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JAKE SHIMABUKURO at The Palace Theater in Hilo this Saturday!   Leave a comment

The Palace Theater Presents JAKE SHIMABUKURO!

Don’t miss this special performance by Jake Shimabukuro, an inspiring, inventive, and transformative ukulele virtuoso! The concert takes place on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at The Palace Theater.

Tickets: $30 General; $35 Side Reserved; $40 Center Reserved. All tickets will go up $5 on the Day of Show. Tickets may be purchased at the box office or over the phone with a credit card at 934-7010, M-F, 10AM-3PM.

Jake Shimabukuro Live

Date: 1/13/2018 (Saturday)

Address:Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo, HI

Hours: 7 PM – 9 PM

Cost/Cover: See details above

Contact Info: 808-934-7010

Warm Aloha-

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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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

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

19th Annual Taste of Hilo~Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017   Leave a comment


The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii has scheduled its 19th Annual Taste of Hilo for Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sangha Hall in Hilo.

The Taste of Hilo annually features the culinary skills of more than 35 chefs, restaurants and patisseries, who provide their talents, ingredients and staff to make this annual event a success.
Discover what your favorite restaurants will be featuring at this year’s Taste of Hilo.


Pre-sale tickets are available at $55 each. They may be purchased by calling the chamber’s office at (808) 934- 0177 or at jccih@jccih.org.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $70, if the event has not sold out.

A portion of event proceeds goes to support the Hawaii Community College. Over the years, the Japanese Chamber has raised more than $160,000 to support educational programs at the Hawaii Community College.


This year’s event will feature pigs raised by natural farming practices developed by Master Kyu Han Cho of the Janong Natural Farming Institute of South Korea. Master Cho developed this sustainable farming method using generations-old practices from Japan and South Korea, combined with his graduate education in agriculture and veterinary science.

The pigs are raised in a natural deep litter environment similar to a forest. The pigs are not confined in gestation or farrowing crates, which can be very stressful. The animals are allowed to roam free in their pens improving meat quality. Microbes are added to the pens to help breakdown manure resulting in an odorless and fly-free environment. The system never has to be cleaned resulting in fewer water quality problems often caused by washing the pens down. The microbes help to boost the pigs’ natural immunity to prevent disease thus antibiotics, vaccines and hormones are never used.
The first piggery to use natural farming techniques in the U.S. is located in Kurtistown. It was built in 2009 and continues to be a productive piggery. Additional piggeries are under construction at Rutgers University, Oregon State University, Texas A&M, and Clemson

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawai‘i fosters economic sustainability as well as perpetuating the Japanese cultural heritage and traditions in Hawai`i. Its mission is to promote the wellbeing of our community through business and personal relationships that embody the values of Kahiau & Okage Sama De. In Hawaiian, Kahiau means giving without expecting anything in return. Okage Sama De is a Japanese proverb, which means I am what I am because of you.

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://www.bigislandnow.com

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com