What’s Up – Kauai Event Calendars

March 27
THE ARTS
Evolution
Art Cafe Hemingway, 41-495 Kuhio Hwy., runs until May 1, Tues.-Sat. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun. from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Experience international artist Hiromi Ozaki and see the evolution of her artworking styles. (822-2250)

SPECIAL EVENTS
Kauai’s Got Talent
Deadline to enter is April 13. Seeking contestants ages 5-16 to enter their talent as individuals or groups. Applications are available at www.kauaisgottalent.com. Cash prizes will be award to the top three contestants on April 20 at the main event. (826-7980)

March 28
CLASSES
Creativity Workshops
Lydgate Park, Kapa‘a, March 21, 22, 26, 28 and 29, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., $15. Enjoy a fun, artistic expression session using Hawaiian inspired themes, icons and found objects. Make an embellished driftwood “wish stick” and create unique postcards. (chongolio.com/workshops, 707-622-5642)

Gravity Dance
The Story Book Theater of Hawaii, Hanapepe, Thursdays through Dec. 26, contact for time, first class is free, $40/ages 3-5, $45 for ages 5-10. Gravity Dance offers modern/ballet dance classes for ages 3-10. (651-8786, gravitydance.org)

COMMUNITY
Introduction to Our Local Whales
Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Kapa‘a, 7 p.m., free. “Who are the whales? Introduction to our local whales.” (639-3289)

Maundy Thursday
St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 7 p.m., free. The service features music from the Taize tradition with flutists G.G. Shanley. A soup supper precedes the service at 5:30 p.m. (245-3796, stmichaels-kauai.org)

Talk Story
Marriott’s Kaua‘i Lagoons, 10 a.m., free. “Talk story” with east-side kupuna who are well-versed in the Native Hawaiian culture. Hear them convey the traditional oral history and stories of Kaua‘i’s central and east side regions. An opening protocol ceremony precedes the event. (632-8202)

March 29
COMMUNITY
Crosswalk
History County Building lawn, 6 p.m., contact for cost. The churches of Kauai have organized a procession to carry a cross to the Good Friday service. (828-0724, 635-7075)

Good Friday Service
War Memorial Convention Hall, 7 p.m., free. The churches of Kauai are invited to “It Is Finished.” (246-0772, 652-1829)

Unique Good Friday Observation
St. Michaels & All Angels Episcopal Church, 7 p.m., free. Artists participating include pianist Henry Adam Curtis, soloist Mary McDermott, Aki Conquest with Taiko drums along with flutists John Dumas, vocalist Alan Van Zee, the St, Michael’s Choir directed by Randy Leonard, vocalist Karen Dickinson, hula dancer Pua Rossi Fukino with guitarist Mark Rossi, and actress Delia Valentin. (245-3796, stmichaels-kauai.org)

THE ARTS
Dixie Swim Club
Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. through March 31, $20. The Kauai Community Players present “The Dixie Swim Club.” (kauaicommunityplayers.org, 1-800-838-3006)

Tropical EGGShibition
Kukui Grove Gallery, Lihue, March 20-31, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., free. Passionate Watercolorists of Kauai presents a “Tropical EGGShibition” of their artwork, featuring fine art, unframed originals and more. Participating artists include Kathy Kovala, Jean Camp and Connie Inch. (715-360-9929)

FAMILY FUN
Easter Egg Hunt
Waioli Soccer Field, 10 a.m., free. Featuring thousands of candy-filled Easter eggs, grand prize drawings, kids’ Easter show, life-size puppets and more. (335-6845)

MUSIC
Prince Kuhio Birthday Celebration Luau
Smith’s Tropical Paradise, 5 p.m., visit website or call for cost and reservations. Kumu Kaha‘i Topolinski showcases photos and stories of Prince Kuhio and his family on the island of Kaua‘i, and several east side kupuna “talk story.” (821-6895)

March 30
COMMUNITY
Jazz Easter Eve Candlelight Vigil
St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, dusk (about 7 p.m.), contact for cost. The candlelight service features the traditional lighting of the Holy Fire, lessons read by candlelight, the chanting of the Exultet by Father Bill Miller and special musical selections. (245-3796, stmichaels-kauai.org)

Parent Group
Easter Seals conference room, Lihue, 9-11 a.m., contact for cost. Parents with children who have special challenges are invited to this parent group. Call ahead with the age of your child(ren) who will need care. (346-6784, marynavarro59@yahoo.com)

HIKES AND TOURS
Jewel of Koke’e
Call for meeting location and time. Spectacular hike through the forest of Koke’e, Black Pipe Trail, Canyon Trail and Poomau Canyon Lookout. Cross over Waipoo Falls for a view of the Waimea Canyon to the ocean. Strenuous seven miles round-trip. (245-9280)

FAMILY FUN
Easter Egg Hunt
Anahola Baptist Church, 1 p.m., free. Over 200 eggs and a live bunny petting zoo, sing songs, listen to an amazing story and more. (639-9675)

SPECIAL EVENTS
Third Annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration
Anahola Beach Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Celebrate the late Jennie Loke Perreira (Aunty Loke) for her exceptional contribution and commitment to educational and cultural resources in the Anahola community. Participate in educational, health and wellness exhibitis, performances, arts and crafts and more. (639-1754)

March 31
COMMUNITY
88 Shrines
Lawai International Center, 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., donations accepted. Take a tranquil walk on the path of the 88 shrines and learn about the archaeological and cultural treasure. (639-4300, lawaicenter.org)

Festival Easter Day Services
St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., free. Featuring the St. Michael’s Choir, vocalist Karen Dickinson, pianist Henry Adam Curtis, a brass quartet and a homily by Father Bill Miller. A breakfast is served at 9:15 a.m. and a champagne brunch occurs at 11:15 a.m. Easter egg hunt for keiki takes place at 11:30 a.m. (245-3796, stmichaels-kauai.org)

Free Plant Health Clinic with Dr. Bob Nyvall
Southshore Visitors Center, every Sunday until April 14, 2-4 p.m., free. Bring a sample of your troubled plan in a sealed, clear bag for a free diagnosis and suggested treatment by plant pathologist Dr. Bob Nyvall. (742-2433)

HIKES AND TOURS
Kalepa Ridge
Call for meeting location and time. Enjoy sweeping coastal and valley views along the range from Hanamaulu to Wailua River. Strenuous eight miles round-trip. (826-7302)

April 1
THE ARTS
Script Submissions for Kauai Shorts 10-minute Play Festival
Call for more information. Original scripts, not previously performed will be accepted. Script must have no more than six characters and have a simple set. (826-9755)

VOLUNTEERS
Coaches Needed for Youth Paddling Program
Wailua River Beach Park, program begins on April 1, contact for days and times. Coaches are needed for the Spring and Summer Youth Paddling Program to assist with paddling, strength building exercise, conditioning and team work. (bcurll@aol.com, 635-6311)

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