What’s happening! for Friday, September 23, 2011

Making plans but short on ideas? No worries. Let The Garden Island make it easy for you. Check out these not-to-be-missed events happening this weekend.

For a complete list of events, check out the calendar on B4.

Kaua‘i Mokihana Festival

6 p.m. today and noon Saturday

Kaua‘i Beach Resort in Lihu‘e

Today’s event features the Group Auana Hula Competition, which the Royal Court will attend. Saturday’s event includes Solo Auana Hula Competition and Festival Awards Finale. Visit www.maliefoundation.org or call 652-4497 for more information.

Kaua‘i Pow Wow

4 to 9 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Kapa‘a Beach Park

This cultural event is a Native American celebration where people from various tribes share their dance, drum songs and handmade arts and crafts. This year’s theme is “Walk in Balance.” Visit www.kauaipowwow.com for more information. 

Museum Day

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Grove Farm Museum in Lihu‘e

Grove Farm opens its doors for a free day of family fun and learning. In conjunction with the Smithsonian, members of Grove Farm invites the community to look at vintage photographs and artifacts that chronicle the immigrant cultures that arrived to Kaua‘i from overseas. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be guided tours of the property, plus free train rides aboard the Wainiha. Free tours will be offered at the Waioli Mission House in Hanalei from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 245-3202 for more information.

Free admission at Kilauea Point

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Kilauea Point is offering free admission. Keep an eye out for albatrosses, shearwaters, Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles and other animal wildlife. Call 635-0925 for more information.

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