A day of peace sounds pretty good

Some speak of the division on Kauai over Bill 2491. That division, they say, is weakening the Aloha spirit.

It’s eating away at the very core of this island’s heart.

A day when we all can just get along, as one man said, would be nice. Well, it just so happens such a day is upon us.

Saturday is the 31st International Day of Peace. It is a day that “provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace.”

On Kauai, there are seven events, from sunrise to sunset. And all of them, you’ll be glad to know, are free.

Here’s a quick look at what’s happening, and where:

• 6:15-11 a.m.: Lydgate Park. Prayers at peace pole, labyrinth walk by bodhi tree at the Kamalani playground, and potluck breakfast.

• 11:30: 2: Kapaa UCC Church, 1315 Ulu St. Prayer, film and discussion; Talk about the word “peace” in many languages.

• Noon to 3: Lihue Happiness Planting Center 3343 Kanakolu St. behind Isenberg Park. Food, crafts, flute and taiko drumming by John Dumas and Joyful Noise; keiki activities, labyrinth walk, peace education table.

•  3-7: All Saints Church in Kapaa. Make and fly peace doves, dance of universal peace, ukele by Miki Miller, original songs by Sean Lathrop, The “Soulgood Family” music and The Sacred Earth Choir.

• 3-6: Waipa  (quarter mile past Hanalei School). Aloha Peace Project for kekei, sing-along with Tom Cobb, calming technique with Dr. DeMandel-Schaller; labyrinth walk, virtue card reading, oasis of peace meditation.

• 4-7: Hanapepe Soto Zen Temple. International potluck, stage program of peace events, tsunami taiko drumming, peace walk, sunset prayers.

• 6:15-7: MacArthur Park Pavilion. Prayer gathering.

• All centers will be crafting gold doves to be made into a large peace dove.

Kauai is an island filled with passionate people. Saturday would be a great day to translate that passion into peace.

For more information, contact, Annaleah Atkinson at 652-7743 or Laura Barzilai 651-7041.

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