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 9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival   Leave a comment


9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival is Saturday August 19, 2017! 

Royal Kona Resort celebrates the legendary Mai Tai cocktail at the 9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival. Watch as over 20 of the world’s top bartenders converge on the Big Island of Hawaii to mix it up in a battle for the title of World’s Best Mai Tai and a $10,000 cash prize.


Festival Highlights Include:

🔅Mai Tai Marketplace: Shop for crafts and island treats from local artisans and merchants from 11am-4pm

🔅Battle of the BBQ: Taste and vote for Hawaii’s best barbecue from 11am-2pm

🔅Pool Party: Listen to live music from local Hawaiian artists by the pool from 2:30pm-4pm

🔅Mai Tai Mix-off: From 4:30pm – 7:30pm watch bartenders from around the world vie for the title of World’s Best Mai Tai and cash prizes. First place winner receives $10,000, second place winner receives $5,000, and third place winner receives $2,500.

Date: 8/19/2017 (Saturday)

Address: Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Alii Drive Kailua Kona, HI

Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page: http://www.donsmaitaifest.com/

Contact Info: Contact Royal Kona Resort at (808) 329-3111.

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

Touch a Truck for Keiki!    Leave a comment


Keiki of all ages are invited to Touch a Truck at Kona Commons on August 12 from 10 am to 12 noon! Explore big trucks and meet the people who operate them! Trucks include emergency vehicles, construction trucks, tow trucks and more!

Touch a Truck offers kids a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types. Children of all ages are invited to creatively explore the trucks with guidance from the professionals who use the trucks. Meet the people who build, protect and serve on the Big Island.

Bring the family to Touch a Truck and enjoy free keiki activities, a waterslide and prize giveaways. Event presented by Kuleana Education.

Touch a Truck

Date: 8/12/2017 (Saturday)

Address: 74-5450 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Hours: 10:00 am – 12 noon

Cost/Cover: Free

Web Page: http://konacommons.com

Contact Info: Nancy Sakamoto – 808-896-5308

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

Blues By The Bay~Hilo   Leave a comment


Kukuau Studio is hosting a monthly blues series called, BLUES BY THE BAY with Grammy nominated and Na Hoku winning guitarist, Larry Dupio & a rotating line-up of friends every second Thursday of the month.

$7 at the door, $5 with non-perishable food donation to benefit Hawaii Island’s Food Bank.. 

Music from 6 to 9 PM. An invitational blues jam where you can catch some of the best blues musicians from the Big Island and beyond.
“Music unites, politics divides. I choose music!” Jack Miller

“Forget your troubles and dance, forget your worries and dance, forget your weakness and dance.” Bob Marley
“When you have the blues, the best thing to do is to let it out.” Larry Dupio

Come dance your blues away at ‘Blues by the Bay’!

Date: 8/10/2017 (Thursday)

Location: 43 Kukuau St, Hilo, HI

Hours: 6 PM – 9 PM

Cost/Cover: $7

Web Page: http://kukuaustudio.com/

Contact Info: 808-464-3388

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

3rd Annual “Tropical Inspirations Quilt Show”Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23 2017   Leave a comment

3rd Annual “Tropical Inspirations Quilt Show”will take place on Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23 2017! 


Join us for the 3rd Annual “Tropical Inspirations Quilt Show” sponsored by Kona Hawaiian Quilt Museum Society, the Hawaii Tourist Authority Community Enrichment Program, Aunties Two and co-produced by Quilt Passions, Kailua-Kona,Hawaii and Pieceful Designs, Eugene, Oregon. Located in downtown Kailua-Kona, the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel offers the perfect tropical setting for a beautiful collection of Hawaiian and Island inspired quilts, as well as vendors selling handcrafts and a few surprises!

Meet our Guest Quilters:
🔹Barbara Bieraugel of Bieraugel Designs
🔹Rob Appell of Rob Appell Designs
Location: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach: 75-5660 Palani Road Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Cost/Cover: Free Admission.

Please visit website for details: http://tropicalinspirationsquiltshow.weebly.com/

Contact Info: Contact Robert or Karen at 808-329-7475.

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

End of The Year cleanup at the Puako Boat Ramp   Leave a comment

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End of The Year cleanup at the Puako Boat Ramp is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2016. Meet at 7:30am.

Mahalo Volunteers and Partners!

Everyone has to be proud of their contribution to marine conservation on the South Kohala Coast. Total documented plastics were 63.7% of the 6291 pounds of marine debris and land based trash volunteers removed from our water, shoreline and trails.

We had a variety of activities for local volunteers to choose from the year. Cleanups were combined with environmental awareness sign workshops. Hawaii elementary, middle, high school and foreign students joined several of our cleanups. Hawaii visitors also attended several of our cleanup.

Your tax exempt donations will keep us sustainable. Help us to continue our marine conservation work and educational programs on the South Kohala Coast. Email kpb@hawaii.rr.com.

End of The Year cleanup at the Puako Boat Ramp
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Meet 7:30 to 10:30 AM

Flyer + Article Courtesy of:  Cynthia Ho, Site Coordinator of Keep Hawaii Beautiful

Christmas with the Chefs   Leave a comment

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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)

2nd ANNUAL WAIMEA COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL – ALL INVITED & KOKUA WELCOME   Leave a comment

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2nd ANNUAL WAIMEA COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL – ALL INVITED & KOKUA WELCOME:  11 a.m.-2 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 24, 2016 – Thanksgiving Day!

Waimea School Cafeteria – free and all invited thanks to The Big Island Giving Tree, C&R All Around Services and the kokua of many community partners including the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort’s Executive Chef Jayson Kanekoa, who with his staff is cooking the feast to support our community.  Will include a delicious warm Thanksgiving feast and live entertainment including Chadd Paishon and friends and the group Laulima with Isaac Kawamoto and Mel Paio, Coordinated by Rhonda Bell (880-1984) of TheBigIslandGivingTree@gmail.com and Creighton Sanchez of C&R All Around Services.

Donations of turkeys and Costco gift cards for pumpkin pies welcome.  Special thanks to Mayor’s office for providing transportation for seniors in Waimea and Kohala to the Thanksgiving gathering. They do welcome donations (yes, they’re tax deductible) or food gift cards to purchase miscellaneous items needed.  Kupuna and those in need will receive a food bag to-go thanks to the Blue Zones Project’s islandwide food drive and BIGT.  Note: BIGT also accepts Maikai’i Rewards to redeem turkeys.

Help needed with setup and especially cleanup. Please email Rhonda to schedule best time to help so there’s coverage from start to finish.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Article courtesy of http://waimeatown.org

Image courtesy of igourmet.com