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WEST HAWAII TODAY | BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 | 7 EVERYTHING Registration opens for Newbery Quiz Bowl Students in grades four to seven can join the Kaillua-Kona Public Library’s first-ever Newbery Quiz Bowl team starting today. The Newbery Quiz Bowl is an annual reading competition unique to Hawaii island. Students are eligible to form quiz bowl teams to represent their school or library in the competition. Team members are expected to read selected Newbery Award-winning books, and answer questions about the books. Students must know answers, such as the author, title, main character, and important events of selected books. Those interested must registered by Sept. 30 by filling out a registration card in the Children’s Section, and turning it in to library staff. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Contact the hosting library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. Info: 327-4327. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT published and recognized photographer with an impressive portfolio of volcano photography taken over the last 30 years. Parker and Debbie Nicholson collaborate in their wood turning of native wood found on the island and turn it into bowls, vases, clocks and pens. Whitney Steele captures the flora and fauna of Hawaii’s beautiful, vibrant flowers in her photography. Her waterdrop photographs zooms in on small details and reflections, and her gecko photographs are uniquely captured on leaves. Bill Twibell known as the “Fish Print Guy” specializes in the ancient art of gyotaku. He paints various native fish species of the Pacific caught of all sizes, then presses rice paper onto the fish to create limited prints of each fish. With each fish, he usually can achieve 5-8 prints. The gallery, located at the Kona Marketplace, is open daily from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Info: 329-6653. Kona Choral Society open house Wednesday The Kona Choral Society will host an open house from 5:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday in the Kealakehe Intermediate School bandroom. On Dec. 3, the Kona Choral Society presents “Gloria” by John Rutter and Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. at Sheraton Kona Resort. At 4 p.m. Dec 16, KCS offers its “Joy to the World” concert at the Old Kona Airport Park. Events slated for 2018 include an open house on Jan. 24, a Black History Month concert on Feb. 9 and its Spring Concert in May. Info: Visit www. konachoralsociety.org. Film screenings ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ to be shown Kealakekua Public Library will screen “Kubo and the Two Strings” on Wednesday. The free showing will take place from 5:15- 6:50 p.m. Free popcorn and juice will be served while supplies last. Beverages in closed containers are allowed. A great family film, “Kubo and the Two Strings” is about a young boy who must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. This film is rated PG; children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 323-7585. Classes & workshops Acrylic workshop continues at VAC Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of acrylic painting workshops for artists of all levels at Volcano Art Center. Each three-hour class, is a handson painting session where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition. With important tips on acrylic paints and mediums, artists create a painting on canvas using a more immediate and intuitive process. Stanton guides artist on “painterly” ways to put on the finishing stokes. She also offers individual instruction for artists during each session. “Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Painting Class will be held from noon-3 p.m. on Sept. 11 and 25 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Cost for each session is $15 for VAC members and $20 for nonmembers. No previous experience needed. Info: Visit www. volcanoartcenter.org.- ➠ Continued from page 6 Dr. Donald Nikaitani IS NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AS A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN IN KAILUAŽKONA, HAWAII Dr. Nikaitani is Board Certifi ed by the American Board of Internal Medicine specializing in the care of the adult patient. He is profi cient in cardiology, neurology, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, kidney and bladder, lung disease, stomach and intestines, endocrine disorders, and all other medical concerns including cold, fl u, and sore throat symptoms. Accepting most insurances including HMSA, BCBS, UHA, HMAA, HMA, UNITED HEALTH CARE, MDX, MEDICARE, CIGNA, AETNA, and KAISER ADDED CHOICE. Please call 808-329-1346 for an appointment. We treat you like family. Your health is our most important concern. Kona Kohala Health Care Svc. 75-137 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona, HI


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