Community Calendar - Hawaii Island

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including the University of Hawai`i at Manoa.

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Art Exhibits
Deadlines
Open Ended Classes
Ongoing Weekly Events

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Wednesday, January 15

Music

  • Enjoy an evening with Kai Ho‘opi‘i sharing the music of his ‘ohana from Kahakuloa, Maui. Showtime is 6:30 pm in the Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. Free.

Event

  • Celebrate the enduring legacy of Queen Lili'uokalani in a free program. It features selected readings, a sing-along of her music, a short film and a brief talk story. This 45-minute program that is suitable for ages 12 and older. It’s at 6 p.m. at Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library (887-6067)

Thursday, January 16

Lecture

  • Vegan cardiologist Lawrence Derbes. M.D. will speak January 16 at the North Hawaii Education and Research Center in Honoka`a. The topic is "How to Eliminate Pharmaceuticals from Your Life and Extend it by Twenty Years." Bring one potluck dish and your own plate and utensils. Potluck starts at 6 p.m. at 45-539 Plumeria Street in Honoka`a. Open to the public. For more info, call 775-7758.

Event

  • Celebrate the enduring legacy of Queen Lili'uokalani in a free program. It features selected readings, a sing-along of her music, a short film and a brief talk story. This 45-minute program that is suitable for ages 12 and older. It’s at 5:30 p.m. at Honoka`a Public Library (775-8881)

Friday, January 17

Music

  • The Pair-O-Dice Ramblers play music spanning the early eras of Southern America, incorporating unique qualities of Delta and New Orleans Blues, Irish Folk and Spirituals. It's  from 6:30 to 8:30pm at The Lava Shack, Pahoa Village Drive, Pahoa. pairodiceramblers@gmail.com

Event

  • Celebrate the enduring legacy of Queen Lili'uokalani in a free program. It features selected readings, a sing-along of her music, a short film and a brief talk story. This 45-minute program that is suitable for ages 12 and older. It’s at 1:15 p.m. at Laupahoehoe Public & School Library (962-2229)

Saturday, January 18

Event

  • Celebrate the enduring legacy of Queen Lili'uokalani in a free program. It features selected readings, a sing-along of her music, a short film and a brief talk story. This 45-minute program that is suitable for ages 12 and older. It’s at 11 a.m. at Hilo Public Library (933-8888)

 


Sunday, January 19

Music

  • For its 10th Anniversary Concert the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will regale us with a Blast From the Past, reprising favorite works from previous concert seasons. The program will include Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” (featuring violin soloists from the orchestra), Barber's "Adagio for Strings" and Mendelssohn's "String Symphony." Showtime is 4 pm in the Kahilu Theatre. www.kahilutheatre.org

 


 

Tuesday, January 21

Lecture

  • Long-time Hawaiian Volcano Observatory volunteer Ben Gaddis tells the story of Kīlauea Volcano’s most violent eruption of the 20th century from the perspective of the people who lived through it. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium.
    Free.

Wednesday, January 22

Lecture

  • Cyndy Leinani Martinez shares the traditional art of Hawaiian quilting on the  Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai. It’s from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free.

 


 

Friday, January 24

Music

  • Kahilu Theatre presents the giant of Zimbabwe, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi.   Known around the world as a truly great guitarist, vocalist, performer and composer, his trademark is his deep and gutsy voice. Showtime is 7pm. www.kahilutheatre.org

Saturday, January 25

Music

  • John Cruz headlines the Puna Benefit  For Life Concert in the Palace Theater. This benefit will also feature the nostalgic sounds of the Grateful Dead with local cover band Terrapin Station, Musician Alexander Nelson and The Hiccup Circus. Showtime is 7 pm.  www.hilopalace.com  

Event

  • If you live on the Big Island or just visiting, please attend the Annual Alaskan Picnic. This year it's noon to 3 pm.  It's a potluck held at the Spenser Beach Park Pavilion near Kawaihae in South Kohala.  for more information please call Bill at 808-883-2134

Monday, January 27

Lecture

  • Big Island folk historian Boyd Bond talks story about the many contributions of Scots to Hawaii’s history, beginning in the early 19th century. It’s at 7 pm in the Lyman Museum. www.lymanmuseum.org.

 


 

Tuesday, January 28

Lectures

  • Friends of the Libraries, Kona is sponsoring a program at the Kailua Kona Library. Matt Connelly from the Kohala Center will discuss Sea Turtles in Hawaii. This program is free to the public. If sign language interpreter is needed, call the library in advance at 327-4327
  • Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geochemists Jeff Sutton and Tamar Elias offer an update about the expansion of volcanic gases at Kīlauea. It’s from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    in Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. Free.

Art Exhibits

  • TBD

 

Deadlines

  • FEBRUARY 28, 2014: Kupu's Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps is now accepting applications for its seven-week 2014 summer Gateway Program. Positions are open for team members, ages 17 to 20, and team leaders, ages 21 and up.  Participants will gain work experience, environmental knowledge, an educational award, and a chance to earn college credits. Leaders also receive a living allowance. To apply or to learn more, visit www.kupuhawaii.org. Hurry--the deadline to apply is February 28, 2014.

Classes

  • TBD

 

Ongoing Weekly Events 

  • BY APPOINTMENT: Kona Historical Society offers the Historic Walking Tour. The tour begins at Kailua Pier and the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel and ends at Hulihe`e Palace. Call 326-9092 for reservations one week in advance of the tour. 

MONDAY

  • The one-hour Niaulani Nature Walk travels through a lush portion of an old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. Participants are introduced to the native plants and birds of Volcano. Guides focus on the biological, ecological, and geological features of the area and the cultural usages of flora and fauna by native Hawaiians. Offered at 9:30 am at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village. Free; donations welcome. Call (808) 967-8222 for more information. (10/1/12)

TUESDAY

  • EVERY SECOND TUESDAY: The West Hawai'i Astronomy Club (WHAC) meets to promote the hobby of astronomy. Meetings are in Waimea at either Canada France Hawaii or Keck Observatory. Learn more at whacastro.com.
  • EVERY SECOND TUESDAY: The Second Tuesday Book Club reads fiction (with the occasional biography thrown in) at 6:30 pm in Kona Stories Book Store in the Keauhou Shopping Center. (6/11/12) www.konastories.com
  • EVERY FOURTH TUESDAY: "Just The Facts" is a non-fiction Book Club that meets at 6:30 pm in Kona Stories. Call 324-0350. 

WEDNESDAY

  • Hawaiiana Live is a 45-minute cultural program hosted by Leilehua Yuen in the Palace Theater. It's from 11 to 11:45 am and features live hula, commentary and a segment with audience participation and interaction. hilopalace.com.
  • The Greg Shirley Duo plays jazz in Honu's Restaurant at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel  from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (9/3/13)
  • The Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village hosts "Kanikapila Jam Sessions" from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Open to all musicians. Bring your instrument and enjoy garage-style jamming with your neighbors. Donations appreciated. 967-8222 (10/1/12)
  • Amy Greenwell Garden’s Ho`okupu Plant Propogation Club invites kids ages 6 through 14 to learn about growing plants and gardening Hawaiian-style. The Club meets from 1:45 pm to 3:30 pm at the Amy Greenwell Garden. Call 323-3318 or email agg@bishopmuseum.org
  • ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center shows its planetarium program “Hawai‘i’s Observatories: An Update from Maunakea” at 2 pm. This 15-minute, 3D production provides an opportunity to learn about the new discoveries made by observatories atop Mauna Kea.  Admission rates apply.
  • Waimea Consort Rehearsals run from 6:15 to 8:45 pm. New singers are welcome to this a capella singing group that specializes in classical music from medieval early polyphony to contemporary compositions. For information call 885-2143. cfht.hawaii.edu.

THURSDAY

  • ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center shows its planetarium program “Hawai‘i’s Observatories: An Update from Maunakea” at 2 pm. This 15-minute 3D original production show concept provides an opportunity to learn about the new discoveries made by observatories atop Maunakea.
  • The Greg Shirley Duo plays jazz in Honu's Restaurant at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel  from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (9/3/13)
  • Puna Art Gallery & Puna Java in Pahoa Village welcomes all ages and talents to a Community Open Mic and a Local Artist showing at 6 pm.
  • The Kona Music Society's Youth Chorus is open to all singers from grades 3 through 12 and meets Thursdays from 3 to 5 pm at the Kealakehe Intermediate Chorus Room. For more information call 896-1967.
  • Join a Volcano Art Center gallery artist and Hawaiian cultural practitioner at VAC’s Niaulani Campus for an afternoon of artistic fun and cultural creativity. From noon to 3 pm. Call for more information 967-8222. (5/27/13)
  • EVERY OTHER THURSDAY:  Kona Stories Book Shop in Kainaliu hosts a Writer’s Group. Local scribes meet to nurture literary creativity, community and individuality.  It’s free and starts at 1 pm.  324-0350 or konastories.com. 

FRIDAY

  • Every Friday, a free hands-on demonstration lesson is given in a cultural craft that will vary from week to week. Aloha Friday is held at VAC Gallery porch in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. All events are free (donations welcome); park entrance fees apply. Call 967-8222 for more information. (12/7/12)
  • Blue Dragon Restaurant (61-3616 Kawaihae Road) in Waimea features live entertainment from 6:30 to 10 pm. www.bluedragonrestaurant.com (10/3/13)
  • ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center shows its planetarium program “Hawai‘i’s Observatories: An Update from Maunakea” at 2 pm. This 15-minute 3D original production provides an opportunity to learn about the new discoveries made by observatories atop Maunakea. 

SATURDAY

  • The one-hour Niaulani Nature Walk travels through a lush portion of an old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. Participants are introduced to the native plants and birds of Volcano.  Guides focus on the biological, ecological, and geological features of the area and the cultural usages of flora and fauna by native Hawaiians. Offered at 11am at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village. Free; donations welcome. Call (808) 967-8222 for more information. (10/1/12)
  • Blue Dragon Restaurant (61-3616 Kawaihae Road) in Waimea features live entertainment from 6:30 to 10 pm. www.bluedragonrestaurant.com (10/3/13)
  • Hilo Coffee Mill Farmers Market is from 8 am to 1 pm, featuring locally-grown food, plants and other products. Free entertainment and a petting zoo for the kids. Located between the 12 and 13 mile marker on Hwy 11 in Mountain View. 968-1333.  (7/26/12)
  • ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center shows its planetarium program “Hawai‘i’s Observatories: An Update from Maunakea” at 2 pm. This 15-minute 3D original production provides an opportunity to learn about the new discoveries made by observatories atop Maunakea.  
  •  EVERY THIRD SATURDAY: Mauna Kea Visitor's Information Station presents a free monthly program of sharing the cultural aspects and uses of Mauna Kea.  961-2180 or ifa.hawaii.edu.
  • `Imiloa Astronomy Center's monthly "Maunakea Skies" program features a tour of the Hawaiian night sky with astronomers from Maunakea observatories speaking about recent discoveries. 969-9703 or imiloahawaii.org.  
  • EVERY FOURTH SATURDAY: The Floral Art Group meets at the East Hawaii Cultural Center Pavillion to discus color, structures and techniques in flower arranging.  Participants should bring vases and flora from their gardens.  It’s free and runs from 1 to 3 pm. 

SUNDAY

  • ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center shows its planetarium program “Hawai‘i’s Observatories: An Update from Maunakea” at 2 pm. This 15-minute 3D original production provides an opportunity to learn about the new discoveries made by observatories atop Maunakea. 
  • EVERY SECOND SUNDAY: The East Hawai`i Cultural Center (141 Kalakaua Street) in Hilo offers performances, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, lectures and more by native Hawaiian cultural practitioners, scholars, musicians, and performers. 935-9085. 
  • The Friends of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park hosts its "Sunday Walk in the Park" from 1 to 3 pm. The three-mile round-trip hike starts at the park's Kilauea Visitor Center.  Call 967-8648 to register. fhvnp.org.

Art Exhibitions and Lectures

  • January is Volcano Awareness Month. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park presents "Kilauea Volcano's East Rift Eruption: 28 Years and Counting." USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Tim Orr begins his talk at 7 pm in the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium. 985-6011.