Homegrown Party’s Yearly Treat In ‘Nalo

Waimanalo Hawaiian Civic Club and Ho’olua will offer their fifth annual Hali’i Kalikimaka to the community from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at Blanche Pope Elementary School.

On the party program are free dinner and desserts, entertainment, keiki ornament parade, photos with Papa Kalikimaka, bingo, a bouncer, prizes, a treasure hunt, senior games and activities, and much more. Theme is “Honor and Celebrate our Kupuna.”

“This year’s activities will surpass all previous events,” said coordinator Roy Brooks, noting that a shuttle bus will run between St. George’s and St. Matthew’s parking lots and the Blanche Pope campus from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. He expects about 1,000 area residents to attend.

Guests who did not register by Dec. 10 may do so at the door.

The nonprofit Ho’olua has a mission to support native Hawaiians and people with disabilities and barriers to independent living. “We feed the multitudes, entertain them, and share resources in health and wellness we all so richly deserve,” Brooks explained.

For more information, call him at 699-5888, visit or email