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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/

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

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1st Annual Queen Lili’uokalani Art Stroll   Leave a comment


All our welcome to the Banyan Drive Art Stroll! Friends of Lili’uokalani Gardens had artists enter this juried exhibition honoring Queen Lili’uokalani and celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lili’uokalani Gardens in Hilo, Hawaii and the exhibition is taking place on Saturday January 14th.

The Art Stroll will be from 12:00-6:00pm. Several businesses along Banyan Drive will be participating in exhibiting the work submitted. Viewers will stroll to various venues and select their favorite works of art. There will also be demonstrations of plein air painting and gyotaku, and exhibits in a juror-selected show at Banyan Gallery, Hilo Hawaiian, and Grand Naniloa.

Banyan Drive Art Stroll

 1/14/2017 (Saturday)

12:00pm-6:00pm

Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, 191 Lihiwai St Hilo, HI

Contact Info: 808-960-8848

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Elite Pacific Properties
Call: 808-936-4640

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.karenbail.com

7th Annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival   Leave a comment


The seventh annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival takes place January 2-5, 2017 in Waimea as well as the Mauna Kea Resort + The Fairmont Orchid. It then moves to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai from January 6-10, 2017.

Ocean Film brings over 60 films to the big screen each year. Most are world, U.S., Hawaii or Big Island of Hawaii premieres, with many filmmakers in attendance. Films fall into categories of ocean experience, such as surfing; ocean environment; and island culutre and history. In addition, films of broader cultural, historic and conservational appeal are also featured, as well as generally inspirational film and stories of epic adventure.In addition to film, the festival offers intimate breakfast talks, Q & A filmmaker sessions and more. 

The festival program is posted to the website and fedtival passes are available online at http://www.waimeaoceanfilm.org. 

Info: 808-854-6095 or info@waimeaoceanfilm.org.

7th Annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival

1/2/2017 – 1/10/2017

🔸Waimea, HI

🔸Mauna Kea Resort

🔸Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani Resort 

🔸Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

See website for schedule, map of various venues +more details: http://www.waimeaoceanfilm.org/

Article + Photo courtesy of: whofish.org + Waimea Ocean Film Festival (http://www.waimeaoceanfilm.org/)

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

Call: 808-936-4640

kebail@aloha.net  

http://www.karenbail.com

Mele Kalikimaka    Leave a comment


Mele Kalikimaka! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! Let the spirit of Christmas warm your home with love, joy and peace. 

Have a blessed Christmas!
Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro

Elite Pacific Properties

Call: 808-936-4640

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.karenbail.com

Free Holiday Events at Queens’ Marketplace   Leave a comment


Don’t miss these free holiday events at Queens’ Market Place throughout December! 

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Sat., December 10 at the Coronation Pavilion

Kealakehe Intermediate School Ukulele & Chorus Ensemble – 10:00 am

Halau Hula O Kalaulani O Pu’uanahulu – 12:00 pm

HPA Handbell Choir – 4:00 pm

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Dimitra Milan Live Paint

A celebrated artist by the age of 15, Dimitra Milan’s extraordinary paintings can be found in private collections and in fine art galleries in Arizona and Hawaii. Her paintings are often of a dreamy world that bring together subjects with color and style. Don’t miss a special opportunity to see her paint at Genesis Galleries.

When: Friday, December 10

Time: 5:00-9:30 pm

Where: Genesis Galleries

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Monthly Mini Concert Series – Ali`i Keana`aina

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

When: Saturday, December 17

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavilion

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Wyland at Genesis Galleries – Live Paint

Meet legendary artist Wyland, enjoy an art show and live painting at Genesis Galleries at Queens’ Marketplace.

When: Thurs., December 29 and Fri., December 30

Time: 5:30-9:30 pm 

Where: Genesis Galleries

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Picture Taking with Santa

FREE Photos with Santa – Bring your own camera!

When: Saturday, December 17 – Friday, December 23

Time: 5:00-8:00 pm

Where: At the clock between Island Gourmet Markets and Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Movies Under the Stars

FREE Movie Presentation! Once a month, you’re invited to bring a beach chair or blanket for a free outdoor movie at dusk at the Coronation Pavilion.

Santa’s clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick’s father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.

PG | 1h 37min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When: Saturday, December 24

Time: Dusk 5:50 pm

Where: Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavilion

Mele Kalikimaka! 

Waikoloa Parade + Keiki Fest on Saturday!    Leave a comment


The Waikoloa Lions Club 12th annual Waikoloa Parade + Keiki Fest takes place this Saturday! Come one, come all! 

The Parade starts at 10:00 am at the top of Paniolo Road and ends at the school with the Keiki Fest. There will be food and craft booths and prizes! Prize for Best Decorated Entry in the Parade. $100 for first place. Vote at the school plex. There will also be a prize and ribbon for Best Decorated Bike in the Bike Parade! 

The Keiki Fest takes place at the school from 11:00am-2:00pm. There will be free Santa pictures and free games, fun, and food for the Keiki! 

Mahalo to Waikoloa Village Association + Waikoloa Lions Club for sponsoring this event! 

Happy Holidays! 

Christmas with the Chefs   Leave a comment

img_1090Christmas with the Chefs

Saturday December 3, 2016

5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Rd Kailua Kona, HI

$85 per person if purchased in advance, and $90 per person if purchased at the door.

Guests will gather in the evening at the hotel’s luau grounds overlooking Kamakahonu Bay to enjoy tantalizing dishes by more than 20 Hawaii chefs, along with live music and a silent auction.

Tickets for this annual culinary scholarship benefit are $85 per person if purchased in advance, and $90 per person if purchased at the door.

The Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is also offering special room rates for event guests.

Saturday
December 3, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

http://www.konakohalachefs.org/

Contact Info: kkasf2011@gmail.com Reserve tickets 808-329-2522

Article + Photo courtesy of: Kona Kohala Chefs Association (www.konakohalachefs.org)