(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
November 28, 2015
CHRISTMAS ROCKS AT THE POPS ORCHESTRAL CONCERT - SHERATON KONA RESORT
Christmas music performed by Chamber Orchestra of Kona. Tickets online $20 at www.chamberorchestraofkona or $25 at the door; students 18 and under free. Time: 3 pm Nov 28 at Sheraton Resort & Spa convention center, Keauhou. Cost: $20 online, $25 at door.
November 28, 2015
HOLIDAY CONCERT/BENEFIT - HOLUALOA
This benefit concert, this year featuring the Bill Noble Jazz Combo, has sold out each year. It will once again take place in the Malulani Pavilion at the beautiful Holualoa Inn. A delicious array of pupus will be served, along with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or kombucha. Silent auction items include fine art, handcrafted items, gift baskets and certificates for local adventures that can be given as holiday gifts. Watch the sunset off the Kona Coast by firelight while sipping wine and enjoying the sounds of traditional jazz! A native of Kohala, Bill Noble is an accomplished sax, flute, clarinet player and composer, whose resume includes performances for two presidents, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, and The Temptations. Time: 4:30-7:30pm. Tickets: $75 per person.
November 28 & 29, 2015
21st ANNUAL NA LIMA HANA ART AND CRAFTS FAIR - HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE
To be held in the Hilton's Kona Ballrooms, Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sunday from 9am-4pm. $5 validated Self-Parking. Local crafters from Hawai`i island will be on hand to showcase and sell their unique one-of-a-kind arts and crafts - Hawaiian quilts, wood carvings, holiday ornaments, jewelry, clothing and Kona coffee. Free to the public. For more information, call 886-2885.
November 29, 2015
ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE/BENEFIT - HALE HALAWAI, KAILUA-KONA
Between 9am and 2pm, Kona Business and Professional Women wll offer a variety of poinsettias for sale in a variety of colors in 6-inch or 8-inch diameter and 2-gallon pots. Crafts and jams will also be available. The organization is accepting advance orders of poinsettias in 6-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch diameter pots. To preorder or for more information, call Carol at 985-0800 or Muriel at 987-8412. This is a benefit for the Kona Business and Professional Women's high school scholarship fund and its Grant for Success, which is awarded to someone needing help with reentry into the workforce.
November 30-December 3, 2015
COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETINGS ON THE DENGUE FEVER OUTBREAK
Community Information Meetings on the Dengue outbreak will be conducted at the following locations:
Monday November 30th at 6:00PM at the Waimea Middle School Cafeteria
Tuesday December 1st at 6:30PM at the Kohala High School Cafeteria
Thursday December 3rd at 6:30PM at the Pahoa High School Cafeteria
The community is encouraged to attend these meetings to receive information on the ongoing outbreak.
From the hawaiicounty.gov website: "Because dengue fever is only transmitted by mosquitoes, the Department of Health is spraying and treating areas with high mosquito presence and confirmed cases. The Department of Health plans to conduct spraying in various areas of South Kona, Hilo, Puna, and Kau tomorrow (Friday, November 27).
Although spraying and treatment of areas is ongoing, the most effective method to reduce the spread and eliminate Dengue is to "fight the bite": minimize or prevent the possibility of being bitten by an infected mosquito by wearing clothing that minimizes exposed skin, use mosquito repellant and avoid activities in areas of high mosquito concentration during the early morning and late afternoon periods when mosquito activity is greatest. Persons feeling ill and having a fever should remain indoors to prevent the possibility of being bitten and infecting mosquitoes."
December 2, 2015
SPECIAL HAWAI`I COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING TO DISCUSS DENGUE FEVER OUTBREAK
A special Council meeting will take place on December 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Council Chambers in Hilo, 25 Aupuni
Street. Public testimony will be allowed directly after presentations from Hawai`i County Civil Defense, Office of the Governor, Hawai`i State House of Representatives, Hawai`i State Senate, and the State Department of Health. Public attendance will be available at Kona Council Office, West Hawai`i Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole
Highway, Kailua-Kona; Waimea Council Office, Holomua Center, 64-1067 Mamalahoa Highway, Suite 5; Conference Room adjacent to Hisaoka Gymnasium, Kamehameha Park Complex, 54-382 Kamehameha Park Road, Kapaau; Na`a`lehu State Office Building, 95-5669 Māmalahoa Highway; and Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-2710 Kauhale Street. Live stream viewing will be available by using this link: http://hawaiicounty.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=1.
December 4 and 5, 2015
ANNUAL NA MAKUA INVITATIONAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR - HILO
This fair features products that showcase the talents of local artists and offer a diverse selection of unique Christmas gifts that are not available anywhere else. All applicants are screened with consideration given to the uniqueness, quality and craftsmanship of the product. Items made in Hawai`i are preferred, but items are examined on a case by case basis. Free admission. Live entertainment, along with ono kaukau and prize drawings. Friday, 4-9pm; Saturday 9am-4pm at Ah Fook Chinen Civic Auditorium, Manono St., Hilo. For more information, call 808-966-4647, email email@example.com
or visit www.namakua.com.
December 5, 2015
KOHALA `AINA FEST - KAPA`AU
The Kohala `Aina Festival is a celebration of local harvest, small farmers and the growing movement for island-wide food security. This year's festival will feature the returning musical talent of world-renowned Nahko and Medicine for the People. They will be joined by a line-up of outstanding island-based musicians including Mike Love, Chris Berry, Tubby Love, Hawane Rios and other special guests. Enjoy a day of celebration filled with hula, African drumming, educational workshops and an abundance of organically grown, farm-fresh food & drinks! Tickets are $35 in advance; $45 at the gate; children 12 and under are admitted free. This is a family-friendly, drug and alcohol free event. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at http://kohalaainafestival2015.bpt.me or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. Paper ticket locations listed at www.hipagriculture.org.
The Kohala `Aina Festival is an annual fundraiser to support the Hawai'i Institute of Pacific Agriculture, a non-profit organization. 100% of proceeds raised support residential farmer trainings and youth education programs in North Kohala, Hawai'i. Donations are tax-deductible. Time: 3-9pm at Inhabit Farms, 53-4223 Pratt Road, Kapaau, HI 96755. Cost: $35 Advance/$45 Door.
For information call: 8089870962 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://hipagriculture.org/events/kohalaaina.
December 5, 2015
HOLUALOA MUSIC AND LIGHT FESTIVAL, KONA
Witness the lighting of the town Christmas tree, listen to musicians perform Christmas music thru the evening at stages around the village, and receive treats from the galleries and shops in this charming little artists' colony in the middle of Kona coffee country. Santa will show up too! For information, call Holualoa Village Assn. at 808/322-8484, or visit www.holualoahawaii.com.
December 5, 2015
TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS PARADE - WAIMEA
Starting at Church Row, and ending at Waimea Town Park. Visit with Santa Parker Ranch Center immediately after the parade and have a free picture taken with him. There will be goody bags for all children, while supplies last. Charitable donations will be accepted to benefit the Waimea Lions Club and North Hawai`i Hospice.
December 5, 2015
ANNUAL CANADA-FRANCE-HAWAI`I TELESCOPE STARGAZING PARTY - WAIMEA
Right after the Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade at approximately 7pm, CFHT will host its annual stargazing party, with telescopes, hot beverages, keiki activities, and an opportunity to talk to the astronomers. Members of the West Hawai`i Astronomy Club will also be there with telescopes. 65-1238 Mamalahoa Hwy, CFHT front lawn, Waimea. Free to the public. For information, call 808-885-3121 or email email@example.com.
December 5, 2015
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHEFS - KAILUA-KONA
The American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona Kohala Chefs Association presents its 27th annual holiday scholarship fundraiser, to be held at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel Lu`au Grounds, from 5:30-8pm. The fundraiser benefits local culinary students attending HawCC in Kona and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs who want to further their education. More than twenty top Hawai`i chefs and confectioners will use primarily locally sourced ingredients to prepare tantalizing cuisine with a holiday twist - all accompanied by handcrafted ales, wines and 100 percent Kona coffee. Attendees can enjoy live music and dancing under the stars, plus an exciting silent auction. Cost: $85 pre-sale; $90 at the door; $1000 for VIP tables of 10. Buy tickets online or at several West Hawai`i locations. For details, visit www.konakohalachefs.org.
December 5 & 6, 2015
PARADISE STUDIO ARTIST TOUR - KEA`AU
Arts and crafts will be in abundance at the 9th Annual Paradise Studio Tour, from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to visit artists in their home studios in Hawaiian Paradise Park - seven studios with 25 local artists showing oil painting, watercolors, collage, pastels, acrylic, cement, wood sculpture, jewelry making, ceramics, silk painting, fashion art, gourd crafting, photography and more. Free featured demos and entertainment. For brochure and map go to www.paradisestudiotour.com or call (808) 982-5150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 5 and 6, 2015
KONA POTTERS GUILD HOLIDAY SALE
The Kona Potter's Guild will be presenting their Annual Holiday Sale on December 5th and 6th from 9am-5pm both days. A group of seven potters will have their works on display and for sale. Pottery and sculpture will be featured in a newly renovated studio. Award winning Kona coffee and homemade delicacies will be served. Kona Potters Guild is located at SKEA, in Honaunau, between mile marker 105 and 106 on the Mamalahoa Hwy. For information, call 808-328-9556 or email email@example.com
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).