Archive for December 2017

Wailea Village 20th Annual Mochi Pounding ~ December 30, 2017   Leave a comment

Wailea Village 20th Annual Mochi Pounding.

20th Annual Traditional Mochi (rice cake) Pounding for New Year (More “fun stuff” about our mochi pounding) Saturday, Dec. 30th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Akiko’s over the years has become synonymous with MOCHI POUNDING. This will be our 20th year. We started with 23 people, mostly neighbors, and now it has become a popular community and public event. This past year we had between 600-700 folks visit our wee village to participate in mochi pounding and other activities.

Come and join the fun on Saturday, Dec. 30th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. making traditional rice cakes the “old-fashioned” way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 7 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local style lunch for $5. New years crafts, food vendors, fortune telling, massage, I Ching readings, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more. Great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawaii so special.

Date: 12/30/2017 (Saturday)

Location: 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau, Hi. 96710

Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost/Cover: FREE

Web Page:

http://www.akikosbnb.com/activities/activities.html#mochi

Contact Info: Akiko Masuda at 808-963-6422

Happy Holidays~

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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Hands On History – A Japanese Tradition for the New Year: Mochi Making! December 29, 2017   Leave a comment

Hands On History – A Japanese Tradition for the New Year: Mochi Making on Friday December 29th!

Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook will be having “Hands On History” activities every Wednesday & Friday, 11a.m. – 1p.m. that help visitors explore Kona’s history in a deeper and more sensory way. Participation is free with the purchase of admission to the farm. The Society hopes this program will help perpetuate these cultural traditions and further preserve the history behind Kona’s coffee industry and its pioneers. Come and experience Kona’s Stories!Hands On History – A Japanese Tradition for the New Year: Mochi Making!

Date: 12/29/2017 (Friday)

Location: Kona Coffee Living History Farm, 82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704

Time: 11:00am

Cost/Cover: $15; $13 (military, kama’aina, seniors 60+); $9 (college students w/ ID) $5 (youth, 7-17), Free (Children under 7 and KHS Members)

Web Page:

http://www.konahistorical.org/index.php/events_calendar/

Contact Info:

808-323-3222

Happy Holidays~

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Holiday Music Magic Planetarium Show at Imiloa   Leave a comment

Holiday Music Magic Planetarium Show at Imiloa

Celebrate the holiday season with a showing of Holiday Music Magic in ‘Imiloa’s planetarium! This show features a variety of holiday music classics, giving families a fun and entertaining full-dome experience set to the music of the holiday season.

Date: Today, 12/22/2017 (Friday)

Location: Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 Imiloa Pl Hilo, HI

Time: 7 PM Showing + 8 PM Showing

Cost/Cover: $10 general admission ($8 for members, member level discounts apply)

Web Page:

http://www.imiloahawaii.org/calendar/day_view/day:December+2 …

Contact Info:

808-932-8901

Happy Holidays ~

Karen Bail

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

11th Annual Paradise Studio Tour ~ December 2 + 3, 2017   Leave a comment

Arts and fine crafts in abundance at the 11th Annual Paradise Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm, December 2 & 3, 2017. The public is invited for free to visit artists in their home studios in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Keaau.

Seven studios with 25 local artists showing oil painting, watercolors, collage, pastels, acrylic, cement, wood sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, ceramics, silk painting, fashion art, gourd crafting, photography and more. Free featured demos.

For brochure and map go to: www.paradisestudiotour.com or call: 808-982-5150

The mission of the Big Island Puna District Paradise Studio Tour Artist Collective, in addition to providing opportunities for artists to connect directly with patrons, is to generate fellowship among visual artists, and to encourage and support young artists. To this end, each year the members donate 10% of all sales from the Studio Tour to the Puna District public and charter high schools for much needed art supplies. From 10 previous years’ shows, over $13,000.00 has been donated by PST for Pahoa HS, Keaau HS and the Hawaii Academy for Arts & Sciences.

If you’d like to contact the PST President Shelby Smith for more information, email skelatenphish@yahoo.com

Dates:12/2/2017 – 12/3/2017

Address:Hawaiian Paradise Park, Keaau,HI

Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page:

http://www.paradisestudiotour.com

Contact Info:Shelby Smith. Email: skelatenphish@yahoo.com

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com