Anaina Hou Community Park is launching a new series of free community events this year. They will present the first Anaina Hou Mo‘olelo Series event today at the Parish Hall in Kilauea.

This “talk story” series is designed to bring the community together to honor our past through stories from kupuna and historians, celebrating the history and cultural traditions of life in Kilauea and across the North Shore of Kauai, according to a company press release.

“We are very honored to begin our series with Uncle Gary Smith,” said Thomas Daubert, Executive Director of Anaina Hou Community Park. “He will present stories of life during the plantation days of Kilauea, and help set the intention for this series as we celebrate, share and archive the rich stories of our community. Also, as we continue progress towards the development of our arts Pavilion, we are deeply grateful to be able to present the event at the Parish Hall.”

Members of the Kilauea Social Club will provide welcoming music beginning at Kilauea Parish Hall at 5:30 p.m. and the talk will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The event is presented by Anaina Hou Community Park, a nonprofit organization near the heart of Kilauea on the North Shore of Kaua‘i. The organization and was established in 2010 to provide the Kaua‘i community with an exciting new gathering place focused on art, education, recreation and agriculture.

Today, Anaina Hou features Kaua‘i Mini Golf and Botanical Gardens, a Café and Gift Store, access to hiking and mountain biking the Wai Koa Loop Trail, two weekly Farmers Markets featuring local food and crafts, a Playground and Skate Park for keiki, HI-5 redemption and more.

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