(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
October 1, 2016
KONA COFFEE LIVING HISTORY FARM'S OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION - CAPTAIN COOK
Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook hosts its annual Open House, October 1, 10 am-2 pm, sponsored by the Hawai'i Community Federal Credit Union. This year’s celebration honors Kona’s heritage. The theme is "Made In Kona," and promises a day filled with fun family activities revolving around amazing products made in Kona, including coffee, baked goods, farm produce, music, and hand-crafted items. Some of the highlights of this free event are traditional foods and goodies; local music by Aunty Diana Aki & Friends; "Hands on History" lauhala weaving, Japanese calligraphy, gardening and pan roasting coffee; Chicken Hekka demonstration and plate lunch by Sandy's Drive In (celebrating its 50th anniversary!); Kona coffee tastings and tours of the historic 1920s coffee mill and farmhouse. Enjoy the cultural celebration that surrounds 17 years as the only living history coffee farm in the nation.
For more information, call (808) 323-3222, email email@example.com
or visit http://www.konahistorical.org.
October 1, 2016
3rd ANNUAL HISTORIC KAILUA VILLAGE LU'AU
The lu'au will take place at 6 p.m. on the makai (oceanfront) lawn at Kona Inn. Traditional Hawaiian luau fare will be complemented with entertainment by Halau Kala'akeakauikawekiu under the direction of Kumu Hula Kenneth "Aloha" Victor with music by Iwalani Hoomanawanui and friends. Tickets are $45 each; reserved tables of 10 are available in limited quantities at $400 per table. Tickets may be purchased online at HistoricKailuaVillage.com.
October 1, 2016
HULA KANIKAPILA - KAILUA KONA LIBRARY
The will be hosting Na Kupuna O Kona Hema presenting a hula program (suitable for all ages) of traditional Hawaiian music. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this program is free to the public. Time: 2:30-3:30PM. For more information, call (808) 327-4327, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.folkhawaii.com.
October 2, 2016
30th ANNUAL PATH 5K/10K RUN & KEIKI DASH - KAILUA-KONA
A fun 5k and 10k Run and a free Keiki Dash in downtown Kailua-Kona. Run/walk starts and finishes at Hale Halawai on Alii Dr. (start at 7:30am.) This event is a benefit for PATH's Bike Safety Education Program for Hawai'i Island. Fee. For more information, to download an entry form, or to register online, visit www.pathhawaii.org.
October 4, 2016
"LILI'UOKALANI AT WASHINGTON PLACE" ONE-WOMAN SHOW - HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Jackie Pualani Johnson performs an amazing, one-woman show taken directly from the writings of Queen Lili'uokalani, the queen's family, and other historical sources. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free. Time: 7pm. Part of the park's ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium.
October 7, 2016
TROPICAL FLOWER ARRANGING CLASS - VOLCANO ART CENTER
This hands-on workshop with Kaipo Ah Chong will explore color and texture in three dimensions with tropical flowers. Each class will result in an arrangement to take home and enjoy. Time: 2-4pm at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano Village. Cost: $45. For more information, call (808) 967-8222 or email email@example.com
or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
October 8, 2016
PUNA HONGWANJI BAZAAR - KEA'AU
The Puna Hongwanji Mission annual bazaar, with a rummage sale, laulau, cinders, silent auction, boutique, baked goods, and smoked meat will take place from 8:00AM to 12:00PM at Puna Hongwanji Mission, Keaau. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 966-9981, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit punahongwanji.org.
October 7-26, 2016
BIG ISLAND 'UKULELE GUILD EXHIBIT - HILO
Opening reception Oct 7, 5-8PM. Meet the makers; enjoy live music and hula with Konabob & Shirley Stoffer, Alan Hale and Sammi Fo (hula). The show runs Oct 7-Oct 26, Monday-Friday 8-4. Special Saturday programs TBA. For more information about the 'Ukulele Guild or the upcoming exhibit, contact coordinator Bob Gleason at email@example.com or visit BigIslandUkuleleGuild.org. For more information about the Wailoa Art Center, contact (808) 933-0416.
October 8, 2016
IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 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. Also visit www.ironman.com.
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).