- March is the birthday month of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole. As a delegate to the U.S. Congress, he advocated for the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, which passed in 1921. In addition, he founded the institution which has become the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.
- Illustration: Kaleena Patcho
KAUA‘I STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Mar. 1-2, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Enjoy steel guitar performances by Hawai‘i steel guitar masters and amateurs at the 4th Annual Kauaʻi Steel Guitar Festival! There’s plenty of fun for the whole ʻohana which include workshops, jam sessions, educational presentations and hands-on opportunities. Free. Courtyard Kauaʻi at Coconut Beach. For more information call (808) 822-3455.
INTO THE WOODS
Mar. 1 & 8, 7:30 p.m.; Mar. 2 & 9, 6:00 p.m.; Mar. 3 & 10, 2:00 p.m.
The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama High School Performing Arts Department and Keaka Kamehameha presents “Into the Woods,” an epic fairytale musical about wishes, family and the choices we make. Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani Auditorium. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. $10 for adults and $5 for students/children. For more information please call (808) 842-8356.
9TH ANNUAL PAPAKŌLEA ‘OHANA HEALTH FAIR
Mar. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This year’s theme for the Annual Papakōlea ʻOhana Health Fair is Na Hulu Kahu O Papakōlea, the Esteemed Caregivers of Papakōlea. The community event focuses on providing community caregivers with information, resources and services to support Community Caregivers and their kupuna. There will be Native Hawaiian service agencies and organizations and cultural practitioners that will provide insight and information on how to promote healthy ʻohana lifestyle choices. Free. Lincoln Elementary School. For more information about this event, contact Cappy Solatorio, Event Chair at (808) 673-9072.
THE LAST ROYAL DEATH AND BURIAL UNDER THE KAPU SYSTEM
Mar. 6, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
The 2019 Experts at the Cathedral Series is holding their last public lecture (of six) on the life and death of Kamehameha the Great beginning January 30, in commemoration of the bicentennial of his death in 1819. Nanette Naioma Napoleon, Oʻahu Cemetery Burial Ground & Historic Site (1998) and Ralph Thomas Kam, Death Rites and Hawaiian Royalty: Funerary Practices in the Kamehameha and Kalākaua Dynasties, 1819-1953(2017). Free. Cathedral of St. Andrew‘s, Von Holt Room at 229 Queen Emma Square.
ALOHA ‘ĀINA MOANALUA
Mar. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Aloha ʻāina Moanalua curriculum is now available for schools wanting to explore the Moanalua ahupuaʻa. The grade 4 unit includes a Moanalua ahupuaʻa map, old photographs of the ares, and lesson plans featuring moʻolelo of Moanalua. Free (and includes all materials). Moanalua Middle School Library. Register now; space s limited. Open to other grade levels on request. Contact Pauline Worsham at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for more information.
HA‘A KOA CONFERENCE
Mar. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and learn the history of the Hawaiian haʻa, benefits and application today. You will have the opportunity to attend a workshop where you will learn a traditional Hawaiian haʻa. Free. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please visit haakoa.com to register and obtain more information. Kamehameha Schools, Keaʻau Campus, Hāʻaeamahi Dining Hall. Contact Pua Ishibashi at (808) 989-4844 for additional information.
EVENTS IN HONOR OF PRINCE JONAH KŪHIŌ KALANIANA‘OLE
- A hoʻokupu presentation protocol at the Grand Hyatt Kauaʻi Resort and Spa to celebrate Prince Kūhiō in 2017. – Photo: Courtesy Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island
> The 9th Annual Anahola Prince KŪHIŌ DAY CELEBRATION
Mar. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kauaʻi, Anahola Beach Park
> ʻŌlelo Hawai‘i Classes
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 6pm-7:30pm
Oʻahu, Kapolei, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) Office
Monday’s, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 6pm-7:30pm
Oʻahu, Waialua, Wailua Court House
Learn the basics of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi
> Kūhiō Center Stage Celebration
Saturday, March 16, 5pm-8pm
Oʻahu, Ka Makana Aliʻi Mall, Center Stage
Music, hula and historic displays honoring Prince Kūhiō
> Hawaiian Homestead Celebration: Celebrating 100 Years
Saturday, March 23, 10a-3pm
Oʻahu, Nānākuli Public Library
> Free Admission and Concert at Bishop Museum
Saturday, March 23, 12pm-7pm
100 Year Celebration of the first Hawaiian Civic Club
> Celebration under the Lahaina Banyan Tree
Saturday, March 23 and 24, 9am-5pm (both days)
Lahaina Banyan Tree
Keiki activities, exhibits, Maui-Made art, music and hula
> Ali‘i Sunday
Sunday, March 24, 9am
Church service honoring Prince Kūhiō
> Mauna Ala Services
Tuesday, March 26, 9:00am
Mauna ʻAla Chapel
Church Services honoring Prince Kūhiō
> Prince Kūhiō Parade in Waikīkī
Saturday, March 30, Starting 9:30am
Waikīkī, Kalākaua Avenue
Featuring community groups, floats, marching bands and announcement booths