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Kahulanui at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar in Kona ~ July 28th!   Leave a comment

Kahulanui at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar in Kona ~ July 28th!

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

Kahulanui

Date: 7/28/2019 (Sunday)

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

Hours: 6;00 PM

Cost/Cover: $35

Web Page: http://gertrudesjazzbar.com/

Contact Info: 808-327-JAZZ

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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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

12th Annual Avocado Festival~ Saturday March 3, 2018!   Leave a comment

We are proud to announce Saturday, March 3, 2018 is the date of the free 12th Annual Avocado Festival!

Hale Halawai on Ali`i Drive in Downtown Kona is the perfect seaside location for indoor and outdoor entertainment!

Our Festivities will begin with an opening `Pule at 10 am and will continue throughout the day with music and hula performances from the Hawai`i Island Band, Agricultural Presentations including Avocado Grafting with Ken Love, Avocado Growing Panel Discussion, Avocado Food Preparation Demonstration by Chef Steve Rouelle will continue until 1 pm.

Afternoon Musical performances by local musicians, Maka and Dr. Tim’s Medicine Band will continue the entertainment until 5 pm.

Our Zero Waste Event is meant to be an example of Reduce, Reuse & Recycle.

This is a free festival and we ask you support the local arts, crafts and Vegan food vendors whose booth fees cover the expenses of this Community event.

We will also be hosting an Avocado Inspired Fundraiser Dinner at 5 pm on Sunday, March 4 at Kona Queen Coffee Gardens across from the Safeway Shopping Center.

For Vendor Space, Dinner Reservations and more information please go to our website:

http://www.avocadofestival.org

12th Annual Avocado Festival~

Date: 3/3/2018 (Saturday)

Address: Hale Halawei, Ali`i Drive, Downtown Kailua Kona, HI

Hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Cost/Cover: FREE Community Event

Web Page: http://www.avocadofestival.org

Contact Info: Randyl Rupar 808 936-5233

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

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

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

Big Island Chocolate Festival   Leave a comment

Big Island Chocolate Festival is this weekend! 

With the theme, “Worth Its Weight in Gold: The History of Chocolate,” the sixth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 28-29, 2017 with events headquartered from the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island.


Indulge in the alluring, rich taste of chocolate—in both its sweet and savory forms—while participating in delicious, fun and informative chocolate-themed activities.

The “must-attend” festival gala—featuring food booths, unlimited wine and beer pours, silent auction, dancing and more—is 5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 29th.

VIP Gala Tickets: $109.00

Early Bird Gala Ticket: $69.00

Gala General Admission Tickets: $79

Location: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, 62 Kauna’oa Drive Kamuela, HI 96743

Gala 5-9 p.m. on Saturday April 29, 2017

Please see website for more information:

http://www.bigislandchocolatefestival.com/

Photo + Article courtesy 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

Local + Community~ The Shops at Mauna Lani    Leave a comment

:Local + Community
The Shops at Mauna Lani

The Shops at Mauna Lani is the resort shopping center to visit on the Kohala Coast and is situated in the Mauna Lani Resort. The center is anchored by the Island’s only Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Retail store, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Foodland Farms Market. Other tenants include local and national clothing brands, a salon, unique art galleries, watersports rentals, the Fine Hawaiian Gift Gallery, and the 4D Adventure Ride – the only ride of its kind in the entire state!
The Shops at Mauna Lani also features amazing weekly Polynesian hula shows – complete with fire dancing – FREE every Monday and Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. There are also a variety of free cultural activities throughout the week (please see our calendar of events).


Whether you are looking for fine dining, great shopping or family entertainment – The Shops at Mauna Lani is the place to visit on The Big Island of Hawaii.



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

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

11TH Annual Free Avocado Festival   Leave a comment


Join us for a day of celebration for the Hawaiian Avocado! The 11th Annual Free Avocado Festival takes place Saturday, March 4, 2017. 

This year’s event will take place at a new venue, Hale Halewai in downtown Kona. 

Agricultural presentations, Avocado grafting, Sampling, Avocado Varieties, Food Preparation, Music, Hula, Arts, Crafts, and much more! Fun for the entire family! 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hale Halawai , Ali’i Drive, Downtown Kailua-Kona, HI 

10 am – 5 pm

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

Contact Info: Sanctuary of Mana Ke’a Gardens http://www.hawaiisanctuary.org For more details contact Randyl @ 808 936-5233

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

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com