A flying adventure novel by former Hawaii Tribune-Herald reporter and inside-pages editor John Roland “Jack” Hughes, who also flew for MurrayAir Ltd. in Hilo, has been published.
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The Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art announces the availability of “Aloha Aina Volume II: MORE Big Island Memories” book.
Volcano’s Tom Peek, award-winning author of “Daughters of Fire,” will be “Bookseller for a Day” on Saturday at Kona Stories.
Free community magic show
Hakalau artist Eve Furchgott invites the public to her annual open studio and holiday art sale in Wailea town on three dates this holiday season — Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14, and Sunday, Dec. 28.
Planning to travel abroad? Plan to get your passport.
The Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Mamalahoa (Hilo Chapter) will celebrate Ka La Ku’oko’a (Hawaiian Independence Day) at the Kamehameha statue in Wailoa River State Park on Friday starting at 11:30 a.m.
The magic, memories and gifted artistry of Martha Lowrey Greenwell’s “Mouse House” Christmas Village wonderland returns to Isaacs Art Center this season. The Christmas Village, affectionately known as “The Mouse House,” and a special Christmas tree decorated with Greenwell’s handmade Emgee ornaments will be on display at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Isaacs Art Center through Jan. 10.
Sacred Heart Parish in Pahoa invites the community to its annual Christmas Fair from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the church.
Full Life recently received a grant in the amount of $20,000 from Hawaii Community Foundation’s Omidyar `Ohana Fund and the Oscar L. and Ernestine H. Armstrong Advised Fund.
Sailor and canoe builder Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa will give a presentation on Wa’akaulua, the Hawaiian double-hulled canoe, at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, at the North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau. This program was previously set for Oct. 20 and canceled due to Hurricane Ana.
The Hawaii Wood Guild 29th Annual Show will be hosted by Isaacs Art Gallery in Waimea from Jan. 17-Feb. 21. This is a premiere event with some of the most talented wood artisans in Hawaii.
The 2014 Na Makua Invitational Christmas Gift Fair will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. This free annual event, with over 80 vendors from the Big Island as well as Kauai, Maui and Oahu, invites you to join the company of some of Hawaii’s best artists and producers of fine handmade arts, crafts and gifts for Christmas.
Sixty-four students from five East Hawaii high schools are anxious to test their sales skills and show off the products they designed and manufactured, during the JA Trade Fair.
Life Care Center of Hilo invites the community to its annual Festival of Lights. The program starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday and includes Daughters of God hula dancing, various musical numbers, and Santa and Mrs. Claus spending time with any keiki who come.