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Holidays in Holualoa: A Season of Love, Gratitude & Togetherness

The Donkey Mill is a nonprofit organization that exists through the blissfully creative and tireless efforts of folks who truly believe in art. Their mission is to provide a stimulating environment that helps individuals discover, develop, and expand their creative abilities. The educational programs and special events are held in a historic renovated coffee mill in Holualoa, overlooking the garden and the sea.

The Donkey Mill warmly invites you to join them for a season of festivities and merriment as 2012 comes to a close and we welcome the New Year.


Holiday Affair

Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 12 - 5 pm

Free community event

Stop by the Mill for a spot of tea, a taste of something savory or sweet and a peek at what our local artists have been creating for the holidays. Unique, original, handmade and thoughtful, creative and sentimental, simple or elaborate, art makes the best gift ever! Spend the afternoon with friends and family, join us in craft making or enjoy the rhythms of singer songwriter Kristin LaGasse (1-2 p.m.) or the musical fusion of trumpet player Andrea Lindborg and harpist Motter Snell (3-4 p.m.).

Intimate House Concert with Kristin Lagasse

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Admission: $15 per adult at the door, children are free

Canadian born singer-songwriter Kristin Lagasse has performed hundreds of shows across the US and Canada, including cafes, bars, restaurants, festivals, and venues such as San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall. Composing with the guitar, ukulele, piano and an angelic voice, her songs are the product of being both immersed with and at odds with society, personal relationships, and the emotions they produce. Kristin has released two albums, “For Those Who Still Believe In Unicorns” (2007) and “Gypsy Girl” (2010). Visit: for more about the artist


Book Making with Lisa Louise Adams

Sat &/or Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2012

Tuition: $75 per session plus supply fee $30

Have fun making books for a gift or for keeps! This class is designed for anyone interested in surface design, book structures and creating with paper. Enroll in one or both days of book/gift making.

Wrap Up

Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Free Family Activity

Stop in to make your own lovely and eco-friendly wrapping paper with your family using recycled paper, stamps, odds and ends. Bring your own random treasures to add to the mix.

Mochitsuki and Kodamatsu Making: A Cultural Event for Everyone

Thursday, December 27 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$25 per family

For centuries, New Years is considered to be the most celebrated custom in Japan. Let your inner rhythm be set free during mochitsuki (rice pounding) and practice centering and a bit of visual poetry while making a kadomatsu, a bamboo alter, for your home. Taste a variety of ways that you can enjoy consuming the ‘rice spirit’ for purity, strength and spiritual wealth as we bring in the New Year with old traditions and new faces.

“We hope that wherever you go, whatever you do, each new day be filled with the magic of discovery, wonderment in mystery and the celebration of life’s moments.”

Call Anne at the Donkey Mill, 322 - 3362, to find out about these creative possibilities and many more.