Wednesday, May 30th at 7pm
Sole-Surviving Airmen, Dan Illerich, will tell his story from Judith Heimann's book The Airmen and the Headhunters: a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesman and the unlikeliest rescue of WWII. Dan was also featured in the PBS Documentary The Airmen and the Headhunters. Dan Illerich lives in Friendswood, Texas with his wife Mary. He is the last surviving Airmen in The Airmen and the Headhunters story. He provides the only firsthand testimony of the American Airmens’ experiences with the Dayak tribes in Borneo. Of the ten men in the B-24 bomber crew shot down by the Japanese in November 1944, seven survived the parachute from the plane. Dan tells their story.
Pele of Polynesia Dance Group: In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Pele of Polynesia Dance Group will feature traditional dances from Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand, Fiji, and Hawai'i.
Having grown up in the beautiful South Pacific Island of Samoa, group founder Bernadette (Pele) learned from an early age traditional Samoan dance, called "Siva", as well as dances from other South Pacific islands like Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand, the Philippines, and of course, Hawai'i. She shared her polynesian culture and dance while at college in Idaho, and later expanded her knowledge of pacific culture and dance through her involvement in the polynesian community of Phoenix, Arizona. Then, in 2005, Pele arrived in Houston, Texas. She wanted to share her culture with this great city, so with a little hard work and the help of a few friends, Pele of Polynesia was born!
Wednesday, August 8th at 7pm
Music Performance by North Harris Co. Dulcimer Society. Come enjoy a fine evening of unplugged entertainment at the Friendswood Public Library!