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August 1, 2015
2015 HAWAIIAN CANOE RACING ASSOCIATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - HILO
The original sport of Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing takes center stage this August as an estimated 7,000 canoe paddlers and supporters from around the state gather at Hilo Bay for the 2015 HCRA Championship Races on Saturday, August 1. Held every August on shorelines across Hawaii, this year Hawaiian koa outrigger canoes will line up across Hilo Bay. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 am, with the first race set to start at 8:15 am. HCRA is comprised of six associations and individual clubs competing in all age divisions, starting with young girls and boys in the 12 year-old division and continuing through men and women in the 65 year-old division. Time: 7:30 am-4:30 pm. The event is free to the public. Craft and food booths are open to everyone throughout the day. Commemorative 2015 Hilo Bay HCRA State Championship Race merchandise will be available for purchase starting on Friday, July 31 and all day Saturday, August 1st at the bayfront merchandise tent. For more information, call 938-8577, email unclebo13@gmail.com or visit www.hcrapaddler.com.

August 1, 2015
7th ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL - KEAUHOU, KONA
The Annual Mango Festival will take place on the beautiful Bayfront Lawn of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, from 10am-5pm. The festival presents the magic of fresh, ripe, delicious Hawai`i Island grown mangos. There will be displays of the many varieties of mangos locally grown on Hawai`i Island. Hawaiian mangos, which are not exported to mainland USA, will be showcased in a variety of horticultural and culinary activities. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide array of mangolicious treats and smoothies offered by local vendors. An amateur recipe contest offers the local home chef a chance to to create and share delicious recipes using mangos in salads, entrees and desserts. Browse among arts and crafts booths and enjoy non-stop live entertainment. This is a Zero Waste Event. For more information, call 808 936-5233, email randyldna@earthlink.net or visit www.mangofest.org.

August 1 & 2, 2015
7th ANNUAL BIKE MS EVENT - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
This event focuses on bringing more awareness about MS to the public and raising funds for programs and services for those living with MS in Hawai`i. The ride is fully supported with catered rest stops, bike support, and gear transportation. To register, and for more information, visit bikemshawaii.org or give the National Multiple Sclerosis Society a call at (808)-532-0806.

August 7-9, 2015
HILO ORCHID SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE
Thousands of orchids in displays created by top notch growers and amateurs entice audiences in this three day extravaganza. Visitors can expect to see exotic species, beautifully grown specimen plants and the latest hybrids, many created by Big Island orchid breeders. Judging of plants will be conducted on Thursday August 9th by certified American Orchid Society judges with dozens of trophies and ribbons awarded. There will be a preview party Thursday night, benefiting the Ku`ikahi Mediation Center. Information about orchids and their cultivation will be offered in free mini-classes conducted by experts during the show. The show will feature a refreshment area with a silent auction, and entertainment each afternoon. Sales areas offer orchid and plant related products plus, of course, magnificent orchids for purchase, including many not found in typical retail garden stores or nurseries. Purchases may be shipped to the mainland. Time: August 7th (9am-6pm), 8th (9am-5pm) and 9th (10am-2pm) at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, Hilo. Cost: $5 general admission; free for children 12 and under. For more information, call 808-935-7991, email rrobison@hawaii.edu or visit www.hiloorchidsociety.org.

August 15, 2015
DON THE BEACHCOMBER MAI TAI FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
A full day of fun at Royal Kona Resort, including a Battle of the BBQ from 11am-2pm, Marketplace from 11am-4pm, a Pool Party with Henry Kapono from 2:30-4pm, and The Mai Tai Mix-off from 4:30-7:30pm, where bartenders will compete for the title of Best Mai Tai, cash prizes totaling $17,500 and more. Call 808/329-3111 or visit donsmaitaifest.com/ for more info.

August 15 & 16, 2015
PU`UKOHALA HEIAU NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE'S ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL - KAWAIHAE
On Saturday, there will be special sunrise cultural ceremonies at the heiau itself from 6-9:30am. Afterwards, festivities for the public to participate in will take place until 3pm. On Sunday, public festivities will commence at 9:30am and continue through 3pm. Over 20 arts and craft workshops and demonstrations will be available for visitors to experience and learn hands-on, including Lei Haku Ame Lei Wili (ancient lei making), Ulana Lauhala (lauhala weaving), Holo Wa`a (canoe rides), and more. There will be local musicians playing songs of Hawai`i. Park Superintendent Daniel Kawaiaea, Jr., invites the public to join the festivities, with only one stipulation - that each visitor learns at least one craft to help preserve part of the Hawaiian culture. PNHP is located about a mile south of Kawaihae on the Kohala Coast. Parking will be on the coral flats south of Kawaihae Harbor. Call (808) 882-7218 for more info or visit www.nps.gov/puhe for more info.

August 16, 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.

August 21 and 22, 2015
AN EVENING WITH ROGER MCGUINN - HILO AND HONOKA`A
A 1991 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founder and leader of The Byrds, McGuinn is famous for his ringing 12-string Rickenbacker guitar sound and Top 10 hit songs Mr. Tambourine Man, Eight Miles High, and Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season), among many others. These will be his first shows in Hawaii since 1978! Time: 7-9:30pm at Palace Theater, Hilo (August 21), and Honoka`a Peoples Theater (August 22). Cost: $40/$50. Tickets and info at http://buffalo-records.com. For more information, call (808) 386-1783 or email doug@buffalo-records.com.

August 22, 2015
18th ANNUAL TASTE OF LIFE BENEFIT - KAILUA-KONA
This year's gala will be held at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel from 6-9pm. Savor food from the island's top chefs and support the Hawai`i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation in the fight against hepatitis and HIV. Enjoy a Gala Variety Show; Pin Up Burlesqueand Cabaret; Music and Dancing with the Rainbow Band; and a Silent Auction. Tickets are $75 advance/$85 at door; VIP Seating $120; Tables of ten $1000. For more information, call 808-331-8177 or visit www.hihaf.com.

August 23, 2015
NORTH HAWAI'I HOSPICE FLOATING LANTERN CEREMONY - FAIRMONT ORCHID
A meaningful ceremony to honor and remember loved ones that have passed. There will be a sharing of music and hula, Taiko drummers, chanting, and prayers, followed by a lantern release into Pauoa Bay at sunset. Admission is free. Time: 5-7:30pm. Floating lanterns for decorating and inscribing messages will be provided for a donation (pre-reservation of lanterns is suggested since supply is limited). Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Complimentary self-parking will be provided by The Fairmont Orchid. For more info or to reserve a lantern, call North Hawai`i Hospice at 885-7547 or visit www.northhawaiihospice.org.

August 29, 2015
GREAT WAIKOLOA CANOE RACE - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
The Waikoloa Canoe Club will be holding their annual Great Waikoloa Canoe Race at Anaeho`omalu Bay. Dozens of teams will be competing from the islands and all over the world. For more information, call (808) 883-2447 or visit www.waikoloacanoeclub.com.

September

September 3-7, 2015
44th ANNUAL QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI LONG DISTANCE OUTRIGGER CANOE RACES
The 2015 Queen Lili`uokalani Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Races welcomes more than 2,500 outrigger canoe paddlers to Kona for its signature 18-mile long distance race, the world's largest long distance outrigger canoe race. Kai `Opua Canoe Club, one of Hawaii's oldest outrigger canoe clubs, will host crews from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Tahiti, United Kingdom and an estimated 75 crews from the US. Other official Race events unfold throughout the holiday weekend including Historic Kailua Village Cultural Walk, Paddling Talk Story, Native Artist Fair, Torchlight Parade, Stand-up Paddleboard Race, Ali`i Challenge and, new this year, Hulakai OC4 (4 person canoes) Sprint Relay Race. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-937-3255 or email no1paddle@hawaii.rr.com.

September 5, 2015
DANIEL R. SAYRE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION AWARDS DINNER/FUNDRAISER - FAIRMONT ORCHID RESORT
The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the opening of the silent auction. The cost of each gourmet buffet dinner is $109, inclusive of tax and tip. Patrons may also choose to sponsor a dinner for a firefighter and/or spouse at a cost of $99 all inclusive, per person. The gala evening will include dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing to the dance band Vizion 20/20. Registration is currently available online at www.DanielSayreFoundation.org. For more information, call (808) 325-5456 or email mallerysayre@hawaii.rr.com.

September 9 and 10, 2015
ANNUAL KUPUNA HULA FESTIVAL - SHERATON KONA RESORT AT KEAUHOU BAY
A very sweet and moving event featuring those over 55 years of age, held in the Kaleiopapa Convention Center. This event usually sells out, so get your tickets in advance! Vendors with Hawaiian crafts will be set up outside the event. There will be Hawaiian food for sale, as well.

September 10-13, 2015
HAWAIICON CONVENTION - HAPUNA BEACH PRINCE HOTEL
HawaiiCon brings together the best of science, sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime and cosplay at the Hapuna Beach Price Hotel, September 10-13, 2015. Celebrities from Star Trek, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, Once Upon a Time, Continuum, join the top space scientists, voice actors and cosplayers in the country for four days of panels, workshops and adventures. For more info, visit www.hawaiicon.com.

September 11, 2015
MISS ALOHA NUI PAGEANT - WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT
For more info, visit hawaiiislandfestival.org/.

September 11-13, 2015
2015 RUN FOR HOPE EVENTS - FOUR SEASONS HUALALAI, KOHALA COAST
Run For Hope is a non-competitive 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk event. Proceeds from this event benefit cancer research in Hawai`i. Run For Hope: 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk. For more information, call the Event Hotline at 808.325.8052. Registration forms are available at http://www.fsrh.net/pr/run_for_hope.pdf. For more information, call 808-325-8052 or visit the Run for Hope website.

September 12, 2015
2015 WILIWILI FESTIVAL - WAIKOLOA VILLAGE
Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative proudly presents the 2015 Wiliwili Festival. Enjoy a day of celebrating the wiliwili trees and native dryland forest in Waikoloa Village. This free event includes live music, local food vendors, workshops, forest tours, a silent auction, native plant sales and giveaways as well as lots of hands-on activities for keiki of all ages. Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Waikoloa Stables, Waikoloa Village. For more information, call (808) 494-2208, email jess@waikoloadryforest.org or visit www.waikoloadryforest.org.

September 12, 2015
HAWAI`I ISLAND FESTIVAL'S ANNUAL POKE CONTEST - WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT
Both home cooks and top professional chefs compete against their peers for the championship recipe of this popular Hawaiian dish that is made from the freshest fish or shellfish plus seasonings - and after the judges announce the winners, the audience gets to taste too! For more info, visit hawaiiislandfestival.org.

September 12, 2015
ANNUAL KINDY SPROAT FALSETTO & STORYTELLING CONTEST - WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT
This unique music competition features talented male singers of all ages who can not only sing in the unique falsetto style, but can also captivate the audience with the stories behind the songs. For more info, visit hawaiiislandfestival.org.

September TBA, 2015
HULA KAHIKO AT HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
This outdoor presentation of traditional hula and chant features a Big Island halau from 10:30-11:30am. The event will take place rain or shine at the hula platform located near Volcano Art Center Gallery. The audience is encouraged to bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear. On the same day, there are hands-on cultural demonstrations from 9:30Am to 1:30PM on the gallery porch. Free; park entrance fees apply. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

September 19, 2015
PANIOLO PARADE AND HO`OLAULE`A - WAIMEA
One of our favorite yearly events, the Paniolo Parade will start at 10am at "Church Row" and proceed to Waimea Park, featuring princesses on horseback with attendees (complete with "Pooper Scooper" brigades!) decorated with the flowers of their respective islands. The Parade is followed by one of the best crafts show of the year, featuring island foods, games, arts & crafts, Hawaiian products and live entertainment in Waimea Ball Park at 11am. Free. A great local family event! Note: 1 hour road closure.

September 18, 2015
LEDWARD KA`APANA & MIKE KA`AWA IN CONCERT - HILO
Ledward Ka`apana & Mike Ka`awa will perform at the Palace Theater in Hilo, on Friday, September 18, from 7 PM to 9 PM. Tickets are $45 for Center Reserved seating, $35 for Side Reserved seating; General Admission is $25. Tickets are available by calling The Palace Theater at 808-934-7010. Please buy your tickets early as this concert will sell out. This event is a benefit for the Big Island Slack Key Guitar Festival to be held on Sept. 20th, and is being sponsored by the non-profit, East Hawaii Cultural Council. For more information, call 808-315-2374, email gtolar01@gmail.com.

September 19, 2015
KA`U COFFEE TRAIL RUN 5K, 10K, 1/2 MARATHON - PAHALA
The Ka`u Coffee Trail Run returns for its 2nd year offering moderate to highly-challenging 5K, 10K and 1/2 Marathon races through macadamia nut and coffee fields along the beautiful slopes of rural Ka`u on the southern side of Hawai`i Island. Time: 7:00am to 1:00pm at Ka`u Coffee Mill, 96-2696 Wood Valley Rd., Pahala. The course starts with a family-friendly 5K, continues uphill through a moderately challenging 10K and reaches a 3100-foot elevation in the vigorously exhilarating 1/2 Marathon. Register by midnight July 18 for early registration: $25, 5K; $35, 10K; $45, Half Marathon; $10 for high school team members, for all races. Registration Includes lunch, massage and race goodie bag with t-shirt, and more. Invite your friends and family to cheer you on and enjoy local food, live entertainment and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Ka`u community. `O Ka`u Kakou is a 501(c)3 volunteer-based organization. To register and for more information, visit Race360.com or okaukakou.org. For more information, call 650.280.3437 or email e.douglas.c@gmail.com.

September 20, 2015
BIG ISLAND SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL - HILO
There will be 12 performances from 12 noon to 6 PM, featuring some of Hawai`i's finest slack key guitar recording artists and local performers. The festival is held at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. So far, the line-up includes, Ledward Ka`apana, Jeff Peterson, Cyril Pahinui, Keoki Kahumoku, Darlene Ahuna, Ken Emerson, and The Kalapana Awa Band. Tickets are $10, or $8 with a canned goods donation for the Hawai`i Food Basket. There will be festival t-shirts for sale, Hawaiian craft and food booths. Sponsored by the non-profit East Hawaii Cultural Council. Time: Noon to 6 PM at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. For more information, call 808-315-2374 or email gtolar01@gmail.com.

September 20, 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.

September 21, 2014
ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ALOHA - HAPUNA BEACH PRINCE HOTEL
Mauna Kea Resort presents the 4th Annual Festival of Aloha at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. The free all-day event features activities for the entire family. There will be live Hawaiian music; hula performances; Hawaiian craft vendors; food booths. Special appearance by the Royal Court. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food donations to benefit Hawai`i Island Food Basket. At Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Courtyard and Ballroom, 62-100 Kauna`oa Drive, Kohala Coast. Call (808) 880-1111 for more information, email vkometani@maunakeabeachhotel.com or visit www.HapunaBeachPrinceHotel.com.

September 26, 2015
FREE ENTRY TO NATIONAL PARKS
In honor of National Public Lands 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.

September 26, 2015
FESTIVAL OF 1000 BOWLS - KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER, KONA
Music, noodles and handmade ceramics! Enjoy hiyashi somen (chilled Japanese noodles) served in a handmade bowl of your choice to keep. Relax and enjoy live music while tasting noodles and sipping sake. This new location will allow for easier parking and more bowls than ever! Proceeds will benefit Donkey Mill Art Center's Ceramics Department's mission to bring clay art to people of all ages and abilities in our island community. For more info, call (808) 322-3362, email DonkeyMill@gmail.com or visit donkeymillartcenter.org.

September 27, 2014
KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER "FREE" MONTHLY CONCERT - KONA
At 6pm, hear a popular Hawaiian musician/band; pre-show music at 5:30pm. Admission is two cans of food for donation to Hawai`i Food Basket. For each can over two per 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.

October

October 2 and 3, 2015
B.I.A.N. 2015 FALL HORTICULTURAL SHOW AND PLANT SALE - HILO
The Big Island's best nurseries will be offering fruit trees, ornamentals, orchids, bamboo, water garden plants and so much more. There will be e ducational booths, plant clinic, and a concession area. Time: Fri. 5-9pm; Sat. 9am-2pm at Afook-Chinen Civic Aditorium, Hilo. Free to the public. For more information, call 966-7169 or email info@hawaiiplants.org.

October TBA, 2015
BIG ISLAND 'UKULELE GUILD'S 11th ANNUAL EXHIBITION - HILO
The `Ukulele GuildÕs annual Handmade Instruments Exhibit will be held at the Wailoa Center. The `Ukulele Guild is comprised of members from across the island who build by hand, either recreationally or professionally. The mission of the guild is to share and promote the art and tradition of `ukulele making as it continues to evolve in modern day. Contact Guild President Chris Stewart thru the Guild's website at http://www.bigislandukuleleguild.org/ or get Wailoa Center info by calling 933-0416.

October TBA, 2015
KOHALA COUNTRY FAIR
Great for the entire family, with old-fashioned country fair games and contests, live music, more than 100 food and craft booths, and a keiki zone. To be held at the beautiful oceanview fairgrounds in Kapa`au, 1 mile east of the King Kamehameha statue, toward Pololu, makai from `Iole Road. Lots of off-street parking. For more information, email kcf@hawaii.rr.com or visit www.kohalacountryfair.com

October TBA, 2015
ANNUAL PATH 5K/10K RUN - KAILUA-KONA
The 30th Annual PATH 5K Walk/Run, 10K Run & Free Keiki Dash is Kona's Kickoff to Ironman Week. Time: 7:30am. Start at Hale Halawai on Ali`i Dr. (site of Ironman Expo), Kailua Kona. Fee. For more information, call 895-2442, email stefanie@pathhawaii.org or visit www.pathhawaii.org

October 9, 2015
"TASTE OF THE HAWAIIAN RANGE" AND AGRICULTURE FESTIVAL - HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE
The time for this yearÕs Taste gala is 6-8 p.m. and the annual agricultural showcase will again sprawl both inside and out of the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Culinary adventure seekers can taste and enjoy all the cuts of pasture-raised beef - everything from tongue to tail - prepared expertly by Hawai`i chefs.Ê Enjoy familiar cuts like sirloin tip and ribs, plus beef cheek and the infamous "rocky mountain oysters" or bull testicles. While "tasting," attendees can meet Hawai`iÕs food producers at booths and talk story with the ranchers and farmers who make a living growing our food. They can also enjoy exhibits presenting topics related to local agriculture and food sustainability, including the University of Hawai`iÕs Mealani Research Station, where the event began! Local food producers also have an opportunity to hook up with isle chefs and consumers. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies and procedures to participate in this event should contact Russell Nagata at 808-969-8228 no later than September 7. Pre-sale tickets are $45; $60 at the door. Also visit http://www.TasteOfTheHawaiianRange.com.

October 10, 2015
IRONMAN TRIATHLON - KAILUA-KONA
This ultimate endurance event - a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2 mile run - attracts thousands of the world's best athletes, and thousands of volunteers from the Big Island help make it happen! Watch West Hawaii Today newspaper for updates on the event.

October TBA, 2015
HULA KAHIKO AT HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
This outdoor presentation of traditional hula and chant features a Big Island halau from 10:30-11:30am. This event will take place rain or shine at the hula platform located near Volcano Art Center Gallery. Audience is encouraged to bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear. On the same day, there are hands-on cultural demonstrations from 9:30Am to 1:30PM on the gallery porch. Free; park entrance fees apply. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

October TBA, 2015
HAWAI`I BAMBOO SOCIETY'S 16TH ANNUAL BAMBOO FESTIVAL - PAPAIKOU
Vendors, artists, and lecturers will be featured at the event. There will be demonstrations and a silent auction. It is your opportunity to meet, ask questions, and talk with local bamboo enthusiasts and growers. Will be held at Papaikou Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on Hwy 19 between mile markers 7 & 8.Free to the public. For more information, call 808-238-5361, email hawaiichapterabs@gmail.com or visit hcabs.webs.com

October 18, 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

October TBA, 2015
ANNUAL TASTE OF HILO
Featuring more than 35 participating restaurants, chefs, pastry chefs, bakers, and beverage suppliers. To be held at Sangha Hall, Hilo. Sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawai`i. A portion of event proceeds go to support the Hawai`i Community College. Tickets may be ordered by calling the Chamber at 934-0177 or by emailing jccih@jccih.org. For more information, visit www.jccih.org

October TBA, 2015
ROTARY CLUB OKTOBERFEST
The Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise will be hosting an Oktoberfest at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Harbor. There will be ono grinds, on-tap beers from Kona Brewing Company, and rockin' entertainment. A live auction will include works of art contributed by some of the island's finest artists. There will be a great silent auction as well; all items are donated by local artists and businesses to assist Rotary's work in the greater Kona community. Tickets are available at Kona Wine Market and Kailua Candy Company, or by calling Sylvia Owens at 937-3579. For more information, call 331-8191.

October TBA, 2014
HO`OKUPU HULA NO KA`U CULTURAL FESTIVAL - PAHALA
This will be the second year this cultural festival, which has been taking place annually on Lana`i, will be held in Pahala. There will be music, hula, cultural demonstrations, cultural practitioners, food and crafts. The organizers welcome artisans, crafters and informational displays. Entertainment will be free to the public, and will take place on the grounds of Pahala Plantation House. To sign up for workshops, call 808-315-7032.

October TBA, 2015
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S RELAY FOR LIFE - WAIMEA
Waimea's goal this year is to raise $40,000. For more info, contact American Cancer Society staff partner Sancie De Mattos at 938-8413 or Event Chairperson Bernie Kainoa at 938-2762.

October TBA, 2015
5th ANNUAL HAWAI`I ARTIST COLLABORATION AUCTION - HOLUALOA INN
An exciting auction of one-of-a-kind works created by local and international visual artists collaborating together for less than a week. This is a highly esteemed not-for-profit event, to be held at the Malulani Pavilion of the beautiful Holualoa Inn (75-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa). All proceeds will benefit art scholarships and future events. Free. Food and beverages will be provided. For more info, phone Cliff Johns at 331-0813, email hawaiicollaboration@gmail.com

October TBA, 2015
2nd ANNUAL LILIKO`I FESTIVAL/FUNDRAISER - HILO
This free, community focused, family friendly event will feature liliko`i cooking demonstrations, a liliko`i cooking contest, live music, and free keiki activities. At Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo. For more information, call 808-965-1866 or email sandi@alstrand.com.

October TBA, 2015
BOOK SALE - KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Proceeds from sales help support the needs of the Kona libraries. Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Kailua Kona Public Library, Kailua Kona, HI. Free to the public. For more information, call 322-0077 or email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com

October TBA, 2015
RUN FOR THE DRY FOREST - PU`U WA`A
The State's Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) in conjunction with the non-profit organization PATH (Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii) and the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry will be holding their 8th annual Run for the Dry Forest at Pu`u Wa`awa`a, a 10km run, 5km run/walk and 1/4 mile keiki run. This annual event is geared toward raising awareness and contributing to the conservation and restoration of Dry Forests in Hawaii. There will be wonderful prizes given to age division winners and each participant will receive a beautifully designed shirt. For entry forms and more information, including volunteer opportunities please visit www.pathhawaii.org. Participants need to register. Time: 6am-2pm at 71-1645 Mamalahoa Highway, Pu`u Wa`a. For information call: (808) 938-7795 or email tina@pathhawaii.org or visit www.pathhawaii.org.

October TBA, 2015
ANNUAL PAHOA GIFT AND CRAFT FAIR
All proceeds from booth fees will support the Kahakai neighborhood organized watch. Time: 8am to 3pm at Keonepoko Elementary School, Pahoa. Vendor cost: $30 for a 10x10 space. For more information, call 965-1672 or email know.craftfair@gmail.com.

October 24, 2015
KONA ROCKTOBERFEST 2015
Kona RocktoberFest 2015 brings the ultimate party to Kailua Kona Hawaii with live music by Leche De Tigre, The Darkroom, Green Machine and MAKA, stand up comedy by The Alohahas, three costume contests, dancing featuring the Chicken Dance! Compete for liquid prizes in the "Heiny Or Steiny" blindfold challenge. German inspired draft beers and German food offered by King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel at the beautiful Kamakahonu Bay. Elevating Halloween and German Oktoberfest to a premier event for all of the Big Island to enjoy! Time: 3:30-9:30pm. Cost: $25. For more information, call 808-333-4341, email douglas.mallardi@gmail.com or visit www.konarocktoberfest.com.

October TBA, 2015
HALLOWEEN JOURNEY EVENT - KEALAKEKUA
Meet Phileas Fogg and join him on a daring adventure! Costumes are welcomed; closed-toed shoes and a flashlight for the journey are strongly encouraged. For more information, call 808-854-6769, email Julie@ziemelis.com or visit www.kppcs.org .

October TBA, 2015
`OHANA HALLOWEEN PA`INA - KEAUHOU, KONA
Free admission. Haunted House, playground, and vendors. Keiki Costume Contest; Adult Costume Contest, and live entertainment. For more info & parking details, visit Keauhou Shopping Center's website.

October TBA, 2015
HAWAI`I ISLAND HUMANE SOCIETY'S ANNUAL HOWL'WEEN DOG WALKS - HILO & KONA
At King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona; Queen Lii`uokalani Park in Hilo. The Dog Walks encourage dog owners to exercise themselves & their dogs during this fun, family-friendly free event that includes contests and prizes. Walkers with or without pets are urged to raise pledges to support Hawai`i Island Humane Society. Registration for both events is free. Log on to www.FirstGiving.com/HIHSPetWalk and create your own fundraising page or team fundraising page. For more information, call 329-8002, email exec.dir@hihs.org or visit www.FirstGiving.com/HIHSPetWalk.

October TBA, 2015
3rd ANNUAL EAST HAWAI`I JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL - HILO
Get your tickets now for the Annual East Hawai`i Jazz and Blues Festival! This swingin' event includes yummy pupus, beer, and wine! Proceeds benefit the Hawai`i Island Veterans Memorial. To be held at Nani Maui Gardens, 421 Makalika St. Hilo. For more information, call 808-964-5764, email bobwilliams63@msn.com.

November

November 6, 2015
45th ANNUAL KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival returns for its 45th annual celebration of Kona's world famous coffee. Hawai`i's oldest food festival combines a modern-day infatuation with coffee with Kona's old-world history as visitors, residents, artisans and farmers gather together to salute Hawai`i's preeminent coffee. Kona coffee farm tours, Native Hawaiian arts and culture events, keiki (child) friendly activities, and a celebration of cultural diversity all blended together in ten event-filled days honoring nearly 200 years of Kona coffee history. Cost: Festival Button for entry to most events. For more information, call 808-326-7820 or visit or visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 7, 2015
HOLUALOA VILLAGE COFFEE TASTING AND ART STROLL - KONA
The Coffee Stroll is an annual event of the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Coffee from over 30 coffee farms will be featured in the little artist colony of Holualoa. Enjoy the unique art galleries and shops from 9am to 3pm. There will be live music and more. Free parking at Holualoa School and the Catholic church. There is also a public parking area across from the Holualoa `Ukulele Gallery. Festival Button required.

November TBA, 2015
"WALK/RUN FOR LITERACY" - WAIKOLOA VILLAGE
Sixth annual Friends of the Library 5K Walk/Run for Literacy will start and finish near playground end of Waikoloa School Complex. Register on site at 7am or on website www.flwr-runforliteracy.com. Time: registration 7:00am; race begins 7:30am at 68-1730 Ho`oko St. school parking lot, Waikoloa, HI 96738. Cost: $20 adults/$10, 13 & under. For more information, call 808-883-0764, email bettejgreen@yahoo.com or visit www.flwr-runforliteracy.com.

November TBA, 2015
ANNUAL WAIMEA SOLAR SYSTEM WALK
The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and Keck Observatory are sponsoring the Waimea Solar System Walk. The walk turns Waimea into a scale model of our solar system with the sun at Keck and Pluto/dwarf planets at CFHT. Prizes for the keiki, refreshments for all. Event is free. To be held at Keck Observatory Headquarters along Mamalahoa Hwy to the Canada-France-Hawai`i Telescope offices, Waimea. For more information, call 885-3121 or email laychak@cfht.hawaii.edu.

November TBA, 2015
KOHALA `AINA FESTIVAL - NORTH KOHALA
The 6th Annaul Kohala `Aina Festival is Hawai'i Institute of Pacific Agriculture's annual harvest celebration and fundraiser. All proceeds from the event support youth education programs. Music and dance, a Permaculture Convergence with workshops in soil fertility, beekeeping, seed saving, plant medicine, community design, and Hawaiian culture. There will also be a Young Farmer's Forum, a 100% locally grown Hawaiian feast, and a Keiki Tent with fun activities for all ages! To be held at Kohala Fairgrounds (10 acre Fairgrounds, makai of `Iole Rd, Kapa`au). Purchase tickets online at http://kohalaaina2014.bpt.me/. For more information, call 808-889-6316, email hipagriculture@gmail.com or visit www.hipagriculture.org.

November 13, 2015
KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL LANTERN PARADE - KAILUA-KONA
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm. The popular Lantern Parade returns! Parade route starts on Alii Drive at Hale Halawai County Pavilion and travels through Historic Kailua Village to Kailua Pier. Also, a Floating Lantern event launches from Kamakahonu Bay fronting the Courtyard by Marriott King KamehamehaÕs Kona Beach Hotel.

November TBA, 2015
WINE, CHEESE, CHOCOLATE & MORE! BENEFIT - HILO
Hilo Medical Center Foundation's 13th Annual Wine, Cheese, Chocolate & More Fundraiser will feature delectable chocolates; superior cheeses; fine wines with distinct properties, aromas & flavors; cold beer; and a magnificent array of delicious pupus and appetizers created with local ingredients that will be served by local physician "waiters." There will also be silent and live auctions. For more information, call 808-935-2957, email bmiller@hhsc.org or visit www.hilomedicalcenterfoundation.org.

November TBA, 2015
A TRIBUTE TO KING DAVID KALAKAUA "E MAU ANA KA HULA" - SHERATON KONA BAY RESORT, KEAUHOU
The "Merrie Monarch" King David Kalakaua will be feted with a celebration of hula held at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. Kumu Hula and students from across the Hawaiian Islands, Japan, and Europe will present their art of style and tradition of hula with either hula kahiko (ancient) or hula `auana (modern) styles of dance. Each school will showcase the best integrity and quality of traditional hula steps, expressions, creativity and adornments with costumes and stories that support the hula traditions. Local arts and crafts vendors will be featuring quality handmade Hawaiian items, and ono food will be available too! Admission is free. No outside food or coolers please. Festival information and registration for workshops are available online at www.emauanakahula.org. For more information, call 808-348-7047 or email administrator@nawaiiwiola.org.

November 15, 2015
"KOKUA KAILUA" HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT AND VILLAGE STROLL - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian Music event featuring the Merrie Monarchs men's glee club and the Hawai`i County Band 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 Concert, stroll thru Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy outdoor cafe's and restaurants, local musicians & artists. Special kama`aina pricing at participating restaurants and merchants. For more info about the Village Stroll, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, visit www.kvbid.org.

November TBA, 2015
20th ANNUAL ARC OF KONA BAZAAR BENEFIT - KEALAKEKUA
Music and entertainment all day, "Trash and Treasure": clothing, household goods plants; craft vendors, Silent Auction with donations from Big Island businesses; ono food for sale: smoked turkey plate, chili dogs, pulled pork and salads. Call 323-2626. ARC of Kona is located just mauka of Konawaena High School. Park at the high school and you will get shuttled up the hill.

November TBA, 2015
14th ANNUAL KONA HOSPITAL FOUNDATION GALA BENEFIT - FOUR SEASONS HUALALAI
Musical entertainment by The Bill Noble Quartet. Exceptional Live and Silent Auctions - view online at www.biddingforgood.com/khfhawaii.For more info, and reservations, call 808-322-4587 or visit www.khfhawaii.org.

November TBA, 2015
HAWAI`I HONEY FESTIVAL - HILO
The Hawai`i Honey Festival will take place amid the 22 acres of tropical plants and flowers of Nani Mau Gardens (421 Makalika Street, Hilo). The event will include the 6th Annual Hawaiian Natural Honey Challenge: beekeepers from throughout the State of Hawai`i will submit their best comb, liquid and solid honeys to be blind-tasted and judged by a panel of experts, with winning apiaries receiving recognition and award seals for their honey. Festivities include the "People's Choice" Honey Tasting, live Hawaiian and pop music, hula, crafts and honey vendors, "ono" food, many children's activities, beekeeping demonstrations and observation hives, other bee and agricultural exhibits, lectures and demonstrations, and bee-friendly plant sales. If you have questions or are interested in participating in this year's event, please contact Peggy Beckett at 808-963-6361, email peggy@TheBeeCompany.buzz or visit http://www.bigislandbeekeepers.com/.

November TBA, 2015 till beginning of January, 2015
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY - VOLCANO ART CENTER
Special holiday celebrations include art demonstrations and print and book signings by gallery artists, plus a fine selection of quality handcrafted decorations and gifts offered only during the holiday season. Includes the 16th Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit. Time: 9 AM to 6 PM at Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano. Free; Park entrance fees apply. For more information, call 808-967-7565 or email gallery@volcanoartcenter.org or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

November TBA, 2015
"KALUA YOUR TURKEY" WORKSHOP - AMY B.H. GREENWELL ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN, KEALAKEKUA
Participants will begin preparing their turkeys and the imu (pit) between 7 and 8am. When all the turkeys are ready, they will be put into the Garden imu, and the imu will be closed. Participants return to the Garden in the afternoon to help open the imu and take out their kalua turkey. The exact time for opening the imu will be determined on the day of the workshop, but it should be between 3 and 5pm. Cost per turkey TBA. You must call or email to register in advance. For information or to register, call 323-3318 or email agg@bishopmuseum.org.

November TBA, 2015
14th ANNUAL INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
Many Big Island Faith communities will join together for this concert. Free to the public, but canned food and monetary donations for Hawai`i Food Basket are encouraged - "2 Hands=2 Cans." Time: 6:30pm, at Lutheran Church of The Holy Trinity, 77-165 Lako St. For more info, call 987-4219.

November TBA, 2015
MEET & EAT ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER - KONA
The Kona Task Force on Feeding the Hungry announces the 22nd Annual Meet and Eat Thanksgiving Dinner. The public is invited to join us for a traditional Thanksgiving meal at the Kealakehe Intermediate School Cafeteria on Onipa`a Street. It is free, but if you can, please bring a bag of rice for the rice bag pyramid to help the Food Basket, as rice is normally at a minimum during this period of the year. The task force is made up of community organizations, churches and businesses joining together to feed the needy in West Hawai`i. Those wishing to volunteer or contribute can contact Ardie Ikeda at 987-1664.

November TBA, 2015
KAILUA VILLAGE HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING - KAILUA-KONA
Village Holiday Holiday festivities kick off with a traditional lighting of the Kailua Village Christmas tree. Meet friends and family, and bring the kids to Emma's Square, across from Hulihe`e Palace. For more information, call 808-936-9202 or visit www.historickailuavillage.com.

November TBA, 2015
VOLCANO VILLAGE ARTISTS HUI ANNUAL ART STUDIO TOUR & SALE
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, visitors are invited to meet the Volcano Village Artists in their studios and see artworks in a wide variety of media. Pottery, raku masks, hand blown art glass, wood & metal sculpture, hand-tooled metal and fiber art, as well as photographs, paintings, drawings and block prints will be on display and available for purchase. A special drawing for pieces contributed by the artists will be held on the last day of the event. For more information e-mail eherb@hawaii.rr.com. Maps to the artists' studios will be available at local businesses in Volcano Village, as well as at www.VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com.

Novemer TBA, 2015
ANNUAL KONA POTTERS GUILD SALE - HONAUNAU
The pottery utilizes Hawaiian-inspired colors, textures and motifs, with a variety of clays and techniques - iridescent Raku, porcelain underwater scenes, functional high fire and low fire stoneware. Taste some 100% Kona coffee, macnuts & brownies while you're shopping! Time: TBA. The studio is located on the lower level of SKEA (Society for Kona's Education and Art), between mile markers 105 and 106 on Mamalahoa Highway south of Captain Cook, and will be open after the sale throughout December. Call (808) 328-9665 for more info.
November TBA, 2015
21st ANNUAL NA LIMA HANA ART AND CRAFTS FAIR - HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE
To be held in the Hilton's Kona Ballrooms. $5 validated Self-Parking. Local crafters from Hawai`i island will be on hand to showcase and sell their unique one-of-a-kind arts and crafts - Hawaiian quilts, wood carvings, holiday ornaments, jewelry, clothing and Kona coffee. Free to the public. For more information, call 886-2885.

December

December TBA, 2015
ANNUAL NA MAKUA INVITATIONAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR - HILO
This fair features products that showcase the talents of local artists and offer a diverse selection of unique Christmas gifts that are not available anywhere else. All applicants are screened with consideration given to the uniqueness, quality and craftsmanship of the product. Items made in Hawai`i are preferred, but items are examined on a case by case basis. Live entertainment, along with ono kaukau, refreshments and prize drawings. Free admission. Time TBA at Ah Fook Chinen Civic Auditorium, Manono St., Hilo. For more information, call 808-966-4647, email puna@namakua.com or visit www.namakua.com.

December TBA, 2015
PAHOA CHRISTMAS PARADE - PUNA
Santa will hand out goodie bags to all the children. Enter the parade, or just come to watch! Call 965-2729 for more info.

December TBA, 2015
CHRISTMAS AT KAMAKAHONU BAY; DINING WITH THE CHEFS
The American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona Kohala Chefs Association presents its 27th annual holiday scholarship fundraiser. The fundraiser benefits local culinary students attending HawCC in Kona, the "Equip the Kitchens" campaign for the future HawCC-Palamanui and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs who want to further their education. Twenty top Hawai`i chefs and confectioners will use primarily locally sourced ingredients to prepare tantalizing cuisine with a holiday twist - all accompanied by handcrafted ales, wines and 100 percent Kona coffee. Attendees can enjoy live music and dancing under the stars, plus an exciting silent auction. Purchase online at www.konakohalachefs.org or at Kailua Candy Company. Phone 329-2522 for info and to also charge tickets by phone.

December TBA, 2015
CHRISTMAS AT HULIHE`E PALACE - KAILUA-KONA
Kick off the Christmas holiday season at the annual Christmas at Hulihe`e Palace! There will be a royal holiday dinner, a live and silent auction, and musical entertainment. Proceeds from the evening benefit will help a local charity and assist with on-going restoration and preservation efforts at Hulihe`e Palace. To purchase tickets or a special reserved table, call 331-8010 or visit www.huliheechristmas.org For more information, call 331-8010 or email info@habitatwesthawaii.org.

December TBA, 2015
HOLUALOA MUSIC AND LIGHT FESTIVAL, KONA
Witness the lighting of the town Christmas tree, listen to musicians perform Christmas music thru the evening at stages around the village, and receive treats from the galleries and shops in this charming little artists' colony in the middle of Kona coffee country. Santa will show up too! For information, call Holualoa Village Assn. at 808/322-8484, or visit www.holualoahawaii.com.

December TBA, 2015
TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS PARADE - WAIMEA
Starting at Church Row, and ending at Waimea Town Park.

December TBA, 2015
ANNUAL CANADA-FRANCE-HAWAI`I TELESCOPE STARGAZING PARTY - WAIMEA
Right after the Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade, CFHT will host its annual stargazing party, with telescopes, hot beverages, keiki activities, and an opportunity to talk to the astronomers. Members of the West Hawai`i Astronomy Club will also be there with telescopes. 65-1238 Mamalahoa Hwy, CFHT front lawn, Waimea. Free to the public. For information, call 808-885-3121 or email outreach@cfht.hawaii.edu.

December TBA, 2015
PARADISE ART STUDIO TOUR - KEA`AU, PUNA
The district of Puna's Hawaiian Paradise Park residential area will feature many local artists in studios around the area. The tour features over 25 artists in 8+ art studios with many fine artists and crafters selling works in clay, fiber, glass, pastel, silk, acrylic, oil painting, jewelry, clothing, cement, wood, and more. Free. The Paradise Studio Tour Artist Collective will donate 10% of all sales to the three Puna District Public High School's Art Departments. Free to the public. For more information call (808) 982-5150 or (808) 557-0931, or visit www.paradisestudiotour.com for a detailed map.

December TBA, 2015
ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE/BENEFIT - HALE HALAWAI, KAILUA-KONA
Between 8am and 2pm, Kona Business and Professional Women wll offer a variety of poinsettias for sale in red, pink and white in 6-inch or 8-inch diameter and 2-gallon pots. Crafts and jams will also be available. The organization is accepting advance orders of poinsettias in 6-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch diameter pots, with free delivery for plant orders of $100 or more. To preorder or for more information, call Cathy Shea at 425-269-2437 or Muriel Boot at 987-8412. This is a benefit for the Kona Business and Professional Women's high school scholarship fund and its Grant for Success, which is awarded to someone needing help with reentry into the workforce. For info, or to place orders, call Cathy at 425-269-2437 or Muriel at 987-8412.

December TBA, 2015
ANNUAL HAWAI`I ARTS, CRAFTS, GIFTS & FOOD CHRISTMAS FAIR
From 9 am-5 pm at Sangha Hall in Hilo. The fair will feature handmade crafts, gifts, jewelry, quilts, photographs, clothing, traditional Christmas gift items, as well as food. Admission; children 7 and under free. For more information, or if you are interested in participating in this holiday event, please call 981-0518. Visit www.hawaiiartsandcraftsfestival.com.

December TBA, 2015
31st ANNUAL KAILUA-KONA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE
The parade will begin at the Kekuaokalani Gym next to Kona Pool, go south on Kuakini, down Palani Rd., and along Ali`i Drive to Walua Rd., just past Coconut Grove Marketplace. There will be numerous musical entries, and more than half of the entries will beautifully light up the evening, including HELCO's Toy's For Tots Train, and of course, Santa and his reindeer. The Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade will once again be supportive of Hawaii Island's Food Basket, and parade entrants and parade attendees are encouraged to contribute what they can to the 4th Annual Menehune Holiday Food Drive. Donations will be accepted at all of the west side food markets on the day of the parade, from Captain Cook to Waimea, as well as during the parade, when The Food Basket entry passes by. If you are not able to make it into town, you can watch the parade locally on Channel 53 or stream it on the web at www.naleo.tv beginning at 5:30pm. Entry applications and additional parade and food drive information is available online at www.paradesinkona.com or you may call Chauna Reese at 313-0025.

December TBA, 2015
KEAUHOU BIRD CONSERVATION CENTER ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE - VOLCANO
Keauhou Bird Conservation Center is located near the Volcano Golf Course; shuttles will be offered from the main gate for each tour. Don't miss this once a year opportunity to get an up close look at some of Hawai`i's rarest birds and learn about the center's avian conservation efforts. Some of the birds you will see are the `Alala (Hawaiian crow), Palila, and Puaiohi (small Kaua`i thrush). Tours are at 8am, 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. Local artists will be selling their bird-related artwork and there will also be a silent auction and T-shirt sale. Refreshments will be provided. Free to the public; donations are welcome. Reservations are required. Please call (808) 985-7218 or emaili kbccopenhouse@gmail.com to reserve spots for a tour.

December 13, 2015
"KOKUA KAILUA" HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY SUNDAY PERFORMANCE AND VILLAGE STROLL/FREE CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian Music Concert 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 Concert, stroll thru Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy outdoor cafe's and restaurants, local musicians & artists. Special kama`aina pricing at participating restaurants & merchants. For more info about the Village Stroll, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

December 24, 2015
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 TBA, 2015
17th 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 sale. 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 (808) 963-6422 or e-mail msakiko@hawaii.rr.com for more info.

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