Aloha for Maui: A Benefit Lū'au
Friday, September 1, 5:30 - 7:30 pm ~ Williams, OR
The island of Maui, Hawai'i has suffered catastrophic loss in the wake of wildfires this August. Particularly in Lahaina town, where the loss of life has made it the deadliest fire in the U.S. in over a century. Unfortunately, in the Rogue Valley, we understand the devastating impact fire can have all too well.
We want to help, and we hope you'll help us send Aloha to Maui. Please join us for a benefit Lu'au to help with their fire recovery efforts, featuring hula, Hawaiian music, Hawaiian food, shave ice, and local wine from Plaisance Ranch in beautiful Williams, Oregon!
Location: Plaisance Ranch
16955 Water Gap Rd, Williams
Advance Tickets only:
$40 per adult (includes dinner & dessert, show, 1 glass of wine or beer)
$30 per child (12 and under - includes dinner & dessert, show, 1 shave ice).
Available online here.
This special event features live music from the Hula 'Ohana, Hula Show by Halau Hula Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue, Hawaiian Style Dinner by Chef James Daw of the Perfect Bite, Dessert by Pennington Farms, and Hawaiian Shave Ice from Jack Frost Shave Ice.
Who wants their own private Lū'au? Hālau Hula Ka Pi'o O Ke Ānuenue is donating a private hula show, anywhere in the Rogue Valley (January-June 2024), to the highest bidder! Bidding will start at $350. All proceeds go to the cause.
Benefiting Maui Fire Recovery
... Because of the generosity of, and donations (time, labor, money) made by, Joe & Suzi Ginet (owners of Plaisance), the kumu (teacher) and 'olapa (dancers) of Hālau Hula Ka Pi'o O Ke Ānuenue, Chef James Daw, Sam & Cathy Pennington, Trish & Alex Dorr of Jack Frost, and numerous volunteer neighbors, family and friends...
At least $30 from every adult ticket (and at least $20 from every keiki ticket) will go directly to the Hawai'i Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund. We will be excited to share our collective giving in the days after the event.
Hawai'i Community Foundation is a 4 star charity with a 93% grade from Charity Navigator. Overall the Foundation spends less than 6% of its annual fundraising on administrative expenses and will be spending 100% of Maui Strong Funds directly on the cause. If you cannot attend this event, please consider giving to them directly or contributing to one of their Maui Strong Fund Grantees.
More info at PlaisanceRanch.com
Wākupuala: Hula Hō'ike in Eugene
Thursday, August 24, 6-7:15 pm, Eugene, OR
Kumu Andrea has chosen two haumana from Hālau Hula Ka Pi'o O Ke Ānuenue for the path of becoming kumu hula. Tia McLean and Lisa Bailey are dedicated hula practitioners that have served the hālau for many years, taking on the kuleana (responsibility) of leadership as alaka'i (teaching assistants), while also developing and growing their skills as 'ōlapa (dancers) and ho'opa'a (chanters) under Kumu's direction.
Together with Kumu and some of our haumana, they will be offering a hō'ike in Eugene to demonstrate aspects of the process they have undertaken thus far, over the last year and a half of focused training.
Location: UO Museum of Natural & Cultural History, outside
Address: 1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene. View map.
If you're in the area, we'd love to see you!