Monday, April 21, 2008

Grow Hawaiian Festival - Aprl 26, 9A-5P

From: Charlie Aldinger
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 1:36 PM
To: Charlie Aldinger
Subject: Grow Hawaiian Festival Free Admission


Hawaiian Electric Company is sponsoring Bishop Museum's Grow Hawaiian Festival on Saturday April 26 from 9am to 5pm. Updated schedule is attached. Admission is FREE for EVERYONE...please forward this to family, friends, and colleagues!

Charlie Aldinger

Grow Hawaiian Festival Celebrates Native Plants
Hawaiian Electric Company sponsors a free eco-festival at Bishop Museum

When: Saturday, April 26, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Where: Bishop Museum located at 1525 Bernice Street in Honolulu
Who: Leading biologists, conservationists, horticulturists, historians, and kumu hula talk about the selection, care, and traditional uses of the native and Polynesian-introduced plants of Hawaii. Foremost practitioners of Hawaiian arts, including lei makers, ipu makers, kapa makers, weavers, and woodworkers, demonstrate their art. Music by Pilioha, Ernie Cruz, Jr., and hula dancers provide entertainment. Hawaiian Electric Company sponsors the event.
What: A free, day-long festival that celebrates the Hawaiian culture and native plants will feature scheduled presentations by leading plant specialists and arts practitioners, a guided tour of Bishop Museum’s garden of native and indigenous plants, a native plants sale, and informational booths on local conservation and sustainability efforts. See page two for listing of events.
Why: Held in honor of Earth Day, the Grow Hawaiian Festival honors Hawaii’s culture, promotes sustainable stewardship of the environment, and encourages members of the community to make the best choices for the future of Hawaii.

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