“Mele” means song in Hawaiian, and the word itself has a musical ring that brings smiles to those who love the sounds of Hawaii’s many styles of music. On Saturday at 6 p.m., four Hawaiian music artists and ensembles, each with a blend of island mele and hula of their own, perform at Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa.
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Guitar virtuoso Andy McKee, a master practitioner of folk, blues, bluegrass and other musical genres, is performing on the Big Island as part of his “Mythmaker” world tour.
The Kailua Village Artists featured member for November is watercolor and oil painter Marilyn Koschella.
The Donkey Mill Art Center offers the following classes and events during November:
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Honi Luna Perry, 2, of Kailua-Kona was the first-place winner in a costume contest Saturday at Keauhou Shopping Center. Pihao Kaluna/Special to West Hawaii Today
Entrance fee changes proposed for Puuhonua o Honaunau
‘Carmen’ is next Met Live presentation
Volunteers needed to provide free tax help
Night blooming cereus is seen near Alii Drive. Donna Goodale/Community Contributor
Lava flow update meeting is Thursday
A yellow ohia lehua blooms in the Amy Greenwell Botanical Garden in Kealekekua. The yellow bloom is also known as “Mamo.” Cressi Brown/Community Contributor
Kealakehe Elementary PACT Head Start preschool celebrated Fire Prevention Month with a fire engine parade. All the families constructed their own fire engine and the crew of fire engine 7 awarded all the children with an honorable mention.
On Aug. 28, Honokaa High and Intermediate School eighth-graders of Cindy Navarro-Bowman’s AVID and Manuel Jadulang’s agriculture classes spent the day at Puuwaawaa. Students helped plant native plants. They also used GPS units to mark waypoints for all the items planted for future data collection.
About 80 Hawaii Preparatory Academy students in fourth, fifth and seventh grades and 15 teachers and parent volunteers recently participated in the annual International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by The Ocean Conservancy.