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December 20 and 21, 2014
KONA CHORAL SOCIETY FREE HOLIDAY CONCERTS - OLD AIRPORT STATE PARK, KONA
4pm. Enjoy holiday classics, and more!

December 21, 2014
CHORALE CHRISTMAS CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
The "Celebration of Christmas in Music" is a musical winter wonderland showcasing the Kona Festivale Chorale, Celebration Singers women's ensemble, and Kids Choir. Time: 3pm at the Kamakahonu Ballroom at the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel (Marriott Courtyard). Reserved seating is $25 and general seating is $20 in advance. For tickets or more info, call 331-1115 or email kfchoral@hawaii.rr.com. Time: 3:00 PM at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel (Marriott Courtyard), Kailua-Kona. Cost: $20-$25. For more info, call 808-331-1115 or email roksaan@gmail.com

December 22, 2014
THE NUTCRACKER, A HOLIDAY CLASSIC BALLET - KAHILU THEATRE, WAIMEA
West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy is pleased to present "The Nutcracker," a holiday classic ballet at the Kahilu Theatre on Monday, December 22, 2014, at 6:00pm. "The Nutcracker" combines the music of Tchaikowsky with the charming, old world fairy tale based on the original E.T.A. Hoffman story, "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice." Over 50 local dancers and guest dancers from The Maui Academy of Performing Arts will make the ballet come to life. With narration by Barbara Pritchard, the dancers are accompanied by the music of Academy pianist Megumi Kopp and violinist Jamilla Nur. Choreography is by West Hawaii Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Virginia Holte, Co-Director Midori Satoh, and Instructors Jenna Power, Claire "Miss Kitty" Hollinger, Megan Joy Chapman, and Alexis Gaines. Tickets are $25/$20/$15/$10. For more info, call (808) 329-8876, or visit www.kahilutheatre.org.

December 24, 2014
MOKUAIKAUA CHURCH'S CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE - KAILUA-KONA
Hawaii`s first Christian church (established in 1820) will hold its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service beginning at 8pm, with pre-service caroling under the front arch at 7pm. All are welcome to this beautiful celebration of Jesus' birthday with Christmas hymns and hula. Mokuaikaua Church is located at 75-5713 Alii Drive, across the street from Hulihee Palace. For more info, call 329-0655 or email office@mokuaikaua.com.

December 28, 2014
16th ANNUAL WAILEA VILLAGE ANNUAL MOCHI POUNDING - HAMAKUA
Join what has now become a tradition for many locals & visitors alike at the quiet little plantation village of Wailea, Hakalau. Make traditional rice cakes the "old-fashioned" way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. From 8-2pm; fire building starts at 7 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local-style lunch available for $5. New Years crafts & calligraphy, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more. Akiko's Buddhist Bed and Breakfast is at the 15-mile marker; Hwy. 19 on the Hamakua Coast, in Hakalau. Call Miss Akiko at (808) 963-6422 or e-mail msakiko@hawaii.rr.com for more info.

January 1-9, 2015
WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL - SOUTH KOHALA COAST
Offering a breathtaking lineup of films, special guests, intimate coffee talks, Q&As, exhibits, receptions and morning activities, running non-stop January 1-9. The Festival will be held at various Waimea and Kohala Coast venues. For more information, call 808-854-6095, email info@waimeaoceanfilm.org or visit www.waimeaoceanfilm.org.

January 10, 2015
4th ANNUAL KONA JAZZ EXPERIENCE - ALOHA THEATRE, KAINALIU
Featuring Pele's Passions will be performing original compositions inspired by the legend of Pele, and the Kyle Matsuda Trio featuring Kyle Matsuda, a young jazz pianist who has astounded audiences wherever he performs. Time: 7:30 PM at Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu, Kona. Cost: Adults $20; Students $10. For more information, call 808 322-9924, email Dar96750@yahoo.com or visit www.alohatheatre.com.

January 12, 2015
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WEST HAWAII GOLF TOURNEY - KEALAKEKUA
Habitat for Humanity West Hawai`i's Golf Tournament is set for Monday, January 12, 2015. The event will be held at the exclusive Club at Hokuli`a in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Time: 8:30AM-5:00PM. The format is Four Person Scramble. Entry fee is $300 per player, which includes a golf shirt, continental breakfast, heavy pupu and awards ceremony. Space is limited to 120 golfers. Businesses can also participate and contribute to Habitat's mission by becoming a hole sponsor and/or donating a prize for the tournament. If you are interested in golfing at the tournament and/or becoming a donor, please call 331-8010 or email margo@habitatwesthawaii.org.

January TBA, 2015
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATION - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
This free event celebrating King's life will kick off with informational displays and a social hour at noon at the Makae`o Pavilion at Old Airport Beach Park, followed by a program at 12:30pm, and then a potluck, live entertainment, personal reflections on King and the civil rights movement. For more information, call Kathy at 808-325-5252 or Virginia at 808-325-1112.

January 18, 2015
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Hawai'i County Band with kahiko hula by kumu Etua Lopes' Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i hula halau on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy oceanside cafes and restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com

January 20, 2014
FREE ENTRY TO NATIONAL PARKS
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr, Day there will be no entry fees charged on this day at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park or Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.

January 24, 2014
JUDY COLLINS IN CONCERT - HONOKA`A PEOPLES THEATER
This modern day Renaissance women continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart. This is an opportunity to be in the presence of this singer/songwriter folk music icon, who has 50 album body of work to her name. Doors open 6:30pm; Show at 7:30pm. For videos, more information and tickets, go to www.lazarbear.com, or phone (808) 896-4845.

January 25, 2015
SKEA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DAY
Society for Kona's Education & Art Annual Membership Day. All are welcome to enjoy music, pupus, an art exhibit and a silent auction. Time: 2-5pm at SKEA on Mamalahoa Hwy. between mm 105 & 106, Honaunau. Free to the public. For more information, call (808)328-9392, email skea@hawaii.rr.com or visit www.skea.org

January TBA, 2015
'IOLANI LUAHINE HULA FESTIVAL - KEAUHOU, KONA
The 13th annual 'Iolani Luahine Hula Festival will be held on on the grounds of Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay The `Iolani Luahine Festival was established in 2003 with a vision to perpetuate the hula, and it also serves as a way to honor the memory of `Iolani Luahine and her contributions to the preservation of hula and Hawaiian culture. This year the festival will again include hula workshops and presentations, and an educational challenge to Kumu Hula, with a prize for the one who best demonstrates the values of `Iolani Luahine - education and Hawaiian culture. Registration fees and information for the workshops are available at www.iolaniluahinefestival.org. The hula presentations on both days are offered free to the public. Registration fees and information about the workshops and events are available at www.iolaniluahinefestival.org. Evening musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday will be open for everyone to enjoy - tickets will be available at the door for a donation, which helps support the festival. On Saturday, the festival will offer quality Hawaiian arts and crafts by local artisans along with free entertainment all day from 9am-6pm. For more info about the festival, please visit the festival website.

January TBA, 2015
KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER FREE MONTHLY CONCERT
Featured entertainer TBA, at 6pm. Admission is two cans of food for the Hawai'i Food Basket, per person. For each can over two, receive an entry win a prize from the event sponsors. Bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. Opening with Hawaiian music at 5:30pm.

February 6-8, 2015
2015 BUILDING AND DESIGN EXPO
Browse among over 50 exhibits featuring home design, construction and remodel ideas including home decorating; roofing and decking; flooring and window treatments; kitchen and baths; solar products and more. Vendor booths offer products, services and information relating to the building and improvement of homes, apartments and condos. Time: TBA at Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa Convention Center, Keauhou, Kona. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-329-1758, email marketing@kona-kohala.com or visit http://www.kona-kohala.com/

February TBA, 2015
INTERNATIONAL NIGHTS - UNIV. OF HILO
Each year the International Student Association produces shows that feature performances from the many different cultures and countries represented at UH Hilo. This year's show includes performances from Tahiti, Samoa, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Europe, Micronesia, Japan, Yap and China. Advance purchase is recommended. To be held at University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center, Hilo. Tickets can be purchased at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office from 9am-1pm, Tues-Fri. Only cash and checks will be accepted. Cost: TBA. For more information, call 808-932-7490, email mellon@hawaii.edu or visit http://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/international.

February TBA, 2015
12th ANNUAL CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL - HILO
From 10am to 3pm at Kalakaua Park in downtown Hilo. There will be food and craft vendors, live entertainment, information booths, live martial arts demonstrations, Lion Dance performance, and a fireworks show.

February 14, 2015
ROTARY CLUB OF KONA MAUKA'S 12th ANNUAL VALENTINE WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER
Bring your Valentine and join Rotary Club of Kona Mauka for the spectacular annual "Valentine Wine Tasting" celebration & fundraiser. Enjoy fine wines, sumptuous foods, live music and a silent auction at a stunning private estate on Keauhou Bay! Event proceeds fund Rotary community service projects and scholarships on Hawai`i Island. This event always sells out, so reserve your tickets today by emailing Sandee-Crisp@hawaii.rr.com, calling (808) 987-0184 or visiting www.clubrunner.ca/konamauka.

February TBA, 2015
FREE ENTRY TO NATIONAL PARKS
In honor of Presidents' Day weekend there will be no entry fees charged this weekend at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park or Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.

February 15, 2015
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE'E PALACE EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Merrie Monarchs men's glee club and kumu Etua Lopes' Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i hula halau on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy oceanside cafes and restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com

February TBA, 2015
GROW HAWAIIAN WEEKEND - AMY B.H. GREENWELL ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN
The Annual Grow Hawaiian Weekend is a celebration of Hawaiian cultural and natural history at Amy Greenwell Garden in Captain Cook. Admission to the Garden and all of the activities are free.There will be presentations, demonstrations, and booths about Hawaiian cultural traditions, and displays and booths on plant identification, insects, and conservation. There are many hands-on activities for adults and children. Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden is Bishop Museum's native and Polynesian introduced plant collection, located 12 miles south of Kailua-Kona on Highway 11, just south of mile marker 110. More information about the Festival, and a schedule, is posted at www.bishopmuseum.org/greenwell. For more info, please call 323-3318 or email agg@bishopmuseum.org

February TBA, 2015
SWING INTO SPRING DINNER GALA - KAILUA-KONA
Kona Festivale Chorale presents its 25th Season's dinner gala fundraiser, featuring the Celebration singers, a sumptuous dinner buffet, silent auction, dancing and more at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. For more information, call 331-1115, email kfchoral@hawaii.rr.com or visit www.konafestivalechorale.org

March TBA, 2015
ANNUAL WEST HAWAI`I COMMUNITY BEACH CLEAN-UP
Annual Beach Clean-up of West Hawai`i beaches from Anaeho'omalu Bay to Honaunau. Meet at Old Airport Beach Park's last pavilion on left at 8:00 am to sign in and get your garbage bags, gloves, and raffle ticket. Lunch at 12 noon. For more information, call 808-896-6966 or email dadwouldgo@yahoo.com

March TBA, 2015
GREAT WAIKOLOA 'UKULELE FESTIVAL - QUEENS' MARKETPLACE, WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
The festivities include a free workshop with celebrated teacher Roy Sakuma, nonstop concerts all afternoon, instrument giveaways, Hawaiian crafts and more. Traditional `ukulele masters, school groups, up-and-coming artists and top entertainers in the `ukulele world will be at the festival. For more information call (808) 886-8822.

March TBA, 2015
HAWAI`I ISLAND C.R. KENDALL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT - HILO
The 2nd Annual Hawai`i Island Charles R. Kendall Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament will take place at Hilo Municipal Golf Course on Saturday, March 1, 2014. It is a 3-man modified scramble, with check-in at 6:00 a.m. and shotgun start at 7:00 a.m. There will be great food, prizes, awards and it's open to the public! All proceeds will go towards educational scholarships and awards for HGEA (Hawaii Government Employees Association) members and their immediate families. Cost: $80 per person ($240 per team). For more information, call 935-6841, email hawaiidiv@hgea.org or visit www.hgea.org/hawaiigolftournament

March TBA, 2015
KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL'S PA`INA DINNER AND ART AUCTION
An oceanside feast served under the stars at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. Each course is expertly paired with Kona Brewing Company beers. Most dishes on the luscious, imaginative menu feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients and incorporate craft brew in the recipes. Live Hawaiian music, and a silent art auction. Proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations working on behalf of children and the environment. Visit http://konabrewersfestival.com/schedule/a-brewers-paina-and-art-auction/ for more info.

March TBA, 2015
BIG ISLAND ASSN. OF NURSERYMEN'S 34TH ANNUAL HORTICULTURAL & PLANT SHOW - HILO
Friday, March 7, from 5-9pm; Saturday, March 8, from 9am-2pm. Location: Edith Kanaka`ole Stadium. Free admission. Cash, checks and credit cards now accepted.

March TBA, 2015
BIG ISLAND WOODTURNERS 17th ANNUAL EXHIBIT/DEMONSTRATIONS - HILO
The Big Island Woodturners show will be held at the Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St., in Hilo. There is also an Online Auction of some of the members turnings. Please visit www.bigislandwoodturners.org

March TBA, 2015
KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL
This annual fundraising event is held rain or shine at the lu`au grounds of King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona, tapping up brews from some of the country's best breweries and serving them alongside a host of island cuisine from top Hawai`i restaurants. Brewfest tickets often sell out within a few days after going on sale. For more information, call 503-735-5943, email sally.murdoch@konabrewingco.com, or visit www.konabrewersfestival.com.

March TBA, 2015
14th ANNUAL FREE CONCERT CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF KAMEHAMEHA III - SHERATON KONA RESORT - KEAUHOU
A fun, outdoor concert featuring wonderful Hawaiian music and hula, from 4:30-10pm on the Hawai`i lawn of the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort. Free Concert Trolley from 4-10:30 PM; pickup at Keauhou Shopping Center. (Park at Keauhou Shopping Center Makai Side of Phase II. Get on trolley at LongÕs Drug Store.) Mats and beach chairs welcome. No coolers, please.

March TBA, 2015
ST. PATRICK'S DAY BLAST - HONOKOHAU HARBOR
The Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise will be hosting its 4th Annual St. Patrick's Day celebration at the Hawai`i Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Harbor.Time: 5-8pm. Beer will be provided by the Kona Brewing Company, and food will include traditional corned beef and cabbage, pupus, and dessert. Live musical entertainment. There will also be a Silent Auction and a Grand Raffle. All money raised will support Rotary's local community projects. Tickets can be purchased at the Kona Wine Market, Queen K Tesoro, and the Kailua Candy Company. For more information call Sylvia at 937-3579.

March TBA, 2015
51st ANNUAL KONA STAMPEDE RODEO - HONAUNAU
All Buckle Rodeo events, such as Dally Team Roping, Double Mugging, Tie Down Roping, Breakaway, Keiki Barrels Racing, Kane Wahine Ribbon Mugging, & Bull Riding. Food concession, snack booths, T-shirts and lots of fun! Time: 12 noon at Honaunau Arena Grounds. Sponsored by Kona Roping Club. For more information, call 808-896-0363 or email.

March TBA, 2015
KONA LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST - KAILUA-KONA
Cost: $8. Time: 6:30-11am. Live music, pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, juice...Supports the Lions Club charity efforts. Hale Halawai on Alii Dr.

March 15, 2015
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Hawai`i County Band with kahiko hula by kumu Etua Lopes' Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i hula halau on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy oceanside cafes and restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com

March TBA, 2015
17th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND INTERNATIONAL MARATHON - HILO
26.2 Mile Marathon, 10.8 Mile Run & 3.1 Mile Fitness Run/Walk. Run the coast of old Hawaii along the Pacific Ocean, through tropical rainforests, past exotic waterfalls, and along black lava beaches to finish at historic Hilo Bay Front. Run with elite runners in a small running field. Start to mile 10 is a net downhill of 500 ft. with some hills in the first 8 miles and then fairly flat after that. Hilo is located in one of the cooler lush areas of Hawaii, which translates into good running conditions. Enthusiastic volunteers cheer on the runners at well-stocked aid stations and at the finish line celebration. Time: 6am. 10.8 mile runners run the first 10.8 miles with the marathoners. The 3.1 Mile Fitness Run/Walk is from Hilo Bay around Queen Lili`uokalani Gardens. Info: Wayne Joseph 808/969-7400 or visit www.hilomarathon.org

March TBA, 2015
29th ANNUAL MAGIC SPECTACULAR - ALOHA THEATRE, KAINALIU
Featuring a big-name magician, plus local magician favorites. To benefit Society for Kona's Education and Art in Honaunau (SKEA) and their Childrens' Art Programs. Expect to laugh as well as be amazed! For more information, call 323-9707, SKEA at 328-9392, or email alohamagic@aol.com

March TBA, 2015
TROPICAL PAWS BENEFIT - FOUR SEASONS HUALALAI RESORT
This annual fundraiser for Hawai`i Island Humane Society will feature a Silent and Live Auction; buffet dinner; live music and dancing. Ticket purchases are not tax deductible. Call 329-2135 x3, or visit www.hihs.org for more info or to purchase tickets.

March TBA, 2015
ANNUAL "DAY AT HULIHE`E" SPRING FUNDRAISER - HULIHE`E PALACE, KAILUA-KONA
From 9 a.m.-4 p.m, hosted by Palace caretakers, the Daughters of Hawai`i and the Calabash Cousins. Browse among arts & crafts booth tents, a tempting bake sale featuring Aunty Nona's scrumptious peach cake, and the ever-popular "Classy Tutu's Attic." Choose a fresh flower lei made on site by Palace volunteers. The Kuakini Hawaiian Civic Club will offer ono food, and local hula halau will provide cultural entertainment. Prize drawings will take place throughout the day. For more info, contact the Palace at 329-1877, the Palace office at 329-9555, or visit www.daughtersofhawaii.org

March TBA, 2015
KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER FREE MONTHLY CONCERT
The featured Hawaiian music entertainer will be perform at 6pm. Admission is two cans of food for the Hawai'i Food Basket, per person. Each can over two, receive an entry win a prize from the event sponsors Jams World, Kona Stories Bookstore and Sheraton Kona. Bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. Opening with local Hawaiian music at 5:30pm.

March TBA, 2015
LAVAMAN WAIKOLOA TRIATHLON FESTIVAL - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
The Lavaman Triathlon will be held at the Waikoloa Beach Resort. This Olympic distance triathlon starts at 7:30am with a 1.5k swim in Anaeho'omalu Bay, continues with a 40k bike on the Queen K Highway and then a 10k run through the resort's hotel grounds and lava fields, finishing on the beach. (First finishers will reach Anaeho'omalu Bay at 9am.) The event is a major fundraiser for Team in Training as well as local area non-profit organizations. For more information about the race, call 329-9718 or visit www.lavamantriathlon.com for more info.

March TBA, 2015
POPS MENAGERIE CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
"Pops Menagerie" is a potpourri concert showcasing the Celebration Singers and Kona Festivale Chorale. It's a fun-filled trip down Memory Lane. The concert will be Sunday, March 30 at 3pm at the Kamakahonu Ballroom at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Reserved seating is $25 and general seating is $20 in advance. For tickets or more information, call 331-1115 or email kfchoral@hawaii.rr.com or visit www.konafestivalechorale.org

April TBA 2015
BIG ISLAND OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT - WAIMEA
A USATT sanctioned 1 star table tennis tournament with players coming from other islands & the mainland. Time: 9am to 5pm each day at Waimea Community Center, 65-1260 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela. Free to the public to watch; fee to play. For more information, call 808-889-1099, email len@tabletennisandmore.com or visit http://www.tabletennisandmore.com/2014bigislandopen.htm

April TBA, 2015
9th ANNUAL HAWAI'I AVOCADO FEST - SHERATON KONA RESORT
To be held from 10am-5pm on the front lawn of the resort. This is a free, zero waste event. Event festivities include educational displays on growing avocados; an avocado recipe contest and culinary demonstration; free avocado sampling; arts, crafts and food booths; healing arts; and a full lineup of performing arts. Recipe and vendor entry forms are posted at www.avocadofestival.org. Also on display will be original festival art and event t-shirts. For more info, contact Randyl at 808-936-5233.

April TBA, 2015
10th ANNUAL LAUAPHOEHOE MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Festival is a fundraiser to provide scholarships for high school students as well as help the senior citizens at Laupahoehoe along with other community programs. Featuring many fine local Hawaiian musicians, with hula too. This is an alcohol and drug-free event. Time: 9AM-4PM at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park. For more information, call 808-640-6947 or email charliew179@gmail.com or visit www.laupahoehoemusicfestival.com.

April TBA, 2015
ANNUAL BIG ISLAND AIDS WALK - HILO
The Hawai`i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation is proud to host the Big Island's Annual AIDS Walk. The event will be an easy 2 mile walk around Lili`uokalani Gardens. Walk registration opens at 8am and the walk starts at 9am. All funds raised will provide services for nearly 300 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS on the island of Hawai'i. Funds will also go to support education, community outreach and free, confidential 20-minute HIV & Hepatitis C testing. Time: 8am to noon. Free to the public. For more information, call 808/982-8800, email david@hihaf.org or visit Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation on facebook.

April TBA, 2015
6th ANNUAL PRINCE KUHIO HO`OLAULE`A - KAILUA-KONA
From 9:30am-2pm at West Hawai`i Civic Center. Live local music and hula, Hawaiian crafts, keiki fun jumpers, lomilomi massage, food. Call 327-1221 for more info.

April TBA, 2015
WAIMEA OUTDOOR CIRCLE ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Tour the Waimea Nature Park, learn about native Hawaiian plants, hike the Waimea Streamside Trail and find out how you can eliminate coqui frogs from your neighborhoods. A wide variety of plants and trees will be available for purchase, and much more. Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Waimea Nature Park. Free to the public. For more information, call 936-1468 or email wochawaii@gmail.com

April TBA, 2015
KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB BAZAAR
Kawaihae Canoe Club announces its spring Heritage Bazaar and Silent Auction to be held at Kawaihae Harbor from 10am until 4pm. It will be a day of fun on the beach at Kawaihae Harbor! Rummage Sale and Silent Auction Extraordinaire, Canoe Rides, Local Crafts and Homemade Goodies, Music and Food. Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Kawahaihae Canoe Club, Small Boat Harbor. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-756-3883, email Email, or visit www.kawaihaecanoeclub.org

April TBA, 2015
14th ANNUAL HOKU BENEFIT CONCERT - KONA
This is a soiree to benefit the Kona Hospital Foundation, and raises funds solely for the benefit Kona Community Hospital. Please contact the Foundation office for reservations at 808-322-4587. For more information, email info@hokuconcertseries.com or visit hokuconcertseries.com

April 19, 2015
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Merrie Monarchs Men's Glee Club and Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his halau Na Pua U`i O Hawai'i on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy oceanside cafes and restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com

April TBA, 2015
BOOK CLUB MEETING - KAILUA KONA LIBRARY
Time: 11am-Noon on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Public Library. For more information, call 331-1781, email Folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com

April TBA, 2015
EASTER EGG RUSH - OLD AIRPORT SOCCER FIELD, KAILUA-KONA
Solid Rock Ministries' annual egg rush is a fun and free event for children, newborn to 11 years old. Free refreshments, games, and prizes. Must be present to win. Registration begins at 7:30am. First rush at 9 am. Time: 7:30-10:30am. For more information, call 327-6543, email jnsaraki@gmail.com or visit srmkona.org

April TBA, 2015
HAKALAU FOREST NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OPEN HOUSE
Guided rainforest hikes will be offered to observe rare and colorful native birds and plants. This is a great family oriented opportunity to see the refuge and the cooperative reforestation work, tour the greenhouse operation, and walk in high elevation ancient forest habitats at Hakalau Forest NWR. Visitors must provide their own four-wheel-drive transportation to the Refuge, which is a two-hour drive from Hilo, Waimea or Kona. Reservations are required and may be obtained by calling the refuge office in Hilo at 443-2300 by Wednesday, April 16th. Location: Hakalau Forest NWR, Keanakolu (AKA Mana) Rd, East Slope of Mauna Kea. Free to the public. For more information, email cashell_villa@fws.gov or visit http://www.fws.gov/refuge/hakalau_forest/

April TBA, 2015
ANNUAL MAC-A-THON FOOT RACE - HONAUNAU
Hawai`i Island's oldest foot race, Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club's "Mac-A-Thon" takes place annually, the day before Easter. The race start is at 7 a.m. Early registration (before April 15) is only $30, and convenient online registration is available at http://www.keouacanoeclub.com/mac-a-thon/">http://www.keouacanoeclub.com/mac-a-thon/. The Mac-A-Thon offers races of 5K or 10K on the old government road that extends from the sacred waters of Honaunau Bay to Napo`opo`o. Each race course is the same, except that the 5K turn-around is halfway into the 10K course. An award ceremony, famous Mac-Nut Pancake Breakfast (included with entry fee), entertainment, a silent auction, and lots of fun await at the finish line. Event time: 7am to Noon. For more information, call 808-328-8721 or email reinerhawaii@aol.com

April TBA, 2015
FREE ENTRY TO NATIONAL PARKS
In honor of National Park Week's opening weekend there will be no entry fees charged this weekend at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park or Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.

April TBA, 2015
7th ANNUAL ROYAL TEA BENEFIT - FOUR SEASONS HUALAI RESORT
A benefit for Hospice of Kona, to be held in the Four Seasons' Hualalai Ballroom A, featuring tea served with assorted pastries, finger sandwiches, scones and clotted cream, with a fabulous Silent Auction, Easter Bonnet Contest and live music. For reservations and information, call 324-7700.

April TBA, 2015
ANNUAL KONA COMMUNITY EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK
All are welcome to come to this community ecumenical "Son Rise" service held at the Old Airport Beach Park, Kailua-Kona at 6am. Brought to you by Kona Ministers' Fellowship.

April TBA, 2015
THE 52nd ANNUAL MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL - HILO
A week-long festival of cultural events including Hawaii's most prestigious hula competition at Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium. The festival begins with a Ho'olaule'a at the auditorium behind the Stadium on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lots of music, food and fun. Don't miss the by-invitation-only crafts fair that takes place beginning Wednesday, with incredible fresh lei and cream of the crop Hawaiian crafts in the building adjacent to the Stadium. On Wednesday there is also a free hula exhibition night at the Stadium that begins at 6:30 pm; Thursday is the solo Miss Aloha Hula competition; Friday & Saturday are the group Kahiko (ancient) and 'Auana (modern) hula competitions. A grand parade winds through Hilo-town on Saturday morning. Visit www.merriemonarch.com for more info. View the competitions online here: K5TV

April TBA, 2015
MERRIE MONARCH KAMA`AINA CRAFT FAIR - HILO
This craft fair during the Merrie Monarch Festivities in Hilo features local crafters selling sewn items, jewelry, photography, goodies and much more. For information, call 808-959-7707 or email mmprose@hawaiiantel.net

April 24-26, 2014
22nd ANNUAL HAWAI`I ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL - HILO
An island tradition for the past 20 years, the Hawai`i Arts, Crafts & Food Festival During Merrie Monarch Week. The Festival celebrates the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai'i's people and its environment. This year's celebration will be held from 9 am-5pm, at Sangha Hall (along the Parade Route) at 398 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo. The three-day event showcases over 100 of the finest artisans, crafters and food vendors from the Big Island, O`ahu, Maui, Moloka`i, Kaua`i and the Pacific Nations. Hourly prizes, performances and demonstrations will be held during the event. For more information, call 808/981-0518, email hawaiiartsandcrafts@yahoo.com or visit www.hawaiiartsandcraftsfestival.com

April TBA, 2015
PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE DAY - KAWAIHAE
Celebrate the traditional Pacific Island cultures of Samoa, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Hawaii & others at this annual event! The day will feature various cultural demonstrations and activities, including lauhala weaving, coconut weaving, music, games, dance, special presentations, traditional weapons displays, and more. Free. Time: 10am to 3pm at Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site's visitor center. For more info, contact park staff at 882-7218, x1004 or visit nps.gov/puhe

April TBA, 2015
ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND HIV/AIDS FOUNDATION "UPSCALE SALE" - KAILUA-KONA
From 8am-2pm at Pines Plaza, Suite 1. New merchandise, antiques, gently used items, collectibles and art will be sold. No early admittance will be allowed. Those who have items to donate may call Gene at 331-8177.

April TBA, 2015
KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER FREE MONTHLY CONCERT
Featuring a Hawaiian entertainer at 6pm. Admission is two cans of food for the Hawai'i Food Basket, per person. Each can over two, receive an entry win a prize from the event sponsors Jams World, Kona Stories Bookstore and Sheraton Kona. Bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. Opening with local Hawaiian music at 5:30pm.

April TBA, 2015
SINGSPIRATION CONCERT - KONA FESTIVALE CHORALE
SingSpiration, presented annually at Mokuaikaua Church, the oldest Christian church in the state of Hawaii, is a concert of inspirational sacred music with featured artists. This unique one-of-a-kind event is presented to the public, free of charge, as the Chorale's way of saying thank you for the continued support and patronage of the public throughout their season. Time: 7:00 PM. For more information call 331-1115 or email kfchoral@hawaii.rr.com or visit www.konafestivalechorale.org

April TBA, 2015
HUGGO'S BENEFIT BRUNCH - KAILUA-KONA
Friends of the Children of West Hawai`i invite you to their annual Benefit Brunch at Huggo's restaurant on Alii Dr. Enjoy a wonderful brunch at one of Kona's lovely oceanfront dining spots while sipping champagne and enjoying the outstanding view. Reservations are required. All proceeds will go to helping children in the community who have been neglected, abused, or have witnessed violent crime. The goal is to "help a victim become a child again." Time: 10:00am to 1:00 pm. For more information, call 808-331-2425, email friendscwh@gmail.com or visit www.friendsofthechildrenwh.com

May 1, 2015
LEI DAY CELEBRATION - HILO
The celebration in Hilo's old Town Square, Kalakaua Park, begins with Hawaiian music, hula, lei-making demonstrations, and features the heritage, history and culture of the lei. Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Kalakaua Park, Hilo. Free to the public. For more information, call 961-5711 or visit www.LeiDay.net

May TBA, 2015
BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL - FAIRMONT ORCHID RESORT
For more info, visit www.bigislandchocolatefestival.com or phone 808-324-6400.

May TBA, 2015
ANNUAL DAIFUKUJI SOTO MISSION BAZAAR - HONALO, KONA
The much-awaited annual event that features food, preserves, baked goods, fresh produce, orchids and plants, crafts, a rummage & "white elephant" sale, clothing, massage and more. Live entertainment. Time: 9am-1pm. For more info, call 322-3524.

May TBA, 2015
PUNA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Workshops, music intensives, concerts throughout Puna. Presented by KAPA FM; stewarded by Kalani Oceanside Retreat. For more info, visit punamusicfestival.com

May TBA, 2015
KA`U COFFEE FESTIVAL HO`OLAULE`A - PAHALA
A full day of music, hula, food, local crafts, coffee tastings and farm/mill tours at the Pahala Community Center. Festival entry is free; fees for Ka`u Coffee Experience with guided coffee tasting and farm tours. Call 808-929-9550 or visit www.KauCoffeeFest.com for more info about the Festival activities leading up to this weekend.

May TBA, 2015
ANNUAL VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK - MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL
Registration for the 3 mile Charity Walk will be at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel from 5:30-7am. Run starts at 6:30am; Walk at 7am (For safety reasons, walkers should not be on the route prior to the runners). Those under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult and walkers under the age of 18 must have their application signed by a parent or guardian. A minimum donation is required to participate, and includes a T-shirt and the Beach Party. The Beach Party following the Walk will include a brunch, games and top-notch live entertainment. Registration forms can be requested at http://www.charitywalkhawaii.org/registration.html. For more information, call Bambi Lau, Hilton Waikoloa Village at 808-886-2884 or Freddy Lau @ Hilton Grand Vacation's Kingsland at 808-881-3065 or visit www.charitywalkhawaii.org

May TBA, 2015
KONA ORCHID SOCIETY'S ORCHID SHOW & PLANT SALE - OLD AIRPORT PAVILION
There will be several island orchid vendors selling their plants. A nice selection of craft vendors will also be offering jewelry, scarves, and lavapots for purchase. Free to the public. For more information, email kos@konaorchidsociety.org or visit konaorchidsociety.org.

May 17, 2015
"KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Merrie Monarchs men's glee club and Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his halau Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy oceanside cafes and restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com

May TBA, 2015
HONOKA`A WESTERN WEEK PARADE & BLOCK PARTY
Everyone is invited to dress up western-style and visit Honoka`a town merchants, plus join in different paniolo-themed activities every night. The Hawai`i Saddle Club Rodeo also takes place during the week. For more information, call Jeanne at 808-775-0530 or follow Honoka`a Western Week on Facebook.

May TBA, 2015
20th ANNUAL LAUHALA CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP - KAILUA-KONA
To be held at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Aunty Elizabeth Maluihi Lee, founder and president of Ka Ulu Lauhala o Kona, who is a designated Living Treasure, plus dozens of master weavers from all over the state will gather to share their knowledge and skills to perpetuate the beloved and ancient art of lauhala weaving. Students of all levels are welcome to attend, along with those who just love lauhala products. The conference will include a ho`olaulea (crafts fair), a talk story, a lu'au, and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. For more information, or to request a registration packet, please contact Barbara Kossow at 808-938-0806 or email bkossow@co.hawaii.hi.us

May TBA, 2015
BIG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL - THE SHOPS AT MAUNA LANI AND THE FAIRMONT ORCHID, KOHALA
This film festival celebrates independent, narrative, Hawaiian and international filmmakers and their films. There will be social, food & beverage events and entertainment as well as the film presentations and an award brunch. Kama`aina discounts for tickets are offered every night. There will be some great celebrity guest appearances. The "Best of the Fest" event will present the audience-voted best feature and best short film of this year's festival at 5:30pm, with a concert featuring a popular Hawaiian musician. The majority of BIFF events take place at various locations within The Fairmont Orchid, including daytime film screenings in the air-conditioned amphitheatre, filmmaker workshops, celebrity receptions and salutes, as well as "festival films" (up to R) and Best of the Fest, at Plantation Estate. Family films (up to PG-13) are shown at The Shops at Mauna Lani Center Stage, where admission is free. For more information, call 808/557-5200, 808/883-0394 office or email bigislandff@aol.com. For complete schedule information and tickets, visit BigIslandFilmFestival.com

May TBA, 2015
KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER "FREE" MONTHLY CONCERT - KONA
At 6pm, hear a popular island musician perform; pre-show Hawaiian music at 5:30pm. Admission is two cans of food for donation to Hawai`i Food Basket. For each can over two person, get an entry into the raffle for prizes from the event sponsors. Bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. For more info, visit Keauhou Shopping Center's website.

May TBA, 2015
MAMo WEARABLE ARTS SHOW - WAIMEA
The annual Native Hawaiian designers' art show, held during Maoli Arts Month. A special runway will be built over the Kahilu Theatre (67-1186 Lindsey Rd.) seats. In the foyer of the theater will be lei makers, Hawaiian food, and a trunk show of the designers' "pret a porter" selections. Call 329-8876 for tickets and info.

 

 

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