Haleakala on Maui is seen from an airplane shortly after taking off from Kona International Airport. Kenneth Smith/Community Contributor
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Strumming and humming, hundreds of ukulele players and fans, keiki to kupuna, find their way to Waikoloa Beach Resort each year for the Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival. This year’s 15th annual event on March 7 brings legendary entertainers together with some of the hottest stars in Hawaiian music for a day full of music from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Walk and talk planned at Waimea Stream Trail
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The Donkey Mill Art Center welcomes the 10th annual faculty and student exhibition, “Technonatura,” with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. March 6. The works will remain on view through April 30.
Leiomalama Solomon Tamasese, 20, the Beamer-Solomon Halau O Poohala’s showcased hula mua (lead dancer), has inspired the film, “Lihau’s Journey,” which recently premiered at the Honolulu International Film Festival. The film takes audiences on a 30-minute video journey from the shores of Pelekane Bay in the shadow of Puukohola Heiau, through an arid dryland forest to rock enclosures of an ancient Hawaiian village, to a magical waterfall and on through a mysterious forest to an upland meadow, all to reconnect with Lihau’s great-grandmother and their hula roots.
Kona Festivale Chorale will present the 17th annual “Swing Into Spring’” dinner cabaret Saturday in the Kamakahonu Ballroom of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6.
A one-night exhibition and fashion show by Kira Kamamalu titled “Hawaiian Art Deco: See the Art. Wear the Art” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kona Coffee & Tea Co.
Annabel Spielman will teach a four-day watercolor workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9, 10, 12 and 13 at the Kona Arts Center in Kainaliu.
Waimea Community Theatre has completed casting for the Tom Stoppard one-act comedies opening March 13 at Parker School auditorium.
Voting for Toyota Hawaii’s 2015 Dream Car art contest is being held on Facebook until March 15.
Dolphins swim in the wake of a boat. Jan Fooks/Community Contributor
The Hawaii Red Cross holds online auction
A butterfly is drawn to a passion fruit vine. Carole Carraway/Community Contributor
Role of emotions in well-being discussed