2022 Events

May

Mother's Day Lu'au 

Sunday, May 8, 1-4 pm ~ Williams, OR

Celebrate Moms everywhere, Hawaiian style! Join us for a lovely afternoon of hula, Hawaiian music, Hawaiian food , local wine and beer from Plaisance Ranch in beautiful Williams, Oregon! 

Location: Plaisance Ranch
16955 Water Gap Rd, Williams

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Advance Tickets only: $15 per adult, $10 per child (12 and under). Available online here. Winery opens at noon for ticket holders.

This special Mother's Day event features live Slack Key by
Mark Kailana Nelson, Hula Show by Halau Hula Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue, Hawaiian plate lunch from Auntie Carol's Hawaiian Cafe. Meal ticket is an additional $13-15 and is not included in event ticket purchase. Fresh orchid and ti leaf lei available for purchase ($10-25), plus award-winning Wine and Beer by Plaisance Ranch ($7/glass, $20-35/bottle), and Shave Ice from Jack Frost Shave Ice.

Lei sales proceeds support the Hālau non-profit. Several dancers will be visiting Hawai'i Island this summer to participate in cultural activities and ceremony honoring the late Kumu Hula Raylene Ha'alelea Kawaiae'a.

More info at PlaisanceRanch.com

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June

Kohala Huaka'i ~ Journey to Hawai'i 2022

Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, June 5

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of our beloved Kumu Raylene Ha'alele'a Kawaiae'a, who transitioned from this life unexpectedly on March 9, 2012 at the young age of 61. Kumu is loved by people throughout the world. Her boundless aloha, expressed through a wellspring of compassion that left each person feeling deeply seen and valued, touched the hearts of many. Kumu Raylene was a kumu hula, haku ho'oponopono practitioner, and devoted member of the community, serving through the Queen Lili'uokalani's Children's Center and at the local schools.

It is because of all Kumu shared that our halau exists today and continues to flourish, as we do our humble best to honor and

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perpetuate what she has given us, through her presence, mana'o, hula, oli, teachings, and deep heart of aloha. She is still with us as a spiritual presence that continues to guide and inspire the activities of the halau and our kumu, Andrea.

We will be taking a small group of our haumana to Hawai'i end of May / early June to attend Kumu Raylene's Celebration of Life, hosted by the 'ohana. We are most grateful to partake by being there, sharing hula, offering lei, and being together with our 'ohana nui.