St. John’s has been serving the Keokea community for an impressive 109 years, their gorgeous grounds located just across the way from the Keokea Park (where, as my lovely predecessor Kate Bradshaw once wrote, “some of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet” congregate on Sundays…but back to the event at hand…) The popular St. John’s Kula Festival has been running strong for the last three decades and is nothing short of an Upcountry mainstay. Entertainment will include Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner Jeff Peterson, as well as the Hula Honeys, Fred Lacar, Lousie Lambert and more. Each year, St. John’s shares the proceeds with different charitable organizations, and the 2009 celebrations will benefit Friends of the Children’s Justice Center and Carol Adams Youth Encouragement Services (YES) in Uganda. Support the effort and join the fun with ono grindz, children’s games, an auction, crafts, produce, plants and their lovely “tea room with a view.” 8992 Kula Hwy., Keokea, HI 96790. 808-878-1485.