16th Annual Astro Day May 6, 2017   Leave a comment

16th Annual Astro Day May 6, 2017 ~


On Astronomy Day, thousands of people who have never looked through a telescope will have an opportunity to see first hand what has so many amateur and professional astronomers all excited. AstroDay in Hilo features over 40 exhibits, demonstrations and activity areas and musical performance throughout Prince Kuhio Plaza.
AstroDay presenters include the observatories on Mauna Kea, educators, students, Hawaiian culture groups and commercial vendors. Here are some of the presenters for this year:

🔹Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT)
🔹East Asian Observatories (JCMT) / University of Arizona (CSO)

🔹Gemini Observatory

🔹Hilo Astronomy Club

🔹HI-SEAS

🔹Institute for Astronomy (IfA)

🔹Imiloa Astronomy Center

🔹InfraRed Telescope Facility (IRTF)

🔹Keck Observatories

🔹LCOGT

🔹Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station

🔹PISCES

🔹Smithsonian Sub-Millimeter Array (SMA)

🔹Subaru Telescope

🔹TMT

🔹UKIRT

🔹University of Hawaii at Hilo

🔹Very Long Baseline Array

More to be announced!

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Free event 

Location: Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E Puainako St Hilo, HI

Web Page: http://www.mkaoc.org/programming/astroday

For more info contact: fujmon@mac.com 808-640-9161

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

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

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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

Motivational Monday~    Leave a comment

Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people! 💜💙 

#mondaymotivation #motivationalquotes #motivationmonday #karenbail 

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

2017 Laupahoehoe Music Festival ~ Saturday April 18, 2017   Leave a comment

Join us at the Laupahoehoe Music Festival on April 8, 2017! There will be lots of food, crafts and games to accompany the music and entertainment. Food ranges from pork, chili nachos, smoke meats to coffees, teas, lemonades and shave ice to name some. A dozen craft and information booths will make available shirts, hats and jewelry along with other items. Balloon dart games and even health screenings will also be available. 


The music and hula performers will include Diana Aki, Kolea, Damon Williams, Lcpcs Ukulele Class, and many more.

♦ Ages 10 & under are FREE! 

♦ Pre-sale Tickets are $15

♦ Tickets at the gate are $20 

Date: 4/8/2017 (Saturday)

Address: Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, 36-1043 Laupahoehoe Point Rd

Location: Hilo, HI

Hours: 10am-3pm

Cost/Cover: ♦ Ages 10 & under are Free ♦ Pre-sale tickets are $15 ♦ Tickets at the gate are $20

Photo + Article courtsey of: whofish.org 

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Living with Earthquakes on Hawaiian Volcanoes ~ March 27, 2017   Leave a comment

Living with Earthquakes on Hawaiian Volcanoes


Thousands of earthquakes occur in Hawai‘i each year; most are related to volcanic activity, but some are not. What’s the difference? In this presentation, Brian Shiro of the USGS Hawaiian Volcanic Observatory describes the different types of earthquake experienced in Hawai‘i, how seismologists monitor them, and how seismic data are used as a primary tool to forecast volcanic eruptions. 

Want to know more about our historic damaging earthquakes, seismic hazards in our State, and how we can prepare for the next Big One? Brian addresses these topics and more, including the new, low-cost technology allowing citizen scientists to record earthquake shaking and to participate in the process of earthquake monitoring! 

Expand your knowledge at either the afternoon or the evening presentation of this fascinating program on Monday, March 27.

Date: 3/27/2017 (Monday)

Location: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo, HI 96720

Hours: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Cost/Cover: Free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers

Web Page: http://lymanmuseum.org/event/living-with-earthquakes-on-hawa

Contact Info: tel:808-935-5021

Photo + Article courtsey of: whofish.org 

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Just Published: The Hawaiian Horse   Leave a comment

Just Published: The Hawaiian Horse


Last June we were treated to a sneak preview of The Hawaiian Horse, the latest in the remarkable series of Bergin volumes detailing an era in Hawai‘i’s history. Our whistles having been collectively wet, authors and veterinarians Dr. Billy Bergin and son Dr. Brady Bergin return this afternoon with a more detailed account of their just-published book. It’s a definitive history of the role of the horse in Hawai‘i from its arrival in 1803 through the social, agricultural, military, and sports fields over a span of two centuries. 

Celebrated are the men and women who have contributed to the horse’s importance in the era of royalty, sugar and pineapple times, two world wars, and the arenas of pa‘u, polo, racing, rodeo, dressage, and pleasure riding. Current issues such as overpopulation, humane care, and equine health are handled in sensitive but realistic terms as they apply to local as well as national venues.

Join us this Saturday as these knowledgeable vets and compelling storytellers describe the horse’s place in Hawai‘i’s future in prophetic, practical, and cautiously optimistic terms. Copies of this beautiful book will be available in the Museum Shop, and Drs. B and B will be happy to inscribe them.
Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers. 

Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge! 

Seating is limited; first come, first seated. 

 E komo mai!
WHEN: March 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WHERE: Lyman Museum  276 Haili St Hilo, HI 96720

COST: Free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers

Photo + Article courtsey of: whofish.org 

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com