Huli’ia on display at Kohala Village HUB

Through the end of January, seasonal observations of Kohala Watershed movements are featured in a display at Kohala Village HUB as part of “Na Kilo Aina: Observers of our sustenance.” The program builds and deepens the relationships between people and their places, aimed to improve how to care for their aina.

Spencer Park closed Jan. 10, 11

Spencer Park will be closed all day Jan. 10 and 11 for monthly maintenance and repairs in the high-use facility. The closure is necessary so as not to expose park patrons to potential hazards associated with large-scale maintenance work.

Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program soon to begin

The Kohala Center’s nine-month course includes 188 hours of classroom training, online coursework, on-farm demonstrations and workshops, and field trips, as well as a student-selected assignment. The course begins Jan. 13 and runs through September.

Verizon opens store in North Hawaii

Verizon customers no longer have to drive to Kona to have their smart phone serviced or to purchase a new mobile device. The company opened a store at Parker Ranch Center in Waimea earlier this month. Other brands sold there include iPhone and Google. In addition to cell phones, tablets, cases and accessories are offered.

Chanukah celebration planned at MKBH

Residents and visitors can gather for the 8th night with lights, latkes and song in the Mauna Beach Hotel Kaunaoa Ballroom from 5:30-6:30 p.m. tomorrow. The free event will include live music by accomplished singer and songwriter Cindy Cohen Levy.

‘Elf’ coming as December Movies Under the Stars

At dusk this Saturday night, the “Elf” comedy starring Will Ferrell will be shown for the public at Queens’ MarketPlace’s Coronation Pavilion as the free monthly outdoor movie. Attendees are advised to bring a beach chair or blanket.

Reflecting the beauty of Kohala in concert

From 6-8 p.m. this Saturday on the lush lawn surrounding the Coronation Pavilion, Kohala will be the featured band performing at Waikoloa Resort’s free Monthly Concert Series. The group plays an acoustic blend of folk, island and jazz, reflecting the beauty of the Kohala region on the Big Island where the musicians live.

Family Fun Night planned in North Kohala

Local residents can get in the spirit of the holiday season at North Kohala Public Library’sFamily Fun Night beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18. The evening is open to ages 5 and up and will begin with librarian Leilani Silver telling a story.

BICF seeks 2018 beneficiaries

The 7th annual Big Island Chocolate Festival invites nonprofit organizations to apply as a beneficiary of the April 2018 event to be held at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. The festival annually awards nonprofits a portion of event proceeds. Last year $17,500 was given to four beneficiaries.

New made-in-Hawaii boutique joins Queens’ MarketPlace

This fall, Olivia Clare Boutique has opened a second location: Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Resort. Known for their original store in Hawi, the shop features Hawaii-made fashions, accessories and products for the home.

Kohala Golf Park opening postponed

The Kohala Golf Park volunteers postponed the open house and tournament planned for last Saturday due to ongoing rains that have made the fairways unmowable.

Waimea Community Chorus prepares for 24th annual holiday concert

From first-time performers to well-seasoned vocalists, the Waimea Community Chorus will perform selections both classical and popular his Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Kahilu Theatre. Holiday selections will include “The First Noel” with Pachelbel’s Canon, sing-along medleys and highlighted holiday pop songs.

An evening of stories and poetry

Hawaii Writers Guild will showcase works by authors Jada Tan Rufo, Paul Bryant, Amara Cudney and Greer Woodward from 5:30-7 p.m. this Wednesday during Lit Night at Thelma Parker Memorial Library in Waimea.