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The Green Flash!   Highlighted Events of the Next Two Weeks 20/18

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

October 24, 2018
TALK STORY ABOUT PUAKO COASTLINE - DAYLIGHT MIND COFFEE CO. - QUEENS' MARKETPLACE, SO. KOHALA
Join South Kohala Coastal Partnership for a fun and fascinating talk about one of West Hawai'i's most beloved but troubled shorelines - Puako. Erica Perez of the Coral Reef Alliance and Dr. Tracy Wiegner of UH Hilo will speak about how the community and scientists are working together to improve the health of Puako's shores. Happy hour menu available. Seating is limited, so contact aloha@daylightmind.com to reserve your seat. Time: 6:30-8:00 PM. For more information, call: 808-339-7824 ext. 4 .

Beginning October 25, 2018
HOTEL FURNITURE LIQUIDATION SALE -
Habitat for Humanity Hawai'i Island is the recipient of a huge furniture donation from the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel which recently closed their doors for a year-long renovation. Because of the volume of the donation, Habitat will be holding a special sale at the old Sports Authority space at Kona Commons Shopping Center. Sale will be for 3 weeks (or until items are sold out), every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm, beginning on Thursday, October 25. There will also be selected items available at the three ReStores in Kailua-Kona, Waimea and Hilo, too. The Habitat for Humanity ReStores are the retail arm of the organization, helping to raise much needed money to fund the building of new homes and critical repairs on existing homes, for local families in need. For more information, call (808) 331-8010 ext 105 or email info@habitathawaiiisland.org or visit www.habitathawaiiisland.org.

October 27, 2018
RUN FOR THE DRY FOREST - PU'U WA'AWA'A
The annual Run for the Dry Forest at Pu'u Wa'awa'a is a 10km run, 5km run/walk and 1/4 mile keiki run, with a 7:30am start. You can choose to run or walk a 5km course (suitable for most people), or do a 10 km run (an "extreme trail running experience" featuring a 1200 ft elevation gain in the first 3 miles). There is also a fun, non-competitive 1/4 mile run of flat surfaces; parents are welcome to join the kids. Pu'u Wa'awa'a is home to several species of endangered birds and many endangered plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. Proceeds from the race events contribute to conservation of these species. Registration is required. PLEASE NOTE: No pets are allowed, as there are endangered nene geese in the area. Time: 6:45am to noon. Cost: $30 Adults/$15 Children 14 & under. For more information, call 938-7795, email lyman.perry@hawaii.gov or visit https://register.chronotrack.com/r/30584.

October 27, 2018
HOWL'WEEN DOG WALK - KAILUA-KONA
Show off your pet costume, enjoy games and contests, and help Hawai'i Island Humane Society raise funds. Earn $50 in pledges and receive a free Dog Walk t-shirt! All are invited to join in costume. Walkers with or without pets are urged to raise pledges to support Hawaii Island Humane Society. There is no mandatory registration fee. All who participate simply collect donations with an online giving page or with the on-line printed form. Event highlights include costume competitions, pet-related vendors and ono food and drink. Kona Dog Walk: Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Central Bark at the Animal Community Center. The Walks begin promptly at 8:30am. Visit http://www.hihs.org/news-events/howl-ween-dog-walk for more info, maps, etc.

October 27, 2018
HAMILTON STAR IN BENEFIT CONCERT - WAIKI'I RANCH
The Board of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra cordially invites you to an extraordinary evening of music with "Hamilton" star Julius Thomas III. Accompanied by the talented Loren Wilken, Mr. Thomas will perform favorite selections from Broadway, crooners, and pops woven together with stories from his life, career, and musical inspirations. The program includes tunes such as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Haven't Met You Yet," and "I'll Be There," in addition to other numbers made famous by Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, John Legend, Jackson 5, and others. This very special fundraiser benefiting the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra is on Saturday, October 27 from 4 PM to 6:30 PM at the Waiki'i Ranch Clubhouse. Tickets are $100 and complimentary pupus and beverages are included in the price. Ticket purchasers will receive directions to the venue one week before the concert. All proceeds from the show benefit the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra and its mission to provide high-quality live orchestral music on Hawai'i Island. This event is expected to sell out, so act now to reserve your seats! For more information, call (808) 757-5940, email danny.waddell@gmail.com or visit www.kamuelaphil.org.

October 27, 2018
COMMUNITY SEED LIBRARY EXCHANGE & ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10am-12noon, the Community Seed Library will present a short program on seed saving and exchanging seeds. There will be a 3rd Anniversary celebration with tasty treats. Bring your own seeds or cuttings with the plant name and growing tips. Do not bring any plants in soil. For more information, contact the Library at 808-327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

October 27, 2018
"VOLCANO! 2018 PUNA ERUPTION" PRESENTATION - HILO
Science communicator John Stallman and photographer Harry Durgin: Art and Science combine for an unforgettable evening highlighting photography and storytelling from the 2018 eruption in Puna. Free and open to the public; all ages welcome. Light refreshments provided; wheelchair accessible. Time: 6-8 PM at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, downtown Hilo. For more information, call (808) 965-3105, email durgin.harry@gmail.com or visit http://volcanostory.com.

October 27, 2018
'OHANA HALLOWEEN PA'INA - KEAUHOU, KONA
Free admission. Haunted House, playground, and vendors from 5-9:30pm. Keiki Costume Contest; Adult Costume Contest, Family Costume Contest, and live entertainment. There will be trick-or-treating at participating merchants, a keiki fun zone, food trucks, and live entertainment including Hawai'is Motown-inspired singing group, A Touch of Gold. For more info &; parking details, visit Keauhou Shopping Center's website.

October 28, 2018
3rd ANNUAL ECHO CITY KNOCKOUTS GOLF TOURNAMENT/FUNDRAISER
A two person scramble will be held on Sunday, October 28th at Makani Golf Course (formerly Big Island Country Club) to benefit the Echo City Knockouts roller derby team of Kailua-Kona! Your ticket includes entry to the event, registration gift bag, catered lunch and entry to win over $1500 worth of prizes in the post event raffle! Registration opens at 7am for an 8am shotgun start. All proceeds will go towards helping the Knockouts travel to a tournament off-island in their 2019 season. They are a non-profit organization and donations are always welcome. For registration information and/or questions please email publicrelations.ecko@gmail.comhttps://www.echocityknockouts.com/.

October 28, 2018
HAMILTON STAR IN BENEFIT CONCERT - PRIVATE ESTATE, KAILUA-KONA
The Board of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra cordially invites you to an extraordinary evening of music with "Hamilton" star Julius Thomas III. Accompanied by the talented Loren Wilken, Mr. Thomas will perform favorite selections from Broadway, crooners, and pops woven together with stories from his life, career, and musical inspirations. The program includes tunes such as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Haven't Met You Yet," and "I'll Be There," in addition to other numbers made famous by Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, John Legend, Jackson 5, and others. This very special fundraiser benefiting the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra is on Sunday, October 28 from 4 PM to 6:30 PM at a private estate in Kailua-Kona. Tickets are $100 and complimentary pupus and beverages are included in the price. Ticket purchasers will receive directions to the venue one week before the concert. All proceeds from the show benefit the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra and its mission to provide high-quality live orchestral music on Hawai'i Island. This event is expected to sell out, so act now to reserve your seats! For more information, call (808) 757-5940, email danny.waddell@gmail.com or visit www.kamuelaphil.org.

October 28, 2018
6th ANNUAL EAST HAWAI'I JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL - HILO
Get your tickets for the Annual East Hawai'i Jazz and Blues Festival! This swingin' event takes place on indoor and outdoor stages at Nani Maui Gardens, 421 Makalika St. Hilo. Proceeds benefit the Hawai'i Island Veterans Memorial, Inc. For ticket info, visit www.hawaiiislandveterans.org. For more information & tickets, call 808-964-5764 or (808 961-6851.

October 30, 2018
CORAL REEF RECOVERY TALK - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On Tuesday, October 30th, from 5:30PM-6:30PM, the Kailua Kona Public Library hosts Lindsey Kramer, Hawaii Island Coral Reef Monitoring Coordinator for the Division of Aquatic Resources and manager of the Eyes of the Reef, who will speak on efforts to restore the island of Hawaii’s coral reef following the 2015 death of corals. Hear of the recovery efforts, spawning events, and pilot studies as well as learning what you can do to help preserve Kona'’s coral reefs. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this program is free to the public. If you would like more information, call the library at 808-327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

October 30, 2018
AFTER DARK IN THE PARK PRESENTATION - HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Join Martha Noyes, author of Then There Were None, for "Woven Strands and Braided Cords: Philosophy and Metaphysics in Precontact Hawaiian Astronomy." Hawai'i's pre-contact cultural astronomy was complex, with mulitple strands of information braided and woven into an elaborate web of knowledge. Among the braided strands that make up this web are philosophical and metaphysical insights, recognitions, and perceptions represented by celestial objects. This presentation addresses essential elements of Hawaiian philosophy and metaphysics embedded in precontact Hawaiian cultural astronomy. When: Tues., Oct. 30 at 7:00 p.m. Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

October 31, 2018
"THE HISTORY OF KONA'S KUMIAI (JAPANESE COMMUNITY GROUPS)" LECTURE - WEST HAWAI'I CIVIC CENTER
Claudia Chang, President of the Kona Japanese Civic Association, will be sharing history of this important segment of Kona's population. Time: 5:30pm. For more info, call (808) 323-3222 or visit konahistorical.org.

October 31, 2018
RICE PYRAMID FOR THE FOOD BASKET - KEALAKEHE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL CAFETERIA, KONA
The Kona Task Force on Feeding the Hungry will be accepting bags of rice for a rice pyramid in support of the Hawaii island Food Basket during their weekly feed for those in need, from 6-7pm at the Kealakehe Intermediate School Cafeteria on Onipa'a Street. Rice is always in short supply this time of year.

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

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