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The Green Flash!   Highlighted Events of the Next Two Weeks

(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).

September 1-30, 2014
KAU KAU KAILUA CELEBRATES SPECIAL RESTAURANT VALUES - KAILUA-KONA
Celebrate the 5th Annual Kau Kau Kailua with special dining opportunities and valuable restaurant discounts. Enjoy waterfront dining and special values at quick service eateries throughout the month of September. Special values vary by restaurant. Download discount coupons valid at over 30 restaurants at historickailuavillage.com. For information, call 808-936-9202 or email hkvevents@yahoo.com.

September 1-30, 2014
CELEBRATE BIG ISLAND MUSEUMS MONTH
Hawai`i Island museums celebrate their members by offering reciprocal benefits to members of other Big Island museums. Free admission and store discounts may apply with current membership card and proper ID during this month-long event. Visit www.lymanmuseum.org for a full list of participating museums. For more information, call (808) 935-5021 or email rpierson@lymanmuseum.org.

September 5-7, 2014
2014 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 2014 Run for Hope website.

September 6, 2014
LIVE IMPROV & SKETCH COMEDY NIGHT WITH THE ALOHAHAS - KAINALIU
Kick off your fall season with The Alohahas as they bring their hilarious improv show to Aloha Theatre for a "Back to School Special...with a Side of Sauce." A variety of improv games and original sketch comedy performances will be featured. Tons of audience suggestions and participation is encouraged. Never the same show twice. Tickets available in advance online at www.apachawaii.org for $10+service fees/$15 at the door; 18 years old and up. Doors open at 7:00pm. Time: 7:30pm at Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu. For more information, call 808 870-6996, email thealohahas@gmail.com or visit www.thealohahas.com

September 6, 2014
SLOW FOOD HAWAI`I FUNDRAISER DINNER - KAILUA-KONA
Enjoy a beautiful oceanside 6+ course dinner under the stars, featuring the culinary talents of Chef Connor Butler. Connor is a classically trained chef with a playful and enthusiastic personality that shows up in his food! Come celebrate his fine restaurant's (Daylight Mind) first anniversary while supporting Slow Food Hawai`i. Slow Food is an international nonprofit whose mission is good, clean, fair food for all. Time: 6:00 PM at Daylight Mind Coffee Company's upper deck, Waterfront Row, Kailua Kona. Cost: Dinner $85, with wine pairings $100 if booked before 9/1. For more information, call 808-936-6511, email cbobo@hawaii.rr.com or visit SlowFoodHawaii.org

September 8, 2014
BRAVE MISS WORLD MOVIE SHOWING - HILO
The YWCA in collaboration with UHHilo and UHHilo's Men of Strength will be showing the documentary Brave Miss World, the story of Linor Abargil who was raped two months before winning the title of Miss World 1998. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and these organizations want to bring this documentary to the community to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. After the documentary, there will be a panel of speakers to talk about the movie and to talk about resources in our community. Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m. at UHHilo UCB Room 100, Hilo. Cost: Free to students, $10.00 to general public. For more information, call 808-961-3877 x 162 or email ldavis@ywcahawaiiisland.org or visit www.ywcahawaiiisland.org

September 10 and 11, 2014
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. 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 12, 2014
3rd ANNUAL HOLOKU BALL - SHERATON KONA RESORT AT KEAUHOU BAY
Na Wai Puna o Kona along with Na Wai Iwi Ola Foundation is hosting its third annual Hali'a ka Nani "Remember the Beauty" Holoku Ball at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. The Holoku Ball honors the beauty of the European influence style of dress worn by our Kupuna and Ali'i at formal events. One of the most famous Holoku gowns was made of peacock feathers, and was worn at the Jubilee of Queen Victoria by Queen Kapiolani. The Holoku ball, which was once held on the grounds of Hulihe'e palace, is now being perpetuated by the Kupuna (elders) of Na Wai Puna o Kona, a group that gathers every Tuesday at Kaniohale Community Center with Kumu Keala Ching. This year's event will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Kaleiopapa Convention Center.
From 4-5pm: Cocktail (No-host) Reception
5pm: Dinner; Live Hawaiian Music and Dancing, along with a "Promenade,"a presentation of the Holoku.
$75 per guest includes dinner and entertainment. Tickets will be available for purchase August through September 5th, 2014 by contacting Aunty Mamie Kahawai at 345-9994. For more information, visit http://www.nawaiiwiola.org/Online-Event-Registration.html.

(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).


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