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Wailea Village 20th Annual Mochi Pounding ~ December 30, 2017   Leave a comment

Wailea Village 20th Annual Mochi Pounding.

20th Annual Traditional Mochi (rice cake) Pounding for New Year (More “fun stuff” about our mochi pounding) Saturday, Dec. 30th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Akiko’s over the years has become synonymous with MOCHI POUNDING. This will be our 20th year. We started with 23 people, mostly neighbors, and now it has become a popular community and public event. This past year we had between 600-700 folks visit our wee village to participate in mochi pounding and other activities.

Come and join the fun on Saturday, Dec. 30th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. making traditional rice cakes the “old-fashioned” way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 7 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local style lunch for $5. New years crafts, food vendors, fortune telling, massage, I Ching readings, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more. Great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawaii so special.

Date: 12/30/2017 (Saturday)

Location: 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau, Hi. 96710

Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost/Cover: FREE

Web Page:

http://www.akikosbnb.com/activities/activities.html#mochi

Contact Info: Akiko Masuda at 808-963-6422

Happy Holidays~

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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Hands On History – A Japanese Tradition for the New Year: Mochi Making! December 29, 2017   Leave a comment

Hands On History – A Japanese Tradition for the New Year: Mochi Making on Friday December 29th!

Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook will be having “Hands On History” activities every Wednesday & Friday, 11a.m. – 1p.m. that help visitors explore Kona’s history in a deeper and more sensory way. Participation is free with the purchase of admission to the farm. The Society hopes this program will help perpetuate these cultural traditions and further preserve the history behind Kona’s coffee industry and its pioneers. Come and experience Kona’s Stories!Hands On History – A Japanese Tradition for the New Year: Mochi Making!

Date: 12/29/2017 (Friday)

Location: Kona Coffee Living History Farm, 82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, HI 96704

Time: 11:00am

Cost/Cover: $15; $13 (military, kama’aina, seniors 60+); $9 (college students w/ ID) $5 (youth, 7-17), Free (Children under 7 and KHS Members)

Web Page:

http://www.konahistorical.org/index.php/events_calendar/

Contact Info:

808-323-3222

Happy Holidays~

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Holiday Music Magic Planetarium Show at Imiloa   Leave a comment

Holiday Music Magic Planetarium Show at Imiloa

Celebrate the holiday season with a showing of Holiday Music Magic in ‘Imiloa’s planetarium! This show features a variety of holiday music classics, giving families a fun and entertaining full-dome experience set to the music of the holiday season.

Date: Today, 12/22/2017 (Friday)

Location: Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 Imiloa Pl Hilo, HI

Time: 7 PM Showing + 8 PM Showing

Cost/Cover: $10 general admission ($8 for members, member level discounts apply)

Web Page:

http://www.imiloahawaii.org/calendar/day_view/day:December+2 …

Contact Info:

808-932-8901

Happy Holidays ~

Karen Bail

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Christmas with the Chefs at Kamakahonu Bay! Saturday December 2, 2017   Leave a comment

The Big Island’s premier holiday extravaganza. “Christmas  with the Chefs” at Kamakahonu Bay takes place overlooking the twinkling lights of Kailua Village and the slopes of Hualalai, “Christmas with the Chefs” will sprawl on the hotel’s historic, seaside lu’au grounds. The setting sun will kick off the event from 5:30-8 p.m.

Most recently called Christmas at the Fairmont and Christmas at Kona Village, the festive holiday gala was held at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in 1994.

The fundraiser benefits local culinary students attending HawCC in Kona, the “Equip the Kitchens” campaign for the future HawCC-Palamanui and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs who want to further their education.

Twenty top Hawai’i chefs and confectioners will use primarily locally sourced ingredients to prepare tantalizing cuisine with a holiday twistall accompanied by handcrafted ales, wines and 100 percent Kona coffee. Attendees can enjoy live music and dancing under the stars, plus an exciting silent auction.

Date:

12/2/2017 (Saturday) 5:30-8:00 p.m

Address:

King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel Lu`au Grounds, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua Kona, HI

Hours: 5:30 pm

Cost/Cover:$90

Web Page:

http://www.konakohalachefs.org

Contact Info:

kkacf2011@gmail.com

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.

Happy Holidays~

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

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

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)