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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

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Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Relay for Life of Hilo ~ July 15, 2017   Leave a comment

Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.

Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we.
Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.


OPENING CEREMONY Time: 4:00 pm 

We’ll kick off the event by celebrating everyone who’s been affected by cancer. Whether someone’s been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years, they gather together for the crowd to cheer them on.

SURVIVORS LAP Time: 4:00 pm 

Survivors define courage and inspire those facing a cancer diagnosis. Their strength is honored with each step they take around the first lap. If you know anyone who’s overcome cancer, invite them to join.

CAREGIVERS LAP Time: 7:00 pm

Caring for others is such a selfless act, which is why we honor caregivers with a lap. They often walk with the person they’ve supported.

LUMINARIA CEREMONY Time: 9:00 pm 

Each Luminaria bag represents a loved one lost to cancer, brings support to those affected by it, and honors survivors. This powerful moment gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers hope and comfort.
CLOSING CEREMONY Time: 11:45 pm 

We celebrate all that we’ve accomplished together and remember those we’ve lost. Together, we commit to take action and help end the pain and suffering of cancer.

Saturday July 15, 2017  🔹   4pm-Midnight

Address: Francis Wong Stadium, 799 Piilani Street Hilo, HI

Cost/Cover: Free

For more information please visit event Web Page: http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=82355&pg=informational&sid=209328 or call (808) 935-0025.

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

24th Annual Aloha Keiki Run – Kailua-Kona   Leave a comment

24th Annual Aloha Keiki Run in Kailua-Kona coming up!


Join the fun in the Land of Aloha for the 24th annual Kona Marathon & Family Runs. A morning of fun for the whole family!

Aloha Keiki Run – Kailua-Kona
Saturday, June 17, 2017 

8 AM

Kona Commons
74-5450 Makala Blvd 

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 


🔹Live Entertainment
🔹Goodie Bags for all participants

🔹Finisher Medal

🔹Big Wave Water Slide

🔹Games, Photo Booth and much, much more!

🔹Including Ronald MacDonald cheering on the runners

Early Registration: $15
Race Ray Registration: $15

Avoid the lines on Race Day!

Pre Race Day – Late Registration and Packet Pick Up

Friday, June 16, 2017 at Kona Commons from 3-6 pm

Race Check-in and Late Registration
Saturday June 17, 2017 from 6:30am to 7:30am at Kona Commons.

Ages 1-4: 100 yard dash
Ages 5-7: 200 yard dash

Ages 7-8: 1/4 mile

Ages 9-10: 1/2 mile

Ages 11-15: 1 mile

More info: 

Website: http://konamarathon.com/event-information/aloha-keiki-run/

Telephone: Contact Kona Marathon at 808-967-8240.


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Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Honoka‘a Western Week Parade & Block Party May 21-29, 2017   Leave a comment


Honoka`a’s favorite party, Western Week rides into town May 21-29, 2017, celebrating the colorful, tasty, and somewhat bodacious paniolo heritage of Hamakua! From Portuguese Bean Soup to Stick Horse championships, line dancing and more, events lead up to the Paniolo Parade and Block Party on Mamane Street on Friday night, followed by the 61st Annual Hawai‘i Saddle Club Scholarship Rodeo over the weekend.

Event organizers are recruiting talent now for the Saloon Girl and Cowboys Got Talent Contests. Men and women who love the spotlight are invited to dress up in their best boots and fancy duds, and strut their stuff in a talent and personality competition on the streetside stage. There are no entry fees, and winners receive cash prizes.

“No experience required!” said contest honcho Michelle Hartman. “The more contestants we have, the merrier it is for everybody. This is definitely not a beauty pageant, and we definitely welcome all kinds of talented people. Our past winners have been folks of all ages, shapes and sizes—singers, dancers, storytellers—it’s all about letting your hair down and having some fun with the crowd.” For more information and entry forms, call Michelle at Big Island Grown, 775-9777. 

Commemorative HWW buttons will be available to purchase as show of support, as well as automatic entry in the “lucky number” drawing during the Block Party. Although buttons are not required for admission, attendees receive fair warning that those without buttons at the Block Party risk being thrown into the hoosegow by roving sheriffs. (All in good fun). 

Honoka‘a Western Week is a volunteer-driven project supported by the Honoka‘a Business Association, the Hamakua Lion’s Club, Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter, Steinlager, and others, celebrating Hamakua’s paniolo heritage and unique cultural blend. Checks payable to “Honoka?a Business Association” can be sent to P.O. Box 474, Honoka?a HI 96727, attention: Honoka‘a Western Week. For more information, follow Honoka‘a Western Week on Facebook or check out the new Honoka‘a Western Week website @ http://www.honokaawesternweek.org


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

🔸May 20. Deadline to enter Saloon Girl and Cowboys Got Talent Contests. For information and applications, call Michelle Hartman, 775-9777 or check out the website

🔸May 21-29. Celebrate Honoka’a Western Week with Honoka’a Business Association. Everyone is invited to dress up western-style, visit Honoka‘a town merchants, and enjoy different paniolo-themed activities every night.

🔸Sunday, May 21, 8am-3pm 2nd Annual Farm Festival @ Hamakua Harvest.

🔸Monday, May 22, 3:00 p.m. Art Event: Make-your-own Stick Horse for the Races, at Hamakua Youth Center (HYC). Limited to the first 30 applicants to turn in registration forms at HYC. Please call 775-0976 for more information.

🔸Tuesday, May 23, 5-8:00 pm Portuguese Paniolo Night @ NHERC Pavillion

🔸Wednesday, May 24. Line dancing at the Peoples Theater 6:00-9:00pm- Call 775-0000. Food Truck at R. Martin parking lot 5-9pm

🔸Thursday, May 25, 4-6 p.m. Talk Story with author Ross Stephenson, “Honoka‘a Town,” and Leilani Hino -Cowbboy Kaona, documentary photos from 1979-1988 at the Honoka‘a Public Library. Then at 6:00, Rowdy Rodeo at the Landing Restaurant.

🔸Friday, May 26 4 p.m., Paniolo Parade down Mamane Street. 5pm Stick Horse Races. 5-10 p.m., Block Party, Steak Fry, Saloon Girl and Cowboys Got Talent Contests, Dancing in the Street. Vendors interested in booth space for the Block Party can download forms from the website and drop off at Big Island Grown in Honoka’a

🔸Saturday, May 27-Monday, May 29, Hawai’i Saddle Club Scholarship Rodeo. Tickets $9 in advance $10 at the gate.

https://sites.google.com/site/honokaahiwesternweek/

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Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

1st Annual Mother’s Day Extravaganza Gift & Craft Fair   Leave a comment

1st Annual Mother’s Day Extravaganza Gift & Craft Fair

Don’t forget mom this mother’s day! Bring her to the 1st Annual Mother’s day Extravaganza Gift & Craft Fair in Hilo! 

Over 50 artists and crafters from the State of Hawaii. This Craft Fair features vendors from the Big Island and the State of Hawai’i at Sangha Hall in Hilo on Saturday May 6th from 9 am to 4 pm.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to support the Big Island Substance Abuse Council. For a vendor application or more information, please visit http://www.malamaponoevents.com. For more information, call (808) 896-1620 or email malamaponoeventsmgmt@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sangha Hall

398 Kilauea Ave Hilo, HI 96720

Admission: Adults $2, Children under 12 FREE

Last hour FREE

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Karen E. Bail
808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

16th Annual Astro Day May 6, 2017   Leave a comment

16th Annual Astro Day May 6, 2017 ~


On Astronomy Day, thousands of people who have never looked through a telescope will have an opportunity to see first hand what has so many amateur and professional astronomers all excited. AstroDay in Hilo features over 40 exhibits, demonstrations and activity areas and musical performance throughout Prince Kuhio Plaza.
AstroDay presenters include the observatories on Mauna Kea, educators, students, Hawaiian culture groups and commercial vendors. Here are some of the presenters for this year:

🔹Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT)
🔹East Asian Observatories (JCMT) / University of Arizona (CSO)

🔹Gemini Observatory

🔹Hilo Astronomy Club

🔹HI-SEAS

🔹Institute for Astronomy (IfA)

🔹Imiloa Astronomy Center

🔹InfraRed Telescope Facility (IRTF)

🔹Keck Observatories

🔹LCOGT

🔹Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station

🔹PISCES

🔹Smithsonian Sub-Millimeter Array (SMA)

🔹Subaru Telescope

🔹TMT

🔹UKIRT

🔹University of Hawaii at Hilo

🔹Very Long Baseline Array

More to be announced!

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Free event 

Location: Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E Puainako St Hilo, HI

Web Page: http://www.mkaoc.org/programming/astroday

For more info contact: fujmon@mac.com 808-640-9161

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