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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!! Introduce yourself today by visiting

Hola 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 

January 25th-27th, 2019 at Hawaiian Sanctuary
Upcoming Events listed 

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, January 10th 2019 - 9:00am-12:30pm
Aquaponics: An Introduction to No-Soil-Gardening with Jeremai Cann

In this class learn to build your own highly productive and sustainable aquaponics garden system. It is easy to grow food, flowers, and herbs with aquaponics. By combining fish rearing (aquaculture) and growing plants in water (hydroponics) we can maximize the growing potential of both systems. Topics to be covered; hydroponics, aquaculture, water quality, system cycling and construction.

Bio: Known as "Dr. Sustainability" on Oahu, Jeremai Cann is a Jamaican-born islander who was first taught about growing food by his parents on their family land where he learned that water is key to life. A graduate of the University of Florida, he entered the environmental field professionally in 1996 as an Environmental Compliance Inspector with the Miami-Dade County of Florida. During this time he gained an avid interest in alternative energy systems and organic agriculture. Moving to Oahu in 2004, Jeremai kindled his passion for eco-friendly education as a consultant and teacher of renewable energy and sustainability. Dr. Sustainability now resides in Orchidland in the Puna District of Hawaii Island where he builds and sells tiny homes and continues to offer his environmental consultation and educational services to island neighbors near and far.

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:

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Dates:  Friday, January 11, 2019 - 6:30pm  to  Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 9:00pm

The Live Aloha Festival will bring art, joy, celebration, and social justice to the community of Hilo from January 11-12, 2019. 

Featuring music, theatre, film, puppets, visual art, and conversations about the artist's role in society, the Live Aloha Festival will be produced by East Hawai'i Cultural Center (EHCC) and artist collective The New Alchemists: a performance-based artist collective architecting creative experiences for communities. 


1) The creation of a new play! Community members will work with The New Alchemists Friday Jan 11-Saturday Jan 12 to devise and write a new play to perform for the community! 
***If interested in participating in this process, please message Artistic Director,  Lily Raabe.***

2) A screening of NALANI, a short film about Hawaii's colonization, directed by Festival Director  Brandon Estrella

3) New works by local musicians, and composer  Ahmed Al Abaca on Friday and Saturday evening. 

4) A giant puppet parade on Saturday - and puppet workshops hosted by @ Full Life Hawaii in partnership with puppeteer  Lavinia Roberts Jan 7-10. Message us to get involved! 



January 7-10
Workshops with community partners. If you are interested in participating in workshops, please DM Festival Directors  Brandon Estrella or  Lily Raabe.

January 11
7:30pm -- Nalani Screening
8:30pm - Live Music 

January 12
6:30pm -- Nalani Film Screening 
7:00pm -- Giant Puppet Parade 
7:30pm -- Theatre Performance & Talkback
8:45pm -- Giant Puppet Parade 
9:00pm - Live Music

January 25th-27th, 2019


Community Calendars:
 Listed in Alphabetical

January 7-13 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/Raydiance ($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($15/$10)

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)

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.


Friday January 4 @ 7:00pm | Saturday January 5 @ 7:00pm
Sunday January 6 @ 2:30pm, 7:00pm
Monday January 7 @ 7:00pm | Tuesday January 8 @ 7:00pm
INVENTING TOMORROW - The future is brighter than you think
Award winning documentary featuring local Hilo student Jared Goodwin!
Directed by Laura Nix | 87 min
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.

INVENTING TOMORROW follows six young scientists from Indonesia, Hawaii, India and Mexico as they tackle some of the most complex environmental issues facing humanity today - right in their own backyards. Each student is preparing original scientific research that he or she will defend at ISEF, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Framed against the backdrop of the severe environmental threats we now face, the film immerses the audience in a global view of the planetary crisis, through the eyes of the generation that will be affected by it most.
We are excited to present this inspiring documentary for a  HIFF Hana Hou weekend run.

Friday January 11 @ 7:00pm
Sunday January 13 @ 2:30pm & 7:00pm
Monday January 14 @ 7:00pm | Tuesday January 15 @ 7:00pm
Drama | 93 min
Directed by David Lowery
Starring Robert Redford in his final film performance before retiring, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Casey Affleck, Tika Sumpter
A well-told story brought to life by a beautifully matched cast,  The Old Man & the Gun is pure, easygoing entertainment for film fans - and a fitting farewell to a legend.
THE OLD MAN & THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Friday January 18 @ 7:00pm | Saturday January 19 @ 7:00pm
Sunday January 20 @ 2:30pm & 7:00pm
Monday January 21 @ 7:00pm | Tuesday January 22 @ 7:00pm
PG-13 | Drama | 130 min
Directed by Peter Farrelly
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.



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volcano art center
January 2019 Events at
Volcano Art Center

Ni'aulani Campus & Gallery
January 5 - Exhibit: "From the Slope of Two Mountains" glass making techniques with Michael & Misato Mortara, Chris Lowery and Marianne Jensen Lowery 
January 6 - Sunday Clay - High Fire! 8 week Morning or Afternoon session 
January 7 & 14 - Painting with Peggy Acrylic Class
January 10 - Hawaiian Language 8 week series 
January 10 - Film Premiere of "Stoke" 
January 12 - Stained Glass Basics 2 series with Claudia McCall
January 12 - Zentangle Basics with Ellen O'Dunn
January 13 - Dietrich Varez Tribute 
January 17 - Thursday Night at the Center: "Hawai'i's White Terns, Manu-o-Ku, an Urban Seabird" book release presentation by Susan Scott
January 22 - Wine & Watercolors with Nancy DeLucrezia
January 24 - Thursday Night at the Center: Stories from the Summit 
January 26 - Encaustic Painting with Mary Milelzcik

Hula Arts at VAC Gallery  
January 2 - Hula Voices with Leilehua Yuen
January 12 - Hula Kahiko featuring Pelehonuamea Harman and Kekoa Harman with Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo
January 12 - Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana 

Aloha Friday on the VAC Gallery Porch
January 4 - ʻUkulele with Wes Awana
January 11 - Lei making with Randy Lee
January 18 - Hula and oli with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe
January 25 - 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.

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