‘Aloha Expressionism’ book signing event coming to North Kohala

From 5-7 p.m. Saturday, “Aloha Expressionism by Contemporary Hawaii Artists” and the book’s featured artists will be celebrated at a book-signing reception for earning an Award of Excellence at the Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards. The event will take place at both Tiffany’s Art Agency and Wishard Gallery in downtown Hawi.

Viva Veggies program offered in Waimea

Residents interested in adopting or improving a plant-strong diet can participate in a four-class program led by Dietician Vivienne Aronowitz, beginning with an intro class from 4:30-6 p.m. Jan. 24 at Mana Christian Ohana in Waimea.

Table-to-farm dinner set for Jan. 7

Beginning at 2 p.m. this Sunday, an “Outstanding in the Field” dinner will be held at Primal Cuts farm in Kapaau as part of the annual tour. The guest chef will be Noah Hester of Kamuela’s Puako Provisions & Catering. Primal Cuts farmers, Jessica Wieloh and Jim Pedersen, raise grass-fed sheep and beef cattle and grow tropical crops including breadfruit, coconuts, papayas, bananas and hot peppers.

AlohaVeda opens in Waimea

Susan Wilesmith, owner of AlohaVeda based in Honokaa, recently opened a second location at Ironwood Centre in Waimea. The massage clinic and apothecary store specializes in organic Ayurvedic healing treatments, a variety of massage styles, facials, body scrubs, detox Panchakarma treatments, herbal steams, herbs and health products made on the Big Island.