Happy Camper for Friday, April 5, 2019

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dennis Olivas of Pleasant Hills, California shows off a brassia-oncidium cross during the chef’s demo at the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula Wednesday. Olivas will be doing demonstrations and answering questions during the Garden Island Orchid Society’s Spring Fantasy Orchid Show and Plant Sale that opens today from noon until 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m., at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ social hall.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Kauai branch of the state’s Department of Health readies to open the doors to its week of open houses (today’s theme is climate change!) in observance of Public Health Week.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Boy Scout Avery Ortal of Troop 334 shows off his supply of Makahiki tickets at the Kauai Culinary Market. The Makahiki is Saturday at Kauai Community College next to the Garden Fair.

Avery Ortal of Boy Scout Troop 334, sponsored by Holy Cross Church, took advantage of the weekly Kauai Culinary Market (the Soup Girls — they said the Soup Lady is retired — had corn chowder, Ron Wood) to sell his Makahiki tickets (Boy Scout Simon Oyama sold all his during the Flavors of Kukuiula benefiting the Charity Walk at The Shops at Kukuiula!) for the event that takes place Saturday next to the Garden Fair at Kauai Community College.

Ada Koene is already figuring out when she’s going to the Garden Island Orchid Society’s Spring Fantasy orchid show and plant sale (Al Sugano said he’ll have some of those big oncidiums that have been popular at the Kauai Community Market, but go early because they sell out) that opens at noon at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ social hall (it overflows into Friday Night Art Walk in Hanapepe, closing at 7 p.m.) and, on Saturday, the Friends of the Hanapepe Public Library will host a craft fair to overlap with the show’s 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. run.

Dennis Olivas of Pleasant Hills, California, was doing the chef’s demo (how many of you know that vanilla comes from an orchid?) as a preview for the orchid show where he will be doing a ask-the-doctor segment and other plant demonstrations.

And, over at Vidinha Stadium, it’s the Mayor’s Age Group Track Meet both Saturday and Sunday!


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


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