Free Plug Friday

  • bette green

    Aloha walkers and runners. Friends of the Library Waikoloa Region (FL-WR) hopes you’ll register to participate in our 6th annual 5K at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 14. Details at Proceeds support literacy programs in Waikoloa Region. Also our first ever silent auction will begin at 8:00 a.m. same day same location Waikoloa School plex.

  • Donkey Mill Art Center

    The Donkey Mill Art Center (DMAC) is proud to present the Bill Noble Jazz Combo for an evening of music on November 28th from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. The benefit concert, which has sold out each year, will once again take place in the Malulani Pavilion at the beautiful Holualoa Inn. DMAC supporters will enjoy a unique jazz experience while bidding on original works of art and mingling with friends in a festive holiday spirit. Tickets are $75 per person with limited seating by advance reservation by calling (808) 322-3362 or visiting

  • gailparenteau

    Thank you for playing the December People Classic Rock Christmas. To support our causes and learn more, please visit

  • Jackie Prell

    Rare opportunity to learn Korean Natural Farming from Master Cho, January 13-16 and Young-Sang Cho January 26-29. Tickets and more information available at Discounts for farmers, students and groups.

  • laakoc

    A Vegas Night and Silent Auction will be presented by Kona Aerials Gymnastics on Saturday, January 30th from 7-11 pm at Hale Halawai, on Ali`i Drive, Kailua-Kona. Tickets: Presale donation $15/night of event $20. Play blackjack, Texas hold ’em, craps, roulette and wheel of fortune for fun. There will be raffle prizes, including a Go Pro and fabulous silent auction items (over 275 items donated by local businesses including a Samsung 48″ Smart TV, Helicopter Tours, Restaurants, 5 in 1 Bounce House, ATV and Zipline Adventures, Mokulele Airlines, Golf at Hapuna, Mauna Kea or Naneta, BIg Island Jewelers, Office of Dr. Joan Greco, KTA, Target and much much more Food, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Support non-profit Kona Aerials Gymnastics Booster Club to help the athletes with their meet and travel expenses. Call (808) 217-7357 for more information or to purchase tickets.

  • Punana Leo O Waimea

    You are invited to Open House/ʻOhana Night at Ka Ua Paliloa; He wahi kono kēia iā ʻoukou i ka Pō ʻOhana e mālama ʻia ana e ka Pūnana Leo o Waimea a me ʻAlo Kēhau o ka ʻĀina Mauna:

    Lā (Day): 3/10/16
    Hola (Time): 5:00 pm.
    Wahi(Place): 64-756 Māmalahoa Highway

    Please join the Ka Ua Paliloa staff and returning families at our annual Open House. For 20 + years Pūnana Leo o Waimea has been nurturing and educating our young through the ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. Hawaiian is a living language that we hear more and more each day, come learn about how your ʻohana can be a part of this exciting movement to continue our language, culture and values. Dinner will be provided. If you should have any questions, please call (808) 885-7166 or for more information please visit The Hawaiian language shall live!

  • Madison Services LLC

    Lost Ring? Big Island Metal Detecting can recover your lost valuables in the sand or in the sea. We are a team of 2 experienced detectorists and have reunited several thousand dollars worth of gold and diamonds with their owners. We can search up to 80 feet underwater.

  • emilytgail

    Speaking of Fridays. Coming up Friday April 8 as part of Lavaman Waikoloa weekend is the Bike Works Sunset 5k Walk/Run at 5:15 pm. A benefit for PATH (People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawaii) and Tri for a Cure- ALS you can register to participate or volunteer at or stop in at Bike Works Beach & Sport at Queens Marketplace. Great family event. $20 adults $10 keiki. Add $5 if you wait till race day registration. Aloha

  • Paradise Roller Girls

    If you missed out on the roller derby action last time, don’t worry, it’s ramping up again with another home bout around the corner.

    Saturday, June 4 will be an all day event with teams from Kona, Waimea, Oahu, and Hilo scrapping to see who comes out victorious.

    Games are scheduled to run at 11 a.m., 1, 3, 5, and 7 p.m.

    Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 5. Tickets can be bought at Jungle Love, CD Wizzard, Mt. View Video, Kadota Liquor, Lucy’s Taqueria,
    at the door or from any of the Paradise Roller Girls.

  • Lillian Williams


    Family-owned Fair Wind Cruises celebrates 45 years of offering world-class ocean adventures in Kona. They are celebrating the occasion with a family-fun event and the whole island is invited!

    Check out this video of the fun guests can expect at the event:

    We invite you to share the video with your social media followers. Video can be downloaded here:

    Additionally, here is a link to high resolution images:

    Please see below media alert with further information.



    *** MEDIA ALERT ***


    September 9, 2016

    Media Contact:

    Lily Williams

    Klick Communications

    (808) 223-3314


    Fair Wind Cruises celebrates 45 years in Kona

    $4.50 for the day’s activities including 45-minute ocean charters

    100% of proceeds to support Kahalu’u Reef Teach Program

    KONA, HAWAII: On Saturday, September 10, 2016, family-owned and operated Fair Wind Cruises will celebrate 45 years of offering world-class ocean adventures on the breathtaking south Kona coast.

    To say mahalo to the community and visitors to Hawaii Island for their support, Fair Wind Cruises will be hosting a fun-filled day for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fair Wind Courtyard at Keauhou Bay.

    One hundred percent of the proceeds from the day will go towards the Kahaluʻu Reef Teach Program committed to promoting reef etiquette to protect the bay’s fragile ecosystem. Fair Wind Cruises will match the money raised on the day dollar-for-dollar.

    In honor of the 45-year milestone, the day’s festivities will be just $4.50 including 45-minute cruises on the Fair Wind II and Hula Kai vessels. The boats will depart every half hour from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Fair Wind II passengers will have the chance to swim and play on the water slides and high-jump platform. Hula Kai passengers (minimum 5-years) will enjoy a scenic cruise along the Keauhou and Kona coastline with historical narrative throughout the journey.

    Also on offer throughout the day:

    · Hot dogs, shave ice and refreshments.

    · Raffle drawings with prizes such as Fair Wind snorkel cruise certificates, shirts, hats and more.

    · Live music by Dennis Garcia.

    · Games and activities for the whole family.

    · Live broadcast by The BEAT 93.9.

    The first 200 paid entrants will receive a free special edition Fair Wind Cruises trucker hat.

    Fair Wind Cruises was born from what was supposed to be a brief stopover in Kona on a cruise from Monterey to the South Pacific in 1971. The Dant family turned their passion into a lifetime of adventure and today, 45 years later, and several Dant generations later, Fair Wind is now one of Hawaii’s premier ocean activity companies.

    For more information about Fair Wind Cruises 45th anniversary celebration visit

    WHAT: Fair Wind Cruises 45th anniversary celebration

    WHEN: Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    WHERE: The Fair Wind Courtyard at Keauhou Bay, 78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street

    COST: $4.50 per person (toddlers under three free)

    PARKING: Available on Kamehameha III Road. Link to map:

    INFORMATION: Call 808-322-2788 or visit:


    About Fair Wind Cruises:

    Fair Wind Cruises is the Island of Hawaii’s premier ocean activity company offering relaxing cruises, snorkeling adventures and sport fishing charters on the breathtaking south Kona coast. In 2016 Fair Wind celebrates its 45th anniversary as a family-owned and locally operated business. The Fair Wind II vessel, offering morning and afternoon adventures to historic Kealakekua Bay, is perfect for the whole family including snorkeling and two 15-ft waterslides. The Hulakai vessel provides a more intimate and luxurious ocean experience venturing to secluded locations on the south Kona coast. Fair Wind upholds a company-wide commitment to being positive stewards of ocean and actively contributes to protecting Hawaii’s delicate marine environment. For more information visit

  • Angela

    The March for Science Hilo welcomes all members of our community who recognize the impact of science on our lives to take to the streets this weekend, joining over 500 marches worldwide. Meet Friday, April 21st, 5:30 p.m. at the Hilo Bayfront soccer fields pavilion for a teach-in featuring speakers from our local scientific community, followed by a twilight march of lights. Or join March for Science in the Merrie Monarch parade on Saturday, April 22nd, gathering at Wailoa Park at 8:30 a.m. For more information or to RSVP for the parade call outreach coordinator Angela Beck at (808) 345-3097, or find the march on Facebook @MarchForScienceHilo or on Twitter @March4Sci_Hilo. This is a drug and alcohol-free event.

  • Rebecca Rubenstein

    Local derby is back! Hilo’s Paradise Roller Girls (PRG) are hosting their first bout of the season against Kona’s Echo City on Saturday, May 6 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo at 7 p.m.

    “We can hold a wall sit longer than it takes to drive to the top of Mauna Kea,” says Coach AC Slayed-her. “A core group of us has been playing together since 2011, and we are ready to BRING IT.”

    The Big Island Babes, PRG’s junior roller derby league, will also be bringing the hurt on Saturday, May 6 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo at 5 p.m. as a part of their Keiki Koa 2: Junior Derby Throwdown.

    “We invite the community to come watch our Babes leave everything they have on the track,” says Babes’ Coach Anna “XaQshnR” Madrid.

    It’s sure to be an East vs. West showdown of epic proportions, so get your tickets at Lucy’s Taqueria, or at the door. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under the age of five.

  • Zoë Eisenberg

    The **FIRST EVER** aerial show on the island is coming to the historic Palace theatre on Friday, May 12 at 7 pm. Ten aerialists from all over the world will perform 15 epic acts including fabric, hoop, hammock and pole. For more info, check out our event page

    You can buy tickets online here:

  • Rebecca Rubenstein

    Paradise Roller Girls, Hilo’s premier roller derby tournament, is hosting the first annual Big Island Brawl, an international roller derby tournament, from June 2-4 at the Civic Center.

    There will be teams and referees from around the world helping us make this tournament happen, and putting Hilo on the global roller derby map! Admission is $5, and free for keiki under 5.

    We’ll see you there!

  • Uma Murillo Ojeda

    Is this a good spot to tell people about an upcoming event? I will be joining the Average Joe Band at Laverne’s this Saturday night from 7-10pm. Rock, pop and top 40, great dance music in Kailua Kona!