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Big Island Chocolate Festival event April 26-27, 2019

With the theme, “Black & White,” the eighth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 26-27 with events headquartered from The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. Indulge in the alluring, rich taste of chocolate—in both its sweet and savory forms—while participating in delicious, fun and informative chocolate-themed activities.

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Creative Lab Hawaii to hold info session in Hilo Tuesday (March 5)

Join us to learn about Creative Lab Hawaii’s programs coming in 2019. The event is open to all creative entrepreneurs in the field of screenwriting (television, motion pictures, web, animation), producers (television, motion pictures, web, animation, and games), music and fashion located in Hawaii, the mainland, and the world.

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Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk: Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe Thursday (Feb 21)

We expected the attractive force of gravity to slow down the rate at which the universe is expanding. However, observations made at Keck Observatory of very distant exploding stars show that the expansion rate is actually speeding up.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopens two trails and Mauna Loa Road

Two trails have reopened in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park after being closed last year due to impacts from tens of thousands of earthquakes that also damaged roads, buildings and other park infrastructure.

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Hawaii Writers Guild authors reading in Waimea Wednesday (Feb 6)

The Hawaii Writers Guild will present its first authors reading of the new year on Wednesday, February 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Thelma Parker Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Hwy in Waimea.

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January 2019 events for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

After Dark in the Park talks, and other programs throughout January 2019 – which is Volcano Awareness Month.

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2019 Waimea Ocean Film Festival begins Tuesday (Jan 1)

Start the New Year with a superb lineup of films, special guests, intimate coffee talks, Q&As, exhibits and more January 1-9 at the 2019 Waimea Ocean Film Festival (Waimea Film). The festival brings stunning and dramatic imagery to the screen focusing on the themes of ocean experience, ocean environment and island culture.

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Holiday hours for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be open on Christmas Day (Tues., Dec. 25) and New Year’s Eve (Mon., Dec. 31), but Kīlauea Visitor Center, which opens daily at 9 a.m., will close at 2 p.m. both days. The Kahuku Unit will be closed on Thurs., Dec. 20. In addition, it will be closed Tues. Dec. […]

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2018 Magic of the Season Holiday Week schedule for Hilo

The County of Hawaii Presents 2018 Magic of the Season Holiday Week for food, games, and entertainment from December 10-14, 2018.

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December 2018 events at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture, After Dark in the Park talks, and other programs throughout December.

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Disney Moana ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi set to be distributed to schools across Hawaiʻi

The ʻōlelo-Hawaiʻi version of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana will be distributed to schools across the state as the culminating act of a year-long production that strives to encourage students to learn the Hawaiian language.

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Free residential household hazardous waste collection for Hilo and Kona in December

The County of Hawai‘i’s Department of Environmental Management holds these regular collection events, at no charge to the public, so households can conveniently dispose of acceptable household hazardous waste in a manner that protects both public health and the environment.

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KapohoKine Adventures to host New Year’s Eve fireworks show at Hilo Bay

KapohoKine Adventures, a leading eco-adventure tour operator on Hawaii island, has announced its sponsorship of Hilo Bay’s first-ever New Year’s Eve fireworks show. Adding to this free community event will be an exclusive viewing package that puts spectators on the water directly below the fireworks.

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Halloween by the numbers

Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts, and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, and dressing in costumes.

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