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PUBLIC VOTING NOW ON – HELP ONE HAWAII CHARITY RECEIVE $10,000 PRIZE!

PUBLIC VOTING NOW ON – HELP ONE HAWAII CHARITY RECEIVE $10,000 PRIZE!

The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite local non-profit finalists now through October 15 on Bella Pietra’s Facebook page as part of the stone supplier’s Natural Stone for Non-Profits, a special project aimed at helping local community groups. Two of the semi-finalists will receive a design package worth $1,000 each and the grand-prize winner will receive a design and installation package worth $10,000 from Bella Pietra and Build Beautiful. Anyone can vote between now and October 15 at https://www.facebook.com/bellapietra.

“Every day we help so many people create a beautiful space with natural stone, and we’re looking to give back to the community so they, too, can refresh or develop their working space to better serve their membership,” said Layla Dedrick, Bella Pietra owner.

The three finalists are:

Hospice Maui, Inc.

A Taste of Kalihi Festival celebrates six years of history and progress

A Taste of Kalihi Festival celebrates six years of history and progress

The following information is provided by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Foundation:

HONOLULU – The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Foundation, in cooperation with the City and County of Honolulu is proud to present the 6th Annual “A Taste of Kalihi” festival on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Colburn Street on the corner of Dillingham Boulevard and McNeil Street in the Dillingham Shopping Plaza area.  Entrance is free and open to the public.

“A Taste of Kalihi” is a Kalihi-centered gathering continuing the rich tradition of improving Kalihi's economic base as its business and civic communities converge together to highlight the unique aspects of the central Honolulu town.

“Lipstick” Shrimp Tacos and Black Ink and Cognac Keahole Lobster Tuxedo Ravioli Arrabbiata

“Lipstick” Shrimp Tacos and Black Ink and Cognac Keahole Lobster Tuxedo Ravioli Arrabbiata

Annual Chopsticks & Wine Benefit for the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce to be held Thursday, October 18 at the Hawaii Convention Center

Foodies and wine lovers are invited to enjoy an evening of fabulous food, wine and music to benefit the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce at its 11th annual event called Chopsticks & Wine featuring “Wine…And All That Jazz.” On Thursday, October 18, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Held at the Hawaii Convention Center, is one of Hawaii’s signature foodie events will feature the culinary delights of over a dozen of Hawaii’s most respected chefs and the wines to go with it.

Participating restaurants include Alan Wong’s Honolulu, Beachhouse at the Moana, d.k.

Liliha Library will Offer Teen Lounge Movies including "Marvel's The Avengers" in October

Liliha Library will Offer Teen Lounge Movies including "Marvel's The Avengers" in October

Liliha Public Library will present “Teen Lounge Movies,” free movie screenings including “Battleship” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” on Wednesday afternoons in October 2012.  The Friends of the Library of Hawaii is sponsoring the program for students in grades 7 through 12 in the Meeting Room. 

The Library’s Teen Lounge is a place for teens to come and relax, have fun, and talk to friends.  Free suggested reading lists including the latest Young Adult novels and books with movie tie-ins will be available. 

The following movies, rated PG-13 (parental guidance is suggested), will be shown:

Amy Hānaiali‘i releases new CD: My Father’s Granddaughter

Amy Hānaiali‘i releases new CD: My Father’s Granddaughter

The following information is provided by Pae Aina Communications:

Pae ‘Āina Communications, on behalf of Amy Hānaiali‘i and Hilo Hattie, cordially invites you to the release of Amy Hānaiali‘i: My Father’s Granddaughter.

Please see the attached invite (find the link below if you are unable to see this image). RSVP NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012.

When: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM
Where: HILO HATTIE NIMITZ STORE, 700 North Nimitz Highway

Third Hawaii Journey concert added due to overwhelming demand

Third Hawaii Journey concert added due to overwhelming demand

The following information is provided by Monica Ivey: 

Due to the overwhelming demand for tickets from their area fans, a third concert has been added to JOURNEY’s upcoming Hawaiian residence.  The band will close out their five month 2012 tour with three very special concerts at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena on December 12, December 14 and December 15.  With tickets for the December 14th show already sold out, tickets for the newly announced December 15thconcert go on sale beginning Friday, September 28 at 10 AM. 

Tickets will be available at LiveNation.com.  VIP Packages for the 2012 tour will also be available through VIP Nation, including premium seats,exclusive merchandise and more.

Common Grains and the Japanese Rice and Rice Exports Promotion Association sponsors Rice Fest 2012

Common Grains and the Japanese Rice and Rice Exports Promotion Association sponsors Rice Fest 2012

The following information is provided by Hawaii Pacific Entertainment:

HONOLULU, HI (September 24, 2012) – Rice Fest, Hawaii’s ONLY celebration uniquely dedicated to rice, is proud to present this year’s title sponsors, Common Grains, a cultural project based out of Los Angeles, and the Japanese Rice and Rice Exports Promotion Association (JRE) based in Japan. Rice Fest will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Ward Centers.

This year’s Rice Fest is sponsored by Common Grains, an innovative cultural project dedicated to raising awareness about Japanese grains in the world, in collaboration with JRE.