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Highlighted Events of the next two weeks

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February 20, 2020
SHROVE TUESDAY SPECIAL BAKE - KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, KEALAKEKUA
Kona Historical Society will make its famous Portuguese cinnamon bread to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. This special bake will happen in advance of this traditional feasting day on February 20 at Kona Historical Society’s stone oven, or forno, located in the pasture below the Society’'s Kalukalu Headquarters and its historic general store museum in Kealakekua. From 10 a.m. to noon, the public is invited to watch Kona Historical Society staff and volunteers create these sticky, sweet loaves of cinnamon bread. Attendees will also learn about the traditional art of Portuguese bread making and the contributions of the Portuguese, who arrived in Hawaii in the 1880s. While many of these immigrants worked in the sugar plantations, a fair number did find their way to Kona dairies and are credited for helping develop this industry. Cinnamon bread loaves, each costing $8, can be purchased starting at 12:30 p.m. Bread sales are on a first come, first served basis and go until 4 p.m. or everything is sold out. Proceeds go toward supporting the Kona Historical Society, a community-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the history of the Kona districts and their rich cultural heritage within Hawaii. For more information, call (808) 323-3222 or email khs@konahistorical.org or visit https://konahistorical.org/.

February 21 and 22, 2020
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 22, 2020
COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOP - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On February 22, 2020, from 10-12 AM, the Kailua-Kona Public Library is hosting a College Planning Workshop with the Hawaii Association for College Admission Counseling to prepare for the admission process; find the right fit academically, socially and financially; and understand financial aid. Suitable for high school students and their families. Free to the public. For more information, call 808/327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com, or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

February 22, 2020
13th ANNUAL COMMUNITY CARES EVENT - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
For the last 12 years, COMMUNITYCares events have brought people from across the Big Island together to stand in solidarity in the fight against cancer, domestic abuse and homelessness. We'll gather one last time before saying aloha to our large annual event. Yes, this will be our last big hoorah! The main purpose of the fundraiser is to generate our goal of $10,000, which helps sustain the only COMMUNITYCares Cancer Resource Center & Wig Closet on the Big Island. Through the center, we provide resources and help local cancer patients combat medical-related hair loss. This year's event will also benefit those suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's. Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Kona Old Airport Events Pavilion, Kailua Kona. Free to the public. $10 food donation tickets available. For more information, call 808/896-6310 or email tbosmasa@aol.com or visit www.facebook.com/events/474756020114817/.

February 22, 2020
VIOLIN CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On Saturday February 22nd from 3:00PM to 4:00PM, the Kailua Kona Public Library hosts Chamber musician Erica Ward, founder and director of the Alameda String Academy, accompanied by master violinist William Hunt in this special performance. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this concert is free to the public. If you would like more information, please email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

February 22 and 23, 2020
SOKO 6th ANNUAL ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR - SOUTH KONA
Visit 20 artists in their studios at 12 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. Time: 9 am - 4 pm. Cost: Free to the public. For directions, see map at http://sokoartists.com/studio-tour/. For more information, email sokoartists@gmail.com.

February 22 and 23, 2020
15th 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.

February 29, 2020
"BOOKS ARE MAGIC" 7th LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On February 29th, from 10:00AM to 1PM, the Kailua-Kona Public Library is celebrating its 7th Leap Year Birthday with magical performances and activities featuring Arneleo the Great, face painting, balloon animal construction, magic-themed craft, and BIRTHDAY CAKE. Free to the public. For more information, contact the library at 808/327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

March 1, 2020
KAILUA-KONA LIONS/KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
The Kailua-Kona Lions Club and Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona are holding their second annual Pancake Breakfast on March 1, 2020. The event is at Hale Halawai from 7:30 to 11:00 am. Besides great food, music is performed by local musicians throughout the morning, This is a fundraiser for both clubs.; the monies raised from the event are used for special programs and projects that directly benefit the Kona area. Cost: $10/children under 6 free. For more information, call 808/315-7821 or email collee@centurytel.net.

     

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