Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii Leeward Clubhouses presented The 4th annual Honu Race, Family Concert & Dive “N” Movie was on Friday, March 20, 2009 from 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park It is A benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii Leeward Club Houses, the family event offers an opportunity to adopt and race a rubber Honu (turtle) to win fabulous prizes and then stay for the evening to enjoy Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park’s popular Dive “N” Movie event for the whole Family! The event features entertainment, games, giveaways and a fun movie to watch in the wave pool.
by Kevin Tangonan; President of the H.P.N.N.
A mystic energy flows through the entire Hawaiian reserve owned by Hoakalei near the White Sands Beach, some of the members experienced a wide variety of experiences at the reserve on March 7, 2009 from 8am-12pm. 4 hours of Learning experiences provided by some of Hoakalei’s archeologists, like boar skulls, and animal bones found from the archeologists discoveries. We also had the chance of returning Hawaiian relics, it may be just sand, dirt, and rocks… but it had a special meaning, all in all the experience granted knowledge, and it taught me to return things back to their proper place like my socks, or the lava rocks at Kilauaea. Shan Malubay learned that white long pieces of rocks (pictured at top right) are not bones, but a hardened dirt that can be easily broken. Sloan Scharsch learned not to hit cats stuck in a recycling bin, because it can get you in trouble. I learned not to spill ancient hawaiian soil in the direction of wind, because it may blind you. Russell Tangonan learned to not get scratched and avoid the long keawe thorns, it can leave you with a long scar, and bentos are delicious! In the summer, we may return to visit the Hawaiian Reserves Shrine, due to the long grass, thanks to Hoakalei for us to visit this marvelous place, I may as well cover it’s story.
Japanese Taiko Drumming:: By Kevin Tangonan, President of the H.P.N.N.
The Hale Pono Boys & Girls Clubhouse of Ewa Beach, along with some audiences with the Nanakuli Boys & Girls Club had watched a very long, but interesting Taiko Drum & Japanese Dance Demonstration on March 6, 2009.
“You could feel the beat of the drum pounding in your body as you hit it simultaneously, for me it was an experience I could cherish , as for everyone else, I imagine myself hearing this music in an ancient-like japanese castle in the 1400s, I actually experienced what the shogun, samurai, and the emperor’s of old also enjoyed as a form of entertainment or great battles they fought for so long. The feeling was so magical to me. It was also an experience that I will remember, when we also got to participate in Japanese traditional dance.”
For others, it was very exciting, and very great to see, The Club also expanded with new programs to offer, such as weekend Japanese Traditional Dances. It seemed difficult to perform some of the steps, but was a very good learning experience when participating. Some prominent clubmembers enjoyed this very strenous Friday in participating, and helped get the stress out on that day, like me. After the whole event was over, the performers and audience welcomed the sight of delicious pastry’s offered and cooked by the staff at the Hale Pono Boys & Girls Club of Ewa Beach. “It was also very interactive”, Sloan Scharsch, whoever did not perform the dance or the drums still had a very interactive times in the stands cheering in a japanese-like style with the performers. Hope new events like this, keep on coming, so I can keep on writing.