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THE KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT HOLDS MELE MEI PREVIEW CONCERT TO KICK OFF THE 2015 MELE MEI FESTIVAL

THE KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT HOLDS MELE MEI PREVIEW CONCERT TO KICK OFF THE 2015 MELE MEI FESTIVAL

The Kahala Hotel & Resort will host “Mele Mei: An Evening of Song” on Sunday, December 28, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the hotel as a preview concert to the 2015 Mele Mei Festival. The concert will include dinner and a show, featuring award winning Hawaiian artists, Ku`uipo Kumukahi, Natalie Ai Kamauu, and Maunalua.

Santa Claus and the Mighty Mo Spreading Holiday Cheer, December 24

Santa Claus and the Mighty Mo Spreading Holiday Cheer, December 24

Take free photos with Santa and write a holiday mahalo to Armed Forces members

WHAT: Photos with Santa and “A Million Thanks” Letter-Writing Campaign 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 24, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Battleship Missouri Memorial – Center Pier
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

COST: Photos with Santa are free to the public. Admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial is not required, but may be purchased at USSMissouri.org

BASE ACCESS: Round-trip shuttle service is complimentary with the cost of admission. Without admission, there is a round trip shuttle cost of $3.00 per person.

Sail-Abrate the Season with Hawaii Kai Towne Center's 18th Annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Chart your course for Hawaii Kai Towne Center and light up your holiday season with the center’s annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade. The Dec. 20 festivities run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature a procession of brightly decorated boats as they make their way through the marina.

Make sure to arrive early to grab the best seats and take advantage of holiday entertainment including Halau Hula Mai ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o and the U .S. Air Force “Hana Hou!” Rock Band. The first 1,000 attendees will also receive a complimentary light pin to commemorate the event. 

This year’s schedule of events includes:

4 p.m. - Hula Mai ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o

4:30 p.m. - U .S. Air Force “Hana Hou!” Rock Band

6:10 p.m. Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall brings the best in local music and entertainment and this holiday season is no different! Join Hawaii’s favorite family-friendly shopping center under the giant poinsettia tree in center court for various performances throughout the holiday season.  Be entertained by one of four professional performers, or catch your neighbor in one of over 55 community shows.  Visit kahalamallcenter.com for additional details and updates.

 

COMMUNITY ACTS

 

SAT, DEC. 13

10 AM Iolani Suzuki Strings

12 PM I music school

2 PM Kuana Torres Kahele* 

4 PM Punahou Band 

6 PM Honolulu Wind Ensemble

 

SUN, DEC. 14

10 AM Laurie Shinsato Piano Studio

11 AM Punahou Choir

12 PM Glenn Nagatoshi Piano Studio 

Outrigger Takes its Mark as Official Hotel Sponsor of the Honolulu Marathon

Outrigger Takes its Mark as Official  Hotel Sponsor of the Honolulu Marathon

Outrigger Resorts, a long-standing sponsor of local sporting events, is pleased to continue its official hotel sponsorship of the Honolulu Marathon. One of the world’s largest long distance running events, the 2014 Honolulu Marathon will take off on December 14 for the scenic 26.2-mile race that starts at Ala Moana Beach Park, taking runners through downtown, around Diamond Head and winding through Hawaii Kai before turning back toward the Kapiolani Park finish line.

 

“We are extremely proud to be the official hotel sponsor of this year’s Honolulu Marathon and support one of Hawaii’s most popular annual sporting events,” said Bitsy Kelley, vice president of corporate communications for Outrigger Enterprises Group. “Outrigger is committed to celebrating sports in Hawaii and providing participants great hotels at great rates.”

 

Learn How to Use Hawaiian Words at Liliha Library on December 11

Learn How to Use Hawaiian Words at Liliha Library on December 11

An “Introduction to Hawaiian Words,” a free program, will be presented at Liliha Public Library on Thursday, December 11 at 6 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

Jack Christensen, co-founder of The Program To Preserve Hawaiian Place Names, will conduct this one-hour introductory session that will explain the basics of Hawaiian word structure, spelling, and pronunciation.  The session, which is offered on the first Thursday of the month at the Library, is said to be the easiest and fastest way to learn how to cope with saying and writing individual Hawaiian words. 

The Program To Preserve Hawaiian Place Names, a public service project, was established in 1974.  Call the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

A Holiday Evening with a Singing Arkangel in HPR’s Atherton Studio Dec 20

A Holiday Evening with a Singing Arkangel in HPR’s Atherton Studio Dec 20

HPR presents Hawai‘i Island singer/songwriter Lito Arkangel in its intimate Atherton Studio on Saturday, December 20, at 7:30 p.m. Arkangel's program includes Hawaiian mele from his debut CD Me Ke Aloha, as well as Christmas songs, and stories of his journey from a young “kolohe” (rascal) to musician, educator, US Navy veteran, husband and father. Arkangel is recognized for the beautiful falsetto he brings to classic/contemporary/traditional Hawaiian songs, as well as his personal connection to the cultural traditions which comprise his repertoire. His special ability to communicate history and values through music is often seen in his work with young people.