Happy Camper for Friday, June 8, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A honeybee clings to the inside of a wind-tossed lotus blossom at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, where Movies in the Park will be shown Saturday night for a donation.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The undersides of a birds’ nest fern capture a ray of sunlight at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, where Movies in the Park will be shown Saturday for a donation.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Where’s the marketing office? Shoppers cruise through the lululemon pop-up that appeared in the space formerly occupied by the marketing office at The Shops at Kukuiula during the Kauai Culinary Market Wednesday.

The Rev. Kosen Ishikawa said the Joyful Noise taiko ensemble will be doing the intermission performance tonight when the Kapaa Jodo Mission opens the Kauai Buddhist Council bon dance season starting at 7:30 p.m.

Nope, Josie Pablo won’t have the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital residents there because they gotta get up early for the King’s Parade Saturday (roads start closing at 8 a.m.) at the Historic County Building. Kudos to Melissia Sugai and her parade team for making this extravaganza happen for all these years!

Saturday (it’s the second one this month) is also time to check out the Lawai Warehouse (say “hi” to Charles Hiramoto and Shannon Hiramoto!) to see who’s doing the Roots in Culture food truck since Mark and Tricia Ruiz are rolling up their sleeves to prepare for the grand opening of Kiawe Roots Tuesday at The Shops at Kukuiula.

Second Saturday is also The Shops at Kukuiula’s monthly Art Walk where Brunda Stude (Brolie has his own Facebook page!) of galerie 103 is scheduled to open a new exhibit.

Kudos, too, to Lourdes Torres and Emilio Ruiz-Romero of Sustainable Boost, who opened their table Wednesday during the weekly Kauai Culinary Market (and where did the lululemon pop-up come from?). Lourdes is still flying from all the craziness of getting open at some of the Oahu markets and, yes, they’re still available at the Saturday Kauai Community Market.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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