June 9 through August 29
In celebration of NTBG's 50th Anniversary
NTBG presents Living Endemic Birds of Hawaii by Marian Berger
Monday, June 9, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Meet Marian Berger on opening day of exhibit
Saturday, June 21, one day only, special weekend showing
11:00 am at NTBG Education Center in Kalaheo
Dr Lisa 'Cali' Crampton of Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project - Lecture
Call before visiting:  (808) 332-7324,ext 227
Donations suggested

July 18 - 27 (10 ten-day event)
29th Annual Koloa Plantation Days
over 25 events celebrating plantation heritage & modern day communities
parade, Koloa Town Park celebration, rodeo events, live music,
cultural performances, film, talk story, culinary demonstrations,
crafts fairs, guided walks & hikes, sporting events, and more
Koloa town & Poipu
www.koloaplantationdays.com(external link)
info:  Melissa McFerrin, (808) 652-3217

Kauai Music Festival Showcase Performances
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Courtyard Marriott Resort Makai Lounge, Kapa'a-Waipouli
July 19 - Lynn & Thayne Taylor
July 26 - Jeremy Harshorn
All performances FREE and open to the public
KMF Songwriter Conference July 30 - Aug 2
Courtyard Marriott Resort, Kapa'a
www.kauaimusicfestival.com(external link)

Sunday, July 20, 10:00 - 11:45 am
Shakuhachi Practice
Lawai International Center
Info:  Ray Nitta, (808) 652-5832; raynitta at yahoo.com;
Lawai International Center, www.lawaicenter.org(external link)

Sunday, July 20, 2:00 pm
KISS Concert -- Island Rhythems & Songs of the New Millennium
Nine Singers.  Two Musicians -- Hank Curtis on the grand piano
& Cary Valentine, percussionist extraordinaire; Eighteen memorable songs
Mahiko Lounge, Kilohana Plantation, Lihue
Free Concert
Info:  822-0545

Tuesday, July 22, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Circle of Fifth's Class Crystal Harmonics
$25 Fee
RSVP: crystal at crystalharmonics.com, (808) 651-9954

Kauai Community College OCET presents Social Media for Business Series:
Instructor Linda Sherman
Explains how social media marketing fits into your overall marketing plan;
takes you on a deep dive into the important social media tools
July 23, 1 - 4 pm - Social Media for Business, Getting Started
    (Overview for Business Owners & Managers)
July 30, 1 - 4 pm - Social Media for Business, Google Plus & YouTube
August 6, 1-4 pm - Social Media for Business, Intermediate Google Plus
August 13, 1 - 4 pm- Social Media for Business, Introduction to Facebook
August 20, 1 - 4 pm - Social Media for Business, Introduction to Twitter
August 27, 1 - 4 pm - Social Media for Business, Intermediate Facebook
September 3, 1 - 4 pm - Social Media for Business,Intermediate Twitter
You need to bring your own laptop or device
$39 per class
Call KCC-OCET to register: 245-8318

Thursday - Sunday, July 24 - August 10 (three weekends); 7:00 pm
Hawaii Children's Theatre announces
Avenue Q, triple Tony Winner & hilarious musical --
best musical, score & book
Puhi Theatrical Warehouse
Rated PG-15 for Language & Adult Situations
Seating Limited; reserve tickets early
Info:  www.hawaiichildrenstheatre.com(external link); Call (808) 246-8985

Friday, July 25, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Artists Reception for Exhibition
Oils by plein air artist Eileen Kechloian/Watercolors by Alan Akana
Live music and Pupus
The Art House in Koloa, 3440 Poipu Road
www.arthousehawaii.com(external link)

Friday - Saturday, July 25 - 26, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Bon Dance Festival
West Kauai Hongwanji Mission, Hanapepe

Fridays, July 25, August 22, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Replace your old incandescent & CFL lightbulbs with new LED bulb
KIUC will give away three 60-watt equivalent LED bulbs
worth more than $30 to residents; lasts nearly 23 years
Kukui Grove Center Food Court

Saturday, July 26, 7:00 am - 12:00 noon
Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge
Guest athlete - Leahi Camacho from Kailua-Kona to officiate
Youngest swimmer to ever cross the Kaiwi Channel at age 17
Hanalei Bay Pier
Fee:  $10 for Keiki/$40 for adults
Contact:  (805) 657-9454, Gregg Kravitz
http://www.hanaleibayswimchallenge.com/(external link)

Saturday, July 26
Hawaii Ocean Film Festival
Under the Stars on the Big Screen
Fee:  $5 or join Surfrider for free admission
Info:  Melinda Sandler, (808) 652-3392

Headlining at the Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo
Not My First Rodeo Country Band
Classic & current country songs
Marty on drums, Dave Greenberg on vocals/bass,
Cindy Jackson on vocals/guitar, Lee Richards on fiddle,
Jim Hollingsworth on vocals/pedal steel & electric guitar
Contact:  Marty Leonard, (808) 635-6477

Sunday, July 27, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Women in Theatre present
Talk Story: Plantation Society at the Time of Pearl Harbor
Tea & Talk Story with "living treasure" David Penhallow Scott
He paints a picture of sugar plantation society--
before, during, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Plantation Gardens Restaurant Lanai
2253 Poipu Road, Koloa
Free. Info:  (808) 635-3727

Starts Monday, July 28, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Free Laughter Therapy
Everyone is welcome!
Lihue Neighborhood Center
Info:  241-6858; www.LaughterYogaKauai.com(external link);
drlucy at hawaii.rr.com

Wednesday, July 30; Thursday, July 31
Morning session:  8:30 - 11:30 am
Afternoon session:  1:00 - 4:00 pm
Electronic Plan Review Training Sessions
County of Kaua'i building division invites all architects, engineers & designers
Free seminar & parking
Register:  rdarville at kauai.gov; (808) 241-4877

Wednesday - Saturday, July 30 - August 1 (4-day event)
Kauai Music Festival -- Songwriting Workshops, Seminars & Concerts
Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 pm: Hawaiian Music Concert featuring Grammy,
Na Hoku & Emmy winning musicians
Saturday, 7:00 - 10:00 pm: - Concert featuring outstanding mainland musicians
$25 for each concert
Courtyard Marriott, Kapaa
Contact:  Jerry Brocklehurst; www.kauaimusicfestival.org(external link)


Friday, August 1, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Back to the Future Exhibition Reception
Artists:  Kimberlin Blackburn, Jolly Bodine, Kathy Cowan,
Carol Ann Davis, Charles Davis, Sally French, Winston Kawamoto,
Betty Jean Nativio, Penny Nichols, Ray Nitta, Patrice Pendarvis,'
Eve Solomon, Carol Yotsuda, Fred Zollinger
Exhibition on view from Sat, Aug 2 - Tuesday, Aug 19
11:00 am - 5:00 pm; until 8:00 pm on Fridays; closed Sundays

Friday - Saturday, August 1 - 2, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Bon Dance Festival
Lihue Hongwanji Mission, Lihue - Kapaia

Saturday, August 2, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kauai Sand Festival
Sand Castle/Art/Sculpture Contest & Festival
Build a sand castle or sand art for PRIZES galore
Hanalei Bay neart Black Pot Beach
Free and open to the public
Contact:  Julian Miller, (808) 245-8680

Saturday-Sunday, August 2 -3
Gratefulness: The Key to Joy
Twofold perspective on gratefulness - from under 30 & over 80
Weekend Workshop w/ Brother David Steindl-Rast & Anthony Chavez,
grandson of Cesar Chavez who continues his work
at the Waipa Foundation
Workshop Fee including lunch both days:  $150
Space limited; register early: www.retreatkauai.om(external link)
Contact:  Banana Patch Studio & Waipa Foundation

Saturday-Sunday, August 2-3 (2-day event/120 miles ride)
9th Annual Paradise Ride Kauai
Signature fundraising event for Malama Pono Health Services
Contact:  M Williamson, (808) 245-9577

Saturday - Sunday, August 2 - 3, 9:00 am
13th Annual Heiva I Kauai Tahitian Dance Competition
Tahitian Dance Competition with solo & group performances,
traditional & contemporary drumming; dance exhibition by
Oahu's award winning Te Vai Ura Nui & guests from Tahiti
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa
ADA Information:  (808) 822-9477

Sunday, August 3, 3:00 - 5:30 pm
Women of Inspiration presents
Hawaiian Tea Time honoring Queen Lili'uokalani
hosted by Regina Carvalho
An afternoon of music, culinary creations & exotic teas from around the world
Gaylords at Kilohana
Tickets - $65
available at Hanapepe Talkstory Bookstore, Princeville Ace Hardware,
Kauai Museum, Kauai United Way, Hotel Coral Reef, Ink Spot
a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Kauai United Way
www.hawaiianteatime.com(external link)

Friday - Saturday, August 8 - 9, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Bon Dance Festival
Waimea Shingon Mission, Waimea Valley

Saturday, August 9, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Garden Isle Artisan Fair
Craft Event by over 40 artisans --"Under the Big Tent"
Live Tahitian drumming, local plate lunch vendors
Free event
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa
Contact:  Judy Webb, (808) 245-9021

Saturday, August 9,
National Tropical Botanical Garden presents
Moonlight and Music in the Garden
Hawaiian theme with music by Ho'okena, Brother Noland, Kauai's Wailoa
Program includes drive from Poipu into Lawai Valley, torch lighting ceremony,
"poi super" with wine and beer, musical performances, world-class 'olapa hula by
Nani Dudoit, appearance by Miss Hawaii 2014 Stephanie Steuri, silent auction
Tickets:  $150 per person; tables of 10 offered at various levels
Online:  ntbg.org/moonlightmusic
Phone:  (808) 332-6500
Proceeds to support NTBG's mission to perpetuate the survival of plants,
ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions

Saturday, August 16, 5 - 9 pm
Morningstar Blues by Terry Low CD release party
Nawiliwili Yacht Club, Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor
Live Music,Potluck/BYOB Event
Musicians encouraged to play and participate during open mic sessions
RSVP:  terry at terrylow.com; (808) 652-5392

Sunday, August 17, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
2nd Annual Waipa Music & Mango Festival 2014
Support the work of the Waipa Foundation and enjoy beautiful mele along Hanalei Bay!  Waipa Music & Mango Festival at Halulu Fishpond; 1/2 mile past Hanalei.  
Home grown live music ALL DAY, hands-on activities, mango tastings, local artisans & crafts, and, of course, amazing food inspired by the summer mango harvest! Also, recipe & biggest mango contests, cultural and educational displays!  Find out more at www.waipafoundation.org.(external link)  Waipa is a living learning center focused on taking care of our natural resources, practicing Hawaiian culture and values, and inspiring healthy keiki and community. A hui hou. See you there!
Admission: Adults $10, Keiki $1 (ages 3-18)
Contact:  Kalen Kelekoma

Friday, August 22, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Replace your old incandescent & CFL lightbulbs with new LED bulb
KIUC will give away three 60-watt equivalent LED bulbs
worth more than $30 to residents; lasts nearly 23 years
Kukui Grove Center Food Court

August 21, 22, 23, 24 (4-day event)
Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair
Family oriented event: Music & entertainment, Fairground rides, puppet show,
fruit & vegetables show, petting zoo, commercial tents, bonsai & orchids display,
crafts & goodies, food booths, animal competitions, etc.
Vidinha Stadium, Lihue
$5 adults/$4 seniors/$2 children
Contact:  Melissa McFerrin, (808) 337-9944
www.kauaifarmfair.org(external link)

Sunday, August 31, 6:00 am start time
The Kauai Marathon & Half Marathon
One of the most beautiful destination races in the world, Poipu
Run past hula dancers, taiko drummers, striking mountain views,
lush vegetation, beautiful oceanfront, and much more
Sign Up:  www.thekauaimarathon.com(external link)
Contact:  Robin Jumper, (808) 635-5053


September 21 -27 (week-long event)
2014 Kauai Mokihana Festival
Year of Na LoeaO Na Mea Hana Lima (Master Crafters)
Hawaiian culture workshops, music contest, 3-day hula competition,
crafts fair, hula & music events, Hawaiian church service, and more
Kauai Beach Resort + other venues
Contact:  Carol Bain or Maka Herrod; call (808) 822-2166

September 26, 27, 28; Friday - 4:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
16th Annual Kauai Powwow
Celebrating the rich Native American heritage in Hawaii
traditional drumming, street parties; live entertainment, children's shows
Family fun event/ Admission FREE
Contact:  Dr. Kani Blackwell, (808) 651-7733
www.kauaipowwow.com(external link)


Saturday, October 4, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kauai Japanese Cultural Society presents
Matsuri Kauai Cultural Festival
dancers, martial arts, drumming, kimon kitsuke, bento,
origami, oshibana, musubi contest, mochi pounding, tea ceremony,
bondance, bonsai, jorei & flower circle, karaoke singers, and more
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall
Contact:  Pearl Shimizu, (808) 822-5353

Annual Kauai Coconut Festival
Kauai Beach Park



Monday Koloa Ball Park (12 noon) Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Lihue (3pm)

Tuesday Coconut Market Place, Kapaa (9am-12 noon) Kalaheo Neighborhood Center (3:30pm) Hawaiian Farmers of Hanalei (2pm)

Wednesday Kapaa Town Park (3pm) Kauai Culinary Market, Poipu (4-6pm)

Thursday Coconut Market Place, Kapaa (9am-12 noon) Hanapepe Park (3pm) Kilauea Neighborhood Center (4:30pm)

Friday Vidinha Stadium, Lihue (3pm)

Saturday Kauai Community Market, Puhi (9:30am-1pm) Kekaha Neighborhood Center (9am) Hanalei Saturday Market (10am-12 noon) For more info got to www.kauaigrown.org(external link)

* TREASURERS OF KAUAI and NIIHAU. For more info call the Kauai Museum at 808-245-6931.