For Kauai Calendar Events for February 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 February 17 The Ocean Around Us
Come celebrate, explore and learn “The Ocean Around Us” at Kukui Grove Center with: visiting speakers, panel discussions, informational displays, documentary screenings, keiki and ʻohana activities and a poster contest to promote awareness, exploration and understanding of the diverse aspects of Kauai’s ocean environment. Events are free and open to the public. Info 977-8677,

Now till February 8 The Inspirational Film Festival
Your opportunity to see 22 wonderful classic films at Kukui Grove Cinema in Lihue on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen. Tickets may be shared with friends and family, 22 films for one $20 ticket! Thursday, Feb 1, 4 pm Good Will Hunting, 6:20 pm The Green Mile. Friday, Feb 2, To Kill a Mockingbird, 3:30 pm, Freedom Writers, 5:50 pm, Soul Surfer, 8:10pm. Saturday, Feb 3, The Pursuit of Happyness, 1 pm, Awakenings, 3:15 pm, Pay It Forward, 5:30pm, Rain Man, 7:45pm. Sunday, Feb 4, Life Is Beautiful, 2 pm, The Blind Side, 4:10 pm. Monday, Feb 5, Sounder, 3:30 pm, Field of Dreams, 5:20 pm, Amadeus, 7:15 pm. Tuesday, Feb 6, National Velvet, 4 pm, Forest Gump, 6:20 pm. Wednesday, Feb 7, Stand and Deliver, 3:30 pm, Breaking Away, 5:20 pm, A Beautiful Mind, 7:15 pm. Thursday, Feb 8, Million Dollar Baby, 4 pm, Warrior, 6:30 pm. Info 245-5055,

Now till February 3, 3rd Annual Kauai Steel Guitar Festival
Friday, Feb 2: 10am-4 pm, performances, 5-8 pm, music workshops, 8:30-10 pm, Kanikapila jam sessions, all invited to join. Saturday, Feb 3: 10am-8 pm performances open to the public, free admission, 8:30-10 pm, Kanikapila jam sessions, all invited to join. At Courtyard Marriott Kauai, Coconut Beach, Kapaa. Free. Info Alan Akaka 375-9379,,

Now till February 4, 9:30am-3:30 pm Kathy Kovala Watercolor Classes Flower Power Workshop
We will be learning about shapes of flowers, and quick ways to draw the 8 individual shapes. You will also learn about different design ideas to make those flowers stand out! We are on the Garden Island, what could be more appropriate than painting flowers! At KSA Art Gallery at Kukui Grove Center. $325 for three days. Info

Now till February 4, 12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
Friday night 7 pm: Matt Lammler with Abe Lagrimas Jr and Darryl Miyasato, plus Kauai’s Rumba de Fuego, Saturday night 7 pm: Hawaii Jazz ukulele virtuoso Benny Chong with bassist Byron Yasui, plus Tierney Sutton with Latin Jazz great Gabriel Espinosa. Tickets $50 adv/$60 door per night or $90 for both. Sunday’s Free Jazz Mass will be held at 8:30 and 11 am, with the theme ‘Live Love Louder!’ and the All Angels Jazz Mass soloists and guest instrumentalists, offering accepted. Tickets and more

Saturday, February 3, 9am-2 pm Community CPR Class
Hearts4kauai is offering a full training day for AHA Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED training. 9-11 am Heartsaver First Aid, 11am-1 pm Heartsaver CPR and AED adult, child, and infant. At Koloa Neighborhood Center. Fees vary depending on modules needed. Info 652-1284,,

Saturday, February 3, 10am-2 pm Kukui’ula Outrigger Recruiting Day
Learn about the Hawaiian sport of outrigger canoe racing. Take a lesson, paddle in a canoe, meet club members, and enjoy lunch. At Kukui’ula Small Boat Harbor in Poipu. Info 652-6205,

Saturday, February 3, 4 pm, 26th Annual Ho’ike Hula Concert Halau Hula ‘O Leilani
With special guests The Mākaha Sons, also featuring Darryl Gonzales & Greg Nobriga and Keiki Hula. Arts and crafts from 4 pm, doors open at 6 pm and show starts at 6:30 pm. At Kauai Marriott Resort. $30 in adv/$35 door. Tickets outlets: Jungle Rain & Bodacious Stores – Coconut Marketplace, Larry’s Music – Kapaa, Hawaiian Music Cart – Princeville, Hilo Hattie – Lihue, Island Soap and Candle – Koloa, JJ ‘Ohana – Hanapepe. Info Darryl Low 651-0864, Leilani Low 651-0682,

February 3-4 Make Your Own Wooden Longbow Workshop
Make a functional longbow with your own hands with instructor Peter Yencken. Held in Kahuna Valley. All ages welcome. $220 all materials included. Info 822-1828,

Monday, February 5, & Mondays, till March 19, 6-9 pm E Kanikapila Kakou 2018
Celebrating 35 Years of EKK with a great line up and two ticketed concerts: Mon, Feb 5, Aldrine Guerrero • Mon, Feb 12, Mark Yamanaka with Bert Naihe and Edward Atkins • Mon, Feb 19, Ku’uipo Kumukahi and Friends • Mon, Feb 26, Darlene Ahuna, Tani Waipa, Duane Yamada from Hawai’i Island: 6-7 pm: “What he said? Understanding Hawaii’s Pidgin English” (a comedy sketch) by “Da Aunties Four What?” – Makaala Kaaumoana, “Auntie Choppah”, Hob Osterlund, “Auntie Kay Den”, Sandy Wann Swift, “Auntie Tita”, Sabra Kauka, “Auntie Koo” • Mon, March 5, Kuhio Travis, 6-7 ‘ukulele hour by Lady Ipo Kahaunaele • Mon, March 12, Herb Ohta, Jr., Bryan Tolentino, Chris LKW Kamaka, Christopher Kamaka Jr., Casey Kamaka, 6-7 “Introducing the Kamaka ‘Ukulele Family” – video and talk story, 7-9 Herb Ohta, Jr. and Bryan Tolentino and the Kamaka Family • Mon, March 19, Makana Ticketed Concert. All events held at Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. Info,

February 5-6, 9:30am-3:30 pm Kathy Kovala Watercolor Classes More Complex Flowers
This will be a 2-day class on painting more complex floral creations, larger in size and different techniques. At KSA Art Gallery at Kukui Grove Center. $150 for both days. Info

Tuesday, February 6 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public, Nounou (Sleeping Giant)
Hike to the top of Sleeping Giant. Incredible sweeping views and lush vegetation. Trail West from Lokelani Road. Strenuous/3 miles. Leader: Lee Gately, 661-373-4834,

Thursday, February 8, 5:30-9:30 pm Kauai Jazz Singer Night
Award-winning, distinctive jazz vocalist and teacher Greta Matassa showcases performances by her Kauai-based singer/students. With New Orleans jazz musician Matt Lemmler on piano, Kauai’s Trey Thompson on bass and Chris “Hamster” White-Root on drums. At Trees Lounge. $10. Info

February 9 & 10, 8:30am-4 pm Breadfruit Agroforestry Workshops
“Breadfruit Agroforestry: Regenerating abundant, resilient, and profitable landscapes.” Two one day workshops on regenerating Hawaii’s agricultural lands with breadfruit agroforestry. At NTBG Harrison Chandler Education Center in Kalāheo. $35 registration fee includes workshop materials, refreshments, and lunch. To register 415-766-9662,,

February 9-21 Kauai Quilt Show
Come and see over 70 locally made quilts on display, many for sale. Designated donation quilts for sale with 100% of proceeds to go to a Kauai Non-Profit Organization of buyer’s choice. At KSA Art Gallery, Kukui Grove. Info Lea 652-2261,,

Friday, February 9, 7 pm The Love Concert: Greta Matassa and Matt Lemmler
Greta Matassa, Seattle’s finest, award-winning jazz vocalist and New Orleans jazzman and pianist Matt Lemmler perform an intimate set of material from their CDs, with audience requests. One night only at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 4364 Hardy Street in Lihue. Tickets: $25 at the door

Friday, February 9, 7:30 pm The Very Best of Dave Mason
Enjoy the music of Dave Mason at Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. Doors at 6:30 pm. Tickets: $45 general/ $65 gold circle. Info,

Saturday, February 10, 6:30 am The Mokihana Club Golf Scramble and Silent Auction
Support us in raising funds for scholarships for nursing students at Kauai Community College. At Poiou Bay Golf Club. $150 fee includes: green fee, cart, lunch, prizes and gift bag. Lunch and silent auction $35. Info 332-0282,

Saturday, February 10 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public, Awaʻawapuhi and Nualolo Trails
Hike Awaʻawapuhi and Nualolo Trails with the newly reopened cliff trail connector. After being closed for repair, these trails are back in service. Strenuous/5 miles. Leader: Ken Fasig, 346-1229,

Saturday, February 10, 9:30am-3 pm Feng Shui Benefit Workshop With Grandmaster Hong
Join Grandmaster Hong for a day devoted to making the most of the New Year. This benefit workshop provides practical every-day-tools for enhancing your Health, Finance, Romance and Family all within the context of the Feng Shui tradition. The participants will gain an understanding of the energetic influences to be experienced during 2018, Year of the Dog. At Happiness Planting Center, Lihue. Proceeds benefit the 501c3 nonprofit Lawai International Center. $225. Lunch is included. Info 651-8893,

Saturday, February 10, 11am-4 pm PMRF 2nd Annual Custom Car Show
The car show will feature some of the island’s best classic cars, race cars, hot rods and motorcycles. Live entertainment from the Roadhouse Ramblers and DJ Angel, automotive product exhibits, food, beverage and kids activities will also add to the fun. Free parking will be available on base and visitors are reminded that all vehicles will be subject to search. No outside food or beverages, coolers, tents, pets, weapons. Photo ID needed for all attending adults. At Shenanigans restaurant parking lot area. Info 335-4439,

Saturday, February 10, 5-8 pm Cooking for Fido Workshop
Learn how to make wholesome treats that will make your pooch jump for joy! At the end of the evening you will have an abundance of edible rewards to take home in your own doggy bag. Pupus, spritzers and a vegetarian dinner will be served. At The Monkeypod Jam Shop. $90. Info

Sunday, February 11, 4:30 pm Vegan Potluck & Lecture – Easy Gardening from the Heart, Inspired by Mother Nature
A VSH Kauai presentation by Troy Schacht. Troy will freely share his heart, gardening knowledge, produce, and cuttings (starts) to help inspire you on the path of simple and easy gardening. At Sun Village Clubhouse. Bring a vegan dish with recipe, or $10 donation. Info 346-8743,

Tuesday, February 13 Sierra Club Cleanup, Waimea Canyon Road
Help us keep Sierra Club’s adopted highway free of litter and keep the gateway to Waimea Canyon clean. West Side, easy/2 miles. Leader: Bob Nishek, 346-0476,

Tuesday, February 13, 5:30-7:30 pm, 25th Annual Eat Dessert First
The Zonta Club of Kauai invites you to Mardi Gras Night at Eat Dessert First. Proceeds go towards student Scholarships for seniors in our high schools and to assist with the education of women re-entering the work force through KCC. At Kauai Marriott. $35 adv/$40 door. Info

February 13 & 24 On Tyranny – Twenty Lessons from the 20th Century
Public reading and discussion on tyranny. Brought to you by Kauai Women’s Caucus. Feb 13, 7 pm at HA Cafe, Lihue, Feb 24, 5:30 pm at Princeville Community Center. Public welcome, no charge. Info

February 17-25 Waimea Town Celebration (WTC)

• Saturday, February 17, 6:30-10 pm WTC – Kauai Cocktails & Cuisine – Jack Ass Ginger
Sample 8 different types of Moscow mules in a commemorative copper cup and local cuisine from popular Kauai food trucks. With country music by Keola Akau. Must be 21 years or older for entry. At Historic Waimea Theater. Tickets available at the Box Office for $50 / $60 for VIP or by calling 651-5744,

• Sunday, February 18, 9 am WTC – Mānā Time Trial – Bike Race
​The Mānā Time Trial is a competitive bicycle road race for cyclists and triathletes. This 10.8 miles TT starts and ends at MacArthur Park at Kekaha Beach and is open to ages 10 years and older. ​For additional info, please contact Mary Williamson at or visit,

• Sunday, February 18, 5-8 pm WTC – King Kaumualiʻi Celebration
A cultural presentation of hula and mele by Ka Pa Hula o Hinano honoring Kauai’s last king, Kaumualiʻi (1778-1824). Hawaiian Plate cooked by the Kaumuali’i Civic Club. At Waimea High School Field. $30/person: All ages welcome. Please call 651-5744 for further info,

• Monday, February 19, 9:30am-7:30 pm WTC – Waimea Film Festival – Hiff Hana Hou!
An encore of successful films featured at the 37th Annual Hawaiʻi International Film Festival in Honolulu. Complete lineup and trailers can be found at $10/film or $30/All Day Pass available at the Box Office or by calling 651-5744,

• February 20-22, 11am- 2pm WTC – Music in the Park
Enjoy lunch from one of our Waimea Town merchants and food trucks or purchase crafts from a local artisan while listening to traditional and contemporary live Hawaiian music outdoors in Hofgaard Park. Performances are free. Please call 651-5744 for more info,

• Wednesday, February 21, 6:30-8:30 pm WTC – Ambassador Of Aloha & Music Concert
A traditional Hawaiian music concert with Mark Yamanaka and The Homestead Band to honor a Kauai resident for their contributions and aloha to our island community. At Historic Waimea Theater. $10 General Admission Tickets available at the Box Office or by calling 651-5744,

• Thursday, February 22, 6:30-8:30 pm WTC – Tales & Treats
Hawaiian “Tales” told by Native Hawaiian actor and storyteller Moses Goods and “Treats” from Super Duper 2, Kuppycakes by J and Ginaʻs ʻOno Kine Grindz. All ages welcomed. At Historic Waimea Theater. $10 General Admission Tickets available at the Box Office or by calling 651-5744,

• February 22-25 WTC – Slow Pitch Softball Tournament
Teams from across Hawaii compete in a double elimination tournament (ASA rules with a few modifications). Admission for spectators is Free. Additional games at Faye Park in Kekaha. ​5-9 pm (Thu & Fri); 8am-5 pm (Sat); 8am-2:30 pm (Sun). For additional info, please contact Laureen Naumu-Balocan at 482-0886 or,

• February 23-24 WTC – Heritage Of Aloha Hoʻolauleʻa
Our 2-day finale includes continuous live entertainment on a big stage, local food booths, games and rides for keiki, craft and merchandise vendors, a silent auction and a beer garden that includes wine and Kauai’s own Kōloa Rum. Please be sure to purchase your souvenir festival t-shirt! 5:30 pm – midnight (Fri) and 10 am – midnight (Sat). At Waimeaʻs Old Sugar Mill Site. Free Admission: All ages welcome. Must be 21 years to enter Beer Garden. Please call 651-5744 for further info,

• February 23-24 WTC – Waimea Round Up Rodeo
​The largest traditional rodeo in all of the Hawaiian Islands features events like the Paniolo Poʻowalu and Double Mugging which are unique to Hawaiʻi Rodeos. ​9am-till pau (Fri) and 9am-3 pm (Sat). At The Friendship Do Ranch. $5/Adult and $3/Child (5-12 years). ​For additional info, please contact Kyle Schumacher at 645-7795 or,

• February 23-24, WTC – 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament
​This is the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the island and benefits the Westside Basketball Club. The cost is $10/player (school division) and $25/player (adult division). Late registration is at 5pm on Friday for adult male teams. Youth Teamsʻ late registration is 8 am on Saturday. ​6-9 pm (Fri) and 9am-4 pm (Sat). At the Courts At Waimea Canyon Park. For additional info, please contact Dino Pabre at 286-2064,

• Saturday, February 24, 7 am WTC – Fun Run (10K, 5K, 2K Races)
​The 41st Annual Captain Cook Caper Run benefits Waimea High Schoolʻs JROTC Program. Cost is $30/Adults and $25/Students (17 years and younger). Register online or at the Heritage of Aloha Hoʻolauleʻa (Old Waimea Mill Site) on Friday (2.23.18) from 4:30-10 pm. Late Registration is $40. Race starts at Waimea Plantation Cottages. Check-in 5:30 to 6:30 am. Register online at For additional info, please contact,

• Saturday, February 24, 8am-Noon WTC – Long Distance Canoe Race
​Traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoes race along the Waimea shoreline competing in the Century (+300), Half-Century (+150) and Quarter Century (+75) Divisions for men, women and mixed crews. ​​Lunch provided for all paddlers. Spectators enjoy Free admission. At Waimea Landing. Awards ceremony at 1 pm. For additional info, please contact Dana Miyaki at 332-7625,

• Saturday, February 24, 10am-4 pm WTC – Paniolo Hat Lei Contest
Make lei appropriate for cowboy hats and enter 1 of 2 categories: “Most Beautiful” (use only fresh materials) and “Most Unique” (any material is acceptable). Awards will be given at 3:30 pm on Saturday. Lei become the property of the Visitorʻs Center and sold to benefit their programs. At West Kauai Visitor Center. For additional info, please contact Aletha Kaohi at 338-1332,

• Saturday, February 24, 11:30 am WTC – Super Duper 2ʻS Ice Cream Eating Contest
Super Duper 2ʻs Ice Cream Eating Contest is Free to participate. Sign up at 11:30 am next to the big stage at the Heritage of Aloha Hoʻolauleʻa. Age categories are as follows: (1) 5 to 8 years old; (2) 9 to 15 years old; (3) 16 to 25 years old; (4) 26 to 35 years old; (5) 36 to 54 years old; and (6) 55+ years and older.​ For additional info, please contact Lisa Johnston at 652-7984,

• Sunday, February 25, 1 pm WTC – Scottyʻs Music ʻUkulele Contest
Rules are (1) 3 minutes maximum per song; (2) 1 song per entry; (3) Soloists only, no groups allowed; (4) Judged on presentation, tone, showmanship, difficulty of song and overall performance. Only ʻukulele talent will be judged (not singing). Age groups: Up to 6th grade; 7th to 9th grade; 10th to 12th grade; and Adults. All entries will win a prize. ʻUkulele awarded to 1st place winners and to the “Best ʻUkulele Picker” in memory of Byron Hahn-Morin. At Waimeaʻs Old Sugar Mill Site during the Heritage Of Aloha Hoʻolauleʻa. For additional info, please contact Carrie Newcomb at 634-0815,


Saturday, February 17, 5-8 pm Winter Pickling Workshop
In this 4-hour, introductory class, Aletha takes you through the pickling process from start to finish. Three different pickles will be prepared. Each attendee will be a part of creating three different pickles and have the opportunity to take home three completed jars. At The Monkeypod Jam Shop. $85. Info

Wednesday, February 21, 8:30-11:30 am How to Start a Small Business on Kauai
The Hawaii Small Business Development Center (SBDC) presents this workshop. Participants will learn about entrepreneurship, forms of business organization, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business, sources of capital and services offered by the Hawaii SBDC Network as well as other resources for the start-up business. At The Lihue Plantation Building. A registration fee of $20 is required. Info 241-3148,

February 23-March 11 Lovers, Wives and Tennis Players
Written and directed by Richard Peck, this is a classic-style farce with mistaken identities, razor-sharp dialogue and split second timing that will have you laughing as the absurdity builds. Thursday to Saturday at 7 pm, and Sunday at 4 pm. At Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Info 635-6475,,

February 23-25, 9:30am-3:30 pm Kathy Kovala Watercolor Classes Painting Kauai
This class we will be painting the scenery of Kauai. We will be doing fishing scenes, Rainbow Eucalyptus trees, or a waterfall, and people on the beach. The inspiration will be all around us. We’ll take our photos and paint indoors. At KSA Art Gallery at Kukui Grove Center. $325 ($50 deposit to hold your spot) for all three days. Info

Fridays, February 23-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,,

Saturday, February 24 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public, Glass Beach to Wahiawa Beach
Experience nature’s ability to recover from human impact as we hike along the rugged coast from Glass Beach to a secluded Wahiawa Beach. Southwest shore, moderate. Leader: Lee Gately, 661-373-4834,

Tuesday, February 27 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public, Mahaʻulepu Full Moon Walk
Coastal hike starts at Shipwreck Beach in the afternoon and ends with the full moon glistening on the ocean along the shores of Mahaʻulepu. We’ll shuttle cars to make this a leisurely one-way hike. South shore, moderate/4 miles. Leader: Bill Snyder, 652-1718,

Saturday, March 3 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public, Kokeʻe Lodge to Berry Flat Trail
Starting at Kokeʻe Lodge we hike to Berry Flat Trail and continue to the northern section of the Ditch Trail. Finally, we loop back to the Waininiua Trail and back to the lodge for a variety of views. Moderate/5 miles. Leader: Ken Fasig, 346-1229,


Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 & 7:30 pm Student Massage Clinic
Student massage clinic with instructor supervision providing $35 massages at Golden Lotus Studio. To book your appointment 823-9810,

Tuesday & Thursdays, from February 6, 6-7:45 pm All Girl Boxing Classes
Offered by K-PAL (Kauai Police Activities League.) For girls from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Kapaa classes on Tuesdays at K-PAL Kapaa Youth Center, located behind the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, Lihue classes on Thursdays at the K-PAL Lihue Youth Center and Boxing Gym. Instructed by Hawaii boxing champion Franci Davila. $25 to register. Register at

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, from February 7, 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 in February 10:30-11:30 am Early Learning Storytime
Let’s read, sing, and play at the library! The librarian will present interactive books and rhymes for children ages birth to 5 years. The rest of the program is for free play with education toys or an art activity. Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. At Waimea Public Library. Info 338-6848

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