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|Wednesday Jul 19 6:30PM-8:30PM||Hawaii Center for Food Safety
Altering the Future: Synthetic Biology & Hawaiʻi
Hawaiʻi SEED and Hawaiʻi Center for Food Safety invite you to an exciting panel discussion and interactive workshop titled Altering the Future: Synthetic Biology & Hawaiʻi! Complimentary pupus and drinks will be served at the event.
Lana Lane Studios
327 Lana Lane, Honolulu
|Maria Juur 347.341.9464|
|Thursday Jul 20 7:00PM-9:00PM||Pearl City Hongwanji Mission
Oahu District Summer Session
Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, Head Priest from Kathmandu Hongwanji in Nepal will be speaking on Jodo Shinshu in the Land of Shakyamuni. Sponsored by the Oahu District Buddhist Education Committee.
Pearl City Hongwanji Mission
858 2nd Street, Pearl City
|Pearl City Hongwanji MIssion 808.455.1680|
|Jul 21-23||Ewa Orchid Society
Orchid Show & Plant Sale
Plant sales: orchids, desert rose, succulents, and anthuriums. Daily demonstrations & lectures. Door prizes.
Friday, July 21 & Saturday July 22, 9 am -5 pm
Sunday July 23, 9 am - 3 pm
Ewa Elementary School
91-1280 Renton Road, Ewa
|Roy Andrade 808.352.6897|
|Saturday Jul 22 10:00AM-11:00AM||Blue Zones Project - Hawaii
Walking Moai Launch in Koolaupoko
Find a new way to get healthier, happier, and more connected! Register and attend the free Launch Event to join a Walking Moai Team!
Cost: FREE, RSVP at http://info.bluezonesproject.com/ko/moai
Enchanted Lake Elementary
770 Keolu Dr., Kailua
|Saturday Jul 22 7:00PM||Kailua Hongwanji Mission
Bon Dance - includes lots of ono food, ikebana exhibition and other items for sale.
Kailua Hongwanji Mission
268-A Kuulei Road, Kailua (Next to 7-Eleven; across of Kailua Library)
|Dennis Tashiro 808.226.0339|
|Sunday Jul 23 10:00AM-1:00PM||Japanese Women's Society Foundation
2017 General Membership Meeting and Luncheon
The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation will hold its 2017 General Membership Meeting, during which it will install its 2017-2018 officers and directors, announce scholarships and awards, and introduce new members.
Registration begins at 10 a.m., along with a silent auction, bake sale and lucky draw. The membership meeting begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m.
The event is open to the public. Cost is $50 per person. Reservation deadline is July 9. Makes checks payable to “JWSF General Membership Meeting” and send to: Patty Matsuo, 690 Puuikena Dr., Honolulu, HI 96821.
Waialae Country Club
4997 Kahala Ave, Honolulu
|Patty Matsuo 808.392.9092|
|Sunday Jul 23 1:00PM||Kikunobu Dance Co. Inc.
Nihon Buyo Choreography & Dance Presentation
Sponsored by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts -Master & Apprenticeship Program. The theme is "The Creation of Nihon Buyo Choreography along with the presentation of five dances. Open to the public. Admission is free.
UHM Music Dept. - Orvis Auditorium
2411 Dole St, Honolulu
|Onoe Kikunobukazu (Howard Asao) 808.456.0830|
|Thursday Jul 27 9:30AM–11:00AM||Blue Zones Project - Hawaii
Cooking Demonstration in Naalehu
Join us for a FREE Cooking Demonstration. Learn how to prepare delicious plant-based recipes, mingle with like-minded people who are looking to improve their health and well-being, and enjoy free samples.
Cost: FREE, RSVP by emailing Jade.Iokepa@healthways.com
Naalehu Community Center
95-5635 Mamalahoa Hwy., Naalehu
|Jade Iokepa 808.756.5772|
|Jul 28 & 29 5:00PM–9:30PM||Palolo Hongwanji
Bon Odori - Bon Dance
5:00 - 9:30 pm Community Food & Craft tents
6:00 - 6:30 pm Bon Service - "What is Bon Dance"
6:30 - 9:30 Honolulu Fukushima Bon Dance Club / Hawaii Eisha Shinryu Kai (Okinawan) / Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai
Parking at Sacred Hearts Academy - 3253 Waialae Ave (free shuttle from 6:00 - 10:00 pm)
1641 Palolo Ave., Honolulu
|Noriaki Fujimori 808.732.1491|
|Sunday Jul 30 9:00AM–3:00PM||Hawaii Bonsai Association
HBA Bonsai Exhibit and Plant Fair
Largest annual bonsai exhibit in Hawaii. Bonsai and plants for sale.
Demonstrations at 10:00am and 1:00pm, Ted Tsukiyama book signing at 11:00am. Talk and mingle with bonsai experts, Sign-up for upcoming bonsai class.
Washington Middle School Cafeteria
1633 S. King Street, Honolulu
|Alvin Chang 808.595.4546|
|Tuesday Aug 1 & 8 7:00PM–8:30PM||Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission
Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission Bon Dance Practice
To prepare and learn the dance moves before the Bon Dance . Free to the public.
Hilo Higashi Hongwanji, Temple Social Hall
216 Mohouli Street, Hilo
|Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission Bon Dance Practice 808.935.8968|
|Thursday Aug 3 5:30PM||Hawaii United Okinawa Association
Pau Hana Hou Concert featuring Kalani Pe'a
A blend of Okinawan and Hawaiian artistry, featuring Grammy & Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Kalani Pe'a. A benefit concert for the Hawaii United Okinawa Association and the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts. Tickets also available online at https://pauhanahou.eventbrite.com
Doors open 5:30PM, Show starts 6:30PM
Hawaii Okinawa Center
94-587 Ukee Street, Waipahu
|Jane Serikaku 808.676.5400|
|Friday Aug 4 5:30PM–9:00PM||NPO Joy of Sake
Joy of Sake
Japanese sake tasting event
380+ sakes and delicious appetizers served by 21 Hawaii's finest restaurants
Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu
|Jan Nagano 808.381.8100|
|Aug 4 & 5 5:00PM–10:00PM||Koganji Temple
Koganji Temple Bon Dance
Annual Buddhist festival
2869 Oahu Avenue, Honolulu
|Koganji Temple Bon Dance 808.732.0446|
|Saturday Aug 5 7:00PM–9:00PM||Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association
Mardi Gras Follies 2017 Cabaret VI
Featuring HBDA Dancers, Arcadia Performers, Guest Artists a variety musical show fundraiser for HBDA, a community based organization promoting social wellness for the people of Hawaii.
Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center
2705 Kaimuki Street. Honolulu
|Shirley Ota 808.456.2129|
|Aug 5,7,8,9,10 &12||Friends of the Hawaii Kai Library
Hawaii Kai Community Bookstore Storewide 50% Sale
Storewide Used Book Sale. All proceeds will be used to support projects and programs at the Hawaii Kai Public Library.
8/5 & 8/12 9:30am-3:00pm
Hawaii Kai Public Library
249 Lunalilo Home Road, Honolulu
|Lillian Yoshimura 808.397.0515|
|Sunday Aug 6 10:00AM–2:00PM||Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu
All students, teachers and other school personnel are invited to receive a special blessing on Sunday, August 6 at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, for our annual Back-To-School Blessing for the safety, scholastic achievement and personal growth of all students throughout the coming school year.
The Rev. Masa Takizawa and his assistants will bestow individual blessings, seeped in ancient tradition from 10 am to 2:00 pm. No reservations required. Event is free and open to the public.
Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu
1239 Olomea Street, Honolulu (Next to Honolulu Ford Kalihi)
|Bob Harada 808.841.4755|
|Sunday Aug 6 5:15PM||Maui Peace Education Foundation
Maui Hiroshima / Nagasaki Remembrance
Jenny Taira, co-author and composer of the musical “Peace On Your Wings,” is keynote speaker at Maui’s annual commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Maui Taiko, plus a scene from the play with 2 original cast members, and koto and vocal music, are also featured on the free inter-cultural program. Origami peace crane making at 5:00pm before program and tea and light refreshment afterward.
The public is invited. Additional parking off Main St., across Bailey House Museum.
Sponsored by Maui Peace Education Foundation (a 501 c3 non-profit).
Iao United Church of Christ
2371 W. Vineyard St., Wailuku
|Rev. John Hara 808.244.0066|
|Wednesday Aug 9 5:00PM||Honolulu Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
Nagasaki Bombing Peace Walk
The 8th Annual inter-faith Peace Walk from the temple to the Nagasaki Peace Bell at Honolulu City Hall grounds. The Walk is a silent meditation in gratitude for 72 years without another nuclear attack and our aspiration for another year of nuclear peace.
More info at BSCHawaii.org or HawaiiBetsuin.org.
Main Temple sanctuary
1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu
|Dexter Mar 808.735.0489|
|Aug 11 & 12 5:30PM–10:00PM||Pearl City Hongwanji Mission
Pearl City Hongwanji Mission Annual Obon Dance
The Fukushima Ondo and the Young Okinawans will perform both nights. Bon dance is from 7 pm to 10 pm. Food, crafts, country store opens at 530pm. Hatsubon service will be held only on Saturday August 12 at 5:45 pm. Children's games begin at 7:00 pm. Public is invited.
Bon dance practices will be held on August 8 and 9 from 7-9 pm.
For further information, call the office at 455-1680 from 9 am to noon Monday through Friday.
Pearl City Hongwanji Mission grounds
858 Second Street, Pearl City
|Pearl City Hongwanji Mission Office: Francis or Paul 808.455.1680|
|Aug 11 & 12 6:00PM–10:00PM||Lahaina Hongwanji Mission
Lahaina Hongwanji Obon Festival
Hatusbon Service 6:00pm & Dancing 7:30pm
5:30pm Food Concession with lots of local favorites: Sushi, Andagi, Nishime, Bentos, Chow Fun and more. Games and Craft
Lahaina Hongwanji Mission
551 Wainee Street, Lahaina
|Noosh Nishihara 808.870.6478|
|Saturday Aug 12 6:30AM||American Heart Association
Oahu Heart Walk
The Oahu Heart Walk is designed to bring families and friends together to learn, share and practice lifestyle habits that will lead to healthier, longer lives free of heart disease and stroke. Participants are encouraged to raise money to support the Association’s work to end heart disease and stroke, and improve Hawaii resident’s health.
3840 Paki Avenue, Honolulu
|Lauren Rachal 808.377.6638|
|Saturday Aug 12 9:00AM-2:00PM||Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin
Fall Craft Fair
Our hope is to celebrate the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin's Centennial of the construction of the main temple. We would like to give our local artists a way to showcase their arts and crafts in our appreciation to those who have supported us throughout the many years. Donations for the Hawaii Food Bank are welcome. Come to eat Herb Yasukochi’s famous Bon Dance Beef Stew. With your help and the help from our community, we will be able to create a wonderful fair.
Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin
1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu
|Stacy Bradshaw 808.536.7044|
|Saturday Aug 12 6:00PM-10:30PM||Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission
Higashi Obon Service And Bon Dance
6:00pm Service to remember and pay respect to your ancestors who passed away.
7:00pm-10:30pm Bon dance to follow after the service to help celebrate this festivity.
Shave ice, hot dog, saimin, andagi, refreshments and other food items will be available for purchase. Proceeds to be used for temple expenses. Event is free to the public.
Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Temple (Service), Makai Parking Lot (Bon Dance)
216 Mohouli Street, Hilo
|Roy Hamakawa 808.935.8968|