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Merrie Monarch 2014 festival event schedule

MEDIA RELEASE The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival runs April 20-26. Free Mid-day Entertainment Daily (Monday through Friday) entertainment at the Hawaii Naniloa Volcanoes Resort (12 p.m.), and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.). Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25, and 9 a.m. to [...]

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Imiloa Merrie Monarch schedule (April 23-25)

Imiloa Astronomy Center Wednesday, April 23 10 a.m.: Haku Mele Masters of Our Time A panel of celebrated composers discuss the art of composing Hawaiian songs. The panel includes Dr. Larry Kimura, Kealii Reichel, Kainani Kahaunaele, Manu Boyd and Dr. Hiapo Perreira. Noon: Atrium Music by Lei Ula and Kainani Kahaunaele Musical 1 p.m. Performance [...]

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The Honokaa Jazz Band performs at the 2010 Peace Day Parade & Festival in Honokaa

Honokaa High School Jazz Band to tour Oahu

State Representative Mark Nakashima (Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo) announced that the Honoka’a Jazz Band from Honoka’a High School will be on its annual concert tour of Oahu from April 24-27. This year, the award winning band devotes its talents to the service of others. Hunger, homelessness, domestic violence and senior comfort remain a part of our community.

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Kailua Kanikapila Community Picnic (April 19)

MEDIA RELEASE It’s time to bring the community back Hawaiian style to Hale Halawai with a Kailua Kanikapila Community Picnic and it’s free. Relax. Kick back. Bring your own chairs and mats. Enjoy the sunset. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family down to Hale Halawai from 4 p.m. until sunset Saturday, April 19. [...]

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Nation Park Week’s Go Wild for Culture’ (April 19-27)

MEDIA RELEASE The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation, will celebrate National Park Week April 19-27 with a free-admission weekend and special events nationwide. The theme for this year’s National Park Week invites visitors to Go Wild! for history, nature, culture, wildlife, and fun in America’s national parks. At Hawaii Volcanoes [...]

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Hula Kahiko at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Kahiko series featured a performance by kumu hula Micah Kamohoali`i with Halau Na Kipu‘upu‘u Saturday (April 12).

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Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza

MEDIA RELEASE The Kailua-Kona Community Parade Association has announced the 19th Annual Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade will take place 6 p.m. Friday, July 4, starting at the Kekuaokalani Gym/Pool Complex on Kuakini Highway. It will proceed south on Kuakini Highway, to Palani Road, to Alii Drive, and then south on Alii Drive to Walua Road [...]

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BIFF announces 48 official selections

MEDIA RELEASE Now in its ninth year, the Big Island Film Festival has announced its 48 Official Selections, to be screened May 22-26. The “talk story” film festival is a celebration of narrative films and filmmaking, with free family films at The Shops at Mauna Lani, daytime movies and nightly double features for grown-ups with [...]

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Book shares Hilo history using rare, vintage images

MEDIA RELEASE The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Hilo from local author K.M. Valentine. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories from the second largest city in Hawaii. This pictorial history chronicles the history of Hilo and how it became the seat of government for the [...]

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HVNP, After Dark in the Park (April)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in April. To celebrate the Merrie Monarch Festival’s 51st anniversary, special cultural presentations are offered April 23-25. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by [...]

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Alika Tejada, pūkaua (war leader) for the High Chief at Pu`ukoholā Heiau.

‘Hawaiian Weapons of War’ at Lyman Museum Monday (April 7)

On Monday, April 7, from 7-8:30 p.m., Alika Tejada, pūkaua (war leader) for the High Chief at Pu`ukoholā Heiau near Kohala, presents a riveting program at the Lyman Museum on the manufacture and use of nā mea kaua, the traditional Hawaiian weapons of war.

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Palm Trail loop, NPS Photo

Explore the Kahuku area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Everyone is invited to participate in the upcoming Kahuku programs, offered April through June 2014, in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free! Palm Trail, People and Land of Kahuku and ‘Ōhi‘a Lehua are three of the hikes scheduled.

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