Archive for "April, 2015"

Lei Making Workshop – Kalama Beach Park

Oahu

Saturday, April 11:
Lei Making Workshop – Kalama Beach Park. Learn Hawaiian lei-making methods (hili, haku, wili, kipuu, kui and humupapa). Bring your supplies (flowers with three inch stems, greenery such as fern, ti leaf, lacy panax; raffia, scissors or snippers, buttons/carpet thread, sewing needle, lei needle, spray bottle filled with water, container to hold your plant material). Basic flowers and greenery will be provided. Open to all ages; an adult must accompany a child who is younger than 11 years. Kalama Beach Park, 248 N. Kalahea Ave., Kailua. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information call (808) 266-7652.

Annual Scottish Highland Games

Oahu

Saturday & Sunday, April 11 & 12:
Annual Scottish Highland Games. Celebrate the heritage and history of the Scots. Enjoy traditional Highland games and athletics, men’s and women’s competition prizes (learn about the history of the athletic events); Highland Dance competition; entertainment including piping, music, song and dance; and demonstrations of swordplay, weaving, and fencing. Vendors feature Scottish wear, Celtic clothing, jewelry, musical instruments, housewares, etc. Food vendors will be offering traditional Scottish fare. Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission $1.00. For more information visit www.scotshawaii.org.

MDA Spring Soiree

Oahu

Saturday, April 11:
MDA Spring Soiree. Taste mouthwatering delights from over 20 of Hawai`i’s top restaurants. Experience an exhilarating live auction as well as a silent auction, enjoy live music, and even chance your luck at the door prizes. This event takes place under the stars on the Ocean Lawn of The Royal Hawaiian. The Spring Soiree is MDA Hawai`i’s largest fundraising event of the year. The Royal Hawaiian, 2259 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu. 5:30 to 10 p.m. For information call (808) 597-1716 or visit www.mdasoiree.com.

Scott Hawai`i State Championship

Oahu

Saturday, April 11:
Scott Hawai`i State Championship. The 4th and final leg of the Scott Hawai`i Gold Challenge where the winner earns a 1 ounce solid gold American Eagle Coin. Courses: Long – Makai Pier, around Black Rock, around Diamond Head Buoy to Magic Isle (20 miles). Short – Hawai`i Kai, around Diamond Head Buoy to Magic Isle (12.5 miles). Start Times: Long – 9:45 a.m., Short -10:15 a.m. Post race party will be at the Hawai`i Ocean Expo at Blaisdell Exhibition hall. Register online at www.flpregister.com. Race morning check in and late registration at Hawai`i Kai from 7 to 8:30 a.m. For information call (808) 927-0711 or visit www.kanakaikaika.com.

Kaua`i Island Crafters Fair

Kauai

Saturday, April 11:
Kaua`i Island Crafters Fair. Find an amazing array of quality hand-made products from Kaua`i’s own crafters and artisans. Beautifully crafted handbags & Hawaiian print placements, floral hair pins, fabric angels, Hawaiian quilts, Kaua`i scenic photography & paintings, carved hardwood tikis & bone jewelry, beach wear cover up, sunrise shell jewelry, Kaua`i souvenirs and much more by local Kaua`i artists. Ono local grinds. Church of the Pacific, 5-4280 Kuhio Hwy., Princeville. Free admission. For information call (808) 635-4314.

Iolani Fair 2015 – Adventures in Atlantis

Oahu

Friday & Saturday, April 10 & 11:
Iolani Fair 2015 – Adventures in Atlantis. An annual fair featuring live entertainment, carnival rides, games, Keiki Kountry with pony rides, shopping, gourmet food experiences, an auction, contests and more. All proceeds from the Fair support student travel initiatives. Free admission and open to the public. Located a short 15-minute walk from Waikiki hotels and with parking and shuttles available at Kaimuki High School, it’s easy for everyone to attend. Iolani School (enter at the corner of Date Street and La`aui Street). For information and to purchase scrip, call (808) 285-7272 or visit www.iolanifair.org.

Hawai`i Arts and Crafts Food Festival 2015

Big Island

Thursday – Saturday, April 9 – 11:
Hawai`i Arts and Crafts Food Festival 2015. An island tradition for over 20 years, the Festival takes place during Merrie Monarch Week. The Festival celebrates the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai`i’s people and its environment. The three-day event showcases over 100 of the finest artisans, crafters and food vendors from the Big Island, O`ahu, Maui, Moloka`i, Kaua`i and the Pacific Nations. Hourly prizes, performances and demonstrations will be held during the event. Sangha Hall (along the Parade Route) at 398 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call (808) 981-0518 or visit www.hawaiiartsandcraftsfestival.com.

Artists’ Opening Reception for Kaua`i Art Tour

Kauai

Thursday, April 9:
Artists’ Opening Reception for Kaua`i Art Tour. Meet the artists and artisans of Kaua`i and talk story with them about their creations with the opportunity to purchase directly from them. See information below for the 2-weekend self-guided art tours. In addition to the two tour weekends, there will be a preview exhibit during the entire month of April at the Kaua`i Society of Artists’ Gallery, featuring an example of each registered artist’s work. Kaua`i Society of Artists’ Gallery, 4368 Kukui Grove St., Lihue, 5 to 8 p.m. For more information call (808) 647-0478 or visit www.KauaiArtTour.com.

Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Big Island

Every Friday:
Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. A free hands-on demonstration lesson is given in a cultural craft that varies each week. Held at Volcano Art Center Gallery porch in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All events are free (donations welcome); park entrance fees apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Emily T Gail Show

Big Island

Every Tuesday
features the Emily T Gail Show. Emily’s show can be found online at www.espnhawaii.com under “Lineup” on the homepage. Sponsored by Aloha – Big Island Visitor Guide, Emily “talks story” with recreational, high school and professional athletes, along with coaches, parents, organizers, and members of print and broadcast media. She talks about golf, running, swimming, biking, tennis, paddling, diving, skateboarding, as well as major league sports, high school sports, and college sports. For information, call Emily at (808) 896-6780, visit www.emilys.org, or email Emily at emilytgail@emilys.org.