What we’re about
We hope this group will attract sophisticated, educated and professional adults with similar interests in common, ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! ALL TYPES, SINGLE, COUPLES!
We are seeking ACTIVE adults for fun activities such as sports, camping, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, beach parties, group dining out, private parties, dancing (salsa, tango, ballroom), movies, biking, hiking, inter-island travel excursions, Jazz clubs, wine-tasting events, Kareoke, photography groups, painting or photography excursion or informal classes, book discussion, and fun group discussions on any topic or theme (over pu-pus and dinner of course ).
Optional activities may include organizing our own fund-raising event to donate to a pre-arranged charity, a writer's discussion group, a bring-your-own-ingredients gourmet cooking class, sailing racing, yacht-club party, "dinner & a movie" event (and lively discussion afterward), First-Friday "group date", a "speed-dating night"; Pu-pu, dinner or bar-hopping to places were you'd never go alone. Superbowl Sunday group! Camping on the North Shore, Jazz night or Kareoke night; Girls day out shopping & lunch; Guys Monday night Football; everyone Football Sundays; How about Dukes as a group? Our own Sunset picnic up on a mountain or BBQ on the Beach? Attend Chamber of Commerce Business Mixers, Toastmasters. Attend the Theater or Ballet or Salsa and Ballroom Dancing? How about our own Small Business Owners Networking Group or attending a UH Lecture on Astronomy, or Doris Duke Theater & drinks afterwards? Business, Social or Personal Development Seminars & Events.
We would like to make this a Group for people who WANT to be ACTIVE but can't find the time or the friends to do things with.
The only pre-requisite is that you bring your "good will" and "aloha spirit"! Leave the gossip, ego, competitiveness, and mean spirited behavior behind. It will not be tolerated. Members are expected to reserve judgment, respect themselves, and the privacy and opinions of others. Let's keep it light folks!
High spirited fun, activities and camaraderie are the objective: "A feeling of familiarity and trust among friends".
Upcoming events (4)See all
- Book Club Crossover: Black Cake by Charmaine WilkersonWhole Foods Market, Honolulu, HI
Come to a special crossover event where we will gather with the “Over 40 - Wanna Have Fun” and “Books with a Buzz” groups for a joint discussion. You can find this book posted on their pages as well.
Please note: This is a one time event that will be led by the “Over 40” organizers. It is not an official “Hawaii Adventures” meetup.
We will all meet at one of the tables outside the Kahala Mall Whole Foods.
This moving debut novel by Charmaine Wilkerson, a NY Times Bestseller and one of the best books of the year according to NPR, Buzzfeed, Oprah, etc. Hulu is adapting it for screens. From WaPo: Black cake has a complicated history. The dense, rum-soaked, fruit-packed dessert is a Caribbean tradition at Christmas, Easter and weddings.
For those no longer living in the islands, it’s also a strong reminder of home. But, as one conflicted character in Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut, “Black Cake,” notes, it “was essentially a plum pudding handed down to the Caribbeans by colonizers from a cold country.” Eleanor Bennett, too, has a complicated history. As the novel begins, she has just died in Southern California, leaving her daughter, Benny, and son, Byron, with an audio recording full of long-buried secrets. The estranged adult siblings are also given a note: “B and B, there’s a small black cake in the freezer for you. I want you to sit down and share the cake when the time is right. You’ll know when.” This penetrating look at a delicacy filled with emotional turmoil but built into the very soul of a community echoes more sweeping issues of identity. Wilkerson is questioning the very essence of tradition that is known to many people of Caribbean heritage. “Is it really Caribbean?” one character asks about black cake. “Cane sugar didn’t even originate in that part of the world. It arrived from Africa, which in turn got it from Asia. So, you tell me, whose cake is it?” Eleanor’s own multicultural background is likewise difficult to tease apart; how to decipher where one thread begins and another ends?
- Book Club-The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley JacksonKo’olani Condos, Honolulu, HI
Join us for this spooky October read from one of the earliest female horror and mystery novelists.
First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House.
At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
- Book Club-Killers of the Flower Moon by David GrannMagic Island, Honolulu, HI
Join us for a non-fiction book this November! Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.
As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.