Tuesday | January 16, 2018
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Got a giant fruit or vegetable?

Gardeners who want bragging rights for growing the largest pumpkin, watermelon, tomato or other fruit or vegetable are invited to enter a contest sponsored by 4-H at 11 a.m. Sept. 23 during the 67th annual Hawaii County Fair at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium grounds.

The contest is open to adults and youths.

For more detailed information and rules, contact Becky Settlage of 4-H at 430-0499 or settlage@hawaii.edu.

Rummage sale to benefit church

Malia Puka O Kalani Church welcomes everyone to its swap meet and rummage sale starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 326 Desha Ave. in Hilo.

The church fundraiser will feature lots of interesting items new and old. Parking is available at the rear of the church.

For more information, contact Mary Freitas at 989-3455 or freitas7711899@hotmail.com.

Israeli singer to play in Hilo

Acclaimed Israeli singer-songwriter Joshua Aaron will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday at New Hope Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road. Appearing with Aaron will be the Shalom Players, Daughters of God and the New Hope Hilo Halau.

Aaron also is performing in Kona at 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at Hawaii Revival Ministries Upper Room, 73-5564 Olowalu St.

The concerts and presentations are open to the public with no admission fee, but a free-will offering will be taken.

For more information, contact Susie Chun at estherplay2017@gmail.com or 640-0231.

Exhibit explores Waipio Valley

The public is invited to the opening of the exhibit “Waipio Valley: A Cultural Kipuka” at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Heritage Center of the University of Hawaii at Hilo North Hawaii Education and Research Center in Honokaa.

Opening festivities will include entertainment by Darlene Ahuna.

The exhibit showcases the valley’s fragile ecosystem, the tradition of growing kalo (taro), early accounts and photographs of the valley, legends of Waipio, and longtime families who have contributed to the area’s enduring heritage.

For more information, contact Momi Naughton at 775-8890.


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