May 23, 2019
COUNTY BUDGET FORUM - WEST HAWAI'I CIVIC CENTER, KAILUA-KONA
If you're in West Hawai'i and interested in asking questions or learning about the County's $583.9 million upcoming budget, the West Hawaii Forums group invites you to a forum on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at West Hawaii Civic Center, from 6 to 8pm. Scheduled participants are Mayor Harry Kim; Finance Director Deanna Sako; County Public Works (i.e. roads, infrastructure) Director David Yamamoto; Parks and Rec Director Roxcie Waltjen; and County Mass Transit (i.e. buses) Administrator Brenda Carreira. Sherry Bracken will moderate. Bring questions, or submit them via westhawaiiforum.org. The forum will air later on Na Leo TV, and at westhawaiiforum.org.
May 24, 2019
JOB FAIR - OLD AIRPORT STATE PARK, KAILUA-KONA
The American Job Center Hawai’i (AJCH) will be hosting a Job Fair from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Old Kona Airport Beach Park's Maka'eo Pavilion. This event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are encouraged to come prepared with resumes and dressed professionally, as interviews may be done on-site. Businesses interested in participating may contact the Office of Housing and Community Development at 961-8379 for more information, or to request a registration packet. Space for booths is limited, so registration will be done on a first come, first served basis.
May 25, 2019
GOLF WITH A VET - MAKALEI GOLF COURSE, KAILUA-KONA
Golf With a Vet
Cost: $100, includes lunch and prizes. 7am registration/8am Shotgun 2-Man Scramble. Funds raised benefit VFW 12122 vets and programs
Contact: (808) 896-1588 for registration forms. Time: 7:00am-1:00pm. For information call: 808-896-1588.
May 25, 2019
15th ANNUAL CELBRATION OF LIFE LANTERN CEREMONY - REED'S BAY BEACH PARK, HILO
From 3:30-7:30pm. The diverse cultures of Hawai'i will come together to recognize and honor loved ones no longer with us in this joyful event. The day will be filled with local food trucks, live music from East Hawai'i musicians, a hula performance, and the Hilo Bon Dance Club and Tsukikage Odori Kai Dancers will open their 2019 Bon Dance Season at this event. The evening will culminate in a multi-faith prayer featuring a Buddhist Priest, Rabbi, Catholic Priest, and a Hawaiian Kahu before more than 500 floating lanterns are released into Reed's Bay. Free Park-N-Ride is available from the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, located at 323 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720. Buses will begin operating at 2:30pm and will end at 8:30pm. You may bring low-back beach chairs and umbrellas for your comfort, but no tents, large tarps or umbrellas that obstruct the view of others, please. This family fun event will be alcohol, tobacco and Vape free. To receive a free luminary, Bon Dance towel and event bracelet, visit hawaiicarechoices.ejoinme.org/.
May 25 and 26, 2019
2019 BONSAI SHOW - WAIMEA
The Waimea Bon-yu Kai Bonsai Club's Annual Show will take place from 9 am to 4 pm both days at Waimea Community Center (next to Waimea Park, Rte 19). Enjoy a splendid display of bonsai plants and talk story with friendly club members. Free to the public.