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Rhapsody by the Bay – A Benefit Event for Kona Choral Society~Sunday April 14th!   Leave a comment

Rhapsody by the Bay – A Benefit Event for Kona Choral Society

“Rhapsody by the Bay”, an afternoon of fabulous entertainment and a sensational silent auction all in support of the Kona Choral Society!

Gershwin and Jazz selections performed by soloists Dan Garrett, Wendy Buzby, Bernaldo Evangelista, and Amy Mills. Includes one beverage and heavy pupus.

Fundraiser Details:

Sunday, April 14th

11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Mi’s Waterfront Bistro on Ali’i Drive

Kailua-Kona, Hawai’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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24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival~March 9, 2019!   Leave a comment

24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival~March 9, 2019!

Enjoy delicious US and Hawaii made craft beesr along with some of the very best Hawaii Island style cuisine. It’ll include brew tasting, sampling of gourmet cuisine, entertainment, trash fashion show, musical groups, homebrew competition, 5k / 10k and much more.

Nestled against Kamakahonu Bay, and overlooking theʻAhuʻena heiau, the Kona Brewer’s Festival offers an experience unique to Hawaii Island. Produced in the spirit of Pualu (working together) and Malama Pono (respecting the land), the festival draws thousands of people together to enjoy incredible craft beer, island style cuisine, great music and the company of good friends. Add to that the views of Kailua village and the trembling blue horizon of the Pacific Ocean, the stage is set for an authentic Hawaiian experience.

Each of 36 breweries from Hawaii and the mainland United States taps up two types of beer, ranging in style and flavor to delight the palate of every craft beer connoisseur. Chefs from 36 of the Big Island’s top restaurants serve sweet and savory tastes of island-style food, from fresh fish and barbecued meats to decadent desserts. A hula and blessing kick off the event. A stage with live music entertains festival-goers throughout the day. The annual Trash Fashion Show, designed to raise environmental awareness, shows off attire made entirely from recycled material.

Since its humble beginning in 1996 to celebrate the creation of the Kona Brewing Company, the festival’s mission is raise funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations which contribute to the well being of Hawaii’s youth, environmental conservation, and cultural traditions through the celebration of handcrafted brews and local cuisine in a sustainable community gathering on the Island of Hawaii.

The Festival includes a Home Brewers Competition and the ever popular Run for Hops 5k run/walk. Over the past 24 years, the Kona Brewers Festival has become one of Hawaii’s premier events and has raised 1.2 million dollars for Big Island non-profit organizations. Join us in raising pints and funds for a better world!

Brewers Festival Kailua Event Details:

▪️Date: 3/9/2019 (Saturday)

▪️Address: Oceanfront lu’au grounds of Courtyard, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Kailua Kona, HI

▪️Hours: 3pm-7pm

▪️Cost/Cover: $85.00

▪️Web Page: http://konabrewersfestival.com/kona-brewers-festival/

▪️Contact Info: 808-987-9196

Hope to see you there!

Cheers~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

13th Annual Avocado Festival!   Leave a comment

13th Annual Avocado Festival ~ Saturday, February 23, 2019! 🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑

This year’s Avocado Festival will be held at Hale Halawai Park and Pavilion from 10am-5pm on Saturday, February 23rd!

The free, zero-waste event offers non-stop activities for attendees of all ages. Family fun includes an avocado recipe demonstration, food sampling, an avocado grafting demo, avocado tree sale, arts & crafts and healing arts. Enjoy healthful, organic, vegan foods and beverage booths serving refreshing smoothies, juices and kava drinks.

Details:

▪️Date: February 23, 2019

▪️Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

▪️Venue: Hale Halawai Park and Pavilion

75-5760 Ali’i Drive Kailua-Kona, 96740

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

KAHULANUI at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar in Kona~Sunday December 23rd!   Leave a comment

KAHULANUI at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar in Kona~Sunday December 23rd!

Na Hoku Award winning Kahulanui (The Big Dance) is an inspiration passed down three generations from Grandfather Robert Kahulanui Naipo, to Dad Rodgers L.L. Naipo Sr., to Grandson and Kahulanui band leader, Lolena Naipo, Jr.

Lolena remembers stories of his Grandfather who was a member of the Royal Hawaiian Band during an era when horns and drums were a part of Hawaiian music.

Throughout Hawaii in the 1920s and 1930s, one could find orchestras playing Hawaiian Swing and the house would be jumping. Kahulanui borrowed from these influences and performs classic Hawaiian songs in a syncopated style making Hawaiian Swing vibrant and alive in Hawaii today.

“Youve never heard a beat quite like this, either in Hawaii or in Harlem. Kahulanui is a ferocious blast of swinging jazz. The sun may be hot, but the music is hotter”. – The Wall Street Journal July 2, 2015

DETAILS:

▪️Date: 12/23/2018 (Sunday)

▪️Address: Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, 75-5699 Alii Drive, Kailua Kona, HI

▪️Hours: 6:00 pm

▪️Cost/Cover: $35 online, $40 at the door

▪️Web Page: https://www.gertrudesjazzbar.com/music

▪️Contact Info: 808-327-JAZZ

Happy Holidays~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Kick of the holiday season at Christmas with the Chefs! Saturday December 1st🎄   Leave a comment

Kick of the holiday season and celebrate the 30th year of the Big Island’s premier holiday extravaganza!

Stroll the scenic seaside while enjoying fine local cuisine and festive libations throughout the Luau Grounds at Kamakahonu Bay.

•Tasting Stations

• Beer & Wine

• Live Music

• Silent Auction

Order tickets online at: http://www.konakohalachefs.org
Individual Tickets: $90 / VIP Tables of 10: $1250 (includes wines & table service)

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT
West Side Wines • Kona Coffee & Tea • The Spoon Shop • Host Hotel

Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is offering a special event room rate and package. To book, call (808) 331-6330 and ask for the Christmas With The Chefs room rates.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 • 5:30 pm
Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

CHAPTER MISSION~The ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association members are industry leaders committed to culinary enrichments through professional development and education in our community.

The American Culinary Federation, founded in 1929, is the largest professional, not for profit organization for Chefs and Cooks in the United States. ACF membership provides opportunities for professional development, career building, and networking. More that 20,000 culinarians and food service professionals have joined the ACF for information, education, inspiration, and prestige.

The Kona-Kohala Chapter~Our Island Chapter was started in 1980 with twelve members. Today, there are more than fifty chapter members, plus a College Junior Chef Chapter and a High School Junior Chef Chapter.This group of food service professionals, vendors, and growers attend a monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of the month, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The meetings are held at various restaurants and hotels in West Hawaii. We invite you to attend our next meeting and join our Kona-Kohala Chapter.

The Big Island of Hawaii offers many culinary events throughout the year. Our chapter holds two fundraising events. The premier Christmas event is in its 28th year and assists with scholarships for our members and student culinarians.

Our second benefit is “Culinary Arts Under the Stars” held at the Kings’ Shops. This benefit is directed towards the culinary program at Hawai`i Community College-Palamanui (through our endowment). Some proceeds from the silent auction benefit our ACF Chef and Child Foundation Program: a philanthropic arm of the ACF.

The American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association Charitable & Education Fund is a 501c3 non-profit 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

10th Annual Mango Festival Coming Up on Saturday July 21st~Hale Halawai in Kona!   Leave a comment

10th Annual Mango Festival

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Hale Halawai ~ Ali’i Dr. Downtown Kona

Free Community Event

Honoring our Big Island of Hawai`i Mango varieties

Featuring Mango Grafting, Growing Techniques, Mango Trees For Sale, Mango Recipe Preparation and Sampling

Agricultural Presentations

Hawaiian Cultural Hula, & Entertainment

Music and Festivities Throughout The Day

Arts & Crafts

Fun for the entire family!

ZERO WASTE

The Juiciest Event On The Island!

10 am – 5 pm

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

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Spring Fling! A fundraising gala for Kuleana Education Academy ~ May 19th💐   Leave a comment

This year’s Spring Fling will be held Saturday May 19th at Hale Halawai from 5 to 9 pm.

Our festive gala will feature a variety of exciting entertainment events including a live band, gaming tables, gourmet pupu and dessert buffets, as well as beer, wine, and a signature cocktail for the event.

A highlight of the evening will be our Silent Auction featuring gift certificates to local restaurants, adventure activities, jewelry, art, and more!

Childcare will be available off site at Ohana Martial Arts from 5 to 9 pm. Kid’s entertainment will include a movie, dinner, and martial arts activities. Fee is $25.00 and parents must signs a waiver for Ohana Martial Arts. Ohana Martial Arts is located at 75-5759 Kuakini Hwy Suite 100, Kailua-Kona (Across from the school’s old location).

Spring Fling! A fundraising gala for Kuleana Education Academy Info:

Date: 5/19/2018 (Saturday)

Address: Hale Halawai Park, 75-5760 Ali’i Drive Kailua Kona, HI

Hours: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cost/Cover: $25

Web Page: http://kuleanaeducation.weebly.com/

Contact Info: 808-464-3195

FAQs:

◽️Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Alcohol will be served at the event and you may be required to show proof of age.

◽️What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available across the street at the nearby parking lots and the library. **Parking at Hale Halawai will be reserved for volunteers working at the Gala.**

◽️What can I bring into the event?

Purchases of alcohol will be cash only. Silent auction purchases can be made by cash or credit card.

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

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com