Happy Camper for Wedneday, February 6, 2019

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    When the Kauai Community College cafeteria was closed Tuesday, it was Panda Express to the rescue for KCC culinary arts students Kyle Garma, Kaleomana Meatoga, Zachary Hee, Royden Pasion and James Mostoles.

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    The Tsunami Taiko Chinese lion ensemble get a group photo following their Chinese New Year appearance at the Kukui Grove Center. The lion will also appear Friday (the Chinese Spring Festival continues through Feb. 15) during the Chinese New Year celebration at the Flavors of Kukuiula.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Lisa Laizarraga is framed by some of her powerful images, Saturday during the Halau Hula o Leilani hoike at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club.

Welcome to Kauai, Lisa Lizarraga who knows how to use the digital technology to create some pretty powerful images! Lisa was among the vendors at the Hula Halau o Leilani hoike (how about that Vicky Ramos rainbow, too?) at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club. Congratulations to kumu Leilani and Darryl Low on a great event!

Uli‘i Castor was among the guests and said to look for the Keiki Hula hoike by Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina‘ala that’s coming up, soon.

More excitement as Joanne Parongao brought out the Tsunami Taiko Chinese lion to celebrate the Chinese year of the pig, Sunday where the food court (how was the Disney’s Moana in Hawaiian?) had quite a crowd despite being so close to the kickoff of the NFL Super Bowl.

Caroline Lum said Tsunami Taiko will be joined by the Joyful Noise ensemble in chasing away evil spirits and welcoming good luck, Friday when Stacie Chiba Miguel of The Shops at Kukuiula celebrates the year of the pig (the Chinese Spring Festival continues through Feb. 15) starting at 6 p.m. (go early for parking!).

Kudos, too, to Jean Souza and all her Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary volunteers for getting the inflatable whale (Lihue Public Library librarians Victoria Lam and Sierra Hampton-Eng were super busy with all the kids and parents coming to see and learn more about the humpback whales!).

Today, Wednesday, is the last chance to catch the whale at the Princeville Public Library from 4 to 6 p.m. And yes, it is free and open to the public.

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