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Hola Aloha Supper Club is on the lookout for farmers, avid gardeners, hunters, fishermen (and women), established *and* aspiring cooks, bakers and servers, and of course: folks who simply love to eat!! Aloha Supper Club is all about supporting great food, local ingredients, local talent, and contributing to our local farming economy. Let's get together and eat!                                (808) 464-2217
May 18th-May 19th: This two-day, nonresidential workshop is open to women over 18 and led by   Mirabai Galashan, a senior Woman Within Weekend Facilitator. Surround yourself with women who are on a path of personal growth and transformation - just like you! From nine to five pm on Saturday and Sunday you will learn how to create or join a safe, confidential, cohesive Woman Within Circle. This is a great first step into Woman Within or a way to continue the powerful work you did on your Woman Within Weekend.  

How much will it cost?
$195 includes your program fee and materials. You may register with a deposit of $50. You are responsible for your meals and lodging.   Register Here!
Location: HAAS School in Pahoa 
Contact Shakti Hoku Douglas for any questions.

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Happy Mother's Day! For this special Mother's Day edition we have one of our favorite local DJs (and mothers) Moonfire headlining!

Join the Puna dance 'ohana as we continue to celebrate our sacred, community dance ritual each and every Sunday! We are a farming community that comes together to connect in an inspirational, expansive, open, generative, and inclusive way. By joining together in dance we strengthen the bonds of our farming community and create a forum for community building and community announcements.

Ecstatic Dance is a free-form conscious dance space devoted to self-expression, community building & empowerment. Come to move your body, heart, and soul. There are no expectations on how to move. All ages and backgrounds are welcome.

This week's headliner -- MOONFIRE !!!

Dance is a journey. It's up to you to determine the destination. Music is the vehicle. An expression of infinite variation that can touch any point in time and space. And all the movers and shakers on the Big Island know to be prepared for new worlds to explore when Moonfire is at the helm of the ship. On warm currents of organic sounds, Moonfire transports dancers across a multi-textured soundscape layered with tribal beats and rhythmic world fusion.  

Moonfire has been a force of nature on the local dance scene since the fabled "Full Moon Party Days," when she was a young dancer with a passion for world beats that propelled her from the dance floor to the decks. Honing her craft on turntables at renegade parties that magically appeared all over the island, her music was mixed with the beauty of the island surrounding it -- crashing waves, whistling winds, twinkling stars, chirping frogs, singing whales and whatever else Mother Nature brought to the show.

May 14th, 2019

The Hawaii Farmers Union United (HFUU) Quarterly Puna Chapter Members Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14th from 6-8pm at Hawaiian Sanctuary (13-3194 Pahoa-Kalapana Rd.)  

Bring a locavore (mainly locally grown ingredients) potluck dish, and stay for an educational session with HFUU Puna chapter Vice-President Scott Laaback.  

Scott is a regenerative 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 consults privately doing Regenerative Land-coaching and design. Most recently, Scott is a founding member and President of Center for Getting Things Started, (C4GTS) a newly formed 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to create regenerative economy. With C4GTS, Scott is leading the Ground Zero Initiative focused on grassroots and community based solutions for climate change modeled and tested at festivals and venues. Scott will talk about the mission and vision of the organization and how it is based in regenerative farming and cultural practices  
May 14th, 2019
6:00-7:00 Locavore Potluck
6:30-7:00 Plant and Crop Sale  
7:00-8:00 Educational Session with Scott Laaback  

*Bring your Plants and Crops to sell or trade  
(10% of sales to be donated to our chapter)

Click here for the on-line fill-in membership form.  
For general information visit the HFUU Website:
Here is the link to our Puna Chapter Webpage:  
If you are on Facebook, "like" HFUU Puna

For more information on the FREE Plant Aloha series of regenerative and sustainable farming classes, see our Webpage:
and "like" Hawaiian Sanctuary on Facebook 

Plant Aloha (FREE Class) Locally Adapted Seed Saving with Ilana Stout 5/16

Thursday, May 16th 2019 - 9:00am-12:30pm
Locally Adapted Seed Saving with Ilana Stout, HCC
Bio: Ilana is a science and sustainability educator at Hawaii Community College (HCC). She will teach participants how to save and store high quality, locally adapted seeds for use in their garden or for sharing in the community. Topics will include basic reproductive biology of flowering plants, processing techniques, equipment, best storage practices and germination testing. Students are encouraged to bring any clean, dry, pest and soil free seeds they would like to share in a seed exchange at the end of the class.
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:

Authentic Relating Games 5/18

Ready to make some new connections? Gain more self awareness? Be the real authentic you? All while having FUN?

What is this!? What are Authentic Relating Game?
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' and '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 carpool if possible.

Arrive a little early to park and get settled. Doors will close at 4:45.
Suggested donation $15.

Location . A sanctuary in lower Puna. Address will be given a couple days in advance to confirmed RSVPs. We expect this event to fill so if you are in, let us know by clicking "going."
RSVP Here!

Community Calendars:
 Listed in Alphabetical

May 13th-19th, 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/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.

Sunday 5/12 @ 2:30 & 7:00pm
Monday 5/13 @ 7:00pm
Tuesday 5/14 @ 7:00pm
Rated G | 89 min
Music Documentary
Directed by Allan Elliot, Sydney Pollack
Featuring Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland, Southern California Community Choir
Newly restored concert footage from 1972 of Aretha Franklin performing songs from the best-selling gospel album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.


FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT May 17 @ 7:00pmMonster poster-final
Original Japanese Language version with English subtitles
Rated PG | 96 min | 1954
Classic Monster Sci-Fi
Directed by Ishiro Honda
Starring Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada
The original king of the monsters hits the Palace Big screen for a fun night of Terror, Destruction, and good old fashion Monster Mayhem!
GOJIRA kicks off our summer FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHTS movie series. Once a month from May through August, a classic monster from the 1950's
Satu rday 5/18 @ 7:00pm
Sunday 5/19 @ 2:30 & 7:00pm
Monday 5/
20 @ 7:00pm
Tuesday 5/21 @ 7:00pm
Rated R | 96 min
Directed by Harmony Korine
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dog, Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill
A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.

 THE BEACH BUM follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue poet who always lives life by his own rules. With an all star cast playing delightfully memorable characters, THE BEACH BUM is brought to ecstatic life by the distinctive style of director Harmony Korine (KIDS, SPRING BREAKERS).
"There's something haunting, and quietly lacerating, about McConaughey's portrait of a man who has effectively anesthetized himself to pain, who has made the pleasure principle an all-consuming philosophy." Justin Chang LOS ANGELES TIMES

Friday 5/24 @ 7:00pm
Saturday 5/25 @ 7:00pm
Rated R | 113 min
Sci-Fi Drama
Directed by Claire Denis
Starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Andre Banjamin, Mia Goth
A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.   

For more info. on the Hilo Palace events go to:  


volcano art center
May 2019 Events at 
Volcano Art Center

Ni'aulani Campus & Gallery
May 4 - Abstract Painting with Darcy Gray
May 5 - Sounds at the Summit featuring Melanie Oldfather & JP Thoma
May 10 - Thursday Night at the Center: An Exploration of Light, Sound & Spirit By Ken Goodrich of Hawaii Photo Retreat
May 11 - Kimchi and Kombucha/Jun Making with Jasmine Silverstein
May 11 - Zentangle: Labyrinth Art with Lois & Earl Stokes 
May 12 - Mother's Day Chamber Music Concert
May 14 - The Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolors with Nancy DeLucrezia
May 18 - Stained Glass Basics 1 series with Lois Pollock
May 18 - Arts & Tea Culture Workshop #1 with Chiu Leong & Eva Lee 

Hula Arts at VAC Gallery  
May 1 - May Day lei making on the Gallery lānai
May 1 - Hula Voices with musician Christy Leinaʻala Lassiter
May 18 - Hula Kahiko featuring Kumu Hula Wahineaukai Mercado with nā haumana (students) of Ke Ana Laʻahana Public Charter School
May 18 - Nā Mea Hula with Wes Awana

Aloha Friday on the VAC Gallery Porch
May 3 -  Slack key guitar with Randy Lorenzo
May 10 - Lei making with Randy Lee
May 17 - Hula & oli with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe
May 24 - Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
May 31 - Textile printing 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.

Shakti Hoku Douglas
Puna Happenings
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