Oahu Stories & Songs kicked off my new Island Stories & Songs Series for 2019 scheduled for the 5th Wednesdays of the month. I chose Oahu as the first featured island because that it is the island where I grew up. It was fun to add personal stories to places I have been to over the years. My idea worked – the audience clapped and expressed their appreciation for my new class. In Part 1 we took a virtual tour of 22 places of cultural, historical, or scenic interest that are easily accessible for adults going clockwise from Honolulu around the island. In Part 2 we led a sing-along to five songs about Oahu (including the traditional song to end all public events).
(Photo of title slide of the Oahu Island Stories & Songs program on 30 June, 2019 at Kaunoa Senior Center)