Tutu’s House: 01-07-19

Advanced Ukulele meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. with students of Aunty Marjie Spencer; this group welcomes experienced players of all ages. Bring your ukulele and join in a morning of friendship and song.

Tutu’s House Writers’ Support Group meets on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Interested persons are invited to join this interesting group of new writers to published authors. Come prepared to share something you are currently working on with this engaging group in an encouraging place to explore your writing voice, and receive constructive feedback or comments if you desire.


Knitting &Knitting Support meets on Tuesdays from 12:30-3 p.m. with Gretchen Geisler, lifetime knitter. This class is for all skill levels ages 10 to adult. Bring your projects, get your knitting questions answered and visit with other knitters; stay as long as you can. Beginners will be guided into a suitable project.

Parkinson’s and Neuroplasticity Wellness Support meets from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9. People with PD and other neurological challenges, their care partners and others wanting to be part of a local Parkinson’s community support network are encouraged to attend these monthly gatherings. Discussion focuses on personal experiences, community and PD related topics, including current research. Attendance by regular and new members is encouraged.

Grow your own Laau from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 12, with Matthew Kahoʻohanohano, who holds degrees in tropical forest ecosystem and agroforestry from HCC, and a BS in agroecology. This curriculum was created to encourage the community to eat healthier and use natural remedies when possible. The Plant Resource Guide – developed by this instructor – teaches participants about propagation, cultivation, harvesting, and the health properties of five local, plants. Come learn about their inherent properties, uses and how to pot/plant them to grow at home.


Tutu’s House Toning Group will meet from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. In ancient times, people used the power of sound to communicate, empower their community, support healthy bodies, and for enjoyment and connection. Join Shira Hunt, and George Mycroft to reconnect with this process to experience the adventurous and healing power of sound through the vibrations and frequencies of our own voices.

Wildfire Preparedness and Firewise Communities Potluck and ReadySetGo! workshop meets on Monday, Jan. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m., with Pablo Akira Beimler, Community Outreach Coordinator for Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization. Come learn how to use proper home landscaping techniques and home structure modifications to protect your family and property from wildfire and to work as a community towards a common goal of fire protection. Discussion will include family emergency planning and proper wildfire response and evacuation procedures. HWMO will provide tortillas, meat, guacamole and salsa. Please bring a topping, or a creative companion dish to fit the taco theme.

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