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Windward Hoolaulea: A Homegrown Celebration Saturday, Oct. 6

October 6, 9:00am - 8:00pm
Windward Campus, Great Lawn, library and Hale Akoakoa

Join us for the 12th annual Windward Hoolaulea. Headliners this year include Grammy award-winner John Cruz and Na Hoku Hanohano winner Teresa Bright. Also in the entertainment line-up are Aaron Mahi, Martin Pahinui and George Kuo as well as Chinky Mahoe’s Hālau Hula O Kawaili’ulā, perennial favorites at the Merrie Monarch Festival on the Big Island.

The free, family-friendly festival co-sponsored by the college and the Kaneohe Business Group, is expected to draw over 15,000 people islandwide. It will feature top island entertainment, award-winning hula films, unique arts and crafts, ‘ono ethnic food, keiki rides and activities, art exhibits, a college-sponsored silent auction, trade show, and educational, cultural demonstrations and community displays.

Proceeds from the Ho‘olaule‘a will help fund scholarships for WCC students and other program support. Last year, 22 Windward Community College students received $1,000 each from event proceeds.


10:15 Kahalu‘u Ukulele Band
11:15 Pila Nahenahe (slack key guitar/Hawaiian classics)
12:15 Le Jardin Academy Jazz Band
1:15 Rich Pedrina’s Hālau Hula ‘O Nāpunaheleonāpua
2:15 Na Kupuna o Ko‘olau (Music/hula)
3:15 George Kuo, Aaron Mahi, Martin Pahinui
4:15 Chinky Mahoe’s Hālau Hula O Kawaili‘ulā
5:15 Broadway@Paliku:10 years of “Bright” Lights
Sam Kanoa (famous falsetto artist) & Alika Odom (falsetto)
6:15 Teresa Bright
7:15 John Cruz


From 1:00–5:00 p.m. “Queenie: Spirit of a Dancer” featuring Queenie Ventura Dowsett (student of famed dancer ‘Iolani Luahine), and other hula films will be shown on the first floor of the new library in conjunction with Hula Preservation Society exhibit celebrating “75 years of the Hawaiian Room at the Lexington Hotel” in New York City.


Among the WCC attractions celebrating 40 years of education on the Windward side will be Hawaiian Studies cultural demonstrations, free blood pressure readings by students in the Certified Nurse’s Aide program, a student ceramic sale and raku firing, gyotaku fish printing, face painting, math activities, jewelry making, an orchid sale and plant identification by the botany and bio-technology students, veterinary technology student activities for pet owners, and information about college and career planning.


Cultural demonstrations will feature la‘au lapa‘au (Hawaiian medicinal herbs) and Hawaiian fiber arts with WCC instructors Krista Steinfeld and Lufi Luteru as well as woodcarving with Jordan Souza and students from his Hawaiian woodcarving classes.


Also, Gallery ‘Iolani will feature a new exhibit, “Confluence 3,” an exhibition of outstanding student work from the fine art studio classes at Windward Community College, showing ceramics, color theory, design, drawing and painting, photography, printmaking, screen printing and sculpture.


Flagship sponsors of the event are Hawaiian Electric Co., Ameron, Residential Resources, Inc., American Savings Bank and Le Jardin Academy. Other sponsors include the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the City and County of Honolulu, Bank of Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank, Central Pacific Bank, King Windward Nissan, Enterprise Rent-a-Car Hawaii, Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union, McDonalds, Castle Medical Center, Minami Foundation, Dr. Steven Shoultz, Harada Properties and Hawaii Memorial Park, Servco Auto Windward and Walgreens (offering flu shots (bring insurance card).

Ticket Information
FREE and open to the public

Event Sponsor
campus-wide, Windward Campus

More Information
Bonnie Beatson, 235-7374,,

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