LIVE Entertainers included:
Bobby Moderow, Jr. - Award-winning musician, singer-songwriter, and slack key guitarist from Hawaiʻi
Hālau 'O Nāpuala'ikauika'iu - a school of hula from Waipahu under the direction of Kumu Hula Sallie Yoza
JIVE NENE features Simone Cole, Isaac Moriwake, Mark Glick, and Jeff Mikulina. The NENE play an all-live, organic blend of originals and covers inspired by classic rock and nu soul, shot with the funk and blues, and all united under the groove. The rhythm started when Mikulina convened Glick and Moriwake in a jam session that revealed more in common among the trio than their dedication to the environment. The addition of Simone Cole's soulful voice let the NENE take flight.
Calabash & Cooks, Mālama Learning Center's signature culinary fundraising event, returned to Kapolei High School on Saturday, March 10. Calabash & Cooks was the perfect opportunity for the community to come together to relax, learn, be entertained, and delight in the creativity of chefs – seasoned and up-and-coming. This year, we created a menu featuring recipes from the new Ono Loa Cookbook: Favorite Recipes of Hawaii's High School Culinary Arts Programs. Students from seven public school culinary programs dazzled all with their skills alongside professional chefs from Hawaii's favorite restaurants.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Mālama Learning Center, allowing us to conduct place-based educational programs serving West O‘ahu communities, from Waipahu to Wai'anae. Our inspiration comes from the belief that children deserve a healthy Hawai‘i that is sustainable for generations to come. Mahalo for supporting the Mālama Learning Center through Calabash & Cooks!
Our mouth-watering list of chefs included:
Merriman's Monkeypod and Moku Kitchen
Aloha Poke Shop
and Culinary Programs of:
- Campbell High School
- Kapolei High School
- Mililani High School
- Moanalua High School
- Radford High School
- Wai'anae High School
- Waipahu High School
Entertainment was provided by:
Chinagu Eisa (Okinawan taiko drummers)
Performing Arts Center of Kapolei
Shyne, an amazingly talented wahine duo
(two loco locals)