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A rainbow is seen Tuesday along the Kohala Coast. James Grenz/Community Contributor
The magic, memories and gifted artistry of Martha Lowrey Greenwell’s “Mouse House” Christmas Village wonderland returns to Isaacs Art Center this season.
The second annual Kahilu Theatre Masquerade Ball will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Grand Ballroom. This will be a night of hot gypsy jazz, featuring music by the Hot Club of Hulaville.
The Kailua Village Artists is hosting its annual All Member Artists Reception and Holiday Charity Tree Ornament Sale from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at its Kona Marketplace gallery located at 75-5729 Alii Drive. An artist meet-and-greet will feature entertainment and light pupu and refreshments.
A one-night reception and free exhibition featuring new work by Kira Kamamalu titled, “Real Hawaiian III,” will be held at the Kona Inn Restaurant rotunda from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Holualoa Village will host its monthly First Friday gathering from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. More than a dozen shops, art studios and galleries will be open late to greet visitors with new art offerings, pupu and occasional live music during the Art-After-Dark event.
Jazz concert benefits Donkey Mill Art Center
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Luncheon honors Akina as Officer of the Month
A turkey flies in Waikoloa Village. Victory McKinney/Community Contriubtor
Thanksgiving is all about food and family – turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and family time. However, preparing holiday goodies can lead to disaster with the kitchen being the starting point of more fires than any other room in the house, and cooking being the leading cause of fires in the home, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Greenwell’s Mouse House on display in Waimea
Thanksgiving came early to the tenants at Hualalai Elderly compliments of Dennis and Shirlyn Umeno and more than 15 volunteers who spent all day Saturday preparing a free, full-course Thanksgiving dinner for at least 100 tenants at the facility. This is their 15th year of sponsoring the program. Along with the dinner, attendees played games, enjoyed music and received prizes. Special to West Hawaii Today
Girls Exploring Math and Science is an event all fifth-grade girls of West Hawaii can attend to experience the excitement of workshops and projects presented by professional women who use technology, math and science in their careers. On Friday, 326 girls spent the day at the Sheraton Kona Resort &Spa at Keauhou Bay, learning about marine biology, robotics, archaeology, veterinary science, astronomy and more. In all, 21 workshops were offered. There were also six exhibits the girls visited during breakfast and breaks.