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Everybody is invited to celebrate The International Day of Peace at Lydgate Park from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Experience peace together through family fun.
Those of all ages will have opportunities for listening, singing and dancing. This gathering is sponsored by the Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai.
The program will feature the classical trumpet stylings of the Rev. Kiah Abendroth. Abendroth is a passionate performer and interfaith minister on Kauai. She holds a master’s degree in music, specializing in classical trumpet.
Her hope and prayer is to uplift the community and help bring people together through music. She enjoys performing throughout the island as well as offering religious services as a minister.
The sound feast, led by Abendroth, has a menu of instruments, and will include performers Charity Ann and Scott Stouder, and Native American flute playing by Dante Cernobori.
The program will include a song circle for families with babies and young children, as well as an interactive performance by the Sacred Earth Choir, folk dancing, and a closing Dance of Universal Peace. Light refreshments will be provided.
The International Day of Peace, also known as “Peace Day,” is observed around the world each year on Sept. 21. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences, and to contribute to building a culture of peace.
The IROK was formed in 2005 to bring together representatives of all religions and spiritual beliefs to encourage harmony, understanding and service based on unity and cooperation.
In Hanapepe, Eleele School fourth-grade students will be gathering this morning at the Storybook Theatre to create expressions, including posters and banners, for the parade Saturday that will start at the Storybook Theatre on Hanapepe Road and end up at the Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji on Kaumualii Highway in Hanapepe.
The students from Eleele School are also beneficiaries of the Peace Day gathering that starts at 5 p.m. Saturday and runs through 7:30 p.m.
The public is invited to join in the Peace Day celebration that starts with the parade at 5 p.m. and includes a sea of life-sized, marine-life inflatables, costumes gallery, any foot fits by Aloha Slippahs, corn hole toss, origami paper-crane folding, card games, personal peace messages, and talking story about peace. A special Eleele School expressions of peace exhibit will also be set up.
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