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The Green Flash!   Highlighted Events of the Next Two Weeks

(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).

April 28-29, 2017
BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL - SOUTH KOHALA
With the theme "Worth Its Weight in Gold: The History of Chocolate" the sixth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 28-29 with events headquartered at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Fun starts with a plantation tour at Original Hawaiian Chocolate in Keauhou and continues with ag seminars, culinary demos, college competition and a decadent Gala on the 29th. General admission tickets to the gala are $79 presale and $100 at the door. Special room/ticket packages are available. This event benefits local non-profits, and promotes the emerging, local cacao industry. For more details, visit www.BigIslandChocolateFestival.com or email info@bigislandchocolatefestival.com.

April 29, 2017
KILAUEA ERUPTIONS PRESENTATION - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 3:30-4:30pm the Kailua-Kona Public Library will host Katryn Wiese, Professor of Geology and Oceanography at City College of San Francisco. She will present a 45 minute discussion of the various elements of Kilauea eruptions, environmental impacts and current eruption locations followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this program is free to the public. For more information, contact the library at 327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

April 29, 2017
3rd ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE - WAIMEA
The Hawai'i Homeschool Network is excited to host it's 3rd annual Homeschool Conference on April 29, 2017 at Kanu o ka Aina in Waimea. Explore alternative educational programs and meet other homeschooling families. Prospective and current homeschooling families are encouraged to attend this event to learn more about ways to support their children's home education. This event features mainland and local speakers as well as a resource fair. Registration includes lunch, and childcare is available at this family-friendly event. More information and registration can be found on the Hawaii Homeschool Network website at www.hawaiihomeschoolnetwork.com

May 6, 2017
PARTY FOR WILDFIRE AWARENESS
Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization invites you to join us in Kailua-Kona for a Party for Wildfire Awareness in honor of Wildfire Preparedness Day. Come celebrate with the whole family at Hale Halawai Park on May 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free fire truck demonstrations, games for keiki, a goat petting zoo, raffle prizes, capoeira, swing dance, yoga classes, workshops and informational booths, and more. Current event partners and teachers are Hawai'i Fire Department, Hawaii Island Seed Bank, Soul Happy Wellness, Capoeira Agua de Beber - UCA - Hawaii, and Big Island Goat Dozers. More details on raffle prizes and full schedule of classes will be released soon. Stay tuned, and find out about the Photo Contest happening that day, by following Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization on Facebook, Instagram (@HawaiiWildfire), or Twitter (@HawaiiWildfire), joining the e-newsletter at http://www.hawaiiwildfire.org/contact/, joining the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/812464228891418/, emailing pablo@hawaiiwildfire.org, or visiting hawaiiwildfire.org.

May 6, 2017
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
All ages are welcome at the library from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday May 6, 2017 to receive two free comic books while supplies last. A Cosplay Competition is open to 4th to 12th graders, with registration from 10:00AM to 10:30AM; the competition with audience participation will be held from 10:30AM to 11:00AM. Your cosplay can be from any source and original characters are welcome. Two winners will each receive a $25 Regal Movie Theater gift card. Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. For more information, contact the library at 327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

May 6, 2017
MOTHER'S DAY EXTRAVAGANZA CRAFT FAIR - HILO
This Craft Fair features vendors from the Big Island and the State of Hawai'i at Sangha Hall in Hilo on from 9 am to 4 pm. $2 Admission. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to support the Big Island Substance Abuse Council. For a vendor application or more information, please visit www.malamaponoevents.com. For more information, call (808) 896-1620 or email malamaponoeventsmgmt@gmail.com.

May 6, 2017
VFW AUXILIARY FUNDRAISER DINNER - KAILUA-KONA
This fundraiser take out dinner sale is a delicious way to raise money. Purchase a Teri Beef Plate for $10, from 10am to 2pm Time: 10 AM - 2 PM at Kailua-Kona KTA parking lot. Proceeds benefit local veterans and SUDS (Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba Diving). Tickets may also be purchased in advance at VFW Post 74-5543 Kaiwi St. #185 A. For more information, call (206) 715-4874 or email bennedsen@aol.com.

May 7, 2017
ANNUAL DAIFUKUJI SOTO MISSION BAZAAR - HONALO
This much-anticipated annual event will take place at the Mission (next to Teshima's restaurant in Honalo) from 9am-1pm. There will be food and preserves for sale, baked goods, fresh produce, orchids and plants, crafts, a rummage & white elephant sale, clothing, and more. Entertainment by Daifukuji Taiko drummers. For more info, call 322-3524, or visit www.daifukuji.org.

May 9, 2017
HAWAIIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On Tuesday, May 9th from 5:30PM to 6:30PM, the Kailua-Kona Public Library is hosting a live concert by father and son duo Keikilani and Leokani Lindsey with traditional Hawaiian music for all ages. With a deep affection for the Hawaiian language they lend a new spin to Hawaiian songwriting. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this program is free to the public. If you would like more information, please contact the library at 327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).


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