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HCFCU hosts estate planning seminar


HCFCU hosts estate planning seminar

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union hosts a free Estate Planning 101 seminar on Saturday.

The seminar will help explain estate planning basics from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Kohala Intergenerational Center in North Kohala. John Roth, attorney and program director of the Hawaii Trust &Estate Counsel, will lead the seminar.

Seating is limited; reservations are suggested.

Info/register: Call 930-7700 or email marketing@hicommfcu.com.

Cultural festival this weekend

Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site will celebrate its 45th anniversary with the park’s annual free Hookuikahi I Puukohola Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival this weekend.

The festival opens with hookupu ceremonies from 6-9:30 a.m. on Saturday with festivities continuing until 3 p.m. On Sunday, festivities run from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The theme for the festival is “Ke Kulana Noeau O Ka Wa Kahiko” (The Culture of Ancient Hawaii) and the subtheme for this year’s event is “Pili Ma Ka Hanauna” (Related through having a common ancestor).

Established as a National Historic Site on Aug. 17, 1972, Puukohola Heiau continues to be a place where living history is perpetuated, and where efforts to bring the people of Hawaii together in pursuit of completing Kamehameha the Great’s unfinished good deeds is a primary objective. This festival seeks to unify the past with the present to establish a firm future.

The festival will feature more than 20 arts and crafts workshops and demonstrations, including lei haku ame lei wili (ancient lei making), hana kapa kuiki (quilting), ulana lauhala (lauhala weaving), holo waa (canoe rides) and more.


Attendees are asked to bring refreshments and lunch if they are planning to stay the entire day. It is recommended that comfortable clothing be worn, and that sunscreen be used.

Info: www.nps.gov/puhe.