Kaua‘i Farm Bureau Fair
Aug. 28 to Aug. 31
Livestock show, petting zoo, floral demonstrations and exhibits, food booths, arts and crafts, games and rides, plus continuous live entertainment at Vidinha Stadium. The theme of this year’s fair is “Grow Kaua‘i” and honors Akio and Toshiko Arakaki who volunteered at the Kaua‘i County Farm Fair fruit and vegetable show for over 50 years, representing the volunteerism and dedication that the fair stands for. There will be an amateur flower arranging competition Aug. 29 with a perpetual trophy to be awarded in honor of the late Mayor Baptiste, who delighted people with his own floral arrangements for many years at the fair.
‘Art Kaua‘i’ call
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 6
Kaua‘i Society of Artists invites all adult Kaua‘i resident artists to enter the upcoming annual juried exhibition opening in September. Entries will be accepted on Sept. 6 at the Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall (Unit B-6) and opens Sept. 13. It will run through Oct. 30.
Jurors for the exhibit will be Lisa Yoshihara and Wayne Kawamoto from the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, UH Manoa, Honolulu. All artists must be 18 years or older and may enter up to four works in any media. KSA membership is not required, but new members are always welcome to join on entry day. There is an entry fee of $10 per entry for members and $15 per entry for non-members. There is no size limit this year, but work must fit through the doors. Artists with pieces requiring special handling should contact KSA prior to entry day.
KSA asks for a 25 percent donation from all sales in the exhibition; however, it is not a requirement that works be for sale.
There will be cash awards and acquisitions for the state’s Art in Public Places collection. Last year, the state purchased five works by four artists worth $6,000 from Art Kaua‘i.
Art Kaua‘i is the only annual art exhibition held on Kaua‘i where local artists can be considered for the state art collection, which is displayed in regular exhibitions at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) in Honolulu and in state buildings throughout the state. Entry forms available at The Art Shop in Lihu‘e and Davison Arts in Kapa‘a. Entry forms will also be available on entry day. For full entry information visit the KSA Web site at kauaisocietyofartists.org or call John at 821-8022.
Yoga teacher training pre-registration
October to November
A 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training will take place on Kaua‘i from Oct. 13 to Nov. 21 at the Mana Yoga Center near Princeville. Instructor Michaelle Edwards, owner of the Kaua‘i Yoga School will teach a pain-free style yoga called YogAlign. Edwards developed the technique over the past 20 years.
The course will include traditional yoga knowledge combined with YogAlign therapy methods working specifically with the fascia and breathing systems of the body. The course is limited to 15 participants of any age or experience in yoga as long as they are healthy and free of serious injuries. After certification, graduates will be able to begin their yoga teaching career with private session work or group classes. Edwards’ book entitled “Pain-Free Yoga” is due out this fall and will be included with the course tuition. Edwards has taught YogAlign to thousands of people and is currently conducting trainings and workshops on the Mainland, in Canada and in New Zealand.
To get more information or enroll visit manayoga.com or call Michaelle at 826-9230 or 652-3823.
Kaua‘i Community Players annual meeting
4 p.m., Sunday
Kaua‘i Community Players will be holding its annual membership meeting at the KAPA Center in Puhi, located directly behind the Grove Farm building. The meeting will feature entertainment by many island theater performers, including Arnold Meister, the Swing Sisters, Richard Porto and David Penhallow. Refreshments will be served. The event is open to all KCP members and their guests (guests will be charged $15).
New members are invited to join at the door. Seating is limited, so RSVP by Aug. 20 by calling 245-7700. For more information visit kauaicommunityplayers.org