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“For Such A Time as This” Musical    Leave a comment

Shalom Players present “For Such A Time as This”, an original full length musical based on the Book of Esther. It is an ancient story with modern message. The book and lyrics were written by Hilo playwright Susie Chun. The score was composed by Kamehameha Schools choral director and composer Herb Mahelona.This community theater production will be performed at Kamehameha Schools East Hawaii Lunalilo Theater in Keaau, Hi. Performance dates are June 16 and 17 at 7 pm and June 18 at 2 pm. Tickets are $15.

The cast is comprised of over 40 talented actors, singers, dancers and musicians ranging in ages from 16-75. The play is under the direction of Susie Chun, musical director Herb Mahelona and choreographer Kea Kapahua. 

Dates: 6/16/2017 – 6/18/2017

Location: Kamehameha Schools East Hawaii Lunalilo Center, 16-716 Volcano Road, Keaau, HI

Hours: Friday & Saturday 7:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm

Cost/Cover: $15

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Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


1st Annual Mother’s Day Extravaganza Gift & Craft Fair   Leave a comment

1st Annual Mother’s Day Extravaganza Gift & Craft Fair

Don’t forget mom this mother’s day! Bring her to the 1st Annual Mother’s day Extravaganza Gift & Craft Fair in Hilo! 

Over 50 artists and crafters from the State of Hawaii. This Craft Fair features vendors from the Big Island and the State of Hawai’i at Sangha Hall in Hilo on Saturday May 6th from 9 am to 4 pm.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to support the Big Island Substance Abuse Council. For a vendor application or more information, please visit For more information, call (808) 896-1620 or email

Saturday, May 6, 2017

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sangha Hall

398 Kilauea Ave Hilo, HI 96720

Admission: Adults $2, Children under 12 FREE

Last hour FREE

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Karen E. Bail

Fax: 808-883-2263


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


🔹Institute for Astronomy (IfA)

🔹Imiloa Astronomy Center

🔹InfraRed Telescope Facility (IRTF)

🔹Keck Observatories


🔹Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station


🔹Smithsonian Sub-Millimeter Array (SMA)

🔹Subaru Telescope



🔹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

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For more info contact: 808-640-9161

Photo + Article courtsey of:

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


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: 

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


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: 

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


St. Patty’s day with the Eastside Jazz Collective in Hilo    Leave a comment

The Eastside Jazz Collective will be performing a special St. Patty’s day show with guest guitarist Jonathan Hanson from Seattle. Featured musicians will be Matt Spencer on bass, Moon brown on saxophone & Steve Bader on drums. Enjoy appearances from other favorite jazz musicians & vocalists of East Hawaii. A $10 donation at the door includes 1 Steam Sunk Pele Green Punch.

Date: 3/17/2017 (Friday)

Location: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St Hilo, HI

Hours: 6 PM – 9 PM

Cost/Cover: $10 donation at the door

Contact Info: 808-464-3388

Photo + Article courtsey of: 

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


The Makaha Songs Annual Valentines Day Concert   Leave a comment

The Makaha Songs Annual Valentines Day Concert is Saturday February 11th! 

The Palace Theater is proud to present their annual Valentine’s Day Concert with The Makaha Sons! 

Jerome Koko is joined by Kimo Artis and Mark Yim to deliver a very special concert.

Tickets are $30 General Admission; $40 Side Reserved; $50 Center Reserved. All tickets will be $5 more on the Day of Show. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or over the phone with a credit card at 934-7010, M-F, 10AM-3PM.

2/11/2017 (Saturday) 7:00pm

Address: Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili Street Hilo, HI

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263