Acts & Openings

Quilting class

Tomorrow at Kaua‘i Museum

Kaua‘i Museum invites those interested in designing traditional Hawaiian quilt patterns to attend a quilt design workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow. The Museum’s curator, Chris Fayé, artist, designer and co-author of “Kaua‘i Museum Quilt Collection,” will be instructing participants in basic quilt pattern design. This is a hands-on workshop where participants may bring in plant materials to use as inspiration or use those provided to create pillow-size patterns suitable for quilting or other craft uses. Designs can be made in quarter or eighth folds. Design issues from historic examples on display will be discussed as well as the background of Hawaiian quilting and customs.

The two-hour workshop fee is $25 and includes basic design materials, ($18 for museum members). Non-ruled note books or sketchpads are suggested. Limited seating. For more information, call 245-6931.

‘Namahoe,’ Kaua‘i’s voyaging canoe

Fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., tomorrow, Sheraton Po‘ipu

A luncheon and auction are being held to raise money for Kaua’i’s very own voyaging canoe, the “Namahoe.” Twelve 36 by 48 gallery stretched giclee by artist and past crew member Keala Kai will be auctioned off. Each piece will be autographed by the most influential people in Hawai‘i’s voyaging history, who will also be present at the fundraiser talking story: Hokule‘a’s Master navigators Nainoa Thompson; Captain and master navigator, Chad “Kalepa” Babayan; Captain and master navigator, Bruce Blankenfield; Namahoe Captains Dennis Chun and John Kruse; navigator Kaiulani Murphy, as well as some of the original crew of Hokulea’s median voyage in 1976 and the six Kaua‘i crew members represented on her voyage to Japan aboard the Hokule’a last summer. All proceeds from the auction go to the “Namahoe.” Bidding opens at $1,500. There’s a trip planned for each island’s voyaging canoe to sail to Tahiti with Hokule’a and back together in summer 2010.

For more information call 651-7830. Tickets are $75 and available at Hanalei Surf Company, Vicky’s Fabrics in Kapa‘a and Progressive expressions in Koloa Town. To see the artwork go to

Hawai‘i Healing

Garden Festival

Tomorrow through Thursday

This event will feature cultural presentations, speakers, children’s programs, tours, workshops and educational presentations. The Healthy Hawai‘i Expo will feature natural products and organic goods, combined with a book and plant sale. A nonprofit section will feature community groups and educational presenters. There will be healthy food with special focus on a zero waste event. A solstice concert features educational entertainment with cultural dance, theater and music.

Sunday’s workshop and tour at the new Malama Kaua‘i location will focus on culture, health and green sustainable living. Additional tours, classes and workshops will be held Monday through Thursday.

Contact for locations. Solstice concert 5 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Malama Kaua‘i at 4900 Kuawa Road in Kilauea. For complete schedule go to


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