $7.50 Seniors & Students. Purchase a HIFF PASS for $20 and see all four films. Tickets and Pass can be purchased at our box office or over the phone with a credit card at 934-7010, M-F, 10AM-3PM. 

Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21 at 7PM
Sunday, April 22 at 2:30PM & 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, April 23 & 24 at 7PM
R, 112 Minutes, Adventure/ Drama/ Comedy/ Romance
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.
Every Tuesday from 6:30-7pm, enjoy Rick Mazurowski on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ.
Starring: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Kirsty Mitchell
Directed by: Paolo Virzì
A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

For more info. on the Hilo Palace events go to: 
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Check out the new Polestar Collaborative Program 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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Puna Happenings
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April 2018 Events at
Volcano Art Center

Niaulani Campus & Gallery

April 7 & 8 - Oil Painting workshop with Vicki Penney-Rohner
April 10 - Dirty Cello Concert
April 14 - Zentangle: Dingbatz with Lois & Earl Stokes
April 14 - Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson
April 14 - Jazz in the Forest: Miles Davis Tribute
April 21 - Gold Leaf & Illumination workshop with Rose Adare
April 26 - Thursday Night at the Center: Sandalwood discussion with Paul Field

Hula Arts

April 12 - Hula Voices with Noe Noe Wong-Wilson
April 14 - Hula Kahiko with Kumu Hula Kini Kaʻawa and Kua O Ka La Public Charter School
April 14- Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Hula Kahoʻokele Crabbe

Aloha Friday on the VAC Gallery Porch

April 6 - ʻUkelele with Wes Awana
April 13 - Lei making with Randy Lee
April 20 - Hula and oli with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe
April 27 - Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong

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