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Kahilu Theater Performing Arts Summer Camps for Youth   Leave a comment

                  Dance • Sing • Act • Tumble


Kahilu Theater is offering three performing arts summer camps for Hawai‘i Island youth this summer!

🔸Let’s Dance! (Summer Dance Camp)

Directed by KPAC Director, Angel Prince, Let’s Dance! teaches technique and choreography classes in Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Jazz. 

Ages 7 to 16

Monday through Friday, 10am – 2:30pm

June 19 through June 30

Technique classes in Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Jazz

Daily Pilates and yoga class

Optional classes include: Acting, Anatomy, Improvisation and Choreography, Makeup, Salsa

🔸Adventures in Polynesia

Directed by Kalena Ohilo, Adventures in Polynesia is inspired by the motion picture Moana and focuses on Acrobatics, Tumbling, Vaulting and Aerial Silks.

Ages 5 to 12

Monday through Friday, 10am – 2:30pm

July 3 through July 14

Inspired by the Motion Picture MOANA this camp will focus on Acrobatics, Tumbling, Vaulting and Aerial Silks infused with Polynesian Music, Implements, and Dance. A mix plate of fun and excitement. In addition to indulging their powerful creative energies in acrobatics and instrumentals, students will create their own “Moana Skirt” and Maori Poi Balls. Come and journey with us in an Adventure in Polynesia!

Final performance – Friday, July 14, 5p

Note – There is no class on July 4, that will be made up on Saturday, July 8
 🔸KPAW (Kahilu Performing Arts Workshop)

Directed by former Kahilu Youth Troupe member, Marena Dunnington, KPAW focuses on teaching stage skills necessary for musical theatre, with singing, acting and dancing as the three primary disciplines.

Ages 7 to 12
Monday through Friday, 10am – 2:30pm

July 17 through July 28

Daily classes in Singing, Acting, and Dancing

Additional classes: Play Writing, Storytelling, Makeup, Improvisation, Accents and Dialects

Final performance – July 28, 5pm

For more information: http://kahilutheatre.org/Arts-Ed/Kahilu-Performing-Arts-Camps–Summer-2017-


Photos + Information courtesy of: kahilutheater.com 

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

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Hawaii 1st Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival   Leave a comment

Hawaii 1st Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival


Last year’s Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Boutique Festival – with vendors from the Big Island, the State of Hawai’i and the US Mainland – proved to be such an amazing success, that we will be holding it again the same week at the International Beachcombing Conference.

A boutique show, Hawaii’s First will feature 25 Best-of-the-Best and/or Most Unique sea glass jewelers & coastal artists, and vendors bulk selling authentic beach-found treasures (sea glass, beach pottery shards, fishing floats, etc.).

The Festival will also feature educational displays on beachcomb treasures from around the world, a Raffle, and a Swap Table filled with sea glass, shells, pottery shards and driftwood for visitors to comb through and take home.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 9 am to 5pm

The Festival will again take place at beautiful Anna Ranch in Waimea on the Big Island on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9:00 – 5:00. 

The first hour (9-10) includes a special $15-fee Early Bird Preview. This will be followed at 10 by a $5-fee General-Public opening. (Children under 12 are free.) A percentage of proceeds collected will be donated to the Big Island’s Surfrider Foundations.

To avoid product duplication, guarantee well-executed & authentic products, and provide the artists with optimum opportunities for a successful sales day, Hawaii’s 1st is a juried show.

It is important to note that no items made with SUNRISE SHELLS, a mollusk currently being harvested live throughout the Hawaiian chain, will be sold at Hawaii’s 1st Festival. And we encourage all merchandisers and product customers to avoid purchasing jewelry made with these shells unless you are certain they were ethically harvested (that is, found on the beach sans mollusk). (To learn the difference, email drbeachcomb@gmail.com.)


Date: 2/11/2017 (Saturday)

Where: Anna Ranch Heritage Center , 65-1480 Kawaihae Rd Waimea, HI 96743

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Website: http://www.thebeachcombingconference.com/SeaGlassFestivalOverview.html

Contact Info: drbeachcomb@gmail.com

Article + Photo courtesy of: http://www.thebeachcombingconference.com/SeaGlassFestivalOverview.html 

 Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Hawaii Wood Guild Show   Leave a comment


The Hawaii Wood Guild Show is a juried show, hosted by the Isaacs Art Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) and co-sponsored by the Hawaii Forest Industry Association. It celebrates the outstanding skills of our Big Island wood craftsmen and craftswomen.

All items are available for purchase, and a percentage of the sale proceeds will support HPA’s financial aid program.The show is FREE and open to the community. 

Join us for an OPENING RECEPTION on Saturday January 14 (5:00pm – 7:00pm) You also are invited to meet the artists and talk story with members of the Guild every Saturday during the show. 

Hawaii Wood Guild Show

1/14/2017 (Saturday)

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Isaacs Art Center, 65-1268 Kawaihae Road Kamuela, HI

For more information, visit http://www.HawaiiWoodGuild.com or isaacsartcenter.hpa.edu

Article + Photo courtesy of: whofish.org 

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro Elite Pacific Properties 

Call: 808-936-4640

kebail@aloha.net  

http://www.karenbail.com

7th Annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival   Leave a comment


The seventh annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival takes place January 2-5, 2017 in Waimea as well as the Mauna Kea Resort + The Fairmont Orchid. It then moves to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai from January 6-10, 2017.

Ocean Film brings over 60 films to the big screen each year. Most are world, U.S., Hawaii or Big Island of Hawaii premieres, with many filmmakers in attendance. Films fall into categories of ocean experience, such as surfing; ocean environment; and island culutre and history. In addition, films of broader cultural, historic and conservational appeal are also featured, as well as generally inspirational film and stories of epic adventure.In addition to film, the festival offers intimate breakfast talks, Q & A filmmaker sessions and more. 

The festival program is posted to the website and fedtival passes are available online at http://www.waimeaoceanfilm.org. 

Info: 808-854-6095 or info@waimeaoceanfilm.org.

7th Annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival

1/2/2017 – 1/10/2017

🔸Waimea, HI

🔸Mauna Kea Resort

🔸Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani Resort 

🔸Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

See website for schedule, map of various venues +more details: http://www.waimeaoceanfilm.org/

Article + Photo courtesy of: whofish.org + Waimea Ocean Film Festival (http://www.waimeaoceanfilm.org/)

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro Elite Pacific Properties 

Call: 808-936-4640

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

56th Annual Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade “Starlight Christmas” December 3rd   Leave a comment

Leading this year’s 56th Annual Waimea Christmas Parade will be a large entourage of Waimea youth from virtually all Waimea schools sharing a chant, “Malana Mai Ka’u,” written by Queen Emma, that likens Hawai’i Island to a canoe. The youth cohort, wearing the uniform of their respective school, will be swarming around this year’s Grand Marshall, PWO Navigator Milton “Shorty” Bertelmann of Waimea.

“Shorty” was chosen this year’s Grand Marshall because this year’s theme is “Starlight Christmas” – intended to honor this community’s celestial navigation past, present and future, and because of his decades of work to master and help perpetuate the celestial navigation skills of ancient Polynesian voyagers.

“Shorty” apprenticed for 32 years with the late revered Polynesian navigator, Papa Mau Piailug from Satawal, starting in 1975 on the Hokule’a. Later, he helped co-found Na Kalai Wa’a with Waimea’s voyaging ‘ohana and has served as navigator, captain and educational leader on numerous voyages on the Hokule’a and Makali’i. He also supervised building of the Alingano Maisu voyaging canoe that was gifted by Na Kalai Wa’a to Papa Mau.

“Shorty” is currently President of Na Kalai Wa’a.

But there’s more. Coinciding with parade weekend is an annual meeting here in Waimea – hosted by Na Kalai Wa’a – of the entire Hawaiʻi waʻa community leadership representing about nine canoes around the state. All have been invited to join “Shorty” in the parade. While participation is voluntary, parade organizers expect an impressive representation of the leaders of the statewide voyaging community to join in.

Parade spectators who know the “Malana Mai Ka’u” chant – and many do because of widespread interest in Hokule’a’s ongoing worldwide voyage and because most schools have taught the chant to students – these individuals are invited to join in and chant along with the students walking with the Grand Marshall. In so doing, the parade will also honor the worldwide voyage’s “Malama Honua” theme that advocates caring for Mother Earth.

Part of caring for our planet includes being sure no one is forgotten. Thus, as has become a tradition for Waimea’s Christmas Parade, the event also supports Big Island Giving Tree’s outreach programs to be sure the community’s children, kupuna (seniors) and others facing difficult times are remembered during the holidays. Just before the start of the parade, a Big Island Giving Tree Bucket Brigade Blue Crew will canvas spectators for donations. BIGT is an all-volunteer organization so every penny donated goes to families, kupuna and others in need in this community.

Hawai’i’s second oldest Christmas parade will again include dozens of units representing Waimea keiki to kupuna including churches, schools, youth groups, community organizations, farms, ranches and businesses, plus a huge brigade of festively lighted trucks. As always, Santa has promised to again ride in our parade and afterwards, visit with keiki at Parker Ranch Center’s Fireside Food Court.

Traffic Advisory – Road Closure: 5:30-6:45 p.m. Expect delays! Only emergency vehicles will be permitted to pass through the center of town during the parade.

Public Safety & Respecting the ‘Aina: Please watch keiki and stay on the curb – emergency vehicles may need to pass. Absolutely no candy throwing. Please respect the ‘aina – don’t park on landscaped areas at hospital & shopping centers, pick up rubbish and no tents on private property except for permitted food booths.

Lighted Trucks & Santa: These are “signatures” of our Waimea parade. We love our truckers but they can be noisy! If noise is difficult for you or for infants, find a spot near the Church Row or Keck narrator stations; trucks are asked not to blow horns until they pass the hospital. Mahalo to NHCH staff and Brailey Pastorino for our annual Santa float!

Parade Route & Narrator Stations: The parade will begin on the east (Hilo) end of historic Church Row Park and will turn right onto Mamalahoa Highway thru town center, then turn right onto Lindsey Road at the main intersection, passing Parker School to disband in Waimea Park. There will be 10 narrator stations:
Starting Line – East/Hilo end of Church Row Park (sponsored by New Hope Church)
Soccer Field East of hospital’s Emergency Entrance (sponsored by HPA)
Bottom (West end) of Church Row Park (sponsored by Voyage Church Waimea)
W.M. Keck Observatory (sponsored by Keck)
Kamuela Ace Hardware (sponsored by Kamuela Ace Hardware)
Radio Shack (sponsored by Puna Plantation Hawai’i)
Hui Malama building (sponsored by Puna Plantation Hawai’i)
Bank of Hawaii Corner (sponsored by Parker Ranch Center)
Shell Gas Station (sponsored by Puna Plantation Hawai’i)
Parker School’s historic Barbara Hall Lanai (sponsored by Parker School)

The Big Island Giving Tree’s Bucket Brigade Blue Crew: Waimea’s Christmas parade both welcomes the season and encourages community generosity to be sure no one is left out, so we urge everyone’s support of The Big Island Giving Tree. Suggested contributions include a check (payable to The Big Island Giving Tree – fully tax deductible!), cash or a gift card from KTA, Foodland, Longs, Costco, Wal-Mart or local gas stations. BIGT now serves our community year-round and donations are welcome throughout the year. All parade entries are required to contribute and also a Blue Crew Brigade of volunteers will canvas spectators along the parade route for BIGT donations beginning about 5:15 p.m. Please be generous to support our kupuna and families who have experienced hardship. Absolutely no other organizations are permitted to collect donations along the parade route. Watch for the Blue Crew with their buckets! Every penny given to BIGT is used to help individuals and families – all involved are volunteers.

Lua: Portaluas will be placed along the parade route. On parade day, North Hawai’i Community Hospital is unable to provide public restrooms.

SPONSORS & EVENT PARTNERS: Waimea Community Association, Waimea Center, Puna Plantation Hawai’i, Ltd., KTA SuperStores, Rotary Club of North Hawai’i, Rotary International, Kamuela Ace Hardware, Parker Ranch Center, Lex Brodie, First Hawaiian Bank, Redeeming Light International, Inc., dba The Big Island Giving Tree, Waimea’s beloved truckers, Around The Clock, North Hawai’i Community Hospital, Big Island Portables, Waimea Middle School, Parker School, BOH as Trustee of the Richard Smart Article 20 Trust, Mana Christian ‘Ohana, New Hope Christian Fellowship, W.M. Keck Observatory, Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope, Costco-Kona, Waimea Instant Printing, S&R Trucking, and the County of Hawai’i (Department of Parks & Recreation & South Kohala Community Policing).

WINTER STARGAZING PARTY AFTER WAIMEA CHRISTMAS PARADE: 7-9:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 3 at Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope’s Waimea headquarters. CFHT astronomers and members of the West Hawai’i Astronomy Club to host Open House and “Ask An Astronomer” talks. Free and all invited – includes hot cocoa and cookies! Info: Mary Beth Laychak (885-3121).

PARKER RANCH CENTER’S ‘BIG ISLAND GIVING TREE’ CELEBRATION: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun., Dec. 4. PRC’s Fireside Food Court. Emcees Penny Vredenburg and Leighton Bell will welcome the community to enjoy entertainment and throughout the program, donations to The Big Island Giving Tree will be accepted (prefer gift cards or monetary donations – tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donors asked to bring these gifts and drop them in the glass donation box!) Santa will be there to take pictures with keiki; donations for photos may be made to the Waimea Lions and North Hawai’i Hospice. Info: Rhonda Bell (880-1984) or Nancy Carr Smith (896-2239). All invited! Entertainment will include:
11-11:45 a.m. – Handbell Choir
Noon-12:30 p.m. – Waikoloa Community Church Keiki Choir
1:30-2 p.m – Taiko Drummers
2-2:30 p.m. – Youth Rock from Solid Rock North Church
2:30-3 p.m. – Te ‘Ea O Te Turama Tahitian Dancers
MORE INFORMATION & PARADE APPLICATIONS/RULES: http://www.WaimeaTown.org, or call Parade Co-Chairs Lani Olsen-Chong (936-0670) and Kalae Kawamura (936-4376). For updates on the parade, follow us: http://www.Facebook.com/WaimeaCommunityAssociation

Waimea Christmas Parade

Saturday December 3, 2016

5:30-6:45

Parade starts at Church Row

Article courtesy of: Waimea Community Association

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