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April 2002 Hawaii Island Events

Information about April 2002 events on the Big Island of Hawaii.

DATE: Thru April 20 thru 26, 2003 THE MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL A week-long fesitval of cultural events including Hawaii's most prestigious hula competition at Edith Kanaka`ole Stadium. The festival begins with a Ho`olaule'a on Moku Ola (Coconut Island) on Easter Sunday in Hilo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lots of music, food and fun. On Wednesday there is a free hula exhibition night at the stadium that begins at 6:30 pm.; Thursday is the solo Miss Aloha Hula competition; Friday & Saturday are the group Kahiko (ancient) and Auana (modern) hula competitions. A grand parade winds through Hilo-town on Saturday morning. Requests for tickets for the 2002 festival will be accepted after December 26, 2001. Dorothy Thompson, 808/935-9168

DATE: April 12-13, 2002 PUA PLANTASIA Kona Outdoor Circle's major annual fundraiser will be held at the Ohana Keauhou Beach Resort this year. Friday evening, a gala dinner will be served in the ballroom, with no-host cocktails on the lanai and around the back lawn with local-style Hawaiian entertainment included, along with live and silent auctions. On Saturday, free to the public, more than 25 vendors from around the island will sell plants and plant-related items. Donated plants will also be for sale, as well as t-shirts, jams, jellies & chutneys, and home-baked goodies. Educational seminars and entertainment on the hotel lawn. Funds raised will be used to support the organization's extensive planting, education and beautification efforts throughout West Hawaii. For more info., call 329-7286.

DATE: April 13-14, 2002 SPRING CHORAL CONCERT The Kona Association for the Performing Arts proudly presents its popular annual Spring Choral Concert. The concert features the Kona Community Chorus and Kona Symphony Orchestra presenting the stunningly beautiful Requiem by Gabriel Faure. Also featured will be Cantique de Jean Racine by Faure. For more information call 808-329-8839. Time: Sat. April 13, 7:30pm; Sun. April 14, 3:00pm at the Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu. Cost: $20, plus a special $10 youth ticket price for Sunday, April 14. For information call: 808/329-8839 or email cullis@kona.net

DATE: April 14, 2002 PETWALK 2002 A fun-filled day for the whole family, canine members included! Bring your four-legged walking buddy and enjoy an easy walk followed by games, contests & prizes. Help raise money for the animals of the Big Island by raising pledges for the Walk. Benefits the Hawaii Island Humane Society. An exclusive PetWalk t-shirt for anyone raising over $30 in pledges! Time: 7:30 a.m. - 12 noon at Hale Halawai, Kailu-Kona, Cost: Free. For information call: 329-2135 or email frannk@hihs.org

DATE: April 19-21, 2002 HILO ORCHID SHOW AND SALE The Golden Anniversary of the Hilo Orchid Society Show and Sale. Held in the Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium, Hilo. Many displays with a wide variety of orchids, arrangements, demonstrations and videos. 9 am to 9 pm on Friday, 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Preview Party Thursday evening, the 19th. Call Walter Scheeren for more details at 775-1185.

DATE: April 20-21, 2002 HAWAII HIGH SCHOOL RODEO ASSN - KEIKI & HIGH SCHOOL RODEOS - DISTRICT FINALS Keiki Rodeo on Saturday, includes Dummy, Team and Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing Pole Bending, Calf and Goat Tying & more. High School Rodeo on Sunday includes Team, Calf and Breakaway Roping, Barrels, Poles, Goat Tying, Po'o Wai U, Double Mugging and more. Events held from 9:00am to approx. 3:30pm. at Paniolo Park, Kamuela (Waimea). For information call: 323-2388 or email sales@konacowboy.com

DATE: April 26, 2002 CONCERT BY SLACK KEY MASTER GEORGE KAHUMOKU at the Naniloa Hotel, 7 to 9 pm in Sandalwood Room 2, Hilo. Tickets are $15 adv/$17 door. 808/969-3333 for more info.

DATE: Fridays thru Sundays, April 26-May 12, 2002 THE BROADWAY MUSICAL "GREASE" -The Aloha Teen Theatre, a division of Kona Association for the Performing Arts will present a fully staged production of this flashback favorite. "Grease" features lively choreography and catchy music and is a winner for the whole family. Time: Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 3:00pm at the Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu, Cost:$15 adults, $10 students 18 and under. For information call: 329-8839 or email kculliskapa@hawaii.rr.com


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