Groovy Giving

  • Organizer Tiana Steinberg looks at bids placed on silent auction items at the 11th Annual Community Cares Event Saturday at Makaeo Pavilion. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Justine Smith entertains the audience with her 70s-themed standup comedy at the 11th annual Community Cares Event Saturday at Makaeo Pavilion.

  • Break Free Hawaii dancers perform at the Community Cares Event.

  • Community members check out the silent auction at the 11th Annual Community Cares Event Saturday at Makaeo Pavilion. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Lia Uemoto cuts Bronx’s hair at the 11th annual Community Cares Event.

  • Soul Town boogies to the sounds of the 70s at the 11th Annual Community Cares Event Saturday at Makaeo Pavilion. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kirk Shorte, left, Karen Rose and Brad Ballesteros pose at the photo booth as the Middle-Age Mod Squad at the 11th annual Community Cares Event Saturday. (

KAILUA-KONA — The “way back machine” was set to the 1970s for the 11th annual Community Cares Event Saturday at Makaeo Pavilion.

Bands provided a blast from the past as patrons boogied to music from the era of bell-bottoms and funk, donning period costumes at the photo booth.

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A silent auction offered patrons great deals on goods and services donated by local businesses. Donations were accepted for massage, haircuts, food and more to help support the Cancer Resource Center and Wig Closet located in Tiana’s Avon and Wigs on Luhia Street.

The Wig Closet provides free wigs and head coverings to local cancer patients.

Founder and organizer Tiana Steinberg said there are so many things that keep her doing the fundraiser year after year, but the main reason is seeing the look on cancer patients’ faces when they first walk into her shop after losing their hair to treatment.

“They are hurting and ailing and come in to get some normalcy in their life,” Steinberg said.

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“I’ve had people come in walking with a cane, get a wig and walk out confidently, without the cane.” she continued. “That gives me life.”

To donate, contact Sternberg at 896-6310.