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WEST HAWAII TODAY | BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017 | 3 Book discussion talks ‘A Patchwork Planet’ North Kohala Public Library’s book group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The July book selection is, “A Patchwork Planet” by Anne Tyler. Fiction Book Club to discuss ‘Commonwealth’ By Ann Patchett This group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month to discuss the books. Please read it prior to attending the group and be prepared to discuss it. The group is open to everyone just show up and join in the fun. Bring an appetizer or beverage to share preferably something that represents the place read about in the book. This group is free to anyone who purchased the book at Kona Stories or a $5 donation is appreciated. Info:324-0350. Viral video of dolphin rescue inspires children’s book Notch, the Rescued Dolphin, teaches kids environmental responsibility. The incredible footage of an injured wild bottlenose dolphin approaching a Hawaiian dive team for help, then patiently waiting to be untangled from fishing line, has been shared by major news outlets worldwide and amassed over 30 million YouTube views. Now, Martina Wing, the underwater camerawoman responsible for filming the rescue, has designed a children’s book about the event. She’s hoping Notch’s story will inspire kids (and their parents) to become environmental advocates. “My book, ‘Notch, the Rescued Dolphin’, has important messages for kids about animal intelligence, the value of compassion, and our collective responsibility to protect the environment we all share. This wild dolphin had a life threatening emergency caused entirely by careless human beings, yet he still came to us and trusted us to save him. Kids are fascinated by the courage and communication between this beautiful animal and the divers, especially because it’s a true story.” ‘Notch, the Rescued Dolphin’ is available for preorder via Kickstarter at www.notchdolphinbook.com. Varez wins book award Artist and author Dietrich Varez is a local living treasure. His signature block print illustrations are easily recognizable to visitors from around the world and local residents. His artwork is prominently featured at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and is familiar in prints, books, magazines and other products. At the 2017 Ka Palapala Pookela Book Award ceremony held in Honolulu, Varez received the Award of Excellence in Children’s Literature, the top honor in that category, for his book, “Iwa, The Hawaiian Legend.” It tells the story of a skilled fisherman, a magic luhee (cowry shell octopus lure), the historic figure Chief Umi, and a young boy thief named Iwa, after the Great Frigate Bird known for its thievery. The emcees complimented Petroglyph Press of Hilo for publishing and keeping in print many Hawaiian classics, calling “Iwa” the next Hawaiian classic. Petroglyph Press celebrates 55 years in business in 2017 and has grown from a small commercial printing shop into a thriving “mom and pop” book publisher. The subsidiary company, Basically Books, expands upon the mission by focusing on books, maps, music and gifts centered around Hawaii’s history, culture and lifestyle. They are located together at 160 Kamehameha Ave. in downtown Hilo. Info: 935-6006 or visit www.PetroglyphPress.com. ■ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Continued on page 7 ➠ Origami class offered Kona Arts Center is offering a two-hour origami paper card making class at its Keauhou Shopping Center location, next to Jams World from 10 a.m. to noon July 22. Linda Takai will teach the class where she will use origami paper and muzuhiki cord to make two different cards. Participants will also learn how to emboss. All are invited to attend — no special skills needed. Materials will be provided. Cost of the class is $20 with a materials fee of $10. Class size is limited so please make reservations early with Linda at 325- 6724 or email lktakai49@gmail.com. 9th annual Mango festival downtown Mango fest is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hale Halawai. The ninth annual free event in the heart of Kailua-Kona promotes zero waste. Dr. Tim’s Medicine Band will be performing from 2-3:30 p.m. at Hale Halewai. Movie night July 14 The movie, “Enough,” featuring comedian Chonda Pierce, will be 7 p.m. July 14 at Kona Faith Center, 81-6224 Mamalahoa Highway. The cost is $8 online, $10 at door. Info: tobyjake17@gmail.com, 323-3788 Hawaii Performing Arts Festival listings More info can be found at:Info: 333.7378 or info@hawaiipaf.org. Puccini’s ‘Suor Angelica’ and Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater’ concerts Hawaii Performing Arts Festival alumna Peabody Southwell makes her directorial debut in these two works of stunning beauty and timeless themes. The shows will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Davies Chapel, 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road. The shows are free but reservations are required. A preconcert lecture is 6 p.m. both days. A Grand Night in Vienna The Festival Orchestra features Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony and more. It begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at HPA, 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road. The cost is $20 Life Is A Cabaret Laughs, gasps and cheap thrills are the name of the game this evening. A potourri of classic music theater and cabaret favorites. It shows at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Aloha Theater, 79-7384 Mamalahoa Highway. Cost is $25. Nuthin’ Like a Dame 7 p.m. Thursday, Davies Chapel, HPA, Free. Red, White, Blue and Brass 6:30 p.m. Saturday, The Shops at Mauna Lani, 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr., will feature an openair concert of American music performed by HPAF brass program. All-American food available for purchase from 5:30 p.m. on. Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation hosts benefit at Waikii Ranch The First Annual Roundup at the Ranch- BBQ & Dance to benefit the Hawaii Island Fire Department and 9 Bravo Volunteer Fire Department will be held at Waikii Ranch on July 15 at the Waikii Ranch Clubhouse. This event will run from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $130 per person. Seating is limited to 100 people. Please go to the registration page to book reservations. The silent auction will start at 6 p.m. and the dinner will start shortly thereafter. Music will be provided by Patio Productions starring Willie-Joe Camara and Damien DeMello. Parking is complimentary Info: http://www. danielsayrefoundation.org/ Rendezvous puts on adult show Waimea Community Theatre presents “Rendezvous,” an exciting variety combination show featuring aerial burlesque, adult one-act plays, and live music. The adult entertainment at Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu is for ages 16 and older. It will run from 8-10 p.m. July 14-15. The Kahilu Theatre show will be 8 p.m. July 29. Aloha Theatre tickets: 20; Kahilu: 25 Indo: www. waimeacommunitytheatre.org ‘Don Giovanni’ by Mozart on stage Experience Mozart’s brilliant opera, based on the story of the libertine Don Juan, and the consequences of his selfishness and lust. Complete theatrically staged opera with full orchestra. It will be at 4 p.m. July 16 at Kahilu Theatre. Tickets cost between $20-$40. It is sponsored by Andrew Czajkowski and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan Gilbert & Sullivan’s 1885 comic romp pokes fun at British politics and politicians, thinly disguised as Japanese. Complete theatrically staged opera with full orchestra. Directed by Justin John Moniz. Sponsored by Marilyn and Carl Bernhardt and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, it shows at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 23 at Kahilu Theatre. Family film nights at North Kohala Public Library, Kapaau Every Monday evening at 6p.m. enjoy a free family film all rated PG, and open to ages 5 and up. July 10 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” PG-13. Please call for more information. The party starts at 3:30 p.m. with a Wizard Wand craft. Wizarding food, including Butterbeer (non-alcoholic) will follow at 5p.m. and the movie. Info: 889-6655 Story circus celebrates summer reading Prepare to be amazed, dazzled and bewildered by Story Circus with Yasu Ishida – an exciting storytelling show where stories meet circus. Can you imagine what balloon haiku (balloon animals coming to life with haiku), storygami (storytelling with origami), and storytelling with magic look like? Stories will come together in visual ways, inviting audience interaction and lots of fun. After the stories, children get to make a simple magic trick that they can take home to perform. This 45-minute program is suitable for children in preschool to grade 5. 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. July 14 at Kailua-Kona Public Library, free 3:30- 4:15 p.m. July 14 at Naalehu Public Library, free, Yasu Ishida origami Movie Monday, ‘Storks’ The show will run from 4-6 p.m. at Honokaa Public Library. Join us for Storks and watch to see what Junior, the delivery stork, does with a bundle of trouble. Info: 775-8881 Paint-a-bookend The event will be from 3:30- 5:30 p.m. July 13 at Honokaa Public Library. Paint one of the library bookends and your art will become part of the library. Easy enough for small hands, and fun for parents, too. All supplies are generously provided by our Friends of the Libraries of Hawaii. Drop in (come when you can, leave when you’re ready) between 3:30 and 5:30 pm. Info: 775-8881 Abled Hawaii Artists 10th Annual Art Festival Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim declared July 22 Abled Hawaii Artists (AHA) Day in Hawaii County. Held at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo on July 22, the celebration marking the occasion will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. AHA promotes disability awareness and pride by celebrating individual abilities rather than disabilities, while promoting employment in the arts. AHA is the largest celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the


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