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Calendar of Events
and Things to Do
Big Island
- January 2012
SPECIAL EVENTS come join the forces for good sierra club hawaii findraising dinner
Date: January 7th, 12 pm - 9 pm, 2012
Place: State Capitol/Hawai'i State Art Museum, Big Island
Contact: Amanda Corby,
Learn from the experts what's happening to our environment & what you can do to help Hawai'i Grow Pono at our 2nd Annual Symposium Saturday January 7th - Noon till 5:00pm in the State Capitol. Then come party at our yummy 1st Annual Fundraising Dinner 6:00pm till 9:00pm downtown in the Hawai'i State Art Museum. Symposium ticket price is $25, dinner is $60. Both events is $75. Visit for more information and registration. sunday walk in the park friends of hawaii volcanoes national park big island hawaii
Date: Sunday, January 8th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2012
Place: Volcanoes National Park, Big Island
Contact: (808) 985-7373,
This monthly program on second Sundays is aimed at bringing together the members of the Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park to explore the park's beautiful trails. Led by Nick Shema, this month's 3.5-mile round-trip walk explores the summit area of the park. Hike through rain forest rich with native plant and bird life, watch volcanism in action at Steam Vents and Steaming Bluff, plus smell the volcanic gases and see the multi-colored mineral deposits at Sulphur Banks. Along the way, get great views of Mauna Loa, Pele's home at Halema'uma'u Crater, and Kilauea Caldera, one of the most active volcanoes on earth. Meet at the Kilauea Visitor Center. The walk is free to Friends members (though non-members are welcome to join the non-profit Friends group in order to attend). Park entrance fees apply. To register, contact Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. tantric journeys tantric sex workshop for couples dragonfly ranch bed and breakfast big island hawaii
Date: January 12th - 15th, 2012
Place: Dragonfly Ranch Bed & Breakfast, Big Island
Contact: Dawn Beck, (720) 304-6449,
Does your Relationship Deserve more? Passion and Playfulness? Intimacy and Sexual/Spiritual Connection? During this Island Love Retreat... Experience the power of Tantric Practices and Conscious Loving Explore giving and receiving Sacred Spot Healing Awaken Orgasmic Pleasure in ways you've dreamed about Learn Ejaculatory Choice to increase sexual pleasure, health, and vitality and much more. maceo parker kahilu theatre kamuela big island hawaii
Date: January 13th, 8 pm, 2012
Place: Kahilu Theatre Foundation, PO Box 549, Kamuela, Big Island
Contact: Eric Kwan (Box Office Manager), (808) 885-6868,, Box Office (808) 885-6868
For the past sixteen years Maceo has been building a new funk empire, fresh and stylistically diverse. He navigates deftly between James Brown’s 1960’s soul and George Clinton’s 1970’s freaky funk while exploring mellower jazz and the grooves of hip-hop. His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has garnered him a fresh young fan base. Ticket prices range from $25-$65. ben vereen kahilu theatre foundation kamuela big island hawaii
Date: January 20th, 8 pm, 2012
Place: Kahilu Theatre Foundation, PO Box 549, Kamuela, Big Island
Contact: Eric Kwan (Box Office Manager), (808) 885-6868,, Box Office (808) 885-6868
Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. “The theater was my first training ground. It taught me discipline, dedication and appreciation of hard work and values that will stay with me a lifetime. The stage sharpens the creative instrument and encourages you to go deeper inside and try new things,” states Ben. For over 40 years, Ben has showcased his versatility and creativity, performing countless one-man shows not only in the United States, but also Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. He was the first simultaneous winner of the “Entertainer of the Year,” “Rising Star,” and “Song and Dance Star” awards from the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA). On Broadway, Ben Vereen has appeared in Wicked, Fosse, I’m Not Rappaport, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin,Grind, Jelly’s Last Jam and A Christmas Carol. His role in Pippin garnered him both the prestigious Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for “Best Actor in a Musical.” Mr. Vereen is especially dedicated to increasing awareness in the importance of encouraging our Youth to develop Mind – Body – Spirit balance, through Creative Expression. He holds 5 honorary doctorate degrees and has supported numerous educational programs for the Arts. Ticket prices range from $25-$65. live culture foods hawaii homegrown food network
Date: January 21st - 22nd, 9 am - 3 pm, 2012
Place: Imin Center in Holualoa, Big Island
Contact: Pedro Tama, (808) 938-5618,
Sandor Katz, a leading live-culture foods revivalist and author, will be teaching a two-day practical workshop "Live-Culture Foods for Health and Home". By live-culturing or "fermenting" with wild microorganisms present in your home environment, you can create delicious and nutritious foods and drinks that help you become more interconnected with the world around you. Live-culturing foods is also a way to preserve them in a low-tech manner, with reduced use of fossil-fuel-based resources (such as refrigeration). In short, live-culturing foods is a way to maintain health while increasing home food self-reliance. This workshop will transform your relationship to food and the natural world. Participants will learn essential concepts of live-culture and fermentation, including gaining practical experience with legume cultures (miso, tempeh, etc.), vegetable cultures (kimchi, sauerkraut, etc.), beverages (kombucha, kefir, etc.), vinegars, dairy and grain cultures, and more. footprints trail to mauna iki friends of hawaii volcanoes national park
Date: Saturday, January 21st, 9 am - 3 pm, 2012
Place: Kilauea Visitor Center - Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Big Island
Contact: (808) 985-7373,
Volunteers are needed to help in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's Kahuku Unit, located in Ka'u between mile markers 70 and 71 on the mauka side of Highway 11. We will plant native seedling trees in a fenced enclosure, where the plants will be protected from grazing animals. We will also learn about the park's native forest restoration program at Kahuku and be able to see the start of natural recovery of the forest. Volunteers should be at least 12 years old, and be able to hike at least one mile over rough, uneven terrain covered by thick pasture grasses in an area with a moderate slope. Our goal is a crew of 12 people, and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. kahilu theatre big island hawaii kamuela big island the enchanted island kamuela theatre foundation
Date: Saturday, January 21st, 1 pm, 2012
Place: Kahilu Theatre Foundation, PO Box 549, Kamuela, Big Island
Contact: Eric Kwan (Box Office Manager), (808) 885-6868,, Box Office (808) 885-6868
In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto devised and written by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand. The dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met’s 125 anniversary gala). hanohano 'o kona lecture series kona historical society revitalizing hawaiian language through our children big island hawaii
Date: Wednesday, January 25th, 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,
Join us as staff and students of the K-12 Hawaiian language immersion school, Ke Kula `o `Ehunuikaimalino, share ha`i olelo (talk) and mele (songs) and “continue to revitalize the Hawaiian language through children”. Also, the members of Unuehu, a branch of the larger hula community of learners of the Hawai`i Community College’s Unukupukupu, will be sharing their mele (songs), oli (chants) and hula (dance). Unukupukupu is the name of the rigorous, didactic and experiential hula curricula of Dr. Taupouri Tangaro. This is the January 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. footprints to mauna iki friends of hawaii volcanoes national park
Date: Sunday, January 29th, 8:30 am - 12 pm, 2012
Place: Kilauea Visitor Center - Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Big Island
Contact: (808) 985-7373,
Join UH-Hilo Educational Specialist Darcy Bevens for a guided geological hike to explore features from Footprints Trail to Mauna Iki in the Ka'u Desert. The 4-mile round trip hike begins at the Footprints trailhead, where we will examine textural details of an 'a'a lava flow. Once we descend to the sandy desert, we'll view footprints fossilized in the muddy ash by Keoua's fallen army in 1790, plus discuss the accretionary lapilli found in ash layers nearby. As we approach Mauna Iki, we will see a pahoehoe lava field with unusual secondary mineralization that results in beautiful surface patterns. From there, we'll ascend Mauna Iki (little mountain) to explore a variety of volcanological features. If we're lucky, we may come across beautiful Pele's Hair, wafted downwind in the plume of Halema'uma'u Crater. Cost per person is $35 for members and $50 for non-members. Students (K-12 and college with valid student ID) are half-price. Non-members are welcome to join the non-profit Friends group in order to get the member discount.
ONGOING EVENTS 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. kona historical society big island hawaii portuguese stone oven big island hawaii
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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