The Music & Entertainment Learning Experience (MELE) presents MELE’s Kalikimaka: A Toys for Tots donation drive put on by the MELE 205 Concert & Event Production class. The event takes place on December 6, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Honolulu Community College’s new Hale ‘Aina performance space.

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MELE’s Kalikimaka is an annual holiday-themed event, now in its third year, which features music performances, raffle prizes, coffee and hot chocolate, and a Toys for Tots toy donation drop box. The event also serves as a final project for the students of MELE 205. Attendees will receive a raffle ticket for each toy donated.  Bring in a musical toy and receive two raffle tickets. The event features multiple prize raffles donated by local businesses. This years musical guests include Ron Artis II & The Truth, Jay Keyz Project, and Elijah Golden.

MELE is a two year college degree program located at the Honolulu Community College campus. MELE utilizes a comprehensive music business and production curriculum meeting the requirements for entry-level training of music industry and production professionals. The curriculum focuses on combining academic experience with real-world applications to prepare students to work in the rapidly evolving global music industry of the 21st century.

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The objectives of the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots program are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

This event is FREE and open to all ages.