What we're about

Aloha, and welcome to our Ohana (family), a place where ALL are invited to meet great folks and forge new friendships, enjoy social gatherings, and build community. Activities include cultural events, hiking, restaurants, drinks, tours, free movies, art, live music and more. (Past events have included ziplining, distillery tours & tastings, jet skiing, mini golf, great dinners, burlesque shows, beach picnics, awesome hikes, etc.) If you have an event idea, please share! If you’d like to try hosting your own event, let us know and we’ll give it a try!

RSVP/NO-SHOW POLICY:

UPDATE YOUR RSVP asap if you decide not to come to an event. If you’re coming, but you’ll be late, post a message so we’ll know to look for you, we’ll wait a little longer, hold a seat, etc. If you don’t show up, you’ll be considered a no-show, and after 2 no-shows you’ll be banned from the group. Aretha Franklin sang it so well—it’s called RESPECT. My hosts and I have schlepped to events where NO ONE has showed up, but their RSVPs all said they were coming. We’ve made dinner reservations at restaurants and only half the people showed. Management got upset because they could have filled those empty seats with other customers, and we felt embarrassed.

NO-SHOW = NO BUENO! We create these fantastic events for you free of charge, arrange our calendars and travel there (it takes me 1.5+ hours by bus to get downtown, or I’ll take a $40 Uber if I’m running late). If you’re the type of person who could care less about a person’s time and effort, then sit at home alone and watch paid TV. Do not join this group. But if you prefer to do exciting things in the real world with live people, then all we ask is that you have the courtesy to take 2 SECONDS out of your busy life to tap on the “Edit your RSVP“ button!

Re PROFILE PHOTOS: Keep in mind that if your photo is a landscape, pet, cartoon, has other people in it, or shows you but you’re far far away so you look like an ant in the mobile app, we won’t know how to recognize you at an event or hike. That’s not a wise choice, but it is ultimately your choice.

This is a perfect group if you’re new to Oahu, or just want to meet other fun and active people! We don’t discriminate: ALL are welcome!!! While this is not a dating group, if you meet your significant other – great, we are happy for you! We’re looking forward to meeting you and having some good times!!

Upcoming events (4)

🍷 Wine & Art 🖼 Wednesdays: Christo

Online event

Let’s learn about some of my favorite artists! We’ll view their paintings virtually at museums, watch videos or movies about them and their art, and have discussions. We’ll all log onto Zoom and I’ll lead via my shared computer screen.

🎭 Broadway’s Best Musicals 🎼

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Every weekend the YouTube channel “The Shows Must Go On” streams a Broadway musical for only 48 hours worldwide as an effort to support musical theater casts and crew during this pandemic (donation links are posted on the YouTube page). I'll stream it from YouTube and we can all watch it on my computer screen simultaneously via Zoom. The show of the week will likely be announced Wednesday nights in the comments section.

Beginner’s Hike (2 separate groups)

Waimano Valley Tunnels/Loop Trail

**For the health and safety of everyone, anyone who has been off island in the past 2 weeks will not be permitted to attend. 😐 This is for folks who want an easy hike through the woods. The beginning will take you up a light incline, enough to get your blood pumping a bit. The rest is a steady path along the mountain with views overlooking the valley. There are also several small caves for the curious to crawl into. Be mindful of a few protruding tree roots and rocks here and there. My plan is to follow the path up to the 5th cave, turn around and return down the same way. Total hike time should take 2 hours with stops. For those who may question the “beginner level”, to give you an idea—I am still recovering from a sprained ankle and this hike is the perfect level of exertion for me. Bring 16oz or more of water. About 20 minutes of the hike will be in sun, the rest will be in shade. The cultural center bathrooms are closed. If anyone should desire a longer and more adventurous hike, you can venture off with a partner past the 6th cave (you’ll have to climb a rope down the side of the rockface). I haven’t tried that route so I don’t know what it’s like or how long it takes. Or you could loop down to the follow the stream bank, but it’s very muddy and buggy (I did it). Following the stream will likely add another 30-60 mins to your hike, depending on your speed. Car Parking: There is some curbside parking for about 20 cars. Do not leave valuables in eye sight. Bus: During this pandemic the busses are no longer stopping there.

Beginner’s Hike

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**For the health and safety of everyone, anyone who has been off island in the past 2 weeks will not be permitted to attend. 😐 This is for folks who want an easy hike through the woods. The beginning will take you up a light incline, enough to get your blood pumping a bit. The rest is a steady path along the mountain with views overlooking the valley. There are also several small caves for the curious to crawl into. Be mindful of a few protruding tree roots and rocks here and there. My plan is to follow the path up to the 5th cave, turn around and return down the same way. Total hike time should take 2 hours with stops. For those who may question the “beginner level”, to give you an idea—I am still recovering from a sprained ankle and this hike is the perfect level of exertion for me. Bring 16oz or more of water. About 20 minutes of the hike will be in sun, the rest will be in shade. The cultural center bathrooms are closed. If anyone should desire a longer and more adventurous hike, you can venture off with a partner past the 6th cave (you’ll have to climb a rope down the side of the rockface). I haven’t tried that route so I don’t know what it’s like or how long it takes. Or you could loop down to the follow the stream bank, but it’s very muddy and buggy (I did it). Following the stream will likely add another 30-60 mins to your hike, depending on your speed. Car Parking: There is some curbside parking for about 20 cars. Do not leave valuables in eye sight. Bus: During this pandemic the busses are no longer stopping there.

Past events (629)

🏖 Sandy Sundays 🏊🏼‍♂️

Kuhio Beach Park

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