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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

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3rd Annual “Tropical Inspirations Quilt Show”Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23 2017   Leave a comment

3rd Annual “Tropical Inspirations Quilt Show”will take place on Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23 2017! 


Join us for the 3rd Annual “Tropical Inspirations Quilt Show” sponsored by Kona Hawaiian Quilt Museum Society, the Hawaii Tourist Authority Community Enrichment Program, Aunties Two and co-produced by Quilt Passions, Kailua-Kona,Hawaii and Pieceful Designs, Eugene, Oregon. Located in downtown Kailua-Kona, the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel offers the perfect tropical setting for a beautiful collection of Hawaiian and Island inspired quilts, as well as vendors selling handcrafts and a few surprises!

Meet our Guest Quilters:
🔹Barbara Bieraugel of Bieraugel Designs
🔹Rob Appell of Rob Appell Designs
Location: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach: 75-5660 Palani Road Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Cost/Cover: Free Admission.

Please visit website for details: http://tropicalinspirationsquiltshow.weebly.com/

Contact Info: Contact Robert or Karen at 808-329-7475.

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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

Community Lecture Series: June’s Hanohano O Kona Lecture   Leave a comment

June’s Hanohano O Kona Lecture 

June’s Hanohano O Kona Lecture Sponsored by an Anonymous Friend of KHS

On Wednesday, June 28 KHS’ Museum Curator Mina Elison and KHS’ Asst. Program Director Gavin Miculka will share stories and photos from “The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Mamalahoa Highway”, an exhibit at KHS’ H.N. Greenwell Store Museum that tells the rich history of coffee in Kona through the eyes of families and farmers who built the lucrative industry. With the introduction of coffee to Kona in 1828, the development of Kona’s world-famous coffee industry experienced its highs and lows. Voices of hard working coffee farmers and community leaders can be heard through personal accounts, historic photographs and artifacts featured in this exhibit, all of which tell the compelling story of the early days of Kona coffee.
This is the June portion of a community lecture series held at the West Hawai`i Civic Center every last Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm, that spotlights local and state speakers on a wide variety of cultural and historical subjects. Presented by Kona Historical Society, in cooperation with the County of Hawai’i, this lecture series is a gift from the Society to the community that has supported it for so long. Free of charge, it is open to all, residents and visitors alike.

Date: 6/28/2017 (Wednesday)

Address: West Hawai`i Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Hours: 5:30p.m.-7p.m

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page: http://www.konahistorical.org/index.php/events_calendar/june 
Contact Info: For more details, call 808-323-3222

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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

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

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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