For Kauai Calendar Events for May 2018 All these events and more can be seen on our online calendar where you can add them yourself, or email them to for us to do for you

Now till-May 13 Kauai Habitat for Humanity 7th Women Build Week
National Women Build Week is a Habitat for Humanity International initiative created by its Women Build program where women are invited to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability, and independence through housing. The week is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women. Habitat and Lowe’s encourage all women to volunteer no construction skills or experience in Habitat builds necessary. Info

Now till May 18, 2-3:30 pm Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Training
The Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting it’s free flagship “Caregiver Training” for family to family caregivers. Optional bonus classes will also be offered from May 25-June 8. This series of classes assembles the experience and wisdom of many scientists, generations of caregivers and the Association on how to make caregiving a more reasonable and balanced experience. Find out what you need to know to make your caregiving experience for a family member with Alzheimer’s, or any other disease, more manageable. At the Agency On Elderly Affairs. Info 245-3200 ext. 8242,,

Now till May 23 Koinobori Kaua’i 2018
Daily outdoor display of 600 carp windsocks flown next to Kapaia Swinging Bridge and throughout Kapaia Valley to celebrate the joy of children. Cultural tradition brought to Hawaii by Japanese plantation era immigrants. Open sunrise to sunset. Free! Contact Kapaia Foundation 639-3606,

Now till May 31, 1-4 pm NTBG’s Florilegium Society presents Plants of Paradise Exhibit
In the spring of 2017, artists from around the U.S., Australia, Chile and Japan came together for the second year of the NTBG Florilegium. Unlike other florilegia, artists spent two weeks working alongside one another, sharing and experiencing the garden together. This work session produced the stunning pieces being exhibited, today. Featured artists: Melanie Campbell-Carter, Esther Carpi, Jane Goldsmith, Veronica Fannin, Asuka Hishiki, Wendy Hollender, Robin Jess, Geraldine MacKinnon, Mali Moir, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Kelly Leahy Radding, Ariel Ramseth, Trudy Rehbock, and Catherine Watter. At NTBG’s Botanical Research Center in Kalaheo. Open most weekdays. Info 332-7324 ext.227,

May 4-5, 5:30-10:30 pm Kauai Okinawan Festival
The Kauai Okinawan Festival will be a wonderful time to enjoy and experience Okinawan culture, food and dance. Admission is free and open to all. At Kauai Veteran’s Center. Info

Friday, May 4, 7 pm Kauai High School Music Department Spring Concert
Performances by the Jazz Ensemble, Ukulele Band, Chorus and Concert Band with Special Guest: Dr. Glenn Medeiros (Class of 1988). Free (Donations accepted). At Kauai Marriott Hotel Ballroom. Info Mr. Darryl Miyasato, Music Director 245- 3173. Ext. 133

May 4-6 Raqs Tiki Kauai Belly Dance Intensive
We offer motivating workshops with Master Instructors, as well as an exciting and glittering showcase with our featured artists and special guests. Learn with top-notch instructors who will open new doors of knowledge for you, and motivate and inspire you to a higher level. At Princeville Community Centre and Church of the Pacific. Info

May 4-6 Kalaheo School Presents Aladdin Jr.
A Whole New World arrives in Kalaheo as Kalaheo Elementary School’s legendary drama club performs Disney’s Aladdin JR. Come be amazed by all the hard work that parents and students and countless volunteers from the Kauai community have put into this production. Food booth and silent auction. May 4 & 5 at 7 pm, May 6 at 2 pm. Donations are welcome and tickets are available at the school, GA $5, age 2-grade 5 $1. Info 332-6801

Saturday, May 5 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Jewel of Koke’e
Spectacular hike through forests of Koke’e, Black Pipe Trail, Canyon Trail, Po’omau Canyon Lookout. Cross over Waipo’o Falls for a view of Waimea Canyon to the ocean. Strenuous 7 miles Westside. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Others: $5. Leader: Ken Fasig 346-1229,

Saturday, May 5, 9-11 am Tatau: The Art of Hawaiian Tattoo
The Art of Hawaiian Tattoo Lecture and Workshop with Kamali`i Hanohano, Mo`okane of Pauhi from Waianae, Oahu. Seating is limited so reserve your seat soon! At Aqua Kauai Beach Resort. Info and to reserve 241-3390

May 5-6, 12:30-6:30 pm First Degree Reiki Natural Healing Training
Receive an international recognized Reiki Alliance certificate, CE Credit for massage and most importantly a simple and yet powerful way to use healing energy for yourself, other people, animals, plants, and situations. For all ages. Held in Kilauea. Info and to register

Saturday, May 5, 4-8 pm Kaua‘i ‘Ukulele & Arts Festival
Patrons will enjoy live performances by Kaua‘i-based musician Michael Keale, Herb Ohta, Jr. and Jon Yamasato, Kanekoa and a headlining performance by Kuhio Travis. The event will also feature works by local Kaua‘i artists and food will be available for purchase. All ticket sales will benefit Nāmāho‘e and Nā Kālai Wa‘a o Kaua‘i in support of the perpetuation, practice and exploration of the seafaring arts and skills of ancient Polynesians. All ages are welcome. At The Westin Princeville. $45 per person; $20 per keiki under 12. Info 872-8808,

Sunday, May 6, 4:30 pm Vegan Potluck & Lecture Dispelling Vegan Myths, Kauai Style
There are many myths and beliefs around the “difficulty” of being vegan, especially on Kauai. Michelle Lemay will help dispel some common myths while providing useful information and resources to support having a plant based lifestyle. At Sun Village Clubhouse (Please park in visitor parking only, to avoid being towed. Overflow parking will be at the hospital.) Free admission to the lecture. For the potluck dinner, please bring a Vegan dish (with recipe/ingredient list), or a donation – $10 suggested (free for children 12 and under). $25 gift certificate for the best dish! Info 346-8743,

Sunday, May 6, 5 pm Kauai Community College Symphony Orchestra
This semester we are doing a “Build Your Own Symphony” Concert. We picked the best movements from our favorite symphonies by Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn. We also will be performing Tragic Overture by Brahms and an arrangement of Elvis tunes. At the Kauai Community College One Stop Center. Free. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772,

Tuesday, May 8, 4:30 pm Bikes on Rice
Safe, slow paced fun rides throughout the Lihue neighborhoods for all ages and abilities. Other dates: June 12, July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13. Meet at the Lihue Civic Center on Rice Street. Info 639-1018,

Wednesday, May 9, 7 pm, 18th Annual Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Band Spring Concert
Featuring over 250 students in their 1st, 2nd and 3rd years of playing. A large variety of music for the whole family! At Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Kilohana Playcourt. Free. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772,

May 10-13 Singing Alive Kauai
Singing Alive Kauai is a 4-day celebration of sacred song circles, honoring our deepest desire to sing from the heart. Our intention for this event is to gather people in a safe, fun, nourishing, supportive family environment, to sing our hearts open and share songs. At Singing Alive Kauai, all voices are welcome and no singing experience is required. At Anahola Taro Patch. Info

May 10-27 Angel Street (Gaslight)
Kauai Community Players brings you the suspenseful Angel Street, one of Broadway’s longest running non-musicals, written by Patrick Hamilton and directed by Cass Foster. The curtain rises on a 19th century thriller set in Victorian London about a suave and handsome, though insidious, Mr. Manningham, who under the guise of kindness is slowly “gaslighting” his wife until she believes she is losing her sanity. Thurs, Fri and Sat at 7 pm and Sun at 4 pm at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Pay What You Can Preview on Thurs, May 10 at 7 pm. Tickets $20, seniors $18, students $15. Info 635-6475,,

Friday, May 11, 6 pm The Wailing Souls “Skankin’ on da’ Rock” Reggae Dance Party 2018
Seven Musicians and Vocalists. Fusing harmonies of Motown roots and Dancehall reggae. At Kauai Veterans Center (food truck fundraising). Tickets $45 general/$65 VIP seating. Outlets: Kauai Music & Sound, Hanalei Music & Strings, Scotty’s Music, Progressive Expressions, Bad Hats, Jacqueline on Kauai. Info 896-4845

Saturday, May 12, 7 am, 40th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk
The Kauai Charity Walk supports 60 non-profit organizations in Kauai. All the proceeds raised in Kauai Stay in Kauai. The Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association invites everyone of every age to walk. Those under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult and walkers under the age of 18 must have this application signed by a parent or guardian. All walkers should have minimum donations regardless of age. Please note that ALL pets are NOT allowed on the Charity Walk. New Start Location: Vidinha Stadium Soccer Park. Info

Saturday, May 12, 5-8 pm Intro to Jam Making Workshop
In this 3 hour introductory class, Aletha takes you through the jam-making process from start to finish. This class begins with pupus and a jam tasting and discussion, then proceeds to the cooking process and dinner. At The Monkeypod Jam Shop. $85. Info 378-4208,

Saturday, May 12, 5:30 pm Kauai Community College Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony Spring Concert
Featuring everything from Jazz to Classical music! At Kukui Grove Shopping Center. Free. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772,

Sunday, May 13, 8:30 & 11 am Mother’s Day Brunch at NTBG
Mother’s Day Brunch at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens includes outdoor brunch and admission to McBryde. $65 adult, $45 children 2-12, under 2 free. Info 742-2623,

Tuesday, May 15 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Alaka’i Swamp
The Alaka’i is a primeval habitat made accessible by boardwalks. The Alaka’i, one of the world’s wettest spots, is not a swamp but a mountain rain forest rising 4,500 feet above the Pacific. A variety of native plants and birds can be seen only on this trail. Alaka’i Swamp boardwalk/Koke’e/Westside/Very Strenuous/7 miles. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Others: $5. Leader: Bob Nishek 346-0476,

May 15-17 Mana Lomi’ili’ili (Hawaiian Hot Stone Therapy) Training
This intensive training invites you to experience the traditional and ancient Hawaiian art form of hot stone therapy that is specific to the individual’s needs. Each student will learn how to collect stones using proper protocols, how to heat the stones and control the temperature, and how to clean the stones. Upon completion, all students are qualified for 27 units of continuing education under Category A with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). Info 652-5691,

Friday, May 18 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Maha’ulepu
Maha’ulepu Coastal Hike to Kamala Point. Poipu area Southshore/Moderate 4 miles round-trip. Spectacular coastal walk with breath taking views along this magnificent coastline! Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Others: $5. Leader: Lee Gately 661-373-4834,

Saturday, May 19, 6:30 am Kauai Historical Society Adventure Tour to Niihau and Lehua
Kauai Historical Society and Holo Holo Charters are sponsoring a seven-hour boat tour up the Na Pali Coast and over to Niʻihau and Lehua. This is an educational tour which will focus on the historical and cultural aspects of the people and the land featuring local speakers. Breakfast and lunch will be served, snorkel gear is provided. There is limited seating. $229.34 with half the proceeds going to support the Kauai Historical Society. Holo Holo to reserve your place 335-0815

Saturday, May 19, 9am-1 pm Keiki Day at Na Aina Kai
Enjoy quality time with your kids in the “Under the Rainbow” Children’s Garden. The kids can play in Jack’s fountain, explore the jungle tree house, and discover the many child friendly features of our Children’s Garden. Bring a towel and be prepared to get wet! Outside snacks are permitted. Reservations are recommended. $10 per person (children under 1 year old are free). Info 828-0525,

Saturday, May 19, 5:30-9 pm Natural Bridges School Fundraiser
Join us at Church of the Pacific for Natural Bridges Dinner and a Movie Night! We will be showing Ferdinand on the big screen, along with homemade concessions and a beer garden. We also have three bounce houses! Come down, have some fun and support your local non-profit school! Tickets $10 adults, $5 kids. Info

Saturday, May 19, 7 pm Kiss Concert – Latin and The Blues
Kauai Island Singers Showcase presents a musical juxtaposition of these two synergistic genres as nine inspired vocalists present 20 iconic songs from raucous and soulful blues to cool bossa novas, sizzling sambas, marvelous merengues, and more! At All Saints Church Gym. Free. Info

Sunday, May 20 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi
Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave Reserve. South Shore, Moderate 3 miles. Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class archaeological site. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Others: $5. Leader: Allan Rachap 212-3108,

Sunday, May 20, 9am-3 pm Kama’aina Zipline Sunday with Outfitters Kauai
Ride the longest Zipline in the State of Hawaii for $20 per ride with valid Hawaii ID or $10 per ride with a non perishable canned good for the food bank. At Kipu Ranch Welcome Center, 230 Kipu Rioad. Call for reservations 742-9667,

Sunday, May 20, 3 pm An Introduction to Modern Piano Music
Presented by Ebb & Flow Arts. Pre-concert Discussion at 2 pm. Robert Pollock performs and describes a wide-ranging selection of piano music for the 20th and 21st Centuries; Program includes works by Henry Cowell, Roger Sessions, Lou Harrison, Darius Milhaud, Robert Pollock, Edward T. Cone, Shinhee Park. At St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church. Free Admission; Donations accepted. Info

May 26-28, 9th Annual Pedal to the Meadow
Cycle from sea-level Kekaha up to Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke`e State Park, 8 am start in Kekaha, 15.75 miles, 3,835 feet. Sprint-distance Mana Time Trial May 26, Cycle on the Strip Criterium May 27, both at Kauai Raceway Park. Group Ride May 28. Entry Fees vary; free to watch. Info

Saturday, May 26, 5-8 pm Show Stopping Appetizers Workshop
With Chef and Food Stylist Ashley Freeman. Appetizers are an essential part of home entertaining. This workshop will teach simple tips and techniques certain to impress the most discerning guest. At The Monkeypod Jam Shop. $90. Info 378-4208,

Sunday, May 27 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Donkey Beach
Donkey Beach (Kuna Bay) Sunset to Full Moon Coastal Walk. East Shore/ Moderate 4.5 miles one way. We start off in the late afternoon from Kuna Bay (Donkey Beach) walking along the spectacular coastline ending at Kapa’a Library watching the full moon rise over the ocean and a sky full of stars. We’ll shuttle cars for a one-way hike. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Others: $5. Leader: Judy Dalton 482-1129,

Sunday, May 27, 10am-3 pm Banana Poka RoundUp!
Environmental exhibits, games for kids, banana poka basket making, crafts, drawing, Hawaiian entertainment, snacks, silent auction, crowing contest. Bring your own chairs (no personal coolers). At CCC Camp in Kokee State Park. Parking in Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow. Info Michelle Hookano 335-9975

Friday, June 1, 6-9 pm Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani Hula Ho‘ike 2018
Featuring dancers ranging in age from keiki 3 years old to makua and will perform to a variety of Hawaiian chants, tunes and to the drums of Polynesia. Baked Sale and Craft fair opens at 4 pm, doors at 5 pm, showcase begins at 6 pm. Tickets $20, $25 at the door. At The Grand Hyatt Resort in Po‘ipu. Info 652-2761

Saturday, June 2 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Moalepe Trail to Kuilau Ridge
Moalepe Trail to Kuilau Ridge picnic area. A beautiful hike through farmland and forest, with glorious views and ever-present birdsongs. Moderate 5-mile round trip Eastside. This trail offers great rewards without a lot of effort. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Others: $5. Leader: Lee Gately 661-373-4834,

Saturday, June 2, 6 am, 38th Annual Haena to Hanalei Run or Walk
Run or walk one of the world’s most beautiful courses, and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast at the finish! The 8 mile course begins at the end of the road in Ha’ena at Ke’e Beach, then traverses the scenic stretch of road, and one-lane bridges, along the breathtaking North Shore towards Hanalei town, ending at the historic Hanalei Pier. New for this year we are excited to add a Half Marathon to the run options. The Half Marathon starts near the Hanalei Pier and heads out to Ha’ena Beach Park, where it turns around and heads back to Hanalei Town and finishes at the pier. So you get to experience the breathtaking views twice! Walkers start at 6 am/Runners start at 7 am. Free bus shuttle. Entry Fees and deadlines 8 Mile Run or Walk and 5K Run $40 for pre-registration, $50 on the day of the race, Half Marathon $50 for pre-registration, $60 on the day of the race, 1 Mile Youth Run $10. The entry fee includes the pancake breakfast and a T-shirt, late registration does not guarantee a a T-shirt or size! Info and to register

Sunday, June 3, 30th Annual Taste of Hawaii – The Ultimate Sunday Brunch™
The Taste of Hawaii is the original food and wine tasting event for the islands and on Kauai. Produced by the Rotary Club of Kapa`a and countless community volunteers. The finest Chefs from around the state gather to provide our guests with a tasting extravaganza second to none. By contributing to our non-profit efforts, you get to taste the best food in Hawaii. Then you get to wash it down with offerings from 15+beverage vendors providing micro brews, big name beer, wine (dozen of varieties), soda or bottled water. At Smith’s Tropical Paradise. Free parking and shuttle service from Vidinha Stadium to/from Smith’s. Info and tickets

Saturday, June 9, 8am-2 pm The King’s Parade & Celebration
Parade starts at 9 am at Vidinha Stadium. Pa‘u Island Horse Units, Floats, Walking and Riding Units and much more. At the end of the Parade our Ho‘olaule‘a will begin with lots of Hawaiian entertainment, food and crafts at the Historic County Building, Lihue. Info Melissia Sugai 635-7205


Tuesday & Friday, till June 1, 8:30-10 am Nordic Walking for Seniors
Nordic Walking is walking with 2 walking poles. It engages the entire body for an all-body fitness, while causing stability and protection for joints and spine. Poles are provided for students. No cost for seniors (55 up). This class is sponsored by the County of Kauai. Tuesdays, 8:30-10am at Kapaa Neighborhood Center, Fridays 8:30-10am at Lihue Neighborhood Center. Info Esti Grinpas 822-4599,,

First and Third Wednesdays, till June 20, 5:50-7:30 pm Koloa Library Tech Nights
Koloa Library will be offering assistance and training on using the library systems digital resources. The public is invited to come and ask questions and receive training on learning to use library ebooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, online courses and databases, and the library system’s website and library app. Info 742-8455

Thursdays, 10:30 am Toddler Story Time
Join us for Toddler Story Time at Lihue Public Library. Program is suited for children ages 2 to 5 and includes stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. Info 241-3222