HONOKAA — Blues master Johnny Nicholas and his all-star band — Hell Bent — from Austin, Texas will perform three shows on Hawaii Island this weekend, along with young musicians from Honokaa High School’s Dragon Jazz Band.
WAIMEA — Parker School hosted the Speech and Debate Qualifying Neighbor Island Tournament (NIT) Jan. 12 and 13. Twelve of the top teams in the state attended, and for the first time three Big Island schools participated: Hilo High, Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) and Parker School.
Waimea Elementary students and staff will hold a craft fair for the second year from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 3 as part of the town’s annual Cherry Blossom. Held at Thelma Parker Gym, items will include DoTerra essential oils, Sign Time, Thirty One bags, Mel’s Gifts, color street, Usborne Books and More, Pretty Pay Designs, Perfectly Posh and Tavares Tasty treats.
WAIMEA — Hawaiian language students from Kanu o Ka Aina have taken on the kuleana to present “Ka Lei Maile Alii,” the historic play translated to mean, “The Queen’s Women” at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at Kahilu Town Hall.
WAIMEA — Students, families and community members can participate in a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of service from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Waimea Middle School (WMS).
Children and their families are invited to Admission Open Houses from 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 20 and Feb. 3 at Waimea Country School. Attendees can see the campus and hear directly from faculty, students and parents about the school’s fully accredited learning program and ohana atmosphere.
WAIMEA — Last Thursday, nine Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) cheerleaders joined 14 other cheer teams from around the nation to perform in the 40th annual Holiday Bowl halftime show in front of 65,000 fans in San Diego.
At Waikoloa School’s Parent Night Wednesday, kindergartners and first-graders entertained the family audience with holiday songs. Friends of the Library — Waikoloa Region provided books for each of the students performing. For some of them, this is the first book they have of their own at home.
More than 25 Kohala Middle School students in the AVID after-school program completed their second community service project last week for The Big Island Giving Tree (BIGT). Led by teacher Jenny Stevens, the seventh and eighth graders filled 46 food bags and delivered them to kupuna at the Ainakea Kohala Elderly and Kohala Senior Residences complexes Thursday. They finished their first BIGT project the week prior.