About Town | 4-30-14


Steak fry raises funds for cancer victim

Auntie’s Angels—Big Island is joining forces with Sam Choy and Executive Chef Scott Hiraishi to help a mutual friend in the family’s cancer fight. Monthly medical treatments are needed for 6-year-old Noah Hosler on Oahu.

To help offset the medical and travel expenses, the “Support Noah” Steak Fry Fundraiser is scheduled for May 10 in the KTA Super Stores parking lot on Palani Road. The $10 plate lunches include steak, rice and corn cooked by Choy and Hiraishi from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also on hand will be Jeanne Kapela, Miss Kona Coffee 2014, and Alyssa Ishihara, Miss Aloha Hawaii 2014.

For tickets, call Jan at 329-7897 or come to the event.

Chili cook off benefits VFW Post

The community is invited and asked to support Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12122-Lance Cpl. Christopher Camero during its first chili cookoff. The event is Saturday at the Kona Veterans Center, 74-5562 Makala Blvd. Cost is $5 for chili and rice. Dinner is served from 4 to 7 p.m. Chili pot judging of the entries will be at 4:45 p.m. Live entertainment is planned.

To sign up for the chili cookoff, contact Tracy or Gail at 206-715-4874, email bennedsen@aol.com or stop by the post.

Halau performing Saturday afternoon

Na Wai Iwi Ola, under the direction of kumu Keala Ching, presents its Hoike: Ha Ola – Living Presence Saturday at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel’s formal grounds. Gates open at 3 p.m. and the show begins at 3:30.

This free community event honors Loea Kawaikapuokalani’s 60th birthday and presents many original chants and dances written and choreographed by Ching. Students will perform both kahiko (ancient) and auana (modern) hula accompanied by chants, and music by Diana Aki, Waipuna, and the Ladies of Waikui and KonaBob. Donations will be accepted.

Food and beverages will be available, mats and lawn chairs are welcome. No coolers, alcohol or outside food will be allowed.

Library celebrates Free Comic Book Day

Thelma Parker Memorial Public &School Library is among 17 public libraries offering readers free comic books on Saturday in celebration of the 13th Free Comic Book Day. Library patrons showing their valid Hawaii State Public Library System cards will receive a special free comic book, while supplies last.

Free Comic Book Day is celebrated worldwide on the first Saturday in May and participating libraries and comic book shops have given away millions of free comic books over the past 12 years. Each participating HSPLS library will offer comic books for all ages.