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Science Adventures Summer Camp

Earth & Fire

Led by Tracy Matfin & Biko Long
Hosted at La'akea Community
When: July 15-19
Cost: $250. Need-based financial assistance possibly available.
Participants will need to bring their own lunches. Snacks & food for the campout will be supplied.
Schedule :
Monday-Wednesday 9am - 3pm at La'akea Community, 13-3844 Ala'ili Rd.
Daily activities will include hands-on science experiments, crafts, music and singing as well as active play in the Meadow Space and on the land. Students may  arrive earlier or later  by special arrangement. 
Thursday 9am - Friday 9pm Campout, Ho'okena Beach Park (campout optional)
We drive to Ho'okena on Thursday, stopping several times, including Volcano national park, with attention to geological formations. We overnight at Ho'okena on Thursday and start our return trip Friday afternoon. The return trip over Saddle will include a stop at the Mauna Kea visitor center for observation of sunset and the night sky. Kids will be available for pick-up in Pahoa at 9pm. 
If campout is not desirable participants may be picked up in Volcano Thursday afternoon instead of proceeding to Ho'okena. If this option is selected Cost of Camp is reduced to $150.


To Register: email
or call 808-443-7046

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Upcoming Events listed 


Ecstatic Dance w/ Manifesto: Special Birthday Edition at Hawaiian Sanctuary.

Join the Puna dance 'ohana as we continue to celebrate our sacred, community dance ritual each and every Sunday!

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Admission: $15 Entry ($10 Kama'aina)
Parking: $3

This week's headliner -- Manifesto !!! 

Manifesto aka Orind Adams is celebrating his birthday on this special edition of Ecstatic Dance! With a finger on the pulse of the Big Island groove, Manifesto is one of the funkiest headliners around! Get up and get down! Because DJ Manifesto is bringing the funk to shake your junk!

He will be also be joined on stage by live drummer Jeremy Smith for a percussive twist!

JUL 11
Plant Aloha (FREE Class) Applied Permaculture with Scott Laaback

Hawaiian Sanctuary is proud to present: Plant Aloha, a FREE educational series of sustainable farming classes. Every Thursday morning, from 9:00am until 12:30pm, led by local and visiting experts. Visit our website for more information: 

Thursday, July 11th 2019 - 9:00am-12:30pm
Applied Permaculture Principles with Scott Laaback 
Explore Permaculture philosophy and learn about its practical application in order to better understand how you can create a more sustainable future for yourself, others, and the Earth.

Bio: Scott Laaback is a regenerative Permaculture designer, farm-to-table chef, and organizer who works to create regenerative culture and landscapes. He brings broad experience including nearly a decade as a wildland firefighter, working in restaurants and on farms, producing numerous pop-up farm-to-table events, design, installation and maintenance of regenerative landscapes, co-founding Kumukoa House and serving as its Program Director and Permaculture Designer, and serving as the Permaculture Manager and then Landcare Director at Kalanihonua Retreat Center. He currently serves as the HFUU Puna Chapter Vice President and consults privately doing Regenerative Land-coaching and design. Most recently, Scott is a founding member and President of Center for Getting Things Started, a newly formed 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to create regenerative economy. In his role as president, he is leading the Ground Zero Initiative focused on sowing and growing grassroots and community based solutions for climate change modeled and tested at festivals and venues. 

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:


FRIDAY July 19 @ 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:00pm
$25 General Admission
The HAWAI'I PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL presents a production of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY, the Tony award-winning 1970s musical comedy.
Starring Justin John Moniz as Bobby
Stage Direction by Beth Dunnington
Musical Direction by Kirk Severtson
Accompanied by HPAF Orchestra
COMPANY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
Tickets available now at the Palace Box Office or  ONLINE NOW!
Purchase tickets over the phone Mon-Fri between 10am-3pm at (808) 934-7010


Little Fire Ant Workshop: Bait Mixing Workshop

HPP Activity Center
Join us to learn more about how to easily and safely treat little fire ants on your property. This will be a special workshop where we will follow the educational presentation with a hands-on mixing and application demonstration. Wear/bring long plants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes for the hands-on training. Bring your own blue & yellow Zep sprayer and get some bait to participate in same-day LFA control with us!

Authentic Relating Games 7/25

5:00-8:00 pm.
Be the Authentic You!
Come and connect with others in a fun, safe, playful environment ☺️

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!
We are limited on how many participants we can comfortably have so please RSVP if you are planning to attend.
Please wear comfortable clothing.
Please plan to arrive early to park and check in. 
Doors will close promptly at 5:00
Suggested donation $15

Location: New Earth Mandala
12-1092 Kaimu Makena Homestead Road
Pahoa, Hawaii 96778
Kaimu (next to Garden Temple)

Aloha! See you on July 25
Your hosts,
Chris and Lynn


Community Calendars:
 Listed in Alphabetical

July Weekly Classes

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

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

Scintillating Saturdays
8:15-9:45 a.m Multi-Level Flow Yoga with Luna
11:00-12:00 a.m Nia Class with Valusha ($10)

Sacred Sundays
10:30 a.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.


Monday JULY 8 @ 7:00pm
Tuesday JULY 9 @ 7:00pm
Rated PG | 91 min
Environmental Documentary
Directed by John Chester
Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students. Tickets available at the Palace Box Office and  ONLINE now.
" Uplifting, educational, and entertaining, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM is an environmental advocacy documentary with a satisfying side dish of hope for the future ." Critics Consensus ROTTEN TOMATOES
A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.


Sunday July 7th @ 2:30 & 7:00pm
Rated PG | 110 min
Action Classic
Directed by Tony Scott
Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students. Available at the Palace Box Office and  ONLINE now!
The current blockbuster season letting you down?
Well fear not! The best of the best returns to the big screen for a ONE DAY ONLY special presentation the will take your breath away.
Relive the summer action classic at the Palace Theater with the whole family.


July 12 @ 7:00pm
The TERROR continues on the next FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT with the iconic Universal Monster classic: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON.
An expedition through the Amazon goes awry when a crew of geologists find they are trespassing through the territory of a strange prehistoric beast: the Gill-man!
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students. Available at the Palace Box Office and  ONLINE now!
Terror comes from the murky depths of the Amazon in the iconic CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954).
Spawning 2 sequels and numerous imitators, The Gill-man still haunts the screens of horror enthusiasts world wide.
You're invited to scream with us on Friday July 12 at 7:00pm, for the third installment of our FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT creature feature film series.
For more info. on the Hilo Palace events go to:  


volcano art center

July 2019 Events at
Volcano Art Center

Niaulani Campus & Gallery

July 2 - Flameworking with Nash Adams-Pruitt
July 6 - Edible Landscaping for Backyards with Zach Mermel
July 6 - Zentangle: Labyrinth Cartouches with Lois & Earl Stokes
July 6 - East African Handbuilding series with Erik Wold
July 7 - Sunday Clay - High Fire! Morning or Afternoon series with Erik Wold  
July 9 - Flameworking with Nash Adams-Pruitt
July 11 - Thursday Night at the Center: Albatross Presentation with Hob Osterlund and Sabra Kauka
July 13 - Writing from the Heart with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
July 13 - Kimchi & Kombucha workshop with Jasmine Silverstein
July 16 - Wine & Watercolors with Nancy DeLucrezia
July 18 - Thursday Night at the Center: Moving On: Stories from the Summit  
July 20 - Mixed Media Encaustic with Mary Milelzcik
July 20 - Mushroom Cultivation with Zach Mermel
July 20 - Sounds at the Summit: Desiree Moana Cruz featuring the Bill Noble Quintet
July 27 - Arts & Tea Culture Workshop #3: Tea Ceremony with Phillippe Nault  

Hula Arts at VAC Gallery  

July 3 - Hula Voices with Kumu Hula Stacey Kapuaikapoliopele Kaʻauʻa
July 20 - Hula Kahiko featuring Kumu Hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani
July 20 - Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻOhana

Aloha Friday on the VAC Gallery Porch
July 5 - ʻUkulele with Kainani Kahaunaele
July 12 - Lei making with Randy Lee
July 19 - Hula & oli with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe
July 26 - Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong

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.

Shakti Hoku Douglas
Puna Happenings
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