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4/3/2008 Hawaiian Club presents annual luau

McMINNVILLE – Traditional food and entertainment from Hawaii will be featured at the 36th annual Linfield College Hawaiian lu’au Saturday, April 19.

The Linfield Hawaiian Club hosts the event, which includes dinner, a show, country store and concert. This year’s theme is “Live a Little… Hawaiian Style.”

A traditional Hawaiian dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. in Dillin Hall. The menu includes kalua pig, shoyu chicken, chicken long rice, lomilomi salmon, steamed white rice, macaroni salad, tossed green salad, fresh pineapple, haupia, coconut cake and fruit punch.

The entertainment portion of the event will kick off at 6 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium with a performance by members of the Washington-based band Kalakoa. The dance portion will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a variety of Polynesian dances by members of the Hawaiian Club including the kahiko, haka, hula, Tahitian and a keiki dance featuring local children from the McMinnville community.

Those attending the event will have the opportunity to shop at the country store, which will feature various preserves, crafts and other Hawaiian items. The country store will be open from 5 to 7:15 p.m. and after the show from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the upper gym of the Health, Human Performance and Athletics building.

Tickets will be sold at Linfield from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside of Walker Hall, and from 5 to 8 p.m. in Dillin Hall. Tickets will also be available the day of the lu’au beginning at 4:30 p.m. in front of Dillin Hall. Tickets for the show and dinner are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets are $15 for Linfield students on the meal plan and $20 for those who are not. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $15 each.

For more information, contact Dan Fergueson, director of college activities, at 503-883-2435 or dfergue@linfield.edu.