Water lilies bloom in a pond in Kona Palisades. Alan Silveman/Community Contributor
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Camp Tarawa Marines meet Saturday
Change can happen anytime, and for Shelina Ignacio, that crucial moment happened last year while at one of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii’s houses on Oahu.
Solimene’s opening next month in Kings’ Shops
The annual Bamboo Festival last weekend in Papaikou made me think of our island in the “good old days.” Of course, the concept of the good old days depends on your perspective. I’ll just take it back to the 1950s and ’60s, since those were the days I remember on Oahu and living in Ka‘u. As we drove from Kona through Waimea and on to Hilo, I realized just how special each of our island communities are even after 50 years of change. Each little town or village has its own special charm. Even though there have been major shifts in land use from sugar to forest and orchards, we still have that special charm that makes life good living.
Hawaii Arbor Day is celebrated on the first Friday of November. Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden has taken part in Arbor Day tree giveaways for the past 15 years. This year’s celebration will last three days, Nov. 7 to 9. One tree per person will be available, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greenwell Garden visitor center in Captain Cook. All of the trees and shrubs are either native or Polynesian introduced.
The Hawaii County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in processing court bench warrants.
Waterfalls are seen along the Hamakua Coastline. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
Codependent men’s meetings Mondays
A small green sea turtle rises for air in Honaunau Bay off Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Tom Clarke/Community Contributor
Blue Zones Project discussed Tuesday
The 23rd annual Pumpkin Patch Festival at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s upper campus, sponsored by the school’s Ohana Association and Dr. Joan Greco, has been postponed because of Tropical Storm Ana. It will now be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.
Kahilu Theatre presents “Stars of American Ballet” at 7 p.m. Thursday. This night at the ballet offers top-notch choreography with principal and soloist-level dancers from major American companies.
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival presents mezzo soprano Peabody Southwell, one of America’s most promising young opera stars, in two concerts on Nov. 1 and 2. Val Underwood, pianist and HPAF artistic director, will accompany Southwell in a lively exploration of music and wines from around the world.
Maui Arts &Cultural Center is pleased to announce the fifth triennial exhibition, Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2015. e juried statewide exhibition runs Jan. 13 through March 22 in Schaefer International Gallery.