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Thanksgiving holiday cooking safety tips

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.

Turkey: It’s all about the leftovers

Your Thanksgiving turkey has maximum appeal at precisely two moments: when the bird first comes out of the oven in all of its golden, glistening splendor, and at the end of the meal, when the bird’s remains — carved into many odd shapes — trigger delicious ideas for using leftovers.

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Broadway star, wife headline Hoku Concert

Broadway star Nathaniel Hackmann flies directly from New York for the 13th annual Hoku Concert Series benefiting local performing arts organizations. The two exclusive concerts will take place in private residences in Kona and Mauna Lani. Today’s concert benefits the Aloha Performing Arts Company and on Saturday, the Kahilu Theatre is the beneficiary. The Saturday event is sold out.

Trio con Brio coming to Hilo

Making music together is a happily harmonious occupation for Trio con Brio Copenhagen. The award-winning piano trio will perform works by Felix Mendelssohn, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Danish composer Per Norgard at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center. The concert is part of the Hawaii Concert Society’s 53rd season.