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6 | FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017 BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE | WEST HAWAII TODAY that Parker contracted to help out. To this day, summer in Kohala has meant rodeos, especially on the Fourth of July, and parades with magnificent pa’u riders. Horses and cattle are a common sight on the many ranches throughout the area. The August exhibit at Waimea’s own Firehouse Gallery will include depictions of the Waimea paniolo and their animals. Another favorite summer pastime is spending time at Big Island beaches. See representations of families enjoying beach activities, as well as paintings of the beaches themselves in back gallery in the exhibit, “Anything Blue.” All exhibitors are local artists and many different mediums will be represented, including paintings, jewelry, sculpture and much more. In addition, gallery visitors are encouraged to checkout the west side outside wall of the gallery, featuring a new mural by longtime member Terry Bensch celebrating the horse culture of the area. The Firehouse Gallery, located at the intersection of Mamalahoa Highway and Lindsey Road in Waimea, is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and Sunday, and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. Info: www.waimeaartscouncil.org. APAC plans mystery theater fundraising event Aloha Performing Arts Company is planning a special fundraiser, a mystery theater event on Aug. 13-14 at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar in Kailua-Kona. “Conundrum on the Crackerjack Cruise,” a classic interactive whodunit by Nancy Bond, directed by Nicole Gour, will be presented at 7 p.m. both days; doors open at 6 p.m. It features APAC volunteer actors. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite “cruise ship” attire. Numbered Crackerjack boxes will be given out as part of admission, and some lucky patrons will receive mystery door prizes. The main action of the show takes place aboard the luxury cruise liner Grand Jubilation. As guests set sail in their floating palace, they meet some unique and amusing characters. The audience gets actively involved, and are divided up into two teams at the beginning: Stingrays vs. Starfish. Then, after an evening of schmoozing, singing and laughter, one of the “passengers” resorts to crime. Who did it? How? Why? Patrons may chat with the actors between the scenes and when they think they have solved the mystery, turn in a ballot and sit back to watch the final act reveal the culprit. Special prizes will be awarded to super sleuths who solve the crime. Tickets to “Conundrum on the Crackerjack Cruise” are $35 per person, and are available online at www.apachawaii. org or by calling APAC between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Info: 322-9924 or www.apachawaii.org. Film screenings ‘Food Evolution’ to be screened Kahilu Theatre hosts a free screening of “Food Evolution,” narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Waimea. Amidst a brutally polarizing debate marked by passion, suspicion, and confusion, “Food Evolution,” explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, the film wrestles with the emotions and the science driving one of the most heated arguments of our time. It was directed by Academy Award nominee, Scott Hamilton Kennedy. Info: www.kahilutheatre.org. Awards & accolades AlohaCare announces art contest winners AlohaCare recently announced the Hawaii Island winners of its 15th annual Children’s Art Contest. Koali Ito, a fourth grader at Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, took first place in third and fourth grade category. In the kindergarten category, Kaydence Napeahi-Ulep of Keaukaha Elementary School in Hilo, took third place. In the first and second grade category, Melewai Ha‘i-Kelly, a second grader at Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino School in Kealakekua, took second place. The art contest was open to elementary school students statewide in four grade categories: kindergarten, first and second grade, third and fourth grade, and fifth and sixth grade. The students submitted their art based on one of four healthrelated topics: preventive health, mental health, nutrition or physical activities. The annual contest attracts an average of 2,500 entries statewide. AlohaCare gives the first, second and third place winners in each of the four grade categories $100, $75 and $50, respectively. Announcements KVA showcasing underwaterthemed works during August During the month of August, the Kailua Village Artists are featuring a collaborative display of works featuring the “Underwater Theme.” The member artists will highlight the theme in their two-dimensional art painted in acrylics, oils, watercolors and photography. The three-dimensional works highlighting the theme are created in ceramics, porcelain, stained glass, mosaic, gyotaku, fused glass and welded copper. Each artist has their own vision inspired by the Big Island that is reflecting in their art. The Kailua Village Artists Gallery is located in the Kona Marketplace. It is open from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Info: 329-6653. Blue Sea Artisans featuring glassblower during August The Blue Sea Artisans featured member artist for the month of August is glassblower Stacey Siegel. EVERYTHING EVERYTHING Honokaa Public Library book club to discuss ‘Behold the Dreamer’ The Honokaa Public Library hosts a book club from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday. This month, the club is reading “Behold the Dreamer” by Imbolo Mbue. The novel is about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy Info: 775-8881. North Kohala book group gets together Tuesday North Kohala Public Library’s book group meets at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Kapaau. This month’s, the club will be discussing “11/22/63” by Stephen King. The book is about a time traveler who attempts to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Info: 889-6655. Fiction book club to meet Kona Stories hosts a fiction book club discussing “The After Party” by Anton DiSclafani on Tuesday. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the store. Book groups are free if books are purchased at Kona Stories, or a $5 donation is requested. DiSclafani is the author of the nationally bestselling novel, “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls.” In her new novel, “The After Party,” readers meet Joan Fortier who is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man wants her; every woman wants to be her. Devoted to Fortier since childhood, Cece Buchanan is either her chaperone or her partner in crime, depending on whom you ask. But when Fortier’s radical behavior escalates the summer they are 25, Buchanan considers it her responsibility to bring her back to the fold, ultimately forcing one provocative choice to appear the only one there is. Info: 324-0350. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ➠ Continued from page 3 Continued on page 7 ➠ Melewai Ha‘i-Kelly, a second grader at Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino School in Kealakekua, took second place in the first and second grade category. She is pictured here with her teacher, Kuulei Belveal, in Kealakekua. COURTESY PHOTO/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY “Ocean Ohana” is a underwaterthemed watercolor piece by Stefanie Culbertson. The Kailua Village Artists is featuring underwater-themed work during August. COURTESY PHOTO/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY


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