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June 2002 Hawaii Island Events

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

Fridays-Sundays, through 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

DATE: May 2, 2002 FREE READER'S THEATRE PERFORMANCE A reading by Big Island actors of a new historical drama about Mrs. Abraham Lincoln will take place at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu on Thursday, May 2nd, at 7:30pm. The play, "The Insanity Case of Mrs. A. Lincoln", is free to the public, though "donations are gratefully accepted". For details, call Kona Association for the Performing Arts at 329-8839, or email kculliskapa@hawaii.rr.com

DATE: May 10-11, 2002 MOONLIGHT MADNESS/RELAY FOR LIFE Teams of 10 to 20 or more will take turns walking, running or strolling around a designated area between 6 pm May 10th and 6 am, May 11th, at Honoka'a High School to benefit the American Cancer Society. Team members will camp out during the 12 overnight hours, enjoying food, music and camaraderie. There will also be a candlelighting ceremony to honor and remember those who lost their battle with cancer. Call the ACS at 935-9763 for more info.

DATE: May 18, 2002 SHAKUHACHI CONCERT WITH RILEY LEE The unique, tranquil sounds of this classical Japanese bamboo flute style comes to Kilauea Theater. HI. Volcanoes Nat'l Park, 7:30 p.m. For more info: 967-8222.

DATE: May 18, 2002 24TH ANNUAL VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK Sponsored by the Hawaii Hotel Association, the Charity Walk is Hawaii's largest single-day fundraiser, taking place simultaneously on Oahu, Maui, Big Island and Kauai. Proceeds benefit local charities. Begins at 6 a.m. at the Old Airport-Kona. The Walk features food, beverages and local entertainment along the six-mile walk. Tina Yamaki (808) 923-0407

DATE: May 18, 2002 DAY-LONG WORKSHOP WITH NOTED NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER, JACK JEFFREY will take place on May 18th at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's Visitor Center. The $65 fee will cover instruction, transportation to the field sites, and snacks. Call Julie Williams at 985-7543 for registration or more info.

DATE: May 18, 2002 PU'UKOHOLA HEIAU NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE CULTURAL DAY In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Historic Site near Kawaihae will host a one-day program from 9 am till 2 pm, featuring workshops and craft demonstrations such as lei making, traditional pohaku (stone) work - "stone on stone", coconut frond plaiting, woodcarving, lauhala weaving and more. The event is free to the public, and will take place on the grounds of the Visitors' Center. It is recommended that you bring a lunch and refreshments if you are planning to stay for the day. For more info., call Ernest Young at Park Headquarters: 882-7218, ext 23.

DATE: May 23-25, 2002 KA ULU LAUHALA O KONA FESTIVAL Workshops conducted by master Hawaiian weavers. Hoolaulea and craft show at the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, Kailua-Kona. Call (808) 325-5592.

DATE: May 25, 2002 JAPANESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL 41st International Festival of the Pacific Japanese Cultural Festival at Edith Kanakaole Stadium in Hilo, Hawaii. More than 250 performers from Osaka, Japan will participate in the festival. Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii (808) 934-0177

DATE: May 25, 2002 ALOHA THEATER JAZZ CONCERT The jazz greats of Hawaii, Gabe Baltazar, Archie Grant, Ollie Mitchell, Slide Hyde, Keith Scott, & Garon Poliahu, with Joe Mackee on vocals. 7:30 pm, General Admission, $22.00. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now!

DATE: May 25, 2002 NA MEA HAWAI'I HULA KAHIKO PERFORMANCE with kumu hula Iris Naleialoha Napaepae-Kunewa at the "hula mound" in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Hawaiian arts & crafts demonstrations at Volcano Art Center Gallery from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Free (Park entrance fees may apply).

DATE: May 26, 2002 KEAUHOU-KONA TRIATHLON 19th Annual Keauhou-Kona Long Distance Triathlon (Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles) takes place along the famous Ironman World Championship race course in Kona. This event attracts athletes from over 21 countries competing to qualify for the Ironman World Championship. Visitors are welcome to watch or volunteer assistance at the many athlete aid stations. 808/329-0601

DATE: May 27, 2002 JIMMIE VAUGHAN IN CONCERT , the late Stevie Ray Vaughan's talented brother will headline the Memorial Day - Red, White and Blues Concert at the Kona Brewing Company's Brewhouse Oasis. Featuring "Texas Legend, Lou Ann Barton", the concert starts at 6 pm; gates open at 4 pm. Tickets are available at MJS Music, CD Wizard, Byrd's, Mele Kai Music and Kona Brew Pub. There is also a Royal Kona Resort/Concert package available; call 329-3111 for info. about that.

DATE: May 31, 2002 KONA COFFEE ROASTING CLASS A class devoted to information about Kona coffee beans and keys to successfully roasting it. Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative, Captain Cook. Cost:$50.00. For information call: 974-7531 or email lgregory@hawaii.edu


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