An ohia tree with lehua flowers and buds grows in a crack in the lava on the Kilauea Iki Trail. Susan Geiser/Community Contributor
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Kona Choral Society Youth Chorus is accepting registrations from students in grades three through 12 for the 2014-15 year.
West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy is taking registration for its fall semester of classes that begins Aug. 1.
The Blue Sea Artisans featured artist for the month of August is watercolor artist Felicia Fry.
The Kailua Village Artists featured artist for the month of August is watercolor painter and digital designer Stefanie Culbertson, known for anuenue, or rainbow series of paintings.
An exhibition of original paintings of “Asian Inspired Art and Visions of Hawaii” by Hawaii Island artists Marcia Wishnick and Merna Watta will be on display at the Firehouse Gallery in Waimea from Wednesday through Aug. 30.
Aloha Performing Arts Company will hold open auditions for volunteer performers for its next mainstage production, the Gothic musical thriller “Jekyll and Hyde” at the Aloha Theatre at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 and at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10. If necessary, an invitational callback audition will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 12.
Living Arts Gallery in Hawi will feature in August an exhibition of paintings by Hawaii Island artist Francene Hart. The show, “Visions of the Sacred” features a collection of paintings which embody the artist’s reverence for the natural environment, and the interconnectedness between all things. In addition, Hart layers this awareness with the wisdom and symbolic imagery of sacred geometry to create watercolor paintings of beauty and spirit.
Now in its 84th year, the iconic Honokaa People’s Theatre will undergo changes in 2014, including converting to digital cinema. The theater must raise at least $60,000 for a digital projector, the new standard demanded by the movie industry.
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Kahilu Theatre presents The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott’s Naupaka Ballroom at 7 p.m. Aug. 17. The performance will include live swing dancing, The Swing Sisters female trio and vocalist Bryan Anthony — 25 musicians, singers and dancers celebrating the golden era of the ’40s.
“Trial by Jury: Disorder in the Court,” a comic opera in one act will be performed at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.
The drums will be pounding and hips will again be gyrating as the Tahiti Fete of Hilo returns to Hawaii Island Saturday and Sunday.
Akaka Falls plunges 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge.