7th annual Obake Night
Friday – October 28th, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
at Akiko’s Bed & Breakfast in Wailea Village
Saturday- October 29th, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
at Hotel Club Honoka’a
“Obake” (Japanese for ghost) stories are a very real part of local culture. Everyone knows one and they are all true. Some are scary and some are about unusual phenomenon, while some are unexplainable coincidences. “Tita” Kathy Collins, storyteller and performer extraordinaire from Maui, will be sharing stories from the unseen realms of Hawaii. Come & explore beneath and beyond the obvious. $8 admission. For reservations call: (808) 963-6422.
Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Reunion
Nov 18, 2011 – Hilo, HI – Welcome Party Potluck hosted by Island of Hawaii RPCV’s at Wailoa State Park, 5:00 p.m.
Nov 19, 2011 – UH-Hilo Campus Center and Courtyard 3:30 p.m
– Dedication of John F.Kennedy Monument, cocktails, banquet at . During the meal there will be a preview of the Hawaii Peace Corps Training Documentary film showing training 1962-1971, Guest Speakers, and viewing of “Peace Corps Room” and a silent auction of items from around the world.
Nov 20, 2011 – Hilo
– Morning bus tour to former Peace Corps training sites and villages – Pepeekeo, Honomu, Honohina, Hakalau, and top of Waipio Valley (3-4 hours).
– Late afternoon Peace Corps Reunion Farewell Potluck open to all and hosted by Big Island RPCV’s and Staff at Wailoa State Park. Local Hawaiian Music.
Nov 21, 2011 – Waipio Valley – Bus tour from Hilo into Waipio Valley (5-6 hours). Cost to be announced.
14th Annual Traditional Mochi Pounding for New Year
Akiko’s Buddhist B&B, Wailea Village
Saturday, December 31, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Come and experience what now has become a tradition for many locals and visitors alike at our quiet little plantation village. Join us for the Wailea Village 13th annual mochi-tsuki celebration in making traditional rice cakes the “old-fashioned” way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 6:00 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local style lunch for $5. New year’s crafts, calligraphy, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment and more. Great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawaii so special. Call Miss Akiko at (808) 963-6422 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.