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Calendar of Events
and Things to Do
Big Island
- February 2012
SPECIAL EVENTS asian fest year of the dragon queens marketplace waikoloa beach resort chinese new year big island hawaii ASIAN FEST
Date: Friday, February 3th, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, 2012
Place: Queens' MarketPlace, Coronation Pavilion, Big Island
Contact: Shelly Pelfrey, (808) 886-8822,
Welcome the Year of the Dragon at the exciting new "Asian Fest" at Queens' MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort on Friday, February 3 from 4:30-6:30pm. Come celebrate with the vibrant Lion Dancers and driving rhythms of drums from around the world. Make sure you have your laisee ready to feed the Lion and ensure good health and fortune in 2012. More than Chinese New Year, Asian Fest brings together the fun and fascinating Far East traditions that came to Hawai'i and still inspire residents and visitors from everywhere! Free food samples from your favorite Queens' MarketPlace restaurants! rotary club kona big island hawaii
Date: February 11th, 4 pm - 8 pm, 2012
Place: Kailua-Kona, Big Island
Contact: Sandee Crisp, (808) 987-0184,
Join the Rotary Club of Kona Mauka for a wonderful evening at its upcoming popular "Valentine Wine Tasting" fundraiser. It will take place at a beautiful private residence in Kailua-Kona. The event will feature fine wines, delicious food, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $65 per person. Proceeds will go towards scholarships for local students and other projects. Sponsorships are welcome. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. The Kona Mauka Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at Teshima's Restaurant in Honalo from Noon to 1p.m. big island calendar of events
Date: February 17th - 18th, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm, 2012
Place: UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, Big Island
Contact: UH Hilo International Student Services, (808) 974-7313,
This annual show features performances from around the world and is a favorite event among students, the community, and visitors. Among the many cultures to be represented are Hawai'i, Samoa, the Philippines, Micronesia, Korea, New Zealand, Palau, Ireland and the USA. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students (schools and colleges), children, and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased with cash or checks at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday, or at the door. Credit or debit card orders by phone or at the Box Office are not available. Advance purchase is recommended. coffee talk congresswoman mazie hirono big island hawaii
Date: Sunday, February 19th, 3 pm, 2012
Place: Kohala Intergenerational Center, 54-3853 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau, Big Island
Contact: Hawaii office at: (808) 541-1986, Big Island #: (808) 935-3756
This is a critical moment for our country. It's important for us to work together to ensure Hawaii's future is a bright one. Please join me during a fresh round of Coffee Talks to express your ideas, concerns, or to just say “Hello!” I look forward to seeing you. If you can't make it to any of the Coffee Talks listed above, don't worry – I’ll be sure to visit other neighborhoods in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your feedback or if I can be of assistance to you. You can reach me by visiting my website As always, I want to hear from you. Mahalo, Mazie K. Hirono Member of Congress 2nd District of Hawaii P.S. - Please follow me on Twitter ! spring into spring dinner gala kona festivale chorale king kamehameha kona beach hotel ballroom big island hawaii
Date: February 25th, 5:30 pm, 2012
Place: King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel Ballroom, Big Island
Contact: Roberta King or Carson Wilcox, (808) 331-1115,
Annual fundraiser featuring a sumptuous dinner buffet, live cabaret, silent & Live auctions, and dancing in the newly renovated ballroom of the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. This is a much anticipated, one-of-a-kind event that is historically a sell out, in support of the Kona Festivale Chorale. kona historical society customs traditions chinese new year lecture series CHINESE NEW YEAR: CELEBRATION AND TRADITION - KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Date: Wednesday, February 29th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, 2012
Place: West Hawai`i Civic Center, Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua Kona, Big Island
Contact: Kona Historical Society, (808) 323-3222,
Ed Yap and the Kohala Tong Wo Society will introduce the customs and traditions of the Chinese New Year. This is the February portion of a community lecture series for 2012 that spotlights local and state speakers on a wide variety of cultural and historical subjects. Presented by Kona Historical Society, in cooperation with the County of Hawai’i, this lecture series is a gift from the Society to the community that has supported it for so long. Free of charge, it is open to all, residents and visitors alike.
  ONGOING EVENTS aloha performing arts company presents oklamoma! big island hawaii
Date: February 17th - March 11th, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, 2012
Place: Aloha Theatre & Aloha Theatre Cafe - 8 miles South of Kailua-Kona and 1 mile North of Kona Community Hospital on Highway 11 in Kainaliu Town - 79-7384 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kainaliu, Big Island
Contact: (808) 322-9924,
Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA! 13th annual hawaii photo expo wailoa center big island hawaii brooks jensen big island hawaii
Date: January 1st - June 8th, 2012
Place: Wailoa Center, Big Island
Contact: Doug Halsted, (808) 961-5566,
Annual juried photo contest open to Big Island Residents. Opening at Wailoa Center June 8, 2012. Brooks is the publisher of LensWork, which is one of the premier photography publications in existence today. He is also the developer of, pioneering a variety of on-line educational tools directed toward avid photographers. Brooks is much sought after, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to have him as our juror and to hear from one of the most popular teachers in the country. For details visit website kokua kailua historic kailua village big island hawaii
Date: (Sundays) February 19th, March 18th, April 15th, May 20th, June 15th, July 15th, August 26th, September 16th, October 21st, November 18th, December 16th, 1 pm - 6 pm, 2012
Place: Historic Kailua Village, Big Island
Contact: Dorlene Chao, (808) 936-9202,
Spend an afternoon strolling Alii Drive, which is closed to traffic one Sunday each month during Kokua Kailua. Kailua Village is home to historical sites such as Mokuaikaua Church, Ahuena Heiau and Hulihee Palace. Friendly vendors, craftspeople, merchants plus free entertainment and seaside restaurants offering a wide variety of food choices. A festive family-friendly day! 26th annual hawaii wood guild exhibit isaacs art center big island hawaii
Date: Tues. through Sat. from 10 am to 5 pm, January 24th – February 25th, 2012
Place: Isaacs Art Center, 65-1268 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, Big Island
Contact: Isaacs Art Center, (808) 885-5884,
Join us for our 26th Annual Juried Exhibit, now it its third year at the Isaacs Art Center in Waimea! You’ll experience the finest woodworking on the Island and all of the work is available for purchase Be sure to join us for our Opening Reception on Jan. 21, 2012 at 5 PM to meet the woodworkers and see who received the Awards! For 2012, our exhibit will be judged by: Lauren Faulkner, owner & consultant of Fine Art Associates in Honolulu Robert K. Masuda, woodturner and forest conservation advisor And one more to be selected. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from works sold during our exhibit go toward scholarship funds for students of Hawaii Preparatory Academy–a school that has been recognized for its excellent arts education programs. 2012 sanctuary ocean count noaa sanctuary ocean count project monitor count humpback whales
Date: The last Saturday of January through March (peak whale season), January 28th, February 25th, and March 31st, 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m, 2012
Place: The shores of O`ahu - O`ahu Site Descriptions, Hawai`i (Big Island) - Hawai`i Site Descriptions and Kaua`i - Kaua`i Site Descriptions
Contact: Micki Ream (NOAA Education Specialist), (808) 694-3948, cell (650) 392-5448,
The Sanctuary Ocean Count project offers the community a chance to monitor humpback whales from the shores of O`ahu, Hawai`i and Kaua`i. Not only has this proven to be a fun volunteer activity for residents and visitors, but it also helps to provide important population and distribution information on humpback whales around the Hawaiian Islands. Both site leaders and general volunteers are needed for all islands. Of course, the count cannot be done without the help of enthusiastic volunteers - we hope you'll consider taking part in this fun opportunity. hawaii's volcanoes 1800's to the present lyman museum mission house hilo big island hawaii
Date: December 9th - March 31st, 2012
Place: Lyman Museum & Mission House, 276 Haili Street, Hilo, Big Island
Contact: (808) 935-5021
This special exhibit offers the chance to view rarely exhibited paintings, photographs, film, curiosities and oddities from the Lyman Museum collections in celebration of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory's 100th Anniversary. Paintings by Nāwahī, Bailey, and two major Volcano School painters, Hitchcock and Furneaux, will be on display. Photographs ranging from the 1880s Mauna Loa eruption to present-day Kīlauea, as well as recently discovered and digitized film footage from Halema`uma`u (ca. 1930s), Puna (1955), Kīlauea Iki (1959), and Kapoho (1960) eruptions will debut. Among the curiosities included in the exhibit are eruption specimens (tephra) and the sextant of Thomas Jaggar, founder and first director of the HVO. Excerpts from missionary Sarah Lyman’s Earthquake Journal, an important primary source for geologists as perhaps the earliest record of volcanic activity on Hawai`i Island, are also included. kona historical society big island hawaii portuguese stone oven big island hawaii BREAD BAKING AT THE PORTUGUESE STONE OVEN - KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Date: Every Thursday between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm & Every 2nd Tuesday of the month
Place: In the pasture below Kona Historical Society headquarters in Kealakekua, Big Island
Contact: Kona Historical Society, (808) 323-3222,
The Kona Historical Society’s Portuguese Stone Oven is a reproduction of a typical oven used by the Portuguese immigrants who came to Kona in the 1880’s. Join the process of panning the dough and baking 96 loaves! The program is FREE and the bread is $7 per loaf. Bring your lunch and make a day of it with an oven-side picnic in the pasture. We hope to see you at the Portuguese Stone Oven in the pasture below KHS headquarters in Kealakekua.
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