Archive for "November, 2012"

Hilo Harvest Festival

Big Island

Saturday, November 10: 
Hilo Harvest Festival.  Celebrate and share the harvest from “Let’s Grow Hilo!”, a project of the Hilo Downtown Improvement Association with info booths, plant sales and free live entertainment. Bring your own plate and enjoy a free sampling of the harvest cooked up by local chefs.  Mo`oheau Bandstand, Kamehameha Ave., Hilo.  1 to 5 p.m.  For information call (808) 935-8880 or visit

Garden Isle Artisan Fair


Saturday, November 10: 
Garden Isle Artisan Fair.  More than 40 local artisans showcase an array of handcrafted products from Kaua`i and throughout Polynesia.  The event offers an opportunity to see the wealth of local talent on the Garden Isle.  Feast on local plate lunches, Shave ice, Smoothies.  Po`ipu Beach, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Free.  For information call Judy Webb at (808) 245-9021.

Hawai`i Children’s Theatre Presents: Scrooge, the Musical


Fridays – Sundays, November 9 – 25: 
Hawai`i Children’s Theatre Presents: Scrooge, the Musical.  The classic Charles Dickens tale of A Christmas Carol adapted for the stage.  This familiar story will entrance audience members of all ages with its wonderful score by Tony, Grammy and Academy award winner, Leslie Bricusse.  Opening night will be Friday, November 9th at 7 p.m. with a 3 weekend run at the Kaua`i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue, closing on Sunday, November 25th.  All Friday and Saturday night shows are at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 4 p.m.   Call (808) 246-8985 or visit for tickets and information.

2012 Hawaii Island Open Table Tennis Tournament

Big Island

Friday – Sunday, November 9 – 11: 
2012 Hawaii Island Open Table Tennis Tournament.  USATT Sanctioned Tournament to be held at Hilo Boys & Girls Club, 100 Kamakahonu St., Hilo.  For information and tournament schedule, call Len Winkler at (808) 889-1099 or visit

Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert


Every Wednesday: 
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert.  Host and slack key guitar master George Kahumoku, Jr. is joined by renowned slack key masters who are true ambassadors of their music, their culture and their land for an evening of traditional Hawaiian songs and authentic “talk-story”.  November 7 – Ledward Ka`apana; November 14 – Keoki Kahumoku; November 21 – Jeff Peterson; November 28 – Martin Pahinui. Tickets: $39.99, seating is limited. Pavilion at the Napili Kai Beach Resort, Napili. 7:30 p.m. showtime.  For information call (888) 669-3858.

Niaulani Nature Walk

Big Island

Every Monday & Saturday: 
Niaulani Nature Walk.  A free, guided rain forest tour in Volcano. This one-hour nature walk travels through a lush portion of an old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. The walk introduces individuals, families, and groups to the native plants and birds of Volcano. Guides focus not only on the biological, ecological, and geological features of the area, but also the cultural usages of flora and fauna by native Hawaiians. Offered every Monday and Saturday at VAC’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village. Mondays 9:30 a.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.  Free; donations welcome. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

Wine, Cheese, Chocolate and More!

Big Island

Sunday, November 4: 
Wine, Cheese, Chocolate and More!  Enjoy locally grown food plus wines, cheeses and chocolate along with entertainment and great silent auction. Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Dr., Hilo.  For tickets and information call (808) 935-2957 or visit

Emily T Gail Talks Golf & Other Sports

Big Island

Every Sunday 6:00 pm: 
Emily T Gail Talks Golf & Other Sports sponsored by Aloha Big Island Visitor Guide is an hour long conversation with and about people and events on the Big Island and the mainland.  Emily talks with recreational, high school and professional athletes and the coaches, the parents, the organizers, the media and so much more.  Learn what’s going on in sports on the island where visitors are always welcome to participate and be a part of our Big Island Sports community. ESPN Radio AM850 Hilo AM790 Kona.  Emily T Gail (808) 896-6780,,

Discover and Experience Waimea


Every Monday: 
Discover and Experience Waimea.  For visitors and residents of all ages interested in information on landmarks, history, culture, family history, genealogy of places and people. 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Waimea Historic Tours, Lei Making.  West Kaua`i Tech & Visitor Center.  Free (donations accepted).  For information call West Kaua`i Technology & Visitor Center at (808) 338-1332.

Slack Key Guitar Concerts


Sunday Afternoons: 
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts.  November 4 – Spirit of Slack Key; November 11 – Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele; November 18 – Heart of Slack Key; November 25 – Slack Key Tour of the Islands.  Tickets: $20 ($15 keiki/seniors).  The concerts are nahenahe – soft and sweet.  Slack key guitar and ukulele in the real old style.  All traditional music with songs and stories of the islands, telling the history of this Hawaiian musical art form.  A portion of the proceeds supports the Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei.  Hanalei Family Community Center.  3:00 p.m.  For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit