Ninth Halau O Po’ohala recital bridges 159-year legacy: From ancient Laka chants to Iolani Luahine Fest winning dances to art, music and instrument auction

WAIMEA — Generations of Hawaii’s revered Beamer-Solomon cultural practitioners, singers, dancers and chanters — many of whom have been recognized for lifetime contributions creating, preserving and perpetuating the music and dance of Hawaii, including the late beloved Mahi Beamer — will be celebrated Feb. 24 at Kahilu Theatre during the ninth annual “Eia Ka Hula” recital by keiki to kupuna Halau O Po’ohala students.

Tutu’s House

Think of Your Future Workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-noon this Saturday, led by Ed Hickey, an AARP volunteer educator. To make the most of your future, attend this program for unbiased information to help make smart financial decisions to live the life desired. Featured topics include 10 steps to get ready for retirement, social security retiree, family benefits and an introduction to Medicare.

EBT booth added at Kamuela Farmers Market

Kamuela Farmers Market is now participating in the SNAP/EBT program. Customers can visit the volunteer supported SNAP/EBT booth to obtain their wooden nickels for purchasing eligible items with participating vendors displaying the SNAP sign.

Free tax preparation available

On Fridays now through April 13, the AARP Foundation, in conjunction with the IRS, will provide free tax service to low and middle income taxpayers of all ages from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Waimea Community Center.