Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

March 6, 2006

Whitworth Hawaiian Club to Present 36th Annual Lu'au April 1

The Whitworth Hawaiian Club, Na Pu'uwai o Hawai'i (The Heart of Hawai'i), will share Polynesian food and culture with the Spokane community during the club's 36th annual lu'au, on Saturday, April 1. This year's theme is "Na Mokupuni 'o Tahiti, Aotearoa, a me Hawai'i," which means, "The Islands of Tahiti, New Zealand, and Hawai'i." The menu will include kalua (roasted) pig, poi, shoyu chicken, macaroni salad, garlic chicken, lomilomi salmon, long rice, pineapple upside-down cake, and pineapple.

The meal will be followed by games, live music and a fashion show. Hawaiian Club members will then present the main entertainment program, during which they will perform songs and dances from each island. Specialty products from Hawai'i will also be on sale at the club's country store.

When: Saturday, April 1. Doors open and dinner begins at 5 p.m.; entertainment begins at 7 p.m.

Where: Whitworth Fieldhouse, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd., Spokane, Wash.

Tickets: $15 general admission; $12 Whitworth students with ID; $13 other college students with ID; $8 children 6-12 years old; children 5 and under are free.

To purchase tickets: Tickets can be purchased on or after Sunday, March 26, at the information desk in the Hixson Union Building at Whitworth College. The desk is open Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,400 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Contacts:

Cara Bellwood or Elise Hinrichs, Hawaiian Club public-relations officers, Whitworth College, ehinrichs08@whitworth.edu or cbellwood08@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information officer, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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