(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
October 22, 2016
ISLAND CPR CLASS - KAILUA-KONA
Island CPR is coming to Grace Community Church (74-4889 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona),on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from noon to 5pm: Adult, Child and Infant CPR with AED and First Aid. The Heartsaverz courses are for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory or other requirements. There are no prerequisites or age limitations for this course. These courses are designed to meet OSHA, Hawai'i Massage Board (requires Adult and Infant CPR with AED), Hawai'i Dental Association requirements, and more. Students receive a course completion card that is valid for two years. Depending on class size, the price per person will be as follows: $100 per person (5-9 people needed to sign up for this rate); $80 per person for Small Group rate (10-29 people needed); $75 per person for Large Group rate (30+ people needed). This is a great opportunity for you, your family, and friends.
For more information, call (808) 326-9580, email email@example.com
or visit www.gracekona.org.
October 22, 2016
6th ANNUAL HAWAI'I ARTIST COLLABORATION AUCTION - HOLUALOA
39 artists from four countries and fourteen art disciplines collaborate with each other to create original works of art that no ONE person could imagine! Jewelers, painters, woodworkers, blacksmiths, ceramicists, sculptors and more, embark on a weeklong journey of artistic collaboration culminating in this auction event which showcases the artwork created during this unique experience. The auction will be held at the picturesque Malulani Pavilion & The Great Lawn at the Holualoa Inn from 4-7pm. The public is invited to experience and admire the results of the collaborations, meet and talk to the artists, as well as bid to win the art through both live and silent auctions. $30 Event Donation; Keiki free. For more info, call (808) 960-2805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.HawaiiArtistCollaboration.org.
October 22, 2016
16th MAGICAL HALLOWEEN JOURNEY - KONA PACIFIC CHARTER SCHOOL, KEALAKEKUA
The Journey is the largest fundraiser for Kona Pacific Public Charter School and has become one of the "must attend" Halloween events in West Hawai`i. 600 attendees are expected to enjoy the skits put on by Kona Pacific teachers, community actors and parents. Tickets are sold in increments of time slots for each "journey." Attendees will also enjoy themed games, crafts and out-of-this-world food at the cafe while enjoying local live entertainment. Cost: TBA. For more information, call (808) 854-6769 or visit www.KPPCS.org .
October 22, 2016
1st ANNUAL PIG N' SWIG BENEFIT - KAILUA-KONA
Spend the evening dining on roast pork & mashed potatoes prepared by Big Island Grill, beer from Kona Brewing Co., wine, pupus, coffee and dessert. There will be a bacon cook-off featuring local chefs, great local entertainment, door prizes, live and silent auctions, all to support Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise's youth scholarships and community service in west Hawai'i. Tickets are available at Westside Wines at Kopiko Plaza in Kailua-Kona, Queen K Tesoro, and Kailua Candy Company near Costco. Location: Hale Halawai. Time: 5-9pm. Cost: $25. For more info, call KC Mahoney at 769-8148 or visit www.konasunriserotary.org/.
October 22, 2016
HOWL'WEEN DOG WALK - HILO
Annual benefit for Hawai'i Island Humane Society. Registration (free) 7:30am at Queen Lili'uokalani Park (or online at https://www.firstgiving.com/HIHS/howlween-dogwalk-2016; 7:45am, Opening Program; 8am, Walk Begins; 8:30am, Pet Contests begin (Contest start time may change). This community event encourages pet owners to exercise themselves and their pets during this free, family-friendly event. All are invited to join in, wearing a costume. Walkers with or without pets are urged to raise pledges and support Hawai'i Island Humane Society. Teams and team challenges are encouraged! Show off your pet costume, join in games and contests and help HIHS raise funds. Earn at least $25 in pledges and receive a surprise gift; earn $50 in pledges and receive a free Dog Walk t-shirt! Pledge forms are also available at any HIHS shelter and from many island veterinarians. Proceeds from the Howl'ween Dog Walk benefit some of the many needs of HIHS, including pet supplies and low cost spay and neuter services to help eliminate pet overpopulation. Contact Whitney Sickels at 808-329-8002 or email email@example.com to become a sponsor, reserve vendor space, or to donate contest prizes.
October 23, 2016
"TECH HELP FOR KUPUNA" SESSION - WAIMEA
Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm, Waimea high school students from HPA, Parker School, Kamehameha and Honoka'a High schools will assist kupuna in managing their smart phones and other personal electronic devices and programs, including tablets, iPhones, Androids, laptop PCs and Macs, Kindles, email, Facebooks and Instagram accounts, and Google Search. To be held at St. James' Episcopal church. No reservations are needed. Devices must be charged; a $5 donation is suggested. For more info, call Marilyn at (808) 345-6266.
October 26, 2016
HAWAIIAN QUILT LECTURE - WEST HAWAI'I CIVIC CENTER
Recognized the world over for their bright colors and bold graphic designs, Hawaiian quilts reflect the island lifestyle and flora where they were made. On Wednesday, October 26, from 5:30-7pm, Kona Historical Society hosts author Loretta G. H. Woodard, textile conservator Linda Hee, and Hawaiian Quilt Research Project Board President Deborah H. Dunn. They will present "Communities of Quilters on Hawai'i Island" and discuss the fascinating history and evolution of Hawaiian quilts and their care. This free, public lecture series is a gift from Kona Historical Society to the community on the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m. This lecture is generously sponsored by Rob & Barbara Kildow and supported by West Hawai'i Today. For more information, call (808) 323-3222 or or visit www.konahistorical.org.
October 27, 2016
LITTLE FIRE ANT AWARENESS FORUM - KAILUA-KONA
As the State has designated October as "Little Fire Ant Awareness Month," the Governor's Office is hosting a "Little Fire Ant Awareness Forum" to be held on October 27th, from 6-8 p.m. at Palamanui Campus, Building B, Room 127. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to learn about one of Hawai'i's most detrimental invasive species and how to prevent and mange it. Hear from the Department of Agriculture, Hawaii Ant Lab, Big Island Invasive Species Committee, and the County of Hawai'i's Department of Research and Development.
Free to the public. For more information, call 809-323-4542; (808) 425-2114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 28, 2016
ANNUAL COSTUME PARTY/SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT - KAILUA-KONA
This annual benefit held by the West Hawai'i Assn. of Realtors, entitled "A Wicked Good Time," will benefit Hospice of Kona. It will be held a Daylight Mind Coffee Company at Waterfront Row, from 5:30-9pm. There will be a costume contest (costumes encouraged for all!), pupus, cocktails, music and dancing. Prizes for best overall costume, best couple costumes, and most creative costume. Tickets: Presale $35; Door $40. Purchase tickets by calling (808) 329-4874.
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).