E Ola Pono begins Monday with slate of events, workshops, and activities

Flier for E Ola Pono Week showing each day's events against a background of flowers

E Ola Pono, a semesterly event highlighting culture, health, and wellness at UH West Oʻahu, is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 11, with events in and around the Campus Center Plaza and Great Lawn.

The week of events sponsored by the Campus Center Board, the PIKO Project, PUEO Leadership and the Student Activity Fee Board will feature hands-on workshops, lectures, a musical jam session, and a fair with free boba and an inflatable obstacle course.

The schedule calls for:

Monday, March 11:  Kick off the week by stopping by the Campus Center Plaza for “What’s Da Tea?” Have some coffee or another beverage. 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., there’s a one-hour workshop where you can fashion a haku.

Tuesday, March 12: Bring your own shirt and do a screen printing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Campus Center Plaza. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the artist Kupihea is scheduled to discuss his work, He ala hele ‘uhola o Honouliuli.”

Wednesday, March 13: Attend the E Ola Pono Fair at the Campus Center Plaza and on the Great Lawn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be games (including an inflatable obstacle course), food (free boba drinks) and entertainment. Or participate in the Intramural Basketball Challenge, which happens at the Campus Center Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, March 14: If you can’t get enough of obstacle courses there will be another one to challenge from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Great Lawn. Racing around obstacles not your cup of boba? Bring your own instrument, or borrow one, or just listen to the music of Bobby Moderow Jr., during a Hoʻokani Kulanui session from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nāulu Center. Besides teaching at UH West Oʻahu, Moderow is a member of the Nā Hokū Hanohano Award-winning group Maunalua and known for his mastery of slack-key guitar and falsetto singing. Can’t get enough of music? Come sing Karaoke from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nāulu Center.

Friday, March 15: Aloha Friday

Questions? Contact naulu@hawaii.edu or call (808) 689-2683 with questions.


Image courtesy of UHWO Staff