(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
February 4, 2016
KAI `OPUA CANOE CLUB "BENEFIT" - SPLASHER'S GRILL, KAILUA-KONA
Kai `Opua Canoe Club has been invited to participate in paddling races in Sydney, Australia at the Sydney Harbor Challenge, and in Auckland, New Zealand at the Takapuna Beach Cup! Splashers Grill will be donating $500 in addition to $1 for every meal purchased on February 4th to the Club. Open 7am-10pm; Happy Hour from 3-6pm.
February 4, 2016
COMMUNITY DENGUE FEVER UPDATE MEETING - PU`UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Time: 6-7:30pm. Presentations by Office of the Mayor, Hawai`i County Civil Defense, State of HI Dept. of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.G.S. and the National Park Service. A Questions and Answers session will follow. For more info, call Ranger Julia at 328-2326, x 1702.
February 6, 2016
HUGE FUNDRAISER GARAGE SALE FOR KARES ANIMAL RESCUE - KEALAKEHE
From Hwy 19 take Kealakehe Pkwy up past the school. Turn right, then take first left, and then, first right. It's the first building on the right side. Signs will be put up. Lots of new items. Time: 8:00 AM to 1 PM at La`I `Opua Community Center, Haleolono St, Kailua-Kona. For more information, call (808) 328-8455 or email email@example.com.
February 6, 2016
ANNUAL WAIMEA CHERRY BLOSSOM HERITAGE FESTIVAL - WAIMEA
The festival showcases the 60+ year old cherry trees planted at Church Row Park and the Japanese tradition of viewing them - hanami. The festival includes a variety of activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at venues throughout Waimea - look for pink banners identifying site locations from the Parker Ranch Historic Homes on Mamalahoa Hwy. 190 to the Hawaiian Homestead Farmer's Market on Hwy. 19. Enjoy an all day lineup of Japanese and multi-cultural performing arts, plus hands-on demonstrations of bonsai, origami, traditional tea ceremony, and mochi pounding, and a host of colorful craft fairs. Enjoy free shuttle transportation among most venues. For more info, please call 808-961-8706.
February 6 & 7, 2016
"THE WORLD CUP OF TENNIS" GROUP II, FIRST ROUND - KEAUHOU, KONA
USA VS Poland. To be held at the Holua Tennis Center. For more info, call 888-334-8782 or visit usta.com/fedcup.
February 8, 2016
HAWAIIANS OUTSIDE THE KINGDOM PRESENTATION - HILO'S LYMAN MUSEUM
From 7-8:30 pm at the Lyman Museum (276 Haili Street, Hilo) historian Boyd Bond describes how Native Hawaiians helped settle the northwest coast of North America, and why some of them chose to make their new homes permanent. Cost: Free to members; $3 for all others. For more information, call (808) 935-5021, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lymanmuseum.org.
February 9, 2016
MARINE DEBRIS PRESENTATION - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Hawai`i Wildlife Fund's Big Island Program Director Megan Lamson will discuss marine debris and HWF's removal and prevention work on Hawai`i Island. Learn more about what YOU can do to reduce marine debris and threats to native wildlife. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this program is free to the public. Time: 5- 6PM at Kailua Kona Public Library. For more information, cal (808) 327-4327 or email email@example.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.
February 12-14, 2016
2016 BUILDING AND DESIGN EXPO - SHERATON KONA
Browse 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. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-329-1758, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.kona-kohala.com/.
February 12-14, 2016
HEIVA I HAWAII 2016 - KAILUA-KONA
Te `E`a O Te Turama is proud to present Heiva I Hawai`i 2016, February 12th, 13th and 14th at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium in Kailua Kona. In this, the 5th year of this exciting event, Te `E`a O Te Turama once again hosts amazing groups from all over Hawai`i Island. From riveting drum dances to melodic `Ahuroa, cultural artisans, and ono kine grinds, this is one event you don't want to miss! Free entry to all the excitement! Friday night features the Mr. & Miss Heiva I Hawai`i Beauty Pageant from 6 to 9pm. Tahitian dance solo, couple and group competition will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3pm, along with Polynesian artists and crafters, food vendors and Fun To Jump Kona's inflatables and rock wall climbing. There will be an Ori Tahiti Workshop with Moon Tahiti on Sunday, February 14th from 5:30 to 7pm. Space is limited; pre-registration available. Visit www.heivaihawaii.com for more information and applications for competitors, vendors and sponsors.
Time: 2/12, 6-9 PM; 2/13 & 2/14, 10 AM to 4 PM. For more information, call (808) 987-2354 or email email@example.com.
February 13, 2016
KONA ROTARY MAUKA VALENTINE'S WINETASTING EVENT
The Annual Kona Rotary Mauka Valentine's Wine Tasting Event will take place February 13th, 2016 at Hulihe`e Palace in downtown Kailua-Kona from 4-8PM. This event benefits Hawai`i island community service and high school scholarships. Only 200 tickets available. This event sells out every year. Cost: $100 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased by calling Carol at 808-896-2397 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 13 and 14, 2016
A QUILT AND FIBER ARTS SHOW - HONAUNAU
Mo`olelo o ka `Aina, Legends of the Land: A Quilt and Fiber Arts Show presented by Aloha Quilters and the Society for Kona's Education & Art. Time: Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 9am-3pm at SKEA, Honaunau, South Kona. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 328-9392, email email@example.com
or visit www.skea.org.
February 14, 2016
VALENTINE'S DAY 5K RUN - HILO
This is a free 5K run to celebrate Valentine's Day. Run tied together with a friend or loved one! Time: 7:30 to 10 AM at Reed's Bay Park, Hilo. Free to the public. For information, call (330) 573-4933, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bigislandroadrunners.org.
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).