Northern Notes: 01-07-19

  • Screenings of David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum at the Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library. (Courtesy image)

Ke Ola Magazine celebrates anniversary with party

WAIKOLOA —Ke Ola Magazine celebrates a decade of publishing with a 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert 2-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Waikoloa Bowl adjacent to Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Resort.


The all-star lineup of Hawaii Island performers includes Kahulanui, Alii Keanaaina and his band, Kalapana Awa Band with Ikaika Marzo, and Hoku Pa‘a with Darlene Ahuna, Tani Waipa and Duane Yamada. The alcohol-free event is open to families and will be emceed by KWXX’s Ku‘ehu Mauga.

Guests are welcome to bring picnic lunches and sealed, non-alcoholic beverages; food will also be available at the shopping center.

Nelson Makua of Na Makua Hawaiian Designs created a limited-edition, commemorative T-shirt to be sold at the concert. Makua’s 10th anniversary logo art also graces the cover of Ke Ola’s current January-February 2019 10th anniversary issue.

Ke Ola Magazine first debuted in December 2008. Geared toward residents and frequent visitors, the free, bimonthly, lifestyle publication offers stories about Hawaiian culture, people, music, art, sustainability and businesses.

Admission at the gate is $30; 12-and-under keiki are free.

Applicants sought for STEM Internship Program

HILO — The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a program that seeks to develop a skilled STEM workforce to meet the needs of Hawaii’s growing high tech industry, is now seeking applications for the Akamai Summer Internship Program.

The Akamai Summer Internship Program offers college students from Hawaii an opportunity to gain summer work experience at an observatory, company or scientific/technical facility on Hawaii Island and Maui for an eight-week program from Sunday, June 16 through Friday, Aug. 16.

The Akamai Internship Program is one of the main components of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s Workforce Pipeline Program whose primary objective is to train local Hawaii island residents to be ready for the high paying, high tech jobs of the 21st century economy. TMT is the primary funder of the Akamai Internship Program with $320,000 committed for the 2019 summer program. TMT also provides staff in Hilo and Pasadena, California, to mentor interns. TMT has supported the Akamai Internship Program since 2009 and contributed a total of nearly $1 million toward developing a skilled Hawaii STEM workforce.

Akamai interns are carefully matched with a project and a mentor who will supervise the intern throughout the project and integrate the intern into the work environment.

Interns are paid a $3,200 stipend and are provided with housing, if needed, and travel to and from their home island to an internship site.

Info: go to

Speaker series starts with students

The first 2019 program in the Maunakea Speaker Series will be from 7-8 p.m. at Imiloa Astronomy Center.

Local high school students will share their insights from science fair projects, internships, and research. Please join us in supporting and learning from the next generation of Hawaii scholars as they share their enthusiasm and knowledge on topics ranging from public health research to a myriad of environmental issues.

Be sure to attend the screening of the award-winning documentary “Inventing Tomorrow” happening Jan. 4-8 at the Palace Theater in Hilo. “Inventing Tomorrow” follows six young scientists from Indonesia, Hawaii, India and Mexico as they tackle some of the most complex environmental issues facing humanity today.

Everyone is welcome as Maunakea Speaker Series starts its third successful year of monthly scholar-focused presentations.

For more information visit or call 933-0734.

Film screening at library

WAIMEA — The Waimea Ocean Film Festival will present special family screenings of David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum at the Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The screenings, which are free and open to the public, are part of Thelma Parker Library’s NASA@My Library initiative to enhance STEM learning opportunities for public audiences nationwide with the excitement of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) exploration and discovery.


In a special collaboration with experts and curators from the museum, and using groundbreaking CGI technology, David Attenborough explores the Natural History Museum in London, after dark, when the exhibitions come to life. As night falls, Attenborough meets the extinct creatures that fascinate him the most, as they magically come alive; dinosaurs, ice age beasts, and giant reptiles.

For more information, call 887-6067. The Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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