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  • Waikiki Community Center - Historical Tour (by Nanette Napoleon)

  • Type: Community
    Date: Thursday - 8/25/2016
    Time: See Notes
    See Notes Below for Location

    Call 808-923-1802 to make reservation



Check-in 8:45 am Lunch 11:15 am Return WCC 1:15 pm

$25 $35 Nonrefundable

Before man Hawai`i had nothing on it but lava. Over 100 years ago Hawai`i became the melting pot of the pacific. Today you'll hear Nanette Napoleon, director of the Hawai`i Cemetery Research Project to witness the notable graves and tombs of the many at over 400 graves in State of Hawai`i. Nanette Napoleon is a freelance historical researcher, writer, and Hawaiian cultural specialist. She is most well-known for her extensive work documenting and preserving historic graveyards in Hawai‘i, and promotes graveyards as important historic and cultural sites by giving cemetery walking tours and lectures you'll hear this morning. The notable people you'll visit today are Alfred Apaka -- Singer/musician; Kam Fong -- Actor, Hawai`i 5-0; Maiki Aiu -- Kumu Hula; Wally Yonamine -- Professional baseball player; and Matilda Faufata -- Dec. 7 1941 civilian casualty (age 12).

Nothing is finer than dining at Big City Diner for lunch (no-host)! Separate checks for everyone. Please know when you sign-up there's a sample lunch menu for you to see.

All participants must be physically fit & mobile this includes walking, climbing stairs, stepping on and off bus and staying with the group at all times.

Pay by phone call 923-1802. Max 20. Deadline Monday, August 8th

About Waikiki Community Center
Providing excellent programs and services for people who live, work and visit Waikiki and surrounding communities like Kaimuki.

Celebrating over 35 Years of Dedicated Service to the Community

Mission Statement

"To enrich and improve the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the diverse people of Waikiki through multigenerational on-site and outreach programs and social services.

Programs and Services Available

Child Care - Since 1970, WCC has provided employees of the visitor industry and residents with a unique program of early education and safe, nurturing care for their children. Our programs are designed to accommodate the work schedules of visitor industry employees, who make up 80% of the families participating in our program.

Senior Program - More than 1,200 full-time and part-time Waikiki residents, ages 55 and older, participate in educational, physical, and social and wellness activities at WCC which enable them to maintain healthy and independent lifestyles. Many seniors have no relatives living nearby and rely on WCC activities to develop neighborly support, social interaction, prevent isolation and premature decline in health.

Community Services - Each year:

  • Over 900 homeless and low-income individuals and families receive nonperishable food from WCC’s Emergency Food Pantry.
  • Basic Adult English classes are conducted for more than 400 individuals annually.
  • WCC also hosts a Farmer’s Market twice a week offering fresh produce and vegetables,
  • Our Thrift Shop provides the community with a low-cost resource for clothing, furniture and household goods.
  • Our facility is home to ten (10) nonprofit agencies and churches and is frequently used as a meeting place for the community, including the Waikiki Neighborhood Board, condo associations, Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii, Weight Watchers, Alcoholics Anonymous, and many other educational and cultural activities that bring the community together.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Wednesday and Friday, closed major holidays.

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