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Fourth of July Extravaganza at Waikoloa Beach Resort ~ July 4, 2019🎆🎇   Leave a comment

Join us this Fourth of July for an afternoon full of fun for the entire ohana! Family friendly celebration at Queens’ MarketPlace!

Live music begins at 2pm at the Coronation Pavilion. There will be keiki give-aways, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, and more.

As the sun starts to set, head over to the Waikoloa Bowl for the fireworks show at 5pm and boogie back to the Coronation Pavilion at 8:30 pm to dance to the sounds of Lucky Tongue perform.  Free event!

When:     Thursday, July 4th

Time:       2:00 – 9:30 pm 

Where:    Coronation Pavilion, Fireworks at the Waikoloa Bowl

Happy 4th of July! ♥️💙 I hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade~Saturday June 8th!   Leave a comment

King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade ~ Saturday June 8th!

Join us on Saturday morning, June 8, 2019, for the annual King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade in Historic Kailua Village.

Throughout the day, the community of West Hawai‘i will gather to honor the great ali‘i, King Kamehameha I, who established the first capital of the united Hawaiian Kingdom here in Kailua-Kona at Kamakahonu. This year’s parade theme is Ka Mo‘i Kamehameha Nui, translated: “Kamehameha, the Sovereign Ruler of All.”

Adorned in the flowers and colors of the Hawaiian Islands, regal Pa‘u Rider Logopa‘u riders on horseback will represent each of the eight islands, led by their respective princesses and the pa‘u queen. The floral parade will also feature hula halau, equestrian units, marching bands, a horse-drawn carriage and more.

After the parade, enjoy a ho‘olaule‘a (music and art festival) at Hulihe‘e Palace, including a free concert featuring top Hawaiian recording artists. Then take time to visit the many shops, galleries and historic landmarks of Historic Kailua Village.

King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade

Saturday, June 8, 2019

9:00 am

Royal Kona Resort

75-5852 Alii Drive

Kailua-Kona, HI

For details + more information contact the parade chairman, Barbara Nobriga, at 322-9944, or email: KamehamehaDayParade@hawaii.rr.com

See you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

4th Annual World Oceans Day at Hapuna Beach ~ June 8th!   Leave a comment

Celebrate the fourth annual World Oceans Day at Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area’s South Pavilion on June 8, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free, except for a $5 parking fee at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area for non-Hawai‘i residents.

Activities include a recycling station, marine debris prevention event, hydration station, 19 education booths, and a beach cleanup from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Keiki can earn a prize for visiting more than six informational booths.

Participating organizations at World Oceans Day include: Hawaii Wildlife Fund, National Park Service, Eyes of the Reef Hawai’i, Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative, Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuaries, Coral Reef Alliance, Kahaluu Bay Education Center, West Hawaii Aquatic Entanglement Response Network, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources, Dolphin Quest, Keep Puako Beautiful, Lynker Technologies LLC, Liquid Robotics, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Ke Kai Ola The Marine Mammal Center.

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade ~ Saturday June 8th!   Leave a comment

King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade~ Saturday, June 8, 2019

Join us on Saturday morning, June 8, 2019, for the annual King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade in Historic Kailua Village.

Throughout the day, the community of West Hawai‘i will gather to honor the great ali‘i, King Kamehameha I, who established the first capital of the united Hawaiian Kingdom here in Kailua-Kona at Kamakahonu.

This year’s parade theme is Ka Mo‘i Kamehameha Nui, translated: “Kamehameha, the Sovereign Ruler of All.”

Adorned in the flowers and colors of the Hawaiian Islands, regal Pa‘u Rider Logopa‘u riders on horseback will represent each of the eight islands, led by their respective princesses and the pa‘u queen. The floral parade will also feature hula halau, equestrian units, marching bands, a horse-drawn carriage and more.

This year’s parade will travel down Ali‘i Drive through Historic Kailua Village beginning at 9 a.m. After the parade, join the fun at Hulihe‘e Palace, where a Hawaiian music and crafts festival (ho‘olaule‘a) will take place until 4 p.m. Live performances by Hawaiian recording artists, hula halau and more. Bid on fantastic silent auction items.

After the parade, enjoy a ho‘olaule‘a (music and art festival) at Hulihe‘e Palace, including a free concert featuring top Hawaiian recording artists. Then take time to visit the many shops, galleries and historic landmarks of Historic Kailua Village.

King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade

Date: 6/8/2019 (Saturday)

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

Hours: 9:00 am

Cost/Cover: Free Admission.

Web Page: https://konaparade.org/?utm_source=opi-hawaiicom&utm_medium=

Contact Info:

Contact the parade chairman, Barbara Nobriga, at 322-9944, or email KamehamehaDayParade@hawaii.rr.com

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Pops Goes the Philharmonic at the Hilton Waikoloa Village~Saturday May 11th!   Leave a comment

Pops Goes the Philharmonic at the Hilton Waikoloa Village!

Join the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra (KPO) at one of Hawai‘i Island’s most elegant spaces for a Boston Pops inspired event!

Pops Goes the Philharmonic will feature classic gems from Broadway and the silver screen by the most recognizable and beloved composers of all time.

Be swept down memory lane with classics by Leonard Bernstein, Leroy Anderson, Henry Mancini, Jerry Brubaker, Bob Krogstad, and more!

Pops Goes the Philharmonic also features live performances by Hawai‘i Island’s own Beth Dunnington and Kat Reuss, with direction by Angel Prince.

Pops Goes the Philharmonic

▪️Date: 5/11/2019 (Saturday)

▪️Location: Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 9673

▪️Hours: 4:00pm – 6:00 pm

▪️Cost/Cover: $50

▪️Web Page: http://www.kamuelaphil.org/event/pops-goes-the-philharmonic/

▪️Contact Info: 808-369-9870

✨Pre-Concert VIP Cocktail Event✨

A limited number of GOLD SECTION tickets are available for purchase for Pops Goes the Philharmonic. Gold Section ticket buyers are invited to an exclusive and intimate pre-concert VIP Party from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM with live performances from select members of the Orchestra, and singers Beth Dunnington and Kat Reuss. There will also be complimentary libations and delicious pupus on offer during the pre-party.

Pops Goes the Philharmonic is made possible with underwriting support by Monk’s Delight Kona Coffee.

The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Annual Orchid Show : Plant & Craft Sale   Leave a comment

Annual Orchid Show: Plant & Craft Sale

Friday, May 10th 9AM till 6PM

Saturday May 11th 8AM till 4PM

Orchid Vendors from Around the Island will be showcasing New Hybrids and Exotic Orchid Species.

Come and meet the Grower’s and talk story!

Anthurium Plants & Cut Flowers, Pottery & Ceramics, Real Flower Jewelry, Nurturing Gemstones & Jewelry, Greeting Cards, Air Plants, Cactus & Succulents , Dragon Fruit plants, Heliconia plants, Protea Plants & Flowers, Herbs, Jams & Jellies, Local Honey & Bee Products, fruit trees, Tropical Plants, water garden plants and more Hand Crafted Jewelry.

Unique Plants and Orchid Growing Classes Begin on the hour from 11AM – 2PM

Annual Orchid Show : Plant & Craft Sale

Date: 5/10/2019 – 5/11/2019

Location: Old Kona Airport Park ‘Event Pavilion’ 75-5560 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua Kona, HI

Hours: 9Am till 4PM

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page: http://konaorchidsociety.org

Contact Info: Bob at 808-333-0889

The Kona Orchid Society (KOS) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating our members and the public about the collection, culture, and appreciation of orchids.  Since 1985, we have promoted fellowship among orchid enthusiasts. Our members include both individual hobbyists and commercial growers, all brought together by our common interest.

KOS usually meets at 6:00PM on the first Friday of the month.

The meeting is held at the Makua Lani Academy Bridge House Building at 74-4966 Kealakaa St., off Palani Road in Kailua-Kona.   Our membership meetings are open to the public and we welcome anyone interested in joining us.  See our schedule of upcoming events for further information.  If you have an interest in becoming a member, see our membership page.

We have wonderful meetings where we learn from many orchid experts about how to successfully grow our orchids.  After sharing a pot luck meal and listening to our guest speakers we have a time for Show and Tell.  People bring their blooming orchids and share info about what elevation they live at and the type of orchid.  It is really amazing to see the beautiful orchids people are growing!  We end with an orchid raffle.  It is really fun.  

Each year on Mother’s Day weekend (Friday and Saturday), we hold our Annual Orchid Show and Sale in the pavilion at the Old Kona Airport in Kailua-Kona. If you are in the Kailua-Kona area, you won’t want to miss it.

Admission is FREE to everyone.

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

2019 Big Island Chocolate Festival🍫April 26th + 27th!   Leave a comment

2019 Big Island Chocolate Festival🍫🍫

Make your life even sweeter by attending the Eighth Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival, April 26 & 27, 2019 at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. From chocolate cooking demonstrations and a unique tequila and chocolate pairing event, to the fun and festive gala of all galas, our annual event is the sweetest (and savoriest) event of the year!

The 2019 gala event will be held on Saturday, April 27 and the ticket price includes unlimited tastings at more than 25 food stations, unlimited beer and wine pours from our various sponsors, an all-you-can-enjoy chicken mole bar, signature cocktails, DJ and live music, a fabulous silent auction and all around chocolate-themed fun. Limited Early Bird and VIP gala tickets are available starting November 23, 2018. With VIP tickets you’ll enjoy early access (before general admission opens), reserved tables and a private bar.

For the fifth year in a row The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. is offering fantastic room packages that include gala and event tickets. The schedule is updated often so sign up for our emails and like us on Facebook.

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is presented by the Kona Cacao Association, Inc. (KCA) The mission and goal of this non-profit organization is to promote the cacao industry on the Big Island of Hawai‘i by presenting BICF as an educational and outreach opportunity for local cacao farmers, the hospitality industry and cacao enthusiasts. We encourage you to become a member of KCA and support our cause.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS (tickets available after February 15, 2019 – Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date):

(4/26/19) – Cacao Farm Seminars/Workshops — Perfect for the current and aspiring cacao farmers seeking to learn the latest techniques, industry updates, processing and more.

(4/26/19) – Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory Farm Tour— Take a behind-the-scenes peek at how cacao becomes our favorite sweet and savory treat.

(4/27/19) – Cooking Demonstrations — Enjoy a range of culinary cooking and technique demonstrations from local chefs to uplevel your cooking skills!

We look forward to seeing you there!🍫

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com