Archive for August 2017

 ‘Ohi’a Love Fest on Sunday, August 27th, 2017   Leave a comment


Join the ‘Ohi’a Love Fest on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm at ‘Imiloa for a fun FREE festival celebrating ‘ohi’a trees! There will be Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death (ROD) information, live music, entertainment, talks, games, prizes, face painting, a photo booth, educational booths and displays, crafts, demonstrations on how to reduce the spread of Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death, free admission into ‘Imiloa, food, and so much more!

We will also be offering $10 off all levels of ‘Imiloa membership, whether you are new to ‘Imiloa or renewing your membership. This discount will be reserved for memberships purchased on-site on Sunday, August 27. Even if your membership isn’t about to expire, you are welcome to take advantage of this discount and renew early! And if you aren’t a member yet, Become a Member …and Make Every Day a Free Day!

This will be a zero-waste event, so don?t forget your reusable water bottle! We?ll have free refill-stations with ice-cold water!


Date: 8/27/2017 (Sunday)

Address: Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, 600 Imiloa Place Hilo, HI

Hours: 9am-4pm

Cost/Cover: Free admission

Web Page: https://www.hawaii.com/event/ohia-love-fest/

Contact info: info@imiloahawaii.org

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Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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Volcano Rain Forest Runs ~ Saturday August 19th   Leave a comment

Volcano Rain Forest Runs – Held in a very unique venue these races are among the most interesting found anywhere. Run at the cool, 4,000-foot elevation of Volcano Village through a native rainforest with beautiful views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. 

Half marathon, 10K or 5K run/walk for all ages/abilities, keiki runs and much more. Take part as a runner, walker, volunteer or spectator. 

Not a runner but want to earn a medal and come through a Finish Line?

Register for the Zero Mile Event. Fund raiser for Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and feel like a winner. 


Date: August 19, 2017

Time: 7:00 AM – Noon

Location: Volcano Village Cooper Center, Wright Road, Volcano Village, HI 
Hours: 7:00 am – Noon

Cost/Cover: Varies with each race

Web Page: http://www.volcanorainforestruns.com

Contact Info: 808-967-8240 raceinfo@volcanorainforestruns.com

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.whofish.org

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

 9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival   Leave a comment


9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival is Saturday August 19, 2017! 

Royal Kona Resort celebrates the legendary Mai Tai cocktail at the 9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival. Watch as over 20 of the world’s top bartenders converge on the Big Island of Hawaii to mix it up in a battle for the title of World’s Best Mai Tai and a $10,000 cash prize.


Festival Highlights Include:

🔅Mai Tai Marketplace: Shop for crafts and island treats from local artisans and merchants from 11am-4pm

🔅Battle of the BBQ: Taste and vote for Hawaii’s best barbecue from 11am-2pm

🔅Pool Party: Listen to live music from local Hawaiian artists by the pool from 2:30pm-4pm

🔅Mai Tai Mix-off: From 4:30pm – 7:30pm watch bartenders from around the world vie for the title of World’s Best Mai Tai and cash prizes. First place winner receives $10,000, second place winner receives $5,000, and third place winner receives $2,500.

Date: 8/19/2017 (Saturday)

Address: Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Alii Drive Kailua Kona, HI

Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page: http://www.donsmaitaifest.com/

Contact Info: Contact Royal Kona Resort at (808) 329-3111.

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Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Touch a Truck for Keiki!    Leave a comment


Keiki of all ages are invited to Touch a Truck at Kona Commons on August 12 from 10 am to 12 noon! Explore big trucks and meet the people who operate them! Trucks include emergency vehicles, construction trucks, tow trucks and more!

Touch a Truck offers kids a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types. Children of all ages are invited to creatively explore the trucks with guidance from the professionals who use the trucks. Meet the people who build, protect and serve on the Big Island.

Bring the family to Touch a Truck and enjoy free keiki activities, a waterslide and prize giveaways. Event presented by Kuleana Education.

Touch a Truck

Date: 8/12/2017 (Saturday)

Address: 74-5450 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Hours: 10:00 am – 12 noon

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page: http://konacommons.com

Contact Info: Nancy Sakamoto – 808-896-5308

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Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Blues By The Bay~Hilo   Leave a comment


Kukuau Studio is hosting a monthly blues series called, BLUES BY THE BAY with Grammy nominated and Na Hoku winning guitarist, Larry Dupio & a rotating line-up of friends every second Thursday of the month.

$7 at the door, $5 with non-perishable food donation to benefit Hawaii Island’s Food Bank.. 

Music from 6 to 9 PM. An invitational blues jam where you can catch some of the best blues musicians from the Big Island and beyond.
“Music unites, politics divides. I choose music!” Jack Miller

“Forget your troubles and dance, forget your worries and dance, forget your weakness and dance.” Bob Marley
“When you have the blues, the best thing to do is to let it out.” Larry Dupio

Come dance your blues away at ‘Blues by the Bay’!

Date: 8/10/2017 (Thursday)

Location: 43 Kukuau St, Hilo, HI

Hours: 6 PM – 9 PM

Cost/Cover: $7

Web Page: http://kukuaustudio.com/

Contact Info: 808-464-3388

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.whofish.org

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com