KEY Benefit Brunch Set For May 10

KEY Project will serve its fifth annual Mothers & Others Benefit Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 – the day before Mother’s Day, offering a gourmet menu from its commercial kitchen and local entertainment in a country-style program that all mothers (and other revered mom figures) can enjoy without venturing far from home.

Presented by Kipuka Cafe with kitchen manager and chef Ken Weir, brunch in the pavilion will have hot and cold food stations highlighted by kalua pig Benedict, prime rib, sushi, shrimp tempura, omelets, salads, hot and cold drinks, potato with taro and ulu, corned beef hash, herb scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, muffins, croissants and specialty desserts.

Entertaining the crowd will be Kawika Kahiapo, Hanale Bishop, Johnna Padeken-Parel and Shona Lam Ho’s Ho’omaikai Hula Halau. Also planned are raffle drawings and door prizes.

“It’s a fun fundraiser,” said KEY executive director John Reppun, “with great entertainment and an ono menu at a price that you’ll not find elsewhere.”

Tickets cost $50 and must be reserved soon, because of limited space. Each table seats 10 people. For reservations, call 239-5777 or visit the website at

Proceeds from the gala event will support KEY’s mission to uplift and build a self-reliant community of all ages from Kualoa to He’eia. Its multipurpose community center is located at 47-200 Waihee Road, just mauka of Kahaluu Regional Park.