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Nonprofit Laulima Pahoa is looking to recruit volunteers for our next community project, Pahoa Second Saturday Nite; Live! Once we are up and running, around October, there will be free (limited) seating tickets available for the live monthly performance.
Come and join us and see why Pahoa is proving to be the place for great free
entertainment at Mainstreet Pahoa’s once-a-month Second Saturday Art & Music Walk!
We’re searching for comedy and local current news scriptwriters, character performers, costume, stage/lighting, gofers and organizers. Remember, Laulima has basically no budget, we are all volunteers. Our goal is to do fun things to promote understanding and togetherness in our community, on a shoestring, and many hands really do make light work!
**Our independent producer, Elizabeth “Ziji” Kerekgyarto, is just about pau with her final episode of “From Pahoa With Lava”, Laulima’s 6-month Pahoa lava documentary. Check it out along with her other films online and available on demand at Na Leo Public Television.org. There is also a link provided below.
If you are interested in joining us for Laulima’s next project, signups for auditions will be taken August 10th and September 14th at the Pahoa Senior Center from 3-8pm. While you are here check out our houseband, The Geckos, playing from 5-8, joined this month by Infamous David G!
After signing up to volunteer, and your family and friends can wander around Pahoa Village, at least 10 venues have free music and activities every Second Saturday.
If you cannot join us in person or for more information about Pahoa Second Saturday Nite Live!,
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Community nonprofit Laulima Pahoa is pleased to announce it’s partnering with the County of Hawaii Parks & Recreation Department and Mainstreet Pahoa to return to the Pahoa Senior Center starting second Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 12 noon with informational sign-ups and volunteer recruitment activities for our new ongoing documentary project “From Pahoa With Lava!” which will be produced by independent filmmaker, Elizabeth Kerekgyarto. The show will be aired on Na Leo Community Public TV as a monthly feature, with a “1 Year After - Lava Party” on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Afternoon music will be provided by the Laulima house band, The Geckos.
From Pahoa With Lava will challenge lava refugees and other residents impacted by the recent lava flows to create and share their artistic, expressive, musical, dancing or other process the journey brought out by having a volcano erupt out of our backyard and swallow entire communities within several months!
The “challenge” is turning all our shock and awe, loss, struggles and victories into a painting, poem, song, dance or other performance action to share with your friends, family, our island and the greater universe. Residents are still suffering through various stages of grief, and it is hoped this project will help us all by offering a safe venue for expression as well as provide spontaneous connections and new opportunities to support our healing as a community!
The schedule will be as follows: Second Saturday, Dec.8 will be open for questions and answers and collecting performance sign-ups and volunteer recruitment and banner painting. Thereafter the first Saturday of each month (January 5th through April 6th) will be for interviews and filming with special live audience viewing areas. The second Saturday of each month (Jan 12 through April 13th) will be ongoing documentary question/answers and sign-ups for the following month’s filming and other Laulima Pahoa projects coinciding with Pahoa Second Saturday Art & Music Walk.
For more information on “From Pahoa With Lava” email firstname.lastname@example.org or see our Facebook page. To volunteer your time, energy , organizational talents or money sponsorship for the production of “From Pahoa With Lava” please email us, go to LaulimaPahoa.org, Facebook or come to the Pahoa Senior Center this Saturday, December 8th between 12 noon and 6 pm.
See you in Pahoa!
Here are the air dates for “From Pahoa with Lava”:
Fri., 2/1 11:00am
Sun., 2/3 12:30pm
Tues., 2/5 9:00am
Thur., 2/7 5:00pm
Thur., 1/31 6:30pm
Sat., 2/2 10:00am
Mon., 2/4 2:00pm
Wed., 2/6 8:00am
Each participant needs to print out a questionnaire/release form fill it out completely and sign it then you can either email to email@example.com, drop off at Senior Center on Second Saturday or bring to Music Monday at Seaview Pavillion.
Please, click on the download link below to download the form
Laulima Pahoa volunteers from right to left: Elizabeth "Ziji" Kerekgyarto, Chris and Thom Gagne, Patty and Dennis Kroh, Vincent Callagher, Sharon Lewis, Sara Steiner and "Super Kenny" Peeler.