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November

November 5-12, 2020
28th ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE, HILO - VIRTUAL SILENT AUCTION
Starts Thursday, November 5th at 6:00pm; Closes Thursday, November 12th at 9:00pm.⁣ Create your account and register to bid at https://RFLBigIsland2020.ggo.bid. The Silent Auction has a large variety of items, including golf passes at a variety of resorts and clubs;⁣ gift certificates to restaurants; excursions; local services; gift baskets⁣; plants⁣; wine and drink packages⁣; jewelry⁣; and much more!⁣ Money raised will help the American Cancer Society provide free services for people with cancer on the Big Island, such as information via their 24/7 Hotline, assistance with air and ground transportation, and a free place to stay when traveling to Oahu for treatment.

November 7, 2020
100% PURE KONA COFFEE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON - KAILUA-KONA
Run the scenic coast of Kailua-Kona down Ali’i Drive to the infamous “Pit” at the “End of the World”. Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean as you complete your chosen distance of marathon or half marathon! Time: 5:30 AM at Coconut Grove Marketplace. For more information, email 100percentkonahalf@gmail.com or visit https://www.purekonahalf.com/.

November 7, 2020
(VIRTUAL) HAWAI'I ISLAND VETERANS DAY PARADE - HILO
An event video will appear on the groups website at the 10am "start time" this year. For more information, visit www.hivetparade.org.

November 12, 2020
GALAXY FORUM HAWAII 2020 - WAIMEA
A free, educational event geared to inspire teachers, parents, keiki and all Earthlings! For more information, call 808/885-3474, email the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) at info@iloa.org or visit https://galaxyforum.org/.

November 18, 2020
AARP HI: FREE CAREGIVER RESOURCES WEBINAR
Learn about the types of government services available on island to help older adults and their caregivers, and who is qualified for them: Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Home Care, Adult Day Care, help during Covid 19, and more! Hosted by Hawaii County ADRC and AARP Hawai'i. Time: 1:30-2:15pm. Register at https://aarp.cvent.com/HIcare11-18.

Order deadline November 19, 2020
KONA BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE
This year's event at Hale Halawai has been cancelled, however In its place, Kona BPW is offering delivery of plants for orders of at least $100. Colors available are red, pink, jingle bell, marble and yellow (white) and come in 6, 8 and 10-inch pots. Deliveries will be scheduled for November 27 and 28. For more information and order forms, call Carol at (808) 895-0800, or Muriel at (808) 987-8412.

November 21 and 22, 2020
KONA PALISADES ARTISTS 7th ANNUAL OPEN STUDIO TOUR AND SALE
Current plans for the Annual Kona Palisades Artist’s Open Studio Tour and Sale have been completed. This year 5 stops are planned, with a total of 11 participating artists. There are three new artists this year, and as always, the returning artists have been busily creating new things. Artists participating this year include Kathleen Jaeger, mosaic, acrylic painting, pen & ink, painted glassware; Bill Jaeger, stained glass; Cynthia Hankins, photography; Bill Twibell, Gyotaku; Stephanie Culbertson, watercolor; Maya Sorum, – watercolor, jewelry; Heather Mettler, sandblasted glass vessels; Barbie Koncher, hand forged copper jewelry; Chris and Amanda Freed, woodcraft/laser engraving; and Shannon Nakaya, origami. During the tour, all current Federal CDC Guidelines and the State of Hawaii and County of Hawaii Regulations regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic will be followed. The wearing of face masks and the use of hand sanitizer will be required for entry to each stop. Additionally, Social Distancing will be required while at each stop. The number of individuals allowed at once at each stop will also be limited based on the State and County Emergency Orders in place at the time of the tour. Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at 74-4356 Holoholo St., Kailua-Kona. Free to the public. For more information, please contact KonaPalisadesArtists@gmail.com or follow on Facebook.

November and December, 2020
VOLCANO VILLAGE ARTISTS HUI ANNUAL STUDIO TOUR AND SALE
With thoughts of you and your safety, the 34th Annual Art Studio Tour & Sale will be adapted to fit these challenging times. Participating artists will offer various ways to acquire art using safety guidelines, including online orders, scheduled appointments, and/or modified on-site studio tours, throughout the months of November & December, and beyond. Please contact individual artists and discover available options. Visit www.VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.comor Instagram: @VolcanoArtHui for individual artists' contact information. For more information,email eherb@hawaii.rr.com.

November 24, 2020
29th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER (TO GO) - KEALAKEHE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARKING LOT, KAILUA-KONA
On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Rotary Club of Kona will provide its annual Thanksgiving Dinner to go this year, at the Kealakehe Elementary School Parking Lot, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Every Tuesday, meals are provided, from 6-6:30pm. Donations to Kona Rotary Club's efforts are much appreciated: www.rotaryclubofkona.com. Contact Ardaven Ikeda at (808) 987-1664 for more information.

November 27 thru December 31, 2020
NA MAKUA VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR - HILO
The Annual Na Makua Invitational Christmas Gift Fair, which showcases Hawai‘i's best artists and producers with their finest one-of-a kind holiday gifts, will be virtual this year. The The fair will run for 5 weeks starting on Black Friday, Nov. 27 until Dec. 31, 2020.For more information, call 808-966-4647, email puna@namakua.com or visit www.namakua.com.

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December

thru December 31, 2020
NA MAKUA VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR - HILO
The Annual Na Makua Invitational Christmas Gift Fair, which showcases Hawai‘i's best artists and producers with their finest one-of-a kind holiday gifts, will be virtual this year. The The fair will run for 5 weeks starting on Black Friday, Nov. 27 until Dec. 31, 2020.For more information, call 808-966-4647, email puna@namakua.com or visit www.namakua.com.

December 13, 2020
A ZOOM "MESSIAH" SING-ALONG
Kona and Windward Choral Societies present a Zoom “Messiah Sing-Along”! What is Christmas without the singing of Handel’s Messiah? Artistic Director Susan McCreary Duprey; Hawaiʻi Island soloists Amy Mills, Wendy Buzby, Bernaldo Evangelista, and Dan Garrett; and the combined chorus Nā Puʻukani (made up of singers from both Kona Choral Society on Hawaiʻi Island and Windward Choral Society on Oʻahu) are proud to present this free sing-along of Part I of G.F. Handel’s Messiah from 4-5:30 PM HST (participants from any time zone are welcome). Email Kona Choral Society for more info.

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January

January TBA, 2021
40th ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
For more information, call 808-322-2857 or email edavisyoung.ey@gmail.com.

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February

February TBA, 2021
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - KAILUA-KONA
7:30am-2:30pm at Kealakehe High School parking lot, on Puohulihuli St. Accepted Items: motor oil, antifreeze, corrosives, poisons, batteries, medications, solvents and thinners, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, oil based paints, compressed gas cylinders. Not Accepted: business waste, farm waste, electronics, explosives or flares, radioactive materials, shock sensitive items, controlled substances, fire extinguishers, bio/infectious waste, non-toxics.

February TBA, 2021
15th ANNUAL AVOCADO FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
A full day of avocado delights! For more info, visit www.avocadofestival.org.

February TBA, 2021
10th ANNUAL WILIWILI FESTIVAL - WAIKOLOA VILLAGE
The Wiliwili Festival is a fun, free, educational event for all ages and a great opportunity to learn more about the unique environment of Hawai'i island. Celebrate Hawai'i island's beloved wiliwili trees! For more information, call (808) 494-2208, email jen@waikoloadryforest.org or visit waikoloadryforest.org.

February TBA, 2021
PLANT PEOPLE ROAD SHOW - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KONA
Find out from Big Island growers what plant varieties thrive best in your location at the annual Plant People Road Show. Plants for sale, as well. For more information, email orchidpeople.jennifer@gmail.com.

February TBA, 2021
HEIVA I HAWAI'I TAHITIAN DANCE COMPETITION
A cultural event featuring Tahitian groups and soloists competing in dance, drumming and pageant. For more information, visit heivaihawaii.com.

February TBA, 2021
INTERNATIONAL NIGHTS - HILO
Performances by UH Hilo international students, spanning the globe. An annual favorite among students, the community, and visitors, held at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. Tickets may be purchased at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as tickets typically sell out prior to the shows. (Sorry, no phone or online orders.) For ticket information, contact the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office at (808) 932-7490. For more information, call (808) 932-7490, email mellon@hawaii.edu or visit hilo.hawaii.edu/international/IN.php.

February TBA, 2021
SOKO 6th ANNUAL ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR - SOUTH KONA
Visit artists in their studios at locations along the winding and scenic Mamalahoa Highway, from Keauhou throughout South Kona, to Honaunau. Plan on a full day of learning and talking with the artists about their inspiration and techniques. A wide range of fine art, smaller items and gifts are available for sale. Free to the public. For directions, see map at http://sokoartists.com/studio-tour/. For more information, email sokoartists@gmail.com.

February TBA, 2021
16th ANNUAL LIVING AND DESIGN EXPO - SHERATON KONA RESORT, KEAUHOU
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 15th Annual Hawai‘i Island Living & Design Expo, the biggest of its kind on Hawai‘'i Island. Free admission and free parking, both days. Over 40 high quality exhibitors under one roof. Time: Saturday: 9:00AM to 5:00PM Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00PM. For more information, email marketing@kona-kohala.com or visit www.kona-kohala.com.

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March

March TBA, 2021
WEST HAWAI'I BEACH CLEAN UP - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK AND HAPUNA BEACH

The clean up will take place from Miloli'i to Kawaihae on the west side of the Big Island. Pre-cleaning briefing and sign in at Hapuna Beach South Pavilion to start at 7:30am. Receive t-shirt, cleanup up safety briefing, cleanup supplies. Potluck lunch.Old Airport "last pavilion" signup starts at 8am. Get pre-cleanup briefing, t-shirt, trash bags, gloves. Free lunch, music and prizes to follow. BRING: Personal water bottle, outdoor gear, hat, shoes, lunch or snack. PROVIDED: Jug of spring water, reusable cups and dishes, snacks, potluck lunch items. Recycle trash at Marine Debris art station. Call Jeff Fear for more info at (808) 896-6966.

March TBA, 2021
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - WAIMEA

To be held at the Recycling and Transfer Station from 8:30am-3:30pm. Accepted Items: motor oil, antifreeze, corrosives, poisons, batteries, medications, solvents and thinners, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, oil based paints, compressed gas cylinders. Not Accepted: business waste, farm waste, electronics, explosives or flares, radioactive materials, shock sensitive items, controlled substances, fire extinguishers, bio/infectious waste, non-toxics.

March TBA, 2021
GREAT WAIKOLOA 'UKULELE FESTIVAL - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT

The festivities at the Kings' Shops and Queens' MarketPlace include a free workshop with celebrated teachers Roy and Kathy Sakuma, non-stop concerts, 'ukulele giveaways, Hawaiian crafts and more. Some of Hawai`i’s top `ukulele entertainers headline this annual musical extravaganza at Queens’ MarketPlace and Kings’ Shops. For more information call (808) 886-8822 or visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com.

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

August TBA, 2021
RELAY FOR LIFE OF KONA
For more information, email anne.p.rflkona@gmail.com or visit www.RelayForLife.org/konahi.

August TBA, 2021
PU'UKOHOLA HEIAU 49th ANNUAL HO'OKU'IKAHI & ESTABLISHMENT DAY/ HAWAIIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Cultural Ceremony and Festivities, including Hawaiian food tasting, traditional Hawaiian arts & crafts, traditional games, lauhala weaving, canoe rides, music and much more. Free to the public. For more info, call (808) 882-7218, ext. 1011 or visit www.nps.go/puhi.

August TBA, 2021
5th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND BLUES FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
There will be something for everyone to enjoy - great original Blues, local brews, unique vendors, delicious BBQ and more! BLUES, BREWS, & BBQ! For more information, email offthegridpro@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/452215532267276/?ti=icl.

August TBA, 2021
11th ANNUAL FLOATING LANTERN CEREMONY - FAIRMONT ORCHID RESORT, SO. KOHALA
North Hawai‘i Hospice invites the community to join in the annual Floating Lantern Ceremony at the Fairmont Orchid Hawai‘i. For more information, or to purchase lanterns in advance, contact North Hawai‘i Hospice at (808) 885-7547, or email info@northhawaiihospice.org.

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September

September TBA, 2021
HAWAI'I KUAULI VIRTUAL PACIFIC & ASIA CULTURAL FESTIVAL
The Hawai'i Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival has become a “Virtual Festival” to be held at www.hikuauli.com. This 3 day event will be packed with presentations of food, fashion, cultural expressions, keiki hula and cultural workshops.

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October

October TBA, 2021
33nd ANNUAL TRASH ART SHOW - HILO
For more information, call 808/961-5711, email Admin@ehcc.org or visit www.ehcc.org.

October TBA, 2021
NAMI BIG ISLAND'S NAMI WALKS YOUR WAY: A NATIONAL DAY OF HOPE
Each year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) brings together community, family members and friends to raise mental health awareness and funds through NAMIWalks events across the country. This year the NAMIWalks will be virtual. Many participants still plan to walk, using their treadmill or going outside the backyard to a local park, all while taking COVID safety precautions. Others plan to hula hoop, flip pancakes, practice yoga, or do another activity they enjoy, and share their activities on social media and follow NAMI Hawai'i's program, which includes mental health facts and participant activities. There is no registration fee, but fundraising is encouraged; funds raised support NAMI Big Islnad's free local mental health family education programs, family support groups and other services. For more information about the virtual walk, contact Walk Manager Susan McGovern. Contact Kathy Hammes at (808) 959-2426 for info on NAMI programs and services. Visit www.namihawaii.org for more info.

October TBA, 2021
HAWAI'I ISLAND FESTIVAL OF BIRDS - KAILUA-KONA
A virtual celebration of the remarkable number of migratory and accidental avian visitors that arrive in Hawai'i annually. Special guest will be Jason Ward, American naturalist, birder, activist, and host of the 2019 TV documentary series Birds of North America. Events include guided field trips and pelagic boat tours, a Saturday Bird Fair with educational booths, local arts and crafts, birdwatching optics store and showcase, kids corner, educational talks and panel discussions. An evening presentation, "The Seabirds of Traditional Hawaiian Navigation," will include storytelling, hula and Hawaiian song. Time: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Registration, which is free, will be required to access all HIFB virtual content. For more information, email info@birdfesthawaii.org or visit www.birdfesthawaii.org.

October TBA, 2021
ONLINE AUCTION BENEFIT FOR DAIFUKUJI SOTO MISSION, HONALO
The Daifukuji Soto Mission will host an online auction in place of its annual bazaar. The auction helps raise funds to ensure the buildings of the temple will be maintained. The temple is one of the oldest existing structures in Kona. Online bidding at https://www.32auctions.com/Temple2020

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