A&E Wrap-Up: July 17, 2020

Ohrlando’s Chamber Ensemble to livestream performance

Ohrlando’s Chamber Ensemble will livestream a performance benefiting The Food Basket at 5 p.m. Sunday via its YouTube channel: “Ohrlando Live from Home.”


The ensemble is asking those who view the salon music performance featuring Roland Maurer on oboe and bassoon and Ursula Hesse on piano to donate to The Food Basket online at www.hawaiifoodbasket.org.

Tutu’s House activities available online

Tutu’s House has launched Kani Ka Pila Fridays, virtual pau hana gatherings featuring musicians from the Waimea community that will run through the summer.

“After hosting more than 125 activities, presentations, and support groups on Zoom over the last 15 weeks, we wanted to do something fun and upbeat for our Tutu’s House ohana and to spread a bit of aloha,” said Shawn Saito, program leader. “And that’s how Kani Ka Pila Fridays were born. Our very first Kani Ka Pila featured Apokolani and more than 75 people tuned in via Zoom and Facebook Live.”

This month’s musical stylings include Hoaloha with Bradda John Keolanui, Tony Manantan, Kaiwi Kiho and Bradda Terry at 4:30 pm on July 24.

To receive an invitation to register on Zoom, email newsletter@tutushouse.org, or check out the Tutu’s House Facebook page more information.

Tutu’s House is a community health and wellness resource center where all activities, presentations and support groups are led by community volunteers who share their passion for a subject that falls into a broad definition of health and wellness. It is part of Friends of the Future, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

For more information, visit www.tutushouse.org/activities.

Photo contest winners announced

​The Hawaii Youth Food Council has announced the winners of its “Whatchu Eating” photovoice contest, a statewide, youth-led initiative designed to collect information about food experiences of the youth of Hawaii.

Over 100 photo entries were received from across the state. To compete in the contest, students had to submit a photo relating to their food experience and write a little description of the photo’s significance. Students were judged based upon the creativity of their photo and its relevance to the theme. A winner and two honorable mentions were selected per county.

“We wanted to hear from kids about what they were eating while schools were closed,” said Daniela Spoto Kittinger, director of Anti Hunger Initiatives at Hawaii Appleseed. “So many kids rely on school meals throughout the school year, and we were curious how school closures would affect that.”

Hawaii Island’s first place winner was Brayden J. with “Malama the Aina and it Will Malama You.”

Winners can be viewed at an online gallery found at the Hawaii Youth Food Council website at www.hiphi.org/youthfoodcouncil.


The Hawaii Youth Food Council is an initiative launched in the 2019-20 school year by a coalition of food and youth leadership organizations in Hawaii, and led by the Hawaii Public Health Institute. The Council is comprised of high school students from across the state, with a collective goal of supporting food-related efforts that benefit Hawaii’s communities.

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