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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

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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

Living with Earthquakes on Hawaiian Volcanoes ~ March 27, 2017   Leave a comment

Living with Earthquakes on Hawaiian Volcanoes


Thousands of earthquakes occur in Hawai‘i each year; most are related to volcanic activity, but some are not. What’s the difference? In this presentation, Brian Shiro of the USGS Hawaiian Volcanic Observatory describes the different types of earthquake experienced in Hawai‘i, how seismologists monitor them, and how seismic data are used as a primary tool to forecast volcanic eruptions. 

Want to know more about our historic damaging earthquakes, seismic hazards in our State, and how we can prepare for the next Big One? Brian addresses these topics and more, including the new, low-cost technology allowing citizen scientists to record earthquake shaking and to participate in the process of earthquake monitoring! 

Expand your knowledge at either the afternoon or the evening presentation of this fascinating program on Monday, March 27.

Date: 3/27/2017 (Monday)

Location: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo, HI 96720

Hours: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Cost/Cover: Free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers

Web Page: http://lymanmuseum.org/event/living-with-earthquakes-on-hawa

Contact Info: tel:808-935-5021

Photo + Article courtsey of: whofish.org 

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Just Published: The Hawaiian Horse   Leave a comment

Just Published: The Hawaiian Horse


Last June we were treated to a sneak preview of The Hawaiian Horse, the latest in the remarkable series of Bergin volumes detailing an era in Hawai‘i’s history. Our whistles having been collectively wet, authors and veterinarians Dr. Billy Bergin and son Dr. Brady Bergin return this afternoon with a more detailed account of their just-published book. It’s a definitive history of the role of the horse in Hawai‘i from its arrival in 1803 through the social, agricultural, military, and sports fields over a span of two centuries. 

Celebrated are the men and women who have contributed to the horse’s importance in the era of royalty, sugar and pineapple times, two world wars, and the arenas of pa‘u, polo, racing, rodeo, dressage, and pleasure riding. Current issues such as overpopulation, humane care, and equine health are handled in sensitive but realistic terms as they apply to local as well as national venues.

Join us this Saturday as these knowledgeable vets and compelling storytellers describe the horse’s place in Hawai‘i’s future in prophetic, practical, and cautiously optimistic terms. Copies of this beautiful book will be available in the Museum Shop, and Drs. B and B will be happy to inscribe them.
Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers. 

Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge! 

Seating is limited; first come, first seated. 

 E komo mai!
WHEN: March 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WHERE: Lyman Museum  276 Haili St Hilo, HI 96720

COST: Free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers

Photo + Article courtsey of: whofish.org 

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

11TH Annual Free Avocado Festival   Leave a comment


Join us for a day of celebration for the Hawaiian Avocado! The 11th Annual Free Avocado Festival takes place Saturday, March 4, 2017. 

This year’s event will take place at a new venue, Hale Halewai in downtown Kona. 

Agricultural presentations, Avocado grafting, Sampling, Avocado Varieties, Food Preparation, Music, Hula, Arts, Crafts, and much more! Fun for the entire family! 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hale Halawai , Ali’i Drive, Downtown Kailua-Kona, HI 

10 am – 5 pm

Website: http://www.avocadofestival.org/

Contact Info: Sanctuary of Mana Ke’a Gardens http://www.hawaiisanctuary.org For more details contact Randyl @ 808 936-5233

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

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Monthly Mini Concert Series – “Larry Dupio Blues” BandSaturday February 18, 2017   Leave a comment


Monthly Mini Concert Series – “Larry Dupio Blues” Band

Saturday February 18, 2017

FREE EVENT – Join us for free LIVE MUSIC, 6:00 – 8:00PM at the Coronation Pavilion.
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavilion

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://queensmarketplace.net/index.php/mobile/events

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Asian Fest at Queens’ Market Place   Leave a comment


Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the exciting “Asian Fest” at Queens’ Market Place. Lions and Taiko Drums! Come celebrate with the vibrant Lion Dancers and driving rhythms of drums from around the world. Make sure you have your lycee (red envelope) ready to feed the Lion and ensure good health and fortune in 2017.
Complimentary food samplings will be provided by Queens’ MarketPlace and Waikoloa Beach Resort chefs to give you a “Taste of Waikoloa”. More than Chinese New Year, Asian Fest brings together the fun and fascinating Far East cultural traditions that came to Hawai’i and still inspire residents and visitors from everywhere!
Asian Fest 

February 3, 2017

Queens’ Market Place at Waikoloa Beach Resort

Photo and Article courtesy of: http://www.waikoloabeachresort.com

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro 

Elite Pacific Properties 

Call: 808-936-4640

kebail@aloha.net  

http://www.karenbail.com