Wrap-Up: August 21, 2020

Online auction benefits ballet school, dance studio

West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy’s online auction to raise funds for the ballet school and dance studio continues through 12 a.m. Monday.


Fundraising for the studio typically occurs at one of their semi-annual performances, but due to the cancelation of spring performance in May, one of the studio’s former student’s got creative. Susie Krall, home from Western Oregon University where she’s studying dance, wanted to support WHDT during the pandemic, and spearheaded the online auction.

The auction began Aug 17 via www.BiddingOwl.com​. Bidders can visit the home page and search for West Hawaii Dance Theatre. Bidding opportunities include beautiful jewelry, unique household decor, dance items, outdoor experiences and gift certificates to local restaurants and retailers.

West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy is a Kailua-Kona-based nonprofit, family friendly, comprehensive ballet and dance program with professional guest dance instructors and typically offers two full-length ballet performances for the community annually. Throughout the stay-at-home orders, performance cancellation, and mandated safety precautions, WHDT has continued to offer the refuge of dance to our local community and beyond via virtual dance classes.

For more information on WHDT, visit www.whdt.org​.

Free movie day coming up

The County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a free movie day Wednesday at the West Hawaii Civic Center in Kailua-Kona.


This month’s movie is “JoJo Rabbit.” Seating is limited as the a 6-foot distance between seats will be utilized. Participants need to wear masks upon entry to the showing at 10 a.m. The movie will be shown in Council Chambers and is open to the public.

For more information, contact Kelly Hudik at (808) 327.3565 or Kelly.Hudik@hawaiicounty.gov.

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