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WEST HAWAII TODAY | BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 | 3 EVERYTHING EVERYTHING Words and Wine Tuesday in Keauhou Dave Fouts, Sheila Gallien and Sonia Martinez will be featured during Kona Stories Book Shop’s Words and Wine event at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Keauhou Shopping Center. Fouts was born and raised in the Midwest and had rarely been more than 50 miles from home until going into the Army at age 18. After college, he went to Alaska where he stayed until 2003, when he moved to Hawaii Island. Fouts’ book, “Was This It?” is a mix of prose, prose poetry, and poems. Fouts calls this genre style “slipstream,” a crossover of science fiction, fantasy and literary fiction. Gallien is a writer, surfer, single mom, newly minted “channel,” and fierce focus expert who lives on the Big Island. In January, in the depth of a sixweek illness, she had the experience of beginning to “channel.” Gallien’s channeled book, “Bridging Ascension,” questions and answers for the surprised ascender, is a playful and loving guidebook for the believer or non-believer about the ascension of the planet from a 3-D consciousness to 5-D and beyond. Martinez was born in Cuba and has lived on Hawaii Island for the last 23 Fouts Gallien Martinez years. Through the years, she has owned kitchen/ gourmet shops and cooking schools, including Akaka Falls Inn, which she and her son opened in 1994 and ran for several years. Her third book, “Sonia Tastes Hawaii,” is a compilation of five years’ worth of columns. The articles and recipes found in “Sonia Tastes Hawaii” are inspired by her adventures and visits to all the farmers markets and community support agriculture farmers on Hawaii Island. Info: Call Brenda or Joy at 324-0350. Hawaii Writers Guild presents author readings The Hawaii Writers Guild will present an evening of original readings by local authors at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Thelma Parker Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, in Waimea. The guild is an independent association of professional writers engaged in the promotion of literacy and cultural enrichment. It presents “Lit Nite,” an evening of stories and poetry, on the first Wednesday of every month. The readings are free and open to the public. Videos of past readings are posted on the Guild website at http://www.hawaiiwritersguild.com/guildnews. html. Info: Call the library at 887-6067, or contact Joy Fisher at 238-0551. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Continued on page 7 ➠ Shows & events West Hawaii Artists Tribe hosts exhibit West Hawaii Artists Tribe, in conjunction with Aloha Performing Arts Company, presents an art event this weekend at Aloha Theatre’s Damron Hall in Kainaliu. The free event opens at 5 p.m. this evening with two hours of art and music. It continues from noon- 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. West Hawaii Artists Tribe is a group of artists challenging themselves and each other to push the boundaries of their varied art forms, and encourage experimentation and expansion. The show will include work in photography, painting, sculpture, assemblage, mosaic glass, printmaking and clay. Participating artists are Kathleen Dunphy, Melany Kerver, Kathleen Carr, Peter Underwood, Jean Kingsley Love, Leslie Steinwachs, Michele Iacobucci and Joyce Monsky. Info: Contact Kathleen Carr at 328-2162 or kcarr@ kathleencarr.com. Book character pumpkin decorating contest starts Tuesday The Kailua-Kona Public Library is holding a book character pumpkin decorating contest that gets underway Tuesday and runs through Oct. 31. The contest is divided into divisions and by age group. The children’s divisions comprise kindergarten through second grade students and third- to fifth-grade students. The teen divisions comprise sixth- through eighth-grade students and ninth- through 12th-grade students. Stop by the Children’s Section and/or the Teen Section beginning Tuesday through Oct. 25 to pick up contest rules and an entry form. Entries may be dropped off at the library between Oct. 19 and 25. Public and staff voting will take place Oct. 26-31. Winnersm who will receive prizes, will be notified on Nov. 1. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Info: Call 327-4327. Classes & workshops Beading workshop series planned Terry Robson will lead a beading workshop on Thursday at the Society for Kona’s Education and Art in Honaunau. From 1-4 p.m., attendees will learn basic peyote and netting techniques by beading over a miniature glass bottle. The next classes in this series are French flower beading on Nov. 2 and beaded ornament making on Dec. 14. Cost is $30 for SKEA members and $35 for nonmembers. SKEA is located at 84-5191 Mamalahoa Hwy in Honaunau. Info/register: Call 328-9392 or email skea@hawaii.rr.com.


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