Making the season bright

WAIMEA — The grand Cook Pine at Parker Ranch headquarters lit up the sky Friday night as hundreds of residents congregated at the free annual tree lighting event. HPA Handbell Choir, Na Haumana Ka Ua Paliloa, Parker School Choir and Waimea Elementary Ukulele and Hula Ensemble performed inside while free cocoa and cookies were provided on the front lawn outside.

Inaugural Ohana Art Show kicks off

Isaacs Art Center will host an exhibition of plein air paintings by artist Peter Jefferson beginning with an artist’s reception from 4-7 p.m. this Friday. Peter and his wife, Lillian, will attend.

Hamakua holiday night market scheduled

Ono foods, arts, crafts and live music will fill the Botelho Building when the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua hosts a special holiday night market there from 5-9 p.m. this Friday in Honokaa.