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December 11, 2017 - 12:05am


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.

Travel Conversation Circle at Kailua-Kona Public Library, 10 a.m.-noon. Share recent travel experiences, new travel planning ideas, favorite itineraries and destinations.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus at Kailua-Kona library, 3-4 p.m. Mrs. Claus, along with Jingles the Elf, will visit the Kailua-Kona Public Library to share some holiday cheer with stories of Santa Claus and Christmas. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

• Kona Choral Society presents the “Joy To The World” free holiday concert. Sing along with familiar audience carols, and enjoy the festive sounds of a brass quintet. Old Kona Airport Makaeo Pavilion, Kailua-Kona, 4 p.m.

• Kona Civil Air Patrol celebrates Wreaths Across America, 7 a.m. at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. The public is invited to join in honoring fallen veterans and placing wreaths on their grave sites.

Mokuaikaua Church will host the third annual Journey to Bethlehem, a Live Nativity Experience. 5-8 p.m. Free, event offers a stroll from historical Nazareth to Bethlehem on the church grounds, 75-5713 Alii Drive. Info: 329-0655 or website at


• Congregation Kona Beth Shalom, West Hawaii’s Jewish congregation, celebrates the Festival of Lights with a grand family party, 4 p.m. at Hale Halawai on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Everyone is invited to enjoy klezmer music and traditional holiday songs. Admission is free for kids; adults, $5. Info:


Rudolph ornament craft at Kealakekua library, 3-4 p.m. Ages 6 and up, limited to the first 12 patrons. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials will be provided. Space is limited, online RSVP required. Info: 323-7585.

• West Hawaii chapter of the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers meeting, 7-9 p.m. at 81-6393 Mamalahoa at the HTFG office. West Hawaii chapter president Brian Lievens will discuss growing mangoes in West Hawaii. Members can learn about new varieties under test. Members and guests are encouraged to bring fruit for sharing. Info: Brian Lievens, 895-8753 or; Ken Love at 323-2417 or; or online at

• Kailua-Kona Public Library holiday crafting and snacks, 4-5 p.m.. Info 327-4327.

Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary monthly board meeting, 12:30 p.m., in Conference Room 1. All members and any persons interested in becoming a volunteer are invited to attend. Info: or visit


• Holiday Craft Night at Kailua-Kona library, 4-5 p.m. Join us for an evening of holiday crafting and snacks while supplies last! This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

• Kealakekua Public Library will present a program on making a Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer Ornament for your Christmas tree, 3-4 p.m. This program is suitable for ages 6 and up and is limited to the first 12 patrons. Info: 323-7585.

The Kealakehe High School SCC Hokupaa Council meeting, 5 p.m. in the library workroom at Kealakehe High School. Info:

• Kona Historical Portuguese bread baking. Sale starts at 12:30 $8


Hip Hop and Literacy with Mr. Kneel at Kealakekua library, 2-3 p.m. Mr. Kneel (Neil McIntyre) shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme! Neil creates inspired original Hip-Hop music to assist educators and parents in promoting children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. Suitable for ages 5 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.


The West Hawaii Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will hold their annual Gift Wrapping Extravaganza Dec. 21-23. NFB members and friends will be in front of K-Mart from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to wrap. Donations will stay here in West Hawaii to assist the visually impaired.


Kick-off event for whale watching season at Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site, 9 a.m. to noon. Join National Park Staff, Hawaii Pacific Parks Association and volunteers from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Info: 882-7218 ext. 1011

• Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 12122, behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street, hosting Friday $7 supper pork roast, veggies, salad and dessert with service from 5-7 p.m.

Info: Don Zero at (509) 879-1040.

Dec. 23

* Marine Corps League No.125 invites current and past Marines to keep Semper Fi Spirit alive. Monthly meeting every fourth Saturday, 1 p.m., Christmas party, bring food to donate to food bank and a pupu. VFW Post #12122 on Kaiwi Street behind Kona Locksmith. Info: Dale 322-2172, Clay 753-2529.

• VFW Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. It will be followed by the Auxiliary’s Christmas party. Info: Don Zero at (509) 879-1040.

Dec. 27

* CSE Senior ID giveout, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., West Hawaii Civic Center, building B. Info: 323-4320.

* Special Know Yoga, Know Peace class. Free, but donations accepted 5-6:30 p.m. at Yano Hall in Kealakekua; 82-6156 Mamalahoa Highway, next to Amy Greenwell Garden.

Dec. 30

* Hawaiian Sunset Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Coconut Grove Marketplace. Celebrate Kona’s spectacular sunset with live Hawaiian music and beautiful hula performed by the dancers of Halau Ka’eaikahelelani.

Jan. 3

Kona Masonic Lodge meeting, 7 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. All Masons in good standing are invited to attend. Lodge is located at 73-5577 Kauhola St. #7. Call Dan Miller at (808) 315-8139 for more information.

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