Seeking Some Traffic Solutions

Why is there so much opala in this perpetually parked car? | Coco Zickos photo

Why is there so much opala in this perpetually parked car? | Coco Zickos photo

Is it just me, or does anyone else wonder why there is a car full of trash permanently parked in Lihue? I have seen this trashmobile, jam-packed with stuff and likely hundreds of creepy crawly things, for an insanely long period of time in the parking lot across from McDonald’s. I am baffled by this. I’d like to think there is a logical explanation for why it’s there, but it’s beyond me …

You can learn about the latest Kapaa traffic solutions Saturday (March 28) from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Kapaa Library meeting room, when Raymond McCormick, Kauai District engineer for the state Department of Transportation’s Highways Division, updates citizens on the Kuhio Highway widening project from the temporary bypass to Kuamoo Road, and other projects. Call 821-2837 or visit the Wailua-Kapaa Neighborhood Association website, wkna.org, for more information …

A fundraiser for Hokulea‘s worldwide journey is set for Sunday (March 29) at Gaylord’s Restaurant at Kilohana Plantation. Hula Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinaala and kumu hula Leinaala Pavao Jardin invite guests to join them for dinner and a concert beginning at 4:30 p.m. in honor of Hokulea crew members from Kauai on the Malama Honua worldwide voyage. This event, “Na Hoku Kau Ahiahi,” was made possible by Jayna Marie Shaffer, who will participate in next month’s Merrie Monarch Festival. Donation is $75 per person, and $600 for a VIP table of six. Reservations are required. All proceeds will benefit the Hokulea crew. Call Jardin at 639-9033 or Jade Waialeale Battad at 635-7549 for ticket information …

It's time for = Grove Farm Old Time Games, including sack racing | Grove Farm photo

It’s time for = Grove Farm Old Time Games, including sack racing | Grove Farm photo

On Friday and Saturday (March 27 and 28) evenings, Destination Events Kauai at Common Ground Kauai in Kilauea will host “A Dinner Party in the Garden,” featuring locally sourced products that are uniquely prepared. Common Ground also hosts a Sunday Buffet Brunch March 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kitchen Table that will offer Makaweli Ranch prime rib, a seafood bar and custom omelettes. Visit destinationeventshawaii.com for more information …

The third annual Grove Farm Old Time Games, a fundraiser for Grove Farm and Waioli Mission House museums, is slated for Saturday (March 28) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grove Farm museum in Lihue, with games of skill, races, prizes, homemade food and entertainment from the 1800s and early 1900s. There also will be a miniature petting zoo, fortune tellers, puppet shows, a tinplate model train display, and a Vaudeville show at 1 p.m. All activities will be tied to the era when George N. Wilcox resided at Grove Farm. Entry fees are $2 per person or $8 for a family of four. Games cost $2, races $1. Visit grovefarm.org/kauai-event for more information …

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