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Summer Sundays in the Kohan – Understanding Karate Do with Sensei Neil Dunnigan
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Sensei Neil Dunnigan has studied traditional Uechi Ryu Karate-Do for 45 years, training under an Okinawan Cultural Living Treasure, Master Tsutomo Nakahodo (10th degree) for 30 years. During this event, Sensei Neil talks about the underlying meaning of Karate Do (including body, mind & spirit), as well as demonstrate it’s practical application.

Rain or Shine~donations welcome~memberships available!


Hills Garlic Festival Sunday Sept. 8, 2019 @ Centennial Park
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Come to the Hills Garlic Festival Homemade – Homegrown – Organic, with more than 160 vendors  selling bulk garlic, braided garlic, seed garlic, garlic powder, garlic syrup, pickled garlic, garlic dips, and garlic snacks; fresh organic produce; plants and plant products; local crafts of jewelry, glass, wood, furniture, pottery, textiles, metal, and stones; soaps, lotions, and herbal remedies; and lots of great food, including Thai, Mexican, Asian, BBQ, hamburgers and hot dogs, baking, chocolates, ice cream, and other delicious snacks.

The Hills Garlic Festival has been recognized as one of the ten best Garlic Festivals. Many vendors tell us this is their favorite event of the craft fair/festival season. With our commitment to a Zero Waste Event, we are a leader in the festival industry and are always striving for improvement.

Live music and family entertainment all day on two stages. Contests provide the opportunity to win for heaviest garlic clove, largest garlic bulb, prettiest braid or wreath, and best garlic themed poem. Win a basket of sample goods donated by our vendors by purchasing raffle tickets from the Hills Recreation Society.

Walk, ride the shuttle bus, peddle your bicycle, paddle your kayak…however you get there, we look forward to seeing you at this unique community event for the whole family!