March 26, 27 & 28, 1999
Schedule of Events
Friday, March 26
Saturday, March 27
- Early morning at Hana Bay. Hawaiian Protocol and `Awa Ceremony will be conducted by Sam Kaai with participation by Kupuna, Na Koa and honored guests.
- 1 PM at Kahanu Garden, Ulaino. Guided tour of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. The NTBG `ulu (breadfruit) collection is the largest in the world. Viewing of the Pi`ilanihale Heiau will be possible from a distance, with interpretation. We ask those who participate in this tour to conduct themselves in a manner respectful of this physically and spiritually significant location.
- 5:30 PM at Hana Bay. Taro and `Awa Symposium. Hui Kalo Moku O Keawe and the Hawai`i `Awa Growers Association will discuss botanical, cultural, economic, ethical and health issues of taro and `awa cultivation and use. Slide presentation will include latest information on Hawaiian varieties of `awa. Dinner will be available.
Sunday, March 28
- 9 AM to 5 PM. All Day Festival at Hana Ball Park. Taro Farmers, Farmer's Market, Poi Making Demonstrations, Fun, `Ono Hawaiian Food (Chow Fun!), Information Tents, Solar Power Demonstration, Hawaiian Arts and Crafts, Hawaiian Games, Hula, Mele, Music........ more `ono grinds....... and much, much more!
- 6 PM to 10 PM. Drug-Free Dance at Helene Hall at Hana Bay. Sponsored by Alu Like Yapp Project and the Maui Police Department.
Interested in future cultural events in East-Maui?
- 7 AM to 11 AM Taro Pancake Breakfast at Hana Ball Park. Sponsored by the Hana Business Council. Pre-sale tickets are available from Hana Business Council Members.
- 11 AM Lecture by Sam Kaai on Ahupua`a at Hana Ball Park.
- 12 Noon until mid afternoon. Open House at Hana Cultural Center. Interpretation of Kauhale complex.
- 1 PM Field Trips to taro lo`i in Kipahulu and Ke`anae/Wailuanui.
- On Sunday afternoon, tentatively scheduled for 1 PM, W.S. Merwinwill read from his new book "The Folding Cliffs" -- A narrative of19th-century Hawaii. He has been the recipient of many awards and prizes,including the Fellowship of the Academy of Poets, the Pulitzer Prize inPoetry, and the Bollingen Prize in Poetry. Most recently he has receivedthe Governor's Award for Literature of the state of Hawaii.
MAHALO TO THE MANY FRIENDS OF THE EAST-MAUI TARO FESTIVAL The festival needs financial support to continue to grow and prosper. Please consider a tax deductible donation. The purchase of commemorative shirts helps to pay for festival expenses. All festival events are free of charge. ALOHA! EMTF, P.O. BOX 295, HANA, HAWAI`I 96713 - 808-264-1553
- Call Na Moku Aupuni O Ko`olau Hui at 248-8658 for dates of monthly Ke`anae Open Market, ongoing eco-tourism activities, yearly Ho`olaule`a, and upcoming taro conference.
- Call the Kipahulu `Ohana at 248-8974 for information on upcoming interpretive hikes and "hands on" visits to the living farm at the Haleakala National Park in Kipahulu. A special fund raising hike and activities are scheduled for May 15.
- Call the East-Maui Taro Festival at 248-8972, the Hana Cultural Center at 248-8622 or the National Tropical Botanical Garden at 248-8912 for an update of future activities.
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