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Some of the world’s finest performers of fine music and dance once again have Hilo in their travel plans. They will be part of the Hawaii Concert Society’s 2014-15 season, which begins next month and runs until the end of March 2015.
Kahilu Theater in Waimea will present the first of three “Applause From The Kahilu” concerts Sunday at 4 p.m. The concert will showcase Hawaii Island artists and will be recorded for broadcast by Hawaii Public Radio.
Acclaimed ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro takes the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Palace Theater in Hilo.
The fourth annual Hawaii Horse Expo Mana Award, honoring those who inspire and educate, will be presented to Fern White on Sunday at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables in Waimea.
Whether you’re a potter, a painter or a photographer needing a new way to capture that image, Volcano Art Center’s “Art of the iPhone” will help you navigate through several key apps best suited for the iPhone camera.
The grapes are in, which means it’s time for the 2014 Volcano Winery Harvest Festival. This year’s festival is a benefit for Volcano School of Arts &Sciences. Enjoy an afternoon of wine, music and food from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Volcano Winery at 35 Pi‘i Mauna Drive in the Volcano Golf Course subdivision.
Hawaii-based wildlife photographer Jack Jeffrey will give a presentation at the monthly meeting of Hawaii Photo Shooters at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo in UCB Room 115.
Help keep Hawaii green by composting home and yard green waste. Learn the easy way to reap the benefits of improved soil in Recycle Hawaii’s ongoing compost workshops. These two-hour Saturday sessions are open to beginners with no composting experience as well as those wanting to learn more. Fee is $10 per adult, with no charge for children.
Blood Bank of Hawaii representatives will be on the Big Island to conduct blood drives Sept. 1-3 and Sept. 16-19. Call 848-4770 or visit www.BBH.org to schedule an appointment or check on drive information.
Hawaii Community College is offering a new course this fall in West Hawaii that prepares students to become a Certified Nurses’ Aide (CNA) in just two months.
The Arc of Hilo has received a $12,000 grant from the Cooke Foundation for the re-roofing of the mauka side of the main administration building at the Waianuenue Avenue location in Hilo.
The North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau will present a series of three talk-story sessions on Hawaii’s history with North Kohala historian Boyd D. Bond.
The Honohina Hongwanji Mission invites the community to its annual Cemetery Service, Hatsu Bon Service and Bon Dance on Saturday, Aug. 30.