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11th Annual Paradise Studio Tour ~ December 2 + 3, 2017   Leave a comment

Arts and fine crafts in abundance at the 11th Annual Paradise Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm, December 2 & 3, 2017. The public is invited for free to visit artists in their home studios in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Keaau.

Seven studios with 25 local artists showing oil painting, watercolors, collage, pastels, acrylic, cement, wood sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, ceramics, silk painting, fashion art, gourd crafting, photography and more. Free featured demos.

For brochure and map go to: www.paradisestudiotour.com or call: 808-982-5150

The mission of the Big Island Puna District Paradise Studio Tour Artist Collective, in addition to providing opportunities for artists to connect directly with patrons, is to generate fellowship among visual artists, and to encourage and support young artists. To this end, each year the members donate 10% of all sales from the Studio Tour to the Puna District public and charter high schools for much needed art supplies. From 10 previous years’ shows, over $13,000.00 has been donated by PST for Pahoa HS, Keaau HS and the Hawaii Academy for Arts & Sciences.

If you’d like to contact the PST President Shelby Smith for more information, email skelatenphish@yahoo.com

Dates:12/2/2017 – 12/3/2017

Address:Hawaiian Paradise Park, Keaau,HI

Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page:

http://www.paradisestudiotour.com

Contact Info:Shelby Smith. Email: skelatenphish@yahoo.com

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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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

8th Annual Uncorked Food & Wine FestivalSaturday November 11,2017   Leave a comment

8th Annual Uncorked Food & Wine Festival takes place on Saturday, November 11th at The Shops at Mauna Lani! 


The Shops at Mauna Lani’s “Uncorked” Food & Wine Festival is an experience in great taste—from rich jazz to fine wines and delicious gourmet foods—on Saturday, November 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The annual event is a benefit for the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawai‘i Island (VASH) which assists Hawai‘i visitors touched by adversity during their stay, from lost tickets to medical emergencies.

The evening stars multitalented vocalist Binti Bailey, whose diverse musical skills slide effortlessly from blues to classical, jazz to soul and more. A performer in-demand in Kona clubs and music venues, Bailey will release her premiere CD, “Honestly,” this year.

As if exposure to Binti’s music wasn’t enough, Uncorked guests can savor food tastings from the “izakaya-style” menu of Monstera, European flavors of The Blue Room, upscale vegan cuisine from Under the Bodhi Tree, contemporary island style by Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, and the traditional sizzle of Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

In addition, acclaimed Kohala Coast restaurants will share samples of their specialties, including Mai Grille by Chef Allen Hess, Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Sushi Shiono, Pueo’s Osteria, The Fairmont Orchid and others, with libations by Southern Wine & Spirits, Kona Brewing Company and more.

Uncorked attendees also get the chance to bid for bargains in the upscale silent auction, featuring wine tours and travel packages, golf, dining, island adventures and beautiful items from the The Shops’ stores. As a special bonus, ticket holders will receive great offers from participating stores and restaurants at The Shops at Mauna Lani on the night of the event with a “VIP Shopping & Dining Discount Card” valued at over $100 for future visits.


Location: 68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive Kamuela, HI

Hours: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost/Cover: $65 in advance or $80 on the day of the event

Web Page: http://www.shopsatmaunalani.com/8th-annual-uncorked-food-wine

Contact Info: The Shops at Mauna Lani at 808-885-9501.

Tickets are $65 in advance or $80 on the day of the event, and may be purchased online at http://www.Uncorked2017MaunaLani.bpt.me. 

Additional event parking will be available.

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

19th Annual Taste of Hilo~Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017   Leave a comment


The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii has scheduled its 19th Annual Taste of Hilo for Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sangha Hall in Hilo.

The Taste of Hilo annually features the culinary skills of more than 35 chefs, restaurants and patisseries, who provide their talents, ingredients and staff to make this annual event a success.
Discover what your favorite restaurants will be featuring at this year’s Taste of Hilo.


Pre-sale tickets are available at $55 each. They may be purchased by calling the chamber’s office at (808) 934- 0177 or at jccih@jccih.org.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $70, if the event has not sold out.

A portion of event proceeds goes to support the Hawaii Community College. Over the years, the Japanese Chamber has raised more than $160,000 to support educational programs at the Hawaii Community College.


This year’s event will feature pigs raised by natural farming practices developed by Master Kyu Han Cho of the Janong Natural Farming Institute of South Korea. Master Cho developed this sustainable farming method using generations-old practices from Japan and South Korea, combined with his graduate education in agriculture and veterinary science.

The pigs are raised in a natural deep litter environment similar to a forest. The pigs are not confined in gestation or farrowing crates, which can be very stressful. The animals are allowed to roam free in their pens improving meat quality. Microbes are added to the pens to help breakdown manure resulting in an odorless and fly-free environment. The system never has to be cleaned resulting in fewer water quality problems often caused by washing the pens down. The microbes help to boost the pigs’ natural immunity to prevent disease thus antibiotics, vaccines and hormones are never used.
The first piggery to use natural farming techniques in the U.S. is located in Kurtistown. It was built in 2009 and continues to be a productive piggery. Additional piggeries are under construction at Rutgers University, Oregon State University, Texas A&M, and Clemson

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawai‘i fosters economic sustainability as well as perpetuating the Japanese cultural heritage and traditions in Hawai`i. Its mission is to promote the wellbeing of our community through business and personal relationships that embody the values of Kahiau & Okage Sama De. In Hawaiian, Kahiau means giving without expecting anything in return. Okage Sama De is a Japanese proverb, which means I am what I am because of you.

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

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Dagan Bernstein playing at Big Island Brewhaus on October 6th!    Leave a comment


Dagan Bernstein is playing at Big Island Brewhaus on October 6th! 

An expressive singing voice and rhythmic acoustic guitar playing are at the core of Big Island musician Dagan Bernstein’s “inspired folk music”. With the green hills of Waimea as his muse, Dagan writes songs that invite the listener to be moved, to think, and to be awakened to the world around them. 

The title track from his new EP “Change Something” (2016) was named the Big Island Music Awards Country/Folk Single of the year upon its release.

Date: 10/6/2017 (Friday) 

Time: 6:00 PM

Address: Big Island Brewhaus, Mamalahoa Hwy Kamuela, HI 96743

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Hawaiian

Band Members: Dagan Bernstein

Hometown: Kamuela, HI

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

Karen E. Bail, RB-16072

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Out of the Darkness Big Island Walk in Waimea on October 7th   Leave a comment


Out of the Darkness Big Island Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Date: 10/7/2017 (Saturday)

Address: Waimea Elementary Field, 67-1225 Mamalahoa Hwy Kamuela, HI

Time: 8:00am

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive. …

Contact Info: For more details, call 808-339-1794.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.


The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in our latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


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

The Kona Coffee Living History Farm’s Farm Fest Open House: “From Farm to Table”   Leave a comment

Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook will be hosting their annual Farm Fest Open House on Saturday, September 30 from 10a.m.-2p.m. 


At this year’s annual celebration honoring Kona’s heritage, the theme is “Farm Farm to Table” and promises a day filled with family-fun activities that revolve around all the amazing sustainable foods that are made here in Kona, whether it’s baked items, cooking demonstrations from celebrity chef Sam Choy, hands-on historical “foodie” activities or traditional treats. 

There will also be local music; “Hands on History” activities where you can practice the art of lauhala weaving, Japanese calligraphy, gardening and pan roasting coffee, among others—keiki & grownups are encouraged to join in and learn a new craft; Kona coffee tastings; an historical photo exhibit and tours of the historic 1920’s coffee mill and farmhouse.

Date: 9/30/2017 (Saturday)

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

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

Cost/Cover: free
Web Page: http://www.konahistorical.org/index.php/events_calendar/

Contact Info: 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