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November 2017
November 2017

Wed. 1 Nov, 2017

Hawai'i County: Committee and Council Meetings (Wed. 1 Nov, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Please use this link to watch these meetings live, and to view the agenda: Livestream Viewing & Agenda.


Public attendance via courtesy site will be available at: 


*   Kona Council Office, West Hawai‘i Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Hwy., Bldg. A

*   Pāhoa Council Office, 15-2879 Pāhoa Village Road

*   Waimea Council Office, Parker Square, 65-1279 Kawaihae Road, Suite 109

*   Nāʻālehu State Office Building, 95-5669 Māmalahoa Highway, Nāʻālehu

*   Old Kohala Courthouse, 54-3900 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaʻau


Thank you for your interest in the formulation of legislation and public policy for Hawai‘i County.

Hawaii Community College - Palamanui: Degree Preparation Workshop (Wed. 1 Nov, 2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

UH West Oahu Advisor Janet Duke will be on campus Wednesday, Nov 1, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  She will be co-presenting with Carrie Kuwada Phipps at November's Degree Prep Workshop.  Janet will be highlighting all of the UHWO Distance Based Bachelor Degree Programs and Certificates from 5:30 - 6 p.m. and Carrie Kuwada Phipps will do an overview of all other Distance Based degrees (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) available here through the University Center from 6 - 6:30 p.m.  Flyer and media release with more info attached below.  RSVP requested.


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Thu. 2 Nov, 2017

KKCC SustAINAbility Committee (Thu. 2 Nov, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

KKCC SustAINAbility Committee Meeting November 2


Mission: Promoting environmentally responsible business practices.

Committee meetings are for Chamber Members only. Parties interested in attending, please consider membership with the Chamber by calling 329-1758 or emailing info(@)kona-kohala.com.


Fri. 3 Nov, 2017

Sat. 4 Nov, 2017

HIplan: Round 3 (Finals) Business Plan Competition (Sat. 4 Nov, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

HIPLAN Round 3 (finals) at Hale Iako at NELHA.
Top 8 teams compete for $25,000 prize!


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Kona Commons: AstroDay (Sat. 4 Nov, 2017 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)



Science and Astronomy Event on Saturday, November 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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AstroDay, an annual science and astronomy education event sponsored by the Maunakea Astronomy Outreach Committee (MKAOC), is coming to Kona Commons on Saturday, November 4 from11 a.m. to 4 p.m.This free, family-oriented, science celebration has been a tradition in Hilo for the past 16 years and will be in Kona for the first time.  AstroDay will be at the former Sports Authority space at Kona Commons located at 74-5450 Makala Blvd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.


Observatories from Maunakea and Haleakala will be represented, as well as other technology, education, and cultural organizations. Highlights includeStarlab--a portable planetarium provided by the Canada France Hawaii and Gemini observatories, solar viewing with experienced astronomers, robotic demos, educational games and toys, and many hands-on activities. Colorful and informative material will be available as well as displays from diverse organizations and a live broadcast by KWXX Radio.


“We are very excited to bring this fun and educational event for keiki and families to Kona,” said Nancy Sakamoto, General Manager of Kona Commons, “Kona Commons is proud to host the scientists and educators that are volunteering their time for this wonderful program.”  


For more information and updates on AstroDay, visit: www.mkaoc.org or follow MKOAC on Facebook.

Sun. 5 Nov, 2017

American Legion: 2017 West Hawaii Veterans Fall Golf Tournament (Sun. 5 Nov, 2017 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Support those who served and the West Hawaii community

2017 West Hawaii Veterans Fall Golf Tournament and Silent Auction

Sponsored by Kona Post


Makalei Golf Course

When: Sunday, Nov. 5 with 8:30 AM shotgun start

Rain Date: Monday, Nov. 6 with 8:30 AM shotgun start


Cost: $90 per person ($75 for Makalei Club member) - includes round of golf, cart, practice balls, two Mulligans, and lunch.


4 Person / Lauderdale Scramble / 2 Flights


For Tickets: Contact Pro Shop at Makalei (808) 325-6625

Post 20 Contact: Jim Hussey (808) 464-4341 OR (706) 589-0387 OR email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Putting Contest: $10 for three putts

Beverages available on the course (keep yours at home)


The American Legion is a 501C Non-Profit Organization - Donations Accepted



Mon. 6 Nov, 2017

Tue. 7 Nov, 2017

KKCC Marketing Committee Meeting (Tue. 7 Nov, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

KKCC Marketing Meeting November 7


Mission: Communicates the value of the Chamber to its membership and acts as a support function to all other committees, programs and events by providing marketing services.

Develops, directs and oversees all Chamber publications, print and online, as well as marketing, public relations and communication efforts and activities for the Chamber, including the monthly newsletter, Kona-Kohala Connections, annual membership magazine, The Source and Chamber website.

Committee meets at the Chamber office the first Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. Committee meetings are for Chamber Members only. Parties interested in attending, please consider membership with the Chamber by calling 329-1758 or emailing info(@)kona-kohala.com.

Business First! Pau Hana (Tue. 7 Nov, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Business First! Pau Hana
Tuesday, November 7
5 - 7 p.m.
Al Vicolo

61-3642 Kawaihae Rd

Welcome to our monthly Business First! Pau Hana. Bring plenty of business cards and any material you’d like to distribute.

Here’s the schedule:

5 pm                     Meet and greet.Get to  know some new business folks and build your network. Please arrive on time.

5:30 – 6:30           Round Table discussion. Everyone has an opportunity to give a brief description of his or her business and share information about what’s going on  in the community.

6:30 – 7 pm          Follow-up.Here’s your chance to have a few words with others whose information was relevant to you and to answer questions.

7 pm                     Pau.

As always, this event is co-sponsored by The Rotary Club of North Hawaii and Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce. Membership in these organizations isnotnecessary to attend so feel free to bring your friends and business colleagues along.

No reservations required and it’s no host so you’ll get a separate check for whatever you order.

Wed. 8 Nov, 2017

Blue Zones Project: Restaurant Approval Celebration (Wed. 8 Nov, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Laulima Food Patch named first Blue Zones Project Approvedrestaurant in West Hawaii!


The community is invited to join the celebration, as Laulima Food Patch becomes the first restaurant in West Hawai‘i to become a Blue Zones Project ApprovedRestaurant.

 Laulima Food Patch was created to offer food from scratch, using as much local produce and natural ingredients as much as possible to promote healthier lifestyles. The menu is designed to promote balance and controlled portions to weigh heavy on vegetables and less on meat. Laulima’s menu and vision aligns with everything the Blue Zones Project stands for, a focus on educating the community for healthier lifestyle choices.

Restaurant Approval Celebration, Blue Zones Project

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Laulima Food Patch
75-1027 Henry St.
Kailua‐Kona, HI

Laulima Food Patch

Approval Celebration Program Begins9:30 a.m. 
Info Booth and Food Samples10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Lee-Ann Heely, Organization Lead, Blue Zones Project, West Hawaiʻi
Bonita Lao, Chef/Owner, Laulima Food Patch
Kirstin Kahaloa, Community Engagement Lead, Blue Zones Project, West Hawaiʻi

See you there!

KKCC Education and Workforce Development Committee Meeting (Wed. 8 Nov, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

KKCC Education and Workforce Development Committee Meeting November 8


Mission: The KKCC Education and Workforce Development Committee acts as a catalyst for communication and collaboration to foster and promote educational opportunities across the island of Hawai’i.

Committee meets at the Chamber office the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Committee meetings are for Chamber Members only. Parties interested in attending, please consider membership with the Chamber by calling 329-1758 or emailing info(@)kona-kohala.com.

Thu. 9 Nov, 2017

Fri. 10 Nov, 2017

Sat. 11 Nov, 2017

Sun. 12 Nov, 2017

PATH: 31st Annual General membership Meeting (Sun. 12 Nov, 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

WHEN: NOVEMBER 12, 2017, 4:30PM TO 6:00PM

WHERE: Hawaii Gateway Energy Center at NELHA

WHAT: An opportunity to hear about and input on the County's Multi Modal Transportation Plan.

WHY: Public Transportation Reduces Traffic Congestion Making It Safer for Bicyclist and Pedestrians and Reducing Our Carbon Footprint.

Public transit is a key element of a thriving community. Households with nearby public transit drive an average of 4,400 fewer miles than households with no access to public transit.

WHO: Cheryl Soon, Ph.D, FAICP Transportation Practice Leader
Strategic Services Group with SSFM

Kahilu Theatre: Glen Miller Orchestra (Sun. 12 Nov, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

 We are incredibly excited to announce the return of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. On Sunday, November 12, we will celebrate the unforgettable music of the 1940’s and pay a special tribute to our veterans. The last time the Orchestra performed for us was a joyful occasion that brought hundreds of Big Island folks to dress up, tap their toes and dance to fabulous and famous swing music. The event takes place at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, doors open at 5, program at 6 pm. Reserved VIP seats click here, General Admission seats click here

Mon. 13 Nov, 2017

Wed. 15 Nov, 2017

Nov. AfterHours Hosted by Kings' Shops (Wed. 15 Nov, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Join Us at November AfterHours Hosted by Kings' Shops




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Wednesday, Nov. 15th
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
69-250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI

Please join us at the November AfterHours hosted by Kings' Shops. Come hear updates and network with your fellow Chamber members while enjoying delicious pupus from all of the Kings' Shops restaurants - Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill, The Koa Table, A-Bay's Island Grill and Island Fish & Chips. Island favorite and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winner, John Keawe, will be providing soothing background music for the night.

Enter the event via The Koa Table by Chef Ippy, located on the Macy's side of the shopping center, as you head toward the Center Stage. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Chamber members $15; general admission $30 and general admission for first-time attendees $15. No refunds or transfers after Monday, Nov. 13th.



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Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona Meeting (Wed. 15 Nov, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, Peacock Grill, at the Makalei Golf Club, 72-3890 Hawaii Belt Road, Kailua-Kona, 808-325-6625.  All visiting Kiwanis and prospective members are invited to attend.  The speaker will be Joni Ackerman, Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Hi District Governor with special guests Roy Kagawa, Kiwanis Division 22 Lieutenant Governor and Audrey Kagawa, Past Lieutenant Governor.

Kiwanis looks to serve the community by conducting service projects that respond to identified needs, especially related to children.  Info:  Betty, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 808-896-2958.


Thu. 16 Nov, 2017

KKCC Membership Committee (Thu. 16 Nov, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

KKCC Membership Committee Meets November 16


Mission: Support all Chamber functions, events and committees by providing networking opportunities and promoting membership benefits to attract new members and retain existing members.

Actions include fundraising, networking, education/training events. Responsible for Ambassador team, Living + Design Show, Business Expo, monthly AfterHours, annual membership drive and special events.

Parties interested in attending, please consider membership with the Chamber by calling 329-1758 or emailing info(@)kona-kohala.com.

Hawaii Community College - Palamanui: Study in Ireland this Spring (Thu. 16 Nov, 2017 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

This informational meeting will be vid con to HawCC-Palamanui, University Center West Hawai'i, Panini Rm. 125 on Thursday, November 16 from 3:15-4:15 p.m.


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Sat. 18 Nov, 2017

Lavakids: Family Fun Run (Sat. 18 Nov, 2017 7:00 am - 9:30 am)

Saturday, November 18, 7 - 9:30 a.m., Ane Keohokalole Highway - Queens’ Lei Trail

Celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month and bring your 'ohana to participate in the Family Fun Runs. They are FREE and designed to inspire you to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Learn about nutrition, staying motivated, stretching and ways to live an active lifestyle and to prevent diabetes.

For More Information


Family Fun Runs in Kona

Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui - Talk Story Sessions (Sat. 18 Nov, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui, University Center talk story sessions at Kailua-Kona Library


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Aloha, know anyone who may be interested in coming back to college or may want to know more about the programs offered at HawCC-Palamanui as well as Distance Based Higher Education Opportunities through the University Center West Hawai'i? 
If yes, send them down to the Kailua-Kona Library on Friday, Nov 17, from 2-4:30 p.m. or on Saturday, Nov 18, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.for the November Community Talk Story sessions.  I will be available to Talk Story with the community as well as offer kokua to anyone wanting to apply online for HawCC, UH Hilo or UH West Oahu.  The DEADLINE for Spring Application is quickly approaching (Dec 15 for HawCC and Dec 1 for the Universities).


Come and see what’s happening at the most happening place for higher education in West Hawai‘i! For more information, please contact Carrie Kuwada Phipps at 969-8808.

Sun. 19 Nov, 2017

Historic Kailua Village: Kokua Kailua Ali'i Stroll (Sun. 19 Nov, 2017 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

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Stroll Historic Kailua Village – Shop, Dine & Buy Local

Kokua Kailua     1 – 6 p.m.    Free Hawaiian Entertainment at Hulihee Palace, 4 p.m.

2017 Kokua Kailua Dates(Sunday): January 15, February 19, March 19, April 9, May 21, June 11, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 10.

Tue. 21 Nov, 2017

KKCC Economic Development Committee (Tue. 21 Nov, 2017 11:30 am - 1:00 pm)

KKCC Economic Development Committee Meets November 21


The mission of the Economic Development Committee is to create a beneficial economic environment for the West Hawai’i business community. The Committee meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Chamber office. Committee meetings are for Chamber Members only. Parties interested in attending, please consider membership with the Chamber by calling 329-1758 or emailing info(@)kona-kohala.com.

Fri. 24 Nov, 2017

Historic Kailua Village: Kailua Kalikimaka Village Holiday Tree Lighting (Fri. 24 Nov, 2017 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm)

Historic Kailua Village is transformed for the holidays with the addition of festiveKailua Kalikimaka banners, brightly colored holiday décor for the season and events throughout.

2017 Kailua Kalikimaka Events
Friday, November 24

Village Holiday Tree Lighting
Holiday festivities kick off on Friday, November 24 with a traditional lighting of the Village Christmas tree. Meet friends and family, and yes, bring the kids to Emma’s Square, across from Hulihee Palace, at 5:45 pm to begin the holiday season.


Sat. 25 Nov, 2017

Keauhou Shopping Center: Small Business Saturday (Sat. 25 Nov, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Be a Part of Something Big – Join us for Small Business Saturday, on November 25th!


No one understands the importance of buying local and supporting small business’s better than those running a business in our beautiful state of Hawaii!


Keauhou shopping Center is inviting you to join us in our second annual celebrationof Small Business Saturday, scheduled November 25, 2017,  between the hours of 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


We will have a bouncer for the Keiki, live music during the day including the County Band and Green Machine and participating organizations include HELCO, Kohala Education, AdvoCATS, and Kuleana Education.  Although the event is scheduled from 10:00 - 5:00, participants can participate for as many hours that fit their schedule. 


Our goal of the Small Business Saturday Event  is to introduce organizations, like yours, to our community.  Your invitation comes at no charge and you may participate for as many hours that fits your schedule. You may set up a booth, hand out literature, or do whatever works best for your organization to introduce, or re-introduce yourself, to the community. To enhance the celebration, we are planning on making this a fun filled event with live entertainment throughout the day.


For more information, contact Deanna Burns at deanna.burns (@) am.jll.com or 808-322-3000

Tue. 28 Nov, 2017

Hawaii Community College - Palamanui: Degree Preparation Workshop (Tue. 28 Nov, 2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

The University Center is hosting a"Distance Based Degree Presentation"at the Palamanui campus on Tuesday, Nov 28, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.in Koali Rm.101.  If you are thinking about returning to college to complete your degree or continue on for a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate degree through the University of Hawai'i system, now is a great time to find out what's available right here in West Hawai'i. RSVP requested.


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