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Highlighted Events of the next two weeks

For a complete listing of events, visit the Big Island Events Calendar.



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January 16, 2019
HOSPICE OF KONA'S "CIRCLE OF REMEMBRANCE" - KAILUA-KONA
The community is invited to share in warm and loving tributes to family and friends who have died, at Hospice of Kona's annual Circle of Remembrance. Free to the public, and held at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel's Lu'au Grounds from 5-7pm, the program includes live music, inspirational readings and more. Complimentary heavy pupus and soft beverages will be available. The program is open to the community but space is limited, so please RSVP to Hospice of Kona at 324-7700. Those attending are invited to send their loved ones' names and photos to jschroedel@hospiceofkona.org, to be commemorated in a "Recitation of Loved Ones" memorial slideshow.

January 19, 2019
WOMEN'S MARCH 2019, KONA
The march will start and finish at the Lanihau Center in Kailua-Kona. Women’s March Kona Event Planning Team is made up of a diverse group of volunteers - mostly women - and their allies. The group is non-partisan and is utilizing national Women’'s March organization’s Unity Principles (see a list below) as the framework for this year's event. This event will include Signmaking at Noon, and the March at 2:00 PM. Unity Principles: "We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a society in which women - including Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Muslim women, lesbian, queer and trans women - are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments." March Time: 2-4 PM at Lanihau Center, 75-5595 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/568232980265452/.

January 19, 2019
12th ANNUAL COMMUNITY CARES EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
This is an event highlighting cancer care resources. This year's theme is "Over the Rainbow; Wizard of Oz Style," so come as you are, or as a Wizard of Oz character! There will be live music and surprise guests. The event will feature community outreach programs, face painting, massages, haircuts, a silent auction, delicous food, photo booth and other vendors. Donations are much appreciated toward this non-profit, all volunteer group's annual $10,000 budget. Mail checks to Community Cares, ATTN: Donations, 74-5500 Luhia St., D4; Kailua-Kona, HI 96740-1677. Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 PM at Old Airport Beach Park's Maka'eo Pavillion (75-5560 Kuakini Hwy). For more information, call (808) 896-6310, or email communitycareshawaii@gmail.com.

January 20, 2019
39th ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
This annual observance to honor the great civil rights leader will take place in Maka'eo Pavilion. There will be a complimentary luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; the program will start at 1:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The celebration will consist of displays of art, songs, and music by our local schools and the community. For additional information contact Virginia Halliday at (808)325-1112 or Mamie Bramlett, at (808) 331-1448.

January 20, 2019
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music and hula on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy over 100 vendor booths, plus oceanside restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

January 23, 2019
MAGIC SHOW AT KEALAKEKUA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On Wednesday, January 23rd from 5:30 to 6:30PM, the Kealakekua Public Library will present a free interactive magic show with Cody Landstrom. Magic for all ages! Featuring sleight of hand, juggling, cowboy rope tricks, a balancing act, audience participation, and tons of laughter and fun! For more information, contact the library at 808-323-7585. Free to the public. For information, call (808) 323-7585 or email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

January 25 & 26, 2019
'IOLANI LUAHINE HULA FESTIVAL - KEAUHOU, KONA
The 17th annual 'Iolani Luahine Hula Festival will be held January 26 & 27, 2018 at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. The 'Iolani Luahine Festival was established in 2003 with a vision to perpetuate the hula, and it also serves as a way to honor the memory of kumu hula 'Iolani Luahine and her contributions to the preservation of hula and Hawaiian culture. This year the festival will again include hula presentations, and a challenge to kumu hula with a prize for the one who best demonstrates the values of 'Iolani Luahine: education and Hawaiian culture. The festival will feature hula workshops and Ni'ihau shell jewelry workshops with Kumu Kele Kanahele featuring lei in the pikake style. Hula presentations will begin at 4pm on Friday and feature makuahine, makuakane and kupuna hula presentations. Saturday will begin at 1pm and will feature the keiki, opio, wahine and kane presentations. The hula presentations on both days are a free community event and everyone is invited to attend! Donations will be gratefully accepted to support the festival. A Friday evening Hawaiian music concert which helps support the festival will begin at 6:30pm featuring Lehua Kawaikapuakalani Hewett & friends; tickets are $15 and will be available online and at the door. On Saturday, the festival will offer quality Hawaiian arts and crafts by local artisans beginning at 11:00 am. For tickets, workshop registration, or more information about the festival, please visit www.iolaniluahinefestival.org. For more information, email administrator@nawaiiwiola.org.

       

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