(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
October 2, 2014
CANDIDATE FORUM - STATE HOUSE AND SENATE - KAILUA-KONA
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce will host a State House (Districts 5 and 6) and Senate (District 4) forum from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, October 2 at the Kealakehe High School cafeteria. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 808-329-1758, email email@example.com
Beginning October 3, 2014
BIG ISLAND 'UKULELE GUILD'S 10th ANNUAL EXHIBITION - HILO
The `Ukulele Guild's 10th annual Handmade Instruments Exhibit will be held at the Wailoa Center throughout the month of October. The show formally
opens Friday, Oct. 3, with a reception from 5-8 p.m. A drawing for a free `ukulele also will take place at the opening. The `Ukulele Guild is comprised of
members from across the island who build by hand either recreationally or professionally. The mission of the guild is to share and promote the art and
tradition of `ukulele making as it continues to evolve in modern day. These events will be presented during the show from noon-3 p.m. Saturdays: Oct. 4,
Kanikapila (jam session) with Alan Hale; Oct. 11, `ukulele-building demonstration; Oct. 18, Kanikapila with Andy Andrews and Mike Perdue. Contact Guild
President Chris Stewart thru the Guild's website at http://www.bigislandukuleleguild.org/ or get Wailoa Center info by calling 933-0416.
October 3, 2014
ISLAND ONO LOA GRILL GRAND OPENING/BENEFIT - KAILUA-KONA
From 4-8 pm help celebrate the Grand Opening of Island Ono Loa Grill, located in the Alii Sunset Plaza, 75-5799 Alii Dr., Kailua Kona. Owner Chris Colby is graciously donating 100% of all of the restaurant's hot dog proceeds that night to benefit the Hawaii Island Humane Society. Support a new restaurant AND the "dawgs" of the HIHS!
For more information, call (808) 339-3037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 4, 2014
KOHALA COUNTRY FAIR
Join in the thirtieth anniversary celebration of this popular event with all-day live music and hula, including Robi Kahakalau, North Shor Live, the Keawe Trio, and Lorenzo's Army. Great for the entire family, with old-fashioned country fair games and contests, more than 100 food and craft booths, and a low-priced keiki zone. At the beautiful oceanview fairgrounds in Kapa`au, 1 mile east of the King Kamehameha statue, toward Pololu, makai from `Iole Road. Lots of off-street parking. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.kohalacountryfair.com
October 4, 2014
GRAND OPENING, FULL LIFE THRIFT AND GIFT STORE - KAILUA-KONA
Located in Pottery Terrace, on Kuakini Hwy. (in front of Jackie Rey's `Ohana Grill). A traditional Hawaiian blessing will open the festivities at 10:00 AM. Full Life Thrift and Gift Store will help support the Full Life Learning Center and programs and services for individuals with development disabilities throughout Hawai`i Island. Additionally, the store will provide a venue for the varied microenterprises of individuals with developmental disabilities. Support of Full Life’s Thrift & Gift Store will help Full Life to further fulfill their mission of empowering Individuals with developmental disabilities to live a full life. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 769-5045.
October 5, 2014
ANNUAL PATH 5K/10K RUN - KAILUA-KONA
The 29th Annual PATH 5K Walk/Run, 10K Run & Free Keiki Dash is Kona's Kickoff to Ironman Week. Time: 7:30am. Start at Hale Halawai on Ali`i Dr. (site of Ironman Expo), Kailua Kona. Cost: Adult $30/Child $20/Late Fee $10.
For more information, call 895-2442, email email@example.com
or visit www.pathhawaii.org
October 10, 2014
BABY CAKES BENEFIT - KAILUA-KONA
Mokuaikaua Church will be selling 100% Kona coffee and homemade cakes to raise funds for The Pregnancy Center. TPC has been helping men, women and babies in the community for 22 years. Time: 7AM-6PM (or until out of cakes!). For more information, call (808)326-1766, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.tpckona.com
October 11, 2014
IRONMAN TRIATHLON - KAILUA-KONA
This ultimate endurance event - a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2 mile run - attracts thousands of the world's best athletes, and thousands of volunteers from the Big Island help make it happen! Watch West Hawaii Today newspaper for updates on the event.
October 11, 2014
HULA KAHIKO AT HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
This outdoor presentation of traditional hula and chant features na kumu hula Pelehonuamea Harman and Kekoa Harman with Halau I ka Leo Ola o Na Mamo , from 10:30-11:30am. This event will take place rain or shine at the hula platform located near Volcano Art Center Gallery. Audience is encouraged to bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear. On the same day, there are hands-on cultural demonstrations from 9:30Am to 1:30PM on the gallery porch. Free; park entrance fees apply. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org
October 12, 2014
HAWAI`I BAMBOO SOCIETY'S 15TH ANNUAL BAMBOO FESTIVAL - PAPAIKOU
Vendors, artists, and lecturers will be featured at the event. There will be demonstrations and a silent auction. It is your opportunity to meet, ask questions, and talk with local bamboo enthusiasts and growers. Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Papaikou Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on Hwy 19 between mile markers 7 & 8.Free to the public. For more information, call 808-238-5361, email email@example.com
or visit hcabs.webs.com
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).