(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
July 27, 2016
MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM- HAWAI'I COUNTY - HILO
Moderator Sherry Bracken will ask Hawai'i County Mayoral candidates your questions. This is a free event sposored by the League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women. Time: 5-7PM at Auntie Sallie's Lu'au Hale, 799 Pilani St., Hilo, HI 96720, Hilo. Submit your questions for the candidates to email@example.com.
For more information, call 808-747-4665, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit hilo-hi.aauw.net.
July 27, 2016
LECTURE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK - KONA
Travel back in time to 1916 with Integrated Resources Manager/Archeologist Dr. Jadelyn Moniz-Nakamura as she shares the story of the development of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park in The Establishment of Hawai'i National Park Historical Slideshow. Dr. Moniz-Nakamura's research interests are pre-contact Hawaiian archeology, specializing in faunal and paleoenvironmental analysis. Time: 5:30-7:00 pm at West Hawai'i Civic Center. Presented by Kona Historical Society, in cooperation with Hawai'i County, this free, public lecture series is a gift from the Society to the community. For more information call 808-323-3222 or visithttp://www.konahistorical.org or email email@example.com.
July 28, 2016
EXPRESS ADMISSIONS DAY - PALAMANUI CAMPUS, KONA
Apply for the fall semester at Hawai'i Community College Palamanui the fast and easy way by attending Express Admissions Day. Complete an application and learn about the next steps in the enrollment process, such as orientation and registering for classes. Don't wait! The deadline to apply for Fall 2016 is August 1! You can also apply online at hawaii.hawaii.edu. Time: 4-8 PM. Contact the Hawai'I CC – Palamanui Office of Student Services at 969-8816 for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 30, 2016
EDIBLE LANDSCAPE FOR URBAN LIVING - KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
This is a presentation by Mana'o Pono Sustainability, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating food and resource security. Learn about delicious perennial plants that fit into any landscape. There will be a short demonstration on how to propagate plants by cuttings, and how to share them safely. There will be handouts of a small variety of edible cuttings along with recipes, a list of over fifty perennial edibles, and a live plant landscape garden display. If you have any questions or would like to get involved in the Community Seed Library Project, please contact Natalie at 508-264-7335. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this program is free to the public. Time: 10AM-11:30AM. For more, information, email email@example.com
or visit www.folkhawaii.com.
August 1, 2016
FREE ENTRANCE TO HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
In honor of the Park's 100th birthday, the park is offering a special fee-free day.
August 6, 2016
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. 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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.mangofest.org.
August 13, 2016
PUA NA PUA ART FESTIVAL - KEAUHOU-KONA
Time: 10 am to 4 pm, at Keauhou Shopping Center. Admission: Free. Full Life Hawai'i, Abled Artists Hawai'i and the Donkey Mill Art Center announce the first annual Pua Na Pua art festival, to be held at Keauhou Shopping Center. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will inclusively celebrate the work of artists with and without disabilities, featuring artwork and handmade crafts; artisanal goods; musical performances; a silent auction; free face painting for the kids; and mouth-watering food and ice cold drinks for sale. For more info, call (808) 322-3362 or email email@example.com.
August 13, 2016
DON THE BEACHCOMBER MAI TAI FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
A full day of fun at Royal Kona Resort, including a Battle of the BBQ; a Marketplace; a Pool Party with live music by Henry Kapono; and The Mai Tai Mix-off where 21 of the world's best bartenders will compete for the title of the world's best mai tai and a $10,000 first prize. Call 808/930-3255 or visit donsmaitaifest.com/ for more info.
August 14, 2016
PU'UKOHALA HEIAU NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE'S ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL - KAWAIHAE
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 x0 for more info or visit www.nps.gov/puhe.
August 14, 2016
HOSPICE OF KONA'S ROYAL TEA BENEFIT - FOUR SEASONS HUALALAI RESORT
Enjoy an afternoon tea at Four Seasons Hualalai. Proceeds to benefit Hospice Of Kona's Nakamaru Hale. Silent auction, gourmet goodies and...tea! Cost: $50; reservations required. Corporate table of 10 available for $750. Time: 1:30pm.
For more information, call 808-324-7700, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://hospiceofkona.org.
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).