Monthly Archives: January 2015

Annual Na Opi`o Juried Youth Art Show,

The Waimea Arts Council wishes to remind everyone that

March is “Youth Art Month!”

Their goal is to encourage an enthusiastic exhibition of artistic endeavor by students in their area, through the spirit of friendly competition among young artists, whether in Public, Private, Charter, or Home-school situations.

They invite Students FROM NORTH AND SOUTH KOHALA AND HAMAKUA DISTRICTS ONLY, including home-schooled students, at Grade Levels 6 through 12 to submit entries for their Annual Na Opi`o Juried Youth Art Show, to be held at the Firehouse Gallery (in Waimea, across from Waimea Chevron, at the stoplight at the intersection of Lindsey Road and Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy.19))

MARCH 4 THRU MARCH 21, 2014.

They regret that limited exhibit space does not permit us to accept artwork from students outside the 3 Districts named, or more than one entry per student.


The Waimea Arts Council greatly appreciates any and all participation in this effort to perpetuate the Arts that are so vital in the development of our Youth.

Registration opens for Science Camps of America Hawaii 2015

Begin your summer in the field exploring the volcanoes, rocks, forests, ocean and skies of the Big Island of Hawaii. At Science Camps of America in what has been called “nature’s greatest laboratory,” you will see science come to life as you experience geology, oceanography, ecology, climate, and astronomy, “up close and personal”. Practicing scientists will share their stories and show you the latest gear they use to further their work. Gain an understanding of our world that will surely have a life-long affect.

If you are a teen entering grades 8-12 and have a passion for fun and science, Science Camps of America is for you.

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Enter the Audubon Photo Awards!

You love birds, and you love taking photos of them. Now show your best work by entering the Audubon Photography Awards! There are spectacular prizes up for grabs, including fabulous trips and high-end photo gear. Winning photos will run in both Audubon and Nature’s Best Photography magazines. There are several categories, including a youth category. There is no fee for the youth category.

Contest begins 01/05/15 and ends 02/23/15. Must be at least 13 years of age and a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec) to enter. Entrants under the age of majority must get permission from their parent or legal guardian to enter the Contest.

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Polynesian Cultural Festival Jan 19th at The Shops at Mauna Lani

Come and experience the Islands of Hawai`i, Tahiti, Samoa and Aotearoa during our Polynesian Cultural Festival at The Shops at Mauna Lani.

Play fun Hawaiian games such as Ulu Maika (Lawn Bowling) and Konane (Checkers).  Join in on the Tahitian Drumming or weave a coconut leaf headband and spin the Samoan Fire Knife.  You can also get your face painted like a Maori warrior.  Learn how to do dance hula and twirl the Maori poi balls as they have lessons for keiki (children) and adults alike.

Delicious Gourmet foods, including Kona Dogs, Sweet Eatz Gelato, Cupcakes and Manuela’s made-to-order Malasadas are available to tempt your taste buds along with their fine restaurants Tommy Bahama, Monstera Noodles & Sushi, Under The Bodhi Tree and Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

The highlight of the evening is their famous 30 minute Polynesian Hula and Fire Knife Dance show followed by souvenir picture taking with the performers of Te `E`a O Te Turama.

The festival happens monthly every third Monday of each month from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.