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Public input sought on protection and future use of Pōhue Bay area

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park invites the community to participate in a public meeting regarding protection and potential future use of the remote 16,451-acre Kahuku-Pōhue parcel the park acquired earlier this year.

Kamuela Philharmonic conducting 12th annual Youth Concerto Competition

This season’s Madeline Schatz-Harris Youth Concerto Competition will be held virtually via recorded auditions, focusing on the winds, brass, percussion and piano families of instruments.

Four finalists announced for position of Hawaiʻi Police Chief

The only candidate who already works for the Hawai’i Police Department is Maj. Sherry Bird, a 24-year veteran.

‘Winter Wonderland’ comes to Kahilu Theatre

The Prince Dance Company presents “Winter Wonderland: Holidays Celebrations from Around the World” at Waimea’s Kahilu Theatre on Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.

Christmas Parade and Keiki Festival at Waikōloa Village on Dec. 10

The Christmas parade starts at 10 a.m. at Kamakoa Park (skatepark) and ends at the Waikōloa School.

Road closure into Hilo from Keaukaha scheduled later this week

DPW and Nan, Inc. will be closing the mauka-bound lane and opening the makai-bound lane into Hilo town from Keaukaha on Dec. 8, at 7 a.m. for striping of the roadway and shoulder maintenance.

Bananarama Bakery in Pāhoa to host anniversary, grand opening celebration

The celebration is Dec. 10-12 and will feature sales, discounts, giveaways and some surprises.

Food Basket has four more ‘Ohana Food Drops in December

The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank, will be holding four ʻOhana Food Drop distributions this month to help alleviate low food security during the holiday season.

Hawai’i Care Choices to host free Season of Light celebration

Hawaiian Santa and one of his elves will make a special appearance during this year’s Season of Light celebration hosted by Hawai‘i Care Choices.

‘Ohana Fuels donates $6,400 to Hawai‘i County Economic Opportunity Council

The Hawai‘i County Economic Opportunity Council was selected by ‘Ohana Fuels as its “Fuel up. Do good.” beneficiary for the months of July through September 2022.

Calling all Hawai‘i students: Entries sought for ‘We (Heart) Veterans’ pin design challenge

Students will flex their design and engineering skills by creating a digital 3-D model of a wearable pin that celebrates their unique appreciation for veterans.

Public invited to experience a World of Magic at Hilo’s historic Palace Theater

The free performance will feature magician Alexander the Amazing, contortionist Artemis and young music talents from Puna Taiko.

Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade to have new, longer route

The 62nd annual installment of the procession is this Saturday.

Action 4 Animals to host Howling Meowing Holidays adoption event

The adoption event will give people an opportunity to meet some wonderful cats and dogs that are longing for their forever homes.

Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park invites Big Island to Holidays in Kahuku

The free community event is this weekend and will feature crafts, food, music and more.

The Food Basket wants to help alleviate some holiday stress by feeding the community

The food bank will host four emergency food distribution events islandwide in December.

Project Hawai’i seeking donations to bring Christmas cheer to homeless keiki

About 1,600 homeless keiki have registered with Project Hawaiʻi for Santa’s arrival across the Big Island, Maui and O’ahu.

Hilo’s beloved Christmas lights parade was back after being canceled in 2020 and 2021

The East Hawai’i Lions Club spearheaded the festivities of Christmas music, colorful lights and family fun.

Celebrate holidays with music: Kona Aloha Singers to hold holiday concert

The Kona Aloha Singers will hold a holiday concert — Holiday Aloha — at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel on Dec. 3.

N2 Dance presents ‘Willy Moon and the C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E. Factory’

The production is scheduled for Dec. 1 and 2 at Hilo’s historic Palace Theater.
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