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FOLK events for March 16-17

Kona Celtic Connection at Kealakekua & Kailua-Kona Public Libraries
Day of Event: Monday, March 15 and Tuesday, March 16

Get ready to dance a jig, sing-along on a traditional Irish song, and learn why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Kona Celtic Connection 3-4 p.m. Monday, March 15 at the Kealakekua Public Library and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.

This group of spirited local musicians, with their fiddles, pennywhistles, flutes, guitars, and Bodran’s (Irish drum) will get your feet tapping and your hands clapping with their infectious music of jigs, reels, hornpipes, and sing-alongs while tying it in to some interesting Irish history.

Free to the Public.

Kona Book Club
Day of Event: Tuesday, March 16

The Book Club welcomes national best-selling author and Big Island resident Mia King to discuss her second novel, Sweet Life, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 16 on the Kailua-Kona Library Lanai.

From Booklist: “Marissa and Paul Price are living the fast-paced life in Manhattan. They have prestigious jobs, and their eight-year-old daughter, Pansy, has a nanny and is enrolled in the right school. When Paul is offered a management position at a resort on Hawaii’s Big Island, they decide to move to paradise, but it is not what they expect. For the first time, Marissa becomes a stay-at-home mom in a house that unexpectedly turns out to be a fixer-upper.”

Paradise seems like the perfect place to find herself, save her marriage, and reconnect with her daughter, but Marissa discovers her new life is less about beaches and beautiful sunsets and more about cows and lava flows.

King’s novels are selections of the Literary Guild, Doubleday, Rhapsody and Book of the Month Club book clubs and have been published in Germany and Norway. King and her husband Darrin Gee live in Waimea with their three young children. Her fourth book is forthcoming in 2011. She will discuss the book and also be answering questions about her books and the writing process.

Light refreshments will be served. New members are welcome.

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