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24th Annual Aloha Keiki Run – Kailua-Kona   Leave a comment

24th Annual Aloha Keiki Run in Kailua-Kona coming up!


Join the fun in the Land of Aloha for the 24th annual Kona Marathon & Family Runs. A morning of fun for the whole family!

Aloha Keiki Run – Kailua-Kona
Saturday, June 17, 2017 

8 AM

Kona Commons
74-5450 Makala Blvd 

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 


🔹Live Entertainment
🔹Goodie Bags for all participants

🔹Finisher Medal

🔹Big Wave Water Slide

🔹Games, Photo Booth and much, much more!

🔹Including Ronald MacDonald cheering on the runners

Early Registration: $15
Race Ray Registration: $15

Avoid the lines on Race Day!

Pre Race Day – Late Registration and Packet Pick Up

Friday, June 16, 2017 at Kona Commons from 3-6 pm

Race Check-in and Late Registration
Saturday June 17, 2017 from 6:30am to 7:30am at Kona Commons.

Ages 1-4: 100 yard dash
Ages 5-7: 200 yard dash

Ages 7-8: 1/4 mile

Ages 9-10: 1/2 mile

Ages 11-15: 1 mile

More info: 

Website: http://konamarathon.com/event-information/aloha-keiki-run/

Telephone: Contact Kona Marathon at 808-967-8240.


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

Kahilu Theater Performing Arts Summer Camps for Youth   Leave a comment

                  Dance • Sing • Act • Tumble


Kahilu Theater is offering three performing arts summer camps for Hawai‘i Island youth this summer!

🔸Let’s Dance! (Summer Dance Camp)

Directed by KPAC Director, Angel Prince, Let’s Dance! teaches technique and choreography classes in Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Jazz. 

Ages 7 to 16

Monday through Friday, 10am – 2:30pm

June 19 through June 30

Technique classes in Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Jazz

Daily Pilates and yoga class

Optional classes include: Acting, Anatomy, Improvisation and Choreography, Makeup, Salsa

🔸Adventures in Polynesia

Directed by Kalena Ohilo, Adventures in Polynesia is inspired by the motion picture Moana and focuses on Acrobatics, Tumbling, Vaulting and Aerial Silks.

Ages 5 to 12

Monday through Friday, 10am – 2:30pm

July 3 through July 14

Inspired by the Motion Picture MOANA this camp will focus on Acrobatics, Tumbling, Vaulting and Aerial Silks infused with Polynesian Music, Implements, and Dance. A mix plate of fun and excitement. In addition to indulging their powerful creative energies in acrobatics and instrumentals, students will create their own “Moana Skirt” and Maori Poi Balls. Come and journey with us in an Adventure in Polynesia!

Final performance – Friday, July 14, 5p

Note – There is no class on July 4, that will be made up on Saturday, July 8
 🔸KPAW (Kahilu Performing Arts Workshop)

Directed by former Kahilu Youth Troupe member, Marena Dunnington, KPAW focuses on teaching stage skills necessary for musical theatre, with singing, acting and dancing as the three primary disciplines.

Ages 7 to 12
Monday through Friday, 10am – 2:30pm

July 17 through July 28

Daily classes in Singing, Acting, and Dancing

Additional classes: Play Writing, Storytelling, Makeup, Improvisation, Accents and Dialects

Final performance – July 28, 5pm

For more information: http://kahilutheatre.org/Arts-Ed/Kahilu-Performing-Arts-Camps–Summer-2017-


Photos + Information courtesy of: kahilutheater.com 

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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

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

Monthly Mini Concert Series – “Larry Dupio Blues” BandSaturday February 18, 2017   Leave a comment


Monthly Mini Concert Series – “Larry Dupio Blues” Band

Saturday February 18, 2017

FREE EVENT – Join us for free LIVE MUSIC, 6:00 – 8:00PM at the Coronation Pavilion.
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavilion

Photo + Article courtsey of: http://queensmarketplace.net/index.php/mobile/events

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Hawaii 1st Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival   Leave a comment

Hawaii 1st Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival


Last year’s Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Boutique Festival – with vendors from the Big Island, the State of Hawai’i and the US Mainland – proved to be such an amazing success, that we will be holding it again the same week at the International Beachcombing Conference.

A boutique show, Hawaii’s First will feature 25 Best-of-the-Best and/or Most Unique sea glass jewelers & coastal artists, and vendors bulk selling authentic beach-found treasures (sea glass, beach pottery shards, fishing floats, etc.).

The Festival will also feature educational displays on beachcomb treasures from around the world, a Raffle, and a Swap Table filled with sea glass, shells, pottery shards and driftwood for visitors to comb through and take home.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 9 am to 5pm

The Festival will again take place at beautiful Anna Ranch in Waimea on the Big Island on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9:00 – 5:00. 

The first hour (9-10) includes a special $15-fee Early Bird Preview. This will be followed at 10 by a $5-fee General-Public opening. (Children under 12 are free.) A percentage of proceeds collected will be donated to the Big Island’s Surfrider Foundations.

To avoid product duplication, guarantee well-executed & authentic products, and provide the artists with optimum opportunities for a successful sales day, Hawaii’s 1st is a juried show.

It is important to note that no items made with SUNRISE SHELLS, a mollusk currently being harvested live throughout the Hawaiian chain, will be sold at Hawaii’s 1st Festival. And we encourage all merchandisers and product customers to avoid purchasing jewelry made with these shells unless you are certain they were ethically harvested (that is, found on the beach sans mollusk). (To learn the difference, email drbeachcomb@gmail.com.)


Date: 2/11/2017 (Saturday)

Where: Anna Ranch Heritage Center , 65-1480 Kawaihae Rd Waimea, HI 96743

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Website: http://www.thebeachcombingconference.com/SeaGlassFestivalOverview.html

Contact Info: drbeachcomb@gmail.com

Article + Photo courtesy of: http://www.thebeachcombingconference.com/SeaGlassFestivalOverview.html 

 Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com