Friday | November 17, 2017
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Calendar of upcoming events

Updated: 
November 17, 2017 - 12:05am

*TODAY

• Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 12122, located behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street, $7 supper will be adobo chicken, rice, veggie, salad and desert with service from 5-7 p.m. The VFW Auxiliary will conduct its monthly meeting on Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. Info: Don Zero at (509) 879-1040.

•The West Hawaii County Band free Friday concert 6:30 p.m. at Hale Halawai Park on Alii Drive. Info: Al, 322-7085

*SATURDAY

• Kawaihae Canoe Club is hosting its 23rd annual Luau, Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor, 5:30 p.m. Pre-sale adult tickets are $40, kids, $20. Info: Debbie, 937-4700 or Izzy 987-2819.

• Kona Mauka Rotary will be hosting a Palettes for Polio: an artistic fundraiser at Rumley’s Art and Frame Gallery in the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 5-7 p.m., Info: Laura Kniffin at 854-9075 or laurajkniffin@gmail.com.

• Halia Ka Nani Holuku Ball, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Kumu Hula Keala Ching and Na Wai Puna o Kona will host An Evening of Elegance at the Sheraton Kona Resort &Spa at Keauhou Bay. $50 includes Alii Keanaaina concert. Info: www.emauanakahula.org.

• Yoga of Mindful Touch, 1-4 p.m. at The New Thought Center, 81-6587 Mamalahoa Highway C-302, Pualani Terrace in Kealakekua. Benefit for Pacific Artwaves. Info: Marya Mann 345-0050.

• Villages of Laiopua Community Association Community-wide Garage Sale Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Info: Bo Kahui at 896-2252.

Aloha Quilters of Kona begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Emma building at Christ Church in Kealakekua. New members, novice quilters or “old hands” are welcome. Info: Eileen 328-8027 or Lana 329-3723.

*SUNDAY

• Villages of Laiopua Community Association Community-wide Garage Sale. 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Info: Bo Kahui at 896-2252.

• Daughters of Hawaii and Calabsh Cousins present Afternoon at Hulihee, 4 p.m. at Hulihee Palace to remember King David Kalakaua.

*MONDAY

• Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive at LDS Hilo - Cultural Hall 8:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Info: 848-4770 or visit BBH.org.

• Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary monthly board meeting, 12:30 p.m., Conference Room 1. Bake sale Friday morning, funds raised go to the nursing scholarship fund. Info: KCHAuxiliary@hotmail.com or KCHAuxiliary.org.

• West Hawaii chapter of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers meeting, “Spice Night,” featuring guest speakers Paul De Filippi from Maui will discuss a new black pepper project, 7-9 p.m., 81-6393 Mamalahoa at the HTFG office.

*TUESDAY

• Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive at Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale - Main Room 7:30 am- 5 p.m. Info: (808) 848-4770 or visit BBH.org.

16th annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Concert will take place at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church on 75-5769 Alii Drive, featuring performances of 12 different faith groups from Kona, 6:30 p.m.

• Information on becoming a licensed K-12 teacher and graduate degrees in education available at 4-6 p.m. at the Hawaii CC-Palamanui campus, Panini building room 127. RSVP not necessary but will be helpful in planning. Info: Karen wilson wilsonk1@hawaii.edu or 209-8031.

*NOV. 22

• Blood Bank of Hawaii blood drive at Naniloa Volcanoes Resort - Hoomalimali 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. Info: (808) 848-4770 or visit BBH.org.

• Mele O Kona, a prospective chorus of Sweet Adelines International, is looking for women of all ages who love to sing. Rehearsal is Wednesdays at The Regency at Hualalai, 75-181 Hualalai Road, 6-8 p.m. Info: Linda Rowand, 464-6135 or Barbara Cushman, 937-4518.

*NOV. 24

• 35th annual Joann “Goose” Williams Christmas Treasures Art, Jewelry, Gift, &Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Vendors for holiday shopping, crafts, gifts, and homemade items. Free admission.

• Kailua Village Christmas tree lighting at Emma’s Square across from Hulihee Palace, 5:45 p.m.

*NOV. 25

• 35th annual Joann “Goose” Williams Christmas Treasures Art, Jewelry, Gift, &Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Courtyard Merriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Vendors for holiday shopping, crafts, gifts, and homemade items. Free admission.

• Not Just a Book Club Travel Conversation Circle meets 10 a.m. to noon at Kailua-Kona Public Library for friendly and spirited conversation about recent travel experiences etc. Info: TravelCircle@folkhawaii.com or (415) 779-2763.

*NOV. 28

Kupuna Singles at Korner Pocket, Dinner, 5 p.m. Info: 329-5163.

Dec. 2

• Kona Masonic Center installs new officers for 2018. Pot luck lunch 10 a.m. at the Old Airport Pavilion No.3. Reservations are required. Call Lee Meyerson, 937-5942, for reservations and info.

Dec. 3

The Kona Business and Professional Women’s Annual Poinsettia Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hale Halawai. Yearly event raises money for their high school scholarship gifting. Info: Carol Kirihara 895-0800 or Muriel Boot at 987-8412 to request preorder forms.

Dec. 8

* Kaiser Permanente individual and family enrollment event, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kaiser Permanente Kona Medical Office, Kona Conference Room, 74-517 Honokohau St. Register: kpif-aloha-signup.eventbrite.com

Dec. 16

1st annual music, lights, and family fun stroll in historic Kainaliu town, 5-8:30 p.m. Walk down Kainaliu main street and come enjoy the holiday season island style. Shops, galleries, restaurants, and vendors will be sparkling with lights and open late.

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