Oct. 17, 2019

Trio Con Brio Copenhagen 10/21

 

Acknowledged as one of the finest piano trios in the world, Trio con Brio Copenhagen has celebrated their 20th anniversary year. They play a central role in Scandinavia’s vibrant contemporary music scene, and globally are “one of the greatest performances of chamber music … ever encountered.” (American Record Guide). Adult tickets are $30. Student tickets are $10. Click Here for Tickets.

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Oct. 15, 2019

Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival 10/18 & 10/19

The event admission is FREE, however, should you wish to receive a guaranteed sampling of chocolate and coffee plus get a free reusable tote bag with special offers and discounts tickets are required. Passports: $15 advance the week prior or $20 at the door, while supplies last. Tickets also available one week prior at Aloha Spice Company, Banana Patch Studio, Japanese Grandma's Cafe, Angela Headley Island Ar. Click Here for more info or tickets.

 

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Oct. 11, 2019

Kilauea Road Set for Improvements in 2021-2022 Fiscal Year


For at least 10 years, people who live in or pass through Kilauea with any frequency have been aware that Kilauea Road, the main artery through town, which carries not just local traffic but hundreds of thousands of vehicles per year taking tourists to the Kilauea Lighthouse has been in a state of continuous deterioration. Until some interim light resurfacing work began a couple of months ago, Kilauea Road has been a steadily worsening collection of potholes and broken pavement. In the recent past, some of the potholes had advanced to axle-breaker status. A complete rebuild of the street has been in the planning stage for some time. At the moment, full reconstruction, including possibly a roundabout at Kolo and Kilauea Roads, other so-called multi-modal improvements and construction of a multi-use path that would run all the way from Kilauea Town to the lighthouse, is scheduled to possibly occur in the 2021-22 fiscal year.

About five years ago, during the early stages of the planning and construction for the newly opened Ahuimanu shopping center in Kilauea, the situation on Kilauea Road was supposed to be of secondary importance since there was a plan at the time for a new entry road to Kilauea Town to be constructed from Kuhio Highway to the new shopping center location. But that project fell by the wayside after the Hawaii Department of Transportation altered its statewide priorities to emphasize catching up with a multi-billion-dollar backlog of maintenance and repair projects. Although a zoning adjustment had been agreed to, in which Kilauea landowner Bill Hay would convey land for the new road in exchange for approval of a subdivision request, the road project stalled.
Earlier this year,
the county committed to a makeshift solution, which was to lightly resurface parts of Kilauea and nearby Kolo roads just enough to get through the next couple of years until the major reconstruction can occur. Part of the project was necessitated by opening of the shopping center, which was required to add turn lanes near its main entrance. The project is about half done, but an unanticipated side effect has emerged. Some Kilauea Road residents and others in the community have noticed a marked uptick in the speeds vehicles now travel on Kilauea Road. With the number of potholes in the roadway prior to the repaving, such speeds were not possible. Now, according to residents and confirmed by simple observation, vehicles are driving much faster on Kilauea Road than they did, say, four or five months ago.
All of this leaves the situation disturbingly unsettled. Kilauea Road was in unacceptably poor condition. But the light resurfacing underway may have had the unintended effect of encouraging people to drive at unsafe speeds. All of this is occurring as the shopping center’s first stores are opening. Traffic volumes on Kilauea Road are bound to increase and trucks delivering to the shopping center will be increasingly common. KPD may have the best means to prevent an unfortunate traffic crash that injures or kills someone in the form of targeted speeding enforcement by cops using radar. The department, of course, lacks the manpower to sustain that kind of program for very long and can rationally only be expected to commit to it sporadically. More and permanent radar speed signs might also help. But for the moment, the best outcome is one that will rely on KPD and it's already limited resources. It, of course, goes without saying that the very best solution would be for everyone who drives on Kilauea Road to resist the temptation to go too fast that the fresh asphalt has created.

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Oct. 11, 2019

Hammers N'Ales 2019 on 10/12

Come have fun and support affordable housing on Kauai at the ultimate island Oktoberfest. Kauai Habitat's Hammers N'Ales will feature great food, cold drinks, music, sunshine, and fun. All food and drink included in ticket price plus logo tasting glass. Participating breweries include Kauai Island Brewery, Kohola, Big Island Brewhaus, Lani Kai, Maui Brewing, Honolulu Beerworks, Waikiki Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Kauai Beer Company, Mehana Brewing, Kirin Ichiban, Kona Brewing, 10 Barrell, Golden Road, Goose Island and more. Culinary talent from Tidepools, Kukui’s on Kalapaki, Merriman‘s Fish House, Plantation Gardens, Keoki’s Paradise, Amaize Catering, Holoholo Grill, Epic Eats, Ono Pops, The Right Slice, Kauai Nut Roasters, Shakti Indian Cuisine and The Cabana. Music by Jordan Parongao, Cruz Control, and Rumba de Fuego. 21 and over only. Click Here for tickets. 

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Oct. 9, 2019

Emalani Festival in Kokee on 10/12

Eo e Emalani i Alakai returns to Kokee - A Day of Music, Dance, and Living History! In Commemoration of the Achievements of and Aloha for Hawai‘i’s Queen Emma 9am to 4pm Saturday, October 12, 2019 Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke‘e State Park just past mile marker 15 on Hwy 550, Koke‘e Road.

 

The event starts at 9am with Hawaiian music and hula, crafts, a silent auction, exhibits and delicious food. There is no admission! Parking at Koke‘e State Park is limited, please carpool. To be comfortable bring your own seating. Tents and umbrellas are not allowed near the performance area. No coolers or alcoholic beverages are allowed and all park rules must be followed. Eo e Emalani I Alaka‘i is hosted by Hui o Laka and funded in part by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and many island business and individuals. Click Here for more info.

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Oct. 7, 2019

Kauai Family Fun Day 10/10

Fun, games and activity booths will surround the Keiki Korner Play Area hosted by over 20 community partners. Stations open at 10:00am and will be open until 1:00pm. At 11:00am enjoy songs by Uncle Wayne in a fun, interactive performance just for the kids! (Recommended age group 8 and under). Plus giveaways, prize drawings and tabletop resources – fun for parents too. A great way to enjoy Fall Break with the whole family.

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Oct. 3, 2019

Ohana FitFest Trail Run 10/5

2019 Ohana Fit Fest Obstacle Trail Run / Walk

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion & Wai Koa Loop Trail

5k & 10k obstacle trail run on the Wai Koa Loop Trail at Anaina Hou Community Park in Kilauea. Entry fee includes race tee shirt and light fare afterwards. Keiki 12 & under free with adult registration. For the 5K, you’ll run, climb and crawl with obstacles along the way or walk the 5K just for fun and avoid the obstacles. If you want more challenge, run the 10K with tougher obstacles. Click Here for more info.

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Oct. 1, 2019

Aloha Kauai Yoga & Peace Festival 2019 10/4th, 5th & 6th

Kauai's 2nd Annual Yoga Festival with the big ALOHA - PEACE - LOVE message to the World! Calling in all Light Souls, Yogis and Yoginis, Lemurians, Lightkeepers, Lightwarriors and Timekeepers, waking up people of all races, religions, origins and teachings!

The "Yoga Festival" is an opportunity for your Soul to connect with Peace.

ALOHAFEST holds continues WORLDWIDE PEACE MEDITATION Summit!

 

Beautifully Different Yoga Classes! Amazingly Educational and Useful Workshops on Crystals, Mandalas, Chakras, Ayurveda and more. Many Talented Local Healers are going to be on our Festival grounds ready to help you with different modalities! KIDS FREE with paid adult! Family Friendly Festival! Giant bubbles, Face painting, contests and more! Family Friendly and all Levels welcome. No Age Limit. Kids under 12 are FREE and 12 to 16 are 1/2 OFF PRICES
ALOHA Kauai Yoga Festival & Worldwide Peace Meditation Summit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit YOGA, PEACE, and MUSIC festival, nestled at the banks of the sacred Wailua River and Pacific Ocean, near the small community of Kapaa on Kauai.

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Sept. 26, 2019

Paws for Celebration 2019 Sat. 9/28

PAWS FOR CELEBRATION 2019

Saturday 9/28 5pm at the Lihue Marriott
Enjoy a fun and festive night of celebration, complete with a fabulous dinner, an exciting Pet Fashion Show, and the opportunity to bid on fantastic Silent and Live Auction items. Together, let’s toast to our animal companions and the valuable programs and services Kauai Humane Society provides. For tickets and more info Click Here.

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Sept. 24, 2019

Kauai Folk Festival 2019

Come for Two Days of Folk 'n Aloha!
The Kauai Folk Festival showcases Old Time, Americana, Tropical, and Hawaiian music, dance and craft on five music stages featuring local, indie and legendary grammy-winning artists.  Kauai Folk Festival lets you get your hand's dirty learning age-old crafts with artisan workshops like stringed instruments and song to blacksmithing and lei making along with artist speaker sessions.  Enjoy tasty foods and drink from a curated selection of local favorites like Kauai Juice Co, Ya Quddus Bagels, BBQ, The FreshShave and bevies Maui Brewing Company, Kupu Spirits and more! For tickets and more info Click Here.

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