Monthly Archives: February 2015

Polynesian Cultural Festival Feb 16 and Every 3rd Monday Monthly

On every third Monday of every month, the Shops at Mauna Lani present the Polynesian Cultural Festival from 5:30 to 8 PM.

  • Hula Lessons
  • Cultural Activities
  • Traditional Games
  • Good Booths
  • Polynesian Hula
  • Fire Show

68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743. (808) 885-9501

Fortune Festival Feb 27 at the Shops as Mauna Lani

The Shops as Mauna Lani invite you to join them for the Fortune Festival celebrating Chinese New Year, the year of the goat on Friday, February 27th from 5 PM to 8 PM

  • 100 Foot Dragon Parade
  • Traditional Lion Dance
  • Fire Cracker Celebration
  • Martial Arts
  • Fire Blowing
  • Chinese Fortune Telling
  • Chinese Costume Contest for Children and Adults
  • Chinese Arts and Crafts
  • Asian Inspred Cuisine
  • Pretzels and Shrimp Chips

68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive. Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743. (808) 885 9501

26th Annual Newbery Quiz Bowl April 23 at Hapuna Beach Prince Resort Hotel

The Big Island 26th Annual Newbery Quiz Bowl has been underway since last spring when our young 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th grade readers began reading the forty Newbery-medal-winning titles on this year’s list.
 This year’s Newbery Quiz Bowl will be held on the west-side of the Big Island at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort Hotel on Thursday, April 23, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This academic bowl provides a day of competition and celebration for readers and their supporters. The activities are centered around answering questions based on the reading of the American Library Association’s Newbery Medal Books.  This bowl is jointly sponsored by Hawaii-Island school librarians & teachers, retirees, the U. S. Army at Pohakuloa, Waikoloa Friends of the Library, and a variety of Big Island businesses.

Family Fun Day in Waimea Feb 7, 2015

The Kahilu Theatre celebrates the blooming of the cherry blossoms in Waimea and honors the age-old Japanese tradition of hanami, or “cherry blossom viewing party,” with free entertainment and hands-on activities, for a fun and interactive “open house.
Guests will be invited to the chanayu, or Japanese tea ceremony, to try their hand at origami, feather lei-making and ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), and even to learn hanafuda – card playing.  Live music on the lyre, flute, guitar and keyboards will accompany dance and song.  This event is part of the Cherry Blossom Festival that takes place throughout the town, and nearly 150 craft booths will surround the theatre in the Parker Ranch Shopping Center.The Theatre stage will be full of dance and acting classes throughout the day.  Hula, ballet, hip hop, acting games, contemporary dance and breakdance lessons will be free and “drop-in”, and offered for all ages.  A new class starts every hour.  The Kahilu also will provide Hula Hoops, Pavement Chalk and seating outdoors.  Jodini Hawaii will amaze with his magic show and balloons at 1pm, and the Voyager Exhibit from Na Kala Waa celebrates the Makali’i voyaging canoe, featuring photographs and mementos from the period of its construction and primary ocean voyages.  The Voyager Exhibit also includes an updated giant world map, showing the route of the Worldwide Voyage of Hōkūle‘a, and past voyages of both Hōkūle‘a and Makali’i. 

On The Stage at Kahilu Theatre:   Free Classes!!

Beginnner’s Hula 9:30-11:00am
Contemporary Dance 11:00-11:45am
Hip Hop 12:00-12:45pm
Break Dancing 1:00-1:45pm
Acting 2:00-2:45pm

Music in the Gallery
Magician in the Gallery

For more information, go to—Cherry-Blossom-Festival