(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
November 1, 2014
KONA COFFEE LIVING HISTORY FARM'S FOUNDERS' DAY CELEBRATION
Kona Historical Society's Kona Coffee Living History Farm will be opening up the farm for a celebration honoring Kona's coffee heritage. This free event promises to be a fun day with many coffee farm-related activities, including traditional food, baked goodies & shave ice; Kona coffee tastings; farm-fresh fruits & vegetables to buy and taste; ojyame games for the keiki; visits with Charlie, the Farm's Kona Nightingale; "talk story" with kupuna and a historic Kona "coffeeland" photo exhibit; kanikapila (jam session); and tours of the 1920's farm and farmhouse. Also, making a special guest appearance will be Chef Sam Choy, creating a Kona country lunch. Make plans to attend, and enjoy the cultural celebration that surrounds 15 years as the only living history coffee farm in the nation. Time: 10am-2pm; a special shuttle will be provided by the County of Hawai's Mass Transit Dept. from Kealakekua Ranch Center, 9:30am until 3:00pm. For more information, call 808-323-3222, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.konahistorical.org
November 1, 2014
KA`U COUNTRY FESTIVAL
Delight in a beautiful day at the park with fabulous fun activities for keiki & the whole family. Feast on local flavors, groove to island music, enjoy exhibits for learning and vendors with items for giving & well-being. Special performances, entertainment, demonstrations, contests, workshops, a plant & seed exchange and more. This event is a benefit for The Hawaii Food Forest Project Sponsored by Sanctuary of Mana Kea Gardens, a 501C3 non profit organization. Time: 9am to 5 pm at Hono`apo/Whittington Park, Na`alehu. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-256-3193, or email.
November 2, 2014
"WINE, WOMAN AND SONG" HPAF FUNDRAISER - CAPTAIN COOK
Take a trip around the world of music and wine with mezzo soprano Peabody Southwell and pianist and Hawai`i Performing Arts Festival Artistic Director Val Underwood. Peabody is one of America's top rising opera stars and a three-time HPAF alumna. The evening will include delicious wines, international pupus, and music that will transport you. Time: 2-4 PM at the home of James Monk, 87-3599 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook. Seating is limited. For more information, call 303-221-0399, email email@example.com
or visit https://hawaiiperformingartsfestival.yapsody.com/event/book/5685/20115
November 4, 2014
Visit your polling places to make your wishes count.
November 7-12, 2014
GUITARIST ANDY McKEE "MYTHMAKER" TOUR - HAWAI`I ISLAND
Guitar virtuoso Andy McKee, a master practitioner of folk, blues, bluegrass and other musical genres will be performing at several venues on Hawai`i island as part of his "Mythmaker" world tour:
Nov. 7: Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu, Kona. Doors 7pm/Show 7:30pm. Hawai`i island's own`i slack key guitarist Chris Yeaton opening. Information: 808-322-9924.
Nov. 8: Honoka`a Peoples Theatre. Doors 6pm/Show 7pm. Fingerstyle guitarist Brett Hallam Holland opening. [Guitar Workshop at 2pm, $25.] Information: 808-896-4845.
Nov. 9: Kilauea Military Camp Theater, Hawai`i Volcanoes Nat'l Park. Doors 1:30pm/Show 2pm. Hawai`i island's own`i slack key guitarist Chris Yeaton opening. Information: 808-967-8335.
Nov. 12: Blue Dragon Restaurant in Kawaihae. Doors 6pm/Show 8pm. Fingerstyle guitarist Brett Hallam Holland opening. Information: 808-822-7771.
For more info and to hear Andy play, visit http://www.lazarbearproductions.com/concert_events/andy_mckee.html. Concert info hotline: 808-896-4845. Andy's website is www.andymckee.com
November 7-16, 2014
44th ANNUAL KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival returns for its 44th 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. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is adding new, exciting events in 2014 including innovative 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: $3 Festival button for entry to most events. For more information, call 808-326-7820 or visit
or visit www.konacoffeefest.com
November 8, 2014
HOLUALOA VILLAGE COFFEE TASTING AND ART STROLL - KONA
The Coffee Stroll is an annual event of the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Nearly two dozen farms' coffee will be featured at Holualoa's unique art galleries and shops, from 9am to 3pm. Gifts, 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.
November 8, 2014
BIG ISLAND BITES CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT - SOUTH KOHALA
Come to Mauna Kea Resort for the inaugural Big Island Bites Golf Tournament and After Bites Awards Reception on Saturday, November 8 for a day of golf, grub and giving back. In addition to the four-person scramble shotgun start, golfers will enjoy tasty bites and specialty drinks throughout the course, courtesy of various Hawai`i island restaurants. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Associationís campaign to help equip the kitchens at West Hawai`i Community College at Palamanui. Special tournament rates for accommodations at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel are being offered starting at $169 plus tax/evening and $269 plus tax/evening, respectively. Time: 12-6p.m Cost: $300 per person. For more information, call (808) 882-5406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.princeresortshawaii.com/en/mauna-kea-beach-hotel/bigbites.php
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).