From 5-7 p.m. Saturday, “Aloha Expressionism by Contemporary Hawaii Artists” and the book’s featured artists will be celebrated at a book-signing reception for earning an Award of Excellence at the Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards. The event will take place at both Tiffany’s Art Agency and Wishard Gallery in downtown Hawi.
As the first in an on-going series, residents 60 years of age and older can explore the challenges and opportunities of approaching aging with compassion and mindfulness at a workshop from 2-5 p.m. this Sunday at The Temple at Kokolulu Farm in Hawi.
North Kohala Public Library will host a free showing of the film at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 as part of their weekly after-school activities for elementary and middle school children.
From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 7, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel will welcome back Anne Namba for a pop-up boutique and trunk show in the hotel’s Lloyd Sexton Gallery.
Beginning at 2 p.m. this Sunday, an “Outstanding in the Field” dinner will be held at Primal Cuts farm in Kapaau as part of the annual tour. The guest chef will be Noah Hester of Kamuela’s Puako Provisions & Catering. Primal Cuts farmers, Jessica Wieloh and Jim Pedersen, raise grass-fed sheep and beef cattle and grow tropical crops including breadfruit, coconuts, papayas, bananas and hot peppers.
At 11 a.m. Jan. 9, the group will discuss “Breakfast with Buddha” by Roland Merullo at North Kohala Public Library. All are welcome to participate.
Susan Wilesmith, owner of AlohaVeda based in Honokaa, recently opened a second location at Ironwood Centre in Waimea. The massage clinic and apothecary store specializes in organic Ayurvedic healing treatments, a variety of massage styles, facials, body scrubs, detox Panchakarma treatments, herbal steams, herbs and health products made on the Big Island.
Through the end of January, seasonal observations of Kohala Watershed movements are featured in a display at Kohala Village HUB as part of “Na Kilo Aina: Observers of our sustenance.” The program builds and deepens the relationships between people and their places, aimed to improve how to care for their aina.