Happy Camper for Friday, September 6, 2013

There is a reason why Laa Almeida is the educational outreach coordinator for the Kauai Museum.

Wednesday, she was “duct-ing” a piece of fabric for Chris Faye’s display celebrating the birth of Queen Liliuokalani. The queen was born on Sunday and is celebrating her 175th birthday with special protocol, Saturday during the Ohana Day, and Laa had descriptive words for all of the steps required for the display.

Lyah Kama-Drake of the Aloha Festivals is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Royal Court who will be in attendance when Hal Kinnaman and Paul Togioka demonstrate their ki hoalu skills while Pam Brown talks about her book.

The Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center will appear to render Queen Liliuokalani mele, some of which include the well-known “Aloha Oe,” “Paokalani,” and “The Queen’s Prayer,” written while she was imprisoned.

Chris said in addition to all of the above, Charlie Perreira will be doing his fish net weaving starting at 11 a.m., and Larry Rivera will do his magic from 2 p.m. at the Kauai Museum.

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