About Town 09-05-19

Federal grants with Rep. Gabbard

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard presents Federal Grants 101, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 23 at the West Hawaii Civic Center Building A, Kona Council Chambers. Join Rep. Gabbard’s staff, along with federal agency representatives, for a workshop on USDA and EDA federal grants, and information about financial assistance for rural and distressed areas.

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RSVP: Gabbard.house.gov/RSVP or call 541-1986

Hawaii Prep to build community mural

The Estria Foundation is pleased to announce the start of its Mele Murals collaboration with Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) and the Bill Healy Foundation on Hawaii Island. HPA is committed to the Mele Murals process of taking a huakai (field trip) to a significant local site, guided meditation to the aina and working with kupuna to help students uncover the subject of the mural. Participating schools include Kanu o ka aina, Parker School, alo Kehau, Punana Leo o Waimea, Waimea Elementary, Small World Preschool, Waimea Country School and Ke Kula o Ehunuikaimalino.

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The students of the HPA Mele Murals project will begin their eight-day workshop on Sept. 18. Estria Miyashiro, founder of The Estria Foundation will mentor students through the process. Students will also be advised by local artists, community leaders and cultural practitioners to create a visual concept on how mele relates to place. The public is invited to observe the paint party at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 25, at the Waimea Community Center. The mural will conclude with a community unveiling and blessing from 3-4 p.m. Sept. 28, followed by music, food, fellowship and celebration at the Waimea Community Center.

Info: http://www.estria.org.

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