Dec. 6, 2018

Kauai Museum Annual Christmas Craft Fair

Checkout the Annual Christmas Craft Fair on the grounds of the Kauai Museum. Purchase your Christmas gifts from a variety of our Local food vendors and Kauai Made craft vendors. The fair opens from 9:00am to 8:00pm and the museum opens from 9:00am to 4:00pm, so visit us throughout the day. 

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Dec. 4, 2018

The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay Black and White Ball on Sat. 12/8


The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay is having their Annual Fundraiser this Saturday, Dec. 8
This island formal - black tie optional event is held at the St. Regis Resort ballroom in Princeville Starting at 5:30pm till 9:30pm. 
Dinner, dancing, live music, silent and live auction.
Click Here for Tickets - $150 each.
A Gourmet Dinner from Executive Chef Hubert DesMaris 
Dinner Music by Gypsy Spice
Rumba De Fuego, Salsa, Swing, Soul
LIVE AUCTION - South African Safari, Case of fine wine, week at Mammoth Ski area in California. 
Online Silent Auction - They have so many exciting products, services and adventure offered for auction, just too many to list here. Click the Here to see for yourself. 

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Nov. 27, 2018

22nd Annual Festival of Lights

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday
Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 22nd
Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. 
It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie
Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted
by our talented teen volunteers! 
Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find
delightful Kauai-style touches – from Rainbows & Roosters to Hula Bears and Dolphins.
Don’t miss our Surfin’ Santa and the whimsical SPAM Can Tree! It’s the best place
for Photos with Santa. Plus the dazzling Park Lights glow every night through New Year’s!
ALL FREE! 
It’s truly a reflection of Kauai’s Aloha Spirit! Open 6-8PM every Friday, Saturday
and Sunday from December 1 – 29 including Christmas Eve!
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Nov. 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from Reside Kauai

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Nov. 20, 2018

Free Thanksgiving Turkey Feast

The Anaina Hou team will once again provide a FREE holiday feast for those in need of a meal or an ohana to share the day with this Thanksgiving. This beautiful annual event is only possible thanks to the generosity of many in our community. They are deeply grateful for the collaboration with the team at Aina Ho'okupu o Kilauea, who will be leading the imu crew and donating local produce from the Kilauea Community Agricultural Center for our meal. In addition, the Waipa Foundtation has allowed us access to their Hale Imu, once again, where we’ll cook our donated turkeys, ham and ulu. They have ask members of our community to utilize the generosity of the Foodland Maika'i Program’s annual free turkey giveaway, to help fill the imu with delicious turkeys. Please drop off your donated turkeys to the Anaina Hou Mini-Golf during business hours. They ask for the support of generous individual and corporate donors to provide food for our meal, prepared side dishes, desserts, serving items and more to help make this immense community effort possible. With all of this support, they will provide a bountiful meal of delicious turkey, ham, gravy, stuffing and side dishes for as many as 400 members of our community to enjoy.

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Nov. 15, 2018

Rice Street Block Party

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Free

A family-focused event to bring the whole community together—that’s the goal of the Rice Street Block Party! There’s plenty to see and do, with artisans’ booths, live entertainment, dancing, food trucks and culinary specials from local businesses. A mural art-in-progress contest starring celebrated artists from Kauai and Honolulu will bring to life the plywood barrier in front of the former Salvation Army building at Rice and Kress streets (you can vote on your favorite!). A Keiki Zone at the Rice Shopping Center will feature fun, games and the guest appearance of Paulo, the historic Grove Farm train engine.
The Rice Street festivities take place from 4:00 to 8:00, but the party is happening much of the day in nearby Kalena Park, including a “Conquer Kalena” 3-on-3 basketball tournament for boys and girls divisions (5th through 8th grades). There will be food and drink at the park too.
Parking:
Rice Street will be closed from Kalena Street to the Rice Shopping Center from 2:00 to 10:00 PM on Saturday November 17 for the block party. Free parking is available at the Kauai Civic Center parking lot and free shuttle service will transport party goers to and from Vidinha stadium from 4:00 to 8:30pm
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Nov. 13, 2018

Kauai Old Time Gathering

This Friday 11/16 though Sun. 11/18 at the Kokee Lodge

The Second Annual Kauai Old Time Gathering will take place at Kokee State Park in the mountains on the westside of the beautiful island of Kauai. The hub of our festival and our gracious host is Kokee Lodge, an historic restaurant, bar, coffee shop and gift shop. 
Fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins, basses, voices! Fun, food, campfires, mountains!
Come one, come all musicians, singers, dancers, music and fun lovers. Bring your instruments and your tents for one full week of old time music, dancing, camping, learning, teaching and jamming. There will be a number of beds  in private cabins and bunkhouses available first come, first serve. There are many tent camping options. Camping opens Monday November 12th, 2018, with the main events of the gathering to take place Friday November 16th through Sunday November 18th. 
This gathering is focused on learning rather than performance. All skill levels will be welcome to attend a variety of musical  workshops on topics ranging from traditional banjo playing to fiddling to vocal harmonies. There will also be opportunities to learn about hula, foraging, cooking, blacksmithing and other crafts. Everyone is welcome, whether you play an instrument, love to listen or just want to relax in a beautiful place surrounded by mountains and music. Explore over 50 miles of hiking trails in a diversity of unique Hawaiian ecosystems. For more info go to: https://www.kauaioldtime.com

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Nov. 8, 2018

Hawaii Children's Theatre presents Disney's NEWSIES

Hawaii Children’s Theatre presents Disney’s “Newsies”! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day. Opening Friday November 9th and running 3 weekends through Sunday November 25th at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Don't miss this classic family show - rated PG! 
Showtimes: Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM and Sundays at 4 PM. 
Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 students & seniors, ages 3 and under Free. 
Advance purchase at ticket outlets: $12. Special benefit performance for Kauai Food Banks 
on Sunday November 11th, $6 ticket with a donation. For ticket outlets/sales and more info, 
visit www.HawaiiChildrensTheatre.org or call 808-246-8985

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Nov. 6, 2018

Kauai Writers Conference

This years Kauai Writers Conference will be featuring bestselling authors: Jane Smiley, Sara Gruen, Kristin Hannah, Alice Hoffman, Christina Baker Kline, Garth Stein, Scott Turow, and more. Present your work one-on-one to top literary agents, editors, and publishing consultants. 
Attracting major authors of both literary and popular fiction, non-fiction, screenplay and poetry, The Kaua‘i Writers Conference features writing and publishing workshops, one-on-one pitch sessions and manuscript critiques with influential literary agents. Whether you’re new to writing or have a book ready to publish, this event provides a rare opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s best while immersed in Kauai’s otherwordly beauty.
Conference highlights include sessions with Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley and Hawai‘i-born Kaui Hart Hemmings, whose book, The Descendants, was turned into an Oscar-winning film. A few of the notable conference faculty include Jon Fine, former Director of Author and Publisher Relations for Amazon; Garth Stein, the New York Times best-selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain; Sara Gruen, author of the runaway bestseller Water for Elephants; and Christina Baker Kline, whose book Orphan Train spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at No. 1, has 3.5 million copies in print, and is under consideration for a movie. Hawai‘i residents quality for a Kama‘aina Discount. For more Info: kauaiwritersconference.com

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Nov. 1, 2018

Kauai Veterans Day Parade 2018

Saturday Nov. 3rd at 9:30am in Downtown Kapaa & ending at 11:30am at the Kapaa Beach Park

The Kauai Veterans Council along with the Kapaa Business Association will partner to host the 2018 Kauai Veterans Day Parade. The parade will begin at 9:30am starting on Makaha Road and proceeding down Kuhio Highway thru downtown Kapaa and ending at Kapaa Beach Park on Nui Street. The parade will feature marching units from the different military services, community organizations, Kauai school’s marching bands and JROTC units.  Following the parade there will be a coconut festival craft fair featuring different ways the coconut and the tree leaves can be used for crafts as well different authentic food vendors featuring local foods. There will also be local entertainment featuring singers as well as a hula show.  A short program will be held to honor our Veterans. The parade falls on the first Saturday of the month so stick around for “First Saturday in Old Kapaa Town” where you can eat the eats, shop the shops, dance to the music and run into a bunch of friends! This month, don’t miss the “Kauai’s Got Talent” contest on the stage at the beach park.

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