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Kuki Gustafson performs the Ikona at an earlier Aloha Festival.

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The Manaleo Hawaiian Cultural Foundation will host its annual aloha festival on Sept. 17-18 at the Napa Valley Expo.

The two-day event allows the foundation to offer a more enriching wealth of Hawaiian art and cultural experiences for visitors, including food, cultural exhibits, 18 musical and performance groups and a series of workshops. There will be more than 40 Hawaiian- and Pacific Island-themed booths.

The festival will feature a series of free workshops on both days ranging from hula to ukulele for both keiki (kids) and adults. Workshops begin at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday and 10: 30 a.m. on Sunday.

The Napa Valley Food Bank is setting up nonperishable food donation bins at the festival entrances to help the food bank and persons displaced by Lake County fire.

The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 17, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 18, at Napa Valley Expo, 575 Third St.

Admission and parking are free.

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Proceeds from the festival will be used to promote and share Hawaiian culture with the public and providing educational scholarships to college students in need.

For more information: http://www.nvalohafest.org.

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