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3/20/2006 Linfield students set the stage for annual Hawaiian lu’au

McMINNVILLE – Traditional food and entertainment from Hawaii will be featured at the 34th annual Linfield College Hawaiian lu’au Saturday, April 8.

The Linfield Hawaiian Club hosts the event, which includes dinner, a show, country store, raffle and concert. This year’s theme is "Feel the Rhythm…Rhythm of the Ocean."

A traditional Hawaiian dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. in Dillin Hall. The menu includes kalua pork, chicken, rice, lomi lomi salmon, chicken long rice, haupia, cake and fruit punch.

After dinner, the entertainment portion of the event will kick off at 7:30 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium. The show will feature a variety of traditional dances by members of the Linfield Hawaiian Club including the kahiko, auanas, keiki and haka. Children from the community will be performing alongside the students in a number of the dances. The event will feature a performance by Kanalo, a band from Hawaii. The band will also give a concert following the show.

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 p.m. and after the show in the upper gym of the Linfield athletic complex.

Tickets can be purchased in Dillin Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. March 20-23. Following spring break tickets will go on sale Monday, April 3, in Dillin Hall from 5 to 7 p.m., in front of Walker Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in O’Riley’s in Riley Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door on Saturday, April 8, while supplies last. Tickets for the show and dinner are $17 for adults and $7 for children under 12 years old. Tickets are $7 for Linfield students on the meal plan and $12 for those who are not. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $12 each.

For more information, contact Michelle Kunita, a Linfield junior and one of the event organizers, at